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Wedding ceremonies range from absolute extravagance with the heaviest price tags, right to unorthodox options with Middle-Eastern influence on traditional themes. However, I find that the most memorable weddings are the ones filled with meaningful signatures, a relaxed bride, and a grateful groom… The Dress I had been to all the shops that I could think of and I couldn’t find anything that I liked, after setting my sights on a huge princess-style dress. I...

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We chatted to three of Ballito’s most influential women during our cover photoshoot and found out what inspires them, and how they integrate their unique personalities into the communities and people around them. Anna Kelly (Marketing Manager of Chateau Gateaux) Who are you? I was born in Germany (my Dad was a fighter pilot in the RAF and stationed there at the time) and am from a very large and loving family scattered all over...

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We are celebrating this Women’s Month by showcasing a few of our young local female entrepreneurs! We caught up with some of the busiest and most successful young entrepreneurial ladies in Ballito. Crystin Parnell is beautiful and bold, with endless pools of blue for eyes, and a bare-faced innocence that can only come from being a 19 year old dream-chaser. She sports long, beautiful hair and exudes a unique charisma, wearing a dainty nose-ring that...

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You would be hard-pressed to find any massage-loving individual who has not heard of – or had the ultimate pleasure of experiencing – Africa’s iconic Mangwanani Spa. We all know the women of Mangwanani, clad in their orange attire and smelling like calming essential oils, but what about the story behind the brand? And more importantly, what about the one woman behind all of these women – the one that started it all…? As I...

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In a tech-saturated world, we’ve all heard the expression “Print is a dying industry”. With rapid advancements in broadcast media, consumers are spoiled for choice. The national newspaper is no longer the sole provider of information, as consumers turn to televised news channels, an endless selection of podcasts, and of course, the grand maestro of them all: the internet. But to completely disregard the power of print in a digitally-heavy world, is not just an...

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As the stores fill up with red roses, teddy bears and overpriced chocolates, some experience excitement, others, not so much. Let’s take the attention away from that materialistic stuff and turn our focus to what Valentine’s should represent. It seems that there is this stigma that Valentine’s Day is purely for loved-up couples, but to me, it’s simply about celebrating love in all of its forms. They sure do a good job of putting the...