Sakura さくら Season in Japan: A Celebration of Life and Beauty

Hello Fancy Lacy Community, Trust me when I tell you that Spring is the best time to go to Japan. Spring has sprung in Japan, and besides the warmer temperatures and change in wardrobe, nothing has made that more evident than the blooming of sakura さくら or cherry blossoms. In Japanese history, tradition and culture,…

Exotic Collections: Innovative Ways to Add African Ethnic Plate To Any Space

I came across Safari interiors while writing Exotic Collections’ series. Safari Interiors referring to exotic rooms make total sense. The word “Safari” in Swahili means to take a trip or journey. I really believe that ethnic spaces really make one travel. Travel in your home by hanging ethnic dishes, bowls, and plates. African plates are…

Exotic Collections: 3 Unique African Stool for Any Stylish Space

I don’t know about you. Sometimes, I have the impression that when the word “exotic” is mentioned – The mind thinks of the brightest colors out there like red, bright yellow, “jungle green” unsure even if this color exists but you get the point I’m trying to make. The mind will not stop there, it…

Exotic Collections: 3 Ways to Use African Baskets

I hope you enjoyed the Mud Cloth’s inspiration. The second Exotic Collections in my list is – African baskets. African baskets are not just basketry, it is an Art. In North America/Europe, It came around as interiors’ trend. In Africa, It has been around the continent for centuries. Most African baskets are carefully hand made…

Exotic Collections: Awake Your Style With African Mud Cloth

I have a soft spot for many things. Most times, I keep this as my little secret. This secret gets me in “la la land”. Seriously, I know this may sound a bit cliche but when I see exotic things, I go  “oh la la!” I Love exotic things, not just because of my origins…

And cue the last minute christmas presents

It’s the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be very stressful. Where I grew up in Western Uganda, Christmas is all about large family gatherings and food – a seemingly endless supply of food and drinks, but never the exchange of presents. But since I have called Regina home for almost…

My Prairie Life: Regina Afrofest

Hello lovelies, Do you sit and reflect on past good times? I’m daydreaming about Regina’s Afrofest right now. It has been on my mind lately. Last year, I remember happy faces surrounded me as I applauded the sounds of the festival. Performers, from West Africa, brought Africa to the Prairies. It was so magical, the…