Out of Town “I Do’s”

Beautiful, blushing brides and gracious grooms, we look at two couples who decided to make their weddings a little getaway for their friends and family.   Ellen & Mark Anderson International Destination Wedding   Introductions Our friends played cupid and organised a lunch for us. I already knew him from my yoga studio but after that day, I knew he was my person.    Planning the Wedding  I absolutely love planning and organising so the...

Everyday Shoe Styles To Shop This Summer

With the mixture of both sunny and cloudy days ahead, it is always best to be fashionably prepared for all weather conditions. FitfFlop has a great range of both sandals and sneakers that will be fit for any hot or rainy day. As Summer continues to be in full swing across the country and finding the perfect pair of comfortable shoes that won’t compromise on style and fit for any occasion is vital. FitFlop has a versatile...

#FABSTUFF February/March 2024

Under Armour: Infinite Pro  The footwear features a plush collar and bevel heel design for elevated comfort, reduced irritation, smooth landings, and increased stability. The engineered warp knit upper provides breathability and containment with 3D haptic print detailing. A 3D-moulded sockliner enhances step-in comfort, while Pixie Carrier Foam offers soft landings and exceptional springiness. The HOVR+ midsole, softer and more flexible, ensures a plush and bouncy underfoot experience. Retail price is R3399. www.underarmour.co.za   LM...

Feel the Love

I’m so over the pink and red Valentine’s Day gifts that decorate stores this time of year. Love is not about subpar chocolates, a teddy bear you’ll forget about, and flowers that wither away within the week. This year, celebrate by making memories with your partner with the help of these spots and businesses.   As soon as 1 January rolls around, pink hearts and red roses adorn the shelves of shops in preparation for...

A Foolproof Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

In a sea of chocolates, flowers, and mini teddy bears, depart from the usual go-to’s and gift your Valentine with something that speaks to their unique tastes and that they’ll love. With only a few days to go you don’t have much time so consider the gifts below to wow the special one that has your heart. For the one that loves to be wined and dined  Coco Chanel once wisely said, “I only drink...

Love Blooms at Gateway

It’s the month of love and Gateway has many, many ways to show it! A carefully chosen gift says more than a thousand words, a mall gift card gives them choice, whilst sharing time spent together is priceless. Gateway’s always great for gifting, because it has everything – from blooms and useful gadgets to high-end tech and fashion. The great Gateway hack is that you can take your gift home beautifully wrapped. “Visitors are loving...

This Summer, Seek the Guidance of the Fruitful One

Turn off your Zoom screen, slip into some slops, and take out that towel. The scent of braai is in the air, and Mzansi is prepping for summer. Friends, fam, fashion, a chillout session in a hammock… there’s so much to do! But, with all that our beautiful, bountiful country has to offer – with all the options on the patio table – where do you start? How do you make the most of this...

Service Excellence

Seeing the fruit of your labour is a point of pride for any business owner. Recent winner of the Durban Tourism Award for Service Excellence, Burnham House B&B sets the standard for an exceptional accommodation experience.   Just off Ridge Road on Burnham Drive stands Burnham House B&B, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. It’s a tranquil escape featuring an exquisite rose garden and koi pond in the front and an outdoor dining area and pool...

Turn Up the Speakers

We catch up with some of the best musicians in Umhlanga and learn about their incredible journeys in music.     Matthew Davies How did your music career start? I got into music at around six years old. My mom always thought it was important for me to play an instrument, so I started quite early on. My career only began properly around a year and a half ago when I met Tim Lewis, and...

Vibrant & Luxe

All Lights Lead to La Parada! Rooted in the rich tradition of Spanish-inspired tapas bars, the La Parada brand has won hearts across South Africa with its exquisite gastronomy, refined beverages and vibrant ambience. From its original abode on Bree Street in Cape Town to Gauteng and then KwaZulu-Natal, La Parada has consistently elevated the dining experience for everyone who walks into their colourful premises.   Since opening in 2020, La Parada Umhlanga has established...