I just spent a little over a week in Zambia where my team had our work retreat. It was one of the few times I been on the road and felt relatively rested and not crazed.
We took over the Protea Safari Lodge outside Lusaka where most of us stayed in individual hut type accommodation with straw roofs.
I loved my room even though it didn’t have air-conditioning. I mean check out the interior.
My room looked out on to the bush – literally!
This is the resident Kudu that was hanging outside my room. We saw monkeys and zebras around the property along with various species of birds.
We had hoped to go on a real safari but just didn’t have time. Each day consisted of 8-9 hours of meetings and workshops and evening left us dead tired.
I thought about staying on a few days but knew Micah and Izzy were waiting for me back home so instead just decided to spend a day with my friends Anne and Todd and their two boys in Lusaka. I’ve mentioned Anne and her blog before.
Anne is a graphic designer in Lusaka and super cool mom. Check out the cute bed area Anne designed.
She designed and painted the headboard without a stencil and had the bednet frame made.
Hanging in my room was the most AMAZING fabric print. I was in love with it.
Also on the wall was this take on a classic that Anne redesigned. I want one for our house.
I was really happy that I got to spend some time with Anne, Todd and the boys by the pool. I can’t wait to see them again and check out art project Anne has up her sleeve.
I’m off to Heathrow to pick up a few British design magazines, a few bars of chocolate and board my plane for home. Anne gave me a few South African design magazines that I am still drooling over. I’ve been marking pages to share with everyone.