Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Shopping Time

Now that I’m holiday, the Christmas spirit can truly begin. I’ll be using my time to watch cheesy festive movies, sing carols by candlelight and drink lots of wine. I’ll also try and brave the shops for some shopping. I have a big family and an even bigger circle of besties that need a little something something ;)

As much as I love this time of year, I know shopping will be an insane experience. So I’ve decided to set up a little list of items that I will be on the hunt for. Perhaps these can help some of you out. Also please feel free to send in suggestions.

For the boys in my life…and by boys I mean my gays. I definitely need to reward these guys for sticking by me when I’m drunk, sad or feeling fat. They make me smile, they cook me dinner and bring me new episodes of Glee.

The Selby Is In Your Place is a collection of stylish profiles featuring the oh-so-marvelous peeps in the fashion, design and art industries shot by the genius that is Todd Selby.

The next idea is to keep them super savvy for Cape Town summer. How fab are these boat shoes by Bronx. I’m really loving this grey colour, a nice change from the usual brown. Super affordable and super stylish.

For the girls in my life…you’ve drooled over Bradley Cooper with me, told me I look fabulous at a club at 2 in the morning when I’ve got mascara stains on my cheeks and don’t judge when I have two desserts. Luv ya bitches!

This is one of those items that I would love very much to receive myself…so in case you didn’t hear it drop, that was a hint ;) This butterfly dress from Sissy Boy is so cute. It’s pretty and versatile enough to wear to work or out on the town.

I was browsing over on Spence the other day when I came across this great anchor necklace by Steffany Roup.

For the fandamily it’s a little hard as there are so many of us. So these ideas are some stocking fillers:

Soon I'll be posting my Christmas wish list.

Ex-Oh! Ex-Oh!

Monday, December 13, 2010

In the Past Two Weeks...

Things have been unusually busy in my life recently. Some of it for fabulous reasons and some for not-so-fabulous reasons. As a result my Twitter and blog have suffered. There have been many blog-worthy moments happening, just no time to actually document them. So to catch everyone up, here is what I’ve been up to:

…I’ve gone to our office year-end parties where I dressed up as an angel, stayed out till 4.30 am, kissed a boy with an accent and still woke up with no hangover.

…I’ve received an awesome hamper courtesy of NoMu. Along with Samma Designs, we entered their Aficionado pin-up competition and managed to win with our Mad Men-esque photoshoot.

…I’ve doubled my cinema visits of the past four months by going to watch The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter.

…I’ve been to two fabulous events. Including the intimate launch of Vintage Lifestyle online magazine at Starlings coffee shop in Rondebosch and the press day at Press Stick’s new Press Room. I got a preview of the autumn collections for Witchery, Sissy Boy and Sunglass Hut. I also got a media pack which included a voucher for a free massage. Much-needed after this crazy time.

…I was one of three fashion bloggers to take part in a O Magazine photo shoot along with Dimi from Style Scoop and Miss Milli. I’ll be featured in the March issue talking all about Cape Town style.

…I’ve managed to put up the Christmas tree in the flat, decorated the fireplace and bookcase with holly and hung our stockings. I even know what I’ll be contributing to my family’s Christmas lunch. But I have yet to buy one present for a friend or family member. In fact, the thought of going to the shops scares me.

…no matter how full the diary is looking or how low the bank balance is dropping, this is definitely my favourite time of year. Things I’m looking forward to are going on leave later this week, hanging out with my gay best friends at Mother City Queer Project, tanning on the beach, singing carols by candlelight and welcoming my best friend to Cape Town.

What have you guys been up to?

Ex-Oh! Ex-Oh!