Festive Ideas Market

Simondium Country Lodge and its surrounding gardens will once again play host to the Festive Ideas Market – an inspiring gifts market with more than 120 exhibitors. From 31 October to 4 November 2012, exhibitors will offer a treasure trove of exclusive gifts including clothing, decor, beauty and bathroom products, as well as kitchenalia, plants and flowers. Food and confectioneries will also be on offer in the market's deli section. Several craft workshops – run by decor guru Marlize Lotz from Just for Kicks Craft Club – will take place alongside the market. Attendees will be able to make a multimedia canvas masterpiece, create yarn from t-shirt fabric for a pot stand, or decorate a trendy perspex cuff bracelet. Each two-hour session is R200 per person and includes materials, equipment and refreshments. Entrance to the market is free for workshop ticket holders. Bookings can be done directly at The Simondium Country Lodge is located on the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek. Opening times are from 9am-5pm from Wednesday to Saturday and from 9am-4pm on Sunday. Entrance is R20 for adults – kids enter free. For more information, visit or contact 021-874-1046.