Win Your Spring Wardrobe Worth KD 400 with River Island!

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To celebrate the launch of their fantastic new spring collection, River Island is giving 3 lucky customers the chance to win their spring wardrobe valued at KD 400!! What more could you ask for?

Just spend KD 40 in River Island and enter your details into the prize draw for your chance to win. There are even 5 runner up prizes of KD 40 gift cards too, so what are you waiting for? The offer starts on Feb 21 and ends on March 20, so don’t miss out – head down to your nearest River Island store now.

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Chanel To Present It’s ’14-’15 Cruise Collection In Dubai

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Since 2000, CHANEL’s collections have been travelling around the world – from Paris to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Venice, Saint Tropez, Cap d’Antibes, Versailles and Singapore – and the French House will unveil its next Cruise collection in Dubai. A futuristic megalopolis of the 21st century, the ever-developing Emirate of Dubai is a crossroads of civilisations between Europe and Asia. This dynamic and multicultural city that inspires travel and evokes the spirit of Cruise is also the perfect setting for the show that will be held on May 13th 2014 in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld.

More of Splash 2014 Calendar

Following my previous post on Splash 2014 Calendar behind the scenes, here’s some more images from the anticipated calender. Looks super creative! Concept & photography by Tejal Patni, and styled by Furne Amato. Check it out.

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Furla Pop Up Store With Bryan Boy

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Continuing the successful trend of Furla’s Candy Pop Up Stores opening all over the world, the exclusive concept pop up space has now arrived to the United Arab Emirates in the Dubai Mall. The Candy Pop Up Store will display the Spring/Summer 2014 collection and a limited edition of the iconic bag in four exclusive color variations during the Dubai Shopping Festival, from January 2nd to January 11th. Customers who buy a Furla product will receive an exclusive customized charm free of charge, and between 1 and 2 o’clock in the afternoon on January 2nd and 3rd, visitors to the Pop Up Store will receive a free USB key shaped like a Candy Bag: a true collector’s item.

There will also be plenty of thrills for fashionistas and it-girls who love street-style: on January 10th and 11th, famous blogger Bryan Boy will act as an exclusive Furla personal shopper. Bryan will lend his style advice to Candy Pop Up store customers, assisting them to choose the perfect Furla bag of the season.

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Corinthia Hotel London Introduces the Ultimate ‘City to Country’ Experience

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A stay at the five-star Corinthia Hotel London already offers an unrivalled experience in the heart of the British capital, and now guests can combine the ultimate city experience with an exclusive day-trip to a historic estate in the English countryside, all while staying at one luxurious London address. The five-star hotel has just launched day trips to The Petworth Estate in West Sussex – a historic late 17th Century mansion which houses an important collection of paintings and sculptures.

Overnight guests at Corinthia Hotel London can be transported by helicopter (in minutes) or by Range Rover (in 1 hour 15 minutes) to the exclusive estate where they can experience a day living like lords and ladies of the manor. Activities on offer include game hunting, fly fishing and deer stalking (live or simulated depending on season and experience), and participants are fitted with everything from hearing protection to cartridges and guns. Non-hunting partners can enjoy a guided tour of the ancestral 17th Century home Petworth House, which has the largest private collection of Turner paintings, horse and carriage tour through the grounds and a look around at the plethora of local antique shops.

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The day-trips offer a unique experience for GCC guests travelling to London; one that enables visitors to swap views of the London Eye and River Thames, thanks to the hotel’s idyllic city-centre location and close proximity to popular tourist and shopping sites, with a historic English country escape for a day. Guests can focus on a particular sport such as fishing, game hunting or deer stalking on the day, or Corinthia can tailor-make a day’s package including a combination or only focusing on simulated sports, depending on preferences.

Packages for the Petworth Estate experience start from $5,900 including two nights’ stay at Corinthia Hotel London. For more information on Corinthia Hotel London visit their website, corinthia.com.

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Como Hotels and Resorts Launch an Exclusive Luxury Week in Bhutan

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COMO Hotels and Resorts, which owns the Bhutanese lodges Uma by COMO, Paro and Punakha, Bhutan, has launched an exclusive seven-night adventure with flights to and from the Kingdom via private jet. The ‘Luxury Himalayan Escape’ is being offered in partnership with global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn – the only private charter broker with permission to fly in and out of Bhutan. As a result the package is the only of its kind. Chapman Freeborn is recognised worldwide as the leading provider of private air charter and is loved by VIPs for its attentive service and complete discretion.

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The all-inclusive, seven-night experience begins with arrival to Bhutan’s Paro airport via private jet. Depending on the departure point, guests are able to charter anything from a Cessna Citation light jet to a long range Gulfstream G450. The aircrafts are available with VIP configuration, the larger varieties offering luxurious bedroom and dining areas as well as cutting-edge in-flight entertainment.

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A travel cost for two in a mid-size jet chartered by Chapman Freeborn from Abu Dhabi, costs from USD 94,000 and from Dubai is USD 92,000. The cost is inclusive of the Luxury Himalayan Escape in a Como Villa for double occupancy.

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After a fast-track priority check-in, guests will spend four nights at Como’s Uma Paro lodge in the Paro Valley followed by three nights at Uma Punakha, further north in the Punakha Valley. Both properties feature breathtaking mountainside locations, interiors filled with Bhutanese artisanship and Como Shambhala Retreats for massages and other wellness treatments.

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The trip features full-board accommodation at both lodges as well as six-and-a-half days of privately guided hiking and day excursions to cultural landmarks such as the Punakha Dzong and the capital, Thimphu. All excursions will be accompanied by professional English-speaking Bhutanese guides and a personal butler at both hotels. Whitewater rafting on the Mo Chu river, a private conversation about Buddhism with local monks, and traditional Bhutanese welcome gifts and dances are also included, as well as a COMO Shambhala Massage and a Bhutanese hot stone bath for two. Guests can enjoy private yoga with a COMO Shambhala expert, and on their last night, a romantic fire-lit, four-course dinner for two with Champagne in the courtyard at Uma Paro.

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For more information and booking, please visit the following website, here, or contact:
e-mail: paxdxb@chapman-freeborn.com
telephone : +971 (0)4 206 7300

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Splash Forever More AW’13 Fashion Show Live Stream on @thesidetalk

Watch Splash Forever More AW’13 fashion show live here on my blog. The show will take place on Friday, 27th, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 10:30 pm at Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Enjoy!

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De Vous AW13: Timeless Tale Collection

De Vous, the Abu-Dhabi based house of fashion where imagination turns into glamour. The collection represents fashionable women with a unique look. For more information, follow them on instagram: Devous, or contact them on +971-566-147-170.

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