September Spring Clean with Uber and Forgood

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Can you believe that it is September already? I am so glad that spring has officially sprung, well at least here in Johannesburg! And with September, comes the annual Spring Clean, and this year, Uber is teaming up with Forgood, to help you donate clothing, electronics, appliances and non-perishable food you no longer need, in a quick and convenient fashion.

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See Russell Brand live in South Africa

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I first saw Russell Brand playing the role of rocker ‘Aldous Snow’ in the Judd Apatow-produced box office hit comedy ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ a few years ago.

Here’s a clip to jog your memory:

Since then, Russell Brand, has starred in several films including ‘Rock Of Ages’, ‘Arthur’, ‘Hop’, ‘Get Him To The Greek’, Bedtime Stories’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘Paradise’ and the voice of ‘Dr. Nefario’ in the hugely successful ‘Despicable Me’ series.

But did you know that he is an acclaimed stand up comedian and author, with an acerbic wit and intellect? Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Brand rose to fame in 2003 for his appearances on MTV and on “Big Brother” spin-off, “Big Brother’s Big Mouth.” His career really took off with his first nationwide standup tour, ‘Shame’ in 2006, which was released on DVD as ‘Russell Brand: Live’. Brand launched his second nationwide tour in 2007, ‘Russell Brand: Only Joking’ released on DVD as ‘Russell Brand: Doin’ Life’ and in 2009 he brought his stand-up comedy tour to the United States with ‘Russell Brand: Scandalous’.

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E! to profile African celebrities in E! News Special

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When E! Entertainment Television first launched a few years ago on DSTV, I was over the moon with excitement! Being an avid pop culture curator, this is my go to channel for all things celebrity, so when E! announced that they will be launching their first ever locally produced series, called E! News Special, this was music to my ears!

The 12-part original series will profile some of Africa’s most inspiring and influential pop culture personalities including singers, actors, models, socialites and sport stars. The series will premiere on E! (DStv Channel 124) in South Africa on Thursday, 10th September at 8 pm.

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Request a McLaren 650S on-demand with Uber and GQ South Africa

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Start your engines Cape Town, because this Friday 07 August, Uber users in the Mother City stand a chance of requesting a McLaren 650S on-demand with Uber and GQ South Africa! The powerful supercar will be cruising the streets of Cape Town, ready to pick up lucky requesters FOR FREE!

The view opens this Friday, 07 August, between 12pm – 3pm. Demand for the ultra luxurious supercar will be through the roof, so keep at it if you don’t get it the first time.

New to Uber?

Download the application HERE and sign up using the promo code UberMcLarenSA to request a FREE supercar ride, compliments of Uber and GQ South Africa! Already an Uber user? Simply input the promo code to request a ride!

How it works:

  1. Open the Uber app & enter the promo code UberMcLarenSA to unlock the unique view.

  2. Toggle over to the UberMcLaren icon and request a ride as you normally would.

  3. Within minutes, the McLaren 650S will arrive at your location ready to take you where you need to go.

Under the hood:

  • Trips are limited to a maximum distance of 5km

  • The McLaren 650S accommodates only ONE passenger at a time

  • Successful requests are limited to one trip only

Be sure to request a ride in the McLaren 650S this Friday and arrive in style with Uber and GQ! Spots are limited, so fastest fingers first!

 

Lovisa Loves

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I was at Clearwater Mall recently, and happened upon the Lovisa sale that is currently on. They have an amazing deal whereby you can buy 3 necklaces for R100, so naturally I bought 6! The above pic is of 4 as I gave the other 2 away as gifts.

I love that the designs are dainty yet trendy. Just have a look at my Pinterest board called “Jewellery Wish List” to see that these Lovisa designs are bang on trend. There is also a similarity to Jennifer Meyer’s range (the likes of which can be seen on the necks of Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox). Read an earlier blog post about my love of Jennifer Meyer jewellery here.

There is one more month before spring, and I am excited to show off this range in weather that does not require thick scarves 24/7!

Happy shopping!

 

 

Disney on Ice Comes to Town

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PRESS RELEASE

Put on your scarves, gloves and boots and head for The Dome in Johannesburg and GrandWest Arena, in Cape Town, this winter school holidays, where more than 50 classic and contemporary Disney characters will be waiting to warmly welcome guests of all ages to Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!

The show opens on Friday, 26 June 2015 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg and runs until Sunday, 05 July 2015.  New seating at this venue ensures that every guest has a clear vision of the ice. The production then moves to the GrandWest Arena, Cape Town for 10 shows from Wednesday, 8 July 2015 to Sunday, 12 July 2015. Tickets are on sale at Computicket.

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Daily Dish Review and Giveaway

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How often do you hear the following question: “What’s for dinner?” I hear it everyday and cringe at the thought. So I was pleasantly surprised when the Daily Dish contacted me to review their service.

This is how it works:

Log onto www.dailydish.co.za and select a menu. At present, they have 5 menus to choose from: Classic, Low Carb, Vegetarian, Budget and Pork Free. The nifty novelty about the Daily Dish, is that they send you the recipe cards (printed on high quality A4 glossy paper) as well as the exact measured ingredients that are needed for the dishes. I am a firm believer that, if you can read and follow instructions, then you can cook. And this is the basis of Daily Dish.

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Melrose Arch Hotel Girls Night Out Blogger Event

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I was recently intrigued by an email with the subject line “When last did you have a Girls Night Out?” Upon further inspection, it was an invitation from African Pride Hotels to spend a night with my “bestie” at the Melrose Arch Hotel in Johannesburg.

So off Leigh-Che Mackays and I went in anticipation of a long overdue GNO (Girls Night Out). We were greeted by the Marketing Manager, Jenni Davidson, and shown to our comfy twin bed room.

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Later, we met for drinks in the Sound Room, where I met the General Manager, Tanya Malan, as well as fellow bloggers Zaahirah Bhamjee from Complete Disbelief, Jessica Franks from Jesska.co.za and Martha Van Zyl from Syllable in the City.  It was a cosy ensemble of 4 bloggers, including myself, and our BFFs. Tanya explained that the Sound Room, which is just at the entrance of the Library Lounge, is available for hire for private events.

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After everyone arrived, we had a tour of the hotel. Now, I have been to the Melrose Arch Hotel many times before, and even had  a “staycation” there once, but I did not realise how much it really has to offer.

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Discovery Health and Uber Flu Vaccinations

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Even though the winter weather here in Johannesburg is lovely (on average 25 degrees celsius) flu season may be upon us, so Discovery Health and Uber have collaborated to bring you flu vaccinations on demand.

From  10h00 to 15h00 this Friday, 22 May 2015, you can request a flu vaccination to your doorstep with Uber and Discovery Health. Simply open up your Uber app at 10h00, toggle over the red cross icon and request a ride as you normally would. Within minutes, a Discovery-Accredited nurse will arrive at your location, ready to administer flu vaccinations for up to 5 individuals (for a total cost of just R100.)

All Discovery Vitality members will earn 1000 Vitality points following their flu vaccination and all DiscoveryCard holders, who add their DiscoveryCard to their Uber account, will have the R100 home visit fee refunded.

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