Zen Garden Experience

I’ve had a lot of people asking me to share things I’ve been doing in Kenya so I thought I would do that today! I wanted to share my experience at Zen Garden (I genuinely thought it was called Zen Gardens but apparently it’s called Zen Garden and now I’m confused and don’t know what to believe anymore…).

My sister, a friend and I went to Zen Garden a couple of weeks ago and had an insanely awesome experience there. If you have been there, you know that Zen Garden is a pretty accurate name for the place since it’s super zen and the garden is beautiful. It just has an amazing vibe that I love.

We were also super lucky to go when we did because there was an event happening which meant there were beautiful decorations everywhere and yes of course we took pictures with them! The decorations were actually the first things we saw when we went in and so we decided to take pictures before we went into the restaurant itself:

Once we were done taking literally a million pictures, we went to the restaurant part and ended up ordering some drinks. They were all absolutely delicious and I love how cute they looked!

We ended up talking for hours literally because we honestly always have so much to talk about and it was really fun since this is the first time my sister had hung out with us since we came back from Canada. Of course, in-between all the chatting we took some more pictures:

Two friends hugging at Zen Garden Nairobi
This is my absolute favourite picture the two of us have taken together!

Two people at Zen Garden Nairobi

Coffee at Zen Garden Nairobi

Two people talking at Zen Garden Nairobi

Drinks at Zen Garden Nairobi

Drinks at Zen Garden Restaurant Nairobi

I rarely smile in pictures so you can imagine how happy I was to be smiling this much!

After all the chatting, we were a bit peckish so we decided to order some food. We ended up getting the “salt and pepper vegetables” (I think that’s what they’re called, correct me in the comments if I’m wrongย MistryLand) since I had never tried them and according to my friend they were super delicious. As always she was right and they were super delicious! I’m going to go back just for the food to be honest ๐Ÿ˜‚

Vegan options at Zen Garden Restaurant Nairobi

When we finally had to leave, because we were done with our food and drinks and had to head home not because we were done chatting lol, we ended up taking a few more images.

Zen Garden Nairobi Kenya

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As we were taking some pictures, we were approached by the photographer that was taking pictures for the event. She was such a lovely person and she asked if she could take some pictures of us and of course we were more than happy to oblige. This was such a crazy and random but exciting experience and I will never forget it in my life. I’m obviously no professional model nor do I look like one but it was fun to model for a few minutes and see what it’s like.

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After the pictures, we ended up chatting and she told us her name is Mariposa and she is just starting out in the business. Not only is she a photographer but she also writes, makes movies and so much more. If you are in Kenya and would like to find an affordable photographer you should definitely contact her. Her prices are SIGNIFICANTLY lower than any other photographer I have talked to in Nairobi and she’s clearly quite talented as well as fun and easy to work with. I plan on working with her in the future for some photoshoot ideas I have in mind and so we ended up exchanging contacts and she was kind enough to share some of her work with me so I can share it with you guys:

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photographer in nairobi

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photographer Nairobi

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photographers Nairobi

You can also check out her Instagram page by clicking here and contact her there if you are interested in working with her. You can also email her at mariposaesther867@gmail.com if you would prefer that. Please do support her if you can because I think it’s important to support local talent/artists and it’s so difficult when you’re starting out so I’m sure it would mean a lot to her.

Anyway, that was pretty much the best way to end the day! We had a lovely time, I loved that Zen Garden offers so many vegan option which made it so much easier for me and I was so happy to spend so much time with two people who I adore!

Have you ever been to Zen Garden? If not, would you like to go someday? What was your favourite picture from all of them? Let me know in the comments below because I always love hearing from you guys!

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34 thoughts on “Zen Garden Experience

  1. I agree with Hilary, you look so happy! I would like to visit this place too, it looks lovely and it has food! The photo of your sister and you are so cute too!

    1. Aww thanks! It’s absolutely lovely and the food was so delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ Haha that’s actually my friend not my sister but we’re basically sisters at this point haha ๐Ÿ˜…

  2. I must give you all the props in the world. You did the dang thing on this post. OMG amazing. I love the layout, the storytelling, the photos, the quality. Geez, you did your thing.

  3. Hi gurls, such a nice share! Sorry i am a bit new here and i mess around with wordpress but i sure not have such cool ZEN posts like you guys have! Thanks for sharing and keep visit that Zen Garden it looks like a super nice chill flowery place! And the girl you meet there, (Mariposa is her name?) makes awesome photos!

  4. You are absolutely right, it’s Salt and Pepper vegetables. And that is my favourite pic of us too ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜ can’t wait to explore more places with you when I’m more free lol

    1. Oh good now I know what to always order when we hang out ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yesss so looking forward to exploring more if your uni ever gets its act together ๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. Sounds like you had an absolutely amazing day with your sister! It’s so special to reconnect with people in a memorable way after being away in another country for so long

  6. Love your beautiful pictures. And the garden is beautiful whether it has an “s” or not in its name. And plurals in names have always confounded me. I don’t know when to add them and when not to. Also some names has an apostrophe and “s” for example, Trader Joe’s and Wegman’s, two of my favorite grocery stores, both have a ‘s at the tail, which I don’t understand. LOL.

  7. First off might I just say, I don’t think you have enough pictures Pooj…. lol. ๐Ÿคฃ But i love everyone with you and your sister and your news BFF. The Gardens and drinks look amazing and love that you are having so much fun!!!! What a special time and so serendipitous to be there at such a special time. Love it all!!! YOU and your sister aregorgeouss and it’s clear are Scuch a fun post and amazing place!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒป

    1. Haha I agree I need at least hundreds of more pictures ๐Ÿ˜… Thanks and I agree it was such a cool coincidence we were there!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

  8. What’s the worth of a blog with 25,000 followers if it doesn’t have your โ€˜latest picturesโ€™?

    Thank you for the post, Pooja.
    P.S. : That selfie is nearly perfect.

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