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Meredith Haywood

Meredith Haywood
I'm the Editor and Creative Director of 5 Star Durban, I Instagram a bit, I cook sometimes, but mostly I write, and edit... a lot... I'm a philanthropist at heart, and I can't resist fluffy bunnies, kittens and puppies... recently I have started to ponder what owning a goat in a flat could be like...

The Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill ft. Ataraxia Wine Pairing

Big Easy Winebar & Grill

Chef Janine Fourie at The Big Easy by Ernie Els Durban created some truly delightful dishes for a wine pairing dinner with Ataraxia, wines by Kevin Grant. Situated within Hilton Durban – The Big Easy Durban really is one of my favourite locations for this type of dinner – and …

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Imbokodo Jazz Festival – A Celebration of Women in Jazz

Jazz Festival Durban

With Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s first annual Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place against the backdrop of breath-taking harbour views at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Durban. The event is hosted by community based non-profit organisation, …

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The Collaboration of The Year #HartfordAt9th

Hartford At 9th

What an evening the “Hartford House In The City” collaboration at 9th Avenue Bistro was! The teams worked incredibly well together to bring us an absolute experience of a meal. From beginning to end every single dish on Chef Constantijn’s menu was carefully and superbly brought to life, as if by the …

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Stacking up a treat – The Best Waffles In Town!

Stacked Eatery Umhlanga

A brand new eatery in uMhlanga is bound to thrill – With, in my opinion the very best waffles in Durban, Stacked Eatery is a quaint little spot, with trendy, minimalist decor and plenty of smiles on offer.  That minimalism belies the fact that there is a huge selection on …

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This Beer Tour Is On Point!

Robsons On Point Brewery Tour

Literally!  Robsons On Point – Robsons Real Beer is offering a fantastic tour of their brewery and it’s sure to delight craft beer lovers and newbies alike. I’m not ashamed to say that I like beer – as a girl it’s not always the most “posh” drink, but for me, …

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WOWZULU Launches Marketplace & Tourism Programme in Ballito

Wowzulu ballito

Yesterday saw the launch of this exciting new venture for the iLembe district, WOWZULU is sure to “WOW” tourists to the area! The bright new WOWZULU Marketplace in the Sangweni Tourist Information Centre, right in the heart of Ballito, has two main purposes: Firstly, it is there to ‘wow’ tourists. …

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World Class Cruise Terminal For Durban

Durban New Cruise Terminal

The plan to position Durban as a world-class cruise capital took a step forward this morning with the announcement of the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal – KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT) – a Joint Venture between MSC Cruises SA (a subsidiary of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company …

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Music in the Midlands at Notties Sunday Live

Music in The Midlands

The first of a series of monthly live music events will kick off at the legendary Nottingham Road Hotel in the heart of the KZN Midlands on Sunday 4 June 2017.   Dubbed ‘Notties Sunday Live’, the debut event promises to be a fun day out for the whole family, …

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WIN: Boardriders – Durban’s Own Online Shop

Boardriders durban Online Shopping

Durban’s very own, quite brilliant online shopping site – where you can get your surf or skate on, or style your way into an impeccable beach-ey wardrobe in a few clicks, and have delivery to your door, anywhere in SA in a few short days. FOR. FREE – Yup! free …

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