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Hey beautiful people!
I am obsessed with handbags. I can just never get tired of shopping for handbags and let me share a secret with you guys. smiles
The most number of fights that I have had with my husband is for nothing else but for my never ending romance with my handbags, that now probably need an entire wardrobe. wink
But hey, anything for the love of handbags! Don’t you agree?
And to add to my ‘Lust-Have’ List of handbags, there is a new international tropical handbag brand that has launched in the UAE that has had me all besotted and all you ladies, hold your breath, as the pictures in this post are definitely gonna make you drool. Aranaz – as lovely the name of this brand as was the collection which I was invited to have a look at the Riva Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah.
I instantly fell in love with the handmade awesomeness.
Especially the clutches were really unique and classy.
The Aranaz collections are designed and created in the Philippines and sold worldwide, from New York to London, and now in the UAE.
Each bag is crafted using locally sourced products and specialised techniques such as woven sea grass, wood engravings and mother of pearl inlay.
The intricate and eye-catching designs make Aranaz bags a favorite among royals, celebrities and the jet-set.
Amina Aranaz, part of the mother-daughters trio behind the Aranaz brand and its collections, said: “We are thrilled to have a presence in the UAE. The country offers a great lifestyle for its residents and visitors with so many fashionable people who I think will be drawn to the unique offerings of our bags.
“What we offer are fun, statement pieces with functionality – a great addition to enhance any summer outfit,” she added.
Wanna know more about these bags, then have a look at this video –
Until I see you next,
When I was a newbie in the Sheikhland and was looking to buy furniture and homeware, Crate & Barrel was one store that completely fascinated me, inspired me and also managed to make some good business from me (LOL). Well … they make everything look so tempting with their vignettes and home styling that I just wanted it all for my home. Needless to say that Crate & Barrel is one of my favourite stores in the Sheikhland when it comes to shopping for homeware, home accessories and furniture. What makes them stand apart is the great quality and tastefulness of stuff you get in the store and any home décor enthusiast is sure to go crazy with all the inspiring settings they create inside the store.
And being a fan of the brand, it was my absolute pleasure to be invited for the 5th anniversary celebrations of Crate & Barrel in the Middle East.
There was a table setting workshop where the stylist of the store demonstrated how to set a table for a formal, informal and buffet setting.
And so you don’t miss some fabulous tips, here is a video of the workshop for you –
There was a fun quiz too and a festive atmosphere inside the store that I thoroughly enjoyed along with my other media friends and fans of the brand.
Sometimes I don’t really have to shop but I go to the Crate & Barrel store simply to get some inspirations for vignettes and settings. It’s amazing how tastefully they do it. I guess it is one of the best stores to borrow some ideas for your home sweet home. So here are some of my favourite pieces/vignettes from their latest collection as seen in the store.
Loved the Blue theme, the cushions and the wooden candle holders – how cosy the setting looks –
Looooved this lamp! I absolutely need this in my love and if you are a lover of the coastal theme, I am sure you have fallen for it too like me.
Colourful candle holders – always a great idea for adding a pop of colour to your place
A dried lemon twig in a vase in the dining area – loved the idea!
I would love my kitchen rack to look like this. Those glass pitchers and the wooden bowls are so pretty.
Loved the colourful napkins –
Where do you draw inspirations for vignettes? I would love to hear.
By the way, I also met the very beautiful and utterly talented International Presenter Shereen Mitwalli on this occasion. I must say she is so inspiring. Here is our sweet selfie moment together –
Until I see you next,
Allow yours truly to take you through an aromatic journey today with the tale of an evening recently when the Sheikhland weather had started tilting to being pleasant, with the event – season in full bloom in the city. The evening when I could not stop falling in love with the glittering face of this city when I looked at it from the 69th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis.
And what made the whole falling in love much more romantic was the divine aroma in the air as I was at this fantastic venue for the exclusive launch of La Collection 34 And its Bazaar by Diptyque Paris.
Now how would a girl feel when she is surrounded by all her favourite things in the world – candles, perfumes and beautiful fragrances. Ahh …. well I guess it’s difficult to put it all in one emotion for that huge smile flashing across my face was a mix of being happy, mesmerised, relaxed, refreshed and curious as to what’s the story behind this lovely range by Diptyque aris, now in markets for you to buy.
Well, this girl is also lucky coz she got an opportunity to talk to the spokesperson from the popular brand who took me through a beautiful aromatic journey behind the range.
Presenting the video I filmed exclusively for all you my lovely readers for you to know more about 3 of my favourite picks from the range – Mimosa – the perfume, the solid perfume and the candle Le Redoute (in a separate blog post)
Here you go –
Hope you enjoyed reading this blog!
Until I see you next,