Exquisite Festive Gifts from Carrol Boyes
We’re mad about the festive season … connecting with family, unwinding after an eventful year, cocktail parties and dinners and al fresco get togethers around the pool. And pressies (we love a great pressie!). And top of our list this year is something special from Crrol Boyes. Here are a few of the latest items from the celebrated local designer that make for the most perfect gift imaginable.
First up … Champagne. Carrol Boyes Wines has just added a fine Champagne to the Carrol Boyes Limited Edition range. Made in France, the new, limited-edition vintage is a celebration of matured chardonnay grown in the prestigious Grand and Premier Cru vineyards of Champagne, consisting of 100 percent Chardonnay and is … boast … the first South African label to be approved by the Champagne Committee of France. This Limited Edition – just 1000 bottles – is top of our lust over list. R 1500.
For summer entertaining, we fancy this beautiful new range of ceramic platters and side plates, which add fun and evocative details to every dinner and garden party. Hand-drawn figures with striking facial features are thrown into focus against a background of riotous colour on these whimsical platters. The platters, cake plates and matching tea plates are crafted in the latest signature Carrol Boyes new bone china range of ceramics. Prices range from R 495 for a large platter.
And we’ll add a little glassware to our list, please. The new range of Carrol Boyes glassware adds a touch of class to your home bar or dinner table. Sophisticated and versatile, it can be used for cocktails, desserts and even a delectable starter or chilled soup. Unconventional and elegant, this glassware is available as drinking, wine or whiskey glasses, as well as a champagne flute. From R575 to R695 for a set of four.
Since we know there’ll be cake … we’re also coveting these side plates and cake forks. Bird lovers will warm to this little sparrow perched on a twig, surveying the world. The soft tones of this design complement the most sophisticated décor yet offset a simple setting with equal effectiveness. The Hummingbird cake fork – with a delicate bird suspended in mid-air as if before an exquisite bloom, feasting on the sugary nectar – completes the picture-perfect setting. An exquisite combination to create the perfect summer afternoon tea setting. Plates from R795, forks from R595 a set of four.
You’ll find all of these buys at your local Carrol Boyes store, or online … visit www.carrolboyes.com and shop away to your heart’s content!
To celebrate the start of the festive season, we’re giving away a set of Baobab Champagne flutes … simply enter your details below.