• Lifestyle,  Travel

    How the Tourism Industry can Support Travel Content Creators

    As a travel content creators, you don’t know how anxious I get every time I hear the words, “My fellow South Africans…”. They often carry a lot of hopelessness, especially given that some of us only have tourism or the art of content creation as a source of income. The country has sadly gone back to level 4 lockdown restrictions to the pandemic and this has significantly affected SA tourism in a lot of ways considering that the industry contributes a lot to the country’s economy.  I asked a few creatives in the industry to share their thoughts on how it is that the tourism industry can support content creators…

  • Automotive,  Lifestyle

    2021 Toyota Urban Cruiser

    Raise your hand if a member of your family has ever owned a Toyota… me too! Growing up, Toyota was always the first go-to brand that a lot of my friends’s family went for – including mine, because my uncle owned taxis. I grew up in a rural area where big cars were a must, and I remember being young and watching all the neighbourhood kids chase after the only Toyota Prado that existed on our street – in my naive mind, it was a sign of making it in life.  Well, call it a full circle moment because I have finally had the chance to test drive my first…

  • Accommodation,  Lifestyle

    The Halyard Luxury Apartments

    This is by far the most satisfying stay EVER! I am not a self-catering staycation type of person and I have been on a few to know this – I am simply lazy! When Mira emailed me about this incredible experience to stay at The Halyard, I was initially hesitant because I thought about all the cooking I would have to do and it was such a busy weekend for me content-wise. Listen, I ate my words because, my goodness, this luxury apartment/hotel space is for the gods! This luxury 20-apartment building is located at the top of the KPMG building, one of the tallest buildings in the heart of…

  • Food and Drinks,  Lifestyle

    Festival on the Docks with Opihr and Life Grand Cafe

    About two weekends ago I had the privilege of being invited to celebrate the 2019 Festival on the Docks event at the V&A Waterfront. Aside from partying it up with my bestie and meeting new people over a glass of wine (several of them, actually), I was also invited to enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Life Grand Café, sponsored by Opihr Gin. The afternoon was spent indulging in the finest food whilst sipping on the crisp, flavourful taste of Opihr’s new ready-to-drink gin-spirit coolers – celebrating life and the start of festivities. Opihr is a London Dry Gin infused with exotic hand-picked botanicals including Moroccan coriander seeds and Indian…

  • Travel,  Lifestyle

    Movie Destinations I Would Love To Visit

    Now that I have cancelled all my plans to travel in 2020 in order to focus on my business and finances, I have decided to tell you a little more about the destinations on my “to visit” list. These particular dream tourist locations have been inspired by television and the big screen – places where the likes of Shia Lebouf and director Michael Bay have filmed; although I must admit I drew heavy influence from watching award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones. The thought of finding myself overlooking the peaks and valleys of a landscape that was once fashioned to film a battle scene conjure up a sense of magical…

  • Lifestyle,  Food

    Going Vegan: The Pros and Cons

    If there was a time for me to think about how I can contribute to the environment in a sustainable way; it’s NOW! Fortunately, there are so many measures we can take to ensure we do our part for the greater good of the planet. In this week’s post, we take a look at the pros and cons of going vegan especially as a black person. On many occasions I have thought about going vegan. And I have tried and failed simply because there are a number of factors that render this lifestyle both daunting and difficult. I feel as though it is a process that one must ease themselves…

  • Lifestyle

    Simple Self-Care Activities To Try

    I have reached a point in my life where I take the conditions of my personal space, as well as my mental health, very seriously – thus developing a love for light and airy spaces that inspire me to be positive. In this week’s post, I will be detailing the ways in which you can incorporate fun activities into your self-care routine. Self-care: noun the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. Self-care is very personal for me, and I vividly remember the moment in which I realised it was an ideal I started taking seriously. I was…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Becoming A Work From Home Guru

    Spring is finally here and with that comes a deep yearning to cash in on company perks like working from home. I have only been with my current employer for two years now and I have just started embracing the work from home policy. It took me months to find my stride and discipline myself into making sure I am as productive as possible. Advantages of working from home: No office chit chat distractions or meetings Self-accountability Personalised and flexible schedule Saves time and money Balance between personal and professional commitments Through trial and error, struggling to figure out how best to be at optimal productivity when working from home,…

  • Travel,  Accommodation,  Africa,  Food,  Lifestyle

    Top5 things to do at Spier Wine Farm and Hotel

    Imagine a world class stay-cation where you can enjoy more than just a bottle of wine and mountainous views. Spier Wine Farm and Hotel treated me to a weekend full of good food, wine and exciting outdoor activities. What sets this particular wine estate from the rest? Well, each and every aspect of this hotel stay – from the food, to the activities and down to the artwork – found its original roots deeply embedded on Spier’s vast Stellenbosch-based grounds. To mark the launch of the brand new Travel With Karabo blog site, we explore five must-see, must-do things to experience this winter at Spier Wine Farm and Hotel: Family…