One thing I have found myself enjoying more the older I get, are more intimate shopping experiences. I guess what I love even more than that is buying things that are locally-made, making them truly one of a kind. Markets and Pop-up stores have become quite popular in the last few years for this very reason. I think most women enjoy the down to earth sophistication and exclusivity that these retail environments offer. Malls have their place sure, but if there’s a great market on, you can bet your bottom dollar to find me there. There’s just something so relaxing about them, compared to a busy, frantic mall that can feel a bit sterile and impersonal.

Pia’s Pop Ups, in collaboration with Trevor and Lindsay Keller Williams Realty, are no exception. In fact after visiting one her Pop Ups at Arambrook earlier this year, I can confidently say that the event was by far one of the most memorable. A truly world-class setting which, saw some of our countries top local artisans showcasing some really great products. I bought the most gorgeous jewellery at the last one and was so close to buying a pair of espadrilles, which of course I kicked myself for months after for not going with my gut. I mean, who am I even to turn down a good deal on a gorgeous pair of shoes? 🙂

Pia and her team have done such an extraordinary job selecting only the highest quality vendors, ensuring a high standard of offerings that women are bound to love. From clothing to jewellery to accessories and Stationary, there is something for everyone. And let’s not forgot the delicious coffee that will be served as well as the Gin tasting between 4pm and 6 pm. I mean, is this not every woman’s dream? Shopping while sipping on a G & T in the most gorgeous setting? A truly unique shopping experience.

The Spring19 Garden Pop Up will once again be hosted at the gorgeous Arambrook Boutique Hotel in Bishopscourt on theThursday, 3 October 2019  from 9am – 6pm. Their latest collections & product launches include an amazing line-up of vendors:

Suzi Q Ladies Clothing
Allison Phillips Jewellery

Pesso Shoes,
Hillhouse Interiors,
Emilia Design,
Love That,
Signature by Des,
Jenni Twigg
Kate Jordan Design,
Andrea’s Topiary Creations,
Just Cruizin Clothing,
Imani Leather Handbags,
Above Rubies,
To The Moon & Back,
Verus Fine Jewellery,
Chasing the Bean
Dot Milton,
Select Sunglasses and more!

There is a delicious High Tea being served to guests who book their seats too. So if you and a girlfriend are  keen to make the most of it and spoil yourselves a little, you can call Pia directly on 0828248876. The High Tea includes a delicious spread of eats as well as bubbly and costs R290 per person. If the lunch I had at the last one is anything to go by, it certainly won’t disappoint!

So if your’e not doing anything on the 3rd of October and you’re in Cape Town, best you diarise this event. Or even better, call a girlfriend to go with you! Entrance is free and you are bound to have an incredible morning or afternoon enjoying some good old retail therapy.


  1. Follow Pia’s Pop Ups on Facebook
  2. Like and Share the post on Facebook
  3. Tag a MINIMUM of two girlfriends on the post.

T’s and C’s

  • All three steps need to be completed in order to qualify
  • Open to Cape Town residents only, or those In Cape Town On the 3rd October 2019
  • This comp is not associated with Facebook or Instagram.
  • Winner is selected via and my decision is final.
  • The Mom Diaries and Pia’s Pop Ups accept no responsibility for any losses whatsoever.
  • Winner selected 29th September at 5pm.
  • The High Tea is to be enjoyed on the day of the event at 10.30 am.
  • Prize cannot be sold or redeemed for cash.


Pia’s Pop Ups are not limited to Arambrook, and there are some amazing Pop Ups happening all over the peninsula! I will let you know about those a little closer to the time.

GOOD LUCK and hope to see you there! xxx

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