Sunday, June 15, 2014

Life Lately #7

This is whats been going on in the past week:

- I finally got to meet Rose (the Batdog) a chihuahua rescue and newest member of Lauras pack. She is adorable and has come a long way in the few weeks she has been in her new family. She is still wary of strangers and humans in general but I got to hold and stroke her for a bit. Seeing her and Lauras other dog Roger play made me want to rescue a second pup soo soo badly. Mate deserves to have a buddy, he cant be forced into only chilling with crazy Arabian bin kitties for the rest of his life. All in good time but its happening one day I know it!

-there was a fun Thursday evening with champagne and sheesha and lots of girl talk. I think it was also the last time this summer I will sit outside for sheesha. It wasn't really all that pleasant anymore (I mean temperature wise.. staff brought us cold towels at one point. I think they felt bad for us) but you power through these things if you live in Dubai. Its just soo hard to come to terms that next 4 months you are bound indoors when the whole city is full of amazing terraces, rooftops and fantastic views. I'm not ready to give it all up yet.

-a catch up with my pretty friend Diana who is leaving us behind for a few months to enjoy the perfection that is Estonian summer ( I couldn't be more jealous and happy for her at the same time). Reem al Bawadi is the place for those mid week dinners for us usually.

- Alphabetbags is my new obsession. I had been following them on Instagram for a while but now that my first order arrived I just want so many more cute bags. I got a small makeup bag you saw in the previous post and the "You look lovely today" tote. I really want this canvas pouch next. It would look great as a clutch right?

- me and the husband are making an effort to eat healthier. By no means are we on a diet but less bread and pasta and more veggies and salads. This can only be achieved if we eat at home more cause I can never choose the healthy option when eating out (and there is always that bread basket that I cant stop reaching for). I just dont have the willpower. So I have been making the weekly dinner menu ahead and we do a proper grocery shopping on Saturdays. Salads are the easiest to whip together after a long work day and this one is our current favorite- spinach, cucumber, avocado with halloumi cheese and homemade pesto sauce. YUM! (p.s. I know having cheese on a salad kind of defeats the purpose a little but one thing I can never ever give up is cheese! Cheese is my BFF!)


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9 comments:

  1. Laura - ma just avastasin Sinu blogi ja Instagrami ning pean ytlema, et Sul on yks suur fann juures! Sa kirjutad nii monusasti ja nii kift, et Sa elad Dubais. Ma ise juba 10a Londonis ja varsti on voimalik, et saan ka too kaudu Dubaisse elama tulla (alguses ehk kuueks kuuks ja siis vaatab edasi), kuigi olen meeletult kahe vahel, et kas votta see pakkumine vastu voi mitte. Londoni sagimisest ja mottetust kliimast on kyll ysna korini, aga samas Dubai on Eestist ikkagi paris kaugel ja siis ei saaks ma enam iga 2 kuu tagant Tallinnas nv veeta...
    Igatahes tahtsin soovida Sulle koike paremat ja ootan huviga Sinu uusi postitusi!

    Anneli x
    www.owlinvogue.com

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    1. Tsau Anneli! Kui armas kommentaar. Aitah ja nii tore et sulle blogi meeldib. Dubai on fun aga samas see on nii imelik fake bubble maailm, teistpidi jalle hasti huvitav ja voimalusi tais. Anna teada kui oled tulemas, kui ma ikka veel siin oled siis saab kohvile minna. x

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    2. Kindlasti annan teada ;-) x

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  2. I love these "Life Lately" posts Laura :) and those Alphabet bags look fab! :)

    Lis x

    www.elisabethrilatt.com

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    1. Thank you Elisabeth :) The alphabet bags are such good quality also. really loving them. x

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    2. Thanks for the great post and for introducing me to the beautiful world of " Alphabet bags " ..... I am pondering about making ma first purchase (; ..... curious to know what mode of shipping did you choose ..... love n light (:

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    3. Hi :) Happy you love the bags. Which one are you thinking of ordering? I ordered using my aramex shop & ship account. This is my preferred method ordering anything to Dubai as I really dont feel the regular postal options can be trusted. x

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    4. heya :) .... Thanks for the response ...... i am buying the large tote bag with a " hot pink " heart on it and also the make up bag with the glitter letter in " S " ..... Didn't know about this aramex shop n ship ..... i usually order directly through the courier method that the website offers that I am making the purchase from ..... XOXOXO

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    5. Aramex Shop&Ship (http://www.shopandship.com/) allows you to also order from sites that dont do international shipping as you will have a po box in UK, USA etc. When the site sends it to your po box Aramex brings it to your doorstep in Dubai. I use it even for Asos as I have had packages lost before but never when using this method. The extra cost is not that big and its super convenient. :) x

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