About me

About me

  Hi, I am Rochelle. I am an entrepreneur that runs a small art loving business called Hobby House Qatar. I am also full time mama to 2 beautiful girls named Amélie and Alexie and wife to my flying Dutchman, Thijs. We are just a normal nomad expat family who live, to travel and eat around the [...]

Celebrate & Treat yourself this Mothers Day

Celebrate & Treat yourself this Mothers Day

It was Arab Mothers day last week and having given birth to me first child in the desert I think that qualifies me to celebrate the day or the day to celebrate me 🙂  I also just  thought there was no better time for me to write about motherhood than now before I give birth [...]

Mothers Day Staycation @ Four Seasons, Doha

Mothers Day Staycation @ Four Seasons, Doha

It was Arab Mothers day last week and I thought there was really no better time for me to write a piece about motherhood than now. As a fairly new mother of a year and half toddler and soon to be mum of a second baby girl I know I’ve only just begun my journey [...]

Barefoot BBQ @Four Seasons Doha

Barefoot BBQ @Four Seasons Doha

I've heard if you're not barefoot you're over dressed. With that in mind Four Seasons Doha's Barefoot BBQ dinner on a Thursday evening seemed like just what I needed after a long week of meetings, events and mummy duties. There's something about the thought of walking barefoot in sand that is so therapeutic, isn't it? [...]

Found my Boho Heaven @ Sonali Raman’s Studio

Found my Boho Heaven @ Sonali Raman’s Studio

Look through any glossy magazine and you'll know that there are people who are natural in front of a camera that can make every image look flawless. I for one am definitely not one those that fit within the category and have zero experience in the modeling  department. However totally influenced by a ted talk I [...]