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EcoBalance Lifestyle

Issue 4
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EcoBalance Lifestyle Magazine will be focusing on bringing balance back into our everyday lives through articles and features that encourage making the right choices within our environment. We aim to give informative, inspiring yet honest articles that are making a difference to the environment. The magazine will feature products and advertising that have a strong environmentally friendly, green focus or are bio-degradable (easily broken down) and practice sustainability values.

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South Africa
Eco Balance Lifestyle Magazine (Pty) Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

It’s amazing to think that we are already heading into another season, lockdown is in it’s first year and that a quarter of the year has somehow flashed by. Covid-19 is still a concern as it continues to ravage health, economies and the freedom to be free which is causing a tremendous strain on every level. Whilst we deal with the pandemic, there is the harsh reality of the damage that is caused by fake news/conspiracy theories what is truth. We take a look at this in our “What’s in word” article on page 23. Working from home is a reality for many. We take a look at lovely “home office decor ideas” that are easily achieved on page 116. We all love to travel and local travel is something we…

10 min.
2020 - the year that penguin couples got to love each other more

We've all heard news reports of how, during lockdown, skies in big cities around the world turned blue as air pollution diminished, waterways cleared up and wild birds benefited from humans staying home. People drew closer, too, as humans re-evaluated their priorities and discovered a profound need to connect, making space in their hearts for each other. Positive stories such as these gave hope in a world where COVID-19 was wreaking havoc on people's lives and countries' economies. Here in South Africa it was no different - among the din of coronavirus havoc, amazing things were quietly starting to take shape, too. Read on below for some of the wonderful, and surprising trends to have come out of last year. TREND 1: YOU GOT TO OVERTAKE THE JONESES One of the trends that…

3 min.
colours of optimistic promise of sunshine

As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colours of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience. “The selection of two independent colours highlight how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it's not about one colour or…

1 min.
ecofinds yellow / grey 2021 colour of the year

Mavala Mini Colours is the best choice in matching up to this years Pantone’s Colour of the year trend is Lemon Drop, Moon Grey & Austin. “Yellow always looks magnificent on darker skin tones and grey is a colour that best suites fair skin. If you are feeling daring try a mix and match of both yellow and grey” says Janine Karels of Mavala SA. Available at Clicks, Dis-Chem and Woolworths. The Lulu Top can we worn in two ways with it’s puffy and playful sleeves. Pair it with the Dahlia skirt for the perfect summer outfit. Fabric: 55% hemp and 45% cotton. Available at www.hemplove.co.za The Pipe planter has an integrated drip tray. It's suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with a choice of short or tall and an optional…

4 min.
2021 the year to uplift and empower ourselves

HEALTH: THE YEAR OF THE 'YOU' If 2020 has taught us anything it's that health is king – and it all starts with your choices. 2021 is about not settling – not for junk food filled with chemicals, nor for alcohol that hasn't been carefully crafted. People are, more than ever before, deciding to raise the bar and give their bodies what they need and deserve. We're looking at possibly the strongest health-consciousness shift on record. Whether it's choosing local food that is seasonally prepared – making every bite that much more worthy and satisfying – or following up with supplements that make the body and mind strong. FOOD: HONESTY & TRANSPARENCY We're leaving behind “ultimate” diets, unneeded ingredients and straight-up false promises. In 2021, sentiment is moving to food that has a…

1 min.
ecofinds apps & we love virtual tools for 2021

offUgo reading glasses by David Green Eyewear. As technology advances, we all continue to use blue-light emitting screens indiscriminately, knowing that it may be affecting our eye-health and sleep… The good news is, with offUgo Blue Block readers by David Green Eyewear, you can now use your phone, computer, tablet, and TV with confidence. offUgo reading glasses, designed in Cape Town, have been developed to selectively block this blue light source, which can cause eye fatigue and strain. Plus, you'll look stylish while receiving relief and comfort. They even have a lens for people with 20-20 vision. Choose from a variety of colours and four designs, to suit any face: half, oval, rectangle and round, with a petite model for smaller faces. Want to see what they look like on you? For…