This week has been a bit of a blur – but in a good kind of way. Lots has gotten ticked off of on my to-do list, I solved a worrying problem I was having in the code on a project I am working on (massive achievement as I am NOT a developer, and I managed to solve it all by my self!) I also baked up a storm, spring cleaned, entertained dinner guests and managed to squeeze in a good chin wag with an old friend.
On Tuesday evening I met up with my dear old work mate, Romy and the two of us headed off to the infamous Maria’s for a proper Greek slap up meal. What a lovely evening – it was wonderful to just breathe out, drink some wine, stuff my face with all number of delicious goodies and have a good old fashioned chat. Thanks Rome’s for making me feel sane again!
Maria’s is a great little restaurant in Dunkley square in Cape Town. They have a small tapas style menu with special dishes everyday. The service was good – the interior was cozy and warm, the wine list was good (only they don’t sell sparkling wine by the glass… sigh!) and the food was scrummy.
When we ordered our drinks the waiter very proudly pointed out their excellent range of local beers. In amongst them was the gorgeous Devil’s Peak Brewing Company’s latest four offerings. I have to admit I hadn’t seem them before, but Romy, being the packaging nut that she is, was quick to point out how stunning each bottle’s labels labeling is. Wouldn’t you agree?
These gems where designed by Jay Badenhorst from Just Design with illustrations done my Studio Muti in Cape Town. Just Design is a Stellenbosch based agency who have quite a repertoire of cool packaging in their portfolio, including some nifty looking Esprit bottles. Do you remember Esprit? I didn’t even know it still existed… it is definitely a lot posher now than in my misspent youth!
Thanks to Romy for finding this link on the legendary Dieline website (Warning: if you are mad about packing – you may get sucked in)