It makes me so happy when a brand get customer engagement just right, and that is exactly what Jacob’s Kronung Coffee has done!

Welcome to Jacob’s Boardgame Cafe situated on 11th Street in Parkhurst. It is a cosy, well decorated and well stocked (with coffee and biscuits and boardgames) Games Cafe. Where you are invited to spend quality time with your people, enjoying the technology free space, engaging and playing games.  You bring in your own drinks and food as they do not sell anything and serve their delicious coffee.

I have been three times and loved every single one of those evenings. They open at 10am and close at 21:30. The installation closes at the end of August so make sure to make your way there soon.

It’s a warm place filled with loads of laughter, fun and good people and coffee. Here are some snaps from one the #GamesNight

From the outside smoking area

The Games Gang before 30 seconds game

#GamesNight with the gang can get very competitive – we seem to only play 30 seconds. There are other board games too, including Monopoly, Pictionary and more.



Found this incredibly funny, and usefull, gem in an old copy of Tatler magazine.

Me reading it was so perfectly timed because it seems that I’m an aunty, family and friends and with this rush of babies not letting up. I may never make the list of possible Godparents to nieces and newphew’s, but just in case someone who loves me has lost their mind and decides to ask – I will have to utilise one of the argument-proof resignation or decline excuses

This woman can do no wrong in my eyes
She’s stylish, she’s radiant, she’s gorgeous, she seems like a fun person who’d tell you like it is without missing a beat.
She’s opinionated, she’s soulful, she’s just so alive! Of course, these are the things I imagine as I browse her blog –

I have moments where catch myself whispering “I love you” to the screen as I click through the pages.

The Brief:
Communicate the fourth season of KykNET show ‘ Getroud met Rugby’ – local rugby version of a kind of Footballers wives TV series, in Afrikaans, centering around  the themes of sex, lies, deceit, and of course, rugby

The Answer:
Boobs ‘n Balle Beer

A micro-brewer was found, sold on the idea and a beer was created, label designed by Ogilvy Art Director Renier Zandberg and Copywriter Stephanie van Niekerk.
Activations took place at various pubs, liquor stores and sports bars at the weekend and of course outside Loftus stadium. Coasters were also done with similar design.

I think this is so awesome. Here’s the print ad that went into various magazines and newspaper.

And here are some amateur pictures of the details on the beer bottle. 

Well done to the Ogilvy team and kykNET marketing team.

I used to wrap my head in scarves and shawls many many moons ago and have recently started trying it out again. It is fun, adds some element that stops young men from hollering ‘hey shortie’ when they “greet”, and a spot of colour when needed.

Steph O’Conner  – of Conner Varin Photography – and I were chatting about styling hair and head-wraps and how there are minimal examples out there of how to style braided or natural hair, and how to tie different head-wraps.
I’m properly struggling a) Finding interesting ways to style my long braids and b) tie 4 metres worth of beautiful fabric around my head.

Need to practice more.

These pictures of my latest try were taken by Anthony Bila. 

I was thoroughly bored with my outfit on this day, so the turban totally helped

With the lady who has inspired the recent head wrapping  – Lethabo Boogy Maboi

Me, Steph and Boogy. – Image by StrussBob

Dear Frank Ocean  – Thank you for sharing.

The way Frank Ocean has opened my heart up. I could explode. The fact that we humans are so capable of love, that let go love, is amazing! Love
Humans are beautiful complex beings. I think it’s wonderful. 
Now go out there and love who you want, when& where ever you want. Be LOVE
Let’s be Frank, Let go and Let Love

Women’s month coming up, and Thandiswa Mazwai is on a mission to start all women band!
Open Auditions 1-3 August, so bring yourself, your instrument and your heart.

Check out the Facebook page for more info.

Sisters empowering sistrens.

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