FABSTUFF JUNE/JULY 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love!     SOCIETY MOCHACCINO Do you love coffee or hot chocolate more? Now you don’t have to choose. NEW Society Mochaccinos are made from the finest 100% Arabica coffee beans perfectly paired with indulgent cocoa – bringing together premium coffee and chocolate for an indulgent, luxurious taste experience. Packaged in convenient single-serve sachets, you can now enjoy the best of both. Retail price from R38.99 www.joekels.co.za...

Connecting People Through Coffee

If you’ve driven through the beachfront over the last few months, you would have probably noticed the friendly faces gathering outside a quaint wooden shed propped primely on the corner of South Beach Road and Margaret Bacon Avenue at Fairlight B&B.   On a scorching hot summer’s day in Umdloti, Bruce and Michele Deeb, owners of a familiar and firm favourite, Fairlight B&B, sat down with me under an umbrella with a decadent iced coffee....

The World of Health & Beauty

We got an insight into the passions of a few health and beauty professionals. They gave us a range of important information from the benefits of a new smile to how to maintain youthful-looking skin.   Dr van der Linden The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium Helena van der Linden has a keen eye for detail and understands the balance between perfection and natural aesthetics. She believes in minimally invasive treatment and practices a holistic approach...

A Foodie Odyssey

Let’s go on an adventure to discover the tastes of Umhlanga. Our town is so diverse, including everything from Indian to Italian! They’re all there, just waiting for you to come to try them out.   A Little of France Château Gâteaux have been creating exceptional handcrafted quality cakes, pastries and treats since 1997 – that’s right, it is their 25th birthday this year! Every masterpiece is lovingly made with fine ingredients in their world-class,...

It’s About the Vibe

As pioneers in the social lifestyle venue category, News Cafe Umhlanga is delighted to celebrate its fifth birthday! Proudly held by Fournews, News Cafe opened the first store in Hatfield in 1995. News Cafe has grown into a multi-national household name nearly three decades later and remains synonymous with innovative thinking within the food and social market space. A proudly African brand, News Cafe has expanded to multiple African countries. In South Africa, ideally situated...

Local Paradise

Take a deep breath of ocean air, soak in the sun and enjoy some #goodtimesandtanlines at the Surf Motel. As you step foot into the Surf Motel, your mind flatlines and starts to play “Island in the Sun” by Weezer. I’m not kidding. The Surf Motel brand and concept was established in 2017, taking an outdated holiday accommodation and breathed a fresh, cool, modern surf look and feel. The motel fits its beach theme. Not...

Wanderlust

Most people don’t know of the true beauty that the Garden Route of South Africa has to offer. Local travel enthusiast couple, did the ultimate Garden Route road trip, and we get to read first-hand of their beautiful adventure. Wanderlust (noun): a strong desire to travel. Say hello to this fantastic couple from Umhlanga! Nick and Shelley are both 30-somethings with a massive love for travel. Whether it’s down the road from where they live...

FABSTUFF APRIL/MAY 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love! GUARDIAN AFRICAN GIN Is not only a craft gin of exceptional class and character, but it is also a guardian of nature, dedicated to conservation.  Only local botanicals such as juniper, baobab, spekboom, orange and lemon zest, are wild harvested to craft a most flavourful gin in a “London Dry Gin” style. It is beautifully packaged in a majestic box including a surprise package of the...

ARC OPENS ITS DOORS IN DURBAN AT GATEWAY MALL

Durban, we’ve arrived! Meet your brand-new Gateway ARC store filled from floor to ceiling with 100+ of the best global and local beauty brands, opening treats and some serious beauty spoils. The luxury beauty destination has proudly swung open its doors opened right in the heart of Umhlanga, Durban at Gateway Mall – and just in time for Mother’s Day. The dedicated beauty store, their fifth store and first store in KwaZulu-Natal, is an impressive...

Give Mom What She Wants

Mothers are special, not one is the same as the other. They are caring and loving people who work hard for their families, and sometimes they need some down time so here are some ideas to help you come up with something to spoil her. You know, one of Durban’s most notable features is our ocean and the aquatic life here. We all love seeing colourful fish, playful dolphins and great sharks. This is for...