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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…
Aubrey Hlongwane
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…
Aubrey Hlongwane
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…
Aubrey Hlongwane
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…
Aubrey Hlongwane
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…
Aubrey Hlongwane
12th Jun 2020
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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts To Spoil The Best Mom In The World

Of course your mom (and granny) will insist that the greatest Mother’s Day gift is her family, but we know that even the smallest of gestures can go a long way. We’re looking at the silver lining of lockdown and a few of the best DIY ways to say ‘I love you’ to everyone’s favourite lady.  Personalised Recipe Box One idea for a fabulous child-friendly project is designing mom’s very own personalised recipe box. The best part is you already have the materials on hand like shoe boxes, ribbons, coloured paper, paint and crayons to create a gorgeous one-of-a-kind gift.…
Aubrey Hlongwane
1st May 2020
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Your FUN survival guide to lockdown

Our How-To Guide On Lockdown Family Fun While we all do the right thing by staying at home and keeping each other safe we also know that it can be challenging to think of new ways to keep ourselves and our little ones entertained during the nationwide lockdown. Here are some tips to pass the time… Explore The Great Indoors Without school, homework, and playdates, finding ways to keep the kids occupied can feel like a full-time job. Luckily for us the Scouts have put together a wonderful ‘Explore the Great Indoors Programme’ available here. With over 100 age appropriate…
Aubrey Hlongwane
13th Apr 2020
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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…
Aubrey Hlongwane
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…
Aubrey Hlongwane
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…
Aubrey Hlongwane
1st Oct 2019

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