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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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Interior design and décor is what makes a house a home, and we’re very lucky to have many talented interior designers right here in Umhlanga. We meet three of them and get to know more about their business and their favourite design trend for 2020.   Taryn Flanagan Interiors Founded in 2012 by Taryn herself, Taryn Flanagan Interiors offers a bespoke service as a professional interior and design business. It is comprised of a small...

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We sit down with Umhlanga architects to learn more about their career and recent projects.   Prakasen Govender from PGA Architects Tell us more about your career in architecture I qualified in 1993 from UKZN as an architect. Architecture to me is more than just a design. You are creating a space which dictates how people will live, work or play, which impacts on their social, economical and mental well-being. The responsibility is immense to...

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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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It’s time to come together and support our local businesses that make our East Coast the amazing place that it is.   Sugarlicious   Zakeeya Mitha started off in 2011 from her home kitchen selling macarons to friends and family, and then ventured into her very first market at Buxtons Centre in 2013, where her macarons became a popular edition. The ice cream macaron was introduced to the Sugarlicious range in 2015 and the phenomenal...

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We celebrate Women’s Month this year by learning more about some Umhlanga boss ladies who run amazing and successful business on the East Coast. They share a bit about themselves, their businesses and their words of wisdom for their fellow businesswomen.   Fiona Furniss from Ageless Grace and Nia   Fiona is a Nia black belt teacher and Ageless Grace International Trainer and Educator.  “I have a background in dance teaching and love that I...

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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...