A bit of music to set the tone for our visit to a little shop in Hermanus called Amulet :)
Apart from the many tourist attractions that Hermanus is so well-known for, many interesting shops are dotted all over. Its worthwhile meandering into the back- and side-streets and you are bound to discover a few gems.
Amulet is no exception and the pink frontage is an indication of the treat that waits inside.
Owner Helene Truter became a favourite character in a local soapy called Vetkoekpaleis, a programme that many South Africans followed diligently. My late Dad for one was a huge fan. Nowadays "Antie Poppie", as she was fondly known, together with her husband Percy Pretorius, and their daughter Jana have embraced this coastal town in the Overberg. A while ago I read about their new venture in one of my favourite local magazines, Sarie, and decided today was a good day to come look for them. Unfortunately Helene was away for the day, but Manager Talitha and Helene's husband Percy were generous with information about Amulet.
|Owner Helene Truter|
(such a pity I missed you)
I felt a bit homesick for my own little shop that I had for a while, BellaRosa. Pretty things hanging from all kinds of contraptions ranging from sticks to ladders created a whimsical atmosphere. Add elements of vintage and chic and add a good measure of romantic bits and pieces dotted all over and you get a pretty pleasing picture.
|A Peeping view through the hanging bits and bobs|
|A colourful magazine I paged through with lots of local news|