“There isn’t so much to be afraid of, out there. I can remember thinking it was funny to find that out, on the last night of my life; I’d spent the rest of it being afraid of everything.”

  Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

Sadly most of us live our lives in fear and forget that “There is no illusion greater than fear.” (Lao Tzu) This weekend I therefore want you to get out there and get rid of these illusions. We have a few choice suggestions of places that you can go or visit to live it up in the shinning shimmering and splendid city of Nairobi, so I guess the next question is ‘Do you trust me?’… Okay you got me, I’m an Aladdin fan and, yes I just used that famous phrase, but back to living.

FASHION

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

― Coco Chanel

fashion week at della rosaNairobi fashion week

This weekend Nairobi will be the home of fashion as two fashion events will be taking place on the same day (24th August 2013) talk about a haven for the Kenyan fashionistas.

To start with, this year’s Kenya Fashion Week is being hosted at Villa Rosa Kempinski and will be graced by the finest designers who will strut their collections down the runway. The purpose of this event is to expose Kenya as the established fashion & urban lifestyle capital of Africa. The Event will comprise of three segments:

  •   Exhibition at The Source from 9:00 a.m. to Midnight
  •   Main Runway Fashion Show from 6 – 11:30 p.m.
  •   Kenya Fashion Week after Party

Tickets for this event are being sold at Kshs.7500+ and are available at the Bollywood Casino (above Gypsy, Westlands), Healthy-U outlets at The Junction and Sarit Centre. For VIP bookings call 0706376796.

If you would rather spend your time attending events that offer a refreshing blend of art and charity, then the event to attend is The Nairobi Fashion Week. You will not only get to enjoy the interpretation of reality through fashion but also support a good cause while you are at it, this is because part of the proceeds from this event will go towards supporting throat cancer patients. The Nairobi Fashion Week Premieres with a three day fashion extravaganza. The maiden show will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi. Tickets for this event are available at Ksh.1, 500 for the regular and at Kshs. 4,000 for VIP. For more information about the event visit http://www.thenairobifashionweek.com/

THEATER

rumoursRumor has it that there will be a play by the title Rumor being staged at the Kenya National Theater …in this case you would do right to listen to this rumor because The Friends Ensemble, makers of the hit stage comedies Hot Mamas, Home is Where Your Clothes Are and Run For Your Wife, invites you to watch another out-of-this–world hilarious comedy, Rumors.

At only 500 Shillings, you will not only get your money’s worth but also an aching side the following day, the side effect of the laughter generated by this hilarious and rib cracking comedy. To read the synopsis of the play click http://www.kenyabuzz.com/whats-on/rumours and judge for yourself whether the play is worth your 500 shillings and your time. The play is being staged from the 23rd of August to the 25th of August from 3:00 p.m.

ART

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Now if you are a visual or object art lover, then Nairobi is the place to be this weekend because Gor Soudan and Edward Manyonge will be exhibiting their art pieces.

Edward Manyonge’s debut exhibition “Pieces of Fortune” is opening at The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House on Sunday afternoon 25th August starting 3–5 pm and will feature surprise artists in an acoustic performance. “Pieces of Fortune” celebrates the freedom provided by modern aspects of art and its collection is a touch of contemporary designs with some depicting architectural aspects while providing a minimalistic yet valiant feel to Edward’s paintings, most of which are acrylic on canvas.

Gor Soudan’s; Resurrection – The fire next time is an Installation of Protest Wire Sculptures & Prints works are being exhibited at the Nairobi National Museum, Museum Hill from the 15th -30th of August. The Museum Rates apply for entry charges. You can also take this opportunity to visit our Hotel; Mvuli Suites, and enjoy a world class meal made by one the best culinary geniuses in Kenya and if you feel tired and are in need of relaxation you need not worry because we also offer world class accommodation at very budget friendly rates.

“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those who help us most to grow
If we let them and we help them in return.”
Stephen Schwartz

I hope you learned something and that this post has helped you grow in some way, but until next time keep learning and remember, it’s a brand new day, live it now.

 Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member

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