Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tidbits of Abuja!

 Hey guys. Sorry I have been MIA but as I mentioned on my FB Page, I was caught up with writing my thesis. Anyway, I went to Abuja at the beginning of this month for work. Abuja is a beautiful city with wonderful people and amazing roads! They keep right on the road so it was a tad bit disorienting for me. Anyway, these were the few decent pics I managed to take despite our extremely busy schedule. Our hosts had planned to take us on a touristic trip on our last evening but as luck would have it, it not only rained, it POURED!
 I just loved this hall in our hotel. The draped fabric on the ceiling was everything! They host very many wedding ceremonies and banquets here.
This is the beautiful Fati, from our host organization, who has a heart of gold. She made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Isn't her outfit amazing? Nigerians are very proud of their culture and everywhere we went, we saw majority of the populace in traditional outfits or modern outfits made from traditional fabrics. I instantly fell in love with their fashion! 
We had an opportunity to quickly pass by the market and I obviously had to get a few fabrics for myself. I later learnt that fabric is a bit pricey in Abuja but very cheap in Lagos. 
 Most houses in Abuja have this 'hotel-esque' design. Looks very nice & posh!

 My picture doesn't do any justice to the Abuja National Mosque. The architecture is amazing and so detailed!
 Ok so this picture was taken by my colleague at the Abuja Parliament. I loved the modesty of the statues. It is always good to appreciate our African roots. The architecture of this building was also very beautiful. We obviously couldn't take pictures with my camera hence the clarity issues..
 We flew ET (Ethiopian Airlines) and I must say that there is a reason they were awarded the 2013 best airline in Africa by the World Airline Awards. There food is pretty good and their service is impeccable. 
 Beautiful Ethiopian fabric and sandals below... 

And I randomly bumped into Shei of Backyard Shoes on our way back home!

So here are a few pointers to consider while travelling to Abuja:

1. Carry SUNSCREEN. You shall thank me later.
2. Keep yourself hydrated as your body adjusts to the new time zone. 
3. Always have comfortable shoes that you can slip on & off on the plane.
4. Plan to buy some Nigerian fabric in the market. You shall not be disappointed.
5. Definitely go out & try out some local cuisines.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Black, Brown & Cheetah!

Hey guys! I hope you are all doing well. I am currently in Abuja, Nigeria for work but I had this pics taken last week by the ever-so-talented PikchaGUY
I got this dress from Gikomba for KShs. 100. Anyone who's been to Gikomba knows that you walk in with a very light bag and leave with stacks of clothes. So I got this dress during one of my shopping escapades! The shoes are new to my closet from Backyard in Westlands. 
I am trying to take pics in between meetings that I hope to share on the blog. Have a great day and thanks for reading!
Pics by PikchaGUY

Dress- Gikomba | Sunnies- Behind WBC | Earrings- Mr. Price | Adrienne Clutch- Gikomba for KShs. 100 | F21 Owl Ring- Gifted | River Island Watch- Gifted | Heels- BackYard

Friday, February 28, 2014

Statement Jumper!

Hey guys, first of all, I want to thank you all for the feedback following the last post on my new collaboration with PikchaGUY. So lets talk about this outfit. I am one of those people who always thinks of comfort first but still appreciates the sophistication of simplicity. I am totally in love with this jumper especially when they suddenly became a trend last year. See here.
When WoolWorths had a KShs. 500 sale last year, this was the first item I grabbed. (Yes, it was a real-grabbing affair lol!). I love the print, the mixture of colours and its versatility. 
Have a blessed weekend and thanks for reading!

Photo's by PikchaGUY

Jumper- WoolWorths | Earrings- Jewels By Angeline | Sleek Smother Lipstick No. 797- Super Cosmetics Westlands | ASOS Watch- Gifted | F21 Rings- Gifted | CK Jeans- Toi Market | Evie Heels- Toi Market

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunday Zest!

 Hey guys! Hope you are well. Sorry for being MIA but been super duper busy with work, thesis and life in general. So I am so, so, so, so excited to officially be working with a very good friend from back in the day..... (drum roll please......) PikchaGUY! Like you have no idea how excited I am write now typing and dying to upload the pics!!!! This guy is so talented and I love the fact that he turned his photography hobby into a passion. He is so talented right?!!!!! He didn't go to any photography school but just learnt from experience and well ... google  :-) that's just amazing! You can stay updated on his work here.

Anyway, I got this dress from Gikomba a while back but love the print and the length. Its simple yet beautiful and I love the fact that I can play around with colour while picking my accessorise!
 Various Ways to Style It: With a sweater, blazer, flats, with a skirt (layer a skirt on top and rock the dress as a top)....... 

Pictures by PikchaGUY

Dress- Gikomba | Heels- Bus Station | Sunnies- Mr. Price | ASOS Earrings- Gifted | F21 Ring- Gifted | River Island Watch- Gifted | Sleek Lipstick- Super Cosmetics Westlands

Monday, February 10, 2014

Food Diary: Roasted Potatoes with Bacon!

 Hey guys, hope you had an excellent weekend. Sorry I have been MIA, but those who are friends with me on FB know I was battling a serious flu. I even finished a whole dosage of medication and my Doc. had to give me a different second dose because the flu wasn't giving up the fight! All the fresh juice and liquids I was consuming helped and I am finally back on my feet! 
So yesterday, I decided I wanted to cook potatoes and bacon for a late lunch with hubby. I didn't particularly want to make a whole meal, but something easy and delicious. So I decided to make potatoes and bacon. To be honest, I decided to just wing it (the recipe that is). I am a BIG fan of the Food Network and sometimes the chef in me just gets overly excited and just decide to whip things I think will taste good.
  So I just boiled some potatoes then threw them on the grill together with 5 cloves of garlic (chopped), freshly ground pepper, 1 sliced green pepper and 1 sliced red pepper. I pan-fried the bacon then added it to the potatoes. It is important to drizzle the oil used to fry the bacon as it will add more flavour to the potatoes. To serve, I just grated some cheddar cheese and voila! Hubby absolutely loved it but requested me to try add onions next time.... yummers!

Have a yummy Monday and thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A lady and a G!

Yes, I know the title sounds cheesy but it best describes this outfit. The bottom half is lady-like and the top is very gangster (g'd-up)! Anyway, I love the print of this skirt and this was one of the skirts I got from Gikomba for KShs. 100 together with this skirt. 
So excited that its one more day to the weekend! Happy Thursday guys and thanks for passing by!
Leather Jacket- Gifted | Atmosphere Vest- Kangemi Market | Necklace- Maggy's | River Island Watch- Gifted | Rings- Jewels By Angeline | Skirt- Gikomba | Evie Heels- Toi Market | Follie Follie Bag- Kenyatta Market

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mango-Pawpaw Smoothie!

Hey guys, this is just a quick post about one of my absolutely favourite smoothies that I make when I get home. Sometimes this smoothie gets me so full that I barely have dinner (not that I am recommending anyone not to have dinner).
Anyway, I just blend pawpaws and mangoes, which by the way, are in season. I mean the nice juicy mangoes that do not have fibre and are yellow-red on the inside.. yummers! So I blend it with milk and some yoghurt just to give it that nice thickness... Oh so good! And I do make enough for hubby and I to have it at dinner time but also for breakfast. Lovely Thursday guys!