Weekly updates on what happend in Richard Art life in the last 7 days
RICHARD'S WEEKLY UPDATE
Richard Scott Blog: 1 October 2023
Monday was a public holiday in South Africa. Joanne and I were a little lost as we came back from Paris and both worked a full week last week and then were ready to go go go this week but Monday had other ideas. So somehow we both got done what we needed to and then agreed to watch a movie after lunch. The kids didn’t come for the usual Sunday lunch as flu has gotten hold of a few of us and we didn’t want to spread it. We binge watched for about 6 hours and went to bed really early like 7pm. We were both still in Paris mode and just crashed.
Tuesday, I went in with Joanne again, as planned, and Cape Town was repairing itself from the worse storm is some years. Roads were washed away and river’s were flowing through houses and down the road. Trees were uprooted everywhere and even containers spilled onto the roads at the big Cape Town container depot. Containers stacked 7 stories high were now in the main road. We made it through and funny enough got to drop Joanne ½ hour early. I got stuck into sales with the guys as we agreed we would all come in early. It was end of month and you know how that goes as a business owner.
Gin and Tequila
3D Printed rose for the cork
Shaun and Chad working on the Dalla Cia colaboration. Spot Richie's Ducati 999 for sale in the Gallery.
Selwyn popped in and we crunched the numbers on the Richard Scott Tequila. We had a big presentation scheduled Tuesday evening with the help of Neil Lazarus, who I met at Gaynor Ruperts annual Gala some months back.
Wednesday was Gallery then a nice lunch at Pane Vino with Les from High Road Wine. We discussed the Richard Scott allocation for the December TOPS Pop-up in Plettenberg Bay. You’re gonna love the co-lab between High Road Wine and myself. After lunch we headed back to the shop where Joanne was waiting and we headed home for yet another early night.
Signing a hand drawn bottle
Richard Scott red and white. Collaboration with Lomond wine farm
Lunch at Pane Vino. Les always brings High Road wine
Beautiful collage of the famous Georgio done by Sandra Olivier
Chilling and working at the same time
Signing the stencils I used for last years High Road colaboration with Les.
Thursday, I finally stayed at home in the studio and cleaned up the studio which allowed me to clear up my head. It was such a relief just re organizing stuff. Very therapeutic. Zuney Wagyu were running an advert for wagyu burgers all week and it made me so crave a burger that I made myself one. It wasn’t enough so I made a Nik-Nak sandwich to bring back some memories of my childhood.
My morning photo I sent to Angelina on Thursday morning.
Ingredients for a Nik Nak sandwich
Speaking of childhood, this weeks picture is one of me when I was about 8. We lived in Springs Johannesburg and I loved my RICHARD T-shirt. All proud and all.
Joanne came home and it was a quick splash and clean up before we headed to see Les once again. Les was hosting his annual High Road Wine launch. It was a super evening and I bumped into an old friend and collector Brian Katzen. Craig, Joanne’s boss, was there and we all had a great evening steering towards The High Road Directors Reserve. It's such a beautiful wine. We were home in bed by 8.30pm as I had 8am meetings with David from Mervyn Gers to talk Tequila Decanter.
That went well and things are picking up. Then we popped in to see Myles at Rebul to talk about my POP-UP shop idea with their product. They were very excited to get involved. So nice to see and work with passionate positive people. Then we popped into Clifton products to check in on how the box is doing for the Tequla and then back to the Gallery to do a sales meeting and a catch up.
Tequila Decanter moulds
Step 1 for the decanter
Planning at REBUL
A collector sent me this pic from back in 2005
Joanne got off work early and I fetched her. I managed to give Craig a few copies of the new Interior Design Catalogue.
Then it was home for a bit of a Friday afternoon rest.
Saturday, we headed out to Franschhoek and stayed the night. Joanne treated me to a champagne tasting and tour at COLMANT. We met the wine maker Paul and had a really great time. Paul used to be a math teacher but is now one of the world’s best Cap Classic makers. It was an honor to meet him and spend a few hours with him in his world.
Spending as much time as I can with the love of my life Joanne
After the tour we had lunch at Deux Lions. It was fantastic. Then off for a beer at the local brewery and then walked the town and had an early supper at Oku.
We bumped into the famous Kevin Wood
Sunday, we went back to see Paul at Colmant to pick up some Cap Classic and head home via Babylonstoren for a nice walk in the garden and a coffee at the Green house. Then home on the back roads via Philadelphia. We picked up some pies as Ode Meul and bumped into Carl Smyth which was a nice treat. Then home to Sunday Lunch.
The man himself. Carl Smyth. Stopping for a chat in the traffic. I wouldn't expect anything else from Carl. LOL
Until next Sunday
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