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Cape Town’s Silo District

CULTURE, DINING

The Incidental Tourist’s Dawn Jorgensen came up with “The Ultimate Guide to Eating your way around Cape Town’s Silo District”. No doubt, these addresses in the trendy Silo District and at the V&A Waterfront should be on your agenda on your next trip to Cape Town. As Dawn writes, “the area rose to prominence with the opening of the ZeitzMOCAA late last year”. The ZeitzMOCAA museum features the most representative collections of contemporary art from the African continent and its diaspora. The museum is a partnership between German philantropist and ex-Puma CEO Jochen Zeitz and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and is located in the historic grain silo in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.

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Going to Cape Town this June?

TRAVEL

Whilst Europe is turning to the summer, South Africa is heading for Autumn … and the recent rains have done well for Cape Town. If your heading for the Cape this June, here are some highlights of what you could plan… From the new Alice in Wonderland musical, into the Darling Winter Beer Festival … or why not go and watch the Springbok’s rugby game against England.

If you’re still looking for a fashionable and handy travel bag to carry as hand luggage on your forthcoming trip, you might just find what your looking for here… Have a look at our travel bags from IkhayaElite by Le Roux

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Rarity handbags

COLLECTIONS

Our motto is “Live the South African lifestyle. Diverse, exotic, chic, unique.” And this is where Jaqueline Burge’s Rarity Handbags, with their unique range of products, perfectly fits in. This Woodstock, Cape Town, handbag manufacturer started on the turn of the century, with a local South African farmer looking for a way of creating something special out of skins that they would normally dispose of. Out of this idea of addressing “waste” and adding value, came Rarity’s signature range of springbok handbags. From springbok it went on to ostrich shin leather, whom many saw as another lower product, compared to the much sought after quilted ostrich skins; and later to using the ostrich feathers for handbags, which again was a refreshing approach in stead of using the smaller feathers for clothing purposes.

Rarity is the story of hand-made products, the unusual mixing of using natural materials, artisan training to create sustainable employment. It is about respect for the natural resources, and for artisanship and the people making the unique handbags.

This is why we are so proud to offer you Rarity’s handbags collection, because we want to share their story with you.