Who am I? Female. Twenty-something. Portland (OR) resident raised between San Francisco, Marin County, the United Kingdom and Dubai. Ethnically Ambiguous Arab-Finn- Swede-American with a dash of Indian tendencies. Degree in International Affairs. Career aspirations in Public Relations & Media. White (ish). Brown (ish).  Full time business, lady.

Habitats: Nordstrom fitting rooms, Lufthansa or Emirates lounges, the bar at Kask, butchery at Laurelhurst Market, every single restaurant with foie gras/truffles/a notable cheeseburger, the yoghurt section at Whole Foods Pearl, searching for parking, in the bathtub with the FT Weekend Edition, somewhere with a dance floor, low humidity, good house music and endless Veuve Clicquot.



18 thoughts on “Sara Korhonen (That’s Me!)

  1. I think I know exaclty how to say your name, cause I am arabic too! What country is your mom from? I am Palestinian:) Can’t wait to follow your blog.

    1. Hi Gigi! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 My mom is Saudi, but my grandmother is originally from Palestine (so you can say I’m 1/4 Palestinian!)

  2. Your blog looks very interesting, cant wait to read more! I really hope that youll be including more blurbs about your Finnish/arabic background, traditions, etc.

    ps. You’re gorgeous 🙂

  3. Hey, I just stumbled across your blog. Your food pictures look amazing, so much meat like a true Arab; I’m actually Egyptian so I understand protein enriched meals haha

  4. I’m glad to have discovered your blog…thanks for commenting on mine!
    All the images on here are amazing. I look forward to reading more about your culinary adventures 🙂 I also have a mixed background. My parents are both creole Mauritian….most people mistakenly think I’m of Indian or Sri Lankin background.

  5. Hi Sara,
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  6. I’m so glad that you commented on my blog– we seem to have a lot in common!

    I love your writing style, very intellectual. (Plus 10 automatic brownie points for a childhood spent in Dubai! If that isn’t awesomeness, I don’t know what is 😉 )

  7. I’ve never read your about me before so I didn’t know about your cool family background, or that you’re a super awesome IA major too 🙂

    1. You’re an IA major as well? Yeah now that I have the degree I don’t want to go into anything political, but it’s still a throughly fascinating subject!!

  8. Hi Sara! You have so many awesome cultural influences in your life, and it shows! It seems like you have a totally unique and positive outlook on life. I too love international travel, and only wish I had your fashion sense!!


  9. Darling I found you through Nada’s blog and saw that you mentioned you were an Arab blogger and although I am not Arab I am living in Saudi (3+ years) and spend a great deal of my time in Dubai and Bahrain also. I’ll be stopping by to check out your blog 🙂 Nice to meet you!

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