GUYSSSSSSSSSSS, the weekend was all about girls fun trip. We went to the shark house, Eric Kayser restaurant, Nike art gallery and crowned with Moist Beach. Planning the trip was stressful, you do not want to know the time and effort that went into the planning. If you have the priviledge of employing the services of a professional planner when planning a trip within or outside the country, please do.
Considering how the year turned out, I had to relax and let my hair down. I have to thank God for being alive and the ONLY way to do this is to get away from everything that contradicts that and enjoy. To be thankful means to be happy and to be happy in the midst of chaos, sickness, and social unrest, one has to be intentional about one’s happiness.
My intention was a Dubai trip with the friends but my bank account screamed staycation lol. After we concluded it’s gonna be a staycation, we had to make crucial decisions on places to go. We had so many options from Casa de Papal to Whispering Palms to La champagne to Almat farms to Epe resort to Jara Resorts to Obudu. We had to factor so many things into our planning apart from the cost. Some of us have been to these places and some do not have not so nice things to say about other places. We planned for 3 months, stressful right, I know.
We settled for getting an apartment, going to a lounge, restaurant and getting a spa. . I just wanted to eat, I was just mentioning shark express up and down like my life depended on it.
GIRLS TRIP ITINERARY
Location: Service Apartment (VI)
- Check-in – 12pm
- Swimming / Henna – 2pm
- Dinner – Shark Express
- Movie night – Landmark
- Games night / Get drunk party
- Breakfast – Eric Kayser VI – from 8am
- Spa/ Manicure – 12pm
- Nike Art Gallery / Art Market
- Beach / Lounge – Oniru beach & Moist
- Breakfast – Order from Adugan IG
- Check out – 12pm
The d-day came, I closed from work around 12:00 pm, which was the best time I could get away. Lagos traffic can frustrate someone’s life dears, I was tired and restless. And then, I had to fix my presson nails while stuck in traffic. This in itself is a headache. I am never getting a presson again, never! Immediately I got to the apartment I had to quickly change for our outing. I later got to know the Henna lady could not make it cos she fainted on the third mainland bridge. Lagos traffic will do that to you.SAD!
We had our reservation at shark express secured. I love the food and the vibe of that place. Yes, I will like to go there again. I did not master the art of breaking the crabs and shrimps, it was a difficult task. After our meal, we had to quickly rush to Ebeano to get a bottle of wine for those that did not bring theirs. That was our ticket into the apartment.
A friend had to get a cake for her birthday the next day. I tagged along with her, however, we could not get the cake but I snapped pictures. Lol. Then we had to go to the Pizza stall to substitute for the cake we did not get but they had closed.
For our games night, it was a pyjamas party and we planned all types of TikTok games. I had to quickly change into my kinda pyjamas since I did not bring any along. I saw some slices of Chocolate cake, I ate them thinking it was
for the birthday girl. But I felt something was not right. Why will the cake be sliced already? I thought to myself. I was already on my fourth slice when a friend walked in. ‘Yetunde, you are looking funny, how many of those have you had?’ Four slices of cake, I responded. Oh, no! that’s not cake, she screamed, it is brownies’. I laughed all through the night till I slept off. I missed out on all the games.
It was dawn before I knew it. I mean, I just closed my eyes. We had to dress up to go have our breakfast. Dressing up did not really take long, I just wore a long flowing gown with minimal makeup since it was just breakfast.
Breakfast-turned-brunch-turned-lunch, which was perfect for me. We got to Eric Kayser at about 12:00 pm. Settling down and ordering took an hour. After some serious deliberation, I ordered Tagliatelle Alfredo( Tagliatelle white sauce chicken and mushrooms grated parmesan)with Milkshake, I wanted to have a taste of Paris in Lagos like the inscription written on the wall. I did not know what that meant but I like to experiment.
When the waiter brought the meal I was so hungry and ready to dig in. The first taste was heavenly, it tasted like pasta soaked in rich creamy milk with small chunks of chicken. After three spoonfuls, I got tired of the meal, I was literally crying for pepper. I felt like puking and needed to taste pepper. I had to collect pepper sauce from a friend who ordered Penne ala Miilanaise, I could not hide the Yoruba girl in me.
The ambience of the place will make you fall in love with the place, the waitress was courteous and knowledgeable. The chef came to ask if we enjoyed our meal. That for me was sweet!
After our meal, we went to Nike art gallery, there were so many beautiful works of arts that left me breathless. I would really love to go there again when there is an exhibition and meet Mama Nike.
Then we went to Moist beach, I was already tired and feeling sleepy. They sure brought entertainment and I had fun.
You can check out the games I missed on Tima Ambali’s Vlog.