Monday, March 18, 2019


What an amazing month March turned out to be, we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary for an entire week, starting of at Le Meridien Al Aqah and finishing at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, with a trip to Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Emirates Golf Club inbetween!!  The weather has finally broken and we are experiencing a rise in temperatures, it's no secret I prefer the hotter months over the cooler ones. It's Easter this month, so I hope the Easter Bunny is really kind to you all. Have a fabulous month wherever are you are.


Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qassimi, ‘The Friends of Cancer Patients’ is a UAE based not for profit charity and all monies raised feed directly into their programs to minimize the impact of cancer. They aim to raise awareness and engage with community spirit at all levels such that cancer related issues form part of public policy and the national agenda on an ongoing and permanent basis.

We are pleased to announce that the 9th annual Oil Barons Charity Ball, under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, will be held at Meydan Racecourse on Friday, 18th November at 7pm.

The organisers are doing things differently this year as table bookings can be done by you online. There are three seating tiers that range in price from USD3000 - USD4000 per table of ten, depending on locality which you select when making your online booking. Part proceeds of the table sales will be donated directly to our charity, Friends of Cancer Patients. We can of course still book your table or individual tickets directly so please let us know if you require a booking form.

Your night is inclusive of the following:

Welcome drinks reception
3 course silver service dining
6 hour beverage package inclusive of beer, wine, soft drinks & selected spirits
International Entertainment “Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin & James Brown tribute show”

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Online retailing in the UAE has hit the virtual world with a bang in the last few years, however one of them stands out from the rest.  Emirates Avenue yet again are the leaders in their field and are now offering a repair service to EVERYONE, their products are covered under manufacturer and their own warranty so no worries there, so this service is open to anyone who has an iPhone, iPad or any other geeky gadget that needs repairing.

Pick up and delivery of the "sick" gadget is free, there is a charge for the actual repair but they won't go ahead with the repair until they have your approval.  All geeky gadgets are returned fully charged as well. You simply pay cash when the "healthy" gadget is returned. What more can you want? I have added the link here for you, I suggest you save it to your favourites.

With the festive season approaching I suggest you browse their site, you can find plenty of amazing little gadgets and gizmos that will no doubt cheer up anyone, from showerheads that light up in the dark (I have got one), to Jedi night lights, you will find something for the special person in your life.

Find them on facebook and Twitter

Happy shopping in the comfort of your home, delivered to your door!!


It's that time again, yes it's Geekfest the bi-monthly meet up of the "geeks", am I a geek?  I don't consider myself as one, infact the majority of the people who attend aren't either just a group of like minded people who have a bit of a passion for Twitter  who enjoy meeting new folk and putting names to faces.

This month it's ONE FOR THE GIRLS, by that the unorganised organiser of said event, Lord @alexandermcnabb has given in and the let the female fraternity take over with a series of female speakers and business showcases from women in business.  With talks from @amazingsusan, @devinadivecha @naylaAlkhaja and @aidaAlb it's going to make for an interesting evening. 

There are also 9 women in business who will be showcasing their business in the main area of The Shelter, Dubai, the list is as follows:

House of Colour Dubai - myself and partner in colourful crime Janet Small will be available to answer all your questions related to colour and personal image.  We offer services for both the male and the females of the species so don't be shy, come along and have a chat.  We will also be showcasing our hand-made jewellery and a selection of fab hairslides and other bits and pieces.

Financial Planning in the UAE - @financialuae, Keren Bobker, the best Female Financial Advisor in the UAE, passionate about women's rights, writer of On Your Side Column in the National, regular contributor on the air with Dubai Today, Night Line, and various other written publications in the UAE.

Simply Irresistible - @Zmehnaz, aka Mehnaz Anshah and her wonderful range of home made cakes, were they made with women in mind? Possibly but let's face it the men all love cake though some won't admit it, looking foward to seeing her range of delicious delicacies

Teezers - @mayG_UTP Mahjabeen Umar, a Mommy by Day a Designer by night, with her fabulous iron on transfers, a great way to transform any plain item of clothing.

Spagenie - @spagenie, Best Spa Deals in Town (

Mamavents - @mamaventsdubai, Public events news views and competitions for women and families

Elan Interiors LLC - @elanfurnishings - Ratna Dutta will be showcasing her Design studio and Fit Out business with the ability to create and implement entire concepts for Interiors. Cliched though it sounds, they provide top quality, in time, within budget.

My Exwardrobe - @myexwardrobe - fabulous new initiative for selling on your good quality pre loved clothes

The English Tea Party - @theenglishteapa, original vintage crockery available for hire for tea parties, established in the UK in 2006 and now available in the UAE.

Geekfest kicks off this Thursday evening at 7.30 pm (or anywhere near there, there are no set rules, show up when you want, leave when you want).  You can find more information on the event here, and a map for the NEW Shelter (it's moved) here, you can also find them on Twitter.

Look forward to seeing you there, I think I might wear Blue ....



Join us for our TWO DAY OPEN day on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September – 10 am til 4 pm

Yes two days to enjoy the colourful experience, perfect for our ladies who work.  We will be showcasing two new collections of clothing, along with our existing Kettlewell range (inc their new collections), hand stitched Italian Leather Belts, Fabulous Upitz Hair Slides, our extensive range of hand- made jewellery as well as the House of Colour make-up range.

Joining us in our two day extravaganza is Lovelinks Jewellery, Avon Cosmetics and Toffee Princess.   All names I am sure you are all familiar with in the past.  Lovelinks has some fantastic new charms that a part of their pastiche collection.  Juliette will also be bringing her men’s range of Blu Steel jewellery and accessories too.

Avon as we all know offers the best value for money cosmetics and toiletries, the brand is well known throughout the world and we look forward to seeing their new campaign.

The sumptuous Toffee Princess will be offering some sweet delights of the Scottish variety, a firm favourite with us all!

We look forward to seeing you on either SATURDAY 24TH OR SUNDAY 25th of SEPTEMBER for our splash of colour Open Day.

Villa 59, Street 1, Le Coleccion, Mirador, Arabian Ranches

See you there!





I heard about this and thought it would be nice to share it with you all, here goes ....

The British Business Group is the most active business club in the region both online and off celebrates its Silver Jubilee Year; More for Members in our Jubilee Year.

In October 1987 Founding-Chairman Charles Neil signed the document that brought the BBG into existence - a quarter of a century later and British business still flourishes in the UAE.

This gala event will bring together BBG members new and old as well as past Chairmen and their families. Hear how it all started, experience the BBG at its best - shake hands with people who have been with the group from the start.

We are all looking forward to celebrating this prestigious occasion in style but do not forget to bring your business cards - some of the UAEs most influential business men and women will be there.

Date: 14th October 2011
Venue: Safina Ballroom, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Dress: Black Tie or National Dress
Tickets: 600 AED per person, 4800 AED per table of 8, 6000 per table of 10

Book here

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Can social media be used to make the world a better place?

The folks from Mashable think it can and ask individuals around the world to use social media to benefit their communities through fundraising drives, viral videos telling moving stories and awareness campaigns.

Mashable invites social media users worldwide to join the social good movement by taking part in a Mashable Meetup on Social Good Day, Sept. 21, coinciding with the Social Good Summit. These meetups are a chance for like-minded individuals to discover fresh and innovative ways to use social media to create awareness and solutions. In Dubai, the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, is organising the city’s first ever Social good Day meetup. You can find the invite & RSVP here.

The event takes place on Wedensday, 21st September 2011, from 6.30 p.m. onwards at the on the Pool Deck of the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, high above the Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The open-air venue is an ideal place for an after work meet-up and to do some good at the same time.

The Bonnington will donate 10% of all food & beverage takings during the event to charity - come along and help decide where the money should go.

Have a mocktail, cocktail, wine, or a beer. Enjoy a shisha or a bite to eat. Meet others and chill out on the deck!

Map to the venue can be found here, just 5 minutes walk from the Jumeirah Lake Towers Red Metro Line.

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