“We eat watermelon, upcycle, recycle and relove” – Alleine Nadal Khalifa

A freelance Art Director at the Film House, a former Al Jazeera English Media Manager, wife and mother to two gorgeous little girls. All the way from Cavite- Phillipines.  Alleine  has a BA in Mass Communications and a string of other qualifications in Fine Arts and Art Directing in Film , she moved to Qatar […]

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Paper Quilling with Anum Kamran

A mother of two beautiful little girls, turns paper quilling art into something to behold. Anum Kamran hails from Karachi-Pakistan, holds a Masters degree in Microbiology, began her married life in Doha just a little over 5 years. Her choice to be a stay at home mum has allowed her to pursue and develop her […]

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Excellence, Imagination and refinement with Peter Langner at Per lei Couture

I had the pleasure of meeting The Peter Langner, at Per Lei Couture Doha, a multi brand boutique based in the Pearl Qatar. “our customer is not specifically running after fashion trends – i need to feel good, i need to feel right” Peter Langner, the designer who, at the young age of twenty-four, left […]

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Expressing your individuality with Noora Al Ansari

Papillon Jewelry is a Qatari Concept born from the passion of Noora Al Ansari, a woman who believes in the beauty that comes from the simplicity of natural elements like precious stones. Noora’s philosophy is to offer her clients jewelry that best expresses one’s personality. US: When did you first realize you wanted to pursue […]

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The shoe that tells a story – with Hissa Haddad

Over a casual coffee, I had the opportunity to get to know fellow shoe-addict and designer, Hissa Haddad. Miss Haddad is known to put her best- and most fashionable foot forward- in the world of glitz and glamour. Hissa was recently selected by the British Fashion Council to participate in the London Fashion Week, after […]

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Celebrating 15 years of delivering the finest luxury to Qatar

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2018 Young Qatari Designers initiative returns to DJWE to celebrate local talent Visitors invited to a new one-day DJWE Forum, daily industry talks, and bespoke jewellery & watches workshops More than 400 brands from over 10 countries to showcase exclusive pieces  Held under the Patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of […]

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“You gotta Nourish to Flourish!”

The North of Doha during the winter is usually well-known for setting up Winter camps, evening barbeques and hare-hunting. However, our last trip was about something a little greener. Not too far north from the capital city, we took a turn at the Um Al Amad Interchange to discover Eden Farm. This sanctuary was initially […]

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Endemage – The Merging of Two

Built on a solid foundation of all-things-Omani, Endemage tells tales of East-meets-West. Using the hues and textures found both in the natural landscape of Oman, as well as in Omani heritage, each piece that is made is both rich in quality and in culture. The Arabian oryx, date palm trees, natural springs (wadi’s), the formerly […]

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Fussing over Falcons

Over 5000 years ago, falconry began to solidify its place in the Arab world, particularly in the Middle East. Over the next few centuries, the art traveled across the globe. Early Bedouin tribes used falcons for hunting, as they’d discovered that it was easier to use the falcon to take down birds, than shooting them. […]

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The Fine Line Between Observation and Judgement….

I have been thinking about observation vs judgement, and how this relates to effective communication. This is a something that is often discussed with my better half, particularly when I am making an observation and he feels that it is inappropriate to pass judgement and rightfully so.   My immediate response is that I am […]

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