Jotun spring/summer 2015 collection

If you haven’t already seen the six beautiful tones in Jotun’s SS2015 collection, then consider this your treat for the day. For anyone planning a little home improvement or DIY work over the summer, there is no doubt something here that you are going to fall in love with here…


It seems I am experiencing a sudden wave of broodiness (WTF?) and I place the blame firmly on Instagram, because that’s where I stumbled across Boramiri. This adorable boutique has me wanting to decorate a nursery right now! Bora Lee is a Parisienne illustrator and graphic designer with Korean origins. Inspired by both worlds, she uses French fabrics and Korean design to produce her outrageously cute collection of dolls and room accessories for kids and babies. I need those little deer in my life. And… Read more »

Nicky mclean studio makeover

Nicky McLean’s photography studio refresh

Nicky McLean is a talented and sought after Dubai-based photographer who specialises in maternity and newborn photography. She has an amazing talent for capturing those fleeting moments when your tiny new bundle looks as though it could still be in the womb. Sadly, I only came to know of Nicky’s work long after my babies were born and I therefore ‘missed the boat’, so to speak, on the baby shoot but I have recently had the pleasure of working with her… Read more »

Succulents // the perfect house plants

Succulents are definitely amongst my favourite house plants. Not only are they very much on decorating point at the moment, but they’re also reasonably easy to keep alive – which is excellent news for an (unintentional) plant slayer like me. I popped into Dubai Garden centre last week looking for something completely different, but their gorgeous display of ready potted succulents caught my eye. I am so glad they did because that is how I got to know about ENABLE – one of Desert Group’s admirable CSR initiatives. ENABLE is… Read more »

Father's Day gift guide

Father’s Day gift guide

I don’t usually do many lifestyle features here but since I have been having a look around the interweb for Father’s Day gifts, I thought I’d do you a solid and share some of the goodies I’ve discovered thus far… 1. Love, love, love this gingham shirt with elbow patches. I have a bit of a thing for elbow patches, actually. Is that weird? 2. For those wondering what this thing even is, it’s a super-cool gadget for the fishing enthusiast type… Read more »