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
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
After a number of visits to Dubai and photos of Lindsay Lohan carrying a Quran, the press recently announced that she officially moved here in December. Last week, she deleted all the posts from both her twitter and instagram accounts. All that was left on her instagram was a short and sweet bio saying “Alaikum salam … More Lindsay does Dubai