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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...

Picnic In Style At Tala Collection Private Game Reserve

Tala Collection Gourmet Picnic

Whether it is a romantic occasion or just a fun family outing, a picnic in the Great Outdoors under KwaZulu Natal’s big sky, with the benefit of the sublime weather (nearly) all-year-round lends itself to this pastime that never grows old. Impromptu road-trips and exploring the countryside are perfect opportunities …

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Magic Happens with The Magic Bean Foundation

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We take a look at a magical little foundation making big differences in the community – The Magic Bean Foundation does so much more than make and sell “stuff” they change lives! To view the products on offer from Magic Bean Foundation – and to place an order, email info@magicbeanfoundation.com …

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Poke Bowls “Pop Up” at Surf Riders

Poke Durban

A trend that is sweeping the globe, Poke has made landfall on Durban’s shores at everyones favourite beachfront haunt – Surf Riders Café! Not “poke” like the always awkward Facebook feature, but “POH-keh” — a raw fish salad, seasoned any way you want it. While it may seem like a new trend, …

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9th Avenue Bistro & Wicked Donuts – A match made in Heaven!

Spiced Pumpkin and Brown Butter Pecan Nut Icing

Renowned fine-dining restaurant and Durban institution; 9th Avenue Bistro has teamed up with Wicked Donuts to create a revolutionary line of “9th Avenue Collection” DOUGHNUTS! YASSSSS! 9th Avenue DOUGHNUTS!!!! If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of this will have you accepting that you will, probably soon, have to buy …

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Wine & Dine – The Big Easy

Big Easy Durban

It’s once again time for another fabulous wine pairing dinner at the Big Easy! Wine Pairing Dinner at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els Hilton Durban, 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban Saturday 25 February, 2017 Cost R425 per person Perfectly balanced wines with elegance and texture – that is the philosophy …

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Durban Icc Achieves International Health And Safety Certification

Durban ICC

Ms. Lindiwe Rakharebe, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC), announced today that the Centre has achieved its OHSAS 18001 certification. “The certification affirms the Durban ICC’s commitment to Occupational Health and Safety,” she says. “The Centre has already successfully received its ISO9001 Quality Management, ISO22000 …

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Oyster Box Hotel – Staff The Biggest Asset In Service Delivery

Oyster Box Hotel uMhlanga

Recognised as beacons of excellence within South Africa’s hospitality industry, the year has got off to a flying start for the Red Carnation Hotel Collection (RCHC) in South Africa. The Oyster Box, scooped the prestigious No#1 spot as the ‘Top Hotel in South Africa’ in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice …

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Hop aboard for a memorable Valentine’s experience with The Holiday Express departing from Durban.

Valentines Day Train Durban

CHOOSE BETWEEN THESE DEPARTURE DATES: 12th Feb: Durban – Shongweni: R280 Adults, R210 Children, R880 Family Deal (Prices include entrance fee to The Shongweni Farmers’Market Music Festival.) 18th Feb: Durban – Shongweni: R250 Adults, R200 Children, R800 Family Deal 19th Feb: Durban – Scottburgh: R250 Adults, R200 Children, R800 Family Deal The Shongweni Farmers’ Market Music Festival – February 12th – Valentine’s …

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Beverly Hills – The Sugar Club Afternoon Tea

High Tea Afternoon Tea Beverly Hills

Tea is Now Served – The Beverly Hills serves up a bespoke afternoon tea experience. We were lucky enough to be invited to sample some of the delicacies on offer for the Beverly Hills Afternoon Tea at The Sugar Club Restaurant, with breathtaking Indian Ocean views from the upper terrace of …

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