BITS & PIECES | 28.05.17

Summer is in full swing here in Dubai, and the month of Ramadan has just started. This means a slightly slower pace, more time spent indoors with friends, and little tweaks to my routine. There are some big changes underway, the smallest of which is that last week I sold the car that I’ve had for the better part of a decade. It was the first car I bought for myself and, even though it sounds silly, I was really sad to say goodbye and had to remind myself that change is both good and inevitable. I went to my friend Noreen’s beautiful event which restored my faith in blogging and social media, and where I got to meet some wonderful women. Here’s a look at a few moments from the past ten days.

dessert bar {the dessert bar at Noreen‘s Hygge x DXB event}

flowers {part of the gorgeous setup at Noreen‘s Hygge x DXB event}

pizza {a whatsapp message from my mother-in-law, reminding me of what I’m missing by not being in Italy}

moroccan tea spa {a much-needed spa day complete with fluffy robe and moroccan tea}

IMG_8656 {this gorgeous bougainvillea reminding me to always look up}

xo

-S

        

TWENTY-SEVENTEEN

Oh hi! Welcome. Let’s get cozy, let’s get to know each other a little bit better, let’s be friends. I’m so happy you’re here, 2017. Let’s talk about the next 365 days, shall we? Please be kind to me and those around me. Please let some moments pass quickly (swiftly, swiftly), and let others linger (you’ll know which ones). I promise I won’t have my face glued to my phone when you put on a beautiful sunset, or when I’m having a cat-cuddle that’s just so. I’ll try to be kinder to myself—to give myself ... Read More
        

REFLECTING ON 2016

This year hasn’t been my favorite (has it been anyone’s?) so I’m extra excited about 2017. I don’t believe in making New Years’ resolutions (you can choose to do or not do something any day of the year), but I like to spend the last week of December thinking about how my year went, what worked, and what didn’t. I learned a LOT this year: I learned that friendship isn’t dependent on how long you’ve known someone for; that the best people are those who show up (and bring wine), that it’s ok to be devastatin ... Read More
        

ON FINDING MY IDENTITY AS A BLOGGER

{me: a self portrait – taken in Galle, Sri Lanka, April 2016} It’s easy to look at someone’s presence on social media and assume you know what their life is like. I know this is probably starting to read a bit like one of those it’s-not-all-perfect-rainbows-and-smoothie-bowls-and-flowers-and-beach-vacation posts, but what I want to do is tell you about my experience, why I’m falling a little bit out of love with social media, and how I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I started this blog in ... Read More
        

BITS & PIECES | 29.05.16

{a bonnet full of roses in Old Dubai} The past couple of weeks have been absolutely manic. I got the chance to work on a big, fancy food shoot (which was scary and exhilarating at the same time), I said goodbye to one of my coolest friends (Anna, who is now off on a new adventure), and I’ve started piecing together what my summer and fall are going to look like. There are so many exciting things happening that it’s been hard not to feel overwhelmed; my eating and exercise routines have definitely suffered because of all ... Read More
a bonnet full of roses
        
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