Beachroad head to the ocean to chat with Kaya Peters owner of Kaya Yoga Therapy, a registered Yoga School in Dubai, as well as a passionate blogger, fashion lover and world traveller.
NAME? // Kaya Peters.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // I worked as a waitress in a Youth Hostel when I was 14.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION // I am the owner of Kaya Yoga, and I write for my blog and some other blogs in Dubai.
WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO EAT, SHOP, SOCIALIZE IN DUBAI? // I love Citywalk and Boxpark, I like eating at healthy places, and love Jumeirah Beach Road of course. But Boxpark and Citywalk are really my areas.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE BEACH IN DUBAI? // Do we still have any beaches left? :-D
DO YOU HAVE ANY DUBAI TIPS? // Dubai is a great city, but often people only get to see the very superficial side. I prefer venturing out to the older parts of the city, like Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, the Creek etc, to get a feel of the REAL Dubai.
WHATS YOUR TAKE ON DUBAI AS A CITY AND ITS EVER CHANGING LANDSCAPE? // I love it. It's so progressive and probably the best place in the world to live when it comes to opportunities, safety, diversity.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN DUBAI? // 5 years now.
WHY SHOULD SOMEONE VISIT DUBAI? // Because it has a lot to offer and it will open your mind to new ways of being.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Myself.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Getting old.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Playing in my backyard building sand castles.
IF YOU GOT THE CHANCE TO DO ONE THING AGAIN WHAT WOULD IT BE? // See my father.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // There are some people who I really admire and feel inspired by. One of them is the Dutch / Iranian blogger Negin Mirsalehi. Or Chiara Ferragni. Strong women who have built beautiful businesses doing what they love.
WHO IS YOUR GREATEST FASHION INFLUENCE? // Chloe. And again, I love Negin, that girl is so simply stylish.
WHAT ITEM OF CLOTHING COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? // Jeans.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SMELL? // Victoria Secrets "Sexy".
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL? // Sweet Potato fries and something with veggies and lentils. Could eat that every day. Yea I know I'm weird.
IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANYONE ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD IT BE? // Captain Jack Sparrow :-D
WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // I gave a leather bag and some necklaces to one of my friends.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // To never grow up and don't listen to adults because they don't know shit
A WORD YOU OVERUSE? // "Incredibly".
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // I am rude when I'm annoyed.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Acting like they know it all.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // King Julian.
FAVOURITE MUSIC // R&B, Deep House.
LAST RECORD / DOWNLOAD YOU BOUGHT? // I never buy music ...
FAVOURITE BOOK? // Letter for the King, Shantaram.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // I never buy books ;-)
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // I faced death already, but I can't really go into that too much.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Must be Iran, or Bali.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Netherlands (which funnily enough is where I'm from).
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // By swimming in waterfalls, rivers, traveling, being in the jungle.
WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM CAR BE? // Aston Martin Vantage S in pastel green :-D
ARE YOU SPORTY? // Yup.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Difficult choice.
CATS OR DOGS? // Again, that's not a choice ...
COFFEE OR TEA? // Depends on the day.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Friends, happy people, love, sharing, being with each other.
WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Animal cruelty, people hurting each other, loss, sadness, difficulty.
YOUR MESSAGE? // Stop separating yourself from others based on race, gender, religion and beliefs. We are all one, and should be more of support to one another. Build people up rather than gossip about them, and always choose Love over Fear.