Balu Legacy Launch

A few weeks back I was invited to attend the launch of a lovely new boutique shop off Cavendish Close in Claremont. Balu Legacy shares it’s new space with Joya – a colourful, contemporary collection of jewellery. As the event was well attended I decided to pop back on a quieter morning to snap some pictures of this beautiful space.

Balu Legacy has been conceptualised by clothing designer Balu Nivison. In the shop she showcases her own brand Bindi by Balu as well as a collection of jackets, t-shirts, shorts and shirts by her son, Benjamin, a textile design student. The Bindi by Balu garments are designed and produced locally using a mix of fabrics including viscose knit, rayon, voile, cotton and chiffon. A range of ethically sourced Balu Legacy products including luxurious dressing gowns, towels, table cloths, candles and incense will all be introduced into the shop in the coming months.

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Joya was invited to showcase jewellery, bags and other exclusive items in Balu Legacy shop. This jewellery brand is inspired by the colour, texture and energy of Africa. Designed by Victoria Fenner, a jewellery designer trained in London, the Joya team aim to create high end jewellery at mid range prices. All Joya jewellery is made with quality materials such as natural gemstones, fine leather, silver and gold dipped sterling silver.

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Recently the team travelled to the La Guajira Peninsula in northern Columbia and northwest Venezuela and came back with celebrity favourite – Wayuu Mochila bags. Each mochila bag is created by one woman from the Wayuu tribe and takes up to a month to weave. The women each have a unique signature that signifies something to the creator, for example, rays of the sun, wind, path of love or coming of age.

The limited edition, one of a kind, Wayuu Mochila bags retail for R1500 and are available on order from www.joya.co.za and Balu Legacy in Claremont, Cape Town.

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Another element of Balu Legacy is the café specialising in wholesome vegetarian food and delicious tea and coffee.

This lifestyle concept is an oasis of calm. The pretty little courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful cup of tea after a busy morning of shopping! A great new addition to the Claremont design strip!

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Contact details

Balu Legacy
9 Cavendish Close, Cavendish Street.
Claremont, Cape Town,

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 09H00 – 17H00
Saturday – 09H00-13H00

Tel: 021 761-1007
E-mail: ian@balu.co.za
Web: www.balu.co.za

JOYA
Vicky Fenner
E-mail: vicky@joya.co.za
Web: www.joya.co.za
Twitter: @joyacollection

Images: Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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