As the name suggests, this was the first ever halal food festival in the city of Toronto. And what a response from the locals! Masha Allah, this past weekend, thousands of foodies converged to enjoy some of the best local, halal cuisines. Kudos to the organizers for taking the initiative and making it an enjoyable, unique experience. Sure, there are improvements to be made (such as a bigger venue) but for an initial offering, it was great! Sampling foods ranging from burgers, ribs, kebabs, churros, Indian pickles, and Persian sweets was a party in my mouth! And not once did I have that nagging thought ‘ohh, I wish I could try this but I’m not sure if it’s halal!’ I’m hopeful that this event will become a yearly feature on the calendars of Muslim activities in the GTA. From all indications, it’s off to a good start…..
Now on to the good stuff, pictures of the HalalFoodFestTO
Happy to finally be at the front of the line to get my Big Mamma’s House burger!
Took me almost an hour in line to get this burger, it was good, but I liked the ribs better!
Finally found pure vanilla extract without the alcohol in it! Yay for my baking!
Tasted almost as good as the coconut water from Guyana, keyword almost!
Me, looking all plumped and satisfied after eating my full!
People were still lining up to get in when we were leaving in the evening.
Outfit consists of:
Dress: Forever 21
Undershirt: The Gap
Thank you hubsylove for taking the pictures! If you’d like to use any of the pictures, please ask permission before
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I was blog hopping today and found a really cool post by Sabrina over at Slice of Lemon. It’s her “Dress Well” series and this video focused on how to avoid the dreaded ‘Hijab Hair’. I haven’t tried the tip as yet, so I’ll let you know how it goes when I do. Have a look and let me know if you’ve tried it already and the results…
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This evening ensemble is centered around the black maternity dress from Bahiya Collections
. It’s meant to give moms and moms-to-be an idea of how they can dress elegantly for an evening affair without compromising on comfort. Instead of pairing the dress with pumps, I choose to use sparkly gold ballet flats as heels may not be the most realistic and comfortable option! To give some fierceness to the outfit, try a spiky clutch instead of a lady-like one and add some chunky gold accessories.
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I might not be posting outfit of the day pictures on my blog on a regular basis but if you’re on Instagram you can find me there. I tend to post more frequently there Check the link on the right hand side of the blog for my Instagram account or you can find me with user name ‘queensadiyya’.
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Below are some outfit of the day pictures that I never got around to posting. Pardon my procrastination, I shall try to do better in the new year.
Partial outfit pic of when I went to visit Mount Arafah. Thank God for my sun hat! (bought at La Vie en Rose)
Hat made the cut again on this Summer day outing with my parents at the annual Muslim Fest celebrations.
Outfit worn to my beautiful cousin-in-law’s wedding the day before we left for Hajj.
Final ‘dressed-up’ occasion of the year.
Many thanks to the hubs and brother in law for the pics!
See you all in the new year!
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It’s been a while since my last post (which was an update on my hajj trip). I’ve finally gotten around to uploading and sharing some of the pictures I took on my trip to the blessed land. The quality isn’t the best as it was taken from my phone but I hope that you will enjoy them nonetheless
On our way there!
The Hajj Terminal:
The Mount of the archers:
Mount Uhud in the background
The Prophet’s Masjid:
Islands off the coast of Abu Dhabi:
Mountain ranges over Iraq
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