My name is Mariam—but you can call me Mari. I was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, a pint-sized country in the heart of the Caucasus with an endearing food-and-wine-obsessed culture. I grew up in Cairo, Egypt, where I learned the language and chowed down more baba ghanoush slicked on baladi bread than you can possibly imagine. Now, I’m in the United States—or more specifically, in sunny California—writing and editing my days away. I’m a lover of all things fashion, travel and food, and can never pass up anything topped with shredded mozz and a scattering of basil.