you and me and thursdays…

I am sure most of you know about First Thursdays Cape Town, but do you know about Third Thursdays Cape Town? Third Thursdays is the East city edition of First Thursdays, where you can explore Cape Town’s East city after hours for an evening of art, culture and great food.  Art galleries and stores stay open until until 9pm. One of the places you really shouldn’t miss is ANOUK Furniture and Decor situated below the Perspectives building in Roeland Street. ANOUK offers an eclectic mix of affordable furniture and décor – old and new – catering for those in need of both basic and indulgent pieces. I was in there yesterday and there are some really beautiful pieces of antique furniture available selling at really good prices. Not only do they make a bit of a fuss for Third Thursdays by having various designers showcasing their products in the shop, but they have wine…and fun…and from this Third Thursdays onwards they will also be stocking our decorative placemats. I have attached a copy of the map for this Third Thursdays 22 May. ANOUK is no 12.

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And while I’m going on about our lovely decorative placemats, this week’s YOU magazine is also giving them some love in their “We Love” feature as part of their Lifestyle section.

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Pink Flamingo! in Good Taste…

I am delighted to see my Pink Flamingo! Tea Towel has made it into the Good Taste magazine. A lovely piece written about We Heart This, one of Handmade By Me’s favourite stockists, if you haven’t had a chance to visit this lovely online store do so now, there are plenty of lovely christmas items just waiting to be delivered straight to your door!

Bloomin’ fabulous news…

…that Handmade by Me has been featured twice in the latest edition of South African Conde Nast House & Garden. Which, by the way, is one of my favourite interior mags so I am super delighted! Both my Pretty Proteas cushion cover and Striking Strelitzias fabric were featured as part of the “Botanical Blooms” in “Rooms in Bloom”. Ha ha say that again faster…

out and about…

For all of you who are not Handmade by Me facebook fans I thought I might fill you in on some of the recent press and online activity surrounding some of Handmade by Me’s cushion covers and designs. Most of the coverage has been associated with Meekel the fabulous online shop in South Africa which stocks my lovely cushion covers, but there has also been a lovely mention about my lazy lazer cut design, me and my blog on the Elle Decoration SA blog (how exciting!)! I have listed the various links below and included a pic of the feature in Conde Naste Garden & Home for you to peruse at your leisure.

Elle Decoration

http://elledecoration.co.za/2012/05/louis-vuitton-ss12-let%E2%80%99s-eat-cupcakes-cookie/

House and Leisure

http://www.houseandleisure.co.za/meekel-online-store/

b-guided
http://www.b-guided.co.za/edits/2012/05/18/be-inspired-explore-south-african-design/

and Garden & Home