Life in Dubai….

A peek into the last couple of weeks…

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The Masjid (mosque) in my neighbourhood-this is the last of the blue skies…the sky in the summer is literally bleached..a grey/white colour which makes you actually feel hotter!!

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I had a meeting down the road from this hotel a few days ago…Atlantis The Palm.

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A potential project here…Anantara Spa The Palm.

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My mum has been visiting and I took her to see an amazing quilt exhibition by the extremely talented ladies of Dubai…who knew quilting could be this detailed? As someone who can barely sew a straight line, I was in awe with the intricate and detailed works of art on display.

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Our scrapbook and craft store…very sweet, summery window!

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Another mosque in Deira…

Some work….

We have just finished a lovely 4-seater table and 4 chairs..this time not for a client, but for sale.

They started life ┬ádark brown and rather boring and have ended up light and fresh,with grey and white upholstered seats…I am thrilled with how they turned out and I hope they find a good home soon

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We have also just finished some pieces for a lovely client…these were heavy and dark Arabic style furniture and with a coat of ivory paint and lightly distressed, they look amazing.

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Rihanna’s at it again…..

Yes , she’s done it again. Rihanna has “shocked” the world by wearing a barely there dress to some awards show…I have no idea which nor do I care! The woman is a lunatic…she’s not stylish or elegant yet she got exactly what she wanted..press time and free publicity.

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And her eager fans lap it all up! What concerns me is that young girls see this and think it’s all OK but at the risk of sounding like a Victorian maiden, I think its tasteless and tacky. Would it not have been equally as sexy if she had worn a flesh toned undergarment? I don’t know…maybe I am getting old as my 18 year old niece keeps telling me!!

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Is this sexy? Or too much? Perhaps not, from a male perspective …..she is a beautiful and talented girl, but too much is too much!!