Posts tagged festival
I like: Guy With Camera, Real Beer Festival

Guy With Camera, Andrew Brauteseth, is a locally based photographer whose work I love. Its often hazy and ethereal but he captures moments and moods extremely well. He won Best Photography Blog at the SA Blog Awards this year. A recent visit to his blog journalled his visit to the Real Beer Festival at the Old Biscuit Mill. Held by &Union and Jack Black Beer, it had a huge turnout and was of course, a magnet for the trendsetters and followers in Cape Town. I'm not a big beer drinker but have been so impressed by &Union: their design, vibe, marketing, waiters, awesome spot in Bree Street, all make me heart the brand and wish I was into stout like my dear friend Meredith :) The typography for this festival is so great and reminds me how sometimes the best design is the cleanest, simplest work.

Here's a few of Guy With Camera's shots of the festival:

For more of his awesome work check out his blog: or website: &Union's Blog is also cool:

And while I'm on the subject, look at the luuurvely packaging that &Union has:

Tick times 7. Over and out*








I Want to Explore... Edinburgh!

Ever since a red-glass-of-wine fuelled chat with my friend Kirsten about her year of studying in Edinburgh, I am just itching to go there! It sounds fantastic, like a smaller, more natural, London. The capital city of rustic, rugged Scotland, its historical, mountainous beauty is framed with a gorgeous coastline and there's something so deeply appealing to me about the cobbled streets and crumbling castle. Yes, it's cold.. but quite frankly I feel that all the elements I mentioned wouldn't be what they are in hot, sunny weather. They wouldn't be.. well... Scottish!Once termed, the 'Athens of the North', it was a part of the Enlightenment (acc to Wikipedia: "The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment) is the era in Western philosophy and intellectual, scientific and cultural life, centered upon the eighteenth century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source for legitimacy and authority.") and has since become synonymous with art, music and creativity. The annual Edinburgh Festival attracts thousands of people to the city in August and it is The largest cultural event in the world. (New goal for 2011- get there!)

Here are some pics to show you what I mean...


Thanks to Kirsten for most of these great photos! Och aye :)