Monday, March 2, 2015

Catch-Up 01/03/15

The past week I......

Attended a Queen's College Old Girls Mentoring Committee meeting, and got to hang out with  a few of the students.

Was crazy nostalgic getting to see where I spent the bulk of my formative years. QC had a huge impact on my life and giving back to the school in any way is very important to me. We have Mentoring Assemblies every Thursday at 7.30 am where we get to share our experiences and life lessons with the students and we need all the help and hands we can get. If you are a Queens College old girl and are interested in sponsoring the Mentoring activities financially, or lending your time as one of the Mentors, please send an email to to indicate interest.

Attended a painting class on Tuesday hosted by Paint The Night Africa and it was quite the experience.

The theme was "romance" and we had to paint our own interpretation of it. I can't even draw a circle to save my life but by following the instructions and being part of such a fun group, I managed to turn out; in my estimation; quite the masterpiece.

The Polo Avenue x Genevieve Online Magazine Launch was on Thursday and it was chock full of a room full of beautiful people and Aunty Betty giving us girls a run for all our collective fortunes. Need to try my damnedest to look like that at 50, can't be easy.

So a Tea House has opened in Lagos, went to the Lagos Tea House on Saturday for lunch. I'm not really a tea drinker, only take hot drinks when its freezing and as Lagos is pretty much always Satan's personal playground, that translates to never. But I'm always game for new experiences so I and my friend Achenyo decided to check it out.

For Tea Snobs, they had quite the extensive menu..

I got the Strawberry Rose Champagne Oolong tea which costs N1,800 and Achenyo got the Water Melon Mint White tea.

I thought the presentation was on point, the owners clearly put a lot of thought and work into it and its a nice place to just chill.

I expected the decor to reflect more of the "tea house" concept though, like a Japanese Tea House. Like maybe long, low tables and cushions and what not. It just looked like a regular restaurant which took its tea really seriously.

But if you're not finicky like me and don't expect a miracle everywhere you go then you'll be fine.

This is me trying to recreate  a "sips tea" picture. Not sure I got the Wendy Williams amebo look down pat but I tried.

If you're an avid tea drinker this is definitely the place for you. The Lagos Tea House is at Plot 6 Admiralty Way Lekki 1 (on the right just after the Lekki/Ikoyi roundabout if you're coming from phase 1 gate).

Drove around several stores looking for this Kamokini maillot......

I'm planning an island holiday for my birthday in July and as a control freak, I have a spreadsheet and a to-do list that I'm working on right now. I know I can order it off their website but they don't accept returns and I need to try it on before I can make a decision. Have gone round their stockists and none have this particular suit. So if you know where I can find it in Lagos please let me know. Very important.
*sidebar, I really love how Nigerian designers are making it so much easier to shop in country. If someone had told me years ago I'd be able to buy swimsuits made in Nigeria I'd have laughed.

We stopped by Stranger Lagos for their Salted Caramel apple pie and Bounty cupcakes after....

Love and light xx

photocredit: Insignia photos,


  1. oooh that tea house place looks nice. have to stop by!

  2. I have to try PTNA looks like fun! and the tea house too. you look gorge as always xx

    1. It was! Haven't touched a paintbrush since junior secondary, really brought back memories

  3. Girl your weekend was waaaaaaaaay busier than mine! Looking good in all the photos as usual! Hurrs and brows on *dare I say it*

    Berry Dakara Blog

    1. Lol, actually made a resolution to do more this year. I'm such a homebody, I never go anywhere!

  4. I got a warm fuzzy feeling looking at the picture of the QC girls in their "Sunday wear". The mentoring project is a great great idea, I will definitely spread the word.

    1. You can imagine how I felt when I visited then....the fuzziest! The quadrangle, my old dorms, even the dining hall got me all nostalgic. I miss that place sometimes.

  5. Adaku you are so beautiful :) Lol @ "Satan's personal playground"

  6. Oh wow! That's a full week worth of events!
    Fwd'd the QC info to my sis who's an alumni but wanted to ask whether it's available for those living in diaspora? Perhaps to contribute alternatively, bar financially or physically

    (Book GIVEAWAY)

    1. I'm usually crap at going anywhere so this is quite the achievement....believe me. If she emails, she'll definitely get some guidance on the different ways she can help out.

  7. Great post as usual Adaku. I said hi to you at the Genevieve launch (you called me a lurker :) ), it was nice meeting you in person.

  8. I am glad you're back. Hope you won't go AWOL on us. Your pictures at the Tea place are beautiful. I love your writing style.

    1. I hope so too, with God and Maltina I can do all things.

      Thanks so much for the encouragement xx

  9. Too much flexing!!

    The pics from the tea house are lovely. Whether I would but tea for N1500 is another story entirely......

  10. "can't draw a circle to save my life"... lol.....apart from the fact that you always look so chic, i know i can always count on your posts to give me a good giggle :-)
    stay blessed


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