Food & Family – Meet the Michielins

Food is a big part of our Ballito community, with so many incredible restaurants where people can come together, creating long-lasting memories over a great meal. Meet Brett and Lesely Michielin, two restaurantier pillars in our town whose food is loved far and wide by not just locals but annual holidaymakers as well. Brett, who is originally from Durban, was previously living in Johannesburg and wanted to return to the coast. In 2007, he decided...

Discover Great Dude Food – Tiger’s Milk Ballito

Step out and experience the vibrant atmosphere and incredible dining that makes Tiger’s Milk stand out from the rest. The first Tiger’s Milk restaurant opened its doors to the Muizenberg community in December 2014. They took a neglected site in the famous Muizie’s Surfers Corner, added some beer, benzine and burgers, threw in a match, lit the flame, and the fire’s been burning ever since. Life & Brand Portfolio’s latest instalment of their ever-popular and...

The Ultimate Coffee Experience – Plato Coffee

All over the country, Plato Coffee is synonymous with premium coffee and good service. Hearing that the franchise was opening a branch in Ballito was the best news for a coffee-loving community. Situated in Simbithi Office Park, this spot is perfect for grabbing that morning coffee or making it your office for the day. Bringing that signature Plato Coffee aesthetic, the cafe’s design is simple and well-purposed for creating a relaxed atmosphere. Sharing the space...

Let’s Go Yachting!

Embark on a captivating journey with Braiden, a seasoned Second Officer with seven years in yachting, Kimberly, a 23-year-old stewardess and spa therapist, and Michayla, an accomplished Chief Stewardess of eight years. Together, their stories offer insights into the diverse and exciting world of yachting.   Braiden Coates (26) Second Officer Braiden’s yachting journey began with a life-changing spearfishing trip on his dad’s friend’s catamaran yacht after high school. “I fell in love with being...

ELEVATE YOUR WELL-BEING

It is time to put your health first and listen to your body. With the help of these three local businesses, your eyes, body and well-being will thank you. CREATE PERFECT ALIGNMENT Schroder and Macquet Physiotherapy is a practice passionate about helping people on the journey to wellness. More people are taking to physio to assist in the healing of musculoskeletal injuries and to improve their physical wellness and strength, and more surgeons rely on...

A New You – The Hair Shack 

“New hair, who’s this?” is exactly how I felt after our fabulous experience at The Hair Shack. Right from when we walked in and were greeted with a warm welcome from the receptionist, Alex, we were transported into a relaxing atmosphere. Natasha was introduced to her stylist, Justen, who started with their consultation to chat about what she wanted to get done. Deon, my stylist, was excited to get started on my hair. Before that,...

Our Love Story

From first dates and chance encounters to forever… We spoke with a few local couples abo their relationships and journeys together. Whether they’ve been together for one or 50 year these stories will make you believe in true love! Luyanda & Carla Mothiba Married for Six Years THE TIMELINE Luyanda, my husband, and I met in November 2010 on a night out. The following day, he invited me on a date to go house shopping...

For The Love Of Our Bodies 

A Look into Hormonal Health with Dr Jess Beningfield Hormonal health is a crucial aspect of a woman’s overall well-being, yet it often remains shrouded in misconceptions. In recent years, women have gained more control over their health thanks to a shift in medical practices. To get the details on all things hormonal health and how to improve it, I chatted with Dr Jess, an expert in the field, to shed light on women’s health...

Pop the Champagne…SHE SAID YES!

In the world of weddings, every moment is worth celebrating. Kitchen teas, bachelor parties, honeymoons, receptions, bachelorettes… and now engagement parties! Over the past few years, many couples have decided to keep the magical fire of the proposal burning a little longer by throwing a (sometimes extravagant) party with their family and friends to honour their engagement. Last year, after an epic proposal in Bali, local couple Gabby Larsson and Travis Strydom followed this popular...

SOLO CELEBRATIONS

We all know about Valentine’s Day. You may have even heard of Galentine’s Day. Now, let me introduce you to ‘Solo Celebrations’. Whether you are single, in a relationship, or “it’s complicated”, Love Month 2024 is all about self-love and treating yourself. It’s the best day of the year! read a lot about why self-love is so important – how you should love yourself before you can love someone else. But how exactly do you...