antiques, jewellery, paintings

Hello Durban

August 25, 2010

Shane and I took a drive down to Durban with my folks for a few days and obviously we had to go on a bit of an antique hunt. Obviously. Jo and I are going again at then end of the month so I thought I would research some stores, not that I would be able to get us back to them, my aunt lovingly drove us around the whole of Monday morning, but I wanted to have a look non the less. Durban you have some nice spots. Nice, nice, nice. I only bought a couple of things, not much, I’m saving my monies for our next trip. And i’m definitely going back for that cheesecake pictured below. Holy crack face, it was awesome! I had it at the organic coffee shop next door to Mooi.

I bought this beautiful Bavaria teacup and saucer and these awesome art deco sailing boat earrings.

Durban has so many beautiful buildings that I want to live in. Wow so not fair. The whole time we were there I kept thinking that buying a holiday place in Durban may be a smart move. An art deco holiday flat. HELLO! Ok now I need to win some serious cash or something to make that happen. Boo hoo. Maybe I can sell a lung, surly you only need one of those things.

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  • mariana August 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    if I give you money (and lots of please please’s), will you bring the ship mirror back for me when you go there at the end of the month? say yes??

  • Lea August 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Those earrings are just delightful! There’s a great shop off of Florida Road in Morningside where my aunt stays, its at the bottom end heading way from the ocean. Wish I had an address for you, or maybe you’ve been in already? Can’t wait to see what you and Jo bring back from your next trip! WOOP!

  • admin August 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    mariana- For you friend, anything, it was R850


    lea- I also can’t wait to see what we find, man i hope we find something good, or else our blog posts are going to suck aaaaaaa. Not sure if i have been there or not, i’m not too familiar with durban at all, but i will ask my aunt about it. thanks x x x

  • casey August 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    ah. so looking forward to having you here, so soon.

    sailor love x

  • admin August 25, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Me too x x

    Saw some of your wedding photos on lauren’s blog. Wow!
    Can’t wait to see them all.

  • JoJo August 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Your little post here just made me homesick – I miss Durbsies so!
    You have to visit Vanille cafe in Kloof next time you’re there, their macaroon muffins are positively scrummy 🙂

  • Lauren August 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    AHHHH!!! You were in sunny durbs!!! So weird to think you were so near to me, haha! So chuffed you had a brilliant time. Can’t believe Im gonna miss you next weekend, drat! Have fun with Nads at the market:)

  • Nadia - Cupcake Couture August 26, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Ooooh – I know these places. Love the photos. Damn wish I had found those earring first 🙂 Ha Ha
    Will make sure to send you another list.
    Yes – you have been to the shop off Florida Road – that is the one in the pics Eclectic.
    Yey Yey for your visit! x

  • admin August 26, 2010 at 9:10 am

    JoJo – hello there friend, i will definitely try visit Vanille cafe…. and i will have a cream cake for you 🙂

    Lauren – we weren’t there for very long, 2 days, in and out. I’m so sad we’re not going to get to meet in person, would of been so cool x

    Nadia – hahhaa thanks for letting me know that i have been to that shop, haha i have no idea where my aunt took me, but i know i want to go back and spend proper time in them. see you soon friend x x

  • alex August 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    the monkey is scary, looks like he can put an old gypsy curse on you if you stare too long. its the kind of thing you want to stare at but you know you shouldnt!!

  • Louise August 27, 2010 at 1:15 am

    !!!! What is that big load of exciting-looking stuff in the first little picture?! That looks like an exciting rummage adventure. PS I like your car.

  • admin August 27, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Hahah how awesome is that sand car? Pity about the wheel, we can’t find a spare anywhere 🙁