Dance was my first artistic love. I don’t remember life before or without it. As the story goes; I was a very shy child. I would hide behind my Dad when in public but at home I loved to dance, sing with hutzpah and use the pots and pans as my personal drum set. My … More Broadway Baby
I first heard about the Elf on a Shelf on The Ellen Show back in 2013. As part of her opening monologue she did a set of jokes about the then brand new Christmas craze. I remember wondering “what is so great about this elf and why does it want to chill on my book … More What the Elf?
Growing up with an Italian-American dad, my school lunch consisted of provolone sandwiches, olives, tomatoes, pasta salad, focaccia, and sometimes even a meatball sub! Though he’d always sneak in a sweet American treat; Nutty buddies! Oh how I loved Little Debbie’s Nutty Buddies! They are wafer cookies with layers of peanut butter covered with chocolate. … More BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!
After many years in the making, on May 13, 2017 I filmed my very first 1 hour stand-up comedy special entitled Araby by Nature at Warehouse Four in Dubai! I decided to perform, and film, two shows back-to-back. That way, if anything went wrong technically or if I messed up the timing of a joke … More Araby by Nature: My Comedy Special
I firmly believe in always giving back to the community I live in as well as the ones I travel to. A place very dear to my heart (in Dubai) is SENSES Centre for Children with Special Needs. Over the last eight years I have had the great honor of visiting, performing for and becoming … More Giving back in Dubai
When I first moved to Dubai (in 2008) I wanted to get a taste of the local culture. I went to some spots where locals hung out like Shu, Jumeriah Beach Road on National Day and Starbuck’s at Mercato. I seemed to have found the traffic but couldn’t find anything more traditional until I met … More Emirati Eats
I’m such a New Yorker. I ordered the veggie option, a cheese and pickle sandwich. I was expecting a toasted cheese with slices of tomato and dill pickles. Instead, I got a matured white cheddar cheese, purple cabbage and what I think was a chutney sandwich. It was sweet and brown just like my husband Ali … More English vs. (American) English: Part 1
It’s quite common to be asked a series of questions when first meeting people in Dubai. The typical interrogation starts with these 6 questions. Where are you from? No, you know, where are you from, from? What do you do for a living? Are you married? (If yes) How did you meet? (If you’re in … More Dubai Love Story
As I’m sure you’ve heard, Lady Gaga was this year’s half-time headliner at the 51st Super Bowl. Many people were expecting her to go full on political or to create a creative stir as she did at the MTV Music Awards draped in red lace or her infamous red carpet raw meat dress. Instead she … More Super Gaga Bowl
About 5 years ago, while living in Jumeriah Lake Towers, my husband, sister and I came home to an awful stankity stench! It wasn’t there when we left that morning, but boy was it there with a vengeance that evening! We sniffed around to find the source. All noses led to the extra bathroom that … More The Curious Case of the Stankity Stench