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Soleil by Khadija Shafqat crafts stunning serveware. Something from her “Valentine’s Edition” collection, like the captivating “Duchess Rose Plate,” would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for her.

Shop Oh Dear Cards

Discover adorable cards at Shop Oh Dear, perfect for your Valentine. Would you like to go for their Lovers Pack or Situationship Pack?

Sweet Affairs

Sweet Affairs heart-shaped pizza is perfect for a romantic date, cozy night in, or a Valentine’s Day surprise. Feel the love in every bite!

Carre by Doctor Cocoa

Carre by Doctor Cocoa, renowned for crafting couture brownies, presents the Belgian Celebration Log. Adorned with Belgian Ganache and premium Valentine’s toppings, it’s destined to elevate your loved ones Valentine’s Day to something truly special.

Warp

Surprise her with the Hexella Petit Cherry Red Mini Bag by Warp this Valentine’s Day. Crafted from plush cherry red leather and adorned with meticulously hand-embellished deep red crystals, this mini bag is not only a thoughtful gift but also offers just enough space for essentials like a lipstick, phone, and cardholder.

Fiza Bakes

If a whole cake feels like too much this Valentines, opt for Fiza Bakes’ “Cake to Go” – affordable, adorable, incredibly tasty, and it even includes a complimentary rose and card for that extra touch.

Candlelight

Surprise them with a touch of romance this Valentine’s – gift the black candle jar with red and white mini hearts by Candlelight to illuminate their heart.

Lals Chocolates

Lals Cupid Heart chocolate box is an ideal gift for your partner, best friend, fiancé, or beloved family member this Valentine’s.

Labour & Love

Celebrate love with the intricate craftsmanship of Labour & Love – hand-crocheted roses by talented women artisans. These blossoms, priced at Rs. 500 each, serve as a lovely and meaningful gift.

Artage

This Valentine’s, make her day with Artagepk’s sophisticated muted dirty pink shirt featuring a plush velvet rose accentuating the collar – a truly impeccable gift choice.

Food:

We are currently obsessed with “For the Table’s” Tiramisu made up of spongy, espresso-soaked ladyfingers layered with creamy mascarpone filling topped with cocoa powder. Just delicious!

New finds:

Blue pottery lovers, Ceraamica has finest handcrafted Multani plates and platters at reasonable prices.

Music:

“Shor” by Mooroo featuring the dynamic talent of Young Stunners “Talha Anjum” is on our playlist this week.

Hot Couple:

Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper are on our hot couple list this week.

TV Show:

The Good Doctor is set to return for its seventh and final season, premiering on February 20th, 2024.

Artist:

“Manzar” by Romesa, a captivating collage of woodcut print on canvas showcased at the National College of Arts thesis display, has earned its place on our wishlist.

New Designer:

Co-ord sets remain a timeless fashion choice and this purple co-ord by Rakht Saaz has caught our attention.

Hottie of the week:

Jibran Nasir shines as our  “Hottie of the week” for championing the case of Ashfaq Satti’s mistreated wife. Nothing is sexier than a guy who protects women!

Netflix:

Fool me once, a brilliant thriller starring the stunning Michelle Keegan, is a must-watch show. Another incentive to watch this show, outside the incessant mind games, is Michelle Keegan’s classic wardrobe. 

Clothes: 

“MITH” THE BE YOURSELF PARAKEET hoodie is on our wishlist. 

Currently Reading: 

We are currently reading ‘’It Starts With Us” – sequel to the famous “It Ends with Us” written by Colleen Hoover based on her own experience of domestic abuse set in a fictional way. The second book carries on exactly where the last book finishes and follows Lily’s journey. Without giving too much away, read it if you are a romantic and believe that everyone deserves a happy ending. 

New Designer: 

D.designs is the new designer in town. Her reasonably priced pieces are available at Shop La Villa. 

Artist:

Zaam Arif is an American-Pakistani contemporary artist residing and working in Houston, Texas. He is exhibiting his work “Winter Lights” at The Cabin Los Angeles, California. 

Food: 

Who doesn’t enjoy nice, freshly baked croissants? The freshly made croissants from Fine Foods Co. are presently our obsession. Our all-time favorite is their Pain au Chocolat. 

Music: 

‘Tu Hai Kahan’, star singer Zayn Malik’s first-ever Urdu song with Pakistani band AUR, is on our playlist this week. 

Hot Couple: 

Hasan Rizvi and Hina Ramzi are on our hot couple list this week. 

We always come up with lists of things we fancy but this week we are mixing it up to reflect some of the people and things that have disappointed us. 

Zara 

Zara has disappointed us with its distasteful campaign mocking death and genocide.  

Amal Clooney

Given that Amal Clooney chaired a committee to look into war crimes in Gaza while practicing human rights law, it is disgraceful for her to remain silent about aggression against Palestine. 

Malala Yousafzai

Mala is another silent individual who we thought stood for something. She has disappointed us for remaining “neutral” during this time.

The Archies

The Archies proves that nepotism is rife in Bollywood. Apparently, ace director, Zoya Akhtar, gave these star kids one full year of acting training on top of the diplomas they have from their respective acting schools. Even then this movie fails and we dare you to watch more than 30 minutes of it without snoozing.

United States

The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza. What a let down by its own rules!

Harvard University

Harvard has let us down by showing intolerance towards students and faculty that protested against Israel. 

Our hero: 

Journalists and people all over the world have recognized Motaz Azaiza for taking a risk with his life while yet adhering to all journalism standards. He truly is our hero. 

Netflix:

We recently viewed “Sukhee” on Netflix and it was fantastic.

Food:

Paperazzi enjoyed an exclusive invitation to the grand opening of Kyoto-The Taste of Asia. We were offered a broad selection of delicacies, and our favorites were the Melting Choc Sphere and the 13 Spices Peking Roast Duck.

New store: 

Abbas Carpets opened a flagship store in Karachi. We adore the store because it perfectly captures the essence of excellent craftsmanship and opulent living. 

Music: 

Gunna-This Year Blessings is on our playlist this week. 

Must-have: 

The ‘From the River to the Sea’ hoodie by Klotho369 is a must-have! With every purchase, 15% of proceeds will support Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan’s initiatives.

Coffee Spot: 

Roasters Cafe & Coffee house is a perfect coffee spot for all those in Islamabad. It’s perfect to enjoy coffee in this cozy season. 

Events:

Halloween is here, and when it comes to hauntingly beautiful decor, Maham Akmal Events is setting a standard like no other. It’s spook-tacular!

Hot Couple:

Ananya Pandey and Aditya Roy Kapoor are on our hot couple list this week. 

Food: 

We recently dined at Inka and amidst the exquisite menu, the Gambas Al Ajillo truly captivated our taste buds. Plump, succulent shrimp immersed in a flavorful blend of olive oil and garlic sauce- perfect with some crusty bread!

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Music: 

“Nice 2 me” by Tommy Villiers and PIRI is on our playlist this week.

Netflix:

We recently enjoyed ‘Downton Abbey’ on Netflix. Among its many offshoots, this particular one truly captured our hearts.

Winter staple: 

Daaliofficial’s ‘Sunset’ quilted shirt that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of a setting Sun is a must-have for this winter season!

Paperazzi Picks:

Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed clog has made it onto our wish list!

New space: 

We discovered a cutting-edge coworking hub, Space 101 in Raya designed for the next generation of professionals. It offers private offices, a conference room, an office lounge, a cafe, and more.

Hot Couple

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are on our hot couple list this week.

Winter Staple

LAMA’s Chelsea boots with contrasting stitch are a must-have for men this winter season.

Events

Zahra Aslam is a class apart in event management. We recently saw a few events done by her and she puts so much detail and love into making every event specific and special to her clients! A breeze to deal with.

Food

We are obsessed with Caviar Club’s Burrata and Cherry Tomato salad. It’s simple, luscious, and just perfect.

Music

Drakes “Daylight” is on our playlist this week.

Netflix

On Netflix, we most recently watched Fair Play. Phoebe Dynevor, the star of Bridgerton, plays an intellectual trader who asserts her dominance throughout the film, but this has an impact on her relationships. It is a fantastic watch!

Currently Reading

We’re currently reading “No One Taught Me This” authored by Iram Bint Safia. The book centers around the concept of mindful parenting, and we’re thoroughly enjoying the experience thus far.

New coffee spot:

We recently discovered a new coffee spot, Okay Beans in DHA-Phase 6 Raya. Absolutely loved their Signature Caramel Latte and aptly named “mother of all brownie”. Also, the vibe of the place? A solid 10/10.

Couple of the week:

Our couple of the week is Ahmad and Anum Uzair from Lahore, who became the first Pakistani couple to summit Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world.

Woman of substance:

For us, Hadiqa Kiani is a real woman of substance. She succeeded in creating 370 homes for flood victims in Naseerabad, Balochistan’s impoverished neighborhoods.

Netflix:

Finally, we watched the Netflix original mystery thriller Jaane Jaan, written and directed by Sujoy Ghosh. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino, a 2005 Japanese novel, served as the inspiration for the movie. Undoubtedly worth watching!

Food:

Everyone was raving about Red Snapper Ceviche, birds eye chilli, and cilantro at Kai Lahore, and indeed, it completely blew us away. Absolutely 10/10!

Paperazzi picks:

This Eden Tissue Box from Heritage Home is perfect for gifting someone. Loved the detailing on this one!

On the playlist:

“Strangers” by Kenya Grace is on our playlist this week.

Fall appetizer board:

This charcuterie board by the_platterie which includes cured meats, dips, cheeses, breads, and a variety of sweet and savory bites is a perfect fall appetizer board.

Wardrobe staple:

This Loewe Squeeze bag, with its unique shape and exquisite ruched details, is surely a fall wardrobe essential.

Style Star:

We were stunned by Mahira Khan’s appearance at her wedding, which featured minimal makeup & beautiful Faraz Manan lehnga.  She truly is one of our style icons!

Netflix:

One Piece season 2 is officially coming to Netflix, meaning we’re 100% heading on another voyage with Luffy, Nami, and the rest of the Straw Hats.

Hot couple:

Dua Lipa and her new boyfriend Romain Gavras are on our hot couple list this week!

Food:

The “Undercutpk’’ truly wowed us with their creation, the “Black Sesame Easter Egg Forest.” A delectable chocolate shell, filled with a luxurious blend of rich dark chocolate sponge, roasted black sesame crunch, and creamy vanilla ice cream, must-try for every chocolate enthusiast out there!

Autumn Staples:

Elevate your autumn wardrobe with Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Borneo’ flats. Crafted from supple snake-effect leather, they feature square toes and dainty Mary Jane straps, offering a perfect complement to skirts or stylish straight-leg jeans!

 

The new Maroon ‘Sardine Mini’ shoulder bag from Bottega Veneta is our lust bag!

 

News:

At PKR 330 per litre, fuel prices in Pakistan smash records.

On the playlist:

Paint the Town Red by Doja Cat is on our playlist this week!

Paperazzi picks:

Our love for ceramics knows no bounds, and this RAAKH deep dish tray is a testament to that passion. It’s ideal for serving up sandwiches, fritters, comforting soupy noodles, or practically any culinary delight you can imagine.

Style Star:

Our style star of the week is Justin Bieber, who is wearing our very own Pakistani label, Rastah.

Netflix

We finally watched the dark psychological drama series, Luckiest Girl Alive on Netflix. Mila Kunis starred as Ani FaNelli living a perfect life having a glamorous job, designer wardrobe, rich husband when tragedies of her past start taking up her current life. Definitely a good depiction of there’s always more to what meets the eye!

Paperazzi Picks

The chikankari lehnga set by Ines by Naveen Tobeh is absolutely stunning. The colours, intricate work and embellishments make it perfect for the upcoming wedding season!

Food

The Mushroom Soup with milk foam, cocoa, chestnuts & crispy herbs tuile at Zigolini’s, PC blew us away. It’s on the five course dinner menu cooked by the Michelin Chefs and is a must try!

Best Buys

The handcrafted rattan flower chairs by Twigs Turns are the perfect addition to our home. Set them up at a corner in your balcony to enjoy the evening breeze with a cup of tea!

Music

The Paro x Under The Influence mashup is on our playlist this week!

Hot Couple

Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell celebrated their one year anniversary this year. Lily posted pictures from their wedding with a heartfelt caption, how adorable!

Hot Stuff

Gucci’s Exquisite collection in collaboration with Adidas features double-sided baseball cap in multiple colorways which is now available for $810. Cop or drop?

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