Explore New Décor Trends at Decorex 2017
Established in 1994, Decorex is the annual seminal African interior design exhibition which sees industry experts sharing ideas, influences and designs, which set the stylistic tone for the coming year. This year Decorex will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from the 27th to 30th of April 2017. Guests will be able to peruse the halls and everything else the exhibition has to offer between 10 am and 6 pm daily. Tickets are available through Computicket, with prices ranging from R20 (for children under 12), up to R95 for adults.
This Year’s Theme
Seasoned Decorex visitors will know that each year the exhibition is given a theme. The Decorex 2017 theme is, ‘Make Your Space Your Living Dream’, based on the desire for a space void of tech-powered noise. Dylan Thomaz – Designer Spotlight Invitee, brings with him an enthusiasm for sensory stimulation. He believes that by incorporating textures and greenery, we can counter the effects of long work days spent touching electronics and staring at flat screens. Visitors can expect to see an increased use of natural fabrics, quality products and revitalising tones.
Housing over 200 exhibitors, Decorex is a must for interior designers, industrial designers, architects and home-makers. Trends will be embodied by furniture, wallpaper, paint, fabrics and all manner of accompanying décor accessories. Home and décor styling concepts will be shared through series of talks and demos on décor and DIY.
Decorex as a Platform for Business Networking
Friday the 28th of April will see experts in the décor, design, architecture, hospitality and retail industries network with both exhibitors and visitors through the complimentary Trade Business Programme. This platform provides a dedicated trade lounge to approved trade members where they can meet face-to-face.
What Else Can You Expect
Catering for those with a taste for the finer things in life, guests can peruse the market furnished with vendors selling a vast collection of arts, crafts and handmade lifestyle goods for at the market. In addition, the exhibition will provide live music to ensure an effervescent atmosphere.
For those visiting Cape Town for Decorex, Taj Cape Town is the perfect luxury accommodation for style mongers in the know. It is a brief nine-minute drive from the Cape Town International Convention Centre and is home to gourmet restaurants Bombay Brasserie and Mint, the Local Grill. Also located at Taj Cape Town is The Twankey Bar – a perfect refuelling spot after a long day at Decorex. To book accommodation contact: email@example.com, or call +27 21 819 2000. To book a table email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +27 (0) 21 819 2000.
The Two Oceans Marathon
Dubbed the world’s most beautiful marathon, the Two Oceans Marathon takes place in Cape Town over the Easter weekend on the 14th and 15th of April 2017. Local and international athletes will push their limits in a range of running activities from ultra-marathon and half marathons to trail runs, fun runs, international friendship runs and more. Those who choose not to run are encouraged to support runners from the sidelines.
The History of the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon
Since 1970 the Two Oceans Marathon has steadily grown to become a South African institution. Each year the event draws up to 26 000 entrants across all the categories. The 56km ultra-marathon, 21km half marathon and various other fun runs lead the runners through a route of incredible Western Cape scenery.
Two Oceans Marathon Entry
If you were a little slow ‘off the mark’, you have unfortunately missed out on the 21km half marathon, 56km ultra-marathon and trail runs, as entries have closed. The good news however, is that entries are still open for the fun runs and the International Friendship Run. Ticket prices for these races range between R35 and R200, while the distances range from the 56m Nappy Dash to the 5,6km for the more adventurous runners and walkers.
Two Oceans Marathon Routes
For some the road is long, the 56km ultra-marathon takes place on Easter Sunday on the 15th of April, with the cut-off time at 1:40 pm. The route will be the same one which has been run since 2004. With refreshment stations and medical points along the way, the route starts in Newlands and travels through Plumstead, Kalk Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and finishes on the UCT rugby field.
The half marathon also takes place on Sunday the 15th with the finish line cut-off time being 9:30 am. This route, also dotted with refreshment and medical points, starts in Newlands, passes through Claremont, Wynberg, Constantia and also finishes on the UCT rugby field.
The Two Oceans Expo
In addition to the Two Oceans races, there is a host of pre-race activities. From Wednesday the 12th of April until Friday the 14th of April the Cape Town International Convention Centre will host the Two Oceans Expo. More than a mere running expo, sports enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see the latest in sporting trends, with clothing, supplements, equipment, sports-related technology, eyewear, gyms and sports tour companies exhibiting. The CTICC will be open from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Friday.
For those travelling from a little further afield than the immediate surrounds of Cape Town, checking in to Taj Cape Town for the weekend comes highly recommended as it is only 11km from the start of the Two Oceans in Dean Street, 9km from the finish line and 1.8km from the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Besides the convenience, Taj Cape Town guarantees exemplary luxury making it an obvious choice when it comes to accommodation. During your stay, you can indulge in gourmet cuisine from Bombay Brasserie or Mint, the Local Grill, spa treatments at Jiva Spa and artisanal cocktails at The Twankey Bar. To book your accommodation, phone +27 (0) 21 819 2000 or email email@example.com.