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Gateway Theatre of Shopping is opening its heart and doors to the Santa Shoebox Project in support of underprivileged and socially vulnerable children throughout South Africa and Namibia. In its sixteenth year, the Santa Shoebox Project has distributed over 1-million personalised boxes of love, compassion and joy to children in cities and rural areas. Over the years, the NGO has identified eight items that should be included in each box. These are: a toothbrush, toothpaste,...

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By Carla Louise Gailey Photos By: Yuvi K In light of Movember, I chatted to eight exceptionally inspiring men who comfortably opened up to me, and shared their thoughts on men’s mental health in the hope to raise awareness and destigmatise these issues. It’s incredible to see how much power there is in vulnerability and I am honoured that these men trusted me enough to share their stories through my words.   Matthew Jones Co-owner of...

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Featured image: VW T-Roc   Just imagine it for a second: you, driving around the streets of Umhlanga, in a stylish, jaw-dropping car. If that’s what you want your 2021 to look like, we’ve got two cars perfect for the job! Learn more about the popular Volkswagen T-Roc and Land Rover Discovery and why they’re your next dream cars.   Volkswagen T-Roc   This is a car that can match your confidence and make you...

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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 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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Words by Lorinda Scott   Any time you can get to help your skin, it’s an opportunity to grab. Dr Kayla Andrew from Aesthetic Options invited me into her office to have a quick chat about my skin wants and needs, and from there we decided that we would start with RF focusing on my face and neck and end off with a gentle peel and light therapy.   Radio frequency (RF) using the amazing...

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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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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...