Monday, September 19, 2011

its nice in joburg.

rory and i have spent the past 2 weeks in joburg, organizing stuff for the neighbourgoods market that started in Braamfontein on the 10th of September. 
i'm not from joburg and i've never really spent that much time in the city, but i found it fascinating.
im sure if i had more time, and wasn't in work mode 24/7 i would've found the best second hand shops and i would've bought the best things. 
i did manage to do a couple of things.....
i went to a cool shop called, deerhunter, in greenside, where i bought a pair of really cool old pony tekkies and an
afrikaans scrabble set.(awesome)
i went to the tea garden at Emmarentia dam for a burger and chips and fanta orange out of a glass bottle, with my friend sian eliot. 
i had the best pasta i think i have ever had (accept raffa's nanna's gnocchi recipe) at vovo telo's in parkhurst.
i had an awesome berry smoothie at wolves and got some of their red velvet cupcakes to take home for family tea time. yum.
i went to the walter sisulu national botanical gardens and was blown away by the plants and the trees and the abundance of birds. 

around the market in juta street i visited Post for some great coffee, the lomo shop for some film and friendly faces and Co-op for some amazing design and stuff.

and then between other runnings around, there was some nice family chillout sessions and food feasts that included pretty much beer aaaaand dessert with every meal (say whaaaaaaat????) so now its back to iceberg lettuce and water. awesome i cant wait......):

but the main focus was the market. obviously. i'm a bit ashamed to admit that i was so flustered half the time that i didn't manage to get any real real nice shots. but here's a few. mostly of our stand. duhhhhhhh.
i know.......shameless advertising. (somebody's gotta do it dammit)

 porcelain amazingness.

 rooftop vibes
 this wall of the building is my favourite part of the market. toooo beautiful.
 be kind ceramics

just a note, ....we live in cape town, and will only be able to get to the joburg market every now and again....when we are not there manning our own stand, the lovely Abi Dawson, will be running the show for us. if you are looking for some skermunkils, please go and find her on the 2nd floor of the market in the corner on the right. 
she is awesome!!!!

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