Only in Dubai

I usually look for the everyday things that make me smile and of course, inspire. But I couldn’t help having a good laugh at this article posted on Yahoo yesterday. Hope you enjoy this too.

Everything is just so over the top, even logic has no logic!

Courtesy: http://www.answers.com/article/1272142/17-perfectly-normal-things-youll-see-in-dubai?param4=ysa-us-de-lifestyle

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Bill for a normal night out

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This bike only needs one horse to power it

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Thieves steal your car and replace with a better stolen car

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That's one wide ride

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Super car traffic jam

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Start your day with Starbucks

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Solving the traffic jam problem

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Pets riding in the front seat of your car

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Obviously these people never read Life of Pi

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Modest cars

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Matrimonial ads

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Just a casual game of tennis on heights

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In Dubai you don't carry pet pet carries you

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Culture clashes

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Bathrooms as big as apartments

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ATMs that give out gold

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Just your everyday parking lot

A roundup of the runway “Fall/Winter 15″ from my favorite…

Gender Neutral Color: An Evolving Landscape

This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.

Think olive green shade, cool and soothing greenish gray, blue gray, golden yellow oak buff, wine red-brown, lush and elegant teal, cooling blue, dramatic orange shade, upscale cashmere rose, and bold amethyst as the colors to fall for in 2015.

Color report: https://www.weconnectfashion.com/articles/new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-color-report

Photo courtesy: http://mbfashionweek.com/

What we want right now…

Paula Cademartori appliqued leather shoulder bag

Paula Cademartori appliqued leather shoulder bag

GIVENCHY two-tone shearling and leather biker jacket

GIVENCHY two-tone shearling and leather biker jacket

LuLu Frost earrings

LuLu Frost earrings

The Grand Budapest Trip

Getting the “wow” effect with your gallery wall!

this is how you do it….

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and this is what it should look like….

Loving Victoria Beckham all the way…highlights from her Fall/Winter 15 NYFW collection!

Photo courtesy: Victoria Beckham Continue reading

Fabulous and Forty …. the wrap dress!

An ardent fan of DVF! I love her iconic wrap dress on me not just because it makes me look delicious, but because it has history with a twist of pop-culture. Yesterday, DVF started celebration of the “Journey of a Dress” that began four decades ago! Congratulations to the legend!
Can you tie the famous knot?

Photo credits: LA Times and Just Jared

Verve Klee-Koh!

You had to be there on June 1st to experience the gorgeous afternoon put together by Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Rose – a polo match, high fashion, stunning Manhattan views, A-list celebrities, and of course, the world famous polo player Nacho Figueras. New Jersey never looked so HOT!

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Photo credits – Ann Street Studio

Art at Heart…and Heart is where Home is!

I love it when I am invited out to an event at a friend’s who has a piece or two of art. I would spend more time browsing the pieces and admiring them then actually mingling with guests. My friends pride themselves on what they owned and it made me feel that collecting art was a matter of prestige and only for the select few.

I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. So, I invested a lot of time researching, reading, visiting museums, making friends with authentic collectors, and talking to various artists to learn about the philosophies of the east and west.

Funny, the more educated I got on the subject, the more I realized that my friends who I envied for owning such lovely pieces really didn’t know what they had bought and could not even interpret art! What a shame!

I am proud to say that I made some expensive decisions and bought a good few pieces myself. And, yes, if you ever visited my tiny abode I could certainly educate you on why I bought them and even translate the artist’s point of view.

But, the glee didn’t last for too long, because the real pressure starts post-purchase! I brought the pieces home and got lost not knowing what furniture would go with what and what wall a certain piece should be hung on. I just didn’t know how to bring it all together. Argh!

One thing is clear. Each piece will have the greatest impact in your home if it’s placed with what compliments it!

I came across this beautiful article on Maria Brito, a lifestyle consultant in NYC. Maria specializes in art, and I do believe her and I share a similar vision on art. Her message is simple – integrate art in your personal space!

The way that contemporary art has positioned itself is ‘oh, everything is 5 million dollars,’ and only a handful of collectors can have things in their house. People have this misconception that contemporary art is all conceptual, a little hole in the floor surrounded by match sticks. I wanted to show that that’s not the case. I have friends who are so smart, who didn’t know that this world of amazing art and artists existed. They could buy these pieces without having to mortgage their houses. 

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Art is not just an acquired taste anymore, it reflects who you are. So, if you have it, flaunt it. But do take a moment to learn it’s message so that you don’t come across ignorant!

Read the full article: Maria Brito

Do check out Maria’s new book : Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping

Photo credits, Pointed Leaf Press