Purchase with a Purpose

Within Glenore Centre in Durban North, there’s a piece of the uplighting spirit of LIV Village, where people come together to shop and eat in support of this organisation. Welcome to LIV Store.   If you’ve been a KZN local for a while, you’ve probably heard of LIV (Lungisisa Indlela Village meaning ‘The Right Way’), an NGO focused on changing the lives of vulnerable children. Whether you’ve visited LIV Village or not, this organisation is...

Mom & Me

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the special bond between mothers and daughters than with a day filled with pampering, creativity and delicious treats? We’ve curated a selection of experiences around town to make this Mother’s Day one to remember.   With Mother’s Day on its way, it would be remiss of me not to quote the amazing Meghan Trainor: “You might have a mom, she might be...

An Odyssey in the East

We join Umhlanga locals Wesley and Zane on their enchanting exploration of the charming and mystical country of Japan. Our trip to Japan in January 2024 was a beautiful blend of holiday and business venture. Zane and I have always been fascinated by Japan’s rich culture, its advanced beauty products, and the attention to detail in everything they do. The trip served as a perfect opportunity to explore these interests further while also taking a...

Behind the Yes

A Mediterranean Moment When you know, you know. Matthew Davies knew he wanted to marry Gabrielle Akal, but hadn’t made the decision on an exact date to propose.”! knew that I was ready to grow with Gabs and that I didn’t want to be with anyone else. For those two reasons, and obviously her killer sense of humour, I chose to drop the knee,” he explains.   They had a stunning engagement in Greece when...

Delicious Recipe Inspirations from J’Something

As Easter approaches, families everywhere are gearing up for the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations – from hosting families to cooking for your loved ones. As the holiday excitement begins and the Easter recipes finally come together, it’s easy to forget the simple joys that come with cooking. We often rush through meal preparation, focusing solely on the end result – overlooking the pleasure that can be found in the process itself. But this...

My Story: Teal Hogg

Inspired to create a supportive community and empower women in fitness, local business owner Teal Hogg shares her story and passion with us.   Tell us about yourself I’m a 26-year-old Durbanite and the proud owner of Hustle Fitness Studio in Umhlanga. Having been born and raised here, I’m deeply connected to this vibrant city. My journey began as a professional surfer, fuelled by my love for the beach and outdoor adventures. I now own...

Wands, Lightsabers & Love

We look at a unique wedding that celebrated the best of both worlds: Star Wars and Harry Potter!   Your wedding day is all about you, the couple. It’s a celebration of your love and the union of your personalities. Sneaking in little details that reflect your passions and interests as part of your big day makes it that much more special.    When I saw a post of Akram and Lameesha re-enacting a Jedi...

Out of Town “I Do’s”

Beautiful, blushing brides and gracious grooms, we look at two couples who decided to make their weddings a little getaway for their friends and family.   Ellen & Mark Anderson International Destination Wedding   Introductions Our friends played cupid and organised a lunch for us. I already knew him from my yoga studio but after that day, I knew he was my person.    Planning the Wedding  I absolutely love planning and organising so the...

Everyday Shoe Styles To Shop This Summer

With the mixture of both sunny and cloudy days ahead, it is always best to be fashionably prepared for all weather conditions. FitfFlop has a great range of both sandals and sneakers that will be fit for any hot or rainy day. As Summer continues to be in full swing across the country and finding the perfect pair of comfortable shoes that won’t compromise on style and fit for any occasion is vital. FitFlop has a versatile...

Feel the Love

I’m so over the pink and red Valentine’s Day gifts that decorate stores this time of year. Love is not about subpar chocolates, a teddy bear you’ll forget about, and flowers that wither away within the week. This year, celebrate by making memories with your partner with the help of these spots and businesses.   As soon as 1 January rolls around, pink hearts and red roses adorn the shelves of shops in preparation for...