Christie’s n’ Cartier. Ice Ice baby.

March 25, 2014

Lights, camera…diamond. That was pretty much my sequence of actions as I excitedly browsed through the much anticipated “Important Watches” exhibition at Christies in Emirates Tower Hotel. The exhibition showcased designs by Chopard, Cartier, Harry Winston, Patek Philippe, and Roger Dubuis to name a few. I don’t know a girl who doesn’t gush and get giddy over the thought of diamonds. I am no exception. As I walked around admiring the the flawless glimmer of the jewels set in vintage limited edition pieces, I learnt a bit more about the rare materials available. Featuring enamel, emeralds and plenty of intricately […]

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Art Dubai 2014

March 23, 2014

Mark Twain once said “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.” Rather grim, but there is some truth in that quote. Many artists work their whole lives to get the recognition and exposure that their work deserves but SO many remain unsuccessful in this quest in spite of it all. This is where fairs like Art Dubai come into the picture! With over 500 participating, it allows artists from all over the world (emerging and established) some well-earned time in the sun. (literally!!!) With a strong focus on the Middle East, artists from […]

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Design Days 2014

March 19, 2014

Art Dubai opening night is TOMORROW night. Right now, I feel like one of those vintage toys you wind up with a key RIGHT before placing on the floor … literally RARING to go !!! BUT having said that …there are so many OTHER interesting fairs and exhibitions to check out during Art Season, such as Art Nights, Sikka, Christie’s and of course Design Days Dubai. Since I’m rather greedy, I want to see it ALL…I can relate to Aerosmith’s song…I (really) DONT wanna miss a THING!!! So I set off bright and early (ish) to investigate Design Days first, […]

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DIFC Art Night March 2014

March 17, 2014

So here we are … on the BRINK of Art Week 2014. Can’t you just FEEL the energy in the air?! Once again, Al Serkal and DIFC decided to have their art nights on the same night!!! Curses!!! Can I just take a moment to rant … WHY do you DO this to us?! WHY do you make us choose? Al Serkal …you are so spacious, trendy, relaxing, sophisticated, clean and classic. And as for YOU, DIFC…you are no less with your chaotic energy, your glamazons, canapés, live art, music and yuppie handsome men (ofcourse I had my eyes firmly […]

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Peter Pan Show – YAK Events

March 17, 2014

There’s something about watching a musical live that makes me so feel so elated. The costumes, the lighting … the way everyone just spontaneously burst into a synchronised dance. (I wish life could be like that!!!) I’m a huuuuge theatre buff so every time I go to London, I make it a point to see atleast one play. You name it I’ve seen it. Grease, Jersey Boys, Top Hat, Singing in the Rain, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver Twist, Sister Act… (and that’s just the tip of he iceberg!) Regarding theatre/musicals, this is something I always felt Dubai […]

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Last “Fling With Fashion” before Art Week

March 14, 2014

Everyone in the art industry knows that the next week will be filled to the brim with art, art and MORE art with Art Dubai just looming around the corner. It’s been dominating my mind! Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, Art Nights…and pasta. (Pasta is just ALWAYS on my mind. That’s just a standard thing.) Anyhoo… I recently got an invite to “Fashion Up” – a Mall of Emirates’ catwalk show held on Thursday. It was to promote the opening of Mall Emirates’ contemporary new Fashion District. The aim of the show was to showcase all the new designer stores […]

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