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 […]

Support local: FMM Dubai

One of my favorite local accessories brands here in Dubai is FMM by Fatma AlMulla. Her line ranges from cheeky kaftans and abayas all the way to phone cases and passport covers. While the clothes are a bit too pop for my taste, I absolutely love using her accessories to add a little bit of […]

Iran Travels Part 3 : Tehran

For the last part of my trip, I headed to Tehran, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite cities. I love the beautiful parks and manicured parkways, which are often decorated with cool art installations and sculptures, and of course the murals that decorate the walls of so many buildings. Even more so, I […]

Raju Omlet

My favorite casual restaurant at the moment in Dubai has to be Raju Omelet. The concept is egg dishes with an Indian twist, and it was recently featured in a Harvard Business Review case study. My favorite dish is the Crush Half-fry served with parathas, and they have about 5 different types of chais, all […]

Amman and Petra

A few months back when my mom was visiting me in Dubai, we planned a long weekend in Jordan. We spent time in Amman and Petra, which was incredible. I didn’t realize how spread out the sites are, so unfortunately we did not get to see Wadi Rum. I did, however, have the best falafel […]