Mother City Magic ~Cape Town

Mother City Magic ~Cape Town
Written and edited by Veronica Clark

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Kamers Vol Geskenke

Hello Friends!
Cape Town is fabulous today, as only the Grand Lady can be, on a purrrrfect Spring Day! And yes, after that relentless winter, we are celebrating the good weather in style!
Yesterday, I visited Kamers Vol Geskenke (please click)(Rooms Full of Gifts), currently in full swing until the 27 th October, at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West.
This was the postcard that greeted me....

And just in case the day was not bright enough, this vendor made sure brightness, was at an all time high! Yellow never looked this great against a long awaited blue sky...
I ignored the coffee aromas wafting all over me and headed straight for the food stalls...famished from the drive. Breakfast was not going to be toast and tea this morn....nope, I trotted over to find my favourite "Kamers Food" in the way of the salad bar at Smulpaap (please click)!! Now these boys know their salad and not a lettuce leaf in sight!!!
Come dive in the bowl with me,,,, no drooling please!

I needed a suitable beverage to wash it all down with and in honour of the magnificent sunshine I headed over to the Champagne Bar, to drink a toast to rolling out "The Season"
What a gorgeous setting to tuck into your salad...

Of course, as any blogger worth her crazy self,  a photo shoot is of premier importance before I could feast... and observing my antics was Carla, the elegant lady behind my glass of Saltare Brut. Carla was enjoying the fruits of her labours along with a friend. Carla made her first Cap Classique in 2003. Saltare sounds romantic and as I found out when I visited the website, Saltare is a Latin word and means "to dance". I was dancing with my camera before I'd had a single sip... To find out more about this lovely lady and her delectable offerings please click here

According to my flyer, offering 15% discount, it is also available at The Stellenbosch Slowmarket. Get some and call me so we can taste together!!!
Sharing is caring...

And just before you think I was out of control, these lovely gals were at it, before I got there!! And I got there at ten o' clock...
Looking great ladies! Cheers!

Fed and champagned... I was ready to explore and get into the Christmas mood...
Some folks were in relax to the max forgotten and just soaking up the sun. I was tempted to join in...

But, there was lots to see and people to meet and greet...

So, grab your glass and come with me....

Heavenly fragrance... and bright happiness!

A gallery of memories, of Kamers Vol Geskenke, through the years.

Saw a few familiar faces, some a lil modified....

A yearning for coffee set in and I found these lovely ladies! Now, my attraction to a Fornasetti face is a natural phenomenon, so I just had to make this my coffee stop, you understand?

The meeting of old friends over coffee remains one of the most pleasurable things to observe and to enjoy!

I will also do a post on my decor blog Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds to show you more images of the amazing products on offer. There was absolutely, something to satisfy every trend in the book! Be it vintage, French, Boere Chic, Contemporary, you name they had it.

For those of us who suffer from the Pinning virus, Pinterest, our pin boards came alive!! I left all fired up to go home and take another look at my Crafty Creatures Board.

I did not get back to this chill spot to lounge about and to taste the mixologists efforts, but will most certainly indulge on Friday when I am back at Kamers!!!

My favourite stall..shhhh, ( if there can be a favourite with all the beauty)is of course Colette from the blog La Brocanteuse with her French Brocante satisfying my inner Francophile. Click on the link for a look at what she has on offer. More to be included in my blog Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds.

My taste buds were interfering with my browsing, nudging me towards...  The Creamery for some tasting... The peanut butter was to die for!!! Hips are not pleased with me...*lick, lick*

There were so many beautiful vignettes at the stalls, too many to take in. I loved the vintage feel of Nest (please click)! Nostalgia at its best... gran ma's treasures alive and looking swanky....

Some new taste experiences to a traditional favourite can to be had at Biltong for Africa

Meeting  fellow South African  bloggers is always a great pleasure, and I was lucky enough to be able to chat to Nicola fromThe Pretty Blog. As you can see, prettiness all round in bloggers and their blog!

If you are in The Mother City you need to visit Kamers Vol Geskenke, for gifts in more ways than one. Gifts of inspiration, talent, friendship and general joy for life, is presented with abundant joy and enthusiasm.
Thank you!!!

So, time to say Cheers...again!! Lift a glass to a fab fest!
And not only to those 50 Women, but to all who make Life and the Season such a delectable pleasure!

Thank you for your company!

Live The Cape Town Vibe
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