Kick start your fun season in Durban

Kick start your fun season in Durban

Durban
Happy dance! September is only days away and that means Spring has officially arrived in Durban. And let’s be honest – us Durbanites just don’t do cold winters. So watch my blog for all the reasons to get out and about in and around Durban, soak up some sun, and generally prepare for a fantastic summer ahead. (more…)
Read More
Durban Day is around the corner

Durban Day is around the corner

Durban
  Less than two weeks to go and thousands will be partying with 10 phenomenal music stars at BP Durban Day at the People’s Park next Sunday. If you haven’t got your ticket yet and don’t want to miss the likes of AKA, Beatenberg, Khuli Chana, MiCasa and Mafikizolo, then get to Computicket soon. [caption id="attachment_532" align="alignleft" width="199"] Mafikizolo is looking forward to jamming with their fans at BP Durban Day with East Coast Radio at People’s Park on September 6[/caption] Durban Day promises great music, good company and loads of fun. Best you put on your most comfortable shoes because you’re sur to be on your feet for most of the day, jiving to the sounds of some of South Africa’s hottest bands. Just remember that while you can…
Read More
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…)
Read More
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…)
Read More
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…)
Read More
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…)
Read More
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…
Read More
Women in resistance: a photo exhibition

Women in resistance: a photo exhibition

Durban
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. “Women in Resistance” will run from June 20 to July 10 in the Sunken at Durban Botanic Gardens. (more…)
Read More
Color Run set to paint Durban all shades of extraordinary

Color Run set to paint Durban all shades of extraordinary

Durban
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 participants, creating an ever-increasing spectrum of colour and beauty. At the finish line, the colour festival kicks off and the promises to be filled with millions of vivid colours as runners get in on the colour-throwing fun. (more…)
Read More

Call to register a DFF pop-up shop

Durban, Lifestyle
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. Book a stand at the Suncoast Sun Deck for August 26-29. Besides securing an exhibition space, you also stand to be featured in the DFF directory, with a link to your web page. And that’s not all – you will receive two complimentary one-visit passes to the DFF Collective Fashion Show. Register before July 24. It costs R855 for small businesses and R1 500 for corporate and established brands. Contact Pearl Mzimela on 031 322 6203 or e-mail her for more information. [contact-form][contact-field…
Read More