Décor & Gardening

August Wishlist

Check out our roundup of fab finds to add to your wishlist or shopping list for August.
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Eclectically ethnic – African Feels

Breathe a sense of ethnic African beauty into your home for a sophisticated but eclectic edge. This decorative tribal look never goes out of fashion and is relatively easy to achieve. Start by incorporating a series of beautiful Swahili baskets which are famous in the world of décor and design for their traditional hand-crafted beauty. Mesmerising prints, beadwork and woven items in monochromatic, vibrant or neutral colour schemes will also help to create African ambiance in any space.
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August in the garden

This month, we’re planting… Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) ‘Blue Steel’.
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Drummond Farmers Market

For those of you looking for another adventurous local meander route, take a drive through 1000 Hills to the Drummond Farmers Market – a place where the local farmers, artisans and the community meet every Sunday from 9am to 2pm.
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Key luxury bathroom essentials

Even though summer keeps peeking out its head, Winter is still very much in the swing of things in South Africa, and what better way to pamper your body than with some me-time amongst a few key luxury additions in your bathroom. We have rounded up some of the best, and some local, product essentials to make your bathroom go from drab to fab in no-time. No revamping necessary!
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Orchid and rare plant fair for Durban North

Stunning orchids and rare plants will be the stars of the show at the Fairway Orchid and Rare Plant Fair to be held at 118 Fairway, Durban North on Saturday, 21st July 2018.
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Taking steps towards a greener future

Leading the way in luxury flooring, Cape Town-based Evalution Flooring, which prioritises the environment without sacrificing on style, is the first and only company in Africa to have achieved Global GreenTag certification on 3 ranges of their innovative vinyl tiles.
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Property Buyer Show

South Africa’s premier property expo will be taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July 2018 following popular editions in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
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Putting the heart back into your home

This year’s East Coast Radio House & Garden Show’s theme, Home is Where the Heart is will showcase all things local from vibrant designs and decor to the diversity of home-grown talent as well as leading international trends.
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From biscuits to cattle: Nguni Galore mooves home décor to a new level

Africa has long held cattle to be both beautiful and valuable with many traditional societies measuring wealth in head of cattle and venerating the beasts as signs of favour.
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Get It Magazine Durban August 2018

Into the Wild with Francoise Anthony
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It’s fun, there is food, it’s the Bierfest at Suncoast

Bierfest is back at Durban premier entertainment destination, SUNCOAST, with an offering of good food, music and beer at this year’s TOPS at SPAR Bierfest!

 

The Wedding Expo

The Wedding Expo ‘vows to wow’ at the Sun Park at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom.

 

Win a weekend at Thula Thula

Courtesy of Thula Thula, we are giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win a 2 night stay at Thula Thula Game reserve.

 

August Spoil

Chocolate biscuits …and a luxury breakaway!

 

Win a Keeping up with the Kandasamys DVD

We were thrilled to hear that the sequel to the highly successful Keeping up with the Kandasamys is on the cards and will be released in 2019.

 

Its time to READ competition

A wise man once quipped: Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. Albert Einstein certainly knew what he was speaking about, and when it comes to encouraging creativity and imagination in our youth, just think of the untold treasure, waiting to be discovered!

 

Glad to go camping

The kids are on their mid-year hols and a camping weekend’s on the cards. Woo hoo.

 

How are you enjoying your Cadbury Breakaway?

Chocolate wrapped and filled wafer. On a chilly winter night, there’s really not much more we want than this, a mug of coffee and a good book.

 

July spoil

Adventure awaits…

 

Buon appetito!

With nothing but a suitcase full of dreams and her faithful friend ‘the cello’, Cecilia Di Cecco left Italy to work as a musician with the KZNPO in Durban. Here she learnt to cultivate her music and at the same time began a love affair with food that eventually led to the recent launch of her first cookbook, Cucina in South Africa.

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