Truth Coffee

by Lana on August 21, 2014

Truth Coffee, Prestwich Memorial

Last weekend we had an early morning breakfast at Truth Coffee and took in the sights and sounds of the inner city. Truth is situated at the Prestwich Memorial Visitors Centre which you’ll find on the fan walk at the beginning of Green Point.

What you probably don’t know is that the Prestwich Memorial is built on land that has officially been recognised as a heritage site, marking an essential period of South Africa’s history. The aim of the centre is to tell the story of District 1  – dating back to pre-colonial times, through slavery, forced removals, post-apartheid developments up until the present day. (You can read more about this here) This wasn’t our reason for visiting though, a good coffee was actually the main criteria!

Truth offers fantastic coffee and a great selection of light meals and breakfast. The area is also surrounded by beautiful trees and feels like a lush oasis amongst the urban bustle. I’m already looking forward to another visit.

Truth Coffee, Prestwich Memorial

Truth Coffee, Prestwich Memorial

Truth Coffee, Prestwich Memorial

Truth Coffee, Prestwich Memorial

Truth Coffee, Prestwich Memorial

Truth Coffee, Prestwich Memorial

Truth Coffee, Prestwich Memorial

Truth, Corner Somerset and Buitengracht Street, 1 Somerset Road, Green Point

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We Heart This birthday celebration giveaway

by Lana on August 19, 2014

We Heart This Giveaway

Today I’ve got a another awesome giveaway for you from the girls at We Heart This. Megan and Debbie have just celebrated their online shop’s second year anniversary and so they thought they’d share the love with all of you!

If you haven’t heard of We Heart This yet, it’s a fantastic online shop stocking handmade South African goodies. They have a great selection of lovely products from talented local artists and designers. Their stock is updated and added to regularly, so you’ll always find something new.

We have two AMAZING giveaway prizes up for grabs…
Spring Surprise is worth R1980,00 and Bunny Love is worth R2560,00! So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to the bottom of this post and find out how to enter!

Spring surprise

Spring Surprise – Prize value R1980,00

Heart bread board – Royal Simple Sheep
Shweshwe shields napkin set – Handmade by me
Tiny Africa necklace – Starbright Girl Jewellery
Rose quartz single drop earrings – Black Betty
Heart brooch set – Landi Kuhn
Red fold over clutch – Titch
Today I am Thankful wall decal (Dark Grey) – Hello Dolly

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Bunny love

Bunny Love – Prize value R2560,00

Bunnies cushion cover – Design Kist
Lavender 220g soy candle – Wild Olive
Plantifolia Lignosa Hand & Body Wash 500ml – Wild Olive
Silver tear drop studs – Long Jean Silver
Heart of Africa brooch – Landi Kuhn
Leaf bracelet – Muchi Galoosh
Three circles necklace – Famke
Tassle clutch – Hyde & Seek

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HOW TO ENTER:

1. You need to like We Heart This on facebook as well as Lanalou Style on facebook.
You then need to hop over to the We Heart This online store and tell us which is your favourite item from their NEW section. Please leave a comment below with your choice.

2. For extra entries… you can do one or all of the below but leave a separate comment for each one here on this post, letting me know what you did.
~For an extra entry: tweet about the giveaway (use @lanaloustyle & @WeHeartThisShop)
~For an extra entry: follow We Heart This on twitter (@WeHeartThisShop)
~For an extra entry: mention this giveaway on your facebook page or blog

Please note:
* This giveaway is only open to readers living in South Africa
* Cushion inners are not included in the prize
* Two winners will be chosen randomly via random.org
* This giveaway will end on Tuesday 26 August 2014 and the winner will be announced on the 27th of August.

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Paper blooms

by Lana on August 18, 2014

Paper flowers

Giant, over sized paper flowers have become quite a trend and I’m really mad about them. I only wish I had the time and patience to try and create these paper artworks myself.

Paper flowers

Paper flowers

Anthropologie are experts in creating magical floral window displays, as you can see from the following images. Just imagine how long it must have taken to create these gorgeous hand made paper creations. Too beautiful…

Anthropologie window

Anthropologie window

Anthropologie window

Anthropologie window

Anthropologie window

And if you want to try your hand at making your own floral paper creations then you need to get hold of Paper to Petal. Happy crafting!

Paper to Petal

Image credits: 1) Mokkasin, 2) Image for Alt for Damerne via the House that Lars Built, 3) Design Sponge, 4) the kitchy kitchen,  5 – 10) Anthropologie, 11 & 12) Paper to Petal via Oh Happy Day

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{Words to live by}

by Lana on August 17, 2014

Fill Your Heart

Lovely hand lettered words by Maiedae

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