Travel - Lifestyle - Cuisine

Travel - Lifestyle - Cuisine

Category: Lifestyle

Sip This – A Beginners Guide To Namikango Coffee

Sip This – A Beginners Guide To Namikango Coffee

When it comes to beverages, you can always find me clutching a cup of tea. I have been known to drink tea with everything. From the sweet to the savory – I don’t discriminate. But a few weekends ago, I discovered an interesting coffee brand. […]

The Single Woman’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

The Single Woman’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Single on Valentine’s Day?? no problem. Really, don’t sweat it, it’s not that serious. Listen, before you dismiss me because I’m not single, know that I’ve been there, for years and years and I’ve become an expert at blocking out the noise on February 14. […]

Going Green – Of Failed New Year Resolutions

Going Green – Of Failed New Year Resolutions

“Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.“ Desmond Tutu, Former Archbishop of Cape Town One of my new year resolutions was to go green. I remember my partner responding to this […]

Life Update – 2021 Goals and Covid19

Life Update – 2021 Goals and Covid19

Hi my love, Happy new year. I was not planning on writing anything until march because honestly, I feel like I have nothing worth saying. But here I am unravelling before you today because that has changed (hooray?). The first thing on the agenda is […]

My Skincare Journey – How I got Rid of my Acne

My Skincare Journey – How I got Rid of my Acne

In february of 2020 I purchased a dubious cream and soap on facebook to “even out my skin tone”. The fact that the products came with the labels taken off raised my eyebrows, but the glowing reviews made me try it out anyway. After using […]

Restoring Emotional Balance

Restoring Emotional Balance

Emotional balance has been defined as the ability of the mind and body to maintain equilibrium and flexibility in the face of challenge and change. This is only achieved when we allow ourselves to feel every emotion deeply. Interestingly enough, as human beings we desire […]

On Rejuvenation – Resting is Hard Work

On Rejuvenation – Resting is Hard Work

As December approaches and I start reflecting on the year that has been, I keep thinking about how important intentional resting is. Not just as an act of self care to switch off from the chaos around us, but as a necessary part of being […]

Kaso Mw – Thrift Meets Art

Kaso Mw – Thrift Meets Art

I love thrifting, I really do. But I am not a young woman anymore and I can no longer handle the fatigue and back pain that comes with thrifting at the market. But I still enjoy discovering unique and vintage pieces, so I have resorted […]

My Favorite Instagram MW Girlies

My Favorite Instagram MW Girlies

I have a weird relationship with Instagram. I’ll be honest, I log out as soon as I post a picture but I also check the app more than anything else throughout the day. But I feel unlike me, these girls have figured it out. The […]

Coffee Culture

Coffee Culture

On Monday, The S/o and I were running errands in Maselema industrial area when I came across this menu. As you should know by now noodle stir fry is my kryptonite. After squinting at the price, I was shocked that it cost a fraction of […]

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

So I recently started running for the first time as an adult. I got tired of sitting around at home all day “working” and making frequent trips to the kitchen. My legs had started cramping often and I knew I needed to exercise, not with […]

Cabbage Soup Diet – Is It For You?

Cabbage Soup Diet – Is It For You?

In late 2018, I went to a women’s mixer. As with all events these days, professional photographers were hired to immortalize the whole affair. After a few days of waiting, I received my pictures and let me not lie to you, I deleted them on […]

How to Stay Sane During the Lockdown

How to Stay Sane During the Lockdown

I am worried. I have been trying to keep the panic at bay by keeping myself busy while working from home, but today I received news that most of my industry friends had lost their jobs. This did not surprise me considering the travel industry […]

Why Having House Plants is Good for Your Mental Health

Why Having House Plants is Good for Your Mental Health

I grew up surrounded by plants. My grandmother’s crawled the walls of her living room, My mother had a garden and I had a succulent in a milk can. And much like nsalu za mipando, I never really thought I would be the kind of […]

Fine Dining In Blantyre

Fine Dining In Blantyre

Eating out in Blantyre is not an easy task. There are only a handful of marvelous (read acceptable) establishments scattered across the city and even fewer fine dining restaurants – 3 to be precise.Fine dining restaurants are typically high end and fancier eateries that provide […]

Lunch On the Rooftop

Lunch On the Rooftop

I am not sure why it took me so long to go to Splash Restaurant but I suspect I was waiting for the hooblah and fanfare to die down. And while I can understand the excitement,I really do appreciate a quiet dining experience without fear […]

Lunch Date – Millies Artisan Bakery

Lunch Date – Millies Artisan Bakery

Rachael and I were long overdue for a catch up session. Weekends are hectic for the both of us and it turns out we have outgrown after work drinks (shocking I know) and so it has been hard coming up with a plan that works […]

Why You Should Have Lunch at Kwa Haraba this Week

Why You Should Have Lunch at Kwa Haraba this Week

If you are a creative,you do not need convincing to go to Kwa Haraba,that place is practically our home. I had not been there this whole year until this Monday and I was surprised to see how much has changed.Here are 5 reasons why you […]

Eating in White Spaces: Caffè Grazia – a Restaurant Review

Eating in White Spaces: Caffè Grazia – a Restaurant Review

I thought I was fine until I  realized I was literally sitting on the edge on my seat, I felt like everyone was looking at me but of course they weren’t I was just feeling out of place. This is what happens when you find […]

Gouyang Hotel Restaurant- A Review

Gouyang Hotel Restaurant- A Review

Blantyre finally has a fourth Chinese restaurant and mind you the third one just opened a few months ago so that just makes my point for me. As a Chinese food aficionado I promptly made my way there as soon as I heard and got […]

Why Every Woman Deserves Chanel No. 5

Why Every Woman Deserves Chanel No. 5

I was perfume shopping the other day which literally meant going to the shop and getting Zara Orchid but they didn’t have it. So I had to get something else which was difficult for me considering I love Zara Orchid and I’ve used it with […]

6 Things to do this Labor Day That Just aren’t Drinking

6 Things to do this Labor Day That Just aren’t Drinking

Ah labor day!the one day capitalism tries to make you feel like you aren’t wasting you life away in the system and your efforts are appreciated. Also full disclosure,some of the things on this list involve drinking albeit light. Mid week holidays suck because they […]

10 Things Every Woman Should do Before She Turns 30

10 Things Every Woman Should do Before She Turns 30

Hey miss 20 something,I know 30 feels like a long time away but it really isn’t. In the spirit of having it together and being THAT admirable miss 30 something I started doing the damn things already. I am still trying to build a life […]

Dinner At Chez Maky – A Restaurant Review

Dinner At Chez Maky – A Restaurant Review

I remember the first time I had Chez Maky food, I was on my way to Chiradzulu with my girls .We had hit a fog so dense we could barely see in.I was felling anxious and I remembered Rachael brought a doggy bag from her […]