FRAGRANCE FILE: ELIZABETH ARDEN Green Tea Pomegranate

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Pomegranate fragrance

Elizabeth Arden’s new addition to their Green Tea fragrance collection is described as vibrant and sparkling and indeed, on first whiff you’re enveloped in a heady fresh floral and fruity space…

Inspired by the multi faceted sweet pomegranate intermingled with Vert de Bergamot to awaken the senses, with violet leaves, Earl Grey Tea Accord and magnolia at the heart, finishing with white moss, raspberry bloom and musk.

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Pomegranate fragrance

“The pomegranate fruit tastes and smells as beautiful as it looks. In creating this fragrance, I set out to capture the same sparkling jewel tonalities—each seed bursting with a new sense of vibrancy, color and bliss.” – Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Vice President Perfumery, Givaudan

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Pomegranate fragrance

A bouquet of blooming lovelies that is fresh, new and sure to put a spring in your step!

ELIZABETH ARDEN GREEN TEA POMEGRANATE EDT 5o or 100ml

Available at Edgars, Woolworths

ZAR460 for 100ml

KIRSTEN GOSS ABODE Collection is about to drop

Kirsten Goss ABODE Collection

The upcoming launch of Kirsten Goss ABODE collection is an extension of her jewellery brand, reflecting her fascinating and quirky shapes and phenomenal metalwork and the cutting edge pieces will become considered implements and objets for living.

More items being presented are two signature SOY candles, stationary, liquid hand soap and a decadently delish hand & body cream. Expect espresso/mustard spoons, condiment spoons, pickle forks, sugar/jam spoons and serving spoons/salad servers.

Kirsten Goss ABODE Collection

‘We are super excited to be launching this in our SWEET 16th year of trading’ – Kirsten Goss

The flagship Kirsten Goss store at the V&A Silo will be the main concept store for all jewellery and ABODE collections, with the other three stores carrying smaller quantities.

Kirsten Goss ABODE Collection

Kirsten Goss ABODE Collection

Kirsten Goss ABODE Collection

Kirsten Goss ABODE Collection

Kirsten Goss ABODE Collection

Kirsten Goss ABODE Collection

Prices:

ZAR1890 for a brass salad server

ZAR1390 for a sugar spoon or condiment spoon

ZAR1190 for a pickle fork

ZAR 690 for an espresso spoon

CREDITS: Lazy-Eye ceramics, Christo Giles, Klomp Ceramics, Vorster & Braye, Jacques Erasmus

PHOTOS: Kirsten Goss

Don’t you think the pieces are fantabulous?!

That’s it for a Thursday – happy day….all day

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DELLA SS2019 COLLECTION: Q & A with designer Pippa de Charmoy:

Della SS2019 jewellery collection Pippa de Charmay

Della SS2019 collection is created for the modern multifaceted women who appreciates handcrafted outstanding limited edition jewellery pieces. The latest collection includes blue opal, jade, black onyx, malachite, opalite and pink and white chalcedony gemstones. I caught up with Pippa de Charmoy, creative mind and designer of Della to find out what makes her tick, her inspiration, a life mantra and more…

Della SS2019 jewellery collection Pippa de Charmay

WHAT INSPIRES YOU:

My daughters inspire me to be a better mom, friend and boss! I am also inspired by fashion trends. (The name Della originates from combining the names of Pippa’s two daughters, Ella and Demi. As this name has personal significance it creates an authentic brand with a commitment to quality)

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

WHAT DOES A NORMAL DAY INVOLVE:

An early morning run, a stop at Seattle coffee with my daughter on the way to school, and then I get to work by 8am. I have another business which supplies retailers with ladies
accessories and our days are quite busy planning and ordering stock for
months ahead. When it comes to working on Della my designs are all
inspired by my love of fashion and beautiful semi precious stones and a
strong desire to marry these together. My day at the office usually
ends at 4pm then I would pop into the Flanders Mall to do a small grocery
shop and then home. Most evenings are taken up with walking our Daxie
(Dash) which he loves providing that my husband and I are together. We
always set the table and eat together; it’s my most favourite time chatting
about our day.

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

A HIGHLIGHT IN YOUR CAREER:

Was creating Della. My main business supplies retailers with ladies accessories and after many years working ahead on jewellery trends for our retailers, Della was created to
fulfil my passion for high quality pieces inspired by practicality, but at the
same time offering a stylish take on high fashion jewellery.

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

HOW DO YOU SWITCH OFF:

A glass (or 2) of Waterford wine and a good series! I am a series holic!

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

A MANTRA FOR LIFE:

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things that you once couldn’t!

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE:

I will be treating nine women in my family for a night away at a Spa in December!

della jewellery collection SS2019

BIGGEST REGRET (if any):

I don’t have any regrets, I try to take bad experiences and learn from them

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

WHAT TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE:

I would love to be a whiz at Social Media!

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

YOUR FAVOURITE JOURNEY OR TRAVEL DESTINATION:

London, Paris and Rome with my family

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

ANYTHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST:

To have a white Christmas with my family
Italian Camino
Trail run the Amalfi Coast
Sail Croatia
Bora Bora

I would love to perform an ABBA song (dance and all) and surprise my
family!!

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

ANY FUTURE EXCITING THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

Perhaps a new range for a new age…that’s the first clue!

Branching out into more than just jewellery.

Della SS2019 jewellery collection

All Della pieces are unique and quality handcrafted at affordable prices. The utmost care is taken with each item; from the selection of the raw materials through to the satin drawstring bag and sturdy box that it is delivered in, making each order a delight to unwrap.

Della has joined forces with Project Dignity/ Subzpads, and will be donating a percentage of each sale (5%) to this amazing initiative. ‘So many girls are unable to afford sanitary ware and end up missing up to seven days of school every month,’ explains Pippa. ‘The aim of Project Dignity is to reduce absenteeism and dropout rates in schools and increase opportunities for girls to complete their education with dignity. This project really resonates with me as I have daughters and I am thrilled that through Della we are able to partner with this amazing initiative.’

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I love sharing local women’s inspiring careers, lifestyles and journeys – if you have anyone in mind I could interview, please give me a shout!

Take care and happy Monday!!

Cath

FRAGRANCE REVIEW: Kenneth Cole For Her

Kenneth Cole for Her fragrance EDP

There’s something about this time of year that makes me feel good to be alive; the warmth of the sun on my skin, the bougainvillea in full bloom outside the back door, the trees in shades of green and masses of blossoms everywhere; that sounds a bit melodramatic for a Tuesday morning, but I’ve been booked off work for a couple of weeks as I landed up with pneumonia, so am taking it slow and trying to be more mindful – and catching up on blogposts I hadn’t gotten around to scheduling, like today’s post on Kenneth Cole for Her fragrance I’ve been wearing for the past couple of weeks; I’m a sucker for peonies and as they’re in the top notes was smitten already….

Kenneth Cole for Her fragrance EDP

Kenneth Cole wanted to create a perfume for the modern woman, who has the freedom to express her individuality. It’s described as a floral musk, a dynamic and sophisticated fragrance that blends invigorating citrus notes with vibrant florals. On first spritz one can smell a slight lemon note infused with florals (jasmine, violet and lily of the valley at the heart) settling down with warm notes of sandalwood, musk and heliotrope.

Kenneth Cole for Her fragrance EDP

Senior perfumer at Givaudan, Nicole Mancini says, ‘The signature is centred around musk providing this effortless, easy comfort that is extremely wearable and pumped throughout the fragrance in a non-traditional way. The edge comes from this unique duo of Carrot Seed and Ambrette, providing a touch of warmth to increase the mellow expression. Beautiful fluid florals envelop the musk in a stunning contrast. The finished composition has a cool factor that is very addictive.’

Kenneth Cole for Her fragrance EDP

Isn’t it amazing how certain scents bring back memories or feelings – I love that about fragrances and this one resonates with me, as the perfumer says, its comforting and wearable. I think this makes for a great daywear fragrance – the smell of a fresh gigantic bouquet of spring flowers you’ve just popped into a vase!

If you have a chance to try Kenneth Cole for Her fragrance EDP out, tell me what you think?

Goodness believe it or not I’m feeling weary so I’m off to make a cuppa tea and jump back into bed (decadent or what!)

Happy Tuesday!

Cath

FAITHFUL TO NATURE launch plastic-free organic and natural own-brand:

FAITHFUL TO NATURE organic and natural

If living as healthy as possible for you and the environment is your way of life, then Faithful to Nature would already be your number one online choice for buying organic and natural Products; and now they have just launched 100% plastic-free organic and natural own brand….

Transparency labelling and ethnicity is Faithful to Nature core priority and advising how to live a more sustainable and eco friendly existence. They currently have over 8000 products available that have been thoroughly scrutinised before being put online. Faithful to Nature has been championing the pureness of nature’s bounty for nearly thirteen years, providing South African families with natural and eco-friendly alternatives to all the daily-use products they may need.

Robyn Smith founder of Faithful to Nature

Robyn Smith, founder of Faithful to Nature

Robyn Smith, founder of Faithful to Nature says about her inspiration for conceptualising the brand. ‘I have been in a prime seat to watch consumer trends in the wellness and ethical retail industry for the past 13 years and in gathering these insights, it became very clear that the market was ready for affordable products that were produced and packaged with as very little waste as possible.’ The core focus for Faithful to Nature’s own-branded ranges is to provide an accessible collection of products that do absolutely no harm and are 100% plastic free. Robyn goes on to explain, ‘whether we are launching products for the pantry or the bathroom, fans of this iconic and much-loved brand can be sure that they are receiving true sustainable quality at the right price,’ she adds.

FAITHFUL TO NATURE organic and natural

Nature Knows Best

Faithful to Nature’s own brand means honest and ethical products that lead the global plastic-free and sustainability movements.

FAITHFUL TO NATURE organic and natural

100% biodegradable toothbrushes

With their strict ingredients policy and unwavering care, Faithful To Nature ensures every single product, meticulously meets a golden eco-standard. For instance, ‘Faithful To Nature’s pantry range of dried fruits, nuts, seeds, grains and pulses is packed in bags made from plant cellulose, certified by TÜV Austria to be 100% home compostable and marine biodegradable,” explains Katrien Grobler, CEO of Faithful to Nature. ‘It might look like plastic but it is not’, adds Katrien. ‘You could literally throw it in your compost heap and it will be gone within a month!’ the boxes are printed with soya based inks and are made from bleach-free kraft certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

FAITHFUL TO NATURE organic and natural

delish organic and natural soaps

These kinds of careful and thoroughly considered elements that translate to world-class products make for deeply encouraging, positive news stories within the South African retail sector. They also equate to the leading role Faith To Nature’s own brand is taking within the global organic product market.

‘South African consumers have been behind the rest of the world – particularly Europe – when it comes to mindset in relation to sustainability,’ reports Katrien. ‘So, it’s very encouraging to see how quickly locals are becoming passionate about saving our planet – like only South African’s can!’

FAITHFUL TO NATURE organic and natural

The packaging inside looks like plastic, but it is 100% plant based cellulose which you can add to your soil as it is biodegradable

She believes that as consumer education and awareness grows, so too will the competitive nature of this market, as companies and brands try to answer consumer needs. ‘In 2018, 30 % of consumers were willing to pay a premium for waste-free products,’ she says. ‘Unfortunately, the reality is that many brands and products aren’t as waste-free as they claim – it’s a phenomenon called greenwashing, and, greenwashing is a real problem,’ Katrien goes on to say. ‘Consumers pay a premium as they are trying to support sustainability and the planet, but aren’t educated on the high-level details. This simply means by their good intentions, they believe brands who aren’t 100 % percent authentic in their efforts,’ she says.

FAITHFUL TO NATURE organic and natural

100% biodegradable Konjac sponge (cleans your face so amazingly BTW!)

Faithful to Nature’s backbone is true integrity; ‘we guarantee NO greenwashing whatsoever!’ assures Katrien. ‘On our own brand collection, we are religious in ensuring transparency and honesty in how we provide truly waste-free, sustainable products.

Take Faithful To Nature’s Konjac Sponges for example; they’re made using 100 percent plant-based fibres, and are completely biodegradable,’ explains Katrien. And they are also so kind to the environment. Why? ‘A year’s worth of discarded sponges from one household could take up landfill space for upwards of 52,000 years,’ says Katrien, who adds that oil-based sponges can’t be recycled. It’s for this very reason that Faithful to Nature is so thrilled to be able to bring consumers the Konjac (AKA Amorphophallus Konjac) alternative. ‘Konjac has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2000 years,’ Katrien goes on to say, and it’s most common use is to help soothe skin condition symptoms.

FAITHFUL TO NATURE organic and natural

Bamboo straws

Other world-leading products in the Faithful To Nature Own Brand collection include:

1. PANTRY ESSENTIALS:

Faithful To Nature’s plant-based pantry essentials are all-natural food items and ideal as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Think breakfast, lunch and supper – as well as all snacks in between – the range is fully comprehensive! Faithful To Nature has sourced the finest gluten-free oats, GMO-free popcorn, whole-wheat couscous, sulphite-free dried fruits and raw nuts. All of these pantry necessities are free from artificial additives like flavouring, colouring and preservatives to keep you and your family as healthy as possible.

2. CERTIFIED ORGANIC FOODS

Faithful To Nature’s certified organic foods are held to the highest EU standards by CERES. They’re grown on farms that cultivate and harvest with consumers health as their top priority. Using strictly non-GMO seed, zero chemical fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides, foods are grown as responsibly as possible. All of these exacting requirements ensure that the final product – delicious food for you to enjoy – is truly Faithful To Nature.

3. SUPERFOODS

Faithful To Nature’s superfoods is a special selection of the world’s most nutritionally dense, natural foods with unique benefits. Packed with plant-based protein, complex carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, these superfoods are here to supercharge your body in a truly holistic way. From African botanicals like baobab to remarkable Peruvian maca, the Faithful To Nature superfoods selection has something for every health-conscious foodie.

4. BODYCARE

Faithful To Nature’s all-natural body care collection includes essentials you need to show artificial and eco-toxic products the door! Most bathrooms are packed with plastic destined to litter the planet for Centuries. Faithful To Nature with its all-natural soaps, moisturising organic shea butter and bamboo toothbrushes made from 100% sustainable materials – yes, even the bristles – is the solution to the scourge of harmful plastic waste.

5. PERSONAL CARE

Make mundane purchases like toilet paper a grudge-buy no longer. With Faithful To Nature’s Sweet Sheets, know you’re doing your bit to save the plant – and supporting local business too! Sweet Sheets is totally sustainable toilet tissue and roller towel, says Katrien and is made from “the fibrous material that remains after the raw sugar has been extracted from sugar cane.” It’s proudly South African as it’s sourced from local suppliers in KwaZulu Natal. Also, it’s elemental chlorine-free and the inner roll is 100 percent recycled.

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It was glorious in the shade of the trees eating yummy food

Some of us beauty editors at the Faithful to Nature launch held in Mount Nelson Gardens

I hope that makes for an interesting read – I thought in my little way I was doing enough, but there is so much more we can do to live a more sustainable way of life – let me know if you have any tips to share?

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Take care and happy Friday!!

Cath

REVIEW: ELIZABETH ARDEN VITAMIN C CERAMIDE CAPSULES RADIANCE RENEWAL SERUM

Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide capsules

When it comes to capsule skin care Elizabeth Arden wins hands down; their Ceramide capsules have been around since the nineties and last year a high performance Retinol capsule launched and now, its newest innovation Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum have dropped and they sure pack a powerful punch!

ELIZABETH ARDEN VITAMIN C CERAMIDE CAPSULES

Vitamin C is a highly effective ingredient for skincare and Elizabeth Arden have used their innovative capsule technology to create a serum that is 178 times more potent than traditional vitamin C. As Vitamin C is known for its unstable properties, Elizabeth Arden have solved the problem of packaging the serum by encapsulation which has been proven to prolong the stability of ingredients. It is an oil soluble formula to complement the skin’s moisture barrier (rather than traditional water-soluble Vitamin C), which means it lasts longer and is also able to penetrate skin better.

ELIZABETH ARDEN VITAMIN C CERAMIDE CAPSULES

If brighter, even toned and radiant skin is what you’re after, Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum with their winning formula are well worth incorporating into your beauty routine. So what are the key ingredients?

CERAMIDES: Helps protect skin against loss of moisture and help keep the glow

VITAMINC C: Easily absorbed, ultra stable and helps with pigmentation communication

CLARY SAGE: Soothes and protects skin against free radicals

VITAMIN E: Supports Vitamin C efficacy and prolongs potency

EMOLIENT OILS: Helps repair and protect skin

AVOCADO, SUNFLOWER SEED & OLIVE OILS: Impart skin with moisturising and skin conditioning benefits

ELIZABETH ARDEN VITAMIN C CERAMIDE CAPSULES

Results show that after one application, 86% of women saw an instant improvement in skin radiance and luminosity, while in clinical studies 97% of women saw a clinical reduction in the appearance of dark spots, and 100% of women showed a 78% clinical improvement in skin tone*. Not too shabby for stats, agree?

I like the four P’s which sum up the capsules perfectly!

PURE: hermetically sealed to keep active ingredients fresh, no added preservatives

POTENT: water-free formulated means a higher concentration of active ingredient

PRECISE: Pre-measured mono-dose that takes the guesswork out of skincare

POWERFUL monodies preserves the efficacy of active ingredients

I’m a huge fan of capsules as the mono-dose means the perfect amount with no wastage, allows for a more targeted treatment, addresses dullness and brightness, are travel friendly as no spillage, take up zip zero space and best of all the capsules are biodegradable. As I said, the capsules are super easy to work into your existing beauty routine and I generally use them between a moisturiser and sunscreen; just a heads up – the consistency is a little runnier than the other capsules, so be careful when twisting off the top. They have a satiny finish that is non oily =LOVE!

Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules  Radiance Renewal Serum

* IMAGE COURTESY OF ELIZABETH ARDEN

REESE WITHERSPOON FOR ELIZABETH ARDEN CERAMIDE CAPSULES

Have you tried these out yet? Let me know what you think.

Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum available at all Elizabeth Arden counters

ZAR1025 for 60 capsules and ZAR599 for 30 capsules

That’s it for today so happy Wednesday…all day!!

Cath

SMEG & DOLCE & GABBANA Collaboration

DOLCE & GABBANA AND SMEG COLLABORATION

I’ve been coveting SMEG & DOLCE & GABBANA limited edition appliances for a while now and was damn chuffed to see they have eventually landed on our shores. Are these just the berries or what? I had to share:

Dolce & Gabbana fashion of slightly offbeat exuberant colour clashings and quirkiness are what I’ve always enjoyed and SMEG with their state of the art appliances so imagine my delight as they have joined forces (again) to bring a truly Italian project of creating limited edition items for the kitchen in Sicilian style that will brighten up your day !

DOLCE & GABBANA AND SMEG COLLABORATION

The limited edition kettle is characterised by the unique Sicilian cart motifs and colourful patterns

DOLCE & GABBANA AND SMEG COLLABORATION

The limited edition blender has a bright yellow base decorated in Sicilian decorations

The marvellous limited edition two-slice toaster is decorated with the motifs of the tradtional Sicilian carts

smeg & dolce & gabbana collaboration

Limited edition citrus blender done in traditional Sicilian colours

#DGSICILYISMYLOVE

A short and sweet post – happy Thursday!!

Cath

FRAGRANCE REVIEW: CHANEL Paris- Riviera

CHANEL PARIS-RIVIERA fragrance

Last year CHANEL introduced the first instalment of Les Eaux de Chanel collection, with names of places Gabrielle Chanel held close to her heart: CHANEL Paris – Deauville, CHANEL Paris – Biarritz and CHANEL Paris – Venise and so the journey continues this year, bringing us another gem, CHANEL Paris – Riviera.

The uplifting scent is inspired by Gabrielle’s holiday villa La Pausa, situated on the Mediterranean. The French Riviera was the place to hang out in the twenties where Gabrielle would entertain her friends; Olivier Polge, Chanel’s in-house perfumer, has kept the juice of CHANEL Paris- Riviera lightweight and fresh to appeal to the excitement and sweetness of those carefree summer days.

CHANEL PARIS-RIVIERA fragrance

There’s something really spectacular about smells that takes you right back to a feeling or destination and that is exactly the idea behind the destination- inspired Collection. The notes in CHANEL Paris – Riviera are juicy Sicilian oranges combined with sweet-smelling jasmine and neroli, the essential oil created from bitter orange blossoms, trailing off with sandalwood and benzoin, developed to take the perfume wearer off to the Cote d’Azur, conjuring up images of hot summer days and warm sultry nights.

CHANEL PARIS-RIVIERA fragrance

Sadly I am not jetting off to the South of France for my summer vacation, but a bottle of this lovely will have me dreaming of far flung destinations and I strongly suggest you grab yourself a bottle which is only available for a short length of time.

CHANEL Paris – Riviera is available at CHANEL counters countrywide

ZAR2070 for 125ml EDT

That’s it for today so happy Thursday….all day!

CATH

COLLABORATION BETWEEN LOU HARVEY & MR PRICE HOME

Gifting from ZAR19,99 – 69,99

I’ve long been a fan Lou Harvey bags and accessories made in durable vibrant fabrics, so was delighted to spy her distinctive designs on scented candles and more when I popped into Mr Price Home; I caught up with local designer and entrepreneur Lou Harvey to find out what makes her tick and more about the collaboration:

LOU HARVEY

Lou Harvey

How did the collaboration between you and Mr Price Home come about and is it for a limited time only?

I was really excited to collaborate with another homegrown Durban brand. It was really something different from what I normally create and was certainly an opportunity for me to have a creative outlet on items I wouldn’t normally manufacture. It’s so exhilarating to see my designs on functional items that now, through Mr Price Home will reach a wider audience.

I love that it’s a local brand and a focus on local production so it’s in line with our philosophy– all local production, from the fabrics to the employees and production process.

LOU HARVEY COLLECTION & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

It was wonderful working with their creative and dynamic team who constantly think out of the box and identify new opportunities for their brand.

I also admire their strong appreciation for local designers and willing to give them a platform to showcase their designs on a mass scale.

It is for a limited time only or while stocks last.

LOU HARVEY COLLECTION & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

duvet set ZAR559,99 – 759,99

Where does your inspiration come from

I take inspiration from a variety of sources; elements of nature, architecture, exotic destinations like Morocco and of course our beautiful local landscape. I love botanicals and motifs that pay homage to nature, as well as bold floral prints. I am also an obsessive ‘pinner’ and can get completely lost on Pinterest for hours on end.

lou harvey & mr price home collaboration

Ottoman ZAR999,99

What does a normal day involve

I go to gym really early so that is out of the way and not cutting into family time. Some mornings I love to walk along the promenade in Umhlanga. I then have breakfast with my Alec, (Izzy is a boarder) and then drop him at school. It’s then off to the factory to check production and designs; I’m always playing with new product ideas. We recently moved the factory to be closer to home, which means I can pop in and out, run errands on the way, which has honestly changed my life. I also have an amazing team who work closely with me and ensure that everything runs smoothly.

LOU HARVEY

Lou Harvey

I’m a real early bird and love to be in my pj’s by 6pm, not terribly glam but perfect for me and works for our little family. During the evening I catch up on mails and respond to all my FB queries and then enjoy getting caught up in a good book or the latest series or movie on Netflix!

LOU HARVEY COLLECTION & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

A highlight in your career

So many amazing milestones that I am grateful for:

  • Opening my first store

  • Expanding our international footprint and creating an international brand with suppliers in Dubai, Australia, Singapore and the US – also recent pop ups in Dubai, New York and Brazil

  • Launching the online store

  • Opening a bigger factory space

  • Launching my wallpaper collection and now the Mr Price Home CreativeCollab

LOU HARVEY COLLECTION & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

scented sachets ZAR59,99

How do you switch off

I don’t switch off! But going to gym does help me to switch off… a little. I also love a spoil at the Oyster Box Spa

LOU HARVEY COLLECTION & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

four side plates ZAR159,99; tea towel ZAR29,99

Mantra for life

There’s no such thing as a free lunch!

Do you have a favourite Lou Harvey bag, or change up regularly

The Pack Bag is my all-time favourite. No girl can do without at least one “carry-all” bag and the Pack Bag is top of the list for busy women. It’s perfect for any occasion, day-to-day and weekend trips away. Every family member should own one as they also fit perfectly into the boot of the car!

LOU HARVEY & MR PRICE HO0ME COLLABORATION

two mugs ZAR69,99

Which living person do you most admire

Russel Brand – he is very enlightened!

LOU HARVEY COLLECTION & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

Lou Harvey Dobby Beach Blanket ZAR299.99

Your greatest extravagance

Zimmerman! The world’s best clothing brand in the world!

Greatest regret ( if any)

I recently met the man of my dreams and I certainly regret not meeting him sooner!

LOU HARVEY & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

tissue paper ZAR19,99 each

What talent would you most like to have

I would love to be able to write; I have grandeurs of writing a novel one day!

LOU HARVEY & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

Diffuser ZAR159,99

Your favourite journey/ travel destination

I love the Far East. I would also love to visit Buenos Aires for their colonial architecture and landmark buildings of this Argentine capital city and expect it to be vibrant and colourful….and who doesn’t love to tango the night away!

LOU HARVEY COLLECTION & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

selection of scattered cushions

Anything on your bucket list

The Orient Express!

Any future exciting things to look out for

Always! Watch this space!

LOU HARVEY  & MR PRICE HOME COLLABORATION

The collection is available through selected MRP home stores nationwide, as well as online.

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That’s it for today – I hope it’s a damn fine Thursday for you all!

Cath