The HL Night Market

On 16 May 2013, House and Leisure brought you our very first night market.

Held at the fabulous Katy's Palace Bar in Kramerville, the event was clearly at the top of every Joburger's list with a solid stream of visitors in and out of the doors all night. The venue combines a rare view of the Sandton CBD skyline with an eclectic Indian palace inspired interior. Bringing all our fans together under one roof with market stalls full of gorgeous goodies, food, drinks and live music turned out to be a recipe for success and one that is eagerly anticipated to return. Stalls offered guests everything from textiles and handcrafts to jewellery and clothes from some of the city's hottest retailers, while our photo booth kept the camera confident busy for hours. Thanks go to Viva Vodka, who met guests at the door with a complimentary drink and also provided us with a lavish VIP section for the night. Let's not forget Glen Carlou who provided world-class wines and Mezepoli who filled tummies with their delicious Greek treats. With Cape Town and Durban now in the pipeline, you'd better stay tuned in. See below for information about the vendors from our first-ever night market. THE AFRICA CRAFT TRUST


About: We'd like to welcome on board The Africa Craft Trust which implements programmes that enable the growth of commercially viable craft enterprises and invests in the holistic support of crafters and the sector. The Africa Craft Trust has been working in southern Africa since 1998 and was registered in 2005 as a South African not-for-profit trust. They manage artisan training programmes and workshops, product development, design and support. Their regional focus spans throughout South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Since 1998, the Africa Craft Trust’s programmes have benefited over 8 000 people, 83% of whom are women. Phone: 011-836-0105 Email: Website: Address: 54 Jeppe Street, Newtown, Johannesburg IMPORTANT DETAILS: When: Thursday, 16 May 2013, 5pm - 9pm What: An exclusive night market shopping experience for our readers courtesy of HL (cash sales) Where: Katy’s Palace Bar, 6 Desmond Street, Kramerville, Sandton, Joburg What else can I look forward to? Free entrance and fantastic prizes to be won. Note: There is a giveaway taking place - to stand a chance of winning a hamper filled with goodies from all the vendors, simply tweet a picture of your purchase on the night of the market to @houseleisureSA with the hashtag #HLmarket. The winner will be announced at 8:30pm on the night at the main stage! The next night markets: Durban - 26 September 2013 at The Factory Cafe; Cape Town - 21 November 2013 (venue to be advised) Participating vendors: VIVA VODKA viva-vodka-433x1024
About:  HL’s very first night market will be enhanced by the presence of SA’s first super-premium vodka, Viva Vodka. Guests will be able to mix and mingle while sipping on delicious house cocktails from this exclusive vodka brand. Recently launched, Viva Vodka invites consumers to 'Live the Moment!' and enjoyed it chilled, over ice, or as the base of one of your favourite drinks or cocktails. Viva offers all the taste and experience that every night out, night in or night on the town needs. Manufactured during a carbon-filtered process and distilled five times over a base of cane, Viva symbolises the embodiment of promise and proud achievement. Thus, at the forefront of the brand’s marketing strategy is a commitment to supporting local art and creative expression in SA. Reflecting the challenging, confident nature of the product, the Viva bottle’s striking red silhouette (with the icon of Africa placed front and centre) packs a visual punch as powerful as the luxuriously smooth spirit within it. Website: GLEN CARLOU Glen-Carlou-view-from-tasting-venue About: In 2012 Glen Carlou celebrated its 25th vintage – a comparatively young estate in the South African wine industry – yet we are proud to say, we have built a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading producers. Under the ownership and management of the world-renowned Hess Family, we continue to produce wines of exceptional quality and consistency, growing from strength to strength. Since 1985, we have only had three winemakers – whose collective passion has ensured that Glen Carlou has produced consistently exceptional wines for almost three decades. For us, creating classic, award-winning wines is a wonderful and gratifying journey, but it is not the destination. Consistency, expertise and a commitment to always deliver beyond expectation is what we strive for with every bottle of Glen Carlou wine. This is why we are known as the ‘Curators of Classic Wines’. Phone: 021-875-5528 Email: Website: MEZEPOLI MEZEPOLI__0010 About: Indulging in the now is the spirit of Mezepoli – brought alive in a no fuss urban dining experience that is at once chic and right on trend. It’s about food of the moment, enjoyed in the moment. Our menu is predominantly Greek, with Meze being our signature style of dining – simple, fresh and flavourful, contemporary food that makes for the ultimate social experience. The plumpest of olives, delectable cheeses, the most flavourful stuffed vine leaves and sausages are just some of our defining delicacies. Added to this is a choice of other uncomplicated, world ‘snack’ foods that echo our character of ‘here and now’ – from the exciting flavours and colours of Spanish tapas to the freshest sushi of the East. Drawn from the passionate cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Mezepoli dining is about simply loving the moment and taking time out to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail with meze. We invite you to kick back and linger a while, while you experience and explore new tastes. The following menu will be available: Salmon Sushi Platter (8pc): R50 2pcxCalifornia 2pcxRainbow 2pcxSashimi 2pcxRoses Meze Platter: R60 Assorted Dips & Pita Piperies Dolmades Spanakopita Mix Olives Spring & Chicken Souvlaki Phone: 011-684-1162 (Melrose Arch)/ 021-438-1915 (Camps Bay) Email: Website: Address: SL26 The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Melrose North, Johannesburg/ The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town ACCORDING TO JERRI According-To-Jerri About: According To Jerri is a blog established by Jerri Mokgofe - a fashion curator, stylist & online content creator. The blog is 95% local unique content which he sources and photographs himself. 5% of the blog content is internationally inclined. A subsidiary of the blog is what he calls THE LIST, which is a collection of all the stylish items he makes himself. Some he sources from all over the world and sells to like-minded people who share a similar style in tasteful wardrobe tricks and trinkets. Phone: 083-367-0501 Email:  Website: Address: AMOQ FURNITURE Amoq-Furniture About: #*@! furniture, it is nothing more than a  bunch of things. It is what you do with it that counts... Phone: 0861-000-115 Email: Website: Address: Corner Fleming Rd and  van der Bijl St, Meadowdale, Gauteng ASHLEY HEATHER JEWELLERY Ashley-Heather-dome-earrings About: I am Ashley Heather, I am the sum of my stories. A silversmith passionate about and committed to, ethical production, I work predominantly in silver reclaimed from photographic waste and am constantly striving for the most sustainable studio  practices, age old-silversmithing techniques and designs, pared down to their essential qualities, combined to create unique contemporary  jewellery. My stories can be found in these pieces but it is my hope that as you wear them you will begin to recognise your own stories as well. Phone: 082-563-5086 Email: Website: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND Begin About: Source importers of hand-crafted wooden furniture, this unique furniture store has been established for over a decade. The range of furniture, imported from Indonesia, is created according to the current trends and is shipped all over the world. Quality selected products, which are not often recreated. Phone: 011-262-6543, Terri: 082-338-1919/ Jayson: 076-642-4344 Email: Website: Address: 16A Kramer Road, Kramerville, Sandton/38 Van de Reit Street, Port Alfred BELGIAN FINESSE Balance-tablet-milk-walnut-85g About: Cachet chocolate has a wide range of flavours and origins whether you prefer a whole box of pralines, a slab or filled bars. The range is completely kosher. Furthermore, these premium quality Belgian Chocolates are made from the finest ingredients and Cachet is a proud partner in The Quality Partner Programme that enables farmers in West Africa to grow cocoa in a sustainable and responsible way, increase yields and quality, and improve family livelihoods. Balance Sugar free chocolates are sweetened with natural Stevia extract in combination with maltitol and fibres. The character and richness from the chocolate is preserved so what you taste is a luxurious, velvety chocolate also boasting less than 10% polyols, meaning it has no laxative effect and is lower in calories than conventional chocolate. Contact: Lena Guyonnaud,, 082-926-7748 BELLE’S PATISSERIE Belle's-Patisserie About: Belle's Patisserie offers mouth-wateringly decadent and beautiful patisserie that can make any celebration, large or small, extra special. We pride ourselves on creating delicious, fresh, wholesome foods and platefuls of flavours, both sweet and savoury. Phone: 011-440-4474 Email: Website: Address: Shop 16, Blubird Shopping Centre, Athol Oaklands Road, Birnam, Johannesburg bluecollarwhitecollar blue-collarwhite-collar About: Local fashion duo Paul van der Spuy and Adrian Heneke launched the first bluecollarwhitecollar store in Cape Town in 2008, followed by Johannesburg in 2010. bluecollarwhitecollar is about amazing shirts and clothing; quality garments with a great fit. There is no great vision or message, no specific target market - just clothing that makes the wearer feel good and look stylish. bluecollarwhitecollar has little to do with fashion and trends. It is  rather an individual expression of what Paul and Adrian feel as they look to the past at beautifully constructed items and apply that inspiration to today’s modern looks. The store carries blue-collar (industrial worker inspired) casual shirting and white-collar (smart office worker and evening) shirts in cottons and linens. In addition, they offer a range of T-shirts and retro boardshorts, beautifully constructed ladies shirts as well as a semi-bespoke shirt service (for Joburg customers only). Phone: 021-426-1921 (Cape Town)/ 011-024-1380 (Johannesburg) Email: (Cape Town)/ (Johannesburg) Website: Address: Shop G21, Lifestyles on Kloof, Kloof Street, Cape Town/ Shop GF08, The Zone at Rosebank Mall, Oxford Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg Pop-up stores: Every Saturday at the Neighbourgoods Markets in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, and at the Old Biscuit Mill in Salt River, Cape Town. CERAMIC FACTORY ceramic About: A wide range of ceramic items for hotels, game lodges, interior designers and the retail industry. Specialise in glazing and firing, sculpturing and mould making, and bisqueware. Phone: 011-781-4273 Email: Website: Address: 81 Fleet Street, Ferndale, Johannesburg EGYPTIAN COTTON STUDIO Egyptian1 About: The Egyptian Cotton Studio encompasses a wide range of 100% pure Egyptian cotton products imported directly from Egypt. Our bed linen, bath towels and bath robes are made by the suppliers of the world’s finest Egyptian cotton linens. The Egyptian Cotton Studio is one of the only certified carriers of the Egyptian Cotton Logo in Southern Africa, which ensures that our products are all exclusively made out of 100% pure Egyptian cotton. Phone: 011-262-0190 Email: Website: Address: 03 Desmond Street, Kramerville, Sandton,Johannesburg EMERGING CREATIVES EmergingCreatives About: Emerging Creatives is a dynamic team of young and enthusiastic industrial designers working together to design and manufacture proudly South African furniture. Our vision is to produce innovative, functional designer furniture that is suitable for space-constrained living. Designers: Brent Swanepoel and Lloyd Butler Phone: Brent: 082-338-8048 Email: Website: EVOLUTION Evolution About: Evolution is a product design company that specialises in homeware. Embracing South Africa's differences and almost forgotten stories. Phone: Amanda: 083-301-6600 Email: Website: JEANKELLY FOOTWEAR jeankelly-range About: Jeankelly ballet pumps are designed for maximum comfort and made from only beautiful soft genuine leather. Jeankelly's are manufactured in Cape Town and available in sizes 3 - 8. They are available online for R350 per pair, including free delivery. Email: Website: Address: P.O. Box 53347 Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7745 THE KITCHEN PANTRY kitchen-pantry2 About: Suppliers of kitchen accessories, cooking utensils, gadgets and decor items. Popular Masterclass demonstrations can be booked for celebrations and team builds. Phone: 011-784-4244 (Sandton)/ 011-463-4134 (Bryanston) Email: Website: LOIN CLOTH & ASHES LoinCloth About: Loin Cloth & Ashes was created to give women an alternative to the LBD. We're focused on dresses and skirts that complement the female form. Attracting independent women who are driven and take pride in their appearance at work and at play. The motto 'dare to be different' is the key principle in the house of L.C.A. with a hint of quirky, mature sophistication. Phone: 072-143-2312 Email: Website: Address: Loin Cloth & Ashes Store, The Main Change, Retail Space One, 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg MAMBU DESIGN Mambu About: Mambu Design makes handcrafted jewellery using eggshell as the principal material. Founded eight years ago by a husband and wife team Francoise de Oliveira and Dominic Mc Cabe , both with fine arts and commercial backgrounds, the company now comprises a dedicated team of 29. Mambu Design has exhibited at Maison et Objet and Eclat de Mode-Bijorhca in Paris and L`artigiano in Fiera, Milan. Phone: Francoise, 011-614-1879 / 073-150-6836 Email: Website: MEMEME MEMEME-Layout-Spread-1 About: MeMeMe is a much loved boutique and emporium that stocks the best of ready to wear South African designer clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags. The company was started by award winning sculptor and fashion designer Doreen Southwood in 2001, with the goal of establishing an accessible and independent fashion emporium for South African fashion designers. Now in its 10th year and with two stores, the original in Cape Town and a branch in Johannesburg, Mememe is known for having carefully curated collections of some of South Africa’s leading designers that allow visitors to get lost in a world of total indulgence where it’s all about the individual and that very special moment of choosing a garment that expresses the ultimate me. Phone: 011-447-1497 Email: Website: NAP LIVING STORES nap8 About: Nap brings to the HL Night market the best of their homegrown products ranging from oversized chalky candles, homemade fudge and candy, gorgeous burning oils and burners, to natural handmade soaps, hand woven bathmats, mohair blankets, scarves and gloves - all yummy things to spoil yourself with this winter. Phone: 011-706-0190 (Nicolway Nap)/ 021-439-2648 (Nap head office) Email: Website: PETA –LEE Peta-Lee
About: The felt products that emerge from the studio of PETA-LEE are unique, modern and beautiful handmade expressions of an age-old craft. PETA-LEE specialises in creating fashion and interior felt items ranging from scarves and hats, to an extensive range of soft furnishings, such as throws, cushions, lampshades, vases and a variety of other interior accessories. Using combinations of texture, colour and materials, each PETA-LEE product has the mark of individuality and quality. With winter knocking, it’s the perfect time to enrich your look and your environment with the warmth and tactile beauty of felt.
Phone: 011-483-0214 Email: Website: Address: P.O. Box 46214  Orange Grove  2119  Johannesburg  ROOM ONLINE room-online About: When it comes to craft and design, too often the fruits of the independent designer’s creativity remain hidden away in tiny studios and backrooms, where few can appreciate or acquire these precious gems. This is especially true in South Africa, where independent designers typically don’t have the budget or resources to market their goods on a large scale. Room Online hopes to change all that. We’re the first of our kind: an online platform whose primary mission is to showcase South Africa’s wealth of local design and decor talent. As the founders, we’re passionate about all things South African. Because of this, we’ve trawled the length and breadth of our vibrant country to be bring you the very best in design and decor. We’ve created an online retail space where you can browse and buy beautiful things for your home, all of which have been locally-inspired, locally-designed and locally-produced. Phone: Anne, 082-786-6713 or Natasha, 083-601-2791 Email: Website: RYAN CHRISTIE FURNITURE RyanChristie About: Ryan's love for wood, particularly reclaimed wood, led to a sincere upcycled, weathered wood portfolio of furniture. Ryan's passion for tailor-making well sourced 'pieces' shines through every grain from unique bed bases and serious coffee tables, to funky and functional children's furniture. You will be guaranteed to never find one piece the same as the next, with every item holding a personality of its own. Based in Johannesburg, Ryan employs and regularly upskills three young, aspiring carpenters. Ryan's small custom-made furniture business encapsulates 'local is lekker'. Phone: 078-457-2524 Email: Website: SCHECKTER'S ORGANIC ENERGY Scheckters About: Toby Scheckter, former racing driver and son of South African Formula One Legend, Jody Scheckter, launched the world’s first 100% organic, vegetarian and FairTrade certified energy drink, Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy in South Africa, end of 2011. A year on Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy drink has been one of the top selling energy drinks in Woolworths and of the fastest growing across retailers nationally. There is a real movement towards healthier and sustainable living, and this is where the creation of Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy stemmed from. The ingredients are all completely organic and free of any toxic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, GMO, preservatives, artificial colours, flavours or synthetic caffeine. A mix of the finest Sicilian organic lemon, Iranian organic pomegranate and German and Austrian elderberry juices are added to a little raw unprocessed cane sugar. The active caffeine ingredient is Brazilian Guarana raw green coffee bean extract and organic green tea, which give a more sustained release of energy than other energy drinks. Ginseng is finally added which helps mental performance and provides additional energy and support for the body’s immune system. Phone: 021-433-1370 Email: Website:, SCRABBYL FASHION scrabbyl-2 About: Scrabbyl is all about people who want more than what is already there, through purchasing local brands that offer quality, exclusivity and affordability. I call them the New Arrivals. Phone: 072-710-6303 Email: Website: THE COFFEE MAGAZINE CoffeeMag About: This website and magazine aims to be a platform for communication between the obsessive coffee professionals and the avid coffee drinkers, nurturing a growing coffee community and culture. Think about your local coffee spot - it has already begun. You are those people! We travel the country constantly searching for interesting coffee stories. We are the people you see in your local cafes; laptops out, coffee supply constant. Like you, we're into buying beans from our local roastery and sourcing new supplies of precious beans to share with like-minded people who are as passionate as we are about fresh, gourmet coffee.  We're experimenting with home brewing methods, and in the coming pages of our mag and these blogs, we'll share what we learn, and we'd love you to share yours with us too. Phone: Iain Evans - 082 397 2792; Mel Winter - 073 445 4951 Email: / THE GRIFFIN


About: The Griffin Craft Beer Gastropub is Martin Jakoby and Thomas Hughes’ latest venture. The first of its kind in Johannesburg, The Griffin pays homage to the best beer and wine from home and abroad, while offering beautiful, fresh, seasonal food in the coolest surroundings. Martin, a qualified veterinary surgeon-turned entrepreneur and Thom, a chef with 16 years of local and international  experience, arrived home from London in 2005 with the simple dream of creating the kind of place people fall in love with. Before leaving London, Thom won the acclaimed Evening Standard Pub of the Year award for the Settle Inn in Battersea and was also Head Chef of the famous White Horse (AKA Sloaney Pony) in Parson’s Green. And now, having fallen in love with all things craft and thinking that it’s high time that South Africa enjoyed the gastropub trend, they’ve created The Griffin – the ultimate place for friends to meet, eat, drink and be merry. Phone: 011-447-9842 Email: Website: Address: Illovo Junction, corner of Corlett Drive and Oxford Road, Illovo, Joburg VENDANGE vendange3 About: Vendange launched in July 2011 in the trendy 44 Stanley design complex and is the retail arm of the Benguela Trading business started by brothers Richard and Oliver Davies. Benguela Trading manufactures the Trudeau cheese and baguette board range made from recycled wine barrels. Since the initial 44 Stanley opening Vendange has launched another four outlets with a fifth opening in Bloemfontein in June. Vendange also has a wide range of accessories relating to food, wine and olive oil. Visit their stand to view some of their top selling items including disposable placemats with famous quotes printed on them, candles made from recycled champagne bottles, rope door stops as well as many other interesting items. Website: Address: 44 Stanley, Design Quarter (Fourways); Bedford Centre, Design Square (Brooklyn); Cape Quarter (Cape Town) VOVO TELO vovo7 About: To some bread is bread, to us bread is our passion. We are an artisan bakery and cafe serving fantastic breakfasts and lunches. We pride ourselves in freshly baked artisanal breads, using only stone ground flour and natural yeast cultures. We also have a selection of delicious pastries and cakes to go with one of the finest cappuccinos in town. Phone: 011-024-2233 Email: Website: Address: Shop LL42, Lonehill Shopping Centre, Lonehill Boulevard, Lonehill Johannesburg