The DECO team has been getting into a Spring way of things, flitting about attending launches and shows… and eating cupcakes too. Our editorial assistant, Maryke Olivier has been keeping tabs of what’s been happening around town:

First up, I was at the launch of DV Chocolate last week, where I was blown away by chocolate like no other. These artisinal chocolatiers, located in Hermanus, are the only chocolate makers in South Africa who craft their chocolate every step of the way, starting with raw cocoa beans. Read more at the DV Chocolate website



Then I was lucky enough to attend the fabulous bash thrown by Mari Kushner to launch Mari & Me. This social event to remember was opened by the inimitable Nataniƫl, and we were thrilled by a surprise appearance by Mandoza.


I also had a great time visiting the first summertime You Me & Everyone We Know market, which is great for local fashion, design and lovely treats. This market will be held every second Saturday in summer at the Labia Cinema in Kloof Street, and there’s one coming up this weekend (if the weather’s good). My favourite stand was by little catering company lovelunch – the thought that goes into their presentation and packaging is amazing. Keep your eyes open for the Lovelunch shop opening in Hope Street next month.