• Your Story

    Wahiu, aka My Fingers Just – Visual Artist

    Wahiu is one of the most confident people I met back when we were in theatre business. His story has however humbles me. Four suicide attempts later, he has learnt to not just be comfortable, but bold, audacious and unapologetic. He is a force to reckon with in visual art and I am so happy you get to met him. As a Kenyan creative, how would you describe your art? One it is visual, obviously. Also, I think it’s very Avant Gard and controversial, its definitely a neck turner, something that will make you like twice cause my fingers once again just …. What inspired the Instagram name ‘My Fingers…

  • Your Story

    Mirikau – Photographer and Videographer

    Stories are the communal currencies for humanity. I’m happy to jump back into the interviews where I get to interact with Kenyans doing their part in engineering the future. Today, meet Mirikau a creative who expresses himself through photography and videography and is always willing to learn, unlearn and relearn. Do a lot of people ask you how Mirikau is pronounced? Haha! Coming to think about it not really, the problem is usually comes when people usually try write it down… What does Mirikau mean? Funny thing is … I really don’t know even though it is my actual name. I’d asked my folks but it, unfortunately, joins the ranks…

  • Explore,  Food,  Restaurants

    Junk food sells, how can you be healthy in Nairobi?

    Every now and then, we have a Damascus moment where realize we have been consuming unhealthy food. We need more whole meal, vitamins, less sodium, fewer fats and oils and a better diet. At this time, restaurants in Nairobi are not the most conducive places to grab a treat. The food options are limited on the menus. People on meal plans are advised not to eat out. Meal preparations at home becomes the order of the day. However, restaurants need to cater to the rising demographic of people who wish to lead healthy lifestyles. Kenyan restaurants however are moving at a staggering pace. So, ‘What Makes Junk Food Sell in…

  • Restaurants

    Breakfast dates in Nairobi

    Breakfast dates are a life saver, especially when you are new to the dating scene. They give you the opportunity to see people in their element, fresh in the day, as opposed to going for drinks that may end up making the person incoherent after one two many as they try to get through the discomfort of meeting new. Breakfast dates reduce the pre-date anxiety. If anything there’s a time cap on it because you all need to get on with your day. Breakfast menus barely exceed two pages as opposed to dinner options, which will have you looking through pages with no clue what to pick. Restaurants have also…

  • Explore,  Places

    Lake Elementaita, Nakuru County

    Over the past weekend we had a chance to make a small getaway to Nakuru County and enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Elementaita alongside great vibes, learning how to play soft archery, a steam bath a little too much swimming. We spent the weekend at Sirville Lake Elementaita Lodge. The spot was recommended by a member of our team and let’s just say it was a bittersweet experience. Rates We got the full board package that is Ksh. 13,500 for twin rooms that serve two. A private room for full board goes for Ksh. 10,000. Booking was done by directly calling the lodge. No booking.com or agents were involved.…

  • Restaurants

    Coffee Casa, Parklands

    When I saw pictures of Coffee Casa a while back I knew it was a restaurant I wanted to try. The ambience is such a selling point from the pictures alone. We decided to give it a shot on Valentine’s Day and see if Instagram matches reality. About Coffee Casa A home away from home. We do everything with love and focus on making you feel good! Come and enjoy our great food, milkshakes, perfectly brewed coffees & more. Source Location The restaurant is located in Parklands, specifically Third Parklands Avenue on Mezzanine floor on Doctor’s Park. The closest landmark is Aga Khan Hospital. An Uber to the location is…

  • Food,  Restaurants

    Grill Shack – Westlands, Nairobi

    Grill shack is one of the gems that stand out at the Westgate Mall know for its amazing burgers and retro ambiance. You get to appreciate the red tables, the fries served on chopping board and the burgers, I already said that? Well they are that good. You could have this as an option for Valentine’s Day this weekend. Location The spot we tried was at the Westgate Mall. To get there take a matatu for Odeon just next to smoothers. It’s about 50 bob on weekends then alight at delta. Cross to the other side and from then it’s a nice 10 minute walk to Mwanzi Road. You could…

  • Explore,  Restaurants

    5 restaurants for a magical Valentine’s Day in Nairobi

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and plans are being made on what to do and where to go. Here’s five restaurants in Nairobi you can think about. 1. About Thyme Restaurant This spot as I mentioned before is in the heart of Nairobi with a vibe of a leafy suburbs. The noise and bustle of the city is tucked away in the trees and you get to run away and be with that special someone for a couple of hours of bliss. Location: Westlands, Nairobi on Eldama Ravine road. Read more on this restaurant here for the full review. For a virtual experience watch the TikTok below and see…

  • Short Stories

    The Sunshine Blogger Award

    I would like to thank Jackey Nkonge  for nominating me for this award. She is an profound blogger who loves life, books, good food, writing, and all things black. She has a beautiful smile and a warm countenance and I am so glad I got to know her on my blogging journey last year. You can check out their blog here. Sunshine Blogger Award Rules: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you. Nominate 11 people and ask them 11 new questions. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their posts. List the rules…

  • Your Story

    Wambui Ndung’u – Spilled Words Podcast

    African communities have always told stories. We grew up having them passed down from generation to generation through oral traditions. However, with the rate at which we are advancing technologically it is difficult for the old and the new to be in the same wine skin. But it is not impossible. I had a chat with Wambui who founded Spilled Words Podcast a story telling platform you’ll adore. Happy reading. 1. Who is Wambui Ndung’u? Well, there are so many ways to answer this question, but I can tell you a few fun facts about me; I live for an exceptional cup of coffee,  I can’t live without my podcast…