Sunday, August 25, 2013

Happy Birthday!

To my love, on his 29th! <3

Perfect things in life... 2.

 1. Scratching things off lists
 2. Blueberry pancakes on Sunday mornings
 3. Getting caught up in a really great book (doesn't seem to happen so often anymore)
 4. The feeling that you can afford something you wished for a long time
 5. Helping out our parents
 6. A perfect day spent at the beach
 7. The September issues of my favorite magazines, boy are they consistent
 8. Acing a job interview
 9. Saying the exact right thing during any kind of confrontation (as opposed to figuring out what the right thing would have been...after the confrontation already happened)
10. Picking cherries and eating them while still in the tree...
11. Babies smiling back at you

Friday, August 16, 2013

Du-bai. Duba-i. Dubai

     Although there is plenty to do and see in Abu Dhabi, since meeting up with a friend who lives and works in Dubai, we have spent more and more time in this neighboring city.

    Many people we have encountered here in Abu Dhabi have referred to Dubai as the best place to live in, having a much more developed social scene, more events, better activities and more of an open atmosphere, manily due to the tourist avalanche that keeps pouring in to the city. Some even went as far as saying that we will be terribly bored living in Abu Dhabi...

     Well, I'll just say that it depends what you are looking for and what kind of person you are... My husband and I are thrilled to be calling Abu Dhabi home. We find that it has more than enough to offer and it continues to develop in all areas one may be interested in. And frankly, we don't mind the 1h drive o Dubai, whenever we want to dip in the modern, hip crowds over there!

    Here are some pictures I took in Dubai last week. There will be more of them coming, as we are heading over there tonight as well...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Where we live's just awesome! :D

We get to have nice healthy dinners on our small balcony with the most stunning view and enjoy each others company in complete peace and joy! :D

Monday, August 5, 2013

Perfect things in life... 1.

     I sometimes get the realization that there are so many things we simply take for granted... things that we see, have, own, things that we do, capabilities that set us in front of the pack, things that we enjoy and things that are on their way to becoming things that we have, do or own... too much rambling?

     ...I thought so... To put everything in a little perspective, I have decide to make a regular post, each week, taking a good look around me and appreciating all of those things that exist in my life to make it beautiful, the little joys, worth every single second. I figured it's a great exercise of positivity and must be a nice keepsake to go back to later...

     No, it is not by any means a revolutionary idea for blog-posting. I have taken inspiration from Red Magazine and the lovely Rosie from Cider with Rosie, who has been compiling her '10 things' lists for all of us to enjoy.

     So here is my very first 'Perfect things in life...' post (in no particular order or relevance).

  1. Having a close family, although mine is far from being perfect, I have witnessed  a few examples of amazing family relationships, as they should be...
  2. Knowing that you have found your soul-mate, it's definitely highest on my list of things that deserve full appreciation.
  3. Water (for all purposes)
  4. Books
  5. Traveling 
  6. A freshly done mani/pedi
  7. Great picnics - what would summer be without them?!
  8. A cold glass of white wine after a long, sweaty day...or any day!
  9. Old friends, sharing old stories
  10. Balloons - they make everyone happy!

Great Iftar!

    A little while back I was telling you how the very first Iftar experience here left me a bit disappointed, well, we just had to fix that, so we joined a friend in Dubai at Reem al Bawadi restaurant and it was awesome!

     The waiters were really friendly , (it may have had a lot to do with the fact that our friend was a regular customer and knew everyone), the food was delicious, I had the best tabbouleh salad ever, great atmosphere, authentic deserts and shisha that just never ends...

     It was lovely and I can't wait to get back!

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