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When looking at some popular food trends for 2020, one that really stood out to us was experiential eating and drinking. Dining out has become so much more than just having food cooked for you by a chef – it’s also about the experience. Factors such as location, interior design, plating and serving, preparation of the food and drink and the restaurant or bar staff all contribute to the eating and drinking experience, enticing all...

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How many of you have ventured out of your comfort zone when it comes to eating? Whether it’s intermittent fasting, flexitarianism, beeganism, veganism, health-conscious eating or food substitutions, we got down to decoding different ways of eating – some of which we had never even heard of before!   VEGANISM How can you tell if someone is a vegan? They will tell you! Okay, with all jokes aside, veganism is considered the kindest-to-animals diet. Vegans...

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There is always an occasion to celebrate something – Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, date night or even just a night out. We started a tradition many years ago wherein we would enjoy a food safari, meaning that we move from one restaurant to another, enjoying only one course at each. The Market at the Lifestyle Centre is the ideal spot to do just this! A food safari is such a fun-filled day or night out,...

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SERENDIPITY A honeymoon might seem like an extravagant fantasy vacation, but it’s actually a very valuable, much-needed time away after your big wedding day. Travelling with the person you love is the best way to take a break from your everyday life, while amplifying your passion. Here are Serendipity Travel’s suggestions of the perfect honeymoon destinations: Bali: For couples who love nature, healthy food and creativity. This tranquil destination will make you feel as though...

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Entering 2020 means we are officially in the 20th year of the new millennium, but a dating culture for millennials has only just begun. Gone are the days of meet-cutes, formal dates, writing letters or exchanging phone numbers, not to mention picking someone up in a bar or meeting organically.   Right now, dating culture is undergoing some of the biggest transformations ever. At the peak of social media and the e-world, millennial dating culture...

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Break out the tinsel, squeeze back into your ABBAsolutely fABBAulous 70s apparel and book your end of year Christmas party with The ABBA Show coming to Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom’s Izulu Theatre from this Friday 13 December until Sunday 12 January 2020! Showtime Australia is bringing back their most popular production, The ABBA Show, after unprecedented interest in the worldwide phenomenon arose in early 2018. Durban is the second out of three stops in South Africa over this...

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South African Tourism (SA Tourism) acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, has welcomed the news that international minors travelling to South Africa no longer require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents. The announcement made by the Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,  yesterday comes into effect immediately. All ports of entry, as well as the airline and maritime industries, have been informed following the signing of the waiver by Minister Motsoaledi on...

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The South African Young Wine Show gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year, Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall champion at the SA Young Wine Show, following 2010’s triumph with a Sémillon. In addition to the General Smuts Trophy, Flagstone’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc...

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South Africa is home to a passionate equestrian community. The horseracing industry alone contributes approximately R2,71 billion to South Africa’s annual GDP. Having taken inspiration from South African and internationally renowned elite equestrian and lifestyle estates, the Royal Shaka Property Group has officially launched Seaton’s first phase, The Club. Pushing the boundaries on estate living, The Club presents an unrivalled equestrian lifestyle with the introduction of KwaZulu-Natal’s first Olympic-sized indoor and outdoor arenas for show...

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Over the past 18 months Palm Lakes Estate on the North Coast has seen its property trade curve turn upwards with both the number and the value of properties being bought and sold increasing, says Tim Johnson, Principal of Seeff North Coast. “When this estate was initially launched just over 13 years ago it was unknown and was perceived to be a distant estate offering entry level affordability positioned “too far” from Ballito. However, with...