EVERY DAY LIFESTYLE vs. S FUN OUTING
There are so many different social environments around us that we intend to get caught up in the same routine over and over again. We go to the same restaurants and eat the same food and spend our Saturday nights at the same club. Why is it so hard to move out of our comfort zones and try new things? I have decided to compare two different shopping and entertainment environments to point out their differences and similarities. My research led me to the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock and the local Pick n Pay.
On the beautiful morning of 27 February 2010, I went to the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock where the Saturday Neighourgoods Market is held. Seeing that it was my first time there, I spent the whole morning wandering around and enjoying the fresh smells of coffee, wine and food.
The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill was established as a organic farmers market in 2006. There are more than 80 stalls selling all kinds of handmade jewelry and cloths as well as organic and exotic foods. It is a establishment that forms a ‘green’ environment. (Biscuit Mill [sa].:sp. Available: http://www.neighourgoodsmarket.co.za )(figure 1 & 2)
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Their wide variety of delicious gourmet offerings forms organic foods to exquisite varieties of organic wines and other beverages ensures there is always something for every taste and need.(figure 3)
With my visit there I experienced a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Every product was unique in its own way and if you had any questions about a product the salesperson will explain it to you without any hesitation. Each and every one of them knew every detail about their product, from where it was grown, how it was made and even how the packaging works. This means that they only sell products that can be recycled and is not harmful to the earth. They also have recycling bins at the market. Everyone works hard to give us the best of their product,...