Thursday, August 30, 2012

Toddler art class and more...

If you are looking into kids activities, check out the classes at apple seeds. Remember the cool all in one playground for kids - see our blog post 

They are offering many classes from art, cooking, music & songs, dance, soccer for your little ones. We had a try out and really loved "my chelsea art opening", 
a fun messy art activity class.

Check out schedule, membership and for more infos:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Today: A few good things

Today's little finds...

♥ How to keep berries longer in your fridge. Easy and useful tip!
The secret is vinegar: it kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit.

♥ Shopping list / meal planer. My new shopping companion!

♥ Listen to well-known authors and celebrities read a different favorite children’s book each month for Free at Barnes &’s Online Storytime

♥ I am not big on reading stories at bed time. 
I try to fit reading time at other time of the day. Usually, Luella and I have a quick word about the day, sing "a baby song" together and we say good night.
This list of pillow talk is sweet and inspiring... might try that! :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School: Exhibit

Fun day for the family at Meydan! Check out Back to School exhibit where you can buy stationary, school uniforms, books and other related products under one roof, at the best deals and most importantly have fun while you do so. Lots of fun activities, games and competitions to celebrate the new academic year.

Part of the proceed of the small entrance fee will be donated to a Dubai Charity to help children who are less privileged.

Back to School will take place at the Meydan, Grandstand.
13 to 15 of September

Individual: AED 15
Family (Two adults and three children): AED50
Group (10 people): AED100
Check out Back to School for timing, location map and more...

Back to School: Literacy Apps

Are you looking for some easy tools to develop your child interest for learning letters and numbers? If you want to stimulate their knowledge and potential all while having fun on your iPhone check out those free literacy apps from iTunes.

This list includes phonics, writing, handwriting and drawing for Early Childhood. 

Pocket Phonics Lite
PBPhonics 1 to 3

Happy learning! 
I promise to look for more and feel free to share with us your finds... :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Gourmet treasure

There is a new little gem in town! And this time it's not for the kiddies but for you food lover! If you are looking into something special for a diner party or a romantic meal you must look at the new online deli Chez Charles. You will find some exquisite products from all over the world with the highest quality standards.

The easy to navigate website offers 11 categories of products – fish & seafood, red & white meat, cheese, dairy, seasonal fruit & veg right through to oils & vinegars, a dry store, rice & pasta, chocolates & sweets, fresh juices and hamper gifts. Add items to basket and place order. An email and phone call later, your delivery will be schedule and delivered within 24 to 48 hours. No payment upfront – simply cash on delivery with a minimum order of AED 200 though.

We love the selection of French and Italian cheese. Can't resist Burrata or Roblechon. Also happy to find a Corn Fed Chicken Label Rouge and the fancy flavored olive oil.

Not your everyday supermarket shopping trip, but the occasional treat.

Bon Appétit

+971 55 106 5745

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Back to School: Cool kids labels

Looking for a cool and easy way to name your child belongings for school... offers great value packs on stickers, name labels, iron on clothes labels.

Cute design, fun colors and good value. Have a look, you are sure to find something!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School: Lunch box ideas

Back to School season is upon us, we can't run away from it! So let's get organized and enjoy the ride. I hope I will be able to help you out with some little gems I might find and share with you... Today: LUNCH / SNACK BOX!

Sometime I felt very uninspired when it came to filling Luella's snack box for nursery last year. I have the feeling this year might be a challenge with the start of primary school, I need to pack morning snack and lunch! After a little online search and a look into the shops, I feel better and more prepared. I even look forward to start preparing some cute and appetizing bento box - well if I get time - might be too optimistic!

Here's some inspiration, easy tricks and tips!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Style for your walls

The end of the summer holidays and September coming fast I feel inspired to get organized with our wardrobe, declutter our home, update our linen and refresh our living room with new decorative cushions and soft rugs. Spring may be the season of cleaning out and brightening up the house but fall can be equally inspiring. I feel the need to go check out Ikea and Crate and Barrel for a quick fix to my tingly home decor crave.

While surfing online the Dubai home decor scene, I came across Takiwall. There is over one thousand Wall Stickers to choose from. Organised in category like Modern, Calligraphy, Abstract, Animal, FaceMe, Kids, ... You should easily find a design to brighten up your wall.

Wall Design Stickers are a great option for nursery and children room, have a look you might be inspired!

Based in Dubai and Paris
050 4350292

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Off we go... back to Dubai.

Summer holidays are coming to an end!
Wonderful family time and beautiful memories to cherish for years to come.

Now looking forward to come home to our sandbox. 
Dubai here we come! So much ahead of us, September more then 
January is the beginning of a new year.

A new school for Luella, lots to do in the house, new work experience and many more blog posts to write!

I can't wait to share with you new product reviews for fall, back to school tips, celebration goodies, Dubai treats and so much more.

Emily and Luella

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Help in a Box! Let's do it!

Have you heard of the Box Appeal!? This is a charity campaign easy to get involved to!

Now in its 4th year, Radisson Blu and Park Inn Hotels have announced the re-launch and re-branding of The Box Appeal (formerly known as the ShoeBox Appeal). The charity campaign aims to help more people than ever before across the Middle East and runs until the 15th of September. Held in conjunction with the Red Crescent, the campaign aims to provide labourers across the UAE with essential every day necessities.

How can we help!? The Box Appeal asks people to give back to those who need it most by filling a small box with a list of everyday items, such as toothpaste, t-shirt, a cap and shaving cream. To take part, participants have to pick up a box from any Radisson Blu or Park Inn Hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah, fill it with the list of items and return to the hotel. These boxes are then distributed to those most in need across the region.

UAE pick up points
Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City
Radsson Blu Hotel Dubai Marina
Radisson Blu Hotel Deira Creek
Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Downtown
Radisson Royal Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road
Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah
Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah
Park Inn Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Additional pick-up points in the UAE are Radio 1 & 2 studios near Safa Park.

Remember; Small Box. Big Difference. 
Dubai our Sandbox the Box Appeal initiative! 

To know more, to help or get involved check out

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Today's little finds...

Looking for fun easy things to do with the kids, here's a recap on some popular options.

On a mission to teach your kid to swim this summer, have a read...and be safe!
5 days of teaching your child to swim

Cute and healthy homemade frozen treats!

Dress up your flip flop, fun and girly!
how to