The perfect spot to buy Christmas gifts this season is, without contest GRATITUDE. The pop-up store at Keyes Art Mile, which is open until the 16th of December, is a superlative combination of fine food and special gifts.
It takes its inspiration from both the definition of gratitude – the quality of being thankful and showing appreciation and returning kindness – and an attitude of gratefulness that an increasing number of individuals are consciously weaving into their everyday lives.
Lovingly curated across two South African designed tables by James Mudge and Gregor Jenkin, the store is located in the Mini Atrium of the Trumpet Building.
The first table features a selection of cheeses and accompanying fine foods; including fresh breads, olives, preserves and charcuterie. On the second table, shoppers will find hand dyed linen tablecloths and napkins and a collection of ceramics from some of South Africa’s most talented ceramicists offering bespoke tablewares, vases and pots.
Among the artisans contributing to GRATITUDE’s array of fine food and gifts is Jacques Erasmus whose BASALT and Hemelhuijs collections are among the most treasured home and food collections in South Africa. Also adding its inimitable South African craftsmanship to the
pop-up store is Babylonstoren, the historic Cape Dutch Farm known for its beautiful array of earth-inspired wines, food and homeware, and Isobel Sippel, the home of luxury homeware products handcrafted in Cape Town.
Richard Bosman Charcuterie, Swart Cold Brewed Coffee and Klein River Cheeses are part of GRATITUDE’s offerings, along with the creative work of renowned ceramicists Sandy Godwin, Rika Herbst and Dale Lambert, and wood crafter.
GRATITUDE is open until 16 December. Shop between 9am – 5pm during week days & 9am – 1pm on Saturdays.
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