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Not Just Coffee

Built on the principles of respect, love, and passion.   People often say that the journey makes the difference and not the destination. For Sbu, from Coffee Lab, this couldn’t hold more truth. Originally from Zimbabwe, Sbu arrived in South Africa in 2010 on empty promises. With little to nothing, Sbu started his journey to becoming Ballito’s favourite coffee guy, which is evident by the amount of people cheerfully greeting him and enjoying his brews...

Single…so what?

This is not a pity party. Do you hear me? It’s twenty-twenty-two, and it’s all about YOU! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It also lands on a Monday, and I don’t know about y’all, but the real LOML is my career right now, so I’ll likely be spending my Valentine’s Day knee-deep in deadlines and behind my screen because I need to pay my bills. Okay, I’m just kidding (maybe not, though). I’ve...

Fuel Your Love

Where are my lovebirds at? Our amazing Ballito has so much to offer to express and build your love for each other. Have you heard of the 2.2.2 rule? Every two weeks you go out, may it be dinner or an activity, every two months you have a weekend away and then every two years you go on a big trip. This rule is perfect for busy couples and for the not-so-busy couples and it...

Let’s Walk Down The Aisle

Planning your dream wedding can be stressful, especially when you want everything to be perfect. One major aspect of a wedding is the venue and sometimes it’s almost impossible to find the right one so, we have this beautiful and magical venue that could make your dream wedding come true. The Groves Contemporary, elegant and romantic, The Groves’s beautiful events venue is set in the rolling hills of the Caversham Valley in the sought-after Midlands....

I’m such a wedding person. I love weddings and anything to do with them. And when I heard about these two totally unconventional weddings – I was so excited to share them with you all.   LET’S GET MARRIED IN 72 HOURS JARED + STORM OPPERMAN Have you ever heard of an engagement followed by a wedding a mere 72 hours later? Well, you’ve officially heard it first here! Jared and Storm Opperman got engaged...

What’s Your Love Language

Words by: Kai Coates What’s Your Love Language? I’m sure you show your love for your significant other regularly, but do you make sure that you’re communicating it the way your partner wants you to? It is essential to know your and your partner’s love language to truly express your love for each other in the best way possible. There are five different love languages, and some people stick to one or have their top...

Return to Origin, Return to Love

We talk so often about being kind, of loving others before you love yourself to put others first and to ensure we will then receive that love back. But is this not an old paradigm? A paradigm where we “people please” more than honouring our soul? It’s one we have the power to shift. Maybe this year, it’s truly time for a change. To choose self-love. To fill up our own cups so we might...

Find Your Breath

I got the opportunity to interview and connect with a close family friend and spiritualist, Richard Kidd (known as Richey), about stepping into a new year and a new perspective for those New Year’s Resolutions. Richey practically grew up on the beach, and from a very young age seeing his friends surfing and coming out the surf with huge smiles got him to ask for a surfboard for one of his birthdays. He dived headfirst...

“What if our ‘neighbour’ was not those next to us, but those who need us?” – Dylan Jahnig

After a week that rocked our province and shocked the nation, we wanted to do something that spoke and demonstrated a love for “our neighbour”. The neighbour who may feel forgotten, who struggles with access to food, electricity and water. Basic needs. The ones with little or no security. The ones who have been marginalised and largely misunderstood. The ones who will be most affected by the unrest and disruption of this moment. And so,...

Love Local

If you follow I Love Ballito on social media or our The Ballito page, you might have seen or heard of the Love Local initiative. The campaign involves a series of Zoom sessions, four so far, where members of the community come together to discuss a particular topic related to businesses and the community affected by the lockdown, focusing on what was happening and where to next! I Love Ballito owners, Tim Johnson and Justin...