Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Zara Outfit

"Doesn't she own any other bag?"

Is probably what came out of your mouth when you saw the photos for this post. I'm always swinging this leopard print bag around somewhere because:

A) It's leopard print - duh!


B) I just bloody love it.

Onto the specifics:

OOTD Fashion, Street Style, Life in Excess Blog

Monday, 2 May 2016

Life Through A Lens 2016 #4

The end of April marks the end of a peaceful Abu Dhabi for us as over the next few months, Scott and I will be opening our doors to a steady stream of family and friends. 

I'm both excited and apprehensive - I don't need sleep, right?

Scott's sister and her friend join us mid May for a few days before they jet off to Australia for work and shortly after, my dad and brother arrive for 10 days. If anyone wants to send me a large bottle of gin to sample, now would be the time!

So, let's have a look at what happened in April. 

I managed to sneak in a yummy dinner at Hakkasan with Lindsey from Arabian Notes. If you don't follow her already, you must. As well as being bloody lovely, she knows just about everything you need to know about living in the sandpit. 

Scott and I also had friends over from Dubai to visit. We'd planned to try out the beachy brunch on Nurai Island but the weather had other ideas and so we ended up at an indoor brunch instead. Scott only managed to fall asleep twice before the evening was done which isn't bad, going by his standards.

You can take the man out of Scotland...

I managed to rope my hubby into taking outfit shots for the first time this month - of which you can see the results here. Considering he's such a camera noob, I think he did a great job. We also met up with my cousin this month as he was flown over to Abu Dhabi on a last minute business trip. My favourite place to take our guests is the Rosewood Hotel as they serve the best shisha in town - so we headed to Dai Pai Dong for chinese food before making our way onto the Smoke terrace.
Anway, enough waffling from me. I shall leave you with a snapshot roundup of the month. Let me know what you got up to in April or if you have any exciting plans for May. 

Without further ado...

Life in Excess - Life Through A Lens April


Friday, 29 April 2016

April Favourites

April was a good beauty month. I fell hard for several products and become borderline obsessed with others. All in all, a roaring success.

Here's what made the cut:

April Favourites 2016 - Life in Excess Blog

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Abu Dhabi Eats - Koi Japanese Restaurant

Living in Abu Dhabi, you're spoilt for choice with excellent eateries and 'five star' restaurants on every corner. When Scott and I decided to head out for an improptu dinner date last Friday evening, we thought we would try the hot off the heels from L.A. and highly commended  Koi  Japanese Restaurant situated in The Collection on Saadiyat Island. 

Abu Dhabi Koi Restaurant Review

Monday, 25 April 2016

Existential Blogging Crisis

Back in the early days of blogging I was a dedicated 'bed time' writer. I'd waffle into the notes section of my iPhone until the early hours and somehow come up with publishable content.

Since the world of blogging has shifted and everything seems to be a bit more serious these days, my late night writing sessions have subsided, but here I am trying to resurrect a bit of the old me. Because me, avec granny pants and heavy-duty poly-filler wrinkle cream is just the exciting visual that this blog has been lacking lately.

Life in Excess Blog - Existential Blogging Crisis
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