Oct 9, 2009

peek-a-bride


no more fittings in newyork. no more rendez vous avec cyril and no more counting carbs..im officially in COUNTDOWN mode, which means raking up the points on my sensasia spa VPP (very pampered princess) card..munching on figs and almond croissants at baker and spice and blasting the tunes of electric feel music while distributing my cards to loved ones..



& i am "kind of" on twitter... http://twitter.com/nawaary humor the techno blonde =)

missing you lots x

also file under: is it real now??


Jul 2, 2009

Define: Sassy

a fabulous line of watches designed by Crispin Jones of London..


"This is the most accurate wristwatch you can buy - the hour hand reads "remember", the minute hand "you will die".

The dial and rim of the glass are mirrored, so the wearer is reflected in the watch face (so there is no ambiguity about who the message is aimed at!)

The Accurate is a link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object designed to remind us that life is brief and that we should seize the moment while we are here."


slap on some awesomness


retro revival (in luving memory)





And the whole world has to answer right now,
 Just to tell you once again, 
Whos bad . . .

Il ritorno di Jackie by Gucci


the bag made famous by Jackie - O is back with a new interpretation

viva la messenger x

Jun 28, 2009

Bendel Babe to Blog..im sort of still kind of here..

bonjour lovelies, im not just blogging because of the rain. i think snickerdoodle crumbs cupcakes give me a high.. alors the sugar buzz tipped me to the love rather than hate relationship i have been having with blogging..in general.

so why the lapse? bb msnger has taken a toll on my lust for the written word and my friends share my most intimate and random thoughts at all times. my blog unfortunately has taken a back seat.

if anyone is still around let me indulge you with random mobile shots of life as it stands for yours truly x


lemme begin with a shout out to my friends on 53rd and 6th .. i seriously dont mind the long lines at midnight for DELISH chicken and rice - people let it be known here and beyond that i have had the platter! lol

VOGUE what?? NEWBEAUTY is like THE magazine to have. a beauty bible of all things fab - so what if i read cover to cover a gazillion times it just makes me that much cooler lol

ps. im a FUNCTIONALAB junkie & Luhving it.. join the clique ..im a 7 x

a moment to myself at bloomies (assesing the credit card damage) avec the infamous snickerdoodle cupcake

for my fabulous posse LULU and Huda =)

banoffe-ing @ charbonnel et walker sans sister. i miss you x


signing out with the view from my room, the upper west side and a whole lot of lush green C.park

love you lovelies. enjoy your summer x


May 6, 2009

FYI

The office (usa) is the most hillarious series....ever! I'm seriously hooked!! ;)
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May 5, 2009

Size 6 copper Ginas

To the girl who ended up getting them lbs el3afyh xx

The lowdown: Boutique 1 sale. moi et lulu shoe shopping and fluttering in temperly love.. I decide to put the copper pair aside while I try on THE fabulous top that matches..(Bainy w bainkom I didn't fancy the pair..its just the sale part that gets me all psycho) so we both get a knock on the fitting room door..another lady is not only eye-ing my ginas but desperatly pouting for them.. Suddenly they become the only thing I think about I become all defensive and juuuuust a teeeeeny weeeeny bit mad I tell the sales lady that they are mine!!!

Seconds later..
I glance at my reflection and think but maybe by giving them up "desperate woman" would have a fabulous highlight to her day..and thus inturn mine..

Ohooo!! Now I simply to give them up. I did and still do feel all the more better my soles shall sparkle in gina glamour any other day ;p

..more to the point.. Why does being possesive over an item oooooonly appears after we know that someone else has their eye on it ..? lol in the past I aaaaaaalways end up buying watever it is..cause if I can't make my mind up then it must be worth it if a lady is lingering (more like hovering) over the item longer than a few minutes waiting for me to decide.

----
So in the case of women and sales: Posession always clouds judgement on aaaaaanything that aaaanybody shows a remote bit of interest on.

Alors girls:

1. Believe in Karma
2. ACT indifferent and trust me u will own it..

Sweet kitsch cupcake dreams x
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May 4, 2009

Bon Soir lovelies x

ever since I "retired" (from my dream job mind u - long story..lesson learnt: fashion and stress should never go hand on hand) I vowed to never let a day go by without a highlight.. I want to look back and think everyday was well spent..no regrets avec delightful memories..I take pleasure in the most ordinary of things and share my highlights with my bb buddies.. It could be a delish scoop of icecream at midnight and just wen I'm craving a hagen daz affogado..or spending the day with lulu doing unbelivable BTA yoga lol (I shall not elaborate on how crazy it is) or just hanging out at the "shelter" ..perhaps indulging in a FAT Burger .le gasp!

In tonight's case..it was receiving a postcard from a highschool friend in Paris (awww)..I hate that the only postcard I ever sent was to my father a million years ago..next time I'm on a street side cafe and as cheeeesy as it might seem I will send a postcard avec a polaroid to the person I miss the most right then and there..and perhaps bring asmile to them late at night wen they have just come home to collapse on the sofa and watch rotana zaman..

Mais oui... la vie est plus belle quand on l'ecrit soi meme (life is best played without a script) x

Here's to having many sweet ..simple and memorable highlights.. :)
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May 2, 2009

Saturday

Is just like any other day..to reward my fabulosity in yoga my body demands a treat or two.
..Just so you know I'm hooked on kitsch's peanut butter cupcakes!! 3azab!

..So what makes this saturday different? Ummmmm Twalaht 3ala my blog!! I somehow got sidetracked to the more important things in life..the happenings the whereabouts (omg dubai is my most favorite concrete jungle there is always a new spa and hot spot to melt my heart) and kinda fazed out tech anything (ala dr. Lipman's SPENT - get a copy from amazon asap-- lipman speaks to ME) yes I'm spent? and on the way to recovery.

Ok I must admit I think I'm really blogging causei can't be bothered to change the batteries on my tv remote LOL je sais I'm baaaad.. But if I don't stop being lazy (and wait for the last chunk of hersheys to melt in mouth) I'll miss my nightly fix of 1950's b/w eygptian movies..a night sans souad hosni et al is utterly un-inspirational.

xx
Noora
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Apr 24, 2009

The closest I'll ever get to being published

Being qouted in BrownBook ;)

Grab ur copy ASAP and flip to page 125 :p
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Apr 12, 2009

Bahrain in a Heartbeat

A place I belong <3

..Next time..a rendez vous with my most fabulous bahraini counterparts. Asma.aysha.hussa.and noora.

Ps. No sharing aaaaany lilou deserts avec moi (especially not the creme brulee) :p
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Apr 3, 2009

Galler's chocolate waffle

Soooo gooood I couldn't sit still long enough to take a decent pic without biting into it first!!
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Mar 25, 2009

On hiatus

Won't be posting anytime soon.many reasons.one is mum wanting to share my blog with the world (cute mais not cool lol) two is that I'm just too busy I don't have the pleasure of randomly updating and I desperatley need a massage and cupcakes (brunette with pink sprinkles s.v.p) three ..I'd like to keep it to myself.

Be Safe. Fabulous and spf Protected.

Noora
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Mar 21, 2009

Define: Pleasure

Finding a treasure trove of all things kitsch.retro.and yummy..
Head to O concept for a refreshing take on "fabulosity" x
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Mar 19, 2009

Finally!!

My most favorite magazine ever hits dubai stands.. No more beging londoners to grab me a copy.

In other news: my current and everlasting obsession is making me stay up super late and buying an entirely new wardrobe.. Merci for my new look and outlook on life..souad ;)

Also.. I need ur help dear readers ..my tennis instructor has retired just as I was about to turn pro haha ..does anyone know a really good female tennis coach to pursue my killer backhand and fabulous looks on the courts s.v.p.? X

Finalement, a quick hello to "no name needed" luv u ya qoomar ;) lol
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Mar 17, 2009

Senteurs de Fée - fragrances from the fairies



i adore apothecaries and have shared some of my favorites from around the world during my live journal days. and its been a while since ive divulged a secret hotspot of mine.

so if in paris do drop by and say hello to the fairies of 10 rue de Sévigné.

my ultimate favorite of all parisian gifts would have to be the pure rose nectar (a distillation of Bulgaria's purest and most precious roses that offers 100% natural regeneration)

a treat for your skin staright from the fairies ;)

Mar 13, 2009

the perfect mother's day gift



Van Cleef & Arpels Décolleté watch



I have an irresistible urge to undo the delicate knot with a simple pull on the sparkling ribbon <3>

Boucheron Immortalizes Ladurée Macaroons

(from this year's collection Gaiete Parisienne (Parisian Joy) - Gourmandise)



My Name is Noora and i have an insatiable appetite for Laduree Macaroons ;)

ps. retro-nista ca cest pour toi ..your last post was eye candy alas indulging in bling might be detrimental to the wallet yes but not the waistline! x

Mar 11, 2009

marcaholic

i changed my blog's title..for now
clearly i dont see our marriage happening any time soon.

yes marc i hereby set you free !! lol

Mar 10, 2009

Sabah el Sprinklez cupcake lovelies

I was up late last night watching roman holiday ..I don't know if uve watched it but I luuuv it! Anyways at one point audrey has her hair "all off" in a fabulous pixie cut with curls..tres mignion it was exhilirating to watch and the last time I had an all off moment was on my birthday in paris @ claude maxims I luuuuuved the style a depiction of the runway look du jour said viky it was like I walked straight out of a japanese anmation set <3
anyways the fabulosity of my cut and style has worn off and audrey made me jealous so here I am half asleep waiting for my coffee at the salon..let's see what my stylist comes up with we have the not too short mama rule and my something sooooo different demand as guidelines .. I'm soooo sleepy at this point let's hope its not something I regret lol x
Ps. Thank u so so so much for all ur help and oppinions on my last post ill keep u updated with wat I do..I'm bad at replying to comments because I check my blog via my phone but I do read them all and as always I truly enjoy getting them..

Sending my makeover madness and love vibes ur way x
Miss chaterbox
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Mar 8, 2009

Hate is a strong word

If only I could find an even stronger one to sum up all that I feel for my BB bold.

Enough freezing.crashing.uncaught errors already!!

And now I'm starting to question the entire notion of being connected 24/7 .. Is there such thing as being too connected? I'm literally alwaysglued to my phone the browser..my emails ..msnger (wats up with strangers sharing their pins) I share everything with my bb budies and wudhate to have strangers lurking on my list!!

I'm leaning towards the new prada LG its soooo sleek.. Or get back into the BB bandwagon..maybe back to a curve the latest one javallin I think ismh??

If u have any thoughts on my phone dilema do share.

Bosa x
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Be mine


The crazy Karl Lagerfeld bag that made everybody's head turn during the last Chanel fashion show is now exclusively available at colette <3

so what do you give somone who has everything?

a dash of surrealism !!

i love this quirky ruby Lips pin by Salvador Dali ( a reproduction of his original 1949 design) to add a hint of fabulous fun to any outfit..

available at the Los Angeles County museum of art

the big 5-0




there was a fabulous barbie turns 50 exhibit @ bloomies in newyork which i loved ...but nothing compares to colette's collaboration!

check out all the fabulous limited edition items to celebrate the occasion in true colette humor <3

& if you happen to be in paris see Barbie @ colette from march 9-28 x

Sandibe Safari lodge, Botswana


i inherited the travel bug from my grandfather and have been privileged in racking up all those air miles lol

i have a notebook made up of scribbles on tissue papers and napkins and hotel paper of all the places id like to see.. and maybe ill share all of them with you someday.

i dream of going on a safari in africa. i want to see the masai mara tribes in Kenya and inhabit a cottage with an open air shower in Botswana..

my choice: the sandibe safari lodge for fabulous savage sophistication! x

Mar 6, 2009

a shout out to omaya

My mummy is the cutest she's a fan of my blog and like reads it religiously (omy marc is marc jacobs btw lol) anyways today she wanted me to create her a blogger account so she can comment! Stop with the Coolness already a7bch wayed lol a virtual cupcake to u 7ub 7ayaty BOSA :)
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Define: Cute

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It just kicked in..my love for this city

Balthazar in Soho and Pastis in the meatpacking district aside nothing compares to friday mornings right here in dubai (ps. Cafe nerO is now open in dubai mall yay!)
NewYork u can have my heart anyother day ..but I'd much rather be in dubai on fridays to spend the wee hours of the day with the people I love the most x
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Graffiti Satwa Style lol

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Mar 4, 2009

The feeling I hate the most

is being jetlagged ugh in an attempt to stay up this afternoon I watched two movies..went through my mail which btw I intend on replying to..sorry u guyz for the delay anways so i got my hugest pair of linda farrow shades a takeaway chino (me and my nails neednt see the world any time soon) and decided to drive aimlessly until my dinner rendezvous with the girls half an hour into my plan and I'm heading back home its bad enough that I have horrid jetlag must I endure dubai's traffic with one eye shut too ugh ..what's up with like the sudden invason of radar speed limit cameras every other mile!
also might as well get everything out I HATE drivers that honk behind me the minute a traffic light turns green wats ur problem my heart can't handle ur silliness its like they live to honk the second the light switches ya3ny ofcourse I'm gona move I don't need ur stupid scary loud honky reminders at every traffic light!
Ok I should focus on the road. Tune down the grumpiness and raise the volume of my french jazz music.. I'm back home afterall et c'est maqnifique?

Ps. Faten and someone else got it right the celeb from the butterfly conservary was hugh jakman! :) x
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I'm back

& just in time!!
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Mar 2, 2009

1.55am

Scary snowstorm+Hot cocoa+Firefox (ps. Check out gwen's webbie goop.com)

T9b7on 3ala khair x
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bon soir lovelies

Meet the bendel babes..

From right: red head huda who's always in a rush. Eats everything sans sauce and can live on fresh orange juice and margaretta pizzas only. She also makes a weird sound wen she's sleepy or has a headache.

In the centre is urs truly. Noora. She is overly obsessed with ribbons (alas the blue bow in her hair) finds extraordinary pleasure in the most ordinary of things and a super frothy chino makes her day. also was just surrounded by many pretty butterflies. Euphoric!

To the left is Alya..she is outspoken yet super mellow. Always laidback and tres chic. she usually splurges on the most coveted item du jour

Together we form the bendel brigade x
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