Gosh, I am loving this bride by Maha’s Design and Photography. You all know that I am a sucker for gharara’s and farshi gharara’s are no exception. My heart melts when I see gharara’s and this bride has nailed her style.
Along with some friends, Nouman and I went for lunch at Black Ox Bistro yesterday. I heard about Black Ox Bistro around a month ago and I have been wanting to go ever since. Nouman and I made plans to go here a few weeks ago but it was closed for renovations.
After our sushi plans got changed last minute, Nouman and I found ourselves at Black Ox Bistro on Sunday. Black Ox Bistro offers North American classics such as steaks and ribs. Being a meat lover, I am sure you can imagine how happy Nouman was to be trying this restaurant.
My first impression of the restaurant was surprise; I was surprised at how nice the decor and ambiance was inside. The decor is contemporary with dim lighting and comfortable seating. I am so happy to have a Halal restaurant that finally looks good. Music was the only component missing in creating the perfect atmosphere.
We arrived at Black Ox Bistro around 4pm and were seated right away. Our server was friendly and he came to check on us several times. The wait for our food was a little longer than we had anticipated. It took about 30 minutes for our food to arrive even though the restaurant was largely empty. We weren’t in a rush though so we didn’t mind!
They say that pictures speak a thousand words so I’m not sure if I even need to say anything about the food. The food was scrumptious. Between the four of us, we ordered the following:
- Philly Cheese Steak: The philly cheese steak was yummy. There was a good amount of meat and cheese and the bread was not too soft not too tough. The steak was cooked well and the cheese was melted through. There was a little bit of salt lacking from the philly cheese steak but otherwise it was delish
- Beef Brisket: This dish was amazing. Nouman liked the brisket better than the philly cheese steak. The only thing we didn’t like was that there was too much oil on the bottom bun. We had two orders of the beef brisket and both were super oily. The taste was great and we would order this again.
- Brisket Poutine: This was scrumptious. I can’t even.
- Beef Wellington: I didn’t try this but our friends liked it alot
We loved the food, the atmosphere and the service and can’t wait to go back!
Many of us focus on the big items of a wedding – decor, venue, makeup, etc. I find that sometimes it’s the small details that add so much character to the event. Ghoongats, or veils, hold a special place for me at weddings. Ghoongats add elegance and a little bit of tradition that I love so much.
It has been a while, hasn’t it? If you have kept up with my instagram, you’ll know that I have had a busy few weeks. Since my last post, I started a new job, traveled to Punta Cana for a destination wedding and drove to Ottawa for a fusion wedding. It has been an eventful first quarter and I am looking forward to having more down time. This weekend was relaxing and I finally had time to revisit the blogosphere; both my own and catching up with some of my favourite ones. It feels like reconnecting with old friends. On the blog today, feast your eyes upon the beautiful images of Alisha and Adeel’s engagement and reception shoot. The pictures are captured by Nadia D Photography. Engagement Reception
Traditionally, Pakistani brides wore multiple necklaces on their wedding day. One from the bride’s parents, another from her in-laws and a few thrown in for fun. Fashion trends have led bride’s to wear chokers as well as simple necklaces.
One trend that I am loving is the re-introduction of long necklaces. I am an avid lover of saath lara haar’s so the movement towards long necklaces is pure loveliness for me.
It has changed from fall to full fledged winter since the last time I posted on here. Not alot has changed – my work has been busy and I have been cherishing whatever down time I can get. The last few weekends have been great; Nouman and I have had a clear schedule meaning that we could spend lots of time together being lazy bums. We’ve caught up on a lot of Big Bang Theory (we’re so obsessed with that show) and I have recently started watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians (Nouman has been a long time fan of Kimmy Cakes but I am not one who likes watching reality drama; so I’m shocked that I’ve been enjoying the show!).
After catching up on some much needed me time, it’s time to get back on track with my blogging! Today’s post is all about old school glamour. There is something magical about preserving your culture and I love to see bride’s inject their personality to traditional looks. Ghararas, jhoomars, saat lara haar’s, I love them all!
In my eyes, a modern bride isn’t one who embraces the latest trends and styles but also one who is able to carry her traditions with her. Someone who can mix her roots with her contemporary style. If you are a bride that is yearning to showcase her roots on her wedding day without looking outdated, have a look at the brides below for inspiration.
p.s. You guys, leave me a comment below and tell me what you want to see on the blog this year!
Day 2 and 3 of PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week saw an even diverse set of designers than Day 1. My favourites of the 2 days are below – Fahad Hussayn, Nickie Nina, Saira Shakira and Nida Azwer. The top collection in my books has to be Nida Azwer’s. Her collection was beautiful – from the colours to the cuts to the style.
Images via Fashion Central
I have been wanting to share these images with you guys since the beginning of time – so dramatic, aren’t I? I know there are lots of pictures from this wedding floating around the internet but the images are too lovely not to share.
The bride and groom, Ayeza and Danish, are well-known Pakistani actors (thanks to my mom and mother-in-law, I can recognize alot of Pakistani TV personnel). What I absolutely loved about their wedding was the bride. Her hair, makeup, jewellery and clothing was on point on all the events. Beautiful, classy and so gorgeous; you are going to fall in love!
Wait until you get to her valima look – it is my favourite look of all the events.
All images via Kashif Qadri Photography
Tell me what you think below!
It’s the time of year when fashion shows are at an all time high around the world and specifically, it is fashion season in Pakistan. This year’s PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week kicked off with designers such as HSY, Sania Maskatiya, Asifa & Nabeel and Karma Red.
This year, I am loving the peaches and the mint greens. I also (still!) can’t get enough of the flowy gowns – I am totally drooling over the dresses by Asifa & Nabeel. Alot of designers are also incorporating flowers into their outfits and while I do love them, I find that too many designers are using them all at once.
The one thing I can’t seem to wrap my head around is all the cleavage that popped up in this week. I think this may have been the first time I have come across so much of it on a Pakistani runway show.
Overall, day 1 was a feast for the eyes. I’m in fashion heaven!
Images via ebuzztoday.com
What did you think of Day 1?