You’ve GOAT to be kidding me

When Mermaids and Unicorns brought out their Goatchella leggings I knew I had to have them! Who doesn’t love a goat?

I also knew I had to have photos IN them with a GOAT! So me being me, I made it happen. I roped in my friend Melissa of Melissa Mitchell Photography and off we went to play with some goats!

It was one of the best days of my life. Obviously.


The moment when it puts its head on your chest to cuddle you


I’ll just do my own goat yoga!

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Usually I would worry about the fact that I don’t have a full face of makeup, or that my arms aren’t in Summer shape yet, or the rolls when I was sitting down, but I am having the BEST time with these little creatures and I don’t even care about that stuff! Isn’t that how it should be?

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As you can see, I am living my BEST life and honestly I was giddy the whole way through!


You can find Mermaids and Unicorns on Instagram and Facebook.

Go find these leggings on their website


Go check out Melissa’s work on Instagram and Facebook.

Go visit her website for her packages and other work (Hello Christmas gifts!)


Find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!


Love Local – Mermaids and Unicorns

I first heard about Mermaids and Unicorns from a client of mine, who designs for them and she gave me a sneak peek. Let’s just say, I was obsessed and it was love at first sight! I proceeded to buy over 24 pairs in their first year, to the point where everyone thought I was involved in the brand because I wore them so often. Cherine obviously saw my obsession love of her brand and a few months ago she made me an ambassador. I love this brand so much, and I love that it’s proudly Durban!


Tell us a bit about your background in Durban?
I am a home grown Durbanite, born and bred and never been led far from it.

When did you start your brand?
The idea popped into my head about 5yrs ago, but only launched in November 2015.

Tell us about your brand
We are mermaid lovers, unicorn treasurers and spandex dreamers. We aim to combine all three to make fellow lovers of all these amazing things, feel beautiful, look amazing and freaking comfortable too.

What is your favourite thing about your brand?
Ah my favourite thing is creating the designs for the garments. I mean who doesn’t want to live out their dreams of creating MerKittys and Llamacorns?!

What would you like people to know about your brand?
My business is completely home grown, no cheap imports here. Each piece is designed, printed and manufactured right here in Durbs!

What do you love about living and working in Durban?
The Hot Hot Sun, the Beautiful beaches and the active lifestyle.

How can people support you? 
By buying my product online at

Where can they stalk you on social media?
Instagram: @_mermaidsandunicorns_

Facebook: @MUmermaidsandunicorns



Love Local – Monsoon Wellness

Monsoon Wellness opens in Westville and the Upper Highway rejoices!

I met Charlize through Secret Sunrise as one of our amazing instructors! She is a ball of energy and I love that she is so real. She is a joy to be around and I couldn’t be happier that she has opened her own studio, Monsoon Wellness, in Westville for the Upper Highway folks!


Tell us a bit about your background in Durban? 
I grew up in Durban and left just after school. I lived in a couple of South African cities and spent a few years in Thailand and Singapore before returning to Durban. I have to admit I found the return difficult and took me awhile to get into the culture here, but once I found my groove I remembered all the lovely things Durban has to offer.


When did you start your business?
I started practising yoga in Thailand in 2009 and got my YTT the same year. I added Pilates to the mix in 2011 while living in Jozi. Massage was a natural progression and I completed my Sports Massage training in Durban in 2015.


Tell us about your business
I offer several styles of yoga, Pilates and massage from my bespoke studio Monsoon Wellness in Westville. I have both group and private classes.

I offer the following classes:
Vinyasa Yoga
Candlelight Yin Yoga
Mom and Baby Yoga
Preggy Yoga
Kids Yoga
New York Pilates


What is your favourite thing about your business?
My favourite part of Monsoon Wellness has to be the 4 times a year retreats, and monthly workshops. Retreats and workshops are a lovely way to immerse yourself in your practise and really allow one the opportunity to focus. I can really research a particular subject and grow my own knowledge while teaching clients something new too.


What would you like people to know about your business?
I offer personal service. I know every one of my clients names, histories and goals. I can tell when you have had a rough day and try to adjust my classes to suit your individual needs. I take my teaching seriously, I constantly study and attend workshops to ensure that I am at the top of my game.


What do you love about living and working in Durban?
I love how easy life is in Durban. People are very quick to smile and are always looking for happiness in life. The constant sunshine makes outdoor living possible and I try to take my classes outside as much as possible. Fresh air, sunshine and happy faces are my experience of Durban.


How can people support you? 
Join one of my regular studio classes in Westville (schedule is here).

Join a retreat (next one is in  November in the Berg).

Come to a Workshop (Moms and Babes and Backbends coming up in November).

Book a massage (Holistic, Sports, experience).

Everything I offer can be found at


Where can they stalk you on social media?


Monsoon Wellness



The Durban10K is coming to Durban for the first time this October. Have you entered yet? I’m getting ready to run and I want you with me.

We live in a beautiful city, and what is better than seeing our city from the streets? We get to run through town, see some famous landmarks and end off seeing our beautiful sea as well. That sounds like a perfect route to me! I am most excited about this route because it is so different. I personally have never run into town, and we have such amazing buildings around that I think it is going to be beautiful to run through.

You don’t have to be the fittest person, or the most experienced, or the fastest. You just have to want to try something different! There will be so many people doing it with you, that it really will be so fun. I always enjoy doing these fun runs with a friend, because it’s a great way to catch up, have a laugh and encourage each other. I have a feeling we will be stopping to take some pics along the way too!

The route is pram friendly, for those that want to push their little ones along, and walkers are also welcome. You may find me walking from halfway…


Now for even better news!

I am giving away 2 entries! All you have to do is comment below with what your favourite part of running is. That simple! Winners will be randomly selected on Friday 1st September.

If you don’t win tickets, you can purchase your entries online until the 25th of September!

Follow Durban10K on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter 

Find more info on their website.


Find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

I will be doing a fun beginner walk/run in September to get us going for this. If you’d like to join us, keep an eye on my Facebook page and I will be launching an event on there this week.


See you on the road!


If you haven’t read my post on the new Puma Velvet Rope collection then hop over to read it here.


Puma Velvet Rope Collection hits stores

PUMA has launched their new Velvet Rope Collection

It’s no secret that I’m a big PUMA fan, and each new collection that comes out impresses me even more! When I saw the Velvet Rope Collection, and the fact that one of our own fierce women Nomzamo Mbatha was part of it, well let’s just say I was blown away! Kylie Jenner is part of this collection again, as well as the New York City Ballet dancers. So as you can imagine, the images online are incredible.

The idea behind the Velvet Rope is that dividing line between the queue and the party. You can choose to wait. Or you can choose to stand out and own the moment with a confidence that radiates and commands. (I vote this option).

I love that the full collection is a mixture of sporty and sleek. You can use it to train in or pair it with some of your existing separates and you’re all good for a night out. (The bodysuit is HOT). I’m loving the olive and copper colours, but there’s also navy and silver if you fancy.

This collection continues on with the awesome “DO YOU” campaign, which encourages women to be confidant in themselves and their ability, and to focus on what you’re doing instead of those around you. I love this so much. It’s high time we all supported each other in our quest to love ourselves more and to back ourselves.

I shot some pictures with Clayton Barker of Barker Design, and we totally rocked the #DoYou theme!

What do you think?









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The Autumn-Winter 2017 Velvet Rope Collection is available now at PUMA stores, sportscene, Totalsports, Edgars, Edgars Active, Sportsmans Warehouse, Takealot, The Crosstrainer, Superbalist, Spree, Zando and selected retailers nationwide.

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So do you have what it takes to #DoYou?