Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Benefits of Dates...the ones you eat, not go on!

Since, here in Dubai, many people celebrate the month of Ramadhan, it only seemed natural for me to have a post related to it in some way. I meant to write this one for a long time, but before I knew it August blew away, as did Ramadhan!

Anyways, I wanted to write this post to explore the benefits of eating dates. Muslims who celebrate the month of Ramadhan fast from Sunrise to Sunset and at sunset, they break their fast, often, with dates. Reason: it has been recommended and is great for refilling the fibre and sugars that the body lacked during the rest of the day. 

Dates are high in natural fibre, as well as in potassium, iron, calcium, and many other important nutrients.

Health Benefits:

  • Date digest easily so they're good for quick supply of energy
  • One date a day is considered the minimum for a healthy balanced diet
  • Regular consumption of dates has been found to help in the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines
  • Being a laxative, it has been shown to be beneficial with suffering from constipation
  • It's tonic effect gives its medicinal properties/use, specially for cases of weak hearts, stamina, digestion & abdominal cancer, 
  • It's high Calcium content acts as a strengthener for bones, and general strength within the body

Monday, August 29, 2011

Baubles and Balloons

Let's start with our favorite, the above photo was found via  

This Lapis Lazuli Pendant is via Etsy

This bauble bracelet is via Oliphant

This beautiful bauble is also by Oliphant Jewelry

Balloon Photoshoot via Pinterest

Colorful Bauble Necklace via Pinterest

Bright Balloons via Pinterest

Christmas Baubles/ Baubles for Decor via realsimple.com

Balloon Wishes Photoshoot via Haute Design

Monochromatic Bauble Necklace via seewhomadeit.com

Beautfiful Buble Necklace with Embellishments via Elva Fields

Decorative Baubles via Space for Inspiration

Bohemian Bauble Necklace via Spool 72 

 Balloons via Pinterest

Black '&' Balloons via Pinterest

Vintage/French Balloon Photo via Pinterest

Daylight Balloons via Pinterest

Pretty Pink Balloons via Pinterest

Wedding Balloons via Style Me Pretty

Party Balloons via Sweet Stylings

Gorgeous Wedding Balloons Shoot via wedding.decoratrends.com

Hope you Enjoyed and were inspired!

Till Next Time....
À Bientôt!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lace & Vanilla Bracelets

Hi guys, Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Here are some of the Lace and Vanilla Bracelets' Pictures
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Figured I posted about working on them so I'd share some of the fall/winter 2011 collection

These are all inspired by my love for wrap bracelets. You can wear these on their own, or layer them up

The crystal charms add a touch of glam. Perfect for casual or dressy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Grapefruit Mint Cooler via Sips and Spoonfuls

This refreshing drink, via Sips and Spoonfuls is cooling and perfect for this time of the year. From the humidity, heat, and long summer days, this drink is perfect for a refreshing cool-down. If you're celebrating Ramadhan, then this drink is great to break your fast with as well. It's cooling and reloads your vitamin intake, sugars, reboots your energy and quenches your thirst

Try it out...you love it just as much as you'll love the blog's author's food photography (below):

Here's the recipe:

1 Grapefruit
1 Cup of Water
Sugar to taste (about just over 1/4 cup)
1 handful of mint leaves
Ice and extra mint leaves for garnish

Boil the sugar, water and mint leaves until the sugar has just dissolved. Sieve out the mint leaves if desired (which is what I did) for a more subtle mint taste. Juice the grapefruit and add the juice and the sugar mixture into a blender. Blend until just incorporated.  Cool in the freezer before serving with ice cubes and mint leaves.

- All images and Recipe via Sips and Spoonfuls

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Style Radar: Animal Instincts

This week's LVP Style Radar caught on to the Leopard/Cheetah trend that's been a color story of many Designer's websites, not to mention many store's window displays.

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1. Alexander McQueen
2. Top Shop
3. Forever 21
4. Top Shop
5. Mulberry
6. Rebecca Minkoff 
7. Yves Saint Laurent
8. Rebecca Taylor, via Net-a-porter.com
9. Brian Atwood
10. Equipment

Don't forget: This print can be a little overwhelming, and your look can get gaudy very fast!
Make sure you pair animal prints with lots of neutrals, especially black, whether its black leggings and/or a black tote, and/or a black top.  Remember not to have one to many animal print items on!

Hope you enjoy!
À Bientôt!

Monday, August 15, 2011



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