Mums Sewing Up A Storm

From A-lines to hemlines, seams to stitches, in this article, we provide a runway for these local mums to showcase their brilliant creations. You won’t need to go to Paris to find something utterly unique – we have a few options closer to home. If you are not a fashionista, you might not know the French term haute couture, which means “high sewing”. It is pronounced almost like “oot koeture”, and you have to say...

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...

Taking Care of Your Fur Family

We all love and care for our families and we don’t exclude the furry family members! That’s why we have spoken to an amazing programme about the knowledge of rabies and got knowledgeable insight from a pet store that is dedicated to helping your furry friends through nutrition and a travelling groomer who makes your pets feel safe in their own homes while being groomed. Funda Nenja has been making a difference to the lives...

Embracing The Big

For many Midlands locals, we have all seen the “Love Howick” and “Love Notties” signs scattered about our towns, but who is behind the name? In this article, we meet Matt Hogarty, the man, husband, father, and business owner creating change, living BIG and leaving a legacy. Growing up in the idyllic Cape Town and spending a year working in Australia, my entry point to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands was anything but positive. I was looking...

Swinging Easy on the Greens

For the golfing enthusiasts out there, we explore three unique golfing venues, each offering different events and features worth mentioning. Oh, and did we mention they are primed and ready for your next hole-in-one? Putting with the “hole” family  This year, the club celebrated turning 110 years, which makes it one of the oldest establishments in the Howick area. The club was originally leased from the Borough and the South African Railways stretching from the...

Keep it in the Community

There are tons of great businesses here! Created by savvy, smart, and caring business professionals. We take a look at what several of our local businesses offer and how they are supporting their community through their products and services. Rockingchair Photography  Antoinette McDonald shares more about her business with us, “My business is primarily about storytelling. I feel like I stumbled into photography after working full-time in television production where I was writing, directing, and...

Eat. Play. Discover.

Boston, Dargle and Impendle have an incredible Community Tourism Organisation which was formed back in 2018 by owners and managers of a myriad of bed and breakfasts, cottages, hotels and farms partnering with the Impendle Municipality that now helps promote awareness to this spectacular part of The Midlands. If you are a tourist or local there is a wide variety of activities and establishments in the area that will cater to your needs and allow...

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...

A Superb School

We are given an insider’s peek into what the life of a Weston learner looks like and how this agricultural school actively prepares the boys for their future studies or careers. Set in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a high school like no other. The road leading to this unique agricultural school, which was built more than a century ago, is lined with established trees and welcomes aspiring young agriculturalists. Weston Agricultural College promises to...

A Special Teacher

We asked a few schools here in the Midlands about some special teachers who are near and dear to their hearts. Read more below about what they each share about how they became a teacher and the difference it has made in their lives. Teachers have always been one constant in our lives, especially growing up. Our school days have come and gone with so many teachers passing us by, from grade to grade. But,...