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The Feminist in Us

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Burgers

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International Women's Day by The African Communities in Hamburg

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We turn 2 today

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Sports/No Sports

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Fashion Discussion & Y'akoto Live Performance

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Contemporary Creative Africa (Social Media Week Hamburg)

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More Fabrics Please

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Handmade at Kariokor Market

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Designed in Germany-Made in Kenya

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A Day just for Tractors

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Proudly Kenyan

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Fabric Heaven

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An American Night of Swing

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DIY Patch Denim Jacket

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1st German-African Symposium on Creative Economy & Cultural Entreprenuership & the Movie Premier of 'Kati Kati' in Germany

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Love Art at Home

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Beauty with a Purpose

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Leather & Satin at the Elbphilarmonie

 

Almost 10years & €789 millions later, the Elbphilarmonie was officially opened to the public by Hamburg's Mayor, Olaf Scholz. So of course there was no way we were going to wait any longer to see it & all I can say is that the wait was well worth it. It is such an amazing building which has a 82metre long Escalator that takes one through the Concert building.

 

The Plaza, which is the absolute highlight of the building is on the 8th floor & opens up to a round spectacular view of the City in an area of 37metres. With several restaurants,  hotels & high end appartments, let's just say that this has been added to the sight-seeing spots in Hamburg & is a perfect location for taking Photos.

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Africa Day Rendsburg

To offer the people of Rendsburg a small view of the fascinating continent of Africa & it's beautiful people. This is the aim of 'Auf nach Afrika' (Off to Africa), an Event orgarnised anually where vendors from all over Africa  come together to not only display their merchandise, but also to give the public information about the various self-help projects based in Africa, whose products are being displayed.

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All black at the the Visual Leader 2016 Photos Exhibition

So Band tshirts were originally sold at specific Band concerts as part of their merchandise and were worn by their fans to show off a shared idealogy with the band or movement. But in the recent years, it has gained much popularity to a point that now it is being worn for how it looks than for the music.

 

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My DIY Budget Wedding

 

'Budget' & 'Wedding' are 2 words that are rarely used together, and definately not to be easily found in any bride's vocabulary. Just like every little girl, I'd always dreamt about having this big & romantic wedding where i could wear a ball gown & feel like a princess just for one day. But somewhere along the way, reality checked in & my dream changed quite a bit when it came to my time to get married. I remember how my sister & wedding planner (who was based thousands of miles away in Kenya) would send me Wedding Ideas & Blogs to try & help me come up with a plan for my wedding, but i kept on telling her that all the 'Blings' involved were simply too much for me. I wanted something small & intimate instead, & she once commented that I had really changed. I wasn't the same 'Flo' with whom she had peeered over 100 Bridal magazines as she was planning her own wedding (in which I was a Bridesmaid).

 

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Face of Kenya Germany 2016

Not even my babysitter cancelling on me at the last minute could keep me away from this Event. Honestly speaking, the 6 hour drive with the Kids was totally worth it because the Event was such a success. Fun, food, laughter, dance, networking, coming together for charity and just this great feeling of being among your fellow Kenyans was simply unbeatable. 'Dressed to Impress' was an understatement because everyone looked amazing.

 

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O-Xun Beauty Event Berlin

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'Mali Blues' in Hamburg

Music is an essential part of the cultural identity of Mali. But unfortunately that all changed when in 2012 the Islam Radicals invaded the Northern part of the country.

 

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The Night of African Entrepreneurs

With more than 300,000 African immigrants living in Germany & a good number of them running successful businesses which contribute to the economical success of this country, an Event in Hamburg to celebrate them was definately worth attending.

 

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'Small Scale' Sales, a challenge for Businesses

It reaches  a point in every small scale Business' or Entreprenuer's existence where there is a need to have an increased level in Sales. When you start any Business, every single order that you receive is a milestone that is greatly appreciated. But for any Business to succeed, there needs to be a constant flow of such orders to ensure a continuity in production which in turn means a continued existence for the ´Business.

 

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Sneakers Exhibition in Hamburg

Who would have thought that attending an Exhibition all about 'Sneakers' would be so interesting. I am not exactly a 'Sneaker/Sport shoes Fan' even though i have to admit that they are the most comfortable shoes ever made. But walking through the Exhibition & reading all about the history & development of this 'Kult' in the last years was really impressive.

 

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A day at the Alster

If there is something we love here in Germany, it's Sun & Water. And those are 2 things that we enjoyed this weekend. We went with the kids for a walk & a Picnick on the banks of River Alster, one of the most beautiful places in Hamburg. Lovely scenery, areas for picnicks and lots of space for the kids to play on.

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