Monday, August 26, 2013

A Few Lovely Links: all things wild in Oman

 
AT WORK: I have been loving the new trend in office-decor of using antique tea trays to hold keyboards. I am also loving  this leopard print mouse pad from www.cafepress.com for 6.000 OMR. Omani women clash without care florals and leopard-print all the time. I guess the Gulf is getting to me....
FASHION:--- I have been in love with this pink leopard print Valentino dress for a long, long long long time. Which is why, it has sold out on net-a-porter and is no longer available. Sad that, since it was just so rock-and-roll for a conservative Omani village, and in moments of rebellion against backwards cultural norms, I am sure I would rock it. To my happiness, I have found a very similar fabric in Mutrah (and I intend to go and get it because I saw it before). I will get it tailored myself and pair it with white studded ballet flats from Zara, and a hot pink clutch from Max fashion that ALMOST almost looks like the rockstud version.


....Now, to get it cuffed or tiered with ruffles at the tailor, that IS a dilemna.
BEAUTY: DIY leopard print manicure guide from Oman's beauty blogger, Arwa http://arwasblogpage.blogspot.com/2012/10/eid-leopard-nails.html.
TRAVEL: Go on a safari, see leopards... in Oman. Being it is monsoon season now in Dhofar, one couldn't ask for a better time. See  http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2011/apr/09/oman-wildlifeholidays & http://www.mydestination.com/oman/travel-articles/72303/the-arabian-leopard-in-oman
READING: Lately I have been shopping Dar Al'Attaa (the Omani charity) for great children's books classics. My daughter is just starting to get interested in being read to, so it is time to stock up on a library. I recently got "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" and "Where the Wild Things Are" for JUST 400 BAIZAS! Also, all proceeds from your purchases go to charity. For more details see the original post on the event http://www.muscatmutterings.com/2013/08/book-sale-this-weekend.html.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Jungle, Bahja Hall, is hosting a family festival on September 6th 2013 from 11am-10 pm. Entry is free. There are games and prizes for kids, and henna painting for Moms.

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