Friday, 22 February 2013


Happy new year in February, yup yup....its relatively two months too late....Naa we are still in a BRAND NEW YEAR *Whoop whoop*. Its 2013......

November and December were so much FUN, I decided to take the much needed Vacay and guess what??? it was a pain finding the right LOCATION.

Well I and my girlfriends decided to do it in Africa because it was a short time to plan a trip out of Africa, that would take months, serious Cash, Visa and all dem travel wahala. So we Opted for BENIN REPUBLIC., but still the same issues, LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!!.

Well as the Organizer kinda, i had to go browse the Internet for the PERFECT Place and then my GF Timi tells me of a place and I look it up PERFECT!!!....its called LA CASA DEL PAPA.....yippeee... I checked the reviews and they were awesome....If you want a  QUIET GETAWAY with your friends, your spouse or whoever, please think LA CASA DEL PAPA

LA CASA DEL PAPA is about 45 Mins from Cotonou situated in OUIDAH near Togo. OUIDAH is called the snake Village and yeah there are "SNAKES" lol. The most expensive room is the Privilege double where we stayed and it was about 25,000 Naira, the Cheapest is about 10-15,000 Naira, and the Maximum is three a room as you have to pay for an extra bed if you are 3.

I had to do a transfer payment through Ecobank, as we had to book 3-4 weeks before time cos of availability.

We stayed in the "privilege double," which turned out to be wonderful! We had a bungalow all by ourselves with a nice front porch facing the ocean! Very relaxing! The room is nice and clean. The ground is well kept. We loved to walk over to the lagoon side and sit in the lounge in the middle of the lagoon! It's like we were in another world, isolated from the rest of the world around it. Since we were not there over the weekend, it was pretty quiet, till the weekedn came and people started trooping it, still it was fun... The food was good though a bit more expensive than other places in Benin but still reasonable N1500-N3000 will get you a good Lunch and Dinner as breakfast is free but limited,I really got tired of the breakfast quickly. We weren't too keen on the voodoo stuff and did pretty well ignoring it. But things relating to the history of the slave trade, including the slave route and the Chacha Square nearby, are worth visiting.

I cant forget Fashion, NEVER!!!, so we packed for the trip and took the below cos of the heat:


-of cos Bikini *wink wink*

WARNING AND DOWNSIDES:  Please have a yoruba or french person in ur trip to make communication easier, they barely understand or speak english.
-If its your first trip to Benin republic, have a valid YELLOW CARD and be ready to drop some cash, the BORDER IS A will pass through so many checks with corrupt benin officials....Just have enough Cash....
Another thing, the wifi signal is not so strong around the rooms, but better at the restaurant and most strong at the lagoon view .

Yes If I was reading this BLOG I would have screamed:PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES!!! so lets have it....

shallow and deep pools facing the sea


Cross-section of restaurant

sea view

our Bungalow

Bungalow facing the sea

Inside the room 

they have pasta, beef, chicken and seafood dishes


spaghetti bolognaise, my lunch, so tasty

Lagoon view

Bicycle riding

just chilled

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Ray ban and playsuit

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Thanks and Adios!!!

Monday, 5 November 2012


Hey Ladies and fashion forward gents, been MIA cos of Work matters...but I have to squeeze out time every once in a while to write about the things I love.

Yes the Old age long question,"what do UTC and white striped skirts have in common???lmao...Well stick around with your reading glasses or eyes to find out.

I found this great  UTC eatery Located at Sanusi Fafunwa as a great place to have that much needed LUNCH BREAK, especially if you work on the Island...Its not far from anywhere coming from Adeola Odeku, Idowu Taylor, Ajose Adeogun, wherever, Its that one place you would love to have lunch...WHY???

1)Free Wifi for paying Customers- Woohoo, why did I put this as Number One?? sounds Oxymoron-ish right??(Free and Paying)...very Important if you have that important email you have to attend to Lunch break or long as you buy something...

2).WATCH THE MEAL-erm what do I mean, apart from variety of breakfast meals to brunch and lunch,snacks and dessert, you choose what you want and the chef prepares this for you on the go, you get to watch him and all the simmering and ingredients conjured together to prepare viola!! YOUR DISH!!. They are not hiding at the back to bring your dish, Its like going to a Japanese restaurant and watching them prepare Stirfry aor Sushi dishes.

3).CHEAP-Yes with the variety of dishes from Chicken and Shrimps Stirfry to chips to Curry Chicken sauce, Its almost like a Chinese restaurant...Note the "ALMOST" ranging from 1000-1700 Naira, they also have breakfast like Toast, Omelette,Sausages and Bacon.. and yes they have SHARWARMA!!.

4).SERENE ENVIRONMENT:- They have small meeting rooms where you can decide to have some calmness and serenity to eat and attend to those emails on the go...

Not boring you any longer...Lets have the PISHURES!!!

Cross section of UTC

Free Wifi for paying customers bold sign
Cross section of the main dishes
The Chefs stir fry cooking place..
Dessert-Salad and Cakeeeee...
My fooddd..Chicken Stirfry, am a very lucky girl...yummy
Yes, so what does the black striped skirt have to do with this???Well I wore this great Black striped skirt,mini since it was a friday to work and the lunch at UTC. One thing about stripes like polka dots is that they are ageless...I love them, pin stripes, nautical stripes you name em..

Most people will pair ablack and white with either a black top or a white...Hell NO...A bit of colour will do, so I opted for a coral loose fitted top and a Wedge to make it all different..One rule, whenever you do Colour blocking, make sure you have a shoe that fits one part of the clothing or a bag or accessories, so you dont look like a clown...there is a thin line..DONT CROSS IT...

Celebrities rocking this stripe skirt......

Rihanna pairing hers with a white lace top

Rashida Jones, Heidi klum, Kelly Ripa and rihanna again

soo for my loook.....

Coral top and the black and white striped skirt

Ze Wedge
Chain Bag
Top-Forever 21-$12
Skirt-Forever 21-$8
Wedge(Old)-Local Festac Market-N2800
Black Bag(Old)-New look-N3500(bought from a friend)

Please kindly see Collages of how you can combine the black and white striped skirt, either with Flats, heels, wedges, sneakers, coloured tops whatever works for you...Enjoy!!
For the chic look...

For the office and serious people lols

for the playful,sporty and tomboy