What Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess has taught us

After binge-watching four seasons of Downton Abbey in the past two weeks, I am basically a ladyship myself by now. (I am typing this in a British accent.)

This has been a learning period for me, and I consider the Dowager Countess (played by Maggie Smith, the queen herself) to be the ultimate teacher when it comes to the English upper class.

Here are some wisdom as generously shared by Cousin Violet. Continue reading “What Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess has taught us”

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The plot line is an interesting story following the 60’s Russian, Prague invasion and depicts ordinary middle-class characters.

The Unbearable Lightness of being is a philosophical masterpiece skilfully woven into a naturalistic plot line.

What I enjoyed about the book was the philosophical remarks it made to explain or discuss everyday occurrences, like contemplating the relationship between someone and their pet. Nietzsche’s idea of eternal recurrence is explored in the opening chapter of the book and the theme is further explored throughout the book through life events of the characters and interruptions of the author.I rate this book 7 out of 10 buns.

I rate this book 7 out of 10 buns.

Losing Home, Finding Yourself (by Jana Hugo)

Hello readers of Bread Poet Society, my name is Jana and I’m currently in my 2nd year at UCT, studying a BA majoring in Film and Gender studies. When I’m not doing readings for my course or taking a nap, I like to write in my journal, avoid pigeons (Satan’s gift to mankind) or whisper sweet nothings to my beloved plants!! Here is a lil piece about home and uni and growing up. CIAO! Continue reading “Losing Home, Finding Yourself (by Jana Hugo)”

Winter Wardrobe Part 1: 8 signature pieces to try this winter

Your alarm goes off in the morning. You snooze it. Snooze again. Repeat this until you absolutely have to get up. You now have the minimum amount of time to get ready for the day. Does this sound familiar?

Even now, as you are standing in front of your closet, you are trying to decide whether your best bet would be quitting your job / skipping class / not doing whatever you need to do that day, or braving the cold, but simply wrapping a blanket around your shoulders and telling everyone this is what they’re doing in Milan right now. Get with it, people. Continue reading “Winter Wardrobe Part 1: 8 signature pieces to try this winter”

A week in Cape Town

Trying to live up to the blog’s motto of always procrastinating productively, myself and Ingrid Heydenrych ventured into Cape Town this week with high expectancies of living The Big City Life while doing an internship at NetNuus, an online Afrikaans news platform.

To be fair, “internship” rather involved quietly doing our own work for Die Matie‘s youngest child, an app that posts short news updates throughout the day. Nevertheless, we got to hang out in the Media24 quarters, which is like heaven for us.  Continue reading “A week in Cape Town”

The CFDA Awards 2017

Every year, the international fashion community honors all the best moments in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards.

We are having our own fashion awards after seeing all the beautiful pieces worn to this event. We’ll call it TBPS Fashion Awards. (If you’re not catching on to that, The Bread Poet Society Fashion Awards are now in full swing and will be held every year, starting today.) Continue reading “The CFDA Awards 2017”