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There’s nothing better than stumbling upon hidden gems in the most unexpected places. I was incredibly excited when I discovered Northshore and these five exceptionally talented women. They are firmly carving out their marks in their respective industries. Erisha Reddy – Bonafide Beauty “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself!” Qualified somatologist, Erisha has been in the beauty industry for over 12 years. She opened Bonafide Beauty two years ago and has watched...

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A casual beach bungalow inspired by the 1950s and 60s surf era, is the exciting new spot in the Umhlanga Village strip – The Beach House. Join us as I take you through the amazing afternoon we had at this sensational hangout. Photos: Matthew Moon We had the pleasure of visiting the recently opened restaurant for a long and lazy afternoon of grazing and experiencing everything that the popular new hangout has to offer. From...

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We’ve got loads of FABULOUS stuff you’re going to love in this edition!   Our favourites this edition! SIX DOGS BLUE GIN The first blue gin to be launched in South Africa, Six Dogs Blue is a classic dry gin with a slightly floral character, with hints of freshly cut lucerne and morning-harvested rose pelargonium. Its name derived from the blue pea flower (Clitoria ternatea), an antioxidant and alleged aphrodisiac in traditional medicine. The infusion...

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The summer heat can be brutal, unrelenting during the holiday season. Lucky for you, we have compiled a collection of the “coolest” and sweetest places in Umhlanga for you to escape the legendary Durban heat. The Ocean Terrace With its unobstructed sea views and signature candy-stripe décor, The Ocean Terrace has become a firm favourite with in-house guests and local visitors. Their dessert menu is a particular speciality, featuring unique cheesecakes, creative tarts, a selection...

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This Christmas, let us shop local, smart and creative! We have head-hunted a diverse range of fantastic suppliers to ensure you have a gift option for everyone. Self Society A small, local business was created to help people practice self-care not only through their inspiring content but through their homemade artisanal bath and body products too. They have just released their new body polishes, you have to try! Their cold process artisanal soaps are made...

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There have been many comments made and books written about Siya Kolisi, captain of the Springboks, and the first black man to lead his country in over 128 years of South African rugby. But now, for the very first time, Siya Kolisi shares his story in an extraordinarily intimate memoir, charting his journey from being born into the impoverished Zwide township, his 2018 appointment as captain of the Springboks – recognised worldwide as a pivotal...

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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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A glorious outdoor venue, the Palm court at Gateway Theatre of Shopping is fronted by a range of family-friendly restaurants. With seafood, Italian, pizza, Portuguese and more, you can bring a date, the whole family, or your closest besties for brunch, dinner or a nightcap. Top live acts are playing in the evenings on Friday and Saturday and during lunchtime on Sunday. In celebration of Heritage Day weekend, you can also catch short acts during...

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Holah ~ house of love and hope (a division of likhon ithemba) is a crisis home for babies, toddlers and children with special needs, bridging the gap between abandoned or orphaned children and successful adoption or healthy reunification. We are asking our community to support US in our WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN campaign, kicking off 9th August and running through to the 27th of September where after the grand prizes will be drawn on Friday 1st...