Vanilla Blonde – A sneak peek into the life of Bailey Schneider

The Vanilla Blonde blogger and Smile FM presenter reveals some of her happiest (and most embarrassing!) moments

My dream day…

is one spent outdoors in nature with my loved ones. We’d be drinking good wine, eating delicious food, and just being carefree

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My happiest memories…

Are of days spent at my family’s old beach house in St Francis Bay [in the Eastern Cape]. My sister and I would spend hours on the beach building sandcastles, scaring each other with sea snails, and eating cold, juicy watermelon while our hair went blonder in the sun and our skins, darker.

The achievement I’m most proud of…

is that I’ve been on radio for 15 years. I’m proud of the fact that I’ve paid my dues, worked almost every time slot (including the graveyard shift) and I’ve worked almost every form of radio, too.

What I love most about radio presenting is…

That no day is ever the same! I love the music we play at Smile 90.4 FM, the amazing synergy I have with my co-host Maurice Carpede, and I love being able to tell a story. I still get that spark of excitement whenever I switch my microphone on.

My most embarrassing moment…

is when I unceremoniously slipped on one of those restaurant mints, that happened to be lying on a step. I ended up tripping up the stairs, and, as I peeled myself off them (in the most unladylike fashion), I felt a draft where my skirt should have been. Turns out my skirt was round my ankles. Of course, it was laundry day, so I had my worst knickers on. It also happened to be one of the busiest days at Sandton City, a few days before Christmas. I’ll never forget that moment and, from that day on, I threw out all my “laundry day” knickers.

Married life has taught me…

just how important it is to get married for the right reasons. I’m so grateful to have met my person, and to have waited for the right person. My husband and I have a solid foundation and a beautiful relationship of unconditional love, respect and encouragement, which is vital when life takes over.

My guilty pleasure is…

Curling up on the couch, in a fortress of blankets and pillows, cups of tea (or glasses of wine) and binge watching series, like The Bachelorette. It’s mindless, but I love it.

The most surprising thing about me…

is that I can whistle really loudly with my two fingers – I call it my ‘concert whistle’ and I can make the sound of a newborn baby cry with my throat. Don’t ask!

My idea of sexy is……

when I feel really good about myself. It’s a certain kind of confidence, when I’m truly comfortable in my skin, and that feeling seems to exude outwardly.

My style icon is…

[American socialite] Olivia Palermo. She’s so chic, and everything she wears looks beautifully effortless, even though there must be a lot of thought and planning behind it.

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