Wok(yo) & Roll…

I love finding little hole in the wall places to eat, Dubai is full on cheesy American franchises so for me a little quirk goes a long way!

Upon a very rare non-hung over day I stumbled upon the cutest Japenese place in JLT called Wokyo Noodle Bar. The concept is so easy and cute, create any noodle box with 3 easy steps – 1. Sauce 2. Noodles 3. Meat or Veggie.

Apart from it being super yummy and cheap, the place is a kawaii dream and the perfect place to chill outside and people watch in JLT.

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A Little Jacket Goes A Long Way…

Clare Geeves

Due to my love of extra guac on my king sized burrito, my love for the finer things in life such as discounted vodka and life-sized Taylor Swift cut outs my budget for fashion is usually minimal.

That’s why this winter (the 2 months we have in Dubai) my staple in the wardrobe department is a little black jacket. Though my dreams are of Chanel my budget is that of Splash. I picked up this gorge faux leather jacket for AED 50…. Excuse me while I happy dance!!!!

*Side note… No the head phones aren’t plugged in….

Zaroob… The Place To Take Killer Instagram Pictures… Oh & Eat

To any Dubai-an worth a damn, we all know that you are judged based solely on your instagram followers, thus based on your self worth.

Apart from the cat pictures and humours quotes, my instagram was lacking a certain something – something to gain me followers, that is until I went to Zaroob… It is like a serial instagrammers BFF, thanks to the kitch, original interior and of course the cheap and cheerful food….

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Don’t believe me… Check them out on instagram. Be waarned doing it on an empty stomach is a very very bad idea!!

Dine in and Take away available, on SZR Rd and Golden Mile.

www.zaroob.com/

Shedd App – New App to Buy and Sell Clothes

Shedd App

Living in the UAE means no eBay (unless you are willing to pay more in shipping then the actual item cost) so getting last seasons clothes at a bargain or a vintage hand bag is practically impossible without spending an arm and leg.

That is until the SHEDD APP was created, here you can buy OR sell your items. Yes there is a lot of “Shitty Chic” items but there is also some great one off pieces thanks to their collaboration with ShoesTova. I even scored myself a Zac Posen Top from the app.

The only downside of the app – You have to go and pick up the items from the sellers place or meet up with them.

a) I don’t want to get sold into slavery via a kidnapping attempt on my life (yes I am aware I am not famous but hey it could happen.. Ok!)

b) Who has time to pick up items.

When SHEDD figures out how to get the items delivered to your door step then this one stop shop for second hand items will be perfection for those who like me would rather spend their hard earned dollars on Vodka, Cats and Cigarets rather then clothes….

That Time I Met Craig David

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So I have been absent from blogging shoot me… I work in PR in Dubai so November and December are 16 hours a day, with a public melt down at least once a week. With al the insane work load and clients I couldn’t ask for a job that I love more or am better suited to!

When asked if I could help out with PR for Amber Lounge (you know the official pop up after party for F1) which would also include helping with CRAIG DAVID I put my hand up straight away!

In my fantasy he would see me and think I was his muse and write songs about me, where we would party with the likes of Taylor Swift and the rest of the IT crowd.

In reality he was the nicest chap, most down to earth man I have ever met. Though on our one to one he didn’t request my hand in marriage, he did compliment on my second hand Zac Posen top and then we discussed high street shopping.

I then asked his for a cheeky picture where I objectified his muscles by grabbing them… He was a champ and didn’t tell me to F*** Off which was nice…

Just another day in the life of a PR Creep I guess…. Expect more posts on what I hate and why… Till next time A**holes!!!!

Halloween Fun… The Lazy Girls Guide

It’s almost Halloween the one year a girl can wear next to nothing and it is social acceptable if she is wearing mouse ears (insert mean girl quote).

Seeing as I am the laziest person in the world Namshi.com is kinda the perfect place to pick up a tee and say “I’m Done” when it comes to Halloween… Case and Point…

Call It Spring and Namshi

Throw on a felt oversized hat and my favourite shoes from Call It Spring and the outfit is complete… And guess what you still have your dignity!!!!

Forget High Heels

Bensimon

After back to back meetings and fashion forward… I was ready to throw my heels in the bin and scream from a mountain that I was banishing high heels (the devil created them I am sure of it) for good.

Thank God for my Bensimon White Slip Ons (available at Level Shoe District) these babies, look good, make me look tanned and most of all… Don’t make me want to kill myself every time I take a step!!!

Wear them with tight black jeans or as I do with an oversized shirt and jacket – Casual work wear at its best! Your feet will thank me later…

Detox Delight…. The How Not To Detox Guide…

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Detox Delight is the vogue of detoxing / cleansing…. The only bottle to be put on the gram or on snapchat to make people who follow you totally jealous that you are a better person then they will ever be… Heck I might as well be a vegan… That’s how much better I am then everyone…

Well that’s how I felt while waiting for my first ever shipment of the new Detox Delight Activated Charcoal cleanse. By the second day I hated everyone, made my intern cry ,yelled at a client, almost got fired then tried to break up with my boyfriend… Turns out I have no self control and I am as bad at cleansing as I am at telling the truth *fun fact I like to embellish stories to make them more interesting my motto “Never let the truth get in a way of a good story“*

It was delish but come lunch time I was eating cheetos like Britney Spears circa 2007… I have no will power so if you want to get skinny (or healthy it’s all same same but different in my world) then try this detox you will be jumping for joy when you weigh yourself 3 days later all while thinking how much better a person you are than me… Maybe next I try the cabbage diet… I’m sure I will last 3 hours… God I hate myself… But we can’t all be Gwyneth Paltrow (God I hate / love her).

Treat Yo Self – Cordon Spa

In your early 20’s the weekend is for binge drinking, dancing till the sun cames up and eating food you know you will regret eating as soon as you finish it. In your late 20’s the weekend becomes a sacred 2 days of blissful nothing… If I shower on the weekend it has to be a good reason… Ikea with the boyfriend does not count!

But sometimes we forget to treat ourselves on the weekend – My treat was the delicious facial courtesy of my new favourite spa Cordon the Epicuren® Signature Facial. It’s a 6 step system which involves a few very intense all natural facial masks that pull the toxins / dirt from your pores.. You can actually feel it work! This facial dramatically improves the skin’s appearance. Dramatically lifts, tightens, and firms facial skin, increasing textural clarity and tone… Oh and you get a kick ass massage as well!

The worst thing about this facial was it only lasted 60 mins -I could of spent another 2 hours in there being pampered, I felt like I was in a high end Bali spa (thanks to the all natural thatched roof of the treatment room) not in DIFC.

Treat Yo Self with this facial!

Me during the facial – Yes I was slightly drooling and so relaxed I couldn’t close my mouth!

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After – With a glow and skip in my step!

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Head to Spa Cordon Website OR make an appointment by calling 04 421 3424 – They are located Sky Gardens Building DIFC – Trust me one of my new favourite spas!