On Sunday I took a leisurely drive out to Hout Bay to the Bella Boutique Market at the Valley Farmstall. Who am I kidding Hout Bay is just 15 minutes from where I live over the mountain with a beautiful scenic drive. No hardship there. I felt like I needed some “me” time and what better way to spend it than doing some retail therapy in a beautiful setting! And they have good coffee. Elijah also spent some lovely time with grandparents(thanks grandparents!) while I was out being a grown up!
The Bell Boutique Market is an awesome monthly market geared towards families with young children. It was started to promote local brands and there really are some awesome ones there.
While the mama’s are shopping there is coffee, yummy food, craft beer and lots for the little ones to do. The first time I went to this market I loved the venue so much that I considered doing Elijah’s birthday party there as it is such an awesome enclosed space for the kiddies to just run and have fun. Not to mention the cute farm animals.
Down to the lovely vendors. This is definitely a place for stylish mama’s to shop. I had to really hold myself back so as not to take everything home. And if you are a girl mama there is even more choice. There are still very cute items for boys but who can resist teny tiny, real leather, newborn ballet shoes. Although I must admit there were some mighty fine veldskoen for the hipster boy baby.
There is decor, toys, clothes for mum, boy and girl babes, such lovely bedding and beautiful dolls houses to spark any little child’s imagination.
Some of my favorites were Maddon&Cole, trendy clothing and decor for little people, Maddie And Cam, beautiful designs and products for small girls and boys, Bella Mama Designs, designed by a mom for moms, maternity, post maternity, women’s wear, Meraki Lifestyle, mom, baby and kids wear, Mad Cute, the best leather shoes for little ones! Jake&Isla, handmade with love, Spoilt Clothing, clothing for little ones, Smitten, handmade jewelry, Spirit Activewear, Tidy Tot, lovely play mats to quickly tidy up after play, Oliver&Bean, fun-loving kids brand, Lucky Baby, Magic Crochet, Casamia Handmade for gorgeous doll’s houses and Blankets And Weaves, Ivy Cabin, the sweetest kiddie decor items.
I bought a couple of things but by far my favorite purchase was a black maxi dress from Bella Mama Boutique.
They are having a special Christmas market on Sunday 3 December, so nice and early to stock up on Christmas presents and shop local.
Valley Farm Stall