There’s nothing like discovering the best of your city through the eyes of the people who live there. Our Little Black Book series will share a little inspo from those in the know.
Kristin Nystrom is a mama and founder of fabulous fashion label Gardener and the gang, the coolest, quirky clothing for kids and adults too. Printed on organic cotton, her pieces feature fun characters and designs that we are completely obsessed with! Kristin has lived and worked around the world, this is her second stint in the Middle East and this is her little black book.
Describe your perfect Friday in Dubai
Friday tends to be a work day for me since I have most of my business outside of the UAE. I try to get most work done in the morning and then in the afternoon around 4 we love a little Beach session and a Salt burger 😉
Most beautiful spot in/around the city
Something that I have always been drawn to in the desert or desert areas is that whitish pink light at sundown. It is magical! Even when I left the middle east and west to far east asia for nearly 10 years I was still reminiscing about the LIGHT. I truly love it.
Something on your bucket list that you haven’t yet got round to doing
Safari in Botswana. I WILL do it one day! But in Dubai, I would like to try a desert camping trip as I have never done it.
Best cup of coffee
I LOVE Tom & Serg.
I love Coya but for something slightly more casual I really really love going to Comptoir for their juices, Tom & Serg for their coffee and great play area, Black Tap for their burgers, Salt for the same (did you figure out I like hamburgers ;), Tashas for their barley salad (perfection)
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The garden at Life n one
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If you need a party outfit you’ll go to…
And where do you go to kit out your kids (other than gardener and the gang of course!)
Where do you get fit and get pampered?
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Best thing you’ve done in Dubai to date?
The first Desert safari I did back in 2002 when I first moved here was magical.