Love Blooms at Gateway

It’s the month of love and Gateway has many, many ways to show it! A carefully chosen gift says more than a thousand words, a mall gift card gives them choice, whilst sharing time spent together is priceless. Gateway’s always great for gifting, because it has everything – from blooms and useful gadgets to high-end tech and fashion. The great Gateway hack is that you can take your gift home beautifully wrapped. “Visitors are loving...

Gateway’s Amazing Maze Is a Feast for the Imagination

Open now, Gateway’s must-visit new attraction, the Amazing Maze, leads visitors on an excursion through an exhilarating journey of contrasting environments created by a kaleidoscope of shapes, spaces, graphics, lighting and mirrors. “The Amazing Maze is a whimsical escape full of unexpected delights,” says Michelle Shelley, Marketing Manager at Gateway. “Our creative team has conceptualised an incredible immersive experience, playing with scale, dimensions and perspective. Entering the Amazing Maze is an invitation to push pause...

Art With a Purpose

The Story of a La’ Muse Art has the ability to evoke emotions. Using different colours, techniques and visuals, you can elicit feelings of happiness, contentment and sadness, or even convey an entire story. Creating art can also facilitate the release of these feelings, whether you sculpt, write, draw or splash paint onto a wall. Art therapy is using this creative process to improve well-being, by both observing and creating art, regardless of the medium. ...

Umhlanga Lighthouse: A Local Landmark

It’s difficult to picture Umhlanga without its iconic red and white lighthouse that towers over the shore. It’s majestic, elegant and surprisingly well-kept considering it’s just a few feet from the ocean. With the Umhlanga Lighthouse being so symbolic of the Umhlanga beachfront, we thought it was time to delve into its rich history.   Did you know that The Oyster Box Hotel (built in 1869 as the first beach cottage in the area) has...

Fantasy Made Reality: Sunsets & Mermaids

Sunsets & Mermaids was created as a place where dreams and folklore come to life. Biaggo Pellicia and Chef Brendon Newport have poured new life, magic and love into this restaurant, and it has quickly become a local favourite in Umhlanga Village.   The name denotes the unique vision of the restaurant. It is something that paints a mental picture for customers of the spot, which is a new brand making an entry into the...

Experience a Culinary Adventure at the East Coast Radio House + Garden Show Foodie Fair

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and embark on a mouth-watering journey at the highly anticipated Foodie Fair, taking place within the East Coast Radio House + Garden Show from 1 – 9 July 2023 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. With an exciting line-up of culinary delights, local kitchen design exhibitors, and a family-friendly atmosphere, this event is set to be a gastronomic extravaganza.    Interactive Foodie Fun with Hirsch’s Demo Kitchen Prepare to...

Do You Make the Best Peri-Peri Chicken in KwaZulu-Natal?

Now is your chance to prove it! The North Star Micro Hotel will host the inaugural World KwaZulu-Natal Peri-Peri Chicken Championship, taking place at the North Star Micro Hotel on 8 July 2023. The North Star Micro Hotel and Restaurant are excited about this initiative to gather our community for a day of fun, good food and good deeds. The World KwaZulu-Natal Peri-Peri Chicken Championships is a cook-off-style event where twelve two-person teams will battle...

Brunchin’

Whoever combined breakfast and lunch to create the scrumptious result of “brunch” definitely deserves a medal in my books. Lucky for our locals, the East Coast is home to many cute, quirky and sophisticated cafes that offer delicious brunches. We got to visit a few and try their most popular brunch dishes!     Goodthings Cafe If you’re looking to add some vitamins and nutrients to your brunch, Goodthings Cafe is a must. Part of...