The Cape Town HL Night Market: 27 March 2014

When it comes to optimising your night market shopping experience, House and Leisure has specially selected some of South Africa’s foremost designers, makers and artisans to showcase and sell their creations. From fashion to homeware, you’ll be able to find gorgeous offerings from top-quality vendors. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please email DETAILS Date: Thursday 27 March 2014 Time: 5pm until 9pm Venue: Wembley Square 2, Solan Road, Gardens, Cape Town GROLSCH Grolsch On the cusp of its 400th year in existence, Grolsch is by far one of the most interesting beers in history. They’re a beer of firsts: The first to add a second hop to their brew (one for taste, one for aroma), and the first to be awarded the Dutch Royal Seal of Approval and build a 7km pipeline from the brewery to the original water source in The Netherlands. They’re also one of the top 10 most environmentally friendly breweries in the world, recycling 99% of all waste and, of course, they’re one of the few that chose not to eliminate their iconic Swingtop when others moved to a bottle cap. Grolsch is for the individual who values true artistry and craftsmanship and for those who choose to see the world a little differently. Cheersch! Facebook: Twitter: FLEUR DU CAP FleurDuCap Fleur du Cap wines are crafted as nature intended by nurturing every growing stage and allowing the grapes to express their own inherent style in the cellar. Only the finest vineyards in the Western Cape are selected to produce these wines that are abundant in flavour and true to their varietal character. With their close affinity to their natural surroundings, Fleur du Cap wines lend themselves perfectly to pairings with nature's gifts of unrefined salts, from indigenous Khoisan salt from the West Coast to exotic Black Lava salt from the volcanic peaks of Hawaii. Fleur du Cap wines are made at Die Bergkelder, the famous 'cellar in the mountain' on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Website: Facebook: Twitter: LOMOND Lomond Lomond wine farm is situated on the Agulhas Plain, at the southernmost tip of Africa. The farm, which derives its name from Ben Lomond Mountain that runs through the farm, is situated 8km from the shores of the Indian Ocean. As a result, cool sea breezes sweep across the vineyards allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, gaining complexity with time, and character from their very unique climate. The vines are planted over 18 different soil types, and as a result, the flavour profiles of the single vineyard wines differ markedly from one vineyard to the next. Most of the wines are given the names of indigenous flora on the farm. Website: ARTVRAAT Artvraat 'Vraat' is a South African slang term meaning 'someone who doesn’t know when enough is enough'. ArtVraat Designs was launched in September 2013 with a quirky yet truly South African range of fabrics printed on cotton and linen fabrics. We’re planning to expand our range of fabrics and decor accessories continuously in 2014, celebrating South African decor and design. Website: Email: Facebook: Twitter: AUGUST August August was first started by Robyn Victor in 2009, featuring feminine and beautiful designs accessible to the sophisticated woman with a unique point of view. Over the past five years, August has grown from a small resortwear line to a casual lifestyle brand with a passionate following. Emphasis is placed on superior quality, natural fabrics and a relaxed resort-influenced look and feel.  All garments are designed and produced locally in South Africa. Facebook: CABO DESIGN Milk-jug-dandelion[2] CaBo Design started out as a collaboration project and has since evolved and grown into a lifestyle products company after a successful Design Indaba Expo in 2013. As the 'Good Hope Girls' we draw our inspiration from Cape Town and its surrounding areas, hence the name CaBo. Our designs are inspired by botanicals, as we believe nature is the perfect example of good design. We use only locally produced ceramics, glass, fabric and leather, which is decorated with our own illustrations of botanicals and items close to Capetonians’ hearts. Website: Email: / Phone: 079-872-3804 Facebook: CERAMIC FACTORY CeramicFactory Ceramic Factory is a creative space that started in December 2012, creating funky and unconventional, as well as functional ceramics. It offers a wide range of items for hotels, game lodges, interior designers and retail, in the form of pot plants, miniature animals and robots, crockery and wall hangings that will liven up any space. Website: Phone: 011-057-4314 (Linden showroom) Facebook: Twitter: CINNAMON Cinnamon Local luxury brand Cinnamon is owned by Joburg-based Frances Koep Edwards who designs beautifully made flats. Each pair of Cinnamons is handmade in South Africa, on trend and designed to last. The focus is on quality and the shoes are made from various leathers, local and imported, and other fabrics that will make your heart sing. Cinnamon fuses functionality, comfort and statement design to create a pair for every personality, be it ponyskin leopard-print pumps for those with a more eclectic style or satin two-toned pumps inspired by the classic ballerina style. Because each pair is hand-crafted, ranges are limited. When you buy a pair, you will therefore know that you are one of a handful of women wearing that design. Website: Facebook: Twitter: COCO AFRICA CocoAfrica Coco Africa, a Franschhoek-based company, designs, distributes and markets custom made solid wood decor smalls for the retail industry, guest houses, interior designers and hotels. Owner Cindy Douglas has a passion for product development and loves working with wood. All the products are custom made by the Douglas&Co workshop, overlooking the Merlot vineyards. The workshop uses handmade and industrial manufacturing methods, often hand assembling and finishing. Master craftsmen Stuart Douglas and Aubrey Nybole head the decor production team. Website: Email: Phone: 072-383-3227 (Cindy Douglas) Twitter: COLLECTORS BAZAAR CollectionBazaar Collectors Bazaar offers a stylish hand-picked range of fashionable collector’s items to add to your wardrobe. The shopping concept sells new and once-loved clothes, accessories and shoes sourced from both designers and individuals. Besides our own extensive mix of fashion shoot samples and vintage pieces collected from all over the world, we can also sell your items. Phone: 072-838-6534 Facebook: COLLERETTE Nightmarket Website Banner About: COLLERETTE is a online concept store for kids in South Africa from 0 -16 that features furniture, decor, toys and gifts, all of which have been carefully selected with a fashion feel from around the globe. COLLERETTE gives you the opportunity to choose from a great range of baby/kids products directly from the online store. Phone: 071-542-5615 (weekdays from 9am until 6pm) Website: EARTHSTAR ORGANIC LIGHT SCULPTURE EarthLights While living in the bush in remote parts of Africa, Paul Kristafor was inspired by the sculptural forms of trees that had shaped by the elements. He decided to combine LED lighting technology with the natural beauty of organic materials. EarthStar sculptural luminaires are made using wood collected with environmental awareness in mind. 'We use deadfall and driftwood found during wilderness adventures or harvested invasive alien species as part of an eradication programme.' The LEDs are extremely energy efficient and have a long life span (50 000 hours). As the lights can be powered via electricity or solar-recharged 12 volt batteries they can be used to add a magical ambiance to both interior or exterior spaces. Phone: 021-789-0829 / 076-6342950 (Katja) ERATO Erato1 Erato is a South African online shop focusing on fashionable women’s shoes, handbags and accessories. Founded by Julie Anderson in 2012, Erato offers the fashion-conscious woman the convenience of shopping on-trend, high-quality heels and handbags online. What’s more, door-to-door delivery throughout South Africa is free. Erato’s website is constantly updated with seasonal how-to's, style advice and top fashion tips to create a comprehensive style experience that warrants revisiting time and again. As for the name Erato, it means ‘to be desired’. ‘Whether it is a glamorous pair of statement heels or a simple but chic handbag, I try to ensure that Erato’s pieces are different and exciting by keeping the focus as much on-trend as on-quality.’ - Julie Anderson, owner, Erato Website: Facebook: Twitter: ESKOM's ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING DESIGN COMPETITION Eskom1Eskom’s Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition is challenging interior designers, DIY-homeowners and other artistic souls to design (and build) a lamp prototype that not only works, but makes use of energy-efficient technology, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), fibre optic, or any energy-efficient lighting system or product suitable for residential application. The prize value is R200 000 in three categories, the closing date for entries is 15 August 2014 and this year’s theme is ‘Celebrating 20 years of democracy.’  For more information on specifications, evaluation criteria and entry forms, visit, or send an e-mail to FAMKE Famke Local jewellery designer, Famke Koene, has captivated us with her sublime assemblage of jewellery treasures which combine natural simplicity and offbeat geometry, finished off with her trademark touch. Famke and her small team share a studio with two other jewellers in the heart of Cape Town. Website: Facebook: Twitter: Email: FEAT. SOCK CO. FeatSockCo FEAT. Sock Co. is a 'feature' sock brand established by two friends in Cape Town in October 2012. All production is kept local, with an emphasis on high-quality natural yarns, including bamboo, cotton and wool. While keeping designs eye-catching and unique, they also aim to maintain quality comfort. Email: Phone: 072-137-7200 (Alison) / 072-384-9189 (Chelsey) Website: Facebook: Twitter: FIREPETALS Firepetals Firepetals is a Cape Town-based jewellery design studio that specialises in unique, contemporary and handmade jewellery. It was established in 2005 when Adeline Joubert and Adi Cloete decided to merge their creative talents. Their work reflects a combination of creative design and excellent craftsmanship. Their eclectic pieces combine an exciting array of inspirations: classical, African, and Indian with organic forms and their own original ideas. Their designs, in which one can see each artist’s individual style, complement each other. They share an intuitive collaboration. Adi and Adeline are passionate about jewellery and aim to make people more aware of its delights through their work. They create distinctive individual works of art, from alternative wedding rings to personally-inspired pieces. Adi and Adeline also form part of the Fine Ounce Goldsmith Collective. Website: E-mail: Phone: 021-447-2025 / 072-142-2750 / 083-480-9671 FOREVER LOVE Forever-Love Created by Aviv Mirkin, Forever Love is a unique brand of handmade jewellery inspired by a love of nature and all things romantic and dainty. After completing a BA in Psychology and Hebrew at UCT in 2011, she realised her true love of art and handmade creations. She then went started Forever Love. Each piece is hand drawn and hand-cut (some carved or sculpted) from sterling silver, wax, polymer clay, brass or copper to make sure each item of jewellery is hand made with love. Website: Email: Facebook: INGRID HALL ART IngridHall Ingrid Hall is an artist, designer, photographer, poet and musician based in the peaceful and small town of Wellington where she works from a beautiful studio producing blocked prints of her unique designs. Since 2009 she has been experimenting with and selling her drawings, photos and creative thoughts in the form of 'art blocks'. With over 200 designs to choose from, Ingrid Hall's art is enjoyed by both South African and international audiences alike. Email: Phone: 076-524-0386 Facebook: INSIDE & YOU'RE OUT InsideandOutBurgers Inside & You’re Out is the mobile burger joint with the most delicious burgers in the country... and they’re inside out. Each burger comes with a filling in the middle of the patty. The unbelievable grass-fed beef patty is filled with Brie cheese, chorizo and cashew nuts, closed up and cooked, and topped with caramelised onions, rocket, basil mayo and truffle chilli. Not your average burger. These days, healthy is hard to come by, but we expect our farmers to treat our veggies, and farm friends, as well as we treat you. I&YO is about delicious foods, local community and environmental impact. All of our tasties are locally sourced. Our operation is earth friendly and so are our people. We’re neat, clean and well put together because as we all know, big burgers come in small packages. Email: Phone: 082-319-3616 (Jonah Lewis) JANE SEWS JaneSews The Jane Sews aesthetic is inspired by timeless femininity, a fascination with global trends, and an eye for fine construction. High quality, natural fabrics are used throughout the ranges, and close attention is paid to detail and finish. The label offers a limited line of easy-to-wear and charming pieces that celebrate the female form. Website: Email: Facebook: JEANKELLY FOOTWEAR jeankelly-range About: The jeankelly philosophy is to offer simple, natural products, that have exceptional quality, comfort and style. The range of ballet flats are made from only the most beautiful, soft genuine leather. Their classic design and all leather inner sole ensures unsurpassed comfort. Jeankelly’s are designed and manufactured in Cape Town . Email: Website: Address: PO Box 53347, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7745 LIMONCELLO Limoncello Born in Napoli, Italy, Luca Castiglione trained for four years under executive chef Ciro Musto at Ristorante Il Gallo Nero in Napoli. After working in a few restaurants in Cape Town, he opened his first restaurant Limoncello Ristorante Pizzeria. For 12 years Limoncello was one of the most loved Italian restaurants in Cape Town. In 2012, he started Cape Town Food Trucks with his brother-in-law and his business partner.  They put together the first food truck in South Africa: The Limoncello Food Truck. Cape Town Food Trucks supports the food truck community by building food trucks and supporting food truck owners in every way possible. Luca and Cape Town Food Trucks now deal with more than 35 food trucks, of which 12 are gourmet food trucks and six have been built/refurbished by Luca himself. Phone: 082-502-3014082-837-7877 (Davina Hall) Email: LONG JEAN SILVER DESIGNS LongJeanSilver About: We think that jewellery should be about expressing a part of who you are. It should turn heads and get double takes. It should be playful, elegant and unconventional. It should tell a tale and have a story. That is why we are proud to bring you Long Jean Silver: jewellery with a sense of adventure. All our pieces are designed and manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa. We are passionate about applying our training in metalwork and jewellery design in hand-making or hand-working each piece. We work only in silver or brass (gold and platinum to order) and use only genuine gemstones. We have a catalogue of our work available on request. Phone: 071-556-5185 Email: Facebook: Twitter: Website: MAGNUM CREAM LIQUEUR MAGNUMCreamLiqueur About: Magnum Cream Liqueur, created from a blend of the finest vatted Highland Scotch Malt and real Dutch cream, is a luxurious, velvety cream liqueur with delicious hints of caramel, chocolate and rich toffee. Delectably rich, smooth and creamy with an alcohol content of 17%, Magnum Cream is a uniquely indulgent drinking experience; the gentle glow of whisky lingering on the palate as the cream gradually melts away. Served chilled, this is an ideal drink for after-dinner sipping. Best enjoyed poured over crushed ice, added to cocktails or even to coffee for a decadent twist. Facebook: MA MERE CONFECTIONS MaMereConfections Ma Mere Confections is a beautiful confectionery that boasts an assortment of hand-crafted treats, all made on site where visitors are encouraged and often rewarded with tastes of the latest experimental delicacy. Their signature Salted Macadamia Nougat has gained cult status around Cape Town, as has their blissfully smooth, Luxury Chocolate Fudges. Other goodies in their repertoire include Olive Oil, Vanilla & Roasted Almond Nougat, Rose Turkish Delight and their perfectly crafted, Parisian Macarons. Owned and run by Lexi Bechet, Ma Mere Confections positively glows with Lexi’s love for confectionery and her enthusiasm to delight her customers with unusual and exotic flavours. Website: Address: Ma Mere Confections Shop C102, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock Twitter: MISS KNITWEAR MissKnitwear About: As knitwear designer Candice Johnson, I create my Miss Knitwear brand of luxury and show-stopping knitted scarves and throws for the Cape Town style savvy. I love to play with colour, pattern and texture. I love the magic that happens when colours and stitches come to life through the knitting process. Dreams become innovations. My customers are unisex. I have something to offer every special and unique seeker of softness, comfort, luxury and high quality. With an unwavering belief in the importance of treading lightly on the earth, I use only the finest local South African yarns; mainly pure fine kid mohair and my products are all handcrafted and made in Cape Town. I celebrate and support traditional South African skills and I aim to further showcase the amazing commitment and talents of my local handknitters and factories. I’m also very proud to have been selected as one of the House and Leisure Top 5 Rising Stars for 2013. Phone: 073-885-1645 (Candice) Email: Website: NEW BEGINNINGS TOFFEES Exotics-1 New Beginnings Toffees is an award-winning little family business that manufactures hand-made premium quality toffees and chocolate caramels in more than 25 flavours. Based in Hennopspark, Centurion, we service all the inland regions. The product is aimed at upmarket, specialist retail outlets like delis, gift shops, vintage shops, farm stalls and the like. Wedding favours and gifts is also a speciality. The showstopper is our exotic range, which pairs well with wines and includes genuine wine-infused caramels, a vodka and lime flavour and four savoury caramels in olive, parmesan, bacon and biltong, which we serve on a salt biscuit. Email: OH DEAR MEGAN OhDearMegan Megan Fogarty is the designer behind the Oh Dear Megan range of South African jewellery. Megan holds a degree in jewellery design and manufacture from the Cape Town University of Technology, where she graduated in 2011. Megan’s love of antiques and old bits of heritage began when she was a child and her grandfather, a proud industrialist, would encourage her output and her creativity with anything that she found. He would also carry around pins, medals, badges, coins and trinkets, with each one having a fascinating story associated with it. It is from this that she draws her inspiration for her pieces, even today. Phone: 082-695-3889 Website: / PURE CREATION Pure-Creation Pure Creation was born in 2013 out of pure love for nature, art and design by Nadine and Alan Marola. We draw our inspiration from the natural beauty of God’s pure creations and that is where the name originated from. We are inspired by every form, pattern and design we see in nature’s creations. At Pure Creation we create things that are beautiful, but functional. We would like to think of our products as functional art decorations that are inspired by the natural beauty in nature. Our aim is to create things that will add something special to your home. Website: Email: Phone: 084-438-8994 Facebook: QUEEN OF TARTS Queen-of-Tarts Tina Bester, Cape Town’s very own Queen of Tarts opened her delightful hideaway shop  in Lower Main Road in Observatory in 2006 after a 13-year career in magazines as a designer and stylist. It has been an enormous success and her repertoire of culinary delights ranges from scrumptious catering and cakes of all kinds to moreish, tasty tarts. She has written six best-selling cookbooks, Tarts being the most recent release. Tina’s sweet treats can also be seen every Saturday at the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill and at the V&A Market on the Wharf. Her wonderful cooking classes are a superb way to spend a Saturday morning. Website: Facebook: Twitter: RIO LARGO RioLargo About: RIO LARGO, an award winning olive estate situated in the Scherpenheuwel valley near Worcester on the southern banks of the Breede River is owned by Nick and Brenda Wilkinson and is comprised of olive orchards, vines, an olive-specific nursery and a state of the art OLIOMIO olive processing and bottling plant. Try it – you’ll love it! Phone: 082-340-6726 (Brenda Wilkinson) Website: ROSE EN BOS RoseenBos Rose en Bos Fine Fragrance is a young perfume house dedicated to the revival of the golden age of traditional perfumery as a fine art. Rose en Bos also has a range of all natural bath and body products. At the Western Cape Perfumery we aim to provide elegant and interesting alternatives to the mass commercialisation of many mainstream perfumes and to produce fragrances that are genuinely South African. Our perfumes are created using traditional French perfumery techniques and high-end botanical ingredients. Rose en Bos perfumes are certified 100% natural by the Natural Perfumer’s Guild. Website: Facebook: SPACE FOR LIFE SpaceForLife Space for Life shares the re-use, re-create and re-invent philosophy being adopted by many forward thinking interior designers today. We supply beautifully designed and well-crafted furniture pieces from the fifties, made by gifted Scandinavian designers, including ceramic, glass objets d'art and lamps. Our philosophy and mission is to support local artists and crafters. We combine their work with the Scandinavian pieces, creating a unique Scandi-meets-SA style. In addition to being a gallery and retail outlet, Space For Life also offers a comprehensive interior design and decor service with Stefan Frylinck as our qualified and experienced interior designer. Website: Email: TASTE OF TAIWAN TasteOfTaiwan Taste of Taiwan offers their patrons a truly authentic Taiwanese culinary experience. From dim sum to popular street food, the menu includes a deluxe assortment of steamed dumplings, pot-stickers, steamed buns, rice cakes, as well sweet delights such as sesame balls, pineapple shortcakes and red bean cakes. All the products are handmade using the finest ingredients and prepared in the traditional way. We are at the Earth Fair Market in St. Georges Mall every Thursday, the Neighbourgoods Market every Saturday and the V&A Market on the Wharf every day of the week. Phone: 082-767-3555 (Amy Feng) Email: TINTOWN Tintown Tintown has always believed in doing things just a little differently. And now there’s a new girl in town... Meet Able Mabel, our muse in a million. Inspired by her can-do attitude and fearless fashion sense, we have crafted a fantastic allergy-free jewellery range based on our iconic designs. Cut from stainless-steel and created using hypo-allergenic components, all items are polished by hand. Website: Facebook: THE REALLY INTERESTING FOOD COMPANY ReallyInterestingFoodCo The Really Interesting Food Company is a specialist artisanal food company supplying the most discerning of consumer with authentic food products and ingredients. We have paid special attention to choosing products that have interesting presentation and packaging in the hope that TRIFCo's products will also be used as gifts by customers. TRIFCo's product range extends from condiments, herbs, spices an sugars to syrups, confectionery, vinegars and oils, flavouring and colouring, gift packs and chef's specialties. Website: Email: Phone: 021-876-2009 (Andrea Visser) Address: Shop 4 Huguenot Square, 7 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, South Africa THIRST BAR SERVICES Thirst THIRST, South Africa's largest premium mobile bar service, has been taking the country by storm for the best part of a decade. Built around a passion for bartending and mixology, THIRST specialises in servicing bars for large-scale and boutique events. The difference between THIRST and its competitors is that they offer a complete mobile bar solution, signature cocktail menus and personalised service as well as signature drinks, which are signature to THIRST. Website: Phone: 0861-844-778 Facebook: Twitter: TRIBE COFFEE TribeCoffee As roasters, Tribe Coffee is in the deliriously unique space of having not only two top calibre roasters in Jake Easton and Bradley Juter but is transformed by having a coffee professional in Kate Nero, who, when combined with their gifted palates and unique insights, make Tribe Coffee a collection of highly gifted coffee tasters and coffee professionals who take this science of coffee into the sublime. We always include into this mix a mad assortment of highly skilled baristas from all around the country who give insight and clarification into every roast and every cup of coffee served. Website: Facebook: Instagram: tribecoffeeroasting Twitter: Email: Phone: 021-448-3362 UNFAYZDESIGN Unfayzdesign Unfayzdesign is focused on the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture and lighting, as well as other products. We also do custom work on request. Our products are made from various materials using industrial and hand-finishing methods to create items that are simple, elegant and functional. Unfayzdesign is a new brand, having launched their product range at the 2014 Design Indaba Expo under the Emerging Creatives banner. Website: Email: / Facebook: WEMA BODYCARE Wema Wema Bodycare specialises in luxurious African cosmetic products, all made by hand in small batches. We use only natural ingredients and believe that the best way is the original, natural way. Website: Facebook: Twitter: WHITE RABBIT DAYS White-Rabbit-Days About: Local jewellery brand White Rabbit Days creates fun, statement pieces from A-typical materials. You’ll find laser-cut leather and crocheted-lace combined with fine metals in an assortment of neck-pieces and earrings. They have all the drama of big drop jewellery in a unique, lightweight form. White Rabbit Days has just released a bold new range of crocheted ribbon neck-pieces, designed to add the necessary pop to any outfit. Their work is fresh, fun and all designed and made in Cape Town. Website: Phone: 079-665-3850 (Helen) Email: Facebook: WOODSTOCK BAKERY Woodstock-Bakery After three years of talking about it, Paul Hartmann, owner of the South African Chefs Academy teamed up with one of his graduates, Paul Cremer to open the Woodstock Bakery in Cape Town.  For over two years they talked about opening a bakery but timing and lack of facilities prevented them from doing so until now. Artisanal breads are made by hand and baked in a wood-fired Spanish oven with a rotating stone floor of four-metres in diameter; the only one of its kind in Cape Town. A maximum capacity of 800 loaves per day will ensure that a very high standard is maintained with quality being of utmost importance. Website: Email: Facebook: Phone: 074-797-7324