Khan Family Photo Session: A moody indoor story

family of four looking at new born baby

During my last stay in South Africa I was so happy to be able to catchup with Saffiyah and her family. I did the Khan family photo session just before my return to Dubai. Cold and wet weather kept us indoors as the latest addition to the family has only been a month old. This is the second time I capture the Khan’s as a family and it’s such a joyous experience seeing little Zara grow into her own personality and meet tiny Hanaa for the first time…

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Amber and Miguel’s Dubai Desert Photoshoot: A Dune Sunset

Amber and miguel's desert photoshoot

There is something magical about the powdery dunes of Al Qudra desert in Dubai. Combine that with a spectacular sunset and you get this…. Amber and Miguel’s Dubai Desert Photoshoot: A Sunset In The Dunes. Photo sessions like this really makes my life difficult, having to choose between hundreds of beautiful images proved to be a tough job.

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Family Camping photoshoot: Embracing Our Roots

Family Camping photoshoot: sunset swims in the farm reservoir

I recently had a bitter-sweet reunion with my family in South Africa. Expat life gets difficult when families are scattered wide and visits are limited to yearly. We only had a few days together but a night in our ‘Rooiboslaagte’ camp was imminent. With golden sunsets and the Bushveld as backdrop I could not help myself but to capture these moments in this Family Camping Photoshoot.

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‘Bestie Date’: My top 5 girly things to do in Dubai

Dubai city walk: Things to do in Dubai

Perfect weather in Dubai calls for fun activities during your off days. I recently had my sister and friend visiting me in Dubai and decided to do a roundup of the most picturesque places we have been to! Get out and about the next time you have an off day with your ‘bestie’ and try these top 5 girly things to do in Dubai. You are guaranteed the most “Instagram-worthy” pictures!

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Lets Get Festive: Four Christmas markets to visit in Hamburg

Hamburg Christmas market fun

Its my favourite time of the year! and with a lot of planning and luck I managed to get TWO European destinations to experience the Christmas cheer, eat my heart out on comfort food and sip on bottomless Glühwein. Experiencing Christmas markets is a great thrill for someone coming from South Africa, where sweltering hot beach barbecues are the norm. Here are four Christmas markets to visit in Hamburg.

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Breakfast in Dubai: Catching up at Friends’ Avenue Café

Iced Latte at Friends Avenue Café Dubai

The breakfast game in Dubai is one to experience, and with winter’s arrival, weekends in Dubai are looking somewhat more promising.  Restaurants are opening their terraces and people are seen mingling, sipping on colourful drinks and indulging in a variety of international cuisine. We recently had a catch up at Friends’ Avenue Café in JLT for a wholesome breakfast and cold brewed coffee, and what a pleasant surprise greeted us.

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Top things to do in Grasse: Discover the History of Perfume

Streets of Grasse, French riviera, Provence, Cote d'AzurSet in the hills North of Cannes is the small town Grasse. This town is known as the perfume capital of the world, and one of the must visits of the French Riviera. One of the top things to do in Grasse is to discover the world of perfume and make use of the opportunity to make your own signature perfume. If you have limited time in this town, I strongly suggest strolling the “Old Town” followed by a perfume tour and workshop creating your own fragrance.

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French Adventure: 10 relaxing things to do in Lyon

Vieux Lyon

I just returned form a much needed holiday in France and I am excited to share our adventures with you. Our first stop was Lyon, the gastronomical capital of not only France, but the world. This city is situated at the junction of the Saône and the Rhône river. A masterpiece of pastel buildings, romantic cobbled streets and breath-taking views. After our visit, I thought I would put together a list of 10 relaxing things to do in Lyon.

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Strolling the Mediterranean: One Day in Malta

Streets of Valetta, a day in Malta

One day in Malta is not enough, but rather a day than nothing. This gem of an island, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, is one of the locations at the top of my list,  that I would like to revisit. I only had the opportunity to see a little bit of the city, so for now have a look at these four areas I got to explore.

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Mercato Italian Restaurant and Cafe: Breakfast in Dubai


I am all about breakfast! From the moment I wake up I’m looking for something to eat, and it’s safe to say that breakfast cafes in Dubai thrive off of this addiction of mine.  One of my favourite go to’s for breakfast in Dubai is, Mercato Italian Restaurant and Cafe. Why is this one a winner? It’s Italian of course, and conveniently hidden away from the busy streets of Dubai.

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