Interview: Amah Ayivi, Marché Noir Lomé-Paris

The designer and clothing dealer tells us why style will always triumph over fashion

Born in the Togolese Republic, Amah Ayivi emigrated to France at 12 years old to discover an entirely different world of aesthetics roaming the Parisian streets. Fascinated by fashion from a young age, Ayivi developed his interest in vintage clothing—drawn to its patina and singularity—into a thriving business, searching for second-hand clothing in West Africa and shipping it back to Paris. He opened the first …

Word of Mouth: Carriacou

With 100+ rum shacks and just one gas station, this small Caribbean island is full of charm and adventure

For those who wish to go beyond the well-known islands in the Caribbean, beyond the glamour and resort-style trips, Carriacou’s size, location and proximity to the nearby Grenadine island chain makes it undeniably unique. Positioned almost halfway between Grenada and St Vincent, Carriacou constitutes one of the seven islands that make up the nation of Grenada and offers a glimpse of what life in the …

Costa Rica’s Eco-Friendly Kasiiya Papagayo Retreat

A rejuvenating sanctuary set oceanside

The Papagayo Peninsula has quickly become one of the most coveted destinations in Costa Rica, with several of the country’s most exclusive resorts claiming this thin branch of land as home. Opened in December 2018 the intimate Kasiiya Papagayo is a unique, eco-friendly and deeply rejuvenating sanctuary in this warm-spirited nation. Nestled within its own private peninsula, Kasiiya offers 123 acres of secluded peace and …