Saturday, November 22, 2008

Voila !

Finally, I got "the call" . . . !

There's nothing better than seeing a familiar phone number on the screen of your mobile phone. A family member's number, a friend's number, a call for a certain job that you've been waiting for, a call informing you that you've won a prize, or a call informing you that the "Shoes" that you've ordered few months back have arrived! YESSSSSSSS!

When I first saw the shoes in the catalog, I loved the color, but it wasn't available and I was told that I have to order them. All the other colors were available except this one and the red one. Then came the revelation! I saw the pair in "Sex & The City" - The Movie, and they held a great significance and played an important role in the movie. Only then did I realize why it wasn't available and only then did I know that I made the right choice by ordering them and in that exact shade!

I went to the store as soon as I got the call and bought the uber lovely pair. Now I refer to them as "my precious" hissing it just like Golam from The Lord of the Rings. After my non-regrettable purchase, I had drinks with my friend. It is the "virgin version" of the Cosmopolitan drink! ek ek ek!
Voila !

Goodnight fabulous people . . .

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fabulous Tea Party !

My fabulous friend Rush hosted a tea party at Park Place on the 15th of November 2008 and invited fabulous people to the event including myself and my sisters *e7em e7em*

The event was a gathering for girls and an event to showcase the jewelry of a new and upcoming Turkish designer Mine Shehadeh. Her designs are inspired mostly from the Islamic culture with a hip and trendy twist to them. Simply Fabulous!

Welcome drinks in funky martini glasses (in the style of the famous Cosmopolitan drink from the Sex and the City show) were handed to us upon arrival. Introductions and mingling amongst the beautifully laid jewlery all around the place. Cupcakes, truffles, mini sandwiches and many other mouth-watering food were on the menu!

It was nice seeing girls around the room trying the different jewlery on, socializing, having fun and meeting the designer whose creativity was translated into those breath-taking designs.

To know more about the deisgner and her jewelry, pls visit her website

I will leave you with pics from the party.

Fabulous people out there, ENJOY !

Stay Fabulous, always !

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Dubai Mall

Finally, The Dubai Mall opened to the public on November 4th after few delays in its official opening.

My sisters and I went on the 6th to see what's new with it and I honestly say I can't judge it as it is too early for me to do so. Only 500 shops are opened out of the 1200 shops, which is clear when you walk in the mall as it seems like a place for empty shops. The plan is to open shops in batches every month, i.e. 100 month or so per month.

The mall seemed empty, but the crowd was in two main areas: the acquarium and the food court. As for the acquarium, it reminded me so much of the one in Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand. For Dhs. 15 you get to walk the what seemed like 2 meters only tunnel under the acquarium. It's quite interesting to see sharks and fish up close and personal. For Dhs. 50 you get to use the tunnel and visit the discovery center which is two storeys above the tunnel and it has different species of sea life. Loved the seals and the penguins !

The food court was so crowded and it had the same restaurants in any other mall, maybe few more, but it was so hard to tell due to the crowd and the fact that we were tired from walking such a distance in heels !

Hamleys of London has opened in the mall and I could see Jay Strongwater's shop is about to open. Galleries La Fayette is opening in the mall and Bloomingdale's due to open in early 2010.

When we walked outside the mall and we drove by it, we were fascinated by how big it was and we realized that we didn't get to see around 3 quarters of the place! It is that huge ! I understand now when they said it is the largest in the world.

So in order for me to judge it better, I need to visit it after few months wearing sneakers instead of heels (which is impossible of course)!

Take a look at some pics that i've taken at the Dubai Mall.


Monday, November 3, 2008

4 Years

It has been four years since Sheikh Zayed passed away . . .

Allah yer7amah, he was a great leader . . .

he had the interest of his people at heart . . .

I don't think the world will witness a man like him ever again . . .

اللهم اغفر له و ارحمه و اجعل قبره روضة من رياض الجنة

اللهم آمين

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