WIN a R2200 prize from Newlands Quarter Shopping Mall

I recently popped in at the Newlands Quarter Shopping Mall tucked away on the cnr of Main and Dean Street in Newlands. Despite it’s size, the centre has got a great variety of shops and some hidden gems!! I thought I’d share a few photos I took one my visit first and then tell you about an awesome competition they are sponsoring with a prize valued at over R2200 for one lucky Becoming you reader!

233 (800x533) hello gorgeous 1 hello gorgeous 2 Hello Gorgeous is a cute little nail bar offering mani’s and pedi’s at a great price. Vanilla Rose is a fashion boutique with a focus on local fashion. They stock a vibrant collection of pretty dresses, colourful basics, interesting shoes and a few home decor items. vanilla rose1 243 (800x533) vanilla rose 3 259 (800x533) vanilla rose 263 (800x533) vanilla rose 2 Julie’s Cake Studio offers hands on baking and decorating classes for those looking to be a bit more creative! They also stock a huge range of baking accessories and decorations. You can also order cakes from the store for your celebration. 319 (800x533) julies cake shop 1 julies cake studio 322 (800x533) julies cake shop Fab Things is exactly that – a shop full of fabulous finds. They love supporting local talent, job creation and social responsibility projects in South Africa and stock small quantities of fab things! fab things 347 (800x533) 350 (800x533) fab things 1 364 (800x533) 369 (800x533) 362 (800x533) 380 (800x533) 382 (800x533)

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the creamery 297 (800x533)

canham hair 394 (800x533) 395 (800x533) 396 (800x533) Italian Kitchen is a very popular restaurant, part of the same family as the branch in Tokai, the specialise in traditional Italian fare – pizza & pasta a plenty! Canham Hair is an intimate, upmarket hair salon that focuses on making the customers hair care experience enjoyable with free WI-FI and gourmet coffee.

See what I mean? So many pretty, colourful things to catch the eye and tantalize the senses! It’s a veritable treasure trove for those looking for a great gift… Think pamper vouchers from Canham Hair or Hello Gorgeous, fashionable finds at Vanilla Rose, classes or cakes at Julie’s Cake Studio, fabulous things at Fab Things and delicious eats at the The Italian Kitchen followed by a sweet treat at The Creamery… (These links go to their Facebook pages, should you like to “like” them!)

So what’s up for grabs? Well, a lovely prize hamper (valued at over R2200) has been sponsored by some of the shops in the Newlands Quarter Mall….

Fab Things: A “his” (bowtie @R300) and “her” (diary @R230 ceramic vase @R380)

Italian Kitchen: A meal voucher to the value of R400 (for a table of four)

Vanilla Rose: A gift voucher for R400

Hello Gorgeous Nail Bar: A Hello Gorgeous manicure for you and a friend valued at R310

Julies Cake Studio: A cookie cutter and decorating “kit” for R300

Canham Hair: A Wash & Blow Dry Voucher to the value of R190 What are you waiting for?? Get entering now!

The Creamery: Two single scoop ice creams valued at R56




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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!

    1. Oops lol forgot to say why, well I love crafty things so Fab things looks like the kinda store I could find amazing gems at and Canham hair because hair dresser I went to made a huge mistake on my hair and I really need to rectify it 🙁

  1. I would love to visit Vanilla Rose for the beautiful & unique styled clothing they have (every woman loves clothing shopping) & Fab Things because I love collecting unique little items that tell a story & stand out from the usual and display them in my home 🙂

  2. I would love to visit Julie’s Cake Studio. Their shop looks amazing. I am very passionate about my hobby.. which is baking so to visit this little gem would be awesome.

  3. Fab Things – it used to have a branch in Harfield and I miss being able to pop in to pick up a gift at the last minute – you were always guaranteed to find something awesome. It’s also where my husband and I bought our first shared Christmas decorations, so we’d have to go to the Newlands shop to get something for this year’s tree.

  4. The Italian Club – so hard to find authentic italian food as well as Julie’s cake studio – my hobby is to bake 😀

  5. Would love to win the meal voucher from the Italian Kitchen and spoil my amazing husband, my mother and my mother-in-law who both live with us now!! Wonderful ladies!! xxx

  6. fab things looks like just my kind of shop, and who could go wrong with a treat from Canham hair 🙂

  7. Hi, I think Julies cake shop cos baking is my thing…love it and I might be in need of a new wardrobe can’t remember when last I shopped for myself so Vanilla Rose too.

  8. Hello gorgeous and Canham look absolutely amazing! !!!!!
    What a wonderful little shopping centre!
    So so excited!!!
    Would be so wonderful for Christmas
    really really holding thumbs

  9. Fab Things ticks all the boxes for me! Especially now that it’s Holiday time – need to buy lots of “different” gifts. The pics you posted certainly are steering my lil car in that direction 🙂

  10. Where do i begin? Vanilla Rose certainly, and a meal for my family would be wonderful. All the rest would be like Christmas starting early 🙂

  11. I would love to get pampered at Canham hair then spoil myself to a ice cream at the creamery 🙂

  12. Would love to visit the ‘other’ Italian Kitchen. Had such a lovely time at the one in Tokai and it’s really been bliss coming to Cape Town for the first time with the wonderful smells of Italian cuisine, hmmm…

  13. I would visit Fab Things, I love finding creative, locally made items which make unique gifts.

  14. I would love to visit Julie’s Cake Studio to get some cookie cutters and decorations for my Christmas biscuits! 🙂

  15. I have my hair cut at Canham hair and, every time I do, I long to buy the fabulous hair products they sell. Then to chill at The Creamery Cafe and indulge in their scrumptious fare …. Heaven!

  16. Julie’s cake studio – I am a fellow baker (although not in her league) and I’m regularly popping in for icing prints! Love all the baking bits and pieces!

  17. Wow, didn’t know that place existed, I will definitely pop in and probably linger at the cake shop the longest – nice to see the Olaf cake toppers, I am sure my clients would love to hear about this store.

  18. Wow! Such a stunning prize! I just shared this on Facebook! I would love to visit Julie’s Cake studio as I adore baking! The goodies look so amazing!!!

  19. I would most like to visit fab things and vanilla rose in Newlands Quarter, because I would get the opportunity to spoil my mom <3

  20. I don’t know if I can single out one place to visit! I’d like to start off with Hello Gorgeous, followed by Canham Hair to get the nails and hair summer ready, then a visit to Vanilla Rose to update the summer wardrobe with a little something pretty, followed by the consumption of excellent Italian food at the Italian Kitchen with dessert at The Creamery Cafe!

  21. I love everything at Fab Things – Awesome Christmas and Birthday prezzies 🙂

    I shared on FB and Twitter 🙂

  22. Julie’s Cake Studio would be the ‘icing on the cake ‘ for me. I cod go wild in her shop 😉

  23. Italian Kitchen
    Italian cuisine is indeed my favourite. It’s always lovely being able to dine at new restaurants, creating new friends and memories:-)

  24. Italian Kitchen – I have just moved to the neighbourhood and still searching for that ‘special’ place. I love Italian food so it would be a dream to taste what they have on offer.

  25. would love to visit the mall, as im from kzn and will be in your city in December. im sure all the shops will be worth a visit.

  26. I would love to win the prize from this Mall. It looks absolutely gorgeous. On that note a visit to HELLO GORGEOUS would be a FAB THING…..S

  27. Fab things would be wonderful to explore. This would make a wonderful birthday gift for me 🙂

  28. I would definitely go to Julies cake studio as i love creating lovely edible cakes and sweet stuff. They cater for all your baking needs

  29. Julie’s Cake Studio! I love baking and making my goods look pretty! These decor lessons are a must do over the december holidays!

  30. Hard to choose just one, such a great competition – but have been wanting to try Italian Kitchen for a while so I’ll pick that.
    Although I’d go for dessert at my absolute fave Newlands Quarter spot – The Creamery!

  31. I would definitely spend my money at Fab Things!!! So many gorgeous products I’ve been dying to get my hands on (specifically the hand painted crockery with the cute little bunnies on and the balck & white triangle patterns).

    It would really be such a fabulously special treat for my 30th coming up in December 🙂 🙂 🙂

  32. Definitely Hello Goergeous as my nails and especially my toe nails are in desperate need of some serious love and attention 😉

  33. Canham hair & Hello Gorgeous -need a pamper day, don’t remember the last time I had a chill/pamper day, to feel kinda pretty. Always work, work, work…

  34. would LOVE to win – adore Julie’s Cake Studio and would love more classes and equipment!

  35. I would love to visit Fab Things because it looks like they might have some pretty cool things to use at my upcoming wedding 🙂

  36. I’d love to pop into Vanilla Rose. That beautiful light blue dress has my name on it. Their clothing and accessories are so beautiful. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for this fabulous giveaway! 🙂

  37. Wow! Awesome prizes! Would love Julie’s cake shop! Having a creative spirit + this shop= bliss!

  38. Julies Cake Studio,Italian Kitchen and Fab things!!! I’m creative by nature, so these are right up my alley! 😀

  39. The Creamery has amazing ice cream and waffles (I believe!). I would also love to shop at Fab things for some Christmas gifts!

  40. Shared on FB. I would love to visit the Italian Kitchen with my family 🙂 Looks so lovely from the outside!

  41. I would love to visit Julie’s Cake Studio… i love that store always great finds and new things <3

  42. Hello Gorgeous – because they work with Shellac which makes for an INCREDIBLE colour block manicure!

  43. This is a hard choice. I am caught between two places Julie’s studio and Italian Kitchen. I love baking so Julie’s Cake Studio would defiantly be a awesome place for me to go. I love Italian food mmmm the pasta that’s why Italian kitchen would be a must… Can smell it already.

  44. I would definitely spend all my time in Julias Cake Studio. Being a baker myself, I would be so mesmerised in her store

  45. Italian Kitchen is my favourite restaurant, so that would be my first stop! I would also love to shop at Fab Things and a pedi at Hello Gorgeous sounds amazing too!

  46. All the shops are amazing and interesting. I would like to spend time in each and every shop and buy something special at each one!

  47. Definitely Hello Gorgeous. having beautiful nails makes me feel pretty and elegant. It allows me to not have to conform to style or size or feel bad about who I am. There’s no celeb to ‘look like’ or compare myself to. I can’t afford do it often these days but it’s my happy place 🙂

  48. I would love to potter about in every store as I love to discover new stores &I’d love to treasure hunt in Fab Things first

  49. Gosh, would love to go to all of these places!

    Fab Things: because I love pretty shiney things 😀

    Italian Kitchen: I LOVE food. Omnomnom

    Vanilla Rose: Going to a wedding in two weeks, nothing to wear, must have dress!

    Hello Gorgeous Nail Bar: My nails look like something out of Walking Dead currently, help?

    Julies Cake Studio: LOVE baking, and baking things for other people – want a cookie? 🙂

    Canham Hair: Probably had a hair cut last about a year and a half ago…splitting ends much.

    The Creamery: Live right next door, and drive past this super trendy looking ice cream jol, have heard great things…so would like these great things to be in my belly.

    Hope this is enough to convince you that I need this prize. A bit heart sore due to a break-up – and a few nice things to treat myself would be greatly appreciated!


  50. Julies Cake studio, a domain rich in imagination and creativity, when you create you mind and soul expand, your body releases it’s stress and the result always bless others around you.

  51. I would love to visit Julie’s Cake Studio, I love decorating my cakes creatively and it looks like there are many treasures to be found in that store!

  52. My choice…Canham Hair or Hello Gorgeous! I’d choose a pamper session to look good any day over shopping! Relaxation and beauty all in one. Need I say more!

  53. My first choice would be Vanilla Rose! I love pretty clothing that is a little different.. However I live in a small town next to another town, both have the usual mall clothing shops.. No boutiques with that something special I’m looking for!

  54. I love the look of Fab Things! They seem to have so many interesting goodies – perfect for gifts…for others and for me too! Just love original, interesting items.

  55. FAB THINGS ♥
    The reason? Its all in the name!!!
    All the fab things of your choice!!!
    Im inlove with this quint shop!!!
    Take me there ♥♥♥

  56. Definitely the Italian Kitchen….. love everything Italian.

    And Fab Things sounds too fabulous to miss…would love to look around for Christmas gifts!

    Sharing on Facebook

  57. I absolutely love both the Italian kitchen and the creamery cafe. The way real ice cream should taste!!

  58. I would LOVE to visit Julies cake shop! I am just getting into this and there is so much that you can do with baking! I am hoping to try out a few things for Christmas lunch which I am hosting for the first time this year so I am looking forward to hopefully getting some ideas and inspiration from them!

  59. Definitely Fab things as we are finally moving into our own place and I would love to buy a few beautiful things for it! And also Canham Hair and Hello Gorgeous as these are two things that I very rarely (ok almost never!) spoil myself with 🙂

  60. Sharing on Twitter & Facebook…I would love to visit Vanilla Rose for the beautiful & unique styled clothing they have (every woman loves clothing shopping) & Fab Things because I love collecting unique little items that tell a story & stand out from the usual and display them in my home 🙂

  61. I’d love to shop at Julie’s cake studio, get my hair done at Canham hair and then have an ice cream at the Creamery 🙂

  62. I have shared on FB and Twitter @JaxxLisa
    My fav shop is The Creamery- why – because ice-cream 🙂 yum

  63. Too many to mention – the Italian Kitchen for delicious food, pop into Fab Things for Christmas shopping and then The Creamery to treat my children to scrummy ice cream, and of course visit Julie’s Cake Studio to see which birthday cakes we like! A city treat for all of us!

  64. Creamery- because I have heard its amazing yet I still haven’t managed to try it for myself 🙂

  65. I would love to go to Fab Things to find those presents for the tricky-to-buy-for family members! And reward myself with a yummy ice-cream from the Creamery!

  66. Julies Cake Studio. I go crazy every time I walk past that shop! I LOVE pretty things, and I absolutely love yummy things, combine the two, and I’m in heaven! 🙂

  67. I would love to Win this

    Julies Cake Studio is the store I most want to visit Love her work 🙂

  68. Fab things – love that shop and the products and being able to support local suppliers xxx

  69. I’d make a morning of it and visit all the shops! But I love the look of Fab Things and Julie’s Cake Studio.

  70. ooh.. So many awesome places to visit.. Vanilla rose, and Julie’s cake studio stand out the most, but they all look awesome.

  71. definitely Julies Cake Studio. My daughter and I love to bake and we are always looking out for new and yummy treats and lovely cooking utensils.

  72. so many lovely things, but I definitely think Julie’s Cake Studio has some fab decorations and my daughter would love that, especially with school holidays coming up

  73. I often go to Fab Things and Vanilla Rose. I love the clothing at Vanilla Rose and there are great gifts at Fab Things, so much goodness in one little store! I would like to go to the Creamery Cafe, I hear they have amazing Ice Cream. I have been itching to do one of Julias cake decorating classes at her Cake Studio. A pamper session at Hello Gorgeous Nail Bar followed by a dinner at the Italian Kitchen sounds like an amazing way to spend some spare time 😉

  74. Just heard about the Creamery this week! Sounds and looks amazing! Would definitely pick this one to try!

  75. I would love to shop at Julie’s Cake Studio , Firstly its something I could do with my 2 daughters. With school holidays approaching . This will sure be a fun activity we can do together, Mess and play together. Where mommy will have to clean up alone, while my girls enjoy the yummy treat we made. I just love spending time with my girls , This is even better as we all 3 can do it together.

  76. All of these prizes look an absolute treat! Would love a little spoiling myself and a chance to spoil some others …

  77. I wanna visit the Creamery cafe with my family and whilst they are still enjoying their meal I can pop out and go and indulge in some retail therapy at Vanilla Rose. Everyone will be happy 🙂

  78. I absolutely love The Creamery, eapecially their Sea salt Caramel homemade ice cream! Perfect place for a catchup with friends and somewhere I insist on taking visitors to CT! I have browsed the gorgeous goodies in Hello Gorgeous and would absolutely love to try some of their deliciously fragranced products! Vanilla Rose and Fab Things have some beautiful clothing, jewellery and other goodies that I’d love to be able to treat myself and my friends to (student budget can be limiting!) And lastly, who doesn’t adore Italian food?! A meal at Italian Kitchen with my special boyfriend would be a date night to remember!

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