When Harry met Sally

January 14, 2016

So in my last post, I introduced you to my friend Rania. In the spirit of over-sharing on social media, let me introduce you guys to my new fiancĂ©. Salman Qureshi is one of the pioneers of stand up comedy in Dubai. As well as stand up, he is an improviser, actor, writer and producer and has performed with international artists such as Saad Haroon, Maz Jobrani and Max Amini. So as my Grandad once asked me, how DID Harry meet Sally?!I Actually, I met him through my sister. She had been friends with him for years hogging his hilariousness […]


Picnic at Mushrif Park

December 16, 2015

Let me introduce you to this adorable girl I know, Rania. Editor of the blog “The Blush Diaries”, Rania writes about lifestyle, beauty and fashion. She has an eye for aesthetics, interiors and colors and it is certainly evident when scrolling through her gorgeous Instagram feed. Rania’s style is unashamedly girly and she often sports pretty pastels hues (although she often takes a walk on the wild side! No one can rock a leather black skirt or green tropical prints quite like this one!) Lately she’s become a good brunch buddy of mine. Other than her fabulous company, she is […]


A birthday for me AND the UAE

December 5, 2015

I can’t tell you how amazingly fortunate it is that my birthday happens to fall during the UAE Day long weekend which is a national holiday! Eeeee!!! I can’t understand WHY some people hate their birthday. Au contraire, I look forward to it weeks in advance! In fact, I always have a birthday week where I eat at different places, socialise and generally be merry with friends! Needless to say, calories magically don’t count during this time. I love it when the I see the UAE flags go up as I know my birthday is coming up soon and it […]


Maserati one of 100

November 22, 2015

A few months ago, I was lazing around in my pyjamas at a time of day that was SO late in the afternoon, that I’m embarrassed to even specify when! I was at home channel surfing, eating spaghetti hoops and just generally having a chilled out, uneventful day when the doorbell rang. I opened it and to my astonishment, I was greeted by a glamorous, statuesque looking woman in a ball gown and dapper man in a tuxedo. It sounds like one of those bizarre dreams in which random, surreal things happen that make no sense … BUT it wasn’t […]


Painting the town glitter with Swarovski

November 16, 2015

Last week I felt just like Holly Golightly, except I wasn’t having breakfast at Tiffany’s but brunch with Swarovski. It was for a first-of-its-kind Sparkling Couture exhibition, celebrating the brand’s long-standing relationship with regional and international couture designers. The event showcased exquisite collections by 35 couturiers and six jewelry and accessory labels from across the Middle East and South Asia. Each designer presented one piece, created exclusively for the event, highlighting their innovative use of Swarovski crystals. First, the press were guided into a large room with a lit up installation consisting of a selection of sparkling designer dresses. I […]


Fashion Forward Spring/Summer 2016

November 2, 2015

My favorite time of the year had finally arrived! The ootds, the frow, the glamour and of course, the couture!! FFWD closed yet another successful season and marches on forward to promote a commercially viable fashion platform for the Middle East, with Dubai as its hub. During Spring/Summer 2016, FFWD hosted 59 regional designers showcasing ready-to-wear, couture, jewelry and accessories. It also saw stellar attendance from over a whopping 15,000 guests including key buyers, influencers, media and members of the regional and international fashion communities. I normally use mixture of art and photography for my FFWD blog posts BUT… this […]