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Shopping off the beaten track – Salt Circle

I’m bored with malls & I’ve been off shopping for months (this needs a blog post of its own) but when I stumbled across Salt Circle right across the road from The Old Biscuit Mill I felt like I’d been let in on one of Cape Town‘s little secrets…


I’ll start with one of my favourites, Common Thread. I loved this particular dress so much I had to have it! The styles are great (not over the top but still fashionable) & its nice owning a few pieces you know the rest of the world won’t have & not have to break the bank. I could go on & on but you can read more about them here & here.

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Fast & Remarkable is an awesome space in Salt Circle. The 1st thing that caught my eye was that they serve one of my favourite coffees, Origin – too cool!

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They run a digital marketing agency from the space (how awesome is that!) & also sell their own awesome high quality Fast & Remarkable (subtly) branded merchandise like hoodies, organic toiletries (which they make themselves). We must have spent an hour + in the store chatting to the owners.


You know I have a weakness for all things leather!


Locally produced Oh-lief specialise in organic baby products (ok I’m a little broody) using olive oil & beeswax as the base ingredients. The entire range is free of petroleum, parabens, fragrances & all the other nasty stuff. They were closed on the day I popped in but its top of my list to go back & check them out.


Antiques shopping is one of my new favourite hobbies & I saw some neat pieces at Karizma Decor. Pity about my luggage allowance 🙂


I swiped this pic off their site – Jeannie D in a Jacqueline Kolbe Millinery design at the 2011 Durban July

Another store I loved but couldn’t take in pics in (they wouldn’t allow it understandably I guess) was Jacqueline Kolbe Millinery – that’s a hat maker. Have you ever been in a dedicated hat store? It felt totally Kate Middleton being there & the hats are so beautiful! I’m up for any occasion that requires a hat especially high tea!


When you need a rest from the shopping I highly recommend refuelling at Forget Me Not Eatery. They also have a stand at the Old Biscuit Mill. I sampled one of their steak pies – it’s a generous size & so meaty, not to mention halaal. On this day they were actually busy baking, it smelled too delish!

A couple more stores looked interesting but were closed so I’m definitely heading back on my next trip to Cape Town. If you’re tired of malls, car guards & queues, definitely pop by Salt Circle for some cute unique, finds!

Happy Sunday & have a good rest if you’re back to work tomorrow!


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