• 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 reel here 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…

  • 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’…