If you're looking for a peaceful getaway, look no more! Head over to Silole Sanctuary.
Early morning start in Nairobi National Park
Giraffe greeting the sun
Rose on the roof
Breakfast in the Park
Entering Silole Cottage
Inside the Cottage
The cottage veranda that overlooks Nairobi National Park
I had a great time working with the lovely people behind Kipato Unbranded
This is the beautiful place where my grandmother lives, that place that we call home
During the hot day we lay under the trees with our grandmother gazing up not the glowing leaves
Made a little friend along the road
Our cousin Louisa has adopted two doves. She feed them twice a day with water and seeds lets them sleep under her bed!
My sister and I enjoying the surroundings
Watching the sun rise
At the end of the year some friends and I ventured down to the wonderful Island of Lamu to celebrate the coming New Year. Below is a little taster of the beauty that lies there...
Looking down from my bedroom window.
A room with a view
Beautiful Lamu Doors
Donkey's hard at work
The Carvers Workshop
Another lovely donkey
Feeding time for the kittens
Inside the secret garden...
Seafront Cafe (my favourite restaurant in Kenya!)
Out at sea
I had the privilege of ending off the year with Jeff and Amrik's wonderful, wilderness wedding!
Here is a little preview from the special day, many more images on the way...
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For anyone who knows me relatively well will know that I can't stop talking about how much I love Jacaranda trees!
I've decided to do a little project called 'Where the Jacaranda falls'.
Send me your favourite images of where the flowers have fallen and I will add them to my collage which will be featured here on my website!
In the meantime, here are some of this seasons beautiful Jacaranda's along Ngong Road.
Poetry by Carlo Saio
Barefoot soul, sketched
through chicken wire lenses
floats in spaces criss-cross
vexing her body,
as the pixel splattered
frey of her borderless image
stirs shy dust with the pulse
undulating earth into the clover
clouds she palm pockets, above
the valley's tread of herself,
where they peer at her, behind
the stare she has learned not see,
she falls under night, green
glowing larval markings
defend her mapped moist wings
and she hatches a face
with the dark's parasitic grains,
crests a butterfly in the waves
her wingwind orchestrates
surging in dream
she sees them playing,
begging to invent the infinite
incapacity of her world,
and so, the unconscious stirring
stippling her shadow,
it's light is hidden
Barefoot soul, live
in the art the word
has taught us to forget
Over the last few weeks I've been working with the lovely people over at Kipato Unbranded and one of my favourite models Alisha Garufi. Below are a couple of the images that I've done for them, click here for more images and to check out the beautiful jewellery that they have to offer.
It's been a while since our last collaboration but we're back, wonderful words by Carlo Saio.
I can hear a child
out of the anaemic silence
of the sun’s warp, daydreaming
in the dark Classroom’s depth
begot and beaten into learning
how to live behind the blood’s
bottled confusion of skin,
The endless conflict
of a porous bruise,
leaking into morning’s ritual
of Mamas laying out makaa
out of the fire of yesterday,
Hens cluck songs from fear
and men hear the struck screams
of themselves, distantly-
in the choral playground of today’s
concealed imitation of tomorrow,
games are stone scratched
on the sands of the moon, blind
folded hopscotch frames
in which to resolve
But tell me when, when
does one ever grow up?
to become perfectly chiral
to the prism jar, glassed
in the existence
of a hemorrhagic past?
Still in the editing process of this exciting project featuring the lovely men down at 'Fired Earth Pottery' in Naivasha.
Stay tuned for the big things coming...
Some of the beautiful work that is featured in the project.
The 3 amazing artists behind all the lovely work!
At the artists desk...
That's enough of a sneaky preview for you all, look out for more updates.
I had a brilliant weekend at Blankets and Wine's 'Africa Nouveau' festival last week.
Below are a few of my favourites from Sunday.
I stopped by Dubai a few weeks ago on my way back from the UK. With a few hours to spare before my connecting flight I decided to head out into the glimmering jungle and explore!
I took the automatic metro and got on and off as i wished
As I walked through the streets I was surprised at how much it felt like a ghost town. I was the only one walking, soon discovering the reason being that it was far to hot to be outside!
I stopped by Dubai Mall but didn't stay long for fear of being lost in the maze of stores
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world!
At the front of the metro
Looking up there was always an interesting view
Can't wait to go back to Dubai and explore further
A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I headed down into the Rift Valley to visit the ancient site of Olorgesailie. Turning off the bumpy Magadi road onto the white dust track that leads to the site was a lovely relief and as the dust flew up around us I was reminded of my childhood family trip to the wonderful place.
We spent the afternoon wandering around the site, looking at the bones and ancient tools first discovered in 1942.
A lovely little cat accompanied us for dinner!
Beautiful Birds surrounded the banda
We drove up the nearby mountain, getting a wicked view of the valley cast in evening shadows.
As night fell, the sky lit up with streaks of clouds.
At night the heavens opened up revealing millions of starts illuminating the night sky.
This trip reminded me of how much natural beauty surrounds us here in Kenya and how much I love exploring it.
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