My Friends & Me Category

khaled, me and the deena machina

My very awesome friend Deena Qabazard came over yesterday for a playdate. My son Khaled joined in with his coding prowess and fun was had by all. *Music is Let Forever Be by the Chemical Brothers.

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playing with the machina

Deena ‘Machina’ Qabazard and I have been planning a playdate for ages. This morning we finally got together for a morning of creativity, gossip and general antics. We sipped our tea and ate our oranges, almonds and dates like good girls and made these funky fascinators. Every human should be able to wear one of these […]

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eve and colette (and lubna and yasmine)

I want to tell you the story of how I met Colette. I was having lunch with my dear friend Sarah Alhamad at Momo’s in London, back in September. It was my treat so when I gave the waiter my card he asked me if I was from Kuwait. I said yes. He then told me about a […]

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mai al-nakib’s ‘the hidden light of objects’ } reading and book signing

Click here for more on Mai Al-Nakib’s ‘The Hidden Light of Objects’ and any upcoming events, articles and accolades!

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stories of eves } fatima & eve } part two

This is part two of Eve’s adventures with my friend (and her friend now) Fatima Fayez. When Fatima sent me these, she included her own narrative. I loved reading Eve’s days unfold via Fatima’s Whatsapp messages! So I’m going to post them here along with the photos she took.

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stories of eves } fatima & eve } part one

A few weeks ago I introduced Eve to my friend Fatima Fayez. The two got on like a house on fire, and now they are the best of travel buddies. Although Fatima was great at showing Eve around Kuwait’s finer sites, it is this trip that Eve will remember most dearly. Not only was she […]

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1001 eves } eves by wafa rashed

Yesterday my friend Wafa Rashed sent me all these delightful photos of Eve at Sunday night’s 1001 Eves tea party. The more she sent (this went on all day!) the fewer I included in my previous post, simply because hers were much nicer. Of the 53 Eves exploring Dar Nur, she found 39. Not bad! Thank […]

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a rainy november day in junieh with david and hussein

This is long overdue. I have been meaning to write a post about my visit to my new friends David Habchy and Hussein Nakhal’s Junieh studio since November. I ‘met’ David via Instagram (you must check out his gallery here) and flew to Beirut in October mainly to meet him. I wanted to explore his […]

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lb o j’zazz’s intro to art clay silver workshop } yesterday i made a pair of earrings

I’ve been wanting to take one of Lubna Saif Abbas’ workshops for ages, but they always fell on days that I couldn’t attend. This one, however, was on a Sunday afternoon. Perfect. And what made it even more perfect was that I love playing with clay and I love silver and it sort of blended […]

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girls explore } eves discover zeri crafts

Christmas time is upon us, it’s snowing on prettygreenbullet and I’m in the mood for a bit of shopping. As much as I’ve always appreciated hand-crafted items, my last trip to London, specifically the Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair in Chelsea, intensified my desire for all things handmade with passion and love. So in the spirit of Christmas […]

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girls explore } eves discover caitley symons textile & design

Christmas time is upon us, it’s snowing on prettygreenbullet and I’m in the mood for a bit of shopping. As much as I’ve always appreciated hand-crafted items, my last trip to London, specifically the Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair in Chelsea, intensified my desire for all things handmade with passion and love. So in the spirit of Christmas […]

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my friends & me } david habchy

I finally met one of my Instagram heroes David Habchy in his coastal hometown of Jounieh, Lebanon. I plan to publish a whole post about meeting David and his Waraq collective partner and co-founder Hussein Nakhal. But for now, I must make do with posting his Instagram shots from this morning because I only have […]

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to be a secretary

When I was little, I used to love it when, in Egyptian movies, the heroine would receive a letter. I would scurry in my seat in anticipation of what would happen next. First she’d tear the envelope open, with passion, then she’d unfold the letter, with passion (the crinkle oh my GOD), and lastly she’d read the letter […]

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secretary } loft965’s sombreve tonight

In August I was asked by Loft965‘s Nasser AlQatami to create an Eve for his September playlist. He explained it was an annual list which was traditionally broody and moody; a little like me, a little like Eve. Of course I said yes. He told me how his playlist titles were always portmanteaus so together we came up […]

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eves explore almond kulture

I finally got my long-awaited package from Bianca: a care pack from a dear friend. Thank you, B. You have made me very happy, appeasing my hunger for mail and my passion for food. For the past few month, my friend Bianca Simonian’s Almond Kulture was a mere Instagram/Facebook celebrity I adored from afar. I had no […]

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my friends & me } eve & drala

One of my favorite things to do is collaborate with my friends. A few days ago I got an email from my college friend Davina ‘Deeni’ Pallone. She was wondering if my eve would like a play date with the fishies in her latest paintings. Of course I said ‘yes’. You can see Deeni’s work here: davinapallone.com. […]

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Lawrence

In my opinion, one of your best, D. David Bowie-Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

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david comes to town } day two

I know I’m posting these so belatedly, but I want them to be on my PGB record. And what better way to capture the Spirit of David than these photos taken around Kuwait. So this is how the day went: Al-Hamra Shopping Mall at 10 where David nearly got a heart attack upon approaching the […]

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looking for lost keys in the desert

Our original plan was to do one shoot with David, get that done with and explore Kuwait’s other treasures. We had so much fun on Saturday that we decided to come back. Also, we had some keys and sunglasses to find. We found the glasses but not the keys. It was very gusty this time […]

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david comes to town } day one

I really wish I wrote and posted this on the day itself. I just didn’t have the time to do it. What I document here is a mere fraction of what we did and a tiny memory taken from my newly acquired bank of good feeling and fun.

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a visit from a dear friend yields photographic fruit

A dear friend of mine visited me this weekend. David Dobson. David is a professional photographer and amateur side-splitter. The last time I had seen David was in the Cairo American College auditorium where I bid him a warm good-bye. I really liked David in high school. He not only made everyone laugh but you […]

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the generalist and me

Richard Feynman is rolling in his grave right now. But I’ll get back to that later. My dear friend (and sister-in-law) Jana is attending a seminar in London this weekend. Known as The Generalist (and @JanarlySpeaking on social networking sites), she has been invited to attend a post-talk dinner with the speakers. We’re talking the likes […]

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