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i heart christmas: day 22 – Imagenius fountain candlestick worth R365 // closed

Imagenius (pronounced ‘im-aj-in- us’) is a collection of work by South African genii as well as things from far and wide. The store combines old with new, serious with frivolous and is packed full of fabulous finds for ingenius living and giving.

Imagenius is housed in a beautiful three storey Victorian building on the corner of Long and Church Streets in Cape Town’s city centre, at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands and at the Cape Grace Hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

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One of the quirky finds at Imagenius is this pillar candlestick worth R365, which one reader can win today. If you’d like to win it, tell us where you’d use this beautiful candlestick in your home by commenting below.

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

— Emily

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i heart christmas: day 20 – oh dear megan necklace worth R400 // closed

“Be bold, stand out from the crowd and embrace your inner quirk”

Oh Dear Megan jewellery is created with a passion for expression and always bears our roots in mind. Megan Fogarty, the designer behind the brand, takes old forgotten bits and bobs and turns them into something unique with a truly South African heritage. If you’re in Cape Town, give Oh Dear Megan a visit at Watershed at the V&A Waterfront, it’s a beautiful space.

One of the amazing pieces from Oh Dear Megan is a gold double coin necklace made out of an old South African coin, worth R400, which a lucky reader can win this weekend.

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To enter, tweet the following: “I want to win with @the_iheartgirls and @ohdearmegan, courtesy @VandAWaterfront” or if you are not on Twitter then Facebook us and comment here that you have done so. Good luck!

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

— Emily

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i heart christmas: day 15 – three-way shawl from beyond cotton worth R490 // closed

Have you visited Watershed at the V&A Waterfront yet? It’s a beautiful, modern space with over 150 stalls and stores offering crafts, design, clothing and more. One of the very cool merchants at Watershed is Beyond Cotton – who’ve been with the V&A for 16 years! Their locally produced items are the kind of pieces that can be worn with anything… they’re timeless, versatile and practical.

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One lucky reader can win the three-way shawl from Beyond Cotton worth R490, perfect for those cooler summer evenings. And, as its name suggests, it can be worn three ways – either as a square shawl (as per the picture), a pointed shawl or simply slung over the shoulders. If you’d like to win the shawl, let us know how you’d wear it by commenting on this post.

For all the rules, click here. This giveaway will close at midnight, and the winners will be announced tomorrow.

— Liza

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a mom daughter date

It was school holidays last week and although Emily and I have so much work, I decided I had to take some time out to spend a special day with Bailey, just the two of us. She has been unusually needy lately and I feel like I’ve neglected her a little bit – probably due to the amount of stuff going on with work and everything else. There is no guilt like mom guilt so I’m glad we got to have our special day, it made a big difference. She was delighted to have my undivided attention.

First stop, some I Heart Vintage deliveries then to Bread, Milk & Honey for coffee and hot chocolate. We took Bailey’s hot chocolate away in a take away cup and she was so excited that ‘people will think I’m drinking coffee and I’m only five!’. The rest of the morning we spent exploring at the museum. It was Bailey’s first trip to the museum and she loved it. I thought she’d be blown away by the enormous whale skeleton but she was more intrigued by the taxidermy bears and ‘reindeer’ that we spotted through a small glass partition of a locked room. Too funny. We also watched a show at the Planetarium and I got reprimanded by the man in charge for taking my phone out my bag to snap a pic of the fancy machinery (name?) – in front of everyone. Blind. After the show we checked out the reptiles and mammals, did some colouring in in the activity room and then headed to the Waterfront for some shopping and lunch. I hinted that sushi would be nice for me (Willoughby forever!) and Bailey could have a plate of hot chips. But she was having none of that. It had to be spaghetti bolognese. So we ended up at San Marco with all the tourists and shared a bowl of overpriced pasta. Last stop, Charly’s Bakery for a fancy iced biscuit. Bailey picked a girl covered in pink and purple icing. Five minutes later she dropped it on the floor and it broke into pieces. But I reassured her it would get mushed up in her mouth anyway, so there were no tears.

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What a lovely day, lots of fun and cultural too. When the weather’s a little better – we picked a rather chilly day – I’d love to spend some more time in the Company’s Garden. It’s just too beautiful not to appreciate more often.

— Liza

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cotton on opens at v&a

If you are as big a fans as we are then you’ll be pleased to hear that Cotton On is spreading it’s radness into the V&A Waterfront. Opening on 30 May, this megastore will include collections from Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Free and Rubi Shoes.

It’s the 100th store to open in SA since it’s launch last year. Talk about rapid expansion!

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— Emily

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personal shopping with topshop

We were like two kids at Christmas last week when we booked our personal shopping experience with Stephanie from Topshop at the V&A. The spring 2013/14 range is in store and we went for a detailed look at each collection, as well as a sneaky shop afterwards. Stephanie showed us around and chatted us through everything Topshop in her deep Glaswegian accent and we were mesmerised by her fabulousness. You know when you can’t stop staring at someone, but you know it’s rude so you keep trying to peek from the corner of your eye. That.

Anyway, it was hilarious trying things on afterwards. Hilariously tragic. During the tour I made a mental note of everything I was going to try on and the result was neither Liza nor I bought any of that. Post-partum clothes shopping is fraught with difficulties, but we had a laugh and ended up with some unexpected but great new additions to our wardrobes.

Go check out the new ranges in Topshop now. There’s nothing else like it. Really, there isn’t.

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— Emily

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