We grab a freshly brewed French press with design duo behind the Beirut-based jewellery brand L’atelier Nawbar.
Inspired by the power of chakras and cosmetology, their SS19 collection features two stories, ‘Amulets of Light,’ taking its name from unique, colorued and translucent stones that let the light subtly go through bringing energy to your chakras, and the ‘Cosmic Love’ series of 18 kt yellow gold horoscope double faced pendants encrusted with diamonds 0.046 ct and inlayed with hand-carved malachite, mother of pearl, coral and turquoise, with horoscope symbols and diamond zodiac constellations.
What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Tania: Snuggle with my children.
Dima: Drink coffee and listen to music.
Three items you can’t live without?
Dima: My phone, Tata Harper resurfacing mask, Bose speakers.
Tania: My phone, almond milk, benefit cheek and lips stick.
Complete the sentence: I’m happy when…
We have completed a collection and it is well received.
What do you love the most about your job?
Being able to channel our creativity into a tangible piece and seeing it come to life.
Where do you love to hang out in Dubai?
The Form hotel our latest discovery. Super chilled and bright.
What do you do to relax and unwind?
Tania: Go on a retreat getaway with my husband.
Dima: Lots and lots of massages.
What really annoys you?
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Listen harder and focus more in finance and accounting classes.
Did you have a plan B career path?
Tania: Graphic design.
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
Lots and lots of friends and family.
What book are you reading at the moment?
Tania: I don’t have time for books, Between motherhood and my career there is no time.
Dima: Trust me I’m lying, Ryan Holiday.
What is your happy place?
Definitely home and family for both of us.
What’s your personal motto?
Focus on what you believe in and don’t look or listen to outside noise.
How do you want the world to remember you?
With the personal jewellery heirlooms bought from L’atelier Nawbar. To pass on to the next generation.