Cath Kidston’s bright, patterned home furnishings have long been a fixture in the stylish kitchens of Britain, and now South African enthusiasts of the brand have reason to delight – Con Amore has been approved to be the exclusive distributor of Cath Kidston Ceramics in South Africa. Our favourite item in the range is undoubtedly the breakfast set: nestled in an old-fashioned tin suitcase is a mug, bowl, plate and egg cup printed in one of Cath Kidston’s distinctive patterns. The breakfast sets come in a range of patterns and the carry case makes it easy to encourage children to set their own place at the breakfast table without running the risk of accidents on the way. They are not just for children, however – the floral patterns are a modern twist on the old English chintz patterns and will add a smidgen of nostalgia to your mornings. Safe for the dishwasher and microwave, Cath Kidston ceramics are as practical as they are pretty, too. Con Amore has two stores: in Durban’s La Lucia Mall (031-562-1074) and at 2 Kramer Road, Kramerville in Johannesburg (011-262-0385).