A Sneak Peek At Two Rivers Kenya: The Largest Mixed Use Development Complex In Sub-Saharan Africa…

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So there I was minding my own business last week when a friend called me up and requested that I accompany them on a site visit to Two Rivers.

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For those who are not aware, Two Rivers is a fascinating complex set on a whooping 100 acres just after Runda which is gradually coming into shape after years of planning. Upon completion, the structure will boast 8.9 Million Square feet of available space.

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So we jumped into the car and sped down Limuru Road and made our way to the development. You know things are serious when they design an underpass for access to the mall separate from the main Limuru Road and a roundabout to access the mall from the Northern Bypass

We parked the car in the vast parking space (over 3,500 spots!) after which I got a quick tour of the complex. Interestingly, there are tenants who are ready to receive customers even with the final phase of the construction going on…

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With a green angle in mind, Two Rivers’ plan is to install one of the largest rooftop solar panels in Africa. 80% of the water used within the complex will be recycled while over 30% of the development will be set aside for parks and natural spaces.

What makes Two Rivers different from all the other malls/developments in Kenya?

  1. Two Rivers will have a whole new lineup of shops/retailers which are setting shop in Kenya for the first time ever. These include:

a) LC Waikiki

Turkish LC Waikiki is an international clothing line with over 600 stores in more than 30 countries.

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b) Carrefour

Carrefour will be opening the first hypermarket in Kenya at Two Rivers. With over  1,600 hypermarkets and a presence in over 30 countries worldwide, Carrefour just stepped up competition in Nairobi with their Karen branch already in action.

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2. Accommodation Options: Two Rivers will not only have residential apartments, but they will also have jogging and cycling lanes for tenants and guests. City Lodge Hotel will open a three star hotel within the compound which will have 170 rooms…

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3. Movie Lovers Heaven! Vox Cinemas is setting up a 10 Screen theater with an offer on VOX Max, VOX Gold VOX 3D and VOX 4DX. You all know where to find me from November!

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5. Public Event Spaces: I must admit that I am impressed by Two River’s plan to have public event spaces. All other malls in Nairobi have their parking spaces as the main event space.  Apart from the galleries and movie theatre, there are two specific spaces of interest:

a) CK Square: The square will hold more than 2000 people and will have an LED outdoor screen.

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b) Amphitheatre: With a capacity of 3,600 seats. The amphitheater will also have a live studio, an outdoor video facility and VIP corporate boxes. It can host an event every day of the year.

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4. The sheer size of it. The complex will have 18 escalators, 22 lifts and 4 travelators.

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Well ladies and gentlemen, I await your feedback of the mall once it opens in a few weeks… Meanwhile, I leave you with a couple of pictures of this interesting development…

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The Best Nine Course Meal of My Life… Thanks To The Wet Lounge, Nairobi

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Yes, I have been called easy to please on several occasions, however, nothing prepared my gastrointestinal system for the Wet Lounge’s food tasting when I accepted Karima’s pleasant invitation.  The food tasting session was so divine that I had to find an excuse to do it again, hence Fabrizio and I found ourselves at Karima’s generous table again.. 🙂

I shall attempt to walk you through the culinary experience we had, even though I am acutely aware of the fact that my pictures and words do not do this experience half the justice it deserves. My dear reader, you simply must stop by the Wet Lounge and sample their delicacies, once their door open this weekend…..

Once we sat down, a fascinating set up was placed in front of us….

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Upon closer inspection, the delicious looking pink thing turns out to be a Watermelon and Feta Cheese sandwich…(Yes, I did think it was raw tuna at first..)

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And beneath it steaming up the wine glass is the Goat Cheese Walnut Samosa…

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The two items combine and introduce us to the meal, the amuse bouche. The term is French, literally translated as “mouth amuser”.

As we were still savouring these initial flavours with our amused mouths, the second course was already on its way to us. This was the White Tomato Soup with Crisp Popian Prawn…

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The crispy prawn went down very smoothly accompanied by the white tomato soup which had a distinctive spicy flavour.

Next up was one of my favourite vegetarian options, the Spinach and Almond Tikki. This comprised of Tamarind Sorbet (cold), Sweet Yoghurt and Nylon Sev (hot). Why was this one of my favourites? Because:

  1. The combination of hot and cold in different layers was genius and quite an amazing feat. Even as the cold sorbet sat on top of the hot core, it did not melt.. (I must speak to the Chef about the science behind this!)
  2. The layering of the different items resulted in a combination of different textures in your already salivating mouth (resulting in a harmonious orchestra which left you yearning for more..) I should stop there.. we still have more courses to go!

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Halfway through I remembered to take a picture for you, my dear friends who missed out.. 🙂

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Remember I mentioned that I had the pleasure of having this experience twice? Well, the next item was on the menu the first time (Which was in the evening hence the darker pictures..)

This was the Red Carpet Chicken. The presentation was pretty awesome. There was a chilli pipette which you could squeeze to discharge the contents onto the chicken. The chicken itself was sitting on cauliflower and saffron cream (Drool!) Everything was topped off with Pistachio dust….

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By this time we were in a place where we were undergoing an overwhelming sensory response to everything we had just partaken of. In order to bring us back to the basics (and prepare us for what was coming) we had the Guava and Chilli Sorbet interlude…. Absolutely incredible!

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After taking a stroll to the balcony of the lounge, comparing notes with fellow diners and letting the first couple of courses settle, we came back for more….and we definitely got it!

Coming up next was one of Fabrizio’s (and mine) favourites…OK, who am I kidding, I loved everything I tasted that day! Fabrizio was completely blown by the Chilli and Basil Lobster…

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The lobster was sitting on Broccoli and Ginger Kichadi (an East Indian comfort food that features rice and lentils) The reason why this dish was so delightful was because it was a very vibrant twist to a traditional Indian meal (in this case, the Kichadi.)

The climax of this course was the dust topping made up of lobster reduction, cocoa and cinnamon dust and broccoli flour. Mind blowing.

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Nope, we are not yet done!

The next plate to hit the table was the Slow Cooked Lamb Shank, served with Mushroom Upma and Coconut Vegetable Lemon Foam..

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The lamb was so tender, to the point where it started melting as soon as it got to your mouth…

Eventually it was dessert time! On both occasions, there was a slight variation in dessert….

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Think Chocolate Cigars (Chocolate spring roll) Chocolate Samosas (I had no idea this was possible!), White Chocolate and Rosemary Kulfi, Homemade Caramel ice cream… all the things a dessert lover cannot resist… 🙂

I definitely look forward to your feedback on the Wet Lounge’s outstanding menu!

Dining In Nairobi: 1. Caramel Restaurant & Lounge

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We had put the food club on hold for a while, until last week. What better location to kick off the monthly dinner plan other than at the Legendary Caramel Restaurant & Lounge, in ABC Place, Nairobi.

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We had three options for the starter, four options for the main course, and two options for dessert. Allison took amazing care of us from the moment we walked in.

I opted for the Crispy Eggplant as my starter, having tried it before. I doubt eggplants have tasted this delicious before. Everyone who tried it loved it!

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The other starter options were Seared Beef Carpaccio…..

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…and the Caramel Veggie Roll…

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Both of them are just as delightful. For the main course, I had the Herb Crusted Tuna Steak. It arrived as rare as I had requested it to be. In Africa, you generally have to request for rare or medium options, if you prefer it so, because meat and tuna are usually served well done.

12 Caramel Akinyi AdongoWhat I really like about this dish is the mashed potatoes which is prepared with wasabi. This gives it quite a kick. The wasabi is not overwhelming, which makes the combination work.

The other main course options were Truffled Penne Pasta…

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Marinated Grilled Chicken…

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Beef Bolognese…

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The reviews of the above three options were also really good. Everybody was pleased with their choices.

And now for dessert… I had the Key Lime Pie, which has always been a favourite…

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I did get a chance to taste the second dessert option which was the refreshing Sorbet.

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The dinner was loads of fun and we got to make new friends. For more information on what more Caramel Lounge has to offer, have a look at their Facebook Page here.

We are already planning the next dinner gathering in July!

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The Wave Nightclub In Naivasha Is Probably Kenya’s Best Nightclub…

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During the Easter weekend we decided at the last minute (4:00pm) to drive up to Naivasha. I have been quite fascinated by Naivasha in the past couple of months because every time we have gone there we have tried something new.

We still speak of The Ranch House Bistro till today, and I understand yet another cool pub/restaurant has just opened in Naivasha called The Hungry Hippo (sometimes they have baby hippos wandering around in their car park… We will definitely stop by next time!)

Anyway, we arrive in Naivasha, check into our home for the night and proceed to grab some grub. After dinner, we weighed the options and decided that even though we were massive fans of Fisherman’s Camp, the heavy downpour would best be enjoyed at an indoor location.

I then remembered that a friend mentioned a nightclub located within the luxurious Enashipai Resort. We chugged our drinks, hopped into the car raced to Enashipai.

The gentlemen at the gate directed us to the location of the club (the resort is spread out over five acres of land by lake Naivasha) We eventually stood in front of these interesting doors…

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I apologize for the picture quality. It was an unexpected surprise so I did not have my Canon on me. Now, allow me to justify why I think The Wave is the best nightclub in Kenya. The club is nine months old.

1. Parking Space. 

This is an issue most people who venture out in Nairobi complain about a lot. There is usually lack of parking space at most of the popular venues. Well, at The Wave, it will take a lot to fully occupy all the parking spots on the five acres. 🙂

2. Club Entrance

With the exception of the newly reopened Florida Nightclub, no other club in Nairobi has a designated reception are where the guests are received. The Wave has one.

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3. Space

There are some venues you will go to in Nairobi where you are seated and practically participating in your neighbours conversation because of how close you are to each other. The Wave has plenty of room for everyone. They also have “booths” where a couple of friends can easily gather around and sit.

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Still on the space issue… They have high ceilings (which we like a lot) especially on the dancefloor and in the bathrooms. 

4. The Bar

There is a long bar from one end of the club to the other. Again, plenty of space. The other great thing about the bar area are the bar stools (especially for someone who has fallen off a bar stool sober before.) They are so comfortable!

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5. The Sound System/Dancefloor

The resident Dj was kind enough to let me hang out in his uber-cool Dj booth. The first thing you notice is that the speakers are hung pretty high near the ceiling, but at the same time they are strategically placed so that the maximum sound impact is on the dancefloor. This is extremely important because as soon as you step off the dancefloor you can comfortably have a conversation in any part of the club without screaming at the top of your lungs over music.

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6. The VIP Room

The VIP Room is located upstairs. You can actually walk into the venue and then proceed into the VIP section without going through the club. From here you can view the activities happening downstairs from the comfort of the lounge chairs.

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7. The Prices

We had plenty of drinks. Upon asking for the bill, it was a third of what we would normally pay at some venues in Nairobi, which was a welcome surprise.

All in all, we had an excellent time and plan on heading down to Naivasha very soon! I am also adding The Wave to the list of cool places to hang out in Nairobi in 2015.

Cool New Places to Hang out In Nairobi in 2015….

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As of late 2014, a couple of venue owners to be had spoken to me about their upcoming bars and restaurants. Every time I met friends they would ask me what is new in Nairobi and I would run through the list again and again.. And then I remembered that I had a blog I could send them to with a list of places to check out in 2015. Here is the list, party people!

1. The Wet Lounge & Grill

This venue is set to open in a couple of months. The owners are a lovely couple who invited me for a private viewing yesterday.. I liked what I saw.

The Wet lounge will be for the grown up crowd, with food available too within the premises. I will add further details the closer they are to opening.

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2. Caramel Restaurant & Lounge

Caramel Lounge opened its doors in 2014 to a great reception in Nairobi. They are now have special offers which include the Happy Hours from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. There is also a ladies night every Wednesday evening with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for ladies followed by half off on all signature cocktails all night…

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3. Gossip Ultra Lounge and Fusion Restaurant.

I am really looking forward to the opening of Gossip Lounge. The dynamic pair behind this lounge are Barry and Samia. You may have seen them cruising around Nairobi in their Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce or Hummer… This couple is keen in turning up the heat in the Nairobi nightlife 🙂

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4. Budhaa Bar & Lounge

Avi invited me to check out Budhaa Bar way before it opened. I liked the concept. Little did I know Dom Pérignon Champagne would be keen on getting involved too. Now Nairobi has its own exclusive Dom Pérignon affiliated Bar in the heart of Westlands. Check it out guys!

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5. The Juniper Kitchen

I am yet to set foot in Juniper Kitchen. The main reason it made it to this list is because of the raving reviews I have heard from my friends who have been there so far. They love it! Stop by and let us know what you think of the place!

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6. Florida Nightclub

Ok, so this is not a “new” venue in Nairobi. Florida is Nairobi’s oldest nightclub. They reopened earlier this year at a new venue one street away from the older venue. The management is keen on giving Nairobi a fantastic nightclub experience seven nights a week…. Here are pictures of the new venue..

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7. Marina Bay Lounge

My boy Amor Thige is in the process of setting up the Marina Bay Lounge in Mombasa. It is located within the luxurious English Point Marina. This will be the place to be in Mombasa when it opens…

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A dear friend is finalising on yet another lounge in Westlands. The project is about four months away. I will definitely let you know about the club once they are almost open.

There you go! Let me know if I left out any new places in Nairobi and Mombasa….

Have You Been to Budhaa Bar Nairobi Yet?

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2015 will be an interesting year for Nairobi’s nightlife. With quite a number of new places opening, we have an exciting array of options to choose from. I begin this nightlife journey with the first place to open in 2015, Budhaa Bar.

Just to be clear, this Budhaa Bar is a stand alone venture, not affiliated to other Budha Bars worldwide, well, for now.

Budhaa Bar is located in Westlands, within the Delta Corner complex right at the main Westlands roundabout. It seems there are other venues coming up within the complex, including a new Mercury Lounge.

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Once you step into the Delta Corner Towers compound, walk around until you spot this smaller building on the side. This is where Budhaa Bar is located…

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Stroll in through the glass doors and make your way up the flight of stairs until you see the light at the top of the staircase 🙂

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True to its name, there is a “Budha”theme in the bar…

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The colours are neutral and the place quite neat. There is an island bar style which means that you can order for a drink from any corner. Here are more pictures of the interior…

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Dom Pérignon Champagne have a heavy presence at the venue. Now you know where to go for that special occasion which requires you to pop bottles 🙂 🙂

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Naivasha’s Best Kept Secret: The Delightful Ranch House Bistro

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A couple of weeks ago, a couple of us piled up in a car and sped off to Naivasha for a pleasant weekend away from Nairobi.

Upon arrival, Chris was kind enough to host us for the weekend. We then proceeded to cause chaos in his beautiful house by the lake. In order to have some peace of mind, he suggested that we check out the latest addition to the restaurant line up in Naivasha, the Ranch House Bistro for lunch.

This sounded like a solid plan. We hopped into the car and headed down Moi South Lake Road. Of course we raced right past the sign, screeched to a halt, reversed and then turned right into the gate. Apologies for the poor quality pictures, I did not have my Canon on me… 😦

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Upon driving in through the gate we thought, for  a split second, that we were lost…..

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We passed this interesting scenario and came across a staircase..

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There it was, The Ranch House Bistro….

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As my crew settled down an a table on the well tended grass, I walked around the restaurant, appreciating everything I saw…

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I found my way back to the table and had a look at the menu which is seasonal…

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We each ordered something different so that we could try out as much as we could in one seating….

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Everything was delicious! I must say that the banana and Nutella crepes were exceptional. We ordered two more of them just because we could not have enough. Here are more pictures of the bistro and its surroundings.

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It is customary to judge a restaurant by it’s bathrooms.. And I give the bathrooms at Ranch House Bistro two thumbs…. up!

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The next time you find yourself in Naivasha, make a point of stopping by the Ranch House 🙂

Tusker Day is Exactly One Month Away….

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It hit me earlier this year that I have been hosting parties in Nairobi for five years now. It feels like it was just a day ago I was chatting with the lovely Susan Deiters as she attempted to convince me to host my first party ever at her restaurant, Cafe des Arts (now Mediterraneo Gigiri) Ahh.. Those were epic parties!

Toga Party At Cafe Des Arts, 2010

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Halloween Party, October 31st 2013

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Fast forward to early May this year. I am sitting down looking at the coming year to see which dates I could host which themed parties. September 22nd stood out particularly because it is Elephant Appreciation Day. Now if you live in Kenya only one thing pops to mind when you think of elephants, and this happens to be Tusker beer.

The patriot in me could not resist thinking that any Elephant Appreciation Day should go hand in hand with Tusker Beer Appreciation Day, hence the reason Tusker Day falls on 22nd September.

And then tragedy hit. On June 13th 2014, Tsavo Trust announced the death of Satao, Kenya’s largest African male elephant. He was slaughtered by poachers for ivory. Satao’s tusks were so huge they almost reached the ground. Sometimes he would lean the tusks on the ground in order to rest his head and get some sleep.

Satao The Great Kenyan Tusker

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Satao belongs to an elite group of elephants who have the necessary genetics to grow tusks this big. These elephants are called Tuskers. They are on the brink of extinction. As you read this, there are only 11 tuskers left in Tsavo, the late Satao’s home, out of a herd of 11,000 elephants.

There are other Tuskers in Africa, but my guess is they are less that 50 in total. We are looking at a species dying right in front of our eyes. Therefore, it is only fair that we pay homage to Satao,and the remaining Tuskers on Tusker Day (Elephant Appreciation Day)

Isilo the Great South African Tusker

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That said, I propose we celebrate Tusker Day annually on September 22nd for the following amazing reasons:

1. To honor, protect and fight for Tuskers (+elephants) worldwide which will be extinct in 15 years if poaching continues at such an alarming rate. Find out how you can join the cause by having a look at our campaign, Satao’s Herd.

2. To celebrate Africa’s first annual drinking holiday ever. Tusker beer has been the highlight of many who have fond memories of Africa. The Dutch have King’s Day, the Irish have St. Patrick’s Day, the Germans have Octoberfest and now Africa has Tusker Day.

I now leave you with the amazing elephant and Tusker beer pictures which friends have sent me from all corners of the world. I cannot wait to hear what your plans are for Tusker Day this year! Do send me an email with your thoughts on akinyiadongo (@) tuskerday (.) com

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Behold, a Satao Piece which artist Sophie Standing is currently working on.

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Kristy McGovern sure knows how to enjoy a Tusker 🙂

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Erin Petson did the most beautiful sketch of Satao

 

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My all time favourite Tusker Picture from Sam Dave

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Mauro Russo‘s art piece called “Satao the last elephant and the mask of blood”

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A Lion King/Tusker Beer moment in Africa by Scott Smith

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Don’t you feel like going on Safari when you look at Nick Pearse’s wonderful picture!

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Who knew an African Beer could look so good in snow! Mike Nugent‘s picture is quite delightful!

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The Australian Ball in Nairobi: Without A Doubt the Best Diplomatic Event in 2014

Africa, Nairobi, Nairobi Nightlife, Places

So there we were minding our own business when our Vanilla Essence stepped in and grandly informed us that we were invited to the Australian Ball. Having never attended an Australian Ball before, Stef and I were obviously keen 🙂

And so began the rigorous preparations… First on the agenda was a critical part of any ball… The ball gowns. Now if you live in Nairobi you know that these are extremely hard to come by, especially for a lady with ample curves like me. As we were at lunch lamenting about this lack of variety, in comes Satie the most resourceful man I know in Nairobi. It turns out that his mother does the most fantastic dresses and gowns.

We wolfed down our lunch and rushed off to Mrs. Channa’s house to see if she could rescue us from our predicament. She was fantastic! She sent us to Diamond Plaza for the fabric we needed. After which we came back with our ideal gown suggestions.

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She had a look at them, and proceeded to measure us and initiate the dress making process. We went for a couple of fittings prior to collecting the dresses on the day of the ball.

Then we did our nails, fixed our hair, exfoliated, hydrated, meditated.. all that was expected ahead of the anticipated evening…

Before we knew it, we were strolling down the red carpet on a pleasant Nairobi night… As we walked into the venue, we knew that we did the right thing dressing up. Everyone looked amazing!

The first stop after walking in was the photo session at The Outback Inn which was really cool…

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After the photo shoot we mingled with other guests….

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Later on we sat at our respective tables for dinner…

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The MC was entertaining, witty and quite pleasant to listen to. There is nothing worse than being stuck at an event with a dreadful MC.

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Maia Von Lekow and her band entertained us with her beautiful voice as we enjoyed our dinner…

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Once the food and the formalities were done, the dancing commenced, thanks to DJ Amar B aka the Arkitekt

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What made this ball fun was the fact that everyone was up for a great time, irrespective of their background, embassy or rank. We learnt a couple of Aussie moves from some new friends. I must admit the best dancer of the evening was the Korean Ambassador.. The man held it down on the floor all night after officially opening the evening’s dance session.

There are a couple of more interesting parties coming up in the next months. I doubt anyone can outshine the Aussies though… We shall wait and see 🙂 On this note ladies and gentlemen, I leave you with some of my favourite moments of the evening…

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The Grand Opening of Ebony Lounge, Nairobi’s Newest Lounge Bar Strictly For 25 and Above…

Africa, Akinyi's Exclusive Moments, My Events, Nairobi, Nairobi Nightlife, Places, Sunday Afternoons, Wicked Weekends in Africa

One random afternoon I am with Richard and the crew working on my tan on the stunning Diani beach (Yes, Africans work on their tan too.. :-)) when I get a message requesting for a meeting in Nairobi with a new club that was opening soon.

We arrange for a Skype call/meeting the next morning during which I meet the gentlemen behind this new spot. They charmingly convinced me to host the opening night which I oblige to because they are such awesome people!

Fast forward to the opening day and I am back in Nairobi making the final plans with the boys running around. The end result is a lovely cozy invite only night with fantastic guests.

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The dress code was LBD for ladies (Little Black Dress) and smart casual for the gentlemen.

Ebony Lounge is a venue for those who cherish their public privacy, but who aren’t innately private – i.e. the kind of people who want to dance their feet off on a Friday night but don’t want the world knowing about it. The entrance has an age restriction of 25 and above. It is open seven days a week with theme nights for the evenings. Here are a few of them:

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Back to the opening.. The crowd was fun, the music upbeat and the atmosphere enticing 🙂 Here are 100+ pictures of the fun times we had….

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Lets catch up at Ebony some time soon 🙂 For more information, here are their social media links: Facebook Page, Twitter  and Instagram