This weekend we’re exploring our local hoods in Durban, Joburg and Cape Town. First up is DECO’s Marketing Assistant Kyllie Hogg, our Durban girl, who’s spending her weekend in Cape Town, but wishing she was in fact in her home town. Here’s what she would’ve been doing had she been in Durbs by the sea: “I’m always in the mood for a frozen yoghurt at Wakaberry Frozen Yoghurt Bar in Florida Road. And then of course there’s the first I Heart Market of the year on Saturday, which i’m missing out on too… Sunday I’ll be daydreaming of cycling on the Durban promenade with one of those old-school cruiser bikes from Street Scenes.”

This weekend is action packed for Joburg’s Cheska Liackman, DECO contributor and ELLE‘s Bureau Chief. “I definitely won’t be missing the Kindling prints exhibition by Bruce Mackay at Wolves Cafe, my local hangout. I love their fresh lemonade and red velvet cake and my boyfriend is a huge fan of the local beer. No Jozi weekend is complete without a trip to Juta Street in Braamfontein, and of course a trip to the Neighbourgoods Market to pick up some fresh produce and clothes from Qz of Milkteeth. Qz really has an eye for seriously cool items which she sources internationally and I love that each piece is a once off so I wont spy anyone else wearing the same thing as me. In the afternoon I’ll head to Parkhurst to find something for the man in my life for Valentines Day at LOOM. And dinner is already booked at Leopard. Last time I was there I had the quail and my mouth has been watering ever since.”

“Sunday is a lazy day for me. I love walking down to Nice in Parkhurst for brunch (egg baskets of course) and then browsing 4th Ave. I also make sure I pop into Jeremy Stephen Antiques for a browse every now and then… I love their Art Deco lamps. Sunday night I will be at the Sundays in The City weekly rooftop party in the Maboneng district. I love ending off the weekend with the skyline in the background.”

Karen Doyle, DECO’s Copy Editor, just moved into a cute little cottage in Cape Town’s Chelsea Village – complete with a front porch with broekie lace – so this weekend she’s planning on getting to know her neighbourhood by… “Watching Comedy of Errors at the Maynardville open-air theatre, which is within walking distance of my house. I can’t wait to try the handmade ice cream from The Creamery’s mobile stand. I’ll also be trawling second-hand and antique shops on Wynberg Main Road, such as Serendipity Antiques and Collectables – I’m on the lookout for a pair of retro armchairs! And then i’m heading to the Chart Farm next door in Constantia for some tea and scones and to pick some roses from their garden.”


Make sure to get your hands on our Colour Issue to see our roundup of Wale Street, Parkhurst and Durban’s Promenade, great places to go exploring this weekend!