Monday, October 31, 2011

Quote of the Day









" For attractive lips, seek words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people "


Audrey Hepburn


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Metal Detail !





Studds trend has a much more rock’n’roll feeling which is accomplished via mesh, chains, and clean, masculine lines. The pyramid studs which adorned many clothing pieces like shoes, blazers, handbags, etc !
Spotted this studded blazer & vest at FashCode the vest is slightly on the heavy side my mind was racing about the endless options on what to style it with since our winter isn't that really cold makes just a perfect piece for the upcoming season .



The blazer on the other hand is lighter in texture, and come on who says you can have enough black blazers? wether to dress it down or up its simple perfect and has a rock n' roll feel to it !
The brand for the above pieces is called 2wins unfortunetly couldn't find much about it, anyone got more info?


FashCode
Location: The Avenues, Phase II
Tel:



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weekly Sugar OD













Was last minute desicion , ran to The Avenues and grabbed a variety of cupcakes from Crumbs, the turtle cheesecake cupcakes was very tasty ..

Enjoy your weekend everyone !


Crumbs
The Avenues
22597616


The Dragon : Soft Opening !








Yesterday I was invited to the soft launch of "The Dragon" Japanese  Cuisine located in Jabriya , on the 4th ring road.





Starting with wasabi covered cashews & a variety of drinks to choose from I got lemon and orange juice, my friends got strawberry smoothie which was spiked with coconut milk , and apple lime and red bull juice. I didn't try it myself but everyone was more than happy with their drinks .






Next up was the salads, Yasai salad and salmon avocado  salad I didn't try the Yasai since it had cucumber and sweet corn ( I don't eat both) but my friend said it was really good and the spicy dressing added a nice taste to the salad overall, the salmon avocado salad was good light and tasty not too heavy .




For appetizers, we got kani furai and popcorn shrimps I liked the popcorn shrimps it was crunch from the outside soft and tasty from the inside, didn't try the Kani furai though.



 




Blue & Green Dragon


The Golden Dragon



We tried a variety of rolls, Eight headed Dragon , Blue & Green Dragon  & Golden Dragon the latter was my favourite drizzled with sweet yet spicy sauce . I tried one of the each rolls and the presentation was all in all very neat !



Moving on to the main courses we got Hata ebi with spinach its stir fried hammour, prawns and shitake mushroom which was sauteed to perfection served with sticky white rice on the side , the other dish was crispy spicy beef which I didn't try to be honest.




And finally the happy ending was , The Green Team , Red Dragon & Strawberry trifle usually at the end of having a Japanese feast I prefer having green tea icecream but the green team did it for me it was the best from the other two desserts it tasted like a tiramisu but infused with green tea instead of coffee.




Overall it was an interesting experience, not to forget the breathtaking interior  symbolizing an actual size dragon and dragon bones chandeliers , wonderful seating ;cozy and very welcoming the weather was very nice so the windows were fully opened, the incoming breeze was pleasant !

Thanks to the Dragon owner for the invitation , as I was informed it would be opened to public within next week.

The Dragon
Jabriya, 4th ring road
Tel : 22255225

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Blog on the Block !









Finally the gorgeous fashionista has a blog ! I can't contain my  excitment  to have her on board, I bet her blog is gonna be awesome !

A lil' something about B that shes got a fantastic taste and a great eye for fashion , so c'mon folks pay her a visit and welcome her to the blog sphere !



DIY








Remember my post about the Cameo's I had in stock long time ago?
Will finally I decided to dust off my DIY skills and put the cameo's into good use , that's the first outcome a bib necklace I'm halfway through making another one in black and white as well !
Thinking about making collars as well adorned by the mini cameo , what do you think?





Monday, October 24, 2011

Wardrobe Essentials !










Clear, no buckle , bulk free, unisex belt !
What more can I ask for ? Really awesome and one of the things I use daily !

Price tag: 8 KD

Where to find?




Sunday, October 23, 2011

Close Up !







 Bowlicious Jacked !




Tata Naka dress, my favourite armour ring, Balenciaga bracelet !




Scrumptious macaroons !





B&W shoes , Marc by Marc Jacobs




Cute curtains with tiny shoes !






Latest Obsession , YSL Arty ring !



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Food for Thought






Sing You Home
Jodi Picoult


Interesting read, even though I thought that my fondness for Jodi's books was slowly fading away but to tell you the truth she managed to capture my full attention with this phenonmenal story.
Zoe Baxter was married to Max for around ten years, both of them suffering from fertility problems that it was  a must to go through an elongated and expensive procedures of extracting and freezing embryos, nonethelss even with their countless attemps to concieve eventually Zoe to miscarried twice and had a still born once .
After the still born, Max moved out filed for divorce which left Zoe terribly devastated  .

Throught Zoe course of work as a music therapist helping children and burn victims to over come their pain, she bumped into  Vanessa - School Counselor-  whom she fell in love with  .
Not gonna burn the book but their fight for the frozen embroys was nerve wracking !


I'm not agreeing with homosexual relationship by any form, however there are few things I'm gonna quote from Zoe that really kept me thinking for days :
"The music we listen to might not define who we are but it's a damn good start !"
" Everyday is a negotiation, Vanessa and I sit down over coffee, amd, instead of er burying herself in the newspaper-like max used to do- we discuss what needs to be done. now that i've moved in with her we ave a household to run. There's no man who's expected to change the lightbulbs that burn out, or take out the trash. If something heavy needs to be removed, we do it together. One of us has to mow the lawn, do the bills clean out the gutters.
When I was married, Max would ask what was for dinner; I'd ask if he had picked up the dry cleaning. Now, Vanessa and I map out our chores,
there is a lot of talking, alot of give-and-take, when it's just two women in the kitchen.
I want to believe that such thing exists in normal marriages?

"it wasn't a bout a woman standing up to a guy- it was about beating anything that thought it could take you down "



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Currently Craving




Enjoying a savory meal at
La Petite Maison - Dubai




                                                        Stuffed tomatoes and zuchhini



Gnocchi in tomatoe sauce



Tender chicken breast




scrumptious pomme frites <3



The happy ending
Chocolate souffle

&
Exquisite creme brulee



Dubai International Financial Centre
Tel: 04 439 0505


Monday, October 17, 2011

Nails Gone Coco !







On my previous post for Topshop notebooks I was sporting metalic nails with a design , an anonymous reader of my blog asked about the nail polish I was wearing.









It's actually nail stickers , a set my sister got from London very organized box containing a variety of nail stickers, nail polish removal clothes individually wrapped , nail file, cuticle stick and nail clipper ! All in mini size !











The nail stickers varied between plain, glittery and patterned designs, took me around 5 minutes to apply to my finger nails then I added a clear coat of nail varnish on top to seal it  very easy and quite funky !
I tried removing it with regular nail polish remover as well, it went away easily didn't bother me at all !



Anyone knows if its sold here in K-town ?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Giving Back !











I'm a heavy user of Mac cosmetics, liquid liners and lipsticks in specific !  I usually buy 3 different colors of liquid eyeliner as I use them on daily basis, brown for work, black for nights, and blue for special occasions .


So I really appreciate Mac commitment to the environment, M·A·C accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program.


 By returning 6 M·A·C primary packaging containers to a M·A·C counter or M·A·C Cosmetics online, you’ll receive a free M·A·C lipstick of my choice as a thank you !
I already have 6 lipcticks from Back to Mac program <3


Topshop Limited Edition Notebooks






The lovely people at Topshop have chosen me  among other bloggers with a gift of limited edition notebooks, not only that also my  readers can pick up the same gift simply by dropping my blogs name, showing the post on your mobile , or printing out the post for Topshop sales staff.






My Favourite notebook was the one with  Miami writing on it, as we are saying goodbye to the last summer days and the lovely silky maxi dresses. A trend I love and adore <3






The notebooks are soo cute as you flip through you'd find pictures from Topshop Unique runway at Fashion week and some colorful illustrations as well !



So starting today pass by Topshop to get your  own notebook :)
Don't forget to mention LadyB !



Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Flutter Love Bracelet









 Reina   has taken an initiative to support Breast Cancer during the month of October with an exclusive bracelet dedicated to this noble cause – The Flutter Love Bracelet.
The “Flutter Love” bracelet will be sold in aid of Breast Cancer in October and modeled by our three ambassadors and renowned bloggers; Teresa Karpinska (candyandcookie), Tala Samman (myfashdiary), and Alanoud Badr (fashiongossip10)  . The bracelet proceeds are  going to Dr Houriya Kazim for Breast Cancer Research in the region.



Fashion  for a cause !



Monday, October 10, 2011

Food for Thought





Alix Callaghan whose a successful business woman, find her boyfriend dumping her upon meeting someone else who shown interest in establishing a family rapidly.

Unlike Alix who puts her career first and doesn't want to listen to the sound of her biological clock ticking , the book is loaded with financial terms and dealing room drama sometime a little bit un neccessary to delve into that much details.

However, after Alix finds herself stalking her boyfriend until she eventually gives up and decides she's not interested in being in a relationship anymore, she finds a client that have shown a great intereset in her.
 Without the fear of being tied down and taken away from her career, to find a man who respect her for being who she is and putting her first and foremost !

Photo Challenge : Day 30






In Motion : Stomping my heels , it's an old shot though



It's a wrap people, sure was a challenge since I couldn't stick into posting on daily basis !



Sunday, October 9, 2011

From Coco with Love Competition













Dear Cocos,

We have a little competition for you...!

Come up with a marketing slogan for the From Coco With Love campaign to advertise our next event. Winners will have an exclusive private viewing of our collection prior to the main event. You will have the exclusive opportunity of viewing and purchasing the available merchandise before the official opening.


For terms & conditions click here
Let the games begin!

Love,
Coco

Stomp Your Boots Kiddies !



















 Pom d'api, the french franchise of shoes for babies, toddlers and older kids.  For boys and girls ofcourse, aren't those the cutest thing ever ? Stay tuned for winter I bet baby girl gonna sport quite a number of these ;)



Discovery Mall
Ground Floor.
 Opening hours : 10am - 10pm
Telephone: 22913634


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