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I'm an All Stars and Doc Martens kind of women, but I'm always in awe of women who can carry off heels. These were spotted at the opening of a guest house in Morningside last week.

I’m an All Stars and Doc Martens kind of women, but I’m always in awe of women who can carry off mega high heels. These were spotted at the opening of a guest house in Morningside last week.

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Luxury accommodation in the heart of Durban

Think old-world, colonial opulence – this is what Lambert House, a new boutique guest house in Lambert Road, Morningside, exudes. As you walk up the stairs from the car park, a palm tree-lined walkway leads you up to the grand house that has been redecorated and fitted out to offer…

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Erre, SA designer brand launches online store

Erre (pronounced “air”) launched at the SA Fashion Week collections in October 2013. It is the brainchild of designers Natasha Jaume and Carina Louw. The brand is not available in Durban stores, so I knew little about it. I visited the website to learn more. Wow!

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Women in resistance: a photo exhibition

Alliance Française de Durban and the Durban Botanic Gardens, in collaboration with the French Institute of South Africa, will present an international exhibition – “Women in Resistance (Femmes en résistance)” by French photographer, Pierre-Yves Ginet, as well as an interactive local exhibition “Women in Resistance, Durban & KwaZulu-Natal” on Facebook….

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Color Run set to paint Durban all shades of extraordinary

Dubbed the “happiest 5K on the planet”, The Color Run™ 2015 will be in Durban on July 12. The Color Run is a feel-good, happy, colourful event. “Color Runners”go from wearing white clothing to being covered in prismatic colour. At each kilometre mark, a different colour of powder is showered on the…

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Call to register a DFF pop-up shop

If you own a business in the clothing, textile, footwear, leather or accessories industry and your brand “pops”, then you want to join the biggest fashion event in our city. Promote your brand, product or service to fashion media as well as fashion buyers on the Durban Fashion Fair platform….

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Cotton On branches out into homeware

I was so excited to hear that Australian clothing brand, Cotton On, known for its easy-to-wear clothing, is branching out with a lifestyle/homeware range. There’s nothing I love more than browsing through home décor stores dreaming up new looks for our home.

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Lupa-liscious!

Lupa has established itself in the Hillcrest and Westville areas, with restaurants that offer authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly, family setting. But for us ‘coastliners’, it’s definitely a bit of a schlep getting up that hill – especially if you want to partake of the delicious cocktails and wines…

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One-stop pick-me-up shop

Nestled in a quiet, tree-lined street in uMhlanga Ridge is a little gem of a salon. I’m a sucker for all things purple, but I swear the fact that Style Studio on 7, Salon and Training Centre, is decorated in my favourite shade is only part of the reason I…

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After a gruelling few days of exam prep we decided to treat the kids and try out a hip new eatery in Durban North. RocoMamas is visually appealing and quirky. Will let you know what we thought of the food … Soon  

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