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CanonCaan — #MuslimBiz for June 2019

CanonCaan — #MuslimBiz for June 2019

June’s Muslim Biz is CanonCaan. The clue is in the name and the photo above, but if you don’t know CanonCaan is a photography business run by the gorgeous Sabreen Hussain. For my MuslimBiz feature we decided on a branding shoot which means taking professional photos that represent you or your brand. I wanted to use these photos for Britpakgirl and for my journalism work.

Crafts by Zahera — #MuslimBiz May 2019

Crafts by Zahera — #MuslimBiz May 2019

I am really excited to introduce you to Crafts by Zahera! I met the multi-talented Zahera at a charity iftar party, where she had a stall of the most beautiful, creative Islamic art and personalised frames.

Malta with kids

Malta with kids

I didn’t know a lot about Malta except that it’s an island in the Mediterranean and if you’re after winter sun it is one of the warmest destinations in Europe.

David Charles Eid Collection for Girls

David Charles Eid Collection for Girls

It’s not often I review children’s clothing, but first time for everything right? When I saw the David Charles Eid collection I knew I couldn’t say no!

Hidden Pearls — #MuslimBiz February 2019

Hidden Pearls — #MuslimBiz February 2019

For February’s Muslim Biz I want to tell you about a business run by Rashdah Hameed called Hidden Pearls. She is a Muslim entrepreneur who started Hidden Pearls over three years ago back in 2015. The website sells a wide range of products for Muslim […]

Eskay Apothecary — #MuslimBiz for January 2019

Eskay Apothecary — #MuslimBiz for January 2019

I realised very quickly that Aamena really knows her stuff not just about skincare products but everything body related, taking a very holistic approach to skincare. Everything she makes is also cruelty-free, vegetarian and halal.

Travel with kids without losing your mind

Travel with kids without losing your mind

Travelling with kids especially babies and toddlers can be stressful. My children are twelve, ten and six now so I get it, but don’t let it stop you from going on that far and away destination you’ve always dreamt of.

The Kensington Clinic – #MuslimBiz December 2018

The Kensington Clinic – #MuslimBiz December 2018

Welcome to #MuslimBiz which is a new segment on Britpakgirl showcasing a Muslim Business every month. For the month of December (I know its January now but Xmas got in the way!)  I want to introduce you to Dr Aleem who is the owner of The Kensington Clinic.

How to be a productive Muslimah in 2019

How to be a productive Muslimah in 2019

Often I have so much to do that it overwhelms me and I end up doing nothing. Does this happen to you? I’ve learnt to break things down and I find this has helped me.

Top 10 Beauty Products of 2018

Top 10 Beauty Products of 2018

I’ve been through a fair few products this year and have made a list of my top 10 favourite beauty products that I would 100% recommend and purchase again. The great thing is a lot of these are on sale right now, so cheaper than the price I’ve listed!

Top 5 family friendly restaurants in Dubai

Top 5 family friendly restaurants in Dubai

Dubai is one of THE most family friendly destinations on the planet and is fast becoming a gastronomical paradise. I’ve chosen my top five family friendly restaurants in Dubai where I really enjoyed the food alongside the children.

Family friendly Cologne

Family friendly Cologne

For me having a weekend break in a city is not about finding the nearest playground, theme park or zoo. I want my children to enjoy the sights despite them not being typically for children. There are ways and means of seeing a city on foot but also keeping the kids amused. Breaking up your day with fun things to do will keep everyone happy

A Muslim in Cologne (Köln)

A Muslim in Cologne (Köln)

A few weeks ago I went on a WowTrip to Cologne (Köln) in Germany with a group of lovely blogger ladies. When I found out I was going to Cologne, my initial thoughts were ‘It’s going to be all bratwurst and beer!’

WowTrip To Cologne, Germany

WowTrip To Cologne, Germany

Not so long ago I took the plunge and went on a WowTrip! What is WowTrip I hear you ask?

*Giveaway Alert* Tickets to see ‘Spun’

*Giveaway Alert* Tickets to see ‘Spun’

Spun Giveaway The Prize I’ve teamed up with Arcola Theatre to giveaway two tickets to see the fabulous new play Spun! Spun is the debut production by up and coming playwright Rabiah Hussain. It begins next week and is on until the end of July […]

Zip-Now London

Zip-Now London

Have you heard of Zip-Now London? It’s a new zip wire that runs across Archbishop Park. It’s 235 metres long and 35 metres high — that’s the height of nine double-decker buses! I took two of my children (age 9 & 12) and my son’s […]

The Best Eid Events in London

The Best Eid Events in London

Ramadan is almost over and that means one thing — it’s nearly Eid! This year, there’s not just one Eid in the summer but two!

Here is a roundup of some exciting events taking place:

West Wittering Beach, West Sussex

West Wittering Beach, West Sussex

I only discovered West Wittering last year when I was was looking at the nearest beaches to London. It’s only about one hour and twenty minutes from South-West London, but that’s so doable for a last-minute day trip.

Teztify & Alchemy — Southbank, London

Teztify & Alchemy — Southbank, London

What a glorious bank holiday we’ve had here in England! On Monday (last day of Alchemy) I went to see Tez Ilyas do his stand up comedy gig, Teztify at the Southbank Centre as part of the Alchemy festival. If you don’t know about Alchemy […]

British Airways – LHR to DBX

British Airways – LHR to DBX

For many years I’ve avoided British Airways after having a really bad experience many years ago on a flight from London to Miami. However I’d been hearing pretty good things about BA over the recent years and thought let’s give them a go! And I’m […]