#StyleTheBump: A Very Versailles Weekend

I’ve obsessed over Versailles since I first caught Sofia Coppola’s cult classic “Marie Antoinette” starring teen queen Kristen Dunst. Ladurée made the pastel perfect pastries and Manolo Blahnik designed the shoes. I was in love immediately. It would take another three years before I could finally visit the famous chateau in real life. And it was every…

Want a Shorter Labor? Eat Dates.

The Tuareg people of Algeria’s Sahara desert say you can survive the inhospitable climate on just 3 dates for 9 days. If you don’t find water on the 10th day, you die. Well, I guess that’s the bad news. Dates have been cultivated in the arid deserts of the Middle East and North Africa for…

Zlabia North African Honey Fritters 💥

DEEP FRIED SUGAR PRETZEL. That’s basically what we’re talking about here. So, now that I have your attention let me introduce you to one of my favourite North African sweets — zlabia . This pastry is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before. It’s ridiculously sweet and sticky. I don’t even want to entertain the idea of how…

#StyleTheBump: Sunday Strolling

Ok look — I have some grievances I need to air. Every time I look for maternity inspiration on Pinterest I am bombarded with plenty of pretty pics, but none are very practical for daily life. If you can wear 5-inch Louboutins while you’re 6-months pregnant than more power to you. But more than likely,…

#StyleTheBump: Off-Duty Chic

Is there really anything better than a maxi dress when you’re pregnant? Next to icecream and a footrub, it’s pretty up there. I love this stripey version from Uniqlo — which is not actually a maternity dress but it’s just loose enough to hug in all the right places. Plus, I’m loving this “sneakers with…

Algerian Orange Flower Lemonade 🍋

When Ramadan and Summer are both just around the corner, that means one thing: cherbet. Cher-WHAT? You’re asking. Well, let me introduce you to the summer drink of your dreams. It’s an Algerian lemonade with a secret ingredient. MILK. Seriously. Milk. Who would have thought? My mother-in-law makes this from scratch using fresh lemons picked…

A Babymoon in Stockholm

As a second-time mother I’ve learned some valuable lessons along the way: always pack an extra pair of clothes (for baby and for you!), coffee-time is me-time, and never underestimate the power of a cheap whirlygig to entertain your toddler for hours. Another valuable lesson is to take care of yourself first. I feel like…