Station Drive Precinct – Durban’s 1st creative precinct is buzzing

There’s an amazing energy buzzing through our city at the moment with the announcement of the Rivertown development and the launch of our first weekly artisanal market – The Morning Trade.
But another equally cool city gem has been quietly developing – the Station Drive Precinct – which already houses Open Plan StudioThe Foundry and well known leather goods brand Savior Brand Co along with its new off-shoot – Savior Coffee Co.

If you’ve ever visited the Woodstock Foundry in Cape Town, this will excite you no end, as it’s a similar collaboration of small, independent creative companies and creators under one roof. The Foundry itself is a renovated old clothing factory, which is now a creative hub consisting of floors of artisanal workshops/studios and co-working spaces and offices.

Collaborative spaces are slowly becoming the preferred choices for creatives looking for the synergy and innovation achieved from working alongside fellow creatives. The flexibility of renting desk & office space in such an environment is also immensely appealing and creative office space is currently available for rental at The Foundry.

Cannot wait to pop past for a coffee and have a look see!
The last Pecha Kucha was held here, so look out for the next one as well as other events.
For more info email Andrew – – or pop in to see for yourself at 43 Station Drive.


3 double sets of Taste of Durban tickets up for grabs!

Taste of Durban kicks off this weekend at Suncoast and you could win a double set of tickets to be there plus a R50 booklet of Scoins – the official festival currency!

I’ve got 3 prizes to give away, so leave a comment on this post telling me which restaurant you’re most looking forward to tasting food from and you could be a winner.
For an extra entry you can tweet ‘I want to win double tickets to @TasteofDurban with @askashe

The competition starts on Monday 21st July and closes at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd July 2014.
The winners will be contacted via email so be sure to leave a valid email address, so you can be contacted to claim your prize.
Three winners who comment on this blog post will be announced by Thursday 24th July 2014 and they will win a double set of standard entry tickets to the show and a R50 scoins booklet.
Winners will need to collect their tickets from Guest Services at Suncoast.


I seem to have a thing for lights at the moment – and they all seem to be from Weylandts! These retro mechanic lamps are the height of industrial chic – you know the kind like they use in the old school movies with car mechanics when they scoot out from under a car on a roller trolley thing?! Yes that old school! Love it!!!

And the price point is pretty sweet too don’t you think?
Going to have to go have a look see…

The Sir Juice winners are…

Congratulations to these 3 lucky winners!


You have each won a slushy maker and 3 litres of juice from Sir Juice – enjoy!

Thanks to everyone who entered and to Sir Juice for the awesome prizes!
The winners will be contacted directly by Sir Juice so look out for your emails.


What’s on at Suncoast

Suncoast_Logo_New___feel_the_beat_1A round up of some of the events taking place at Suncoast in the next few weeks:

PSYCHIC & LIFESTYLE EXPO 17– 20 July in the Sunzone
10h00 – 20h00
Tap into the spirit world with psychic messages, palm readings, angel readings, astrology, hypnotism plus additional lifestyle elements such as reiki, reflexology, massages and more.
Tickets at the door – R30 per person.

SUNDAY BEAT ENTERTAINMENT 20 July – Manteca band in the Suncoast Amphitheatre
14h00 – 16h00
Live performance from the Manteca Salsa Band – sessions are FREE and performances start at 2pm.

SUNFIT – Weekdays & Saturday mornings on Suncoast Beach
Every weekday from 17h30 & Saturdays from 07h00

FREE exercise sessions – inspired by fitness expert Lisa Raleigh – includes Kickboxing, Zumba, Bootcamp Yoga and Corefit.

For more information, visit  the Suncoast website

Facebook: /gottalovesuncoast
Twitter: @suncoastdurban