• 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…

  • 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…