Macheve says Xipixi is an extension of his own personality: “I was born in Mozambique and I’ve lived in Paris and New York. I grew up in museums all over the world. All my travels have influenced the DNA of Xipixi.”
RESTAURANT The Stack in Cape Town. I like the limited menu where every item has a special touch. The space is also a little like Xipixi: colourful, super luxurious, with strong touches of Africa.
DRINK Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc. I discovered it this summer with a Zambian friend of mine and I can’t get away from it! MUSIC I’m listening to John Coltrane, Miguel, and Daniel Caesar.
FRAGRANCE I’m a Chrome Azzaro kind of guy — it’s been my traditional smell for 15 years. But this Christmas my father-in-law gave me a bottle of Montblanc Legend and I really like it.
BOOK ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. It challenges the notions of running a business in the current century, and has helped me to reshape my ideas for the next five years of Xipixi.