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Words by Jordie Trotter   Show your partner some love without breaking the bank! The month of love is here, and couples around the world take this time to celebrate one another and their relationships. While showering one another with gifts and enjoying romantic experiences together is wonderful, it can get expensive very quickly. We share some fabulous, affordable ways to show some love at any time of the year.   Play Board Games Together...

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Featured image: Behn Photography   We might have been in a lockdown, but these couples still enjoyed gorgeous, intimate weddings.   Ashleigh and Dylan Gouws   This wonderful couple managed to get married on the day the lockdown started, after changing their plans at the last minute! We found out how they planned a wedding in 48 hours.   When was your wedding supposed to be and when did you end up getting married? We...

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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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Words by Jordie Smith   Each of our cities in South Africa is known for different things and Umhlanga is no exception. We take a closer look at who we really are on the East Coast, and what makes us unique.   Think Curries and Bunnies Instead of Fish and Chips We might be close to the ocean, but beachside restaurants serving fish and chips are few and far between. However, you will find some...

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Words by Savannah Greyvenstein   Christmas is around the corner, and I could not be more excited! And while, to most, it is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s not the most eco-friendly time of the year. With this in mind, here are a few fun tips on how you can make this Christmas a green one!   Choosing the Right Wrapping Paper While normal wrapping paper can be cute, its effect on...

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Where has the time gone? As we take a look at all of our covers, we can’t help but think of the amazing magazines we have created over the past few years, all with the help of the Umhlanga community. Without you, there would be no stories to share and nobody to read these stores! We have shared stories about people, the locals who make our community what it is, and about local businesses, events,...

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These enchanting wedding venues are the perfect place for you and your beloved to tie the knot!   Bayala Private Safari Lodge & Camp At Bayala Private Safari Lodge & Camp in Northern Zululand, KZN, an easy three hour drive from Durban, we offer the ideal destination-wedding venue where you are assured of the most memorable evening, weekend or week long affair imaginable. Share your dreams, wishes and specific needs and we will customise your...

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and, while all the single people out there are dealing with their singledom, those in relationships are going through their own stress: what on earth do I buy my loved one this year? Ladies Gift Guide Gone are the days of flowers and chocolates. I’m sorry, but women want — and deserve — more! (But, please note: we never say “no” to perfume!). Guys, here are some ideas for what...