Hey loves! So I got nominated by the STUNNING exotic Abu Dhabi beauty, Dana, for a Liebster Award! Dana curates her dainty yet bold style and shares some of her best-kept beauty secrets over at DeeforDana. Thank you for the nomination, Dana! Truly honoured that you thought of me. To accept this award, I have to answer her proposed questions, so here goes:

  • How would you describe your personal style? Evolving. My style is currently in a churning flux which I’m delightedly stirring! What I would say for certain is that I love chic yet comfortable ourfits which make for a polished and yet carefree vibe.


  • Where do you get your style inspiration? In a lot of places. Style blogs, online magazines, previous eras with their timeless styles, etc. I think that we are absolutely surrounded by inspiration, especially in our internet age with the explosion of personal style blogs and such.  I’m also very much inspired by the street-style fashion scene in urban Accra. I think it’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s expressive, and it encourages me to go ahead and have fun with it!


  • Where do you find yourself in 5 years from now? Mmmm, good question! So many thoughts run through my head right now. Well, life is pretty unpredictable, but one thing for sure; I’ll be still reading, writing and creating in one form or the other.  I’m sure then, that my relationship with you guys, would have transcended beyond the internet. That we would have built or be building an incredible community of kick-ass, inspired, creative ladies! Ladies sharing our life journeys and supporting one another to dream big and unequivocally chase those dreams. There are no words to express how thrilling, how exciting, how inspiring life becomes when we follow our hearts and dreams. When we live true to ourselves. When we live from the inside out.


  • What is the most important thing you carry with you when you leave the house? Baby Milan! No really, he goes everywhere with me. And yes, extra clothes for Milan, and diapers, don’t forget the diapers! On a non-baby related zone, I ALWAYS have my diary and a storybook with me. Somewhere to house my chaotic thoughts and ideas, and something to whisk me away into another world should we get stuck in the Accra traffic.


  • If you had a chance to buy whatever you wanted for free from one shop, which shop would it be? Oh gosh!!!! I simply can’t. Too many candies in this shop. BUT. I do have an eye on a certain Channel bag and also Chloe bag… a gal can dream, right?


  • What is your favorite pairing for an “on-the-go” outfit? Largely depends on my moods, but I’d say black skinny jeans, a blouse that buttons in the front, and a huge bag to hold le essentials…


  • When shopping, what type of looks attract your attention most? Monochrome outfits, especially all white outfits. Structured looks, asymmetrical lines, interesting mix of textures and materials.


  • What is the most important piece of advice you think we should do as bloggers to keep our followers happy or to gain more followers? Great question. First of all, I’d say, STOP thinking of them simply as “followers” but as friends, and write freely from the heart. I’d also say that quality over quantity every time, and consistency should be bae! Never let anyone who comes to your blog leave empty, but rather go away inspired, energized, FULL. (By the way, I hope I do that for you!) Blogging is a give-and-take interaction, so it’s important to keep your purpose of blogging clear in your mind, so that what you do fulfills YOU in the first place. Then it can overflow freely to your readers and back again to you.


  • What is your favorite meal of the day? And what type of food do you like? My favorite meal of the day is probably dinner! Oooooh I looooove Thai stir-fried food (especially the Thai glass noodles with veggies and shrimps sprinkled with groundnuts…YUM), Indian spicy stews and naan, and our local spicy Ghanaian soups. Also, does ice cream count as food…? In which case do add Ben and Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake please! Yup, yup, that love is deep.


  • Last question (I always ask myself and would love to read different perspectives) what are you most thankful for? Life.

So there you have it! I hope you got to know me even better through this post… although you probably know me well especially if you’ve been reading this blog from the beginning…in which case a heartfelt thank you to you for sticking close… Happy Monday, loves, and stay blessed!

xo, Cara.

PS. This is actually my second nomination for the Liebster award, so look out for part two of this post!






Ahoj everyone!!! Hope y’all having a great week so far!

As promised, I present to you today, our Sunday shoot!!! (Dramatic drum-roll, please.) So, guess where we spent the day?? Right on one, at the beach. Where else, right? Hehe. Hmph. To be honest, I really have no words to describe our day… It wasn’t perfect, you know? The traffic getting there was horrible as usual, we had to send our lunch back because the fish was under-cooked, etc, etc… but still, the imperfections of it all, they kinda fade away in the wake of the majesty of the sea, the soothing rhythm of the waves, the whole ambiance of it all… just magic. Perfect in its imperfections.

It can sound cliche, but it’s absolutely true. If you have a mind attuned to it, one can find magic everywhere, anywhere; in the most simplest of places, in the seemingly most trivial of things. Because life exudes magic. Every time baby Milan breaks into a smile, my breath catches in my throat, and my whole world stops. Everything is perfect, and I just want to freeze the moment in the treasure trove of my heart and cherish it forever… that boy is pure magic. And you know what? So are you. You are here, against all the odds (and competing sperm cells), you made it, and by God, you are here. A unique combination of DNA sequences that has never been or will ever be in the Universe. Just belongs to you. Unique talents, and you are chock full of potential, dripping with your own unique magic to cast. Are you casting your spells? 🙂

On Sunday, we found magic, and I hope that I’m able to share that with you today.











Hope you enjoyed the post today! M and I tried something new. New angles, and channeling the sway of the waves and coconut trees, the spirit of things. I love this dress that I mistook for a Dashiki at first sight. I believe they call it Angelina. You all know there’s nothing like a loose flowing maxi for comfort and expressing your femininity. This one clings at the top but loosens up into a flowy billowing wonder in the wind. Perfect for the beach! And for a pirate look, when paired with the hat, according to M. Ha!

Talk soon.



Your fellow spell caster and lady pirate!



There is something about spending time in nature that gets you questioning everything about your normal city life. Whether it’s at the beach or in a quiet village surrounded by forest greenery, it doesn’t matter; you really come back a different person – rejuvenated, recentred. My trip this time was no different.

This weekend, M and I packed the kids off on a beach getaway. The gods must have been smiling down on us, it was a perfect couple of days. Bright beautiful days of blue skies and a dazzling cheerful sun. Just perfect.

Can you believe that day one passed without me snapping a single photo?? I would have liked to say that that’s pretty much unheard of, but alas! It happens often. Sometimes I get so lost in the moments that it’s impossible for me to break out and reach for the camera. At least they are recorded where they matter the most, embedded in the recesses of my brain and heart. Nevertheless, I’d have loved to share them.

Can you also believe that after packing a whole suitcase full of clothes – the blogger in me couldn’t resist – I ended up spending the entire time in this wild hot pink perfection of a dress?! That says a lot about how comfortable the fabric felt on the skin. I love dresses like this – simple, bright, summery numbers that make a statement on their own without the need for much accompaniment. This one is perfect; it has a character all of its own, elegant and yet dancing with the breeze, loose and caressing on the skin.

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend too has left you rejuvenated and super motivated to kick off this new week (and month) in style! Yippie!!! Hello August!














Dress – Slovakia

Sunnies – MrP (Accra mall)

These boys totally crashed my photoshoot btw. What do you make of them? Fantastic five! Eh?