Have you entered yet? Win with Daily Dish

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Don’t forget to enter to win a week’s worth of meals, worth up to R1100, delivered to your door!
Daily Dish is a weekly meal kit subscription service and I am giving away a week’s subscription for 2 or 4 people.
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And there is also a special promo code to redeem if you are ordering – just enter SUPERFRESH when checking out and you’ll get R250 off your order.

Get your shop on – win 1 of 5 MRP fashion vouchers

Have you subscribed to the mrp.com newsletter before?
If not, then do so now and you could be one of the winners of a R1500 fashion voucher – there are 5 up for grabs between now and the 31st July 2015.
If you’re already subscribed to it – you’re entered in the draw…
Off you go, click click

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Your Durban guide for July

Everyone knows that the beginning of July signals the start of school holidays and the arrival of every out-of-towner for the Durban July, so a plethora of event options are planned to keep them all entertained. Here’s the lowdown on some of the stuff going down in the next week:

 




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We are Scout – Decorating with Plants

I only recently discovered We are Scout and it has become a firm favourite.
It’s a lifestyle blog curated by 2 Australian bloggers who joined forces after each running their own blogs, (the red thread & Wee Birdy).

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They share a mix of craft & handmade, fashion & beauty and kids & interior inspiration, but their latest online magazine, ‘Decorating with Plants’ is what caught my eye last week and I’ve been poring over it ever since it landed in my inbox.
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Bar cart inspiration

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I’ve long wanted to do a bar cart DIY after this post on Emma’s blog a few years ago, but I’ve never had space for one.
That’s changed now that we have a bigger home, so I’ll be tackling this task over the school holidays and I thought I’d share some of my inspiration with you today.
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The 2015 ‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’ event in Cape Town this September

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I wish I was in Cape Town to go to this – am sure the food will be amazing and it’s for a great cause.

If you’re there in September, then show your support at ‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’, which takes place in the City Hall on Thursday 10th September 2015. It’s the 3rd annual event which was created in 2013 to raise funds for youth development in SA. This year, 14 chefs will cater for 252 guests, along with a group of acclaimed sommeliers to make up 7 teams. There’ll be a strong focus on South African wines and ingredients and the event will again be MC’d by Gerry Elsdon and Jeremy Mansfield.
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Win a Daily Dish meal kit

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A few weeks ago, I was asked to trial a new meal kit subscription service called Daily Dish.
I must admit, I was a bit sceptical until I checked out their website, which explained everything so clearly and I liked that there were a few different options to suit different budgets, as well as options to order meals for either 2 or 4 people. They are also in partnership with Fairview, so a lot of the food is sourced directly from the Fairview farm, as well as other local fresh produce and free range farms, so I was happy that produce is local and the quality would be good.
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Durban Markets for June/July 2015


Here are your market details for June/July 2015 – and don’t miss the Durban X FST event this weekend with a special I Heart Market event on Saturday!

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House & Garden Show 2015

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If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen that we just moved into a new house.
Now after being in a flat for a few years, a house all of your own is a big deal and it comes with a whole new list of things to be done – and that list seems never ending!
For once I have decided not to rush things and to take some time to live in the space for a while and only then start deciding what we should do. But I’m already starting to get antsy and my to-do list is getting longer.
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The Durban Color Run – 3 double sets of entry tickets up for grabs {closed}

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They call it “The happiest 5K on the planet” – it’s Color Run time!
The Durban Color Run starts at The Green Hub, Blue Lagoon at 10am on Sunday the 12th of July.
Runners of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels will start off kitted out in pristine white clothing and at each kilometre mark, will be doused in coloured powder – perhaps even some surprise glitter bombs await!
The race is the single largest 5km event series in the world – last year over 300 races in over 50 countries were run. The coolest thing about it, is it’s not about the running – it’s about the FUN!
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Breakfast is now served at Lupa Durban North

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Last week I was invited to the new Lupa Restaurant in Durban North to try out their newly launched breakfast menu – an opportunity I wasn’t going to miss, as breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Usually it’s a nutribullet smoothie, but just say the word ‘bacon’ and I’m there ;)
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Winter at The Oyster Box Hotel in Durban

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Winter in Durban is often our best season of the year and getting to enjoy it with a spectacular sea view and fresh seafood is high on my list of priorities – so what better place to do that than at the fabulous Oyster Box Hotel. I used to think it was just a place for a fancy dinner or high tea, but actually there’s so much more going on, I’d thought I’d share some of the events they have planned from now until August:
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Check out the latest Spree Lookbook

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It’s become my go-to online store for clothing and homeware lately and now Spree are publishing Lookbooks. Edited by Fashion Director Chris Viljoen, there’s great inspiration in them and you can get a better idea of what their pieces will look like as outfits.

Have a look here.

There’s also some great Father’s Day gift inspiration here.

Cotton On Homeware is coming to SA

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Yes please – we all know I love me a bit of homeware and Cotton On’s new homeware range looks amazing.
It will be in SA from 8th July, so make a note to look out for it in the following selected SA stores:
Eastgate, Gateway, Sandton, Canal Walk, Pavilion, Cresta, Cavendish, Clearwater, Brooklyn, Rosebank and V&A Waterfront.
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Father’s Day at The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa


Looking for something to do with your dad in Cape Town for Father’s Day?
The Twelve Apostles Hotel is hosting a Father’s Day buffet lunch in the Azure Restaurant on Sunday 21st June. Along with lunch, there’s live music and dads will each get a gift. Cost is R385/adult and R195/child under 12.
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