Mid-Century Boho. Lagos.

The radio plays. I’m on my phone. Heading to Lagos. We park the car up on a hill, one suitcase only. Essentials. The rest remain in the car. 10 minutes later we are in the old town square. Waiting for Sarah. Lovely host with a lovely home. The apartment is right around the corner. Mid-century…

Beach Town.

…68 minutes later. We are now in Albufeira. Parking spots are hard to find. We managed it. Two hours to kill. Praia de Pescadores below us. Atlantic Ocean in full view. All blue. Sky to ocean. Ocean to Sky. Clean brown sand. Soft waves. The sun is making us hot. We walk towards town. Down…

A Fishing Village.

Winding roads led us to a yellow-door. Bumpy cobblestones. Painted fisherman houses lined the street. Large enough for a small car. We found a parking spot, which was a surprise. Free parking, another surprise. Bags were now rolling along the pathway breaking the pristine silence. The village is quiet on Christmas eve. The foreigners ruined…

Room to Think.

How long ago is recent. Days? Weeks? Months? It’s been a while. Creating space for new thoughts, new plans, new hobbies. No instagram for a month now. Liberating. But why? Free of the visual disturbances, the need the want, the more, the I’m not there yet…thoughts of never quite attaining perfection. Standards of perfection we…

The Nocturnal Life: Lisbon.

I am almost in tears. Sitting here pondering, remembering. Back in the city I love most. Lisboa. Signature cobbled streets,  hilly roads, custards tarts and yellow street cars. Modern-vintage hotels, renovated historic buildings with crimson rooftops and tiny balconies. Handcrafted pottery and woodwork. Sardine tins and glass bottles of olive oil. Azulejo tiles on old-age…

Goals.

Not really into this cliche stuff…but doing it anyways. Four goals for 2019: To de-clutter my home. Surround myself with only the things I really use and love. Do more outside the house. Try out a few outdoor activities or classes – boxing, more yoga, more gym time. Clean up my eating habits – less…

Parisian Breakfast + Favorite Cafes

I somehow discovered this new French bakery/cafe that is literally one of the cutest cafes in Riyadh. It reminded me of one of New York City’s Maison Kayser cafes with windows of croissants, pastries and freshly baked baguettes perfectly placed in the foyer as you walk in. This cute little place definitely brought back memories…

Weekend Musings.

It was a fun-filled social weekend. Most of the time I like down time, but when it comes to going out with close friends – I’m all for it. This weekend was special in that I made a new friend and I got to spend time with some of the greatest girls I have known….

12 Couples Christmas Traditions

My husband isn’t the biggest celebrator of most holidays and special occasions but when it comes to Christmas, it’s like a new man comes to life. And I absolutely love it. His inner child craves all the festive moods of baked goods, holiday tunes, candles, cozy blankets and warm Christmas socks. The tree is up…