Friday, August 28, 2009

Words of the Wise

I got this in an email (thanx ra7ooob loves u xoxo) and thought you guys might like it. I know I did :)

"A Woman Should Have.." by Maya Angelou

enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to…

something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…

a youth she’s content to leave behind….

a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to
retelling it in her old age….

a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…

one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry…

a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored…

a feeling of control over her destiny.

how to fall in love without losing herself.

how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without; ruining the friendship…

when to try harder… and WHEN TO WALK AWAY…

that she can’t change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

that her childhood may not have been perfect…but its over…

what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…

how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…

whom she can trust,
whom she can’t,
and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

where to go…
be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…
or a charming inn in the woods…
when her soul needs soothing…

what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
a month…and a year…

- to well rounded women everywhere xx

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

On heartache

The heart: A viscus of cardiac muscle that maintains the circulation of the blood.

I deal with patients coming in with “a pain in the heart” all the time. Angina, I understand its physiology and I get how to treat it. I find it safe in a sense that we know what causes it and how to prevent it.

But with heartache, its a different story. I'm talking about that dull feeling you get when you're emotionally fucked.. some describe it as an ache, others as heaviness centralized in the chest. Right where the heart is. Its a whole other story, because there is nothing you can do to make it go away.. it takes its time and then ends with a scar to remind you, always, not to put yourself in that position again.

No physiology there. Just idiotic love.

fuck that.

- to a spiritual month, sans heartache xx

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Luscious Lace

Alexander McQueen dress from the cruise 2010 collections and lace louboutins (fall09)

- to elegance xx

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Your beach bod, just a drink away!

Rodial (the makers of Brazilian Tan) came up with a drink that's supposed to tone, tan and protect you from the sun all at the same time. How so? :P well those sachets contain multiple supplements in powder form, some of which are Green tea extracts which help burn calories, antioxidants to protect from free radicals and betacarotene (also found in carrots) to increase skin pigmentation and thus result in a better tan. Just dissolve them in water, and have them 2 weeks before heading to the beach et voila!

Just make sure you don't overdo it XD

- to edible skincare! xoxo

High Shine!


Les Chiffoniers


Antik Batik

River Island (credit crunch friendly find :P )

From glitter to good old fashioned 80's sequins.. its all about the shimmer this fall.

What do you say.. Yaiy or Naiy?

- to beaded glamouristas xx (just as long as u don't over do it xD)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Steam Sum Dim Sum

I don't know why I never blogged about this place.. But its the best noodle joint in Dubai! Located in the Dubai festival city, a chinese place with OK dumplings, yummy fried rice and really good noodles. You get to mix and match your sauces, carbs and proteins.. which I personally think is fabulous :)

Give it a try!

- to cozy little joints xx

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Over the Knee?

A huge trend this fall.

Shown here: Lindsay Lohan in ELLE's september issue wearing Louboutin. (boots available in shorter version too)

Fabulous over the knee boots available from Stella Mccartney too.. Among other designers.. But I'm still not sure.. would a 5'5 pull it off?

Would you go for it?

- to fabulous footwear xD

Monday, August 17, 2009


Eugenia Kim

Comme Des Garcons

Roberta Di Camerino

Pix from netaporter, colette and luisaviaroma :)

- to quirky illusion xD xx

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Something to Splurge On

Azzaro @

- to divine creations xx

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kozi Africafé

Its always refreshing to see new concepts in Dubai, Kozi cafe not only got the african ambiance, music and coffee right..but the place has a fabulous appeal to it as it's located right above the "its raining men" water fall (as Aljoud calls it xD).

Kozi Afticafe @ the Dubai mall, check it out!

- to the love of coffee xx

Friday, August 14, 2009

les parapluies de cherbourg

A magical musical. I don't know if it was the pastel fairy tale world, the cute lyrics or the fabulous 60's fashion I fell in love with first. Chatherine Deneuve's luminous beauty and a bitter sweet story line makes it one of the best musicals I have seen to date.

A perfect 10.

- to 16 year old lovers everywhere xx

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Warrior Chic?

Ring: Matina Amanita
Jacket: Acne
Leggings: Acne ss 2010

I can see this happening.. paired with the right outfit! I especially like the ring xD

What do you guys think?

- to taking it up a notch xD

(pix: elleuk, lipstickdiaries)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ramadan Kaftans

By Rami Al Ali and other designers, showcased today @ Villa Moda (DIFC).

- to Ramadan preps! xx

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

There's more to Bling than meets the eye

Or is there?

"Around the world and throughout the ages, people have noticed and appreciated the beauty of gemstones, often assigning these gems special powers."

"Over time, gems with special colors became associated with the twelve signs of the zodiac, which correspond roughly with the months of the year." There are various lists: modern, zodiac, arabic and roman to name a few, all of which associate a month or a star sign with a stone that brings out the best in that month, a certain strength or maybe energy?

In any case, I have always been in love with sapphires and diamonds.. both taurean birthstones. (ok diamonds happen to be an April gem, but we all know diamonds work all year round xD)

I find it fascinating how some gems have an attraction to certain people.. an allure almost that can go unnoticed by others.

What do you guys think?

- to eternal diamonds xx

Monday, August 10, 2009

Underneath the facade, we're all Old Fashioned :)

Ludite eyeglass case

Ludite tobacco pouch

Camera Case

Laptop case

Cosmetics case

Thomas Paul's "Ludite" collection was inspired by the idea of turning back the clock to a simpler way of life.

Appealing, isn't it?

- to innovative fabulousity xx

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Loubies gone BAD

Zipper hardware, studs, lace, bows and patent leather are all trendy statements this fall when worn separately. This, however, is not. Do not buy this under any circumstances, even if they go 90% off.

- to strutting in style, always.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

On face creams and prevention

Cellcosmet skin care products are a new generation of "cellular" cosmetics. Cell therapy has evolved over the years and swiss labs have been working with it since as far back as the 1930s.

What I liked about them is that each product contains organic ingredients suited to the skin's age and hormonal identity instead of grouping them into unspecific ranges that might not cover your skins needs.

So far, I'm very happy with them.

What products do you use and how often do you change brands?

- to the science of staying young xx
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Friday, August 7, 2009

A bubbly week, in pics

From munching home baked cupcakes and filling the lobby with girly giggles to bonding over mocktails, lanvin, sushi and bling.. it was a Fabulous week with the bubbly pinkchampagne.. Love you girl! You too Rym!

- to exuberant weekends and fun filled fridays xx

p.s. today is 07-08-09 << make it count! xD

Thursday, August 6, 2009

On l'amitié durable

Chaque ami représente un monde dans nous, un monde probablement non soutenu jusqu'à ce qu'ils arrivent, et c'est seulement par cette réunion qu'un nouveau monde est soutenu.

Anais Nin

Ca veut dire:

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not supported until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is given support.

Some friendships are just meant to be :)

- to lasting friendships and fabulous nights xx

Sunday, August 2, 2009

On a mini break

Because some things in life are so fabulous that you need to give them 101%, but more on that later :)

For now I wish u all a fabulous summer (what few days u have left of it anyways) and relaxing chilled out nights xD

- to cancerians everywhere, u guys rock xD xx

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