Feel Good Friday with Simmi Patel

Simmi Patel is the artist and creator behind the Instagram account @paper.samosa. She illustrates drawing and comics relevant to Desi culture and has gained massive popularity within the South Asian community. Simmi talks to us on how she plans on spending her Friday!

What is your plan for the weekend?


Excitedly announce to my roommates, ‘let’s watch something really good this weekend!’ — and then unsuccessfully browse Netflix until it’s Monday.


What are three things you are most grateful for this Friday?


My cozy home. My incredible friends and fam. My plant that hates me (I’m seriously trying so hard him keep it alive).


What song are you enjoying the week?


Watermelon sugar by Harry Styles. It’s a vibe.


What’s your weekend morning routine?


Wake up. Check what time it is. Go back to sleep. Use the prospect of Chai to finally motivate me out of bed.


What does weekend self-care look like for you?


Turn off work-mode. Relax, walk, enjoy time with cool people (virtually or safely in-person)


What’s your must-have beauty product?


Bare Minerals BARESKIN concealer.


What facemask do you absolutely love?


Ranavat Kiss or Royal Tea.


TV show you are currently enjoying?


Currently on a Downton Abbey binge. Maggie Smith is such a boss!


Are you a Tea or Coffee Person?


Chai 🙂


What’s your favourite comfort food?


Chocolate and carbs.


What is the funniest thing you have read about yourself on the internet?


When people refer to me as ‘these guys’


What’s your guilty pleasure?


Really poorly made chick flicks. Like ones where you’re like, ‘who allowed this?’


Your favourite quote?


“Don’t believe everything you think.” – Allan Lokos


What’s your spirit animal?


Probably a hedgehog.


Where are you going on vacation when the pandemic is over?


Hopefully to visit my family.


What advice do you have for any kid who looks up to you?


Pay attention to the things that bring you excitement and energy. Fill your life with more of those things.