Hopped on a flight to Salalah for the long weekend, and Oh-Man, was it amazing! (See what I did there?) I’ll definitely be back in July for the khareef, when everything is green from the rains and the temperature will be much better than what’s sure to be sweltering in Dubai. Stay: Salalah Rotana Do: […]
If you ask me what is the one purchase I’ve ever made that I regret the most, my answer would be Google Glass. I was part of the Glass Explorer program, and we all know how that turned out. I’m embarrassed to even admit how much I spent on becoming a nerdy cyborg (close to […]
My favorite elSeed just painted a new wall on Alserkal Ave, close to his studio. Looking forward to his book launch on March 13th in the same spot, but in the meantime I’ll just hang out in front of this rad wall.
One of my all time favorite #zhilathings is calligraphy, and especially calligraffiti street art (hi el Seed) and art that has elements of calligraphy in it. Luckily I caught Vincent Abadie Hafez’s Superplasticizer exhibit at The Mine in Dubai just before it ended. Reading from the exhibit notes, “For this new body of paintings, the artist […]
Some recent and not so recent instant photos I took. I actually kind of started collecting instax cameras (oops). I started with the Mini 8 model, but gave that to my friends at VHX when I got the Mini 90, which has more features, including double exposure. I then got the Wide 300 model for larger […]
Banned from traveling to the U.S. – she looks like she could be a real threat to the free world, right? This post was was originally shared over at desertmannequin. As an Iranian with U.S. citizenship (I’m having a really hard time calling myself American these days), I count myself amongst the “lucky” individuals to not […]
I’ve been seeing this amazing natural art installation/secret photo spot/what even is this place on some of my favorite local Dubai photographers’ insta‘s, and I finally found it today. No clue what it really is, but it’s pretty amazing. Wearing House of 950‘s Tuck dress and a Just Female keffiyeh print kimono.
I’ve been hearing about the Farm for a while now, a gorgeous restaurant out in Al Barari, so I was excited to finally go for a weekend breakfast with some girlfriends. The restaurant is beautiful, and you definitely do not feel like you’re in Dubai, but rather on a spa weekend in nature somewhere. The […]
My dream car in high school was an old Volkswagen beetle, so when I found out my friend Nazgol had a classic here in Dubai, I was more than thrilled. Her “pepper white” 2003 model was the last year that they were made, and we took her out for a spin today, stopping for the best […]