Morning Coffee With… Founder of Kalian Branding, Khatch Mikaelian

  |   21-12-2016


Founder and Managing Director of Kalian Branding, Armenian living in Dubai.



What’s your morning routine before work?

I have a Nespresso and a cigarette, then I hit the gym. After, I have a protein shake.

How do you decide what to wear in the morning?

I base what I wear on who I need to be that day. I consider what I want to convey: strength, approachability, creativeness, youth, experience, and so on. Having said that, I don’t put too much thought into it, it usually just comes together naturally. 

Three items you can’t live without?

My MacBook, my watch and coffee.

Favourite place you like to go to in Dubai?

City Walk is becoming my favourite hang out, especially now with the new La Ville Hotel.

What did you do last night?

I went to the Madinat Christmas market with my nieces and nephew.

Complete the sentence: My perfect holiday would be…

In Mykonos, always!

What book are you reading at the moment?

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael A. Singer.

Tell us a fact about you that nobody knows.

I’m a huge fan of ‘Monster Jam’ trucks.

Your favourite designer at the moment?

Tom Ford.

Your current style inspiration?

Chris Pratt; he’s a perfect balance of rugged and stylish.

Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?

Preferably myself. But if I had to choose, I would pick anybody that would know how to get us off the island.

Three things you hate?

Indifference, mediocre, and excuses.

What’s your personal motto?

“Be, and it is.” Meaning be what you desire to become, and you will be just that.

How do you want the world to remember you?

As remarkable – somebody that is worth making a remark about.