Opening an online shop has been the best New year gift to us this year at @dukalahazina (check us out on facebook and insta). Your feed back has been the most humbling experience. We would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to all that have taken time to follow/like our page. It’s our pleasure to deliver to you the very best of Kenyan thrift/street style. Think thrift, think us.
Continue reading Duka la Hazina’s Open letter.
There are times we want to eat our left over food and still have some freshness in our food. My curiosity led to a journey of discovery and I learnt that using an oven is as easy as ABC. This simple recipe is also a way to bring in new skills to the kitchen either at a visit to close family or even at home. I will teach you how to cook some oven baked beef using just honey and salt as my spice. Continue reading Oven Baked Beef
Growing up in Machakos in the early 90s the most revered automotive brand my father would talk to me about was Peugeot. His enthusiasm for the brand ignited a curiosity in me and I began to notice that he had more than enough reason to give the brand so much credit. At the time, the Peugeot 504 had taken Kenya by storm for a few years already. It was the police man’s vehicle of choice, it was a taxi, a family car, a farmer’s best friend, a matatu, a school bus, a van; you name it, it could do it. Continue reading The 504
Photograpy by MJ Kawira and Skrapbuk_ke
Growing up, my parents’ side hustle was farming and it did them so well they have carried on the culture to date. There’s a sense of fulfillment that comes with planting a seed and watching it grow to produce food you can consume. My favourite so far is potatoes. They have this sense of mystery as you harvest them that you only see some dried leaves protruding from the soil and you would have to dig up just to find out just how much potatoes are under the soil. Continue reading That Ushago feel
Good deeds are not easily forgotten. They will always go a long way in how the people you relate with treat you or what a stranger remembers you for. One of the people who has been so kind to me in my career is Fatma, the founder of Mama Zaza’s. At first it was because I liked her outfit and was interested in photographing her as she ate and then it grew to us doing business together. Continue reading Great Tastes Last Forever
The first time I attended an Instameet, I had my Huawei Y330 to floss with and I still got great shots. Such days remind me that the passion counts more than the equipment you may have, to make something to happen. I recently attended this year’s Instameet and it was a blast. Over the last years, I have been blessed with a Canon 1200D which has brought nothing but joy in this life of mine. Continue reading WWIM17_Nairobi
There is something special about a child’s laugh. I can’t quite explain it, but it has a raw innocence to it that makes you feel good inside. Feel Happy. It has to be a miracle of life, an innate universal language or dialect that we all understand. It should come as no surprise then, that when the offer to travel to the small town of Kimana for a weekend to visit a Children’s Home, the only question I had to ask was when do we leave? Continue reading KIMANA
One of the most exciting part about having a bucket list is getting to tick something off. Especially if it’s a thing close to your heart or you are most passionate about. Well, I got to tick off a train trip to Naivasha and it was short of nothing but exciting. More so because I got to have a closer look of the scenic views I watched from afar while growing up along the escarpment of The great Rift Valley. Continue reading To Naivasha
My best friend is literally in-love with cake, yet my worst fear in my cooking world is baking. I recently learnt how to cook Ugali and funny enough that has somewhat improved my baking confidence. Continue reading Baking with Manga 254
Moving to the city was both a pleasure and torture for me. I was too excited about getting to check out all this creatives who did graffiti, dancers and all those painters that just made creating quality look so easy. I hated the fact that there was no enough space play around. Continue reading The Place that was once home