Hope you had a great Eid. I chilled out at home with N, had nashta at a friend’s place, then had biryani and kulfi at home. Also watched three movies – Cloverfield (old movie, good mindless watch), Baar Baar Dekho (terrible but Katrina showed up in the tiniest shorts while my face was stuffed with cheese popcorn and made me question all my life decisions immediately) and Actor-In-Law (really funny, great watch). Did some stuff for the home, hung out with friends, started a book, finished a big puzzle we’d picked up in Australia and it was all over relaxed and great. On Eid day, decided on the clothes in the morning (I think we all do that for this Eid?), hair was a mess so just curled it (easiest way to get away with crappy hair). You can see my full look here if ya wantzzz.
We’re in that phase of our life where our everyday life items are going through a crisis and need replacement. Our mugs are broken, our plates are chipped and dying, we’ve lost all our spoons. I’ve been on the lookout for some quirky plates since forever, found these at West Elm and decided we had to have them. They were 55 AED a piece so we went back and forth on how many to get. Initially wanted eight, then decided we could just do two (one for the each of us) but then thought about getting more because of the ‘what if one breaks and the store doesn’t carry them anymore’ kind of logic. Finally settled on six because we never have more than six people over at a time (and if we do once a year then hello paper plates). This weekend, I’ll pull out the old ones (we’ve had them for five years and I’m going to miss them!) and clear the clutter.  Say hi to the new members of the family. (If you’re interested, they have a couple more designs in this series and are currently available in-store)
Got this candle for someone’s place we went to for the first time (I’m never this sophisticated to take house gifts, always a terrible guest). And instead of doing wrapping paper, I wrapped it in twine. Got this from West Elm on my plate sourcing trip and it was a soy candle, if you’d like to know, thanks.
A few days ago I was down with a horrendous migraine (the switch-the-lights-off-don’t-talk-loud-or-ill-kill-you type) and was in terrible pain for 6 hours. The next day Dubai bff Shehla surprised me with this essential oil blend she made herself for migraines. It’s the smallest bottle I’ve ever seen with four oils mixed in that are supposed to help. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I might be a tiny bit excited when I get my next one. *insert facepalm*  
Speaking of Shehla, her and Faraz (husband) went on vacation to Spain last week and brought back this puzzle for us. It’s one of Picasso’s paintings and I LOVED it. There couldn’t be a better gift. Although I think we’re going to be at it for a few weeks because there’s no color detail other than white and grey (thanks guys for ruining our lives) and the puzzle pieces are tiny, tiny, TINY. Good luck to us.
Have a great weekend, guys.


  1. Please ask your friend to share how she made the oil for migraine,my husband is facing this prob for a couple of days and painkillers only give him temporary relief

    1. Author

      She put 10 drops of peppermint, 10 drops of basil, 5 drops of Copaiba and 5 drops of Thieves essential oil. She said to use one drop on temples and one drop on the palate of the mouth. They are undiluted esentials oils so very potent. I haven't tried it so I don't know if it works and of course all essential oils need a patch test for allergic reactions first 🙂

    2. Author

      She bought all oils from Young Living's website. Hope he feels better soon!

  2. very nice post! Did the oil help immidiately? Also, I did a what i wore post on my blog. Check it out if you're interested 🙂

  3. Loved the oils gesture so super thotful and god help u on the puzzle ufff

  4. Shehzeen you look absolutely beautiful! Belated Eid Mubarak!

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