Last week I hit up an ‘Air Your Dirty Laundry’ party organised by Allison Scotsman, she of Skinny Bitches in the Making fame.
The bash was held at SA’s first ‘destinational laundry’, I Heart My Laundry in Buitengracht street.
It was a nice opportunity to schmingle with other bloggers while sipping on fancy French champagne as Taittinger SA were there to give us a little tasting. (The rose, just so you know, is BEYOND delish and totally worth the price tag. I’m considering treating myself to a bottle and cracking it open the day I hear about a particularly evil ex-colleague – who made my life a living hell – finally getting the chop from a position he totally bullshitted his way into… *rubs hands with wicked glee…*)
I also got to get a closer look at some pretty After Eden lingerie:
They were also one of the party’s ‘sponsors’ in that they, along with Taittinger, supplied a prize for a lucky draw. Shockingly, I didn’t win anything so I immediately plunged into misery, leaving me with no other option but to drink the pain away with copious amounts of Taittinger champagne.
It mixed fabulously with my flu meds and thus, due to the fuzziness that ensued, I can’t quite explain how I ended up wearing one of After Eden’s gorgeous li’l nighties…
…or partaking in a semi-sletterig drier top photo shoot…
Anyway, getting back to the kiffness that is I Heart My Laundry… They’re open from 7 to 7 , seven days a week and do washing, ironing, dry cleaning, steaming, dyeing and altering and make a point of using all organic products. You can drop your stuff off and ask that it be delivered or hang around for a bit. The place is so cosy/trendy-looking you could be forgiven for mistaking it for a coffee shop. And they do do coffee (a fancy Brazilian brand) as well as yummy dim sum!
Clayton the co-owner says this is a totally regular thing that goes on from 7 to t7. Seriously. You can have your socks washed while snacking on dim bloody sum! To read more about it, check out this fab article I found on Cape Town Magazine over here.
Thanks laundry boys, I had fun and despite having a top loader of my own, I may well pop back in, if only to abuse your delicious desserts. Your handmade millionaire’s shortbread and champagne-infused fudge rocked my (clean) socks off!
X x x
P.S. Ali, if I win the upcoming Taittinger comp, I’ll be sure to split the bottle with you, so please don’t let that Catholic guilt of yours kick in as it did with the first comp. Feel free to rig, jiggle or influence…