Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My Little Painter - Dubai artististic workshop for kids



We love supporting homegrown business specially woman with a passion. My Little Painter and the lovely team behind is on a mission to raise awareness of the importance of artistic exposure from an early age.

The ‘my little painter’ is specially designed for children to develop and enhance their artistic capabilities, creative talents and potential.

​They provide you workshop planning and ready to create Art Activity material for each workshop. Each workshop module designs are fun, engaging and educational for kids of eighteen months old to twelve years old. Each workshop will focuses on the fundamental skills of all visual arts and encourages the confidence and freedom of expression through art.

Thursday February 2nd, My Little Painter is hosting a free event on the occasion of the launch of their "Sea World" art activity kits and new workshops. See invite for details and reservation! Creative fun guaranty!

White Moss, Home Decor ideas



Last few days of final reductions!

Check out White Moss for beautiful, handcrafted products from its specially curated collection. Available to purchase online at white-moss.com.

Love the simplicity close to nature, creating a sense of peace and inner calm. Working with artisans to craft genuine products for it’s first collection, all designed and handmade on the island of Bali, White Moss uses only natural materials, in a neutral colour pallet that work in harmony with any home and complement any colour and style.

Have a look and grab some good deals before the end of January!
Collections include: Baskets, Cushions, Mirrors, Wall Hangings, Lighting, Children’s décor, 
Seating, and Accessories.

Happy shopping!

Curiosity Lab, fun and educational program for kids - We ♥ it!




This is definitely one of the most successful play date we had! Let me tell you about Curiosity Lab, a child enrichment program where children are treated as the scientists of tomorrow. They experiment. They interact. They explore. Kids loved it and as parents you will appreciate the fun educational angle to it. The Children get to experiment, interact and experience science and that's the best way to learn.

Moheb Nabeel (or just Mo) is the Founder and Chief Curiosity Officer of Curiosity Lab. He is responsible for all the teaching, research, development and inventions. Fantastic with children, engaging them and stirring their curiosity, Mo has manage to create a very cool learning concept. Children witness ingenious demonstrations of all scientific concepts. Learning is hands on; experiments are actually performed and not just read about. The results and their implications are worked out and not told. Learning while making fun memories.

Curiosity Lab offers Modules, a structured program of 12 classes (12 weeks). Each Module teaches an exciting idea, which is explored through twelve important scientific concepts for example : To The Moon...And Back!  and The Electromagnetic Kid. Classes are conducted at your home for small groups of four to six children. All material provided. AED 1500.

Also available for special play date and birthday party, sure way to get little scientists in the making very excited! Mo will inspire future doctors, engineers, inventors and scientists, by making them fall in love with science. Just like he did.

We highly recommend Curiosity Lab for the friendly and professional approach of Moheb. The play date was a fun learning experiment, a great sample of mini science experiments to get the little ones excited and curious about the wonder of the scientific wold. Entertaining as it is educational. Perfect for children from 5 years and up.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Birthday party for kids - Our fun filled day at The Dubai Mall



Last month, just before the winter break, we celebrated Luella's 8th birthday. Dubai offers many possibilities for birthday parties, so many venues and experiences. We usually kept our celebrations small like a "Cinema and lunch Party', 'Pizza in the park party' or 'Little Fairies party' in our garden. This year, the Dubai buzz got us into the next level. We made the most of the day at The Dubai Mall. Children loved it and the team behind Dubai Mall attractions was great, making sure, we as parents could just enjoy the celebration with the children.

Here's what we did and why it was a success. Hope it might inspires you or give you some ideas for your next child next birthday party.



Friday morning, 10am entrance of The Dubai Mall Ice Skating Ring. All the kids are excited to get their skates and helmet on and head to the ice for some fun. Some children already experienced ice skating but for some it was a first time. All level are welcome, thanks to the super cute penguin skating supports which they can cling onto. The staff and coach on the ice keep a careful eye on everything going on. Loved watching the children helping each other, holding on to each other and showing their different moves and tactics.

Luella and her friends spent one hour on the ice laughing and moving to the music. The birthday announcement on the speaker, upbeat music and mascot appearance made it all very special and contributed to a fun and friendly atmosphere.




After so much fun, we kept going, this time we took a short walk toward The Dubai Mall Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. It's always nice to go through the tunnel and look at the thousands of aquatic animals - over 140 species. Imagine, over 300 sharks and rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. Children, also got to take a ride into the Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat and feed the fishes.



One of the most popular birthday party attractions at The Dubai Mall Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is the Otter Encounter. It's fun experience to watch and greet the otters, understand and learn about behaviours and training. Very cute little creatures.



After so much fun and many activities, children were starving! Conveniently located by the Aquarium, the Rainforest Café is a great destination for birthday lunch and children celebration. The restaurant is great fun for kids. Entertaining for children, the decor deliver the right atmosphere and the food cater to little one taste. The staff was friendly and efficient, making the lunch with 15 children absolutely manageable. I got to enjoy some brazed beef ribs... yes it was yummy! Perfect conclusion of a busy and memorable kids birthday party! We loved and would definitely recommend The Dubai Mall as a birthday destination.

For pricing and package options please visit :
dubaiicerink.com/en/birthday-packages
thedubaiaquarium.com
rainforestcafeuae.com/birthday-bash

Happy celebration!




Sunday, January 8, 2017

Lost my name book - great gift idea


The girls were both gifted for Christmas this really LOVELY book. It's such a thoughtful presents for children, it ticks many boxes. This customized, personalized book for children is original, cool, creative, clever, well designed and to cherish for years. Have you heard about The little boy/girl who lost his/her name - by lostmy.name. It's personalized experience for children.


The story is about a little blond girl (customized to Josefin) who lost her name and goes on a adventure in search for the letter in his name. On his journey he meets up with an elephant , zebra, a tiger, a monkey... and so on.

I truly believe, it's a lovely gift idea for newborn, Christmas or birthday. It brings family together, it creates magic and inspire little ones.

The book is for children between 2 and 6. Easy to navigate the website, will allow you to personalize the story to your child. You can also customize a sweet message on the inside of the book which added a special touch and add to the thoughtful gift.

LOVE. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

That time of the year... resolutions.


Happy New Year everyone! All the best wishes often come with mindful resolutions. Are you making some positive changes, setting up goals or have you resolved to never make New Year's resolutions after too many disappointing tentatives?

It's said that to succeed you need to really want it! A common mistakes that people tend to make before they even start to get into their New Year resolutions, is to think about what they "should" do, rather than what they really want to do. Or even think about what they should stop doing, rather than what they actually want to achieve. That's something to remember when articulating and processing your thoughts. We need to really consider what we want, rather than what you should do or should stop doing. Let's get committed.

Easier said then done... I know.
Anyway, every year I seem to set myself up with the same commitment. Not always easy to measure my success but it's a guidance for the year to come. 2017, I will be the best mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend I can. The best me I can.

To do that, I need/WANT to get back into The (6-minute) Miracle Morning - HalElrod.com - it's been so good to me. Helped me focus and get my priority straight in the morning. Have you read my blog post - Miracle Morning: 6 minutes to change your life

The most common New Year's resolution is to stay fit and healthy. I agree that would be good and should be a priority. I just find out about Health Lab in Spinneys. I think those little proteins balls are gonna do the trick. Clean and nourishing protein balls, 100% natural to help fight sugar cravings, boost the metabolism, immune system, regulate the metabolism, build lean muscles and manage hunger levels. Sounds good to me.

Wish you all the best with your new commitments and exciting goals! Make the most of 2017! Love to you all.

We are back! Happy New Year 2017 xoxo


We are back from our wonderful Winter Holidays in Sweden!
It's been a lovely Christmas break with family and friends.
Now ready to start 2017!
Wishing you all a beautiful, healthy and inspiring year.
Lots of love from our family to yours.

Emily, Luella and Josefin.
xoxo