Today’s post is a series of three collages that were formed by repeating pictures to create a pattern design. I encourage you to look closely at each image to see if you can identify some of the details.Read More
The boys and men gathered at this house are my first- and second-cousins, uncles, and great-uncles that span from at least four generations. They chatted while waiting for Maghrib and iftari time.Read More
When my family hosts a daawat, I imagine a gathering of my immediate and extended family. The “d” in daawat sounds like the “th” in the word brother. It’s pronounced DAH-wuth. In my search results, the correct and more enticing definition appears. Daawat as a noun translates to a feast. As a verb, it means to feast. The food was, indeed, the highlight of the get-together. When presented all at once on a table, I certainly feasted with my eyes before I tasted with my tongue.Read More
Ever since I began working in the wedding registry business, I have learned to recognize and appreciate quality dinnerware. One such dinnerware pattern is the New Wave collection by Villeroy & Boch, whose curvy edges introduce movement to a material known for its strength: porcelain.
One of my colleagues told me about his customer who was shopping for New Wave dinnerware for her restaurant. I thought about how neat it must be to serve food in style, compared to the dull dinnerware I usually see at most restaurants.Read More
Hello, friends! I wanted to share some photos from a bbq-iftar at a friend's place. An iftar, pronounced if-tahr, is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan. They had pet birds, too!Read More