Capital Lifestyle

  • Capital Lifestyle: #bordeauxwinetour: When Is The Best Time To Visit Bordeaux, France?
    16 Sep 2016 - Weather, peak season, trade events and harvest times are four things that you must keep in mind when planning your visit to the wine capital of the world, Bordeaux, France. In January, winter months are cold and barren and many Châteaux are busy blending their wine. In April, in the first week of the month, the region hosts important en primeur tastings for those in the wine trade, which means...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Our2Cents Ep. 98: Talking About Influencer Marketing At #smwinairobi
    16 Sep 2016 - If you’ve ever wondered just how exactly Sharon Mundia and Susan Wong started off their brands individually and as Our2Cents, then your curiosity would have been certified at the panel session during Social Media Week, Nairobi! This year, more than 20 cities around globe joined in for Social Media Week where discussions around changes taking place in human connectivity took place. Robin...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Kanye West Wants Will Ferrell To Play Him In Biopic
    16 Sep 2016 -   Kanye West has revealed that he wants Will Ferrell to play him in a movie of his life. The 39-year-old rapper is a huge fan of the 49-year-old actor and even compared himself to one of Will’s most famous characters, Buddy the Elf, in the Christmas movie ‘Elf’. In an interview for W magazine’s first-ever his-and-hers fashion issue, Kanye said: “He is one of my...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 5 Secrets Of A Happier Relationship
    16 Sep 2016 - by Anna Papa If you find yourself drifting away from your loved one, here are a few tips that can help you strengthen your relationship … Every one of us hopes to find the one who will steal our heart and be a part of our ‘Happily-Ever-After’ story… However, for most of us, the perfect relationship we initially had with our partner changes over time. We wonder what...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Jay Z And Beyonce To Stage Charity Gig
    16 Sep 2016 -   Jay Z and Beyonce are to stage a charity concert in Brooklyn that will also feature performances from Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, and Lauryn Hill. The couple – who have four-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together – will perform at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, on October 15, along with Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill and Lil’ Wayne and all the proceeds will go to...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Dicaprio Unveils Free Technology To Spy On Global Fishing
    16 Sep 2016 - American movie star Leonardo DiCaprio unveils on Thursday a new, free technology that allows users to spy on global fishing practices, in a bid to curb illegal fishing. The release of Global Fishing Watch coincides with the Our Oceans Conference hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington on September 15 and 16. It aims to offer a crowd sourced solution to the problem of illegal...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Virtual Love On Display At Annual Tokyo Game Show
    16 Sep 2016 -   Game geeks with a heart for digital romance have something to celebrate as sensual, soft-spoken cyber women are blurring the line between reality and fantasy at the Tokyo Game Show. Virtual reality took centre stage at the annual exhibition Thursday, with Sony Interactive Entertainment showcasing PlayStationVR (PSVR), a much-anticipated head-mounted display debuting next month. Dozens of...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Deliver Twins Slightly Short Of Full Term, Study Says
    16 Sep 2016 - Twins should be delivered at 37 weeks, short of full term but not too short, for the best chance at survival, said a study Wednesday that analysed over 35,000 births. The evidence however did not support routine delivery before 36 weeks from the date of fertilisation, said research published in The BMJ medical journal. Current recommendations for twin births vary from 34 to 39 weeks, short of the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: The Perfect Ota: 6 Factors To Look Out For In A Travel Agent
    15 Sep 2016 - By Lilian Gaitho Online booking sites are becoming the norm rather than the exception. With the internet of things spiraling to every last aspect of living; getting your vacation stay has become a one step find on the right click. Companies such as Expedia, Jumia Travel, Trip Advisor and a myriad others, big, medium or emerging are becoming the go-to for any savvy traveler. However, like any...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 3 Ways To Beat Body Odour
    15 Sep 2016 -   by Chantelle Bester If just the thought of warmer weather is making you break a sweat, bear these tips in mind to stay fresh… 1. Hygiene is key – wash yourself at least once a day. Hair removal is also helpful for many, as odour-causing bacteria may accumulate in hairy areas. It’s a personal choice, but something to consider if odour is a problem. 2. Use an anti-perspirant at...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 9 Signs Your Boyfriend Isn’T Ready To Propose
    15 Sep 2016 - (by Carly Spindel) If you’ve been dating your man for more than a year, you, your mother and everyone else around you are probably wondering when he’s going to propose … If you’re a typical girl, you are likely to have thought about marriage and kids at least once in your life Come on, you know it’s the truth. If you’ve been dating your man for more than a year, then you, your mother and...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Eddie Murphy Talks Shrek 5
    15 Sep 2016 - Eddie Murphy has revealed that he believes DreamWorks will “always” make more ‘Shrek’ movies. The 55-year-old actor first stepped into the role of the animated donkey, who is simply known as Donkey, in 2001, and after the announcement of a fifth ‘Shrek’ saga on the way in 2019, the Hollywood legend thinks he’ll be in the role forever as the studio knows...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Why The Emmys May No Longer Actually Matter
    15 Sep 2016 - The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best of American television Sunday, and networks have been inundating media and Television Academy members with pleas for their shows. But with a legion of cable stations, streaming platforms and video on-demand services revolutionizing how Americans watch TV, analysts question whether the awards still have the cultural cachet they once boasted....
  • Capital Lifestyle: #transformyourlife: Running Vs. Sprinting
    15 Sep 2016 - Who would you rather look like? I took up outdoor running in 2008 while searching for the perfect weight loss program. I went from running 3 miles a day 3-4 times a week to 6 miles 5 – 6 times a week. In a matter of months, I had signed up with running groups and got motivated to participate in 1/2 marathons. Running became my life and would rack up 25 -30 miles a week or more. My weight however...
  • Capital Lifestyle: World's Highest Bridge Nears Completion In China
    15 Sep 2016 - Chinese engineers have completed the structure of what is expected to become the world’s highest bridge, local authorities said. The Beipanjiang Bridge, in mountainous southwestern China, soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) above a river, the Guizhou provincial transport department said in a statement. As such it overtakes the Si Du River Bridge in the central province of Hubei to become the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 13 Common Reasons Couples Choose To Stay Together
    14 Sep 2016 - Are you in a relationship/ marriage? Look at that person and ask yourself ‘Why am I with this person?”. People stay for different reasons: 1. “For money” Are you staying with that person for financial security? Are you using that person to make up for your laziness or poverty? What would happen when you get your own money or if that person’s money runs out? Will that...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Trey Songz To Star In Coke Studio Africa Season 4
    14 Sep 2016 - It is confirmed that the American R&B singer Trey Songz is this year’s Coke Studio Africa international superstar! The Grammy-award winning recording artiste and actor is set to feature in the fourth season of Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show, launching this October. He is expected to jet into Nairobi this September. Ahead of his anticipated participation in the show and collaboration...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Debunked: 5 Myths About Travel And Tourism
    14 Sep 2016 - (Lilian Gaitho) Tourists are obnoxious, high minded people who think they are better than the locals, right? Wrong. A lot of myths and fables are told about travelers; some right and some awfully wrong. Jumia Travel seeks to debunk some common myths spread about mostly out of sheer ignorance. You Need to be rich to travel This must be the greatest misconception of travel. That you need to amass...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #nyfw: Wang, Burch And Rodarte Headline Ny Fashion
    14 Sep 2016 - Designer to the stars Vera Wang perfected the latest trend for structured fashion Tuesday by sending down the runway wool peplums, evening wear decorated with glass pearls and ruched skirts. Most famous for her wedding and red carpet gowns favored by the likes of Chelsea Clinton and Hollywood royalty, the New York designer rarely deviates from black and white on the catwalk and this was no...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Who Says You Need An Egg To Create An Embryo?
    14 Sep 2016 - We all grow up to accept certain unassailable facts: water is wet, the Earth is round, and to produce a baby you need an egg and sperm. As it turns out, the last of these may turn out not to be true. On Tuesday, scientists announced they had produced baby mice by fusing sperm and a type of cell that is not an egg. The pups that survived this alchemy were healthy, with normal lifespans, and able...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Samsung To Limit Recharging Of Faulty Note 7 Batteries
    14 Sep 2016 - Samsung said Wednesday it would limit recharging of batteries for its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to lower the risk of explosions in a measure apparently intended to jolt users into returning their devices following a recall. The South Korean electronics giant on September 2 suspended sales of its latest flagship smartphone and announced a recall of 2.5 million units already sold, after faulty...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Finally! Instagram Lets Users Filter Offensive Comments
    14 Sep 2016 - Instagram on Monday began letting users tackle online abuse by creating lists of words that would have comments hidden from sight at the popular photo and video-sharing service. “This feature lets you list words you consider offensive or inappropriate,” Instagram co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom said in a blog post. “Comments with these words will be hidden from your...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #watch: Sauti Sol's Video Featuring Redfourth Chorus From Upper Hill School
    13 Sep 2016 - Kenyan group Sauti Sol released a beautiful music video for “Kuliko Jana,” off their third album, on Monday. Featuring Redfourth Chorus of Upper Hill School, following a viral video of the group singing with the Chorus, Sauti Sol decided to release a black and white music video for the single. The meaning and powerful message behind the song: the steadfast love of the Lord never...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Is Your Marriage ‘Boring’? Here's How To Change It
    13 Sep 2016 - by Anna Papa Every relationship goes through periods of stagnation. The problem starts when partners ignore or prolong these periods of boredom and do nothing to prevent them … Is this what married life has to offer? It was a Saturday afternoon eight years ago… I was sitting on the couch staring at the TV while my husband was in the other room taking a nap. It wasn’t the first time...
  • Capital Lifestyle: African Writer's American Dream Comes True
    13 Sep 2016 - Imbolo Mbue’s rise to the top of the literary tree is a true fairytale of New York. The 33-year-old Cameroonian writer, who was born in a house without running water or electricity, became the talk of the town when she got a million-dollar advance for her first novel, “Behold the Dreamers”, in 2014. Two years later the book that Mbue wrote at the kitchen table of her tiny New...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Many Languages Use Similar Sounds For Common Objects
    13 Sep 2016 - Nearly two thirds of the world’s languages often use similar sounds for common objects, such as the “n” sound for nose, international researchers said Monday. The study challenges a long-standing principle of linguistics, which holds that the relationship between sound and meaning is completely arbitrary, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Jeremy Scott Sends Up Ny With Erotic ‘Slime City’
    13 Sep 2016 - Jeremy Scott, the pop art bad boy of American fashion, on Monday unveiled an erotic collection for spring, featuring bondage gear and flying saucer skirts on the New York catwalk. The Los Angeles-based designer, who is also creative director of Italy’s Moschino, found inspiration in the Big Apple, sending out the first model with “New York” written in hot pink on a black sweater...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Twitter To Add Slate Of Live-Streamed Programs
    13 Sep 2016 - Twitter said Monday it would be offering users live-streamed video programs on technology, media and business as the social network seeks to broaden its audience. The new service will be in partnership with the live and on demand video news network Cheddar, the companies announced. “Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening in the world, and to engage in the live...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Jay Z In Debut India Performance For Anti-Poverty Gig
    13 Sep 2016 - Rap megastar Jay Z will make his debut performance in India at a music festival to raise awareness about poverty, event organisers said Monday. The Global Citizen Festival, established in 2012, is intended to highlight the major challenges facing India including sanitation facilities in rural areas and the provision of elementary education. “The line-up for November’s performance...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Jamaican Star Romain Virgo Makes Maiden Trip To Kenya
    13 Sep 2016 - PHOTO: Facebook Jamaican star Romain Virgo is excited about making his maiden trip to Kenya ahead of the Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe pageant at the Glamis Arena on Saturday. Enroute to Zimbabwe, on a short stopover, the reggae music icon is set to arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 8:30pm on September 14, 2016. Romain will be in the country for a day ahead of Saturday’s...

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