My friend, Shabnam, had the bright idea of taking a helicopter ride to see Dubai from the top, she’s so sweet & thinks of the most random fun things to do.
So here we are on a beautiful sunny day, check out the amazing view
I just wanted to share some inspirational images that have moved me since the start of the year.
Take the time to see the video at the bottom, Lizzie Velasquez takes about her life as what they have called ‘The Ugliest Woman In The World’. I cringe typing that because no human should be called that or victim of such hate. It is so sad that sometimes we are less civil to each other that the less intelligent creatures on this earth.
I want to reach out, hug and comfort her, but she is stronger than I am and will end up having to comfort me. It really made me think, What defines me?
Without getting into it (and balling my eyes out again) I will let her do the talking.
Watch this video
I love elbow patch shirts, sweaters, blazers and just about anything with a sleeve!
I’m getting abit bored with the average shape available everywhere so I decided to go with a HEART!
And to make it even more fun I decided to give it even more umph by doing a different color trim around my heart
First things first, you’ll need:
Any shirt, sweater, blazer, etc
Fabric of choice for the elbow patch (I used crepe)
Ribbon (I used a thin velvet ribbon)
Stand in front of the mirror and using a measuring tape, check the size of heart that you need for the elbow patch.
Place your measuring tape on a piece of paper and mark the points. The points will be your entire area so you will have to draw WITHIN those points.
Now draw a heart on the paper. Once I was happy with my heart, I cut my fabric according to the paper cut out. Next I placed the ribbon on the fabric and starting stitching them together. If you find this part to be tricky just skip it, it does take some skill to do a neat job on attaching the ribbon.
Once your done with attaching the ribbon and piece of heart fabric, then wear your shirt and while you are wearing it position the piece of fabric where you want it and attached it using sewing pins. You just need to do that for 1 arm.
Then remove the shirt and you now know where to stitch the heart onto sleeve #1. After 1 sleeve, you can take the measurement from your shoulder to the heart of sleeve #1 and use that for sleeve #2.
Just make sure you don’t stitch both sleeves to each other!
Voila you are done!
In this part of the world we absolutely love having raw herbs at the dining table with our meals. Everything from parsley, coriander, spinach and herbs that are still unknown to me.
Over the past few weeks I have had loads of guests staying at mine so it’s the perfect time for me to get creative.
This is how I bring my herbs to the table and everyone’s been loving it. It looks cute and keeps it fresh. You just pluck what you need to add to your dish. We even did a video tutorial for Designers Den but before I get to post it I wanted to post some images so you might be inspired for your Christmas table layout. (According to my contract with the TV channel each episode should first be aired on TV before I can post it)
Tomorrow is the BIG announcement of which country will host EXPO 2020.
I am SO excited, even though everyone knows the result, it is still going to be fun when it is official and we can celebrate. At the moment I have 7 guests staying with me in my new house, which is why I barely have time to blog. I just thought I would show you my new nail art in support of Dubai for EXPO 2020.
I would love to see how everyone else is supporting the United Arab Emirates for EXPO 2020 and National Day coming up, don’t forget to tag me or send them my way.
Until tomorrow, goodbye Dubai!
Lots of love,
Since I am away on a beautiful trip right now, Arcadian Home has stepped into my shoes today :)
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Hello, everyone! It’s Mari here with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog specially for Nona’s Den.
As you know, Nona has moved and has the opportunity to create a completely new living environment for herself. How amazing is that? We wanted to join in the fun so we put together our favorite pale bedrooms for inspiration. Soft and serene, they feel like a luxury retreats. Please enjoy!
This slightly glam bedroom gives a nod to pale blue hues and looks so pretty with lots of detailing on the bedding and window coverings that can be drawn for an extra hour of two of weekend sleep.
Not all pale bedrooms are done in only neutral tones. This soft pink bedroom with tall tufted headboard gets a splash of black and white zebra pattern on the floor. Don’t you love the tiny Lucite table on top of that rug?
Neutrals from the brown family of colors are also lovely pale bedroom choices. Though not as feminine as pink, this lovely bedroom with glam mirrored chests on either side of the stylish bed is a great example of the beauty of that color palette.
Pale watery blue meets gold in this chic bedroom. Cool contemporary lamps with tiny bases and tall linen shades sit atop simple white nightstands (only one is visible here.)
Combining pale blue and creamy tan, this pretty bedroom is at once a bit traditional and filled with touches of modern glam like the tufted bench with chunky Lucite legs.
Glam meets meticulously detailed blue and white bedding and ends up looking gorgeous in this pale bedroom. I love the look of the fine embroidery on the pillows with the ornate frame of the Venetian mirror in the background.
This beautiful bedroom with subtle lilac undertones has a lot of pattern going on but is still pale and very glam. The lux velvet armchair is my favorite element in the room that is filled with gorgeous finishes and furnishings.
Lastly, here is a lovely bedroom done in tan and cream. From the appealing carved folding screens as headboard to the gorgeous mirrored bedside table with its unexpected gold legs, this pale bedroom is altogether stylish and delightful. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
What do you think about these pale bedrooms? We want to hear your thoughts! Leave comments below and come by our blog for more home decor, pendant lighting, and interior inspirations!
Mari is an enthusiastic interior designer, part of Arcadian Home, which is a wonderful place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from beautiful contemporary floor lamps to colorful decorative accessories for every room. Find out more about their creative decors here
The past few weeks have been EXHAUSTING!
I have been moving house, lots of art events in Dubai at the moment, preparing for the start of 2 new spa’s, and on top of it ALL I have had no car throughout!
And if you live in Dubai you know how hard it can be without a car.
As you can imagine new house and new business venues mean more keys! So something had to be done and quick, so here is how I now differentiate between keys.
If you prefer you can use 1 color for ALL your house keys (bedrooms, balconies, etc) and another color for all keys related to work.
While I was moving I found loads of small little keys like the fridge key or Post Box key and I didn’t know which is which so I had to try each and every key and I still don’t know what some are for. So I think I found a way to organize all my keys.
You probably know by now that this is my preferred Scotch tape because it does not leave any sticky residue.
As for the nail polish you don’t have to use your favourite YSL polish, use any regular nail polish. In fact invest in some colors, because I’m about to do more posts on unconventional uses of nail polish.
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