Tuesday, May 11, 2010
One of my favourite home ware and gift stores is BLINK in Seapoint.
BLINK has a range of South African designers including a fantastic selection of Wonki Ware, beautiful gifts for babies, jewellery including Pierre Estienne and Skermunkil, cards by Heather Moore/Skinny Laminx and many more beautiful items.
This is a great place to find a locally made gift to give to fellow locals and to send overseas.
The lovely ladies at BLINK offer a lovely gift wrapping service as well.
I always manage to find something.....especially something for myself!
For further information contact:
(021) 434 9541
71 Regent Road, Seapoint, Cape Town
Posted by Shop with Alex at 11.5.10
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Almost every Sunday for the past 2 years my husband and I have gone to Licorice and Lime for brunch.
It is one of may favourite places in Cape Town - great service, fantastic coffee, fresh food, affordable prices and lovely atmosphere. Who could ask for more!
Watch this space for Licorice and Lime ''2'' opening soon in town......
Monday - Sunday for breakfast, brunch ;) and lunch
162 Kloof Street, Higgovale (across the road from Baccini's and next door to Bombay Bicycle Club)
Posted by Shop with Alex at 29.4.10
Thursday, April 22, 2010
A winery was recently recommended to visit for tastings and possibly sharing a bottle of wine or two with friends.....
Consequently, the following week whilst reading a local home and interiors magazine, as article appeared before me - wonderful images of an 1800's farm and winery that had been renovated tastefully with a modern red and white theme and I realised that this was the winery that had been recommended.
So whilst we had some visitors here from Australia and England, we decided that this one was going to be included on our winery tour on the Sunday.......
It was our last stop on our tour and it turned out to be the perfect way to end the day!
We started with a tasting (R40 per person) which included 6 wines.
Even though it was nearing the end of the day, the friendly staff were more than happy for us to order a few cheese plates, enjoy a bottle of wine and watch the sun go down.
I can definitely recommend the Sauvignon Blanc 2008 - very light and some might say, too easy to drink ;)
Peter Falke Wines - Annandale Road (Groenvlei Farm),Stellenbosch 7600
(021) 881 3677
This little gem is no longer a secret in Cape Town.....
Last November and December I watched on as a run down warehouse at Granger Bay was transformed to The Grand at Granger Bay.
The Grand has become a a popular ''franchise'' with venues in Plettenberg Bay, Camps Bay and Granger Bay each with its own unique theme but keeping within the Grand brand.
Granger Bay is fantastic for afternoon drinks and sun downers on the sand.
To eat, I can recommend the pizzas and the sugar salmon :)
For more information and bookings for The Grand Granger Bay:
(021)425 0551 - or 072 586 2052
Monday, April 19, 2010
Check out these new little miniature treasures!
These little silver birds (roughly 10mm) are hung on choker length silk thread in a variety of colours: blood red, ruby, black, baby blue and pink.
Choose your colour and place your order! only R180!
Posted by Shop with Alex at 19.4.10
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
One of my favourite South African jewellery designers is COLLECT!
Their latest design is the 'Name' necklace is gorgeous and with a difference!
You're going to just ♥ the little birdie perched on the last letter of your name.
Starting from R380 and all handmade in sterling silver, these personalised pretties are such an ideal gift for gal pals, bridesmaids, etc
Start placing your orders!
Shipping Nationwide AND Internationally!
For all Collect enquiries please contact: www.collectjewellery.co.za
Posted by Shop with Alex at 24.3.10
Saturday, March 20, 2010
For those who want to get their hands on local fashion and accessories, Mungo & Jemima on Long Street is your one stop shop.
Their philosophy for beauitful items designed and made in South Africa is consistent including labels such as, Coppelia, GOOD, Missibaba, I Love Leroy, Collect, Selfi and Skermunkil.
It's definitely a must on the shopping spots in Cape Town. Check it out.....
Mungo & Jemima - 108 Long Street(Cnr of Church and Long), Cape Town
Facebook group: Mungo and Jemima
Posted by Shop with Alex at 20.3.10