Author: Tokelo Motsepe

RELOCATING!

Ok, so I finally decided to stop procrastinating, take the plunge and go after the dream! Yep, I’ve packing up what I can and migrated from Through Shaded Eyes to AFRENAI. This may come as a surprise to some of you and not so much to others, but my dream has always been to connect with and promote others with this space. I know what you are thinking, how could you have done that, through a personal style blog? Isn’t the whole concept of that type of platform to focus on ones self? Yes, yes… I hear you, but the thinking was to use what was at my disposal to try do something different. For example, I did my ‘A day in the life of..’ series on people in fashion to try do that, which received great responses, but spin offs of that were difficult to bring to life with getting people on board being quite a process and my full-time work being quite a distraction. Though that didn’t materialize to anything more on this …

Don’t Be The Reason Why

I watched 13 Reasons Why this weekend, yes yes, only now. This show, which looks at the issue of bullying, really got me thinking about bout how so many of the issues depicted reach beyond the school and are actually challenges faced by people older and out of school. It broke my heart thinking about the many stories I’ve heard of girls being taken advantage of, those with the upper hand treating others like crap for no good reason and poor decisions being mad all round.. especially as a result of peer pressure or wanting to be cool. Having lived in Joburg and personally been apart of some of the above mentioned, it brought back memories that really made me wonder what the effects of something I might have said or done. It may not have lead to an actual death, but it might have affected someone more than I might have thought or intended. It also brought back memories of a time before that, when I was bullied, though strangely didn’t recognise it as …

WIN with Glen Carlou

I recently visited the Glen Carlou wine estate to celebrate their 30th Chardonnay harvest. Having only been established in 1985, their picturesque estate is relatively young among its more time-honoured neighbours, but has managed to make quite a name for itself as one of South Africa’s leading wine producers – currently the proud producers of no less than three vintages – their latest Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2017, their classic Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2015 and, finally, their flagship Glen Carlou Quartz Stone 2014 –and after all that I tasted on my visit, I am excited to see what the new harvest will bring and the magic that will come from it. I must add how I was pleasantly surprised to discover how this spot is filled with awesome things to do, besides trying some of its award –winning wines & learning about the art of wine making. I love food, so indulging in a delicious food & wine paired menu at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, was quite a treat – read more on that HERE. The art …

Restaurant @ Glen Carlou

This restaurant allows you to enjoy the excellent selection of wines perfectly paired with a carefully curated seasonal menu. “Consistency, expertise and a commitment to always deliver beyond expectation is what we strive for with every bottle of Glen Carlou wine – we also aim to do this with every plate of food.” Innovative dishes by Chef Johan, inspired by the seasons can be enjoyed whilst taking in the breathtaking landscape from inside the architecturally designed building or from the shaded terrace deck. He uses the rhythm of the seasons, their panoramic views and selection of award-winning wines to inspire a classic menu with a contemporary twist. Visit https://glencarlou.co.za/restaurant/ to make reservations.

Cape Point | #thejourney

I woke up on a recent Saturday, with a plan to have breakfast in bed and an overall relaxed day at home doing laundry and enjoying some alone time after a busy week. My plans were quickly replaced with a more appealing offer of trekking up to the Cape Point lighthouse, something I actually hadn’t done yet. Less than an hour later, I was getting into the car with a friend and off we went, with some good music, sunnies and phone batteries charged up to capture it all. View this post on Instagram The Journey Half of the fun is just getting there.. we talked and shared along the way, @kalonkreature discovered one of my favorite places in the Cape (#simonstown) and met a budding photographer in a police officer too 😅 ..when I woke up that morning, I had no idea my day would turn out like that! #teetheexplorer #tokelotakestotheroad Song: In the Morning by @mreazi 💕 A post shared by Tokelo Motsepe | AFRENAI 🇿🇦 (@tokelomotsepe) on Oct 2, 2017 at 2:38pm …