Lush Launch

Lois and I have been Lush fans for years, and often our travel plans usually include finding the local Lush shop (to be precise we have been to about 8 different shops in 6 countries).  Since they opened a shop in the V&A Waterfront Cape Town, we no longer need to worry about our luggage being overweight on our return travels.

Lush

While Lush is mainly a shop for the girls, it is a sensory experience. Their products are such a refreshing change to the usual bland supermarket soaps. The shop in Cape Town has been open for about 4 months now, and it lives up to the usual “Lush experience”. The staff are friendly, knowledgable, passionate about the brand, and really to assist.

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A couple of weeks ago, Lois and I were invited to the launch of their new Gorilla range of perfumes. In typical Lush style, it was a wacky evening. Some of the helpers were a hippy, a gorilla, a cook, death, and a faery, all running around demonstrating the scents. And while I am anything from a perfume expert, they have some unusual scents with interesting names, such as “The Sun”, “Euphoria” (my favourite), and the “Devil’s Nightcap”.

Lush Gorilla

So if you have not been down to Lush, go and check it out. I promise you won’t be disappointed, it is quite an experience.

By the way, Lush are very strict about animal test, organic products, and they even have some vegetarian and vegan products as well.

Here are the rest of the pics.

Argus Cycle Tour 2013

Well I was (sort of) supposed to ride in the 109km race, but since I have put so much effort into the Two Oceans Half Marathon in 3 weeks time, I did the prudent thing and just watched the race from the sidelines.

Of course that did not stop me from taking some photos. Here are a few highlights.
Argus Cycle Tour

A tightly packed bunch
Argus Cycle Tour Unicycle

Doing it on one wheel
Argus Cycle Tour Hand Cyclist

Hand Cyclist

And the rest

View from the top

Last Sunday, Lois and I went to the top of Table Mountain on the Cable Car (thanks to Table Mountain Aerial Cableway for the free tickets).  It was a beautufully clear day, and you could see for miles and miles. Of course, the view from the top is amazing!

The first shot is of the city bowl (business district), with Lion’s Head on the left, and in the distace you can see Robin Island, and the beaches of Blouberg on the right.

Cape Town from Table Mountain

And the next shot is of Lion’s Head with one of the cable car’s in the foreground, and once again Robin Island on the right. You can walk to the top of Lion’s head in about an hour or so, and it is fulled with lines of people climbing to the top on full moon nights.

Lion's Head and Cable Car
The lines to get to the top of Table Mountain are long (unless you climb to the top in which case there are no lines), but it is an amazing experience, and well worth the wait.

Spiderman in action

Sometimes you just have to have a camera with you. On Sunday I was walking in De Waal Park, when I saw Spiderman climbing onto the fountain in the middle of the park. I don’t know why, but I guess that Spiderman was doing what Spiderman does.Spiderman

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