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.
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.
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”.
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.
I think that everybody in Cape Town has taken a shot of the Coke Man, and here is my contribution. He was born during the 2010 Soccer world cup, and has been here ever since. His name is Elliot, and he is made from over 2500 coke creates. I can’t tell you much more about him, aside to mention that he seems to have a few brothers scanned around the world, but there is very little official online (at least that I can find).
In Sep 2010, I posted about the Ferris Wheel in the Waterfront. At the time, it was scheduled to be there for a total of 6 months, but almost 2 years later it is still there (it has however been moved to the middle of the tourist area, which is probably a good think).
Anyway, I confess that I still have not got around to visiting it, but I will soon, I promise!