April’s hot picks


A unique urban experience

We can’t wait to introduce you to Chambers Club, an incredible new space in the heart of Durban’s CBD. Located in the former Nedbank Building designed by Norman Eaton, it has been transformed into a unique urban experience – quite unrivalled in South Africa – for the legal fraternity, business community, entrepreneurs and creatives. As part of an extensive city-wide project by the visionary team from Urban Lime, by day it is a private members-only club intended for legal practioners and professionals; and at night and over weekends, it opens up to all Durbanites and visitors. One of the special features of the Chambers Club is a beautiful rooftop garden which overlooks the city. With commissioned sculptures, a sunken conversation pit, quinine trees, indigenous grasses and aloes. It is ideal for an after-work alfresco sundowner with colleagues and friends before heading home. Membership fees range from R500 a month to R5000 a year upwards. Details: [email protected], 031 015 55 55 or ChambersClub.co.za

For the love of comfort

Okay, so we’ve never really been fans of the Croc but, with their global ambassador campaign, ‘Come As You Are’, they’re inspiring Croc fanatics and converting newbies to fall in love with their product innovations for Autumn 2020. From the Classic Clog to the Brooklyn Wedge, whether it’s day or night, seaside or the city, Crocs has a shoe for every person and occasion… and right now we’re actually adoring these Classics and Jibbitz Charms because they’re just fabulous and funky. Think those classic clogs and slides you know and love in new, trend-right colourways like Cantaloupe, Neo Mint, Lemon and Electric Pink, and decorated with Jibbitz charms to add that personalized touch to express your own style. Details: www.crocssa.co.za


This one’s for the young at heart. We are giving away a pair of Crocs with Jibbitz to value of R700, but the prize must go to someone you nominate because you think they deserve to be uplifted. To enter, send your name, suburb and contact details to [email protected]

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Trash it in style

Having a wheeliebin is essential, so if you don’t yet have one, let us introduce you to the effervescent Sue Granger of Wheeliebins SA (Pty) Ltd, AKA the Wheelie Woman. Sue’s wheeliebin business has expanded from offering plain green and black wheelie bins to bins in a rainbow of psychedelic colours and various sizes, including options for large industrial size wheeliebins. It’s a great gift idea for the person who has everything (and they come with funky stickers too)! There’s even a fancy new monkey lock you can get for your wheeliebin, to discourage any troop shenanigans. There are free coloured recycling stickers with each bin and they’ll even include your logo on your wheelie bin stickers for corporates, complexes, schools and contractors.  Contact Sue on 031 563 7201 or 031 563 6704 or [email protected] or visit www.wheeliebins.co.za

A feast from the Chilli Chocolate Chefs

For those who are inspired to cook authentic and flavour-filled meals with simple and fresh ingredients, allow us to introduce you to Feast
– a stunning cookbook put together by Durban Chefs Zainab and Faatimah Paruk. Feast is a collection of more than 80 amazing and delicious recipes. Beautifully photographed, with detailed instructions, this book will delight the novice and inspired the seasoned cook. Priced at around R300 you can e-mail [email protected] for a stockist list.

Cleaner, healthier, better-tasting water

We’ve a fabulous find for those who live life eco-consciously! It’s called KURO-Bō Activated Charcoal (meaning “Black Stick” in Japanese), and it’s the first and only 100 per cent plastic-free, scientifically-proven, natural and biodegradable water filter in Africa. Activated charcoal, or Binchotan, has been used for centuries in Japanese culture to purify, mineralise and pH-balance water. Now it’s available to us, so we’re taking advantage of it. Simply pop it into any jug, jar or fridge water dispenser you use at home, and allow the stick to work its magic as it attracts positively-charged toxins and heavy metals, and draws them out of the water, while depositing beneficial minerals into the water. A single stick can give you about three months of cleaner, better-tasting water with zero waste! KURO-Bo Sticks sell for R195 and the Koins for R165. Details: You can buy them online or find a list of stockists at www.kuro-bo.com

Saffron-infused skincare

With decades of experience in the science of Ayurveda, Vaadi Organics has combined science with modern technology to develop a new range of personal care products. Top of our list of favourites is their luxurious range of organic soaps, shower gels, face packs, face washes and creams infused with saffron extract. With its many special properties, saffron tones the skin, cures allergies, itchiness and dryness thereby beautifying the skin and enhancing its texture. It aids with pigmentation, blemishes and scars, and its great exfoliation quality promotes a clearer complexion and a healthy, squeaky clean glow. They’re priced from R22 to R219 and you can find local stockists or shop online vaadiorganics.co.zaTop of Form