• Restaurants

    Attibassi Coffee, Upper Hill, Nairobi

    Attibassi is a classic brand from Bologna, much appreciated for the consistent quality of its products.  It was started in 1918 as an artisan “pasticceria” (a shop selling pastries and cakes), born from the passion and commitment of two confectioners: Mr. Agostino Atti and Mr. Marco Bassi.  Within Bologna’s culinary atmosphere, Attibassi products grew in popularity and attracted the attention of refined palates.  Today, as then, with the added refinement of modern techniques, the company continues to express the “artisan” passion for its traditional products. <Source> Location The franchise is located on the new Britam towers in Upper Hill, Nairobi. To get there from the CBD you can take an…

  • Your Story

    Safari Yetu Adventures

    Paulo Coelho said; “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal!” We have learnt this from 9 months in a pandemic when we needed to stay home to keep safe. Now that we’ve watched all of Netflix and Showmax and who knows which other family movies, we can try get a little bit of adventure going. I had a chat with Safari Yetu Adventures and there is so much magic our country has to offer! 1. What inspired the making of Safari Yetu Adventures? My compulsion for travelling, exploring and experiencing different cultures; networking and seeing places made me think of “what if I did this with other people?”…

  • Movies

    5 Netflix Series to binge watch while on holiday

    It’s holiday season and you might find yourself having a couple of hours to binge on a show guilt free. Here’s five series to have a look at: 1. The Queen’s Gambit The hype behind this limited series is worth it. It’s about chess but not entirely, it’s more about life’s journey and how we can be the protagonist or antagonists of our stories. I absolutely love that it is based on a book. I should warn you bingeing this one won’t be easy because there’s so much emotion that is evoked in the world of the chess board. Seeing Ms. Harmon from a child with a suicidal mother, to…

  • Your Story

    Velma Mareba – Creative and Make Up Lover

    After my interview with Beryl aka Belnizzo (read it here) I got a recommendation to feature her lovely sister a creative, make up lover, performing arts and Afro-centric enthusiast. Here’s how our chat went: 1. What’s one random thing people should know about you? That I am really good at doing impersonations. LoL                       2. If you were  to use one make up brand forever which one would it be? It has to be Maybelline. 3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation? My go-to foundation for myself as well as my clients is  a medium- coverage foundation due to its natural finish and it is also ‘buildable’…

  • Your Story

    Elizabeth Njambi – CEO and Founder Wakilisha

    Back when I was at Kenya Model United Nations I had the amazing chance of meeting women who hold up other women. My confidence in leadership was made possible by a number of them including Elizabeth Njambi CEO and Founder of Wakilisha that you’ll know more about from this interview. 1. What inspired the establishment of Wakilisha? Two things, actually. In my last year of law school at the University of Nairobi, I attended my first legal aid exercise as a member of the Students’ Association for Legal Aid and Research (SALAR). I had always been scared of attending legal aid exercises because I couldn’t live with myself if I…

  • Life's snippets

    Are you happy?

    The wild thing about life is we somehow believe that all the things ‘meant’ to make us happier are external. When we feel unhappy we are told to; meet up with some friends, go on a road trip, go to a new restaurant and try a new meal, go to the gym… then the world presents a situation where you can’t escape to find this happiness. A pandemic meant limited movement and erasing everything we thought was normal. Now you can’t do all the things that are meant to make you happier. You have to sit in a house by yourself or with some people you share a blood line…

  • Movies

    7 Netflix Documentaries to watch

    Today we have so much power at the touch of a button, good and also really bad stuff lies on the internet. It’s therefore up to us to make sure we can establish a balance. Here’s a few potentially life changing documentaries that open up your mind in ways that I believe are positive. 1. The Social Dilemma We all hear the horrors that Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world and before we know it robots will walk the face of the earth and take over everything. The theory here is that Social Media platforms that use AI are already there and the algorithms have a mind of their…

  • Food,  Restaurants

    Ali Barbour’s cave restaurant

    When you head to Diani this is definitely a stop you should make. They have an amazing service where they send a van to pick you up and drop you afterwards at your hotel or villa, all you need to do is make a reservation. Ali Barbour is a cave restaurant, yes it’s in a cave! It is breathtakingly beautiful. Part of me feels you go there to experience the ambiance. Noting I am not the biggest cave fan, I think this is a great experience for anyone. Watch it here from minute 3:20. They specialize in sea food and are pretty famous for it. I wasn’t keen on trying…

  • Your Story

    Irene Ng’endo – Miss Africa 2020

    This week’s feature is on the reigning Miss Africa. We had a chat about the pageantry world, her experience in her role and the dreams she has for Africa. Get to know her a bit more in these 15 questions. Go ahead and dive in… 1. Who is Irene Ng’endo? Irene is the reigning Miss Africa 2020, thank you very much (haha). She is an International Model based in Kenya. I have walked high fashion runways here in Kenya by Darling Kenya, Ajuma Limited and Samantha bridal among others. I ventured into the pageantry side of modeling late 2018 where I won Miss Jkuat. I went ahead to represent my…

  • Explore,  Places

    Diani, Kwale County

    Traveling to Diani has always been of consequence and never intentional enough. This year I got to take a three-day trip as a break from a crazy schedule. Diani has a lot to offer here’s a few items to add to your bucket list 1. Beach walks2. Congo River3. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant4. Wasini Island5. Dolphin watching6. Snorkeling7. Glass boat ride Since the pandemic is still with us, traveling isn’t what it was with declines of up to 90% in tourism at the coast, the only upside is better negotiating power and less crowding at the coast. Slowly by slowly though people are getting the confidence to travel again and…