Where We Are Going Today: 2welve Moons

Updated 05 July 2019

Where We Are Going Today: 2welve Moons

  • The cafe is always looking to keep up with the latest international coffee trends

Coffee lovers in a Saudi city are waking up to a fresh cafe experience.

Recently opened 2welve Moons cafe in Jeddah has been offering something of a coffee bean feast to its customers.

The coffee shop’s drinks come in all shapes and sizes, and are served to perfection hot, cold and flavored by trained baristas.

And the cafe is always looking to keep up with the latest international coffee trends.

Social media was recently buzzing over the craze of serving coffee in waffle cones lined with thick chocolate, and in no time 2welve Moons was offering the tasty new drinking experience to its clients.

The cafe’s desserts are not bad either, coming in a wide variety of decadent and delicious forms.

For the icing on the cake, the coffee house’s cozy interior includes an impressive counter-area wall peppered with little lights that shine like stars in a night sky.


Somali-US model Halima Aden takes step back from industry

Updated 26 November 2020

Somali-US model Halima Aden takes step back from industry

  • In a detailed Instagram story, Aden wrote this week that she was “not rushing back to the fashion industry”
  • “Thanks to COVID and the breakaway from the industry I have finally realized where I went wrong on my hijab journey,” she said

MILAN: Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected.
In a detailed Instagram story, Aden wrote this week that she was “not rushing back to the fashion industry” and that she had finally heard her mother’s pleas “to open my eyes.”
“My mom asked me to quit modeling a LONG time ago. I wish I wasn’t so defensive,’’ the 23-year-old model wrote. “Thanks to COVID and the breakaway from the industry I have finally realized where I went wrong on my hijab journey.’’
Aden became the first hijab-wearing model on the runways of Milan and New York, and has appeared on numerous magazine covers and in print campaigns.
Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, she moved to the United States with her family at age 7 and was the first Muslim homecoming queen at her high school in Minnesota, the first Somali student senator at her college and the first hijab-wearing woman in the Miss USA Minnesota pageant.
In her Instagram posts, Aden detailed where she felt the religious covering hijab had been respected — for example in a campaign for Rihanna’s Fenty beauty line — and where it had gone astray, showing an instance when her head had been wrapped in jeans.
“I was just so desperate back then for any ‘representation,’ that I lost touch with who I was,’’ she wrote on one post, and on another, wearing a crystal-encrusted headscarf, she said “”I should have walked off the set because clearly the stylist didn’t have a hijab wearing woman in mind.”
She said her acceptance of situations that showed a lack of respect for her beliefs was due to a mixture of rebellion and naivete. “What I blame the industry for is the lack of MUSLIM stylists,” she wrote.