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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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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 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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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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AUDETTE VENGETAS-GOVENDER is a newbie, local food blogger who has been featured on many platforms and is focusing here on a simple, family-friendly and budget-easy lockdown recipe. She lives in Umhlanga Ridge, Durban. www.allyandbug.co.za Camembert Dip Ingredients 1 box camembert cheese 5 cloves garlic 5 springs thyme 1 tbsp olive oil   Method Preheat the oven to 180֯C. Remove the camembert cheese from its box, take off the paper and put it back into the...

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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...