I'm currently an editor at Healthline, and am taking commissions on current affairs, fashion, and travel.
I recently relocated to the US after living abroad for nine years – four in the UK and five in the UAE. Formerly the Assistant Editor of Ultratravel magazine, Luxury magazine and #healthyliving magazine (published by The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi), I have previous experience managing international fitness and business titles, including Shape Middle East and Women's Health Middle East.
My work has also been featured in CNN Travel, Travelzoo and The Nopebook.
It has been a tumultuous and divisive US election year. With tycoon Donald Trump set to face off against Hillary Clinton, a US expatriate reflects on watching the extraordinary race from afar.
Click on to the "secret" Pantsuit Nation Facebook group - a Hillary Clinton support community of sorts - and the first post you'll find is one written by the administrators.
Four days ago the Daily Mail was caught doctoring a stock image to illustrate a story about a 'Christian' foster child who was 'forced' to live with a Muslim family. The report stated that the family allegedly made the little girl learn Arabic, barred her from eating non halal foods, and even went as far as to take away her Christian cross necklace.
Four months ago, my husband and I relocated to the US after five years of living and working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Our decision was, in part, based on wanting to start a family, assuming we are able to do so.It seemed for us like common sense.
By telling me that my hair was "pube-like," people were also trying to say that my natural hair shouldn't exist. Years ago, I would've thought this was my fault. But now that I'm at ease with my natural hair, I know it's not.
Take it from an American, says Ashley Lane. If the Conservatives continue to dismantle the NHS, millions will end up in healthcare poverty When I was ten days old, something staggeringly rare happened to my mother: she became quadriplegic (unable to move her arms and legs) overnight.
Exhibits in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture show that the struggle against racism is not over.
Fashion + Design
Walking into Cities in the Galleria Shopping Mall on Al Wasl Road in Dubai, there's a feeling of controlled chaos. It's an inviting atmosphere with a definite hint of sensory overload. Items are randomly placed around the room - on first glance, seemingly without rhyme or reason.
Paul Smith's first memory of carpets is linked to his father's love of photography. "My father loved to experiment. One day he said, 'Sit on this rug and pretend you are flying.' He had arranged a patterned rug on some boxes and wired the corners as though it was flying.
The British fashion designer talks to us about her inspirations, favourite shopping and holiday destinations, and why she has not read a book in a very long time.
Sustainability. It's the buzzword on the tongue of every scientist, politician, celebrity and consumer. Pick up any newspaper, click on any website and someone, somewhere, is urging you to take more of an interest in the future of our planet. It is not, however, a concept that's immediately associated with the luxury industry.
The New York-based Indian-American is the founder of House of Waris, and says he got into both jewellery designing and acting quite by chance.
Last week, Conde Nast cut ties with the controversial fashion photographer Terry Richardson over his history of sexual harassment allegations. The decision came hot on the heels of the Harvey Weinstein scandal which, at present, has seen more than 90 women come forward, accusing the former Hollywood producer of sexual harassment and assault.
'Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you." So said Grace Coddington, former model and creative director-at-large of American Vogue, during the 2009 behind-the-scenes documentary The September Issue.
Many of us wondered how Karl Lagerfeld could possibly top the extravagance of Chanel's previous shows. Where do you go from a branded airport, supermarket and casino? Back to basics, is the answer. It started with the invite. On the front was a simple
The appeal of action figures - from GI Joe to Spock and Darth Vader - has led to the formation of a worldwide collector's clan, transforming rare and high-quality figurines into popular, precious and unexpectedly pricey investment items.
Seismic changes are happening to fashion week and it's split the industry into two camps: team "see-now, buy-now", clothes on the catwalk at industry events will be immediately available. The other corner, team "status-quo": brands and individuals who want to stick to a six-month waiting period between first showing and the high street.
Ashley Lane, for CNN * Updated 5th April 2017 Editor's Note - CNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.
You don't have to be a Hollywood celeb or billionaire to afford to rent a slice of paradise. Check out one of these affordable private island rentals that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated without emptying out your bank account. Brother Island, El Nido, Philippines A post shared by Brother Island 🌴🌻 (@brotherisland.elnido) on ...
Whether you have a meticulously planned itinerary for a visit to Europe this holiday season or are considering booking a last-minute getaway, make sure you stop off at one of these charming Christmas markets. Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany Head to the Mitte district, the most central borough of the German capital, and explore the Gendarmenmarkt this ...
Though winter might not seem like the most obvious time to take a scenic train ride, there are plenty of routes around the world that prove otherwise. From daytrips through the Swiss Alps or the mountains of North Carolina to weeklong luxury excursions through the Canadian Rockies, there's something for everyone.
New Year's is best associated with setting resolutions - and then swiftly breaking them. This year, however, do something a bit different and resolve to visit one (or all) of these spectacular destinations. 1. Experience the Great Migration The Great Migration, considered by many as one of the most magnificent natural wonders on earth, sees ...
As we're herded onto a cramped, stiflingly hot seaplane, I wonder how something so dinky can possibly float, let alone fly. Although air travel is part of my job, I still fear flying, and specifically taking off. The smaller the aircraft, the more my
Look to pack clothes that will function in more than one scenario. This means finding pieces that are as stylish as they are versatile.
Health & Fitness
I was at the gym this morning and the guy next to me, who was sweating enough for the both of us, got up and put his mat away without wiping it down.
Though basic innovations such as heart monitors and body analysis machines have resided in gyms for a while now, many fitness centres in the UAE are looking for new and creative ways to help members get fit while monitoring their health and progress.
I need to remember to be kind to my body - it is, after all, the only one I will ever have.