So a little while back I saw a friend of mine's status asking for support for her friend's business idea, Presents in the Post. I love presents and with my sweet obssession with everything old and retro, I love post! When I was in Cape Town earlier this year for work, I found the cutest wooden postcard which I sent to @markstry via snail mail. To top the experience off, I sent it from the Constantia Village post office which is all cute and old school itself. So when I saw this link, curiosity led the cat to the milk tray.
After sharing the link on facebook, my friend @_alexawilson_ also took advantage of the lovely idea and then the wait began. The idea of the business is that of a surprise present service and by signing up and paying a small fee you get sent gifts made by South African designers. You can choose if you wish to receive more than one gift, you can send a gift to yourself or to a friend. When I was selecting a gift (for myself ha!) I was torn between the options, as you well know I'm a fan of bohemian, classic and colour so what's a girl to do? Go for the option that calls her a Queen of course - so the colour one it was!
Just last week me and @_alexawilson_ were having a cuppa and some gluten free baked chocolate cheese cake (made by yours truly but perhaps that's a story for another time...) whilst merrily wondering when our presents would be arriving in the post. Happy days when I received an email saying that a trackable item has arrived for me at my post box. It took every ounce of strength I had to not rip open the package then and there so I could see what lovely gift that had sent me as the Queen of Colour.
And I was not disappointed, not even a little bit! A couple weeks back @markstry was doing a shoot for Mememe and I was only too happy to help out (me miss out on a chance to see the clothes before they hit retail?). One of the many accessories was a knotted rope necklace which funnily enough (and annoying for a few) can be found at Mr Price. Needless to say, this is not the gift I received, mine is even better, what can I say, they got me at "intended for courageous women with a lust for the exotic."
I couldn't have described myself better so well done Raj and of course well done Pichulik; I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new necklace, I love the colours, I love the textures, it's a perfect summer accessory. It may seem strange to say thank you for something that I paid for but I just can't express my excitement over this little business in any other appropriate manner than gratitude. It's hard to make yourself feel good everyday, but Raj, this certainly helped!