Sandra Fairfax

Sandra Fairfax

Sandra Fairfax

Q: Tell me more about your company Blue Buyou – how it started and what it does?


I left the corporate world in 2000 and pioneered shopping tours in South Africa.

I was a shopaholic – we have the most amazing talented artists and I felt that our visitors were not getting to see the best that Cape Town has to offer and I then turned my passion and "sickness" into a business.

I have walked the streets and found all the hidden shopping treasures in and around Cape Town.

Five years ago I started sourcing South African hand made products and exported them to France for a client. I then met a few of the artists personally which added a new dimension to my shopping tours.

Clients love coming here and either meet the artists or having some information about the artists that they are purchasing products from.

I added a new dimension to my business when I was asked to assist with the interior decorating of a guest house up the West Coast which led to doing a few other interior decorating jobs for guest houses, private homes and the odd corporate.

I also started offering tailor made tours and have an amazing team of tour guides who I employ on a freelance basis.

I employ my guides once I know a little about my clients so that they are best suited for one another.

Q: An attraction in Cape Town that you never will get tired of visiting?

For shopping, Private Collection Antiques and for private wine tastings, De Toren

Q: A spot in Cape Town where you relax – any place.

Pink Coffee Boutique in Kenilworth (one of my new projects)


Pink Coffee Boutique, Cape Town

Pink Coffee Boutique


Q: If you had one day to show a friend from overseas something in Cape Town, where will you take him and why?

Table Mountain without a doubt

Q: What is your favourite restaurant and which dish do you enjoy?

Jakes on Summerly for Duck

Q: If you must choose one wine for a special occasion, what would it be?

Villeria sparkling wine for sundowners

Q: If you must suggest a hotel / b&b / guest house to one of your friends, which one would it be?

Kensington Place – centrally located,good rates, excellent service

Q: What is your opinion of all the slow / organic markets jumping up all around the mother City? If you do visit them, which one is a favourite?

The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill

Q: Which beach would you suggest for a romantic walk / evening?

Clifton - any of the 4 Clifton beaches


Clifton, Cape Town

Clifton



Q: Do you have a Capetonian that inspires you?

Mark Allewell from Tourism radio and Paul du Toit the artist

Q: What would the one mother city festival be that must not be missed?

The Cape Town Jazz Festival (end of March)

Q: Stellenbosch or Franschhoek and why?

Franschhoek – La Residence and the buzz – fantastic restaurants and shops

Q: Which food represents Cape Town for you?

babotie

Q: Favourite local band / artist?

Gold Fish

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