31 October 2011

44 Stanley Ave

On Sunday morning I met up with Martina and her boyfriend Rob for breakfast at 44 Stanley Ave in Jo'burg.  I had never been there before, and while at first glance the outside of the street looks like a long row of run-down warehouses, once you duck into the little alley way the inside opens up into Jo'burg's best kept secret.  It's filled with quaint little cafes, boutique shops and used book stores that one could get lost in for hours.  We ate at Salvation Cafe and I think it's safe to say that we all found our food to be delicious.  I will definitely be taking Jurgen for a visit as soon as he gets back :)

And in super exciting news, my blog has been registered for the South African Blog Awards!  I am beyond excited and grateful.  It's open for public vote, so if you all could do a me a huge favor and click on that "Vote" button on the upper right-hand side of my page I would be eternally grateful.  Once you click it, it takes you to a page were you are asked to enter your email address to cast your vote and then an email will be sent to that address for you to confirm.  You can only vote once throughout the competition so make it count ;)  I feel so lucky to have all of your support!  Voting closes on the 9th of November at midnight (South African time).

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!


  1. Congrats on being nominated for a blog award!! That is so exciting! I voted for you and will keep my fingers crossed that you win :)

  2. Salvation cafe? that has to be the cutest name ever. your photography is getting SO GOOD! I dont know if you're practicing or what but these pics are amazing!

  3. What a great find!
    Voted for you. GOODLUCK!

  4. LOVE that bookstore! I want to sit in there all day drinking lattes!


  5. Ohh can't wait to try out Salvation Cafe when we move up, it looks right up my alley!

    Congrats agaon on the award nomination, voted last night!

  6. a. voted for you

    b. when you win can u please leave south africa and come live in scotland? thanks a bunch.

  7. Hi! I noticed you've not visited in a bit, so thought I'd stop by. Congrats on your nomination.

  8. First of all, you have good name :) Second of all, I love your blog. It's super cute! I really like the pic of all the books. And third, congrats on your award!


  9. Looks like the place you could spent hours without getting bored! Congrats on the nomination!

    If you have a few minutes, I'm hosting a giveaway for a $50 NOVICA gift card. http://style-obsession.blogspot.com/2011/10/win-it-50-novica-gift-card.html

  10. OMG! How awesome that you've been nominated!!! That's so exciting!! And I seriously love seeing your pictures!! It's neat seeing places that I will most likely never go to!

  11. oh you sweet girl. twelve days is so long. i pray it goes by so quickly for you.

    and this spot sounds like so much fun! i love finding those kind of places!


  12. Havent been to 44 Stanley in ages...think I might need to take a drive out there.

    Love your blog by the way!


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