The Ballito Magazine - Edition 64

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We are both thrilled and proud to bring you the April edition of The Ballito! A lot of hard work, collaboration, and inspiration went into conceptualising our annual food edition - but it’s ultimately the local residents, developers and valued clients who make it all possible. To ensure we always stay relevant and tethered to the community, we invite our readers to connect with us on all our social platforms and websites. Follow us for updates and sneak peeks, and so we can also see what you're up to!

Read all about the millennial dating culture, where dating apps are in and meeting organically is out. From catfishing to ghosting, dating as we know it has changed and millennials are navigating their way through new concepts of their dating culture and trying to find their perfect match. MISSED OUR LAST EDITION? HERE’S THE LINK WWW.ISSUU.COM/FABMAGS

DO NOT MISS! KELLY’S EATERY Easter is here and that means food, food and more food! Kelly shows us how to prepare and present some delicious dishes to serve this Easter, including some tasty plant-based options.

INSTAGRAM OF THE MONTH @CARLOGRESSE This Ballito Dolphins rugby player is all about being active, loving life and all that our town has to offer. His passion for the great game of rugby is evident from his feed, as is his love for the beach, his friends and his gorgeous girlfriend. Follow him for fun and fitness inspiring content!

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1. UZWELO BAGS

A proud initiative of Expand a Sign, Uzwelo Bags has a stylish handbag collection using felt made from recycled plastic bottles, also known as rPET. The Uzwelo Bridget bag large tote is made from 100% non-woven light grey rPET felt that is sourced in South Africa, which is dressed with a beautiful Protea UV print and comes in two handle options - light grey or dark grey. The bag comes fully lined with a custom print, inner pocket and a magnetic closure. Retails at R365 www.uzwelo.co.za

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3. JOURNEY’S END V CHARDONNAY 2018 Enjoy clear and bright flavours, notes of straw and expressive fruit, initially lemon and citrus, but under that it’s more tropical and pineapple, all seamed through with almond and savoury oak tones. This is a layered, complex wine, the result of cool-grown fruit and barrel selection. The palate is silky, with a tangy finish from the fruit and acid combination. Only 30 barrels produced - approximate retail price is R165 www.shop.journeysend.co.za

4. CHERRY ON TOP EASTER BISCUITS

These carefully-crafted biscuits will get anyone in the Easter spirit! They’re cinnamon spiced and topped with sweet, vibrantly coloured icing and decorations, coming in fun shapes of bunnies, butterflies, mushrooms and the word ‘hop’. Cherry on Top also offers themed cakes and cupcakes if you can’t get enough of their delicious biscuits. In addition to being sold individually, they can be bought in a set for R65. Price ranges from R14 to R20 per biscuit. Cherry_on_top18

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INSPIRATION

NINE HABITS TO HAPPINESS WORDS GAELENE RISK

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hat does it mean to be truly happy? Is happiness an elusive idea we are constantly chasing, or can it become something real and tangible? Follow my nine habits to happiness and create a life you love!

CHOOSE JOY Finding happiness can sometimes seem like a challenging and complicated process. The easiest way to start is to begin by deciding that you want to be happy. Set intentions for yourself to be content and fulfilled.

been wired to think negatively and critically - it has to unlearn this. Thinking and speaking positively needs practice. Just as you would train for a marathon, you need to train your brain for happiness. Repetition, acceptance of what is and gratitude for all that you have will steer you in a positive direction.

CONNECT WITH PEOPLE THE BASICS Ensure you get enough sleep every night and eat healthy foods throughout the day. Exercise regularly and drink enough water.

Get out into the world and connect with people. Step out from behind your computer, lift your head up from your phone and engage with others. Remind yourself what it is to be human. Laugh, listen, share and feel!

LET GO

LEARN NEW THINGS

Let go of angers and frustrations. Walk away from situations that leave you feeling reactive. Give yourself an opportunity to calm down. Vent your feelings and journal. Releasing emotions will bring you clarity and help you gain perspective.

Read and research new topics of interest. Keep your mind healthy by learning new ways of doing things. Be excited about different subjects and grow within yourself. You are never too old to learn a different way of being.

AVOID ‘REWARDING’ YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR LOWS Often, when we’ve had a bad day, we feel like ‘rewarding’ ourselves with chocolate, a few glasses of wine, a cigarette or a new outfit. The high of the ‘treat’ is short-lived, while guilt lingers. Feel the lows; they will pass. Acknowledge your feelings without judgment and focus on healthier coping mechanisms.

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT A lifetime of negativity is not suddenly erased when you ‘decide’ to be happy. Your brain’s

HAVE GOALS TO LOOK FORWARD TO Plan your ‘bucket list’, place it where you can see it, go out and tick each item off of the list. Be it personal accomplishments, business goals or travel ideals, always have something you are working towards. Let this be your motivator.

BE COMFORTABLE WITH WHO YOU ARE Love the skin you are in. Accept your imperfections. Embrace the body you have and be grateful for your health. Love yourself from the inside out and allow others to love you in return.

JUST AS YOU WOULD TRAIN FOR A MARATHON, YOU NEED TO TRAIN YOUR BRAIN FOR HAPPINESS

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Starters

The Mains

Each of the starters on the menu sounded delicious, which made it hard to choose. Eventually, we settled on the mussel pot and the carpaccio, and we weren’t disappointed! Arriving at our table in a charming small black potjie pot, the mussels were served in a creamy garlic and white wine sauce which was just heavenly! Accompanied by some brown bread to soak up the sauce, we’ll definitely be back for this dish. The carpaccio was equally as scrumptious, dressed with olive oil and balsamic reduction, and served with parmigiano cheese and toasted pizza sticks. The perfect start to a meal!

Gianni’s Ristorante WORDS JORDIE SMITH

When it comes to the ultimate seaside dining experience, look no further than Gianni's Ristorante! Back and better than ever, Gianni’s Ristorante reopened in July last year, along with a new gorgeous outdoor deck area and entrance deck, and the same delicious food that we all know and love from this gem beside the beach. After having their roof blown off by the terrible storm that hit the North Coast in April 2019, Gianni’s has made one amazing comeback. Instead of closing their doors for good, the restaurant decided it was time for a new look to compliment their spectacular views and tantalising menu. Upon entering the restaurant, one immediately notices the changes. Tables and chairs at the entrance allow for a street-side dining experience, while the new deck area is the perfect place to make the most of those beautiful ocean views while enjoying a good meal with friends and family. Gianni’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Mains

We couldn’t visit Gianni’s and not enjoy some of their seafood, but with that being said, their meat and pasta dishes are also just as incredible! We loved the calamari and prawn combo, with peri-peri sauce for that extra kick. There is something about eating seafood by the ocean that makes the dish taste that much better. If it’s meat you’re after, we can highly recommend the fillet pepe verde. A succulent piece of fillet grilled and topped with Gianni’s classic fig, pepper and brandy sauce YUM! The classic Alfredo pasta, a family favourite, was one of the best we’ve ever had! Gianni’s also has some new and exciting lunch specials, and we sampled their chicken pizza roll: grilled chicken strips with onion, tomato and relish served in a freshly baked pizza roll, with a side of chips. What more could you want for a tasty, light lunchtime meal?

The Dessert The dessert menu had all the items you would want to find at your favourite restaurant and, after our waiter’s recommendations, we ordered the crème brûlée and panna cotta. Not only are these both Gianni’s speciality desserts, but they are enough to convert anyone who says that they are ‘not a dessert person’! The caramelized sugar topping of the crème brûlée provided that perfect ‘crack’ when we tucked into in, revealing the silky-smooth, creamy deliciousness underneath. The panna cotta was topped with passionfruit, making for the perfect finale to a fabulous meal! 032 946 3217 17 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito GiannisRistoranteBallito

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ENROL TODAY! Dates to diarise: • Friday, 3 April 2020: PAC open-air cinema on the sports field. • Saturday, 4 April 2020: Curro Castle eco kidz open day from 09:00 – 11:00. • Saturday, 18 April 2020: Curro dads’ touch rugby tournament on the sports field. Find us in Salt Rock (bookings essential) Bookings: 087 285 1671 www.curro.co.za

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