For the love of cake

For the love of cake

Books, Durban, Lifestyle
  [caption id="attachment_471" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Janet Kohler with her book, Perfect Parties, in her kitchen. It's here that she runs her cooking courses[/caption] What makes an economist give up a successful career to pursue a career in the kitchen, at home? For Janet Kohler the answer is simple - family and children, of course. (more…)
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Honour Madiba, make a difference

Honour Madiba, make a difference

Durban
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 a celebration of this world icon’s life. It calls on people around the world to honour his life’s work and act to change the world for the better. (more…)
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Model boot camp at DFF

Model boot camp at DFF

Durban, Lifestyle
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. (more…)
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Act of warmth

Durban
[caption id="attachment_420" align="alignright" width="221"] Philip, a newspaper vendor in the Morningside area, was ecstatic with his new gloves, scarf, beanie and blanket.Come on! You can also make a difference in someone's life this winter[/caption] 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 rest of the country where winter could be a matter of life or death. I’m a strong believer in giving back to society in any way that would make a difference. There are many organisations and ordinary people out there that are doing their bit to…
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Smashing burgers and more

Smashing burgers and more

Durban
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. [caption id="attachment_402" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The signature tiled wall and VW Beetle headlamps[/caption] (more…)
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#CaughtMyEye6

Durban
I had a chance to get a quick look at some of the exterior stalls at this year's ECR House and Garden show. I've shunned the show for a few years now - I was just tired of the same old, same old. But these stalls got me to stop and look again. Loved them! [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]
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Ster Kinekor comes to Hillcrest

Ster Kinekor comes to Hillcrest

Durban
[caption id="attachment_357" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ster Kinekor Wavecrest Mall[/caption] 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 that extremely appealing because I loathe long queues. [caption id="attachment_355" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Wheel-chair friendly[/caption] [caption id="attachment_356" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Self-service terminal for snacks[/caption] The cinemas have comfortable seating with ample leg room and convenient, broader arm rests to hold a cup and popcorn. We watched the high-action San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, in 3D and on a state-of-the-art curved screen. This is the kind of movie best watched on the big screen and…
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Luxury accommodation in the heart of Durban

Luxury accommodation in the heart of Durban

Durban
[caption id="attachment_331" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A fireplace on the veranda[/caption] Think old-world, colonial opulence – this is what Lambert House, a new boutique guest house in Lambert Road, Morningside, exudes. [caption id="attachment_339" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A view of Durban from a veranda on the pper level of Lambert House[/caption] 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 guests comfort and serenity. [caption id="attachment_334" align="aligncenter" width="294"] Books create a sense of home, leisure and comfort in any home[/caption] I just loved the large bookshelf in the entrance hall – filled with many of the latest novels by Jodi Picoult, Lesley Pearce, James Patterson and more. For a lover of reading, there…
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