Happy Friday, and I hope all the magnificent women of South Africa had a good Women's Day on Wednesday – you are all so incredibly resilient, beautiful, strong and just extraordinary, and I hope you feel that way every single day.

I spent my Wednesday at Decorex Joburg – and what an inspiring and eye-opening day it was. In the "Why You Should Go to Decorex" post, I spoke about the features and stands I was excited to see at this years exhibition – and I can honestly say that my expectations were blown away. The food stands filled Gallagher Convention Centre with a mouth-watering scent, and had exhibition goers walking around, enjoying their Maverick and Jane gourmet popcorn, delicious biltong or caramelised nuts (which I highly recommend getting because it is freaking delicious!).

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Home inspiration was everywhere, with people displaying their different products and why we need them, and sharing show specials for exhibition goers. There is also a wine and chocolate pairing feature, and the art gallery is filled with beautiful works by incredibly talented artists, my favourite being Sandra Pelser. It was definitely a family outing for most, and had something for everyone to appreciate and admire.

The highlight of Decorex 2017 for me, was definitely 100% Design South Africa. The quality of the exhibition and each stand showcasing SA's talented designers was inspiring and I think showed exhibition goers that design is prominent and thriving in the country. Some stand out features include the 'Seed To Seat' feature, which had 7 designers use U.S. hardwoods in a sustainable way, leaving a light environmental footprint, 'The Light Tank' by Polycat was breathtaking (I had to watch it more than once), and the '#wearejoburg' feature, which shares products from different designers, in a beautifully put together showcase. Follow @100percentdesignsa to see more.

These are just few of the exciting happenings at Decorex, which ends this Sunday, so if you haven't been, I highly recommend heading there this weekend for home ideas and specials, delicious food and to just be inspired by design. For more info follow @decorex_sa on Instagram, or go here, where you can also get tickets for the show.

#KeepSmiling

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