Our exciting news… Meet Sullivan, our Siamese fur baby.

So last week I excitedly told you James and I had news for you all…

We got a Kitten! (Sorry I skipped Fridays blog post, I was bonding with this little guy…)

We have named him Sullivan. He is a pure bred, apple head, chocolate point Siamese with the most beautiful character. I’m so in love with this little guy, it’s crazy!

Meet Sullivan by Melissa Louise

MEET SULLIVAN

He is 8 weeks old and is so tiny, but so agile, very talkative and has such a beautiful temperament. He is just like a baby, needs feeding every few hours and needs to be shown where the litter box is at night. He is so relaxed, sleeps alot and loves snuggling. He suckles on my nose and finds comfort in my hair, it’s amazing to be so loved by this tiny little thing that needs you. (Broody… me? NEVER, haha)

I already couldn’t imagine our little family without him and can’t stand the thought of him getting any bigger…

Meet Sullivan by Melissa Louise

Meet Sullivan by Melissa Louise

Follow me on social media to see more adventures of Sullivan the cat ( #adventuresofsullivanthecat )

Have a happy week friends.

xxx

Photographs by Melissa Louise

Holiday Mode

Ok so you may be wondering why Melissa Louise has been so quite…. well truth is… I’m struggling to get out of ‘holiday’ mode. While I am totally excited and happy to be back at work (because my job is that awesome) , I’m struggling to be 100% productive with my days! Mornings are great, but by 1pm I am in need of a nap and or a cocktail by the pool!

I returned to work on the 10th of Jan, but holidays weren’t done with me then, we have since been on an MSC Sinfonia Cruise. It was WONDERFUL! Just what I needed after a week of answering a months worth of e-mails. Here are a few of my fav photos from our friends and family time away. We cruised from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, where we were able to get off the cruise liner and explore the very sleepy town (it was 3pm on a Saturday and EVERYTHING was closed). It was a 3 night cruise, I could have done with one more day but it was lovely non the less! So much to do on board, beautiful views and delicious 7 course meals 3 times a day.

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Fabricate, “Shop Local”

 

Fabricate By Melissa Louise

You may have noticed Robyn and I raving about “Fabricate” ? What is Fabricate you may ask, well, it is a new pop-up shop situated opposite the food court in Cavendish shopping mall, Cape Town. They stock proudly South African locally designed products, we at Zana have supplied them with our new range of pouches.

We are so happy to hear that the walk in buyers are loving them, great news to our online ears!

Fabricate is a collaborative project between Leila Badsha of Bow Peep and the creative duo Marlette and Monique from Anomali. Here are a few photos of the store designed and merchandised by this great team-

Fabricate By Melissa Louise

Fabricate By Melissa Louise

Fabricate By Melissa Louise

I love the adaptive use of recycled goods within this space, make shift shopfitting adds to the raw’ness of the space which allows for the products to speak for themselves. – Melissa Louise

Fabricate By Melissa Louise

Fabricate By Melissa Louise

Fabricate By Melissa Louise

I can’t wait to visit the store post opening, there are plenty of treasures to buy for loved ones, just in time for Christmas… YAY!

Keep up to date with what’s new in store via Fabricates twitter and facebook pages. 

Trading hours are:

Mon-Sat: 9:00 – 19:00
Sun: 10:00 – 17:00

xxx

 

Photographs courtesy of Fabricate.

Kamers vol Geskenke Market- Part 1

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

Yesterday the Zana team attended the Karmers vol Geskenke market, there are so many beautiful things to look at and it’s situated on a wine farm in the beautiful mountains of Stellenbosch. I definitely recommend going. Entrance is R50.oo. “Kamers vol Geskenke” is Afrikaans meaning Rooms full of Presents.

Here are a few of the photographs I took while browsing. We have so much talent in our country its incredible.

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“We aim to break new ground by innovatively sourcing creative talent and fresh product ideas that are exclusive, creative and retail focused, while offering a nurturing environment and safe space for small businesses to grow. KAMERS is all about bringing creative people together by sharing and collaborating on ideas, supporting each other through honesty, tolerance and understanding, and believing in all of our ability and creative talent.” -Kamers website.

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

Situated on the beautiful Webersburg Wine Estate.

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

Peonies my favourite!

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

The Zana team. Sue, Robyn and Melissa.

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

I had so many photos to choose from there will be a part two tomorrow on a few of my favourite items to purchase.

Happy Friday!

xxx

All photographs taken by Melissa Louise. Kamers banner curtsey of kamers.co.za