The Dot Spot: Adventures in love and sex is South Africa’s first, fun and frank ‘how-to’ guide on untangling the mysteries of sex, love and relationships.
The other day a friend and I were chatting and wondering about the fact that sex has become so difficult to talk about for so many. As mothers of young boys under the age of 10, we were pondering when and how was best to broach the subject with their curious little minds, but not yet! After much discussion we came to the conclusion that sex is a part of everyday life and is as necessary as eating, working and using ablutions. So why is it shrouded in so much awkwardness for so many?
Thank goodness Dorothy Black is around because she is the lady in the know and will sort it out for you in one simple read... "The Dot Spot".
Written in Dot’s upfront, entertaining and sassy style, the book uncovers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about dating and relationships, from kink to sexual self- empowerment.
Dorothy says, "Writing about sex” was more than just banging on about genitals, lost loves, vibrators and the Kama Sutra. Instead, it became an exploration into one of the most potent, honest aspects of our humanity – our sexual selves and the relationships we create. It was like being given VIP entrance to the sweaty, intimate back room hidden behind the polite interactions people hand each other."
So, if you are about to embark on your first foray into the adventure of sex, are single and trying to figure things out or have been happily married for some time, this is the book for you. I would think it is suitable for anyone from the age of 18 to 100, male or female, gay or straight, whether you need advice on spicing things up or even just getting things going.
Dorothy Black pretty much has it covered in "The Dot Spot"...Adventures in Love and Sex.
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Macy Gray and Hugh Masekela will be joining an already incredible line-up of artists at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank. Macy Gray, American R&B, jazz and soul singer, songwriter, musician, actress and record producer, known for her distinctive raspy voice and international hit single "I Try", will be joining Saturday’s phenomenal line-up of artists.
Home-grown, world-renowned, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer, Hugh Masekela will also be joining Sunday’s outstanding line-up.
Recap of the mind-blowing list of artists who are going to entertain you at this year’s festival include: On Saturday Mi Casa, De La Soul, Arrested Development, Elements of Life featuring Louie Vega, Lisa Fischer, Josh Milan, Anané Vega, Monique Bingham, Adeva, Bucie, Kaylow, Luisito, and Quintero; On Sunday, The Jacksons, Elements of Life, Roy Ayers, Lira, Judith Sephuma and Hugh Masekela
This year’s DStv Delicious festival will be held over a two-day period on the 8th and 9th of October at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, that has recently undergone a massive multimillion-Rand upgrade. Kyalami is a superb, central location with multiple entrances and exits and loads of parking, and makes it a perfect venue for an international festival of its stature. With over 40,000 festival-goers expected over the two days it is set to be a festival weekend of a lifetime that cannot be missed!
South Africa’s triple platinum selling trio, Mi Casa, will be one of the headlining acts on the main stage. The award winning group shot to fame in 2011 with "These Streets", and has continued to reach new heights with every single and album released since. Their unique and relatable sound has ensured they keep the number one spot on South African radio charts; their latest single “Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” being the number 1 most Shazam’ed song in South Africa for 6 consecutive weeks. Their broad popularity has ensured that they perform at sold out concerts all over the world: from Portugal, to Canada, to Holland and Kenya to name a few. They are now focused on tapping into more of their African market with their tour Mi Casa UNLOCK Africa. Mi Casa’s music transcends boundaries, inspiring every listener to dance and sing along.
Pair this all with the Nedbank Green Wine Garden, a decadent food market offering the finest foods and delicacies, great gourmet chef food restaurants, including Reuben Riffel, J’Something, Sarah Graham, Somizi, Callie-Anne and Let’s Call It Brunch Banquet, and a bigger and better than ever DStv Kid Zone, and you have a clear recipe for success!
DStv Delicious takes place this year for the first time at the 73ha 55-year old Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit that has recently undergone a massive multimillion-Rand upgrade. The prime location, international recognition, world-class facilities, along with its nine entry and exit points make Kyalami the perfect venue choice.
The main stage will offer live performances presenting iconic music artists, while the Kaya FM Dance Stage will present a line-up of some of the hottest local and international DJs available.
Couple all this to the Nedbank Green Wine Garden, a decadent food market offering the finest foods and delicacies, great gourmet chef food restaurants, including Reuben Riffel, J’Something, Sarah Graham, Somizi, Callie-Anne and Let’s Call it Brunch Banquet, and a bigger and better than ever DStv Kid Zone.
With multiple entrances and exits, a central location and oodles of parking, Kyalami will be a superb location for the DStv Delicious Food & Music Festival and with over 40,000 festival-goers expected over two days it looks set to be a festival weekend of a lifetime.
Gates will open at 10am each day; patrons can bring their own camping chairs and umbrellas. No picnic baskets, drinks or alcohol are allowed through the gates. Nedbank will provide ATM cash machines, but organisers advise visitors to plan and bring cash.
Tickets are available from www.ticketpro.co.za
General Access Day Pass: R475
General Access Weekend Pass: R810
Kids Zone: R100
Delicious Lounge Day Pass: R1250
Delicious Lounge Weekend Pass: R2100
Decadance Luxury Lounge: R3705
Decadance Weekend Pass: R5925
Jeep Luxury Ticket: R3950
Let’s Call It Brunch Day Pass: R2470
Let’s Call It Brunch Weekend Pass: R3970
The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival presented by Nedbank, is held in proud association with Makro, Castle Milk Stout, Gauteng Tourism, AEG, Kaya FM, Independent Newspapers, Jeep, Ticketpro and Generosity Water.
Leadership2020 2016 presents The Billionaire Generation Convention
Taking place over 4 consecutive days Leadership 2020 invites Entrepreneurs who are Born To Lead to register for this life changing experience. The Convention is designed to concentrate the focus on what is of critical importance to Entrepreneur's in Africa.
Creating a space where value can be extracted and leaders can strengthen their network with valuable connections and relationships that strengthen their net-worth.
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South African handbag designer Adrian Furstenburg is living proof that following your dreams pays off in the end!
Yesterday in a glittering event attended by designers and movers and shakers in the industry from all over the world he won the category, Guess #AllAboutTheLogo at the 10th annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards.
Furstenburg together with Marissa van Zyl made the shortlist and were selected as finalists in this category which has only 40 finalists selected from more than 1 500 worldwide entrants.
Handbag Designer 101 is the brainchild of handbag-designer-turned-curator, Emily Blumenthal, the Handbag Awards (www.thehandbagawards.com) provides emerging designers the opportunity to collaborate with a top brand and show their work to the world.
Some of the prizes up for grabs include a feature in the September issue of InStyle, an on-air sales opportunity with EVINE Live, and partnerships with Guess, Mary Kay Cosmetics and more.
Adrian Furstenburg took the honours in his section with this delightful creation, called the "Collette".
What is your inspiration for this sketch?
The signature shape of the GUESS? logo is the red triangle. I used this shape and the point of my inspiration with classic red and blue trims as detail below the logo and the word GUESS? will be embroidered to wrap around the front and side area of the bag . The shape is a classic carry bag where the materials and colors brings a fun and sporty edge.
Why did you select these particular materials to work for your sketch?
Mock leather is perfect for construction and to get the exact color for this fun and sporty type of look.
What is your design background?
I have a Diploma in Textile Design and Technology, obtained from the Tshwane University of Technology in 2006. I currently have my own label where I do all the drawings with pen and paper and illustrate it on Adobe Photoshop
Do you currently design your own handbags collection? If so, would your GUESS? Design fit into your current line?
Yes I do. Indeed it will, as I want to create a fun and sporty type of range later in the year.
What materials do you normally work with?
I usually work with leather, mock-leather and canvas type fabrics.
What can you offer to the GUESS? aesthetic?
I have a vibrant design background, with experience in costume design in Paris through to having my own handbag label in South Africa. Therefor my experience in illustration, design, marketing and understanding of a brand essence is what I can offer to GUESS?.
Guess Bags/Adrian Furstenburg, Carry Bag, Collette Carrier, Mock Leather, $150
We would live to wish Adrian Furstenburg a hearty congratulations on his award and cannot wait to see what the future holds for this bright star who is doing South Africa proud!
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