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A look at 10 wonderful years and the exciting times ahead!

In April Mall of the North will be celebrating a significant milestone as we hit double figures and reach a whole decade for our 10th birthday! Of course, we’re feeling a little nostalgic and who can blame us? It’s been an incredible, eventful and successful 10 years. And we couldn’t have done it without you – our amazing shopper community. If you haven’t already, you’re invited to take a walk down memory lane with us and view our impressive ‘blast from the past’ mural. There are photos, comments, posts, newspaper clippings, and much more to see. The best part is…
Aubrey Hlongwane
11th Mar 2021
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Fall in love with these new trendy colours

It’s the month of love this February! While Valentine’s Day might feel a little different this year we think looking for, and celebrating, silver livings is good for the heart and soul. Recently, the Pantone Color Institute unveiled the colours they think will style the runways and decorate the hallways in the year to come. This year, Pantone took the unusual step of unveiling two colours: Ultimate Grey and Illuminating (Illuminating being a bright sunny yellow) According to Pantone pairing these two contrasting colours was a carefully considered choice – Illuminating is hopeful, enthusiastic and Ultimate Grey is strong and…
Aubrey Hlongwane
2nd Feb 2021
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Forget resolutions, we’ve got better ideas.

2020 was certainly a year unlike any other. If you’re breathing a huge sigh of relief that it's finally over, you’re in good company. As we look forward to a brand-new year, and one (hopefully) filled with a lot more happiness, we’ve decided to ditch the resolutions altogether and live life to the fullest instead. Here are a few of our favourite ways to start 2021: START A JOURNAL Invest in a new journal that can hold all your ideas, ambitions, book recommendations, recipes, and doodles. Journaling is a great way to keep track of what matters most and give…
Xander
1st Jan 2021
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It’s a holly jolly holiday!

IT’S A HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY! As the festive season draws closer, we’re reminded of gatherings, parties and celebrations with families and friends and how things will be a little different this year. Here are our top tips to keep those spirits high with some creative and innovative thinking: DECORATE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS COOKIES The sweeter, the merrier! Make everything better with cookies decorated by you and your family, that’ll have your home smell delicious and keep any little ones entertained.     CREATE YOUR VERY OWN WINTER WONDERLAND As we scale back our holiday plans, we’ll be spending a lot…
Xander
1st Dec 2020
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Shop like a pro. The best tricks, tips and hacks personal shoppers know and love

BEFORE YOU EVEN HEAD OUT THE DOOR DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR LIST Just like Santa Claus, make a list and then check it twice. A list helps organise your needs, checking it again will cull unnecessary items so you can stick to your budget. Spoiling yourself every now and then is totally fine too, simply make a note of how much extra you’re prepared to spend and enjoy a little guilt-free indulgence.     TAKE STOCK OF YOUR CUPBOARD Try looking at your cupboard and clothing with a fresh pair of eyes. Personal stylists are brilliant at creating new looks by combining…
Xander
10th Nov 2020
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Beat exam stress the easy way

2020 has certainly been a rollercoaster! As the end of the year draws ever closer, so too do exams and a big dose of extra stress. After acing those Zoom classes and online assignments, it’s time to prep for those final exams like a pro. EXERCISE BEFORE AND AFTER YOU STUDY We all know how important exercise is in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but it also goes a long way in helping our grey matter work harder and smarter too. Science says that exercise has both long and short-term effects on cognition. While taking a jog around the block can…
Xander
2nd Oct 2020
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Spring is here! Time to get growing!

There’s never been a better time to grow your own food. A home-grown veggie patch is a great way to get outdoors and pass the time (especially with bored kiddos).  Plus, it puts fresh food on the table. What’s not to love? Here’s what you need to know before putting those green thumbs to use:  Veggies need good soil How to tell? Fertile soil is dark in colour, slightly moist to the touch and breaks apart easily. If your soil is sandy, dry, or too compact then it’s a good idea to get growing conditions just right with good quality…
Xander
7th Sep 2020
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How to celebrate and gift like a pro while Social-distancing

The family braai, birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations – all happy occasions put on ice thanks to COVID-19. With lockdown restrictions still in place, one glimmer of good news is that it is possible to celebrate safely and creatively while practising social distancing. Our ‘new normal’ is also inspiring many to be more thoughtful about gifting too. Even without having to cancel a birthday bash or special event, the current situation can feel overwhelming which is all the more reason arranging a small gift for someone you love is a wonderful way to show you care. First up is the…
Xander
30th Jul 2020
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Take care of yourself this July

PAMPER  YOURSELF  WITH  A DIY  SPA  DAY We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days, and that means missing out on some of our much needed ‘me time’ treats. While the reopening of our favourite salons and nail bars is cause for celebration, a little extra pampering never goes wrong (and saves some pennies too).  Here’s how to bring the feeling of a luxury spa to the comfort of your very own bathroom. Just add a few little extras to your shopping list at Mall of the North and you’re good to go!   EXFOLIATE There’s definitely some…
Xander
2nd Jul 2020
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Every bit helps – giving in the time of COVID-19!

So much has changed since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in South Africa, back in March. As we try to navigate these uncertain and unprecedented times, it’s worth remembering that each of us still has the power to make a difference, however small, in the lives of others. At Mall of the North, we believe that in these times of cancelled plans and social distancing, kindness and compassion are more important than ever before.  In the spirit of coming together safely as a community, here are a few organisations you can support in the fight against the COVID-19…
Xander
12th Jun 2020

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