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It’s been a crazy year thus far, so it’s time to take a breath and unwind with the help of these local businesses!   Relax, Refresh and Recharge at Forever Nails Boutique “I have always had a sincere passion for beauty and nail care. My career started at the young age of eighteen when I became a fully qualified nail technician. I learnt from an early age that success is no accident; it is hard...

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In 2003, Chico Premjee, Rasik Soni and Nitesh Premji teamed up to form Trapezoid Investments. Now, 17 years later, they have established themselves as a renowned developer of many of the iconic buildings in the greater Umhlanga precinct.   Trapezoid Investments has entrenched themselves as Umhlanga Ridge town centre’s biggest developer to date, who now boasts 11 luxury, modern developments.   “Umhlanga Ridge town centre caught our attention years ago as it had so much...

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Words by: Charnre Toweel (Luxe Interiors)   Photos by: Lisa Woest Photography    This spectacular residence located on the slopes of Durban, overlooking the breathtaking Indian Ocean coastline, was built in a new gated estate in Sibaya which has a modern and contemporary architectural design. The design of the home was inspired by the dramatic views of the ocean, capitalising on the blue seascape as you enter the house – this set the tone for what...

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Tell us about Adore Design and what your company offers. We are a bunch of friendly, dynamic interior design nerds and we set out to connect with people on what matters most: their space and how they experience it. Adore Design is a full-service interior design firm that specialises in residential projects (big and small!) and we also work in the commercial and retail sectors. Our design team is experienced in creating beautiful, functional spaces...

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With more people working from home and more children choosing to homeschool, the demand for fast and efficient Wi-Fi continues to grow and grow. We share some businesses that offer fibre to your home, enabling you to connect even better!   123NET Fibre: Exploring Today’s Technology for Tomorrow’s Potential   Fibre optic internet is a data connection carried by a cable filled with thin glass or plastic fibres. Data travels through them as beams of...

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If there’s one thing we have learnt over the past few months, it’s how important our health is! These fabulous professionals help us keep healthy and happy here on the East Coast.   Lulu Becker from LuluJay Physiotherapy   A mum of two little girls, a yoga teacher and a physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s and pelvic health: this is Lulu Becker! Her Physio approach is very holistic, drawing extensively on her insight...

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We chatted to some East Coast locals to find out what they’re missing or have missed during the lockdown.   Stefan Botha Director of Rainmaker Marketing   “Tuesday and Friday morning runs at Regents in Durban North. It’s become a ritual for so many Durbanites and I really miss the early vibe and the awesome start to the day.”   “I miss an ice-cold draught beer with friends at SandBar in Umdloti. A world-class spot...

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping has become more popular than ever before. Gents, we have put together some awesome online stores that sell some of the coolest gear for guys!   Bogart Man For the fashion-forward male, Bogart is the place to shop! From black-tie to casual and everything in between, their online store is easy to navigate, with a wide (but not too wide) variety of products on offer. Bogart’s range of denims...

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AUDETTE VENGETAS-GOVENDER is a newbie, local food blogger who has been featured on many platforms and is focusing here on a simple, family-friendly and budget-easy lockdown recipe. She lives in Umhlanga Ridge, Durban. www.allyandbug.co.za Camembert Dip Ingredients 1 box camembert cheese 5 cloves garlic 5 springs thyme 1 tbsp olive oil   Method Preheat the oven to 180֯C. Remove the camembert cheese from its box, take off the paper and put it back into the...

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Have you ever heard an advert on the radio or a call to enter or audition and you think, “I wish I could do that”, but never really action it? Well, when Steve Harvey’s Family Feud call for entries was heard by the Fleming family, they leaped at the opportunity and they shared their story with us.   From what started with, “Let’s entertain Mom”, to being widely known and loved across South Africa, the...