While still on the prowl for the perfect patty, you may want to swing by the new Kaldis Coffee House at the Nelson Awori Centre to sample their consistent quality, service and food for yourself. Their branch in town on Kimathi Street is constantly full, so it was about time that they found another space to feed people reasonably priced food with a smile. If you are in the mood for something a little more intimate without breaking the bank such as a midmorning snack, Kaldis is the place. We recommend the chicken Panini and their delicately flavoured spicy fish curry.
James Bond is one of the most iconic movie franchises in three generations, and so no, it isn’t at all strange that you want to have a party based on the thrilling life of a daredevil spy. Here’s how to do it. Words by Abigail Arunga. Pictures Courtesy
Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and more recently, Daniel Criag – and waiting in the wings, is, hopefully, Idris Elba. Mention these names in any movie lovers’ forum and all will take an immediate trip down memory lane – even for that guy who only made one movie. A James Bond theme party is the perfect way to commemorate a legacy of amazing movies (and soundtracks) . Even who know nothing about James Bond movies will have fun learning, or dressing up!
1. Drink. For a spy who was supposed to have his wits about him when he was solving a case, Bond certainly drank a lot. Or maybe it was a qualification a spy had to have -hold your liquor. In any case, James Bond’s standard drink is a martini, shaken, not stirred. Even then, you must serve it up in its one of its glorious variations – Irish, apple, dirty…the list can go on and on, as must the party!
2. Dress it up. Think suave and debonair. You could even go all black, or dictate an accent. Give people a chance to bring out the ball gowns and even the monocles – all the stops. I mean, after all, have you ever seen a James Bond movie without a stunning cast of glittering people?
3. Drama. Bond always has a few trinkets up his sleeve. But since you may not have that level of clearance to give out watches that are bombs or knives that fit into shoes, think something fun – like mini vuvuzelas that make a lot of noise, ankara bowties for the next party or good quality Swiss army knives – everyone needs one!
4. Dance. Those soundtracks we spoke about? They’ll come in handy during a party. Depending on the pace you want to set, you can either go the classic Bond way or contemporary – either side of the coin will still be swanky. Think Gladys Knight’s License To Kill, or Adele’s Skyfall. Dance slow and dance close.
5. Or dress it down. Alternately, switch up scenarios – Bond spends a lot of time with beautiful women by the poolside so instead of having an evening do, you might as well have a pool party with old school high waist bikinis, cat sunglasses and swimming shorts ruling the waters. Just make sure you have a lifeguard to save the ladies in case they swoon. Serve up something cheery.