Archive | April, 2011

Con Amore

I have a weakness for gorgeous decor stores, I find I lose myself in another world, day dreaming and taking in all the detail. When at Trends and Tastes this year, Con Amore launched their La Lucia boutique store and yesterday I couldn’t help but take a drive and go see what they had to offer.

Con Amore, a luxury lifestyle brand, is owned by two partners, Charles Kerr and Maria Cochrane. Both Charles and Maria currently have their own individual companies that supply imported furniture and home merchandise to the likes of Mr. Price, Boardmans and Wetherly’s. Charles and Maria have travelled extensively, Charles sourcing quality products at trade shows and Maria known for her vast knowledge of textile trends.

Con Amore, which means “with love” in Italian, is every bit inspired by the things that Charles and Maria love.

Photo courtesy of Con Amore
Photo courtesy of Con Amore
Photo courtesy of Con Amore
Photo courtesy of Con Amore
Photo courtesy of Con Amore
Photo courtesy of Con Amore
I couldn’t resist this gorgeous crystal magnet, isn’t it just beautiful?
Photo’s credit: Che’ Hooper
Have a look at the Con Amore website, here.
2 Kramer Road, Kramerville, 2148
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 262 0385

Shop 201, La Lucia Mall
90 William Campbell Drie, La Lucia 4051
Tel: +27 31 562 1074


Design in Bloom – It starts with a sketch

Joanna and I met through an online blogging course, Blogging Your Way. We are both Interior Designers and had lots to share about our crazy and creative world. I was thrilled when she asked if she could blog about some of the furniture products I have designed.
So have a look at her wonderful blog called Design in Bloom by Cline Rose and the post entitled, It starts with a sketch, here.
Have fun!

Lv Che’



A very talented Danica Littleton recently opened her gorgeous store, MI CASA in Durban North, Kwa-zulu Natal. MI CASA boasts an array of creative home decor, clothing, handmade items, jewellery accessories and various other products. I suggest you go perusing yourself, there are so many exciting things to see. MI CASA is situated at 41 Kensington Drive, Durban North.

Contact Danica Littleton on 074 181 8364 or email MI CASA

Photographs courtesy of BEAUTIFUL DAY, go check out their website here.

Have a lovely long and relaxing weekend South Africa!



Colour me happy

I’m drawn to colour, it makes me so happy! So I thought I would blast this grey, dark Monday in Durban with a fun filled colour post.
I hope this lifts your spirits Durbanites! Have a great Monday!
Much love,

Photo Credit: Che’ Hooper


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