Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Hello lovelies!

WOW I do not know about you guys buy my Monday literally ran away with me. Before I knew it I was snuggled up in bed half asleep and snoring!
But thank goodness for cameras. Imagine how many moments would pass us by if we didn't have these wonderful machine like things to help us capture them?
And that's one of the reasons I love Instagram, it captures all my favorite moments! :)

1. I bought me a lovely Chubby Stick from Clinique. (review here)
2. Cedric bought us these one night and it took me back to my childhood days.
3. My mother got married. She looked so pretty!
4. My sister and I both dressed in Georgie.B. 
5. My mother and I.
6. My friend who was the photographer and I.
7. Boo Boo and I. (he looked so handsome)
8. The Sunday we went for breakfast and this big pig was there to entertain bore the children.
9. This cute face I just want to eat!
10. After breakfast Cedric and myself went to a Outdoor Expo in Midrand where there was Camels.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, 27 May 2013

How many is too many?

Hello people!!! :)
I know, you must be thinking..."WTH is this girl going on about in her post title?"
Well it's easy, I was driving the other day, thinking about what my next post Friday Fashion Post will be when it hit me. "How many is too many?"
I always break out in a panic when I realise I don't know what to write about in my next post, because you know, I have to keep up the standards of my blog. But then I also think, do you really want to bore your readers by giving them a worthless, did not care at all, lazy, sloppy, post?
Then it hit me. NO! People don't want to read no effort posts! And I'm one of them! I'm in fact the type of reader that goes for the pictures only!
So yes, this is what I want to know, how many is too many?
I would rather read 1 quality post a week on a blog than a short crappy one every single day.

That's what's been going on in my mind...so back to what happened this weekend. Well my mother got married! Yes she tied the knot.
And here is a little breakdown of how things turned out!

The Newlyweds (my mother looked so pretty)
My boo boo and I (I am wearing Georgie.B - The Ana Dress)
My sister and her husband (She is also wearing Georgie.B - The Laura Dress)
Some of the flowers. (So pretty)
The Cake (Yummy)
My Sister and I
My Mommy and I
My Pretty friend who was the photographer
The Ana Dress
It was a relaxed morning wedding. Filled with love and laughter! I cannot wait to see the rest of the photo's!
What did you do this weekend?

Thursday, 23 May 2013

{Interview} All of you know her by her clothing brand...Christine Barrett

Good morning Journeyers!
I decided it can be fun to once a month interview some young up and coming entrepreneurs of the world South Africa! Hopefully one day I will reach the "world" ones! :)
And I am very excited about today's interview. All of you know her by her clothing brand that I constantly go on about on my blog and on twitter and on my FB page and on Instagram...you catch my drift!
So why not get to know the face behind the brand!

She is talented, young, beautiful and single (any guys reading this take note of that last part - hehe)!

Hi Christine, thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to have a "chat" with boring old me! Not, I'm not THAT boring! :) (JS = Meeee and CB = Christine Barrett, Face and Brains behind Georgie.B)

JSTell me a bit more about where the whole idea behind Georgie.B started and why the name Georgie.B?
CBWhen I was a little girl I always played with my mother’s clothes and high heels. Ever since my love for fashion has grown every day and year. I've always been a business woman, from selling my sweeties at school to selling the things I do as my hobbies …knitting scarves, sometimes even cupcakes, haha. After high school I decided to further my ventures and started studying at Elizabeth Galloway Fashion Design academy, where I realised that I want to start my own business and combine it with my love for fashion. After I graduated, I did a part time course in Graphic&Webdesign and also took on an internship at a small local clothing and forecasting business. I almost became a part of the business but that didn't happen as my plans changed when my father fell ill in February 2011. I realised that life is short and can change at any given time. I packed my things and went home to my parents for a very short while. The reason for that is I brainstormed with my parents on what my next step will be, my mother told me that I should follow my dreams and that’s when I decided I will start my own clothing label and business. 
I named the business after my father’s nickname,all my father’s good friends call him Georgie.B. His name is George Barrett. He conquered the cancer and is very chuffed and proud of Georgie.B Design CC. I have tremendous support from all my family members especially my father and mother. "Behind every good man stands a strong woman" So this business is dedicated to them, without them this amazing opportunity would not have been possible and I will always be thankful for everything they've ever done for me and my siblings.

JS: It's always amazing to hear how family and friends contributed to the success of someone's life.Was it your passion for style/fashion that drove you to start your own clothing line? 
CBYes it was, clothing is a lifestyle and can transform a person completely.

JS: That is indeed a fact, and I've learned it more since I've been "spending" more time with you. (And by "spending time" I mean emailing and texting each other a lot). You have made quite a name for yourself in a rather short period of time, how has your success influenced your everyday life and self confidence/image of yourself?
CB: {Blush} I am much more mature about life and people. I’m very independent, sometimes too much. And I've never worked this hard in my life, that thing that they say you should do what you love, I’m completely following that motto. My Faith has become stronger, every day I’m amazed by what my team and I have accomplished in just 2 years.
Marie Claire May 2013
JS: You are my second interview and you are also based in the beautiful Cape Town, why?
CBSince we moved from Bloemfontein, I've only known living close to the ocean. It’s peaceful and a part of me, I wouldn't mind moving, but I was fortunate enough to make the decision. And of course Cape Town is very trendy and the fashion capital of South Africa.
Sarie August 2012
JS: I must admit, I am a bit jealous, I would love to live next to the ocean (or in the bush). You say CT is very trendy and the fashion capital of SA, where do you get your inspiration from?
CBOur Georgie.B designs we try to keep as original as possible, unfortunately in fashion nothing is really something that hasn't been done before. We get our inspiration from anything creative that we see, it could be anything from blogs, magazines, buildings, paintings, television, street styles, nature, textures, shapes or music. All you have to do is be open minded and not be scared to be creative.  We also study our stockist very deeply and try to satisfy the client as much as we can. This is probably the most important part of your research and sourcing for inspiration.

JS: You seem to have had such amazing time thus far with your business, what would you say is Your absolute favorite Georgie.B moment/memory?
CBThe moment I walked past 4 women on a random day of the week wearing Georgie. B, it’s different when someone you don’t personally know wears your clothes, it’s such a big compliment. Also our first feature in a magazine. It was July 2011 in the Sarie Magazine (Afrikaans Magazine). I will never forget it. Now it’s weird if we do not feature in a magazine;) .blush… but I still appreciate it fully!
Sarie October 2012
JS: Congratulations, that is a big accomplishment to have your clothes featured in a Magazine. The fashion industry is a tough one, any advice for new comers?
CBDo your research, be as unique as possible and find your "niche".

JSYou seem to have your life figured out, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
CBI think professionally I've got my ducks in a row, I will tweak a few things here and there as the opportunity presents itself. Personally I have a lot to learn about love and friends, I do have my lifelong friends that will be in my life forever and I love them to bits. In 5 years time I see Georgie.B possibly worldwide but definitely available throughout the whole country. I would like to open a shop or two and start divisions within my business such as men’s wear and evening wear. You haven’t seen the best yet!

JS: WOW seems like Georgie.B is here to stay and conquer! Now enough business talk, what is your fondest holiday memory to date?
CBI would say when I went river rafting with a group of friends at the orange river in Namibia. I was paired up with my youngest sister whom is my best friend. Our relationship grew even more after that trip, it is a must-do. Another great trip is the Transkei, it’s amazingly beautiful, I’m always up for a Transkei trip. Abroad I would say, Livigno in Italy. It’s an amazing ski resort, full of adventures and friendly people.

And now she shared 5 of her favorite moment in photos with us! Enjoy!

You can follow Georgie.B on twitter @beachgeorgie or like their FB Page.
Please go visit their website {Georgie.B} too!

I hope you enjoyed getting know the Christine a bit better! And good luck to her with the future! May all her dreams come true and may she take the Fashion World by storm!

Till next time...

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Hello lovely Journeyers!
Hope everyone survived the Monday! Mine luckily flew by! I know it's horrible how I sometimes wish time away! Very bad I know! But Mondays just suck! Except for Spur lovers! Their Mondays are the best! haha
I hate that advert too by the way!
Back to today! It's Instagram update time again! Have fun!
I did! :)

1. Dinner with the family
2. The family
3. Happy Anniversary baby
4. Perfect Friday night. Simply Asia and a glass of wine.
5. A night out.
6. Pretty flowers at my mothers house.
7. Found this photo of my sister and myself at my mothers house.
8. My new shoes.
9. Spoiled myself with some make-up
10. Meeee and my OOTD

Tomorrow I will be doing a little Beauty Review. So stay tuned! :)
Hope you enjoyed this Insta-Post!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

{Fashion} Diarise this date ladies!!!

Hello Journeyers!
It is almost weekend so just hang in there! :)
Today's post is more for the ladies in the Gauteng, South Africa area.
I am announcing my next Pop up Shop date! So grab those diaries and jot it down please!
This pretty number is only one of plenty that you can buy!
Date: 8 June 2013
Time: 11am - 3pm
Where: 46 Wilton Ave, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

You can also find my logo on the Georgie.B website now! 
Hope to see all of you there!!! :)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


I just realised I skipped last weeks Insta-Tuesday, but in my defense, I was at home off sick. If there is one thing I hate it is being sick. You lose track of everything!
So this week will be a 2 week recap. And when I look back at photo's like this I realise how blessed I am. One often forgets what you have in your life and sometimes need that reality check to get you back on track again. I love my life and I cannot be happier!

1. Our view at Mabalingwe 2 weeks ago when my father came to visit.
2. Saying goodbye to the parents at the airport.
3. A new item bought for our camping that we are testing out.
4. Addicted!
5. Going out to celebrate my boo boo's 95% on his test.
6. Our weekend away last weekend. 
7. This is how a bush tv looks.
8. I really {love} sunsets!
9. Time to braai some marshmallows.
10. Happy Mothers day to my mommy and my sister.

And there you have it. I love Instagram and my family and most of all my Cedric! Yes he is mine! :)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Exciting news!

Happy Monday Journeyers!
I hope all of you had a great weekend!
Mine was so much fun, but before I get to that. All of you know by now that I am trying this whole "Pop up Shop" thing. And my very talented friend Mariaan (the same one that took the photo's at my first pop up shop) designed my logo for me!
So from now on when you want to quickly access my Georgie.B Shop you can click on the JS Popupshop logo on the right side of my blog. :) You will also be seeing this logo on her website! Keep an eye out! Tell me what you think please!
Then back to our weekend happenings. We went away for the weekend. The city is really starting to get too much for me and this is our way of just breaking away. It's amazing what the bush can do to ones stress levels. That is also why I want to do a course in Game Lodge Management. Do something completely different!
Thanks to Cedric I am really starting to fall in love with the bush!
Anyway, enough rambling. We went to Siyaya Game Lodge again. Reason why we go here so often? Well it's close to us, you can find the Big 5 there, it's affordable and clean! :)
But let the pictures do the talking... (oh yes, I have misplaced my camera somewhere at home and therefore all the photo's you see here was taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3)
The sunset Saturday night
The little dam on the reserve. They have 3 hippos in it. 
The Chalet. We slept in nr 3.
And the view from the terrace.
Boo Boo and I by the other love of his life!
Baby by his fire! So proud! And right after this photo it started to rain! hah
Boo by his other half! Yes he loves the car that much!
Like what you see? Please go visit their website HERE.
And as all of you know, Sunday was Mothers Day. We spend the day relaxing with my mother while having a braai. Blessed!
Me, my mother and my sister.
Happy Mothers Day to my sister too! :)
And that would be the end of our weekend! :)
To a new week! Make the best of it, life is short! 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Mossel Bay

I know, you must be thinking I'm going completely bonkers when you read the title of this post!
But no, I realised that I went on my "Blogging Strike" before telling you about the rest of my December holiday! I'm SOOOO sorry! Please forgive me!

{Warning - this post is going to be LONG! Especially in pictures! So I will give you a round up!}
Our holiday went something like this...
Quality time with family for Christmas!
Christmas eve spent with my mother and sister
Love him sooo much
And then Landan wanted in on our pretty view
Christmas Day! {Our first X-mas physically together}
Christmas day spent with daddy and sister
Family {heart}
My beautiful sister and myself
The other cutie pie in the family! {she really loves her mommy}
And he really loved his gifts!
We also explored a bit, went to a stunning restaurant in Wilderness. SALINA'S
Do yourselves a favor and GO THERE! Seriously!
My daddy and his other half
Me and my other half
My daddy and I
The view {it was so hot this day}
The "group"
We went to go visit a small town called Prince Albert!!! HOLY COW!!! If I say it was hot that day, I'm lying! It was boiling!!! But so pretty!
This is our "I love you" faces! haha
This town is so nice!!!
With a beautiful church
And what will a holiday be without playing some golf! Well I tagged along and supported Cedric. He played at Oubaai, so pretty! Too bad it was cold and cloudy! :(
Our golf cart
The 18th hole view
Pretty sculpture at the entrance of the estate!
And then came NEW YEARS!!!! Interesting turn of events, we had tickets to a 5fm rooftop party. There we are standing in a line so long you can compare it to the wall of China! With a bunch of 18 year old teens, with skirts so short you could see their whole future! And I could see on Cedric's face that this is not the way he wants to go into the New Year. What to do? It's 8pm... so we joined my parents at the Barnyard! And how much fun did we have! I even went on stage to compete in a "singing" contest and won a bottle of wine!!!
The love birds!!!
Look I even got a party hat! Thanks to Cedric's screaming that I won! Thanks boo!
Countdown time!
The party table!
And then, as we entered the New Year with loads of singing and dancing our next part of our Journey started... we are saying goodbye with heavy hearts and tear filled eyes and are on the road again to Adelaide. Thank you for an amazing holiday parents!!!
But Adelaide I will leave for a next post. Too pretty to share!

Have a wonderful day Journeyers!
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