FRAGRANT HERB BOUQUETS

{a simple herb bouquet featuring dill, parsley, thyme, oregano, and mint} I love almost all things green: grass, trees, decorative plants (although I don’t have much of a green thumb), and definitely, unequivocally, edible greens, of which herbs are my favorites. I almost always have a pot of basil on my kitchen counter to cook with, a little vase of fresh mint on my window sill, and my fridge drawer is home to bunches of earthy sage and rosemary, fragrant za’atar and dill, and whatever else is in season. I use herbs ra ... Read More





      

PANTRY BEAUTY: THE KITCHEN ITEMS I USE ON MY SKIN

I’m not sure why, but I feel like I should preface this post by stating the obvious: I am not a beauty blogger. This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while, maybe because even though we consider what goes into our bodies a fair bit (at least I do), we don’t always consider what goes onto our bodies, which is just as important—skin is our largest organ, and it soaks up whatever we put on it. While I’ve become increasingly selective with the products I use on my skin, I still buy things like shampoo a ... Read More





      

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 ... Read More





      

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





      
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