Monday, December 4, 2017

G.R.A.T.I.T.U.D.E

So we've finally touched December and it's official that we ain't watching weight and we can shamelessly go to bed at three in the morning. I have to say that It's been a great 11 months since we began 2017 and in the same spirit of cheerfulness and sharing good vibes,I want to thank each and everyone of you my dear readers for the overwhelming support that you have been giving beinglynn.com.
If I could meet each and everyone of you in person and say than you over a cup of coffee then I would, but since that is not possible, allow me to express my appreciation in this post.God has been good to me, 2017 has treated me well and of course you guys have been good to me. Can you imagine we are about to hit 5000 likes on Facebook? I don't know what to say.
I LOVE YOU 
I am out of words, so I'll just wish you guys a beautiful holiday.Don't save anything for tomorrow, eat it all today 😜😜😜😜
Photography: Naomi Samantha


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Monday, November 27, 2017

SUMMER TIME!


Good afternoon lovelies,
It's exactly twenty eight days to Christmas. 28! and of course a couple more to 2018. The temperatures are getting warmer and I don't think there's any other thing that is making me feel better.It's time to bring out those little beautiful sunny skater dresses that you've been hiding for the fear of freezing to death. Those who began
the year with #decemberbody goals, we are watching you πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘…. I don't know what your style is this festive season, but I plan on having on more subtle, laid back vibes.

Anyways, I know it's not going to be easy being productive in the next twenty or so days, but I want to wish you guys a very productive week!
Cheers!
Photography: Naomi Samantha
Polka dot dress and doll shoes: Thrift SHOP


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Friday, November 24, 2017

ASK THE GIRL IN THE PURPLE DRESS

Good morning!
I think I am in a very good mood today, and it's a beautiful Friday morning.The festive season is here and just the thought of it makes me smile. What have you been up to? What plans do you have for this holiday season?
Anyways, I would like to share with you guys some positive vibes from this shoot. By positive vibes I mean royal purple, white shoes and a beautiful scenery. Color can heal and this week I am crushing on this particular dress and my white chunks. It's loose fitting, it's flowy, it's free and it's PURPLE.I bought this dress from a random thrift stall, and the moment I saw it, I knew I wanted it. Sorry,needed it is more accurate.
The festive season is here and  I'm really looking forward to spending some me time(a lot of it) in the next few weeks if time allows.No,imma create some time for that.I need it, my body needs it.And by the way if you are feeling all drained out, it's okay, it's human, it's necessary as a reminder to you that your body and mind too, both need some rest.Having said that lovely people, I wish you a lovely weekend.
Love , Lynn
Shots:  Naomi Samantha.



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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A TALE OF TWO HEARTS, LAKE VICTORIA AND A LIFETIME OF BLISS

We arrived at Sori at about 9.30 in the PM. Sori is a small Lakeside town in Migori County that stands toe to toe with lake Victoria with a population of about 10,000 people.
Evenings in Sori are typically quiet with a few men and women roaming the streets here and there and the men out in the lake casting their nets. My long time friends were getting married. I had quite a bit of a challenge explaining to people if I was from the bride's side or the groom's side because I have known these two amazing human beings for as long as I can remember. When you are a freshman in college, it's only natural that you blend in with people you have something in common with.Being a freshman in college is a stormy phase of life, especially if your campus lies squarely in the Nairobi CBD. I could go on and on about this but let me just reiterate that I with a couple other friends spent most of our Friday evenings savoring well cooked and properly creamed managu and saga in Oliver's hostel room, which they shared with three other guys. PURE BLISS
Saturday Morning
Nothing feels as great as waking up to a beautiful sunrise and a breath taking view of the lake.
As small as Sori town is, it has several accommodation options that a globe trotter can explore. There's Supanova, a three star hotel with beautiful spacious rooms and balconies that overlook the lake,  there's Lake Victoria Beach Resort, and then there's Zhanjiang, just to mention but a few. Let's talk about Zhanjiang. Why would someone give a hotel such a name amidst a people with sh and s problems? It's not fair.If I lived in Sori and I had to refer to that hotel frequently I'd just call it  "Zi" and save myself the agony of having to pronounce it's name in full.
It'd be something like;
"Find me at the Zi"
"See you at the Zi"
"I'm waiting for you at the Zi"
"She's spending the night at the Zi "
"We're having lunch at the Zi"
Anywho, I don't know if it's just me but there's something therapeutic about large water bodies that I can't explain. I'm not sure if it's the water or the islands, or the beautiful illusion of the place where the sky meets the water. I just don't understand. And the most interesting bit is that from Sori one is able to get an undistracted view of the coveted Migingo Island.
Nevertheless, If you've ever attended an African traditional wedding ceremony then you'll agree with me that food is the centre of everything. It's top on the agenda of the day.After a sumptuous meal of a variety of delicacies from ugali to chicken to g nut sauce (we resorted that groundnut water was more befitting )πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ to traditional vegetables,  we set out for the lake where we enjoyed a very delightful boat ride. Okay,...not all of us, some people adamantly refused to get into the boat .Hydrophobia is real my people😁😁😁
Anyway, I will keep these photos for each time I am about to give up on something. See, you don't have to be preaching about something for days for you to be heard,all you need to do is to act and those around you will definitely pick up something from it.These two have shown me (and others who know them ) that you have to fight for something if you really want it.They have come a long way, been dating since high school. I don't even remember my high school sweetheart's name. Wait, did I have one? I honestly don't remember.
I particularly loved their choice of outfits.Blue is such a laid back color and I really love how it effortlessly blends into nature (must be the blue sky) The icing on the cake was definitely the intricate embroidery details on both outfits. Perfection.
Point is, love lives here and I was  honored to be part of the celebration that brought together a host of friends and family in a very colorful ceremony, in a beautiful home on a hill by the lake.
Good food, good views, laughter, good company, serenity, love.
There are so many things in a human being's life that they never want to experience again but this ain't one of them. I want to relive this weekend. I want to travel back to Sori Beach, wake up to a beautiful sunrise and watch the Sun go to sleep.
Oli and Vio,  many many happy returns.
Fam, allow me to share with you some of the tiny joyous moments that we froze from our little rendezvous.
Till next time, bye!
Photo Credits : Simon,Tony, Mijele, Nick




I know my slip-ons don't match, but hey, it's a beautiful morning!


violet looking stunning in her ruffle dress

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