Was in Oman a few weekends ago and had an absolute fabulous time. Susan and Dagmo and I worked together in Kuwait and went our separate ways last year so it was lovely to catch up and see each other again! Dagmo’s moved out to Oman and we bunked with her lol so won’t be able to suggest accommodation this time around! She’s based a little out of Muscat itself, but nothing super far out; I was in Oman about 5 years ago and we stayed in Muscat so would suggest that be a starting point! Created this ‘pocket-guide’ if you will with some of what we managed to get done over the weekend alongside an Oman bucket-list for a future trip so that might help in the event you’re planning to head over! I would definitely recommend renting a car or getting a driver whilst your over because it will make your life SO much easier! Last I was over I remember it being near to impossible to hail down a cab; depending on time of day and specific location it was so difficult! We were stranded at the Masjid for ages after prayers because there wasn’t a cab… View Post

A couple weeks ago we spent the weekend in Abu Dhabi and had a grand time! I’ve been a couple times prior but this time had a chance to play tour guide to my sisters who were visiting so yay! If you know me you’ll also know that playing tour guide is one of my favorite things to do so I was obviously over the moon! Sharing what our weekend consisted of in the event you’re ever in Dubai and fancy heading over for a little more than just Sheikh Zayed Mosque! Day 1 We drove from Dubai to Abu Dhabi Thursday afternoon in wanting to catch the sunset at Sheikh Zayed and the transition from day to night with the lights. The drive was about an hour and a half, and if you don’t drive taking a Careem is always an option or a public bus (25 Dhs-one way)  from a few locations, Ibn Battuta Metro being one of them. There are also tours that head over almost daily solely for the purpose of the Mosque and other attractions (Emirates Palace) so Groupon would be a great place to check for that! We stayed at the gorgeous Bab al… View Post

After last years #7yearhomecoming to Nepal, I returned this April with a super special someone (Mama) who I’ve always wanted to show my Nepal to! Super long story short and I think I’ve mentioned this before, Nepal was probably my first solo trip at 19 when I went to volunteer for about 6 weeks and it’s always going to hold a special place in my heart x Mama’s been wanting to go for ages and ever since I can remember, she’s wanted to see the Himalayas and I’m sure climb them as well haha but I did the best I could and tried to fulfill that dream via watching the sunrise over them and Everest so it was a quarter of a win I suppose! This is a rundown of what our 4 night, 5 day itinerary more or less looked like. I stayed for a bit longer last year with Lucy so we were able to fit in Chitwan National Park and see the elephant sanctuary and more wildlife etc. but that’s probably the only thing slightly missing from this time around; that and staying in an area called Bhaktapur. We lingered in and around the area but didn’t… View Post

Hiya! A few of you were interested in a bit of a rundown of some of the dresses I’ve been wearing lately, especially whilst traveling, so attempting to provide some sort of ‘assistance’ if you will and/or suggestions for the next time you’re on the look out! I think we’ve all been there at some point whilst trying to find something to wear [on holiday especially] which doesn’t require massive amounts of layering and still looks cutesy and modest-ish. For those who have no idea what I’m on about, this is what I’m on about and what myself, and probably some of you mentally prep ourselves to look for whilst shopping. Something that is: light-weight airy not too sheer not too thick is it lined? long sleeve or ¾ length (do I have to wear sleeves?) length? (I’ve embraced my ankles but to each their own..I’m also quite tall so meh.) that perfect neckline (not too low, not too suffocating) cutesy (does it look cute? do I look good in it?!) do I have a scarf that will go with this? [if you’ve got others please share below lol] I’ve personally never been a fan of sleeveless maxis just because… View Post

I had the pleasure of receiving this gorgeous dress in person by Fariba herself whilst in Dubai which automatically makes it more personable in being able to put a face to the brand so yay! FARIBA is a recently launched modest fashion brand based in Dubai which caters to young women who are looking to find a balance between quality and affordability in modest fashionwear. Her collections are designed to be stylish and chic, yet affordable, without compromising on modesty. Her mission is “to enhance self expression” and create thoughtful pieces which customers will treasure. “We design with integrity, enabling women to express their identity with creativity whilst staying true to their values.” This specific dress was a made to measure piece, and I absolutely adored everything about it; from the color, to the perfect neckline -not too constricted and not too low, lovely sleeve detailing and gorgeous pleating at the bottom, ugh, so so good! I paired it with a printed turban and a pair of vintage inspired earrings which I thought added the right amount of glint to the look, and nude strappy heels! This could easily be worn during Eid or to a wedding or bridal shower;… View Post