Summer gives me the space I need to get my head in order after a hectic few months! I had plans at the start of the year to read a book a month, that fell by the wayside, and now we’ve moved house, and I’ve been back on the radio for a few months (check out some BTS on Instagram) I feel like I’m on top of things! With that, I recorded an excellent podcast episode with someone I admire and make time for, Iman Ben Chaibah. She’s a book lover, an introvert and leads the way for Arabic language publishing for our generation. Iman and I sat down in her offices, and she shared with me her must-reads for summer 2018, we had such a laugh recording the episode, and she’s rounded up a few great titles to get stuck in and make the change you’ve wanted to this year.
Iman and I both appreciate uncrowded spaces and I found the perfect hideaway in the Heart of Sharjah, Fen Cafe at the Sharjah Art Foundation. The gorgeous pictures below were taken on a summers morning, trying an Iced Obae (thats the purple drink) and exploring the hidden alleyways in the old part of the city. Pop on some sneakers, a cool flowing dress like mine here from Nisnass and get lost in the beauty of your surroundings.