Village Market Cinema: Have You Noticed How Expensive Movies Have Become?

You would have to be blind to live in Nairobi (please excuse my political incorrectness) and not notice the rising phenomenon that is Nu Metro, both the cinemas and mediastores. I say phenomenon because from having five cinemas to go to in Nairobi, that number has now doubled, with Nu Metro playing a big role in that development. Usually located at big shopping complexes, Nu Metro has brought theaters to areas that are convenient to moviegoers, i.e., places where they normally go to shop and partake in other forms of recreation. (Speaking of recreation, you might also enjoy The Top 5 Wine … Continue reading Village Market Cinema: Have You Noticed How Expensive Movies Have Become?

Panari: More than Just Close to Nairobi Airport

A few weekends ago found me at Club Liquid, a nightclub at the Panari Sky Center. A friend of mine was invited to an exclusive party there and invited some of her female friends to tag along. Since it was a club that none of us had been to but had heard great things about, we decided to make a girls’ night of it and go all out. We dressed the part, met up at said friend’s house, and headed out all together to have a great night of fun at Panari. Club Liquid @ Panari Club Liquid was not … Continue reading Panari: More than Just Close to Nairobi Airport

Nails: Are All Pedicures Equal?

Sorry gents, this one might be of interest only to the ladies (though I am aware that nowadays some men also take good care of their feet and nails with pedicures and the like)! Yesterday, I went for a pedicure at my regular ‘local’ beauty salon and truth be told, I left less than pleased despite my nails having been saved from the raggedy state they’d been in. This brought to mind a pedicure that I had had a little while ago that had me thinking: are all pedicures equal? The pedicure in question—the good one—happened at L’Africaine Hair Designs … Continue reading Nails: Are All Pedicures Equal?

The Outback

A while back, I woke up to find a piece of paper under my front door. At first, I thought it was my electricity bill, but then quickly realized that it was a flyer from a snack bar called The Outback. On first impression (understand: from reading its name), I thought The Outback was some sort of American-style steakhouse. As far as first impressions go, that’s not a good one for me. I dislike imported, unadapted, copied concepts (can you tell that I fell strongly about this?:-)). On the front of the flier was a picture of a kangaroo, fork … Continue reading The Outback

Bacardi Black vs. Bacardi Gold vs. Bacardi White

 When I say ‘Bacardi rum‘, what image comes to mind? If you are like I was until very recently, you pictured a bottle of clear liquid with the words Bacardi emblazoned across it. Is that what you visualized? Well, you wouldn’t be very wrong if you also envisioned a bottle of Bacardi dark rum, Bacardi Black, or one with a light gold-colored liquid, Bacardi Gold. What?! Yes. Let me tell you a bit more.

Things to Do in Nairobi: Eat at The Cellar Restaurant

Last night found me at one of my old hangout spots: The Cellar restaurant. I hadn’t been for a while but being back reminded me of why it was a place that was well worth going to. The Cellar restaurant, located diagonally opposite from The Methodist Guest House in Kileleshwa, is a quiet, classy bar and restaurant. It takes on so many different characters depending on where you sit, what you do there, and what company you are in, that I barely know how to describe it to you. Let me try to describe it by telling you what the Cellar … Continue reading Things to Do in Nairobi: Eat at The Cellar Restaurant