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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. 

Nestled along the Persian Gulf’s glistening coastline lies the glamorous city of Dubai, a global hub that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity. From its towering skyscrapers and luxurious shopping malls to its rich cultural heritage and vast deserts, Dubai offers a captivating experience that enthralls visitors from around the world.

A City of Architectural Marvels

Dubai is renowned for its awe-inspiring skyline dominated by iconic skyscrapers such as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Standing at a breathtaking 828 meters, this architectural wonder offers panoramic views of the cityscape from its observation decks. Visitors can witness the city’s evolution through interactive displays, showcasing Dubai’s journey from a modest fishing village to a global metropolis.

The city’s architectural prowess extends beyond the Burj Khalifa, with other notable landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, the twisting Cayan Tower, and the Dubai Frame, a towering structure framing the city’s contrasting old and new neighborhoods.

Immersing in Cultural Experiences

Despite its modern skyline, Dubai cherishes its cultural heritage, inviting travelers to explore its historical sites and traditional markets (souks). One such experience is that of Souk Al Bahar in Medinat Jumeirah Hotel. The narrow walking spaces in the market area remind us of traditional Arab markets and transport you back in time.

At this Souk, you venture into the aromatic alleys of the Gold and Spice Souks, where merchants display an array of dazzling jewelry and spices, offering an authentic Arabian shopping experience. Visitors can also take an abra (traditional boat) ride along its own canal, witnessing the contrasting architecture of the city.

Indulging in Luxury and Entertainment

Dubai is synonymous with opulence, boasting an array of world-class shopping malls, luxury hotels, and extravagant experiences. The Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping complexes globally, houses an aquarium, an ice rink, and an array of designer boutiques. Adjacent to the mall is the captivating spectacle of the Dubai Fountain, which comes alive with choreographed music and water dances against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa.

For thrill-seekers, Dubai offers adrenaline-pumping adventures such as desert safaris, where visitors can ride camels, try sandboarding, or experience dune bashing in 4×4 vehicles. Additionally, for those seeking an exhilarating experience, The Address Skyviews offers the Edgewalk, allowing daring individuals to walk along the edge of the hotel’s rooftop terrace, offering stunning views of the cityscape from an entirely new perspective.

Global Village Dubai: A Cultural Extravaganza

One of Dubai’s most celebrated attractions is Global Village, a cultural extravaganza that brings together diverse cultures, cuisines, and entertainment from around the world. This immersive attraction showcases pavilions representing various countries, offering visitors the chance to experience global diversity through art, music, dance, and cuisine.

Visitors can explore bustling streets adorned with vibrant stalls, shop for unique handicrafts, savor authentic international delicacies, and enjoy live performances that celebrate the world’s rich cultural heritage. From shopping for souvenirs to witnessing live entertainment, Global Village provides an unparalleled cultural experience that adds a unique flavor to Dubai’s offerings. Our personal favourite was the Turkish shopping area. 

Conclusion

Dubai stands as a testament to human ingenuity and progress, captivating travelers with its juxtaposition of modernity and tradition. From its futuristic skyscrapers to its rich cultural heritage, lavish experiences, daring adventures like Edgewalk at The Address Skyviews, and the enchanting Global Village, this city offers a tapestry of experiences that linger in the hearts of those who visit.

Whether you seek adventure, luxury, cultural immersion, or an adrenaline rush, Dubai welcomes you with open arms, promising an unforgettable journey through its enchanting landscapes and vibrant tapestry of experiences.


The Edgewalk at The Address Skyviews provides a thrilling and unique experience for visitors seeking adventure and an unmatched perspective of Dubai’s stunning skyline. Always ensure to check for available slots and safety guidelines before planning your visit.

Heritage Home, a boutique furniture brand situated in Lahore’s central area, showcases a diverse collection of exquisite, handcrafted items designed in-house, hence entering the studio always feels fresh and new. Their primary focus is on procuring superior raw materials to create enduring, classic pieces that exude timeless charm and make a lasting impact in any setting.

They are proud to revive the forgotten expertise of inlay in the mainstream furniture market and introduce fresh woodworking methods like parquetry and marquetry into the furniture industry. Although these techniques were once integral to local woodworking heritage, they were seldom embraced by mainstream furniture brands in the country due to their lack of perceived “trendiness.”

These are our top selections, all under 30k:

Rosa Mini Trays- Rs. 8500

Calligraphy Box- Rs. 28,000

Rosa Inlay Box- Rs. 28,000

Motia Coasters- Rs. 4500 (set of 2)

Iris Inlaid Tray- Rs. 16,000

Eden Tissue Box- Rs. 16,000

Crane Serving Trays

  • Single Crane (Rs. 14,000)
  • Double Crane (Rs. 16,000)

Inlaid Serving Spoons- Rs. 4000 (set of 2)

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!

A pan of shrimp with garlic and chili on it

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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.

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