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Jaipur and back

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It’s taken me a while and I must admit that I’m still floating on a fragrantly saffron cloud while attempting to come back down to the realities of life, but I’m back from my extraordinary trip to Jaipur and ready to regale you with images and stories from ravishing Rajasthan.

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I was incredibly fortunate to attend one of the adventurous Ace Camps to Jaipur last month with guest teacher Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx for a learning vacation into the inspiring world of block printing and textile design. This trip meant the world to me. I have wanted to travel to India for literally decades but it’s never quite seemed to come to fruition. I have a background in textile design and over the years have found myself drifting further and further away from my love for fabric design. So this course in Jaipur really ticked all my boxes: India, textiles and adventure in a safe environment.

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I feel saturated from the visual inspiration that greeted my every glance and the purity of traditional methods which are such an integral part of the culture of India. It really was my reset button. Renewed, invigorated and refreshed, I’m looking forward to sharing my trip with you and hope to convey just how beautiful it was on so many levels.

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I’ll keep you posted!

all images by Megan Smith of Dressed By Style©

The Chop Shop – Beetroot Relish

good morning! feeling a bit peckish? ready for something tasty to nibble?

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I’m very pleased to share a brand new deli-cious product from The Chop Shop, my home made range of deli goods. You might remember my Onion Marmalade post? Well, that’s doing so well over at Four & Twenty Café so I decided to add to the range with a Beetroot Relish with Moroccan spices. It’s super good with cheese, meat or, as my friend tells me, straight from the jar! And to keep things exciting, I’ve updated the label with a graphic new print – still keeping things monochromatic, of course!  I thought I’d style and shoot it with the most simple ingredients, cheese and biscuits. Enjoy!

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If you’re in the Cape Town area*, head over to Four & Twenty Café in Chelsea Village, Wynberg and get yourself a jar. I’d love to know what you think!

*YIPPEE! WE HAVE NEW SUPPLIERS IN KALK BAY AND CLAREMONT – BROOKER & WALLER Delicatessen & Speciality Foods ARE NOW STOCKING THE CHOP SHOP PRODUCTS!

all styling and photography by Megan For Dressed By Style©