It’s never just another day at the Emirates Woman HQ. This week I have been hanging out at the newly refurbished Ritz-Carlton Hotel, shooting main fashion with Tina Chang, played with solid gold Ray-Bans, met the amazing jeweller Anton Heunis at Harvey Nichols and ended the week at the Atlantis, The Palm’s ShuiQi Spa for a little ‘Ohm’ improvement.

New Rooms At The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, gave Emirates Woman a private tour of their new Dubai Royal Suite. It boasts a cinema, two bedrooms, a private study and a kitchen – essentially a decadent home away from home. All this plus a Jacuzzi and rain shower in the bathroom, as well as luxurious Asprey products, designer furnishings and golden marble, makes the hotel a wonderful Dubai retreat. For more information, visit here


On The Set Of The Main Fashion Shoot

A far cry from my fluffy robe at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Myself and my fashion crew were shooting around the industrial back drop of Al Quoz, at Cylingas HQ and 8th Street Studios.

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Re-arranging the Fendi with super-snapper Tina Chang, model of the moment Irena K and make-up artist Carolyn Gallyer.


Irena from Bareface is the modelling dare devil, rock climbing Al Quoz-style.


Fashion Assistant Carmel is still smiling even after packing up at least 30 outfits and 50 pairs of shoes. Fast fashion at it’s best!


Playing With Ray-Bans

My two new finds from Ray-Ban: the limited edition Ray-Ban solid gold aviator – a little extravagant? No, never – and the new online virtual mirror… You can try out every single pair without moving from your laptop. Visit ray-ban.com


At Harvey Nichols Meeting The Jeweller Anton Heunis

A quick hello with one of our favourite jewellery designers Anton Heunis, who shows me some of his beautiful S/S14 pieces with vintage stones that are on sale in Harvey Nichols now.


Testing The New Aromatherapy Associates Treatment

It’s finally the end of the week and I would like to finish where I started, in a robe and relaxing.


With assistance from our friends at the Atlantis, the Palm’s ShuiQi Spa along with the Aromatherapy Associates, I’m road tested the new massage – Inner Peace. This is the first oil they have developed in 20 years and Co-Founder & President of the brand, Geraldine Howard, told me: ” I created this oil at a time when i needed to find my own inner strength. I hope this will help others too.”

As soon as I hit the massage table, I inhaled the delicious aroma of clary sage, frankincense and cardamom and within minutes, I’m embarrassed to say, I was snoring and dribbling. My goodness, I needed that… For more information, visit here