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Bringing self-sufficient farm-style living into the superb Brettenwood Coastal Estate. Wendy Bouwer from Bridgewater Spencer Architecture and Margaret Berichon from B Design Studio collaborated in creating this breathtaking home for a client in one of the most exclusive, sought after estates on the North Coast, Brettenwood Coastal Estate situated in Sheffield.   The house has stunning views of rolling hills, which makes you feel like you are on a quintessentially gorgeous KZN farm, and boasts...

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The North Coast is evolving with a new generation’s wants and needs that allow work and play in the same area. The idea of Mixed-Use precincts are not new, but they are certainly evolving. Whilst the North Coast has long been a leading player in the residential developments sector, boasting some of the most successful and desirable destinations in South Africa, there are some exciting new development offerings that are set to add even more...

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Whether you’re furry, feathered or scaled, all friends are welcome! As people realise that Ballito is for sure one of THE best places to live, we see flocks of families moving here to experience the North Coast way of life. Here, as for most South Africans, our pets are our family. The lifestyle of those here embraces the outdoors and the ability to lead an active way of life. Our town aims to be wholly...

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“It has been touch and go as to whether the 2021 event would even be able to take place this year,” says Alene Naidoo, Organiser of The Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. “Last year was such a disappointment, when we had to close early, due to adjusted COVID restrictions; but we have received the go-ahead from the relevant authorities and barring any major announcements from the President, we are optimistic that the 2021 show...

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Lifestyle TOPS in Ballito, in collaboration with Durban’s Distillery 031, officially launched their D’Urban Lifestyle Gin to a small group of media and customers in the intimacy of the beautifully designed and curated Gin Room of their liquor store in Lifestyle Centre. Exclusively produced by Distillery 031 for Lifestyle TOPS in Ballito, D’Urban Lifestyle Gin is inspired by the Dolphin Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal. This unique region enjoys wide, unspoilt beaches. Lush subtropical vegetation....

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Words: Jordie Trotter   Show your partner some love without breaking the bank! The month of love is here, and couples around the world take this time to celebrate one another and their relationships. While showering one another with gifts and enjoying romantic experiences together is wonderful, it can get expensive very quickly. We share some fabulous, affordable ways to show some love at any time of the year.   Play Board Games Together Most...

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It’s been a rough few months, but with businesses operating again, here are some great spots to relax and recuperate for the year ahead.   Get Your Hair Done Lauren, the salon owner, alongside Michelle, Ria and the rest of the team at Scissor Sisters Hair Studio will make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you walk through the door, and you will leave with gorgeous locks and a smile on your...

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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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You would be hard-pressed to find any massage-loving individual who has not heard of – or had the ultimate pleasure of experiencing – Africa’s iconic Mangwanani Spa. We all know the women of Mangwanani, clad in their orange attire and smelling like calming essential oils, but what about the story behind the brand? And more importantly, what about the one woman behind all of these women – the one that started it all…? As I...