Tag Archives: Jason Bakery

Maison J closes down, as plant-based okja opens in Camps Bay!


After just more than two years of opening in Camps Bay alongside Pick n Pay, with a plan to open a number of Maison J outlets inside or alongside the retailer, the owners have closed down the coffee, croissant, and bagel outlet, and reopened on 1 November a completely plant-based food and beverage outlet called okja, in the same space, still selling its coffee and bagels. The French-themed music and turquoise branding and packaging has been replaced with dark blue packaging, and what sounds like Rock music. Luckily the lovely staff remains the same. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 41 of Level 1, 31 October 2020.


Saturday 31 October 2020, Day 41 of Level 1, Day 219 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Gratitude for another day of abundance; for a beautiful warm sunny day, the wind only picking up late this afternoon, and an even more special day lying ahead tomorrow; for a successful litter Beach Clean today, with 20 garbage bags filled, one team of two filling four bags, and winning our The 41 Restaurant prize for most litter collected; for receiving a pot of tea from The 41, with everyone else that participated; for Colleen de Villiers coming to visit, so that we could have lunch at Tindlovu Camps Bay, joined by George Sax for a short while; for saying ‘goodbye’ to Maison J, which is no more, becoming OK JA tomorrow, everything changing except the coffee and tea; for Colleen coming to my home, and I then walking her back to her car; for an amazing Discovery surprise; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus : Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 53 of Level 3, 23 July 2020.


Thursday 23 July 2020, Day 53 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful 21C day; for an uninterrupted 7,5 hours sleep, earning the FitBit praise of ‘Good’, not earned often from the tracker; for an amazing email of praise from Councillor Nicola Jowell for the work I do in Camps Bay, with lovely comments to it❤️; for an easy Blogpost to write today; for a special walk to Camps Bay today , to congratulate the staff of Maison J on their second anniversary in Camps Bay, thanks to the Facebook Memory, the staff overjoyed when I brought a little gift to the owner David Chait and to the Manager, for always spoiling us locals; for a peaceful afternoon at home, snoozing in the sun, feeling just like a cat, curled up and …. almost purring… 😻; for a walk through Bakoven, 2000 steps lost as I forgot to put on my tracker after charging it 😱; for calls to Stuart Bailey and Jenny Stephens; for a lovely chat to Bukeka at Absolute Pets, she and Michele teaching me so much about cats; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →