Ask Ashe Birthday Giveaway

I used to love birthdays – like really love them.
I planned the biggest parties – usually dress-up themed events and got totally out of hand.
Fast forward a few years and now the hangovers are too hard to bear, so they’re a little more civilised.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t like presents!!!!!

Yoh, it’s funny how often people say I’m hard to buy for and yet I think I’m the easiest person ever?!
I mean this blog is pretty much a laundry list of the stuff I love and wish I could have – maybe my taste is too expensive ;)

But as much as I like getting, I love giving even more – I’m cool like that…
So to celebrate a big milestone this year I’m giving you the presents in my birthday month!

I work with some incredible brands and talented designers who have all been so generous with their sponsorship of prizes for this giveaway – thank you to them all! There’s going to be one very lucky person walking away with over R12 000 in prizes, PLUS I will be giving away spot prizes throughout the month as well, so you’ll need to keep an eye on the facebook page for those.

So what’s up for grabs?
Here goes:
Yep, I told you there would be a lucky person!
One person will win ALL of those prizes, worth over R12 000, compliments of Ask Ashe and all these amazing sponsors:


Ingeli Forest Lodge | Artesense | Sir Fruit | Love Letters Stationery | Rollin Vintage | Monoshop | Biogen  | Glee Projects – now Bash Paperie | Terry Angelos | Botany Lab by Rondavel | Freckled Design Studio | The Oyster Box  | The Big Easy by Ernie Els at The Hilton Hotel | Rooi Rok Bokkie | Moses Mabhida Stadium | Sugar & Vice | Juliette Armand

PLUS I have spot prizes which I will be giving away throughout the month on the Ask Ashe facebook page and these include:

  • A family pack of tickets to the Dino’s Alive Expo at Suncoast on 13th or 14th November
  • A R450 voucher from Suzy Q boutique store in Umhlanga
  • Vouchers from Lupa Restaurant from each of their Durban North, Hillcrest & Westville restaurants
  • 2 pairs of his and hers Photochromic Sunglasses from Ocean Eyewear
  • A You Biscuit Colouring-in Poster
  • South African flag heart and greeting card pack from Laracraft
  • A hamper of goodies from Sage Cafe & Deli
    and you never know, there might be some other lucky surprises up my sleeve during the month!

So let’s cut to the chase and tell you how to enter: [GIVEAWAY CLOSED] Won by Kim Roberts.
It’s super simple – to stand a chance of winning the main winner-takes-all prize, all you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter entry form below. It’s mandatory to leave a comment on this post telling me where you are reading this post from – the rest of the entry options will get you extra entries, but are not mandatory.

To stand a chance of winning one of the spot prizes, you’ll need to follow the Ask Ashe facebook page and look out for the posts on that page – they will be posted at random, so turn your Ask Ashe facebook page notifications on so you don’t miss them.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note:
* The winner-takes-all competition runs from 1st – 30th 29th November at midnight.
* Only entries submitted via the Rafflecopter form will be counted as entries towards the main winner-takes-all prize. It is mandatory to leave a comment on this blog giveaway post.
* The rest of the rafflecopter entry options will get you extra entries in the draw, but are not mandatory.
* Rafflecopter allows one winner to be fairly drawn at random.
* Only entries submitted on the Ask Ashe facebook page when individual spot prizes are given away, will count as entries towards those prizes.
* Each spot prize will have a different date to enter by and this info will be explained in each facebook post.
* Once winner is announced for the main prize they will have 10 working days to claim the prizes, or they will be forfeited and another winner chosen.
* Winner names and email addresses will be given to the sponsors – prizes will be sent to winners by the sponsors directly and Ask Ashe accepts no responsibility in getting them to the winner.
* Winner names will be published on the blog and facebook.
* Winners will be contacted by email for the main prize and via facebook for spot prizes.
* No whinging and whining if you don’t check your email or facebook – final winner decisions are final.

* Giveaway is open to all SA residents.

Good luck!!!

Cupcakes pic taken by me of Smith’s Bakeshop cupcakes – the best in the land!!!

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    23rd December 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Who won?

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    Tammy Perry
    30th November 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Fan-blerrie-tastic prizes just btw!! Thanks for sharing!! And Happy Happiest of Birthdays! November is THE.BEST.MONTH to be born!! My birthday is on the 9th!! :o) *Pops champagne for both of us!!*

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    Tammy Perry
    30th November 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Tried leaving a comment the other day but didn’t want to work from the ipad! Came to post my comment from the computer only to see that the giveaway closed last night! Nooooo! Please don’t disqualify me! I’m reading from Joburg but my heart and soul at the beach in Durbs!

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    Cathy Badenhorst
    29th November 2015 at 11:28 PM

    reading this from your website via FB, what an amazing generous giveaway.

    Happy Birthday and wishing you all the success you deserve :)

    I am from Amanzimtoti in KZN. I love animals, the beach, camping and adventures in the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands, love finding new places to eat and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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    Daniela Cardoso
    29th November 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Happy Birthday and thanks for such an amazeballs giveaway!!

    I am from the south coast kzn and I love everything about kzn from the mountains to the beaches. I spend my weekends at the beach wither walking the dogs, swimming and surfing – love surfing at Durban beach…best place in the world!

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      Daniela Cardoso
      29th November 2015 at 11:34 PM

      long time fan on FB & twitter and reading this from your website

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    Debs Edwards
    28th November 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Ashe you are such a Rock Star. Awesome competition!! I am from Kloof, KZN xxx

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    Liz Sparg
    28th November 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Hello, from good old Durbs! Would LOVE to win all these awesome prizes. I hope you’ve had a fantastic birthday month!!!

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    27th November 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Like all good people I am from Johannesburg

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    27th November 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Happy happy wishes from this new reader from Cape Town. Loving the content on your site!

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    Melissa Lotter
    27th November 2015 at 8:29 AM

    I’m reading this from my office at work in Pretoria! I stumbled upon it (luckily) because it seems the IT department gave us full access to the internet :) I need all these things in my life before I get marched to HR!

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    Mlisska Hubert
    27th November 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Hey Birthday Girl! Hope you have the wildest time celebrating!
    Reading and enjoying Ask Ashe from sunny Jozi!
    Loving your instagram feed ;-)

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    Jamie Bond
    26th November 2015 at 4:34 PM

    What a beautiful month to celebrate your birthday. I absolutely love your blog, its always so much fun reading your posts. Reading your posts always put a smile on my face. I also think we both have a great love for beautiful sneakers. Hope you had an amazing birthday month.

    P.s I have to say you always take the most magnificent photos, absolutely stunning.

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    Margaret Lotz
    25th November 2015 at 11:01 PM

    I am a first time reader of your blog and I am reading it from my little cottage nestled at the foot of the mountain in Newlands , Cape Town .

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    Nicola muir
    25th November 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Best name (nicola) best birthday month (November) and best place to live (Durban)! Twins!

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    Danielle Carrilho
    25th November 2015 at 5:58 PM

    I’m an East Coast girl from Durban – grew up in Westville then left for Portugal with my family. We couldn’t do it, we all missed Durban so much we came back after a few years. Ever since I have had a complete love affair with this city… and to be honest I have no plans on leaving either! In closing as a fellow November baby (conceived in February – the love month) we both know what it’s like to love where we come from and everything around us.

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    Mel G
    25th November 2015 at 5:11 PM

    I’m from Durban and I am a teacher, traveller, biker and belly dancer :)

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    25th November 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Hi, I’m based in JHB, a mommy-to-be, like any minute!!!

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    Tamlyn Hay
    24th November 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Happy birthday! I’m a fashion designer from Durban and I love love LOVE your blog. xx

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    23rd November 2015 at 5:25 PM

    I’m from Gillitts and I love reading your blog to keep up to date with what’s happening in Durban :) Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!! What an amazing collection of prizes!

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    Giya Pnematicatos
    23rd November 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Wow what an amazing prize. Can’t believe I’ve just found your page on Facebook now. Your site is awesome. I’m a based in Durbs so will definitely keep up with your site and blog. Thanks.

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    Megan Kelly
    23rd November 2015 at 12:30 PM

    HEY! I am Megan and I am from Port Elizabeh. I am mom to a busy toddler, makeup addict, blogger and wife to the best.

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    23rd November 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Would love to win!!! Reading from sunny Durban

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    Taryn Gavin
    23rd November 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Happy Birthday!

    I am from sunny Durban!

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    23rd November 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Sitting here at my desk in Garsfontein Pretoria … its Monday morning and I am procrastinating :-) what an amazing competition!! happy birthday!!!

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    20th November 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Happy Birthday :) , iam Stephanie stay at home mom half the day and thee other half a PA, iam from Pretoria

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    Monica McLoughlin
    20th November 2015 at 1:34 PM

    I’m sitting in a little town called Elvas, in Portgual, just across the Spanish border…
    There’s no place like home (Durban) and I’ll be home just before Christmas to collect my prize :-)

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY gorgeous Lady! Always been a privilege to know, and work with you (in and out the playground! )
    Congrats to the Mister too

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    20th November 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Happy Birthday and CONGRATS to you both on your engagement, that’s so exciting!!! I’m reading this at Eshowe Sports Club of all places haha, a temporary interlude until I’m back in Durban next month! Lots of love xx

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    20th November 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Hey, I’m Cindy – from Cape Town. I’m a Mom of 3, wife, insurance broker and parenting blogger :) Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    Halima Shaik
    20th November 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Good Morning Ashe :),a big hig 5 on your birthday,woopaahhh here’s to many more years to come.a big thank you to the amazing sponsors for the awesome prizes,I’m accessing and reading your blog daily from my mobile,love your content,keeps me informed and updated always!

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    20th November 2015 at 10:58 AM

    I am reading this in my office in Durban. What a beautiful day I can see outside, and how much i would love to be out there instead of in here!

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    20th November 2015 at 9:12 AM

    reading this from the lovely Cape *where nature and art tend to show off :)

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    Carla VDW
    20th November 2015 at 8:57 AM

    I am from Johannesburg and my favourite thing to eat is spare ribs, to drink is Pina Coladas, to do is jump on trampolines and to hear is the Pogues: Fairytale of New York!

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    Lori Darroch
    20th November 2015 at 8:45 AM

    I am reading this on my laptop in JHB – should be working but am taking a wee coffee break! x

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    Kim de Villiers
    20th November 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Hi there,

    Just saw your giveaway on Facebook through one of my favourite shops, Mono! I’m an Interior Decorator based in Somerset West so love all things Decor and rather enjoy a bit of fashion & food as well! Glad I found your blog (-:

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    20th November 2015 at 8:20 AM

    taking some ‘me time’ in Durban and getting inspired

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    20th November 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Reading on my Laptop in my bed…with my morning espresso….my indulgence before the daily chaos.

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    Leandré Longmore
    20th November 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Hi. I’m business owner from Cape Town and saw your smazing competition on Facebook.

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    20th November 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Wow!! Happy Birthday ??

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    Carmen harper
    19th November 2015 at 9:16 PM

    It’s your birthday celebrations whoop whoop happy birthday. I’m laying in bed browsing your blog from durban love it

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    Herbert Meyer
    19th November 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Reading this from my office in Linbro Business Park, Jozi!

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    Debbie Da Canha
    19th November 2015 at 2:19 PM

    happy celebrations & birthday to you xxx reading from Durbs !

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    Aneesa Vally
    18th November 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Entering and Reading again from my study at home in Tongaat :)

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    18th November 2015 at 1:04 PM

    I loooooooooooove birthday month!!! Even from my desk at PT!! :)

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    keshia gangan
    18th November 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Such an awesome prize ashe! Reading this from home in durban

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    Beauty Shout Box
    18th November 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Happy Birthday…Sitting in my car waiting for the rain to stop!

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    Julie Ann Kreusch
    18th November 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Happy birthday Nicola Ashe, here’s to many more to come. #Fabulous blog I like a lot thanks for all the tips always keeping it real. Good luck to all. Psssst I’ve been a good girl this whole year. Santa could just drop this fantastic prize of by me. ?

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    18th November 2015 at 9:25 AM

    fantastic links thank you

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    18th November 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Whoop, whoop! Reading from the pumping metropolis of Howick <3

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    Leanne Dorrington
    18th November 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Happy Ask Ashe Birthday Ashe!
    Residing in the beautiful city of Durban – why would one want to live anywhere else?? <3

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    18th November 2015 at 7:20 AM

    I’m reading from my home in toti. :)

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    dina dos santos (@tenaciousD2013)
    18th November 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Shared the love, fingers crossed awesome give away

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    18th November 2015 at 6:46 AM

    Hi Ashe, am reading this from my laptop in Cape Town. I’m a person who loves to discover new things!

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    Dawn Clarke
    17th November 2015 at 9:55 PM

    I found this on your website. Fantastic competition, Great prize to spoil oneself. Especially us hardworking ladies..

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    17th November 2015 at 12:53 PM

    I hope that your birthday is as decadent an divine as this giveaway! What a treat!
    This #beingboss101 is ogling all this awesomeness from Cape Town!

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    Eli Rosen
    17th November 2015 at 9:13 AM

    I’m reading this in the Capital City: Pretoria!

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    brenda fernandes
    16th November 2015 at 6:10 PM

    #Askashe It would be absolutely amazing to be the lucky one :)

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    16th November 2015 at 1:03 PM

    Happy Birthday Nicola! Thanks for a fabulous celebratory competition! I am reading this in Jhb :)

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    16th November 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Happy Birthday.

    Fabulous giveaway. Can’t wait to experience it all by being the lucky winner.
    Reading this from Johannesburg :)

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    Nat Green
    16th November 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Amazing prizes!!!! I am reading this from my flat on the beach in sunny Durbs!

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    brenda fernandes
    16th November 2015 at 7:30 AM

    #Askashe this would be absolutely amazing wow wow wow

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    Megan Hamann
    16th November 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Love your blog! Love this giveaway! Reading from my home office in Hillcrest, KZN.

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    thea lennox
    15th November 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Wouldn’t it be great if i get such a great gift. Not my b day but the anniversary that was forgotten by hubby. Would really make him feel regret for forgetting. @Matrixalive twitter.

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    Fathima Mahomed
    14th November 2015 at 10:35 AM

    WOW love your Blog and stunning Prizes, Liked you on FB, Twiiter @fatzzzzzz, I’m heading to search for you on Instagram @faa7866
    ஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐ Sharing the Love ஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐ
    ✔RT @fatzzzzzz
    ✔Instagram @faa7866
    Crossed Fingers”””

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    13th November 2015 at 10:37 AM

    WOW WOW WOW Now this is one giveaway of note, definitely not to be missed ever!!!!! :) :) :)
    I am from Jhb. I love baking and I am obsessed with makeup :)

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    12th November 2015 at 7:52 PM

    What an amazing giveaway, and all the food! <3 in it for the noms of course:) Reading this from Durban.

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    Kim Jones
    11th November 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Hi, I’m Kim, I live in the Midlands and I saw your post about the Rondavel burner and thought, ‘hey I know them!’ I’d LURVE to get my hands on all those delicious and beautiful goodies, what treats and treasures you have found! Impeccable taste!

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    Jackie K
    11th November 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Im from JHB and I love chocolate cupcakes :)

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    Kelly Hansen
    11th November 2015 at 2:14 PM

    First and foremost… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I am also a November baby – cannot deny we are the best!
    I saw this post on Facebook and decided to try my luck (holding fingers and toes) as every prize matches at least one of my family members personalities and I would love to share this with them!
    Well done for all the hard work that was put into this!
    I am reading from the very dry KZN Midlands. Mooi River to be more specific. We need rain!
    Have a lovely day and all the best for your birthday!

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    11th November 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Where do I start – I stalk your website daily and always look to this page for inspiration and events happening around us. I also adore your house interior taste and often get ideas for my own home, through you.
    Wishing you an incredibly Happy Birthday!

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    Astrid Julies
    11th November 2015 at 9:11 AM

    I am reading your blogs at home, in bed, in the car when its not my week to provide transport, during breakfast, lunch and supper – as well as during the too often snacks… work!!! Your blog are simply are best!!!!
    Happy Birthday Nicola Ashe…wishing you an awesome one.

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    10th November 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Happy happy! I’m reading from my couch in Jozi, it’s blistering hot here and water is running scarce, I wish I was in sunny but drizzly Durban, I’m staying positive and holding thumbs that the system calls my name! Wishing you many more awesome years ahead! Xxx

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    10th November 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Happy Happy :) May your year ahead, be the best one yet.
    I’m reading this from my home office in Camperdown, KZN.

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    10th November 2015 at 4:08 PM

    I’ve always loved your blog Nicola, now that I actually know you I like it even more :D
    Wishing you many more slices of birthday cake as well as blog years

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    10th November 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Happy Bday Nicole! I’m reading this from none other than the sunny city of Durbs. Have a good one.

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    10th November 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Joburg based Joanne, really awesome website!

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    Dani Upneck
    10th November 2015 at 12:21 PM

    I’m reading from Randburg! :) Holding thumbs for an extra special Christmas present!

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    Ashleigh Keevy
    10th November 2015 at 12:01 PM

    I am reading this from my desk in Hilton, KZN after I saw the link on Instagram. :)

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    10th November 2015 at 11:54 AM

    At the office in Durban being sidetracked by all the cool stuff on your website.

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    10th November 2015 at 10:00 AM

    As usual, what a fantastic giveaway!
    Reading this from Durban :)

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    Cirsten van den Heuvel
    10th November 2015 at 9:39 AM

    I’m from Durban and live in Durban :) Im 32 years old and a mommy of 2 boys. Love your blog.

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    Ceeces Travel
    10th November 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Hi Ashe

    This is a stunning prize and it has some really amazing sponsors. I think this would be an amazing prize for anyone to win.

    I am holding thumbs and commenting from bed. It’s 08h47 and I am ready to call it a day, he he he he been up since 03h00.

    Have a stunning day!

    Kind Regards

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    Bridgitte Stegen
    10th November 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Happy birthday ? great blog and thank you for sharing your love of gifts ? I have entered from KZN, Pietermaritzburg xxx

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    Candice Schwegmann
    10th November 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Ooooh I love birthdays too! This giveaway sounds so amazing…. Saw your post on Instagram and had to come check it out! Candice from Shandee-Buying Back Time

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    8th November 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Reading this in bed

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    Kristi Kyle
    8th November 2015 at 7:02 PM

    If you post it, I read it! I’ve been a fan of your blog since we met up at the Durban Blogger evening at Market. Happy Happy Birthday!

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    7th November 2015 at 7:07 AM

    Quite a few years ago I looked you up when I first moved to Durban and wanted to find out about restaurant ladies night specials! Now your instagram pics keep me updated with far more interesting things than Durban’s ladies nights! So, Thank you!

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    Kim Little
    7th November 2015 at 6:09 AM

    Reading this in bed with my baby boy thinking of that high tea…?

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    Aneesa Vally
    6th November 2015 at 9:45 PM

    I’m now reading from my office at La Mercy xxx

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    6th November 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Happy Birthday! ! I’ve just celebrated my 40th on the 4th in Durban.

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    Cindy Venter
    6th November 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Happy happy!
    Saw this on Facebook – what an amazing way to celebrate!!

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    6th November 2015 at 4:54 PM

    wow – this is such a fabulous prize and an awesome way to celebrate your birthday- happy birthday! Im from Dbn as well and would love to win this and celebrate with you :)

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    6th November 2015 at 4:48 PM

    A super duper happy birthday to you -love the blog! Im a fellow Durbanite of course :)

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    Areej ashraf
    6th November 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Hi, happy birthday:)!! Found out about tou va facebook. Wish you lots of happiness. Fingers crossed for winning your hampers :)!! Cheers.

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    6th November 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Hapi Hapi!

    Hope you are having a great time with celebrations and that this will be the start of great things!!!! xxx

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    6th November 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Hello and Happy Birthday! I am from a little rural place in KZN called Richmond :-) We have family 45 minutes away in Durban and when we need to get our fix of sun and sea, that’s where we head! I love birthday presents too although I try to act calm, cool and collected on my birthday and Christmas but inside I’m screaming and jumping like a kid hee hee, I wonder if I’ll still do that when I’m a granny ha ha ha. I hope you get lots of amazing gifts during your birthday month and not only on the day, have fun and enjoy every moment and thank you for sharing ;-) Warm regards, Janet

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    Emma Jane
    6th November 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Hey hey :) Happiest of birthdays!
    A friend told me about your site and this AMAZING giveaway. I am writing this from my bed in East London, taking a break from studying Maths.
    Lotsa love,

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    6th November 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Happy birthday Nicola! Hope the year ahead is filled with all things awesome and beautifully unexpected!

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    6th November 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Happy, happy!! I’m Charlene and I live in Cape Town. My life is my little girl and when she allows, and when I am not working or blogging, I like to spend time in nature or drink wine with my best friends. Oh, and dance with my husband. Much love x

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    Sandhaya V Maharaj
    6th November 2015 at 9:11 AM

    I Hail from Westville,Durban. I’m fun loving & very creative…with hobbies ranging from scrap booking,jewellery making & jigsaw puzzles

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    Daphne Wyngaard
    6th November 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Happy Birthday :-) Wow what an awesome prize. I live in Cape Town originally from Durban and its also my birthday this month xox

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    Kirsten Harburn
    6th November 2015 at 8:29 AM

    I am from KZN and I saw this awesome Birthday Giveaway on Facebook :)

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    Aneesa Vally
    6th November 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Today I am reading this from my laptop in my study in Tongaat, Durban..Supposed to be studying but sneaking a peak at the Ask Ashe blog again…Can’t get enough. Thanks Nicola xx

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    Carolyn Augustus
    6th November 2015 at 8:26 AM

    I am a wife and mother of two who loves spending my free time with family. We stay in Cape Town so there is always something new to explore.

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    Kaye-Leigh Killian
    6th November 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Giving presents has to be my favourite thing in the whole world!
    Greetings from a bright and sunny Umhlanga!

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    5th November 2015 at 10:08 PM

    I’m Arrie, from Durban and I’m a blogger! :) Happy Birthday! x

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    5th November 2015 at 8:00 PM

    I’m from Durban and currently dreaming of these amazing indulgences whist tucking my little 2 yr old munchkin into bed . Wishing you an awesome birthday .

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    5th November 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Happy birthday! I saw the giveaway on Instagam :)

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    Alka Laalje
    5th November 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Hello Ashe and happy birthday!! Found out about this via your Instagram feed, whilst taking a study break! Well wishes from Tygervalley Cape Town

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    Robyn Palmer
    5th November 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Oh this is too lovely. Hmm, I’m sitting on my bed, with a giant takeaway iced coffee (courtesy of Empire) , in Hillcrest, as I prepare for my next exam tomorrow & try to stress a little less.

    P.s. Happiest of happy birthdays Nicola. xx

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    Priscilla Boscombe
    5th November 2015 at 3:17 PM

    I’m sitting in front of my computer at work in Durban with a cup of tea and loving this blog. What awesome sponsors you have :)

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    Wenzile Madondo
    5th November 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Happy Birthday!!! May you flourish and have many more! I am reading this from my office in sunny Durban!! I am a Durbanite:). Crossing fingers for a win :) yey

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    Thandi Jumo
    5th November 2015 at 9:42 AM

    I am from Glenwood, Durban and when I am looking for an injection of style to spruce up my lifestyle, I Ash She!!!!

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    Losh Kisten
    5th November 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Birthday greetings from the beautiful sunny city of DURBAN…followed all above steps…divine giveaways

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    5th November 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Hi, I’m reading from Pietermaritzburg!
    All the best on your birthday and looking forward to some reading :)

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    5th November 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Happy birthday!! Saw this post on facebook. Love the competition :)

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    Gary Laight
    5th November 2015 at 7:49 AM

    Awesome! Thanks for the spoils

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    4th November 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Durban. I’m a brand new mommalicious momma who loves all things pretty, loves to love and loves to give! That’s why I love this blog. Happy birthday you beautiful soul xx

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    candice ying sun
    4th November 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Hi I’m Candice and I’m a beauty blogger from jhb

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    4th November 2015 at 1:24 PM

    A very happy birthday to you :). Awesome blog, fantastic giveaways….Reading this blog on a beautiful sunny day in Durban. May you see many many more years xxx

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    Tracy Jacobs
    4th November 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Wow!! What amazing prizes….born and bred Durban girl but we live in Pretoria with our 2 sons. Love my family, books, movies, wine, cooking, eating out, theatre, travelling, social media, swimming (we are doing the Midmar in Feb). Enjoying life :)

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    4th November 2015 at 12:20 PM

    reading from the office on a quick coffee break

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    Nicole Graham
    4th November 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Happy birthay Nicola- I’m from Glenwood and I adore your sense of style and home decor.

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    Richard Solomon
    4th November 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Many happy returns! Awesome competition and prizes. I’m visiting from Umhlanga!

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    4th November 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Yay! Happy Birthday… what a lekker pile of pressies :)

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    4th November 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Pick me pick me!

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    4th November 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Hello! I am Lindsey from Cape Town. I love pizza and chocolate. I love adventure and nature. I am vegetarian and a huge Harry Potter fan. I guess you could say I love randomness haha :)
    This looks like an awesome giveaway and I am so excited!!

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    4th November 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Im from Dbn of course! Happy happy birthday!

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    Ali perks
    3rd November 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Happy happy birthday Ming- hope you are having the happiest day of all! Reading my blogs from my phone, curled up in bed with a coppa. Big love xxxx

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    Lynnith Andreou
    3rd November 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Hi there, what an amazing selection! Love reading your stuff, and love living in our city of Durban! I love art, music and all creatures fluffy ( except tarantulas) yikes, and I looove the deep blue sea! My days are absorbed by a hive of activity which comes with having 3 energetic byiung boys! X

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    Bianca Balutto
    3rd November 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Hi there I live in Jozi I’m a creative, adventurous person love trying out new things and live life to the full. I love animals and nature.
    Happy birthday:)

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    Pravina Walabh
    3rd November 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Happy Birthday! I’m from lovely Cape Town and I am a brand fanatic!

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    3rd November 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Happy Birthday! I am a working mom of 2 sweet kids and we live in Manor Gardens, Durban :)

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    Gabriela Mckenzie
    3rd November 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Happy Days! This is amazing! Reading from Durban! <3 xx

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    Mia Haywood
    3rd November 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Happy Birthday! Such amazing prizes up for grabs!
    I’m from Durban viewing your site and found the link on twitter :)

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    3rd November 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Happy birthday! Following from Durban! x

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    C F Fitzgerald
    3rd November 2015 at 12:02 PM

    happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEK So exciting .. you have to love a birthday month!!
    My name is Cleo and i am a blue haired Boardgame loving, StarWars obsessed Geek Girl and in my spare time i create of hand-painted shoes, custom quilts & personalised cushions.

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    rochelle rae
    3rd November 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Happy birthday to you! :D What a rad giveaway.
    Reading this post from the 031. This would be the perfect engagement gift as I’m newly engaged to my other half that I met on Tinder ;) Plus, I have quit smoking for 30 days AND I think I deserve an award ;)

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    Cornell Botha
    3rd November 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Happy happy birthday!!!
    I am reading this all the way from Klerkssdorp in the North West!!

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    Vicky van der Watt
    3rd November 2015 at 11:18 AM

    What a fabulous website and give away!

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    3rd November 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Happy birthday! Reading from Durban…this will be a November to remember!!

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    3rd November 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Happy Birthday!!! Great giveaway and great blog

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    3rd November 2015 at 10:41 AM

    What a great giveway…..HAPPY Birthday!!! and congrats on a great blog!

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    Candice Botha
    3rd November 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Happy Birthday, Nicola! Hope this is your best year yet. As you know, I’m from Durban North and November is also my birthday month :) What a fantastic giveaway. I’m holding thumbs!

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    Bianca Stewart
    3rd November 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Hey….I’m reading from a very windy and cool Hillcrest in KZN. I’m a new mom coming to terms with my new job of being mom! Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing the joy.

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    Tara van Dyk
    3rd November 2015 at 9:24 AM

    What an AMAZING prize!!! Would be Lovely to win this!
    I am from little old Howick <3
    Thumbs crossed!

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    Megs Hartwig
    3rd November 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Happy birthday! Reading all the way from East London in the Eastern Cape. I am a dreamer, hopeless romantic and I have my heart firmly fixed on my sleeve. Beautiful music lots of laughter are a few of the things that make my heart tick❥

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    Elizabeth V
    3rd November 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Ah!!! Pick me, pick me!! A while back we wanted to eat at the Oysterbox but it was too expensive. We would love to be able to dine there. Oh, and the rest of the stuff in the prize. Gorgeous, stunning. Rafflecopter, pick me!!

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    3rd November 2015 at 9:14 AM

    HI there – am reading from Durban – glenwood – Always love reading your blog – insights of whats hot and happening in and around the city – happy 40th birthday Ask Ashe!!!!!! :)

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    Larrinae Ballantyne
    3rd November 2015 at 9:01 AM

    I’m a very new resident of Durban North. I will be hitting the big FOUR ZERO in December, not quite ready for it. This prize will help ease me into the forties!

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    3rd November 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Wow, what amazing goodies!
    Happy birthday lovely xxx

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    Dominique Grieve
    3rd November 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Reading from Johannesburg :) So excited about this prize – so many beautiful things! I hope you have a beautiful birthday!

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    Bianca De Jesus
    3rd November 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Hi. Happy birthday. I recently moved to PMB from Umhlanga which I miss dearly. I’m a brand new mom to a little baby boy.

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    3rd November 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Reading from windy Durbs! Hope you have a wonderful birthday this month. xx

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    Susan McCarthy
    3rd November 2015 at 8:17 AM

    City of Johannesburg.
    I love living in the city – but I don’t like traffic so much.

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    Carol Borodinsky
    3rd November 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Hi, reading this from a very windy Mount Edgecombe. Happy birthday and thanks for the awesome blog xx

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    3rd November 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Hey there! Congrats on your Birthday month. I saw this post on your FB page and came straight over ;)

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      3rd November 2015 at 8:00 AM

      Forgot to say, I am reading this from the South Coast, in Scottburgh :)

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    Kerusha Govindsamy
    3rd November 2015 at 6:43 AM

    Hi im from The beautiful city of Durban. i enjoy going out, playing with my dogs and ofcourse shopping! I wish you all the best on your birthday and may you see many more.

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    Jasmine Ho
    2nd November 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Love reading your blog. And happy birthday!
    Here is to many more years to come!

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    2nd November 2015 at 8:07 PM

    I’m Samantha from Durban who is birthday obsessed to! I’m a mom of 1 x girly, Olivia and preggo with baby girl #2! Pilates, cappuccinos, interior decorating and baking are among my favorite things. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Holding thumbs and bums for the win!*

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    2nd November 2015 at 7:59 PM

    I’m from Cape Town. I’m trying to prove that there is life after spending 4+ years teaching English in Asia. In love with digital media! Happiest of birthdays to you! x

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    Celeste Everitt
    2nd November 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Hi!! I am Celeste and I’m from Johannesburg. I love your blog! I also love yoga, wine, good food, laughing, happy people, summer and smelling pretty :) *fingers crossed* :)

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    2nd November 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Awesome blog work and great taste. Best birthday wishes and thanks for sharing the joy.

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    Colette Elliott
    2nd November 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Reading from Durban North, it’s my birthday month too! Great prize!

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    Colette Elliott
    2nd November 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Reading from Durban North, it’s my Birthday month too!! Great prize up for grabs!

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    2nd November 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Hello Nicola, I’m from Cape Town. Fellow Scorpio, newbie surfer, half marathon runner, stiletto wearer, wine drinker.

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    2nd November 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Happy birthday! It’s always nice keeping in touch with durbs living in the mother city.

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    2nd November 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Hey Nicola. Reading in Durbs while airing for first baby Sinclair to arrive xxx

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    Jaqi Pierrot
    2nd November 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Happy happy days Nicola…although be it 1 day early :) Hope its a wonderful day, week & year for you in your new solo work ventures & abode. Reading this in the garden appreciating home after getting back home from work travels to China…lazy days with sun shining & good reads…cannot beat! x

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    Derryn Schmidt
    2nd November 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Eek – this is fricken amazing. I’m typing this on my phone from Salt Rock and I’m about to wet myself. Happy birthday Nicola. Xoxoxo

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    Bryan Paynter
    2nd November 2015 at 3:19 PM

    HappyHappys Ashe!

    Bred, not born Durbanite here tuning in from the windiest Durban ever.

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    Denise Killian
    2nd November 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Reading this from my office in the lovely Gillitts – I celebrated my own birthday less than two weeks ago…what a stunning time of year to be born! Xx

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    2nd November 2015 at 3:04 PM

    So amazing Nix!
    Reading all the way in Durban North ;) Partly being blown away but my well endowed butt is enduring I stay grounded!

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    Krystle d'Unienville
    2nd November 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Birthdays are the best! Happiest of happies! Reading this from my classroom after a very hectic day of teaching drama! Best times ever! Lucky enough to have Table Mountain as my back drop! xxx

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    Eileen Laubscher
    2nd November 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Sitting in Westville, reading your blog while trying to escape reality with “Frozen” playing again and a sick child on my lap. Happy Birthday to you!

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    2nd November 2015 at 2:37 PM

    In it to win it!

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    Tracey du Plessis
    2nd November 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Happy birthday for tomorrow! What an awesome prize you are giving away! I really hope you pick me! Pick me!

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    2nd November 2015 at 1:19 PM

    HOLY MOLY!!! What a giveaway!
    Having a good chuckle at the “Hello Ashe” x

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    Luhandra Vorstman
    2nd November 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Happy Birthday Nicola! Thank you for blessing us on your special month. You have created such a beautiful brand. Keep up the good work. Luhandra from Durbs.

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    rehana seedat
    2nd November 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Hello Ashe.. happy birthday to you. I am from Durban.

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    Pamela Tiearney
    2nd November 2015 at 10:33 AM

    AWESOME giveaway HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and may there be many more years for you with Laughter and Happiness ? Entered ✊?

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    2nd November 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Reading from Durban North :)

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    Marinel Janse van Rensburg
    2nd November 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Reading this from Point area in Durban and fingers crossed for an early Christmas! :)

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    Losh Kisten
    2nd November 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Happy Birthday, absolutely fabulous giveaways – entered via all above steps..:-) whoooooooooooooooooooop

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    Kim Roberts
    2nd November 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Get SO excited when this comes around each year. Hope you have the happiest of birthdays!

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    2nd November 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Happy birthday fellow Scorpio. Wishing you many more successful years & joyous birthday celebrations, even if that means giving. I love the fact that I’ve been following this blog since its inception & watching it grow has been phenomenal! High five!

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    2nd November 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Hi, I am from Johannesburg. I am a mommy and whisky blogger that love travel and food. Found your blog through You Biscuit. What a great competition!

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    Taryn Smith
    2nd November 2015 at 6:20 AM

    Happy happy birthdayness, yay thank you for the cupcake love! From All the way up the hill in Shongweni. x

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    Nicola Meyer
    2nd November 2015 at 6:13 AM

    Amazing giveaway! Mom of 2 – daughter of 14 and son of 18. Work part time and busy all the time

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    Brenda finch
    2nd November 2015 at 5:10 AM

    Hello Ashe.. happy birthday to youuuuu. Loving the new look. I am from Glenwood in Durban.. xxxx

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    Tessa-Jean Tuttle
    2nd November 2015 at 12:22 AM

    I’m reading this from the rural town of Culcairn in country NSW, Australia. I’ve called this town home for nearly 2 years and am busy packing up to head back to Cape Town!

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    Tessa-Jean Tuttle
    2nd November 2015 at 12:19 AM

    Sitting at my desk in a small town in country NSW, Australia. Have called Culcairn (this town) home for two years & am busy packing up to head back to Cape Town at the end of November!

    ps I applaud your love for birthdays

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    Natasha Burton
    1st November 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Just love this Ashe! Awesome! Doing all this while sitting on my comfy couch watching a Sunday night movie knowing I have Monday off! Xxx

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    Renuka Lallbahadur
    1st November 2015 at 10:28 PM

    I’m from queensburgh…Durban

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    1st November 2015 at 10:07 PM

    EEK :D this looks amazing :) Im from durban and love all things pretty :) xxx

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    Aneesa Vally
    1st November 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Once again Happy Birthday to you. I have finally got some me time to enter properly. I am reading this post from my bedroom in Tongaat, Durban. Enjoying the silence as the house sleeps ;)

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    Noëlle Steegs
    1st November 2015 at 9:13 PM

    I’m from the Netherlands but moved to South Africa 3 jears ago; I’m a digital nomad.

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    1st November 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Happy Birthday ! Such fantastic prizes x

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    Carina Tolken
    1st November 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Love reading your blog – you are my go to girl for all the latest, fab, happening hot spots! You have so much talent and creativity, it’s so unfair – lol! Lying in bed in Umgeni Park reading your blog whilst my son is snoring next to me xxx

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    1st November 2015 at 8:16 PM

    I am celebrating my Birthday too! And I also happen to love presents, both giving and receiving!! Snap!!! It’s like we are twinsies. Happy Birthday, here’s to us ❤ x x x

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      1st November 2015 at 8:17 PM

      And I am from sunny Durban ?

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    Belinda Kitney-Meij
    1st November 2015 at 7:10 PM

    From a fellow Scorpion sitting in Cape Town

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    1st November 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Fingers and toes crossed, amazing birthday spoils! Durban born and raised. Sunday night post bunny chow feet up mommy time x

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    Suzanne Schlemmer
    1st November 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Wow, what an unbelievable giveaway! One very lucky person at the end of the month. Fingers crossed;)
    Have a happy birthday month!

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    Deborah Staphorst
    1st November 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Entered from my couch in Hillcrest whilst sipping my wine!

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    Deborah Staphorst
    1st November 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Ashe this blog is my “go to” blog and I have told every person I know that if u want to know about Durban the most passionate blog is #AskeAshe. You rock and the prize looks amazing. May the best woman/man win.

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    1st November 2015 at 5:41 PM

    From Durban
    I am somebody who loves reading blogs and trying out new things

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    Micaela de Freitas
    1st November 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Ah, what a lovely idea with such lovely Durban delights to be won! Reading this on a dreary Durban afternoon with a cup of delicious coffee. x

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    Dawn W
    1st November 2015 at 5:34 PM

    I am from Durban – I am fun, loving, kind and love adventure, I am a real bush baby.

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    1st November 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Hi Nicola, must be a Scorpio thing to spoil others on our birthdays. I always spend wayyyy too much on making the celebrations awesome for others but it makes me so happy to do it! Happy birthday to all the Scorpio Sisters from uhmlanga rocks x

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    1st November 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Hi Nicola, might be a “Scorpio” thing, I give parties, gifts and go to wayyyy too much trouble for others on my birthday, but it makes me so happy to do it! Happy birthday to all us Scorpio Sisters from uhmlanga rocks x

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    Kavita Redkar
    1st November 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Happy Birthday!!! XXX. That’s an amazing giveaway! Hoping to win. Fingers crossed :) Reading your blog from Parktown North, Johannesburg.

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    1st November 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Oh happy days :) Reading your blog from the sunny east coast of Durban, on the Berea.

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    1st November 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Happy Birthday!!! I am from Durban and I love all pretty things, I love pink, I love glam, I am a real girly girl

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    jana vorster
    1st November 2015 at 4:47 PM

    WOW! Imagine receiving all this just before Christmas – it would be the best! Entering from my home in Newcastle

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    1st November 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Big fan of your blog, love being updated on all things Durban. Reading it from Morningside :)

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    1st November 2015 at 4:08 PM

    I’m reading from Umhlanga. Fingers crossed!

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    sarah van der bank
    1st November 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Wow, what a prize! Holding thumbs while readig this from little old Howick.

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    Vee Bruintjies
    1st November 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Happy Birthday!
    Here’s hoping Lady Luck shines down on me here in Dbn :)

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    1st November 2015 at 2:06 PM

    I absolutely love your blog and the awesome gems you discover in SA – living in a small town of Pietermaritzburg you help me keep up to date with what’s happening and a great place to source new online shopping spots. Really hope I win your prize ☺️

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    1st November 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Hey Nicola, keeping up to date with all your tips and ideas from a very beautiful Durban xx Happy Birthday month to you !!

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    thea lennox
    1st November 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Could it please be me? Fingers crossed and maybe just maybe i will be so lucky.

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    Nicola Tweed
    1st November 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Oh my days, what a giveaway!!!! I hope you have a fabulous birthday x

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    Casey Polson
    1st November 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Hey Ash, I am reading your latest blog posts from the beautiful city of Cape Town. X

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    Jenny Giles
    1st November 2015 at 12:26 PM

    Oh my word what an amazing giveaway – happy birthday!
    I’m reading from my home in Durban on a lazy Sunday afternoon – fingers and toes crossed!

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    Aneesa Vally
    1st November 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Happy Birthday Nicola Ashe. Many happy returns. Thanks for all the advice, tips, articles and many more. Here’s to many more years to come xxx

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