Last Friday was my last day in Cape Town. Now when I say DAY I actually mean a few hours.
After a manic week with work, tempting as a day sunning myself and reading by the pool sounded, I was determined to do something more productive with my time.
I have a current fixation with sofas in unusual places:
Green Market Square
This is one of Cape Towns oldest and most popular markets. Filled to the brim with African curios, crafts and storytellers it’s a vibrant place to snoop around. I met vendors from Malawi, Zim and even my own home country of Kenya.
It wasn’t loong before I heard some Jamaican accents that seemed so out of place here. So out of curiosity I secretly followed the voices…
Follow the Bobo Dreads
I am talking wall to wall of masks from all over Africa.
I sat for a while and listened to the shop owner explain which mask came where and what they are used for. I could have sat and listened for hours…you know me!! I am a sucker for a good tale.
Time was against me and so I rambled on to…
Such a perfect place for a lazy wanderer.
So what did I buy?
A crystal brooch, a cameo brooch and a hand painted Limoges Fragonard cabochon. Now this is truly special to me. Those who have bought my jewels in the past will know that I have used similar ones in my creations. This one is HAND PAINTED and super old rather than a decal!!!
Here I chanced upon a delightful little boutique!
I found myself buying 2 dresses.
The first is made by “Selfi” and is a pretty peachy number with lovely pleat detail.
A blue grey floaty piece with a white under slip.
This dress is by TAKE CARE.
Long Street has such marvellous sights to ponder upon.
Although I much much much prefer the older part of Cape Town, a visit to the V& A Waterfront is always in order.
You would be forgiven for thinking that you are back in UK for a few moments here and there whilst in this shopping precinct.
Shy Girl – peachy soft nude
Costa Chic-bright pinkish coral
Gentle Simmer – peachy pinky goldish
See what I mean about my peach obsession?
No trip to SA is complete for me without a few trips to my local Pick n’ Pay!!!
Are you a soap or a shower gel girl?
I am quite certainly a bar of soap fan.
Mint and Eucalyptus soap – super refreshing on hot days
Marula and Rooibos soap – it has tea in it!!!
Boaobab soap – I love upside down trees.
Monchichi got some time in the sun too!