Weekend Breakfast Spots

by Lanalou Style on November 28, 2014

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or brunch. There are so many amazing restaurants in Cape Town, so the choice can be difficult. Today I’ve rounded up some favourite inner city spots…

 

Superette

SUPERETTE

Superette’s breakfasts are out of this world! Plus you get to enjoy a beautiful, contemporary space while taking in the local sights and sounds of Woodstock.


Hours: 08:00 – 15:00
Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

 
Birds Cafe

BIRDS CAFE

Birds is a lovely, small café where dishes are prepared with fresh, seasonal local produce. Delicious, wholesome meals in a relaxed and inviting setting.


Hours: 08:00 – 16:00
127 Bree Street, Cape Town

 
Hemelhuijs

HEMELHUIJS

Located on the fan walk, one can sit and watch the city go by while indulging in heavenly eats. With it’s ever changing interior, whimsical displays of fresh flowers, delicious food and fresh juices, Hemelhuijs is a small oasis in the heart of CT.


Hours: 09:00 – 15:00
71 De Waterkant Street, Cape Town

 
Skinny Legs and All

SKINNY LEGS AND ALL

Skinny Legs & All is one of my favourites. Simple minimalistic decor with a lovely, calm atmosphere, situated in the heart of town. If you are looking for something healthy and delicious, then this is the place for you.


Hours: 08:30 – 14:00
70 Loop Street, Cape Town

 
Loading Bay

THE LOADING BAY

This trendy, stylish eatery serves fantastic roasted coffee from the Espresso Lab Microroasters and wholesome comfort food. Plus you can do a little bit of shopping for your man or treat yourself to some Aesop products.


Hours: 09:00 – 16:00
30 Hudson Street, De Waterkant

 
Manna

MANNA EPICURE

Manna has a beautiful bright and airy interior and is set on vibey Kloof Street. Their breakfasts range from sensible to self-indulgent.


Hours: 08:00 – 17:00
151 Kloof Street, Cape Town

 
The Blue Cafe

THE BLUE CAFE

The Daily Deli has always been a firm favourite of mine. It was recently sold to new owners and re-branded as The Blue Cafe. The atmosphere and vibe are still just as great with good, wholesome food. This is a real neighbourhood gem.


Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
13 Brownlow Road, Cape Town
Image credit: Whale Tales Blog

 

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Berlin Uncovered: Bikini Berlin

by Lana on November 27, 2014

Bikini Berlin

Today I’m sharing about another highlight from my Berlin trip, Bikini Berlin… and no, it has nothing to do with swimwear!

My friends and I decided to check out the new concept mall in City West as we had been hearing so much about it.

The basic concept of BIKINI BERLIN is a combination of shopping, working, cinema, recreation, urban oasis and hotel. The name BIKINI BERLIN comes from the name Bikinihaus, which is how local Berliners affectionately christened the building in the 1950s. An open-sided storey framed by columns on the second floor once separated the building into one upper and one lower area. For the Berlin locals, the two-tier architecture, which today is fully glazed, reminded them of the daring new swimwear fashion of that time, the bikini.

At first we were a bit disappointed as the ground floor felt like a regular upmarket mall with a selection of boutiques and a few pop-up style shops which is nothing new for us Capetonians. But we knew there had to be more, so we headed upstairs to the rooftop terrace and happily discovered a lovely outdoor area overlooking the zoological garden.

Super

There are two really fantastic shop/eateries on the terrace level, Super and Gestalten, both overlooking the green oasis of the zoo and Tiergarten.

Super is a very cool industrial style, open plan shopping space and eatery. From quirky, fun gadgets to more high end pieces from Kikkerland, Normann Coppenhagen, Muuto and Balmain. Sigh, I wanted to buy everything!

Supermarket, Bikini Berlin

Supermarket, Bikini Berlin

Supermarket, Bikini Berlin

Gestalten is on the other side of the terrace and has more of a grown up feel with gorgeous interior fittings and an integrated café. The shop has an great selection of products from covetable brands to designer pieces. Once again I wanted to shop up a storm here!

25HoursHotel

After a bit of shopping, we headed over to the 25 Hours Hotel and up to the 1oth floor to discover the Neni Berlin restaurant and Monkey Bar…

Neni Berlin is a gorgeous dining area with a breath-taking vista all round. I absolutely loved all the greenery and hanging plants. I’d definitely love to eat here next time round, how amazing does this sound…

NENI Berlin is a culinary mosaic of Persian, Russian, Arabic, Moroccan, Turkish, Spanish, German and Austrian influences. The concept of Haya Molcho is that everyone is able to try a little of everything, and pots and pans are taken from the kitchen and placed directly on the table without any airs or graces.

Make the Monkey Bar your last stop for the day so that you sit down, relax and enjoy a cocktail while taking in the amazing views. The floor to ceiling windows allow for an amazing panorama of the city and you can also sit out on the deck and take in some sunshine.

The decor is stunning and takes inspiration from the monkey enclosure down below. My photos really don’t do the space any justice, think exotic, urban jungle – that you don’t want to leave! I can’t wait to go back one day… to enjoy a glass of bubbles and watch the sun set over Berlin.

All photography: Lana Kenney ©

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Monochromatic must haves

by Lana on November 26, 2014

Monochromatic interiorImage credit: Mono Online Shop

Today’s post is a quick round up of some lust worthy monochromatic pieces.

One thing I still don’t own is a LBD. I’ve been looking online lately and Shopbop has such a fabulous selection. Of course I’d want to add a few more things to the shopping basket and not stop with just one dress. Shopbop is running some great specials this week so hop over and take a look.

Little black dress

Shopbop: BB Dakota dress / Sheath dress / Rebecca Minkhoff dress / Michael Kors watch / Joie sandals / Thin sapphire ring / Marc Jacobs backpack

Superbalist is also running an awesome sale this week. Take 30% off today or wait for greater Black Friday savings! Are cool are the Copper hooks?

Monochromatic decor

Superbalist: Metallic pendant light / Ink spread cushion / Monochrome brush stroke cushion / Do what you love print / Copper hook set / T teapot / Hexagon shelf set

Lastly if you’re looking for Scandi inspired monochromatic homeware then you definitely need to hop over to Mono Online Shop. They have lovely goodies. Happy shopping!

Monochromatic decor

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Blog Boot Camp 2015 – Join us!

by Lana on November 25, 2014

BlogBootCamp2015

Today we’re launching our third Blog Boot Camp workshop which will be taking place on the 21st of February 2015! Kathryn and I have held two workshops which were very well received and fully booked both times. We’ve received so many requests that we thought it was high time for the next one.

Our BLOG BOOT CAMP workshop is aimed at teaching you all the ins and outs of blogging and to inspire you to grow your blog whether it’s just a hobby or part of your small business. The goal of BLOG BOOT CAMP is to give you the tools you need to run a better, more successful, and creative WordPress blog or website.

The morning will cover tips for creatively improving the design of your site, how to use social media to promote your blog, how to monetize your blog by working with sponsors and advertisers and finding your unique blogging voice. The morning will be filled with practical information and inspiration to help you to build a better blog and spark your creativity!

You can find out more info over on our website and take a look at our galleries to see photos of our previous workshops.

If you’re a new blogger or small business owner wanting to create a creative blog or website, then this morning is for you!

Bookings open today so download a booking form here and return it to info@blogbootcamp.co.za with proof of payment. Please note that there are limited places available and these are booked upon receipt of payment on a first come, first served basis. So please check our website if to see if there are still seats available or email us at info@blogbootcamp.co.za should you be unsure whether there is availability.

We hope you’ll join us in February!

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Blog Boot Camp

Blog Boot Camp

Blog Boot Camp

Image credits: Photography by Henk Hattingh and Lindie Meyer

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