Cards, Etiquette, Invitation, Wedding

Wedding Invitation Etiquette

Some may say I have a tendency to exhibit what a generation who grew up on Friends have come to term as 'Monikaisms.' It's ok; I'm self aware. I own my OCD tendencies!...One of which was revealed to my fiancé during the invitation ordering process. And oh, he found out, what a process it was!… Continue reading Wedding Invitation Etiquette

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Bollywood, Lahore, Liberty, Pakistan, Shopping

Liberty! (Clothing Edition).

What better time to pen a post than when one feels nostalgic about the subject?And how I do! For Liberty, the main shopping bazaar in Gulberg, Lahore, the heart of the city's commercial/shopping area.Yes: shopping in Pakistan can be frustrating, things take time, shopkeepers don't always keep their promises, it's hot and tiring... but I… Continue reading Liberty! (Clothing Edition).

Ceremony, Nikah, Pakistani, Wedding

The Nikah (Wedding) Ceremony in Pakistani Weddings

OK. Here we go. The Nikah. The sacred marriage contract between a man and a woman which legitimizes living as husband and wife. The Nikah must be declared publicly, and hence we have the nikah, or wedding, ceremony.Here's where things get ugly.I haven't been to that many Pakistani Muslim weddings, but the one's that I… Continue reading The Nikah (Wedding) Ceremony in Pakistani Weddings

Chinyere, Fashion, Lahore, Mehdi, Pakistan, Shopping

Top 3 Ready-to-wear Shops in Lahore

Most of the clothes I got for my "jahez" (bridal trousseau) were ready-to-wear. For me, this was the way to go because 1) what you see is what you get and 2) I was only in Pakistan for one month and for those of you who have shopped in Pakistan, when you order outfits, what… Continue reading Top 3 Ready-to-wear Shops in Lahore