Simi, Haze Khadra take Las Vegas by storm

The sisters attended the nuptials of Zizi Donohoe and Patrick Gemayel this week. Instagram
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Updated 07 October 2020

Simi, Haze Khadra take Las Vegas by storm

DUBAI: Despite the popular phrase, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas — especially when it comes to weddings. This week, US-Palestinian twins and DJ duo Simi and Haze Khadra attended the nuptials of their friend, British model and designer Zizi Donohoe, who tied the knot to Lebanese-Canadian musician Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel, in Nevada.

Naturally, the duo, whose real names are Sama and Haya, were among the best dressed wedding guests at the celebrations. Simi opted for a black, heart-shaped crop top from Tbilisi-based fashion designer George Keburia. She paired the statement top with a matching long skirt and a pair of elbow-length, feather-trimmed gloves. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fashionably late congratulations @zizidonohoe @peethugg

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For her part, Haze wore a black mini dress, which she accessorized with pointed toe pumps and long opera gloves. 

The Palestinian-born sisters, who grew up between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, attended the Las Vegas nuptials with their older brother Fai Khadra, who has made a name for himself as a popular plus one. 

“Family affair,” the duo wrote on Instagram.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Family affair

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Fai first made waves when he accompanied model and reality television star Kendall Jenner to Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s wedding in September 2018. Before fans got any ideas about the pair as a potential couple, Jenner posted a disclaimer alongside their selfie at the Bieber nuptials captioned, “We don’t date, he’s just my date.’

For Halloween in 2018, Jenner and Khadra dressed as a Fembot and Austin Powers, posing for pictures which she duly posted on Instagram. 

He’s also quite close with Jenner’s younger sister Kylie, who recently went on two vacations with the US-Palestinian multi-hyphenate. 

For the Donohoe and Gemayel wedding, Fai looked dapper wearing a double-breasted eggplant-colored, pinstriped suit. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

shotgun wedding ! Congratulations @zizidonohoe @peethugg

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“Shotgun wedding! Congratulations @zizidonohoe @peethugg,” he captioned a post on Instagram.

He posed for pictures with his sisters, who count the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez and Rita Ora as part of their glamorous girl gang.

The identical twins have been regulars at fashion weeks since they were just 14-years-old — as buyers for their mother Rula’s Riyadh-based boutique, The Art of Living.

They went on to garner an impressive social media following for their stand-out street style looks and penchant for all things vintage.


Where We Are Going Today: Magnolia Bakery

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Updated 31 October 2020

Where We Are Going Today: Magnolia Bakery

If you are in Riyadh, bored with studying at home and looking for a quiet place where you can stay for hours with guaranteed good coffee and goodies, then you will certainly enjoy Magnolia Bakery and cafe.
Magnolia is a famous chain of bakeries founded in New York City in 1996. It has a cozy European vintage style, offering a wide variety of classic American desserts.
Mention Magnolia Bakery and perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the fresh daily baked cupcakes.
The extra-fluffy vanilla cupcakes are a treat for the eyes and tastebuds — with their simply decorated pastel colors that will take you back to childhood with the first bite and which are topped with the tastiest buttercream and sprinkles.
The cafe is also known for its signature banana pudding, a tasty mix of custard, mashed banana and cake.
The bakery is more than just an ordinary cafe experience. The interior, vibes and cake display are just like Europe’s corner cafes. As you walk in the place smells of fresh cakes, and all the delicious desserts on offer will make you feel like you are in the middle of a festival.
From classic music to the comfortable chairs, this is the perfect spot on the Riyadh Front to work from. The bakery will open its first branch in Jeddah by 2021.