On Saturday I celebrated my 24th Birthday having High Tea with special friends and sweet delicacies; sipping on hot tea in stately fashion at The Rand Club in the heart of Johannesburg.
I was quite excited to find some work that I did last year for the Joburg Style Shopping Guide on the Website. My project was an indie/boutique shopping guide for the affluent and up-coming areas of the City of Gold. The whole idea was to visit boutique shopping areas and photograph the best shops and find special presents. I took a whole lot of pictures, giving autonomy to the editors to choose which ones they liked, and they happened used one of my beautiful sister, Shan, in Maboneng (page 22). It is so refreshing to see the finished product. Check out Pages 20-35 in the boutique guide section to see what I did!
Johannesburg’s rock-alternative band Skylight has just released their debut album Made For More, and I had the privilege of asking them a couple of questions about it. After a long road, Skylight are excited to be back on the stage in full-action ready to perform and give some light and encouragement through their album. Outside Tanz Live on a wooden bench on a warm evening surrounded by the bustle of guests and fans, we sat together eagerly awaiting the launch of their set happening later that evening.
Avoiding all things outside of holiday mode, I have been living it up in the mother city and lying low in Joburg. But as the first Monday of the new year approaches, reality is sinking in, especially now that I am writing this very overdue post. How is it 2014 already, when did that happen? Crazy. Unbelievably, it is drawing close to a year since I fist arrived in Joburg, after a long drive straight from my honeymoon with my incredible Husband. Joburg has really come to feel like home, which is so encouraging. It is the familiarity, friends, routine and the abounding thunder that shudders throughout my home that has become most homely and comforting to me now. I am so grateful for my Husband, Stephen, who has honestly been too amazing, supportive, encouraging and strong through all our adventures. I look upon 2014 with a hopeful heart of all that is to come. I hope you do too! Happy New Year! See you soon, with some more of Joburg and some Cape Town too.