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…

Know
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).

Love
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

Read
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

Want
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

Wear
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.

Need
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.

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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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