#Alien adventures: Summer feet – pedicures and gag reflexes

Don’t you just love summer? The promise of braaivleis, sunny skies and chardonnay call to us like bronzed Brazilian sirens. It’s hard to resist the call. So inevitably, rush to embrace our summer wardrobes, which of course includes summer footwear: strappy sandals, slip slops and (for those who insist) “strops” – those practical but horrifically … Continue reading

#alienadventures: Comme des Garcons: White Drama exhibition, Paris

The reason I love traveling is because of sights like these. I was in Paris recently, and only by chance saw a poster in the metro advertising this exhibition. It was a small fringe exhibition, but the content and concept stayed with me. You’ll see why when you view the slideshow…  

#alienadventures: when fashionably late is no longer fashionable #MBFWA

[origional copy from my City Press column: African Time is a time bomb – 4/11/2012.  I feel it deserves re-posting] The old saying that “time is money” takes on a new meaning in our digital age. Time is not just money, but has become one of our most precious commodities. Technology has not only created … Continue reading

Heartache 2.0: Digital Breakups and Cyber STD’s

[This post was previously published in City Press, in my column – On My Radar. It has resonated with many people so I thought it worth re-blogging, for those who don’t read City Press.] A friend put on a brave face when she announced that she had broken up with *Simphiwe. It was that sensitive, post-break … Continue reading

#alienadventures: the ressurection (sort of)

Yes I know it’s been a while, but isn’t that the nature of blogs? There are those who are dedicated, and usually they make a business of it. Good for them. Then there are the other let’s-try-this-blog-thing-out bloggers, who generally contribute to the trail of dead end blogs littering cyberspace.      I fall into … Continue reading

#alienadventures: the biggest fashion trend for 2012…and beyond

Perhaps not what you were expecting but something I’ve been subscribing to for quite some time. Prescriptive fashion trends are so last century. In this day and age, personalisation and individualism rule – not following the herd. So try this as a 2012 mantra: you might be pleasantly surprised with the result.

#alienadventure: What a wonderful world – a new year reminder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auSo1MyWf8g

…let’s keep it that way.

#alienadventures: xmas edition – the mystery of the 12 days of xmas solved

I received this email yesterday, and had always wondered what the 12 days of xmas were all about. There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with … Continue reading

#alienadventures: Helsinki – the quintessential alien adventure

Monocle magazine voted Helsinki the best city on the planet to live this year, so my recent trip there was perfectly timed to see what the fuss was all about. In short here are the pro’s and con’s in brief: Pro’s: There were only 5 (yes 5!) murders in the last year (in Jozi that’s … Continue reading

#alienadventures: feeling that holiday feeling yet?

They say that it takes you the first 3 days of your holiday to finally get off the mental treadmill and start relaxing. It’s true, which is why long weekends are so bad for you. The moment your body and mind start to crumble (blissfully that is), you have to go back to work: the … Continue reading