% 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 […]

Dubai Things: Carpet Oasis

It’s Dubai Shopping Festival time, which means other than ridiculous sales at all the malls, there is an AMAZING carpet exhibition going on at the World Trade Center. Persian rugs are definitely a zhila thing (#ruglife forever), and I was basically in carpet heaven. I also learned a thing or two, such as the difference […]

Trip to the Desert

For the long weekend (UAE National Day and Martyr’s Day), we took a 4 hour drive to Qasr al Sarab resort in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter in the Rub’tl Khali Desert. The resort is absolutely stunning, but my favorite part of the experience was being in the actual desert. This was my first time being […]

Weekend in Beirut

I ended up having to extend my Istanbul trip right until the point where I went to Beirut, meaning I had only 3 hours in between flights and no time to go home and pack for the next trip, so of course I just HAD to pop into Zara to buy some new clothes. Looking […]

#Ruglife : Hossein Rezvani

I attended the opening of “Carpetized!” at the Salsali Private Museum at Alserkal tonight, where Hossein Rezvani’s works were on display in collaboration with carpet gallery Iwan Maktabi. While I’m more of a traditional carpet lover, I appreciated the beautiful design and intricacy of Rezvani’s carpets, especially the works where you could see pieces of […]

Saturday in Sharjah

The most time I’ve spent in Sharjah up until now was the occasional airport trip to take AirArabia to Tehran, or that one time I took the bus to see the el Seed (which turned out to be a disaster because of course I got on the wrong bus and had to ask the driver […]

Hossein Edalatkhah: Beyond the Walls

I made a quick trip back to Tehran last weekend to see my mom before she headed back to the U.S. Our first stop was Shirin Gallery, for the opening of Hossein Edalatkhah’s exhibit, “Beyond the Walls.” As someone who is absolutely obsessed with tile art (have you seen my insta?), I loved every single […]