Melbourne Cafe Culture :: Manchester Press

“The Australian cafe is a thing, and Melbourne has the best in the world.” To say that the coffee culture in Melbourne is huge would be an understatement. Here, coffee simply is the king. And I am on a personal journey to check out as many of these beautiful spots as possible. Melbourne cafes have…

SIX months in Melbourne :: Life Updates

Today marks six months to the day when I arrived in Melbourne late one night after tackling the seemingly heroic feat of such a long flight alone with the boys. So my trail of thoughts went back to all that happened within these last few months and I felt like writing a blog on it….

As I step into the culinary world ..

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it” – Julia Child Its been a while since I have logged into this space. Couldn’t find my writing mojo between juggling all the balls. We are deep in the thick of winters here in Melbourne. Sniffly noses, feverish bodies, and cough-y chests haven’t seen the…

Ballarat with Friends !

Hello friends! So the school just started again this week and isn’t that a glorious thing! πŸ˜‰ About time as well, i was running out of energy to plan some activity for the kids everyday.  As we didn’t go away for the winter break, we decided to do a couple of weekend trips during the…

Day trip to Daylesford

Sharing some photos from our daytrip to Daylesford last weekend. On our drive up there, we stopped among thick, sky-high redwood forests for a while and i couldnt imagine the great Australian outdoors to be any better than that. But ofcourse, i am madly mistaken as each new place in this country invokes this feeling of…

Life in a Family Home :: T01

There is nothing quite like waking up to a clean and organized house. When the stove has been wiped off the grease, dishwasher loaded and run, laundry folded n put away, shoes back to their racks according to the need and priority, toys back in the baskets, strewn clothes in hamper or dressers, garbage taken…

Our Eid Photos ..

Eid Mubarak to all those who celebrated earlier this week! Hope your day was filled with celebration and merriment, friends and family, food and laughter. We had a very busy Eid ourselves starting right from the Chaand Raat (the night before the Eid Day) when i got together with a group of girlfriends to apply…

Our Eid Photos ..

Eid Mubarak to all those who celebrated earlier this week! Hope your day was filled with celebration and merriment, friends and family, food and laughter. We had a very busy Eid ourselves starting right from the Chaand Raat (the night before the Eid Day) when i got together with a group of girlfriends to apply…

House Project :: Melbourne Photo Wall

Today I am sharing a house makeover project that I recently did for my place. Nothing too exciting or dramatic. Just a simple gallery wall. But its a project that I really enjoyed doing and am very happy with the final outlook. Since we moved to Riyadh, I have been meaning to make a gallery…

The Gorgeous Rizwan Family

Hello guys! I meant to do this post quite a few days ago. But oh boy, I didn’t expect Ramadan routine to be this hectic. I hardly get to sleep during the night Β courtesy of a certain 2 year old who STILL wakes up multiple times a night (its unbelievably annoying) and the added Sehri…

Charmed by Olinda and Sassafras in the Dandenong Ranges

The best plans in life are always the unplanned ones. Those with the minimal expectations and preparations. Where you just jump in the car pretty late in the day and flip a coin to choose a destination. When you forget to bring some of the most vital elements for being outdoors, i.e. a stroller and…

Mudassir Family from Springvale

I have had this dream for a while now, to be connected to people through my photos. To capture the essence of other families through my lens. To freeze that smile, that dimple on a child’s face. To hold that infinite love in a mother’s eyes for her baby. To picture the loving embrace of…