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Cuisine: All of it.

Looking for some culinary variety for your palate? Good news! You don’t need to leave Ballito to try food from around the world. The Best of Asia  Nestled in the very heart of Ballito, right behind Lifestyle Shopping Centre, the Dumpling Bar has become the go-to place to experience the traditional dishes that are most loved by all Asian cultures. Stunning geisha art adorns the walls and the restaurant’s stairs, and they’re all done by...

Iconic and Trending

A town like Ballito is made up of businesses that have been around forever and some newcomers. In this edition, we focus on food and are so proud to focus on two amazing businesses, one that has stood the test of time and the newbie in town. The Place of Memorable Food Back in the day, Ballito was no more than three hotels, the Boulevard centre, the bottom Spar and one fine dining restaurant. Trevor...

BRINGING THE CHARM TO SWEET MOMENTS a Krispy Kreme and Nom Nom collaboration

BRINGING THE CHARM TO SWEET MOMENTS with an exclusive collaboration with Krispy Kreme x Nom Nom. Nom Nom is a coveted South African jewellery brand with a range of bespoke charm, gems, necklaces, bracelets and rings. The brand is available online at nomnomjewels.co.za and at Elegance Jewellers stores. Their custom-created Nom Nom doughnut and Nom Nom bracelet are the sweetest surprise for that someone special! The Nom Nom Doughnut is an Original Glazed® doughnut ring,...

FROM INLAND TO THE SANDY BEACHES

Glamping in the Midlands The Midlands never ceases to amaze me with its gorgeous views, fresh air and country roads. Nirvana outpost is situated on Curry’s Post Road. It is right next door to the alpaca sanctuary, Endeavour Alpacas, run by the same owners, Wendy Canning and Terrence Watkins, who are the most welcoming and friendly hosts that love to make your stay extra special. We stayed in one of the four tepees; the extra-large...

Soaking in the sun on Sunbird Lane

Bringing self-sufficient farm-style living into the superb Brettenwood Coastal Estate. Wendy Bouwer from Bridgewater Spencer Architecture and Margaret Berichon from B Design Studio collaborated in creating this breathtaking home for a client in one of the most exclusive, sought after estates on the North Coast, Brettenwood Coastal Estate situated in Sheffield.   The house has stunning views of rolling hills, which makes you feel like you are on a quintessentially gorgeous KZN farm, and boasts...

Live, work, play is here to stay

The North Coast is evolving with a new generation’s wants and needs that allow work and play in the same area. The idea of Mixed-Use precincts are not new, but they are certainly evolving. Whilst the North Coast has long been a leading player in the residential developments sector, boasting some of the most successful and desirable destinations in South Africa, there are some exciting new development offerings that are set to add even more...

Pet-friendly Living

Whether you’re furry, feathered or scaled, all friends are welcome! As people realise that Ballito is for sure one of THE best places to live, we see flocks of families moving here to experience the North Coast way of life. Here, as for most South Africans, our pets are our family. The lifestyle of those here embraces the outdoors and the ability to lead an active way of life. Our town aims to be wholly...

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“It has been touch and go as to whether the 2021 event would even be able to take place this year,” says Alene Naidoo, Organiser of The Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. “Last year was such a disappointment, when we had to close early, due to adjusted COVID restrictions; but we have received the go-ahead from the relevant authorities and barring any major announcements from the President, we are optimistic that the 2021 show...

LIFESTYLE TOPS LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE GIN INSPIRED BY THE KZN NORTH COAST

Lifestyle TOPS in Ballito, in collaboration with Durban’s Distillery 031, officially launched their D’Urban Lifestyle Gin to a small group of media and customers in the intimacy of the beautifully designed and curated Gin Room of their liquor store in Lifestyle Centre. Exclusively produced by Distillery 031 for Lifestyle TOPS in Ballito, D’Urban Lifestyle Gin is inspired by the Dolphin Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal. This unique region enjoys wide, unspoilt beaches. Lush subtropical vegetation....

Love on a Budget

Words: Jordie Trotter   Show your partner some love without breaking the bank! The month of love is here, and couples around the world take this time to celebrate one another and their relationships. While showering one another with gifts and enjoying romantic experiences together is wonderful, it can get expensive very quickly. We share some fabulous, affordable ways to show some love at any time of the year.   Play Board Games Together Most...