hello 2016. last night was quietly spent with my family at home as we gathered by the tree eating dinner while we waited for the new year fireworks on television. obviously by now i am sure most of you have heard. one of my favourite hotels – the address downtown, went up in flames just before midnight. everyone was on full panic mode. i knew so many people who were in the area…a few photographer friends shooting (yes, i personally know that photographer who was stuck on the 48th floor – he is doing fine by the way and got out just in time) and a few people who were also celebrating within the vicinity of the hotel. it was not the best when it came to ending the year and welcoming a new one. twitter went crazy and although there are two very different opinions on the matter (dubai authorities made a choice to continue the fireworks even if the hotel itself was just next to the venue), my only concern is for those who got affected by the fire – those who lost their homes, those who were injured and the damage it caused in one of the most beautiful areas i happen to love.

let new adventures begin…

anyways, it is a brand new year. and we all get to rise up again and look forward to a bigger and brighter future. here is to an amazing 2016 – and to all my wonderful readers, thank you again for being a part of my 2015.

oh! and to kick start my 2016, i am the featured guest blogger for the month at BLOG and THE CITY. excitement overload to share more outfits, more adventures of dubai and more amazing photos!![/column]

BANANA REPUBLIC knit | ZARA pants | BENETTON boots | HENRI BENDEL bag | MICHAEL KORS sunglasses 

photography by tinayums


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