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Get Lucky with Lucky Brand

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Here’s how to get your own killer jeans…

Some of you may remember this post (click here) on my last pair of LB jeans. Needless to say, I basically live in them. Lucky Brand let me grab another pair so I tried on a few different styles and colours this time. Which ones are you feeling – The Charlie, The Brooke, The Charlie Super Skinny or The Lolita?

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I chose the sweet grey Charlie skinny’s which will probably become a staple this winter.

Now dear readers, what’s cool is that not only are Lucky Brand offering you a 20% sale on accessories starting today, but they’ve also now got a range of jeans starting at R499. Hello shopping spree! They’re also starting live in-store music AKA “Lucky Sessions” so you can get down while checking out yo’ hot booty in dem jeans. (Their change rooms have some seriously flattering mirrors as a bonus.)

To celebrate, Lucky Brand and myself are giving away three pairs of jeans valued at R499! To enter, head to Facebook or the Twitter machine, follow @girlwithabum and @LuckyBrandSA and tell us which jeans you preferred and how you’d style them. You can tweet us or comment on the Facebook post as many times as ya like and you can also share the comp for extra entries. Click here for my Facebook and here for the Lucky Brand page. Winners announced 2 April.

Pst – these rad Lucky Brand offers are limited so head to their flagship store at the Pav and shop ‘em before they’re gone. They also have a range of shoes and accessories that you’ll dig.

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WIN DOUBLE TICKETS TO SPLASHY FEN WITH JOSE CUERVO!

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Wanna hit up Splashy but aint got no cash money? No strezzz!

We got you.

Thanks to the good people over at Jose Cuervo, I’ve got a set of double tickets to give away for Splashy Fen 2015 – Y’know that music fest that runs over Easter Weekend, set in the breathtaking Underberg (the one with the rad rivers to play in all day?). Yeah you know the one.

To stand a chance at getting your hands on ‘em all you have to do is head to the Twitter Machine.

Make sure you’re following @girlwithabum and @JoseCuervoSa (obvi) and tell us in 140 characters or less how you’d start a #cuervolucion.

What, pray tell, is a Cuervolucion?

You know that moment when you’re having a relatively chilled jol and then next minute you’re running around starkers except for a stolen sombrero? That catalyst is the start of a Cuervolucion – whether it was those few extra shots of Jose or a dare to down your margarita. It’s that moment you really get too turnt and take it from vibe to “WTF EVEN HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?”

Needless to say, make sure to @ both myself and Mr Cuervo and use the #cuervolucion hashtag.  

Not on the Twitter machine? Comment on the Facebook post and give it a share or a like for extra brownie points. Click here.

The winner will be based on the epicness of their Tweet/comment and I will be getting help from JC to judge, so there are no extra points for how much I like you or I’d have to give tickets to all of you petals.

You can enter as many times as ya like and I will be announcing the lucky devil on Twitter and FB on Friday the 27th of March so get a-Tweeting or a-commenting!

BACK TO THE FUTURAMA

Some of my favourite people are back at it again with one killa exhibition.

Ok, so I actually need to do a little copy + paste here, because their press release is hella funny!

“Fox and the Rabbit in partnership with BOS Ice Tea will be hosting their second art exhibition at Spiga on Florida road on March 26th, 2015. 

Fox and the Rabbit is the creation of two friends, Charlene and Karla. After attending (many) exhibitions, organising (a lot) of events and then finally joining forces to host their own, (Apocalypse Meow – 2012 held at The Upstairs, Durban) they kind of went into hiding for a while, cause you know, adult life. But with 2015 looming and plenty of fresh meat on the art slopes, they already have a jam-packed calendar of events and collaborations in the pipeline.

First up, in the very near future is FUTURAMA: 2999 which features over 20 artists, ranging in various mediums from abstract to illustrations to photography and even cross-stitching. Artists will visually interpret their version of the year 2999 on earth. Catch the likes of Fiance Knowles (CT), Maxeroo (UK), Damn Vandal (DBN), Tokyo Go Go (DBN), Mykildos (DBN) and many more. You can also enjoy a sweet visual show by VJ Cataract and music by DJ Jol Stransky.

Fox and Rabbit events are all about giving back, so each event is tied up with a local initiative.

FUTURAMA 2999 will take place at The Secret Corner, (back of Spiga – Florida Rd) on Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 6pm. Entrance is R20 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Thula Thula Rhino Fund.

In true futuristic fashion, the exhibition will mutate into a second version of itself as part of a colab with Open Plan Studio in TRACKSIDES – an urban art event taking place on 28 March in Station Drive. For more info, visit their facebook page.”

See you babes there!

FB Page: Fox and the Rabbit

Event: FUTURAMA 2999

Juiced Co Juice Cleanse: Day 2

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A few tears and other symptoms…

Just because I completely endorse the idea of a juice cleanse, doesn’t mean that it’s not one of the most difficult things I have ever done. It doesn’t mean that I won’t have a little whine or moments of “WHY ON EARTH WOULD I SIGN UP FOR THIS?!”. It’s because I believe so whole-heartedly in the necessity of juicing that I haven’t buckled, that I haven’t snacked and have been able to keep it relatively together.

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People ask if there are symptoms of a juice detox. Well, yes, poisonous toxins are leaving your body – of course there are side effects! But the effects of those toxins living inside you are far worse. I had no side effects until yesterday afternoon when I started experiencing a slight rash, aches and pains, sweats and weakness. I knew it wouldn’t be comfortable to detox, and this was a huge eye-opener. So many gahdamn toxins are being released and yet I live a relatively healthy life? It just makes you realize that the bad stuff can build up from stress and linger from one or two boozy nights and social ciggies. I don’t think I will ever be the same after this in terms of recognizing what I put in my body. By the way, you’re not supposed to feel great while detoxing; it’s the long-term effects you’re going to enjoy.

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I started feeling a physical hunger yesterday as well as mental one. Here’s how to deal with it:

1. Loads of lemony water
2. Knock back them herbal teas
3. Read up on other juicer’s experiences – a quick internet search will remind you others have done this and lived to tell the tale
4. Journal about your experience
5. Keep busy and distracted
6. Remind yourself it’s mainly a mental hunger
7. Finish all your juices, even if there are ones you’re not so keen on!

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Yesterday I woke up, meditated, drank hot water with lemon and sipped on my ginger shot and herbal tea at work. It was easier than day 1, even though I started experiencing some physical effects. I even went to a beach braai in the evening and stuck to my beetroot juice! I have also not been taking any pills or allergy tablets while cleansing, opting for natural nasal irrigation and dry brushing to help the process along.

One more day to go and already planning my victory meal  – Steamed broccoli with lemon juice 😉

Order your juices and cleanses at juicedco.co.za

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Reflections and Rooftops

A friend recently celebrated her 30th in the most unique way.

NOTE: Those of you who say “there’s nothing to do in Durban” are sorely mistaken.

While this concept may have been old news for this particular group of friends, it was a completely unique and novel idea to me. Basically we hit up a parkade in Durban town, paid the 12 bucks to get in and partied on the roof!

We set up fairy lights and a picnic and drank and feasted above the bustling inner city until the sun went down and we all felt sleepy from the warmth radiating from the concrete underneath us.

We had focaccia, artichokes, salted caramel cake, wine and all those good things and the background music was all thanks to a taxi below blaring some sort of gospel into the empty parking lot across the road.

It’s always a wonderful feeling to see your city through new eyes, or at least from a new vantage point. I’m sure we are hardly the first pioneers of a parkade party, and yes the jol could have been cut short should security have done their rounds, but I think the point is that there is a consistent amount of fun and adventure if you’re up for looking for it and stepping out of your familiar comfort zone.

Sometimes it’s about revisiting the most obvious places – setting up a picnic in the park you pass on the way to work everyday, trying out the old beach arcade or finding an empty parking lot to party in. There’s really no excuse to feel bored because there are always new ways to discover your city if you have a few good friends and a decent bottle of Merlot.

Basically, just get out there, gadammit!