Hi, my name is Balsam Awlad Wadair; I am 21 years old; I was born in Muscat, Oman in 1995.

I came to realize that I am surrounded by distinct forms of art, whether it’s the people or the nature. With such atmosphere, one can never be bored! Inspiration was coming in from everywhere, like Grace Coddington once said: ‘Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you’. I have kept my eyes extremely open, and this blog is a result of all the inspirations I have received.

Yes, I write about everything and anything that I find beautifully inspiring; whether it's the people, the art, fashion or the history I learn. I consider myself a vintageholic at heart, and a modern-day woman from my behavior. I tend to think differently about things others might deem as 'uninspiring', and these thoughts are exactly what I wish to convey through this blog.

Most importantly, I hope that my readers find inspiration from my written thoughts.

Note: Balsam literally refers to "an aromatic resinous substance exuded by various trees and shrubs and used as a base for certain fragrances and medical and cosmetic preparations". The name Al-Balsam Life - or 'The Balsam Life' - has been chosen because of the healing and positive properties which the Balsam flower contains; the goal from Al-Balsam Life is to provide a positive view of life, inspire my readers and give an insight of a life I wish to lead artistically.