IN THIS EDITION
They say a mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s and this certainly seems to be true in the case of our beautiful May cover. In this, the ‘merry month of May’, we turn our focus to celebrating and spoiling moms and we offer some exciting wedding inspiration for couples who are planning their big day! In this, the ‘merry month of May’, we turn our focus to celebrating and spoiling moms and we offer some exciting wedding inspiration for couples who are planning their big day!
You can’t help but melt at the sight of a mother holding her newborn baby, right? Talented Ballito-based photographer, Taryn van Rensburg, snapped this gorgeous shot of professional dancer and performer Simone Mann with her tiny little baby Daisy, and I’m sure you’ll agree the result is just dreamy. We caught up with Simone (or Sisi as she’s known), who has travelled the world performing on some of the biggest musical theatre stages, to find out a little more about her newest and most important role yet … that of a mom.
Some people are just born with a heart to help others and there is no doubt in my mind that nurses are amongst those people. This month, as we honour World Nurses Day on 12 May (which is also Florence Nightingale’s birthday), we chat to one of Ballito’s hardest-working, most dedicated and experienced nurse practitioners, Sister Trish Idensohn. We also meet Prathisha, a first-time author who has written an inspiring book aimed at helping people ‘bounce back’ after going through trying times (and haven’ we all been there in the last year!?).
On the food front, we check out the fabulous (and very popular) Kuta-Kola restaurant on Ballito’s beach front, which offers an amazing variety of exciting meals and absolutely phenomenal sea views. We also get inspired by a gorgeous holiday home that was recently revamped and offer some useful tips for successfully transforming a house into an AirBnB.
May is traditionally our ‘bridal’ edition and this year we are so excited to showcase some very beautiful, very special real weddings. Wedding cakes are not what they used to be and we’ve rounded up five exciting and slightly less-traditional wedding cake ideas for you to choose from (there’s even a delicious vegan cake option!). If it’s all about the ‘bling’ for you, then you’ll love our story on engagement ring trends and, finally, we’ve got a wonderful roundup of local honeymoon destinations that are both romantic and affordable!
GET IT KIDS
To read our online May GET IT KIDS.
Our June Get It Kids feature will see us looking at some important topics, such as how much screen time really is healthy for your child and, importantly, what other alternatives you can offer to keep them entertained (especially on cold, wintery days!). We meet a lovely local birth photographer and there’s a fun craft to do with your little one when it’s cold outside.
Don’t miss out on our exciting June edition – contact Bev or Natalie to book your spot today!