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outdoor art for the win

We love the new initiative by the V&A Waterfront to bring art to the public. They’ve given a number of sizeable outdoor artworks and sculptures permanent homes around their open spaces and public plazas. These artworks form part of their Art in Public Places Programme which has included artists such as Noria Mabasa, Cameron Platter, Claudette Schreuders and more.

Cameron Platter, V&A Waterfront Art in Public Places Programme

Cameron Platter

Already one of the most iconic cultural hubs in the country, and soon to be the home of the incredible Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) opening in September 2017, the V&A Waterfront has made a substantial commitment to raising the public profile of art in South Africa. Included in this is the idea that the artistry of those exhibiting in Zeitz MOCAA should not be confined within the museum’s walls; instead, it should spill out onto the rest of the property, with the outdoor areas becoming something of an open air art gallery the public could appreciate.

Kyle Morland, V&A Waterfront Art in Public Places

Kyle Morland

What a great idea, and a nice way for little people to enjoy art as well (without annoying anyone in a quiet museum or gallery).

— Liza


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fun at the V&A Waterfront this December

Cape Town is just overflowing with awesomeness in December. There is literally no end to the things going on. The V&A Waterfront is obviously a major hotspot and if you have friends down for the holidays or just want to get the kids out for the day, these are the things you can look forward to at this Capetonian landmark!

Christmas Light Shows: Thursday, 10 and Friday, 11 December

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The first day of extended trading hours, Thursday 10 December, will be marked by a Christmas Light Show to dazzle Victoria Wharf shoppers with a beautiful display of coloured light patterns, all set to Christmas-themed music, carols and performances to instil traditional Christmas cheer.

Light Shows will be held twice daily on Thursday, 10 December and Friday, 11 December, at 8pm and 9pm. The Light Show is new to this year’s V&A December schedule and aims to delight young and old alike.

Meet Santa: Wednesday, 16 to Thursday, 24 December (excluding Thursday, 17 December)

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Santa will fly in from the North Pole to meet with his legion of young followers at the Victoria Wharf Centre Court on Wednesday, 16 December, between 11am and 12.30pm, and later return at the same time each day from Friday, 18 December to Thursday, 24 December.

With a ho-ho-ho and a belly full of fun, Santa will personally receive children’s letters and hear directly whether they believe they have been naughty or nice this year.

Carols, choristers and Christmas bands

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The V&A Amphitheatre audiences can also get into a cheerful, festive spirit with an array of entertainment. Lovers of big bands and Christmas songs will appreciate the carols, choristers and Christmas bands scheduled to ring in the festive season at the V&A Amphitheatre the week before Christmas.

· Tuesday, 15 December: Rocking Carols and Nativity Play at the V&A
· Tuesday, 22 December: Mitchell’s Plain Crusader Christmas Band & Apostle Choristers
· Wednesday, 23 December: Salvation Army Band & Cape Town Gospel Choir

For any further enquiries, please contact the V&A Info Centre on 021 408 7600 or info@waterfront.co.za.

Pictures supplied by the V&A Waterfront

— Emily


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H&M hits SA!

We were super excited to attend the VIP media launch of H&M at the V&A Waterfront last week. It was massive! Every local celeb and media person we’ve ever known was there and the store was – literally – pumping.

It’s huge – two floors of fashion for women, men and kids, as well as a gorgeous home section. We basically walked through the doors and immediately started shopping. You’ll be glad to know, the prices are incredible.

Welcome to SA H&M, we are extremely glad you are here!

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— Emily


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h&m’s official launch date, plus more spring news

We are overexcited, today we got word that H&M’s first South African flagship store, which is going to be two floors of heaven at the V&A Waterfront, is officially opening on 17 October from 10am-12pm, with exclusive shopping offers. And on 18 October its doors will be open till 11pm and then every day thereafter from 9am-9pm. We can’t hardly wait!


Another lovely thing happened today… we saw the announcement from Jane Sews, one of our favourite local designers, that they’ll be releasing a range of shoes for little girls. Eeep!




— Liza


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how are the holidays going?

We’re about halfway through the winter holidays in Cape Town, and so far it hasn’t been too bad. Juggling work and a fun itinerary for the littles is no mean feat but we seem to have survived so far. This is what we’ve been up to…

  • Watching Noddy and Fantastic Mr Fox at the Artscape – their shows are always brilliant
  • Lots and lots of playdates 🙂
  • The Two Oceans Aquarium – always a winner
  • Snow White at Canal Walk
  • Disney on Ice
  • Holiday club at Virgin Active
  • Just chilling out at home!

I Heart Your Outfit

Other activities on the agenda include the Cape Wheel at V&A Waterfront as well as the Watershed Play Pad, maybe the Ice Slide at Cape Gate, a Table Mountain cable car ride, The Three Little Pigs at the Baxter Theatre, perhaps a movie or two or a picnic at Kirstenbosch Gardens? There’s lots to do! Let us know what you’ve been up to, so we can have some more ideas!



— Liza


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i heart christmas: day 24 – ceramic protea vase worth R190 // closed

Need to update a shelf space or an empty windowsill? This gorgeous ceramic Protea vase will do the trick.

Our final I Heart Christmas giveaway (sob!) is courtesy of the V&A Waterfront and comes from Flick Inc, a boutique that specialises in handmade fused glass jewellery, porcelain jewellery, hand illustrated ceramics and prints. The vase is from Flick Inc’s ceramic range – My China – and is inspired by the abundance of our Cape floral and animal kingdom. Get down to Watershed and pop in at Flick Inc’s store, it’s amazing!

To win this Protea vase just comment below and tell us where you’d put it in your home!


For all the rules, click here. This giveaway will close at midnight, and the winner will be announced on Christmas Day!

Thank you to all who supported us during I Heart Christmas – our wonderful sponsors and our amazing readers who entered! Have a great holiday everyone! See you in the New Year 🙂

— Emily

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i heart christmas: day 23 – an iPhone cover and feather scarf // closed

The V&A Waterfront has organised some lovely giveaways for us so far this series and today is another one. Two of their specialist boutiques have come together to bring us a uniquely South African prize – this cool iPhone cover and luxurious feather scarf.

Indegenius is known for its flamboyant range of ostrich feather and mohair throws, shawls and designer garments. The store uses only South African raw materials and local crafts people for their creations. Local is lekkar! Indalo & Ryder is young company who created this iPhone cover, they also have a range of wooden gadget accessories.


To enter this competition leave a comment below telling us why you should win, and maybe you will!

For all the rules, click here. This giveaway will close at midnight, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday.

— Emily

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