Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MOdern correspondence

I stumble upon a new iPhone App... You might like it as much as me...

Red Stamp is like digital correspondence in pretty, well design and easy to use way. Choose the occasion (invite, thank you note, birthday, love, announcement,...), pick a design, select color, add a photo, write your message... Send! Red Stamp offers multiple ways to send: email, text, post Facebook, Twitter.
The app is free so is most of the designs. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Reminder: tomorrow Saturday Jan 28th, Ripe Kidz Market

Wanna join the creative fun: do the photo challenge

Good morning and Happy weekend...

Have you heard of Instagram, the cool and easy to use photo app for iPhone which allows you to add interesting filters and share your photos online? Did you notice some really lovely and creative photography popping all over the social network this month? Well, blame it on Chantelle from Australia! Thanks to FatMumSlim blog, we can all be creative and share little piece of our life with this new photo challenge - take a photo a day based on a list key words. I love the idea! It's a bit late for me to jump on the wagon for January but the good news is... A February challenge has just been released due to the success of January.

Have a look it's a sweet idea:

February photo a day challenge:

I usually take photos with my phone everyday but I like the theme idea, it helps to get me out of the comfort zone and to capture our everyday life in a more unique ways. 

Will you join the fun? I will keep you posted and share with you my progress.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

2012: Celebrating the Dragon

Tonight, more than a billion Chinese will celebrate the new lunar year – the 4,710th of the Chinese calendar. The festivities will run over the next 15 days until the first full moon. Lion and dragon dances, family gatherings, and fireworks display are part of the annual fun. It is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, also known as Spring festival.

You can experience a little of the Chinese culture and welcome the year of the Dragon in selected places across Dubai.

“Check out the ‘money tree' while enjoying a special Chinese menu at the Boulevard at Jumeirah Emirates Towers until January 28, 2012. Watch two authentic Chinese lion dances with the Burj Al Arab in the background tomorrow. The hotel's exterior ‘sail' will be illuminated by a massive red dragon. The celebration will last until January 29. Enjoy Chinese fortune-telling and a traditional tea ceremony along with a dragon-themed buffet at Anise at the Intercontinental at Festival City Dubai.” _Gulf News

Another more “crafty” way to celebrate the Chinese New Year is paper lantern making. As a traditional symbol of the Chinese culture, Chinese families make paper lanterns, light them and hang them in their homes to bring good luck.

How to make Chinese lantern

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous year of the Dragon!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Theater experience for the little ones

Looking for something different to do with the kids? "As part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Marina Mall invites families to bring their children to experience theatre with a difference from 12 January - 5 February. "

Details of the different show dates are as follows: 
- Magic for Monsters: 
12-17 Jan & 19-21 Jan 
- Babbling Comedy: 
20-23 Jan, 25-29 Jan & 31 Jan-4 Feb 
- Cloud Man: 
14-16 Jan, 18-22 Jan & 24-25 Jan 
- The Princess & The Dragon: 
26-30 Jan & 1-5 Feb 

- The Little Red Riding Hood: 
17-18 Jan & 20-24 Jan. 

For detailed show and workshop schedules and bookings contact Guest Services on 04 436 1020 or visit our facebook page. You can also book tickets at the Guest Services Desk.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Something for the weekend... Story Time.

Are you going down this weekend to Abu Dhabi for Volvo Ocean Race? Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s crew is ready to stake its claim in one of the world's toughest, most extreme sporting challenges.

If you are down there with the kids, check out the PUMA Social Club at theVolvo Ocean Race Destination Village and meet Marmo the a little octopus. " He  has a big heart and enjoys long swims in the sea, juggling mollusks, making new friends, and teaching kids and adults a thing or eight about ocean preservation. He wants to make the ocean a better place, but 8 legs aren’t enough! He needs a few friendly hands to help him out". Based on the children's book “Marmo Saves Our Seas” , this Story Time telling with Marmo will show us the beauty of the ocean and how important it is to protect its wonders.  

PUMA Social Club
Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village, Abu Dhabi corniche breakwater, Abu Dhabi.
Story Time with Marmo
1pm and 5pm until January 14th

Cheers to an amazing 2012!

It's nice to be back... after a lovely holiday.

Wishing you, your friends, relatives and loved ones a sparkling 2012! May this new year bring some new promises to make life more beautiful, peaceful and meaningful. 
photo: xitclub.com