Paola chellew's Blog – May 2012 Archive (7)

Art reflects Life



Seeing that art is making headline news lately, you might not want to miss the awe-inspiring exhibition at the newly-opened Wits Art Museum (WAM) in features African art at its best,…


Added by paola chellew on May 24, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Style Sistas

So I heard that in an unprecedented joint venture, two of South Africa’s hottest designers have joined forces following a successful show in London’s trendy Kensington. Missibaba, luxury accessory design label established by Chloe Townsend, guru of all things leather, and jewellery artiste Kirsten Goss, recent winner of Design Indaba’s “most beautiful object in South Africa” with her Lily Pad Ring,…


Added by paola chellew on May 22, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments


“If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill, take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edge of edges, then you will force it into the realm of magic.”


Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues


 I was always inspired by that quote and happily for us, so was Bridget Henderson, a…


Added by paola chellew on May 21, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Reflections on Motherhood

There are many definitions for the word “Surprise” in the English dictionary:

To cause to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement, as at something unanticipated

To encounter suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares

To feel mild astonishment or shock

My children never cease to surprise me. Yesterday was Mother’s Day and my…


Added by paola chellew on May 14, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Simply Sensational SPADE

Kate Spade’s mission is to turn the boring, beige business world into one of fashion, fun and frivolity. With individuality and style she turns the mundane into modern and the stale into stilettos... accessories are the answer when it comes to fashion flair and these wallets just unpacked have it in spades...

Kate Spade is a fashion company based in New York City and prides…


Added by paola chellew on May 8, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Gruber & Whale Bags

Cape Town's gorgeous Gruber & Whale leather bags have just been unpacked and are waiting to become your favorite accessory! Designers Taryn Gruber and Robyn Whale both trained in London and went on to work for Vivienne Westwood and Giorgio Armani. Their bags are beautifully crafted from genuine, vegetable tanned, Italian leather...if you are stylish and sophisticated, you'll love the…


Added by paola chellew on May 8, 2012 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Of Wine and Whales

I can’t imagine anything more wonderful than going to the Cape for a weekend of wine tasting in addition to an expertly guided whale viewing excursion. For Joburgers, July is usually the time for a winter bush getaway, but I think that this year I am going to make a change and treat myself and my family to seeing some wildlife of the aquatic variety. I am told that never a year goes by…


Added by paola chellew on May 7, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

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