Monday, January 27, 2014

Today's style pick

Melijoe.com online children's clothing is still on sale and ship to the UAE, have a last look at the final reduction on their winter collection. Or like me start dreaming at all the beautiful spring collections available. Today's pick, goes to famous zigzag design from Italian brand Missoni. The collection is very much inspired by the adult line, so get ready to play "mini me" with your little princess.  Lovely! ♥







Thursday, January 23, 2014

A few things…for the weekend.



♥ Such a pretty and whimsical idea… A cloud lantern see how to make it here.

♥ Fun at the park! This weekend at Safa Park, Ripe Market on Friday is still on and we love it! New this week at the market, Apple Seeds is offering some cool activities for children. And on Saturday checkout the outdoor panting studio set up be The JamJar at The Archive Safa Park.

♥ A Dubai base Food Blogger, Sips and Spoonfuls is not to be missed!

Dubai Baby Bazaar the pre-loved baby and toddler market is held in Times Square Mall this Saturday. Find your good deals.

♥ Talise Spa special detox package is on my wish list. It seems amazing! The four weeks program called the Spring Cleanse Retreat, is supervised by the Talise Spa Medical Director Dr Elisabeth Makk in conjunction with Detox Delight, a Dubai based company that specialises in healthy juices and tailored detox programmes. The package offers participants the support to focus, cleanse, detox, relax and rejuvenate in a serene spa environment. The February Spring Cleanse Retreat begins on 2 February and runs for four weeks. The March Spring Cleanse Retreat begins on 2 March, 2014.
AED 3,990 per person. See details here.

♥ Recipe for Bubble soap, a classic for some outdoor fun.

♥ Highlight of the DSF’s 2014 calendar of fashion events is Market OTB (Market Outside the Box) is Dubai's newest pop-up fashion and lifestyle event that is set to bring an alternative shopping experience to the city. A new market concept incorporating retail spaces made out of recycled cargo containers. Don't miss out on funky local labels and global brands, cafés, food kiosks and exciting live entertainment. It will take place from January 23rd to February 2nd at the Burj Park - More info here.

Happy Weekend!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Holiday Inns kid friendly hotel : little ones dine and stay for free

Fantastic afternoon with the Holiday Inn Barsha! The Family Food Challenge event was a fun filled afternoon for the children. The Campain aimed to promote the the fact that kids under the age of 12 eat and stay for free at Holiday Inns. Something to remember while booking your next holiday...

We had a great time and met some lovely fellow family blogger. Luella and her new friends got to play "Little Chef" while experiment with different kind of cuisine. We started at Gharana restaurant with a sample selection of dishes from around India. It was a fun game, voting for our favorite dishes and sharing our comments with the Head Chef. Luella voted for Tandoori Bhutta, a juicy slightly spicy grilled corn on the cobb. The Kebab and Tandoori chicken were also a success.








I was so impress with the children willingness to try out different kind of food, thanks to a really fun set up and friendly Head Chef who seemed to be very receptive to children taste and ideas. From Indian food our Little Chefs headed to The Royal Budha restaurant for some Thai cuisine.



This time the fun was about selecting your ingredients from a large selection to create your very own Thai recipe. Luella had choosen noodles, shrimps, green beans, soya sauce, coriander… After a good mix in the frying pan, a few minutes of cooking, the dish turned out to be quite good thanks to the Head Chef supervision. I believe getting the children involved in the kitchen is one of the best way to develop their taste buds.



We finished up at The Gem Garden restaurant for desert, pancakes and cupcakes decoration. The last part of the Fun Food Challenge involved icing, sprinkles, fruits and candies… a real hit with the kids!





Overall it was a lovely afternoon, Thank you Holiday Inn for the treat! Check out our new blogger friends who also attended the event thirdculturefamily.com, mommyindubai.com and ishitaunblogged.com and read more about the event next month in Time Out Kids.

Photos: from my iPhone and Cameron Clegg Photography 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What's behind the #MyDubai?

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai started early this year a new initiative via his twitter account, to create a visual autobiography of Dubai. The #MyDubai project gives the residents an opportunity to share with the world the exciting and diverse life Dubai has to offer. HH Shaik Hamdan, invite residents and visitors to contribute to the project by submitting their pictures and videos through social media by using the hashtag #MyDubai, on different media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and twitter.





It's a modern way to show the world a picture of Dubai through the eyes of it's people using today's technology. Later it will contribute to different exhibitions, installations, books and films.

In an official release, Shaikh Hamdan said: “In the fabric of Dubai there are more than 2.1 million stories — the individual lives and experiences of all those who call Dubai home. A city’s story is created by its people and as we look towards a prosperous future, it’s time to join together and show the world how 2.1 million people can create one remarkable story. Together we will create the world’s first autobiography of a city.”

Start sharing and hashtaging your Dubai experiences. Have a look instagram.com/mydubai


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Good shopping deal with Mini Exchange


What's new online this month? Mini Exchange, a new opportunity for parents to buy nd sell new and like-new kids' clothing, accessories and even fancy dress costumes that their little ones quickly outgrow. The website offers a different range of products, brands and style… something for everyone. From Dior,  Armani Baby, Junior Gaultier, BabyGap, Petit Bateau to more… catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets.

Friendly and well designed website, Mini Exchange launched this week. To celebrate , all new sign ins will receive a 10%discount voucher valid on all transactions.

Happy Shopping!



Saturday, January 4, 2014

Get BuggEfit - free class

Something special from PURE Fitness to get you started on your new year resolutions with a fresh healthy start after a hectic party season, lots of family gatherings, overindulgence. 




It’s back to school and back to regular routines, so how do mums fit in the time - and the budget - to kick start getting back into shape? With PURE Fitness and its fantastic FREE BuggEfit week sponsored by leading buggy manufacturer Mountain Buggy!

Bring your baby to exercise with you in their buggy, and enjoy the workout that is especially designed for mums wanting to get fit. The New Year bonus is that for a whole week commencing 12th January, you can attend as many BuggEfit classes as you desire absolutely free courtesy of Mountain Buggy!

You must book in advance to attend the free BuggEfit week classes, but you can book in for as many sessions as you like at the various locations all over Dubai, including the brand new class on the Palm Jumeirah. Check out the schedule and don't miss out on this special offer!


Best wishes for the new year



Wishing you all a beautiful and inspiring 2014, filled with love, laugh and health.
Very excited about the year to come!
photo: pinterest

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