The last Friday of the month always slaps different. This time round we got a mother-daughter fashion brand, and we have…bread??
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WELCOME TO THE WEEKENDER

The next issue of The Weekender is here! There have only been a few runs of our newsletter, but the process of putting together each one has quickly become synonymous with a certain Friday feeling. We’re sure that you have a similar experience when it arrives in your inbox! 

Today is also the last Friday of the month. We can scarcely believe it! Fortunately, for those of us who live on the coast, the final days of February still mean blue skies and balmy summer evenings. A wintry current has begun to creep into the Atlantic Ocean here in Cape Town, but that has not stopped us from enjoying generously iced glasses of chenin blanc on the odd rooftop terrace. Is there anything more beautiful than 
 
Keep reading to find out what else has been on our minds, including:
  • Local musical talent 
  • Gorgeous fashion 
  • Good reads and great records
  • Food for thought and other tidbits
 
Join us in pouring a good chenin and kick back with The Weekender, your faithful weekend reading companion. 
 
Mia - *Life & Styles very own avid collector of coffee shops, tidal pools, and interesting true stories.
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THINGS WE LOVE 
Yolis bakery
Best described as an old fashioned bakery, Yoli's is located in The Market at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre. Yoli's only uses from scratch recipes that celebrate the art of Parisian baking techniques. Stepping inside the shop, you're met with some of the most mouth-watering breads, not to mention they make a pretty damn decent coffee! 
Me & B →
The mother-daughter fashion brand, made right.
Clothing store
A fantastic local womenswear brand making affordable, high-quality, beautifully cut clothing. Known for their bold exciting prints and creative, fun aesthetic, Me&B offers inclusive sizing and free tailoring, and often run amazing discounts and sales. You're bound to find something you like, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg!
Machine Worx
Ballito's finest wash 
MachineWorx
A car wash that doesn't just wash your car, but rather provides you with an experience like none other! Situated in the heart of what is arguably Ballito's finest shopping district, the Ballito Lifestyle Center, dropping your noble steed off at MachineWorx gives you time to roam around and enjoy some of the finest eateries that Ballito has to offer – only to return to a freshly cleaned car (and is there anything better?)  
Digital Sangoma 
Remixing the melodies of Xhosa culture
Digital Sangoma
When he was a kid, Mandisi Mafu used to watch the older boys retreat up the Eastern Cape mountains. As they visited different villages in celebration of the umguyo ceremonies, community members danced and sang joyously. Mafu was fascinated by their vocals synchronised with claps, rhythmic whistles, and chants. He didn’t know it yet, but he’d fallen in love with music, and one day he would be known as the Digital Sangoma. Watch here
WORTHY 5: Anneline Peacock 
Five recommendations by host of 88FM's Kuiertyd, Anneline Peacock.
Anneline Peacock
A recipe worth trying: 
BRAAI BROODJIES! How can you have a braai without a braai broodjie? OH, and don’t forget the Chutney!
A piece of advice worth passing on: 
Be kind, ALWAYS, you never know what someone is going through.
A quote worth repeating: 
Every day above ground is a good day, remember that. 
An Instagram account worth following:
KUIERTYD op 88fm. You don’t want to miss out on the best Afrikaans music, from golden oldies to the latest tunes.
A place worth visiting: 
AUSTRIA! Nothing like a skiing holiday in “Saalbach Hinterglemm”. Kilometres of slopes covered in deep snow, white mountains and snow-covered treetops wherever you look. The actual skiing on the other hand...that’s a different story!
HEARD & READ 
pick of what we've been listening to and a read that's caught our eye.
Killers of the flower
Killers of the Flower Moon 

One of the greatest pieces of investigative non-fiction in the last decade, “Killers of the Flower Moon” investigates a century-old mystery. Murder, oil, money and deception – this is a deliciously reported story which will leave you astonished. One for the true crime fans out there. 
Miles Davis
"Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis  →

Whether you’re an avid jazz fan, a dabbler or brand new to the genre, “Kind of Blue” is worth a (re)listen this week. Here is the legend at his most accessible and melodic, sweeping the listener into an ethereal world of blues and greens. 
SNIPPET OF THE WEEK
Overheard in JHB
FOOD FOR THOUGHT 
A curated selection of good reads
The Arch -  Welcome to Umhlanga  🌃
Located in the chic suburb of Umhlanga, the mixed-use development has become one of Durban’s iconic buildings. Recognised by its striking glass arch structure on Umhlanga Rocks Drive, a sophisticated experience awaits through the archway, tailored for every mood and mission. Read more
That Damn Vandal 🔨
There's a story behind the graffiti at the new Umhlanga Arch, the 88FM radio Studio and the concept car wash Machineworx at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre. Visual artist That Damn Vandal, aka Shaun Oakley, has taken his spray paint to large-scale urban walls, and even given supercars an edgy overhaul. Life & Style sat down with him for a quick-fire Q&A before he tackles one of his craziest projects yet; a Rolls Royce. Read more
Old music is killing new music 🎶
The 200 most popular new tracks now regularly account for less than 5 percent of total streams. That rate was twice as high than just three years ago. The mix of songs actually purchased by consumers is even more tilted toward older music. The current list of most-downloaded tracks on iTunes is filled with the names of bands from the previous century, such as Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Police. Read more →
COAST TO COAST
Aesthetically pleasing images from opposites ends of South Africa
Bikini Beach Books
Bikini Beach books -  Gordon's Bay : 📷@mysomersetwest
Holla Trails
Holla Trails - Ballito: 📷 @holla_trails
TOP OF THE PODS
Overhead on the podcast this week: 
Podcast
Anneline en Leana gesels met Dylan Swanepoel, die produksie bestuurder van die showmax series “Seks in Afrikaans” om uit te vind wat is die storie agter die series net op KUIERTYD op 88fm.

Listen here 
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📚 Kloppers Inc - Kloppers Inc. is an established and experienced firm of attorneys, notaries and conveyancers with a distinct presence in Ballito. For all your legal needs, contact us.
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