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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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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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More and more of us are celebrating the freedom we have when it comes to eating out; considering the drop off of other entertainment options like concerts and sports events, a solid night out with good company and at a great venue is what we seem to crave even more. It’s great to see hospitality brands stepping up, bringing their creativity and innovation to our newest “entertainment” option. One of the more recent innovative products...

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Words by Jordyn Trollip   Your step-by-step guide to the ultimate Christmas table setting!   Step One: Pick Your Colours Having a colour scheme for your table will make your setting more cohesive and aesthetically appealing. Some great colour combinations for the holiday times are the classic red, white (or gold) and green, blue, white and silver, naval, dark green and white, or the more neutral white, grey and beige tones. If you really want...

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Cover photo: Gateway Theatre of Shopping   Who doesn’t love a good shopping spree during the holidays? Whether you’re looking for gifts, clothes, summer essentials, food or items to improve your home, Umhlanga has got you covered as we look at the malls and centres in the area and what makes their shopping experience unique.   Gateway Theatre of Shopping Meet a shopaholic’s paradise! Gateway has always been a popular choice for locals and visitors...

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Cover image: Mozambik Chicken   Mind-blowing restaurants share their best dishes that you just have to try!   Mozambik Prawn Bilene        The sought-after prawn bilene can be a quick bite or starter course. It’s served with six de-shelled medio prawns, pan fried in butter and fresh chopped garlic which is then deglazed with Irish cream. It’s dished into a snail bowl while smothered with cheddar, Danish feta and then grilled under a...

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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...