Durban gears up for a focus on ethical fashion

Durban gears up for a focus on ethical fashion

Durban, Lifestyle, My Journey
Durban gears up for a focus on ethical fashion On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. This incident is the fourth largest industrial disaster in history after the death toll stood at 1 138 people, with an additional 2 500 injured. There were five clothing factories in the plaza.  And all were producing garments for the western market. Furthermore, most of the victims were women.  But sometimes, out of tragedy comes something good. How often have we heard that? In this case, out of the Rana Plaza tragedy, came Fashion Revolution. (more…)
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Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

Durban, Lifestyle, My Journey
Support Local: Why I think this movement is important “Think globally, act locally” is a motto that is slowly, but steadily, emerging as a world trend. It’s all about consumers moving towards locally-sourced products and is directly related to the movement of reconnecting with local traditions, foods and life in general. In a fast-paced world where globalisation is seen as sucking the authenticity out of living, many are embracing the culture of supporting and buying local. And now this label – “local” – is gaining such a massive following it is becoming a stronger prerequisite for buying than even “organic”. (more…)
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Buy local, support Fair Trade: buy a Rain Christmas gift this year

Buy local, support Fair Trade: buy a Rain Christmas gift this year

Durban, Lifestyle
Buy local, support Fair Trade: buy a Rain Christmas gift this year I am passionate about buying local and pride myself on supporting slow, ethical brands wherever I can. It’s for this reason that I buy many of my bath and body essentials from Rain Africa, one of my favourite stores – EVER! Rain was started “to provide jobs, skills and hope to people living in desperate poverty, particularly women and the disabled”. (more…)
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Review: My facial at Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic

Review: My facial at Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic

Durban, Lifestyle
Review: My facial at Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic A while ago I was invited to enjoy a complimentary facial at the newly-opened Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic in Morningside. After a severe bout of flu, I felt my skin needed a bit of pampering and rehydration, so gladly accepted. Skin Renewal is part of the Renewal Institute, which claims to take an integrated approach to health and aesthetics. It consists of Skin, Body, Health, Brain and Sleep Renewal – each offering specialist treatments in those areas. The institute is one of the largest medical anti-aging companies in South Africa and boasts 16 branches nationwide. (more…)
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Blonde: Not so dumb after all

Blonde: Not so dumb after all

Lifestyle, My Journey
Blonde: Not so dumb after all The gene pool can often be a murky morass from which we may inherit some pretty horrid traits. Well, that’s how I saw my white hair for most of my life. The first strand appeared on my head when I was a mere 10 years old! Every time I saw it I’d pluck the offending hair, inspect it carefully and bin it quickly. Not a hint of colour there. Many factors cause hair to go grey prematurely – stress, anaemia, a lack of vitamin B12, genetics. In my case it is the latter. (more…)
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Come on, play your part this Earth Hour

Come on, play your part this Earth Hour

Durban, Lifestyle
Come on, play your part this Earth Hour Here is a call to action worth considering. Earth Hour is a global call to protect the planet and to stand up against climate change. Having started in Australia in 2007, the event has since grown in leaps and bounds. South Africans began observing the hour from 2009, ahead of climate change talks in Copenhagen. (more…)
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Join in the Lindt Easter hunt

Join in the Lindt Easter hunt

Durban
Join in the Lindt Easter hunt Who doesn’t enjoy chocolates over Easter? As much as I promise myself, I will not overindulge, Easter is the one time in the year when I cannot say no to chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs or bunnies of the milky variety. This Easter, Lindt SA will again be hosting their Lindt Gold Bunny Gardens at various shopping malls around South Africa. And you can get one (or two!) of their famous gold bunnies personalised for yourself. Gardens (more…)
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Party into 2017 at a New Year’s Eve beach party

Party into 2017 at a New Year’s Eve beach party

Durban
Party into 2017 at a New Year's Eve beach party If you’re in KZN for the holidays and plan on seeing in the New Year here, there’s no better way to do that than on the beach. All along the KZN coast, towns have latched on to the concept of beach parties and they are growing in popularity amongst locals as well as holidaymakers. From Zinkwazi to Margate - you’re spoilt for choice. Beach Bums Beach Bums on Casuarina Beach in Westbrook has definitely become an institution in Durban. No holiday is complete without having a cocktail on the beach while enjoying really good food. During the week guests can enjoy a music programme that blends various genres of music. DJs perform every Friday and Saturday and Sundays are dedicated…
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Festive fun at uShaka Marine World

Festive fun at uShaka Marine World

Durban
Festive fun at uShaka Marine World uShaka Marine World is definitely on of my favourite places to visit in the balmy months of summer. Fun, entertainment, water and food - it’s all easily available in one place. This festive season, uShaka Marine World is offering loads of entertainment and excitement for holidaymakers, so don’t miss out on the action. If it’s retail therapy you’re looking for, the uShaka Village Walk is a great spot to browse. Kids can meet uShaka’s Father Christmas who will be collecting gift wish lists from 10am till 12pm every day in Arena 3 food court from December 16 to December 24. A free gift wrapping station will also be set up for gifts purchased at the Village Walk. The Village Walk has also extended its…
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Tuesday thoughts: rebuilding shelf by shelf

Tuesday thoughts: rebuilding shelf by shelf

Lifestyle
Tuesday thoughts: rebuilding shelf by shelf The last two months have been a roller coaster of emotions and change in my life - some good and some bad. The death of my mum, a massive career changing decision, allowing our young children to travel overseas without us and general end-of-year burnout seemed more than I could handle at times. I was a ball of nerves and emotions. (more…)
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