Yesterday we brunched at Early To Rise @etrbrunch and it was *amazing*. You have to book and pay in advance, for family style sittings at 11am or 1pm. All food is made from scratch - the bagels were boiled and baked that morning, the lox smoked in-house; the fruit and veg was locally grown and in season; the bacon was hand cut (& the best I've ever eaten), the eggs were scrambled with homemade butter.. Definitely keen to go back - the menu's always changing ☕ #HYHOIinSanFrancisco
The Origin café in Southwark (Scoresby Street) is my fave - they do the best brunch in London, and the coffee is obviously incredible - AND it was the perfect spot for my drinks do! Cold Brew Negronis, Espresso Martinis, coffee cashews and sausage rolls - loved it. Thanks for the snaps, Umair! @origincoffeeshops
We founded the Masai Mara Run Club! Highlights included: Running with zebras and giraffes. ️ Feeling the effects of 5000ft altitude. Picking up rocks to protect ourselves against hyenas (before realising they're more scared of us!). Running at sunset, with no support car or weapons, and finding ourselves stuck between an elephant and several hippos (just missing a buffalo, and you've got the top 3 most dangerous animals in Kenya!) Running 5km at 9am on a Saturday = Masai Mara @parkrun ! So grateful to have such active/crazy siblings and +1s that allow us to pull these mad ideas off!!
Next stop: Serian Camp ( @alexwalkerserian ) in the Masai Mara. Tents sit above the river (which is teeming with hippos!), each with 2 bathrooms, river views and beaut rustic decor. 3-course meals, 3 times a day, and the best G&Ts every evening! The only rule: No leaving your tent after dark, as there can be grazing hippos roaming through the camp - and hippos kill more people than any other animal!!
Watering hole views from the Loisaba Star Beds camp (Instagram vs reality: Heading home from the airport with an @uber driver who thinks he's in a racing car and chews gum deafeningly loudly )
@loisaba_conservancy , home to a giant elephant herd! On our first night we must have seen 50 - all of them brown from where they've been bathing in mud to keep cool We spotted wildlife from Land Rovers, horses and camels..
Torn between the 3 camps we stayed at in Kenya - impossible to choose which I loved most! But safe to say that sleeping under the stars with no light pollution, and waking with the sunrise to views of the @loisaba_conservancy watering hole, was a great big bucket list tick! Loisaba Star Beds camp is built from acacia trees felled by wild grazing elephants, and our open air bathroom came with a resident furry friend (a rock hyrax )! The beds are on wheels so that they can be rolled out, depending on the weather.