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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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South Africa is home to a passionate equestrian community. The horseracing industry alone contributes approximately R2,71 billion to South Africa’s annual GDP. Having taken inspiration from South African and internationally renowned elite equestrian and lifestyle estates, the Royal Shaka Property Group has officially launched Seaton’s first phase, The Club. Pushing the boundaries on estate living, The Club presents an unrivalled equestrian lifestyle with the introduction of KwaZulu-Natal’s first Olympic-sized indoor and outdoor arenas for show...

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We chatted to three of Ballito’s most influential women during our cover photoshoot and found out what inspires them, and how they integrate their unique personalities into the communities and people around them. Anna Kelly (Marketing Manager of Chateau Gateaux) Who are you? I was born in Germany (my Dad was a fighter pilot in the RAF and stationed there at the time) and am from a very large and loving family scattered all over...

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We are celebrating this Women’s Month by showcasing a few of our young local female entrepreneurs! We caught up with some of the busiest and most successful young entrepreneurial ladies in Ballito. Crystin Parnell is beautiful and bold, with endless pools of blue for eyes, and a bare-faced innocence that can only come from being a 19 year old dream-chaser. She sports long, beautiful hair and exudes a unique charisma, wearing a dainty nose-ring that...

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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...