Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Print on Print: Stripes & Floral!

Hello darlings! Todays post features the outfit I wore for the first Blogger Styling challenge were we featured the Print on Print trend. I love wearing mixed prints and there are so many ways of wearing this trend as seen in the challenge post. This challenge was an exciting way to bring all these beautiful bloggers together and inspire people from our different style perspectives. Thank you for reading & have a lovely Wednesday! 
Pictures by PikchaGUY
Earrings- Town Hawker | Necklace- Kung'ara | Top & Skirt- Toi Market | Slingback Heels - Backyard Shoes | Bag- Tony | Lips- MAC Ruby Woo | Makeup by Wacuka Thimba

Monday, September 22, 2014

Kenyan Fashion Bloggers Series: Print on Print!

Happy Monday guys! Todays feature is one that I am super stoked about. The intrinsic nature of fashion blogs are to inspire other people on the various trends and outfit ideas. A group of beautiful Kenyan fashion bloggers came together to do exactly that. To inspire. The group challenge was how to style Print on Print. I hope you get inspired by our various individual styles.

Anita Gaitho of Style Sketches
 Anita Mogere of From Curves With Love
Ciku Kibati of Ms Kibati
 Gabrielle Mwangi of Tribe of Chic
 Joy Kendi of Our Style Kenya
 Lucia Musau of The Kenyan Fashionado
 Maureen Bandari of The Funshion Mistress
Me..................... :-)
 Vonette Orinda of The Vonette Way
 Winnie Awino of Winnie the Fashionista

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chocolate Cake Dessert!

 Hello beautiful people! Finally the sun is out today in Nairobi! So todays post features the chocolate cake I made during the Sunday brunch we had with PikchaGUY a few weeks back. My mum-in-love gave me this recipe a few years back, which is simple & the outcome is very delicious. 
All you need is:
* 6 oz of flour
* 6 oz or butter
* 6 oz of sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1 oz of cocoa (preferably dark)
*1 oz of baking powder
* Baking tins

Mix all the ingredients in the food processor & bake at 180 C for 20-25 minutes!
I then mixed some cocoa, icing sugar, butter and homemade strawberry jam for the icing... And of course some ripe strawberries to finish it off.
Have a lovely Tuesday & thanks for reading!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Chale Island- Diani, Kenya!

Ello ello! So first and foremost.. its my BIRTHDAY!!! Yipee!!! Feeling extremely grateful & blessed as I celebrate this day! So these are just a few pics of our (hubby &I) recent vacay at the beautiful & exotic Chale Island
Now this R&R was urgently needed since I had just completed my thesis after much procrastination, then I had travelled to Uganda for work and immediately I got back, I had to attend my graduation. So its been back to back for the better part of July & August. 
Being a proud supporter of domestic tourism, Chale was definitely a great location for some time off. Chale is an island off Diani in South Coast & is roughly 700 metres off the mainland. The staff are friendly, the rooms have a breathtaking view of the ocean and its one of the best places to go when you just need to switch off from the world for a few days! All in all, we had a fantastic holiday!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sunday Brunch!

 Hey guys! So a fortnight ago, PikchaGUY came over for brunch. Seeing as we are both serious foodies, we decided to document what I was making for lunch.
So here's what was cooking:

I. Pumpkin & Butternut Soup:
The first time I tried peeling a raw butternut, I almost lost my mind. Anyone who cooks butternuts frequently knows how tough the skin is. The last time I was buying veggies, the grocer told me that the secret to peeling a butternut was to thoroughly wash it, cut it in to chunks then boil it. Trust me, once its boiled it peels easier than a potato! Anyway, I boiled the pumpkin and butternut together. Once they were boiled, I fried some onions and blended everything for a delicious soup to serve as a starter.
II. Coconut Rice, Jerk Chicken & Sautéd Vegetables:
I had started the morning by marinading some chicken in a non-stick Wok pan. I used Onions, Vanilla Yoghurt, HP Sauce, Patak Spice, Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sauce & Chicken Curry Powder. After 2 hours in the freezer, I simply put the pan straight on to the fire (yes, with all the ingredients) and let it simmer.
We definitely needed some good 'ol veggies in there, which I simply sautéd chap chap!
 And Voila! The simple and very delicious meal! I made a cake for dessert which I'll be posting soon. Do have a lovely afternoon!
 Wearing- A Vera Wang Dress from Freddies Moi Avenue