Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lagos tales in a red lace top and navy linen pants

Started out the day in Lekki, after a sleepover at my friend's, Knicksomatic. 
I love Nigerian literature, so I headed to the bookstores at Ojuelegba to pick up some new books, as well as old time favorites. From Ojuelegba I made my way to the newly renovated Tejuosho market
My friend, Mo met up with me at Tejuosho market at 12pm. We spent most of our time in this African artifact store
How cool is this wooden sculpture? 

A drum with pink strings! Sign me up already

Drum fun

I wasn't planning to buy fabrics here, as I had bought some at Balogun market the day before, but this store had so many gorgeous prints, I just had to cop a few. Mo on the other hand, bought the entire store!Lol

When we were done at the market, I headed back to Lekki to meet up with a friend at a froyo place called Sweet Kiwi

I hadn't seen E in over 9 years, so it was great catching up

All smiles after my cocoyam froyo

Of course I had to pose for a few shots

When we were done, Mo and I headed to TerraKulture in VI to meet up with some other friends for lunch

Mrs G whom I hadn't seen in 15 years joined us here. We had kept her waiting for over an hour and she wanted us to get to lunch immediately

Started with fish pepper soup
...and then I had REAL pounded yam! Am I the only one that gets annoyed when people call those packaged yam flour things pounded yam? Pounded yam, is exactly what it is-- yam that's been pounded!

Vee just became a published author, and it was nice seeing her book on the shelf at Terrakulture's bookstore

Girls just wanna have fun

At about 6:30 PM, Mo and I left the group and headed to Hans and Rene. Here we met up with my friend, Tboy. Hans and Rene is an ice cream shop, and despite my refusal, Tboy insisted I had some ice cream. At this point, I was extremely stuffed, but my friend was intent on punishing me with tiramisu gelato :-(

After the ice cream, we drove down to Churrasco to have drinks. Dang! Nigerian cocktails are potent! 
That glass full of alcohol definitely got me tired!
Soon after, I parted ways with Mo and Tboy, and went off to yet another meet up. 
I headed to Oniru to catch up with my cousin, and at about 11pm we decided we wanted suya (meat that's been grilled on an open fire). If you have never had suya, you have not lived! 
Glover Court in Ikoyi has the bestest suya, so we drove down there to indulge in some grilled goodness. Even though I was stuffed up from all that I had eaten all day, I made sure to create some space for the suya. I had been longing for suya for over 5 years, and there was no way I was not going to satisfy my craving.

It was a great day, and it was awesome catching up with everyone. However, the highlight of my day was the suya (sorry friends and cousin).

Thanks for stopping by my blog guys, and taking the time to read about my Lagos adventure. Here's hoping you have a fantastic day.


Unknown said...

That's my kinda day, I miss all these places!! Your photos makes me miss home. Beautiful pictures!

Tonka said...

Love your lace top it is so pretty. You went to some of my favourite places. Looks like you had a really fun filled time, you packed so much into one day.

Anonymous said...


Amen to purposeful living! You made every second count in that wonderful day. I enjoyed reading this, though the photos of food made my mouth water.

Indeed, one who hasn't tasted suya hasn't lived, they've merely indulged in a suya-less existence. Lol

Have a lovely weekend.

Paola Lauretano said...

Totally love your lace top!!!
Buona Pasqua tesoro!
Kisses, Paola.


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Jeanne said...

I love red! Fabulous top!;)

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Of the comely said...

What a beautiful top. I have the book Blackass on my to-read list. Have you heard about it? I think you might like it.

Emmylou said...

Looked like such a fun day, and love your red top:) And I'm so drooling over that fabric store:D

Chic Therapy said...

I will be on the look out for it.

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simplymythots said...

Nice photos, obviously the day was fantastic for you guys seeing again after so long... cheers

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Unknown said...

Wow! Wow! I am so loving that suya! From the CITYTIMES Magazine