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5 Things I have Recently Learnt about Relationships

5 Things I have Recently Learnt about Relationships

Hey girl hey, So I got into a relationship last year and it has not been at all what I am used to. I am learning a few things, unpacking some toxicity and trying to let it go. For instance how am I endlessly tweeting […]

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 […]

The B&B Salad

The B&B Salad

If there is ever a day you do not feel like eating carbs,look no further than Elly B’s for a tasty and filling subsitute. While the diner is famous for their burgers,I believe their Bilton and Bacon Salad is one of the most underrated items […]

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 […]

On turning 25

On turning 25

I always thought turning 25 would be a catastrophic life altering event I would never recover from. And I had every right to think so given my history of having incapacitating meltdowns on my birthdays. I imagined I would be curled up in bed sobbing […]

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 […]

10 Things I have Learned at 24

10 Things I have Learned at 24

2019 has been A LOT but come to think about it which year has not been? I have unlearned so much and this has been the year I have come into my own. Today I wanted to take the time to reflect on all of […]

My Solo Getaway – Kutchire Lodge

My Solo Getaway – Kutchire Lodge

The plan was to stay for a night, but I fell in love. I had an idea that Kutchire was amazing but pictures can be deceiving so I kept my expectations pretty low. But I was truly surprised, nothing had prepared me for how I […]

Notes to Xa

Notes to Xa

Share your art when you are ready,no one is waiting for it. The universe is full of infinite possibilities. Take a deep breath you are doing okay. Start the thing, write the constitution. Take the trip, alone. Rise to the occasion. Stop alienating the people […]

On New Friends

On New Friends

The year I learnt small talk. And how to smile at strangers. The year I understood that I am my best when I reach out and ask ‘do you want to be my friend? Warsan Shire Making friends when you are an introvert is hard. […]

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 […]

Life Currently – Healing My Body

Life Currently – Healing My Body

There are only small steps upward;an easier day,an unexpected laugh,a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore. I am thawing Laurie Halse Anderson (Winter Girls) Malaria sucks,malaria drugs are even worse. But I thought I could power through it because I am a baddie. So when I […]

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 […]

European Film Festival- in Conversation with Malawian Creatives

European Film Festival- in Conversation with Malawian Creatives

European Film Festival- in Conversation with Malawian Creatives I arrived late and alone. I scanned the room for a familiar face but of course no one I know can be found in spaces where introducing myself as a blogger and columnist does not induce a […]

How to Mother’s Day: When you Don’t Have a Mother

How to Mother’s Day: When you Don’t Have a Mother

For my mother “Even if you forget me and everything you left behind, I never lied,I love you in a place where there is no space and time” Ab-soul When I was 13 my mother died and my life changed in ways I could not […]

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 You Should Never be Afraid of Being Alone

Why You Should Never be Afraid of Being Alone

The first time I wrote this last week it came from a bitter place, it was a passive aggressive way for me to get a message across to someone. I am glad I didn’t publish it. Since then I have had enough time and alcohol […]

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 […]

I Took a Dating Detox,This is What Happened

I Took a Dating Detox,This is What Happened

Like all great stories this one begins in the middle of a drunk emotional break down in a parking lot. With Rachael literally steering me towards her car. How did we get here? Well first of all I was going through a break up and […]

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 […]

Break Blues – A Step by Step Guide

Break Blues – A Step by Step Guide

First of all, the best time to break up with someone is at the beginning of a new year, I think it’s easier to stick to your decision because you are still in the throes of new year new me/direction vibes.Secondly the best time to […]

My Amazing Getaway – Kumbali Lake Retreat

My Amazing Getaway – Kumbali Lake Retreat

When you hear the word Kumbali you think of Madonna. If you don’t that’s because you didn’t know that Kumbali Country Lodge and Kumbali Lake retreat is were Madonna stays when she is in Malawi. I recently had the pleasure of staying at Kumbali Lake […]

Boss Babe Habits To Develop Now

Boss Babe Habits To Develop Now

A boss babe to me is a savvy business/career woman who takes on life with fearlessness, but also takes time to feel the sun on her face. That’s the type of woman I strive to be, I want to be smart and sophisticated while still […]

Women Who Run With The Wolves

Women Who Run With The Wolves

Within every woman there lives a powerful force,filled with good instincts ,passionate creativity and ageless knowing. She is the wild woman,who represents the instictual nature of womem,but she is an endagered species. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes Told through Myths and fairytales from around the world, […]