Meet the Editors

Samia Qaiyum, Culture Editor

what Samia Qaiyum loves

A girl in search of chic shoes and the meaning of life.

What’s your happy place?
Boarding a flight to discover a city’s most obscure culinary and cultural spots, then sharing them with the world through the Culture section of Savoir Flair. I’ve already uncovered the hidden gems of London, Beirut, and Bangkok – and New York is next.

Who are your style icons?
Diane Keaton, Simon Doonan, Victoria Beckham, Jenna Lyons, and Iris Apfel.

What are people most surprised to hear about you?
I summited Mount Kilimanjaro in 2015, having never even slept in a tent before, and healed through everything that followed.

Which on-screen character do you find most relatable?
Julie Delpy’s Céline in ‘Before Sunset’.

When’s the last time you felt starstruck?
It’s a toss-up between meeting Cheryl Strayed and dining on pad kee mao made by Supinya Junsuta – a Michelin-starred street vendor in Bangkok – after a 5 hour, 18 minute wait.

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