A New You – The Hair Shack 

“New hair, who’s this?” is exactly how I felt after our fabulous experience at The Hair Shack. Right from when we walked in and were greeted with a warm welcome from the receptionist, Alex, we were transported into a relaxing atmosphere. Natasha was introduced to her stylist, Justen, who started with their consultation to chat about what she wanted to get done. Deon, my stylist, was excited to get started on my hair. Before that,...

Our Love Story

From first dates and chance encounters to forever… We spoke with a few local couples abo their relationships and journeys together. Whether they’ve been together for one or 50 year these stories will make you believe in true love! Luyanda & Carla Mothiba Married for Six Years THE TIMELINE Luyanda, my husband, and I met in November 2010 on a night out. The following day, he invited me on a date to go house shopping...

For The Love Of Our Bodies 

A Look into Hormonal Health with Dr Jess Beningfield Hormonal health is a crucial aspect of a woman’s overall well-being, yet it often remains shrouded in misconceptions. In recent years, women have gained more control over their health thanks to a shift in medical practices. To get the details on all things hormonal health and how to improve it, I chatted with Dr Jess, an expert in the field, to shed light on women’s health...

Pop the Champagne…SHE SAID YES!

In the world of weddings, every moment is worth celebrating. Kitchen teas, bachelor parties, honeymoons, receptions, bachelorettes… and now engagement parties! Over the past few years, many couples have decided to keep the magical fire of the proposal burning a little longer by throwing a (sometimes extravagant) party with their family and friends to honour their engagement. Last year, after an epic proposal in Bali, local couple Gabby Larsson and Travis Strydom followed this popular...

SOLO CELEBRATIONS

We all know about Valentine’s Day. You may have even heard of Galentine’s Day. Now, let me introduce you to ‘Solo Celebrations’. Whether you are single, in a relationship, or “it’s complicated”, Love Month 2024 is all about self-love and treating yourself. It’s the best day of the year! read a lot about why self-love is so important – how you should love yourself before you can love someone else. But how exactly do you...

Eternal Love

Embark on tales from local brides that encapsulate the joy, resilience and surprises that come with the journey to “I do”.   Micaela & John Kim HOW DID YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND MEET? John and I met online during lockdown in 2020. He lives in New Zealand and I live in SA, so we were long-distance until we got married. We would fly back and forth to spend as much time together as possible, but...

A Place To Connect – The Cavern

Embark on a Drakensberg holiday where the peaks and valleys not only echo with the exhilaration of adventure but also set the scene for romance. At The Cavern, there’s a perfect blend of family fun and intimate moments, making it an ideal destination for both cherished family getaways and romantic escapes. Founded in 1941 by the visionary couple Bill and Ruth Carte, The Cavern’s legacy is one of love and determination. Despite the initial loss...

#HeresToHome

Builders invites you to make every moment count this season with their “Summer memories made of #HeresToHome” campaign. As the leading destination for DIY, home improvement and building materials, Builders offers an extensive range of products and services that are designed to enhance your summer experience.   Transform Your Home into a Summer Paradise Their diverse product categories, available both online and in-store, cater to all your summer needs:   Gardening Galore: Dive into their...

Creating Local Stories

I first started writing picture books when my children were young. Having an inspirational mother who read profusely to me as a child, I also read numerous picture books to my own children. Most of these books came from England, but when I started writing and publishing, I found that publishers wanted South African stories featuring our local landscape.   One of my most successful children’s picture books is The Gift of the Sun, which...

Coastal Cuisine

Beneath blue skies, where waves hit the shore, dine on treasures of the sea at one of Ballito’s great restaurants. Al Pescatore has been delighting customers with fantastic food for over thirty years, and we were so excited to try some of their delicious dishes. When we stepped inside, we were greeted by a stunning ocean view and the scent of salty air and mouthwatering aromas from the kitchen. If you haven’t been to Al...