Thanx to all the lovely lady (& one gentleman) who entered the competition with The Parks. Here is Varsha’s winning entry: “Mmm.. no budget constraints.. mmm.. It will be an early morning to ensure I’m all packed and ready and on the road with my loved one to the airport. Then we will board our […]


Have you ever discovered something so special that you want to keep it all to yourself, but at the same time want to tell the whole wide world about it? Well, the little Parks Shopping Centre around the corner from me (Cnr Jan Smuts & Wells Ave in Parkwood, Jozi), is exactly that. The almost […]

i’m back

Long time no see, right?! Well, hopefully I’m back in business now… Where have I been…? Let’s just say that a week away in lovely sunny, summery weather is bliss, but returning to icy Jozi & load shedding, is not fun. Top that with a few nights in the peadiatric ward with our little one […]

easy easter craft idea with egg boxes

I’ve been collecting egg boxes for a while now, with the intention of making paper mache piggy banks for our nieces. I never got that far, but luckily I had the boxes all piled up & ready to make something for Easter. Here’s an easy project using egg boxes & white chocolate eggs. Half-A-Dozen Easter […]

shopping tips from a professional shopper

I’m no fashionista & no stylist, but I love getting dressed up (like most girls) & usually I loove shopping. Unfortunately I’ve been in a bit of a wardrobe rut lately…. Luckily, the lovely Nicole & Jacqueline of Hermanna Rush hosted Janine Carley-James (a professional shopper & personal stylist from Restyle You) to share her best shopping tips & tricks!   […]

fun with washi tape {crafts}

Washi tape might be old news to some, as it has been on Pinterest & in craft blogs & magazines for the past couple of years already. But, I still love it! Here are some interesting bits about washi tape… If you call ‘washi tape’ ‘wasabi tape’ by accident (or just for fun), you’re not […]

Welcome to aZestyLife {a big round of applause}

Welcome to aZestyLife! February has always been a very exciting month for me. Mostly because it’s my birthday month. But, the excitement has just gotten even more, will the official launch of aZestyLife. Join me as we walk through everyday life and add bits that create a more inspired, beautiful life. Whether it has to […]

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