A relaxing Saturday by the pool

As the temperature continues to soar, it is increasingly hard to find things to do while avoiding the 45 degree heat! There are only so many malls you can visit and days you can spend hiding in your home with the air con turned up before cabin fever sets in!

So, we decided to get out and about and treat ourselves to a spot of lunch and pool access in The H Hotel on Saturday afternoon. There we spent the day indulging in barbequed steak and lobster and alternating between the pool and shade to keep cool.

Here are a few pics from the day.


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SAMSUNG CSCBbq lobster, tiger prawns and corn on the cob

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Essential poolside reading material

We had such a relaxing day, eating, swimming and catching up on celeb gossip! We promised ourselves we would do it again soon.

Emily xoxo


Bridal Shower

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Image credit Pinterest

Recently myself and a few friends decided to organise a hen party for a friend of ours who is getting married this July. I was so excited at the thought of picking a theme, decorating and creating a menu so I couldn’t wait to get started!

We decided to to hold a drinks and canapes party and then go to a champagne brunch the following day in Al Qasr hotel in the Madinat, Jumeirah.

We didn’t have much time so first thing first, I went online and had a good look at pinterest to get some inspiration for the colour scheme for our drinks party. We settled on yellow, cream and gold.

We took a trip to the Party Centre in Al Garhoud to pick up a few decorations and balloons. This place is amazing with decorations for every occasion so we had a ball running around choosing props and decorations.

We picked up some yellow puff balls, cream and gold bunting, vanilla cream helium balloons, gold table confetti, and engagement ring charms.

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We decided to keep the food simple, so we prepared a selection of canapes and finger food. We made Bruschetta, baked baby potatoes with creme fraiche and chives, smoked salmon and brown bread, hummous, brie and crackers, mixed salad,  and a caprese salad. They all went down a treat!


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The night was a great success and I am already looking for the next event to organise! I thoroughly enjoyed browsing themes, shopping for props and preparing the canapes. I hope our friend enjoyed it as much as we did!

Emily xoxox

Met Gala 2014

May 5th saw actors, designers and musicians alike don their ball gowns and tuxedos for the annual Met Gala ball held in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Insitute. The event’s chair, Vogue Editor Anna Wintour announced the theme of “White Tie and decorations” with the men being asked to wear white ties and tails and women requested to wear their most glamorous gowns.

There were so many gorgeous gowns that it was extremely difficult to narrow down but here are a few of my favourite red carpet looks!

Photo credit Vogue.com.


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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds in Gucci

Image Rhianna in Stella McCartney


   Cara Delavigne in Stella McCartney


David and Victoria Beckham in Ralph Lauren and Victoria Beckham


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Kendall Jenner in Topshop


Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta

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Rachel Adams in Ralph Lauren

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Hayden Panetierre In Dennis Basso

Emily xoxo


About Me


Freya and Milly is a lifestyle blog, where I share insights into my life, the things I love, the places I go and the people that inspire me.

Originally from Ireland, I have been living and working in Dubai for the past two years with my husband Andrew. We are gearing up for a move to Abu Dhabi in August which I’m hoping will give me a bit more free time to indulge my artistic side and blog about it along the way. I have a love for cooking, baking, fashion and anything vintage. My guilty pleasure is vintage china and I’m always on the hunt for one of a kind interesting pieces for my home. I love to travel and try to collect one off pieces from everywhere I visit.

And so with a lot of courage and a little trepidation, I have set up this blog! I hope you enjoy it, please like or comment with questions or feedback .

Thanks for reading!

Emily xoxo