thaya: things i like right now

things i like right now by thaya of beatnik bazaar

Things I’m loving = Local

Here are some goodies I’m loving by local designers, who never cease to amaze me with their beautiful creations. Buying local fills me with such a sense of pride, that not only am I supporting South African designers, but I’m helping to invest in the local economy. All the local designers I love and stock in my store, use great quality fabrics, leathers, cottons and finishes to create their ranges and I am loving green, grey and blue accent tones this Spring. I’m also mad about vintage and collect deer, swans and anything with hearts on them, so I’ve pandered to my whims and included some beautiful things from local designers with my collections in mind.

wedding invitation

invite

i designed a simple wedding invite for a close friend who is getting hitched later this year. the end product is actually different colours (plum and navy blue to match her wedding theme) & printed on brown paper. i’m quite partial to the green / blue / yellow combo. the only prerequisite for the design was that she wanted birds and nothing formal & stuffy. it’s pretty long, but folds down to fit into a standard envelope.

AmaZink

i’ve been meaning to tell you about a local restaurant i visited recently with some friends during the world cup, we went to watch the (heartbreaking) ghana / uruguay match there and it was awesome. amazink eatery is in kayamandi, stellenbosch and they serve yummy braai food such as generous portions of pap & wors (which i had, accompanied by delicious chakalaka and creamed spinach) and other typically south african meals. the place was packed, the vibe was great, the food was tasty, i had too many beers and when it was all over my friends and i were sold. next time you’re in stellenbosch make sure you pay them a visit.