Daniel and I headed to Cape Town earlier in August for a bit of fun paired with work. Despite the freezing weather (brrrrrrrr) we had a great time. I was also lucky enough to celebrate my birthday while there and had an awesome day with family and my best friend. On the day we headed to Treat Cafe - a personal favourite (who stock The Velvet Cake Co) and I was so tempted by their cake tasting menu. In the end we settled for lemon meringue which turned out to be incredibly delicious (as expected). In the evening we opted for Tashas in Canal Walk and once again we enjoyed an amazing meal. I was so spoilt by my in-laws and Cape Town friends. It was different to have a birthday away from home, but I feel like I got to celebrate for longer. The exciting part was my gift from Daniel and my friend Claire - which was Filofax Saffiano all the way from London / I'll be sure to post about it. I also got some lovely Typo stationery, flowers and a treat or two from Rifle Paper Co. In my element!
In between the cake eating I did manage some work and loved meeting several Cape Town creatives for consults. It's really inspiring to be able to work in another city and assist far and wide. I hosted the sessions at Brooker and Waller and just look at that scrumptious scone I snacked on.
In Good Company was a must-visit and I always look forward to popping in to spot what's new. I adore all the ban.do and Kate Spade items (Washi book shown above is from there)! Eeeek - I'm in love! It was with great excitement that I visited the Watershed - the space has such an international feel to it - while still being focused on our wonderful local talent. Over and above that there was so much else that we managed to do, which included a trip to The Village Idiot, A private wine tasting and a visit to my favourite shop - Cape Arts and Crafts (Canal Walk). In terms of a holiday - there wasn't much rest, but who can complain when it's filled with so many exciting things. I really suggest checking out all of the above places - if you haven't already. Cape Town is a treasure trove of local coolness! I shared a few other snaps via my Instagram - on my business account and personal.