While you read this, take a look at your hands for a second. Grab the earrings you are wearing or touch the necklace dangling from your neck. You are touching stories, stories only you can tell. It starts from the moment you buy or receive each piece and it never quite ends, because anecdotes and memories keep on adding up and shaping the tale as you wear it day after day.This exact notion combined with our passion for jewelry (we have been making it for over 9 years) and the stories we share here (when we travel and when we stay), gave way to R I W A Y A. Continue reading “R I W A Y A , So far”
When it comes to beauty products, we are constantly looking for the newest of the new, the best of the good, the hippest of the trend, or simply just what works for us, sometimes just to know more about it and more than often to try it and see if our search yielded our new favorite thing. So it feels really good when someone helps you do the homework. Last week we met up with the team behind a new concept in Lebanon, Pretty Little Box, and we instantly felt that the needed backup had just arrived. Continue reading “Pretty Little Surprise”
A house is an extension of who you are. Whether you are renting out an apartment, live at your parent’s place or own your own flat, where you are now spending most of your nights is home. And just like you make an effort to match your shoes with your outfit, accommodating your personal space to your own taste can go a long way. From waking up to an inspirational wall that literally encourages you to be different to drinking your morning juice on your comfort mug, home details add up and become a part of who you are. Continue reading “Happy Home Happy Vibes”
It is no surprise that the sense of smell can awaken our deepest memories in just an instant. Vivid images start overflowing our minds as we smell the Turkish coffee we use to drink back home, the softener that our mom dutifully poured into our school uniforms and the perfume you were wearing when you had your first kiss. Continue reading “The Speed of Scent”
When the brain half rejects all the images going through your eyes but is still able to spot and engrave deep in your memory a ring worn by a random stranger as she walks past you in Starbucks, you know you have an obsession. It is a fixation to which you have dedicated yourself for so long, you no longer remember how it began. Continue reading “House of Rings”
Today was the opening of Hermés latest installation: Wanderland, a combination of the weird and wonderful, tangible and surreal, traditional and unexpected. Composed of 10 main rooms and situated at the heart of the Dubai fountain, Hermés exhibition is bound to leave you craving for more magic. Stepping inside this dreamlike world is guaranteed to make you wonder as you wander. Hope you have a chance to check it out and enjoy it as much as I did!
Childhoods vary immensely. Different cultures, countries, parents, schools, but no matter where you grew up, at some point someone must’ve asked you to keep inside the lines. But where do our crayons and markers go? At what age do we stop coloring? The answer might be Never.
The trend of adult coloring books has been going on for some time now. Continue reading “Coloring Inside the Lines”
It’s 2016 and so much has already changed. It’s not even mid-January and we grieved, celebrated and grieved again. The Man Who Sold The World left it at 69, DiCaprio won a Golden Globe making the Oscar feel so close while Messi picked up his fifth Ballon d’Or, untouchably changing history once more. On a smaller scale that does not include legends or gold but highly affects our day to day, Netflix was legally welcomed in our homes but with limited access that might ruin it for all. Continue reading “It Can Always be New Year’s”
She wants a Barbie and a big big house. He needs the PS4, Mindcraft has become too boring when played from his Ipad. It was easy shopping for our niece and nephew. You can foresee their glowing faces when the boxed happiness will be finally unwrapped. Continue reading “The Eternal Kid”
There is something about taking the biggest of anything, making it small and carrying it around to talk about how big in real life it actually is. The tallest tower or the largest bridge scaled to a magnet or key chain in the quest of validating our travels and our privilege of seeing the only, the best of all.