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Articles about special places, people, art, handmade creations and the makers behind them. 

SINGITA EBONY LODGE

Singita Ebony Lodge, in the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, has undergone a design refresh to meet the changing needs of modern guests while remaining true to the origin of the Singita story that began 30 years ago. Ebony Lodge, the original flagship property of the Singita hospitality brand, opened to widespread acclaim in 1994, and […]

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SINGITA EBONY LODGE

Singita Ebony Lodge, in the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, has undergone a design refresh to meet the changing needs of modern guests while remaining true to the origin of the Singita story that began 30 years ago. Ebony Lodge, the original flagship property of the Singita hospitality brand, opened to widespread acclaim in 1994, and […]

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JO ROETS

Jo Roets really took wing as an artist on the cusp of her 40th birthday. In 2017, aged 38, and after 14 years as a senior lecturer in a multimedia film school, she stepped away from academic life to focus on her own art. A year later her work was selected for three prominent South African competitions, and she won the inaugural StateoftheART Gallery Award. Other shows and accolades quickly followed, resulting in her first solo exhibition, Mantra Mãe, at StateoftheART Gallery in 2019. By 2020, recognition for her delicately considered sculptures took her work internationally.

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CHIMERA GALLERY

The Chimera Gallery in Mullingar, Ireland, is surprisingly large, and shows a breadth of artistic works that belies its unpretentious setting. I spoke to the owner- gallerist Dave O’Shea about the space and the artists he represents.

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DAR AMBROSIA

A former Capetonian and previous décor editor of Fair Lady Magazine spent years travelling and living around the world before she found her way back to Africa. Pauline de Villiers Brettell now lives in the small Moroccan town of Assilah near Tangiers, Morocco.

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Terena in Italian

Terena le Roux has fearless entrepreneurial energy in business as well as in curating her own living spaces. The editor, owner and publisher of Ideas Magazine, one of South Africa’s most successful homes and interiors titles, recently focused her creativity on fulfilling her dream of owning a house in Europe. While it’s one thing to […]

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SUSSURRO

If you happen to sail a dhow up the Mozambique Channel you’re sure to be lured ashore by the palm-fronded white sands you spy with your telescope - it goes without saying you must be properly equipped with a collapsable spyglass and a superior tan - and Sussurro is the beach to aim for. Set […]

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Lord Randal Plunkett

Lord Randal Plunkett 21st Baron of Dunsany, County Meath, Ireland, upon inheriting the title and land from his father in 2011 turned most of the property over to rewilding. You’d think that would be the start of a jolly story where the new young Lord and his beautiful lady bring fresh life to the old estate. It should be. It could be. In almost every way, it is. But neither is it that simple.

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Safari Girl

HELLO

I’m Bev Tucker, a lifestyle journalist living in Ireland. I grew up in various far-flung corners of Africa where I had the privilege of being taken on long expeditions to wildlife reserves and other interesting places in the trusty family Land Rover, which was loaded with everything we might need for the duration. These were my first safaris and sparked my love of nature and an enduring curiosity about the world. Safari is a Swahili word that means 'to explore, away from home', which prompted the name of this blog. Please enjoy browsing and feel free to contact me with ideas, queries or commissions.

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