#alienadventures: 2 countries, 3 cities in 1 week #Zara #NokiaWorld

So next week is rather busy. Besides getting the invitation to sit on a panel discussion at the Nokia World global conference, I received another call from ZARA (who are finally opening in SA in the next couple of months) to visit their HQ and see their operations…all in the same week. Who doesn’t want … Continue reading

#alien adventures: So was it worth flying to London for dinner?

So the big question is, was it worth flying to London for dinner? The quick answer: Yes it was. 30 international press – a mix of South African, French, Indian and British – had been flown into London for dinner and the launch of the Vanessa G luxury label. We were accommodated at The Dorchester, … Continue reading

What it’s like to have a chauffeur in London

So this whirlwind trip to London has been somewhat of an out of body experience – a classic alien adventure – but not unpleasant I must add. The full Vanessa G experience (which why I am flying to dinner in London)  starts when I landed in London and being met by a personal chauffeur. No … Continue reading

Flying to London…for dinner

There’s a delicious smugness when you can say, “I’m flying to London…for dinner“, and that’s just what I’m going to do tomorrow night. Well, it’s not that indulgent, I’m staying to see a fashion show as well… This indulgent alien adventure comes courtesy of one Vanessa Gounden, a South African businesswomen who has always had … Continue reading