|My choice of nail art|
Lemon, chocolate or red velvet any of of these go well over a morning of bonding with my mommy. This morning I pursuaded my mom to join me at the Virgin Megastore Family Festival going on at Mercato Mall. Virgin is holding this festival to celebrate the recent renovation of their store at Mercato
|Tim Hassall above and|
below he nail art counter
As soon as we entered the mall we could hear the wonderful music of Tim Hassall all the way from the main stage, that combined with the sunroof and perfect temperature setting made it feel like a spring morning. The brightly coloured cupcakes (from Kitsch) topped with lemon and vanilla frosting appeared like the blossoming flowers of spring, perfect to put a smile on anyones face. Mom and me proceeded to take our seats but decided to make a quick pit stop at the Manicure booth set up by Models Own. They provided a free polish change and nail art to all the ladies there. While mom stuck to a pretty shade of dark pink, I decided to experiment and go a little wild, which I did by incorporating the colours of spring to it.
We grabbed ourselves a cupcake and finally took a seat to enjoy the on going show put up by Virgin. After Tim's sweet melodies, the next item on the list of entertainment was a live food demonstration by the Red Box (products available at Virgin Megastore).They gave us a cheat sheet on making sushi, with their cube sushi maker. Although I learnt sushi making while I was studying in Canada, and as much fun as that was, this seemed to be a bit easier.
|The show host Olya|
|A part of the |
Red box demonstrations
|The mini fashion show|
As my polish finally dried it was time to conclude the event with a final performance by Abbo, with a play list that included a classic like "what a wonderful world." As he sang the smiles on people faces was coupled with a look of content with the days events, which were very well organised. The best part about it was that my mum had a great morning, which makes any event worth it!
|Abbo performing live|
The Family Festival is on till the 20th of September, 2013 at Mercato Mall so you have a chance to catch it if you haven't already, with different activities planned for each day. Scroll down for videos from the event.
Moral of this Story: Go out, have fun and never be embarrassed to spend time with your parents you owe it to them.
For more information on the event and today's performances check out: www.virginmegastore.ae, timhassall.com, jo-bedu.com and www.abbomusic.com
|Cds, stickers and pamphlets that were a part of the press kit|
Abbo singling live
Impromptu Rap performance
Abbo singling live