Quintessentially Cape Town.

It was a seriously beautiful day in Cape Town today, the day just brimmed with sunshine. My mom couldn’t have chosen a more perfect day to come and visit; a nice change from the unpleasantness that is Jo’burg at the moment.

Anyhow, she was insistent that I take her to some of the quintessentially Cape Town places that I’ve been fussing over. So naturally I took her down long street. And oh the the things we saw! (I’m salivating over a pair of boots that were just calling to me through the shop window- *SIGH*)

We landed up in the Antiques Arcade, MeMeME, Mungo & Jemima and that little vintage flea market on the corner of Long and Church- here’s what I came back with:

Ok, I admit, I judge books by their covers (this tidbit is particularly embarrassing considering I’m doing my Masters in English but nonetheless…) This title “Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh” is the most glorious title ever! The lady threw in a set of silver wear with ivory handles, not too sure what I’m going to do with them yet, perhaps there’s a frame in their future? And a glorious little mother-of-pearl Japanese fish broach. All for R50!

This beauty is from Mungo & Jemima, a gift from my mom! It’s so dainty a little bird on a single red thread- what a treasure!

A close up of the Japanese fish broach…

This little shop (in the same road as the market) is so sweet and they sell the most amazing herbal teas!

Vetkoek and salmon? What an odd combo!

Here is one of their teas (Rooibos, blue mallow and grape) isn’t the packaging adorable?

Finally I thought I’d start a few outfit snaps- this was my shopping on Long look.
Dress: Mr Price. Cardi: Woolies


About vocationalgirl

I am a strategic planner, neurotic wordsmith and art lover with a penchant for anything digital- my forte being digital marketing. I love that this field encompasses both creativity as well as a thorough understanding of data analytics- it is a true social science that bases company revenue on modeling client behavior in the online space, looking at means to optimize conversion and effectively modifying behavior. I am a perpetual executive student, and am currently in the midst of completing my MBA at the top rated business university in Africa (GIBS). My academic interests include: Increasing social mobility in emerging markets through technology. The ekphrasic relationship between abstract expressionist art and poetry. French feminist theory and its applications for women working in male gendered roles. Skills: Digital strategic planning Conversion optimization Web Analytics Digital media strategy Project management Writing and editing
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