Dating a Muslim Immigrant… during the “Muslim Ban”

Did You Know? As of 2010, there were an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, making Islam the world’s second-largest religious tradition after Christianity. ( v i a ) Heads up – Muslims come in all shapes/ forms/ colors/ backgrounds/ beliefs/ families/ countries/ parents/ lifestyles. They do not all wear a hijab or thobe or a […]

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What To Wear – In Dubai

Welcome back to real life everyone! I don’t know about you, but I managed to spend all of my money on Memorial Day sales.  That was a bit irresponsible of me…  But, I’m confident. In between all the sales & barbecues I hope people took a minute to remember what Memorial Day is all about – […]

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Dubai Tips & Tricks – To Pull Off A Perfect Trip

Take notes ladies & gentlemen – Last week I shared your MUST DO bucket list for Dubai & in order to keep that list as short as possible I left out a lot of tips, tricks, & notes to keep. Here are your 10 Vacation Notes to get through a trip to Dubai in the best way possible!  […]

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Your PERFECT Dubai Vacation Itinerary!

Dubai! Dubai! Dubai!   One of the questions I get asked these days is recommendations of what to do while visiting Dubai. Shortly after – I realized I never made a useful list of what to do when you decide to vacation in Dubai, which is really stupid considering I lived there for a year […]

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Sell Your Clothes & Buy A Camera

I’ll go ahead and say this first: Real cameras are expensive. Real camera = Not a phone We’re already spending near millions on our miniature computers, aka mobile phones, so spending even more on a real camera sounds like some kind of sick joke.   I’ve been following several blogs for years now and I […]

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Earth Day Inspo. (Yes. Earth Day).

With Earth Day right around the corner I wanted to address a major pet peeve. Excess paper and plastic. It’s VERY 1999 to bag your groceries with paper or plastic, drink out of plastic water bottles, or use ziplock bags. Ew. If you’re doing any of the above, this is an intervention. Once you train […]

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The First Thing I Look For When I’m Overseas

Well this is fun. I was in the process of creating my Must Have Trader Joe’s Grocery List and experienced a little flashback –>  I was getting off the plane in Bahrain and immediately asked to go to the grocery store.  A friend overheard my request and the look on his face will forever be imprinted in […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, here’s to having luck of the Irish!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m not a fan of beer or green, HOWEVER if there’s a day of celebration + happy people then I’ll wear green and drink beer proudly amongst them! Last year I got my first real experience with St. Patrick’s Day while in Dubai. The “Irish Village” threw a huge St. Patrick’s Day […]

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What I Miss About Living In Dubai

Never did I ever, expect to be writing this list.  What I Miss About Living In Dubai.  What an adventure that was! I’m in the U.S. now, have been for awhile, and am FINALLY able to look back on the experience of living in Dubai and come to terms with the fact that I DO miss particular parts.  Whether […]

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Who wears short shorts?

Last Monday, I nearly had to drag Wafiq to the airport. Let’s just say Austin knows how to party really hard and Katie + Wafiq haven’t been on that level in a long time.  Because I was sick throughout the weekend I had the blessing in disguise of being able to avoid most “welcome back” […]

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