April 15, 2013
Your blissful guide to Decorex Cape Town 2013
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Cape Town, the inspirational Mother City and World Design Capital 2014, is once again playing host to South Africa’s finest décor, design and lifestyle expo: Decorex Cape Town. The expo takes place from Thursday April 25 to Sunday April 28, 2013.
This must-attend stylish event, themed "Bliss", will be held at the stately Cape Town International Convention Centre and promises to be a feast for the visual and intellectual senses.
In addition to showcasing the latest décor trends, and demonstrations and installations by some of the country’s most-celebrated designers and decorators, this year’s expo will also feature the delectable Food Market, a gathering of tasty artisan food stalls (think gourmet burgers, meze platters, smoothie and juice bar, and sweet treats ... need I say more?).
With a creative event of this nature, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all on offer, so, if there are just three things you have to absolutely see, let them be:
The Tea Room
Our very own guest writer and Cape Town’s resident artist, Lauren Fowler, provides the hand-drawn illustrated backdrop for the quaint Tea Room, a contemporary space with an emphasis on home-made comforts.
If that isn’t enough to tempt you to see this spellbinding space, the Tea Room will also have its own milkshake bar ... yummy!
Pop in at Stand M3 for this unusual showcase.
Volvo #MadeforYou Designer Pods
What do you get when you give four of the Cape’s hottest interior designers an opportunity to test drive a sleek Volvo and then ask them to interpret this by designing a trendy room that embodies traits of the car? The Volvo #MadeforYou Designer Pods, that’s what.
Don’t miss the Hall Collection, Space for Life/Skinny laMinx and the Maradadi Interior Design’s stunning room designs at Stand Dpod 1-4.
Samsung Inspire Theatre
Expect to be dazzled by an impressive line-up of expert speakers at the Inspire Theatre. Featuring an array of interactive talks, cook-offs, lifestyle demonstrations and more, the Inspire Theatre is sure to be the bustling hotspot at Decorex.
Tickets for Decorex Cape Town 2013 are R70 for adults, R60 for students and pensioners, and R10 for children under 12.