NiQi Travel Guides: How to book a stay in the Maldives and how to get there. A guide from a South African traveler.

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I'm almost certain of all the places in the world that I'd like to visit. Maldives was never high up on that list. I'm not sure why, I mean look at this picture. To me, it always seemed like the kind of holiday that one would go if you were getting married, or celebrating a milestone; perhaps ...

Puttin’ on the Spritz: Gabrielle; a fragrance by Chanel

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Gabrielle had to have been the most anticipated fragrance to launch this year. Rightfully so, with Chanel only launching its first major fragrance after 15 years. The fragrance is said to "invoke the spirit of this remarkable women. It’s a fragrance for those who choose their own path. This is a fragrance that has a rebellious heart, ...

Recipe: Avocado Garden

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I clearly have a different palate when the seasons change. I'm more inclined to be found eating shared plates in Summer which require something to dip into or spread over. Hand me a glass of something with fruit and I'm happy. I had a similiar dish at the Saxon Hotel over the weekend. I spent ...

Recipe: The Best Ever Falafel

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I'm sometimes (sometimes! 😂) about that no-fuss life, especially when the cooking method requires very little preparation and comes out great. I've been making this Falafel recipe for years now and it always comes out perfectly soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. If you feel that the mixture is not firm enough ...

Recipe: Halva Granola

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Eating Granola at Ifthar was introduced to me by a friend. She would serve thinly cut slices of Pawpaw with @woolworths_sa Double thick yoghurt, granola, honey and halva. To this day, it's one of our most favoured ways to break fast. I often serve it out of Ramadaan as the contrast in textures is magnificent! Today, ...