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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Three must visit Wine farms of Côtes de Provence

Beautiful lanes of Chateau Sainte Rosaline

I’m writing this post as I’m sipping on the last bottle of pink bought in France. I’ve never really been a fan of Rosé, but after a day trip to the wine lands of Provence, and a few tastings later I had a change of heart! During our 7-day trip to the French Riviera, we decided to take an entire day to explore the Provence/Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Best known for its rolling hills and wine farms. Have a look at our three must visit Wine farms of  Côtes de Provence

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A Visit to Mougins: A picture tour of a picturesque town

When it comes to places to visit in French Riviera, beautiful options are abundant. One of the towns that stood out for me was Mougins, perched on a hill, a short 15 minutes drive from Cannes. This hilltop village in the Alpes-Maritimes part of Provence is well-known among art lovers as the place where Pablo Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life. Built in a circular fashion, this village boasts with a spectacular 360 degree view of Grasse valley and Cannes.

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Two days in Tunis: 5 exciting things to do and places to see

View of medina of tunis from Ed Dar Antique shop

Tunis is one of the most underrated destinations I’ve ever had the opportunity to explore. This hidden gem in the Magreb area of Tunisia is still undiscovered by the stereotypical invasive tourist. Those who visit, will be greeted by sweeping views of turquoise Mediterranean sea, ancient ruins, unbelievable shopping and breath-taking hidden surprises. Here are 5 exciting things to do and places to see if you only have two days in Tunis.

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Tunis Part 1: How to Explore Sidi Bou Said In One Afternoon

Explore Sidi Bou Said in One Afternoon

When you do the common traveling search: ‘Things to do’ for Tunis. The little town of Sidi Bou Said is the first to pop up on your search results. I recently had a flight to Tunis and got to spend 48 hours in this vibrant city. Sidi Bou Said was the first thing on my mile long list of ‘to do’s’. This little town perched on a hill, is located about 20 km from Tunis city centre and could easily be confused for the famous Greek Island, Santorini. The little white washed houses with contrasting shades of blue trims, adorned with vibrant Bougainvillea, makes this one of the most ‘Instagram-worthy’ spots of Tunis. Although this town can easily become a tourist trap it is still worth a visit! Here’s some tips on how to explore Sidi Bou Said in one afternoon.

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Things to do in Bangkok: Silom Thai Cooking Class

 

Spices at Silom Cooking School

The first time I visit Bangkok, I was not impressed. Coming from Dubai heat, Bangkok was one of my first 5 destinations to visit with Emirates. Still adjusting to cabin crew life and perhaps a whole new sleeping pattern, or a non-existent one in this case, Bangkok just felt like another HOT and humid city. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to visit again, again and again, to really appreciate what this city stands for… It was with my third visit that I finally managed to attend a traditional Thai cooking class. If you are ever wondering what to do in Bangkok… Why not get your cook on with Silom Thai Cooking classes!

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Feast on Wholesome Goodness at Zahr El-Laymoun Dubai

Lebanese cuisine at Zahr el-Laymoun

 

I recently had to say goodbye to a friend I made during my move to Dubai. Like all occasions, happy and sad, this one was to be celebrated over food… With a long line of references, we decided to meet up at Zahr El-Laymoun in Downtown Dubai… With hundreds of restaurants to choose from this one was by far one of the most noteworthy restaurants I have ever been to in Dubai

 

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