I am convinced that Mondays are from hell. No matter how much rest I get over the weekends I cannot jolt out of bed excitedly, whistle to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t stop the feeling” as I walk to the shower with a spring in my step. There’s hardly ever any sunshine in my pocket on Monday mornings. This Monday morning was no exception!
Photography by Charles Ngomo of RoyalReel Photography
In partnership with Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill
However, as I went through the photos that would make today’s post, I finally got some burst of energy that had me looking forward to getting out of this stupor and grabbing Monday by its horns! I mean, these moments captured here remind me of how much I want to continuously be able to afford the good life. On Saturday, Xena, her photographers Charles & Dixon and myself had the pleasure of spending the better part of the day at Radisson Blu hotel.
I have to be honest with you guys that I initially thought this hotel was focussed on conference tourism and individual business travelers and would therefore have little or no offering for families with kids, especially toddlers. My myth was totally debunked on Saturday.
We first sat at the Humidor Lounge to have some refreshments as we waited for the rest of the team. While Xena is generally a poor feeder, I love the fact that when we go to restaurants she always knows what she want’s to have which makes me feel like I am hanging out with a mini adult. I asked for house coffee and croissants and she said she only wanted hot chocolate. Luckily for her, the drinks were served with complementary cookies which Xena could not have enough of and our gracious host kept yielding to her demands :). A few minutes later, I grabbed my book (which I have been reading for months, shame!) and Xena her colouring kit and shortly after, Charles and Dixon arrived and we started shooting.
I cannot wait to tell you how much we fell in love with this establishment and the warmth of its staff. One post would be a travesty of the hotel’s magnifisence, therefore, I shall share with you more about Radisson Blu in a series of posts. The pool area (how much Xena wanted to swim but the weather was anything but friendly), the kiddie menu which we shall be sampling soon, and much more!
On 4th of July, we shall launch 50 Days of Kenyan Kids Fashion, a digital campaign aimed at promoting Kenyan based retailers in kids’ apparel and accessories. I know how hard and frustrating finding quality fashionable clothing and accessories for your minis can be and so I figured I could make all our lives easier by showcasing different kiddie stuff from as many retailers on one platform. We are grateful for the retailers that have come on board and for Radisson Blu, for allowing us to shoot this campaign at their premises. If you know of a business that would want to be featured, share with me their email address and I will get in touch with them.
Wishing you a very productive start to the week. I know for sure mine already is!
Love, Joy & Xena
Shoes, Woolworths, SA
Beige heels-BCBG Maxazria