Ramadan Kareem friends! Ramadan is one of my favorite times of the year and I’ve honestly loved practicing it in a Muslim country, in my own space where I can decorate and practice in peace and quiet lol alhamdulillah I’ve been able to jet home just in time for Eid, but this’ll be the first in ages from start to finish with the entire famalam! definitely a lot more people, noise, and meal requests lol but looking forward to it nonetheless! If you’re unfamiliar with Ramadan, here’s a quick run-down – also my 5 goals from a couple years ago in the event you’re interested in having a read! With only a few days before the holy month, which is bound to be different for the entire ummah this year, thought we’d suggest a few ideas on how to make the most of this time at home. Easy suggestions that I’ll personally be trying to implement, but just because the world is cancelled atm, doesn’t meant Ramadan has to be! I’m a big believer that Ramadan (and Eid) is all about the atmosphere you create in your space and within yourself. Create a space in your bedroom which is free from… View Post

Last month I had the privilege of writing a piece for Villa 88 Magazine (@villa88magazine) on some of my greatest travels and potential winter destinations I’d recommend and never got around to sharing! A 6 page spread which had me geeking out and in awe of how good it looked haha A little about Villa 88, “conceived by leading businesswoman Asma Al Fahim, Villa 88 answers the demands of Emirati ladies for the highest quality inside information on the finest luxury fashion, jewellery, beauty and spa, home and travel in the Middle East and beyond. One of the region’s most exclusive lifestyle magazine, beautifully produced and hand-delivered to an elite target group, consisting of the Emirates’ most discerning and prominent women.”  Super proud and honoured and can’t wait to get my hands on a hard copy so mama can see and feel proud too lolol you know how this story goes x magazine images below followed by the actual piece so you can have a read! Enjoy! xx   Vienna, Austria Vienna during the holidays is just as magical and enchanting as it feels during the rest of the year. Truly a quintessential European feel to the city with beautiful architecture… View Post

#noregrets all you need is Mama and God. buy the plane ticket my girl. pray. smile, its worth the wrinkles. money isn’t the be-all-end-all. It’s a blessing which comes and goes. Be grateful for it but don’t let it ever define who you are as a person. instagram is not always real life. eat the cake. don’t take life too seriously. exfoliate before masking. Mask once a week. don’t ever treat someone more than or less than because of who they are or what they have. [Smiles are the same, laughter is the same, pain and tears are the same. Whoever you are, wherever you are, wherever you will be. *from one of my fave children’s books ‘Whoever you are’ by Mem Fox.] we plan and he plans. cry. It’s all about balance. look for the blessings. Always be on the hunt for god points. listen to other people. everyone knows something you don’t. ask people if they’re okay. How their day was. Genuinely care about people other than yourself. stay in touch with your friends. Its okay if they suck at it, you be the one who checks in every so often. everyone has a story. Be kind. spend… View Post

Hola! I wanted to share my most used apps whenever I’m abroad as they help make life a little easier when I’m on the go and you might find them useful too! Xe Currency Easiest currency app I’ve found so far! You can load up to 10 different currencies at a time and can still use it without data; obviously it won’t be spot on without the data, rather with the most updated rate from when you were last connected, but definitely a close enough idea of what you’re spending! Google Maps Such a lifesaver sometimes! Pro-tip, download an offline map of whatever area you’ll be in (custom map) so you can still use the map without data; even if you do get a local sim, you won’t have to waste precious data on google maps because it’ll still work! I was skeptical of this at first, but you have my word it works lol Uber Uber is definitely my preferred option when you’ve got flights at random hours of the night and in some places people actually recommend you catch an uber versus a local taxi. The fact that its trackable and you can see the drivers rating beforehand… View Post

Hola from Mexico! We’re en-route again, this time from a new part of the world which I haven’t ventured to yet and quite excited to experience. If you follow me on instagram you’ll know we just left Cancun a couple days ago and spent a day in Mexico City as we haven’t really got to our final destination..! My sister in-law is joining me this time around which is grand as we’ve traveled together before so know what to expect from each other (fact: you can’t travel with just anyone regardless of how close they are to you) We had decided beforehand that this wasn’t going to be a luxury, wine-and-dine trip, as we just wanted to experience the countries/cities ‘as-is’ without a hefty price tag and to kinda sorta prove to ourselves that you don’t need X amount of money to see the world. I know for a fact every time I’ve gone someplace, I get at least a handful of DMs asking how I fund my trips and what I do for work to afford travelling etc. and honestly friends, you can do it too! Not going to go into a long rant about how we all choose… View Post