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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...

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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...

We caught up with two talented gents as they pave their way to bright and successful futures.   Oliver Power Milne Oliver Power Milne is a young aspiring musician who is determined to have his music heard by the world. He has been songwriting for the last three years and over this time he also managed to record his debut album in New York. “I gravitated towards writing music a couple of years ago over...

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Whether you are fully involved in the property industry on the East Coast, or have a small interest in it, you have more than likely heard the name Grant Gavin. While he is well-known within the property industry, there is so much more to Grant than just this. He is a true example of successful business leadership!   As entrepreneurs go, Grant’s success is incredible. When he bought into RE/MAX Panache in La Lucia in...

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Supporting local businesses couldn’t be more important in an uncertain time like this. What’s better than to dedicate a few pages to giving some love to businesses that make our community so special? Umhlanga is home to incredible businesses that provide quality services and products that we all know and love! We look at exactly what they offer and the amazing people behind the brands.   PSG Wealth  Born and raised in Durban, Struan Campbell...

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The Midlands is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa for good reason! We take a look at some amazing places to stay when you are visiting this magical part of South Africa, escaping from the hustle and bustle of city living.   Granny Mouse Country House & Spa As one of the oldest establishments in the Midlands area, Granny Mouse is well-known for its romantic atmosphere and culinary delights. Guests come from...