BITS & PIECES | 29.05.16

a bonnet full of roses {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 the busy-ness. I got back into yoga and my morning run today, and I’m looking forward to more salads and less fries (but definitely more gelato!) in the weeks to come. Here’s to the weekend, and to doing the things that make your heart sing.

Anna {the lovely Anna, on a sunset abra ride}

Persian ice cream {Persian soft-serve: rose and saffron for the win} 

Paris Brest {when friends send you the sweetest DMs from Paris}

weekend flowers {weekend flowers, for a pop of color}





A couple of years ago, I decided I needed an inspiring girl gang; a lot of my friends had moved away and I was left with a gaping hole in my life when it came to having girl-friends who I could look up to and talk to about adult things, like what we want to be when we grow up. Since then, I’ve met so many incredible women (in the food world and out of it) who have made me a better person, and who have inspired me with their passion and creativity. Yasmine is one of those people, and here are some of ... Read More


…it’s ok to be sad, or frustrated, or angry, or all three. And when you’re done nursing your broken heart and wounded soul, dust yourself off, pick yourself up, and make some darn good lemonade. Also: make this, bake this, drink this, listen to this. x -S ... Read More

BITS & PIECES | 27.04.16

This week was one of the busiest weeks I’ve had this year. I had work projects due right, left, and center, and I’ve been nursing a melancholy heart after my trip to Sri Lanka (I was so sad to come back). Despite all of the busy-ness—a welcome distraction, for which I am grateful— I managed to carve out a few quiet moments for myself to relax and recuperate. I’ve got a lot on this weekend and over the coming week, and then I’ll be switching gears into summer mode and getting ready to tak ... Read More
brioche french toast


I love Spring. And I love it for the most clichéd of reasons: because it signals a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start. I’m not one for new years’ resolutions (you can decide to make a change any day of the year), but Spring Equinox, for me, is when I always feel the most alive (it helps that the weather in Dubai in the Spring is spectacular: blue skies and light breezes and sharp edges), and when change seems to make its way—slowly but surely— into my life. This Spring, I went back to Sri Lanka for ten day ... Read More
pea smash bruschette
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