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I love L’Occitane products.  They’re so luxurious and I am always going back to get more.  This summer I wanted to try out their perfumes and now I am hooked! The scents are beautiful and long lasting, it’s crazy not try them out.  Last month I was invited by L’Occitane to check out their winter collection at a launch at The Domain Hotel.  We got to learn more about the products, view the whole collection, have a fun craft session  and gifted some of the items. Read the rest of this entry »

image_15 Firstly I would like to say, my pictures don’t do the food justice.  The lighting is really dim at the restaurant but I tried my best to capture images of our order and the exquisite food we devoured.  I was invited along with friends to come and try the new menu at Zoe.  It was a fun night of catching up and yummy food; and thats what it should always be about.  We all ordered different stuff form the menu to keep it the choices varied.  The food was so good that night and definitely worth a second (and more) visit.

Adliya block 338 has become such  a great place to hang out, walk, soak in the arts and just a great atmosphere day or night.

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It has been a while since I did a post on Pregnancy, birth and Mama-hood and what better way to kick start again than by informing mums to be about a movement I truly am passionate about.  A lot of the times when women get pregnant, it’s just tick tock tick tock till it’s time to push.  Not many take the time to educate themselves about pregnancy, birth, birthing techniques, doulas, cesarians, pain reliefs and so on.. they just listen to the Dr and take everything face value.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Mark your calendars ladies as Nov 15th is the date Isabel Marant X H&M collection hits the stores and online!! I was excited to hear the news when it was first revealed and couldn’t wait to see what the collection will look like.  Isabel Marant’s signature style meshed with H&M’s affordable high street fashion has given birth to a hip collection.  The collection includes clothing for women, men, kids, shoes and accessories.  I am loving the bohemian rock chick look!! There are quite a few pieces that I am eyeing and hoping to get my hands on.  I will do a blogpost of my picks later on.  What do you think of H&M’s collaborations? Who would you like to see jump on the collaboration bandwagon? This is definitely something to look forward to.

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I recently did a blog post of the behind the scenes photo shoot for W by Walla look book.  I loved the collection, the detailing and more important that it was designed by a Bahraini designer!  The images below are my picks from this collecton.  The lookbook was photographed by award winning Bahraini photographer Ali Sharaf who is amazing at what he does.  I got the chance to interview Walla, who is a busy mum and a designer to find out more about inspirations, love for her country and a lot more.

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Pure Spa Reception

I was invited the other day by Kempinski to try one of their massages.  I chose their signature massage called Bio-harmonising Aroma Massage which was lasted an hour of relaxing bliss.  The massage is perfect if you’re looking to unwind, relax, recharge. The infusion of the aromatherapy oils uplift your mood and make you feel balanced.  That was exactly what I needed!! A well over due pampering session and I couldn’t have been happier.  The minute you step into the reception area of the spa, you immediately leave your stress in the elevator and welcome the tranquility and peace of your surroundings.  The beauty of the Kempinski spa is that it is in Bahrain City Center.  You can shop, have a spa time with a friend and then go have dinner and catch a movie; all without even leaving the vicinity.   Read the rest of this entry »

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What a fabulous evening at the opening of the much awaited shabby chic concept store, Pachachic! It was shabby chic heaven, and the more you browse the more you keep finding hidding treasures in a store full of floral, vintage inspired goodies.  I am so proud of my dear friends/family Nouf and Fajer Pachachi, you two have done a fabulous job bringing your dream to reality mashallah! When you walked into the mall, the floor was covered with little Pachachic signs to follow the path that led you to the elevator which had the coolest decal for even the novice selfie shooter.  Once the lift doors opened there were a few more signs to follow that led you to an area with a beautiful buffet of yummy treats, lemonades, juices and savories.  Tables and chairs were spread out for people to just sit back and enjoy the afternoon and elephant photobooth was there shooting the guests with shabby chic props galore.

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W By Walla is by a talented local bahraini designer and I was lucky enough to get to be behind the scenes on the set of her S/S14 lookbook shoot.  The collection is called ‘Reflections’ and her inspiration came from her own land, our island.  The colour palette she chose symbolize eastern shades of sand revived by deep emerald, striking turquoise and a pop of orange, emphasizing the sophisticated charm of the collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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There is nothing more I love than supporting a local brand that is really good at what they do!! Lave Affair is a husband and wife business who make natural soaps, lotion bars, salts scrubs and some more.  The brand came about when the couple could not find a solution to dry, cracked skin.  None of the over the counter and drug store products were helping and that’s when they turned to a natural solution.  I had heard of Lave affair and with my love for all things natural I couldn’t wait to try their products.  Was it telepathy when Huda rang me saying she had a box of goodies for me.. I don’t know.. I’m just thankful for having been introduced to this lovely brand. Read the rest of this entry »

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Am really lovi’n Mawi’s F/W13 collection.  I love the subtle studs designed in a classic style.  The earrings above are beautiful and very art deco.   These peices are timeless and will last you a long while.  Read the rest of this entry »

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