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50 ways to change your life for under R50

At the beginning of the year I sat down to think of my New Year's Resolutions - I usually pick something to give up (this year is fizzy drinks - Coke!) and a word to focus on (Truth)... besides that I'm not particularly good at keeping them! After thinking about it for a while I realised that what might be easier for me is to make small changes throughout…


Added by Becoming you on March 7, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Butterfly World

One of our favourite family outings has been a visit to Butterfly World on the Klapmuts Road to Stellenbosch just off the N1 to Paarl. The experience of walking around amidst the beautiful butterflies is breathtaking. These delicate creatures are wonderful to photograph and the colours are exquisite. Here are some of…


Added by Becoming you on February 20, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Oscar de la Renta Autumn/ Winter 2012/3 - New York Fashion Week

If you are someone who knows anything about fashion you will by now be aware that it is currently New York Fashion Week! I have been keeping my eyes peeled to see which designer is speaking my style and finally came across my New York Fashion Week Favourite - Oscar de la Renta. His Autumn/ Winter 2013 range features pretty princess-style gowns…


Added by Becoming you on February 15, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Interview with Bailey Schneider

Today I am so pleased share this interview with Bailey Schneider, well-known radio and tv personality! She is well known in Johannesburg, South Africa as a radio presenter on 94.7 Highveld Stereo. She also voices adverts for radio and television, corporate videos and animation and does work as a presenter and emcee. Bailey blogs over at…


Added by Becoming you on February 15, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Top places for an Ice Cream in Cape Town

During this extreme heat wave we are currently experiencing in Cape Town I thought it would be a good idea to share some spots where you can cool down (which don't involve getting wet!) Most Sunday afternoons when the kids are getting cranky and the parents cabin feverish we head off on a drive with no destination in mind - although that would be a lie…


Added by Becoming you on February 10, 2012 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Kiids - a kaleidescope of colour!

Last week I finally had a chance to pop into Kiids Boutique Wynberg. I have driven past on Waterloo Road so many times and have never had time to stop and browse or had kids with me which always makes shopping unpleasant! I grabbed my opportunity on the first child-free morning I have had in almost 2 years (playschool is awesome!)…


Added by Becoming you on February 8, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

10 tips for new bloggers

Today it's my blogversary! Happy Birthday Becoming you!! As a way of celebrating this past year and all that I have learnt and achieved I thought I would share with you some of the lessons and ways I have grown in my role as a "blogger".

I often get asked questions about "How to start a blog" so here are my Top 10 Tips for new Bloggers!



Added by Becoming you on February 6, 2012 at 15:00 — 5 Comments

Win party things for a kiddies party!

Today I am thrilled to announce a new competition on Becoming you. We are partnering with Party Things, a one stop party shop, to offer you some great prizes and exclusive discounts on kids party paraphernalia!

Party Things is a great new…


Added by Becoming you on February 6, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Chanel Couture Spring 2012

While visiting Chanel's website yesterday looking for images of Coco Chanel for my previous post on her Parsienne Apartment, I came across this striking set design for the latest Chanel Haute Couture Collection - Spring 2012. Karl Lagerfeld latest creative fashion show location was made…


Added by Becoming you on January 30, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Alexa Chung for Vero Moda

I'm no hipster or fashionista but I do like to look at, and admire the style of those sorts... Maybe one day when I'm big I'll be as cool as they are... Or not!??

Anyway I do love a good fashion photo spread and this one featuring Alexa Chung for Vero Moda, a Danish label, is particularly lovely. Alexa has a wonderful way in front of the camera and she is very easy on the eye…


Added by Becoming you on January 19, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Win a Maternity Photo Shoot - Cape Town only

It's a New Year full of New Beginnings, 2012, I'm super excited to see what you have in store for this year, aren't you???

What does seem to be waiting in the wings for so many of my friends is a new baby - it seems every second person I know is pregnant! What an exciting time of anticipating a New Life! For all those…


Added by Becoming you on January 19, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Moroccanoil Hair Treatment

Recently I was lucky enough to win a bottle of the Moroccanoil original hair treatment from neofundi. (My family and friends will tell you that I'm a bit of a competition junkie and…


Added by Becoming you on January 19, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

What a 100 looks like (in wrinkles!)

I found this series of photos a few days ago and have been back to look at them a few times over - I love them so! I couldn't resist sharing these amazing photos with you. This freelance exhibition project is called "Jahrhundertmensch", which means "Happy at One Hundred" in German, Karsten Thormaehlen is the photographer and…


Added by Becoming you on January 14, 2012 at 23:00 — 2 Comments

Llama's Valley - new online magazine

Llama's Valley, an online magazine recently launched their first English edition which features "perfect places and imperfect people". It's about inspiration, creativity, joy, cosiness, life....

I am a huge fan of magazines and love discovering new online lovelies. Llama's Valley is no different - it's jam…


Added by Becoming you on January 9, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

The Nanny Diaries - Vivian Maier, Street Photographer

In recent years street photography has exploded, blogs such as The Sartorialist, Garance Dore and Face Hunter have made this form of photography very…


Added by Becoming you on January 6, 2012 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Interview with Thaya from Beatnik Bazaar

After a week's hiatus from this weekly series I am back with a fab interview for you today... This time it's the turn of Thaya from Beatnik Bazaar! In the past year Thaya has moved from the quirky suburbs of the South Peninsula of Cape Town to the serene country scene of Stanford, just past Hermanus.…


Added by Becoming you on January 6, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Smitten by Smitten!

Recently I stumbled upon a wonderful new shop called Smitten selling amazing home decor and gifts. The shop is located in the Farriers Center just off Constantia Road and the space is light, white and breezy with large open doors framed with vines opening onto a gorgeous courtyard. Smitten features gorgeous goods which are all exactly in line with my own interior design style…


Added by Becoming you on November 29, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

10 things I've learnt about Children's Parties

Today's Top 10 post is written by guest contributor, Lisa. She shares with us her Top 10 things she has learnt about organising and planning birthday parties for kids...

I have always loved social events and planning parties. A few years ago I considered leaving the investment industry and becoming a wedding planner. What could be better than planning this special event for couples deeply in love? Then I planned my own wedding! What a stressful occasion! Everything had to be just…


Added by Becoming you on November 26, 2011 at 14:21 — No Comments

Christmas Traditions

So yesterday was exactly 1 month to Christmas! Can you believe it??? How are your preparations going? Are you a planner or a procrastinator? I am quite pleased with myself - have done a fair amount of shopping so far. Mostly for the adults, fortunately in our family we do a version of "Secret Santa" for the adults and each draw a name out of the hat and buy for that person…


Added by Becoming you on November 26, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Natural Health and Beauty Products

Last Thursday I headed out across Cape Town to the Northern Suburbs (it might as well as be the Northern Hemisphere when you come from the Southern Suburbs!!) I had been invited by Dr Hauschka to attend a High Tea at the beautiful Rust-en-Vrede building in Durbanville…


Added by Becoming you on November 26, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

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