cut, colour and treatment special at the lobby hair shop in may

The Lobby Hair Shop is a unisex hair salon, specializing in men’s and women’s hair, that offers a unique service in cutting, colouring styling and extensions. This distinct space offers more than just a hair cut with old fashioned barber chairs, ice cold beers, and top notch coffee.

Their new stylist, Lara, is running a starting promotion for the month of May: R600 for a colour, cut and treatment package, which included a root/medium tint or half head of highlights either of which includes a nourishing protein and moisture treatment and a cut and blowdry to finish!

160 Albert Road, Woodstock Foundry, Woodstock
021 447 9090

the lock stock christmas night market

If you’ve been to The Lock Stock market at the Woodstock Exchange on a Saturday, you already know that it’s the place to find homeware, collectibles, fashion, jewellery, gifts and goodies galore. The Christmas Night Market, on from 5pm to 10pm, is no exception. Have a peek below at a few of our favourite goodies, then head to their Facebook page to see even more.

en pointe at afraid of mice

There are so many reasons to fall in love with Afraid of Mice on Long street: beautiful vintage dresses, designer brands, eye-catching window displays and now one more. They are stocking the prettiest ballet pumps you’ve ever laid your eyes on. Made in Cape Town with 100% leather, they retail at R480. And best of all, if they don’t have the colour you are looking for – they’ll order it in for you.

Afraid of Mice is open 9:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturday.

Make sure to follow them on Facebook for regular updates and photos of the latest and best fashion finds.

021 423 7353
86 Long street, corner Longmarket, Cape Town


sugar & spice at nobu – for ladies only

Ladies, summer is here and it’s time to unwind. Get your friends together for an afternoon of pure decadence. Sugar & Spice is happening on Saturday, 1 December from 1pm to 3:30pm at Nobu at the One & Only.

Enjoy an interactive bar experience with summer cocktails from a leading brand. Get the latest beauty trends from SA’s leading beauty box. Lingerie ooh la la, don’t get your knickers in a knot, there’s help for you. Milq and Honey will wow you with a fashion show of their new ladies upmarket fashion line. Spice up your life with some inspirational quotes… All while delighting in scrumptious sweet and savoury treats! All for just R250 per person.

What more could a glamorous girl ask for?

For more info and to book your spot at this ladies event contact A’Nish Events at or call Anosh on 083 36 01330.

Limited Seats available, so book now for your afternoon of fun!

up to 30% off fabulous fashion at nucleus and body

Nucleus is designed and run by Nicole Rasmussen.

Designed for the 25- to 55-year-old women, Nucleus prides itself on a good fit, with easy styling to suit diverse tastes. The Nucleus range incorporates linens, chiffons, rayons and cotton twills combined to show drape as well as tailoring. Nucleus offers a complete range including dresses, skirts, shirts, tops, jackets and pants.

Nucleus has designed and produced a range for Poetry, supply boutiques nationwide, as well as The Space.

Nucleus’s sister range Body offers casual clothing with a twist, using cotton knits and viscose knits that offer comfort and style.

Nucleus and Body are having a sale
From 10am to 4pm on Friday, 1 June and from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, 2 June, at their premises at 1 Arnold Street, Observatory, you can enjoy up to 30% off current Nucleus and Body stock. Mark your calendars.

For more information visit and, email or call 021 448 2297

mandibles – a natural history collection

I’ll be honest; my first reaction to hearing that Mandibles had opened at the Woodstock Foundry was something like, “Wait; what?” The second question was, “Do people actually ask to have their pets taxidermied?” This second question was the first I put to Julia Jaki when chatting with her earlier this week.

While Philipp Schulz qualified as a taxidermist in the USA 18 years ago, and has been quietly working out of his Woodstock workshop for as many years, you may be pleased to note, as I was, that taxidermied pets are not his line of business. Most of Philipp’s business comes from the export market, shipping to buyers, collectors and retailers overseas. This includes everything from taxidermy mounts to tusks to quills, teeth, skulls and more.

With an expanding local market – interior designers, artists, jewellers, collectors and even fashion designers – are among those who buy from Philipp – and and increasing awareness opening a Natural History shop was a logical step.

Interestingly, while Mandibles may be the first South African Natural History shop, they are more common in other parts of the world. Two famous ones are Deyrolle (Paris) and The Bone Room (San Francisco).

Worth noting, too, is that all the birds, monkeys and small mammals come from zoos and bird parks and have died of natural causes, while the skulls, horns and skull-mounts of the larger ungulates are by-products of South Africa´s sustainable game farming industry.

But Mandibles is more than just a shop. It’s also a learning experience. Julia says that since opening, visitors to the Woodstock Foundry have wandered into Mandibles and their reactions are often first surprise, then curiosity and the need to know more about the specimens on display, and finally, wanting to know if everything is for sale.

If you’re in the area it’s well worth a visit. You will come out knowing a lot more than when you entered, and possibly owning a fascinating piece of local natural history.

076 762 1330 082 350 2320
Woodstock Foundry, 160 Albert Road, Woodstock


images: Julia Jaki | Mandibles

music line-up at bay harbour market, 1 – 3 june

The Brampton Sound Stage comes alive for Friday Nite LIVE! on June 1st with the unmistakable, percussive sounds of Tombstone Pete. Formerly of Australian percussive acoustic guitar duo, The Codebreakers, Tombstone Pete created his attention-grabbing approach to percussive acoustic playing while busking throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He blends the acoustic styles of players such as Erik Mongrain, Andy McKee and Rodrigo y Gabriella with the raw energy of hard rock outfits like Rage Against the Machine, Tool and Incubus to create a high energy acoustic guitar performance which sets him apart from his contemporaries.

On Saturday June 2nd, Neil van der Walt takes to the stage with his repertoire of popular African songs and rhythms. Neil is a well-known bassist from the Garden Route who has performed with the likes of Steve Newman, Robin Auld and Wendy Oldfield. His creative use of live overdubbing and looping certainly makes for an exciting performance. He will be joined on stage by 19-year old, up-and-coming songstress Sharon Rose.

Sunday June 3rd features singer/songwriter Christian Castell with his distinctive blend of musical genres. Labeled ‘London Country’ by music enthusiasts, Christian’s songs are personal, controversial and often sarcastically witty. Christian has performed at the Barleycorn Music Club, the Purple Turtle, Aandklas & Dorp Street Theatre to name a few, and his performance is bound to entertain.

The Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay also showcases over 100 stalls featuring arts, crafts, fashion, decor and delicious cuisine.

31 Harbour Road
Hout Bay

Friday: 5pm-9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9h30am-4pm


eclectic mix at bay harbour market this weekend

Taking to the market’s Brampton Sound Stage for Friday Nite LIVE! on June 22nd is singer/songwriter, Natasha Meister. This young guitar maestro has become our very own Blues Queen in the two short years since returning from Canada to her ancestral home in Africa. At only 20, she has made a huge impact on discerning SA audiences, especially in the blues/funk niche. Natasha has a great bluesy, Motown voice, plays phenomenal electric and acoustic guitar and is a gifted songwriter. Don’t miss this performance.

Entertaining audiences on Saturday June 23rd is unique jazz-fusion band Abbott Nu Jazz. Created by SAMA-nominated artist Guillaume de Villiers, this outfit is bound to wow audiences as they cross and blend genres with a creative use of contemporary technology. Abbott Nu Jazz makes use of live stage looping and masterful improvisation to create their distinctive sound.

‘One man band’ Jamie Jupiter brings his impressive musical skills to the Bay Harbour Market on Sunday June 24th. Jamie is an experienced muso having played different instruments for various bands both locally and abroad. His diverse skills come to life in his solo show, which utilizes live recorded sound loops allowing Jamie to layer each song with a multitude of fascinating sounds creating the effect of a full band. Watching him create his sound is an education and a treat.

The Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay also showcases over 100 stalls featuring arts, crafts, fashion, decor and delicious cuisine.

Venue: Brampton Sound Stage, Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806
Time: Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9h30am-4pm

music line-up at bay harbour market, 29 june – 1 july

From French jazz to Spanish guitar, the Bay Harbour Market is a melting pot of musical culture this weekend.

Taking to the Brampton Sound Stage for Friday Nite LIVE! on June 29 is the incomparable ‘gypsy jazz’ band Manouche. Inspired by swing, folk, waltz, tango and French gypsy jazz, this unique outfit blends a powerful rhythm section with violin, accordion and soulful vocals to produce a unique sound that’s bound to get Bay Harbour audiences moving and shaking.


On Saturday June 30, eclectic jazz band Nossa Vida entertains audiences with their blend of well-known jazz standards, bossa novas, Spanish guitar pieces, originals and Portuguese traditional songs. The acoustic guitar duo, comprised of Keith Macfarlane and Alan Bowen (Father and son-in-law), are no strangers to the stage and should leave Bay Harbour attendees suitably impressed.

Fiona Jean Hare & Alan Evans

Ending the weekend off on July 1 are the indie folk sounds of Fiona Jean Hare and Alan Evans. This duo has played in venues all across Cape Town including Boo Radley’s, The Barleycorn and The Armchair Theatre. With a range of eclectic influences from Bob Dylan to Abdullah Ibrahim, Alan and Fiona’s music hearkens to a raw resonance with nature, and they believe in an organic, un-jaded sound.

The Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay also showcases over 100 stalls featuring arts, crafts, fashion, decor and delicious cuisine.

Venue: Brampton Sound Stage, Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
Artists: Manouche, Nossa Vida, Fiona Jean Hare, Alan Evans
Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806
Date: 29 June – 1 July 2012
Time: Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9h30am-4pm


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music line-up at bay harbour market, 6 – 8 july

Taking to the Brampton Sound Stage on July 6 for Friday Night LIVE! is Cape Town reggae band the Rivertones. Formed by experienced musician Roland Geoffery Nair in 2006, the Rivertones have played at major festivals across the country. Their frontman has been performing since he was 12 and has jammed with the likes of “The Wailers” (Bob Marley’s band). These reggae masters are sure to impress.

On July 7, classically trained professional muso Deborah Lee Parkinson entertains Bay Harbour Market audiences. Debi is a highly accomplished saxophonist, clarinettist and flautist who studied at the Royal College of Music in London. She’s no stranger to the stage having played at top class venues all across Southern Africa in front of some of the world’s most recognisable figures including Nelson Mandela, Helen Suzman, Richard Branson and Tony Blair. Deborah’s music is beautiful, fun and memorable.

Ending the weekend off on Sunday July 8 is acoustic guitar duo The Room. Matt Murdoch and James Middleton hail from a blues background which has them listening to and covering artists like Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton and Dire Straits, but both are also passionate songwriters and the majority of the songs in their set are originals. Their style varies from soft, melodic songs to driving, powerful numbers that leave both band members heaving after the final note.

The Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay also showcases over 100 stalls featuring arts, crafts, fashion, decor and delicious cuisine. This week, the market welcomes new traders The Kraal Gallery featuring hand-woven rugs and tapestries, as well as stylish SA apparel from .olowsdotter and MayBru.

Venue: Brampton Sound Stage, Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
Artists: The Rivertones, Deborah Lee Parkinson, The Room
Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806
Date: 6-8 July 2012
Time: Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9h30am-4pm
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