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“Design Your Life” – DECOREX DURBAN 2014

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Decorex SA will be heading to Durban this March (20 – 23), so keep your diaries free Durbanite’s! We are giving away 5 x double tickets to 5 x Decorex SA fans! To enter all you need to do is comment below telling us your worst  décor idea / disaster! *T & C’s apply.

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2014 is the year that design and decor moves away from sweeping trend dictates and focuses on the needs and styles of the individual. Being confident in our own design choices is trending across the globe and people are feeling empowered to make their own style statement in all aspects of home decor.

This new, modern era has resulted in a more practical approach to life and we at Decorex SA love the fact that design and decorating companies and manufacturers are now translating this movement into objects and concepts which adapt to individual style.

Decorex SA exhibitions in 2014 will be all about voicing your individuality and creating your own space, inspiring you to ‘Design Your Life’.

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It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options that surround us. Daily, we are confronted by new trend reports; bombarded with the launch of brands and products – each one declaring itself the must-have item of the season.

But where are you, the individual, in all of this? What about your personal taste and style?

What is trending is the fact that you, the individual, are the most important feature of your home and the furniture and finishes you choose enhance your own lifestyle and reflect your style persona.

It is the end of the era where one-dimensional concepts of design dictate that you should live in a home that is, for example, either minimalist or baroque. No-one is driving your style but you and how you choose to live has become an entirely personal choice.

This new, modern era has resulted in a more realistic approach to life and we love the fact that designers all over the world are translating this movement into objects and concepts that target the individual.

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Decorex SA exhibitions in 2014 will all about you and inspiring you to Design Your Life. With close to 1200 exhibitors, Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle portfolio covers every aspect of your lifestyle with widest possible choice of décor and design options.

We invite you to explore your own creativity, to find the style and the lifestyle of your dreams, and to make the choices that will create the home that you’ve always wanted.

Design Your Life with Decorex SA in 2014.

Exhibition details:

Decorex Durban

20 – 23 March 2014

Durban Exhibition Centre

Visit www.decorex.co.za for more info

Facebook: Decorex SA

Twitter: @decorexSA

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*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of five double tickets to Decorex Durban.
  2. Competition opens on 6 March 2014 and closes at midday on 19 March 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be randomly drawn on the on 19 March 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winners will be notified via email within 12 hours of the draw taking place.
  5. Winners will be required to confirm receipt of email within 12 hours of notification in order to claim tickets.
  6. Winners who do not confirm receipt of email within 12 hours of notification will forfeit their tickets and a redraw will take place.
  7. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  8. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  9. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  10. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.
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22 Comments

  1. Robinq

    7 March 2014 at 8:27 am

    My Worst Decor idea was deciding that I would build our extension onto our house which I have never finished off the interrior and its now just bare brick and simple roofing to keep weather/water out

  2. teevashnee bernie munsamy

    7 March 2014 at 8:30 am

    Hi, i would please like to win tickets to the Decorex show as i am in the process of lookin for a new place and this would give me great ideas on how to decorate.

  3. Nicola Meyer

    7 March 2014 at 8:31 am

    Buying cushions for the lounge without having a colour chart with. So wrong!

  4. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    7 March 2014 at 10:24 am

    Buying furniture without the dimensions of the room #EpicFail

  5. Kerri Dixon

    7 March 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I really need tickets to Decorex! We are in the process of buying our apartment and every time we shopping, we end up buying all sorts of rubbish and none of it matches, so we have this completely non-styled apartment which needs a complete make over.

  6. Manjoo rughunandan

    7 March 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I would love those tickets ,gives me new ideas ,every year I change the decor in my home.
    New styles ,move with the trend

  7. amith

    7 March 2014 at 10:17 pm

    We purchased a new apartment. So xcited to move in we purchased new accessories for our new home wife picked that. N I choose the curtains she chooses chocolate brown colours with cream n I choose red curtains… I put the curtains up waiting to surprise her and she walks in with her jaws dropped down to the floor… disaster hit the fan

  8. Cathy Badenhorst

    10 March 2014 at 12:09 am

    would really love to attend this year to get some inspiration and movtvation to finish 2 rooms that desperately need some TLC

  9. Greg

    11 March 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Well, I was 7 at the time so my actions should be forgiven… But I decided to wallpaper my walls with He-Man comics I had been collecting from my mothers ‘YOU MAGS’.

    Obviously without consulting her or my dad… After running out of prestik I moved onto Pritt Glue, and then Woodglue… Looked great until I turned 10 and decided It was time for a change, and my parents realized just how much of a job the change was going to be.

  10. Ruksana Hoosen

    12 March 2014 at 9:58 am

    I would really love to attend Decorex this year to get some inspirational ideas on improving my kitchen and going green whilst still adding style and value to our place

  11. Fiona

    13 March 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Good decor idea – painting the house. Worst decor idea – painting house with my dog (with a big wagging tail = paint everywhere).

  12. Taryn

    14 March 2014 at 2:29 pm

    My Mother in-law would absolutely LOVE tickets for this show. And Im sure she would love to drag her Husbank along with her (much to his dismay). This would be an awesome gift. She is absolutely obsessed with designing her home and every time I go to her house something has changed (a bit of OCD too 😉 ) Please please

  13. Melanie

    14 March 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I would love to win tickets, we have started designing an outdoor entertainment area and need lots of inspiration!

  14. Denise Graham

    14 March 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I would love to win tickets,I need inspiration for a small bathroom,that seriously could do with a facelift 🙂

  15. Amanda

    14 March 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve just started decorating my new flat but am absolutely clueless….I feel like my worst décor idea is yet to come! decorex to the rescue!

  16. Desray

    14 March 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I once decided it was a good idea to paint my walls a dark hunters green….needless to say that when I realized that it was not a good idea, it cost a lot of time and many coats of paint to try and rectify it. 🙁

  17. Michelle

    14 March 2014 at 6:07 pm

    My epic fail in terms of decor was putting up some wall art with the incorrect glue…it did NOT turn out well. 🙁

  18. Sharon Bell

    14 March 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Many years ago a friend of mine purchased a few genuine terracotta plant pots. This was before the faux terracotta products flooded the market. Her husband thought he would surprise her + carefully painted them white! What a shock she got when she saw them!!

  19. Farzanah Dawood

    17 March 2014 at 12:07 pm

    my worst decorating disaster, was not measuring the room properly before buying a new couch !

  20. Prisha

    17 March 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I bought blue paint that was way to dark compared to the baby blue that I had intended,I had used the color chart but went bold instead of pastel !Definitely learnt my lesson and how to use the color chart.Needless to say I turned the room around,as I did not have more money to paint again, by working with the color I had and added lots of white accessories and painting a willowy grey and white tree as a feature wall.

  21. Natasha

    17 March 2014 at 6:21 pm

    When painting stripes was fashionable, I got a Bee in my Bonnet to paint thick vertical lines on all four walls in my bedroom – in shades of pink! Needless to say, it cost me a fortune… and didnt stay on my walls for very long either!

  22. Nithia

    20 March 2014 at 8:26 am

    I enjoy gardening and do-it yourself projects around the home, and always looking at new ideas, therefore will very much like to have those tickets

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Win Tickets to Milky Chance in Durban!

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Milky Chance recently announced their long-awaited return to South Africa with their “Living In A Haze” tour in February 2024 which will see them perform in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The German Duo are excited to confirm that both Neon Dreams and Sean Koch will join them as support acts on the line-up for their shows in Cape Town (15 February) and Johannesburg (17 February), and Neon Dreams will also join Milky Chance in Durban (18 February) as support act.

Canadian duo Neon Dreams are no strangers to the South African music scene. Their 2019 single “Life Without Fantasies” reached the top of the South African viral charts amassing millions of streams in 2021 during the lockdown. The band connected with tens of thousands of fans online which led to their first sold out headline tour. They have continued to cement themselves in the industry here, having toured the country a number of times over the past few years and return in February 2024 to share the stage with Milky Chance in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Sean Koch is one of SA’s most-loved indie-folk artists who brings a mixed bag of African and western, influence alongside messages of home, a connection to nature, the ocean and the people around him; to his storytelling, feel-good music. While rooted in his flowing-folk style, his music is diverse. From dance infused songs like ‘Lift You Up’ the standout single from his collection (including the Double MZK & G DOM remix) to the dreamier songs like ‘Feel the Energy’ that carry deeper messages of connection to the natural world and the people that surround us. There is something for everyone in Sean’s catalogue.

How to Enter:

Instagram
1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Instagram pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.

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Facebook
1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Facebook pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.

Closing Date:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Entries limited to 5 per day.
Winners will be selected at random from valid entries.
Durbanite Competition T&Cs apply.

Tickets are on sale from https://breakoutevents.co.za/ and are selling fast, so get yours now!


Neon Dreams

Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour 2024 details:

DURBAN

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024
Time: 11:00 – 18:30
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field
Address: 9A John Zikhali Road, Berea, Durban 4001
Line up: Milky Chance + Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced
Tickets:
General Admission Phase One: R495 ex R35 Fee
General Admission Phase Two: R595 ex R35 Fee
Ticket Link: https://breakout.howler.co.za/events/milky-chance-live-in-durban-5c47
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/181914891636282/

#MilkyChanceSouthAfrica

For more info, go to:
Ticketing link: https://breakoutevents.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abreakoutevent
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abreakoutevent
Twitter: https://twitter.com/abreakoutevent

Follow Milky Chance online:
Official Website: https://www.milkychance.net/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milkychance_official/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/milkychancemusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/milkychance

Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour Dates:

15 February 2024 – Green Point A-Track, Cape Town
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch)

17 February 2024 – Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch + final opening act to be announced)

18 February 2024 – Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field, Durban
(supported by Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced)

 

 

 

 

 

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Win Surf Lessons with Surf School Durban!

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Surf School Durban, led by the experienced local surfer Fika, stands as a beacon in the surfing community. Known for its inclusive and friendly approach, it’s a place where beginners and seasoned surfers alike can enhance their skills and embrace the surf culture.

The school’s ethos revolves around unity and inviting individuals of all backgrounds to share the excitement of surfing. The team, made up of passionate local surfers, emphasises personalised coaching, ensuring a welcoming learning environment for everyone.

Adding to its allure, Surf School Durban has launched a competition that’s creating a buzz. The prize: five group lessons for the winner and two friends, offering a unique blend of fun, friendship, and expert instruction.

This surf school is more than just a place to learn; it’s a community hub where the spirit of Durban’s surf culture thrives, making it an ideal destination for anyone keen on experiencing the joy of surfing in a supportive and vibrant setting.

Win Surf Lessons for You and 2 Friends, with Surf School Durban!

How to Enter on Instagram:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Instagram page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Instagram page and tag who you’d take with if you win.

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How to Enter on Facebook:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Facebook page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Facebook page and tag who you’d take with if you win.

Entries limited to 5 per day.

Closing Date:
Friday, 9 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Durbanite T&Cs apply.

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Ziggy Alberts announces his debut South African tour as he heads to Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town this October

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Ziggy Alberts’ first ever South African visit will anticipate the release of his forthcoming sixth studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK, out 04 November 2022.

Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet.

DANCING IN THE DARK has been driven by real-time releases, including the singles I BELIEVE, TATTOOS, THE GREAT DIVIDE and most recently, THE SUN & THE SEA featuring Donovan Woods, which all find their home on the album. The new record sits in a genre – self-titled by Ziggy – as “Future Folk”. In his own words, “the album is a blend of the honest and raw, with the smoothness and touch of synthesised soundscapes, intentional tuning and programmed organic samples… that reflects accurately the range of experiences we are having as humans in our current world.” Matched with Ziggy’s storytelling and sincere songwriting, DANCING IN THE DARK shows yet another step in Alberts’ growth as an artist, his music and personal explorations, both introspectively and in the natural world.

Founder of his independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of – the ability to tell a story on their own terms. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded an APRA for his track letting go. He has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP), plus Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.

Tickets to the REWIND TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA 2022 are on sale from https://breakoutevents.co.za

 

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