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Tuesday, May 31, 2022


(Above: Tree of Life wall hanging)

What’s hot this winter? June’s I heart Market offers market-goers a range of heart-warming bespoke and artisanal fare just in time for Durban’s legendary “slightly-cooler-than-summer” mid-winter!

Taking place this Saturday, June 4 from 08h30 to 14h00 on the Moses Mabhida Stadium Lawns, the I heart Market, is not just a “pop-in and out” affair, it’s not only designed to make you want to take a leisurely stroll around the various stalls, make contact with the artists, crafters, and artisans who have created their wares with love and care, but to also relax in the sun and try out the delicious culinary fare on offer.

Some highlights to warm the cockles of your heart include Wicked Waffles - authentic Belgian waffles that are cooked on-site on a gas-fired waffle machine. They are golden delicious outside and soft inside and topped with fresh cream or ice cream. This is a tasty toasty option to warm up your taste buds, before trying out other scrumptious eats.

(Right: Savage Jewellery Rings)

Looking for gifts? Savage Jewellery is an iconic long-time ‘I heart” linked brand which offers tactile organic sterling silver rings that have been sand cast with beach sand. Using a unique technique to create this effect, these rings feel like ancient relics that have been discovered at the bottom of the ocean.

Then Macramé, which incidentally was a “thing” in the Victorian era, made hugely popular in the 1960’s and 70’s, has started its fourth come-back into fashion. And it’s a fascinating craft. Visit Knotagain Macramé to see their amazing Tree of Life wall hanging, which will be the talking-point at this month’s market. The craftsmanship gone into this phenomenal piece will leave you breathless. But if that’s too big for your home - not to worry there are plenty of simply gorgeous smaller pieces for sale, too.

While reminiscing - Abby River has a beautiful and simple winter collection, of “old-fashioned-inspired” cotton children’s clothes in natural palettes – a reminder of days gone by when life was, well, simpler!

Of course, there is so much more from décor and furnishings, clothes, and accessories, to loads of delectable food to take home - preserves, condiments, pastries, bread, biltong. And bonus – you can catch up with friends and make new ones in the sociable dining area, where you can try out a big variety of healthy and interesting cuisine, made as always, with love.

The market on the lawns of the Moses Mabhida Stadium is open from 08h30 to 14h00. The entrance is free and dogs on leashes are welcome.

For enquiries about I heart Market email