Must Haves When Hosting Your Friends For A Sleepover – ZUMI Kenya Video

I have had the pleasure of working with Zumi Kenya for the past 2 years and it has been an exhilarating ride. Continue reading “Must Haves When Hosting Your Friends For A Sleepover – ZUMI Kenya Video”

Eating Out: My Favourite Foods From Restaurants In Nairobi

Eating out is expensive but so much fun as well!

I love to eat out in Nairobi and sometimes I tend to blame the traffic because I end up walking into restaurants near the office to wait for the traffic to die down. I also blame my love for amazing food because who doesn’t love sweet smelling aromas, well-presented food, and amazing ambiance to get their evening going?

These are my favorite foods from restaurants in Nairobi.
Art Caffe – Green Salad.

This salad is life! As I am writing this, I just had this exact salad. The beauty about it is the sweetness from beetroots, raisins and yes, small pieces of lemon! This just makes my mouth tingle with excitement.

Eating Out Beat Restaurants Nairobi Art Caffe Kenya
Source: Trip Advisor
Ocean Basket – Sushi.

Oh, my! Anyone who knows me knows about my love for Ocean Basket. When they started, I used to go there twice a week with the lovely man I was dating and the waiters always remembered us and even remembered our orders. The fact that their customer service was magical, kept me coming back! I recently took my mum for Sushi but being an African woman, raw fish was not something she was willing to try out!

Eating Out Beat Restaurants Nairobi Ocean Basket Kenya
Source: Yummy
Nyama  Mama – Smokehouse Burger.

My favorite Wednesday spot! I used to have evening classes for the past year and after school, I loved passing by Nyama Mama wetlands for the drinks and the amazing smokehouse burger. The band’s soothing music was also a plus for me. My favorite spot is always at the bar( that’s where all the magic happens).

Nyama Mama Eating Out Best Restaurants Nairobi Kenya
Source: Yummy
Alchemist – Diavola Pizza.

I only just discovered the pizzas at Alchemist and I am in love! The diavola pizza is one of my friend’s favorite pizza because it is simple and one of the most authentic Italian pizzas. I love how the pizzas are made, the size is perfect to share with a friend and the ingredients they use are said to be from Italy just to make it authentic!

Eating Out Beat Restaurants Nairobi Diavolla pizzeria Zumi Kenya
Source: DiavollaPizzeria
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A Kenyan Girl Getting Back On Her Blogging Feet!

Blogging again took a lot of courage but I finally did it!

Hi Guys! Thank you so much for the continued support! I have been MIA from my blog for a while now but I am happy to say that I am officially back for good! I have been crafting my writing skills and content creation skills in general  Continue reading “A Kenyan Girl Getting Back On Her Blogging Feet!”

A Local Tourist Exploring Malindi : The Kenyan Coast

I had never been to Malindi before because of the grotesque stories I had heard from my friends who have been there. When the chance presented itself, I was very hesitant but curiosity got the best of me. My trip started with a short trip on board a flight by local airline, 540.

Due to the last minute booking, I could not get a seat on the Nairobi – Malindi flight so I opted for the Mombasa option. After landing at the Moi International Airport, I took a cab. My trip to the bus stop, ‘BUXTAN’, deserved 5 stars. My UBER driver, was very polite, funny and he even gave me the small girl in a big city talk,” Trust nobody and watch your bag.” Considering I was from an even bigger city, I honestly found Mombasa a walk in the park.

The drive to Malindi was scenic. We passed through one of my favorite towns, Kilifi. Kilifi holds a special place in my heart because of the fantastic week I spent there over the 2016/2017 New Year’s. We also went through Vipingo, which simply had breathtaking views. Next to the road were far reaching acres of land lined with sisal plantations that looked even better lit up by the setting sun. Two and a half hours later, I had arrived in the controversial Malindi Town.

Malindi Kenya Kenyan Blogger Travel
Fishermen off the Malindi coast

My first stop was Mario’s Bar, which is at the Nakumatt Malindi. It was at 5pm and the place was packed with people. This was definitely the place to be in the evenings. There was a burst of life as we walked through the small restaurant, looking for a table. Although the pizza and espresso was good, my overall experience there was terrible. The waitress was rude, the food took too long to be served, people stared a lot and allegedly most of the girls there are “working girls”. We went to the apartment, freshened up (changed from jeans to a playful peach dress and heels) and went out for dinner, hoping to have a better experience this time around.

 

Walking into the Baby Marrow, I felt a shift in my moods. The lighting and live music playing was set to give the restaurant a romantic feel. The art work chosen to give the walls character simply blew me away. I could already tell that I liked the place, even without sampling their food. The service was perfect and the food was worth the wait. The Baby Marrow Restaurant, should definitely be on  Malindi’s must visit list.

Malindi Kenyan Coast Beach Travel
Tanning (Like I need it! Ha! :-))

The next adventure involved a boat, some courage, good company and a healthy appetite. The day involved some snorkeling, swimming in the crisp clean waters of the Sardinia Island and enjoying the calm open waters. I loved the barbecued sea food platter that was made by the boat’s “captain” as we were swimming.  When he asked us back to the boat for lunch, I did not know what to expect. After eating at Ocean Basket in Nairobi, you tend to think you have had it all when it comes to sea food. The barbecue on an island did not just sound heavenly but sent my taste buds to heaven and back. Crab, prawns and fish have never tasted so good. After the filling lunch, we slowly drifted back to the mainland. We needed to rest before the crazy night we were about to have at White Elephant.

Mombasa Watamu Malindi Kenya
Beach Barbecue.. Yummy!

The party started off with a house party where my two sweethearts, Angie and Remy finally met after telling them about each other for so long. We later headed to White elephant where the DJ made a Nairobi girl’s night unforgettable. Having a group of female and male friends who are from different walks of life, meant that there was definitely some misunderstandings and some friction but we got through the emotional storm knowing and understanding each other better. Malindi was memorable not because of the beautiful beaches and amazing food but because of the fantastic people I spent time with.

Its good to be back!

Love , Reina.

The Black And White Dinner Dress

DEAR READERS,

I know it has been a while since I had an outfit post. I have been busy growing my writing skills at the newest fashion magazine called ZUMI Magazine. I am also working on a personal project that I will announce to you guys come January 2017.

How have you guys been? I hope all your dreams are coming true. I hope you are happy and that you have peace of mind.

This coming week is the American thanksgiving. I have been invited to a dinner and it is supposed to be a ball. Wow! I have never been to a ‘ball’ before. I am a little nervous and trying to get the right outfit is hard.  All in all, this black and white number could just be the one. Let me know what you think.

Fashion Blogger Kenya Reina

Fashion Blogger Kenya Reina

Fashion Blogger Kenya Reina

Fashion Blogger Kenya Reina

Fashion Blogger Kenya Reina

Sequined Dress from: Cyrah’s Fashion

Photography: Druv Shah

Makeup : House Of Awuor

Have a Lovely Weekend.
Love Reina

Lime Crime Lipsticks Matte Sensation

I have always been curious about makeup and the variety available in the country were not that many a few years ago. Now with the rise of imported makeup, Continue reading “Lime Crime Lipsticks Matte Sensation”

Fashion Bloggers Make Fashion Mistakes As Well

Many people do not like to admit when they are wrong or when their “amazing” idea turned out to be a disaster. Continue reading “Fashion Bloggers Make Fashion Mistakes As Well”

Say Goodbye To Cracked Lips With EOS

The rainy season we are currently experiencing is not only bad for the hair and our moods but the cold that comes with it, is bad for our skin. One  of the most annoying things is that the lips tend to chap and crack. Moisturizing and using normal lip balms is not enough anymore. EOS lip balm Continue reading “Say Goodbye To Cracked Lips With EOS”