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Let’s get Braai Day underway!

The unmistakable smell of firelighters and charcoal is a sure sign that something special is happening in yards and gardens all over South Africa. Braais are an established local pastime and this Friday, September 24th, we’ll have the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family – it’s time to celebrate National Heritage Day! […]

Your back to school checklist

The December holidays are officially over and it’s time for all of us to go back to school and work. It’s always so sad to realise that long afternoon naps, watching endless hours of TV and lazing around is now over. On the bright side though, rest allows us to regroup, refocus and get ready […]

Choosing the right braai

Choosing a braai

Kettle, gas or flat top braai – which is the right option for you? We weigh up the pros and cons of each. Choosing the right braai is a hotly contested topic in South Africa. We’ve got everything you need to know about becoming the ultimate braai aficionado. So, if you’re in the market for […]

Gingerbread men recipe

Gingerbread Men Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 30ml full cream milk 50ml golden syrup 125g butter (unsalted) 1 egg 750g cake flour 125ml brown sugar 5ml bicarbonate of soda 5ml ground cinnamon 10ml ground ginger 3ml salt   Royal icing: 1 egg white 10ml lemon juice 250g icing sugar   Decorations: Jelly […]

The best South African craft beers

South African Craft Beer

Craft beer is taking the world by storm. With over 135 craft breweries in South Africa, it is evident that the battle between macro and microbreweries is no secret. I am delving into the world of craft beer to find the top five microbreweries in South Africa. I have pointed out my favourite craft beers […]

Celebrating Mandela day together

Mandela is a name that resonates with millions of people around the world. We know him as a president, a politician and philanthropist. Today however, nearly three years after his passing, Nelson Mandela’s legacy remains ingrained in our hearts because of his caring nature and love of humanity. On the 18th of July we recognize […]

Win with City Living | We have a winner

City Living

Congratulations to Mr Steve Mathobela . You are the lucky winner a R1200 voucher to spend on comforter sets.   Thank you to all those who participated in the competition and a special thank you to City Living for sponsoring the fabulous prize. Have you ever scrolled through Pinterest and sighed with envy at the […]

Townhouse Gardening

Townhouse Garden

Limited space doesn’t mean limited creativity; follow these tips to make the most out of your townhouse garden. You may not be blessed with a huge outdoor space but, that should not prevent you from trying out your green fingers. Look no further, we have all the ideas (and supplies) you need to make your […]

Top 5 interior design styles in 5 steps

With most of us engrossed in fast-paced urban lifestyles, it helps to come back home to a place you can call your own. At month end the last thing you want to do is spend money on an interior designer. We have compiled a list of the top 5 interior design styles with 5 easy […]

Baking for first- timers

baking contest

A lot of us have not been taught how to bake. All we can do is prepare basic meals, but cannot take things as far as a hearty cake or scrumptious muffins. You might be one of those people who have a baking set that has been lying around and you have been staring at […]