Food Wine Design + Giveaway

Barrydale Hand Weavers

Guys it’s almost time for the Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair! This is one of my favourite events of the year. I always taste something i’ve never had before (like these stuffed zucchini flowers above), always find a new delicious wine to stock our racks with and always find soo many beautiful desirable design objects.

It’s back on the roof of Hyde Park Corner from 8 – 10 November 2013.

Opening times:

Friday 8 November: 12pm – 10pm

Saturday 9 November: 10am – 10pm

Sunday 10 November: 10am – 4pm

All the favourites are back this year including Anatomy design, Craft Liquor merchants,  Inverroche Distillery (Gin!), Idiom wines, Dear Rae, Pichulik, Skinny laMinx and sooo many more. For a full list of exhibitors go visit the FWD site here.

I’m running an incredibly cool giveaway this year. I’m giving away rugs from Barrydale Hand Weavers and 5 x sets of tickets to the fair with one of the winners receiving a R3000 Sanlam unit trust investment towards your ULTIMATE, once in your lifetime food, wine or design trip/experience.

1st Prize: 1 set of tickets + R3000 Sanlam Unit Trust Investment

Runners up: 4 x double tickets + a bedside rug from Barrydale Hand Weavers.

Is it your dream to go champagne tasting in France? or perhaps to go on the ultimate foodie tour of all the best spots in New York City? I have so many of these food and wine fantasies. I would love to go back to Babylonstoren (this time for a full week of relaxing, eating and drinking), or perhaps go back to Italy , stay in a Villa and spend a few days sampling the best cheese and wine of the region.

Whatever your dream is, this is your opportunity to get a bit of head start in saving up for it ; )

Above is the rug from Barrydale Hand Weavers. Watch this clip for a behind the scenes look at the process of making these awesome rugs.

How to enter

1. Tell me what your ultimate once in your lifetime Food Wine or Design dream is in the comments section below.

2. Tweet about it for an extra entry using the hashtag #EJN_FWD

I will draw all the winners in 2 weeks time on the 7th November (just in time for the fair!).

Good luck!

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    October 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Having done food tours in both New York and Paris (I know!!), the next food tour on my list has to be India. Street food, curries and crispy naan breads… I want it all- would be heavenly!

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    October 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    first i think i should win, because i’m first to comment.

    my ultimate Design dream, is to be able to have all the furniture in my house (future) designed specifically for me by me, or a week in Berlin seeing all the awesomeness that is the city and art.

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    Jackie T
    October 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I would absolutely love to go to Bologna and Florence.

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    October 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I’d love an integrated dressing room and bathroom. So the shower in the middle of the room, slightly sunken, two glass panels only and with a rain maker shower head, so that it feels that you’re completely immersed! Cupboards on two of the walls. With loads of natural light in the form of sky lights.
    Tough to explain so here’s an image:

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    Derryn Orpen
    October 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    mmmm how about an ice cream sandwich in New York… followed by a cosmopolitan and a swanky soho bar… and for break fast – cookies and milk at the MilkBar… you can come too?

    and maybe – just maybe a super comfy, good for your back study desk chair 🙂

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    Laura Lancaster
    October 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to redesign my bedroom. With having our little ones cot in our room it looks more like a nursert than an adults room. I would love to make our room a relaxing romantic atmoshere.

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    Maggie Weber
    October 24, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I would love to go to a foodie/winey tour of South America….Chilean wine and the lot…yum 🙂

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    Amy Heydenrych
    October 25, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Tucked away in Bologna, Italy, is a Gelato University that offers various courses in gelato-making, as well as the in the logistics of running your own traditional gelato store. My foodie fantasy is to live there for a few months and get schooled up in the (dangerous) art of gelato making while exploring the region. I would then return, a little happier, a little rounder, fluent in Italian and ready to start my own South African Gelato store in the heart of Jozi 🙂

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      October 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Oh my word that sounds amazing!

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    October 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

    What an AMAZING giveaway! Wow, there are so many places I’d just love to go to. I think for my ultimate food experience I’d have to say Spain. One word: tapas… And beer. For the ultimate in design, I’d love to go to New York. So many interesting places to discover there (and things to buy!)

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    October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

    My ultimate once in a lifetime dream would be a trip to Japan, I’m completely fascinated by everything there at the moment.

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    October 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

    My ultimate foodie dream is to experience the exquisite sushi made by 85-year-old Jiro Ono, who owns the Michelin Guide 3-star sushi restaurant in Japan, Sukiyabashi Jiro. I recently watched an incredible documentary about the restaurant called Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and would do just about anything to taste his creations!

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    Robyn Swart
    October 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Wow!!! My ULTIMATE FWD DREAM would be to experience the most gorgeous sunset in Santorini, Greece while sipping on delicious wine and sampling the ultimate tapas menu!!! THE MOST FANSATIC giveaway today Em 🙂 Xxxx Have a great weekend!!!

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    October 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

    My ultimate would be a food tour of Italy. There is so much variety and culture and history in that place, its people and food.I would love to indulge all five of my senses on the trip of a lifetime!

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    October 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

    My ultimate: the finished renovation of a little goat shed/now cottage in Vermaakliheid.

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    Natasha Day
    October 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

    As an absolute health foodie, my food dream would be to go and do a raw food cooking course in New York and while being there, taking a stroll around my favourite city with my camera under my arm, capturing all the beautiful architecture, design and fashion elements. DREAMS ARE FREE!!!!!

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    October 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    My husband and I would love to visit France for the food, wine and general sightseeing. It’s such a beautiful country with an incredibly rich heritage – it would a wonderful journey for us to go on together!

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    Judy Judes
    October 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I think you have to be having a food experience whole looking at some amazing design. Like take away fish & chips outside the Tate Modern in London.. And then a Nutella crêpe while strolling through the cobbled streets of Monmarte. And then some sweet bowties while hiking along the Great Wall, or tucking into a street hotdog while riding the ferry from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty! How amazing would that be??

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    October 25, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I would love to go on a gelato feast tour through Sicily.

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    October 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I would love to visit Europe sampling the plethora of cuisines from Paris, Rome, Budapest…all exotic, tantalizing food to make the taste dance for joy and experiences to treasure!!

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    October 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Ooh wee this is exciting to think about! Italy is my number one dream- pizza, espresso and gelato until I pop! The architecture, iconic brands, cultural history- a feast for the eyes too right?

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    October 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

    buying a circular saw, collecting all the tree stumps from Parks and Forests here in CT that goes as waste, make serving board and wooden plates, serve locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie on it at my “not yet opened” corner cafe in the burbs.

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    Hannah K
    October 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I would love to go to a cooling school in Italy……sigh…

    I tweeted:

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    October 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    My dream is design related… when I start working and finally finish studying at the end of next year I want to buy my first house… something old and cheap and small with a good structure that I can fix up as I like and when my children are older and we’ve moved somewhere with space for them to run and play I can drive past that teeny little house and go “look babies, this was your first home!”.

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    October 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I haven’t travelled much and I really want to go to Greece and Spain. It’s so beautiful and rich in culture. I love food and I think the food in these countries will be delicious. What I love most is the culture of sharing of food in the form of meze or tapas. Food is meant to be enjoyed, and what better way than to share it with someone you love. And I love the idea of unit trusts and saving for a goal 🙂 have tweeted as @samiola_88 as well

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    Ryno van den Berg
    October 29, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I would love to go to Tuscany where it is all about good food, good wine and good company 🙂 much like the FWD! Tweeted as @rvdb1110

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    October 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    what an opportunity. i love traveling in Africa and one of my all time dreams is to do a foodie tour of Morocco. I can just imagine the sounds and smells of the Fez with magical night markets sampling cous cous and mint tea and so much more.

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    October 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    What an awesome prize!! I would love to taste my way around the world, I’m a major foodie, so the thought of traveling anywhere exotic makes me super excited. On the top of the list is India, Spain and Morocco; pebbled streets and narrow alleyways where a gem of a place is hidden to be discovered. oohlala.

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    Matt C
    October 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Top of the list is definitely Tuscany, closely followed by France.

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    November 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    My design dream is that South Africans would stop trying to copy the rest of the world and realize they all rock at design and live in the most creative nation ever.

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    November 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I’m so glad I saw this! I’d love to eat [and drink] my way through Napa Valley, Carlifonia one day.

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    Tash Suchecki
    November 2, 2013 at 12:05 am

    It HAS to be eating my way through the whole of Italy, including all the little villages, while admiring the architecture and drinking Italian wine

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    Bobby boy!
    November 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I’m just in time! Hopefully. Firstly, a beautiful English manor with a forest if a backyard, and original crafted mouldings and hand-pressed ceilings, with marble floors thoughout (!), and baby balconies poking out from every room. Secondly, I would love to visit my aunt in Greece, and as she is all alone with no family there it would mean the world for her – and for me, with exciting adventures to follow.

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