Words by Zeenat Mowzer
Located in Pretoria’s upmarket Embassy suburbs, Brooklyn Mall serves as a lively hub of activity for the most illustrious neighbourhood in South Africa’s capital city. The mall’s high-end stores are idyllic shopping hotspots for uncovering a variety of premium products, which will appeal to even the most discerning tastes. We have handpicked our favourite retailers, where you can find the perfect present to pamper your mom.
Encompassing five galleries across South Africa, the Makiwa Galleries group was launched by the celebrated artist Makiwa Mutomba in February 2014. Since then, the gallery has firmly cemented its place as a key player in the country’s art industry. It displays exquisite and unique works, by a selection of meticulously curated artists, hailing from both South Africa and abroad.
Founded by the esteemed designer after which the brand is named, Carrol Boyes specialises in sophisticated décor and lifestyle products. Each one of them is distinct and incomparable, with the full range being a culmination of Carrol’s efforts in blending striking aesthetics with convenient functionality. The abundance of homeware and tabletop ornaments on offer will instantly add an elegant touch to your living space.
The ultimate destination for modern design with heart, Weylandts is South Africa’s foremost furniture and homeware store. Their aesthetic embodies a mixture of simplistic, Scandinavian design, and unspoilt textures of the natural environment. Stocking items imported from all over the world, Weylandts showcases numerous, internationally recognised styles of interior decorating.
With the production of fine crystal pieces as their forte, Swarovski prides itself on an extensive assortment of jewellery, accessories and ornaments. Their collections, unveiled once every quarter, range from classic daywear to opulent formalwear and classy evening bags. The silver-hued necklaces are standout items, while the cocktail rings are amongst the most attention-grabbing creations.
Founded in 1925, Le Creuset has for decades, utilised handcrafting techniques to manufacture its porcelain-enamelled, cast iron cookware. Durable yet beautiful, and sporting a series of vibrant colours, their extensive offering also includes crockery, kitchen utensils and appliances such as whistling kettles. Their new Fleur collection boasts a chic and feminine look.
We celebrated the admirable achievements of women in design in partnership with Brooklyn Mall. The exclusive event was hosted at a tasteful location where guests were treated to a gourmet lunch and an exquisite assortment of wines. Incredible prizes and Mother’s Day gifts were given away from activation stations run by our acclaimed partner brands. Guests also received a gift bag that includes a complimentary copy of The Gourmet Cookbook, valued at R420.00, as well as a variety of carefully selected treats. For further details and a photo gallery of the event click here.
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