SEASONAL FOOD – SUMMER INDULGENCE

 We thought we’d take a break from the ‘Gardens of the World’ series to bring you a post on the delicious summer seasonal food making their way onto our tables. We’ve mentioned before that the benefits of eating seasonal food include a lower carbon footprint as well as more flavourful food of far better nutritional and taste quality. It also means that we follow nature’s natural cycle, giving our bodies
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FUN KIDS CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

  It’s December and the sparkle of tinsel and greenery of Christmas trees are adorning the shopping centres. We all know that Christmas is fast approaching and with it, the school holidays. Whether you’re a parent, aunt/uncle, babysitter or the parent’s best friend, we’ve rounded up a list of fun yet simple Christmas crafts to keep your little ones busy this holiday. Not only do these fun Christmas crafts keep
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A SUN-SAFE SUMMER

  Depending on where you are in South Africa, summer has either come in full speed ahead or is slowly creeping in. Either way, we know that most people are getting excited to be outside again enjoying the warmth of the sun and longer days. It feels great to be out in the warm rays of the sun, saying goodbye to pale winter skin and months of being indoors! However,
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GARDENS OF THE WESTERN CAPE

 South Africa is known for its wild beauty. It offers almost everything, from the famous fynbos of the Western Cape to the deserts of the Karoo, from the tropical flora found in KZN to the famous Jacaranda in Gauteng. With so much of its natural flora preserved, it was hard to choose just a few gardens so we decided to do it by province. Here is a list of gardens
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AN OCEAN INSPIRED OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

  An Ocean Inspired Outdoor Living Space Spring has sprung and summer is well on its way! With the warmer weather comes the call of the ocean and what better way to celebrate than with an ocean inspired outdoor living area. One of the hottest trends for summer is beach cottage decor. There is something peaceful and relaxing about the white-washed furniture, airy spaces, and cool hues that go hand-in-hand
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GARDENS OF THE WORLD – SWITZERLAND

  Switzerland, the land of fine chocolate! It’s also the land of fine cheese, the alps, and it’s famous neutral status but did you know that Switzerland also has some of the most beautiful scenery and exquisite gardens? In fact, there is even a “Gardens of Switzerland” website aimed at raising awareness and promoting the beauty of some of their natural flora. Each Canton has its own public and private
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OUTDOOR LIGHTING

 It’s nearly springtime! This means that the warmer weather and longer nights are starting to float in allowing for more time to enjoy the outdoors. Spring and summer in South Africa are a time for hiking, nature walks, casual coffees on the stoep, evening picnics, and of course the famous braai. With more outdoor entertaining opportunities comes the time to dust off our outdoor spaces, update, rearrange, and perhaps add
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GARDENS OF THE WORLD – ENGLAND

 Gardens of the World – England The English landscape is overflowing with magnificent gardens. This is not a surprise considering that the English, at all  levels of society, have long been keen gardeners. From allotments to extravagant royal gardens, England has it all. In fact, it was hard to narrow it down to just three of the best! Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Found in London, England, this is one
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CREATE YOUR OWN OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

 Create Your Own Outdoor Living Space Here at Creative Living we try our best to offer a wide range of stylish, high quality outdoor furniture to suit almost anyone. Whilst most of our furniture comes in sets, we also offer a range of sectional pieces. Our sectional pieces are great outdoor furniture options aimed at those in search of more flexibility. In this range we offer a variety of options
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GARDENS OF THE WORLD – JAPAN

 Gardens of the World – Japan Japan is known worldwide for its beautiful culture and traditional arts. Just the word “Japan” conjures up images of tea ceremonies, flowing calligraphy, and descriptive poetry. The country also has a legacy of distinctive gardens, so unique in their beauty that they have been recreated all over the world. We thought we’d give you a glimpse into the magic of Japanese gardens with a
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