Fashion: Self Isolation Style

As many of us are still in isolation, loungewear, leggings and tracksuits have become our comfort clothes as we stay indoors and get bored or learn a skill together. Of course there is the exception of those Zoom appropriate outfits but the more we stay at home we seek to just simplify things and for…

The Battle for a New Normal

Since November I have been watching the news of the coronavirus and how it spread so fast to present day. The whole world is shook, lockdowns have been enforced and all activities, work, travel plans have been abandoned until it is deemed safe again. The world is currently going through the most devastating pandemic of…

Mental Health: Free Your Mind

Mental health is something that is crucial to happiness and well being. I firmly believe we all need to nurture our precious minds because we are more than our thoughts. The biggest problem is that it is always swept under the carpet and there seems to be a lack of understanding with a quick dismissal…

The Reality of Life Without Electricity

The term “load shedding” in Zambia is what “Brexit” is to the UK and one word sums it all up, disruptive. In the past the country experienced power cuts every now and then but nothing compares to the daily power cuts which have become the norm. The government attributes the electricity issue to a lack…

What’s in My Bag: Mini Edition

Every time I carry a small bag the number one question asked is how much can actually be carried in it. My answer is just essentials that I need. The problem is the bigger the bag the more stuff you tend to carry but with a smaller bag you have to prioritise what to carry…

Sunday Lunch at La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta is a little well hidden Italian spot located in the suburbs of Kalundu in Lusaka. An open space concept and very airy with the right breeze to calm you in the summer heat. You will not be disappointed with the portion sizes or the price for that matter. Most exciting if you are…

My Summer Must-haves

As someone that constantly reads labels and still struggles with finding and using the right products it is not always easy to get the ones that work. When summer hits and the weather gets to 33° C (91° F), I have my go-tos as I minimise use of foundation or anything heavy that clogs my…

The Lilayi Green Market

Zambia has recently gotten on the plastic bag ban wagon, in most shops but as we are just starting out it is not completely implemented everywhere and not everyone is used to it yet purely out of habit. The Lilayi Green Market is changing that dynamic, it turned 1 this month so popped over to…

Itezhi Tezhi Sunsets

Took another road trip to a quaint little town in the south west of Zambia called Itezhi Tezhi which has a man made dam constructed on the Kafue river. It is about a 5 hour drive from Lusaka, most of the road is done up but some parts are a work in progress with rough…

Skincare: No Sulphates Please!

While with most people it’s easy to use any product and is not something they have to put too much thought into, my case is different like many people who react to sulphates as highlighted in my blog post living an sls free life. So, I recently got my skin tested at the Face Shop…