Homegrown Brands

Local business owners, mompreneurs, your neighbors, that shopkeeper

Sarah Siblini: Sarah Siblini Photography

Sarah Siblini’s path to finding her passion is as convoluted as one can get. A French-educated Lebanese-Canadian with a love for science and armed with a degree in microbiology, she began her career attending surgeries in the ER. This took a left turn when a…

Margaux Constantin: Babouka

Margaux Constantin, consultant by day and founder of Babouka, has had her sights set to global from day one. The fact that her successful online fair-trade children’s clothing store is based out of the UAE only adds to the truly international presence she has created.…

Worth the Drive: Safa Park Foodie Market

Back home, one of our favorite family weekend outings was to the local farmer’s market. Most of the time we’d come home with a basket of veggies, but that wasn’t necessarily the main attraction. It was the atmosphere; cruising an outdoor market, sampling unique homemade…

Kera Thompson: Interwoven

Kera Thompson didn’t set out to start a business, it just blossomed in the most organic way possible; following her passion. As an American lifestyle blogger chronicling mommyhood and running, she started to write about her new expat life in Abu Dhabi. With a background…