What I… Jerusha from This Red Lipstick

It’s that time of the week again: “What I… Wednesday!” I’m sure you all are waiting anxiously to find out who I am interviewing today! (right?)

Today is the turn of Jerusha from This Red Lipstick. Besides red lipstick her other loves are reading, writing, baking and over thinking! She is a South African Indian who currently calls Cape Town home, take it away Jerusha…

What I…

Sjoe! The truth is, I don’t know much. But what I do know is that I was created for a purpose. Oh! And I also know the meaning of life (seriously – ask me one day).

There are so many beautiful things in this world! But these are a few of my big loves:
1. Flowers from my mother’s garden (she grew those gorgeous orchids herself!).
2. Johannesburg – especially by night.
3. Scripture.
4. My best friends – Diana, Stevi-Mae and Shain.
5. Pictures of my parents from the eighties.
6. My crazy, Indian family.
And, of course, a nice red lipstick!

What I Love

I love this picture – in it I’m reading (1) The Roald Dahl Treasury while my boyfriend is reading (2) Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything – two of our favourites. The book I’d insist everyone reads at least once is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; I read it every year and, each year, enjoy it more.

What I Read

I try my hardest to not let “things” dominate my thoughts and conversations. It’s a slippery slope and unattractive, in my opinion. Although, that hasn’t stopped me from yearning for:
1) A Kitchen-Aid (can you blame me?)
2) A ruby ring
There are other, more important things I want too:
3) I desperately want my little brother (he’s 17 and would prefer me to stop calling him “little” – especially because he towers over me) to be happy. I want him to be able to do what he loves, meet good people and form good relationships. He’s a talented cricketer, drummer and singer – I want him to keep doing the things that make him happy.
4) One day, I’d love to be able to cook and garden like my mother.

What I Want

There are days when I step out the front door and realise I’m dressed top-to-toe like my mother, and days when I know my father would (most likely) disapprove of my hemline. It’s tough to pin down my personal style. For the most part, I buy pieces I like (and can afford). My latest buy was a beautiful cream, pleated skirt from Mr Price; I love that store.

Other than regular supplies of vanilla éclairs from Cassis, I’m happy to say I don’t need anything! I’m a lucky girl.

Thanks Jerusha for sharing some of thoughts on life with Becoming you’s readers! I find it such fun finding out what things inspire my fellow bloggers…

This is a weekly series where I feature the answers to my “What I…” questions of various inspirational bloggers. To read more of these interviews click here. To take part please contact me here.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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