When you live in a really small town and struggle to find like-minded freelancers and entrepreneurs, it’s really important to make an effort to seek out these connections with others when and where you can – we love to interact with people online, but every now and then, Nicola Tweed and I also like to venture down the hill to meet up with past clients, industry contemporaries and online friends in Durban, and yesterday we did just that…
We contacted a few people we have connected with/worked with in the past and some new people we hadn’t had the pleasure of meeting in real life yet, and set up a casual coffee date at Antique Cafe, Churchill House for mid-morning.
Great company aside, this venue was just stunning – from motifs on the concrete floors inside, to eclectic furniture, nooks and crannies housing glorious antiques for sale – right up my alley. In love with all the patterns, textures and colours around and spoilt for choice with seating indoors, or in a lovely little courtyard outside, it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Nicola from Ask Ashe and Joelene from Oh Happy Day “forced” me to try out a locally well-known delicacy (okay, I didn’t really protest) – the Bee Sting – delicious light sponge filled with thick custard and topped with a sticky nutty mixture of sorts – I actually have no idea what it all was but it was amazing! The menu was extensive and admittedly I didn’t even read through it all, but judging from what else I saw being munched on at our table, there is something for everyone.
Feeling socially rejuvenated and inspired after a lovely morning filled with banter and laughs. If you are in the hood, Churchill House is definitely on my growing list of recommended spots in Durbs to try.