Inspired Outdoors

THE PORTOFINO FURNITURE RANGE

The perfect setting when entertaining guests is key. The Portofino Furniture range is exactly what you need for a simple and stylish setting. Here, at Creative living, we offer a range of outdoor furniture styles suited to every occasion and every style. And like many of our products the Portofino range is offers maintenance that ensures a longer lifespan.
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WINTER DRINKS

Summer has come and gone once again. Days are shorter and the nights are growing colder. Winter is here and cold is all we will know for the next few months. But there is warmth at the end of this tunnel! We have compiled a list of some delicious winter drinks perfect to share in front of the fire. And even a few for when the kids have gone to bed and you need a little extra warmth.
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SUN LOUNGERS

No poolside deck or patio is complete without sun loungers, to happily laze about on during those warm sunny days. Take your sunbathing to an entirely new level of comfort with the Creative Living Sun Lounger range! With a unique variety of style, materials and functionality, there is sure to be a lounger to complete almost any outdoor living area. Bali Sun Lounger Creative Living offers a range of sun
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GARDENS OF THE NORTHERN CAPE: GARDENS AND WILDFLOWER RESERVES

South Africa boasts an untamed beauty like no other. Each province offers a unique variety of beautiful flowers and rare plants. The Northern Cape is well known for its diamonds buried deep within the earth and more off its coastline. However, the arid land has a treasure trove of fynbos and succulents scattered across its surface. From the quiver tree forest to the brightly coloured flowers, the province has much
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THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2020

The Chelsea Flower Show goes Virtual: World-renowned flower show cancelled amid Coronavirus outbreak This year The Royal Horticultural Society made the difficult decision of cancelling The Chelsea Flower Show amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The show has been held every spring since 1912 on the grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Since then it has only been cancelled once before during the Second World War, but the show must
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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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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 with
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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 gardens,
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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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