Meet the Team

Lorinda Scott – Founder & Co-CEO Tell us a bit about creating FabMags FabMags started as Estate Press because, right at the beginning, we only did estate-based magazines. When we branched out into community mags, we decided the name had to change to something that covered all that we do. It’s a cool story actually: two stay-at-home moms, who missed our monthly estate magazines (we had recently moved to Ballito), purely by accident started the...

Range Rover Sport: Perfectly at Home in the Country

Sporting SUVs have come a long way, but the Range Rover Sport arguably started the trend. We spent the day with the Range Rover Sport D350 from Land Rover Pietermaritzburg and came away with a feeling of pure contentment.   As days in the Midlands go, this was a good one.   We generally never need any excuse to head into the Midlands. As an ex-Pietermaritzburg boy, nearly every weekend was spent meandering the roads...

Date Night: In or Out

With Love Month on our doorstep, some of you may want to celebrate by dining out while others want a cosy night in – either way can be fun and delectably done with the help of these suggestions!   A Romantic Picnic at Home You don’t need to eat out to have a special date night. Why not indulge in a cosy indoor picnic instead? Set the mood and turn your living room into a...

Experience the Love at Home

Every Valentine’s Day, there is usually a dinner, wine, chocolate and, well, a partner! Whether you have someone special in your life or not, don’t forget about giving yourself some TLC this Love Month. Lucky for you, we have just the local businesses to help you with the ultimate at-home self-care session.   Transform your at-home pampering routine into a lavish retreat with Dermassential. Immerse yourself in the luxury of Lovely Marula Body Oil, a...

Just Married!

We celebrate several local couples who decided to tie the knot right here in the Midlands – a picture-perfect place! Read more as they share details from their day, from dress to decor.   BRITTNEY & ROAN McCABE (Photos by Laura Jean Harris)   Which venue did you choose and why? I had always dreamed of getting married on the farm I was lucky enough to grow up on. Everdon Estate is an avocado farm...

Two Guys & a Bookshop

Meet Adam Riley and Robert Cronj√©, two guys who are passionate about collecting coins and books. They are also the proud owners of Midlands Books & Collectables, which they opened on 1 May this year at The Old Mushroom Farm.   The two fellas met when Robert joined the PMB Numismatic Society in 2017, of which Adam has been a member since 1982. In case you don’t know what numismatic means, it has to do...

A Home for All Ages

Life in St John’s Village Lifestyle & Retirement Country Estate, with its slow pace, friendly community and natural beauty, offers all the charm and appeal of an idyllic KZN Midlands way of life. The farm-like environment, lush green spaces, clean air and scenic vistas backdrop this peaceful sanctuary.   Cycling trails, three dams, communal allotment gardens and a host of indoor and outdoor activities enhance this easy country lifestyle. Adults enjoy weekend walks or cycle...

Education at Its Best

We look at the diverse offerings of a few of our local schools and how they commit to shaping and enhancing the talents, skills and characters of their pupils.   TREVERTON COLLEGE Celebrating 60 Years of Educational Excellence An independent, Christian, co-ed day and boarding school, Treverton College is nestled in the KZN Midlands, providing top-tier education to learners aged three to 18. Founded on strong Christian values, they see the individual as part of...

The Irresistible Allure of Spiral Blue

For many people, the culture and products of India hold a special place. It is rare to come across a spot that can offer a true escape to the markets of India without leaving the country. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the Midlands Meander is Spiral Blue, a hidden gem often described as a “serene space”. With its enchanting ambience and abundant selection, it is undeniably a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an indulgent...

Legends & Lore

The Midlands area has a long, rich history, with some buildings dating back to the 1800s. So, it is no surprise that myths, folklores and ghost stories are tied to many sites within the small towns. We dive deep into two popular myths that have been contested for decades by Midlands residents. Whether you’re a sceptic or a believer, why not read more and make up your own mind?   The Howick Falls Monster Part...