Fairtrade Exploding in SA

Fairtrade South Africa

The sale of Fairtrade products has grown by a wopping 283% in South Africa according to the international organisation’s latest results from 2011. That makes us the leading developing market for sustainability and poverty alleviation, truly something to be proud of. Leading the sales were wine and coffee. South Africans' drank 255,600 bottles of Fairtrade wine and more than 3,5 million cups of Fairtrade coffee in 2011! Sales of other Fairtrade-certified goods like cotton, chocolate, herbs and spices are making their way up there too. International Fairtrade certification aims to promote sustainable development to make a real difference at grassroots level in developing countries. This is done by promoting farming without                  

Cape Town’s first and only Diamond Museum opens its doors.


The Cape Town Diamond Museum has opened its doors to the public in the newly upgraded Clock Tower precinct at the Waterfront. It is the only museum of its kind in Cape Town and the first to pay homage to the extraordinary story of the South African diamond industry. The Cape Town Diamond Museum is the latest in Cape Town’s list of must-see attractions and is conveniently located at the gateway to the world-famous Robben Island. Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism commented. “The Diamond Museum is an exciting addition to Cape Town’s diversity of attractions – telling the stories of our city and country and the journeys that shaped our history. The Diamond Museum will give visitors and citizens a first-hand                  


Bay Harbour Market

Bay Harbour Market Launch! A celebration of uniquely South African vibrancy, spirit, creativity and culture. A uniquely-social shopping, music and eating experience for all in a friendly and entertaining atmosphere! Jamming this weekend : Jamie Jupiter, Chris Tokalon Saturday 2 July 2011 @ 9am – 5pm , Free Entrance. 31 Harbour Road Hout Bay. A new market showcasing the cultural talents of Cape Town!                  

Imagenius – Now open in Newlands at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa

Imagenius Cape Town Newlands

  Due to popular demand and owing to the success of the Imagenius Store in Cape town’s city Centre - on the corner of Church and Long Streets - Imagenius has opened a second store in the foyer at the Vineyard Hotel &Spa. Inspired by the iconic mermaid, the sea and table mountain, as well as the concept of genius, they create Imagenius products and gather the work of local genii. Imagenius hosts an eclectic mix of goods, aiming to showcase contemporary South African design. They combine old with new , serious with frivolous and find fabulous things to delight any genius. They are always happy to see you at 117 Long Street where they have a bigger shop with a broader variety of exciting things                  

Bo-Kaap Market in the Park





The highly anticipated women’s clothing store, Alessia has now opened in the Piazza Da Luz centre in Sea Point. With its graceful lines and elegant lighting Alessia provides an intimate space to browse the latest fashion offerings from all over the world. This classy boutique caters to every fashionista’s dream and is set to be the place to get that unique party dress or outfit. [ad#for-cape-town-shoppers] Alessia Boutique exudes exclusivity as most styles are kept to a minimum quantity and are sourced from Europe, America and Brazil. Even though the designer pieces are imported in the most sought after sizes, Alessia provides something for everyone with prices ranging from R400 for elegant tops, blouses and slips to                  

Imagenius #CapeTown

Imagenius Cape Town Shopping - Gift in Cape Town

Imagenius in Cape Town, 17 Long Street  Tel # 021-423 7870 The August SALE is still going strong. Items for sale at bargain prices, up to 50% off. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get that special gift. Get down to Long Street and grabb it today. The Sale ends on 31 August 2010. Visit Imagenius on the web here > Imagenius A previous article on shopping in Cape Town An Elle Decor South Africa listed event.                  

Reinventing the voucher: Twangoo launches in Cape Town, July 2010


A new website has launched that uses the power of collective buying to offer a daily, unbeatable deal on something fun to do in Cape Town. Twangoo, South Africa’s premier group buying club, uses the power of collective purchasing to access exclusive deals on exciting things to do in Cape Town. The Twangoo team has been approaching the aspirational brands across the city and asking them to offer Twangoo members an exclusive deal of such incredible value that they would be silly to turn it down. However there is a kicker to all this: The deal only happens if a predetermined number of people sign up for it. Members are told via email, Facebook or Twitter of any new deal. If they see something they like, they reserve it and                  

de Waterkant goes “tops”

Tops liquor store in cape quarter de waterkant

For all tipplers in the Village - great news indeed! The new section of the Cape Quarter now has a liquor outlet, situated on the ground floor coming in from the Somerset Road entrance. A very large selection of all things necessary is on display.... Trading Hours: Monday to Friday: 09h00 to 20h00 Saturday: 08h00 to 17h00                  

Design, Art and Sales


The Christmas season brings that feeling of looming budget-stretching. Eat out everyday, party cares away - that's how Cape Town does the silly season and, we admit, keeping up can be a strain. Luckily, a selection of lady Cape Town's artists and designers, have brought us empathetic solutions to the seasonal strain. Start off the morning with a Garage Sale. Nope, not used jockstraps and one-eyed teddy bears, this Garage Sale is only a Garage Sale by location. Swinging into the sunshine with lemonade and pancakes as of 10AM, Cape Town artists (including our infamous Faith47) commune to show their wares tomorrow (16th Decmber), in a goods-filled garage. The rendezvous point is Eldorado Garages, 3 Military Rd, Tamboerskloof