Service: Apple Music
Something I will never be able to comprehend is when people say they ‘don’t listen to music’.
Anyways, I’m the exact opposite and listen to music every single day. Thus Apple Music is a no-brainer for me. It’s the same concept as Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, Spotify, etc. I first subscribed a couple of years ago when I had an iPhone, and I still use it even though I have switched back to Android (The Apple Music app is available on both Apple and Android devices).
It costs R59.99 per month, which is the same price as all the other music streaming services, and you are charged in Rands, so no need to worry about fluctuating exchange rates.
Check out my shared playlists here.
Jewellery: Black Betty
Founded in 2012 by South African designer Kristin Weixelbaumer, Black Betty is a South African based jewellery & piercing studio. And one of my faves at that.
Their jewellery is the perfect combination of minimal, high-end, and edgy. Which is right up my alley.
One of my favourite Black Betty ranges is their ‘Ear Candy‘ section. Specifically their single studs and sleepers for beautifully curated ears.
Not only do they create the most beautiful jewellery, but they have also launched professional piercing services.
I own a couple of Black Betty pieces, and I also visited their Pankhurst studio for the first time this year to get an ear piercing from Gavin, their in-house piercer at the time. The whole experience was incredible. For those of you who don’t know, I have a massive fear of needles, and a low pain tolerance (I’m proper kleinserig), so when I say that it was practically painless, trust that anyone can handle it.
They also have a studio in Sea Point, Cape Town, so check them out when you’re in the area.
Clothing Item: Cotton On Fleece Lined Tights
Since it’s mid-winter I figured now is the best time to chat about these babies. I’m sure the name is self-explanatory. These are their basic exercise tights, but with a thin fleece lining which is incredibly soft and warm for colder weather.
I have them in Black and Mulberry.
One pair will set you back R449.00, but keep an eye on their website for 30% off discounts every once in a while, or try your luck on Superbalist. They’re listed as unisex on the website, so guys don’t @ me.
Lastly, trust that your 🍑 booty 🍑 will be poppin’ in these. You can thank me later.
Podcast: 99% Invisible
Each episode contains three mini stories, factual stories – about design.
Everything from the history of movie theater designs and license plate lawsuits, to modern day environmental issues and architecture.
Why I enjoy this podcast:
- It’s informative and entertaining at the same time.
- Quality of production – this is a top quality podcast and I find it very satisfying and soothing to listen to.
- Roman Mars’ voice and annunciation is enjoyable to say the least.
- The full show notes are available on the website, so you can read more about the people or places mentioned in the stories.
If you don’t know by now, I’m a massive fan of personality tests and all things neuroscience and psychology. I love learning about how the brain works, why I am the way I am, and what I can do to improve myself and be a better human. With that said, this book is right up my alley.
Thomas Erikson, a Swedish behavioral expert, dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people. Using the DISC-method, personalities are classified into four colours – Blue, Red, Green and Yellow.
The book provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information. Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage.
Although the book is a great tool to implement in the work environment, it can also help you in with other relationships like friends, families and romantic partners.
Annnd that’s it for now. Kthanksbye x