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September 28, 2023

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 […]

August 16, 2023
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.

August 15, 2023

Surrounded by fragrant lemon and fig trees on Ibiza’s quiet Northern side, La Granja was always more of a philosophy than a hotel. During the intervening years since it opened as a hotel, it spawned a design and hospitality company based on the farm's original ideals.

July 28, 2023

Gregory MacCarthy sourced his first range of Ghanaian baskets while shaded by the leaves and branches of a baobab tree. It was the seed of a global export business that’s today recognised as one of a select few creative social enterprises that has lasted the distance.

May 31, 2023

Actor, composer, playwright, director, author, student of psychology, hatmaker … these are some of the titles linked to JonCha the multidisciplinary artist behind a range of hats that retail under the Agave Road label. His original interest in hat-making began on a US road trip from Austin to LA with his wife, the Swedish photographer Anna Malmberg. He found himself falling for old hats imbued with character and stories, discovered in small desert towns along the way.

May 16, 2023

This old Southern California gal has made one helluva comeback - click to read the story.

May 9, 2023

Now in her 70’s, the owner of Deeppura Garh knows precisely when she fell under India’s spell. It was on her sixth birthday when her parents gave her The Jungle Book. As for so many other children, Rudyard Kipling’s tale set in India wove a spell for the little Italian girl. She recalls, “I read […]

April 11, 2023

A working farm and boutique hotel in Portugal's Alentejo spins simplicity into gold. If you pare it down to the plainest facts, São Lourenço do Barrocal is an award-winning boutique hotel on an expansive estate in Portugal’s Alentejo. Of course, that’s not all there is to it, but it’s this distinctive simplicity that makes it […]

April 6, 2023

Jessica Bosworth Smith’s paintings depict sumptuous interiors, exotic exteriors, verdant jungles, cosy kitchens and cats, cats and more cats as she explores her interest in spaces both familiar and fantastical. She opens up about topics from creative discipline to creative block and answers the Safari & Living Proust(ish) Questionnaire.  On her choice of subject matter  […]

April 4, 2023

After graduating with a diploma in graphic design and briefly working in that field, Buhle Ramalepa took a leap of faith to earn her way as an unknown artist. Five years on she's painting walls... Building on her portfolio of bold, large-format surface patterns, she was commissioned to paint murals for the chic urban Black […]

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Safari Girl


I’m Bev Tucker, a lifestyle journalist living in Ireland and Africa. My ancestry is Anglo-Celtic transplanted to East and Southern Africa six generations ago, which prompted the name of this blog. Safari is a Swahili word that means 'to travel away from home'. I grew up in various far-flung corners of Africa where I had the privilege of being taken on long expeditions to game reserves and other interesting places in our beloved and trusty family Land Rover loaded with everything we'd need for the duration. These were my first safaris and sparked my love of nature and an enduring curiosity about the world. Do enjoy browsing through these pages, feel free to contact me with ideas, queries or commissions and click on the blue link to follow me on Instagram.

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