durban ♥ my home city

 ♥ places in and around worth visiting ♥

The Smallest Petrol Garage – Imfolozi

The Imfolozi Game Reserve forms part of the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, (previously the Hluhluwe–Umfolozi Game Reserve). It is home to the Big 5 and a significant player in animal conservation.  If you are able, it is a delight to visit this, the oldest declared nature...

Make a Plan to visit Makaranga

Our local *Studio Union group visited Makaranga this week.  It's a hidden haven in beautiful suburbia west of Durban. This bountiful garden is home to a vibrant hub comprising a luxury lodge, conference rooms, children's' play area, outdoor concerts, pampering spa and...

Forests Full of Potential

We've just spent a wonderful week in the Cathkin Valley with a gorgeous view of the Drakensberg Mountains. It really did not seem like a good time to go away.  We had so much on our plates.  Yet once we were there, it was just so good to let...

Workshops and Courses

The Story... Freshly Found began it's life as a blog in 2007.  Quite soon it branched out into an etsy store, and then a few years later the online store was born at freshlyfound.com.   We ventured from our online platform to wonderful face-to-face contact at...

Beautiful and Botanical

Recently, a few of us creatives visited the Durban Botanical Gardens.  It was a beautiful day and we had a hugely satisfying time snapping away at the photogenic surroundings.  What a privilege to visit this haven with like-minded Durbanites. These large significant...

Gentle Natural Design

We had a beautiful visit to Umfolozi Game Reserve in KZN a couple of weeks ago. The mood at this time of the year was gently Autumnal. The fragrant colours of the vegetation were so delicious. The stripy pattern of the Zebra trotting alongside our car was softened by...

Sketches of Durban Harbour and its Surrounds

Have you heard of Cathcart William Methven before?  I've  just learnt that he was an amazing chap.  These delightful sketches of Durban and its Harbour are only one of his many achievements. The envelope that houses these postcard reproductions states that he was a...

artSPACE Durban Thank You!

Big thank yous to some talented locals for coverage of the I Love Pop-Up-Shop at artSPACE in Durban. I am so delighted with the way they have captured our Freshly Found Products♥ (Click on the links to see the work of the other amazing exhibitors.)  Gorgeous pic by...

Roy G. Biv

Roy G Biv - an acronymical character who helps us remember the order of the visible colours of the spectrum - [The rainbow!] I like to use that acronym when bringing order to my sari collection. Beautiful squishy swiss-rolls of delicious patterns and prints! A huge...