Illamasqua's Alex Box Launches Facets 2014 Holiday Collection

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Illamasqua is a brand that I have warmed up to. And when I was invited to the launch of the latest addition, the Facets 2014 Holiday Collection in the presence of co-founder and creative director, Alex Box, I found myself looking forward to D-day.

The Facets 2014 Holiday Collection is nod to the several 'sides' we exhibit i.e. we are not restricted by one look, one mood or behavior.

Guess Debuts 2014 Holiday Collection In Dubai

Friday, November 28, 2014

There's one thing you will always notice about the Guess girl- the retro cat eye, voluminous hair courtesy the hot rollers and a confident walk. It's the classic glamor girl look and the launch of the Guess 2014 Holiday Collection was no different.

With a palette of pastels and bold colors, the collection featured on trend classic leather and demin jackets, gorgeous dresses that you can take from day to night, elegant gowns and accessories that will make you want to clear our your existing stash.

IGN Con 2014 And A Giveaway

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I love how the UAE hosts games and comic cons. It gives gamers like me an opportunity to explore everything I love about the gaming and comics sphere under one roof.

Apart from Halo, Tomb Raider, Need For Speed (and some old favorites Quake, Unreal Tournament, GTA etc), I'm obsessed love Warcraft. There used to be a time when I'd glue myself to the computer chair for 5 hours straight playing the game day after day, much to the frustration of my parents ("You haven't eaten anything!"). The other day I walked into Kinokuniya, Dubai Mall and purchased a World of Warcraft calendar because of the incredible artwork (I also happen to sketch). The year is approaching its end and I have yet to make use of the calendar. On that note, I'm on the lookout for a laptop, ideally one that hosts a separate memory and graphics card to be used for my everyday requirements and gaming. Let me know if you have any recommendations (open budget).

Having said that, here's something new- the IGN Convention taking place in Dubai, UAE. I associate IGN (and Gamespot) with the best info on games primarily because they were my destination for info and updates when I first forayed into gaming as a kid.

Review: Lolita Lempicka Elle L'Aime A La Folie Fragrance

Do you remember the gorgeous Lolita Lempicka's Elle L'Aime Mon Rogue gift set? From the same powerhouse of glorious looking and smelling fragrances comes yet another gem, the Elle L'Aime A La Folie fragrance.

Lush Christmas 2014 Collection Launches In Dubai

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

You have got to love Lush for their fun products and collections. I was invited to preview their Christmas 2014 Collection and felt the Christmas spirit, not only through the products on display but also through the drinks and bites they served.

Lush's 2014 Christmas Collection features small wonders for skin, hair and body. Some of the classics make their way into this collection.

The Food Byte: Fortnum & Mason, Dubai

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fortnum & Mason is a desserts lover's heaven. There. I said it. One of the best places in Piccadilly, London has opened its doors in Dubai. For those of who aren't aware, Fortnum's is a British department store that excels in luxury food items among other things.

Here's a little bit of background and an interesting story: Fortnum & Mason started off as a candle store! During the reign of Queen Anne, William Fortnum served as her footman and noticed that the Queen did not like to re-use any of the candles previously lit in the royal household. As opposed to throwing stacks and stacks of left-over candles, Fortnum decided to sell them. Eventually, he influenced his landlord Hugh Mason to join him and expand his already existing grocery business. And from then on, there was no looking back.

Banana Republic Launches Their Holiday 2014 Collection In Dubai

Monday, November 3, 2014

With a new Creative Director at the helm of the Banana Republic universe, you sure can expect a redefined game-plan. The latest Banana Republic collection, or as it is known The New BR was launched in Dubai as part of the Holiday 2014 Collection and showcases a chic, modern yet fresh take on what the brand has up its sleeve.

Creative Director, Marissa Web brings alive elegance and effortless style within easy to wear pieces- think leather, chambray and cashmere; think different textures, layering and a pleasant color palette.

The women's collection is incredibly beautiful. From cashmere coats and leather skirts to well-fitted blazers and tailored trousers, the New BR has you covered.

A Day With Decathlon

I come from a family who has fitness ingrained in them. My dad has put in so much effort to create his own gym (at home) that it is quite good to work-out in peace.

I am a firm believer of eating what you like but in moderation. I know people eliminate certain food from their diet completely. While that may take place for health reasons, there are those who will starve to attain their fitness goals. I'm not going to go on about why you shouldn't do that, but remember this- eat in moderation, know what's right for you and exercise.

Work-outs are of utmost importance and something you shouldn't ignore. As we age, our bodies fail to respond to various things as effectively as they would have otherwise. One of them is exercise. I see several people over the age of 50 exercising for the first time. They ignored everything when they were younger (for whatever reasons) and they are pushing their bodies now to deliver or simply working out because the doctor has advised them to. While they may attain results, it may not be as effective in terms of expected timelines. And this brings me to my next point.

Decathlon, a sports retailer invited me to a fitness session which I happily obliged. Say fitness or work-out and I'm all ears. I would always walk past the Mirdif City Center store but this time around got the chance to see what's on the inside. And I was truly impressed.

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