Online and books editor by day, mum even while I sleep, individual all the time. I live in the beautiful city of Durban - the unpolished gem in South Africa. If I didn't have a family, I'd be that crazy cat lady your mum probably warned you not to feed! Blogging is where I share, vent, rant, laugh and generally be myself. Join the ride!

A new skin care range to try out

Remember that little oasis I wrote of early last month – the place that I escape to when I want to treat myself with pretty nails and a good hairstyle? Well, I’ve been invited by owner of this little oasis, Natasha Nathulal, to try out a new skin care range…

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Honour Madiba, make a difference

It’s Mandela Day on Saturday, and while it’s not a public holiday I do believe it’s a day to observe – to reflect and to act. In 2009 Nelson Mandela International Day was launched by the UN in recognition of Madiba’s birthday on July 18. Mandela day is more than…

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Model boot camp at DFF

The fourth Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), brought to you by the eThekwini Municipality, is around the corner. The fashion extravaganza, a highlight on the Durban fashion calendar, boasts international, national and emerging designers who will showcase their creations from August 26-29 on the SUNdeck at Suncoast Casino.

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Act of warmth

This week we experienced some of the coldest days this winter. In Durban we are lucky – we don’t really understand what it is to be really cold. Anything below 20˚C and out come the boots, snoods and jackets.  But spare a thought for those people in Durban and the…

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Skating into some cool holiday fun

With the holidays upon us, many parents are searching for things to keep their kids busy, happy and out of trouble – I’m one such parent. Mamba Skate Park is definitely on my holiday “places to visit” list.

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Smashing burgers and more

Heard of a “smashburger”? Then you haven’t been to Durban’s hottest new hamburger joint – and boy are you missing out. Rocomama’s recently opened in Mackeurtan Avenue in Durban North.

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Selfie study

As long as there is a fad out there, there’s sure to be someone who will also research it. And so in Singapore, according to the Daily Mail, researchers from  Nanyang Technological University examined selfies and some 600 volunteers who took them. A questionaire to judge “agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and…

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IMG_4195 IMG_4196 This funky little car – spotted at the ECR House and Garden Show – is a wonderful advert. I was rushing through but had to stop for a photo

Ster Kinekor comes to Hillcrest

Ster Kinekor has opened a new theatre complex at the Wavecrest mall in Hillcrest. With an emphasis on self-service, this 6-cinema theatre – that includes a 3D theatre – even offers you the opportunity to order your snacks online, pay for it, and simply collect when you arrive. I find…

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