2016 Voucher Package: Give the Gift of Success

13 December 2016




















-It seems at this time of the year there are two types of personalities that arise. One is focused on making sure that they get the most out of 2016, using each day to the maximum. We still have a week or two left. Others are leaving it all for 2017. I call it the "new year myth"... for some reason we think we will magically be able to to tackle all we put off the minute the clock strikes twelve on New Year's Eve. I want to encourage you regardless of what your current mindset is... to start thinking ahead and to know that you need not wait until a new year to make changes, to feel inspired or to start living and working for your dream life.

I am offering the perfect gift for receiving via snail mail (well, speedy snail mail). Creative business and pretty parcels - my two passions are paired together in this year's voucher special. There are only ten available so please don't delay as they do sell out each year.

It is for a one on one consulting session for up to 90 minutes of business guidance. I run the sessions via Skype or FaceTime for those not based in Durban so everyone can make use of the service. It is one of the most popular aspects of my business where creatives get to tackle concerns or ideas directly related to their needs. The session is ideal for those just starting out or thinking of taking the creative business leap. It is however, suitable for creative businesses at any level. I cover what you would like me to. Sometimes it's a pep talk, or a strategy... it's up to you and if you don't know where to begin then don't worry, I can help with that too.There are only ten of these special packages available so don't delay. They sold out last year in record time.


This style of session is ideally suited to you if:
  • You want to make a change and shift careers into owning your own business, but you are unsure how to plot out your journey.
  • You are feeling like you need to change the way you work and achieve goals, but you're not sure where to begin.
  • You're an entrepreneur looking to grow and further build your brand.
  • You are a business owner who wants to improve your brand experience and streamline your offering.
  • Lifestyle Bloggers
  • Creative Business Owners
  • Start-Ups
How to buy your voucher / gift:
It's really easy to buy the voucher - email me with the following:
  • Your full name.
  • Name of person you are gifting it to / if not yourself.
  • Full detailed postal address for where you want it to be sent to, include the city please.
  • Name of closest post office to address (if you know).
  • Contact number of person voucher is being sent to.
  • I will then invoice you and once your payment is received - your order is confirmed.
Vouchers will be posted off on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December and will arrive at the closest post office to the address the following day. I can either send it to you or to the person you are gifting it to (please specify). If you are based in Durban you can collect it or receive your items at your session.

For R500 you will receive:
  • A 90 minute session voucher (valid for six months).
  • A notebook to capture your ideas and to start planning for success.
  • Free overnight postage via Speed Services to your closest post office. 
  • Each package is wrapped in my signature style and includes a free postcard and extra creative surprise to add some extra joy to unwrapping the parcel.
The total value is R650 including all the little added extras and the overnight postage, but I'm offering it for R500. The voucher is valid for up to six months so the recipient can book a session to suit their schedule.

The 2016 Etsy Craft Party

02 December 2016


Piles of paperwork, hours and hours of (wo)man power, a gazillion emails, countless more hours, lists... so many lists and then finally a PARTY! It might sound like hard work and that's because it is. I will tell you this though... I do it with LOVE and the Etsy Party brings me an abundance of joy and the ability to share craft and creativity with so many enthusiasts. In-between party organising there are also countless positive remarks, kindness, sharing, connecting and a coming together of happy people. That in itself is gift enough. My happiest moment is when I get to look at the photos shared online by the attendees and the cherry on the cake are the professional pics which showcase the event in all its glory. This year the wonderfully, awesome Eileen of Brightgirl was kind enough to capture the night and how grateful I am to her! She did a beautiful job - don't you agree? 


















Every year I think “this year’s Etsy Party was the best”. Okay, but really this year’s Etsy Party was the best one to date. Each year I get to improve it through the lessons learnt from the previous parties. Etsy was very gracious this year in giving a few possible date options and no set theme... opening up endless possibilities. I was fortunate in being able to partner with Terry Angelos once again and hosted the event at her beautifully curated shop – Anthology. She was a gracious host and further assisted with useful insight and extra tips for making the party as successful as possible. The key ingredient for the Etsy Party is... people, of course.. It’s the heart and soul of real connection, trust, sharing, kindness and generosity. 

Let's delve in and experience the night! Etsy HQ were very flexible in allowing us to select the theme. I decided to rope in Fathima Kathrada, illustrator, graphic designer and all round cool gal to teach the attendees hand lettering with watercolour. An on-trend, but also useful and fun DIY. 


Tickets sold out in record time and in emailing sponsors and connecting with them I was blown away by how truly giving fellow creative business owners can be! Just another reason why I am able to organise the party in the first place.


What a delightful batch of brands, creatives and all-round amazing people. Thank you so much for taking part and spoiling the attendees. I am beyond grateful! THANK YOU!
A heartfelt and HUGE thank you to...
Terry Angelos & the amazing ladies who work with her
Lizzie Masters
MY Gourmet - Khutso Nhlanhla Masethe & his lovely team member

Click below to visit the online homes of these inspired brands...
Glass of Wine


 Be sure to check back for the lovely goodie bag giveaway! 

An Inconvenient Truth

01 December 2016




It’s December, it’s DECEMBER (insert mild manic panic). I feel it’s a terrible cliché to keep telling each other how fast the year has flown by, followed by how busy we are and how in 2017 it’s all going to be different, better, more organised or even slower. Despite it feeling like we’re on autopilot speak, there is some truth to it, in part at least.

I have probably pencilled out the Etsy Party blog post around fifty times in my mind, asked myself when am I finally going to sit down and do it? Written it on daily to do lists, monthly goal sheets and mentally reprimanded myself for not having done it yet. I have made excuses to people and myself. Reassured them it will be posted soon, promised myself the same thing and still it’s DECEMBER and the party was in JUNE. Yes, I could have given up on the post altogether, but all those promises resound in my mind and heart, I am a person of my word even if it takes months to fulfill. Why, why, why has it taken so long to finally write the post and why am I now able to do it? Why today, why now... well, I think I admitted the truth to myself and therefore I am able to finally put pen to proverbial paper. Since June I have gone through a multitude of things, work wise and life wise. The most noteworthy happening within the personal confines of my mind, attitude and thought process. I’ve been encouraged to be more authentic, honest and to share more of the personal elements that impact me daily. That’s really tough, I am fiercely private when it comes to sadness, struggle, personal strife or anything that shows cracks. I can’t unpack it all here, but since June the ups and downs have been colossal. So... forgive me for writing about an event that took place in June... only in December. Insane, inexcusable... REAL. At the same time I don’t want you to read this and think “shame”, I don’t want to draw excessive attention to it either, but in the spirit of explaining and authenticity I thought I would elude to why it took close to five months to write the post. Instead of “poor me” I want to level with you, I want to tell you that we are all going through things that are difficult, but we are all so terrible about telling each other.

"For me it comes with the territory of running a business and blog that is focused on positivity and self-improvement. I therefore steer away from showing too many cracks... because of fear. 
I fear that if I am too honest people might think – “I won’t hire her, she can’t even manage her own life, how could she possibly help me?” Yes, some people might think that, I have to reassure myself that it’s okay."

What I have gleaned from a rocky road or two is more compassion for my clients and fellow humans. Since having several light bulb moments of my own I have been able to really widen my opinion and understanding and extend valuable advice based on personal experience.

I don’t want to mar the beautiful Etsy Party with inky tears or personal confessions, but I did want to just say sorry the post took so long, sorry work took so long, sorry. I’ve been climbing a very steep mountain and certain things just could not take priority. In itself the party was a lesson too. There were so many positive aspects, kind words, amazing people involved, but there was one element that led to a personal attack on my skills and the way I hosted the party. It’s always the case that we ignore the hundred or so positive things and nitpick and overthink the one negative aspect. This goes for all angles of life. I have since made peace with the person who brought negativity to the party and I think the result in the end was fairly positive. We can’t give up because of one negative comment or rant, we absolutely can’t. So... I hope in this confession and attempt at authenticity I can encourage you to keep going despite the crap, the negativity and the bad days.

Straight after this I am posting the happy, amazing Etsy Party photos in December from the party in June and you know what they are just as beautiful now as they were then. The smiles are still as bright, the decor still as pretty. The best thing is I didn’t give up and through that I get to share a brilliant event with you! Cue the confetti, wipe the tears away, celebrate life and cheers to surviving a long year that flew by and managed to kick our butts, but guess what... we didn’t give up. We survived... take that life! TAKE THAT!

Photo by BrightGirl.

Joburg: Consulting Sessions / SOLD OUT

04 October 2016

As I happily announced on social media - I will be in Joburg for one day of consulting next week. Sessions are limited and I have listed out the details below, but feel free to email me if you need more insight.

HELLO JOBURG - it's finally your turn! Let's get to work on your creative businesses, mindsets and goals!


Here are a few more facts regarding the consulting sessions:
My one on one consulting sessions are my most popular service and I personally really enjoy them. They are run with a firm focus on creativity with purpose. I pride myself in truly going the extra mile and offering my clients a calming experience to take care of their business needs. Clients are guaranteed discreet, confidential service at all times. 

It's a dedicated time for business owners to share their thoughts, ask questions and receive my professional input on different areas of their business. It's also ideal for creatives who are still working on deciding what business to begin or how to take it to the next level. They run for up to ninety minutes and usually work either via Q&A or brainstorming, but can also take the form of a lesson if need be. 

Click here to book your session -


This style of session is ideally suited to:
  • If you want to make a change and shift careers into owning your own business, but you are unsure how to plot out your journey.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to grow and further build their brand.
  • Business owners who want to improve their brand experience and streamline their offering.
  • Lifestyle Bloggers.
  • Creative Business Owners.
  • If you are feeling like you need to change the way you work and achieve goals, but you're not sure where to begin.
Time Slots:
  • 10h00
  • 13h00
  • 15h30
What's Included:
  • 90 minute - one on one coaching session based on your business, blog or concept. We can work through a list that you have or I will guide you according to where you are within your business journey.
  • During the session you will be able to glean information and leave with actionable, focused points to implement immediately.
  • Beautifully wrapped notebook, pen and worksheet to keep you focused during your session. Stationery is always a must for planning, plus I like spoiling my clients.
  • An accountability check in - to follow-up on your progress, tasks and suggested direction.
Cost: R600 per 90 minute session.

Venue: Final confirmation will be given when you reserve your space.

Let's chat about booking your session. Pop me an email or visit my contact page and give me a call.


The Pink Party: Durban

19 September 2016

*Update: Read all about the Durban Pink Party here.


Pink! Party! Um... yes please! I am delighted to be joining Anzel and a host of lovely local creatives this week for The Pink Party. It makes me so happy when our city is visited by awesome businesses and in this case Anzel of White Kite Studio will be sharing her knowledge and beautiful workshop with us!
I will be joining the workshop on Day Two as an invited guest to share more about "Creating a Brand Experience". I am so honoured to be taking part and sharing my insights on one of my FAVOURITE subjects.


SO WHAT IS THE PINK PARTY AND WHO IS IT FOR?

The Pink Party is a place for creative entrepreneurs to network, learn and get inspired. It’s an intensive 3 day workshop designed to get you focused, motivated and armed with a plan to take your brand from sad to rad in no time! Whether you’re just starting out or already have a brand, I invite you to spend three days with me and get yourself on the road to beautifully branded success and making more money doing what you love.

Branding small creative businesses is my absolute passion, and I love being able to share my knowledge and experience with other creatives. You will be learning and connecting with fellow business owners while I inspire you with the power of branding and digital marketing, all in a beautiful environment over some good food and drinks. I’ll show you how to map out your goals and strategies, create an experience for your customers and network, market and brand yourself for success.
See more photos and details here - lots of pretty things to see.

It was lovely to meet Anzel in Cape Town recently - she is ever so graceful. Being able to connect with like-minded business owners who are aiming to help and guide fellow creatives is always a treat. 
Her latest addition to her business are the most beautiful planners and I can't wait to add one to my desk and organising. Take a look here.

I will be sure to share a few snaps on Wednesday and what makes it even better is that several of my clients will be attending too and have helped to add a special touch or two to the workshop. Time to (pink) party (corny - I know, but I couldn't resist).

July Jaunt with Forever New

27 July 2016




Rock a pretty dress, get to have fun, wear a crown! Um... yes please, sign me up. Forever New invited me to this year's Vodacom Durban July for a bit of dressing up splendour. I in turn invited Sabrina, (Fashion Nanny) client and friend along to enjoy the style spotting with me. It was so lovely to be able to go in store, riffle through the rails, try on outfits and then decide on what to wear - like our very own walk in wardrobe. 

I opted for the beautifully constructed Lindsay Lace Prom Dress, paired with the Serena Single Breasted Coat in the colour "mulled wine" (mmmm sounds good). It was a very cold day so I was so glad to add a hint of stylish warmth to the dress. I don't do well in the cold and I don't like being a fashion victim either - so coat on it was. The item that made me the happiest was the crochet crown, which just so happened to be called the "Nadia Crown" - fashion fate. My leather Campo Marzio clutch was the perfect companion for stashing a few race day essentials. Sabrina wore the Lydia Prom Dress in Pink Whisp - that colour sounds almost edible. She styled her look with boots and a harder edge which made for a unique look. Overall we had a really wonderful time people watching, outfit spotting and deciding which horses we thought would win - based purely on their names (obviously) - pretty smart if you ask me.

Special thanks to the lovely Forever New team and to photographer Marlon Nero for snapping our outfits.

Decorex Joburg: InStudio & Celebrating my Birthday

25 July 2016


"New to Decorex Joburg and a highlight for industry professionals is InStudio presented by Kohler. A day of design talks on interior trends, commercial design, architecture and creative business.

A free-flow forum exchanging fresh insights, trend observations and creative business ideas, InStudio presented by Kohler, will bring together a line-up of great minds on the local and international design scene."

In just over a week I will be heading to Joburg for Decorex as one of the speakers within the InStudio concept. I am really looking forward to it. I will be speaking at 11am on the 5th of August and would love to see you there.
To attend - you can register as a trade visitor / click here. More details below...

The talk and opening day of Decorex just so happens to be my birthday. I arrive in Joburg the day before so I will wake up in the city on my birthday and to celebrate - I would love to connect with as many creatives as possible, considering I won't be with Daniel or my family. To celebrate even further, I will have four special gifts for the first (four) blog readers who pop by to say hello and attend the talk. I'll be hanging around a bit earlier - so stop by, say hello and let's chat. You are also most welcome to come and ask me your most pressing creative business questions. I will be available to chat after my talk - plenty of time for us to catch up, so please don't be shy. See you soon!

You can  read my latest interview with Decorex on their blog - where I share a few of my favourite things.

"InStudio presented by Kohler takes place at Decorex Joburg on Friday 5th August only. All talks are free to registered Decorex Joburg trade visitors on a first come first serve basis and will take place in a centrally located pop-up theatre in the link between Halls 2 and 3."

Brand Experience Sessions: Cape Town Launch

29 June 2016



It's with joy and of course an enormous amount of excitement that I announce my first series of Brand Experience Sessions, which I am launching in Cape Town next week. The project has been under wraps, but I can finally unveil it – hooray!

I will be in Cape Town for only a couple of days meeting with key brands and creatives, but I have kept two sessions open for bookings upon today's announcement for those who were not part of the initial list. This new addition to my consulting repertoire takes on a mentor style format with the main focus on confidentiality, style and clear points of action for you to implement within your brand / business.

Next Available Date: Monday - 29th August
Slot One: 11:30am
Slot Two: 3:00pm RESERVED

With my background and experience in luxury fashion, marketing and a blogging career spanning over a nine year period, I feel that a great deal of my work experience has lead me to offering these specialised, professional sessions. To share that knowledge, which encompasses a worldwide perspective through to our own unique local influence brings me great happiness. A honed set of facts, skills and observations both in the creative market and the corporate terrain are brought together in a package that allows for the shared information to take on a discreet, focused and exceptionally detailed delivery to my clients.

I was interviewed by one of the collaborative brands involved to share and showcase the heart, meaning and true value of this new addition to my business profile. When I sat down to  pen my answers it was the ideal time for me to employ mindful reflection. It encouraged me to stay true to what I have set out to do through connecting with brands in person. Our brands have the opportunity to change people's lives in a beautiful, positive and happy way. Who wouldn't want to share that valuable type of sincere joy through their business?

How our brands and businesses impact the world are completely within our control. We can extend a point of connection that speaks straight to the heart of our customers or clients, that magical, unique touch that keeps them coming back. It's a mutual exchange built from the need to serve our fellow humans and business owners, thus allowing them to be positively affected by our services and products.

Further Details of Brand Experience Sessions:

There are only two of these new brand experience sessions available in celebration of the Cape Town launch. Below is a basic outline of the process, but once you are on board I will guide you further and allow you access to the details related to your own unique, specialised session.

Each mentored brand experience session lasts two and a half hours and includes an array of added benefits. Of course I will add a treat or two to spoil and inspire you.

There is an initial exchange of information in the lead up to your session – we shall call it happy, pretty homework. It forms part of our foundation to ensure that your session delivers the best possible results.

The actual session is firmly focused on analysing your creative business, followed by key focus points on the subject matter of offering an exceptional brand experience. From there on we explore how your business can begin to invest in this ideal client connection.

You will also receive key tips on how to further grow your business in other areas and an overview of how to improve your social media.

This session is a fast-track to getting things done and if implemented correctly will certainly yield rewards. Follow-up support will be available along with key referrals. You will also become one of my portfolio client members who receive referrals, support and valuable insight throughout the year.

Session Date and Time Slots: Friday - 8th July
Slot One: 10am RESERVED
Slot Two: 2pm RESERVED

Next Available Date: Monday - 29th August
Slot One: 11:30am
Slot Two: 3:00pm RESERVED

Venue: A beautiful, secret Cape Town location set to inspire you.

Each session is charged at R1200 and includes a variety of additional elements over and above the time we spend together. You will be treated to a unique brand experience to inspire you taking your business to greater heights and ensure success.

Please note these sessions will be taking place around South Africa, but spaces are very limited due to reservations already in place. To reserve your session please email me at hello@nadiavdmescht.co.za. You will receive further guidance from there onwards.

Etsy Craft Party 2016 - Durban, South Africa

18 May 2016

*UPDATE
This year was my fourth year running the South African party and I am so pleased with the results. Our little, local party was featured on Instagram by Etsy Success and photos from our event were within the top performing photos under the international hash tag. That’s cause for celebration – hooray! I really couldn’t have done it without the wonderful contributing kindness of the sponsors and creatives who helped. You can see some of the photos here.

I will also be doing a blog post or two about the party to share the professional photos in a couple of weeks. There will be a lovely giveaway or two at that time so watch this space.

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Original Post:
Are you ready to celebrate? Hooray! The 2016 Etsy Craft Party will take part on Friday night the 17th June in Durban - put it in your diary! I am working on the final details and tickets, but you can save the date in the meantime. Last year's event was the most successful to date and what fun we had and as for those goodie bags... I am going to have to work on topping them (yikes). See last year's party - click here.

For first preference on tickets you can register your interest online (SOLD OUT) and you will be the first to know about the tickets and you will get to purchase them a day before anyone else. 

Last year sold out in record time so don't miss out. We even made extra space for a few attendees who were desperate (I couldn't turn them away). 

"What is Craft Party? Every year, people from around the world come together on the same day in locally organized Etsy Craft Parties to create art and inspire each other. In 2013, more than 11,000 people took part in Craft Parties in locations across the globe."

If you would like to become a sponsor - get in touch. In the past there have been incredible sponsors from Skinny laMinx through to Seven Swans and all these cool brands!


Click here to pre-register and to be the first to know when tickets are for sale.
SOLD OUT

InStudio at Decorex Cape Town 2016

25 April 2016

I am absolutely overjoyed that Decorex has invited me back this year to take part in their InStudio series. Last year I partnered with them to develop the first Creative Business Exchange and thoroughly enjoyed the process. Here are this year's details... hope to see you there (the event is free for registered trade professionals - click here and scroll to bottom).

New to this year's show and a highlight for industry professionals is InStudio, a day of design talks on interior trends, commercial design and creative business taking place this Friday 29th April. This free-flow forum exchanging fresh insights, trend observations and creative business ideas for Trade Visitors which brings together a line-up of outstanding design minds.

There is a wonderful selection of fellow speakers - click here to see the line-up. Scroll to the bottom to register. It's such a lovely opportunity to connect with awesome creatives!

3 "No Sew" Craft Projects with Skinny laMinx

22 April 2016

Somewhere along my creative journey I haven't managed to learn how to sew. I can do the odd thing here and there, or add a button when needed. I have a fabric collection and a rather lovely sewing box, but to date no major project has been made. Never mind powering up a sewing machine (I tried once - ended with a bobbin hitting my head). With that thought in mind I have created three super easy and fun "no sew" craft projects with Skinny laMinx's DIY Squares / Fat Quarters (best word combo ever). 

It's Making Friday and the ideal day to push aside the norm of desk work, shake off the bore of digital and get your mind engaged in a colourful and creative way! Let's make...

Three Super Easy "NO SEW" Craft Projects:
Square Gift Wrap:
No cutting required - add your gift and fold it, lastly secure with a pretty pin or brooch.
Wrapping on the run!
Gift or Decor Bow:
This is my personal favourite (totally bias). It is so easy - I cut the size with pinking shears (so fancy) and cut a thin piece of fabric and tied it around the centre. You can add a dot of Sew Simple glue from Bostik if you want to secure the pieces in place or add a stitch or two to secure it.

Brooch Hoop:
Embroidery hoops are available from most haberdasheries or hobby shops. This is beyond easy - you just secure the square within the hoop, tighten it and cut off any excess fabric. You can add ribbon through the top to hang it up. Ideal for showcasing your favourite pins or brooches.
With your little scraps from the above - thread them through large coloured paperclips which are lovely as bookmarks or keeping your place in your diary. Works very well in my Filofax. Or perhaps even cut a tag to add to a gift. Once you start cutting, sticking and having fun - you really can come up with so many ideas. Now, just imagine if you can actually sew!

Skinny laMinx is one of my favourite local creative businesses and I admire Heather and her team's work so very much. In fact... I use the business as one of the branding examples at my creative business workshops - the team kindly sent over a range of elements to showcase their inspired look and feel. Additionally, Making Friday (or any creative time) is key to innovation and development within business. It enhances your thought process and allows your mind to break free from the parameters we face daily. I truly suggest freeing up time to MAKE... you might just discover your next best seller or if all else fails you will get to enjoy some time out and who can argue with that!

Making Friday has taken on a range of shapes within the Skinny laMinx brand - from inspiration through to products... just take a look here or here.

Checking In

15 April 2016

Hello dear readers...
I wanted to check in and give you a few updates. Things are on the go as always in the NvdM office. Consulting session bookings are going wonderfully well, which makes me so happy as it means business owners are empowering themselves to build better brands! I was in Cape Town in March and connected with clients there and I am heading back for a partnership with Decorex at the end of April. I will be sure to share the details with you very soon!

In other news I have now officially been in my office for over a year and how it has changed my business. I think there is a blog post somewhere in there. 

I am currently consulting to corporate businesses too which is really interesting. One is a marketing company and the other is an agency. Their work is vastly different, but it is so inspiring to be able to contribute to large campaigns, but in a really creative way. 

I have some additional plans for both my brand and office, along with this here little blog. Now... to make the time for it.

If you are missing regular blog posts - can I invite you on over to Instagram in the meantime while the changes take place...

You can follow me here:

nadiavdmescht: Business updates about my brand, the experience I offer clients and things that are part of the consulting element of things.

nvdmpersonal: A personal glance into my life. This shares the moments that are just as the name states - personal. Family, friends, home, husband and anything that touches my heart.

nvdmcreates: I am not crazy in having various accounts - I just really like to keep content very focused and need to respectful to my business and not clutter it up with too much fluff! This is where I get my planning on paper done. It shares a look at my stationery obsession (it's dangerous) and a peep at my Filofax. I have also started a local community so feel free to join - just tag your photos using the relevant hash tags: #filofaxsouthafrica, #plannersouthafrica or #snailmailsouthafrica

Chat soon and even sooner if you want to pop me an email (click here).
Here is a look into my office - my happy (tidy) space which I just love welcoming clients into. It is located in the Station Drive Precinct which is evolving almost overnight. Wonderful for Durban and SA as a whole. Beautiful photo by Eileen of Brightgirl Photography.

Creative Business: I heart Market

01 March 2016

Each month I find myself at I heart Market. In the past it was to sell my wares and at present it is to support clients and also assist with our family run business - Woodnewz. Either way I get my creative fix by chatting to some of Durban's finest makers, designers and artists. Each stand brings something unique and each business owner offers a different outlook. There are established businesses, new creatives, emerging ones and super successful ones too. Many people think that selling at a market is perhaps not ideal, but I heart Market is different. It's a launching pad for some of SA's best work. If you haven't popped by - do yourself a favour and add the first Saturday of each month to your calendar. I heart Market is aptly hosted at the landmark of our city - Moses Mabhida Stadium from 9am - 2pm. In March you are in for a treat as I heart Market will be popping up at Decorex Durban too on the 19th. Double the shopping chance so get those purses out. I'll be there chatting, shopping and helping this week - 5th March.

At the February market these caught my eye so I decided to take a few impromptu snaps with my phone to share with you...

Flowers from Love Laugh / Card storage box from La Cartoleria (love this idea) / Bright 'spaghetti' yarn from Sew Hooked


 Art block from Isla Designs / Notebook from Abide Creative / Hair bow from Frockabilly



Macrame plant hanger - ArtEsense / Art - John Chappe Art / Planter - Tamaloola