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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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At 19, most of us are concentrating on passing our first year of varsity or enjoying a gap year travelling to exotic places around the world. For Ashley Maidman, this was not the case! During her first year out of school, Ashley was working on bringing her business, Bubbadue, to life. We caught up with her to find out more about the inspiration behind her business, how she went about developing Bubbadue and what it’s...

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We caught up with Karl Desler, founder of Salt Rock Coffee Company and coffee connoisseur!   Upon entering Salt Rock Coffee Company in the Salt Rock Centre, one immediately feels at home. No matter the time of day, you will always find a wonderful energy in this space, filled with people relaxing, socialising, having meetings or getting some work done. Everything about Salt Rock Coffee Company is local, from the owner to the décor and...

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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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Many weddings are ludicrously expensive and are sometimes just a big show to flaunt your wealth (or the bride’s parents’ wealth, that is). But here in laid-back KZN, staying unpretentious and keeping affairs intimate and unique is what we’re all about. So here are some top tips to avoid bankruptcy this wedding season. If you’ve ever watched “Say Yes to the Dress”, you’ll be familiar with the exorbitant cost of a wedding dress — even...

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Pinotage On Tap is coming around again! KZN folks, it’s that time of the year again – where the pinotage flows plentifully and the music never stops! The first 6 months of 2019 are officially done and dusted, signifying the start of Diemersfontein’s iconic Pinotage On Tap event!   There are certain highlights on anyone’s annual event calendar, such as your birthday, Christmas, Easter, a bucket-list overseas trip and so on, but for the avid...

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We were lucky enough to be whisked away to enjoy a lovely safari camp in the deep North! From experiencing the depth of the rhino conservation issue in our beautiful country, to standing in awe of the majesty of elephants, Bayala Private Safari Camp provided these opportunities – along with designer drinks, exclusive meals and soft bedsheets to boot!

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In 2019, Splashy Fen Music Festival will take vital steps towards transforming the iconic South African event into a more sustainable entity. While the festival has long been conscious of its environmental impact on the Splashy Fen land, and the environment at large, there is an increasing need to put measures into place that will help Splashy Fen, its service providers and fans contribute to the festivals environmental impact – in a positive and sustainable...