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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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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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Protea Hotels Fire & Ice! by Marriot arrives in KwaZulu Natal   Since its first appearance in the South African hospitality scene, the quirky Fire & Ice! Hotels brand has made its mark.  And now it’s moved into KwaZulu-Natal for the first time! The Fire & Ice! concept first came about because South African hotelier, Arthur Gillis, the founder of the iconic South African hotel company, Protea Hotels, realised that, while the average hotel was...

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HILLCREST HOMES UNDER R1 MILLION   The demand for entry-level homes under R1 million regionally continues to grow, and especially so in areas traditionally deemed too expensive by many buyers in the entry-level homes market. Hillcrest, and consequently Waterfall, has seen exceptional growth not only by way of sheer population increase, but also in the demand for sectional title homes.   Many developers have recognised the need to develop homes, within a secure managed environment,...

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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...