Spring has finally sprung! As the holiday season gets tantalisingly closer, it’s time to ditch some of those bad habits and spring into health. Sometimes no matter how much we want to make healthier choices, there simply aren’t enough hours in a day. Luckily, we’ve got some easy peasy ways to get you summer ready and feeling fab in no time… (more…)
The kitchen really is the heart of the home. It’s where families gather at the end of a busy day, where friends catch up, where stories are shared and memories are made. Luckily, the kitchen can also be transformed into a delicious extension of any garden.
The concept of growing food in the kitchen is certainly not new and dates all the back to the Renaissance, where it’s believed colourful edible flowers were first used alongside fresh herbs and vegetables with stunning results. (more…)
This August South Africa commemorates Women’s Month as a tribute to the 20,000 women from all walks of life who joined together in a historic march to the Union Buildings in 1956.
Fast forward to 2018 and there are dozens of ways you can celebrate this important occasion. Here are some of our favourites:
- Support a worthy cause
There are so many wonderful organisations and charities that do incredible work aimed at empowering women. If you have some free time consider lending a helping hand by volunteering or making a cash donation. Every little bit helps to make a difference. (more…)
With shorter days and long chilly nights, you’re definitely not alone in longing for the return of summer. If you have slight case of the winter blues then Mall of the North is ready to make you smile because we’re inviting you to indulge the senses at our Just Imagine Arts and Photo Fair from 20 to 22 July. (more…)
Father’s Day is celebrating its 108th anniversary this year on 17 June and it all began when a young woman decided her dad was simply the best.
Now celebrated worldwide in recognition of the important contribution fathers and father figures make in the lives of their children, families and society, the origin of this special day begins with the heartwarming story of Sonora Smart Dodd’s quest to make sure the world knew her dad was a hero. According to the history books, young Sonora came up with the idea tohonourher father while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in church. After Sonora’s mother passed away, her fatherWilliam Jackson Smart, an American Civil War veteran, had taken responsibility of singlehandedly raising a newborn baby and his other five children. Sonora’s tireless campaigning finally paid off and the first officially documented Father’s Day celebration saw hundreds of young women and children hand red roses and other gifts to their fathers – ensuring dads everywhere got their own day to receive a little love and appreciation for all that they do. (more…)
Even if you’re not keeping up with the Kardashians or following the latest celebrity fashion trends we’ve all wondered what it would be like to have an army of stylists, makeup artists and designers on speed dial to help us achieve that perfect look.
Although we’re unlikely to ever face the pressure of looking flawless while sashaying down the red carpet, finding a new outfit for a big occasion or simply updating your wardrobe can be a little daunting. So how do you discover and shop for your own unique style? That’s where Mall of the North comes in. We’ve nailed down the best ways to dress as your most fashionable self. (more…)
Egg-static about Easter!
We’re huge fans of the Easter holidays here at Mall of the North. After months of being back at school and work there’s finally some time to relax and unwind with friends and family. Of course, all the delicious chocolate eggs and hot cross buns means there’s even more to love about this time of year.
If you’re staying right here in Polokwane for the holidays you might be wondering how to spend your well-deserved time off while keeping the whole family entertained. Luckily we’ve got some handy tips and a jam packed calendar of fantastic events to help you have the best Easter yet! (more…)
The last days of summer don’t have to leave you feeling glum. Especially when there are so many gorgeous new trends to keep you cosy as we head into the new season. We’ve rounded up the best new trends to keep you fashionably on point.
- Pretty in pink
Feel extra pretty with understated blushes of pink. The softer the shade of pink the more you can mix and match with your other wardrobe essentials. (more…)
For a bit of fun try Google ‘I hate Valentine’s Day’ or ‘I’m anti Valentine’s Day’ and you’ll find millions upon millions of disgruntled results from every corner of the internet.
Of course the 14th of February has its fair share of vocal fans. After all, it’s the one and only day of the year when it’s completely acceptable to unleash your inner hopeless romantic while also indulging in copious amounts of delicious chocolate. Pardon the pun, but what’s not to love?
For those who aren’t exactly fans of Cupid’s famed bow and arrow, Valentine’s Day can feel just a little too frilly and mushy. If you fall into this camp, or you’re in a relationship with someone who is, you might be tempted to ditch the celebrations altogether. Thankfully, we know some very thoughtful (and totally dignified) ways to show you care. (more…)
Make (and keep) your 2018 resolutions
Here’s the scenario…A new year arrives and after dusting off the trusty old notebook we jot down a few dozen impossible tasks to be achieved by no later than mid-February. But after a few days of rigorous exercise, eating salad for lunch and dinner, waking up an hour earlier, all while trying to become the world’s best new yoga master, even the most iron-willed falter among us and ditch the resolutions completely. If this sounds all too familiar you’re in excellent company. According to research out of the United States, just eight percent of people manage to stick out their well-intentioned New Year’s objectives.
So what’s the problem? Business leaders, scientists, politicians, psychologists and almost everyone in between have long been curious about how the most admired and successful people reach their goals. The good news is you don’t have to be Oprah or any other famous celebrity to start living your own best life. We’ve rounded up some of the best advice we could find to help you on your way. (more…)