Showing posts from January, 2016


City Centre Al Shindagha officially opens to the Public

Delivering a contemporary retail and entertainment experience in one of the UAE’s most historic neighbourhoods, City Centre Al Shindagha is Majid Al Futtaim’s 7th City Centre mall in the UAE, and the 13th in the wider Middle East region is now open. The grand opening of City Centre Al Shindagha took place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and in the presence of His Excellency Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality.  City Centre Al Shindagha caters to the needs of residents, tourists and professionals working in the area by offering a comprehensive mix of 75 retail outlets including Carrefour hypermarket, Splash, Babyshop, Max Fashion, and Sharaf DG.  Entertainment options include Magic Planet and, VOX Cinemas. The mall boasts a variety of international dining options including ten fast food restaurants and four cafes.  Following the opening of City Centre Me’aisem in September 2015 and the succes

Beauty - Eclat Jeunesse from Institut Arnaud

I've been trying out the Eye Contour Care cream and the SPF5 Day Cream from  Institut Arnaud's Eclat Jeunesse range for about three weeks now. The eye contouring cream is directed towards fine lines, which I font have yet (and hope to not ha e them soon either), but the cream is refreshing and soothes the sensitive skin around the eye. The tube is  designed  with a tin  nozzle to dispense enough cream for the eye without wastage.    The day cream has a mild fragrance and is very light. It  absorbed  instantly  into the skin and leaves it feeling soft. My skin has manged to stay smooth even in the cold and dry weather in Al Ain. The biggest drawback to this cream for me is the low spf. The UAE weather calls for a higher sun protection and with spf 5 I can't wear just this cream out of the house on my no make up days (which is most days). So I prefer wearing it as a base before applying a bb/cc cream or foundation with a additional spf. Here's a bit more about

Abercrombie and Fitch launches is first Fragrance Boutique along with New Store in Dubai

The Dubai opening of Abercrombie and Fitch marks several firsts for the brand, including a newly designed concept store featuring a stand-alone fragrance boutique and a carve-out for the Abercrombie kids brand. The 18,000 square foot store is one of the largest Abercrombie & Fitch mall-based stores globally and features the brand’s signature style and inviting shopping environment.   “International expansion in key growth markets remains a priority for Abercrombie & Fitch and we are delighted to bring a new store to the Middle East,” said Michael Scheiner, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications at Abercrombie & Fitch. “We know that there is a strong affinity for our brand in this part of the world, and we are excited to continue our development in the region in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim Fashion.”  They recently held an exclusive event at the store located at The Mall of the Emirates to celebrate the new launch. Scroll down for pictures from the ev

Celebrate the Dubai Shopping Festival with Mall of the Emirates

With four weeks of unrivalled shopping experiences, including the launch of the region’s 12-hour Flash Sale, the FASHION CENTRAL event with celebrity flair, compelling international stage shows, daily chances to win by testing your memory and a luxurious automotive grand prize, Mall of the Emirates is offering a diverse array of experiences all under one roof. The opening days of DSF also introduce the launch of Mall of the Emirates’ ‘Stop Dreaming’ campaign, in which shoppers have an interactive luxury automotive experience with the Lamborghini Huracan 2016, and one lucky winner who spends AED 650 during the month will drive this luxurious car home at the end of the festival. “Dubai Shopping Festival has provided Majid Al Futtaim with a platform for innovation for more than two decades, and this year Mall of the Emirates’ visitors will find a new aspect of DSF to experience every week of the festival,” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Senior Director – Property Development, Shopping Malls

Travel - Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway, and one of the stops on Nicky the Explorer's European Journey. The city is blend of nature and art, with scenic views as far as the eyes can see, and art that you cannot miss no matter which way you turn, Oslo makes a good stopover. Abundant museums and a waterfront that is full of history is what gives Oslo it's wonderful charm. Nicky had one day is Oslo, scroll down for pictures from her journey and interesting finds from her shopping at the local stores. You will also find useful links at the bottom of the page, to help you plan a journey to Oslo.