B&G is moving into new horizons

Beautiful new week!!

We hope you are doing great on all sides ?

Belle & Grace is growing and we have great news to share with you.

We are excited to share with you two beautiful things …..

The first is our new partnership with DHL as our logistics manager.

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And the second is you can now order our breastfeeding covers in the United Kingdom!!!

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Thank you for believing in us!!

Have a beautifully blessed week ahead.

 

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Breastfeeding Tips

Hello

It’s beautiful August!!!

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We are celebrating all past, present and future nursing mums this #breastfeeding week (1-7 August)

WorldBreastfeeding Week

and we asked present and past nursing mums to share breastfeeding experiences and tips

 

Breastfeeding Tips

 

Their experiences and tips  –

I spent time drinking liquid which I hardly drink because I wanted to make sure my baby had enough every time… Onome

The importance of sitting upright/finding the right posture/comfortable spot whilst breastfeeding was lost on the newbie mum that I was. I initially always sat ‘hunched’ whilst breastfeeding and had the most severe back aches… Oyinkan

One thing I usually do while breastfeeding is bible study or watch youtube vlogs cause it can get very quiet and boring just sitting there alone. I also make sure to drink tons of water throughout the day even if i am not able to eat so much. Another important thing for me to prevent or in my case help with cracked nipples (since i didn’t discover this on time lol) after feeding or pumping, put a bit of the milk on your nipples and let it air dry then rub some nipple cream on it. Works wonders!  …. Omolola

I found pap and oat really helpful whilst breastfeeding my boys. Both meals really helped as I always had an more than enough supply. I also found a warm shower helpful. I mean I remember the “rush” or “in filling” during my showers….Eniola

My second baby girl did not like bottle feeding so it was tasking breastfeeding especially when you have to feed until she gets the hind milk, when your breasts feel empty. This contains more nutrients. But she quickly adapted into solids after 6 months….Montunrayo

Use our B&G breastfeeding cover for convenient public breastfeeding …. B&G

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To view all our designs and make an order today, please check http://www.belleandgrace.com/products.php?pid=9

Thank you for reading and have a belle and graceful week.

Special thanks to the present and past nursing mothers that shared their experiences and tips, we appreciate it.

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Breastfeeding Made Easy

Beautiful new week!!!

We are extremely excited to launch our new product!!! It’s a breastfeeding cover specially for nursing mothers.

Did anyone guess right? Not this time around.

Let’s have a look at some of its beautiful designs –

 

 

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Some of its unique features:

  • Easy to wear
  • Big pocket compartments for baby’s accessories
  • Machine-wash friendly
  • Convenient breastfeeding in public places and in the car
  • 100% cotton with air space for baby’s breathing
  • Adjustable to fit all sizes

 

See one of our happy customers

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To view all our designs and make an order today, please check http://www.belleandgrace.com/products.php?pid=9

We will like to know your thoughts on our new product, please leave a comment below.

Thank you for reading and have a belle and graceful week.

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B&G new product launch soon ….

Hello there!!

Thank you for visiting our blog.

We want to congratulate our creative director on the birth of her baby Queen last month!!

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Also it is her one year wedding anniversary this week!!!

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Can you spot our pocket square designs on the groom? *smiling*

Now to our product launch, we are excited to announce the launch of our new product soon….. before the month ends.

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We have been working on it for about 4 months now. From product development to its testing (special thanks to the beautiful people that tested it and gave feedback)

Now we are almost ready to launch, watch out for it before the month ends by God’s grace.

You know we love games ….

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So try to guess the new product (all testers are excluded lol) at the comment section below.

The first three correct answers will win a B&G gift!!!!

Thank you for reading and have an awesome week with God!!

 

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Let’s share some African Proverbs

Hello dear friends,

We hope you are doing great.

This week we will be sharing some of our favourite African proverbs.

 

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Let’s know which of the African proverbs you love best.

Have a Belle & Grace week!!!

 

Update on our B&G Anniversary games, special thanks to everyone that sent in their responses. We truly appreciate it.

The answer to this – Arrange these B&G products in order of launch date; Pocket squares, Aprons, Neckpieces, Robes & BowTies

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Apron

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Neckpiece

 

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Pocket Square

 

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Robe

 

 

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Bow Tie

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Thank you for reading.

 

B&G is 4!!!!

Beautiful new week to you!!!

Some days ago, Thursday, 21st April, 2016, B&G turned 4 years!!!!! It truly seems like yesterday when we started the business!!!

 

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Lets share some of our memories

 

First Anniversary cake

 

First Anniversary Cake

 

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One of our first neckpieces rocked by Titilayo

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Two of our pocket square designs rocked by Femi Taiwo

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Some of our first aprons

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Our Launch on Konga

We will like to play a little game to end this memory lane. Answer these three simple questions  in the comment section below to win a B&G gift – Gifts for first three correct answers :

1. Arrange these B&G products in order of launch date; Pocket squares, Aprons, Neckpieces, Robes & BowTies

2. Have we inspired you to love Africa more? If YES, How?

3. What new product/ initiative would you like to see from B&G

Thank you for believing in us. We could not have gotten this far without you!!!

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Thank you for reading.

Don’t forget you can order for our pocket squares and bow ties directly from our Konga Store

http://www.konga.com/Belle-Grace

Have a Belle & Graceful week!!!!

B&G African Proverbs

Hello dear B&G friend.

Trust you are doing great!! It’s been long we posted on our blog but we are back by God’s grace!!!!

It’s a beautiful month for us; April!!!! April is our best month because B&G started on the 21st of April 2012. YES we will be four years this month!!!!! *we are excited* *we are grateful to God*

This week we will be starting a series on #African Proverbs; it will comprise proverbs from different parts of Africa.

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We believe there is a lot to learn from our African culture so we will be sharing proverbs regularly on our social media handles.

A sneak peek to #African Proverbs

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Do follow us on our social media handles for regular posts on #African Proverbs

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Thank you for reading.

Don’t forget you can order for our pocket squares and bow ties directly from our Konga Store

http://www.konga.com/Belle-Grace

Have a Belle & Graceful week!!!!

We celebrate the people of Cameroon!!

Happy new month!! We hope January was a great month for you?

This week we celebrate the beautiful Republic of Cameroon. It was their  56th independence on the 1st of January 2016!!

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The national flag of Cameroon was adopted in its present form on 20 May 1975 after Cameroon became a unitary state. It is a vertical tricolour of green, red and yellow, with a yellow five-pointed star in its centre. 

Cameroon is often called “Africa in miniature” for its geological and cultural diversity, Cameroon is home to over 23 million people with more than 200 different linguistic groups with French and English as their official languages. 

LOCATION

It is bordered by Nigeria to the West; Chad to the North-East; the Central African Republic to the East; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Congo to the South. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Its capital city Yaoundé lies in the centre of the country and has a population of approximately 2.5 million, the second largest city in the country after the port city Douala.

RELIGION & CULTURE

Cameroon’s culture consists of many religions including Christianity (about 69%), Islam (about 21%), and many other traditional religions as their constitution allows freedom of religion. The Northern part of Cameroon is heavily occupied by the Fulani people also known Mbororo while the Western region is home of the Bamum people. The French-speaking people are often inhabitants of the southern and western regions.

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CAMEROONIAN CUISINE 

This is one of the most varied in Africa due to its location on the crossroads between the North, West, and centre of the continent; added to this is the profound influence of French food, a legacy of the colonial era. Among Cameroonian specialties are brochettes known locally as soya (a kind of barbecued kebab made from either chicken, beef, or goat),  sangah (a mixture of maize, cassava leaf and palmnut juice) and ndole (a spicy stew containing bitter leaf greens, meat, shrimp, pork rind and peanut paste).

Brochettes from Cameroon

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ECONOMY

Cameroon is the 117th largest export economy in the world and the 118th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). The top exports of Cameroon are crude petroleum, cocoa beans, sawn wood and bananas. It’s top imports are; Special Purpose Ships, Rice, Refined Petroleum and Packaged Medicaments.

The top export destinations of Cameroon are Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, the United States and China The top import origins are China, Nigeria, France, Belgium-Luxembourg  and India.

TOURISM IN CAMEROON

So if you are in Cameroon be sure to visit any of these places!

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Mefou National Park in Younde located in the capital of Cameroon

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Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls, the largest waterfall in Africa

and you can learn more about Cameroon by visiting the Museum of Civilizations in Dschang.

Thank you.

This article was specially written by a B&G friend and customer Olanike Ajeigbe.

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Beautiful Africa in 2016

Hello, we trust 2016 has truly been beautiful for you thus far. Lets do a quick look at Africa in 2016.

There is a lot happening in the global economic space; dwindling commodity and oil prices, China’s slow economy has caused low growth across the African continent. In terms of security across the continent, the battle against Boko Haram in West Africa, Al-Shabab in East Africa is still on…..

 

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Let’s take a sneak peek into some of the good things we are expecting in Africa this year.

Political

We expect presidential polls will hold in Benin, Niger and Uganda in February and in Congo later in the year, elections give an opportunity for change and renewed hope. Also, exceptional leaders like John Magufuli of Tanzania and Macky Sall of Senegal are being praised for their works towards reducing government excesses and waste.

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John Magufuli                                                     Macky Sall

Economic:

In the midst of the gloomy global economics, there is expected growth in Ivory Coast, Tanzania and Rwanda because they have lower exposure to the commodity slowdown, and should continue to benefit from large-scale investment in infrastructure.

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Social and Creatives:

There are some outstanding African creatives doing awesome things in the global creative space like John Boyega (featured in Stars Wars VII), Abraham Attah (14 year old who featured in Beast of no nations) and Noma Dumezweni (will be featured in Harry Potter’s stage play)

 

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What great thing would you like to see in Africa in 2016?

In expecting great things to happen in Africa, we can not sit back but need to work and pray about it

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chron 7:14

 

Belle & Grace will continue to promote Africa’s beauty in 2016 using our unique products, regular write-ups and by working with other afrocentric entrepreneurs. In all we are working towards promoting a beautiful Africa in 2016!!!

Thank you for reading.

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Some sources:

15 african creatives to watch out for in 2016 http://venturesafrica.com/15-african-creatives-to-watch-out-for-in-2016/

Africa’s economic prospects in 2016: Looking for silver linings  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35261906

Pictures from Google Images and Pure Afro Travels

Belle & Graceful New Year

Beautiful day!!!

Hope you had a great christmas season and happy holiday with family and friends. Its 2016!!!!

The Belle & Grace team will like to specially THANK YOU for making our 2015 a beautiful one, thanks for always reading our blog posts, your patronage and support truly made our 2015 a belle and graceful one.

Let’s see some highlights of our 2015:

In March, we started our ColourMyAfrica blog series:

 

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Together, we have beautifully coloured Africa!!!

 

In May, we launched our double sided pocket square:

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In July, we beautified our creative director’s wedding

 

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In September, we launched our B&G robes

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Also in September, we got an online shop on Konga

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In October, we were featured in Sunday Punch newspaper

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In December, our bow ties were launched and our bow tie sets introduced.

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Truly its been a BEAUTIFUL & GRACEFUL year for us and you have been a great part of it.

 

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We pray that this new year is a truly more belle and graceful one for you and us. Do let us know how we can make it a B&G one for you!!!!

Share with us your best Belle & Grace 2015 moment *smiling* Thank you

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