iOS app Android app

E. Nina Rothe
E. Nina Rothe is a writer and avid world traveler who was born in Florence, Italy, of a Neapolitan mother and German father. Nina’s greatest gift lies in her ability to identify the latest trends and hottest destinations. She has written on world cinema and culture for Chic Today, elan, EGO, Tehelka, AVS TV, Shawati' Abu Dhabi and Tatler Homes Singapore. She has also been an on-air reporter covering TIFF, the Tribeca Film Festival, Doha TFF, NY Fashion Week and interviewed Bollywood filmmakers as well as Hollywood celebrities. Nina has contributed regularly to luxury magazine Bespoke, a publication with distribution throughout the Middle East, where she has published pieces on such diverse subjects as Christian Louboutin, Arab arts in the US, Miral's writer Rula Jebreal and the Tata buyout of Jaguar Land Rover. Nina has called home Florence, Rome, NYC, Los Angeles and London, among a few other cities.

Entries by E. Nina Rothe

Naomi Berrill's From the Ground: Music to Soothe Our Collective Soul

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 12:13 PM


In times of violence and grief, we are too consumed with patching up the holes left on our hearts to remember to keep our eyes to the stars. But that's when someone like singer and cellist Naomi Berrill comes in to...

Read Post

Watch JR's Ellis Starring Robert De Niro -- an Immigration Roadmap

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 8:28 AM

The beginning shots of French artist JR's haunting new short film Ellis feel a lot like a scene out of Shutter Island. But then the voice of the wondrous Robert De Niro comes on, and the story becomes about immigration, and our humanity.

JR is an artist who first came...

Read Post

Turkey's Oscar Entry Sivas: No Country for Little Boys

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 8:41 AM


At its core, Kaan Müjdeci's film Sivas is a story about a boy (Aslan), the girl he adores (Ayse), his adversary for her love (Osman) and a magical animal. Simple enough, if it was a true fairy tale. But in his...

Read Post

The Chef, the Designer, the Dish and the Setting: Finding the Meaning of Life, and Cooking in Dubai

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 8:19 AM

The Dubai Marina Yacht Club, seen from the bay

When I recently asked three world-class chefs in Dubai to create culinary creations inspired by fashions discovered at the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, I did expect I'd get to peak into their...

Read Post

The Greatest Show on Earth: Le Théâtre Dior Hits Dubai

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 10:08 AM

To fully appreciate the great legacy of French designer Christian Dior, one has to understand the perfect timing of his first collection. Think 1947, post-war Paris, a country ravaged and women who did not dress with the verve and glamour we believe French women to possess naturally. In Dior's autobiography,...

Read Post

The Chef, the Designer, the Dish and the Setting: The Red Velvet Side of Life in Dubai

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 9:48 AM

The Dubai Fountain and neighboring hotel, The Address Downtown

Don't know about you but hearing the words "red velvet" always makes me think of those wondrous events where mere mortals are kept away from the celebrities by velvet ropes. In the United Arab...

Read Post

The Chef, the Designer, the Dish and the Location: Thai-ing Up at The Palace Downtown Dubai

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2015 | 4:46 AM

The Palace Downtown with the Dubai Fountain in the background

When American movie star Chris Pine called Dubai the "Future-land" during a press conference earlier this year, I finally found within his observation the perfect way of describing a feeling I've...

Read Post

A Convenient Truth: Why He Named Me Malala Is a Must-Watch

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 9:05 AM

2015-10-29-1446119789-2047794-hnmm_poster.jpg There aren't a lot of positive stories coming out of the Arab world these days. Between ISIS, Syria, the refugee crisis and the contorted dances of modern diplomacy, the Region could look pretty grim to an outsider.

Yet if...

Read Post

Scents and Sensibilities: A Few Highlights From Pitti Fragranze

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 8:41 AM


The model turned perfumer Annick Goutal, a legend of the scent world, once wrote "perfume is the music of my dream." Perhaps there is no other art that brings us back to a place and time quite like the olfactory art and yet...

Read Post

The Nature of Power: An Interview With Tarik Kafala, Head of BBC Arabic

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 7:35 AM

The definition, as well as the control of power have definitely changed in the last decade. In the Arab world, the exact moment when the shift started can probably be traced to the dramatic events of the Arab Spring. Even cinema in the Middle East has since then focused on...

Read Post

'A Moment of Hope': Amos Gitai Talks About Rabin, the Last Day

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 8:09 AM


"Sometimes when you feel like the present is stuck, you have to go back to the past to look for answers for the future." -- Amos Gitai

I love movies because they seem to simplify life. Nowhere is it more clear than on...

Read Post

Theeb: Watch an Exclusive Clip From Jordan's Oscar Contender

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 7:35 AM

Starting November 6th, U.S. audiences will finally have a chance to watch the film that had me exclaim "Hail to the power of cinema!"

Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar is this year's Jordanian entry to the Academy Awards, and if instinct serves me right, it will be...

Read Post

The Muse and Her Director: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Gupta Talk Jazbaa

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 9:08 AM


If a few months ago someone had asked me who is the movie star I'd most like to be friends with, before Cannes last May, I honestly would have been at a loss for words. Yes, me. But once I met and interviewed...

Read Post

The Perfect Heroine: A Talk With Afia Nathaniel About Dukhtar

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 9:09 AM

Samiya Mumtaz as Allah Rakhi and Sahela Aref as Zainab, photo by Armughan Hassan

Let me preface this by saying that I think Malala is a hero. A heroine, to be precise and more fair to our sex, the fairer sex....

Read Post

Star Trek Beyond Filming in Dubai: Welcome to the Future-land!

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 12:32 PM

Pictured, from left, are Jeffrey Chernov, Douglas Jung, Justin Lin, Chris PIne, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin

On Wednesday, the cast and crew of Star Trek Beyond -- which will be released worldwide in July...

Read Post

Designing Dreams: A Talk With Alessandro Colombo of the Istituto Europeo del Design in Florence, Italy

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 10:22 AM


Italy is a country of contradictions. But then, everything and everyone who is even remotely interesting to me is a mix of old and new, good and bad, mild and passionate -- with every nuance of feelings and experiences in between....

Read Post

The Perfume Affair: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Badboy Luca Calvani Wants You to Smell Great

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 6:43 AM

Luca Calvani photographed by Vanni Bassetti, courtesy of Pitti Immagine

What if you could find, neatly packaged in a bottle, the secret to a happy life? While that may still be a few years away, Italian actor and TV personality Luca...

Read Post

Wolfgang Schattling on the Mercedes-Benz Partnership Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Fashion and Cars

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2015 | 8:00 PM

This feature is part of a month-long focus around sustainable fashion across HuffPost UK Style and Lifestyle. Here we aim to champion some of the emerging names in fashion and shine a light on the truth about the impact our appetite for fast fashion has around the world.

Read Post

A Woman Among the Tombstones: Yaelle Kayam Talks About Mountain

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2015 | 10:11 AM


Premiering in the Orizzonti section at this year's Venice Film Festival, Yaelle Kayam's Mountain was one of the films that impressed me the most. I use that exact word because Mountain left both an impression on me and, as the Italians...

Read Post

Leyla Bouzid's As I Open My Eyes: The Willpower and Emotions That Make Up a Woman

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 8:55 AM


One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011 -- we've all seen terrorist attacks on tourists...

Read Post