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The Tea Guide

September 20, 2020

The health benefits of tea have been touted for centuries. Here, we break it down for you. Green, mint, chamomile – tea been enjoyed around the world for centuries. And while a steaming brew is always delicious, its health and wellness benefits are finally being taken seriously too. But, with hundreds of varieties on the […]

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Guest Features

Beirut, Books & Babies: A Sit Down With Sara Ghannoum

September 15, 2020

In the wake of the Beirut explosion, children’s author, Sara Ghannoum, sprang into action – doing exactly what she does best. As the true horror of the Beirut explosion sent waves across the world, children’s author, Sara Ghannoum, knew she wanted to help. Springing into action, the author of the widely acclaimed children’s book series […]

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Expert Advice

Expert Advice: How To Style A Coffee Table

September 2, 2020

Interiors guru, Masoomeh Hilal, shares her top tips for how to style a coffee table like a designer. Coffee tables take pride of place is most living rooms, but more often than not, they’re a little neglected. To avoid them becoming a dumping ground for remote controls and old magazines, why not give yours a […]

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Expert Advice

Expert Advice: How To Refresh Your Kitchen

August 25, 2020

Nisrine Moghraby, the Founder of Harf Noon Design Studio, shows us how to give your kitchen a fresh new look, without spending a fortune.   Kitchens are the heart of the home, but they’re also one of the most neglected rooms in the house. While we all dream of a full remodel, a refresh is […]

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Recipe: Burnt Honey Bundettes

August 13, 2020

The food stylist and writer behind Pass Me The Dimsum, shares her recipe for Burnt Honey Bundettes. The perfect accompaniment to tea, this delightfully sweet cake is deceivingly simple to make. Here, Haiya Tarik, AKA Pass Me The Dimsum, shares her very own recipe. Top tip, choose a high-quality floral honey to make this cake […]

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Collaborations

Behind the Design: Sadu Collection

August 10, 2020

Exuding modernism and artisanal charm, Silsal’s Sadu collection celebrates the cultural heritage of the UAE. Created exclusively for Crate and Barrel, the collection draws inspiration from the ancient Emirati weaving technique known as Al Sadu and was created in collaboration with award-winning architect, Souraya Daouk Al-Shukairy. “Having grown up surrounded by my great-grandfather’s antique furniture, […]

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Expert Advice

Reading Corner

July 28, 2020

Ever wanted to create a cozy reading corner? Food stylist and photographer, Maya Ammous (AKA @Kitchen Editor) shares her tips on creating the perfect space. Maya’s Tips: Lighting is key. Make use of natural light if you can and choose a space next to a window, to give a warm and cozy ambience. Add some […]

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Feel Good

Porcelain: The Practically Perfect Vegan China

July 27, 2020

As global warming nears breaking point, consumers around the world are becoming more and more conscious. The shift in behaviour towards conscious consumption has meant more people are shopping with sustainability and social responsibility at the front of mind. As consumers worldwide become increasingly aware of how their retail choices impact the world in which […]

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Guest Features

Guest Post: The Power of Self Care

July 22, 2020

Yoga teacher, reiki practitioner and yApprael founder, Dina Ghandour, discusses cultivating self-care, her daily rituals and how yoga changed her life. By Dina Ghandour ( https://www.dinaghandour.com/) As a business owner, self-care was something I had to learn the hard way. In my mind, more productivity meant more work, but more work only led to burnout. […]

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Guest Features

10 Minutes With Zainab Alsalih

July 22, 2020

The founder of Dubai-based event company, Carousel, opens up about wedding planning, the challenges of COVID-19 and her new interiors venture, Carousel Casa. 1. Please tell us why you started Carousel Weddings. I have always loved making people happy. There’s something deeply gratifying about bringing people joy. I always knew that whatever I did, it […]

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Expert Advice

Expert Advice: DIY Flower Arrangements

July 7, 2020

One of our favorite ways to revitalise a space is using fresh flowers – there’s nothing chicer than a striking arrangement for your dining room table, home office or guest room night stand. And while we usually leave the flower arranging to the experts, there are some arrangements that we can definitely master ourselves. We […]

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Recipe: The Snickers Cake

June 25, 2020

Recipe: The Snickers Cake The ultimate indulgence, @thesnacksociety shares the recipe for her famously irresistible Snicker’s Cake. Who doesn’t love a Snickers bar? It’s the perfect combination of salty peanut, chocolate and gooey caramel. Is your mouth watering yet? Now, imagine that in cake form. Here, Recipe developer extraordinaire, Kamilla Ormarzay (or @thesnacksociety) shares her […]

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Expert Advice

Expert Advice: How To Keep Flowers Looking Fresh

June 23, 2020

We sat down with our favorite luxury florist, Maison des Fleurs, to learn about keeping blooms looking fresh for longer.   As we spend more time at home, we constantly find ourselves looking for ways to change and refresh our home décor. For us, one of our favorite, and most simple, ways is with a […]

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Styling & Design

Introducing: The Inspiration Room

June 16, 2020

The place to share and shop the Silsal looks that inspire you. We love seeing Silsal through your eyes and discovering how you use and style our products, so we’ve created The Inspiration Room, where we can all get inspired. To those who have already contributed, thank you for sharing all of your Silsal moments with […]

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Mindfulness: Games & Activities

SILSAL CHARADES

May 20, 2020

Put the board games away, sometimes a good, old-fashioned game of charades is exactly what you need. Fun for the whole family, you can even host a virtual game with friends and family in a different house! There’s only one rule…no talking!

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Recipe: Musakhan Chicken Salad

May 19, 2020

Musakhan Chicken Salad Noha Snounou, also known as @Flavours_Of_Arabia, shares her recipe for this distinctly Palestinian dish. With caramelized onions, juicy chicken and perfectly-roasted pine nuts, Noha Snounou (the woman behind @Flavours_Of_Arabia), shares her healthy take on Palestinian Musakhan Chicken. Ingredients For the chicken: ½ Lemon, juiced 3 tbsp vinegar 2 tsp salt 500g boneless […]

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Recipe: Baklava Rolls

May 19, 2020

Fathima Mansoor, the mastermind behind ( @TableForFiveDubai) shares her recipe for the Middle East’s most famous dessert. Iconic and delicious, these bite-sized morsels of phyllo pastry and ground nuts, dripping with sweet syrup, are a rich and decadent treat. Here, Fathima Mansoor, AKA @TableForFiveDubai), shares her recipe for Baklava Rolls, which are sure to tickle palates […]

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Recipe: Coffee & Date Cake

May 11, 2020

One for the coffee lovers, this indulgent recipe by Maya Ammous (AKA @thekitcheneditor) is rich and full of flavour. Foodie and cake decorator, Maya Ammous (or the @thekitcheneditor), shares the recipe for her famous Coffee & Date Cake. Moist and delicious, with a hit of coffee, grown-up desserts don’t get much better than this. And […]

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Mindfulness: Games & Activities

SilsalXYou

May 11, 2020

Want to see your name (or your kids’) in your favorite Silsal calligraphy? Just fill out this form and our calligraphers will design a printable, just for you!                                   

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Recipe: Date Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

May 10, 2020

Layal Harmouch, the foodie behind @geminibakes, shares the recipe for her gloriously sticky date cake with butterscotch sauce. This decadent dessert is a true classic. The best bit? It’s deceptively easy to make. Here, Layal Harmouch (AKA the foodie behind @geminibakes) shares her recipe for the ultimate Date Cake with Butterscotch Sauce. Serve it warm, […]

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Expert Advice

Maya Toubia Meets Kunooz

May 7, 2020

Event stylist and wedding planner, Maya Toubia, shares her secrets to styling our brand new Kunooz collection. Whether you’re planning an iftar with extended family, or an intimate dinner, a swoon-worthy tablescape is the best mood-setter and conversation starter. Here, event extraordinaire and @mytablebox founder, Maya Toubia shows us how to set your table like a […]

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Recipe: Roasted Tomato Risotto

May 4, 2020

Dubai-based food blogger @LadySpatula shares her recipe for the ultimate spring risotto. The super-talented food blogger, Suad Shama (also known as @LadySpatula), shares her favorite spring risotto recipe. Light, healthy and fresh, this Italian classic is packed with vibrant flavor, and relatively easy to make – making it perfect for Ramadan. Ingredients ½ cup olive […]

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