Nestled below the majestic glass towers of the new Sanlam and Santam buildings in Sandton is an adorable find: Frond & Filigree. Reminiscent of the kind of boutique store you might chance upon in Paris, this beautifully designed and brand-new botanically inspired gift store and boutique florist is a welcoming, tranquil space amid the hustle and bustle of Sandton corporate life.
A black-and-white checked floor, botanical-print wallpaper and high, curved glass windows set the scene for fresh flowers, scented candles and dreamy music that pull the entire shopping experience together.
After leaving the corporate world a few years ago, owner of Frond & Filigree Angela Millar made her dreams come true. With the ethos of supporting small and local business, the majority of gifts in this one-stop shop are handmade by South Africans.
‘South Africans have so much talent, and our offerings are world class. Why should we possibly be importing goods from Europe and Asia when we have so much beauty and creativity available to us, right on our doorstep?’ Angela asks. As the saying goes, ‘each time you buy from a small local business, an actual person does a happy dance!’
From jewellery, candles, cushions, coffee-table books, gourmet confectionery and condiments to a beautiful range of bespoke baby gifts, all-natural local body and skincare ranges, ceramics, stationery and a wide range of indoor plants and orchids, Frond & Filigree truly is a store with everything. And, if they don’t have it, they will happily source it for you.
Find Frond & Filigree at 11 Alice Lane, Sandton or visit the website for more details.