BACK TO THE 60’S

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Back to the 60’s
Wearing| JollyChic Dress, Steve Madden Shoes, YSL Sling Bag

1960’s – the era where no beehive is too high and no skirt too short. If you love online shopping, you can get this look from JollyChic.com. Let your heart skip a beat when shopping, and get 10% off your orders when using the code ‘SAND’.

Here’s the link of the dress that I’m wearing :    http://bit.ly/2bdrT1vHappy shopping!

 

FORTNUM & MASON WITH BARDOU

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Bardou High Tea Party
Location: Fortnum & Mason Downtown Dubai

An afternoon filled with tea, cake & unlimited banter happened in Fortnum & Mason. My friend Cosmin who handles the PR for Bardou arranged a tea party attended by some of Dubai’s top Social Media Influencers.

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STAYCAY: VIDA HOTEL DOWNTOWN

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Location: Vida Hotel Downtown Dubai

There’s nothing better than escaping to a new city for a weekend retreat, however the hassle of dealing with airport check-ins and the cost of flights can often mean it’s just not time or cost effective. Whilst most cities don’t offer much in the way of a solution to this, Dubai truly has it covered and has created an entire micro-economy from the ‘staycation’ market. Recognising that tourism in the UAE slows down somewhat over the summer months, Dubai has actively marketed the staycation concept to its resident expat community in order to drive up occupancy rates in the hotels during the quieter season. It’s safe to say this pioneering initiative has been a massive success, with residents choosing to spend their weekends with friends & family in the comfort of some of the world’s most luxurious resorts… and just a stone’s throw from home. The hotels themselves enjoy a boost in off-season occupancy, the consumer gets a discounted rate on their stay and Dubai itself benefits by keeping its residents spending in and around the city instead of flying off to other lands to spend their hard earned cash.

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OUT OF BED

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Location | JBR
Wearing| Tory Burch Firenza Metallic sandals and watch, Whistles top and trousers, Chanel Boy Bag, Chloe sunglasses

If you raid my wardrobe and this is not known to many other than my two cats, you’ll know that I have an affinity towards silk dressing gowns, bed sheets and pretty much anything with silk material. If for some, what it takes to have a good night sleep is a cup of tea or instrumental music, for me, however, it is the soft velvety feeling of a silk clothing. And It’s always thrilling to find pieces that has the same amount of comfort yet perfect to be worn outdoors like this Whistles ensemble. And for those who loves the brand, it’s time to celebrate as the first Whistles store has opened its doors in City Walk Dubai.

MY TOP TIPS FOR HAIRCARE

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Location | Level Seven W Hotel Dubai
Wearing| Tory Burch fringe tweed skirt, Mango shoes from Namshi, Long Champ bag, Zara Top

Bospasa.com asked me to share my top tips for Haircare and I’ve listed it down.

Every woman has unique hair, and how to deal with it requires a serious strategy. Day-to-day care is very important of course, but personally, I have a routine down so I can always make sure my look is voluminous, sexy, and natural. It’s so important to know which products are the best for your hair type, especially in Dubai. The weather is so extreme and the humidity can make a good hair day change instantly. These are my top tips for avoiding any fly-aways, frizz, and any other hair troubles:

  1. I struggle constantly with avoiding an oily scalp. No matter how many times I wash my hair, the heat can make fresh hair turn oily super quick. The solution for me has always been to utilize hair colouring, as the process dries the hair. Most hair colouring products contain a mild ammonia, making the hair dry. Plus, using hair colour balances the oil giving the hair extra volume for a fierce look.
  1. Since my hairstyle is currently an ombre dye- it requires a bit of maintenance. However, ombre is a stylish and relatively easy way to do something new with your hair. By choosing an ombre colour, you reduce the amount of times you have to touch up your roots or colour your whole head. Excessive colouring can damage the hair and result in terrible split-ends. Ombre hair minimizing, plus it works well for Dubai with the beach lifestyle. The best part too is you can always colour your hair more if you feel like going full blonde, and not have to always have to do it right away.

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W HOTEL LEVEL SEVEN BRUNCH

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( Location / Level Seven W Hotel) 

If you love good food and enjoy exploring new places, chances are you’re familiar with the brunch culture in Dubai. According to Wikipedia; Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning but it can extend to as late as 3pm. In Dubai however, brunch takes on  a whole new meaning. It’s a place where people who love to eat and drink gather together and stay until a certain time depending on the timings of the venue, a brunch can even last up to 8pm!

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BIRTHDAY IN ALILA JABAL AKHDAR

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This was my birthday weekend so we wanted to go somewhere extra special and we’d been advised to visit this mysterious land by many friends throughout our time in Dubai who had all returned with incredible tales and pictures of their adventures there. Two things stood out for me immediately from looking through their snaps and listening to their experiences. Firstly, was the beauty and diversity of the country’s natural landscape from the lush green mountain plateaus, to the technicolor coral kingdom’s in the South which bustles with aquatic life. The second was of the warmth and humility of the locals who are rich in culture yet humble & gracious in their ways. It was almost peak summer in Dubai so we opted to head for the cooler mountain region of Oman….the prospect of a chilled breeze running through my hair was sheer bliss!

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BEACH YOGA WITH IVY PARK

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Location | Ritz-Carlton Hotel JBR
Wearing| Ivy Park Active-wear

Anyone who likes working out would admit that good active-wear can massively affect your confidence and motivation. It’s not about being fashionable, it’s how the material embraces your body and allows it to breathe letting the blood circulate freely whilst performing poses or doing intense training. It’s a confidence builder, it helps conceal your bulging tummy and lets you see what could be if you’re determined enough to endure another few seconds. It is safe to assume that good active-wear helps empower the one who wears it.

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A WEEKEND IN FUJAIRAH

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(Wearing Roberto Cavalli Gym Beach Dress, LV bag, Aldo Slides)

Last weekend, the beau and I decided to visit Fujairah. It’s both our first time and normally, we’d rather travel to neighboring countries, however this time we opted to check Fujairah out upon seeing a friends diving photos.

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BOHEMIAN DRESSES IN THAILAND

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Bohemian Dress
Location | Thailand
Wearing| Dress from Redtag, Straw bags made by the locals in Philippines, Gladiator shoes from Topshop

I spent my vacation in Thailand, two days well spent in Bangkok and flew to the island of Kho Samui where we spent a good four days which was filled with extra spicy Thai food, sunsets, wines and unlimited banter with similar travellers we met during our stay.

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