It has been a while since I have had a Saturday where I am not working in Joburg (read Soweto) or, when I actually am in Cape Town, too hungover to leave my bed.
This last Saturday was quite the exception, however. I woke up fresh and early after a Friday night in and an amazing sleep. This is a very, very rare occasion for me and so I decided to make the most of it and, along with my beautiful friends, headed out for a day filled with adventure and magic. There is something quite extraordinary about Cape Town always, but there is an extra special something in the air on a Saturday morning. People are out and about everywhere, having so much fun and making plans as they go. There are numerous markets, activities, exhibitions and adventures to be had no matter what your idea of a good day out is. Cape Town, you bloody treat!
We headed to The Oranjezicht City Farm at about 11am for the first stop of what was to be one helluva day. The market and farm is absolutely incredible – such a buzz and so beautifully executed with the most stunning products on offer; from fresh blooms to the best burgers I have had in a looooong time (and if you know me, you know how much I love hamburgers so I am not just going to praise one for shits and giggles. I may be very nice, but I will call a spade a spade in this regard). What is really fantastic about OZCF is how open and light it is – nestled in between ancient, MASSIVE trees (one of my top favourite things in life) and with natural materials in place of furniture – hay bales for seats for instance – the market itself really enhances the organic feel of the food and produce.
I started off with a freshly squeezed green juice and samples of fresh cut beef biltong while still meandering the various stalls and their delectable offerings. But when it came to what to have for lunch, for once in my very decision-riddled life I knew exactly what I wanted: an Inside & You’re Out Whiskey Burger (sans bacon due to being part of the Chosen People). And oh my hoooooooly hell it was phenomenal! I even got a fresh batch of rocket picked straight from the farm itself to add to my wholesome, natural food experience. Big ups to these guys though because my burger was seriously AHHH-MAZING and they were just as entertaining and fun to deal with.
After the market and a stroll/photo shoot through the farm, we headed to The Woodstock Exchange to check it out (why it has taken me this long is literally beyond me because it is the coolest place ever) and have some coffee at Starling & Hero Bicycle Café where we sat and chatted and wandered around, taking in all the creative energy that Woodstock has to offer. Cape Town is filled with these little gems and I cannot wait to explore my own city more.
Finally, we frolicked over to La Vie in Sea Point to meet up with other friends and ended up drinking strawberry jam jars and getting too drunk to drive home and so found ourselves drinking wine in a friend’s incredible loft apartment that is full of some extraordinary art and overlooking the rooftop pool of Mavericks. You can imagine my surprise at how my day turned out after leaving the house at 11am for an organic market.
Days like that make me so unbelievably happy because you just do what you want, when and with whom and you make the plans up as you go – always resulting in the biggest adventure and the best memories.
This is not an outfit post, nor is it a food review but rather it is an enormous shout out to the city of Cape Town for being so effing cool all over and all the time.
Sometimes we get so stuck in our little lives that we forget that we are blessed beyond measure to live in the most magnificent city in the world. So next time you have a free morning or some extra hours; put in the effort to explore and discover The Mother City because jeeeeeeezus she is a belter.
Denim Jacket: Cotton On
Floral Cap: Mr Price
Sunglasses: Vintage Store in Nottinghill
Black Sling Bag: China Market Joburg
ps thank you Niks for letting me steal your phone and directing me around the pansie patch for these photos. I love you.
Until next time xxx