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We were delighted to have Prev Reddy A.K.A. Aunty Shamilla sit around the brown boardroom table with the FabMags team with coffees and Krispy Kreme’s to chat about everything; from his rocky start to his career, a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, an international tour and of course, we got to meet the legendary Aunty Shamilla, in all of her robed glory! Prev always knew that he wanted to be a performer. “I knew that if...

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There’s nothing better than stumbling upon hidden gems in the most unexpected places. I was incredibly excited when I discovered Northshore and these five exceptionally talented women. They are firmly carving out their marks in their respective industries. Erisha Reddy – Bonafide Beauty “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself!” Qualified somatologist, Erisha has been in the beauty industry for over 12 years. She opened Bonafide Beauty two years ago and has watched...

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A casual beach bungalow inspired by the 1950s and 60s surf era, is the exciting new spot in the Umhlanga Village strip – The Beach House. Join us as I take you through the amazing afternoon we had at this sensational hangout. Photos: Matthew Moon We had the pleasure of visiting the recently opened restaurant for a long and lazy afternoon of grazing and experiencing everything that the popular new hangout has to offer. From...

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Looking back on the history of our beautiful town, we acknowledge what a wonderful place it can be to visit time and again as a prized holiday destination. Suppose you grew up anywhere in the North Durban area. In that case, you can probably still remember the ‘long’ drive from Durban North to Umhlanga. Once you passed Sunningdale, you literally drove through the sugar cane fields down into the Somerset Valley, up onto the Ridge,...

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We’ve got loads of FABULOUS stuff you’re going to love in this edition!   Our favourites this edition! SIX DOGS BLUE GIN The first blue gin to be launched in South Africa, Six Dogs Blue is a classic dry gin with a slightly floral character, with hints of freshly cut lucerne and morning-harvested rose pelargonium. Its name derived from the blue pea flower (Clitoria ternatea), an antioxidant and alleged aphrodisiac in traditional medicine. The infusion...

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The summer heat can be brutal, unrelenting during the holiday season. Lucky for you, we have compiled a collection of the “coolest” and sweetest places in Umhlanga for you to escape the legendary Durban heat. The Ocean Terrace With its unobstructed sea views and signature candy-stripe décor, The Ocean Terrace has become a firm favourite with in-house guests and local visitors. Their dessert menu is a particular speciality, featuring unique cheesecakes, creative tarts, a selection...

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Let this wonderful family business help you get your holiday spread ready quickly and simply with delicious and wholesome meal ideas. In March 2018 Frozen for You was born from the international award-winning catering company “By Word of Mouth”. This catering and events business has been voted as “Top Catering Company” for the past 21 years and has been in existence for 28 years. It is a family run business, run by Adrian and Karen Short...

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This Christmas, let us shop local, smart and creative! We have head-hunted a diverse range of fantastic suppliers to ensure you have a gift option for everyone. Self Society A small, local business was created to help people practice self-care not only through their inspiring content but through their homemade artisanal bath and body products too. They have just released their new body polishes, you have to try! Their cold process artisanal soaps are made...

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“It has been touch and go as to whether the 2021 event would even be able to take place this year,” says Alene Naidoo, Organiser of The Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. “Last year was such a disappointment, when we had to close early, due to adjusted COVID restrictions; but we have received the go-ahead from the relevant authorities and barring any major announcements from the President, we are optimistic that the 2021 show...

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Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Drive-Through – A First for Durban Admittedly, the usual festive cheer that takes hold of Durbanites and visitors around December, has been a bit wanting over the past two years, with the COVID-19 pandemic scuppering the holiday plans for many.   The team that brings you KwaZulu-Natal’s largest holiday light show got thinking about a complementary experience that would cater to the many that would not be able to enjoy...