May Musings

May 25, 2015

This may sound dramatic, but whenever I see shoes I absolutely LOVE, my heart skips a beat and I’m filled to the brim with yearning. The worst part is, just like love, when it comes to matters of the heart, it’s very unpredictable and knows no discrimination – I could fall in LOVE with a cheap as chips yet gorgeous pair of shoes ordered from Souq.com OR an unattainable and deliciously impractical pair from Christian Louboutin. I just never know when the shoe cupid will strike me. (actually I DO! The little twerp always gets me when I’m at Level […]

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Interview with Hesham Malik

May 5, 2015

It’s not everyday that the glamorous world of Bollywood and the exclusive world of fine art merge together to create something exciting, which is why art lovers in Dubai are surely in for a treat this month! The famed British auctioneers Sotheby’s will be conducting their first ever art auction in Dubai on May 9, 2015 at the Royal Ballroom, One & Only Royal Mirage. A member of Dubai’s Ruling Family will be the Guest of Honor at this auction cum charity evening where 20 paintings by internationally acclaimed artist Hesham Malik will go under the hammer. The proceeds from […]

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Fashion Forward April 2015

April 30, 2015

There were a lot of interesting new developments at Season 5 Fashion Forward this year. Brand new designers from all over the region showcased their collections on the runway, lending an unexpected element of freshness to the crowd. I really liked how The Garden in particular included more garments and accessories. Here’s a Garden highlight: I had my eye on these vibrant colorful pieces by Mina Siddique. Basically, if a cape and a kaftan got together and reproduced, these floaty pieces would be the babies. They’re light with a colorful, interesting silhouette that makes the fabric billow through the air […]

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Preened n’ polished at The White Room

April 20, 2015

I don’t know about you … but when I have a brand NEW hairdo…with my eyelashes all in curl… I just float as the clouds on air do. Personally, I enjoy bein’ a girl. Ok, so those aren’t exactly MY words, they were sung by Nancy Kwan in that famous scene from the classic movie Flower Drum Girl … but no one’s ever said it better! After all, what girl CAN’T relate to THAT euphoric feeling – like when your eyebrows are threaded to perfection with an arch that would make Brooke Shields jealous. Enter the White Room Dubai. For […]

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Meet D3

April 16, 2015

Last weekend it was time for me to finally “Meet D3.” It’s not the name of some kinda R2D2-like robot, but the special pop up event held by Design Days District. It is specifically commissioned and curated to feature a 100 strong creative mix of UAE-based, regional and international designers, artists, musicians, concept retailers and unique dining experiences. Excitement about the mysterious occasion had been buzzing around for a while amongst the creative community but not many knew EXACTLY what to expect. Something arty? Something chic? Is it more of an urban, underground crowd or aimed at eccentric fashionistas? I […]

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TOY brunch at China Grill

March 28, 2015

Now, I’ve blogged before about restaurants that are chilled out, relaxing and appropriate for families. Allow me to introduce to you a brunch that is on the other side of the spectrum. TOY brunch at China Grill is kind of a big deal. Currently in Miami and New York, it’s targeted for “adults who want to play.” It is indeed excitement all the way and it creates a phenomenon that I like to coin as “brunch jet lag.” This is because even on a lazy, uneventful Friday afternoon in Dubai, this place has got such an electric, cyber, cosplay-chic buzz, […]

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