Book launch news

Books, Durban
Join Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed for the launch of The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire at Ike’s Books and Collectibles on Florida Road. Date: Friday, October 2 Time: 5.30 for 6pm. RSVP is essential: Ike’s: e-mail or call 031 303 9214 Adams Books: e-mail or call 082 873 2702 Looking for a great web host, try Hostking
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Doodle by lantern light

Doodle by lantern light

Durban
1000Drawings is an international empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause – The Night of a 1000Drawings. This year the Durban event - Night of 1000 Drawings - Doodle Session - will be hosted by IIE/Design School Southern Africa. It will take place on October 1 from 6pm till late at in Building 1, The Glades, 70 Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia. The theme is “Doodle by Lantern Light”. (more…)
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Cheers to Summer!

Cheers to Summer!

Durban
Think summer, think lazy days on the beach, lounging around the pool and definitely a refreshing drink on hand. For me, that means an opportunity to indulge in many of my favourite cocktails - nothing says summer better than a colourful drink decorated with fruit and straws! (more…)
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Celebrity Chef Showdown begins at Gateway

Celebrity Chef Showdown begins at Gateway

Durban
Gateway’s third annual Celebrity Chef Showdown kicked off with a bang on Wednesday 16th September at RJ’s Steakhouse. Well known television and stage personality, Jailoshini Naidoo (in character as Aunty Rumba) paired up against SA’s one and only Beauty Ramapelepele (played by the talented Ben Voss). (more…)
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Banff Mountain Film Fest heads back to Durban

Banff Mountain Film Fest heads back to Durban

Durban
Last year I was invited to the first Banff Film Festival held at Ster Kinekor in Gateway. Not knowing what to expect, I was glad for the popcorn and refreshments to keep me busy - just in case I got bored. Well, amazed, awed, and exhilarated – I walked out of the cinema with stars in my eyes and wondering if I would have the guts to perform some of the feats I witnessed. In its 10th year of screening in South Africa, and second in Durban, The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is brought to SA by Cape Union Mart and is screened at Ster Kinekor cinemas in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. (more…)
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We love a good POT fest

We love a good POT fest

Durban
It’s almost time for the annual Diemersfontein Pinotage-on-Tap (POT) festival. So if you’re an eager Pinotage quaffer, diarise September 19 at the Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock – okay not quite Durban but close enough. The festival, recently named the “World’s Best Wine Event” by Drinks International Magazine in 2014, will treat guests to delectable food, bottomless Diemersfontein Coffee-Chocolate Pinotage and live entertainment. International band CrashCarBurn will headline the event and local artists Majozi will perform too. Aside from the live entertainment you can look forward to lunch featuring an array of Pinotage-paired bowl foods (including dessert) a goodie bag on arrival and of course a “bottomless” abundance of the multi-award-winning, ORIGINAL Diemersfontein Coffee Chocolate Pinotage - tapped straight from the barrels. Tickets are on sale at Computicket and cost R350.…
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I got goodies!

I got goodies!

Durban, Lifestyle
We took a drive to the Hillcrest Country Market on a whim today. It was a small market that we got through quite quickly. But I left laden with delightful goodies and already have my eye out for the next one. I just tucked into the most sublime baked cheesecake from BizziB Gourmet Foods after a luxurious exfoliation with pure coconut oil and brown sugar. These are just two of the fantastic finds we made at the market. From muscle rubs to trendy beads and baubles, from premixed curry sachets for the cook on the go to Banting-friendly delights from BizziB Gourmet Goodies, you're sure to find a treasure or two at the Hillcrest Country Market. It's open on Sundays from 9am to 1pm. Give it a try. [contact-form][contact-field label='Name'…
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Be bold in your curves

Be bold in your curves

Durban, Lifestyle
Bold in Curves will be hosting an exclusive Women’s Day celebration tomorrow at 47th Avenue Lounge in Durban at 6pm. The aim of the evening is to celebrate woman, embrace them, motivate them and build an image that will last forever. Bold in Curves believes beauty isn’t about size and works to inspire women to be bold when they take on the world. Its main aim is to help women be proud and confident in their bodies. Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body, but from embracing the one a woman already has. Tomorrow evening is all about that. So head over to 47th Avenue Lounge tomorrow at 6pm. Early bird tickets are R200 or you can get tickets at the door for R250. On arrival you will…
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Spring into a High Tea

Spring into a High Tea

Durban
In keeping with my enthusiasm over the upcoming change of happy season, here's an opportunity for us to glam it up and enjoy a fantastic afternoon of socialising and indulging in decadent delights. The Oyster Box is inviting you to dress up in your showiest hats and heels and join them for a themed Spring Day High Tea on Tuesday. There will be a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for all guests and prizes for the best dressed lady. Time: 2-5pm Cost: R320 per person To make a booking contact restaurant reservations on +27 (0) 31 514 5018 or email The Oyster Box. [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form] Looking for a great web host, try Hostking
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