Family · FOOD · FRIENDS · RESTAURANT

BIRTHDAY BLUES 

Birthdays have always been special occasions in my family. My dad would go out of his way to make sure that his little girls had the best time. Our birthdays normally consisted of cake, drinks and food, and, that is a tradition that my sisters and i have carried on with 😊 

I’ve had two amazing birthdays in my adult years: one which this guy i was dating (now my ex, no names 😁)went out of his way to make sure i had a blast. This years is two.

I love people who go the extra mile, because I’m one of them myself. Im shamelessly selfless and therefore get easily hurt when i encounter selfish people. 

This year, this group of people that i spent my birthday with proved to me that genuine love does exist. It wasn’t about the gifts or venue, what hit home with me is the fact that they were more excited than i was 😂😁 

Here are a few pictures from the day. 
Ps. If you have people who stay in your life even when you have nothing to offer them, keep them!! 

Xoxo

Location: The Arbour 

Photography: Ravi Soin 

Cake @pastrypleasures

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#IAMURBAN

Hi loves!! I know its been a minute, how are y’all doing? Personally im stocked!! My birthday is literally in 4 days and I’m super excited 😀

So Sunday is my favourite day of the week because I get to bumm around and eat lots of junk lol Last sunday my fam and  went to our usual joint, i mean we love this place coz it’s just cosy and the food is amazing!!

The restaurant is called Urban Eatery and their theme is presenting the all-new concept of eating out; redefining urban living in a social space that matches the pace of Nairobi’s urban lifestyle. It is located in Westlands, at Delta Corner’s PWC Tower.

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xoxo

Irmah

 

Travel Kenya

DAVID SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

“The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.

To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in our care.”

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Had a great time watching those cuties feed and play around. If you haven’t been to the orphanage do make a point. Thank me later.

The DSWT is located in the country of Kenya. The elephant Nursery is located in Nairobi National Park. Our 3 reintegration units are located in the Greater Tsavo Conservation Area at Voi, Ithumba and Umani Springs in the Kibwezi Forest.

They are open to the public for one hour every day, excluding 25th December, from 11am to Noon. During this time the orphans arrive for their midday mud bath and feeding.  Entrance to the orphanage for the visiting hour requires minimum contribution of $7 US dollars / 500 Kenya shillings per person. They also have a gift shop on site and the opportunity to foster orphans during your visit.

Lots of love

Irmah

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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.
ENTERTAINMENT · EVENTS IN NAIROBI · LIFESTYLE

MIC ROBBERY ALL STAR 

As the title suggests, this was a big wig party. All the  upcoming who’s and who’s of Kenya’s entertainment industry came out to play. 

If you still don’t get the drift of what im talking about,hang on 😁. 

Microberry is an artist led concert series that weaves an array of sound from Nairobi and beyond.This was the fifth edition dubbed MicRobbery All Star. This editions aim was to to showcase the best the city has to offer in the exploding underground scene .

The event took place at Treehouse, Westlands on 11 September, 2016. Hosted by the Posse. If you missed out I’m sorry!! 😁😁😄

Posse (pronounced Passi) means a group of people who have come together for the same purpose; which is to change the entertainment culture in Kenya and Africa as a whole. 

The team is made up of Barry Mo who is a rapper, singer and song writer.Lennox Leeroy who also doubles as a rapper, songwriter and visual orchestra and  the lovely Brenda Samba who is a singer and TV host.

Posse Boys during their performance
Posse team from the left; Barry Mo, Brenda Samba and Lennox Leeroy

These guys are the real deal, so check them out on social media 👉🏾👉🏾@wearetheposse on Instagram and @WeAreThePosse on Facebook

Thank me later 😉

Sauti Sol’s Savara joins Eduardo Omondi during his performance

The gentlemen from Halisi the band looking dapper
Silent Disco

The lovely Janice Iche during her performance. Girl’s got a voice 👌🏽
Fans of the Posse
My sister and I having a good time
Barry Mo looking good in pink 😄
Miss Samba and friends

 I must admit that this event was lit. The turn out was amazing and the artists had fans jamming  until late. Without a doubt. The Posse are a force to reckon with. 👏🏽👏🏽



Ain’t no party like a Posse party. If you don’t know you better ask somebody!!!! 

Wildlife, Safari,Travel

WHY WE LOVE CAPE POINT

A Natural World Heritage Site, Cape Point is historic and, some even say, haunted. It is a birder’s rich escape and a botanist’s holy grail. It can seem absolutely fascinating to those with a keen eye, or, to the less curious, simply a finger of land jutting out into the ocean 60kms from Cape Town. Ultimately, though, it is one of nature’s great places. This is why.

The windiest place in South Africa

Cape Point is the windiest place in South Africa and experiences only 2% of all hours in the year with calm conditions. The average wind speed is 25 km/h with 42% of the wind speeds greater than 30 km/h.1

The most South-Western point of the African continent

It was initially called the Cape of Storms due its devastating toll it took on the Portuguese explorers who attempted to round the Cape in the 1600s and 1700s. Eventually, however, it came to be seen in a different light. After the inhospitable Skeleton Coast of endless dunes and no water sources in Namibia, Cape Point became a symbol of hope. There was fresh water here and vegetables too, vital resources for the sailors. The chances of getting to India, their final destination, were now greatly improved. And so the Portuguese king renamed it Cabo da Boa Esperança, the Cape of Good Hope.

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A meeting of two oceans (sometimes) 

Cape Point is famed as the meeting point of two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, (the restaurant at Cape Point is even called Two Oceans) but this is not technically correct. The currents of the two oceans meet at the point where the warm water Agulhas current meets the cold water Benguela current and turns back on itself—a point that fluctuates between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point.

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Epic Sealife
The piercing, ice-blue water of Cape Point looks like it comes straight from the antarctic, and if you go for a dip it can feel like it too. These waters contain some of the world’s great fish and mammals. Stingrays, dolphins and seals often provide food for everyone’s favourite villain of the sea, the great white shark, which is common in this part of the world and the surrounding waters provide the stage for its famous breaching. Orcas, humpback whales and southern right whales also visit the surrounding bays.

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VISITOR’S INFORMATION
Activities
Cape Point makes for a great day trip from Cape Town, as the hordes of tourists attest to. So arrive early to allow for easy access and limited waiting. The lighthouses and cliff faces are not the only attraction and a wide range of activities are on offer. You can picnic, hike, mountain bike, surf, kitesurf and even go on overnight hikes. A well-kept secret is that Cape Point has some of Cape Town’s best beaches and are a great idea in the busier summer months.

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All photos are courtesy of my sister. 🙂 Follow her on Instagram @the_peggysue

Lots of love

xoxo

Irmah

 

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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