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Hug mom a little tighter this Mother’s Day

Make sure you write it down, circle the date in your calendar, and plan something extra nice for your mom on Sunday, 9 May because it’s Mother’s Day. You don’t need us to tell you how challenging the last year has been for everyone, but we’d bet good money that moms everywhere have had it a little bit tougher than most. Before Covid-19 became a reality for families across the world, moms were already doing the work of 20 people. Many moms also became full-time teachers, still had to run errands, treat cuts and bruises, read stories, cook everyone’s favourite…
Xander
1st May 2021
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Make your home office rock this April!

Here’s how to make your home office rock Whether you love it or have simply made peace with it, working from home isn’t going anywhere just yet. One very bright side to the working from home situation is you get to style your space your way. From colour schemes to quick accessories, we’ve rounded up a few ways you can make your home office space work harder and smarter for you.  Colour combinations to help you smash those deadlines: White with splashes of black This is a great distraction-free option for the hopeless procrastinator. Black accents like desk accessories or…
Xander
1st Apr 2021
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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…
Xander
1st 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…
Xander
1st 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
1st 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
1st 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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