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Durban Designers to Showcase in London

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After participating in the successful 2014 Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), seven local designers will this week have an opportunity to showcase their exclusive collections in the South African Fashion and Culture Show which is part of the London Fashion Week. This came after the international buyers were impressed with the …

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Two more Durbanites on shortlist for Mars one-way trip


Divashen Govender (22) and Michael Grundling (26), both from Pinetown, are now among 705 people worldwide short-listed as possible candidates for 24-person Mars One plan to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025.  They join fellow Durbanite Adriana Maraise, a PhD student at the University of Kwazulu-Natal’s School …

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The Mercury Wine Week


When wine tasting, I always feel rather posh. I’m not claiming to be a pro at wine tastings, and try my best not to be a ‘poser’, but when holding a wine glass and sipping on all the different blends of delicious wine, I can’t help but feel quite sophisticated …

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The Durban Neon Run


South Africa’s most electric night event, the Durban Neon Run, powered by 5FM – where participants run, walk, cycle or skate a 5km route at night covered in neon accessories and body paint before partying the night away – takes place at Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Saturday, August …

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Hotel Izulu Welcomes Paul Cluver to August Wine Market


The 5-star – Hotel Izulu in Ballito will host one of its popular wine market events on 24 August from 12:00 in conjunction with Paul Cluver and promises to be a memorable day for the whole family. Five unique Paul Cluver wines have been selected to accompany the decadent menu of Hotel …

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The Morning Trade


The Morning Trade is a weekly food market which is located in Morrison Street, Rivertown – Durban’s newest community- orientated Arts & Culture precinct. Join us every Sunday to shop for farm fresh ingredients, delectable homemade specialties, fresh cut flowers, top quality meats and wholesome, locally produced food – or …

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SA on Tap Craft Beer Festival


Having tasted many different brews and indulged in gourmet food in between; my stomach resembled a beer barrel when leaving the SA On Tap Craft Beer Festival! Walking through the gates, the laid-back atmosphere immediately made me want to call up all my friends and say “Hey! Meet me here!”; …

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Masterclass Cooking Lessons with Andrew Draper


Andrew writes: I AM HUMBLED by how well these cooking demonstrations have been received. Thank you all so much, for all your support, and I am so appreciative for the people who have already booked for this month’s demonstrations without even having seen the menus yet. With lots of new friendships …

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Durban welcomes The Morning Market


From inland to the coast, Durban is home to many quirky artisan, hobby and food markets. Now there is a new one joining the market family. The Morning Trade launched this past Sunday at the new Rivertown Precinct in Morrison Street. Location, location, location Nuzzled in the heart of Durban …

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Foodies Indulge at the annual Taste of Durban


Food festivals are seriously underrated. As a first timer at the annual Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Durban last weekend, I expected nothing more than your average food market: some eats to sample and buy, the occasional pop-up cafe, perhaps some wine-tasting thrown into the mix. But I was pleasantly …

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5 Star Durban Inaugural Issue

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Our inaugural issue of the quarterly 5 Star Durban Magazine for August/September/October is now available in digital format too! Click the magazine cover image above to open the magazine reader.

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Hotel Izulu Announces New Executive Chef


The 5 star Hotel Izulu, situated in Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal is proud to announce that Jennifer du Toit has taken up the position as Executive Chef heading up the hotel’s culinary team.   Jennifer will now create and present new food and wine offerings at the renowned Gigi’s Brasserie, in …

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KZN Food Heroes Star at The Oyster Box


“KwaZulu-Natal is a treasure chest of amazing produce.  Sourcing fresh produce locally, in an ethical way for use in our kitchens, is first prize for the Chefs at The Oyster Box. The closer to home the food is produced, the fresher it is, the less packaging is involved, the more …

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Wine O’Clock Hits KZN


The Mercury Wine Week is KZN’s largest and longest standing wine show. In its 36th year, this sumptuous event has wine lovers from across the province thirsty for the illustrious array of Cape grapes. Hundreds of wines from the vineyards of the West will be exhibited under one roof and …

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‘The Big Screen’ Takes To The Runway For The Races


“We’re on the list,” I told the suited security, still in near disbelief – the four words that became my induction into an evening of glamour and high fashion. VIP access to the Durban July Preview Fashion Show is hardly an offer one can refuse and it quickly became a …

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Mr Price Pro Day 1

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A collection of highlights and free surfing from the Mr Price Pro Ballito Day 1, courtesy of Nic Aberdein Photography. For more great pics check out his facebook page:

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Catch Some Culture This Winter


It’s a fact: Durban doesn’t know how to ‘winter’. Instead of snow, we have clear blue skies. Rather than sub-zero temperatures, our thermometers barely brush the single digits. Our beaches are stiller warmer than their western cape counterparts are in the summer! It’s the warmest place to be: South Africa’s …

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