It’s better to give than to receive, especially if the gift misses the mark ever so slightly. Your well-meaning Gogo might remember you liking lizards in primary school and decide that giving you a set of four, neon-coloured lizard-shaped bowls was just the ticket as a Christmas gift.
Or, maybe with this year’s Secret Santa exchange at the office your ‘Santa’ thought you would love two...Read More
There are roughly around 400 dog breeds in the world. We all have our pick, and some breeds are way more popular than others. In South Africa, there are many breeds available and the scarcer, the pricier.
Dog owners have over hundreds of years bred dogs to assist them and make life more convenient. This ultimately means that dogs had to become domesticated to live with their human...Read More
December has arrived and with it has brought the official beginning of Summer. We all know what that means. Long sunny days, lounging at the pool or beach, holidays and our favourite festivities. However, this does not mean our gardens hit the pause button while we are gallivanting around town. There are still tasks we need to do to keep them in tip-top shape. Let’s dive into...Read More
Where do you turn to for inspiration when it comes to your home and lifestyle? Pinterest has always been a great tool for inspiration and a clever way to plan your ideas on special boards to help you organise your inspirations. For fast access and new images uploaded every second, we are sure that just like us, you turn to Instagram for quick access to the people and stuff you love....Read More
The Val hotel is the poster child for what can happen to a building when it is loved and what a loved building can mean to a community.
Good Vibes Only
Bought at auction in 1994, just a couple of weeks after the election, the run-down building has been lovingly renovated by Rita Britz and her husband.
“We were married at the small church in Val, in 1982. So, when we heard the...Read More
We spoke to Joy Phala about her work and how she finds balance in life.
Who is Joy Phala?
“I’m a mom of two boys, a wife and an entrepreneur. I am also an award-winning landscape designer, indoor plant stylist, and organic gardening educator.”
Joy’s company, Organic Kitchen Gardens (OKG) started as a vegetable garden installation company helping homeowners create stylised...Read More
Beach holidays and beach food fests are synonymous in my mind. My mom used to make the best sandwiches wrapped in sand proof clingwrap to enjoy on the beach whilst hiding from the sun under the umbrella. This was followed by cold drinks and homemade biscuits! My poor dad had to lug the big cooler box to and from the beach without us kids even realising or appreciating this effort!...Read More