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Words to Live By

As you may remember, rather than a list of New Year’s Resolutions I like to choose a word theme for each year, as a reminder of my overall goals and it also helps when looking at opportunities to decide if it’s something I should say yes or no to. It must fit with my word.…

No Ordinary Holiday

I can’t believe how fortunate I am that I got to go on this incredible trip to Dubai with the Nuffnang Bloggerati gang (who were fabulous to get to know and have now become friends) sponsored by Dubai Tourism and I’ve shared some of my highlights already on the fabulous palatial hotel I stayed at,…

No Ordinary High Tea

  Cakes, chocolates, scones, jam and cream (that came in a tube). These are just some of the delights I consumed at our Fashion High Tea at the luxurious Egyptian themed Raffles Dubai hotel. Why is it called a “Fashion High Tea”? Well,  some of the delicacies resemble fashion items. A red shoe made from…

No Ordinary Hotel

  This Bloggerati Getaway is sponsored by Dubai Tourism The Palace Downtown Dubai is no ordinary hotel. From the entrance gates to the pool, it’s exotic and beautiful and resembles a Middle Eastern palace. I’ve stayed at many 5 star hotels over the years with work and conferences, many have a generic ‘hotel’ feel where…

No Ordinary Mall

Today I spent the better part of the day at The Dubai Mall. Now I’m a pretty experienced shopper, and have been to malls and shopping centres all over the world.  I’ve seen some big ones, and some with one attraction. But I have to say I’ve never seen a mall quite like The Dubai…

Travels in Chicago

No style advice today. Instead I’m going to share with you some photos from my travels in Chicago (where I’m currently on holiday). On our first day the weather wasn’t so great, so we took a walk up to the Chicago Cultural Centre and Public Library. Amazing building with lots of mosaic designed by Louis…