last week we visited a newish deli that opened in my neighbourhood late last year. there is a large Jewish community in Sea Point, so i benefit from all sorts of great stuff in the supermarkets around here that you typically don’t get in other areas of Cape Town (like being able to choose from ten different types of hummus) as well as a deli culture that used to be serviced by the now-closed New York Bagel. so Kleinsky’s is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, and not only do they do great food – and satisfy my cravings for bagels and schmear – but they also have a rad interior.
the first thing i noticed was the artwork donning the walls, which i recognised as the work of Lucie de Moyencourt (who i previously wrote about here). the entire series is dedicated to the Atlantic Seaboard, this neighbourhood i love so much and hope to never leave.
i am completely in love with the atlantic sea board, and have been drawing scenes from it since the beginning of the year. from bakoven to the promenade gym, i have been capturing moments and landscapes that characterise this coastline, our south african riviera. these drawings are an evolution of my daily sketchbook drawings, detailed observations of the west coast, its buildings, people and activities.
you can see the entire series here and buy prints and originals if you like.