20 April 2014

Spring Cardigan and White Jeans

Spring in Dubai is always over-rated as most of the days are borderline summer with temperature between 34-37.  But some days especially in the beginning could be good and that's when wardrobe staples like light cardigan would come out and play! If you have read my post a few months back, you know that I had let go most of my cardigans from my 'cardigan phase' and kept only a few, some of which I have featured here on the blog. This grey long, super light, almost liquid like cardigan by Dolan is also one of the survivors and can you all see why I love it so much?

The white jeans here by AG Adriano Goldschmied are new. I bought them recently on Shopbop after doing a bit of research in the quest of looking for a pair of white jeans with thinner material than what I already had. I own a pair by American Eagle but they are of a thicker material and for spring summer I would prefer a thinner pair and this new pair is perfect. The 27 inches inseam is a plus for my 5'3" frame even if honestly I would go with 25 inches, that would be PERFECT! If you are interested to try buy this jeans, I would suggest go 1 size down as it stretches quite a bit. I ordered my usual 27 but would do well even with a 26.

These shots for the post were taken on my rooftop. If you look carefully, you could see the Dubai skyline with Burj Khalifa standing erect and proud dominating in the background. I love the view from up here especially at night when the lights on each buildings create a breathtaking view.  Notice the cranes scattered here and there? Dubai is building big time, getting ready for the World Expo 2020 when it will play host. We are talking about tall buildings, squares, shopping areas, parks and a canal that will run through the city all the way to the sea. Now, that I can't wait to see!

:: Wearing ::
Tank :: ZARA
Cardigan :: Dolan
Jeans :: AG Adriano Goldschmeid
Purse :: Vintage Chanel
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin

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18 April 2014

Foodie Weekend - Baguette Express Dubai

When I first heard of Baguette Express, I imagined another American fast food chain of which I must admit is not my cup of tea since as many know, I am quite careful with what I eat.  Not that I am fussy or such, but I am quite particular on what I cram my body with for health and lifestyle reasons and fast food is definitely not on my list of choice. So, when I attended the opening and tasting session of Baguette Express's 3rd store in Emaar Business Park, Dubai last week, I was surprise to find out 2 things - First that the chain was not American but originally from Scotland and second, it was not the kind of fast food joint I imagined it to be!

Not only that Baguette Express serves fresh affordable light meals and snacks, they can be healthy too (just watch your choice of bread or go without!), offering unlimited variety of over 25 filings stuffed into either baguettes, paninis or wraps. On top of that the store also offers an all day dining choices with the likes of pastas, soups and salads on the menu. While sampling some of the food on display, I had an opportunity to chat a bit with the General Manager, Mr Pawan Jain that informed me of his future plans for the store. In the near future, this store will be hosting Friday brunches, theme buffet nights and very soon, will offer delivery service. Frankly speaking, if I were to be one of those executives working in Emaar Business Park, I would be jumping with joy as this would mean I don't have to compromise my healthy eating pattern even if I had to eat at my office desk! And on my 'cheat' day, I could splurge on one of those desserts on the menu... Tiramisu, anyone?

Baguette Express
Building 4
Emaar Business Park
Dubai, UAE
Tel : 04-3961943
Opens Daily 7am - 11pm

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16 April 2014

Dubai Street Style

I actually bumped into the stylish Samantha Francis at one of the events we both attended and turned out to be she also runs a a blog - Style Is Necessity . I couldn't concentrate on the conversation I was having with a bunch of friends and kept staring at her fabulous pair of sandals and I knew I had to have her picture for my Street Style segment.  She was wearing a top and pants from the recent collection of Zara and those shoes were from TopShop! I like how she mixed those high-street pieces with a more classic high-end bag from Bvlgari. Simply chic!

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Don't forget to check out the 42nd day result of my Orlane B21 Extraordinaire 60 days challenge here