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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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In 2003, Chico Premjee, Rasik Soni and Nitesh Premji teamed up to form Trapezoid Investments. Now, 17 years later, they have established themselves as a renowned developer of many of the iconic buildings in the greater Umhlanga precinct.   Trapezoid Investments has entrenched themselves as Umhlanga Ridge town centre’s biggest developer to date, who now boasts 11 luxury, modern developments.   “Umhlanga Ridge town centre caught our attention years ago as it had so much...

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Words by: Charnre Toweel (Luxe Interiors)   Photos by: Lisa Woest Photography    This spectacular residence located on the slopes of Durban, overlooking the breathtaking Indian Ocean coastline, was built in a new gated estate in Sibaya which has a modern and contemporary architectural design. The design of the home was inspired by the dramatic views of the ocean, capitalising on the blue seascape as you enter the house – this set the tone for what...

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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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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...

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If there’s one thing we have learnt over the past few months, it’s how important our health is! These fabulous professionals help us keep healthy and happy here on the East Coast.   Lulu Becker from LuluJay Physiotherapy   A mum of two little girls, a yoga teacher and a physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s and pelvic health: this is Lulu Becker! Her Physio approach is very holistic, drawing extensively on her insight...

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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...

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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Since the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping has become more popular than ever before. Gents, we have put together some awesome online stores that sell some of the coolest gear for guys!   Bogart Man For the fashion-forward male, Bogart is the place to shop! From black-tie to casual and everything in between, their online store is easy to navigate, with a wide (but not too wide) variety of products on offer. Bogart’s range of denims...

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Orthodontics as we know it is changing, and at the forefront of this is The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium in Umhlanga. With a team of highly qualified dentists and a focus on the latest in technology and products, Dr Thinus van Niekerk and The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium team are at the top of their game when it comes to creating beautiful smiles!   While The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium has always offered Damon® braces...