this one’s for the foodies in the house

Well that’s a long title.

But yes, this one’s for the foodies in the house.

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I had the juiciest burgers with my friend Viola at About Thyme last Saturday on the last day of the Nairobi Burger Festival. We hadn’t even planned for it, it just happened. Life is quite funny in that way; When we plan things they don’t work out, but somehow spontaneity tends to work in our favour! The idea was to have some girl time together and catch up on life. We start off light and then into heavier topics – work, life goals, books, music and TV shows.

What are you reading? What are you watching? How is your heart? Work? Family? Tell me about your dreams. Maybe with time we’ll talk more about money and finances, I just love such real conversations. I digress. Back to my foodies.

I’m salivating just typing this out because I’m remembering my teeth sinking into that juicy burger! Slurp!

About Thyme Big, Beefy, Fully Loaded Bacon Cheese Burgers

Charcoal grilled aged ‘Morendat Farm’ beef burger on a toasted sesame bun with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes & gherkins with a choice of toppings.

Had mine without the bacon of course.

Toppings: Mushroom Swiss

With emmental cheese & sautéed mushrooms

All burgers are served with fries & ‘kale-slaw’ (Ni coleslaw ile iko na sukuma na si cabbage!)

All this yumminess for Kshs. 1,500/-

Downed it with a ‘Very berry’ smoothie which was as good as it sounds.

Want to know how to top off a killer burger? Grab some donuts from Donuts World in Westlands. HEH! Acha tu!

My favourite was the cinnamon one, yumm.

Sema food coma?!

PS. Mama Rocks is still my number 1 go-to burger spot in Nairobi *drool*

sunday brunch

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I had a lovely brunch at Art Cafe this past Sunday with my little brother Nassor at the Westgate. We both had the ‘Art Breakfast‘ to eat, and I had the Moroccan mint tea with my meal while he chose to have a cappuccino. They usually serve their breakfast on these interesting big blue glass plates but I guess we were late, they make such great props for food pictures.

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Also, my birthday is coming up in three days! Excitement nayo? 🙂
I can’t believe I’m turning 26, like how fast does time go by these days?! The pressure, and excitement, to step up and follow my dreams is growing and I won’t allow myself to take the back seat on my own dreams any longer.

I got to interview Rui of Kangarui on this same day (Sunday 6th November) at the fashion and art pop up at Art Cafe Westgate. Her work makes me so happy, and inspires me to chase after my dreams. If she can follow her dreams, so can I. So can you. So stay tuned, the post will be up in a few days  🙂

On a random note, I have replayed this song at least a hundred times since Saturday hehe. Just makes me tap my feet and feel happy 🙂

Have a yummy week ahead!

nairobi pizza festival 2016

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I won’t always have something profound to post about on the blog but I will always have pictures stored on my phone that I’d feel I want to share *grin*.

This post is simply about an afternoon I spent with my friend Magy eating discounted pizza on a Friday afternoon, thanks to Nairobi Pizza Festival 2016.
I get it. The point of these festivals is to make these otherwise fancy restaurants – that ‘us common folk’ wouldn’t just ordinarily walk into on a fine, sunny Friday afternoon without prior planning – more accessible. Get the masses talking. We picked Thorn Tree Cafe, at The Sarova Stanley. The food is decent (I didn’t care much for it after two slices). Magy’s pizza came on a hot plate, mine came on a cold plate. Mine was vegetarian, hers had some chicken.

But what steals the show has to be the restaurant itself. The ambience. The service. Attention to detail. This is the only reason why I go for these deals anyway, walk into these places I’d otherwise find a list of reasons to convince myself why I shouldn’t go. It’s a treat. Makes you picture yourself making it your lifestyle. For me, it’s old school Hollywood glamour (always felt like I’m an old soul and should have been born in the 60’s). Walking in my classic black pumps, red lipstick, cat-eye sunglasses, donning a beautiful fabric and tons of sass. Chauffeurs opening the brass polished doors and well, Vogue.

Back to the Pizza Fest. It runs until 2nd October so there’s still a day open for you to try the  2 for 1 deal at a restaurant of your liking! My advice is, go big or stay home. Lol.
Looking forward to the next time I get to share my silly ramblings with you all.
Peace out, Fatma.