CAN YOU LEAVE PATIO FURNITURE OUT IN THE RAIN?

 With winter and the ongoing rainy weather fast approaching the Western Cape, now is the time to look at safeguarding your outdoor furniture.  In other provinces such as Gauteng that experiences summer rainfall, may also benefit by this advice as whatever the season there will be a time where your patio furniture will be out in the rain. But what does that mean for your outdoor furniture? While outdoor furniture
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CLEANING TEAK FURNITURE

 Of its many other desirable traits, Teak showcases excellent durability and strength. Being able to withstand extreme temperatures makes it the ideal wood for outdoor furniture. As one of the toughest hardwoods available, Teak is also well suited for larger building projects such as patio decks, other large furniture and even boats. Find out how cleaning teak furniture and caring for it can prolong its life. Teak, which is the
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HOW DO YOU WEATHERPROOF OUTDOOR WOOD FURNITURE

 Whether eating lunch outdoors or lazing around the swimming pool enjoying the wonderful outdoor weather during the summer months, choosing outdoor furniture can be rather daunting.  There are so many varieties to choose from and so many aspects to consider when choosing your outdoor furniture. Aluminium outdoor furniture is easy to clean and light to carry around, but should you live in an area where the southeaster wind blows, this
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WHAT IS THE BEST MATERIAL FOR OUTDOOR FURNITURE?

  When choosing outdoor furniture, most people want pieces which are comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Another important factor is how well the furniture withstands the outdoor elements. Ultimately outdoor furniture will look stylish, feel comfortable, and need minimal maintenance. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best material for outdoor furniture. Teak There is something beautiful and timeless about wooden furniture, however, not all wood is equal
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OUTDOOR DINING – HOW TO HOST A BRUNCH

 For those of you who don’t know, brunch is a fancy word for a meal eaten after breakfast and before, or in place of, lunch. The word alone conjures up images of delicious nibbles served alongside mimosas and the elegantly wealthy. But brunch has grown in popularity and is the perfect way to enjoy some time with friends whilst indulging in a buffet style meal that doesn’t have to cost
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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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