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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...

Durban Ready for New Year Boom

Durban New Year

EThekwini is ready to welcome the scores of visitors, both locals and outside visitors, who will flock to the City’s beaches and other popular hangout spots to welcome the new year. The City expects the number of visitors to peak during this period and measures have been put in place …

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R2.5 Billion Luxury Coastal Estate Launches in Sheffield Beach – Zululami

Zululami Estate

Collins Residential, subsidiary of H. Collins & Sons Group, boasts a proud 100-year record predominantly in commercial property development and investment. Although the group has developed across numerous countries, its roots lie proudly within Kwazulu-Natal. Currently Kwazulu-Natal, particularly from Umhlanga up the North Coast, is one of the fastest growing …

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CELEBRATE WORLD CAKE DAY – WITH VEGGIES!

Big Easy Carrot Cake

Cake-aholics can have their cake and eat it on World Cake Day on Saturday, 26th November! It is the perfect excuse to visit your favourite coffee shop, bake one of your family favourites or pop out and buy something decadent to enjoy for tea. Historians trace the origins of cake …

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The epitome of experiential dining – Afternoon Tea at Jeera

Jeera Afternoon Tea

For better or worse experiential dining has taken the culinary world by storm, with restaurants around the globe adopting a more interactive experience for diners. Restaurants have even gone so far as to offer “the experience” as their only real calling card – but lets not forget just how truly …

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The winners! 2016 Illovo Café Society Awards

Niki Mkhize, Maarten Spoelstra, Marian Macaskill, Craig Charity, Abigail Ormsby

On Tuesday, 25th of October 2016, KwaZulu-Natal’s top coffee cafe owners and baristas gathered at the 2016 Illovo Café Society Awards at the Bellevue Café in Kloof. The event that has been proudly sponsored by Illovo Sugar SA for the past 16 years, the awards are a collaboration between Illovo …

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Pintxada – A Taste Of Spain & Something New Every Day

Chef Dan Evan's special treat

PINTXADA (pronounced PIN-CHA-DA) Not exactly a new kid on the block – Pintxada has been delighting the few that know the true joy of Tapas style dining in Durban for some time now.  Spanish style dining is something that, once experienced, will become a favourite. Pintxada has a magnificent feel …

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A Dose Of Spooky – My Chef Halloween

my chef halloween

Monday the 31st is Halloween – why not impress young and old with this special selection from the crafty crowd at My Chef?  Orders close on Wednesday 10 am for Friday delivery – so hurry! I know I can’t wait for the Skull Biscuits and extra cool Goodie Bags – …

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Big Easy Durban & De Toren Wow With Spectacular Pairing Event

Big Easy Durban

The Big Easy Durban and De Toren Wines really made an impression with their pairing event, coupling great boutique wines with the pure artistry that is the culinary expertise of Janine Fourie. The De Toren vineyard is perched between 200 and 400 metres above sea level on the Polkadraai Hills near …

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