It’s a New Year already

2016 sounds so much better than 2015!

It was just yesterday the world was celebrating the entry of a new year. People were dressed to impress, cheers and laughter filled up restaurants while cocktails and food were on a roll. I still had a list of things to complete before ushering in the new year.  So my sister and friend suggested going out for a meal and I thought we could try out News Cafe in Sarit. I had been craving some skinny fries and a good hunk of meat only to realise I hadn’t had a burger in over 6 months! So of course I ordered a cheese and bacon burger and an Americano to boost my energy.

When the food came we were silent and dug in, soon after  a lovely waiter came round with some free bubblegum shots that were surprisingly yummy despite the blue colour. A few cocktails later we were giving thanks to our experiences in 2015  and sharing inspiration with each other. A few more stories and cocktails later it was already almost midnight and what was supposed to be a late lunch turned into a pre new years meal.

Catching up and discussing how our years went, the one thing I realised was this year my sleeping pattern was terrible and I was so ready to change things.. Of course at this point all I needed was a good burger and and Old fashioned to remember the good things in life. Good friends, family, love, food and of course sleep.

There’s nothing better than getting a good night sleep to be super recharged for the next day.

I really needed to rest. I needed to get in some good sleep to be energised for 2016. So instead of rushing to put on my heels while the cab waited, I was rushing back home to be in bed before midnight.

I quickly sent my happy new year messages before the network failed, brushed my teeth, got my lip balm on and was ready for 2016. 5..4..3…2..1 The fireworks in the neighbourhood went off and all I remember was smiling and saying “well done we made it.” The best last decision I made in 2015 and the best first action of 2016.

What 2015 taught me

1. Be kind to yourself

2.It’s never that serious

3.Your stronger than you think

4.Be grateful for your support system

5.Be true to yourself

So here’s to a fabulous and bright 2016.



Sylvia Jemutai
Sylvia Jemutai

Sylvia Jemutai is a food and lifestyle photographer, writer, food stylist, and designer based in Nairobi. Exploring life through delicious food and photography one plate at a time. With a fondness for delicious home cooked meals, mammoth salads and occasional dessert for breakfast.