Capital Lifestyle

  • Capital Lifestyle: #diy: British Designer Growing Trees Into Furniture
    25 May 2015 - Deep in the English countryside,there’s a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs,slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs,100 lampshades and other items including mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a highly unusual adventure in furniture design. The brainchild of Gavin Munro,his Full Grown company has produced...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Get Inspired By Glam Retro Fashion
    25 May 2015 - by Yethu Mtshali It’s okay to turn back a few pages and get inspired by all the fashion trends that worked over the past decades. I’ve added over-the-knee boots and pearls from the 60s,jumpsuits from the 70s and minis paired with polo neck sweats intrinsic to the 80s. Earn your 60s stripes Above: Style Republic waterfall trench coat ; multistrand pearl necklace and striped skater dress,and...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #travel: Is Subscription-Based Flying The New Trend?
    25 May 2015 - Is a all-you-can-fly membership the future of aviation? Surf Air thinks so. Surf Air,a new airline that operates on a monthly subscription,has launched in California and is looking to expand its innovative business model to other markets. Offering a unique alternative to traditional commercial and private aviation,Surf Air also comes with perks in addition to a First Class experience:  free...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #mustwatch: Would You Let Your Family Go On A Date For You?
    25 May 2015 - Would you let your family go on a date for you? That’s the question Mzansi Magic’s latest dating show: Date My Family. In Date My Family,bachelors and bachelorettes must choose a potential based solely on the recommendations of their families. The reality show format is pretty straightforward with three potentials vying for a chance to date the singleton through dates with his or her families....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Why Infused Water Is Better For Your Health
    25 May 2015 - Did you know infusing your water with fresh fruits and herbs may support your liver and aid your body in the normal detoxification process? From indigestion and headache relief,to improved hydration and immune function,you’ll be awed as to how good you’ll feel by simply adding a few slices of your favourite fruit to water! What makes infused waters so great is that you are supplying your body...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Cannes Winner Stars Sri Lankan Former Child Soldier
    25 May 2015 - A Sri Lankan novelist and former child soldier stars in “Dheepan”,a French thriller which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. In the picture by acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (who made 2009’s “A Prophet”),Anthonythasan Jesuthasan plays a former Tamil Tiger fighter fleeing the mayhem of his war-ravaged homeland. He and two strangers...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Sweden’s Never-Give-Up Eurovision Winner
    24 May 2015 - Multitalented and modest Mans Zelmerlow,winner of Sweden’s sixth Eurovision Song Contest,is not the sort of guy to throw in the towel. The 28-year-old singer and musician failed to get into music college and was twice rejected to represent Sweden in Eurovision,succeeding on his third attempt in March. He also came fifth in the talent show “Idol” in 2005,but his good looks,...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Our2cents Ep. 33: Rebounds – How Soon Is Too Soon Part II
    22 May 2015 - If you remember,last week Sharon Mundia and Susan Wong introduced the topic of rebounds. If you don’t,you can start by watching the video here. As promised,they invited David Amira (popularly known as Denzel Washington around the office due to his uncanny resemblance to superstar actor) to share his two cents on the matter. Who better to have addressing these questions than a male,right...
  • Capital Lifestyle: MTV Africa Music Awards Returns To Durban
    22 May 2015 - A decade after bursting onto the world stage,Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) are once again shining a global spotlight on African music,creativity and achievement at the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015,brought to you by KwaZulu-Natal Province in association with Absolut and in...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 3 Makeup Tricks For The Morning After A Late Night
    22 May 2015 - (By Chantelle Bester) Here are some makeup tricks for those times when quick drinks at a friend’s house turn into a really late night. Tired skin is prone to looking dull,so before you even start applying makeup just take two minutes to exfoliate and slap on a nourishing oil for a bit of radiance. Exaggerate the highlights – whatever you usually do,do more of it on larger areas to...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Of Adebayor And Dysfunctional Families
    22 May 2015 - (OYUNGA PALA) Absolutely no one can screw you quite as well as members of your own family. At least that is what Emmanuel Adebayor,the Togolese football who plays for Tottenham Hotspurs in the English Premier league and Togolese national team revealed. In a scathing rant,posted on his public profile on Facebook,Adebayor washed the family’s dirty linen in public. The detailed post,highlighted...
  • Capital Lifestyle: The Little Things That Make A Woman Sexy
    22 May 2015 - 1. “Confidence” A woman with confidence in herself radiates and calls out for admiration. 2. “Well-moisturized lips” Let your lips not be dry. Use lip balm,lip gloss,lip stick or naturally keep your lips nourished. Your sexiness is incomplete if he doesn’t get distracted by your lips. 3. “Intelligent conversations” This will excite a grown man. Yes,as...
  • Capital Lifestyle: No More Excuses! How To Make Time For Workouts
    22 May 2015 - I had the pleasure of sitting down once again with the award winning blogger and fitness guru,Jane Mukami,to get some tips on how to stay motivated when it comes to hitting the gym. You might remember the last set of tips she shared with us on how to get the perfect pre- and post-holiday body and if not,click here to jog your memory. If you’re anything like me,then sometimes the idea of...
  • Capital Lifestyle: In Love With The Choco – Cadbury’s Launch Chocolate Airways
    22 May 2015 - Cadbury’s have launched an airline for chocoholics. The Saturdays star Una Foden will be the first passenger on board the new private Cadbury Jet,which is preparing to take off to five delicious destinations. Talking about her mouthwatering experience,the singer revealed: “I’ve been on board the Cadbury air jet and I guarantee whoever wins this competition is going to...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Playboy Puts Clothes Back On For New Mobile App
    22 May 2015 - Playboy on Thursday launched a new mobile app — but don’t look for nudity. The magazine’s new Playboy NOW mobile app for Android and Apple devices is tailored to its updated “safe for work” strategy,which emphasizes lifestyle and culture over buttocks and breasts. The move follows a plan unveiled last August for its website to promote “highly sharable content...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 'Too Old’ Gyllenhaal, 37, Sparks Hollywood Sexism Debate
    22 May 2015 -   Oscar-nominated US actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was told she was too old at 37 to play the lover of a 55-year-old man,she said in comments published Thursday which went viral online. “There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” she said in an interview with TheWrap Magazine. “I’m 37 and I was told...
  • Capital Lifestyle: French Dairy Brand Elle Et Vire Launches In Kenya
    21 May 2015 - For centuries,baking enthusiasts and pastry chefs have been laminating their doughs with butter in order to obtain a flaky,buttery pastry,such as a great croissant or Mille-Feuille that’s deceptively airy and light,with many beautiful crispy layers. The secret behind to such pastries? Great butter. Pastry appreciation is a growing passion in Kenya,taking from European influences and more...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Behind The Scenes At Cannes: Relentless Work For Stylists
    21 May 2015 - An army of stylists,hairdressers and make-up artists work flat-out behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival to ensure not an eyelash is out of place for the big moment on the red carpet. “We have a real responsibility. At Cannes,the ‘look’ is dissected at an incredible speed,” said French hair stylist Stephane Bodin,a regular at the world’s leading film...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Are You The Partner Of A Sex Addict?
    21 May 2015 - (By Leandie Buys) In my practice,I often find myself counselling the partner of a sex addict before I counsel the addict. In this column,I will talk about what it is like to be the female partner of a male sex addict. There are cases where women experience sex addiction,but they are much less common. Usually,I will begin counselling a woman who has been told to ‘get help’ by her partner...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Why You Need To Join A Yoga Class Now
    21 May 2015 - “Ooommmmm” More often that not when you ask people what they know about yoga,this is all you here. One giant misconception is that yoga is more a very relaxed form of meditation than an actual work out. You do more than just sit there with your legs crossed and eyes closed focusing on inner peace. Have you been wondering what all they hype is about? Here are our top 5 Reasons as to why YOU need...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Tuxedos, Evening Gowns 'De Rigueur’ At Cannes, But Not Stilettos
    21 May 2015 - Cannes’ 12-day film festival may be known for its parties and play,but there’s no playing around with the dress code set half a century ago for guests climbing its celebrated red carpet. Tuxedos and evening gowns remain “de rigueur” but stilettos are not a must,festival organisers insisted amid a row over women in flats being denied access to Cannes’ legendary red-...
  • Capital Lifestyle: US TV Pioneer David Letterman Bows Out
    21 May 2015 - The king of America’s special brand of late-night television,David Letterman,broadcasts his final show Wednesday,closing the door on a pioneering,33-year-long career that inspired a generation of comedians. Not only is he the longest-serving nighttime US talk show host,but his unique style of caustic and at times grumpy humor set him apart even if rivals pulled in more viewers. He...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Women Banned From Wearing Flats At Cannes Film Festival
    21 May 2015 - Emily Blunt says it’s “disappointing” women have been banned from Cannes Film Festival for not wearing high-heels. The ‘Into The Woods’ actress has spoken out after it was claimed a group of women wearing rhinestone-embellished flat shoes were turned away from a film screening for not wearing heels. Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her new film...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Sam Smith: I Want To Be A Voice For Gay Youth
    21 May 2015 - Sam Smith wants to be an international “voice for gay youth”. The ‘Lay Me Down’ hitmaker who came out to fans last year wants to help people around the world who may be struggling with their sexuality and has set up a foundation to promote gay rights around the world. Speaking to French magazine TÊTU,he said: “I would like to become a voice for gay...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Skipping Meals Linked To Abdominal Weight Gain
    20 May 2015 - Working on a flat stomach? Next time you catch yourself skipping a meal – think twice unless you like gaining weight around your midsection or you’re working on your muffin top. Scientists at The Ohio State University have found that skipping meals could be linked to abdominal weight gain. Skipping meals to save on calories results in larger fluctuations in insulin and glucose; and...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Kim Kardashian West Pursued Kanye West After Divorce
    20 May 2015 - (Bang Showbiz) Kim Kardashian West has revealed she pursued rapper Kanye West after her divorce from basketball player Kris Humphries because she always knew there was a “spark” between them. Kim Kardashian West pursued Kanye West following her divorce from Kris Humphries. The 34-year-old star split from the basketball player following just 72 days of marriage in October 2011,and was...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #weirdnews: Saudi Arabia Recruits Executioners
    20 May 2015 - Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014. The civil service ministry said that no qualifications were necessary and that applicants would be exempted from the usual entrance exams. It said that as well as beheadings,the successful candidates would be expected to carry out...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Mixradio Expands Amid Streaming Battle
    20 May 2015 - MixRadio,the streaming service originally launched by Nokia,on Tuesday expanded availability to major smartphone platforms as the market for on-demand music keeps growing. MixRadio,which markets itself as a personalized streaming service with curated playlists,said it would be available on Androids and iPhones. MixRadio also announced a tie-up with Taiwanese telecom company HTC,which will...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #socialexperiment : Men Fear Meeting Fatties Online
    20 May 2015 - You know Tinder right? That free location-based app that allows for social discovery hence allowing mutually interested users to meet up and form a “relationship”…Yes,that one. Well,it turns out that people have expectations that they would like met when it comes to finally meeting that hottie they’ve had their eye on on the Tinder streets. Something funny though is that men...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 18 Reasons You Should Be Faithful To Your Lover /Spouse
    20 May 2015 -   1. Being faithful to your lover encourages your lover to be faithful to you. 2. Being faithful makes your relationship/marriage last. The quickest and easiest way to end your relationship/marriage is by cheating. 3. Being faithful gives you peace of mind,you don’t have to watch your tracks,you are not paranoid,trying to remember every lie you say. 4. Being faithful boosts the...

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