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Hello Man Giveaway from Cotton Domino

Remember how last week we told you that we've kicked off the launch of our boyfriend site, Hello Man, with two months of weekly giveaways?

In case you missed it, Hello Man is where you go to buy cool stuff for guys. No more wading through babygrows, bracelets and bunting to find your man a gift. We can barely MANage our excitement.



We've got cool stuff coming outta the yin-yang - you'd better get in on that. This week, our fairy godfather is Cotton Domino. They've got stuff for the dudes and the ladies, but this giveaway is for the dudes.

Get their vibe:

“Adventurous, enthusiastic living coupled with a healthy dose of vibrant awesome - is how we like to roll.”

 

On to the prize: Cotton Domino are giving away a mountain bike t-shirt. One of these guys:

To enter:
1) Comment on the Facebook post below and tag the cyclist (or aspiring cyclist) who you think should have this t-shirt.
2) Like Hello Man on Facebook.
3) Follow @hellomansa on Instagram

Some stuff to know:
1) This giveaway is open to South Africans.
2) Entries close at 4pm on Tuesday 17th of April.
3) Standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
4) Only one entry per person per day will be counted.

Hello Man Giveaway from Native Decor

Hello Man, Hello Pretty's boyfriend, has finally arrived. Hello Man is where you go to buy cool stuff for guys.

So we're way excited and we're celebrating with 2 months of weekly giveaways. Oh, DANG, son.

First up: Native Decor. You've probaby seen them on our social media before, because their stuff is awesome and everybody loves it. Their style is clean, minimalist and has a distinct and unique personality. Here are a couple of our faves:

For today's giveaway, the Native Decor team are giving away a beechwood animal USB stick woth R300, which are from their newest range. Totally cool.

So someone gets to pick one of these guys:

To enter:
1) Comment on the Facebook post below and let us know which USB design you want. Click here to browse the options.
2) Tag a friend in your comment.
3) Like Hello Man on Facebook: http://facebook.com/hellomansa
4) Follow Hello Man on Instagram: @hellomansa

On the Native Decor store you'll also find links to their social media accounts. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Some stuff to know:
1) This giveaway is open to South Africans.
2) Entries close at 4pm on Tuesday 10th of April.
3) Hello Pretty's standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
4) Only one entry per person per day will be counted.

But Why Not... enter this giveaway! (CLOSED)

UPDATE: congrats to our winner, Nora Knijf. We hope you love your new things.

We know you love a giveaway... and this is a good one! We have an awesome prize, being sponsored by a super duper cool Hello Pretty store called But Why Not. Click here to browse the store, because they have way more cool stuff than we could fit in one blog post.

You'll find cushions, cushion covers, coasters and mugs, mostly with prints of cute illustrations made by Almarie the owner and artist behind the brand.

The Prize
1) Two Cacti Party Pattern 10 | Mugs,
2) A Cacti Party 9 | Pillow Cover,
3) A Cacti Party 1 | Pillow Cover, and
4) Two Let's Cuddle | Round Coasters.

A pretty wild haul, right?

To enter:
1) Browse the But Why Not store,
2) Leave a comment on this blog post letting us know what your favourite thing in their store is,
3) In your comment, tag two friends who might be interested.

If you're having trouble commenting here: visit this post on Facebook and post your entry there: Click to enter on Facebook.

On the But Why Not store you'll also find links to their social media accounts.

Here are a couple of But Why Not customer favourites to get you started:

Some stuff to know:
1) This giveaway is open to South Africans.
2) Entries close at 4pm on Friday 30th of March (this Friday).
3) Hello Pretty's standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
4) Only one entry per person per day will be counted.

The 'Fleurs de La Motte' Experience

When Paula van Coller-Louw began the instalment of her latest collection in the La Motte museum, the farm workers kept peeping around the corner and peering through the windows to admire the beauty of her work. These workers could relate to her paintings on a deeper level, as it is the very flora that surrounds them on a daily basis on the farm in Franschhoek and the vegetation which they nourish and protect. 

Paula invited these inquisitive eyes in and it was one painting in particular that they were drawn to, the piece called ‘Cultivated Aromas’. This is an oil painting of the famous Hanneli Rupert Rose. A rose that was cultivated in honour of the matriarch of the La Motte family farm and cherished by all those who work on the farm. Paula said that nearly every farm worker wanted a selfie in front of Hanneli's roses and I can understand why. They are magnificent. 

Fleurs de La Motte is a celebration of La Motte’s flora, combining the indigenous beauty of fynbos against the slopes of the Wemmershoek mountain. It is this emotion of colour, symbolic value and captivating detail of the tiniest and most delicate parts of the flowers that Paula has captured. 

Along with the artwork of Paula van Coller-Louw, the most incredible sculpture named ‘The Blushing Bride’ is currently being sculpted in the museum by artist Toby Megaw. You can witness the development of this sculpture for yourself before it is bronzed later in the year and introduced to the La Motte gardens. 

After the walkthrough of the collection by Paula, we were treated to tea and cakes at the Pierneef a La Motte restaurant. Caramel infused tea with a layered berry cake was on the menu, while the acorns from the old oak tree fell on the roof above us. An experience that was just magical.

You can read more about the experience here, as well as book the experience for yourself and friends. It is truly a worthwhile opportunity to spend the morning with the artists themselves and a good excuse to spend the morning in Franschhoek. 

It was a morning to celebrate the beautiful flowers of Franschhoek and in the spirit of it, here are some flower inspired treasures on Hello Pretty:

Falke Autumn/Winter Inspiration

It may have been one of the hottest days in Cape Town for the launch of the FALKE Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, but we were too occupied by the thought of blankets, rain, hot chocolate and tweed, yes lots of tweed, to even notice. 

I have always known the FALKE brand and one year I was lucky enough to get a hand-me-down pair of FALKE sports socks from my brother who was the sportsman in the family - you know, the ones that are conveniently labelled with an L and R to tell you which foot to put them on. I think I cherished those socks for years and made myself believe that I too was an up and coming sportsperson like my brother was – I wasn’t, believe me!

But it was that something special about those socks that makes me remember them still to this day. They are not just socks, they are a labour of love. Every stitch counts and every product is engineered with heart. This is the ethos that the Falke, German knitting family brought with them to South Africa and that has remained within their company for 123 years. 
 

The AW18 women’s outdoor collection was my personal favourite. Inspired by the countryside and colours of autumn afternoons, the colours and textures of these socks transformed me to cold winter days lounging around at home with hot chocolate in hand and a good movie on. I can’t wait to pair the FALKE sneaker socks with my classic brogues and trouser duo this autumn. 

The menswear range of socks draws the inspiration from the elegance and minimalism of the 1920’s. This era was not called the Roaring 20’s for nothing. Think Louis Armstrong, the foxtrot and Gatsby. It’s the classic patterns and fabrics used by FALKE that take you back in time to an era of bowties and pocket squares.

With that said, bring on Autumn and all the socks and tights that FALKE has to offer. You can browse the collection and shop online to get yourself ready for those cold Autumn days. 

Below are some ideas of things you could team up with your FALKES this Autumn/Winter. 

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