Friday, 22 February 2013

Dinner For Two At Radisson Blu Hotel

 This weekend one of my best friends and I went to dinner at the gorgeous Radisson Blu Hotel. I had entered a competition on Valentine’s Day which asked us to show a visual interpretation of what love is. I will show you what I entered at the end of this blog but the great news is that I won a dinner for two, a bottle of wine and roses at the gorgeous Hotel.

As Valentine’s day was in the middle of the week we could not make it but asked for the reservation to be moved to the weekend which was agreed but when we got there, nobody seemed to know about the competition and this was so annoying because we had to explain to the manager why we were there. After a few calls it was sorted and we go a buffet dinner and a bottle of wine but no roses. Bleh.

We were a little upset by the whole confusion but we tried to enjoy our dinner and we ate every single thing on the buffet! hahaha. Don't ask me about what happened the next day because yes, I had a running tummy! Didn’t really take many pictures while we ate though.
Before you ask, I hope I mentioned that my boyfriend works in another part of the country and we are currently in a long distance relationship. I would have loved to share this dinner with him but he wasn't here so the next best thing was this gorgeous girl who is one of the loveliest people in the world and has been my friend for years and years!

We went out dancing later, it was fun. I love to dance but to be honest I am getting a little tired of the club scene! I never thought I'd say that but it's true. I get tired early and when they play the same music over and over again, I get irritated. I'm  also sick of all the guys who think they are ballers and are used to women sleeping with them after a few drinks walking up to me and making advances. It's getting old.

 My picture submission for the valentine’s competition was a picture me and my boyfriend took on a weekend get-away in Lower Zambezi. You can read about it here and see more amazing pictures. My description of love was:

"Love is when two people with individual aspirations and dreams decide to take a step in the same direction, together."

Hope you like my outfit! I finally got wet-look leggings from Mr. Price. This is actually my second pair, got myself a pair on my birthday but lost them as I was travelling and never got to wear them :( The shirt is from Mudd Jeans and I just love it, so classy! And of course my favourite pair of yellow heels which never fail to add pizzaz to any of my outfits. Thank you for reading! Follow me on instagram and twitter @ghetogal

PS: I'm having g a huge problem commenting on other bloggers blogs or replying to comments. Anybody know how I can sort this out? It seems to be a problem many bloggers here are facing!

Monday, 11 February 2013

That Girl Got Afro-Funk : Featuring Tsepo Musuwa

One of the most important lessons that my father ever taught me was never to disdain those who were more successful than I was at something but rather to be inspired by them and to learn from their success. This has been such a fundamental principle in my life and because of this I have been able to better myself in many ways!

I am inspired everyday by talented people from all walks of life that are making a mark, be it little or great. This philosophy has come in handy even when it comes to my love for fashion; there are so many people who have turned fashion into an inspiring art.

Because of this I decided to do a little style crush section that I'm going to call "That Girl Got Afro-Funk" and this will feature fashionistas that I come across everyday whose style I love.

I joined instagram a few months ago and I'll be honest, one thing I love about it is I can spy on so many fashionistas and see how they put their looks together! I have quite a few favourites on instagram but some really stand out!

The first girl I'm featuring is Tsepo Musuwa. She a Zambian girl living in UK and is super sweet. Her sense of fashion is insane and I stalk her instagram a lot! Unfortunately she does not have a blog or tumbler but I hope she gets one soon! Follow her on instagram @tsepo


Isn’t she GORGEOUS?!! I can’t even decide which outfit I love the most! You can follow Tsepo on twitter too.  Check out my personal instagram @ghetogal if you haven’t already!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

February Bliss

Happy February! February is a big deal to me because it's my birth month so yeah, I'm biased when I say February is the best month of the year!

I spent my birthday at my best friend's dad memorial. To be honest, at first I was so depressed when I heard the memorial would be on my birthday! I had spent last year at the funeral and although this occasion was very important to me I guess the natural person in me wanted to be out partying or something this time around especially that it was on a Saturday.

However on the actual day I was so glad I went. The service was encouraging and I felt so touched to see how the family all came together to remember someone so special who had added something priceless to their lives. And most importantly I remembered that death is something we will all face, and we must reflect on whether how we are living our lives each day is going to be enough for us to say “I did not live in vain." at the end of it all.

I am so thankful to all who made my day special despite the circumstances. Here are a few pictures to sum up my weekend but I hope to do a proper birthday post as we will celebrate later!

Was so chuft when the special person in my life travelled miles in order to be there during my birthday week and though we didn't spend the actual day together, this meant a lot to me. Being in a long distance relationship is really challenging but we are both trying to make it work

So I finally got the weave out and for once decided to be with my own hair. As you can see my hair needs a retouch lol but anyway I had fun putting it up in a bun as being weaved and braided so often seems to have given it some length. I have nothing against those who go natural but I just really find it easier to be in a weave or braid my hair and I like being able to look different according to what hairstyle I chose to do! So whether it real or weave I got no issues, so long as you feel lovely!

Who doesn't love to be spoilt on their special day? I certainly do! These were some of my favourite gifts. My best friend got me this gorgeous knotted neon chain necklace I've been wanting for ages, this really touched me as even though she was grieving she still took time out to get me a thoughtful gift. A few days before my birthday I came home to a gold box from my boyfriend. He got me Pacco Robanne's Lady Million which is a scent I have been obsessing about on my trips to the mall fooling around with all those my sister got me a leopard print shirt which I love as this is most definitely one of my favourite prints.
Thank you for reading xoxo