Through The Eyes Of A Local

The Rawdons Craft Gin and Beer Experience – join us as we explore a best-kept secret of the Midlands through the eyes of a local, but don’t say anything. We all know how famous the Nottingham Road Brewery is. If you don’t, be sure to taste the most outstanding, smooth, and well-rounded Craft Beers made from the finest quality hops and malted barley, drawing the best water from an artisan well on the grounds. You...

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...

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...

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...

Little Weddings, Big Hearts

Hemyock Farm Is a quaint working farm situated in the Natal Midlands. Our name translates to “summer stream” or “river bend” which is made clear when approaching the farmhouse crossing over the beautiful 7km of the Mooi River. The charming simplistic workings of the farm and the unspoken beauty in our surroundings leave you feeling at peace and in awe. Following a two-year restoration, the old farmhouse has been returned to its prime and now...

Love, The Midlands

L is for the lovely views you get to see. O is for the one on one time you get to have. V is for the variety of things to do. E is for the extraordinary relationship you have to keep building. L.O.V.E is all we feel for Cupid’s month of February (my birth month *wink, wink*), and what a great way to spoil your partner than with a romantic getaway in the Midlands. I...