Postcards from Puerto Vallarta

Postcards from Puerto Vallarta

Mexico was such an exciting and last minute trip with Jenai over Christmas, and has always been on my list of places to visit, tacos anyone? It was only when I boarded my flight however, that I realised I had actually been to Mexico before, (you’ll understand why it so easily slipped my mind in a second). This was way back when I was aboard the epic Rihanna 777 Tour and after flying to LA, Mexico City was our first stop. It was only for a few hours and I didn’t even get to see it in daylight, so there, a little easy to slip the mind, right? Especially with six other cities that followed very quickly after that.

Last year was a crazy time for me, travelling had never been more evident in my schedule and I loved every second, but it was extra special being able to close the year with Mexico. This trip was all about spending time relaxing on the beach, sunning myself on the rooftop pool or exploring the town for some authentic tacos. I became almost obsessed with just walking around, catching the sunset along the coast and spending all my money on fresh fruit and coconuts.

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From top to bottom, wearing:

K Blu Swim kaftan | Free People kaftan | Seafolly hat | Seafolly cover up & bikini

Charlotte Olympia Taco clutch | Russell & Bromley backpack (similar here) | ASOS dress.

Sun Down

Sun Down

My trip to Mexico last month already feels like a lifetime ago. Jenai and I had so much fun just lounging on the beautiful beach of Puerto Vallerta pretty much all day, every day and the sunset provided the most magical moments.

I just had to take advantage of this gorgeous moment with a short horse ride along the shore. I have so many other pictures from my trip I want to share with you all, and speaking of vacations. Natalya and I are heading somewhere special tomorrow with our beautiful mum for an all girl, mother-daughter experience and we’re so excited about sharing the next five days, so make sure you keep an eye on our Instagrams.

 

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Dress: Free People (similar here) | Clutch: Charlotte Olympia

Ripe Market

Ripe Market

I took Reem to Ripe Market this past Friday for the first time. Friday’s in Dubai pretty much guarantee that everyone is there, or at least that’s what the 45 minute endless circles in the car park indicate, but the wait is oh so worth it. The array of homemade, up-and-coming and even some well established food stands and fresh produce will leave you spoiled for choice, but my Lebanese roots always take me straight to Ka’ak Al Manara for some good old authentic Ka’ak (a traditional Lebanese bread). It’s seriously becoming something of a Friday ritual, I like to have mine filled with cheese and spicy sauce, but next time I might satisfy my sweet tooth instead.

I love being at Ripe Market on Friday mornings, it’s so different to everything else that Dubai offers, and leaves the side of me which misses my weekly strolls through Columbia Road or Borough Market with Reem on a chilly Sunday afternoon, satisfied. If you head over there next week I’d recommend arriving as early as possible to avoid traffic (and a frantic mess in the car park), definitely try Ka’ak Al Manara and ‘splurge’ on a 10 dirham cup of fresh lemonade. It will keep you smiling until Sunday.

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Dress: Talulah Label | Jacket: The Fifth | Sneakers: Nike | Sunglasses: Zara (similar here)