This weekend past was KAMERS VOL GESKENKE. Now for those of you who don’t know what that means, basically it means rooms full of gifts in Afrikaans. If you didn’t know about it, or you don’t follow us on Facebook, you seriously missed out.
It was held in Pretoria, Irene, just behind Southdowns Mall and boy oh boy, how wonderful it was. My sister Natalie told me about it, and off we went! Basically, it’s an “expo” if you wish to think of it that way. Room after room, surprise after surprise of interior design wonders, household accessories, furniture, kitchen goodies, breads, coffees, foods, art, cupcakes, mini cakes, French linens, curtains, antiques, lamps, etc……
As we entered each room, feasting our eyes on all the goodies I grabbed business cards of my favorites. I’m so upset I didn’t buy the things I really wanted, because I assumed I would be going the next day. Most of the people there were from the Cape. So ya, I’m rather upset about it.
Anyhoo, I am going to give you links, names and sites on my favorites.
THE BREAD GYPSY
bread gypsy WEBSITE
OMG! The most amazing bread you’ll ever have! The great news is, they’re opening a store in Brooklyn Mall next to TriBeCa cafe. They also had the most amazing kitchen towels! (I got 4)
Now THIS is a place I regret not seeing again for sure. You just don’t understand how badly I wanted to buy from them! Art meets class. Love it!
Sub-urban delicacies! Yum! Delicious foods, and they cater. Only heard great things about their food and catering services. If you’re planning on having a party at home, make use of PURE Catering! I had their butternut quiche, can anyone say “deeeeeviiiiiine darling”?
The most stunning linens, curtains, towels, runners, pillow cases etc is from Masquerade, however their store is in Franschhoek. At least I have the “his and hers” hand towels. I’ll definitely want their French linen and curtains. Simple, clean, fresh and ever so stylish. Yes please!
I'll be posting about more stores I loved at Kamers Vol Geskenke later on in the week. For now, support these 5 wonderful stores situated in the Cape and Pretoria on Facebook, twitter and even Pinterest and go to their stores! Just remember to take a trolley, because you’ll want everything you see!