December 26, 2011

Holiday Check-in: Beirut Day 2

I'm staying at my best friend's apartment in Beirut, it's right on the corniche in a lovely building and our view is directly facing the Mediterranean Sea. This photo was taken my first day, exactly the gloomy day I've been craving for so long. 

Christmas was great, on the 24th we had a yummy dinner with family and the 25th was spent with close friends and family then turned into the first night of partying for me. For those of you who know the city, I went to Angry Monkey, then ended the night in My Bar. Both completely different crowds but just as close to me. It was weird but so much fun to be with nearly the whole Boston crowd I'd party with when I was in uni. Good times. Cheers to people not changing and only changing for the better if they do :)

Today though, it's sunny and the weather is fresh and beautiful so I plan on spending time outdoors. Just trying to regain some energy. I'm here to attend two engagements and a wedding, and for anyone who knows Beirut, that means a pre-party and a post-party for every event, so it's up to my mornings and days to get myself together. I make it sound like I'm falling apart (not the case) it's just the sort of semi abusive relationship you have with Beirut when you visit; you know exerting energy until 5 am daily can't be that good for you, but it's just too addictive to say no to, and staying home is not an option.  

I'm going to try checking in as much as I can here. I hope you all have a great day! xx

December 24, 2011

Xmas Tune of the Day: Silent Night

Sleep in heavenly peace

*Merry Christmas*

I arrived in Beirut this afternoon and was swept away by the wind... literally! I'm not complaining one bit though; I welcomed the rain drops and gloomy weather with open arms.

I wish you're all spending your Christmas with people you like or better yet, love. Push aside any concerns or worries you may have; no matter what sort of negative point you might be at, look at the beauty in life and in love. Make sure you milk every bit of the Christmas spirit and I hope it's a joyous holiday season for all of you whether you celebrate or not, brimming with love, laughter mulled wine, delicious treats and LOTS of presents xx

Love always, 

December 22, 2011

Christmas Recipe: Sweet Potato & Marshmallow Casserole

One of my favorite dishes that I usually only ever eat during Thanksgiving or Christmas, is a Sweet Potato & Marshmallow Casserole. It's the savory dish that thinks it's a dessert. When it's around, I don't really see anything else on the table... that's right, it's love. If  it's made to perfection, you won't be able to stop eating.

Once you delve in with your spoon, you move deeper through the layers of goodness; first the slightly burnt and crispy marshmallows that are melted in the middle, into the smooth sweet potato mash and if you're lucky you'll get the crunch of the toasted pecans with that bite. If you make this at home the aroma of the burnt sugar from the marshmallows, and the mix of cinnamon and orange will make you oh so happy, it's a seduction you won't be able to fight. Best thing about it, it's simple and easy to make; so unless your taste buds aren't alive, you won't be able to mess this one up.


5 sweet potatoes, sliced
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup Acacia honey or brown sugar, up to your taste buds
3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
1/3 cup of chopped toasted pecans
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (10.5 oz) pack of miniature marshmallows

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain.
  3. Place mashed sweet potatoes in large bowl, and use an electric mixer to blend with the applesauce, honey, orange juice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Spread evenly into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Scatter  
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through, and marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.
  5. Savor every bite. 

If you haven't tried this already, you'll be thanking me when you do :) 

Bon appetit! xx

Who Said Black Cats Weren't Good to Have Around?

How sweet! It's the gift of the mommy instinct in all of us. I've always loved black cats, this video just made me reaaally want one. Sometimes nothing is more rewarding than making someone else feel better. Love the look the cat gives at the end like, "and that's how it's done." 

Happy Thursday xx

December 21, 2011

Want to Educate Yourself?

For a lot of us, we wish we paid more attention in school, for some reason NOW we're much more interested in scooping as much education as we can into our brains. If you are one of these people who wants to give themselves that second go at learning everything from "arithmetic to physics, finance, and history" check out Khan Academy. You can learn everything you want at your own pace. Oh yeah, and it's free!
Since I'm on the topic of learning at our own pace, I have to recommend to those of you who aren't familiar. I spend hours on this site, mainly on Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials. This one isn't free, but it's perfect and will teach you everything about any software in detail. I prefer taking these online tutorials rather than courses because you can always take note of the videos and return to them whenever you need a recap. 

Xmas Tune of the Day

I hope you're all preparing for Christmas break. Milk each minute, relax, and find time to explore some new places! As for me, I can't wait to be spending Christmas in Beirut this year; it'll be jam packed with events so friends from all over will be flying in! Not to mention, it'll actually be cold (the way winters should be).

Happy Wednesday xx

More Pecha Kucha Night Photos

Found these photos taken at Pecha Kucha Night @ the Pavilion. Click the links to look at more photos of speakers and guests. 

Taken by Ahlan Magazine 

Taken by my favorite photobooth: fishfayce

December 19, 2011

TV Shows to Watch: Revenge

My roomie told me to start watching the show Revenge, so I decided to check it out. I've watched an episode and I'm hooked; be prepared for what seems like a modern day Count of Monte Cristo in the Hamptons..

I'm also a little obsessed with Joshua Bowman.

We would probably never get along considering the shirt he's wearing, but he's just really.. nice to look at. This photo doesn't do him justice though, you'll have to watch the first episode.

I also never thought much of Emily VanCamp in Brothers & Sisters, but I really like her in this show too. She's just got this monotone expression that's a reaction for everything, and I'm hoping it's meant to be that way.

I wouldn't mind having a house in the Hamptons, just without all the drama that seems to come with it. This show makes me filter the people there to abnormally rich charity givers who don't have much to do except look good while trying to convince everyone including themselves that they have the perfect family. I should probably watch more than one episode before making all these judgements.

Scene Magazine: Stoli Originals

Check out Jay & I in Scene Magazine as Stoli Originals :)

Penguinos On Ice!

Babieeessssss!!!! Is it normal that I just want to go up to one carry it, hug it, and steal it? I love how they  always stick together and look around so frantically. They're probably thinking how ugly and smelly the ice-skating rink is while planning the easiest escape route.

Happy Tuesday xx 

Pecha Kucha '11 @ the Pavilion

Pecha Kucha Saturday night was such a great turnout! Even though my nerves decided to get the best of me right before I went up (I have no clue why I confidently decided to present first), I started to freak out that I cheated the 20x20 format and that my presentation would seem a little self-absorbed. I think it turned out alright though and was fun sharing a video I shot on a whim two days before with my go-to person Mohammed Rahmo.

Anyway, I've been told you can pretty much share any message at Pecha Kucha, so even though I spoke about advice that has helped me along my journey as an actress, my overall message was that we should all be doing what we love, no matter how much work or discipline is required.

Everyone who presented had something interesting to share and I was SO happy to be up there with such a talented group. All in all a great mix of art, people, food, fishfayce, super music, beanbags, and just a great way to spend a Saturday night imo.

A huge thank you has to go to Yasmine Rasool who organized the whole event. She motivated all of us and it wouldn't have been what it was without her. If you ever need anything from the Pavilion, she's definitely your go-to person.

Here are some photos and a part of the video clip I presented xx

The catering was from The Palace and was delicious; fresh juicy burgers, and chicken shawarma. There was also a popcorn machine and an ice-cream stand. 
I didn't even need my jacket up there; oh nerves how you warm me up in no time.
Yes, it's awkward being up there watching yourself in front of an audience.
The audience was great, which always helps. 

December 18, 2011

Baby Seals Need Their Nap Time Too!

This is so cute! I don't know what I'd do if I found a baby seal on my couch, or a baby penguin aahhhhh! Here's a part of the article click here to read more. 

New Zealander Annette Swoffer got the surprise of her life when she found a baby seal in her kitchen, who later began to snooze on her couch, the New Zealand Herald reports.

According to the report, the seal wandered from the bay waterfront, through a residential area, across busy roads, under a gate, through a cat door, and up some stairs before he was found at around 9:30 p.m.
"I thought 'I'm hallucinating, this is just wrong,'" Swoffer told the paper. "Then it looks at me with those huge brown eyes. It was so cute..."

Xmas Tune of the Day

All it takes a girl is a little flirting and eyelash fluttering, et voila :)

Happy Sunday xx

December 15, 2011

Christmas Time Means Paying it Forward

I was excited to come across what seemed like a never ending row of loaves of bread at the Mall of Emirates. If I remember correctly, the type of bread is a German recipe, and is baked with dried fruit and dusted with powdered sugar. Tasty, but not really my cup of tea. Anyway, the point isn't to have a tasting station, it's for you to buy either a half or a full loaf, with the proceeds given to people with special needs. I'm not sure if it will be up every weekend, but keep an eye out. 

The photo above cracks me up a little cuz I have NO clue who that little girl is, she's even got the bent leg pose I'm doing going on too.
I only noticed all these happy bread givers because they'd suddenly start clapping and cheering every once in a while. I believe cheesiness can be accepted very rarely during the year. Christmas is undoubtedly one of those rarities.

Pecha Kucha in Dubai and I'm Presenting Yo!

Come by for a fun night of art, inspiration, music, food, and good weather! There'll be many interesting people to meet and I'm going to be presenting first, so stop by to show some friendly support :) I'll be doing something a little different than the usual 20x20 format that is followed, which I'm excited about... and slightly nervous. Hope it turns out the way I have planned!  

DATE: Saturday, December 17th
PLACE: Pavilion by Burj Khalifa
*music starts at 7:30pm, presentations start at 8:20pm*

See you there xx

Cheap Thrills

so good.

December 13, 2011

And the Stoli Emirates Original Ambassador is......

 Jay Wud.... AND me!! 
Remember all that Stoli fuss I harassed everyone with? Just a quick recap: This all started with four original ambassadors selected to represent Stoli. After the first party when the four of us introduced ourselves in our own special way, we encouraged people to enter an Originality contest. Out of all the participants, seven original people were selected and we got to meet them at the second party. They all had their own original personalities, but only two were selected as it was based on a voting system and alas, rules are rules.

December 8th was the final Stoli party where Jay and I were approached with the great news. We're both so excited and grateful for the opportunity. At the end of the day, we were all original and it was a priceless experience. A massive thank you to the Stoli Team!!!

It's been a fun adventure, and it's not ever yet! So stay tuned to find out what happens next. What I will share is that it involves going to LA xx

"Abu Dhabi Tones down Xmas Decorations"

Last year's tree. I heard there were watches on it.

Thank God... 

Remember Abu Dhabi's nasty tree last year? For those of you who don't, it was in the Emirates Palace and it caused quite the stir. I'm one of those who lives by less is more, but unfortunately remain the minority here to those who believe more is more. When I say more we're talking about a "43-foot (13-metre) Christmas tree with ornaments that included gold, diamonds and sapphires" that costed around $11 million. I wish I could give that money to people who actually need it... like me.. to make movie magic. Luckily, they got the memo this year, and decorated their tree in a more simple fashion "with foil ornaments wrapped with cloth ribbons, and with custom-made balls designed to represent the country's former pearl trade."

[Emirates 24/7]

December 12, 2011

*Lighting of the Tree*

I'm always interested in checking out the different ways people decorate their Christmas tree. Between the tree embellished with ornaments that have been in the family since the 1800s to the very stylized trees, I generally find the more simple and tastefully adorned ones the most beautiful. I'm truly happy I haven't seen any trees with multicolored lights; I can't believe I used to like them when I was younger. Then again my sensitivity to the tackier things in life wasn't as strong.

This year I decided to decorate our tree at home in a more simple way than usual. Since my mom's favorite color is lavender, I decided the only colors would be from the purple roses and then only three other pinkish/purple ornaments (because they're ridiculously sensitive, and I broke the other ones). The rest would be crystals and silver in color. I have to say there's nothing like the vibrant green color, fresh smell and softness of a real Christmas tree!

I got the fake hand-me-down tree this year for my apartment in Dubai, and it's just an ugly bush in comparison. At least the lights still fade on and off in a pretty way... Buuut you know why it's always great having a tree around right? When there's a tree, there are gifts, and who doesn't love those ;)

I remember in Boston a couple friends and I would always make our way to the Commons to watch the extravagant Lighting Ceremony of the tree, which really wasn't that extravagant at all because it was so short lived. People dressed up for it and there was a live show; basically the energy was great. I mean if my friends and I who aren't even Christian were genuinely happy standing in Boston's cold winter weather to watch the tree light up for the first time, I can imagine the happiness of people who actually grew up celebrating Christmas and what it represents. We'd get there early to be in front and would be anticipating the lights with such excitement that when they came on we still had all that energy and had no clue where to put it. It's always all about the build up isn't it...

The lighting of our tree at home was nothing exciting like that; I haven't experienced any fun lighting ceremonies here. At the end of the day though, it's all about who you share it with, n'est-ce pas?

She says that love is for fools that fall behind...

Yet Another Article on Breakfast Ideas

This time it's about avoiding too much sugar! I came across this breakfast article and while at first I was annoyed to see another one, I realized they must keep showing up because people don't seem to understand the importance of a hearty breakfast. We don't know how to consider long term benefits very well do we.

Some rules for your breakfast: 
  • eat within an hour of waking to kick start your metabolism
  • make sure you have a good balance of proteins and fiber
  • avoid a pastry full of sugar or anything filled with sugar (it won't keep you feeling energetic or full long)

Here are some easy low-sugar ideas to alternate between throughout the week, check out Fit Sugar to get the exact recipes:

1. Yogurt, Granola, and Berries:
(I've been getting used to eating a lot of berries, they're the perfect snack and don't spike my blood sugar)

2. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Almonds
(I'd go with steel cut oats as opposed to the instant types. You can make a batch and it should last a couple days)

3. Veggie Omelet
(I loooove eggs! I just don't always crave them for breakfast. I can eat them every day for brunch or dinner though)

4. English Muffin with Almond Butter and Pear
(ps. it's all about the Almond Butter, I actually read it's a better source of protein than Peanut Butter)

5. Cereal with Milk and Strawberries

I hope you find time in the morning to eat a good healthy breakfast, it'll only do well to your body and mind xx

*Xmas Tune of the Day*

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
 And caroling out in the snow
 There'll be scary ghost stories
 And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago 

Happy Monday xx

December 8, 2011

Real Talk: How to Protect Yo Blood... Deer Style

I don't think I'll ever be able to look at a deer again without thinking of Keisha and her overly aggressive dad... Look at her just letting herself get sniffed. Who knew daddy's little girl was such a slut. That dog seriously didn't know what he had comin to him. I have to hand it to the cat though, a true sleaze; but he had some guts facing off - that little condescending paw slap he gave was epic. 

Have a great weekend folks, stay out of trouble xx

"How to Write about the Middle East"

Please read this article on "How to Write about the Middle East" based on the article "How to Write about Africa." It's fantastic.

Or you can just check out the notes I gathered from it.

For the Cover:
Always use the word ‘Sand’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Whispers’ in your title. 
If you must include an Arab, make sure you get one in a veil or burning an American or Israeli flag. 
Under no circumstances should you have a picture of a well-adjusted Arab on the cover of your book. Suicide belts, an AK 47, a mosque, the desert: use these.

Beginning Intro: 
treat the Middle East as if it were one country
make sure that you mention that Turkey, Iran, Pakistan or Afghanistan are not Arab countries, but then continue to refer to them as if they were.
Make sure you show how Arabs are completely different from the West, and do things no other humans do. 

Your Arab characters may include young fundamentalist men, highly sexualized yet oppressed females, and devout Muslims. Or corrupt leaders, poor Bedouins, rich sheikhs, and harem prostitutes you have slept with. 
The Modern Arab is a fat man who steals and works in the visa office, refusing to give work permits to qualified Westerners who really care about ‘Arabia’. Or he is an Oxford-educated intellectual turned serial-killing Islamist in an Armani suit. He is a cannibal who likes non-alcoholic Cristal champagne, and his mother is a rich and veiled woman who runs a harem.
you must always include The Hysterical Mother, who can’t speak any English and wanders the refugee camp slapping herself and screaming and cursing at the West. Her children are young fundamentalists, and she is shown weeping for fear that her sons will turn out to be suicide bombers. She must look utterly helpless, and snot must run down her nose. 
be sure to include a warm and beautiful veiled woman who has a shy laugh and who is concerned for her country. These characters should buzz around your main hero, making him or her look good. Your hero can teach them, bathe them, feed them; he or she carries lots of babies and has seen Death
Bad Western characters may include the Bush administration, Western expats who molest women, employees of the World Bank, Tony Blair.

Taboo subjects: ordinary domestic scenes, love between Arabs (unless honor killing is involved), references to Arabs having fun, references to Arabs not hating the West, mention of school-going children who have no intention of blowing themselves up. 
Make no mention of Christian Arabs, Jewish Arabs, black Arabs, or blonde Arabs. All Arabs are Muslim, and all Arabs are dark (but not too dark).
If you are a man, take it upon yourself to save the beautiful veiled woman from her oppressive society. 
If you are a woman, treat Arabia as a man who is oppressive, traditional, and yet strangely kind and caring.
Make sure to impress upon your readers how Arabia was nothing before oil, and will be nothing again when oil runs out. Don’t mention education or technology (mobiles will destroy the sense of endless rolling desert). 
Every Arab must be described in national dress, with the phrase: “flowing white robes” or “immaculate white robes”. 
Describe, in detail, the call to prayer (athan, loud, haunting, conservative, bombed) or smelly, dirty markets. There is always someone who is spitting phlegm. Also, sex is very important, so go into detail about the differences in the ways Arabs have and think about sex. And naked bodies. 
Small, winding alleys and bazaars are critical—Arabia is the Land of Mystery and Exoticisim.

Always end your book or movie with the athan resonating through an abandoned market place during sunset, calling everyone to prayer.

Oh how I love being from the Arab Street :)

Xmas Tune of the Day: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

I hope you're all feeling the happiness, warmth and love from everyone around you.

Happy Thursday xx

December 7, 2011

Shit Banana, we've been ratted out!

Sorry Eve, you're not allowed to touch bananas, zucchinis, carrots and cucumbers either, stay tuned for more additions.
Is the article below real? At first it made me laugh, then feel sad, then want a banana. 
Honestly, I'm amused by people who think they have that divine right to be able to make statements that'll humiliate their religion. I like my religion, I actually love it, I'm so proud to be Muslim, but the religion I follow is different from what the world has been shown. I thought we're supposed to follow the Quran? Am I missing something? Sometimes I really believe someone wrote a spoof on it and that people have been picking up the wrong copy. Can we follow the real deal? Unless the below article was concluded by reading between the lines of this very possible spoof, this guy has a very small penis that has probably never been touched willingly. Sad face. 
However, as unfortunate as it must be to live in his terribly frustrated mind, he should feel guilty about his sexual fantasies with umm, God's food, on his own rather than trying to convince other people they're also feeling the same way. 
I really want to know how he even came up with this.
Ok sure, people have laughed about the shape of bananas, but I mean cmon.. if you're ACTUALLY getting turned on by them, the problem isn't the fruit. This part was amazing -"the sheikh advised the interviewer to take the food and cut it for [the women] in a hidden place so they cannot see it." I just got this mental image of a crazy woman in chains and a straitjacket who's too horny to be set free!
To you fundo men, learn to "control" your own urges and sexual frustrations rather than taking it out on women. You can't even handle the sight of a woman's ankle. Sex is part of life, deal with it, stop suppressing the thought of it. Teach women to respect their body, don't tell them what they can and can't think of. By what you demand, your way would be to have women sitting on the floor in a white room with their eyes shut and mouths open to be spoon fed mashed food by you and be ready to reproduce when you please. 
Please don't insult my God or my religion.

CAIRO: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any “sexual thoughts.”
The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.
He said that these fruits and vegetables “resemble the male penis” and hence could arouse women or “make them think of sex.”
He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.
The sheikh was asked how to “control” women when they are out shopping for groceries and if holding these items at the market would be bad for them. The cleric answered saying this matter is between them and God.
Answering another question about what to do if women in the family like these foods, the sheikh advised the interviewer to take the food and cut it for them in a hidden place so they cannot see it.

A Candylicous Christmas

I like to feel surrounded by Christmas all the time during December. If you need a strong dose, check out Candylicious in Dubai Mall ;)

Happy Wednesday xx

December 6, 2011

Hello Olivia Palermo, I like your style

I remember really not liking Olivia Palermo on those rare occasions I'd watch The City; she came off quite bland and annoying. Then I recently saw some photos of her and she looks so sweet and well-styled. I've developed a mini girl crush. Love her hair short and darker - it suits her classy presence. (Was it even blonde before or did I make that up?)
I don't really know much about this socialite. I like to believe she lives life problem-free, looking pretty  around NYC with her handsome beau, Johannes Huebl. Who is he anyway? 


I actually really want that dress on the right. I've been looking for something similar with long sleeves and an open back for a while now. This one falls so delicately, and well, I want it.

This reminds me of that crisp, chilly weather that's just right. Cold enough to dress up in a cute coat, but warm enough to go for a stroll with a yummy chai to warm you up. 

Xmas Tune of the Day: Baby, It's Cold Outside

It's not always as fun listening to Christmas tunes when it's not cold out, especially this one. But at least they keep the spirit going :) How sweet is this cover?

Happy Tuesday xx

December 5, 2011

Hair Talk: To Bang or Not to Bang

Living in Boston was bliss because the weather was always kind, (humidity wise). The photo on the left is me two and a half years ago at a photoshoot in the North End, Boston. It was pretty freezing now that I think back, but it's sort of like, if my hair's happy, I'm happy. 

I've always been a huuge fan of bangs. Getting them is something that crosses my mind at least 3 times a week when I don't have them. Pretty much what I'm going through now. I know, you're probably thinking there are bigger problems to deal with. Well not when you have the curls I do. I believe mastering curly hair means you're practically capable of taking care of three babies, at once. 

At 25 years of age, I have a somewhat stable idea of what products work well with my hair, and I can predict what it'll look like in any climate. That's why in Dubai, the puff of frizz my hair enjoys forming into is not bang friendly, it's not really people friendly either. Good thing I've invested well in my friendships. Fyi the word frizz should never be used around someone with curly hair, it's not very nice. I remember I got called medusa when I was around twelve by my friend's older sister's friend. I remember the moment like it just happened. Damn right I'm scarred.

I'm trying this whole growing my bangs out out thing, which is great when I leave my hair curly. However now that it's winter and the weather is better, the temptation is getting stronger. Especially since I was always cutting my own bangs, so styling them can be done in say 10 minutes with a good pair of scissors. It doesn't help that I just obsessed over photos of celebrities with bangs I love. 

IF you have the tame and polite type of hair I sometimes wish I had (btw different types of hair should be given horoscopes as well) then I definitely think you should consider some funky bangs this winter season. 

December 4, 2011

MUST TRY: Some Saturday Nasimi Beaching

Last Saturday I was really shocked/happy/scared to jinx it/excited that that I could spend a very relaxing day at Atlantis, Nasimi Beach on bean bags or lounge chairs for free! It's a sweet deal, especially since they offer the towels and ice lollies to cool you down (not that you'd need them in this perfect weather). 

With good music, yummy food a menu away, and a sleaze free atmosphere, it's definitely something to check out. As much as I miss the snowflakes, I'm pretty ecstatic about being able to top up on my tan in December (naturally).

Happy Monday! xx

Aflam Qaseera: "A Genie Called Gin"

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission started the production of the six winners of the Aflam Qaseera Production Fund selected for their short scripts, 5 - 12 minutes in length. Each of the six winners are granted 100,000 AED in production funds by the ADFC who will work closely with them during production. The first of the six was a short that I was in called "A Genie Called Gin".

The story follows a very unlucky Jeremy, who meets a genie.. called Gin, who grants him three wishes. My character, Lucy, is the reason he wishes to time travel - and you'll have to stay tuned to find out more!

Yeah.. that's my attempt at sparking your interest :)

The cast and crew were great to work with, I'm only looking forward to bigger projects with them.

Check out a short clip behind the scenes on set by the ADFC. I had no clue what I was saying...

UAE's 40th Anniversary & Kate Nash in Dubai!

Among the many celebrations for the UAE's 40th anniversary, was Kate Nash's concert at the amphitheater in Madinat Jumeirah. You couldn't help but feel proud to be in the UAE during this time because of all the patriotic energy around. Between the flags, red green and white lights, face paint, silly string and more, it was fun to be in the midst of it!

Kate Nash's performance was the perfect way to spend an evening with good music in a relaxed atmosphere with great weather. I always love going to Madinat Jumeirah, except my favorite time is around the film festival in December because all the Christmas decorations are up and it's just a festive area to be walking around. The tree is still not up, but there was still a happy and light energy around. We sat on pillows not too close to the stage and then decided to get up close and personal for a couple songs. It felt great that it wasn't a packed concert with people stepping on your feet and screaming into your ears. Here are some photos:

She was even wearing the colors of the UAE flag, totes cute.

I hope you had a great weekend and wish you a happy Sunday! xx