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Healthy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Food October 29, 2016 2 Comments

My favourite thing to eat at Pizza Express is their Pollo Pesto Pasta, I’m obsessed with it. It has Chicken, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, Gran Moravia cheese and pesto sauce, absolutely delicious but it will definitely leave you with a whole lot of regret afterwards. So the other day I decided to try and make a slightly healthier version (by that, I mean using a healthier Pasta and without the cheese) at home and it tasted almost exactly the same. So here is my take on a healthy chicken pesto pasta.

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Gazelle London: Sharing the Colours of Africa with the World

Lifestyle October 12, 2016 7 Comments

I was recently introduced to Gazelle London, an African-inspired stationary brand. Gazelle London’s first collection is a range of beautiful African-Inspired Thoughts-Keepers. The Thoughts-Keepers are 100% Cotton Ankara fabrics traditional to West Africa and they are as beautiful as they are unique. I was offered one of their thought keepers and I chose Wanderlust. ‘For those with a curious heart, a yearning for memories, and feet…

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby debuts her First Solo Exhibition in the UK

Art Culture October 5, 2016 1 Comments

This week for me has been filled with amazing art exhibitions and exciting cultural expeiences.On tuesday, I attended the opening of Njideka Akunyili Crosby first solo exhibition in the UK at Victoria Miro. The collection is incredible and Njideka Akunyili Crosby is definitely a rising star that truly captures an authentic experience. She draws on images of Nigerian popular culture, which…

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Surviving University

Lifestyle August 23, 2016 5 Comments

University signifies the official stamp of independence and maturity right? Right? The prospect of university is exciting, it is everything it promises to be: exciting, new experience and full of options. However, all that amazingness did not come without quite a few all nighters, impossible deadlines and falling down a flight of stairs during a lecture on my first week. So I…

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Top Tips for Bargain Shopping

Lifestyle Shopping August 4, 2016 2 Comments

Vintage shopping is one of those ordeals that you come out of feeling either extremely happy or extremely disappointed. I have a very distinct love for vintage shopping, walking into a vintage shop, for me is like walking into a treasure box where you can either find a gem or a rock. Buying vintage is not only a more ethical way to shop, it…

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Is Africa Ready for Vogue Africa?

Culture July 18, 2016 7 Comments

Does Africa even need a Vogue issue?

For a while now, I have wondered if and when any African countries would get their own Vogue edition. I had the opportunity to pitch the idea of a Vogue Africa to the President of Condé Nast International and it was a very interesting conversation. I have read and collected different issues of Vogue since I was 13 and I feel like it is time for a more diverse Vogue Issue. Africa is rich with culture and the fashion industry around the continent is booming so when are we getting our own Vogue issue?

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When Art Meets Fashion: Dior & Rene Gruau

Art Culture Style June 21, 2016 1 Comments

Fashion, in its purest form, is wearable art

 
The collaboration between art and fashion is not a new phenomenon. Over the last century artists; many designers have drawn inspiration from artists and art movements to create collections that made art more widely available to the masses. This connection is sometimes missed but the connection between art and fashion is something not to be ignored. Fashion, as Poiret considered it, is a form of artistic expression and over time, artists and art movements have proved to be a prevalent source of inspiration for designers. The relationship between art and fashion has overlapped and intermingled since the first half of the 20th century and it appears to be intensifying. Artists use paintings and artwork as reflections of cultural and economic changes, in the same way designers use clothing styles to do the same. Furthermore, artists and art movements as a source of inspiration has been a constant feature in the fashion industry, dating back to Elsa Schiaparelli and her collaboration with Salvador Dali, the Piet Mondrian inspired YSL collection and even brands such as Prada using street art as a source of inspiration for their SS14 collection.

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Guilt Free “Fried Rice”

Food June 7, 2016 3 Comments

I love rice, I eat some type of rice every Sunday (if you’re Nigerian, you know what I’m talking about) so after reading an article on how white rice is overly processed and should be cut out or limited, I was gutted and I started trying to limit how much rice I ate. However, for the past few weeks I started the Whole 30 process (more on this in another post) and I have cut out rice completely from my diet so it has been a long process trying to find alternatives for rice. But fear not, I have found a really good way to substitute rice in fried rice. So if you are looking to cut down your carbs or give up rice, then this cauliflower fried rice recipe is the one. It is guilt free, paleo/ whole 30 compliant, easy to cook and it is really tasty too.

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