1. READ: Modesty, A Fashion Paradox
Penned by Dubai-based journalist Hafsa Lodi, Modesty: A Fashion Paradox examines the factors contributing to the rise of the modest-fashion movement and its transformative role in the landscape. Featuring insight from key personalities who have shaped the success of what is now a multi-billion dollar industry, this book tops our must-read list this month.
2. BUY: Dior's Rimowa case
If there was ever a time to invest in a Rimowa case, now would be it. The iconic travel brand’s highly anticipated collaboration with Dior has just dropped and we’re ordering the blue gradient cabin suitcase which features the emblematic Dior Oblique motif that dates back to 1967. A piece to cherish for years to come.
3. EAT: Folia at Four Seasons Jumeirah
Veganuary may be over, but the Four Seasons Jumeirah’s new plant-based dining concept may well convert even the most devout of carnivores. Located in a secluded garden oasis surrounded by lush trees and greenery, Folia brings a refreshing green dining experience that’s certain to leave you nourished from the inside out.
4. SEND: Sugargram
Instead of flowers, why not gift a Sugargram this month? This homegrown concept delivers a ‘sugar telegram’ consisting of 25 bite-sized cupcakes that are as ‘grammable as they are delicious. Featuring pop culture-inspired flavours (think Oreo-na Grande and Fudge Judy), along with personalised packaging options, these mini treats will pretty much guarantee a smile. @sugargram_me
5. WATCH: For Sama
Filmed over five years inside Aleppo by Syrian refugee Waad Al-Kateab, For Sama depicts the filmmaker’s heart-wrenching first-hand experience of going through life in a city under siege. The celebrated film has made history as the most-nominated feature documentary at the BAFTAs and is also a contender for an Oscar at the 2020 Academy Awards.
6. LISTEN: The Happiness Lab podcast
Hosted by Yale professor of Psychology, Dr. Laurie Santos, The Happiness Lab is an internationally acclaimed podcast that addresses simple, research-backed ways in which we can introduce more happiness and fulfilment into our lives. We recommend listening first thing in the morning or on your way to work for a quick uplift that will see you through the day.
7. FOLLOW: @rbalsaud on Twitter
As Saudi Arabia undergoes a historical transformation under the umbrella of Vision 2030, the Kingdom’s first-ever female envoy and KSA’s Ambassador to the United States of America, HRH Reema bint Bandar Al Saud’s Twitter account helps us keep up-to-date on all the exciting developments taking place in real-time. Follow her @rbalsaud
Excited to start the #DecadeofAction with HRH @lamia1507 SG of @alwaleed_philan appointed as first @UNHABITAT Goodwill Ambassador for #ArabStates and advocating our vision for sustainable cities that leave noone and no place behind.#WUF10 pic.twitter.com/0WfVqzKPBr— UN-Habitat بالعربية (@UNHabitat_Ar) February 9, 2020
From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia February 2020 issue