Favourite things: Al Barsha Interiors district, Dubai

Earlier this month I shared a list of new stores I’ve discovered along Umm Sequiem Road in Al Barsha. I’m boldly calling it Dubai’s new interiors district. If you missed it, take a look. For those who’ve already seen it, I’ve made some updates to the directory of shops so it may be with a second glance. Following on from these exciting retail discoveries, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite picks from some of the stores in this area. yellow chair |… Read more »

Al Barsha Interiors district

Dubai residents, is it just me or have you noticed that there is somewhat of a home and garden district, if we can call it that, popping up along the Al Barsha side of Umm Suqeim Road? If you haven’t already clocked this delightful collection of stores cropping up along the service road that runs towards Al Khail Road, trust me, there is a lot of good stuff happening around there. One of the first big attractions to arrive in this area of newly finished commercial… Read more »

Watercolours by Elicia Edijanto

all images copyright Elicia Edijanto I recently discovered the work of Elicia Edijanto, the talented Indonesian artist behind these exquisite black and white watercolours that depict children interacting with wild animals. I love the melancholic mood of the images and the sheer innocence of the children who seem oblivious to the potential danger of the enormous animals they’ve befriended. Quite enchanting, really. I found Elicia’s work at drawdeck.com, where you can purchase these prints. Her Instagram feed is also well worth a look.

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Consol Solar Jar

Hello and happy New Year my lovelies! As you may have noticed, I took a little blogging vacay over the festive season. We’ve had my mom visiting so it’s been a great few weeks of family time but the kids are back at school this week and things are slowly getting back to normal around here. So, getting straight on to some exciting news… I made an awesome discovery yesterday. As a South African living abroad, I get really excited when I find South African… Read more »