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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...

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How many of you have ventured out of your comfort zone when it comes to eating? Whether it’s intermittent fasting, flexitarianism, beeganism, veganism, health-conscious eating or food substitutions, we got down to decoding different ways of eating – some of which we had never even heard of before!     VEGANISM   How can you tell if someone is a vegan? They will tell you. Okay, with all jokes aside, veganism is considered the kindest-to-animals...

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Much like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, Daily Dose is our local lucky charm, occupying a prime slice of coffee real estate at the very end of the Umhlanga promenade. With its bright yellow branding and its bustling café scene, Daily Dose epitomises the very best of coastal coffee culture. Whether you’re a fan of their perfectly blended beverages or their tranquil ocean-adjacency, this team of coffee-enthusiasts has taken “seaside...

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Easter feast (Feaster!): serves eight The bonus about this meal is that most of the stuff can be prepared beforehand, leaving you more time to be with your family and friends during the celebration. Thelamb chops can even be done on the braai, so mom can have even more time to ‘wine-d’ down!   Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Tart with Lemon Balm and Parsley Pesto   You can prepare almost everything beforehand here, but...

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BUZZART IS BACK & IT’S ALL GREEN The KZNSA Gallery’s biggest local-only Christmas fair is open and runs until 12 January 2020. Not to be missed! The festive season was already kicked off at the opening party on Thursday 21 November with live DJs and the arts café open for food and drinks. This year’s Buzzart theme of ‘BEING GREEN’ focuses on goods and activities, that are recycled, up-cycled, reworked, previously loved, home-grown, indigenous, organic,...

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We were lucky enough to be whisked away to enjoy a lovely safari camp in the deep North! From experiencing the depth of the rhino conservation issue in our beautiful country, to standing in awe of the majesty of elephants, Bayala Private Safari Camp provided these opportunities – along with designer drinks, exclusive meals and soft bedsheets to boot!