THE CONTEMPORARY WOMAN: HELEN NAYEB

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Of the fourth generation of the Nayeb family, and born in 1964, Helen Nayeb is one of the few women in her line of business, who is single-handedly running one of the most luxurious and oldest family restaurants in Tehran. Her great-grandfather was Naser al-Din Shah Qajar’s personal chef. “Haj Ali, who was originally from Tabriz, ...

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YALDA x IRAN KHANOOM

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Yalda is a traditional Iranian festivity celebrated on the night of the winter solstice. On this night, Iranian families get together and stay up as long as they can; snacking on watermelon and pomegranates while the elders read poems by Hafez for everyone. For this year’s Yalda Night IRAN KHANOOM recited the poems of Hafez for the ...

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