After swearing I would never get on a bike, nor become one of those “prawns” as they were termed sipping coffee outside the vida e caffè in Camps Bay, the allure of the 202km Coronation Double Century enticed me after 2 months of triathlon training, where a bike was, well, a prerequisite.
After following via Facebook the training rides of friends and colleagues who were beginning to train for the Double Century and in particular a clients wife, I asked him to put me in touch with her to ask about being a reserve on their team should anyone pull out or get injured. Never did I think I would officially be part of the team. Nor did I realize what sort of people I would meet and that these people would soon become my inner circle of friends.
My partner and I were recently invited to spend the weekend at the newly developed and recently launched Bliss Boutique Hotel situated in Sunset Beach, who have just been awarded 5-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Excited at the prospect of a mini getaway, we were even more delighted at the sight of this little piece of heaven right on our doorstep.
SPANX ® the brand that has revolutionized shapewear for women recently introduced a range of shaping leggings. The leggings are made of cotton, yet have the shaping power of traditional SPANX under garments.
Of particular interest to me were the Cropped Athletic Seamless Leggings. According to them, the Cropped Athletic Seamless Leggings are designed to take you from grocery runs to brunch dates and everywhere in between. With a wide waistband and seamless yarns, this style keeps you comfortably controlled all day. The seamless shaping smoothes all around and the impeccable fit makes legs look amazing.
After promising myself a facial every 3 to 4 months, I made an appointment with Lindsay at the Lash & Beauty Room.
Upon arrival, Lindsay explained that I should have the SK Alpha facial because I had previously received the !QMS Classic Collagen facial and she wanted to try something more stimulating yet nourishing for my skin. The SK Alpha treatment helps brighten dull, sallow skin and stimulates the microcirculation of the skin. For me being extremely busy and athletic, she thought it was a good choice to brighten the skin and create a natural glow. This facial is also detoxifying, draining away toxins and helping clear up any spots that are on the skin and about to show up.
There is nothing better than having well manicured nails. Whether it be gelish or a standard paint, women always look and feel more elegant, confident and well looked after when their nails are done. However, for me it’s disheartening as I only feel this way for one or two days post manicure because my nail lacquer never lasts longer than those two days. I find I am extremely hard on my hands resulting in the nail lacquer chipping within a few days of the application. Training for triathlons and constantly being a bike mechanic together with the daily PR requirements, “long lasting” are two words that do not sit in my vocabulary.
When I heard about the new breakthrough technology from Morgan Taylor in the form of their new ‘long lasting’ base coat and top coat called REACT, I needed to investigate whether it was true or a marketing ploy to invest in yet another product.
I recently found out about VOICES when I was invited to the launch of the POP IN SHOP, a collaboration between VOICES and Jo Carlin in Cape Town. They have launched a unique and beautiful collaborative space in the heart of De Waterkant, next to Origin Coffee Roasting.
VOICES was founded around a philosophy of providing a platform for professional women working and networking their way to greatness. The network aims to provide opportunities that bring women together in a safe space to think, work, debate, discuss and socialize. It performs the function of empowering female club members with the strength of camaraderie, value exchange, skills sharing and inspiration along with awesome benefits in a sophisticated co-working space in the heart of Cape Town.