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Happiness in a Handbasket

Posted on 10 February 2014 by Stefan Blank

ILW met up with Ute Kuhlmann, Woodstock resident, local activist, and writer/producer to talk about her just published book ‘Happiness in a Handbasket’, which features local products with many of them made/sold in Woodstock. The book includes over a 1000 local South African products from food & drink, clothes, shoes, bags & jewellery, baby and [...]

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Featured Local Biz: Sojourn Natural Spa

Posted on 05 June 2012 by Cecile Blake

WIN A RELAXING MASSAGE- COMPETITION EXCLUSIVE TO ILW READERS! We love our neighbourhood, but until recently there have been some things that it just didn’t offer, so one had to venture out to town or the suburbs for those. But did you know that you could now get your massages and beauty treatments right here in the ‘hood? Sojourn Natural Spa is an oasis of tranquility in Woodstock.

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Salt Circle Arcade

Posted on 02 December 2011 by Stefan Blank

Exciting times in Woodstock. The Salt Circle Arcade has opened its doors. The 'mall' is located almost directly opposite the Biscuit Mill and next to the Positive Imaging Print Gallery/Blank Books, just a little further along towards the Salt River traffic circle. There is parking in the back for those busy Saturdays.

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Best Bargains in Woodstock – Part 1

Posted on 19 October 2011 by Cecile Blake

There are always some great bargains to be found in Woodstock, if you know where to look! This is part 1 in a series where we share some of Woodstock's best deals, please share your own finds in the comments!

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Africa’s first electric car – here in Woodstock!

Posted on 02 August 2011 by Sybrandus Adema

There’s some electrifying news from the heart of Woodstock, reports Sybrandus Adema. It’s a first for Africa. It’s beautiful. It’s clean. It’s green… and it’s all happening in our hood. Where else? Optimal Energy, based in The Palms in Sir Lowry Road, is the driving force behind Joule - this continent’s first battery powered electric car.

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Bigger, Better, Vamp

Posted on 27 July 2011 by Cecile Blake

Furniture store Vamp has just moved from the quaint but cramped little church just off Lower Main Rd., to a spacious and more conveniently located store across from the Biscuit Mill. The new store has significantly expanded their range of wares by local designers such as Skinnylaminx, Gwen loves Harold, Mengsel, Lauren Fowler, Moonbasket, John [...]

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Old-school Woodstock Barbers

Posted on 22 July 2011 by Stefan Blank

Popular with film shoots, the Valley brothers at Alfreda Hairdressers have their own kind of fame, a recognition that comes from perseverance, longevity and a kind of serenity. Born in Salt River/Woodstock, they have spent their entire lives here, in the barber shop where they work and in the residence behind the shop where they live.

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Mid-Century Modern

Posted on 09 July 2011 by Cecile Blake

In recent years there has been a massive revival in popularity of mid-century furniture in design circles, and not just because of Madmen (the tv series) – the classic, timeless designs have lots of modern appeal. Mid-Century Modern, who recently moved from the Biscuit Mill, specialize in pieces from this era. Their new spot is just off Salt River circle in Durham Avenue, in a former 1960’s sports car showroom where the light filled premises showcases their furniture perfectly. ILW chats to owners Ernst and Gawaine about the unique pieces in their store.

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