MIRROR ON THE WALL….

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Most people who live in apartments are familiar with the struggle of trying to make a room look bigger either by removing furniture or constantly re-arranging furniture over the weekend. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well then a mirror or let’s say mirrors are your perfect solution and of course they involve least amount of investment.

I’ve always noticed people opt for the conventional rectangular mirror on the wall facing the dining table but why not instead choose a huge circular mirror or a series of three narrow rectangular mirrors. These help to expand walls, breaks up the reflection and looks more like art than a mirror. Make sure the mirror is clean and always reflects a clear image.

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BE BAR FOR YOUR DUBAI HEN DO AND AN EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR LITD READERS

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Last month I had the pleasure of helping organise a Dubai hen do for one of my best friends. As a long time resident, we were really keen to try and find something slightly unexpected for our hen. Thanks to the power of instagram I came across Be Bar in Jumeirah; a blow dry bar that we could exclusively hire out for the afternoon and all get treated to some pampering. The fact that we could exclusive hire Be Bar was truly the cherry on top as it meant that we could play our own music, bring in some snacks and just enjoy finishing getting ready for our evening together without having to quarrel over mirror space.

The ladies at Be Bar treated us all to a wonderful shampoo with head massage and after consulting each of us on our desired look, they worked their blow-dry magic.

They also offer all sorts of extras like manicures/pedicures and can style your hair into an awesome braid or elegant updo.

I would thoroughly recommend Be Bar as part of a Dubai hen do or indeed just for a blow dry experience.

The lovely ladies at Be Bar are offering AED50 off first time clients who mention Lace in the Desert when booking. Valid until August 31st 2016.

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CHERRY BLOSSOM IN JAPAN

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I think it is safe to say that this is a place on many people’s bucket list. There is something so unknown yet so fascinating with this island nation found in the Pacific Ocean. It truly is a country that has it all. High-rise-filled cities, imperial palaces, national parks, mountains and not to mention the thousands of shrines and temples nestled in-between. Personally, this country has been on my bucket list for a long time and more specifically the famous cherry blossom (sakura) season that happens every year between end of March and the beginning of April in most large cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. On my trip I visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe but for this feature, I found my luck in Tokyo where I found the most beautiful cherry blossoms of all the cities I visited.
So back to the Sakura – what an absolutely incredible experience it was. I had this picture taken for scale so you can truly understand just how impressive this experience was. Can you spot me?!

BAB AL SHAMS DESERT WEDDING | MELANIE & TIM

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It gives me the very greatest of pleasure to share with you this very special wedding, not only because it was filled with absolute joy but also because I was lucky enough to have worked closely with Melanie & Tim to style and execute their elegant desert vision. There is no doubt that Bab al Shams is a beautiful venue with its Arabian decor and views of the desert.

Melanie’s beautiful bespoke dress was made by Barbaranne from House of Moirai and her look was finished off with makeup by Jill Elizabeth and carefully chosen accessories; Melanie was the very essence of a bridal elegance.

The blessing was held in a private courtyard at Bab al Shams and afterwards the guests were invited for cocktails on the rooftop followed by a falconry display and camel rides – the perfect slice of the UAE for overseas guests.

Melanie and Tim wanted to introduce a touch of their English roots with the vintage plates and crockery from my inventory which we paired with antique silver candles and signs which I created. One of the most fun aspects for me was creating their tableplan; an upcycled palette, some DIY and lots of foliage and flowers went into that little (or not so little as it turns out) project. Reesha from Pret a Papier was on hand to create the stationery and name places which pulled together all the aspects perfectly.

Captured oh so beautifully by Natelee Cocks I suggest you grab a cuppa and watch the story of the day unfold…..
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BEAUTIFUL COPPER & GREEN INSPIRATION FROM JIVE EVENTS

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Today is a great day. Not only do we get to find out a little more about the ladies behind Jive Events but we also have the exclusive look at their latest styled shoot and it is b-e-a-u-tiful. Copper and green elements come together for a perfectly indulgent and distinctly modern affair. Fresh and contemporary with an industrial edge, what’s not to love about this set up?

So sit back, gaze at all the pretty and find out a little more about Katia and Zeina….

Tell us a little bit about yourselves… 

Jive Events is a Dubai based wedding and event planning agency.

The company was launched in 2014 and ever since we’ve been continuously working into growing the company and delivering dream like events for our clients.

Our main goal is to ensure our bride and groom enjoy a stress free planning process and have their wishes come true on their big day.

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