Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Simonetta stylish dream for little girls

We missed the launch event last week of Simonetta Spa in Galeries Lafayette at The Dubai Mall. The lovely children wear boutique offers a modern and sophisticated layout has opted for special materials and neutral tones ranging from milk to dove so as to place maximum focus on the collections. Polka dots, an iconic feature of the Maison, are also used in the furnishings to create a fun and bright environment.

Luella unfortunately was not able to play dress up with the other cute girls aged from 2 to 8 years old in their Simonetta outfits, posing and modelling in front of the camera for the afternoon. We look forward to see more of the beautiful stylish collections from Italian retailer. Check out "shop-in-shops" and new single-brand projects available.

Tea and treats for two at The Pantry Café

Planning to pop in next week for Afternoon Tea at The Pantry Cafe. I look forward to catch up with a friend over yummy treats. 

The newly launched Afternoon Tea is a modern twist on the traditional affair, serving a selection of freshly baked handmade scones, Devonshire clotted cream, Sarabeth’s preserves, delicious finger sandwiches and scrumptious treats, using the very best ingredients and artisan breads, along with premium loose Tea leaves from TWG tea, one of the world’s finest tea brands. Afternoon Tea for Two – AED 150

Also available, the lighter version The Cream Tea includes scones, Devonshire clotted cream, Sarabeth’s preserves and a pot of freshly brewed tea. Cream Tea – AED 35 per person.

Afternoon Tea for Two at Pantry Café is served from Sunday to Thursday between 3pm and 6pm.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Getting in the Halloween vibe… Inspiration.

Check out those cute costumes ideas for little boys - easy enough to do at home yourself. Super Mario Brothers, DIY Dinosaur, Waldo where are you, StrongMan, and more.

And for the little girls, some inspiration to get your creativity sparkling… Breakfast at Tiffany,
Pink Poodle, SuperPowerGirls, Sweet Pocahontas, Hitchcock, MinionGirl, and more for the family.

More Halloween ideas check our previous posts...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cool NEW stuff from IKEA

A really nice selection of paper stuff  now available from IKEA, from cards, gift bags, gift boxes, ribbons, stickers and a range of kid birthday party items. All super cute et super inexpensive. LOVE.

♥ And the secret is out… Christmas decoration is now in store, ready for purchase. I know it's early but don't you know how it is... by mid November the good stuff is sold out! 
Happy shopping.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Super Granny to the rescue


This week I had the opportunity to meet well known parenting coach and founder of Monsters to Munchkins: Super Granny, Andalene Salvesen. Highly respected for her guidance and expertise, she travels the world as a speaker, parenting coach and is the author of two parenting books: "A Brand New Child in 5 Easy Steps " and " Raising Happy, Healthy Children: A Practical Guide to Parenting and Nutrition".

The event held at super cute Sophie's café on Palm Jumeirah brought together some lovely ladies from mommies to bloggers to media. A lovely interactive and informative breakfast, about Super Granny inspiring method and insight on raising children and being an empowered parent. Andalene addressed issues such as tantrums, creative rewards and punishments, homework, healthy diet and empowering yourself as a parent. I also had a quick talk about my 6 weeks old baby Josefin, she was so helpful just within minutes with a brief reassuring conversation. I definitely can see how efficient and beneficial it could be to have her for a 3 hours home visit.

Thanks to Big On Children, Super Granny is now in Dubai to help families through coaching them, by personally assisting parents through tantrums, sleeping, eating and discipline problems in the privacy of their own home.The Exciting collaboration will see more of Super Granny in the UAE, thanks to the children’s store. So if you are struggling with your children, want to be a better parent, looking for answers on how to raise a healthy child through discipline and a healthy diet - look no longer. Andalene has now taken on the role as Big On Children’s Super Granny and will therefore visit the UAE with more frequency, thus expanding her talks and home visits.

For more info or to book a home visit or virtual visit via Skype with Andalene, please contact:
Larissa Fletcher
0509 114 398

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Think Pink in October

As you know Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

The K-Lynn Pledge

For example this October Dubai our Sandbox is joining K-Lynn Lingerie in n association with Pink Caravan and and their Care-Van fund-raising campaign, which is being activated across Dubai. This year, the women of the UAE can take the K-Lynn Pledge in two ways:

Take a selfie in front of the dedicated K-Lynn Pledge backdrop outside the K-Lynn Lingerie store at Mall of the Emirates
Take a selfie holding a “Care-Van” card, which can be collected from any of the K-Lynn stores in the UAE and Hashtagging the image with #KlynnPinkCaravan

The campaign aimed to raise and donate AED10,000 to Pink Caravan’s “Care-Van” campaign, by achieving 1000 Pledges during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – with every Pledge donation going towards the goal of raising AED15 million, to pay for the operational management of the “Care-Van” for the next 3 years.

Check out the video I took part in,  to raise awareness.
Thanks K-Lynn for having me.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Win a AED200 Powercard from Fun City!

Yes again! It's another competition on the blog… Your chance to win a Powercard valued at AED 200 for your next visit to Fun City to enjoy with the kids! We had fun this summer at the Oasis Center branch, check our previous blog post.

It's easy to participate, all you need to do is:
1/ "Like" the competition post on Dubai our Sandbox Facebook page and share with friends
2/ Follow FunCity and Dubai our Sandbox on Facebook
3/ Answer this question on the Facebook post : What are the colours of Fun City logo?
a. Red, green and yellow
b. Blue, red and yellow
c. Yellow, blue and pink

The winner will be announced via Facebook on Thursday October 16th.
Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Win a Frozzy Pack with Tavola

More cool prizes for grab! Thanks to Tavola, super retailer for all high quality cookware, bake ware (love the cake decorating selection) and tableware brands.

Here's your chance to win a Frozzy Pack. Perfect for lunch box, they are BPA free, easy to use, just pop the lid in the freezer overnight, clip the lid on the base and your food will keep cool for up to 7 hours. We have 5 Frozzy Packs to give away so we will randomly pick 5 winners.

Easy all you need to do:
1/ "Like" the competition post on Dubai our Sandbox Facebook page
2/ Share the contest post with your friends on Facebook
3/ Leave a comment with "DONE" on Facebook
4/ Follow Tavola on Facebook
Winners will be announced via Facebook on Sunday October 12th. Good luck!
Prize to be collected in Tavola store.