Reporting back from A Tropical Christmas


I anticipated, I wished and then I … thoroughly enjoyed!

Last Saturday, I spent a wonderful day at The Drift Bar in London, celebrating creativity and good company at the Asilia and Afri-love Tropical Christmas celebration. 

Along with designs from Adele Dejak (Accessory design brand based in Kenya) and Creativity and Noise (bespoke screen printer), we featured fashion from Chichia London and home furnishings from La Petite Congolaise



Chichia-London-and-Creativity-and-Noise copy

A friend and long-time collaborator, Em Wilkinson from Mindful Maps, joined the party and worked her visual magic creating a large collaboration map to inspire new connections and opportunities for 2012.

A lot of new ideas transpired on the day. Considering the different creative disciplines represented by hosts, exhibitors and guests, there was a lot of talk about skills exchanges and bartering. Thanks to a great chat with Yemisi Mokuolu from Hatch Events/Out of Africa and Laurence Kanza (aka La Petite Congolaise), we are inviting the world to usher in the Birth of the Afropolitan (like the Facebook page and stay tuned for more info coming soon).



A huge thanks to everybody who came to spend time with us – we felt the love!

There were a lot of questions about when the next event will be and how other creatives can participate. Sign up to the Afri-love RSS feed, receive blog posts via email or sign-up for less frequent non-blog updates and I'll keep you posted. 

Check out some more photos on the Asilia Facebook page.

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Images, from top: Mindful Maps' interpretation of the event graphic; statement jewellery from Adele Dejak, cushions by La Petite Congolaise, fashion by Chichia London and tees by Creativity and Noise; the set-up at The Drift Bar

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