Wednesday 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Christmas is truly not about presents... its about presence *smiles*..

This year the girls & I decided to make a few handmade gifts... 

The girls made felt keychains.. with tutorials from Crafting with Felt 

And here is what everyone at work got from me... 'Brownies in a Jar

Showing off our last minute decorations ... 

Signing off till new year... Hope everyone has a lovely & blessed holiday season!!

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Friday 19 December 2014

Christmas Inspiration

I haven't put up the tree as yet. Just about too much happening in my life... visitors, house guests, parties, weddings, engagements, travel... WOW!! A lot has decided to happen in December *smiles*..

So the other day, I walked into Home Center for some inspiration... and here is what I saw... 

Loads of pink decor... 

A pink and gold tree... 

I love these new, JOY & HO hanging on the trees... 

Have you put up your tree as yet?? Send me a picture for inspiration... 

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Loving the season

Oh.. how I love this season!! Simply love the fact that everywhere we go, there is just sparkles, twinkles and such stunning decorations... *smiles*

And not to mention, how much I love Pottery Barn...

Now walk into the Dubai store with me ... Come on in!!! 

Most of their trees were gold & silver themed... 

I love.... love how the below table looks... Sure wish to recreate this some day... 

Can you see the thing on the ceiling... the hanging decor... Didn't I tell you I love this... 

*sigh*. ... the beautiful season... 

Monday 15 December 2014

1st signs of Christmas

You know its Christmas in Dubai, when the weather starts getting cooler.... you begin to see warm clothes in the shops... and truck loads of BBQ stuff... Yes indeed, this is our BBQ season...

Saying that... most malls, shops, cafes and restaurants are decorating and ready with their Christmas hampers and gifts... 

Last week I was at Lime Tree, and truly it feels like Christmas there! 

Look at the vast selection of cookies.... and little silver gifts... 

I'm totally inspired by the flying santa idea... Simply cute!

They certainly do the best cookies in town... 

Here is their gorgeous tree at the entrance... 

Oh.. and they have gift hampers too!! You can create your own or just buy one off the rack!! The goodies inside look impressive!!

Now this was my favourite arrangement at the entrance... Look how a few simple things can change the mood of the entire place!

By now you know I love these little twines or ropes... Isn't this napkin holder stunning?? 

Friday 12 December 2014

Spilling more beans

I did warn you that I am totally in love with this place... 

and truly its not just the cushions and the succulements.. The food is impresive too. 

I totally admire the idea of the dessert in a jar... and love everything thats on the menu.. 

I like the fact that there can be so many healthy options.. 

The girls love this place.. coz there are books to read.. Not that they love reading.. but they do like book-stores & libraries.. Im not sure why!! LOL

As for me... I simply enjoy the variety of coffees here.. 

You should definitely try it out!! 

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Spill the bean

Sometime last month, we popped into 'Spill the Bean'...

Thats an intersting name for a coffee shop... I thought!!

Now Spill the Bean located in Sunset Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road is a coffee shop with a difference.

Now just focussing on stunning interiors, but keeping to being green & eco friendly.

The coffee shop has lovely interiors.. from standard chairs, to sofas with stunning cushions in lovely colours.. 

I'm totally loving the little succulents on the tables.. 

The food was unique too. With a good mix of chocolate, coffee, as well as healthy options for the ones who prefer that.. 

The menu was truly impressive.. 

Totally love the little dessert in a jar concept.. Impressed!! 

If you do happen to pop in here, let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I did!!