About Me

Hello, I’m Lavina, and welcome to my universe of all things food and travel! 

Born and raised in Dubai, this magnificent city is where my home and heart are. There are very few things I love more than traveling, eating good food, and exploring this big, beautiful world.

I genuinely believe that we are our best selves and live our best lives when we break out of our patterns, throw away our inhibitions, and find our joy in new things that excite us.  

My story..

Flashback to about six years ago. There I was, just having finished my degree in Marketing & Advertising from the American University in Dubai. Staring at the world in wide-eyed wonder, I was searching for my true calling. I always had loved photography, cooking, traveling, and writing with all my heart and I felt most like myself when my passion for these took over.

So, on the 1st of January 2015, this blog became a platform for me to talk to the world about the things I love. Today, blogging and digital content creation is my full-time job, and I’m delighted with the way things have shaped up.

Being the gastronome that I am, I adore food, cooking, and everything associated with the two. So on this platform, I share my journey with you as I find the best new places to eat, explore the latest culinary trends, and share my favorite recipes. Given my love for globe-hopping, I also record my travel experiences, both outside the UAE and inside, and share tips and tricks I use to create memorable trips. So if you’re planning a trip abroad, a short staycation, or even just looking for somewhere to visit on a lazy afternoon, there’s something for you on this platform.

 

Over the years that I’ve worked as a digital content creator and blogger, I’ve had opportunities to work with incredible global brands, some of which include Noon, Unilever, Lavazza, Jumbo, Palazzo Versace, Jumeirah Group, Marriot SPG, and Cathay Pacific. I’ve also been lucky enough to collaborate with Tourism Boards of countries like Singapore, Cyprus, Maldives, the European Food Board (France & Ireland), and K-Food, importers of Korean Food in the MENA region. 

Here are some of the things I’ve achieved over my journey: 

  • Shortlisted for Masala Awards in the category (Best Asian Blogger) in 2017 and 2018 
  • Featured in several national and international publications such as Gulf News, Khaleej Times, Lovin Dubai, National, Masala, Yahoo!, and International Business Times.  
  • I’ve also been on the radio, on Dubai Eye 103.8’s Afternoon with Helen Farmer show. 

Get in touch with me

I’m always down for a chat, so shoot me an email on hello(at)lavinaisrani.com if you’ve got any queries or collaboration requests. You can also follow me on Instagram, where I post regularly about my daily activities and adventures.