la vie en rose

I feel like I’ve got so much to share! Therefore this post will be in point format, yaani it will be straight to the point 😀 #badjoke

Thursday, 10th November, 2016.

I turned 26, and it feels like I’ve suddenly been catapulted into adulthood. Had a work deadline, and was traveling to Mombasa for Sha+Lon‘s wedding on the same day! Got to Mombasa at around 9pm, slept and then started off early on Friday for Watamu.


Friday, 11th November, 2016.

I got to Malindi at around 1, and the beautiful couple would tie the knot at 3 pm. Giving me enough time to build up the excitement, attempt at mingling and take pictures.

Dress code: All white.
Mood: Good vibes only! ❤


Had to leave before sunset so I wouldn’t be too late getting home. It was so beautiful, I didn’t want to leave.


Saturday, 12th November, 2016.

Had a slow morning. Slept in, then went to greet family in Mkanyageni. Spent the last few hours of my Saturday with my cousins at MN Kafe, sipping happiness and chatting (despite  our communication barrier – they only speak Arabic so I’m sure I sound foolish ‘when try talk arabiyya‘). This badly constructed phrase is how I probably sound in Arabic because I’m not fluent.



You ask, why ‘La vie en rose’?

  1. La vie en rose literally translates to ‘Life in pink’. However, it would be better translated to ‘life through rosy (pink) glasses’. It’s about a state of bliss when everything around you is a source of joy.
  2. It was ShaLon’s wedding and I love them.And I love love! La vie en rose.
  3. I love Edith Piaf. La vie en rose.
  4. I love sunsets. Something about the changing colours in the sky that inspire a freshness and ignites hope back into my heart. La vie en rose.
  5. I like to edit my pictures with a slight pink tint because it makes me happy. I also read that images with blue undertones are more appealing to the eye, and those with pink have a calming effect.

La vie en rose.


Author: Fatma Sultan

Hello, I'm Fatma Sultan. Architecture is my chosen career path. My love and appreciation for art is larger than I can put in a few words but it all comes down to the freedom to express oneself in so many different ways: painting, sketching, drawing, poetry, writing, photography, furniture design, cooking, pottery and even personal style. I hope to inspire my readers in any way that I can, and at least put a smile on somebody's face. Thanks for stopping by!

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