Friday, 16 November 2012

Looking back on the View

Our end of year party has come and gone and I only have positive things to say about Intaba View and the suppliers that I chose...
Intaba View
Jacqui and her team did a superb job liasing, setting up and putting up with me and my last minute requests. The set up was done entirely by Intaba View and it was very reasonable. The restaurant is usually filled with small square tables so it was a nice change having the round tables. We were fortunate enough to have a 5 course menu...

Due of Chicken Liver Pate & Smoked Salmon Pate served with an assortment of homemade bread rolls

Lettuce, onions slices, tomato wedges, cucumber slices, olives, feta, croutons, assorted peppers and a variety of homemade dressings
Roast chicken and sage stuffing
Roast leg of Lamb prepared with a fresh rosemary basting
Chicken and Prawn Curry
Vegetable lasagne
Savoury Rice
Roast Potatoes
Parsley Butter Potatoes
Creamy spinach & Feta
Cauliflower & Broccoli cheese
A trio of Chocolate mousse
Wild Berry Cheesecake
Served with ice cream and/or cream
Tea / Coffee (Great coffee I must add!)
Cheese Board and an assortment of salty biscuits
(I must be honest I dont remember seeing this...)
You can find Intaba View at 10 Old Main Road, Drummond.
Make sure to visit their website for more details and specials...they make a superb Sunday Buffet and the view is not too bad too...its magnificent!
Cake Pops by Zolita
I ordered 130 cake pops from Zolitas. Half were vanilla covered in white chocloate and the other half were chocolate dipped in chocloate {yummmmmy} 
This is THE new way to eat cake. Not only is it more fun, it is delishly moist too...
Zolitas is found in the Hillcrest Pick 'n Pay/Christians Centre.
Have a peek at their website
Lily of the Valley
Vicky is beyond helpful and an absolute delight to work with. There is no surprise that this florist has been open for well over 20 years now! These photos certainly don't do the flower arrangements justice {just so you know}.
Visit their website or pop in and meet Vicky at Highland House
25 Highland Road
At the bottom of Botha's Hill, just off Old Main Road


Monday, 12 November 2012

Wild Fig Tree

We are moved! {YAY} but...far from settled. This weekend we took to some local shops to buy some things for our new home.
First stop: Wild Fig Tree
I love this shop, it is just my taste. The furniture is not
OTT {Over the Top} but not boring either.
My husband and I have similar taste in furniture although I am slightly more adventurous when it comes to colour  while my husband likes the more conservative pieces that one won't tire of easily.
You will battle to find much online for the Wild Fig Tree but I can tell you this:
They carry a vast range of desirable items in store that include glassware, kitchen equipment, vases, gifts, home decor and hardwood furniture.
The furniture is apparently imported from Mexico, Turkey, France, Spain, Indonesia, China, Bali and India.
We are the proud new owners of 2x matching mahogany bed side tables. We think these were a bargain at R1895 for the set!
You can find Wild Fig Tree at 34 Old Main Road, Hillcrest.
There is plenty of secure parking and a jungle gym for the kiddies to play on if they find furniture shopping boring {bonus}


Sunday, 11 November 2012


My smallprint charm has arrived. It was actually delivered by Mayurie to my that is service! I promised to share this with you so here it is!
The card says
You have received an original piece of smallprint jewellery-a fine silver keepsake made especially for you by someone you love
All together now...ahhh
At the back of my charm it has my daughter name and age so I can remember how old she was when we took her fingerprint

Friday, 2 November 2012

My Favourites

Some of my favourite stallholders from the Highbury Christmas Fair

I can't wait to receive my daughters fingerprint preserved in a little silver flower. This was an interesting experience as the fingerprint is done into soft silver and then sent off. Apparently delivery takes about 2 weeks. Photos to follow…
Lisa and Mayurie are Hillcrest's closest Smallprint jewellers
Visit their homepage for contact details and more info
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Lisa Carmichael is Hillcrest's go to lady for any of your Miglio Jewellery. You can contact her on
The Newlands have recently opened this beautiful shop in Kloof. As the name suggest it is a store full of 'All Natural' food and things...this was their first official market!
You can find then at the Fields Shopping Centre or visit
Rosehip design and manufacture a range of soft furnishings, cushions, lampshades, table linen and shopper bags. The products are made in South Africa by a talented team of seamstresses who take great pride in the product they manufacture. Their stuff is beautiful!! Contact ROSEHIP on 031 764 6167, email or visit

 Cinnamon is run by two beautiful young girls who have started their own label and designs. Their clothes are easy to wear feminine pieces. They go to markets such as I <3 Market and Wonder Market and occasionally the Shongweni Farmers Market. Visit their new website
The Treasure Chest is owned and run by Guy Smit who makes upcycled picture frames and furniture that are environmentally friendly. He is always happy to try help and has an absolute passion for what he is doing. Find him on Facebook or contact Guy at or 082 850 3267