by - September 16, 2015

Hi All,

This week Im sharing another spot in Joburg thats a must to visit. A small community and yet a large atmosphere filled with restaurants, boutiques and its first shopping centre. A place for both the young and elderly, for a family and the singles.


Many years ago I came to Melville where I was taken to Cafe De La Creme,  placed on the corner of 4th Avenue and 7th Street. Not only was the food good but the environment too. The smell of freshly baked bread everyday and desserts to die for.

As I looked out the window I knew this was a place that I wanted to be apart of me. And today it is.

Basically there are 3 places in Melville that are my favourite.

1. 7th Street, some may actually know it as Old Melville, this street is an artistic playground by means of the cocktail bars, people and the unique clothing boutiques.

2. 27 Boxes, which recently opened up on 4th Street. A shopping centre made out of shipping containers that are about 3 meters long. A brilliant concept filled with clothing stores, Pauls homemade ice cream which by the way is delish, art galleries, interior design and home decor, restaurants that include Curry in a Box, Camilla's Macaroons and Philly's Cheese Steaks just to mention a few.
You may ask what is the difference between a shopping mall and this concept, 27 boxes has only independent stores.

3. Down the road is Bamboo Centre on 9th Avenue. A small sought after centre that has the Service Station coffee shop, The Hairdresser, Convoy clothes, and based upstairs newly opened Hells Kitchen. From time to time an art exhibition is displayed. Very much a family orientated environment is must on the weekends.

Have a great week ahead.

My Look
This has to be the perfect shirt for spring/summer, it is light and easy to wear. I paired the Guess shirt with leggings from Cotton On, and by the way I only buy leggings from there now as it is stocked up on it and lasts a while. Gold and brown sandals which are from Woolworths, yes I love Woolworths. Red handbag from Louis Vuitton was added for a classy look. My aim was for a simple, comfy yet an effortless look and I thats exactly how I felt. Lastly, I paired a rose gold Fossil watch with a custom made rose gold pendant and chain from Touch Of Gold Jewellers.

Lisa Trocchi

Bamboo Centre
Have a look at my previous post, Location 27 Boxes

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