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”
“It’s not the place but the company” might apply to many cities but not Paris. No matter what time of year, reason of visit or duration of your trip, you will always feel accompanied even when walking alone. It is about the place, not the people. It is about its raw beauty, not the coveted fashion weeks. It might be the awe-inspiring monuments, imposing all their beauty while still inviting nature at every corner of every boulevard. Continue reading “PARIS, THE CITY”
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”
The first badge we remember wearing was that of our school uniform, royal blue SJT initials resting on an impeccable white background, complemented by three stars.Fast forward a couple of decades and we are back to wearing badges but this time with more colors, a dozen of stars and a tribute to another place that has taught us a lot, Beirut.
Everyone has one, two or few pieces, carefully stacked in their closet, that have been worn decades ago and will probably be worn again. If you do, your fashion life has been well lived! When the virtuous circle grants us the opportunity to celebrate classic items like the traditional paisley-patterned bandana, we rejoice at the possibility of wearing a long lost item and probably correcting any fashion decision we might have done in the past using all the inspiration we have gathered since then.
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”
Do we get inspired after a change or do we change because we get inspired?
The lines are blurred, at least for us, and as we are changing and getting inspired and then changing again we have decided to introduce a new category to the blog: DISCOVER. We intend to share anything from photos to mood boards to music to quotes. They might not always be our own creation but their distinctive grouping is, and that we hope inspires something new.
And while you are at it, change the road that takes you home, how much sugar you put in your coffee or the first few lines you read every morning. You are bound to discover something new.
Image Sources: Chloe.com/Gucci.com/Silkweavingstudio.com/Thatbohemiangirl.tumblr.com/Wilder Mann by Charles Freger
If you google the top things you should do in a lifetime, watching the sunset in Oia- Santorini is always part of those lists. What they fail to mention is that if you do it while sharing your best friend’s wedding, you will be ticking more than one box.
Everyone has bucket lists. Visit, eat, watch, travel, jump… Continue reading “Ticking off Sunsets”
There’s an art to Christmas shopping. So many gifts in so little time need some sort of preparation and inspiration! So to make things easier, we wanted to share a list of beautiful things that we have tried or encountered online or in events for the past few months. It ranges from distinctive jewelry to amazing beauty products, to cool accessories and home decoration. It’s the thought that counts so make them beautiful ones!
(From left to Right) Uzbek Blue Embroidered Velvet Bag, Mr. Naiman Necklace , Blue Canvas Shoulder Bag, Gas Bijoux Bracelet, Dina Khalife Earrings, Rubik’s Cube Ring, “Waiting for” Ring, The Alysha Nett Purple Pipers Shades
All Products available at ABC and selected Beauty shops.
A bow tie is to fashion what salt is to cooking, the ingredient that can make all the difference! It is by far the most versatile accessory you can have in your closet and no matter what shape or color you decide to wear, it will always pop up as the central piece of your outfit. We particularly love how the black leather skirt and denim shirt are tastefully harmonized by the magic of this black bow!