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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 image: Emdoneni Lodge   TRAVEL SA brings you a snippet of what is to come in their December mag. There is a desire and real need for most people to “get away” from time to time. In this spread, we hope to spark some interest and options for future travel bookings. We do have amazing bush, beach and Berg options right here in KZN, so why not take advantage of that and travel locally...

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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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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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Introducing the team behind the much-loved The Umhlanga Magazine! We love all things local, community and celebrating the beautiful Umhlanga. We pour our heart and soul into every edition we publish, and we’re thankful to have kept our magazine running as (un)usual throughout this tough year and continue to give our locals great stories! Meet our Fab Team and find out why they love being a part of this community.   WHAT DO YOU LOVE...

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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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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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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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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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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...