Will and Kate – Proud Parents at Prince George’s Christening

24 10 2013

Prince George, the 3 month old son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was christened yesterday at St James’s Palace. Now this took me back to 1982, when Prince William was christened. In fact, on the 4th of August 1982, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie, in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace.

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The Art of the Opening Sequence

25 08 2013

Have you noticed that opening sequences of television shows have become shorter these days? Back in the 80’s and 90’s, opening sequences were much longer and involved, and usually featured the names and faces of the actors in the show. The first one that comes to mind is Dallas. Here’s a montage of the various opening sequences since 1978/9.

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Local Celebs Chat to Mzansi Life & Style

9 02 2013

Read what celebs told me about their future plans in my latest blog post on www.mzansilifeandstyle.com – please follow to keep up to date with what’s hot.





Kanye West takes Johannesburg

3 02 2013

Check out my latest blog post on www.mzansilifeandstyle.com about the Kanye West Concert that took place last night at The Dome.





Bonang Matheba Makes the Forbes List

13 01 2013

Read about Bonang Matheba making the Forbes list on http://mzansilifeandstyle.com and find out how she achieves her dreams, one giant leap at a time.





Check out my new post “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”

12 01 2013

Have the time of your life when you read this new post on http://www.mzansilifeandstyle.com





A Good Year

3 01 2013

A Good Year is one of my favourite films of all time. It is set in Provence in the South of France as well as London, and involves the relationship between Max (Russell Crowe) and his Uncle Henry (Albert Finney). The story flashes back and forth, from past to present, and we see a young Max being taught to appreciate the finer things in life (like a good wine) by his Uncle Henry. Of course, there is a love interest in the form of the lovely Fanny Chenal played with delightful French aplomb by Marion Cotillard.

SPOILER ALERT!
(But really, if you haven’t yet seen this film, have you been living under a rock since 2006?)

The best parts of the film are the pool scene when Max and Fanny are swimming as kids, and then the reveal at the end, as seen in this clip below – “FORGIVE MY LIPS, THEY FIND JOY IN THE MOST UNUSUAL PLACES.” – Max Skinner.

The film is based on the 1989 book called “A Year in Provence” by former advertising man Peter Mayle. I actually have a copy of this book, it was a freebie with a magazine that I bought many moons ago. When I was studying Copywriting, I also found a book he wrote (in a second hand book store in Cape Town) in 1990 called “UP THE AGENCY – The Snakes and Ladders of the Advertising Business.” It was hilarious and hit the nail right on the head, and it was a book that drove me to pursue a career in media. But that’s a blog for another day.

In the meantime, here are some pics of the books mentioned above, which I am sure must be available on Amazon these days.

A YEAR IN PROVENCE BOOK COVER

UP THE AGENCY BOOK COVER

Just to end off on a particularly French note, I found this beautiful original version of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” with a succinct edit of the best romantic clips of the movie A GOOD YEAR, so do enjoy.








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