WELCOME TO THE FUTURE

MAKING YOUR HOME A SMART HAVEN A house is so much more than a structure of bricks and mortar – it’s a place where memories are created, bonds are formed, and love is nurtured. It is these experiences that make a house a home and, although not seemingly evident, home automation technology, through effective application, both enhances these experiences and creates new ones. Home automation is the control and monitoring of a home’s systems from...

Unlocking Childhood Imagination

Elluxco Bebe has redefined spaces for the most cherished members of the family, children. In the world of interior design, adaptability and innovation are key to meeting the ever-changing demands of clients. A local business, Elluxco, known for its expertise in designing and installing kitchens and built-in cupboards, embarked on a new journey when the demand for custom kids’ bunk beds and playrooms surged. This led to the birth of Elluxco Bebe, a branch specialising...

CHARM & CHARACTER – THE VINTAGE BARN

Trends come and go. If you’re anything like me, you’ve fallen into the sneaky trap of decor hypes, which you end up hating a year later (I can still remember my childhood bedroom filled with teal blue and lime green decor pieces). Another consequence of being a victim of trends is that your spaces end up looking like everyone else’s. Well, we have just the cure: secondhand shopping! Just a short drive outside of town,...

A COASTAL SANCTUARY

THE BEST OF SEASIDE LIVING WORDS CRISTINA GOVENDER | PHOTOS STEPHEN ROWLEY PHOTOGRAPHY Located in Zululami Luxury Coastal Estate, this stunning home rests on a hill overlooking the ocean. Clad in glass, every design element and material has been carefully considered to make the best of the surroundings, greenery and sea. The house was designed using a modern contemporary approach, incorporating elements of seaside architecture and adding an eco-friendly twist. Gerhard Breedt of Gerhard Architect...

LET’S TALK CARS

We spoke to CMH Motor City Ballito about the various options and brands they offer for those looking for different types of cars. Choosing a car for yourself is far from easy. With so many options out there, the decision of which car to get must come down to your lifestyle. Ask yourself: What is your current lifestyle and what lifestyle do you want? Are you a family man? An adventurous man? A luxurious man?...

DOCUMENTING THE WORLD OF ANIMALS

The beauty of our world is baffling. From the microscopic details of leaves on plants to the wrinkles on an elephant, we can’t forget the overwhelming views you can find in our country alone. Mother nature is astonishing, and we have people who love documenting it. Growing up, we’d watch National Geographic and learn about animals we had never heard of before. You sit there in awe and wonder how these people get so close...

DOCUMENTING THE WORLD OF ANIMALS

The beauty of our world is baffling. From the microscopic details of leaves on plants to the wrinkles on an elephant, we can’t forget the overwhelming views you can find in our country alone. Mother nature is astonishing, and we have people who love documenting it. Growing up, we’d watch National Geographic and learn about animals we had never heard of before. You sit there in awe and wonder how these people get so close...

LOCAL IS LEKKER

Shop at one of these spots, from designer clothing and jewellery to handmade soaps, genuine leather goods and fine rum, and you’ll be supporting a proudly KZN business! It’s Designer  The DETIAMO collection is curated for a discerning clientele favouring classically designed, 100% linen garments that are locally made to international standards. With seamstresses in the KZN Midlands, they ensure that each garment is beautifully finished so you look elegant and timeless. Pair the exciting...

BEACH TO BERG

SPLENDID DESTINATIONS TO SPEND YOUR WINTER HOLIDAY Just over six hours away from Ballito, Umngazi Hotel & Spa is a unique destination that offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, making it a unique and unforgettable destination for families and couples alike. Located in a stunning location along the Wild Coast of South Africa, Umngazi Hotel & Spa is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, unspoiled beaches, and rolling hillsides. For families, they offer a...

SPORTS HEROES LIVING LOCALLY

WORDS KAI COATES | OPENING IMAGE ERIK KNUTSON Meet a tennis player, big wave surfer, rugby player and golfer who have reached great heights in their sport and are now living in our town GO BIG OR GO HOME Our coastal town is a core spot for many professional and up-and-coming surfers. You may have seen a few daring surfers brave our bigger waves, but are you ready to meet someone who rides and competes...