Lamiez Holworthy shares her secrets to an amazing summer and she practices what she preaches

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The Pretoria-born DJ shares how you can have an amazing summer despite the challenges of the pandemic.
The Pretoria-born DJ shares how you can have an amazing summer despite the challenges of the pandemic.
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Everywhere she goes, she looks like summer. Fresh, vibey and with a playlist for all occasions, she's already deep in festive mode, if her Instagram is anything to go by. 

The festive season is here and while it looks a little different this year, there's no reason not to have a bit of fun your way, according to popular South African DJ Lamiez Holworthy.

If she's not behind the decks, on holiday, sprucing up her home, being an ambassador for Red Bull, she's spending time with hubby. 

She shares her top secrets to having an amazing summer, wherever you are. 

Have fun getting fit

Although some individuals used the lockdown to get into shape some people are not gym enthusiasts, Lamiez says now that the sun is rising earlier, and the morning light gently nudges us to wake up before our alarms say we should, why not use that time to get moving?

Take early morning works, she says. Whether they’re with the dogs through the ‘burbs or on the beach with your true love – are a great way to start building your physical fitness without it feeling like a chore. Just 30 minutes goes a long way.

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Be a tourist in your own town

Lamiez is a woman of her word and she is always ready to try new things and places around the cities she is familiar with.

She says you may think you know every corner of the hot spots in your town, but when last did you do something a bit touristy that didn’t involve an hours-long drive?

 “Ask yourself - how many Capetonians haven’t yet abseiled down Table Mountain, the pulse-racing adventure in front of the whole city’s eyes? Achieve the ultimate in social distancing by hiking the breath-taking Otter Trail, or spend some time kayaking on KwaZulu Natal waters with some of the continent’s most dangerous animals in St Lucia – hippos and crocodiles! Get rid of the goosies and go diving with sharks in Gansbaai, or take up your wings and fly when you go bungy jumping in Soweto, Krugersdorp, or in the Eastern Cape.”

Since lockdown level 1, Lamiez has been having fun travelling the country. 

Super-size your skills set

Been too busy to learn something new? Now might be the right time, she says. Stretch your limits in new ways: maybe you mocked the chess nerds at school, but have you ever tried to master the queen’s gambit in real life? Teach yourself a new party trick and learn to write with your non-dominant hand, or learn the basics of a language that will help you make new friends when next you’re travelling, whether it’s in your neighborhood, your own country, or abroad. 

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Spice up your living space to the sounds of summer

This year has been an extreme adventure in its own right, without you having to even leave your home. It’s also ok just to settle down at home and get creative with some DIY in your space. Put on some music and let your inspiration guide you – it’s a guaranteed mood booster.

Lamiez recently shared pictures of how she newly decorated her home with fine art pieces that has turned her home into an art museum.

The DJ says regardless of your summer-time plans - heading home, travelling or on a staycation, be sure to have a small group of friends over for a braai, spend some time around the pool, or take some time out on the beach - whether it’s oceanside or alongside one of South Africa’s magnificent dams.

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