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Three Women’s Street Style Trends Spring 2022

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London – New York – Milan – Paris; a typical trip plan for all fashion soldiers. And if normal people live according to the usual calendar, the fashion world runs half a year ahead. So let’s take a look back and see the best street style trends picks for Spring-Summer 2022.

Fashion changes all the time, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the latest trends. What is important is to develop a sense of which highlights will pass by quickly and which will stay for some time. Like it happened with the chunky boots. They became an ultimate must-have in the wardrobe of every fashionista.

Street style Trends – combine chunky high boots

Starting from Bottega Veneta, they filled the shelves of all high-end and niche brands. Later transformed from the ankle boots into the higher version, the big shoe trend will stay with us for Spring 2022 street style. FAB’s personal favourite is to combine chunky high boots with light dresses and oversized blazers.

 

Our choice – Ganni Rubber Leather Knee Boots


With the first days of spring, we still have the last days of cold. To keep yourself warm these days we suggest buying a good leather coat. Which is actually also has been a trend for a couple of years now. A total classic that evolves with every season.

Some prefer classical black ones, some like patterns such as a snake. We know for sure that a leather coat can elevate every outfit and make it look like you are heading to the street style yourself. It is definitely a good choice for the days when you don’t feel like dressing up but still want to look chic. 

Our choice – Bottega Veneta Leather Trench 


What we love about warmer days – is that you no longer have to think about winter dirt and snow and can enjoy wearing light outfits. Nothing looks nobler than a total white/beige look. Sexy, classy, and fit for every occasion. Head-to-toe matchy outfit – is a timeless fashion pick.

Our choice – Citizen Of Humanity Denim Jumpsuit

Nous Leather Pumps

Saint Laurent Shoulder Bag


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Tea Ceremony In The Heart Of Vienna

Both definitely, raise the level of endorphins and give some sort of meditation. But, for me, personally, nothing can be compared to a no-direction-stroll around the city, especially when you can enjoy the outside terraces and sip your coffee in the fresh air… Or maybe have a whole tea ceremony? 

Tea ceremony, Vienna at Wunderladen

Vienna is full of many different cafes and restaurants, yet sometimes it can be quite tricky to find this particular cosy one, where you can sit and relax with an actual book on your laps or maybe simply watch strangers passing by. Luckily, I know one of these places. “Wunderladen” coffeeshop offers all customers a bit of a Parisian atmosphere right in the middle of Vienna close to famous touristic spots such as the Grand Hotel, Karlsplatz, and Viennese State Opera. A mix of Provence interior, tiny lights, and most delicious pastries create an unforgettable experience that will make you come back again and again. 

We all have our own rituals when it comes to waking up from long winter hibernation. For some, it's cleaning up the whole apartment, for others, it's to go on a long day walk under the sun. 

Famous not only for the tastiest café Brûlèe, “Wunderland” also got well known and loved by many Viennese Influencers and admirers of a friendly ambience for an amazing tradition of afternoon tea. Totally fun and, at some point, forgotten daytime activity, when you can get two small sandwiches, scones, sweet treats with a glass of sect and, of course, tea of your choice.

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All beautifully served! No doubt that there is always something magical about the tea ceremony, and with the generous hospitality of Sabrina, the place owner, this experience feels like a warm family gathering. Besides the unique menu, Wunderladen also has a little shopping corner, where everyone who wants can get little things such as jewellery, hats and tea cups! 

Young African Designers In The Spotlight

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From fashion to architecture, young African designers are making their mark on the industry. The diversity of their backgrounds and experiences is a testament to the fact that design is a truly global profession. Indeed, the future is bright for those who choose to dedicate themselves to the design scene in Africa. We could not resit but notice these two brilliant African young designers stepping into the global spotlight. 

Hanifa – Conglose Rooted African Designer

Hanifa took advantage of the technology to create a sensation, at a time when the fashion industry was heavily hit by Covid19. She unveiled her new collection in a virtual 3D fashion show. An event which later went viral, and also marked her debut runway show ever since the brand was established in 2012.

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Anifa Mvuemba is an American based, Congolese rooted fashion designer.  She’s been making waves through her fashion brand Hanifa. Since the launch of her Pink Label Congo collection, she’s remained the favourite of the media amongst African designers. This is not only due to the unusual launching event, but special shouts from top celebrities such as Beyonce and placement on Tracee Ellis Ross in Elle’s The State of black Beauty package. 

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According to her, the collection was an homage to the Democratic Republic of Congo, her ancestral root. Mvuemba was able to convey through the collection, the beauty and hope of the Congolese spirit. Nevertheless, paying critical attention to precise tailoring, making the wearer feel their best. No doubt, Anifa has surely won a top spot for herself among African designers.


Mowalola

Mowalola Ogunlesi, a 26 years old Nigeria-born but London based fashion designer is another young African designer, making waves. In 2020, she was hired by Kanye West to design for the Yeezy-Gap collaboration. She finds her inspiration in her Nigerian roots, to produce non-traditional silhouette fashion pieces. 

African designers Hanifa and Mowalola at Fablstyle
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Designs That Explore The Nigerian 1970s Psychedelic Rock

Mowalola is popular amongst fashion consumers for her neon punkish leather, cut exiguously in skirts, tanks, crop tops and some other unorthodox lustrous fashion pieces. Her “graduate collection” was inspired by an ode to Lagos gearhead coupled with Nigerian 70s and 80s psychedelic rock. In an interesting manner, the collection wasn’t afraid to  challenge contemporary African masculinity.

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  • African designers Mowalola at Fablstyle
    Mowalola Bag

More African Designers Emerging Across The Continent

We know many are emerging into the spotlight as more opportunities roll out for creatives. In future Fashion blogs we would showcase even more works and creatives across the African design scene. If you are a creative and want to connect, contact us. Not to miss out on our next showcase, join the FAB community here

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Andy Warhol’s Diaries Captured In The Netflix Limited Series

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“Andy Warhol’s greatest work of art is Andy Warhol” – one of the first words you can hear from the show’s trailer. The fascinating part about the new show is that you can listen to all the insights of his private life from his own narrative. The released short videos from the limited series capture Warhol’s voice, which has been created using AI (artificial intelligence).

Based on the artist’s posthumously published diaries, Netflix has announced the release of a limited series consisting of six episodes about Warhol’s engrossing and intriguing life.

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“After he was shot in 1968, Andy Warhol begins documenting his life and feelings. Those diaries, and this series, reveal the secrets behind his persona”, stated in the Netflix show description. Coming out on the 9th of March, the docuseries will capture all chapters of his life. Starting with the most influential person for him, overprotective and caring Slovakian mother, Julia Warhola, followed by an enthralling journey of becoming an artist, director and producer. 

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Despite his interest in taking notes about every little detail in his life (like he did in his book “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol from A to B and back again”, which transcripts all the phone calls he ever had with his friends), Warhol was quite a private person. This series explains the complexity behind his mind and truly unique artistic vision.

The executive producer of the series Ryan Murphy and director Andrew Rossi gave us a chance to hear one more time the voice of an artist with artificial intelligence technologies. Breathtaking and expansive six-part series are coming out on 9th of March on Netflix.

In addition to the series here is the list of movies about Andy Warhol you might enjoy:

Factory Girl 

I Shot Andy Warhol

Poor Little Rich Girl 

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The Power of Social Media Influencers

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Influencer is the word that has been in circulation for years,

In marketing terms, the Oxford definition of an influencer is “a person with the ability to

influence potential buyers of a product or service. Usually, these accounts have a specific

aesthetic or mission statement to appeal to a certain demographic: fashion, fitness, health,

cosmetics, and art are just a few examples.

Well, if the influencers’ primary goal is to get you, the influencee, to purchase the

sponsored product, they’re going to have to keep you engaged somehow.

Influencers are not the direct cause of social media addiction and the pursuit of online

validation – the mentality that you are defined by the attention (here: likes and followers)

your actions (here: looks) receive. But they do represent a product of it, and help to foster

the mentality that someone’s voice is only as important as the number of people who hear

them.

The social media marketing industry thrives primarily off of the insecurities of online users

(here: young and impressionable) and encourages a society that values quantity

(numbers) over quality (self-worth).

Though it is not all bad, there are some positive effects of influencer culture— it gives

people a figurehead for their interests and passions, and provides a role model for a range

of different ideas and lifestyles: for example, body-positive, anti- Face tune influencers

have become more and more popular. There are culinary-oriented influencers that post

recipes of their aesthetic nutritious creations striving to educate and inspire their followers

to pursue a healthy diet (and promoting a brand of organic tofu or artisanal kale chips from

time to time).

At the end of the day, sponsored content is their means of survival. Getting a check from a

brand, be it good or bad, is how influencers are able to concentrate on creation of highquality

engaging content. Getting a day job like the rest of society is a last resort, why

would you try to enter the oversaturated labour market when you invested months (if not

years) trying to enter the even more competitive social media market?

What’s more, many young fans who follow the lives of these Instagram or Youtube starlets

religiously, get the impression that the conventional lifestyle is not for them.

Acknowledgedly, most influencers belong to Generation Z and younger millennials, a

demographic that is notoriously difficult to reach for marketers. This is because this group

of young people are both tech savvy and also place great value on forming their own

identity. This is why teens and young adults today seek to look up to role models to shape

their own behaviour. Having a role model that is relatable and easy to identify with makes it

all the more likely that teens will copy their behaviour. A study conducted by Danielle Leigh

Wagstaff, a psychology professor, says people naturally compare themselves with others

because it helps us figure out where we stand. She believes that Instagram – more so

than any other platform – confuses our social comparison radar. “With Instagram, we have

immediate access to all of these idealized images, which aren’t always an accurate

representation of the world,” Wagstaff says.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise, that many teenagers are becoming increasingly

disinterested in higher education or professional training, because so many of their role

model were able to skip those steps and are earning millions without a university degree

(or even a high school diploma). There is a negative correlation between social media use

and school performance. Yet there is a positive correlation between social media use and

depression. As social media addiction is becoming more prevalent amongst young adults,

so is the notion that ‘attractiveness’ on social media is like a ‘fast track pass’ to success

and wealth.

So are influencers really creating content to inspire us? Or do they actually affect our lives

in a negative way? Is influencers’ paradise-like life #goals ? Or is it increasing anxiety and

emptying bank accounts?

HANDBAG FOR A DINNER NIGHT OUT

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Beloved Julia Skergeth Ultra Mini bags are reinvented with a bit of sparkle!

Julia Skergeth is a young Viennese brand made from women for women. If we could give three adjectives to describe the brand, it would be: timeless, shaped & thought-out. The designs of the bags are prepared forevery possible life occasion. For example, a classical Quilted bag from the previous collection is a perfect day-to-day option when more is a necessity. Handmade shoppers are a practical solution for a busy schedule. But after work plans require something more unique.

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Julia Skergeth Ultra Mini bags

That is why Julia & the team have created absolutely stunning Ultra Mini Glitterbags in five different colours: candy, orange, mint, opal, and emerald —having one of these shiny babies in your hands right away creates a need to take them out for a fun night. 

A minimalistic design combined with a pop of sparkle makes it easy tostyle the bag in many ways. Long evening gown or simply blazer with thejeans – a new Ultra Mini Glitter bag will be an ultimate addition to theoutfit.

  • Emerald

You can already purchase one of the statement bags via juliaskergeth.com

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Julia Skergeth Ultra Mini bags

ANINE BING’s biggest launch this year

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November 4, 2021, Los Angeles USA: ANINE BING introduces the Nico Bag.

ANINE BING is launching the Nico Bag – Crafted in a textural houndstooth fabric in cream and black, the Nico Bag is an effortless choice for integrating a hint of seasonal pattern into any monochromatic look. It’s simple yet sophisticated silhouette is roomy enough to stash your everyday essentials, and compact enough to transition comfortably from day to night. A gold- branded, square turnlock serves as an elevated finishing touch to this versatile shoulder bag.

“This is my perfect vintage inspired bag, named after my husband who is the CEO of the brand. The Nico Bag embodies ANINE BING. With our classic houndstooth print and yellow gold details, it’s a statement piece while still remaining timeless. I’ll be wearing this for many seasons to come.” – Anine Bing, Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Product Details:

Nico Bag – Houndstooth – $299 / 269 GBP

Available for purchase at ANINEBING.com and ANINE BING retail stores worldwide.

Available in-store and online at https://eu.aninebing.com/products/nico-bag-houndstooth

About ANINE BING:

ANINE BING is a Los Angeles based fashion brand founded by Anine Bing, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, and Nicolai Bing, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and American energy, ANINE BING has built a global fashion house focused on everyday wardrobe essentials and investment pieces for modern women seeking a timeless yet rebellious approach to style. Powered by a highly engaged social-media following and a modern approach to immediate fulfilment of merchandise, the brand has become a multimillion-dollar business, and growing, since its launch in 2012.

For more information about ANINE BING Nico Bag please contact: Erin Cerminara at ANINE BING : [email protected]

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Avoiding Fast Fashion: How to Get a More Sustainable Wardrobe

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Originally posted on Porch.com

Buying stylish clothes at an affordable price is appealing to most consumers, but it can have negative impacts on our environment. Known as fast fashion, this industry offers low prices on clothing, but it comes at a hidden cost. Thanks to a rise in the human population and the increasing popularity of fashion-related social media content, people often think they need more clothes than they really do. In fact, humans are consuming a whopping 400% more clothing today than they were 20 years ago. Behind the automotive and technology industries, clothing is the third biggest manufacturing industry in the world. However, fashion manufacturers are responsible for five percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, producing 1.2 billion tons of CO2 per year. If you want to learn how to avoid fast fashion by buying more sustainable clothing, read on to learn more.

What is Fast Fashion?

The term fast fashion refers to a highly profitable industry that mass produces clothing, shoes, and accessories based on the latest trends. This clothing is available at a low cost, but most products aren’t exactly made of the highest quality. Since trends come and go, most people who buy fast fashion items wear them short-term, then dispose of them. In many ways, it has dangerous repercussions on the environment.

The effects of Fast Fashion on the environment: Because this clothing is made at large manufacturing plants, it uses a massive amount of energy and natural resources. Some chemicals used in dyes and manufacturing can contaminate the soil and nearby waterways. As a whole, the industry produces a tenth of the world’s total carbon emissions. Producing items like jeans requires several thousand gallons of water, making it a wasteful industry as well. And, since this clothing is “disposable,” most fast fashion items end up in a landfill which contributes to pollution. On average, each American throws away approximately 80 pounds of clothing every year. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to reduce your consumption and carbon footprint.

 

What is Ethical and Sustainable Fashion?

Avoiding Fast Fashion: How to Get a More Sustainable Wardrobe

Ethical and sustainable fashion uses materials that are made and marketed in a responsible way that takes its environmental and socioeconomic impacts into account. Ideally, the process of sustainable fashion is performed across a garment’s entire life cycle from the manufacturing process all the way to its disposal. In addition to having a smaller carbon footprint, this type of fashion pays attention to the ethical aspects too. People who work for these companies are paid a living wage and work in safe environments. Here are some examples of sustainable and ethical fashion.

Slow Fashion: Think of slow fashion as the exact opposite of fast fashion. Brands have an understanding and approach to fashion that takes the manufacturing process and resources it requires into consideration when making clothing. This industry holds a high value on the fair treatment of people, animals, and the environment. Many brands also focus on making fewer pieces and higher-quality items, so they last longer and don’t end up in a landfill.

Vegan Fashion: Vegan fashion produces clothing and accessories without the use of animal-derived materials. Anything from leather and fur to silk, feathers, wool, and angora are avoided. Eco-friendly and recyclable materials are often used to make vegan fashion. When buying vegan fashion products, make sure that they are still produced in a sustainable manner.

Circular Fashion: In the circular fashion industry, materials and production are well thought out, and the company looks deeper at how each item can be used in a more sustainable way from manufacturing to disposal. It also takes things a step further by designing out waste and pollution by using recyclable or biodegradable materials. Some companies also make repurposed items out of old products, ensuring that these items remain in the life cycle of clothing rather than going to a landfill.

How can you make a change?

There are some things you can do to develop a more sustainable wardrobe, including:

  • Find out where your clothes come from: Determine the source of your clothing including where it’s made, what type of materials are used, and if possible, the company’s manufacturing process. Knowing the source of your clothing is the first step toward making better purchasing choices.
  • Analyze the brands you buy: Take a closer look at your wardrobe and your favorite brands. Find out where their clothes are made. Are they exploiting workers? Are they using wasteful or recyclable materials? How much does their clothing contaminate the environment? When you learn more about the clothes you love, you can make smarter choices for the future by choosing eco-friendly brands.
  • Make smart choices: Reduce your consumption of clothing by wearing what you already have as much as possible before buying something new. Recycle your old clothing if possible so it doesn’t end up in a landfill. Repair ripped or torn clothing by sewing it back together before you throw it out. Resell clothing you no longer want or need so that someone else can enjoy wearing it. Donate clothing to local charities and to people in need.

Buying sustainable clothing and reducing your fashion carbon footprint

Here are a few ways you can purchase sustainable clothing while reducing your carbon footprint:

  • Know what to look for in a brand: Find out what types of manufacturing processes are best, what brands offer items made of sustainable materials, and what they’re doing to help the environment. Some brands offer programs where you can return used clothes for a store credit or ensure that they go back into the production cycle rather than in the trash.
  • Avoid greenwashing: The term “greenwashing” refers to companies that claim to be eco-friendly but they’re actually not following the proper processes. Brands should be open and honest, offering their sustainability reports to consumers. If a brand uses eco-friendly packaging but their clothing isn’t sustainable, that’s also greenwashing. Even luxury brands can be guilty. For example, several years ago, the designer Burberry burned unused clothing, bags, and cosmetics rather than selling them at a discount or giving it away. Use websites like Environmental Working Group, Rank a Brand, and the Fashion Transparency Index to help you find a legitimate brand that sells sustainable clothing.
  • Choose eco-friendly fashion materials: Look for products made with eco-friendly fabrics and other materials. Things like linen, organic cotton, and dyes made of squid ink are just some examples. Hemp is another excellent choice that is gaining popularity in the fashion world.

Eco clothing buying guide and tips

Avoiding Fast Fashion: How to Get a More Sustainable Wardrobe

Keep these clothes buying and eco-fashion tips in mind when shopping for a new wardrobe.

Capsule Wardrobe: A capsule wardrobe includes versatile, limited items of clothing that you can mix and match to create different looks. This is a great way to reduce your consumption while getting the most use out of the clothes you already have in your closet.

Buy durable clothing; Invest in more durable, high-quality clothing that will last. It may cost more upfront, but you’ll get a lot more use and enjoyment out of the items you buy.

  • Purchase second-hand clothing: Look for new clothes at thrift stores, vintage clothing stores, and garage sales. It’s a great way to find unique pieces at a low price without buying something new.
  • Discover sustainable clothing brands: Seek out eco-friendly, sustainable clothing brands. Some examples include Girlfriend Collective, Patagonia, and Cotopaxi, just to name a few. Over time, you’ll learn how to spot authentic sustainable brands versus those that are greenwashing.
  • Make your own clothes: Learn how to knit and sew so you can make your own clothes. You can even take older pieces and turn them into something unique and new.
  • Care for your clothes: Take proper care of the clothing you already have. Learn how to wash and clean different fabrics the right way and how to find some quality, eco-friendly detergents. Try to wash your clothes less often and use the cold cycle, and air dry them on a clothesline or rack whenever possible. Not only will this extend the life of your clothes, but it will reduce your carbon footprint, too.
  • Only buy clothes that spark joy: As Marie Kondo says, you should only have items that “spark joy.” Try to avoid impulse purchases and instead, invest your money into pieces that you absolutely love and know you’ll wear for a long time.

Is Eco-Fashion only for the rich?

You may think that buying eco-fashion is just for the rich, but there are ways to find amazing eco-friendly clothes at an affordable price.

How expensive are eco clothes? Many sustainable brands charge a higher price because they produce less clothing or have smaller operations. It also costs more in general to produce eco-friendly products. While some eco-fashion brands are high-end, others offer their products to consumers at prices that are closely in line with less sustainable competitors. You can find some eco clothes second-hand to get them at a lower price too. Shop sale events and look for discount codes to get eco-friendly clothes for less.

Why are they worth it? While this clothing may cost more upfront, it tends to last longer which means you’re getting more for your money and the cost is reduced compared to the number of times you wear it. It also may cost more because the company is paying a living wage. If you’re concerned about the ethics of fast fashion, then paying more money is worth it to ensure that workers are getting paid a reasonable salary. The cost of sustainable materials also tends to be higher, since these materials are produced in smaller batches and require more work to make. Overall, the price is a small one to pay if you’re concerned about the harmful effects of fast fashion.

Looking at the things we buy and realizing that we’re causing more damage than we realize is the first step toward making a positive change. When you learn about the harmful effects of fast fashion and know what to look for, you can start to make smarter purchasing decisions. Consider starting a capsule wardrobe, looking for secondhand clothing, and only buying products from truly sustainable brands, so you can make a difference. Together we can all move to a more sustainable lifestyle!

Originally posted on Porch.com

Avoiding Fast Fashion: How to Get a More Sustainable Wardrobe

“Cheap prices make us believe they bring about savings for consumers. This may appear true in the short term, with a narrow focus and looking just at the money in our wallets, but all of us, as global citizens, will ultimately end up paying the external cost, the true cost for the unsustainable consumption and production of cheap clothing.” – Fashion Revolution

 

Watamu Blues

Just another day in Watamu..

 

As I slowly arose to a beautiful day with the sun peeking through my curtains, the light waves splashed delicately against the grand walls built at the edge of the iconic tropical Hemingways Resort located in Watamu; a small coastal town approximately 105 km north of Mombasa and about 15 km south of Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya.

Watamu is a beautiful and peaceful village on the Kenya Coast, nestled between pristine beaches and lush tropical forest. Since it was first settled as a remote Swahili outpost at Gedi, this area has remained a haven of peace and tranquillity and is still one of the coast’s most undeveloped and natural areas.

For one who frequents the seas and lakes for the love of aqua-nature joined my bae, Sharon who had joined me on this last-minute trip, we set the tone for the day by starting off on a cup or two of some mild freshly brewed Kenyan Arabica coffee also referred to as ‘kahawa’ within the Swahili culture of Kenya, followed by a delicious Swahili breakfast spread.

In the quest to start our exploration, we started with a quick pool dip to keep us cool as we walked along the pristine beach shore under the 35°C scorching sun that hovered over our heads. Uncertain of our destination, we never fell short of the breath-taking scenery that captivated our sensory step by step.

Popular for its diversity of birds amongst birders and ornithologists with over 450 species recorded within 30 km of Watamu, the colourful seabirds flapped their large lightweight wings gliding down gradually to capture their prey in the ocean.

 

Stepping on further to explore the wonders of Watamu, one footprint left behind the other only to be washed away by the gigantic waves when the tides got higher, we had already hit 10,000 steps still unaware of our final destination. Luckily, we had a great balance from the the cool breeze that blew gently brushing through our brown skin that we protected well from the harsh sunshine rays using our Neutrogena SPF 110. It was these same rays that glistened over the sparkling undulations of the grand ocean creating magic.

 

Besides the sandy isolated beaches, coral gardens, seabirds and hawksbill turtles, another Watamu spectacle is the coral reef; one of Kenya’s Indian Ocean attractions. I enjoy snorkelling for the simple reason that it has become my only window to experience the marine underworld.

 
 

After hours of soaking up as much as we could, we finally jumped into a tuk-tuk get to Lichthaus , a highly recommended sunset bar in Watamu boasting a splendid unspoiled sunset view. God knows we literally got lost in raw and rustic calm ambience in October and will be back to experience more in November.

 
Watamu Blues
 

According to archaeological findings, Watamu has been inhabited from the 13th Century and is home to the Bajuni people who trace their descendants to intermarriage between the local Giriama People.

 

There is no doubt that Diani beach is my favourite along the coast of Kenya, however there is so much to explore along the coast moving north or south along the Indian Ocean including Watamu which has been my latest exploration.

 

The Watamu shoreline features white sand beaches and offshore coral formations arranged in different bays and beaches including Garoda Beach, Turtle Bay, Blue Lagoon Bay, Watamu Bay, Ocean breeze, and Kanani reef and Jacaranda beach. They are all protected as part of the Watamu Marine National Park which is considered one of the best snorkelling and diving areas on the coast of East Africa and rated the third-best beach in Africa, for its crystal clear water and silver sand beaches.

 

If and when you visit Watamu soon, I would advise that you find time to visit the Gedi Ruins, the Kipepeo Butterfly Project and the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, home to elephants, monkeys and rare birdlife.

 
Watamu Blues

Things may be different today as we adapt into new ways of living reigned by new terms and dynamics. However, the world is not over yet. If you can’t fly across the world yet, look within your neighbourhood, region, country or whatever is closest to you and explore it. It could be a walk around your neighbourhood, or an hour drive to experience a different life element not too far from your home, or it could be a flight away. Either way, life is too short. Yesterday is gone, today is here and tomorrow is not promised; all we have is NOW!

 

Enjoy Watamu when you finally get there.

Yours fabulously,

Watamu Blues

Multidisplinary Creative Entrepreneur,

 

Liz Ogumbo – Regisford