20 October 2014

Weekend sunning, shopping, scoffing!

After Thursdays post, it seems as though I truly did have bags, bags, bags on my mind! When hubs got home from work we popped to the mall to get some milk and a little window shop too!

I noticed Parfois had a sale on and I always love having a look at their gorgeous bags and accessories. Also, noticing the 25%-75% off sale posters in the window, I had to have a look.

Many gorgeous new season bags in and even though reasonably priced, I had to step away, even though I was majorly lusting over them.

I browsed through the sale shelves oohing and ahhing and picking up various bags and hubby looking bored saying 'you have ones like that already'!

Then, then I came across this gorgeous canvas type bag. I'm guessing it's more aimed at being a 'beach bag', but I personally think it's too nice to be chucked on the beach, get covered in sand and risk having sun lotion spilled on it! I couldn't believe the price, 49aed! (approx £8, €10, $13) Fan-bloody-tastic! Sold!



After a lazy Friday morning chilling on the beach and floating in the sea we headed into Dubai, this time to Mirdif City Centre. MCC is actually our favourite mall in Dubai. It hasn't got any of the big fancy 'tourist' attractions, but it has an amazing amount of shops and restaurants. 

It is a fairly big mall, but completely 'do-able' in a few hours (well, depends how much shopping you do, hehe). Seeing soo many good things I wanted and completely lusting over a gorgeous black, sheer, skull blouse (find it here) and black lace-up ankle boots (find them here) and a bunch of casual tee's in Aeropostle, I managed to pull myself away and hubs and I went to find ourselves a late lunch. 

Realising, we still have practically a whole Entertainer book full of vouchers, (seriously, does anyone really make their way through a whole book!) anyway, we thought we best let that guide us for lunch! We went for Mexican. Rosa Mexicano in fact. 

We had never been there before, so perfect for a 'voucher meal'. We both went for the Fajita mix. Chicken, Beef & Prawn. After munching on the complementary nacho chips and dip, we were so pleasantly surprised when our meal was presented to us. 

The meat was sizzling and our table full of food. Not only did we have the meat with onions and peppers, sour cream, guacamole and cheese. We both had a very generous portion of rice and re-fried beans too. Seriously, OMG certainly sprung to mind.


I had noticed on the menu that mains are served with rice and beans, but for some reason I didn't expect them to come with the fajita dish. 

Well, our mouths were instantly watering and seriously couldn't wait to tuck in. Hence why I only got one poor picture of our feast! The meat was tender and sooo tasty. I am absolutely in love with the rice, had a slight spice to it and well, I love re-fried beans, so they were a hit too! 

We were stuffed and so much was still left! ( I think we should of skipped the cheeky coffee & cheesecake when we first arrived at the mall, well the cheesecake was vouchable!). I highly recommend Rosa Mexicano. 

The staff were all friendly, the restaurant was clean and comfortable and I think you can guess, we will definitely be returning and having the fajita mix again!!!


With our bellies well and truly full, we peeled ourselves away and headed back to the car. The sun was setting in the distance and really lit up the Dubai skyline. I managed to quickly snap a picture on my phone, but it really doesn't give the view justice.


So off we went in search of a furniture shop we had found online called Heritage Touch. The furniture we have in our lounge at the mo is from John Lewis in the UK, the Maharani range.

We were after some similar bits and were excited that Heritage Touch looked like they had the same pieces in their store. Arriving at their warehouse, directly behind the Gold and Diamond Park.

Which is what it said on the website, but knowing Dubai and directions, I was very surprised that it was actually, directly behind the Gold and Diamond Park lol!

OMG! It was like an Aladdin's cave! The shop went on and on. So much gorgeous solid wood furniture. Some at very reasonable prices, some not. We did find a cabinet which was a pretty damn good match to what we have, but they wouldn't budge on the price (so it really was the final price then!)

We ummed and ahhed for ages, but when we added the delivery cost to it and the cost to ship it to Europe, it wouldn't actually of been that much of a bargain. If this was our forever home we wood, boom boom (haha, sorry!) have snapped up quite a few bits!





After a lovely lay-in on Saturday, you guessed it, we headed back of down the beach. It was so relaxing, as it was fairly quiet and there was a slight breeze too. Perfect.


Heather x x

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