A week of Girlboss Heaven
You know who your friends are when hard times hit
Wedding Season in ON
This week started pretty incredibly. I met someone. No no not like that! I met an amazing lady! Someone who has a refreshingly brilliant brain and has made significant waves in the PR world. Natasha, Founder and MD of TishTash Talks. We were supposed to be having an express business lunch. Both of us extremely stacked with work and then we started talking and our work could wait until 9pm.
Tash has been through a load of really rubbish stuff recently, it isn't my place to divulge but she fought through with the help of people she least expected. I can wholeheartedly relate to this. This year has mostly been sensational in many ways but the Summer hit me quite hard. My brother passed away having suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for many painful years. The people who supported my family aren’t those I would have assumed would have been there for us. It's true that you know who your friends are when hard times hit you.
Lunch with Tash turned into sun-downers and an after dark site inspections of a venue I am scouting for a wedding next year. The entire day was a breath of fresh air for one reason. I met a fellow girlboss who is making a refreshing difference in the region. I certainly have a lot to learn from an inspirational lady like her. I came back from my 9 hour meeting ready to face the world so I worked until 4am having been out of the office for quite so long! Absolutely worth every second!
I met with another awesome girlboss, Nikki, the General Manager of weddingsonline.ae who is as Aquarian as they get! Super easy to get along with, kind, funny and tremendously accomplished. My Dubai Wedding is uber excited to join the Weddings Online and be partnering on some incredible projects over the course of the coming year so watch this space!
I spent much of the week planning Vlogs and preparing for filming. It is certainly going to be a busy October, but I am looking forward to be filming at some of the best venues in Dubai and bringing some bonkers ideas to Dubai whilst creating Wedding mood-boards for styled shoots, upcoming weddings and partnerships we have committed to.
I may as well kiss goodbye to sleep for a while. Thank goodness for Monica from MHG Beauty for being the woman to make me look like I'm carrying less than a weekly shop under my eyes!
It's just under two weeks since we launched The Ritz Carlton, behind the scenes Vlog at Lee and Sophie's Wedding and I am super happy we have had an astonishing 6,400 views! WOW! Thank you so much everyone. It's becoming clearer every day that there is a distinct need for a Wedding Vlog in the region. I am chomping at the bit to release more content and carry on sourcing venues and suppliers to make your wedding planning easier...
Yesterday Hubby and I enjoyed incredible hospitality from Monica and her husband (who refers to my husband with the same pet name I have for him!). We also got to spend quality time with Bernie & Bindi who came straight from a desert shoot. Monica had just returned from working her Makeup Magic moments before we arrived... Wedding Season is definitely in full swing!
The weekend ended in the best way possible. Nikki from weddingsonline.ae invited a few of us to an intimate Wedding setup at Lapita Hotel, part of the Autograph Collection. May from The Wedding Haven and I went together and enjoyed having a good catch up/brainstorm followed by (naturally) a speed shop at The Outlet Village. It would be rude not to as its next door! Banana Republic and BCBG did very well out of our tiny shopping experience (I say tiny in case my husband reads this).
See you next week, Tania x