On Thursday evening I spent a very pleasant couple of hours in the gorgeous surroundings of Con Amore at La Lucia Mall. This newish decor store hosted some of Durban’s bloggers to let us have a look at thier new stock and treat us to an evening filled with champagne, cupcakes, mcaroons and conversation.

Con Amore means “with love” and their is no doubt that the owners and employees of Con Amore fill their jobs with love. It is obvious how much thought and planning goes into the shop, from the beautiful pressed ceilings to the creative display of glassware, jewellery and objects d’art. The bloggers’ get together had Con Amore’s trademark attention to detail stamped all over it, too, as we were warmly welcomed and made to feel right at home.

It was interesting to hear about the new stock in store and to see what everyone’s favourite items were. I love the chandeliers and mirror-backed shelves of quirky glassware and, of course, the handbags and jewellery. All of the lovely bits ‘n bobs in Con Amore are a bit different as the Con Amore team spends a lot of time travelling the world to find items to delight their customers.

It was also wonderful to meet some of the bloggers I follow online in the flesh. The ladies behind AskAshe, Cupcake Couture, Glossary, Durban Central , The Durbanite and Style Scoop are all as witty and fun as they seem on their blogs and we had a lovely time chatting about all that we have in common, particularly our city.

The star of the evening, however, was certainly the beautiful shop we were in and if you haven’t popped in, I suggest you go soon as there is bound to be a treasure waiting just for you to come and take away con amore.  

Con Amore is on the top floor of La Lucia Mall, near Markhams. You can call them on 031 562 1074 or have a look at their website at www.conamorehome.com