• Creative spaces – FACT April 2018

    If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from the last 6 years of blogging in Bahrain, it’s that this little island is full to bursting with creativity. I guess it’s in the desert DNA – the […]

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  • Food, fabulous food! FACT March 2018

    What foods remind you most of your childhood? Most of my mealtime memories are typically Australian, apart from the delicious lasagna (Italian) my mother made, or the Friday night fish n’ chips (British) with steamed […]

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  • Al Shorooq Preschool and the Montessori Method

    ‘If you want something done well, do it yourself” is an adage that many of us subscribe to and Noora Albinkhalil, founder and director of Al Shorooq Preschool in Riffa, is no exception.* Al Shorooq […]

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  • Resolutions, anyone? FACT January 2018

    It’s that time of the year again sweet peas, when we ditch our bad habits of the past, and turn over a new leaf. Hmmm…maybe not. Did you know that only 8% of people stick […]

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  • RIVA rocks!

    Hold on for a moment please peeps – while I get on my high horse. I’ve been blogging in Bahrain (yes on an actual www.com blog) since June 2012. And since then, I’ve been to […]

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  • Starbucks Reserve = seriously good coffee

    If you like coffee, you’re going to LOVE this. Starbucks Reserve in The Avenues. This beautiful brand new outlet is the 3rd of its kind in the GCC, and boasts the 2nd Starbucks Reserve Tasting […]

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  • A guide to staycations – Bahrain Confidential Jul...

    Ooooh I do love a good staycation. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy an overseas jaunt as much as the next person, and am a firm believer that travelling can make you smarter, stronger and […]

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  • Divine details – Charles & Keith

    I popped into Charles & Keith at Bahrain City Centre last week to have a peek at their lovely new collection. The brand was founded in 1996 in Singapore by brothers Charles & Keith Wong […]

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  • Italy, you have my heart – FACT June ’17

    Italy has always had my heart. And my recent trip to the achingly beautiful Lake Como saw me leave just another little piece of it, right there. If you haven’t visited this glorious Mediterranean country […]

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  • Cookery class in Lake Como

    If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the lovely Lombardy region of Italy looking for something fabulous to do – this post’s for you. It’s all about breaking the rules and cooking from the […]

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    Beauty 102

    Whoever said there’s nothing going on in the mornings during summer here has obviously never been to any of Jennifer Perrin’s advanced make-up classes. Dewy-skinned and smokey-eyed Jennifer, who hails from L.A., has got it […]

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    Bella buffet

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    Just back from a pretty hectic study trip to London, but it was all worth it as I managed to squeeze in a few precious shopping hours while I was there. Harrods, Harvey Nicks, House […]

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    Animal crackers

    My Kenneth Jay Lane giraffe bracelet from Gilt arrived in the post yesterday – yey! He’s a real beaut. My very first piece of KJL jewellery, but definitely not my last. “Style has little to […]

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    Pink donuts and golden waffles

    Whenever I go back to Oz for a holiday, I spend most of my time at my sister’s place. She lives about 40 minutes from the city. The water supply for her house comes from rainwater collected in […]

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    Petit spa

    So listen up. It’s not just us big girls who enjoy spending all day swanning around in the spa. The little ladies of today’s generation z wanna get their glam on too, and now they […]

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    Spicing up the rack

    I was scrolling through my other favourite blog yesterday, and came across the post Why I don’t read beauty magazines. It’s worth a read. My take is slightly different though. I’ve stopped reading beauty magazines because of […]

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