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Monday, 31 October 2011
Thank you, and you and YOU and of course *you!

Dear Coco’s followers and loved readers,

Thank you so much for all your love and support. Because of you I have made it into the 2011 SA Blog Awards! Yay! Please vote for me for Best Entertainment Blog. Every vote counts and I need your help in order to make it into finalists this year.

You can click on the link top right (The big red vote button *wink wink). Please make sure you confirm your vote. They will send you an email which you can click on the link and it will confirm. If you do not do this the vote will not be registered. Meh.

Thank you again so much!


PS. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 

Weekend Learning's

A good weekend goes a long way.
My weekend again started on Thursday with the opening of Sharon Sampson’s Studio. The evening was a great success and a perfect diving board to the weekend. This is what I learned;
  • Art is still one of my favourite things. Culture is a rare and special thing in this modern-day rat race. It scares me how many people know nothing about art and the up-and-coming local talent we have in South Africa.
  • The fact that my friends came to support my family means more to me than they’ll ever know.
  • I cannot believe how grown up my little sister is, and so beautiful and smart as well
  • It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.
  • I know I can always rely on Hand and the amazing people who work there. I can honestly say I love going there.
  • Missibaba (who had a popup store at Hand on Saturday) has become a renowned name. The palette, range and depth of the leather goods and design are amazing. I bought myself a little number I will blog about soon.
  • Protea’s, gosh I cannot stop loving them! They make my heart and my room smile.
  • The Patisserie in Illovo is a great little coffee spot to sip on cappuccinos, eat cheesecake and get a hand tickle... not from the waiters, just the company you take.
  • Going to Panyaza, a Shabeen in the depth of Soweto is awesome, I love Jozi culture.
  • Having a whole bottle of Captain Morgan dropped on my toe made for interesting dance moves. Ouch, hope its not broke.
  • Kings of Leon, I was a fan from the very beginning, now I’m just more in love with the band and the music, you’re awesome. Best concert EVER. Jared, I'll call you later.
  • The smell of Eucalyptus after the rain is amazing and freshly delicious.
  • Sunday lunch at Throbbing Strawberry with a special girl, the Rocketeers, and great food and vino is my idea of the perfect day. x

PS. Remember the compliments you receive and forget the insults.

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Bitches be lovin' this summery shiz.
A good weekend as usual. House sitting and cat sitting causes some more interesting outcomes. This is what I learned:
  • Cats shed a lot of hair. Dust Busters are great in this regard.
  • I am a fan of heat waves, 37 degrees in the shade, hell I’m happy.
  • Talking with quiet confidence will always beat screaming with obvious insecurity.
  • Vixi can pull off any look, even Robocop sunglasses from The Street, Deadmau5 is going to be wicked.
  • I forgot how much fun Greenside is, its good to party like a rockstar.
  • The Street still has completely awesome and unique pieces. The people who own it are just as wonderful.
  • It’s amazing to have someone who will never let you down! A rare and special trait.  
  • Daria Nepriakhina designed this lovely Coco logo, I wish it was mine. Inspired to give Cocobutton a makeover.
  • I love sitting with the girls next to a river sipping wine in the heat of summer, blissful I say, blissful.
  • I am loving the floral trend, flowers please!
  • Birthdays with wonderful folk who understand the 5 days a week you share with them can sometimes be just what you need to laugh so hard your tummy hurts.
  • Rugby, Braai and Cricket all crammed into a Summer Sunday is exactly how I want to spend my days.
  • Living alone makes me realise what a clean freak I am... After you’ve finished with the plate wash and put away... The end.

PS. Big dreams, good music and expensive taste.

Something to live by as a Designer...

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Pretty life you lead over there Coco...
Another weekend loved and gone. My weekend stretched from Thursday night to Tuesday morning, so I got in a serious amount of weekending in. loving life. This is what I learned;
  • Absenthe, it is as evil as it was when I was 18.
  • For the first time in a long time I was sad to pack my bags for my holiday destination.
  • I love to people watch at the airport, there really is a special breed there.
  • Tying a cherry stem in my mouth in a knot is something I can do... And quite well.
  • I am bulldozing the old memories with ones which are a million times better.
  • Those Rosti’s and Mules at The Biscuit Mill, get better every time, and I have had them a lot.
  • Going to a dress up party as Alice in Wonderland is effortless when you have a wardrobe like mine.
  • The new phone era has ruined romance, when you called and said “I just called to hear your voice.” heart. Skipped. Beat.
  • If you’re both not seeing anyone else it means your dating, fact. Accept you got swallowed.
  • The Grand’s giant pizza’s are perfect to share with special people. The view... Well she’s beautiful.
  • Sitting outside, with the sun on my back, rugby to the front, bestie to my left and sea to the right, perfect cherish moments.
  • I have a love hate relationship with sand in my shoes.
  • One Day is showing at Cinema Nouveau. I highly recommend it. Beautiful movie! Jim Sturgess is yum and so was the company. A perfect ending to my perfect weekend.
A four day week... Hope this meets you with life and love.


PS.  When you let go of the past, something better comes along.

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Jozi, summer, good music, colourful life.

Weekends are coming fast and furious as the end of the year draws closer. Its scary. We’re already half way through October! This is what I learned;
  • With my low immune system at the moment, driving in a convertible is a bad idea. However, this hairstyle is perfect for it.
  • Symphonic Rocks was unbelievable! It is times like these when I am so proudly South African it feels like my heart is going to burst with happiness!
  • Gold plated bulldog statues are kitch but cool.
  • FNB Soccer City is as epic as you think it is!
  • One awesome band, two great girls, four elephants, five sips in a pink flask and one million balloons... Coldplay blew my mind.
  • One day I want to go to Holi (a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus) commonly known as the Festival of Colour, all I can say is wow, what could be better than throwing powdered pain at each other?
  • When you open your car door and someone puts their jacket on you before you get out to keep you warm... heart smiles are inevitable. Hash tag CUTE!
  • I am obsessing over Lykke Li, especially ‘Little Bit’. Honest lyric writer with fab style, we’re winning!
  • I am not a fan of people with dry skin... Get some moisturiser PLEASE! Freaks me out.
  • Death Junkie is an awesome website, I like that its a bit creepy and dark and you cant really look at it at the office without making employees uncomfortable.
  • The new Country Road’s summer mens collection is delish... Cant wait to see all them hotties kitted out. Prr!
  • Dancing on the roof in Jozi... There are no words... Kick it!
  • If you are brave to say goodbye life will reward you with a new hello. Its hell of a scary but it works.
Have a beautiful week little ponies, this weekend ill be Cape Towning again. Bliss!


PS. I love Photo’s because the best thing about them is they will never change... even when the people in it do.

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 3 October 2011
Warm home-made bread and butter in the rain... colourful
A rather wonderful weekend again. I think I might have had an epiphany on Friday. It seems to have cleared my mind and I am not worried about anything anymore. What will happen will happen and I like not knowing what is around the next corner. This is what I learned;
  • I love Afrikaans. Its a soothing language and wonderful culture that I want to keep with me no matter where I go.
  • I find comfort in the fact that I have friends I can rely on in both the bad and the good.
  • Whenever I get together with my work friends, we will talk shop and if you’re not in the industry maybe you should stay home, you’ll be less ignored.
  • The Gay Pride Parade (Joburg Pride) is a wondrous site! Any excuse to wear a moustache and pretty multicoloured eye shadow.
  • Good Luck must be my favourite SA performers at the moment, Juliet rocks my world! She dances and sings like a rock star, its insane!
  • There’s a fine line between being tanned and looking like you’ve rolled in Doritos.
  • Driving during the biggest thunder downpour is a bad idea (I know, I was in the thick of it) rather pull over.
  • Sunday bread making is bliss. The smell is heaven!
  • Sunday homemade luncheon is even better :) thanks!
  • Sometimes the people you think will be in your life forever, really don’t deserve to have that kind of longevity.
  • Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

PS. To the world I may just be one person but one day I will mean the world to one person. 

Hugs, I want more.
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