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Annual Sunflower Celebration

Whilst thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, 120 guests dressed to the nines in their casino charm enjoyed a night of all things good at the Annual Sunflower Celebration which took place on Friday 13th October at the Sea Cottage Room of the Greyville Convention Centre. Excitement and entertainment was the name of the game at this fundraising event themed ‘Cocktails, Canapes and Casino’.
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i Heart Market Gets Festive!

Every year, Durban’s favourite local market adds on three additional dates for locals and holiday visitors to enjoy an extended period of christmas shopping! While local malls get packed out with determined shoppers, the I Heart Market offers a unique, stress-free environment to shop gorgeous, locally made products to put under the Christmas tree. Find everything you need from locally made and designed jewellery, art, fashion, home décor and accessories to environmentally friendly upcycled or repurposed goods, and highly desirable second hand gems.
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Book Review

Even those not into gardening will enjoy Abbi Waxman’s The Garden of Small Beginnings. After her husband is killed in a car accident, Lili is just managing life as a single mom and successful illustrator. Then she’s asked to illustrate a vegetable encyclopaedia and agrees to attend a gardening class where she learns what it takes to nurture plants – and friendships. As the lessons progress Lili starts to see the fragile green shoots of her life begin to bloom… A story that’s warm, funny and uplifting by turns, the book also has info pages tucked between the chapters. These contain serious gardening tips on subjects like preparing your garden, essential equipment, dealing with insects, companion planting and how to grow various vegetables. Bonus! We loved this quirky story. Sphere.
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Two new cookbooks to spice up your dinners

Here are two great books that will add a little spice to your life!
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New Steenberg wine trio harks back to 1795 Battle of Muizenberg

Steenberg Vineyards has launched a range of super-premium wines named after three tall ships in the Royal Navy fleet that defeated the Dutch in the Battle of Muizenberg in 1795. Setting sail for the first British occupation of the Cape of Good Hope, the Ruby, Stately and Sphynx were part of the fleet that advanced on Dutch strongholds in Muizenberg on 7 August. Skirmishes ensued as the Dutch retreated including clashes on the Steenberg foothills. It was a short-lived yet historically significant battle … celebrated by these three new wines.
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Lucrative vacation vocation available

SA rapper icon Jack Parow created a social media storm this week with the launch of South Africa’s laziest job competition.
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OktoberFest

‘Beer’ with me? Save water, drink beer! Durban’s sailing community is getting ready for the upcoming OktoberFest that will be taking place at Point Yacht Club’s harbour site on Saturday 21 October, after the hotly contested Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race. Pictured getting festive are Jocelyn Larsen, Andile Zulu and Siyanda Vato.
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Natural beauty

There’s a worldwide trend towards enjoying a more natural way of life, and Alex Brennan’s Fresh Faced Beauty allows you to make your own bath, body and haircare products. Besides easy-to-make, and really lovely treats (think walnut whip hand soap, spiced coffee rejuvenating body oil, spearmint lip scrub, orange and cardamom hair spray), there’s loads of info on products to avoid (and why), natural alternatives to keep in your beauty cupboard and equipment you’ll need (nothing you don’t already have in your kitchen).
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Celebrate Cargo Holds relaunch Carnival Style

On Friday, October 27th, we SHOUT, “Anchors Aweigh!” And invite you to join us to break a bottle of champagne over the bow of Africa’s favourite Restaurant. The all new, refurbished Cargo Hold Restaurant at uShaka Marine World will now embark on an exciting culinary voyage!
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5 Easy tips to help you better manage your money

Every month of every year is the ideal time to think about your money. It’s not something that you think about once a year as you make new year resolutions, see your financial advisor or file your tax claim. Managing your money is something you need to be conscious of throughout the year. And no, it’s not something you need to think about daily or even weekly. Not consciously anyway. It’s the kind of thing that, once it becomes second nature, you’ll manage your money efficiently without really even thinking about it.
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Get It Durban October 2017

Michelle Markham, Goddess of waste
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Wanna win a R500 Col’Cacchio voucher?

Hey pizza lovers! We are offering you the chance to win a R500 voucher from Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads.

 

Wealth Movement Event

Interested in Wealth Movement? We are giving away two tickets to the event below at Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga on 31 October 2017.

 

Yusuf Cat Stevens ticket give-away

British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens is touring South Africa for the first-time next month, and you could win a set of tickets to the Durban show.

 

The Midlands Kitchen

Motorists driving the long slog of the N3 highway will soon have an exciting new stopping point that’s promising to deliver a taste sensation.

 

Durbs: can you handle all the heroes?

The Color Run is back! In 2017, it’s bringing The Superhero Tour to Durban’s shores. Strap on your capes – it’s gonna get colourful.

 

October Spoil

Time for a classic, and oh-so-beautiful, timepiece.

 

Sense by Hollandia

A sense of wonder for the bedroom.

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