Spring shopping at Cavendish Square | 9Lives
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I took a browse around Cavendish Square in Cape Town to do some trend spotting and light shopping. Here are a few the prettiest finds for springtime, from fashion to homewear, accessories and stationary. Plus scroll down to read more about the vegan pizza I had for lunch at the new Col’Cacchio…

Find life’s little luxuries at Mantra

Mantra is the new lifestyle store by Melissa’s. They recently set up shop in Cavendish Square and I can already see myself spending way to much money here. The shop stocks all those oh-so pretty homewear, accessories and gifts that we drool over while having lunch at Melissa’s, from handmade soaps and candles to bamboo coffee cups, sweet treats, floral bouquets and plants.

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Wear your heart on your sleeve

This is the season of the statement sleeve, from bell shapes to ruffle and lace details, bold cuffs and fancy tie finishes. I’m completely obsessed. Try a shamelessly frilly floral number, or show some skin with a boho off the shoulder piece. I’ve also spotted some beautiful minimalist white shirts with striking collars and cuffs, which have a architectural look and feel that is modern and very chic.

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Embrace the floral season

Since it’s spring, you have every excuse to embrace florals. This season we are seeing bold and dramatic designs that are still feminine but also strong and striking. You’ll find a whole range of floral fabrics as well as stunning embroidery on everything from shoes to distressed boyfriend jeans. It is a huge trend and one I’m completely in love with.

Go check out The Space for incredible local designer finds (the Leigh Schubert dress is incredible!) and if you are as big a fan of beautiful stationary as I am, head over to Poetry to drool over their year planners. I was tempted to buy one for every season. They are also stocking really stunning throws to bring the floral season into your bedroom.

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Try a vegan pizza at the new Col’Cacchio

Col’Cacchio in Cavendish has a brand new look, with a modern interior and some fresh additions to the menu. One thing I’m particularly excited about is their Lazio, made with vegan-cheese, avocado, roasted cherry tomato and pumpkin seed pesto. I’m not going to lie, the idea of vegan cheese hasn’t really been all that appealing but I am happy to report that this pizza is really good. You don’t exactly get that stretchy, gooey quality of mozzarella, but flavour wise it is yum yum!

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Have you spotted any good finds in Cavendish lately? Share your recommendations in the comments section below, I would love to hear from you.

This post was sponsored by Cavendish Square


I am a lifestyle blogger from Cape Town trying to find the best ways to spend my time, take care of my body and express myself. I am slightly obsessed with fragrances, sneakers, Jamie Oliver and Masterchef Australia. Oh, and I probably drink way too much wine.

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  1. Love it – trend spotting & light shopping! Can’t wait to visit Mantra when I’m next in CT. And wow – all of those outfits statement sleeves are so stunning. Can already hear the swiping (or tapping?) sound of my credit card. x

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