On Thursday I attended a function in the Cape Town Harbour, and spontaneously called ceramicist Diana Ferreira, to ask her if I could visit her studio in Paarden Eiland close by. Diana is one of our country’s leading ceramicists, specializing in restaurant dinnerware. Continue reading →
* Inhouse Brand Architects has designed a unique yacht-shaped GH Mumm VIP Lounge at the Grand Café and Beach in the V&A Waterfront. Tables are cork-shaped, curtains look like sails, and the flooring is wooden decking, reflecting the status of the international champagne brand. (received via media release from Inhouse Brand Architects)
* MasterChef SA is to produce Season 3, a Tweet from Season 2 Finalist Seline van der Wat informs, with auditions being held around the country in February and March.
* German beer brewers are using ‘flavour hops’ to add unique taste notes of oranges, grapefruit, and peaches to beer, reports The New Age.
The hotshot coffee shop with a Portugese touch and distinctive red branding, has spread in major cities, and has branches in Stellenbosch, Sea Point, Willowbridge, Camps Bay, Somerset Mall, Cavendish, Claremont, the V & A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Kloof Street, Green Point, Bayside, Green Market, Black River Park, Constantia and Collosseum. In Johannesburg the seven branches are located in Sandton, OR Thambo airport, Greenside, Rosebank, Hyde Park, Parktown North, Bedford Square and Commissioner Street. Knysna and Bloemfontein each have a Vida, while there are three in Durban.
A joint venture is also on the cards between a Vida e Caffe and Nando’s Peri Deli in Rivonia.