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Gift ideas for fashionista friends

January 25, 2019

Buying a gift for your friend shows that you care. It could be anything, from a small trinket to celebrate your friendship or it could be a large gift to commemorate a special occasion. But, when it comes to choosing gifts for the fashionista in your life, it can prove difficult. Luckily, there are several malls in South Africa where you can spend hours looking for the perfect gift. Start by going to the shopping malls in Cape Town such…

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How to use the new Pantone colour in your home

January 14, 2019

A new year, a new Pantone colour. For those who follow the colour institute’s advice to the letter, the colour for 2019 is Living Coral, a fun and punchy bright pink-orange hue which exudes the liveliness of the year ahead. And it can easily be incorporated into your home if you follow some simple tips and tricks.   You can start by looking for lounge suites in neutral colours to offset the vibrant coral tones. Or you could invest in…

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Make the most of your space: Small garden decor ideas

January 10, 2019

When we see a small garden, we often think that nothing much can be done to spruce it up. But this could not be further from the truth. With a little bit of creativity and some helpful advice, you can build a small garden that is big on personality and that feels spacious enough for all your needs.   Start by looking for a picnic bench that you can place in a shady spot, or choose from wooden picnic tables…

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Make it your own: Home decor ideas for rented apartments

December 5, 2018

Decorating an apartment can be tricky, especially if it is not one that you own. A rented apartment usually has rules attached regarding what you can and cannot do for decorating. For example, you might not be able to paint the walls or drill into them to hang up art. And while you do have to obey these rules, this does not mean that you cannot decorate your apartment to suit your personality. You should invest in some home decor…

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Fun things to do with friends in Cape Town

October 11, 2018

Spending time with friends is one of the best ways to unwind after a long week at work. You can get together for a fun night out on the town or organise a dinner at one of the many sumptuous restaurants you will find in the Mother City. There are hundreds of fun activities to choose from, including visiting the best cinema in Cape Town for an indulgent night at the movies. So, if you are looking for fun things…

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Where to find great financial advice for a small business

October 9, 2018

So, you want to start your own small business? You might have the perfect idea to bring in new customers, like a niche cat toy company selling handmade cat toys filled with catnip, but starting out on your own needs more than just a great idea. Before you apply for business loans in South Africa, you will need to look for the right financial and business advice to help you on your way. Other than looking online for some tips…

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Signs that it’s time for a new couch

September 28, 2018
Signs that it’s time for a new couch

Bigger homes usually allow you to have two lounges or entertainment sections. This means that you can keep one lounge exclusively for your guests and the other for your own relaxation. But, unfortunately, smaller homes don’t offer such convenience, therefore you need to look after your furniture as best you can. The average life cycle of a couch should be between 10 to 15 years, depending on the quality, but if your couch seems to be playing up because of…

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Taking out a joint loan: everything you need to know

August 29, 2018

Making financial decisions together can be tricky. You will need to be open and honest about your finances, especially your credit history. Taking out a joint loan with your partner or with a family member might seem like a wise financial decision, but you will need to be completely certain that the other party is willing and able to pay their share. If you want to to apply for a loan with a partner, family member or business partner, there…

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How to share finances in a long-term relationship

August 29, 2018

Being in a long-term relationship means that you share a lot of things. From hopes and dreams to your greatest fears. It also means that you share financial decisions. This can be anything from deciding on which used cars in South Africa will best suit your current (and future) needs, to choosing a house to buy when the time is right. Sharing finances can sound daunting, especially if you are both independent people, but it can help immensely in the…

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How to make a studio apartment cosy

August 29, 2018

Living in a studio apartment usually means that you have a small space to work with when it comes to decorating. Too much stuff, and it can appear cluttered. Too little, and it can look bare and barren. In colder months, you will also want your apartment to be warm and inviting. If you have children, some cosy kids comforter sets in the right places can help to add an element of warmth. You can also invest in some autumnal-toned…

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