To celebrate Women’s Month, YourLuxury Africa called on some creative women to share their source of inspiration and headline our Little Black Book of Inspiration.

By YourLuxury


The little black book has been used as far back as the mid-1400s, referring to a list of people who had committed crimes or needed to be punished.

Later on, it is said to have denoted a list of past or potential romantic partners. Today it has a more positive connotation, widely acknowledged as a collection of secrets or personal contacts – an inspirational and private resource of those ‘in the know’.

In this edition of YourLuxury Africa, we’ve shared our precious lists and sources of invaluable secrets and intelligence with you. From the hottest seasonal finds and secluded havens to fabulous restaurants and meaningful life lessons, start paging through our Little Black Book, and for even more exclusive insights, join us on yourluxury.africa.


— Ingrid Wood – Acting Editor


Our cover star this month is portrait photographer Violeta Sofia who captures images that immortalise not only the physical appearance of her subjects, but their emotions, stories and inner beauty, too. Born in Cameroon and now living in London, Violeta  is currently participating in a three-year-long project, sponsored by Chanel, called Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture, at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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