Opera Nights

I attended my first Opera show last night, and came out of it feeling SO in love, blessed and peaceful. In fact, I don’t really have the vocabulary to express it all well enough.

Golda Schultz and Kelebogile Besong – ultra gifted South African sopranos currently living in Germany – were the toasts of the evening.

I was privileged enough to be seated next to two incredible women, forces in their respective trades: the masterly fashion label owner and designer, Machere Pokane (one of my new favourite people for sure!) and most darling Karen Short who owns premier events management company, By Word of Mouth as well as newly established FrozenForYou

I sat there thinking, and left with a fiery and renewed urge in my belly to do more. As much as I am currently living within my own life’s dream (one aspect of it anyway), I know for sure that there is a lot more to be accomplished. I have the capacity to do more with my time and talents. And so I will. Thanks for the soul-talk, Machere!

What a special way to have spent International Women’s Day.

Lastly, and definitely not least by any stretch, I mustered the courage to greet and share a word privately with the host of the event and powerhouse entrepreneur, Ipeleng Mkhari.


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I have my own personal story about my connection with her which I felt coming sort of ‘full circle’: the April 2009 issue of Destiny will always hold an important place in my heart as this is where, as a freshman at Rhodes University, my letter to the editor was published (much to my extended family’s and parents glee).

That would develop into an era of my life where as much as I was so hungry to become more, something darker in the form of a debilitating depression would threaten to consume me. To this day, I am in awe of how far GOD has brought me.

The power of dreams, faith and vision – together with family that push you to survival – yields miracles. Last night actually happened… and how glorious it feels 🙂


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Malibongwe igama lamaKhosikazi!


Take good care.



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