Tech : Snapchat Spectacles

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 […]

Dubai Things : Superplasticizer

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 […]

Trump’s Ban

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 […]

Saturday in Dubai

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.

Dubai Eats: The Farm

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 […]

% Arabica

I recently tried % Arabica in Dubai mall, and while the menu is a bit confusing, the coffee is delicious.  I actually thought this was a local brand because there were so many local Emiratis having their coffee there, but upon researching the company, I learned it was started by a Japanese founder whose life philosophy […]