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5 GREAT PLACES I HAVE TO VISIT IN AFRICA 

As old as Time itself, and acknowledged as the very Cradle of Humankind, the great continent of Africa has untold treasures to reveal to those who take the time to come on a journey of discovery. From the ancient temples, pyramids and tombs of Egypt, to adventurous safaris in Kenya, and the stunning natural wonders and wildlife of Uganda, Botswana and Namiba-these are the 5 that have me sick with wanderlust -see places to include in your itinerary.

1. Abu Simbel-Egypt

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel (أبو سمبل in Arabic), a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan.

 2. Mount Kilimanjaro

It is the highest mountain in Africa, also part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination.

3.Victoria falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border

The magnificent Victoria Falls, or Uka uka ähläm (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

4.Wildebeest Migration, Maasai Mara and Serengeti National Parks – Kenya & Tanzania

It is rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events – every year over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti/Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in two different countries and making time for birthing, courting and mating on the way.

5. The Rock-Zanzibar

It takes just one look understand that no pencil nor brush could draw such beauty – only Mother Nature could have reach such heights.
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COUTURE AFRICA TURNS THREE

I had the pleasure of attending one of the most elegant events in Nairobi.The three-year anniversary for Couture Africa which was an invites only event held at Sarabi Pool & Supper Club,Sankara Nairobi , with the dress code being white and red.Sensational is the word I can use to sum up this event.

Let me give you a bit of background information. Couture Africa is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine that touches on every aspect of today’s modern womans lifestyle. It has an instagram following of 20.5k, which is quite impressive. The founder and CEO is the beautiful Olive Gachara who also doubles as the publisher & Editor- in Chief (Pictured below). She has been in the fashion,corporate and publishing industries for 10 years and is focusing on making the most of every passing moment.

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‘Live Life,Love Africa,‘ – Olive’s credo

The event was graced by bloggers, fashionistas, media,  musicians and designers.

 

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quick pose with one of the models
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Sarabi bar area before it became completely busy
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My friend Martine Ebanda & Olive
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The lovely Brenda Oduol aka Malowa
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Posing infront of the Nywele Creative banner; they sponsored the models hair pieces
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Annivessary issue cover model, Tanasha (Zahara Zaire)

 

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Pictured on the left with a friend: Beata Otieno, Fashion stylist at Couture Africa.
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The amazing Gilad Milo pictured on the right
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Posing with Couture Africa’s In House Photographer, Khalifa Louie.

Thank you Couture Africa for an amazing experience. Looking forward to attending more of your events.

xoxo

Irmah

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ROSHE IT

Hi loves, so today I’m here to EDUCATE!! I recently invested in some Roshe run’s and I love them to bits, they are chick and very comfortable. Most people however don’t know the history behind these shoes, let alone how the word is pronounced lol The guy i bought them from even pronounced it wrong ( he called them Rosh-ee), I’m not bashing anyone because it’s  a culture amongst a lot of Kenyans to follow trends blindly. Todays post is to prevent further embarrassment to those who were uncknowledgeable and also show my top 5 Roshe Run picks.

The designer behind these shoes is a guy by the name Dylan Raasch, who actually started the design process back in 2010. He was tasked with bringing ideas for the Nike Sportswear Fall 11. Dylan drew his inspiration from the concept of Zen as he practiced mediation. He claims that the name and inspiration came directly from the word “ROSHI”, which is a title given to a Zen master. To him, nothing epitomized simplicity better than a Zen master. It was for legal reasons that the “I” was changed to an “e”, but the pronunciation remained the same.

So there you have it guys, hope someone learnt something  new today. 😀 Now for my top  5 Roshe picks.

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OF JAPANESE CUISINE AND LAUGHTER

Just the other day my epicurean self was looking for a new joint to try in town (i tend to try a new restaurant on a monthly basis, if the schedule and time allows). Growing up in the coastal shores of  Dar Es Salaam and the quaint little town of Mombasa, i was from an early age exposed to an array of Swahili and Arab infused dishes which have come to be the backbone of my foodie adventures.

Here’s a sneak peak of how my friends and i spent a lovely evening at the Ginza restaurant at Galana Rd.

Cheers xoxo

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