Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Would Like To Meet...

Whether it was Prince Eric or Todd from Sweet Valley High or Dawson or Mr Darcy, I couldn’t help falling in love with fictional characters. They were so much easier to deal with than real life boys. If you wanted to spend time with them, you’d play a DVD or open up a book. This probably explains why I have so many boy issues now.

Now these characters are the best a woman can hope for. They’re the Noahs, the Patrick Swayzes in Ghost and Landon in A Walk to Remember. These guys are too perfect, too romantic, too unobtainable. We’ll never find our own Mark Darcy.

But if we’re willing to settle just a bit, we can find awesome guys who are not as prolific. I’ve identified five fictional characters that I’d be interested in dating. They don’t own Pemberley or are sparkly vampires or will rescue a girl from a life of prostitution but am pretty sure they’ll make us happy.

Note: if you’re a guy and resemble any of these guys, please let me know. Cuddlers need not apply.

Blaine Anderson – Glee

Why? He sings, he dances, he has great hair and can dress like a mofo.
Why not? He’s gay.
Plus he used to go to a private school, which means his dad must have some moolah. So no worries about having to always go to McDonalds for dates. Not that I’m not into that, it’s just that a girl likes to be spoiled.
MVP Quote You did win. So did I. We got each other out of all this. That beats a lousy trophy, don't you think?

Jake Jagielski – One Tree Hill

Why? He was nice to Lucas when he joined the basketball team, he took care of his daughter because his baby momma turned out to be a stupid ho, he sings and he was very sexy.
Why not? Not sure if I can raise another woman’s child. Also baby momma drama is not my scene.
Plus? There is something about a sexy dad. Also he wrote and dedicated a song to Peyton.
MVP Quote I could have held you in my arms forever, and it still wouldn't have been long enough. 

The Best Friend – Love Actually

Why? He can organise cool things like a band playing All You Need Is Love. He is also loyal, he doesn’t act on his feelings for his best friend’s wife.
Why not? He doesn’t mind filming his best friend’s wife. Creep alert.
Plus He works at an art gallery so lots of opportunities for free cheese and wine. And a cool venue.
MVP Quote To me, you are perfect.

Gerry – Ps. I Love You (the book)

Why? He fell in love with his childhood sweetheart and when he realised he was sick and going to die soonish he developed a plan to help her cope with his death.
Why not? He is immortalised in film by Gerald Butler. And Hilary Swank is in the movie. Urgh!
Plus He was romantic, funny and thoughtful. Again, the book version.
MVP Quote Sometimes there is only one thing left to say, P. S. I Love You...

Tristan Thorne – Stardust

Why? He used all his savings to spoil the girl of his dreams on her birthday and then when she asked him for a falling star, he went to the ends of the earth to get it for her.
Why not? He is a horrible judge of character when it comes to girls.
Plus He’s a dreamer, very cute and is heir to a magical kingdom.
MVP Quote I'm not being silly. I'd do it. For you, I'd do anything. 

Any favourites?

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Images from here, here, here, here, here and here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Brandhunter Launch

Last week I was invited to attend the soft launch of an exciting new members-only flash-sale site, Brandhunter.
Now as I grew up in the 90s where the teen movie genre was immortalised and the majority of my book collection  consisted of The Babysitter's Club all I wanted to do was be a member of a cool club. And here was my chance! And even better I didn't have to worry about annoying kids to be part of a club :)

Along with one of my fab friends, we headed to 15 on Orange (swanky hotel) to learn more about the site and its products. On arrival, we were able to register and join the site. Brandhunter will only be taking 5000 members so if you're keen to join, sign up now. After December, there'll be a waitlist to get on. And there are no opportunities to flirt with a bouncer for admission. Not that I've ever done that...

How awesome are these key flashdrives.
Unlike other flash sites (still a new concept in South Africa but cray cray around the world) Brandhunter sells a range of premium brands including fashion, gadgets, accessories and electronics at discounted prices. Emphasis on premium. At the launch we spotted massive discounts on Lipsy, Hussein Chalayan for Puma, Paul's Boutique and Big Blue Furniture.

The peeps behind Brandhunter are Eugen Petersen  and Caroline Nixon, both of these guys have massive retail, online and marketing experience and can count Edcon, Zando and MIH/Kalahari.com as former employees. Eugen talked us through the beta version of the site so we knew what we could expect.

Like the majority of flash sites, the designer sales will only last a couple of days. Delivery will be a door-to-door courier service at a flat rate of 35 ronds. If you signup now and want to treat yo self, you can find sales from PUMA, Dell, Paul's Boutique bags and After Eden. And you can look forward to more Lipsy, The Lisa King Collection (footwear and bags), Samsung, Polo and Ferrari just to mention a few delectable brand names.

With Sam and FashionJazz

So what are you waiting for? Go on and signup!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Wall Art*

*Originally I was going to title this post DIY Christmas Craft. As I read it back I realised how much it sounded like one of those stay at home mom blogs. And since I already do crafts I didn't want to make this sound any sadder ;)*

So I came across these awesome tutorials online about creating your own wall art. As you *must* know by now, there is no better time to me than Christmas.  So this was the perfect time for me to try this out.

I gathered my materials which consisted of a blank canvas, some foam letter, glue, white spray paint. I chose my text and then got to work gluing the letters down.

Once they dried, I started to spray paint it white. This in all honestly was the hardest part. As I had to wait for each layer to dry before doing the next. It took forever.

Once it was done though, it looked perfect. I was so happy how it turned out.

As I did this weeks ago before the season started I had to keep it away from our lounge. Peeps judge. Last week I (was finally allowed to) put up the Christmas tree. And here is how it looks.

You kinda have to be in the room to get the whole effect but trust me it's festive and fab!

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Image via Pinterest.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Going Gaga

Along with Cape Town's entire gay population and their female friends, I attended the Lady Gaga concert last night. It was ah-mazing; girlfriend knows how to put on a show. We were advised not to take cameras to the show and I have a crap phone so I couldn't get any pictures. Of the show. Or of the fans. The fans were amazing. From the pink wigs with hair bows to the skull faces. Obviously I couldn't resist a chance to dress up. Here is my version of Gaga from Poker Face.

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