July 7, 2022

After “I Do”

The joys of Budapest

Budapest has it all. Fairytale castles, an admirable love of the red powder paprika, architecture that is jaw-dropping, fun entertainment ranging from Escape Rooms to Ruin Bars and, of course, the Thermal Baths, writes Marion Kate.

Alanya – the greatest wedding gift EVER!

A breathtaking resort town on Turkey’s central Mediterranean coast (aka the Turkish Riviera), Alanya should be high on any traveler’s To Do List, writes Marion Kate.

Who loves their daddy?

Where would we be without a loving dad to guide us through our childhood and those teenage years? Here’s a chance to say thanks this Father’s Day … or any other day, come to think […]

What South African homeowners want in a better home

MAIN PHOTO: Festoon House Lighting https://festoonhouse.com.au/festoon-lights/ A recent survey by Saint-Gobain Gyproc has revealed some startling results in terms of what local homeowners are looking for in their homes. The survey by Saint-Gobain Gyproc was aimed […]

Smaller deposit? Buy a cheaper home!

Is there any point in waiting to save up a large deposit on a home when interest rates are declining and the banks are in a hurry to grant more home loans? “Many buyers are […]

5-star honeymoon in Kruger

Hayward’s Grand Safari Company has been granted the opportunity to take exclusive mobile safari camps in 5-star style for bespoke groups into some of its most untouched areas within the Kruger’s 19,485 square kilometre border. […]

Higher deposit, lower loan-to-value (LTV) = better home loan

There’s a vital factor that homebuyers need to be aware of when they apply for a home loan, and that is the loan-to-value ratio. So says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, SA’s biggest bond originator, who […]

Confetti Chicks Event Feedback

On Saturday, 3rd March, we brought together a group of dynamic women at Waterline in Noordhoek, to connect, network and discuss women’s issues. On the Agenda: Love, Marriage and Relationships Travel bucket lists What makes […]

5 easy changes you can make for a more energy efficient home

Most of us, if not all of us, have done all that we can to save water and reduce our usage of this valuable resource. How about taking this a step further now? Let’s reduce […]

The Meaning and Significance of Lobola

Known to many as a “bride-price” or bride-worth” and to some extent as a “down payment” or “dowry” but in the African culture, it is a ritual that brings two families together. Words: Unathi Nkanjeni […]

The Good Husband Guide: Secrets from the Silver Screen

It’s a real honour and a privilege to have another person accept your hand in marriage and to share their life with you. However, if you want to be a great husband, you can never […]

Lose your heart in Russia

After a lifetime dreaming of visiting Russia, Marion Kate reveals that her budget trip to the icy capital of communism was everything she expected… and much, much more. Why do we have bucket lists? Is […]

The eyewear Oscars

The 48TH MIDO (the leading international eyewear expo) breaks all its own records, closing with  4.9% increase to confirm its global leadership position and its role of excellence in the trade show universe. Milan, February 2018: The […]

Video inspiration from MIDO 2018

Here’s a selection of videos to give you an insight into the latest international trends in eyewear direct from the 48TH MIDO (the leading international eyewear expo) held in Milan in February 2018. www.mido.com

Summer Popsicles

Everyday Luxury with J.C. Le Roux’s drier VIBRAZIO Range Enjoying a glass of sparkling wine must be one of life’s sophisticated pleasures. With J.C. Le Roux’s latest drier Vibrazio range released, sipping a glass of […]

Airbnb’s new Roadmap offers incredible wedding and honeymoon options

New property types, new tiers, Airbnb Collections and community recognition form the key elements of their newly launched Roadmap to bring the benefits of local and authentic travel to everyone. 10 years ago, Airbnb co-founders […]

How to Blow Up a Small Living Room

Claire Gibson from La-Z-Boy offers some advice to Confetti Chicks on how to make a small living room look oh-so-much bigger. Many of us are more than familiar with the struggle of trying to cram […]

On the 6th day of Valentine’s…

… my True Love said to me “Let’s turn off our cellphones and dim the lights!” It was time for a game of Role Play. This game requires a wee bit of forward planning because […]

On the 7th day of Valentine’s…

… my True Love suggested a game of Kiss Kiss! As the name of this game suggests, it involves some intense tongue-twisting fun. Okay so we’re not in high school anymore, but the idea is […]

On the 8th day of Valentine’s …

… my True Love said to me “Let’s play Treasure Hunt.” Think of an Easter hunt, with a twist! Treasure hunts for adults involve some good clean (or dirty) fun and debauchery. Throw some wine […]

On the 9th day of Valentine’s…

… my True Love said to me: ‘Let’s play a game of Truth or Dare’. Here’s how: The aim of the game is to be light-hearted and open minded. Leave the ego behind and be […]

The Light House Boutique Suites

Words: Gill Lewis The middle of December is probably not the best of times to kick back for a leisurely three-day stay at a guesthouse in the Paarl winelands. Our son had just gone on […]

How to secure your home when you’re not there!

The festive season is a time for people to catch-up with friends and family, complete last-minute shopping and eat to their heart’s content… but it is also a time where many people let their guard […]

Let’s Talk About Sex

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Finding Your Bliss

Picture yourself waking up after a perfect sleep – the early morning sun sneaking a peek through the curtains. You smile, reach out and pick up your smartphone, and the online onslaught begins… Or, you […]

Honeymoon Goals

It is the most beautiful feeling in the world. In fact, it’s one that cannot be made sweeter by words or melodies or things because it is already the greatest most extravagant feeling the world […]

Get Married at De Hoop Nature Reserve

A location like none other in Southern Africa Mother Nature is waiting to reconnect with you a mere 3 hours’ scenic drive from Cape Town. After visiting this slice of heaven, I can personally recommend […]

Connect and Touch

Be that couple. You know, the ones who can’t keep their hands off each other. Always holding hands, leaning in to each other, and not afraid to show affection in public. Even when they’ve been married […]

Our new Softmag is out…

  Confetti Chicks #2 – The Rain Issue We hope you enjoy our new edition as much as we enjoyed creating it for you! Click below to open the page to view or to download the […]

Your Honeymoon …as part of your Gift Registry!

Travel Moon is a luxury bespoke honeymoon registry. In a nutshell, Travel Moon offers a unique service which affords each wedding couple the chance to personalize their honeymoon. By adding additional wish list items, the […]

Date Night!

Wondering how to keep the Ooh-la-la of romance burning long after the wedding candles have burned down? Read on… We polled some happily married people, and here’s what these ladies had to say: If you […]

Honeymoon Road Trip

Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of a swanky five-star hotel just as much as the next girl! Luxury safari or seaside resort? Sign me up! But maybe, just maybe, let’s try on […]

The BIG FIVE – our top 5 picks for safari honeymoon destinations

  Dreaming of a luxury bush lodge break filled with romance, and packed with adventure? Make your honeymoon unforgettable with our top 5 picks: SABI SABI GAME RESERVE Embarking on a luxurious South African honeymoon […]