January may be a horribly dull month for a good majority of the world but in Nairobi… January comes with good tidings in the name of Nairobi Restaurant Week.
My love for a good brunch sparked a great idea in my head – why not do reviews – particular to brunch only? I spend so much time planning brunches and looking for the next best brunch spot that it only made sense to start doing write-ups of the places and give credit where it’s due and constructive criticism also where it’s due. And what better way to start off this series than to highlight the best brunch I’ve had so far in 2017 i.e. at Brew Bistro, Nairobi.
Making: Some major decisions in my life. I feel like I am always doing this though lol, so lets scratch that, I’m making major PLANS in my life. That sounds more concrete because it means those decisions will actually pan out. So I hope…
Cooking Eating: So much yummy Indian food! Currently in India visiting my mother and I am cheating on my diet everyday with all this rich and spicy food everywhere:)
|Not a picture taken by me! But it shows you the beauty of Indian food:)|
Drinking: Lots and lots of water. This Indian heat isn’t sparing anyone and I thought I was escaping the sun by leaving Nairobi for a few days goodness! Craving my ultimate guilty pleasure, the tropical fruit smoothies from Artcaffe, simply bliss!
Reading: Thrive by Arianna Huffington and loving it, book review coming up soon!
Wanting: A new phone, why won’t anyone hear my iPhone 6 cries??:(
Looking: For a really good paper source. Wanna get back to designing stationery and I need really good quality paper. Any suggestions?
Playing: With my hair, which needs to be done like asap once I get home. Braids should not last this long haha
Wasting: A lot of time watching Gotham. I’m done with that show, it has failed me.
Sewing Creating: Many more vision boards in my head than I should be doing on paper lol.. Need to jot all these ideas down before the disappear.
Wishing: I could make everything I want to happen in the next few months happen without any repercussions… If wishes were horses though.
Enjoying: This relaxing mini-break in India, was def much needed!
Waiting: For lunch. Food in india is tres amazing, like I said… been eating way too much
Liking: The progress my mother is making on her recovery, God is really something else:)
Wondering: How to come up with the best scholarship essay yet, I need some tips… Gradschool is calling.
Loving: The philanthropic nature of Indians in general. There is hope for humanity after all
Hoping: To get back on track with my fitness regime when I get back home. My accountability partner @nassstro1 says I have been super slacking lol, I’m sorry!
Marvelling: At the growth of so many of my dear friends in regards to their professional and personal life and I am in awe of them. Kudos to you all, you know who you are:)
Needing: I not only want a new phone, I am in desperate need of one. My poor phone is dying out on me gradually. I should start an #Iphone6Fund lol
Smelling: Gauze and methylated spirits… I’ve been living in a hospital for the past week, don’t judge me
Wearing: Capris, a blue tee and a striped sweater
Following: The TVs in this hospital are constantly tuned to CNN so every morning I have breakfast watching the Amanpour show with Christine Amanpour and I love her as a journalist. Never watched her show before and these past few days have made me an Amanpour groupie all of a sudden. As a fellow journalist, it’s only right that I began following her after watching one show. She’s awesome.
Noticing: Once again I shall speak on the greatness I have around in form of the friends I have. Young people taking charge of their lives and doing what they want and doing it super well. It’s a great thing because its assuring of the fact that our future has great leaders in its midst, great thinkers and innovators alike as well.
Knowing: That despite everything going on, all will be well. That is what I tell myself all the time especially when things feel like they are the end all and be all… all will be well. God never gives us something we cannot handle.
Thinking: About writing a short book, like a short story of sorts. It’s been a while since I did any fictional writing, let’s see if I can pull together about 6000words?? haha.. This writer turned editor/reporter is scared. But nothing is impossible. I shall share it here once it is ready and you all can give me feedback on whether I should get back on the fiction train or stay at the editor’s desk lol
Feeling: Hungry, lunch is taking too long to show up
Bookmarking: Nothing of late but I’m back to perusing through Stumbleupon for inspiration purposes, try it out too, you never know what you may stumble upon there haha(pun fully intended).
Opening: The page to this amazing event, Chanda Chema where I should be seeing you all on March 14th! PS: I shall be selling my cupcakes there, come through for some!
Giggling: At some of the comments my mother makes lol… She is one satirical and hilarious woman.
Can’t really recall how many pictorials I have done, its been a while since the last one so Im just taking a wild guess here.
Ola folks! For those of you awaiting Typewriter Tuesdays, no need to fret, I shall probably have a review ready for next week, I’m not promising because my schedule has been a bit helter skelter but I will try my best. I appreciate all of your feedback on the past reviews, it makes my day to know I am actually reaching out to people and getting them into the reading spirit again! Please remember that to get weekly updates on this blog, FOLLOW IT-just click on the button to your right, and you’ll never miss a beat:)
Summer is slowly but surely coming to an end already imagine, its already freaking august!! Where did time go? And you know what that means? My time in the big apple is also sadly coming to an end as well so trying to make the most of my last few weeks here. I’v been having a rough couple of weeks which I won’t go into details about to avoid a long and annoyingly depressing post lol but all I ask is that you keep me in your prayers tonight and every night if you can, much appreciated. The images I shall share below are just some random shots Iv managed to take while busy job hunting and just living it up here in NY, as much as I have been stressed/frustrated while being here, I have also been inspired, mesmerized and caught off guard plenty of times by the amazingness of being here as well. Okay, enough talk!
NY is mostly famous for its breathtaking skyline… so pardon the several skyline pics I have here, all shot by me via my iphone if I may say so lol… #teamapple
This is my backyard fyi… Love it! #Harlemliving
Union Square. I love this area because the Barnes & Nobles here is so cool! Looks like some kind of Victorian library, so I spend a lot of time here.. and money too but its all for a good cause! Typewriter Tuesdays’ type of cause lol
My NY girlfriends, Emma & Nimoi; amazing women!
@MumbeMuthama and I stumbled upon a Sex museum downtown and this was at the entrance…
See what I meant by a good cause?:) What’s on your summer reading list?
Finally understand why I love Turquoise so much
Introducing my Godson, Jeremy:) babies are way too cute!
Yet another skyline pic… of Brooklyn though!
Harlem at dusk
Got to experience 4th of July finally! #bucketlist
So I have an aunt here who lives in an apt complex with the sickest rooftop view of the entire city in my opinion.
As in seriously… where else can you find a view like that??
NY and its sense of humor on a monday morning lol
One of the several peaceful protests held for Trayvon Martin after Zimmerman was declared not guilty of killing him… Union Sq
Okay okay, Im done with the skyline pics after this lol.. this is also right behind my apartment, my view during my morning run:)
Cuban food! I really should work more on the food pics esp being in NY with its 3000+ restaurants lol.. the hunger is normally so real though that I forget sometimes:)
And I shall end this pictorial with the insane temperatures that hit the city a few weeks ago… Heatwave is an understatement to the ridiculousness that was the weather during that time. And oh yeah, that was 6pm.. can u imagine how it was at midday??? It has cooled down reasonably since then though, Thank God!
As August begins in practically less than 24 hrs, here’s to wishing you all a great last month of summer.