Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Friday & Weekend

Have a great weekend, see you on Monday!
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Friday, October 19, 2012

'Tis The Season...

...for pumpkin pie. Yum! Theres nothing better in this season than savoring a slice of pumpkin pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream...or two! Oh, and don't forget the whipped cream! I always fall back onto Libby's traditional and classic pumpkin pie recipe. It couldn't be easier to make at home, and results are perfect every time.

• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
• 2 large eggs
• 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
• 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
• 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell

Whipped cream (optional)

(preheat oven to 425˚F)
Sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk

Into pie shell.

 In preheated 425°F. oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

Last step... Enjoy!

Do you love pumpkin pie?
If not, what's your favorite seasonal desert? 
Leave your comments below

Thursday, October 11, 2012

DollHouse Dubai Opening!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-­‐ October 7rd, 2012. The Dollhouse, “Your House of Glamour” and one of Dubai’s newest, most glamorous full-­‐ service beauty salons has just officially opened doors in The Dubai Ladies Club in Jumeirah! Founded by Iraqi/American business woman and socialite Mona Kattan and Abu Dhabi entrepreneur and founder of Eventra Events Basma Al Fahim, this beauty-­‐obsessed powerhouse has it’s aim to set salon standards in Dubai to a new level—one that can be globally recognized.

Nick-­‐named as every “Glamourati’s favorite new hot-­‐spot”, The Dollhouse has already taken a lead in becoming a preferred salon by some of Dubai’s biggest socialites and industry influencers. The Dollhouse provides one of the most advance specializations in Nail Art by sporting the largest Caviar Bar in Dubai, Velvet Nails, MinX, and a wide array of Swarovski crystals and embellishments.

Basma and Mona

My favorite part...the purple walls.. Totally better than some of aesthetically boring salons out there! - ferwa

“I really wanted women to walk into a space and feel more glamorous just by entering,” Kattan says about her extremely lavish detail and purple and pink color-­‐scheme. With eccentric style and decadent chandeliers, the salon has been dubbed “the most beautiful salon in Dubai”. Covering all your needs in beauty with a premiere beauty section, perfect for purchasing an extensive amount of products, and a library of beauty books that cover everything from celebrity beauty secrets to makeup artist rules of the trade, the Dollhouse Dubai has truly found it’s way of to the heart of women in the UAE

lthough the salon specializes in one-­‐of-­‐a-­‐kind nail art and luxury hair treatments and extensions, they provide a wide range of services including eyelash extensions, massage, facials, luxury Italian spray tanning, hair styling and up-­‐dos, and hair removal. “We really want to create a new experience for women when they enter, one they haven’t experienced before, our aim is for every client to look and feel glamorous and indulge with a truly memorable and personal experience” says Al Fahim, “we aim to set salon standards higher in the UAE and we will”.

The Dollhouse is one of Dubai’s newest full-­‐service beauty salons located in The Dubai Ladies Club on Jumeirah Beach Road founded by Mona Kattan and Basma Al Fahim. For more information please visit there website and social media pages: www.TheDollhouseDubai.comFacebook: Twitter: Instagram:

Some of the yummy bites served to guests at the exclusive opening

The guests enjoying the party:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

What Do You Like Best About Fall?

What do you love best about fall?

below are some of my favorites!

Hot Chocolate!
Theres something about the decadent warmthness (I just made up that word!) of this drink! In the cold gloomy weather, this is one cup of happiness!

I am really interested to try all the different ones around NYC. I'm going to research what are the greatest spots for authentic and unique hot cocoa in the city and try em out to the best of my ability!

Do you guys have any recommendations? Leave em in the comments! 

Fall Fashion
The warm, thick knits, cozy sweaters and scarves, jewel tones, neutral tones. All of it!
Both men and women's. Love it!

Lighting Candles
Well, not that any other season stops me from doing so, but it's even better as the cold weather starts creeping in, and warmth helps! (Not always the best idea in summer, especially in Dubai's heat!)

Warm Confections
Biting onto a fresh donut, fresh muffin, or any warm baked good just brings a smile to my face - all year round of course - but just the same as the candles, not the best idea in summer - but in fall...oh yes!

TV Show return/begin
This time of year, all your favorite TV shows return and new ones premiere, which is great after a whole two months of waiting to find out what happens next! ;)

The Best of All!
I can't wait to check out Central Park this fall as the leaves' colors start changing!
I bet it's one of the most beautiful thing nature has to offer! Especially considering I've never seen any ever! I am excited!

So tell me what are your favorite things about fall?
Any of them above ? (I'm sure we share some Fall Favorites!)

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TV watching photo via
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