If there’s one holiday that I’ve been looking forward to celebrating in Nigeria, it’s Halloween but given the way our society misinterprets and reacts to scary costumes and anything that slightly veers off the deep dark end, movies and Instagram pictures have been sufficing. However, this year, Sheraton Hotel hosted a Halloween party and I was invited (this is kind of becoming a thing with Sheraton).
So given the intro to this post, it was literally impossible to get any decent Halloween costume in Abuja so I resorted to a my closet and did my best to pull off anything my clothes could offer. I also have to say that the chef at Sheraton did a mighty fine job with the carved pumpkin and the entire menu. The treats for the night were everything from fingers in a cup to portions of the brain and if you know Sheraton like I know Sheraton, You’ll know that their wines are nothing to be compared to.
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Here’s to the lady that thinks her hair is too short, her eyes are too big and her lips are too wide.
Here’s to the lady that feels disadvantaged because she didn’t school abroad and doesn’t speak with an accent.
Here’s to the lady that thinks she doesn’t measure up because she still depends on cabs and can’t beat her face to perfection by herself.
Here’s to the lady that wishes she had the picture perfect hour glass figure, visibly clear skin and pink supple lips.
Here’s to the lady that works long hours and has a less than average social life because she’s unable to attend as many events as she wishes she could.
Here’s to the twenty something year old lady who is still single and feels a twinge of guilt or hurt every time anyone asks whether she has a boyfriend.
Here’s to the lady that wishes she was born into another family because the circumstances surrounding hers are not favorable.
Here’s to you, with whatever (im)perfection you’re constantly beating yourself up about.
You are enough. I’m no better than you and you’re in no competition to out-do anyone. I don’t get to create notions about you because of your appearance and you don’t get to look down on yourself because you think you have less to offer.
To the girl you never noticed before, you are the perfect woman. To the lady living on the next street, you have the brightest smile she has ever seen. To the cashier at the bank you visit frequently, your cheek bones were perfectly sculpted. To one of your followers on Instagram, your Instagram feed is goals. To the woman you will eventually grow to become, you are perfect.
So here’s to you my lady, you’re a super human.
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How was your weekend? Mine was very restful and my week is off to a great start. I had brunch at a new post that just opened in Abuja and although i’m going to do a full post on it later on, I thought to share these pictures with you.
Have a great week ahead!
It’s been a hot minute I know, I know – my apologies but I came back with enough treats and goodies to fill that belly of yours. Remember this post where I shared my experience at Sheraton Hotel’s paired menu a few months ago ? Well they’re at it again with more paired menus than before and if there’s one thing I love about Sheraton, it’s the fact that they make enough variations to their menus that are guaranteed to keep guests coming back.
So as this post suggests, there was another Paired Menu Lunch and guys, the next time you’re looking for a breakfast or brunch spot, you’d best consider Sheraton. The pairings were nothing short of brilliant – from the puff-puff to the suya, the hot and crispy spring rolls and the best of sandwiches that I can swear by. Friday was one night that I was willing to set my diet aside.
What was most interesting were the premium wines and locally distilled beers that the small plates were expertly matched with. I started off with a glass of the Culemborg cape white and my palate was graced with a fresh floral blend of citrus and apple aromas. The second glass I had was Casillo Del Diablo’s cabernet sauvignon and boy was this a glass of goodness. There were notes of black berries, spices, cocoa (can you tell I know my wines?) – you should just go there and taste it for yourself.
The night obviously wouldn’t have been complete without music, laughter and entertainment.
I’m really grateful to have been invited and I certainly look forward to the next event.
how are we doing today? I’ve been itching to share this post with you because you know I don’t hold back on a good experience. Last week Sunday was the 2017 edition of The Blogger Point’s bloggers brunch and as the pictures suggest, I had a fantastic time. The coming together of creatives in Abuja this year had a different aura. A lot more guards were down (as compared to last year’s where we came together for the first time and everyone was a bit stiff – and being that it was the first of its kind, i really cant complain), everyone was enthusiastic about the games we played, we shouted at the top of our voices when a familiar face on Instagram walked in, there was a lot to eat and drink…I could go on and on..but it was super fun.
I also haven’t gotten over the location where the event held. It was like something out of a summer destinations brochure. I’ve got to hand it to the founders and planners because they did good and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my locations are a huge deal to me. There were palm trees everywhere, white chiffon curtains, rattan chairs, a pool that accentuated the aesthetics of my pictures *wide grin*, to sum it up, it was a picturesque location.
One of the reasons I looked forward to this year’s brunch was to network. It was at last year’s brunch that I got to know Rhoda of AdohrKush and we are blogger buds. I also met Demi last year, Aisha of AishazKitchen and so this year, i looked forward to making new blogger friends.
Every time I think about the community of bloggers that has been formed, I smile because this is a movement that breeds togetherness, partnership, encouragement, motivation and love. There’s no bad blood or ill-feelings and that’s what I hope we maintain in the coming years. A community of bloggers that have genuine regard for one another and genuinely look out for the one next to them. One may say that we are essentially competitors but no one ever got greater by walking alone. It’s only one that is above another that can pull him or her up.
I formed friendships, committed to collaborations and cannot wait to see what the future holds for me as a result of this brunch. Thanks for reading guys!
how was your weekend? Would you believe that I heard Adele’s hiding my heart away for the first time a couple of days back? I had just turned on my Indie Folk playlist on YouTube during the drive to this location and when it finished, Craig Colton’s audition at the X-Factor came on and that song has been on repeat for days.
I believe I’ve said this before but all the music of nowadays is so so bad, I wish I could be sent to an old town with little or no modern day influences so I can enjoy the authentic southern experience.
I found this location that literally takes me back decades. Although I’ve a shoot here, I didn’t connect with it as much as I did during this shoot. I love the rustic vibes everywhere and nothing says vintage vibes like good ol’ brown booties. To complete the look I went with my ripped denim skirt and white piano inspired top.
Thanks for reading guys.
I’m sorry that there has been a slight change in my uploads schedule, I’ve been really busy. I thought to share with you my experience at Laguru Spa. About three weeks ago, a couple of bloggers – myself inclusive, were treated to an enviable baby-girl-kinda-spa day. It covered everything from manicures to pedicures, facials, a massage that got into the very core of my soul…all of it!
There’s a saying that “a massage isn’t just working muscles. It integrates modalities, listens to your body and can sometimes be regarded as physical therapy for the mind, body and soul“. The massage I got, fulfilled every syllable of the quote. I still shudder at the professionalism of the masseuse that attended to me and it was the same for Bella, Demi, Grace and Rhoda.
The next time you’re looking to get a good pamper, you know where to go. Stop by their instagram page @Laguru_Spa for more details. Don’t say I never did anything good for ya!
Hello my people!
How are we doing today? This post is coming a touch late because I had one million and one things to do on the 9-5pm front all day Monday. In the last week, i found myself admitting that I need more than 12 daylight hours just to achieve maximum satisfaction on certain tasks at the office….is this a bad thing?
I have a neighbor who keeps badgering me because I’m supposed to live the authentic blogger lifestyle – which probably involves excessive outings, impromptu social gatherings, wearing all my fancy clothes four out of seven weeknights with “my girls” out and about in town; but you’ll mostly find me cuddled up on my sofa reading a book or mentally thinking through my next housing project (a.k.a my 9-5 job).
I don’t know whether I’m slightly introverted but I do enjoy being alone. I’m that lady that would be found wandering around an event if she doesn’t have a tag-along-friend. which is odd because I make random conversations with clients of all ages at work but deep down, I just want to shoo everyone away and enjoy my space.
Last weekend, however, I was sent this amazing jacket by Mareh_Atelier and I couldn’t think of a more perfect way of styling this ensemble. Summer is here, light, airy, breezy colors are definitely going to become my staple. I put up a new video on my Youtube channel here.
Happy watching and I’ll see you in my next video.
I’m super duper excited to finally be sharing this with you. I’m starting a Youtube channel *yay*. This is mainly because there are parts of my life that I feel are worth sharing with you and also I decided to expand the scope of my reach.
Being a blogger or Youtuber in Nigeria may not be as rewarding as in most other countries but the little things are bound to keep you going. Apart from the obvious challenges which I have been facing in the last 19 months of blogging- cost of data, service delivery and the lot, there’s a new ideology that has come to stay in these parts.
I have found that companies and indigenous brands now have an increased regard for bloggers. They believe in the future of social media influencers and consequently provide a platform for transacting with them.
You already know that I live in Abuja with my dog – Roxy so we hope to keep you entertained. It’s going to be a fashion and lifestyle channel and the first video will be out this weekend.
If you’re not following me on instagram, do so @carcheey to keep up with all the first hand news and I will see you later in the week.
Thanks for reading guys. xx…