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Travel: Riding the Waves at Nana’s Lodge

Nana’s Lodge [Liberia]     [Image credit: CNN – Inside Africa] Calling all surfers… I have always heard about surfers in search of the perfect wave that draws enthusiasts from all over the world to places like Hawaii, California, Indonesia and Australia. Enter Robertsport, Liberia a place whose uninterrupted surf is literally sending waves throughout the surfing community and attracting tourists to the relatively unspoilt coastline. However, it appears the word is spreading too quickly for some bringing with it concerns. I came across the increasing popularity of Liberia’s surfing tourism via CNN’s Inside Africa’s recent feature on this surfer’s paradise who […]

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Design: Liberia Tea Collection by SoHe Designs

SoHe Designs [Africa Inspired]     [Image credit: SoHe Designs/James Dee] Growing up my mum had a brown and white china tea and dinner set, depicting traditional English scenes rendered in the French toile style. It was a set that had pride of place in the display cabinet and came with the implict understanding we were not allowed to touch. My siblings and I would peer at it through the glass, fascinated at the detail and delicateness of it, making up stories about the images portrayed. The thing that strikes me most about that set was how it was reserved […]

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Fashion: Fluid Sensual Silhouettes from Liberian American Designer Korto Momolu

Korto Momolu [Liberia]     [Image credits/source: fashionologie] Debut collectionWinning a legion of fans during her stint on Season 5 of Bravo TV’s Project Runway, African fashion designer Korto Momolu certainly is not one to shy away from jewel-toned brights, prints and feminine silhouettes, along with her cultural accents all contributing to a look of effortless elegance. What I especially love about Korto Momolu’s designs are the fluid, sensual dreamy structures of her maxi dresses and her use of vibrant colour palettes inspired by her Liberian heritage. Autumn/Winter 2010/11This collection was slightly more subdued using winter staples of black, gray and […]

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