Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dorp Street, Stellenbosch

The Dorp Street Gallery has to officially be my happy place (or at least it comes in at a very close second to the Chanel make-up and fragrance counter at the Waterfront). Every time I go in there I think: if I had to win the lotto I could easily buy up the entire place (at least I have a store card for my other wish list). What makes it even better is that adjoining the gallery is the divine De Oude Bank Bakkerij. I have blogged about it before… I love it that much. Here are a few pics of my favourite works and a bit of the restaurant and new Brasserij. The sculpture of the man and woman on the right are by Marieke Prinsloo of Walking the Road fame.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cape Point getaway

It's been over a month since my last blog post. Not sure what I've been up to but I think it might have something to do with a lot of admin and the need to take a little rest (2011 has been quite some year). Our family from the UK arrived just in time to get us all away for a long weekend (throats were sore, eyes were black… honestly, things were not looking good) to Cape Point Cottages. It's a bit of a joke really… we hopped in the car and 45 minutes later we arrived in another world. Needless to say we came away with fresh air in our lungs and a spring in our step. Oh, and not to be forgotten – a fab rusk recipe (thanks to Sally who runs the show at the cottages). Anyway, here are a few pics taken with my new little Canon mik en drik…