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The JanYOUary I heart Market

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After the whirlwind that is the festive season, it’s time to get back to that special person in your life… you! “But how?” you may be wondering after you slowly exit your charitable December stupor. Maybe some meditation, maybe a hamburgers-only diet or maybe instead of gym, you park your car far away from the shopping mall entrance to get those steps in for your medical aid benefits. What’s important though, is that you do you! Which is why you should consider the I heart Market on the 5th of January 2019. You’ve given your time, energy and money to others all holiday long and now it’s time to Treat. Yo. Self.

This coming I heart Market, take a taxi (unless you need those medical aid steps), have a cocktail before midday and spoil yourself with that new wardrobe item you’ve had your eye on! And if your wardrobe is full, your stomach won’t be so treat yourself to lunch and a sweet treat or five. It’s all about being a bit less wary and a bit more OTT.

If you need more ideas, we spoke to some I heart Market traders about how they like to treat themselves when market day rolls around. Kim Houston, owner of Buhle Tees and Accessories is no stranger to treating herself. She loves accessories and says at this coming I heart Market, “I will be looking out for something that will remind me of that queen I am so I’ll be looking for something to add another jewel to my crown.”

Inspirational! Owner of Kanine Krunchies, Larissa Bhagwandin, donates a portion of her profits to local animal rescue organisations so she is all about giving to others. Even so, she still has time to give to herself. She likes to take days off to take her pug, Edgar Allan, to the park or the beach to enjoy the lovely Durban sunshine. She says that this does wonders for her mental health. And when she’s trading at the market, she hunts down the strongest cup of artisanal coffee that she can find. “I can be broke, but I’ll never be too broke for an iced coffee!” Hear hear! If anybody knows a thing or two about treating yourself, surely Caryn Andrews, owner of t.spn does. It would seem that being a purveyor of delicious baked goods makes you crave… olives from Simply More? She says she wouldn’t call this a sneaky treat because, “olives are good for you, right?” While Andrews is after olives, the general consensus among traders is that you can’t leave the market without a t.spn brownie.

Hopefully, by now, you’ve got some ideas to put yourself first in January before you resume to your regular altruistic self. The I heart Market takes place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium from 9 AM to 2 PM and there’ll be parking for all of you who aren’t treating yourself to a taxi. Remember to bring your reusables because while this market is all about you, the planet needs some love too!

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High G&T at Old Town Italy

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Let the good times be”GIN” with Old Town Italy & Malfy Gin, presenting you with the ultimate High G&T experience at all their stores the second Sunday of every month.

Ladies, this is an afternoon for you & the girls, by celebrating your bachelorette, kitchen tea, birthday or any special occasion! 🎀

Get ready to be taken on a G&T journey. Enjoy a complimentary Malfy Gin & Tonic and enjoy their selection of High Tea Treats for your friends to share.
Old Town Italy have a lineup of soulful live entertainment at each store that will keep you grooving into the evening 🎷

R245 per person 💕
To enquire, see information below:
gm-umhlanga@oldtown.co.za | 031 566 5008
https://bit.ly/3A1c4a3<

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SOUTH AFRICA’S FRIENDLIEST FESTIVAL RETURNS!

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SPLASHY FEN IS SET TO WELCOME 3000 FANS AFTER A 2 YEAR BREAK.

3 000 eager fans can let out a sigh of relief, as the promise of another beautiful Splashy Fen Music Festival is confirmed by event organisers, Impi Concept Events. Finally, something to look forward to, Easter 2022 is set to be one to remember as the Splashy Fen Farm in Underberg, KZN is once again transformed into a magical music festival for those who have been missing out not only on the festival’s traditional music, arts, crafts and lifestyle festivities, but a sense of freedom and normality.

Tell your friends, gather your families, mark your calendars and get ready to secure your limited #splashy2022 ticket to what will truly be the best, most anticipated, Splashy Fen Music Festival ever. South Africa’s longest-running music festival will take place over the traditional Easter weekend from Thursday the 14th of April to Monday the 18th of April 2022, and tickets, which are limited to 3000, will open on Wednesday the 6th of October.


All ticket holders from the cancelled 2020 festival will have first dibs on purchasing tickets for next year’s event. These 2020 ‘ticket holders’ will be sent an exclusive clickable link via email, which gives them access to buy the same amount of tickets as they had in 2020 at the discounted Otter Club ticket price. There will be a 2 week period in which to purchase these discounted tickets, thereafter, general and normal priced ticket sales will open to the public. Those who became a #splashyhero back in 2020 when they donated a portion of their 2020 ticket to the festival, will be eligible for the promised 20% discount – which will be applied to the Otter Club ticket price.

The year 2020 would have been Splashy Fen Music Festivals’ 31st edition. It would have been 4 days of music, merriment, and time away from the hustle and bustle of city life for fans looking for a fun, safe, inclusive home away from home in one of the most beautiful parts of our country. But the year 2020 was a non-event for the music industry, and the world at large, as festivals across the globe were shut down due to the global pandemic that was, and is, Covid-19.

It seems like a lifetime ago when we made the announcement to cancel our 2020 edition festival,” says Stu Berry, Festival Director. “Collectively, with our fans, we were devastated, but the choice was not ours to make. None of us had any idea just what we were up against, how long we would be away for, and what the music scene would look like when we eventually returned. For months we have waited patiently for the green light from authorities and for the infection rate to drop. We have also watched, longingly, as international festivals have taken the lead with a number of entry regulations that allow hundreds of thousands of fans to return to packed stadiums to enjoy live music and entertainment again – something that we are determined to be able to offer to both our South African fans and musicians; as we continue to champion the local entertainment industry that has been hit so hard with the shutdown of events and festivals.”

The Splashy Fen website – www.splashyfen.co.za – has been updated with all the important information that fans need to navigate the latest ticket options. In keeping with the festival’s ethos of transparency and integrity, event organisers have done everything they can to ensure no risk to ticket holders, and fans are therefore guaranteed a 100% refund on their ticket, should the festival be cancelled due to COVID lockdown regulations. At this stage, no day visitors will be allowed to the 2022 festival.

We are sure our fans will have many questions regarding the 2022 festival,” says Festival Creative Director Andrew van Rensburg. “Our website should be able to address all of these queries, including what we envisage will be the COVID regulations at Splashy Fen 2022It has been great watching the European Festival season operating with full capacity crowds and we cannot wait to get back out there and deliver a world-class experience once again. It has been a tough 2 years, in which we have all been taught to stay away from each other and disengage, and we hope to get everyone back sharing, laughing, and smiling together again. Now more than ever, we need it.

Summary of pricing options:

Otter Club Ticket            R1050**            Available 6th Oct – 20th Oct
20% Discount                 R840
Early Bird Ticket             R1300*             Available 21st Oct. Limited to 1000 tickets
General Festival Ticket    R1450*
Kids 4-12                       R450*
Kids U4                         R50*
Early Camping                R180*               Limited to 500 passes
Family Camping              R180*               Limited space: 1st come, 1st serve
Reserved River Camping  R1200*             Limited to 80 sites. 4 adults per site
Powered Campsite          R2000*             Limited to 50 sites. 4 adults per site

* Excludes bank charges (4%). All tickets are fully refundable on the ticket price (not the bank charges) should the event be cancelled due to COVID regulations. Should a ticket holder test positive for COVID-19 and be unable to attend, the normal refund policy will apply.

** R840 (excluding booking fee) for 2020 ticket holders

To secure your ticket to Splashy Fen Music Festival, please visit www.splashyfen.co.za or personally drop us an email at info@splashyfen.co.za.

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TAPAS OYSTER BOX STYLE

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With nobody travelling internationally at the moment The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his culinary Team, decided to take guests to exotic places through their food instead. So the Flavour-cation concept was born. Through a variety of food experiences ‘flavour vacations’ are put together to showcase exciting new tastes… literally on our doorstep.

With the Tapas menu (Spanish word for small savoury dishes), each item, has a main ingredient and everything else on the plate contributes to the overall taste sensation. “We looked at what is popular with diners,” says Chef Joseph, “such as oysters, prawns, sharing platters etc. and then added our own taste profile and flair to each dish, to give it an Oyster Box twist. The babotie spring rolls are an example; our steamed buns are baked in-house; the Oysters harvested from our own beds and the pear chutney and hummus cooked from scratch.” The menu also offers ample choice for Vegetarians.

Tapas will be on offer in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars until the end of November, with new and exciting dishes being added to the menu on an ongoing basis, so that our guests always have something new to look forward to.

Alongside the menu, a wide selection of wine, beer, Champagne and sparkling wine is on offer. A special mention should be made of the House Wine Selection, from our internationally-acclaimed sister winery, Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus. Known for producing exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and renowned Pinot Noirs.

The TAPAS Menu is served in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars from 12:00-19:30 daily.

Booking is essential on 031 514 5000 or by e-mail restaurants@oysterbox.co.za

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