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Welcome to my blog! ^.^ I hope to share, capture my days and inspire all of you through my experiences. I blog about restaurants, beauty products, news & events and lifestyle. I only write my honest opinions on everything and will not accept any fee or commission for putting up ads here. I believe that all women are beautiful, life is a test and a wonderful gift, being thankful takes you a long way and that photography is an amazing invention.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Cretan Olive Oil Farm

Guys, I told you I went to Crete a few weeks back and I will be uploading some pictures of my holiday there. I have selected to put up pictures specifically on the Cretan Olive Oil Farm  because this was like a mini treasure island for me. I was so excited to find the place, visit it and explore and then leave happily with a bag full of purchases.

Cretan Olive Oil farm is situated in Elounda, Crete and it is a homely shop, farm and garden producing authentic local products such as olive oil, olive soaps, pottery etc.

I am always in search of authentic products which are handmade and I like knowing where my items come from and how they are made. Here everything is laid out in front of you. Once you go to the farm, you're immediately welcomed by one of the friendly staff who take you to tour the place and inform you everything you need to know about their local products.

Take a look at the pictures!

This donkey is called Dora and she is soo adorable. I wanted to go back just to see her again!

Below is the machinery used to make olive oil before modern technology arrived.
(Donkeys are used in the olive oil making process. They ran the machine - not the one below! So it's good news that, hopefully, donkeys are no longer needed for this task)

Pottery everywhere

Olive oil. It's Cretan. Authentic. Yummy. Good for you. What else do you need?

These are some of the best honeys I have tasted!!
Just incredible.

They have an online shop and I think they ship worldwide. Shipping costs are quite expensive though but the products are reasonably priced.

If I do visit Crete again, I won't miss the opportunity to go to the Cretan Olive Oil Farm. A must see, do and buy.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Diane von Furstenberg EDP - Pure Class

I am in awe yet again of another scent. 
Hear my story on this beautiful captivating fragrance.
 Let me introduce the Diane von Furstenberg eau de parfum - my autumn/winter potion.

I first noticed this on display at a department store and because I haven't seen it before I decided to sample it on a clean crisp strip of paper. Looking at the bottle itself, I wasn't sure what to expect. When a bottle is in a simple form like this, it tells me a message. A message that the price you are paying for and the quality you will expect is not to do with the bottle but the fragrance contained in it. So I was curious. When I first smelt this however, I was repulsed. Yes, that's right. I immediately made up my mind that it was a horrible perfume targeted at much older women, certainly not below 50 years of age perhaps. I moved on to the next set of perfumes to test.

However, on another occasion I decided to give this another try. This time on my skin. Again, the first impressions left me repulsed. I quickly wiped it off on the sleeve of my coat. An hour later the base notes sunk in and I was entranced. I was so so surprised because the smell was immaculate. No exaggeration there. I was gripped. The scent on the sleeve of my jacket remained for an entire day, maybe even more. On my skin it settled so nicely, I couldn't stop smelling myself (haha)

So anyway, that left me puzzled. I wanted to test it again to make sure it really was the perfume I sprayed on. I made my way to the department store, sampled it the same way I did, on my skin and on the sleeve of my coat. Waited for the notes to work their magic. Waited. And waited. And there it was. The scent that captivated me.

If you like Chanel No.5 scents, you will most likely love this. I don't think this scent is for everyone. I definitely think this is a mature scent. It is a scent that I have learned to love and I am in awe. I am now liking its top notes and middle notes too! I cannot wait to spray this on every morning and at the end of the day, I don't even need a re-spray because this perfume stays on for a long long time.

So that is my story of my Diane von Furstenberg perfume =)

I got this refill spray from a friend. So handy for when you want to top up and fits in just about any handbag!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Currently watching the Omar series!

Helllooo everyone....!

I know I have been dormant recently. I was in Crete a few weeks ago for a week long late summer holiday - pictures to follow hopefully! ^.^ 
I also have a backlog of things to blog about. It has been such a busy fast paced few weeks for me so I find it hard to find some time to blog!! =( 

Anyway from today, I will be watching the series of Omar. It was streamed on MBC during ramadhan and its popularity surged so much so that english subtitles are now available for it. I was so excited when I heard that because the series was highly recommended soo many times to me but I am still in the process of learning Arabic, so this might even help me better my understanding of Arabic.

I'm watching it on Youtube.

I know some of you will have already heard about this, but for those of you who haven't and are interested, spend your time watching this. It's better than what is on TV, you can take my word on that.

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