Wow. I’ve opened blogger after a whole month and it feels almost surreal. I’ve never taken off this long, from what I now call work, and it’s been SUCH a refresh. I had an amazing trip for so many reasons and even though we all worked our assess off and were exhausted, I strangely feel incredibly energized.
I’ll be blogging all of this week, and then go on another mini hiatus when I leave on my annual girls trip with two of my best friends to Thailand, which I’m insanely excited about. For now, I’m doing a quick recap of my Pak trip, hope you enjoy (I covered the whole thing on my Insta in case any of you missed it).
Home in Lahore.
Nearly everyday, us siblings would have long drawn out gossip sessions till 4 in the morning. We possibly talked more during this month that we’ve ever had in our whole lives. Such fun.
This is the eldest sibling who drove us crazy with her outfit choices but we decided we loved her so it was all acceptable. Dining at China Town here with the whole family.
Also checked out Chashni that one of my best friends had been raving about. Decided that she was right, the place was magical, especially in the cold.
Loved everything at Chashni but a special shoutout to the gajar ka halwa which was beyond amazing. Also loved the ras malai and gulab jamun.
Had peri bites AFTER SO LONG. Nandos doesn’t do peri bites in the Middle East which is quite the tragedy but I stuffed my face with these enough to last me a couple of months of cravings.
Also, these. The coffee cake (or the chocolate) at Nandos doesnt exist in Dubai. So I stuffed.
Everyday, girl siblings and the mother would step out for wedding chores. We went all over Lahore and that was a beauty in itself.
Was so excited to find my clothes in just the first couple of days of looking. This was my barat dupatta at Barkat Ali that I immediately said yes to.
Jewelery shopping in Liberty. Wanted a lot of these.
Kurta shopping for our relevant misters. I fell for this hanging situation at Bareeze Man. One day when I have a giant ass walk-in closet, this is how I’ll hang stuff.
Also fell for this waistcoat FOR MYSELF. If anyone’s looking to gift me something, please pick up a size small for me. I want to wear it with jeans 🙁
This majorly beautiful cactus at mom’s place. I was horrified that it was sitting in a back alley in the house, completely rejected. Was too busy this time but am pulling this into the house on my next trip.
Daily chai sessions that happened about a dozen times a day. Also, naan khatai.
Sibling duty to read siparas for the brother. Chai was necessary.
Cute story. One day, the sister and I were joking that we love gajras (we actually don’t). And we kept joking how we loved them and we wished we could wear them everyday. The next day, the brother comes home with a couple of them and hands them to us. We think he’s extending the joke and we accept. A couple of days later, he brings home some more. That’s when we realise he thinks we were serious and was getting them for us with love. I WAS SO TOUCHED.
Trips to hand out wedding cards all over the city.
Heading to Karachi where the barat was. Brother knew I was taking his picture so he’s posing. Sorry uncle in the background who is accidentally in the picture.
At mamoo’s gorgeous place in Karachi where we camped out for a week. Had breakfast out here everyday in the glorious weather and life was good.
Packing the bidh boxes.
Finished stuffing all bidh boxes at 3 in the night and we were excited.
Heading to the bride’s place so all of us could meet the family (us sisters hadn’t met them before).
Shadi day. Everything went perfectly, they both looked so great and it was a beautiful event. Say Mashallah!
Serious commitment being discussed.
My favorite girls. I LOVE THEM. Sumika (the right one) got bored and didn’t want to stay. It was super rude and she’s a bad person. Muneeza (the middle one) was great and enjoyed everything.
Back in Lahore and mom and I setting up the couple’s room for a welcome. Other two sisters were out partying but shamelessly took credit for all my hard work.
Hi there. Welcome to the city.
Valima day. Both looked GORGEOUS.
With this guy. He’s the best.
Hope you enjoyed!