Today, our features editor Louise McCann (currently on sabbatical) tells us all about… what? A penthouse trailer park, did you say? Tell us all about it, Louise!
Of the seven Airstream trailers decorated by talented local designers, we were booked into â€˜Love of Laceâ€™ – the masterpiece of our very own ELLE DECORATION stylist, Tracy Lynch. It is, in trailer park lingo, a Passion Wagon.
Complete with a plush bed large enough for the entire Walton family, a sexy little bathroom and dimmer switches on the oh-so-pretty chandelier, this little gem has to be the sauciest boudoir in Cape Townâ€™s skyline.
The â€˜Pleasantvilleâ€™ caravan was put together by furniture designer Liam Mooney. This little slice of life will have you living out your fantasies of the 1950s American Dream. Very, very pleasant indeedâ€¦
The tiniest trailer of all is â€˜The Ballad of John and Yokoâ€™, created by Chloe Townsend of Missibaba, her partner in Twine, Cara Rosa and artist Tamsin Relly. This threesome has created a space that invites you to bed in and beatle away the hours, playing through the collection of 60s and 70s LPs. And a nice treat for caravanning veterans of communal ablution blocks – this one has a built-on bathroom!
The best parts of this inner city escape? I loved cocktails at the sky bar, lounging around the caravan, popping out to Long Street for supper and vino, with bed just a short walk away. But best best of all? Waking up to a trailer-window view of the slumbering city on a Sunday morning. Unbeatable.
Visit the Grand Daddy to make your booking.