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Living It Up with Lerato

Having been an influencer for various brands in SA, Lerato Tshabalala is a trusted provider of lifestyle content.

From exclusive interviews with property moguls, to giving travel tips (around SA and beyond) and showcasing new restaurants and design (from fashion to interior design), all the way to talking to industry experts on grooming or art.

This weekly hourly podcast will be your first point of call when looking for reliable, discerning lifestyle content.
Weekly English South Africa Design
29 Episodes
1 – 20

Bespoke Pieces: From Furniture to Blinds

Cheap shoes are like cheap accommodation on holiday... it never ends well! @BlaquePearlLife’s Siyabesho Thutha and Zimkita Sidumo give tips on the decor items we should all be spending our money on. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.
30 Aug 2018 1 hr 03 min

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Pantone announced ultra-violet as the Colour of the Year for 2018. Colour specialist and Interior Designer and Decorator, Sandra Larkin chats about how you can incorporate this colour into your home.
23 Aug 2018 57 min

How to create Feminine Spaces

It’s Women’s Day in South Africa and we’re celebrating the ladies! Award-winning designer – who’s designed the décor at some Nando’s restaurants – Urban Natives, Mpho Vackier and Form Interior Décor & Design Creative Director, Erica Schalkwyk, chat feminine spaces. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.
9 Aug 2018 57 min

Lighting Trends & Decorating for Quaint Spaces

Lerato chats to the divine owner of Andrew Mackenzie Interiors. With a background in theatre and the opera, Andrew talks about lighting trends for the rest of 2018, as well as decorating for quaint spaces. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.
2 Aug 2018 54 min

Blinds & Shutters for Home or Office

Looking to install new blinds or update your current shutters? Anthony Mederer from Taylor Blinds & Shutters, gives all the tips and info you need to know for your home and office space.
26 Jul 2018 1 hr 06 min

Evolving Children’s Spaces

If you're a parent you won't want to miss this week's edition of the show. Jacquie Frost from Dream Furniture and Chantel Jonker from Jonke Interiors talk about evolving children’s spaces... from the nursery to ones fit for toddlers, and teenagers. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.
19 Jul 2018 50 min

Bedroom Talk: Creating Intimate Spaces

Baby it's cold outside! This week on Living It Up it's all about the bedroom. Learn how to set the mood in the boudoir by creating an intimate, sexy space with Daniella da Rocha from DaRocha Interiors and Lebo Zondi from Ipapatse Interiors. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds &…
12 Jul 2018 55 min

Architecture & Design

Lerato Tshabalala discusses the latest in architecture and design with Johann Slee from Slee and Co. He gives us the trade secrets that architects look for when finishing off their buildings. The Taylor Blinds Collection: framing your views with revolutionary blind designs. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.
5 Jul 2018 38 min

Why Africa is the Future

Known for putting the phrase 'Africa is the Future' on t-shirts, Butter Pudding’s Papama Mtwisha-Ramogase reveals what made her start the range and why Africa is indeed the future.
8 Feb 2018 58 min

A Day in the Life of a Stylist

Responsible for creating Destiny magazine's 2017 iconic cover with artist Esther Mahlangu, Mpumi Sinxoto talks about what it takes to become a stylist... as well as fashion trends for 2018.
1 Feb 2018 57 min

Food for Thought

Food entrepreneur, stylist and former food editor at True Love magazine, Mokgadi Itsweng gives tips on healthy but delicious lunches and snacks you can pack for yourself (and your kids), cleansing herbal teas you can make at home, and why we should all be eating less meat.
25 Jan 2018 58 min

Local Holiday Destinations

In 2018 Living it Up will see Lerato Tshabalala doing what she’s known for as a writer and editor... showcasing travel, food, design and leisure. Fresh from the holidays, South African National Parks (Sanparks) senior marketing manager, Mbali Mngomezulu talks about planning your next holiday at a local destination.
11 Jan 2018 50 min

Work/Life Balance with Jabu Serithi

Closing off Living It Up for 2017, GVK-Siya Zama Construction's Commercial Director, Jabu Serithi - the group's first female director since its inception - talks about how to balance being a quantity surveyor and family life.
14 Dec 2017 54 min

The Architecture of Things

Managing Director at Nzuza Architects, Nompumelelo Nzuza, talks about what you need to be an architect, and the power of collaborating with other architects.
7 Dec 2017 54 min

How to Become a Successful Estate Agent

Remax estate agent Zoe Chiriseri-Ramushu talks to Lerato about why managing your finances and time properly are crucial to becoming a successful agent.
30 Nov 2017 59 min

The Estate Agency Affairs Board

Customer relations manager at South Africa's Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), Ms Thozokani Khumalo, talks about the board's role as an advisor to consumers, its transformation mandate, and bringing previously disadvantaged individuals into the property sector.
23 Nov 2017 44 min

More than just a Golf Estate

One in 10 South Africans chooses to live in a gated community. Rated second by the New World Wealth Survey, Group Executive Head: Sales and Marketing at Steyn City, Tammy Menton, talks about what’s expected in the future, and why Steyn City continues to be a highly desirable lifestyle resort…
25 Oct 2017 51 min

Building 101!

National Technical and Inspection Manager for the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), Fred Wagenaar, talks to Lerato Tshabalala about everything you need to know - as well as all the boxes you need to tick - before you build your own home.
18 Oct 2017 54 min

Think Like a Property Investor

Born in Joburg and now an entrepreneur and successful property expert living in KwaZulu-Natal, Julie Solomon is an award-winning real estate agent who teaches people how to invest in property wisely. She tells Lerato about her JS Property seminars and how they equip you to be able to own a…
4 Oct 2017 51 min
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