Our beautiful KZN Midlands is not only memorable because of its rolling green hills, snow-adorned on occasion, or its winding and scenic dirt roads and the patterns of Nguni, but also because of the creative souls who live, work and exhibit their talent in this beautiful countryside. And this is where my passion lies! It…

Limes & Roses

Art & Style in the KZN Midlands – Lime and Roses of Nottingham Road

Over the last few months, I have been truly inspired and energized by my collaborative work with Lynn Reynolds and her gorgeous brand and shop in the heart of Nottingham Road, Lime and Roses. It has been exciting being part of her design process in launching a beautiful new bed linen collection, entitled ‘In Leaf’,…

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ruby orchard

Art & Style in the KZN Midlands – The Ruby Orchard

There is something so refreshing about walking into the Ruby Orchard. It even smells beautiful! It perfectly fits it’s tagline – ‘Natural, Homely, Refreshing’. Situated in the heart of our beautiful KZN Midlands, I recall when I first moved to the Midlands being quite delighted to not only find a shop of this calibre (it…

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Beauty Will Save The World

“Man can live without science; he can live without bread, but without beauty he could no longer live, because there would no longer be anything to do to the world. The whole secret is here; the whole of history is here.” (This article is a cross-post between and There is so much ugliness…

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Art & Style in the KZN Midlands – Blueberry Café

I remember those first walks I took after arriving in the KZN Midlands; this place I’d never even visited before I moved to this quaint country lifestyle – with lots of mud and gumboots, no Woolies around the bend and cold in winter like I’d never experienced before! It was those walks through the reserve,…

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