Easter inspiration

Easter styling

March 26, 2015

Easter styling
Can you believe Easter weekend is just around the corner? I’m looking forward to a family get together and lazy lunch. I’ve gathered some lovely images for table setting inspiration and decor ideas. I’m mad about the hanging egg shell vases as well as the eggs decorated with twine and simple flowers.

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Paarl

Melissa’s at Frater Square

March 25, 2015

Melissa's, Frater Square
I’m a big fan of Melissa’s stores and so I was happy to see that Frater Square now has their very own Melissa’s. I’m sure the Paarl locals are loving this new addition too. There’s a lovely shaded outdoor area looking out onto trees and vineyards in the distance and a cosy interior.

You can be sure the food will be delicious and hearty and of course there’s always a fantastic selection of gift ideas and deli products. Who can resist delicious goods that are beautifully packaged too? I spotted some stunning Easter eggs and biscuits so do pop in before they sell out.
Melissa's, Frater Square
Melissa's, Frater Square
Melissa's, Frater Square
Melissa's, Frater Square
Melissa's, Frater Square
Melissa's, Frater Square
Melissa's, Frater Square
All photography: Lana Kenney ©

Paarl, shop

Explore Paarl – Frater Square

March 24, 2015

Frater Square Paarl
I recently took a trip out to Paarl and visited Frater Square. I featured this lovely lifestyle centre back in 2013 but there have been quite a few changes since then. Melissa’s has joined the centre which is a wonderful addition, plus you’ll also find a new clothing boutique, a crystal & glassware shop, art & antique gallery, wine shop, bicycle shop and pilates studio! Here are a few photos to give you an idea of what’s on offer.

Ateljee Boutique Clothing is one of the fantastic new additions to the centre and has a great selection of clothing and accessories.
Ateljee at Frater Square Paarl
Wild Orchid at Frater Square Paarl
Wild Orchid is one of the original stores and is a firm favourite of mine. Always beautifully styled with gorgeous clothing and jewellery. I can never manage to leave empty handed.
Wild Orchid at Frater Square Paarl
Wild Orchid at Frater Square Paarl
Wild Orchid at Frater Square Paarl
Blanc de blanc, Frater Square, Paarl
Blanc de blanc is always a pleasure to visit, I love the peaceful ambiance and fresh white palette. If you’re a fan of all things white then you need to book mark this spot.
Blanc de blanc, Frater Square, Paarl
Blanc de blanc, Frater Square, Paarl
Frater Square, Paarl
All photography: Lana Kenney ©
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Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Wine Estate

Domaine des Dieux

March 23, 2015

Domaine des dieux
On the weekend we discovered a fabulous new tasting room on the Hemel en Aarde Valley wine route. Domaine des Dieux is a boutique wine farm which produces a small range of premium quality wines including two delicious MCC’s. Their Claudia Brut MCC is a real winner!

Situated fairly far into the valley, this tiny tasting room has amazing views and a lovely, relaxed feel. During season they offer snacks but if you visit out of season, I’d recommend taking along a picnic of sorts. Fabulous bubbly with yummy cheese and cold meats, in a magical setting… could you ask for more?
Domaine des dieux
Domaine des dieux
Domaine des dieux
Domaine des dieux
Domaine des dieux
All photography: Lana Kenney ©
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colour, interiors

Eclectic style

March 20, 2015

Eclectic style
I really do love eclectic interiors that are full of character and have a story to tell. These homes are characterised by bright bold pops of colour, mis-matched patterns, exotic treasures from travels afar and interesting artworks. Yay or nay? Are you a fan of this quirky style?
African influence
Bright interiors
Eclectic style

GET THE LOOK: Kantha quilt / Tassle key ring / Ndaya bowl / Saali gauze scarf / Ndefu ya shaba glasses / Laundry hamper / Striped basket / Butterfly chair

Image credits: 1 & 2) Photography by Eve Wilson for The Design Files, 3) Photo by Michael Fitzhum & styling by Irina Graewe, 4) Zulu mama café chairs, 5) Photo by Eve Wilson for The Design Files

Cape Town, Interiors & Decor

Ceramic Factory – My World Collection

March 16, 2015

Ceramic Factory - My World collection
Ceramic Factory was one of the fabulous sponsors we had on board at our most recent Blog Boot Camp workshop and each of our attendees received one of their stunning platters or egg trays. They’ve just revealed their Fall/Winter 2015 Collection and so I popped into their Kloof Street store to take a look.
The new collection is very different to the previous season with a new palette of dusty pink, navy blue, white and turquoise. Bold striking designs incorporating wood and steel with plenty of faceted geometrical shapes.

I’m not that mad about the pink or turquoise and would have preferred to see more charcoal and sage as seen in their previous collection but I do love all of the new faceted shapes. So what are your thoughts?

Ceramic Factory - My World collection
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