08 November 2008

The one about my first lazy morning on Kloof Street






At SEK480 for a haircut, Sweden must have the best paid hairdressers in the world. For this reason, I now look like Hägar The Horrible. The perfect summer weather urged me to walk down to the Gardens Centre for a hair cut. I have decided to grow my hair and to wear it "Stockholm" style which basically means lots of hair product to slick down your hair when combed back. Let's see if it lasts...

What caught my I as I walked down Kloof Street?
1. Free internet at Café Sophia.
2. Studio 91 looks set to open soon. Check out the little lights built into the pavement.
3. Finger (walked past their opening ceremony last night).
4. The Orangerie is progressing well. What is 'The CPOA"? Any ideas?
5. The Smurf collection at the German toy store in the Gardens Centre... 

6 comments:

Nicola said...

CPOA is the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged check out http://www.cpoa.org.za/ for more info. I really wonder what happened to all the old folks who where living there before they tore it all down to build The Orangerie.

Jan-Stefan said...

Thanks for the info, Nicola. I found the following on the net:
"Fulfilling a promise that it made on closing down the Disa retirement facility in Orange Street, Cape Town, to replace it with a better designed facility in a more suitable area, the CPOA (Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged) has formed a partnership with Stag property and retirement village developers to develop a new 69 unit retirement facility in Diep River. It will be known as Riverside Place." [See http://www.property24.com/Property24/news/FullArticle.aspx?articleid=5589]

Anonymous said...

Check out the newly opened clothing store "The Lot" (next to Biblioteq and opposite Kwik Spar). This quirky little boutique carries a great selection of product including vintage leather jackets and one-of-a-kind dresses. You'll want everything!

Deon said...

JBS!!
Jy gan dit nou nie glo nie...
maa in daai gebou met die Vinger teken, op die 3de veredieping het ek een aand as n eerstejaar student toe nou bykand net dit gedoen....
is dit dan nie die ou Saasveld Lodge nie?....

Jan-Stefan said...

Jip, Deon, dis is die Saasveld Lodge - weet nie vir hoe lank meer nie, dis glo verkoop :-(

Anonymous said...

Julle hoef nie te veel te worry nie, Saasveld bly net waar hy is - although hopelik gaan dit nie vir lank 'oud' bly nie.