Jo Malone in Beirut

From their candles to their colognes, Jo Malone sure knows how to make one feel exceptional. Like all of its retail spaces worldwide, their new store at ABC mall- Verdun is designed for you to experience the brand. It’s known for its scents that last, luxury candles and bespoke fragrances. A couple of weeks back, I had the pleasure of being invited to the store where their team further explained the brand’s concept. The main focus was home fragrances and oh can they make any place feel like home! We all know that scent is the most powerful memory trigger so if you want to reminisce in a distinctive manner just indulge in their personalized fragrance testing. Continue reading “Jo Malone in Beirut”

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DIY Baby Chocolates

A new mini human recently joined the team, (if you’ve been following this space you probably read about it HERE) and his arrival prompted some welcoming treats. Of all the DIY projects we’ve shared here on the blog, this is by far our favorite and for obvious reasons. I had one thing clear: baby blue, bears, and crowns were not going to be part of it. Continue reading “DIY Baby Chocolates”

It’s a Cult

Some pieces are show-stopping and Cult Gaia’s ark bag is one of them. Every blogger and fashion conscious person out there has some sort of love affair with the brand. Some like to simply just stare at it while others embrace it, but it doesn’t go unnoticed. It might be because of its simple design that screams out I am not simple or its adaptability from day to night outfits.

Some like to simply just stare at it while others embrace it

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My First Mother’s Day

If who we are and who we become partly depends on whom we love, then becoming a mother ought to be one of the most transformative experiences life has to offer.

Welcoming an unfolding new life into your existence changes you. We hear about it all the time: a mother’s unconditional love, the one that still gives when she is too tired to give. We might even have a slight idea but nothing really prepares you for it. It’s like seeing the ocean for the first time. No matter how much you read about its striking blue, what others recount of its invigorating scent, and how movies depict its waves, nothing will come close to feeling the warm sand between your feet as you plunge into the crystal waters.

There are few moments in life where you can track the exact time your life changes forever and giving birth to our beautiful baby boy will certainly always be one of them.

On February 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm I was fortunate enough to become a mother to a beautiful mini human: Carl. There are few moments in life where you can track the exact time your life changes forever and giving birth to our beautiful baby boy will certainly always be one of them.

They say your first-born grabs your heart and never really lets it go. Grabs, steals, touches, overwhelms… any verb preceded by the heart does not really come close to defining the moment your motherhood materializes as you are handed a trembling bundle of flesh and love.

Will I ever get over the fact that I together with the person I have loved the most intensely and for the longest time created a life, a little human we get to call our own? Maybe. Will I ever be able to explain how it really feels? Never

Is it in Lebanon?

Is it in Lebanon? That’s the question you get asked every time you share a picture of a green space or stunning scenery. Our skeptical selves are not to blame since day after day we are experiencing how our beautiful country ages, and unfortunately, not very gracefully. We are constantly witnessing how developers are threatening Beirut and other cities’ architectural heritage by replacing corners that hold so much history with modern skyscrapers. Unfortunately, we don’t feel there is much we can do but pay close attention to our surroundings and enjoy what now seems like an ephemeral place. Continue reading “Is it in Lebanon?”

Pretty Things

We all like to look at pretty things, and sometimes it helps when a team of experts makes sure you get the maximum dose of beauty while looking just inside one room. Yesterday, I had the chance to attend an exclusive preview and private tour of the beautiful pop-up house installation by Harper Bazaar at Mall of the Emirates. I was taken on a guided journey of the house that started with a healthy treat recipe, followed by a room full of fashion dreams and limited edition items, ending with beauty tips. Continue reading “Pretty Things”

6 Things to Do in Antwerp

When you hear the word Antwerp, only one word might come to mind: Diamonds. It is indeed the diamond capital of the world but there is much more to this charming city than precious stones. It is only 30 minutes away from Brussels and you are bound to experience an interesting cultural contrast fueled by breathtaking architecture, vibrant shopping, and delicious chocolate! Continue reading “6 Things to Do in Antwerp”

Taking a Break

It’s the season, one fashion week followed by another fashion week. The cities might change but more often than not the captions, poses and people remain all the same. As much as we love it, it can be a little bit too much sometimes. The unbearable truth: even nectar is poison if taken to excess. Instagram might be the culprit, fueled by people’s incessant need to fit in by wearing the latest “IT” anything. We all might fall into the trap occasionally. And it’s all right as long as we make a conscious effort to remember to take a break. Detox your wardrobe and your mind. Get comfy by wearing whatever makes you happy, be it a sweater and pants, or a long sequined dress.

The unbearable truth: even nectar is poison if taken to excess

Forget about Instagram, likes and the latest runway trend. You can be aware of where fashion is going, you just don’t have to always follow it. Continue reading “Taking a Break”