I recently stopped by BYND 72, a pop up by Adidas Originals in D3, for The Art of Calligraphy Workshop by Day Al Araji. The space is hosting events focusing on creativity, and I have no idea why it’s called BYND 72. The workshop started with a brief overview of calligraphy. I learned that the proportions of the […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]