Yes, going out is fun and all – but, have you tried staying in?
Because, while I share all my favourite experiences with you here, most evenings you’ll find me enjoying one my ultimate joy – staying at home, pjs on, glass of wine in hand and Netflix in bed.
If, like me, spending time at home is something you also really look forward to then make a note of the Homemakers Expo heading to Cape town next week.
The Cape Town Homemakers Expo takes place at the CTICC from 29 August – 1 September 2019.
Themed Raw Comfort, the Homemakers Expo returns to Cape Town for the 24th year, allowing visitors to see, touch and feel the very latest in home, décor, design and lifestyle trends – for the ultimate in home inspiration.
Top brands and local craftsmanship come together under one roof, covering a range of home and outdoor interests, including INTERIOR spaces, d’VINE life, truly ARTISAN, OUTside, the home | tuis Theatre, the Raw CONCRETE Theatre, the Tafelberg AV & Appliance Emporium, Eco Interior KITCHEN and the Design, Art and Textile ComPETition – I’ll share a little more information on each area below.
At INTERIOR spaces, décor and design experts will create beautiful room settings, showing off bespoke décor, furniture and fabrics.
Ever popular d’VINE life will again offer a selection of mouth-watering delights, local wines and handcrafted beer and gin.
truly ARTISAN will showcase a collection of decorative handcraft and design, from handmade ceramics and leather goods to art and custom jewellery.
Explore outdoor living ideas including patio furniture, homeware and entertainment to garden décor and tools at OUTside.
Watch the experts in action at the home | tuis Theatre, where you’ll be inspired by hands-on DIY, home makeovers and cooking demonstrations.
The Raw CONCRETE Theatre is a creative space where craftsmen and designers demonstrate the many uses of concrete in functional design. Offering hourly workshops, you will see how to make your most treasured items last a lifetime, create kitchen countertops, and more.
The Tafelberg AV & Appliance Emporium will again offer the very latest in audio and visual technology, showcasing the best in digital infotainment and appliances.
Our brand new feature area, the Eco Interior KITCHEN, will offer an exciting program of cooking demonstrations by Izelle Hoffman of Thrive for Good for the health-conscious. From delectable to dazzling, every minute will have you glued to your seat, wanting more.
Design, Art and Textile ComPETition in association with Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Domestic Animal Rescue Group. The Design ComPETition is all about bespoke pet furniture, in the Art ComPETition, artists and designers were given a basic wooden bed to create a one-of-a-kind design and the Textile ComPETition invited fabric designers to create gorgeous pet-themed prints.
The top 15 finalists in each category will be on display for the duration of the Expo, with visitors invited to bid on their favourite design or artwork in a silent bidding process. All funds raised will be donated to DARG.
“The Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo is the perfect platform for home related artisans, manufacturers, specialists and knowledgeable experts to come face-to-face and make authentic connections with our visitors. It’s unmistakably the most important event on the Cape Town exhibition calendar with 340 exhibitors and 85 home related categories in a 8 500m² space. Whether a shopper, inspiration seeker or DIY enthusiast, it’s all about Raw Comfort!”
Tickets are available at the door or from Quicket. Adults pay R90, pensioners R70 and kids under 16 enter free. The Expo will be open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Head here to stand a chance of winning one of 10 sets of double tickets