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Progressive cuisine, the new food trend in Cape Town

For the last year, on ultra-hip Kloof Street, Janse & Co has been trailblazing the city’s already robust restaurant scene with especially audacious and creative dishes. My Chic Africa caught up with its chef, Arno Janse van Rensburg. There’s no wow fact…

Babylonstoren, a whirl for the senses

Since it opened a decade ago in Cape Town’s wine country, the picturesque farm of Babylonstoren has become a coveted tourist attraction, offering make-your-own essential oil experiences. My Chic Africa checked it out. By revoking the Edict of Nantes in …

Staycations, the new way to see Africa

Over the last year, a new trend has taken Africa by storm: the staycation movement. Created by players of the digital tourism scene, staycationing involves choosing local tourism over travelling abroad. In Nigeria, the tendency has put the country’s tourist at…

Diani Beach, Kenya’s ivory paradise

Kenya conjures images of safaris, red soil and arid savannahs, but there’s another side to this East African jewel: its coastline. Especially Diani Beach, where gently rolling waves lap sugar-powder beaches that ooze beauty and romance. If you love the Seyc…

With Khadija Aisha Ba, tradition creates modernity

After studying in France, Khadija Aisha Ba came back to Dakar to become one of the country’s hottest stylists. Her trademark? Mixing traditional and contemporary styles to create unique designs people just can’t get enough of. Respecting the past is the key …

Cape Town, the capital of design

Since winning the title of World Design Capital in 2014, Cape Town has put art at the heart of its urban development, adding must-see design and décor spots to its already intriguing cityscape. For many people, Cape Town is all about rolling vineyards, white…

"We add our own touch to create unique designs"

Interior designer Toufik Belaffari defines himself as a mover and a shaker. He doesn’t just create furniture, he creates furniture you want to stroke and gaze at all day. For him, beauty and uniqueness go hand in hand, as he pays homage to Moroccan savoir-fair…