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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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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...