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A holly jolly (eco-friendly) Christmas

It really is the most wonderful time of the year and Mall of the North is looking forward to sharing it with you! The festive season is a chance to spend quality time with family, friends and loved ones while enjoying the many gatherings, parties and celebrations. With so much to think about, reducing your carbon footprint might not be top of you to-do list – but having a few green ideas at the ready can add to the beauty of the season, save you a whole lot of time, and even a little extra money too.    Choose quality…
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2nd Dec 2019
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Looking forward to the best summer holiday yet? Start prepping now!

The summer holidays are almost here! Whether you’re jetting off abroad or staying close to home, we have some tips to get you from A to B without the stress. And if that wasn’t reason enough to get excited, Mall of North is bringing you even bigger and better Black Friday deals on 29 November!    Start prepping now Double-check all your important documents and make sure everything is up to date. This applies to your ID, passport and driver’s license but also medical aid cards, travel insurance and vaccination certificates if you’re leaving our shores. If you plan on…
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3rd Nov 2019
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Wedding season is here

Wedding season is here (and so is your ultimate guest survival guide) Chances are you’re already well aware that wedding season has begun. And thanks to our sunny South African weather the time for canapés and happy ‘I dos’ will continue well into April 2020. Whether you have one, five or 10 special days to attend as a guest, we have the ultimate guide to enjoying it all in style.  First up, get your wardrobe wedding ready.  You don’t need a dozen couture outfits to choose from to look sensational. Start stocking up on wedding-worthy attire at Mall of the…
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1st Oct 2019
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Summer skin glow up

Spring has finally sprung! And what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than by spoiling yourself by giving your skin a summer glow.  We all know that skincare is important, and also how easy it is to fall out of a good routine. But as we spend more time outdoors, looking after your skin becomes seriously important. So what do dermatologists recommend for healthy, glowing skin? We rounded up our favourite top tips.  Remove every trace of makeup before bed  There are no exceptions to this golden rule for good reason. No matter how light your makeup, leaving it…
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4th Sep 2019
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How to find your signature scent

How to find your signature scent Christian Dior once said, “A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting”. But with rows upon rows of beautifully packaged perfumes, how do you pick the right one for you? Know yourself What scents do you love? The answer is already right under your nose. Think about your daily life. Are you attracted to sweet and floral smells, or fresh, crisp and citrusy notes? Once you’ve identified a particular note or two, whether it’s fruity or spicy, there are few online resources that can point you in the right direction to fragrances…
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2nd Aug 2019
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A beginner’s guide to zero waste living

We’ve all heard about the effects single use plastics have on the environment and our oceans. But you might not have heard about the zero waste living, a movement which focuses preventing waste and reusing as much of what we buy as possible.  Here are a few tips to get you started: Refuse single use items like plastic bags, straws, cups, utensils, and unnecessary packaging. Reduce the waste you generate by making more conscious, higher quality purchases. Grow your own food as much as possible. If space is limited, indoor container gardens are an attractive money-saving option. Repurpose - find…
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3rd Jul 2019
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Shopping for the guy who has it all

With Father’s Day just around the corner we know that finding a gift for dad can be tough. You want to get him something he’ll enjoy – something that’s both useful and cool. Dads often make gift giving even more challenging by insisting they don’t need anything new. Instead of more socks and another tie, think outside the box and consider a novel gift for the guy who says he has it all.   Here are some top picks for dad this Father’s Day: PopSockets PopSockets are available at most cellular and electronic stores. This handy little stick-on gadget functions…
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11th Jun 2019
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One small step can change your life

What is the furthest you’ve ever run? Five kilometresat your local Parkrun? Further than that? Can you imagine running 42.2 kilometresin a full marathon? It seems like an impossibly long way to go. Yet every year millions of ordinary people with full schedules and busy jobs cross the finish line and achieve just that. Taking on a marathon is a tough ask. There’s weeks of training filled with early mornings, sore feet, and aching muscles. And that’s all before you even line up on race day. The obvious question is why anyone would willingly choose to do something so difficult.…
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13th May 2019
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The gift of flower power

February is officially the month of love and a time when flowers are given as tokens of affection and appreciation. We take a look at the power of flowers and their meaning so you can give the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. It’s believed the custom of gifting flowers on 14 February has its roots in the 18thcentury where floral bouquets were often sent to pass along specific non-verbal messages thanks to each flower having its own unique meaning. Today, roses remain a firm favourite for the occasionand estimates suggest that some 250 million blooms are grown in preparation for Valentine’s…
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13th May 2019
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Get by with a little help from some tech

In the frenetic, crazy digital world we live in technology is everywhere. Quite literally. Think about our always-on smartphones, streams of emails, social media feeds – and instead of being helpful technology can often feel like one giant distraction. Switching off and opting out completely on a remote island isn’t possible, but there are some smart ways to use tech to boost our wellbeing and productivity – including an assortment of clever apps. Here are some of our faves… For the hopeless procrastinator: Stay Focused The Stay Focused app can help you meet those deadlines by restricting the use of…
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13th May 2019