Marian Meets World

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3, 4 and 5/52

Okay, remember when I told you that I suck at making weekly posts as I am lazy as a cow? Hate to say it but I told you so. In the events leading to my absence, I came up with the idea of compressing those three weeks worth of stories and happy thoughts to share in a single post (because why  ...

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2/52

Hello, earthlings! I know, I know. I’m late to post this yet again. Here’s my week’s highlights for Week 2/52. 1. Two days before Janice’s flight, we bonded over TGIF’s loaded potato twisters and riblets. That was a much needed gastronomic delight. So long overdue  ...

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1/52

I’m starting a blog series called OVER 52, which will be a weekender post most likely, and the goal of which is to document the highlights of my week. It’s a series inspired by one of the many blogs I follow Brunch at Audrey’s. I’ve said in my Notes Page that I’ve  ...

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Lifestyle, Visuals

‘Tis the Season to Create

December 30, 2016  | Today is very special because it marks a milestone in my creative pursuits as a blogger, a first of many I hope. May I present a one-of-a-kind collaboration that Kent and I did with our good friend, Jason Burgos. This fun shoot was actually inspired by the rustic holiday  ...

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Life Lately: Chapter 3

December is definitely my favorite month of the year; not only because of the month-long reunions and get-togethers, but because of the festive mood that everyone’s in, even on this side of the globe! (Yes, we’re that lucky! Yey!) It’s infectious! There are too many reasons to  ...

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Travel, Visuals

The Truckers DXB Experience

I’ve been living far from the city scene, tucked away in rural Al Ain that’s why when I get the chance to spend an awesome afternoon in a food truck event, I get excited! Truckers DXB is a food community that brings together truckers and their local home grown food from all over the  ...

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Life Lately: Chapter 2

September, October and November came by like a breeze and before you know it, it’s almost wintertime. I didn’t go out as much as I would have wanted (for budget reasons) so I just did overtime duties on most of my days off and bummed around the house when I didn’t need to go  ...

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Lifestyle

Bookmarked 01 | Current Reads

So many books, so little time. -Frank Zappa I am such a book hoarder. I totally can’t help it that I’m in love with books – everything about them from smelling its new pages to wrinkling the spine to dog-earing my favorite parts. I always prefer them than the digital ones (Ebooks,  ...

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Lifestyle, Visuals

Rustic Holiday Feels

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. -Charles Dickens     I’ve always loved the country rustic vibe and so for this year’s Christmas tree theme, I chose natural elements as trimmings, recycled old ornaments from last year and used raw  ...

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Travel

Marian Meets Budapest

My friends and I spent two days in this charming city during our European summer trip in 2015. We boarded the Hop-on-Hop-off bus on our first day to get to the top attractions and spent our second day just relaxing and taking in the city’s laidback vibe. If I were to describe Budapest, I  ...

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