A couple of week ago, Hamad and I were invited to a farewell gathering to one of Hamad’s acquaintances in the Contemporary Art Platform, and since the last time I visited all I wanted was to raid their art stocked bookshelves… or at the very least get photographed with them. I kind of did both.
For the gathering I wore my new H&M yellow blouse which is airy, with slightly sheer fabric and a printed pattern and a pair of ankle-length jeans in washed stretch denim with ultra-slim legs and a high waist which is super slimming and flattering and a pair of light yellow high heels with faux patent leather, high-gloss finish and rounded toe from ZARA.
For accessories I wore my metal necklace “VAEDIEN” from Aldo which I absolutely love, to enhance my outfit I added my colorful gorgeous “JUHI WOW ENVELOPE CLUTCH BAG” (that I was asked about a lot) from Accessorize, its embroidery, sequins and tassels combine to create this statement clutch. Perfect for that special occasion, this bag has a roomy main compartment and internal pocket with zip closure.
Hamad and I met friends, chatted, took photos and most importantly ate Paella! One of my absolute favorite dishes, that I’m planning on making lots of time in the next few months. Of course we were blown away by the size of the cooking pan, secretly I wanted to take the whole thing home with me, it was that good!
My mom always likes to experiment with new recipes, I guess I take that from her, she once told me the story of Paella and what it means, not sure if it’s an accurate story or not but it’s beautiful, Paella comes from Spain, and from an Arabic word “بقايا” which means “leftover”; once an angry hungry king under siege, demanded food, there wasn’t anything fit for a king or enough in the kitchen so the cook decided to create a mess, she gathered all the available rice, vegetables and poultry, seafood and meat into one huge pot, the king fell in love with the dish (as he should!) and asked the cook what it’s called, she said “Paella”. Beautiful story, right?