A young girl on a long and lonely voyage, a beautiful stone house by the sea, and a book of fiercely guarded recipes. These are just some of the elements which compose the fascinating history of Mayrig.

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Meet the very enterprising Mouna Abbassy, the founder and creative head of Izil, a brand new beauty range from Morocco.image001

In a cut-throat marketplace where brands come and go, Izil stands out from the crowd and has created a special niche for itself by offering high-quality organic beauty products that are based on authentic, age-old Moroccan beauty traditions. 

There’s a little Iranian stall in my neighborhood, and I love browsing through their endless varieties of dried fruit and nuts, and exotic Persian herbs.

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The elderly gentleman who sits at the stall barely speaks a few words of English, but with broken dialect and animated gestures, he proudly presents the jewels of his heritage to anyone vaguely interested.

The other day, I stopped by to pick up my weekly dose of zereshk, and found myself fiddling with a small bag of dried petals. They were in the prettiest shades of indigo, violet and purple.

Chili’s, the iconic Tex-Mex restaurant chain, needs no introduction. I don’t know of many people who haven’t dined at Chili’s, and perhaps you’ve visited their newest branch at Yas Mall since my last post here?

I am such a huge fan of the Chili’s Chocolate Molten Cake, you can bribe me with a plate of this any time! I haven’t got the recipe for this (yet!) but why not give their equally delicious Quesadilla Explosion recipe a go?

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Neal’s Yard Remedies has to be one of my favorite destinations for organic beauty products.

Lately my skin has been feeling very supple and hydrated. The secret is out; I have been pampering my face with the Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Frankincense range.

I promise to post more details on the entire lot soon. Today I’m introducing you to the life-changing Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist.

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Moroccan women are famed for their beauty, and their best kept beauty secrets have only recently been made public.

Morocco has given the world of beauty two life-changing goodies; argan oil and Moroccan baths. Combine the two, and you know you’re giving your skin a well deserved treat.

Izil is a brand new line of skincare products from Morocco, and I recently tried out a jar of Izil “Beldi Black” Moroccan Soap.

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A big thank-you to Virginie from the lovely La Chouett blog for featuring The Tezzy Files! Read all about it here.