I’ve been back from holiday for over a week and I have not recovered fully. This feels like it did last year, but I will try and not make the same mistake of not uploading the photos I took of our holiday. This means I have two years worth of Christmas and New Year photos to edit and upload, hopefully before next Christmas!
In the meantime, here are some of the last few photos I took in Dubai before we left for our holiday. We visited the Ripe Market finally, and on a very busy day too as the Beat The Diabetes Walk was happening that day. I only bought manuka honey this time around, but I did join the open air yoga session and a bit of the acro yoga, which I loved so I must attend again soon.
A few days before we left, I had the priviledge of visiting the studio of one of the most vibrant personalities I have ever met in Dubai: Maria Iqbal. yes, that’s the one! Popart diva extraordinaire, Maria. We met briefly during a Sewcial Thursday event at reMADE DXB about a year ago and have kept in touch sort of on social media. I kept telling Maria that I would love the opportunity to phorograph her and her beautiful creations and finally she set up a meeting. Here is a peek at her Al Quoz studio – a haven for anyone who adores handmade art.
I had a wonderful time at Maria’s studio, taking photos of her work and browsing through the fabulousness of it all. As a thank you, Maria gave me this one-of-a-kind Minion satchel! It’s all mine! Thank you, Maria, mwah!