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...

Restaurant Review: Circus Circus Chartwell

December is all about relaxing and celebrating the hard work we’ve put into the year. So, if you’re looking for the ideal place to enjoy the best of the season, Circus Circus Chartwell is the place to be. Located on the iconic Chartwell Drive in Umhlanga, this restaurant boasts a tropical theme full of greenery which even extends to the design of their menus!   We were welcomed by the amazing Hlobisile who took care...

Exceeding All Expectations: The Thanda Safari Experience

A comfortable drive from the Midlands into the bush is our family’s ultimate spoil and preferred “breathing space”! During this weekend trip, we stayed at Thanda Tented Camp at Thanda Safari and absolutely loved it! From the moment we arrived, the staff were super attentive and friendly.   The Game Drives Our weekend started with a quick but very delicious late lunch. We then left for our first game drive of the trip, with reasonably...

Spectacular Summer Sips

Take a look at the funkiest drinks of Umhlanga!   Freak Shakes at Romano Ice Cream Thick and creamy milkshake on a hot day? The answer is always yes! We went on a quest to find the craziest milkshakes on the East Coast, and Romano Ice Cream’s freak shakes top the list. Their three flavours, Oreo Bomb, Big Bang and Cotton Candy, are extravagant and heavenly sweet, so we had to try them all. Cotton...

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...

Milk & Cookies

I can’t be the only one who gets a little jealous while scrolling through the endless scenes of European holidays all over my Instagram Explore page. If, like me, you didn’t summer in Paris or Amsterdam, there’s a new cafe now open in The Pearls Mall that offers a similar experience. Welcome to the quaint Milk & Cookies…   After spending many vacations strolling the streets of European cities, the owners of Milk & Cookies...

A Showstopper for Performing Arts in Durban

KZN matriculants with a passion and talent for the performing arts often have to move across the country to complete further studies in the industry, where they may not even receive the qualifications needed to pursue a global career.   Welcome to the stage the International School of Performing Arts.   Located on Florida Road in the heart of Durban, ISPA is a tertiary musical theatre academy dedicated to comprehensively training young talent in all...

Festive, Family & Seafood

‘Tis the season to eat! This year, we put a coastal spin on our Christmas spread, shining a spotlight on scrumptious summer seafood. We collaborated with SUPERSPAR Salta to share this three-course menu by Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn!   Squid in Romesco Sauce With Toasted Almonds and Fresh Basil  This recipe is easy and absolutely delicious. Everyone licks their bowls when they’re finished!   INGREDIENTS 2kg squid or calamari, cleaned (it can be baby squid, rings...

Flavours of Tradition

Founded in 2014, Old Town Italy is a true Italian food lover’s paradise that offers a great combination of freshly baked goods, cooked on-the-go meals, imported and local retail items, and an upmarket restaurant. Oh, and let’s not forget the popular gelato station!    The cleverly curated space captures the essence of Italy. It is a portal back in time, slowing things down and celebrating wholesome food and products that contribute to a home-away-from-home experience. ...

#Fabstuff October/November 2023

Miss Penny Brands: Sage Infused Dry Gin Launched in Ballito last year, this unique sage-infused Ballito dry gin is no ordinary beverage – it’s a lifestyle choice. This organic gin – additive and preservative-free – is distilled on KZN’s Dolphin Coast. Bottled, labelled, corked, waxed and brought to you by Miss Penny herself, this vibrant gin is shaking up the market. Miss Penny Gin is pouring throughout Ballito’s and the surrounding areas’ best hotspots. Retail...