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Nicola Ashe | Brand Consultant  ✖️ Editor ✖️Brand Builder + Content Creator ✖️Sneaker Addict who wears black ✖️Coffee Snob + Foodie 🖤 ✖️Designer of #ashedavisabode

Spotted this on the @creativedurban feed and just love it! The illustrator is @jaredsewchurran - mad skills mister!

Went for lunch recently at the new @jacksalmonfishhouse in Hillcrest and the food was sensational.
The garlic fumes in our bedroom were totally worth it! Delicious sole, tender calamari and juicy prawns - plus a whole array of starters which we shared - check out my insta stories for more :)

Have you ever wanted to make one of these lights? Or get your hands dirty making something cool?
Just found out that @themakerspace will be at this year's @housegardenshow, running daily kids activities, but also adult workshops at 6pm each evening! How cool!

For more details follow @housegardenshow and @themakerspace
These are the workshops available:
• Saturday 1 July: Distillery 031 Gin/spirits tasting
• Sunday 2 July: Artisan Coffee barista experience
• Tuesday 5 July: Leather Wallet Workshop
• Wednesday 6 July: Galvanised Pipe Light Workshop
• Thursday 7 July: Arduino Robotics
• Friday 8 July: Artisan Coffee barista experience
• Saturday 9 July: Distillery 031 Gin/spirits tasting
Book online at

A full day of meetings up the hill this week meant I got to hang out at my fave @bellevuekloof and peek in at @shopadelecatherine - love this part of Durban 🖤


Yoh, how was that Monday.
Work. Work. Work.
Craving a double shot of caffeine right now. But that would just be 😳

Shot the new range of @noblehandcraft on Friday - so excited that Babette has added trinket bowls to her range!
Look out for new planter pot colours including black and bronze, as well as the most phenomenal barnacle detail on some of the pieces. Plus urchin gift boxes - I am obsessed!

Hidden Durban spots.

I finally took my own advice. I slept in.
For the first time in months.
After waking up at 5:30 today I got back into bed once the family left to go the beach and just went back to sleep.
And I just woke up - it's nearly midday.
And I don't feel guilty at all.

Sleep deprivation is a killer and I've been burning the candle at both ends recently. I finally feel like a new person!
Ready to @daniellelaporte this Saturday.
Yeah, I made that a verb.

Yesterday I got a behind the scenes peek at the print studio of @caversham_textiles in the Midlands. I was entranced! Steeped in history, with the studio housed in the original stone chapel building, which has been added to over the years to accommodate the textile business. Sash windows were salvaged from the old Durban Station and have been used on one side of the studio, which is filled with traditional printing presses, old school tools of the trade and nooks & crannies filled with so much inspiration! Every piece of fabric that is produced here is printed by hand and I cannot wait to share what they're up to next!
Hint: it includes the most spectacular wood cut art prints 🖤🖤🖤

There are places in South Africa which make you feel like you've spent a week away after visiting for just a night. Places filled with beautiful old buildings, warm inviting corners and people full of personality. Granny Mouse Country House in the KZN Midlands is one such place and it captured a special place in my heart that will need to be fuelled again, for much longer next time.
Thank you for a most delicious experience and a wonderful stay!

Sorted that coffee thirst out.
Just popped past @groundcoffeehouse in Hilton to meet with the lovely @nicolatwebdev - amazing INZA blend and hot interior - check out my insta stories for more 🖤☕️🖤

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