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Eating and Exploring

Get to Know the National Dish Quest What is a holiday without the amazing food you get to try, nothing i tell ya! Eating and Exploring is actually the motto over here. Whilst trawling the interwebs, I stumbled upon the Traveleaters – a couple of foodies with major wanderlust (people after my own heart). Few clicks into their blog and I discovered that they were doing a National Food Quest – a mission to try the national dish of every country they visited. How cool is that? Knowing that it would take them yonks to finish the quest, they invited all their readers to join in and I answered their call. The Rules are pretty simple,  in order to qualify you need to: 1.) Have eaten the dish in that actual country Yes! Biryani’s in Birmingham don’t count 2) Have your own picture of the dish.     Simples! So join in the quest with me and tag #NationalFoodQuest with every picture you take. I’ll be tagging #mimaleeeats and captioning my conquests with National Food Quest – so you can check it out on my instagram and/or twitter. …

Sugarcane

I tried to give it up but the food life chose me  After weeks of postponing and last minute cancellations, W’s and I date to Nok had arrived. It was a Saturday and we were going to try out their Garden Menu, most importantly their suya hummus. W rides for her hummus, you see. Much to our despair after casually strolling in at 4pm..they were closed. I mean, who checks out opening times, really?! Apparently, they close between 4-6pm to set up for dinner. Crazy how at that exact moment our hunger pangs started. So we were faced with quickly deciding where we going to eat. Talindo’s? Crust and Cream? Sugarcane? oh Sugarcane! eekk. Going to Sugarcane at this time was actually scary, Plagued with bad reviews it hasn’t really gotten the best rep (food wise). But more than anything I was curious and wanted to try for myself. Plus, their red velvet pancakes were calling my name. And it was decided. Once inside you’re immediately greeted by the amazing geometrical decor and industrial style design. Exposed …

Arty Haunts

Welcome to Lekki Arts & Crafts Market – a huge open air market in Lekki with no website, no contact information, no anything (it’s one of those if you know, you know types).  Well I didn’t know and I reeeaally wanted to go. See my dilemma So i asked google, which showed me nowhere, asked a friend who didn’t know, asked twitter and got a response to check google. And with that I was back to square one. “How do I get to visit this market, universe?” Cue Ginika! (my awesome friend who designs even more awesome leather slippers – shameless plug) During one of our chats, she mentioned that she was going to visit Lekki Arts & Craft market with her sister! “Whuuut!” (thank you universe). With that in bag, i knew how i was spending my Sunday, tagging along of course! Happy days If you happen to find yourself in the same situation that I was, and Ginika isn’t there to help. Drive to the 4th roundabout on the Lekki-Epe expressway, you should find a sign for Oba Elegushi market, follow it .. …

Pink Paradise

It’s all pink! What’s not to love ?     I have a couple of places on my must explore list and The Blowfish Hotel happens to be one of them. From the bright pink exterior, the lush green trees to the blue pool !  This place is a photographers dream.     I love how relaxed it was, there was just this air of calm all around. It felt like a place, I could spend all day at. I guess it also helped that it was a public holiday and the weather was cool!  Apart from being a hotel, they also have a restaurant on the veranda, called “La Verandah” (no surprise there) will blog about my experience there soon.  I just wanted to show off my pictures 😊         Find The Blowfish Hotel at  No. 17 Oju Olobun Street, Off Idejo Street. Victoria Island.  Lagos, Nigeria.  Tel No – +234 1463 1298/99 +234 07080070329.

Nostalgia at Ikoyi Club

Life in Lagos is fast-paced, it’s intense and it’s really easy to lose yourself in the myriad of weddings and repetitive “social routines”. I find myself missing the ease to my life in London, sure it had its dull moments but it was also very exciting. I could be at a street food pop-up today, an immersive exhibition the next or the theatre the following day (my kind of fun :)). I’m not saying Lagos doesn’t have these things, I’m pretty sure it does but I slowly realised, i haven’t been doing things for me. Things that make ME happy, that I enjoy! anyways that’s all about change… So i’m doing this thing where i have me-me weekends, (everyother weekend or so) and a pitstop at Ikoyi Club with mates kicked things right off. Ikoyi Club is filled with memories of childhood parties, living with no care in the world and serious grub.I mean who can forget their chips and sausage with chapman. #foodgoals right there! If you weren’t swimming in their pools or pissing in it (don’t deny …