Bible stories at Christmas time make me ache to be back in the Holy Land.
Joshua Pappan, the chameleon. Somehow we managed to narrow it down to five looks. Not easy when you’ve got his selection of wardrobe and accessories. Can’t say I wasn’t jealous.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I admire people who discover their talent and somehow use it to benefit others. In the celebrity sphere, it’s the Bonos, the Oprahs and the Bill Gates who win my attention in their use of influence and resources to improve someone else’s life – in their cases, thousands of people’s lives. To me, the Sefoloshas fall in that camp. Sure, Thabo is a fierce starting player for the Oklahoma City Thunder with unfailing tenacity. But together with his wife Bertille, his impact reaches far beyond the court. Their philanthropic work with the Swiss charity organization IMBEWU has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to build after-school programs for children in Mamelodi, South Africa (see video below). Add to that their down-to-earth and unpretentious personalities and you’ve got my definition of a real power couple.
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George and Gwen Cooper. This beautiful couple’s warmth is matched by their open and kind hearts. Simply, the sweetest.
Flo and Oli. She unknowingly captured his heart with her “true, genuine and from the heart” Facebook posts (the deep, thought provoking blog entry-like posts) and the relationship that ensued revealed a certainty that they were perfect partners for creating the life they both dreamed of together.
If a wedding is ever an indication of what that marriage may be like, I would venture to say their life will be full of love and so much giving. The outpouring of love expressed by these two families hailing from New Zealand and Mauritius permeated throughout the reception. The wedding itself came together like a perfectly arranged bouquet by the hands of their friends who could move mountains for their Flo and Oli. Simple, yet rich in its detail, cool and cozy, streaming from stories to laughter to music to dancing, Flo and Oli’s wedding was a night none of us present will soon forget. May the marriage itself carry on in the same spirit for years to come. Congratulations, Flo and Oli!