I turned thirty last weekend and had an amazing time celebrating with family and friends who organised a surprise party for me; I have never felt so supremely grateful and overwhelmed with love. And in true thrifty afropolitan style, I actually wore a bargain of a dress on the day which I will share with … Continue reading Thrifty turns 30!
Every few months I spot a random sample footwear sale sign around the corner from where I work in central London. After almost year of just walking by I finally decided to make an effort and go to see what all the fuss was about and made a concerted effort to take my lunch break … Continue reading ‘Shoes glorious shoes!’ My first time sample sale shopping experience
Nigeria is no stranger to negative publicity; from the corruption in Government, a reputation for fraud (419), the on-going oil crisis in the Delta Region, Boko Haram’s merciless slaying of Christians to the unresolved abduction of the 200+ Muslim girls, the list is endless. However I want to celebrate some of the fantastic things about the nation affectionately dubbed the ‘Sleeping … Continue reading 5 things I love about Nigerians (in honour of Nigerian ‘Independence’)
As I write this newly initiated undergrads will be recovering from the onslaught of Fresher’s Week or just about to embark on the week long madness. Either way, beyond partying, drinking and getting friendly with a bunch of strangers soon to become you’re nearest and dearest- there is a common purpose for why you are … Continue reading Thrifty tips for first time University students
Even if you live in the West, an Afropolitan’s African roots will never cease. I was born in London as was my mother but there is no denying our heritage even down to the smallest household items. There are just certain things you will find in every West African home irrespective of social class. These are ten timeless items you will … Continue reading Ten items you will find in an Afropolitan’s bathroom!
“Am I stingy?” This is the question I often ask myself whilst shamelessly and gleefully scavenging the ‘Yellow label’ section of my local supermarket. This usually takes place in the company of a close friend, or better still a relative, mostly looking away in horror or worse, walking away in shame. After a brief moment … Continue reading “Am I a stingy scavenger?” Lessons from a ‘Yellow label’ lover
As summer draws to a close and autumn makes it annual appearance many of will be changing our wardrobes to follow suit. In fact you might even go that one step further and use it as an opportunity to have that much needed clear out. If you are looking to get rid of some of … Continue reading 5 ways to get rid of unwanted quality clothing and ‘do good’ in the process
Almost 10 years ago a friend and I travelled to Torino (Turin) in the north of Italy to visit another friend who was living there for a year as part of her University degree. My friend lived in a beautiful apartment right in the heart of the city centre and it just so happened that our visit coincided … Continue reading Mamma Mia! My Italian food experience
I decided to write this blog because I am on a journey to live simply and resourcefully. The mantra I aim to live by is to ‘live simply so others can simply live’. My love of charity shops and reduced foods is a constant source of shame, embarrassment and laughter to my nearest and dearest which is … Continue reading ‘I’m coming out’: confessions of a charity shop lover
The other day I was on the train coming home from work and was so amused by the conversation happening between two friends. One of the guys started speaking rather loudly about his work and the ‘incestuous’ theatre world. I have never heard anyone name drop big names ‘Old Vic’ ‘Punch Drunk’, ‘Bicycle Theatre’ and … Continue reading Living for the City…but at what cost?