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Travel: Underwater Adventures

The Manta Resort, Pemba Island [Zanzibar] Nestled in the Indian Ocean, of the Swahili coast is the remote Pemba Island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago, and home to The Manta Resort a place to a place that allows you to disconnect from the noise and pressures of modern life, inviting you instead to immerse yourself in the serenity that comes with nature and a simpler way of life.

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Food & Drink: Dorah Sithole Cooking from Cape to Cairo

Dorah Sithole [South Africa] [Image source: Tafelberg] Whether it’s a steaming plate of sadza ne nyama, a beautifully fragranced lamb tagine, spicy jollof rice or a Sunday roast; our favourite foods done just the way we like it provide a source of comfort, reminding us of Mum’s good home cooking and with Mother’s Day in the UK a week away, on Sunday 3rd April what a good day as any to get together, cook up a feast and honour our Mothers as we make them feel extra, extra special. As the flurry of gift buying gets underway if your Mum […]

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Accessories: Doreen Mashika Fashion Footwear Zanzibar

Doreen Mashika [Zanzibar] [Image credit: Doreen Mashika] Describing her style as ‘Afro Vintage’ influenced by a ‘glut of indigenous cultures from across the globe’, Doreen Mashika is a luxury accessories label located at the heart of Stown Town, Zanzibar. Coming to fashion by way of a financial career in Swiss Luxury Goods Fund Management – which served to introduce her to fashion designers and the commercial side of the fashion business – Doreen Mashika brought these experiences with her upon returning home to Zanzibar and setting up her eponymous label.  Although designing some fabulous jewellery and handbag ranges which can be viewed on her website, it […]

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