I spy: Bryanston Organic and Natural Market

I spy: Bryanston Organic and Natural Market || Open every Thursday & Saturday 9am-3pm

Visited another market in Johannesburg. Cozy and relaxed vibe. Great place to pop by. I was really pleased because I found one artist who has a bit different style from typical ‘acrylic paint on canvas or paper showcasing African people silhouettes and animals’. It is smth I have wanted to try myself.

On a different note, something for other moms out there. Was happy to find Pure Beginnings baby wipes here. I have been using Jackson Reese’s Kinder by Nature wipes which  I ordered from Amazon but guess what, shipping to South Africa would cost 50 euros so I decided to try out this South African organic baby and kids skin care brand that had good reviews. Wanted to order online but luckily found them here first, bought some to try out. First impressions: good wet feel and not too intense scent. Baby looks happy too👌😄

UPDATE❗Love these wipes!!! Definitely will keep using them. No rash, no bad smell, nothing. Buy them bulk from Dischem Rosebank Mall which is definitely cheaper that I spent when I first bought them from the market🙈

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I spy: Artist Rose Kamoto

I spy with my little eye..beautiful artist Rose Kamoto, who I met at the Rosebank Sunday Market (read about the market more from my previous post here). Rose is a self-taught artist from Kenya. The market had so much ‘noise’ and colours, but Rose’s art, just as colourful as the market, still stood out for me. I don’t know what it really is about her art, it kind of reminds me of so many other street artists here in Africa, but there is some sort of spark, something extra in her works. One specific style she is creating stood out the most. These are dancing Maasai women. I didn’t have much time to talk to her at the market, but I did some Googling and read that Rose spent time living among Maasai tribe in Kenya and this has influenced her art a lot. This is really fascinating because the Maasai are among the few tribes in Africa who still strongly stick to their culture. And as it turns out you can visit some Maasai tribes villages to experience their culture, traditions and lifestyle (in return for a fee of course).

I also snatched myself one piece of Maasai women dancing. I would of wanted to buy a bigger piece, but right now it is not the right moment and I am not interested in keeping it hidden in the closet for a few years before framing it and hanging it up. So now I am a proud owner of this smaller piece and I love it. Elegant, sophisticated and gorgeous, don’t you think?

I am not sure right now, where you can buy her art besides the Rosebank Sunday Market (as I understood, she is frequent seller there) but if I have some more info I will update the info here. Also you can e-mail her directly: rosecrafts@hotmail.com

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I spy: Rosebank Sunday Market in Joburg

Last weekend we went to visit Rosebank Sunday Market in Johannesburg. It is located at Rosebank Mall’s 4th floor carpark section. It is held every Sunday from 9 am – 4 pm and it should offer live entertainment every last Sunday of the month. They describe themselves as follows: “shopping experience includes an array of tasty delights, interesting bric-a-brac, unusual antiques, original clothing and a eclectic assortment of hand made and creative art and craft market stalls”.

It was cool. There was plenty of space to move around with two strollers, nicely divided sections for crafts and vintage. I was more interested in the crafts section this time but I will definitely go back there some day to spend some more time looking for vintage items and as I read from their website there should be some sort of rooftop bar even (or maybe the bar meant 2 or 3 tables and chairs in one corner, then I already saw the place 😀 ).

Anyway the marketplace was fun way to spend time with my family and do some art shopping. I bought one piece from the artist named Rose Kamoto (will tell you about her in my next post). Because of the location my husband even got to expand his Lego collection thanks to the Lego shop in the mall 😀 . We decided that if we are not heading out of town on the weekends then we’ll try to go and explore other markets Johannesburg has to offer. I already made a list of some I found interesting but the thing is most of the markets are held on Saturday and they are all in different places. Joburg is a BIG CITY, so I think one market per day is all our family can handle right now. Go explore and give feedback! Xx.

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