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Preserving Your Pumpkins for Fall

Preserving Your Pumpkins for Fall | THE DESIGN SOUK |

  Fall is a really special time in Saudi. The weather is amazing and for us folk who live in small houses with large yards, this means we can finally start entertaining groups larger than 8… So every year, I buy a whole bunch of mini pumpkins to use as decorative accessories for the entire fall season. […]

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My Top Five Eats: London

I find that food pretty much makes or breaks my vacations. I could be in the most beautiful or in an extremely significant historic location, and would probably not want to go back because of my “hate” relationship with the food. I know. It’s horrible. London, however, never fails me. Not all of the restaurants […]

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Holiday Hostess Gifts

The holiday season is usually jam packed with parties, and the Saudi Winter season is no different. While it’s always a good idea to take a small gift, sometimes you want to show your gratitude by giving the hostess a different kind of gift for the season. Not that there’s anything wrong with flowers or […]

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Guest Post: Eid Entertaining

Eid is all about entertaining! You’re either going to big events, having a big event, or entertaining a steady stream of people that come by the house over the holidays. Personally, I’ve always struggled to figure out how to manage these kinds of occasions… It’s hard to find the perfect menu AND create that beautiful tablescape that I’m always striving for… So… I […]

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Before & After: Kitchen Decluttering & Reorganizing

I recently spent quite a bit of time helping reorganize and declutter for a kitchen project, and while it was an amazing experience, it also was SUPER challenging – mainly because the kitchen is pretty small and there really wasn’t much storage space available… First off, the shelves in the pantry are quite odd. Deep, not very tall, and extended […]

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A Very Stylish Halloween Home Tour!

I’ve often found it difficult to imagine how one tastefully incorporates Halloween décor into their home. I’ve always seen great fall décor items, but I don’t see witches, ghosts, skeletons and just the combination of black and orange, in general, working in my home… However, I do happen to have a wonderfully stylish friend who seems to totally get […]

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