Meander Square

Meander Square sits in the heart of Nottingham Road, just a toddle over from Gowrie Village Estate. Having recently undergone a revamp, it now offers a serene and tranquil courtyard to relax over a sensational cup of coffee whilst making use of all the convenient services available. Miche Bakehouse (Miche being a large rustic sourdough loaf) natural yeast bakery was born out of lockdown and the love of bread. A small team is baking naturally...

Leaving a Legacy

  Sometimes being legendary happens, and other times we need to make it happen, which is a bit of both in Mongezi’s case. “Legacy” is a loaded word we often associate with leaving, as in “leaving a legacy”. It’s a big deal and a lot of responsibility. Have you ever thought about the legacy you would like to leave one day? You might need a moment to think about it.   While you think about...

Fabstuff May/June 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love! BERDOUES COLLECTION GRANDS CRUS GUARIA MORADA Guaria Morada is the iconic flower of Costa Rica. It is a symbol of luck and a source of good fortune. This fragrance promises floral sweetness and fruity delicacy for a unique journey into the Costa Rican landscape. A combination of floral and fruity notes pique your curiosity and deliver instant pleasure with ylang-ylang, orange blossom, and pear. An exotic...

Fabstuff March / April 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love! FLOWERS & LEAVES PATCHOULI & YLANG-YLANG COLLECTION A highly aromatic, deeply herbaceous, spicy-floral blend of oils. Made with ylang-ylang, patchouli and lavender essential oils and a dash of natural vanilla extract to enhance its richness and depth. This intense blend of oils is not only sedative and relaxing but promotes glowing skin, is a powerful antibacterial agent, and also a natural deodorizer and a superb insect...

The Business of Beginnings

We asked five wedding businesses in the Midlands what their services are all about, just in case you need to plan a wedding! They also included some tips based on their specific offerings and expertise. Starting with Service Excellence, which is an events management company that focuses on providing staff to assist to set up and take down your events. Specialising in guest service and waiting, the company also offers a one-stop-shop when it comes...

Explore the Gems of Hilton

We visited a few spots worth mentioning in Hilton, from beauty to bread, hotels, and railway stops! A unique few gems guaranteed to fulfil your needs – whether you are hungry or need a haircut!   Welcome to Hilton, although it’s not a very big place, nestled between Pietermaritzburg and Howick, it still offers a large selection of things to do, see and eat! Follow us as we take you on a small tour, highlighting...

Fabstuff January / February 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love!   SUGARBIRD ORIGINAL FYNBOS GIN Inspired by the Cape Sugarbird, Sugarbird’s Original Fynbos varietal is floral- driven with notes of hibiscus, buchu and rose geranium, with an undertone of citrus peel and cape fynbos. It is the perfect balance of floral and citrus in an otherwise classic, dry gin. Retail price from R299  www.sugarbirddistillery.com   PIMP YOUR GIN How to get Gin-Inventive? With this novelty selection...

Gems of Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road is the heart of the Midlands, a place worth stopping by for locals on a weekend excursion or for those who need a countryside breakaway. Below we pin a few gems for you to seek out and visit. Fabulous Fordoun  Set within fertile farmlands, this old dairy farm, complete with milking sheds, a grain silo, and a plethora of old stone buildings, was transformed to become the renowned Fordoun Hotel & Spa, an...

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We look to the intricacies of Sugarcane Farming in the Midlands for this edition’s Farming Feature and just how a husband-and-wife team makes a huge difference in achieving business success. And did we mention they produce their own handcrafted rum? Words by: Brad and Marisa O’Neill, & edited by Nick Nel. Photos: Marisa O’Neill Brad and Marisa O’ Neill proudly share their little slice of Mkhuzane magic, Seafield Farm, with us. Seafield, ensconced in the...

We’ve got loads of stuff in this edition that you’re going to love! Six Dogs Honey Lime Gin Is an irresistible combination of farm honey, home-grown limes, and the finest botanical spirit. Sip it and you’ll taste classic notes of juniper, coriander, and the earthy tones of angelica, complemented by a bite of zesty limes and a subtle infusion of honey to soften and sweeten the overall taste. Retail price R450 www.sixdogs.com NeoVita – Probi-Tum...