My love for fashion started off as a little girl, twirling in beautiful dresses as a 5 year old for the guests visiting, and later on to giving fashion shows for every family event that we had. Growing up, I couldn’t stop drawing all this beautiful dresses, and my love for art quickly took shape with me dreaming about becoming a designer.
Immediately after high school I went straight into the modeling world strutting on the catwalks in Asia and Africa. One of my greatest joys was representing Kenya in the Ms. Earth pageant in Manila. I happen to shoot lots of ads from being the girl on the Coca-Cola poster to the international hair advert that Streamed across the globe.
I took a short break after that, joining law school and the family business (ATS) which is travel, travel and more travel. ATS travel is now approaching two decades in the travel industry. They offer holistic global travels solutions from exotic holidays in Bali and Mauritius to the classic vacations here in Kenya. My mum started it when I was a teenager and I soon joined her at age 19 after high school. My mum, and 3 brothers are all travel agents so despite my law degree, my heart yearned for traveling. It is infectious. Once you get bitten, you can never ever go back. I grew up believing in the freedom and that what travel really brings and now it’s crazy to call it my job.
Working in ATS as a young global travel agent at ATS travel gave me new experiences, faces and staying at all this remarkable hotels and resorts. My favorite destinations were the dreamy ones. The places that had a story, they left a permanent mark in my life and influenced who I was to become later on in life. Egypt on the exotic Nile cruise, then taking the train from Luxor to the Aswan high Dam. The culture of the Thai people and their exotic islands. I have back packed from Kenya to South Africa at age 20 with my sister and brother and a budget of 50 k return and everything 😂 (having my mum as a travel agent doesn’t help. You give her a crazy idea about traveling somewhere and she’s like – go for it. No details asked. No worries about kidnappers or safety or budgets). And then there’s Europe and all its amazing cities with stories that date back to the Roman Empire. In the states, Hollywood and all the glitz made my 15 years of travel pure magic. I am happy to say that I have become the travel guru. I soak up the energy from every destination that I travel to. It has truly made me a citizen of the world.
My love for the finer things in life led me to start Posh Palace Hair Studio and Spa where I managed to make another dream of mine come true; make people feel beautiful both inside and out. It’s been a remarkable experience lifting people’s spirits and watching them walk away happy and feeling like they could touch the sky.
It’s now been over a decade since I got started on all this, two gorgeous daughters later and a whole life behind me. I know I want to share my journeys with you, and of course my love for fashion and incredible zest for life.