UP TO GOOD - Our New Shopper Bags

Saturday, January 31, 2015

wild and free

With the new season around the corner, comes our new bags and we are in love with this new design: sketched by the very talented Keiko Morimoto and put together by our graphic designer Amanda - we are inspired to let go and be free...


Friday, January 30, 2015

birthdays, books and braaing

My father-in-law's birthday is coming up, and he really is one of those people that have everything or don't need anything. But I have a trick up my sleeve, he loves to cook and NO ONE can ever say they have enough books. Fortunately, Quivertree Publications feel the same way, and have a batch of great new books to buy and a spanking new website too. First up in the collection of cook books I am planning to give? Braai - Reuben on Fire!

The quintessential South African cooking style, Reuben takes you on a roadtrip through his past from hunting and cooking pigeons on the farms of Franschhoek as a kid, to his travels. In Braai, Reuben on Fire, he challenges you to lift your game above the simple tanning of a chop and burning of boerie.

Delving into the business of naming rites, the politics of the braai, the logistics of the braai timeline and the importance of developing a relationship with your butcher, Reuben covers the basics before getting into the meat of the matter. Throughout the book tips and tactics and wine and beer food pairings are dispersed liberally while braai myths are blown out of the water.

The dishes are unmistakably South African in flavour and feel. From new versions of standard rockstar South African ingredients to digging deep into the spectrum of what is possible on a braai, Braai − Reuben on Fire is a book for any braai fan keen to take their skills to the next level.

Braai - Reuben on Fire

FOR GOOD TIMES - The Little Paris Kitchen Game


Today, we are sharing another fun traditional game to play at parties. This game is from our Book Chapter Little Paris Kitchen party - but can quite easily be adapted to any theme...

12 unusual kitchen utensils
Tea Towel
Pencil or pen for each guest
Note card for each guest

1. Collect a bunch of kitchen utensils; be sure to include a couple of utensils that are less common.
2. Place the utensils on a tray and for a minute have everyone look at the tray. 
3. Cover the tray with a tea towel and guests must then list as many of the utensils as possible. 
4. The guest with the most correct items wins a prize.

Instead of kitchen utensils, buy all different kinds of exotic fruit, vegetables and ingredients. Guests must then see how many of the goodies they know by name.

Place the goodies in a bag, guests one at a time are blindfolded and must try and name the item selected by touch (or smell alone).

IN GOOD HANDS - Washi (late) Wednesday

"tape"red legs

I know, I know! I totally missed Wednesday's washi tape idea! But I promise today's one is totally going to make up for it! You know it is cool to have the "dipped" look in home décor? Well now you can dip the legs of your furniture without really committing to the fad. All you need is a roll of tape and wind it round the legs of your chair about a third of the way and ta-da! Trendy but temporary.

GOODIES - Cute Plasters

Thursday, January 29, 2015

magic plasters

When I first saw colourful and patterned plasters I was such a cynic - basically why would you need "decorative" ones for something like a cut finger or sore when the plain ones would do just as well. This stage is what I call #prekids. Now that I have kids, and Bailey especially who is always in the wars, I understand the magic behind these cute little plasters. Sticking on "spaceboy" or "strongman" immediately makes her feel "invincible", the pain is milder and she is keen to get right back up and show her friends the "grave injury". This stage is what I call #baileycracksmeup and #thethingsyouwilldoforyourkids.

p.s. Now I am on the lookout for something that will solve Man Flu!

Cool Plasters in a Tin
R30 (for 30)

GOOD NEWS - Vacancy in JHB

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

shop assistant

This is a unique opportunity to really be in good company. Join our team and play a crucial role in the company's continued growth. We are looking for a full time Shop Assistant. If you love parties (well, who doesn’t?) and have always dreamed of working in a little boutique shop then this is for you.


Based in our bright and colourful Parkhurst Shop, the successful candidate will be experienced in “keeping shop”. She will be sophisticated, well-presented, have excellent written and spoken English skills, and an energetic and bubbly personality.

Her day-to-day activities would include:
- Over-the-counter sales - taking payments, giving change and wrapping purchases.
- She enjoys answering enquiries and giving advice about products and parties to customers. She has a keen ear for listening to customers’ needs and requests, and can forsee new sales opportunities.
- Capturing of sales transactions and petty cash reconciliation.
- Hiring orders – compiling orders, packing and unpacking orders and displaying items.
- Stock control – unpacking, pricing, displaying stock and stocktaking.
- Online orders – packing and posting orders. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven ability to work independently, have good planning and organisational skills and are computer literate. Previous retail experience is preferred, but not essential.

Don’t be shy - please tell us about yourself; where have you worked before and why you are a good choice.

This is a full-time position.

Starting date: 1 March 2015

Work week: One week Monday to Friday, following week Tuesday to Saturday, 8h30 to 5h30pm.

We offer a competitive salary based on experience.

20 days annual leave, a generous product allowance and legendary party perks.

How To Apply

Send us your CV to julie@ingoodcompany.co.za.

We endeavour to reply personally to all job applications. We look forward to hearing from you!

GOODIES - Lunch Bag Clips

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

retro bag clips

Last year, I was really into collecting funky salt and pepper shakers, this year I think I am on to something new: bag clips. They are fun and functional: I use mine to seal all the open snack packets or baking goods in my pantry and fridge. They also work well to seal lunch sandwich bags and party treat bags - and act as a cool party favour too! I love the latest ones we just got in; as now I can gift them to adults (not that I think some of my friends were perturbed with last year's little bears and kittens).

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