Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Now Trending: FLORAL PAJAMA SUITS

 
 
Floral pajama suits are currently  trending. Everyone from bloggers to fashionistas are rocking these suits .
 
 
These suits can be worn with either a black or white spaghetti top and accompanied with some nude pumps .What we love mostly about these suits, is that they can be either dressed up or down. They just look stylish and classy.






BONANG MATHEBAS BIRTHDAY PARTY


 Bonang Matheba is asouth African radio host ,soon to be star of her own  reality show ,entrepreneur and most of all a fashonista. This weekend she celebrated her birthday  with a very extravagant event.
Everything from the dress to the décor was amazing .
 Her pink ball gown designed by her all time designer Gert Johan Coetzee was just jaw dropping .She truly looked like a princess .

 AKA and Joburg ballet were there to perform on her big day .
 Precious the planner organized the event and the décor and we can truly congratulate her on a job well done .Everything looked well put together and well thoughtout .
Many celebrities were in attendance including the IT couple Maps Maponyane and girlfriend Nomzamo.


Photo credits :Bonang Matheba's instagram page.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WEIGHT LOSS TIP : Almonds


Almonds are one of the most recommended snack for weight loss. They help you feel fuller for longer and suppress hunger due to their high fiber content.
Almonds should be snacked everyday to get the best out of the nutrients they have which includes Vitamin E, potassium ,calcium and magnesium.


 
They  may also be very helpful for your skin and  also useful to increase your energy levels.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

STYLE CRUSH :JUDY ARIES

Our style crush this week is Judy Aries.
We have fallen in love with her style which is a mix of sophisticated and effortless chic. Her choice of clothe is beyond words and makes us amazed every time she posts her outfits.
 
 
 

On top of that her body is goals ,she has a perfect body that makes it easier for clothes to fit well .
 


Follow her on instagram @judy_aries to be current on her fashion chronicles and enjoy a fashion treat as much as we do.

HOW TO ORGANISE A SMALL PARTY..

Kabla ya kuandaa party inatakiwa kwanza uweze kufikiria jinsi gani utawafanya wageni wako wajisikie wenye  furaha katika moyo na waone party yako ni ya tofauti zaidi, kikubwa ni ubunifu wa kufanya  party ichangamke na wageni wajisikie raha…"its all about happiness and enjoying the moment".

  • Cha kwanza ni vizuri kujua utaandaa sherehe ya aina gani; kama itakua ya watoto, ya kidini, ya vijana au wazee. Na pia ukishajua ni watu wa aina gani hivyo inakua rahisi kujua itafanyika sehemu gani kama ni nyumbani, by the poolside, beach au kwenye hall.
  • Baaada ya kuamua hayo yote, sasa unaweza kuchagua  theme ambayo itaendana na sherehe yako. Kuna theme mbali mbali inategemea unataka theme gani kwajili ya sherehe yako. Kuna Hollywood old school party, Champagne and desert party na nyingine nyingi tofauti kulingana na  ubunifu wako.  Unaweza ukabuni  jina upendalo kutegemeana na decorations zako, mavazi, vyakula na vinywaji  kutokana na party upendayo.

Leo nita share na nyie party niliomuandalia mdogo wangu, niliita “Julies cup cakes and Barbeque royal Party”. Ntaanza kwa kuelezea theme ya bbq party, kabla ya kufanya bbq inabidi kuangalia hali ya hewa (weather) ya siku hiyo mara nyingi inaendana na wakati wa summer au pale jua linapotoka inapendeza ukiandaa wakati hakuna mvua.
Bbq Party ni kuhusu nyama choma mfano mbuzi, kuku, beef, sausages, samaki, pork/kitimoto na burgers. Pia usisahau kuna ambao hawatakula nyama hao wawekee vegetable-bbq kama mahindi ya kuchoma,ndizi mzuzu, viazi vitamu vya kuchoma.


Wageni wako watakuja kwenye sherehe na matarajio ya kula, kushiba na kuenjoy nyama choma kwahiyo hakikisha una nyama ya kutosha kulingana na wageni uliowaalika na nyama yako inafanyiwa marination usiku mmoja kabla ya sherehe.
Unaweza marinate nyama yako kwa kutumia classic sauces na spices.  Ili nyama yako iweze kuiva taratibu na spice kukolea vizuri, unashauriwa kufanya marination usiku mmoja kabla ya party. Pia tayarisha sauces za kusevia nyama choma.

Unaweza kutayarisha pia cool drinks na ice na waweza kutengeneza cocktail drinks pia.
Ni vizuri kuandaa corner ya chai na coffee, maana kuna wageni wako wengine watapendelea kupata chai na coffee. Hakikisha unasahani za kutosha za disposable zenye rangi ya kuvutia ya summer.


hakikisha una cutlery za kutosha; vijiko na uma na visu. kuhusu bbq kumbuka kwamba wageni hawata kua na muda wa kusubiri chakula, hakikisha nyama zinachomwa mapema  kabla ya wageni kuwasili ili wakija wanakutana na harufu nzuri na wakikaa kidogo wanaanza kuseviwa.




SPECIAL THANKS TO MAMA KAI KAI for the great post .....

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Church outfit Inspiration

We all have our sense of style in fashion depending on days and occasions, but when it comes to Sunday its very difficult for some women to find something fashionable, stylish, chic and mostly decent for church. It seems like a hassle and tedious work for some women therefore they tend to loose their sense of style. But we spotted living my bliss in style, her sense of style for Sunday is stunning and fashionable, you just can’t help falling in love with it.
Living my bliss in style is a fashionable blogger but also owner of bliss collections based in USA. She loves fashion and makes a living out of it. We love how she makes a modern woman look decent, fashionable and stylish in her outfits.

When it comes to creativity in style and fashion-forward outfits, living my bliss in style is the lady to look up to.



Find her on instagram @living_my_bliss_instyle

Monday, June 5, 2017

RAMADHAN SPECIAL ZINDY’S STYLE​

Asalam Alyekum my sisters Alhamdullillah Ramadan Kareem !!!!! Its another opportunity that Allah has granted us to witness another month of Ramadan a month full of rahma and we should make the most of it InShaAllah. 
As for me this is the first Ramadan am fasting together with my husband Alhamdullillah its quite a pleasure and am so looking forward to it, not just the food part but Ibadah as well. So currently am in the UK and below is ideal menu that I have prepared for this Ramadan. This will ease my day to day activities as I have to balance
work and this holy month of Ibadah. Below is my simple Ramadan menu of everything I can make so far that can be amended in your own style, you will notice that Tambi is my favourite dish; 


a) Starter after breaking fast 
Fruit 
Salads 
Smoothies
Porridge
Puddings

 b) Bites
Chapati(Maji/Kukanda)
Sambusa
Bagia
Maandazi  
Mkate wa ufuta(Sesame flat bread)
Bread rolls
Vitumbua
Kalimati           
Katlesi
Kachori
Pizza
Mishkaki/kuku choma
Spring rolls

c) Main
 Iftar menu
i. Maandazi​
Chapati za maji
​Kuku roast
Tambi

ii.Kachori​
Ndizi mzuzu​
Maharage 
Sambusa

iii. Chapati zakukanda/Mkate wa
ufuta

​Mishkaki/Kuku choma​
Kachumbari
​Mbaazi nazi 

iv. Bagia za kunde​
Bread rolls
Roast maini (aside)
​Ndizi nazi​

v. Katles​
Muhogo nazi​
Samaki​
Salad(kachumbari)

vi. Vitumbua​
Kachori 
​Kuku roast
​Magimbi 
​Tambi 

vii. Pizza ​
Kalimati
​Ndizi mzuzu​
Tambi

viii. Chips
​Boga
Salad
​Kuku choma

PS: This is just a sample to use as a guide, feel free to add or remove according to your favourite, however please don’t spend the whole day is the kitchen as that is not the main aim of the month. Till next time…. Ramadhan Kareem. 

Special thanks to Zindy for this great post .Zindy  is a personal shopper and owner of @fashion_and home_by_zindy page on instagram.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Eggplant with meatballs Curry

Ingredients
  • 10,5 oz (300 g) beef mince
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp madras curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • a handful fresh mint, chopped
  • vegetable oil
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Transfer the beef to a large mixing bowl and season with the garlic paste and a good sprinkle of pepper, nutmeg and salt. Add half of the cinnamon, a teaspoon of curry powder and a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger.

  2. Knead the mince well. Taste a bit of the mince and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. After that roll the seasoned beef mince into even balls, each about 1 oz (30 g) in weight. You should end up with 8 meatballs.

  3. Pour a little vegetable oil in a large non-stick pan and place it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs.

  4. Bake them on all sides until golden for 5 to 6 minutes.

  5. Transfer the baked meatballs to a clean plate and cover them with tinfoil. Peel and chop the onion and garlic cloves. Add them to the hot pan (don’t remove the burnt bits from the meatballs - this will give extra flavor to your sauce).

  6. Gently cook the onion and garlic over medium heat for 5 minutes until lightly browned. Dice the eggplant up and add it to the pan.

  7. Stir well, add a little splash of water and cook the eggplant and onion for 5 minutes. Then add the bay leaf, the tomato paste, the rest of the grated ginger, cinnamon,curry and the cumin seeds. Season with a pinch of pepper, nutmeg and salt.

  8. Stir the eggplant well and add ½ cup (120 ml) of water to the pan. Bring this to a good boil and simmer the eggplant sauce 7 minutes until soft. Then add the browned meatballs again.

  9. Stir and cook for another 8 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through. Add extra water if necessary. In the end add the yogurt and half of the chopped mint.

  10. Check the seasoning. Add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Transfer the eggplant curry and meatballs onto warm deep plates. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped mint. Serve hot.
For the full post click Here.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Discovering Restaurants in Hatfield, Pretoria.



In our recent visit to south Africa ,we visited Hatfield ,Pretoria which is a hub for students .It has everything from the University of Pretoria ,plazas ,hotels ,residences and most of all an influx of restaurants .In the street there are more than 15 restaurants including big names such as kfc,burger king ,pizza hut ,dominoes and other south African restaurants such as Barcelos ,spur to mention a few.

Since here at Amaris lifestyle we are lovers of good food and also decor .We decided to go to these restaurants and do a quick survey of what they offer and their decor to share with our readers.
Starting with Capital P which offers traditional pizza,pastas and paninis.


THE OUTSIDE
From the outside when you pass by this restaurant , you will just be moved to get inside and find out what they have to offer .There is a big red sign that is very eye catching.

 There is also some window stickers  that explain what they offer and what to expect before you get inside .


Since Hatfield is a student hub , there is a big sign outside of 10% off to students when they brig a student card .A very good idea since students love discounts.




THE INSIDE 
When you get to the inside , you are moved to just sit down and order everything they have to offer in the menu .



 The inside has a rustic/modern feel to it with copper lights and both high and normal chairs to sit .

 It is a great setting not only for business meetings ,chill out sessions but also working since it provides a very quiet and relaxing environment to do what is required to do.


 There s a big menu board that displays all the items available and you have an option to pick your pasta from Spaghetti to Ravioli ,a very unique idea.


Photos taken by my us .
Other restaurants will be discussed in upcoming posts .

Sunday, May 28, 2017

REDUCE BELLY FAT WITH THIS DRINK.

Alot of women have made various attempts to eliminate belly fat but end up failing .To start up your journey to loose belly fat ,this flat tummy drink will surely help you.
This drink is surely magical and has  been proven to be very efficient to eliminate belly fat .All the ingredients used, play an important role in burning fat and have sufficient nutrients to give you other health benefits as well.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tbsp of grated ginger
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves

Allow the blend to infuse overnight.Remove all the ingredients from the water and drink the water .You can keep the remaining water in the fridge and it will last for 2 days.
You will  start seeing  visible results in 4 days. 
PS:To get the best weight loss results you need to eat right and exercise.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Who wore it better?



Kefilwe Mabote and Chic Ama  are wearing the same dress from the same designer .While Kefilwe went easy with simple earrings and oversized shades,Chic Ama went all out with the accessories .Who do you think wore this polka dot dress better?


This Fia Factory(instagram:@fiafactory) jacket is definetely a fashion statement .These ladies are surely rocking it in their own unique ways .Who do you think wore it better?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

WEIGHT LOSS TIP: Lentils

Lentils also known as dengu in swahili are one of the best legumes for weight loss.They are low in calories ,low in fat and high in fibre thus making you feel fuller for longer.

Studies have shown that having one serving of lentils per day can help you lose weight. 
Lentils should be a part of an healthy weight loss plan, which includes nutritious foods and plenty of regular exercise.
Lentils are available in variety of colours and can be cooked in variety of ways. 


Lentil curry and Basmati rice
Lentil Soup
Lentil Vegetable Burger

For more lentils recipes click Here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The year of "Gucci".

If there’s one brand that’s currently trending, it’s Gucci. Since taking over as the brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele has done a great job of taking Gucci back to the top.

The  Gucci SS17 has proven to be a success with it featuring trends like floral print that on its own is a big fashion must have this year.

Every one from celebrities and bloggers in and out of Africa are either rocking a Gucci bag,belt or sneakers .Gucci is every where right now and there is no way to stop it.


Gucci handbags




Gucci Mules 




Gucci sneakers





Gucci belts