I Love Paris

Ever since I could remember I have been drawn to Paris, but to be honest as time went by I fell in love with the idea of it more than anything else. I avoided going there over the years in fear that it would not live up to the dream, the idea I had created in my head. But since I am in the year of yes I figured oh well Ofentse its time to take Nike’s advice and JUST DO IT and boy am I glad I did.

What I did may have seemed crazy to some… going to a foreign country where you don’t speak the language all by myself. Crazy or not I did it and loved every second of it.I would like to say for the record Paris lived up to my imagination, it was whimsical quirky and cool in other words the city version of me.

I went full blown tourist out there guys as you can see from my happy snaps:

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And I fell madly in love with the Eiffel Tower day and night.

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thumb_SAM_1533_1024           The stairs leading to the Sacré-Cœur

Montmartre was a workout for sure with all the stairs and everything being uphill but I did enjoy how busy and vibrant it was.

The streets were lined with artists sketching cheesy tourists like myself.

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Thank you Paris I will be back again that is for sure.20170924_135956

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Out and About

This weekend we braved the cold cold Joburg winter to check out the Winter Sculpture Fair held at Nirox Sculpture Park, you know to take in some culture as one does. We saw some interesting pieces, ate some good food and broke the no-fun-can-be-had-outdoors-in-winter curse.

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*Sidenote I need to check this place out in summer because if its this pretty in winter can you imagine what it looks like in summer.

Black Girl Magic: Saint Rose

I had a quick sit down with designer and illustrator Kgabo Mametja who goes by the moniker Saint Rose. As a freelancer I meet a lot of talented people and I feel the need to share my findings, mark my words guys she is one to watch.Processed with VSCO with a5 presetScreen Shot 2017-04-25 at 3.32.34 PM                            Saint Rose posing next to her work

And in her own words…… ↓↓↓↓↓↓

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ss3PwZlAY&feature=youtu.be

Sorry about the link instead of the actual video but alas WordPress won’t let me be great. Watch the video to get to know her better.

Here’s some of her work as incentive to watch the video.♥

To see more of her work check her out on instagram @iamsaintrose and her site iamsaintrose.wordpress.com