The only place to head this weekend if you are in Jozi is the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. The what what fair you say? Ok let’s go back a step, this fair used to be called the Sanlam food, wine and design show… oh food, wine, design! I see I have peeked your interest. The fair was renamed as it focuses on hand crafted goods from all over South Africa. These goods are not just the ordinary things you will find at a market. These are one of a kind items, all lovingly crafted right here in South Africa, locally sourced and produced.
“Over the weekend of 9-11 October, the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner shopping centre will be transformed from a concrete slab into a wonderland, where the country’s top designers, chefs and vignerons will meet to set up shop and share their products and stories with you. This not-to-be-missed shopping and social experience takes place once a year only, and has become known as the go-to spot for discerning Joburgers.”
What I love about attending the HmC is that it is not the normal vendors we see at the usual markets. Expect something different, new foods to try, wines to taste and of course the most beautiful items to decorate your home or adorn yourself with. I am looking forward to Missibaba, Ceramic Factory, Zana, Dark Horse and Pichulik in terms of designers and when it comes to eating you will find me at David Higgs with Saxon or Michael Holenstein with De Hoek. To quench my thirst I will head straight to Inverroche Distillery for the best Gin in town and then make my way around the numerous wine farms on show.
What to expect this year:
When: 9 – 11 October 6, 2015
Where: Rooftop of Hyde Park Corner shopping Centre
Price: Tickets cost R100 online and at the door
* all images sourced from HmC Facebook page