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Smart Food • The Tequila Mexican Chicken Salad

September 20, 2017
Smart Food • The Tequila Mexican Chicken Salad

Turns out, this year Mexican food is quite the thing. Definitely one of this year’s biggest food trends, the beautiful rich, enchanting mix of flavour, colour and texture is quite simply put, YUM! Yes, traditional Mexican cuisine has never been hotter or more in the spotlight as it is now. NEW on the Jack and Jill Food co. menu this Spring is the fabulous Jill Nowers’ take on the fresh zesty flavours of a Mexican salad… with a touch of zany tequila, of course 😉 Jill’s food philosophy has always been about the basic principles of good food. Preparing delicious,…

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Smartgirl Street Style • Pink

September 14, 2017
Smartgirl Street Style • Pink • Tiffany Pienaar

2017 Is the Year to rethink Pink You can never have too much pink in your closet, and rose-colored everything has been HUGE news in 2017. It started with the New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 collections at the end of last year, when we noticed the hue was an ongoing trend among designers, and in London, the popular shade made a number of runway appearances, as well. By the time fashion week arrived in Milan, Alessandro Michele’s latest collection for Gucci took place within an all-pink-everything boudoir, from the set’s carpet and ottomans to the hazy lighting.   Finally, in Paris, the rosy…

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Our Favourite Most Delightful Roald Dahl Quotes

September 12, 2017
Our favourite most delightful Roald Dahl Quotes

Out of all of the most celebrated children’s authors, Roald Dahl has gifted the world with some of the most quotable works the world has ever known. Not only did Roald Dahl create some of children’s literature’s most unforgettable characters in tales that transcend the generations, what is perhaps most captivating about his work is that, beneath the wonderfully eccentric stories, there always lies a warm sentiment in his words to inspire both young and old. Everything we ever needed to know about how to live our lives is most likely to be found in a Roald Dahl book! Here…

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Brainy Business

TOP 10 Companies Millennials Want to work for

September 6, 2017
TOP 10 Companies Millennials Want to work for - Google

Tweet others the way you want to want to be tweeted ― Germany Kent According to Pew Research, as of 2015, Millennials made up more than one third of the World’s entire workforce, which allowed them to surpass Gen X as the largest working generation. With this number anticipated to rise dramatically in the coming years, what Millennials expect from their workplace is going to become an increasingly important factor for companies. There is so much written about what Millennials want from an employer, whether it’s benefits, flexibility, or career opportunities… But in terms of who does it best, where do most…

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Cool Spots

Prague • Czech Republic

August 31, 2017
Cool Spots • Prague Czech Republic

Prague Czech Republic, Europe prague.eu Why we love Prague How can you not love a city that is the equal to Paris in terms of beauty? A city who’s intricate and mystical history goes back a millennium? Where local pastries are dreamy and delicious? AND where you can order a beer without speaking, simply by placing a beer mat on the table? If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good – Dr. Seuss  A European Hotspot The 1989 Velvet Revolution that freed the Czechs from communism gave to Europe a gem of a city…

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Bright Sparks

Huibre-Mare and Louise-Mare Botes • The Tennis Prodigies

August 25, 2017
Bright Sparks • Huibre-Mare & Louise-Mare Botes

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose – Dr. Suess Meet Huibre-Mare and Louise-Mare Botes. The exceptionally gifted Tennis prodigies from Bloemfontein. Probably two of the most talented and dedicated young women we have ever met. To have such incredible focus and commitment at such a young age is truly remarkable! They both represented South Africa for the U14, U16 and U18 teams in tennis. Huibre-Mare was ranked the No. 1 school tennis player in South Africa and also won the South African National singles title. Louise-Mare was…

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Music by Magpie • Julia Michaels the Girl Power of Pop Music

August 23, 2017
Music by Magpie • Julia Michaels the Girl Power of Pop Music

Although I may not put pop at the top of my favourite genre list… I’d be a Big Liar if I didn’t admit the truth,  I’m NOT sorry that I love catchy pop music tunes and that I can relate to the lyrics that are so fun to sing along to! I first noticed Julia Michaels when her first single , “Issues” appeared on my iTunes hot tracks list, it basically sky rocketed to number 11 on the Billboard hot 100 in the US soon after its release earlier this year and peaked at number 10 in the UK. Issues…

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Just n Motion • The Importance of Strength Training for Women

August 17, 2017
Just n Motion • The importance of strength training for women

There has been a misconception. Many women think that strength training and lifting weights to improve your physique and strength is a ‘manly’ way of exercising. However, women have made significant strides in our modern day society of being just as capable of matching the demands of modern exercise techniques as men. Women typically used to be characterised by spending 90% of their gym workouts on cardio machines but this has definitely changed. In fact, the way female athletes and active individuals train has changed significantly over recent times. So WHY do strength and weight training? It’s a NO Brainer Ladies!…

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The TOP Female Travel Photographers you need to follow on Instagram

August 15, 2017
Miss Everywhere • The TOP Female Travel Photographers you need to follow on Instagram

#wanderlust Travel photography has always been popular on Instagram, yet never so much as in 2017, when tens of millions of new signups led to staggering growth figures for both the most followed people on Instagram and smaller accounts alike. Travel photographers rejoiced as their work was displayed on a grander scale than ever before, and Instagrammers of all kinds thrived. As we’re celebrating Women’s Month here on Hello Smart Blog, we thought it only appropriate to shine the spotlight on six of the top female travel Instagrammers to follow this year and beyond. Expect plenty of sun-drenched infinity pools,…

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Smartgirl Street Style • The Graffiti Parka

August 10, 2017
Jeani Meyer - Smartgirl street style • The graffiti parka

Pull a Kate Moss and rock a Parka It’s not like it’s ever really been out of style, but this season the humble parka has become the fashion pack’s main squeeze, lending it’s warm embrace to celebrities and street-style stars alike. Seen at Vetements, Sacai, Etro, Tommy Hilfiger, Saint Laurent and Coach, 2017’s on-trend version of the parka is oversized (naturally), heavy-duty, and brilliantly functional. The parka has long been code for cool, but its real glam era came when Kate Moss wore one, pants-less, on the cover i-D. Shot by Craig McDean, Moss stood, back to the camera and…

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