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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…

Lillya brings holistic Ayurvedic treatments to Morocco

The traditional Indian medicine of Ayurvda is popular around the world, from Europe to the Americas. Now two sisters have opened Morocco's first 100% Ayurvedic centre. My Chic Africa checked it out. The story starts in Casablanca with Moroccan expat Sanae, …

Stylished in African kimono

Kimonos with African fabrics ! Why had no one thought of this before? Two of the most easily identifiable things in fashion are the Japanese kimono and the patterns of West-African fabrics. Yet until the Cameroonian artist and designer behind Wafrica, Serge…

When Marrakesh opens its secret doors

Marrakesh is a tourist destination extraordinaire, but unless you have a local to show you around, it can be hard to find its lesser-known treasures. Enter Insiders, whose tours take you off the beaten track in a sidecar. There’s a whiff of exoticism ar…

A wave of well-being in Essaouira

The seaside is no longer the 18th-century port town’s biggest draw. Today, Essaouira is the place to go for wellness treatments. My Chic Africa went to check it out. There’s something in the air in Essaouira. Negative ions, apparently. Those electrically-ch…

Neo & Africa’s high-end coffee

Founded in 2012 by brothers Ngozi and Chijoke Dozie, Neo has opened seven coffee shops in Lagos, kick-starting a high-end cafe scene.   Students slurp lattes while taking advantage of the Wi-Fi connection. Business people rush in for an expresso on their…