Global Village in Dubai

 

shopping in Dubai

must see things in Dubai

There’s a place outside the city of Dubai where over 30 different countries come together to form what is known as Global Village. Sounds interesting no? Come and take a tour with me to what’s describe as the larges’t outdoor theme park in the region.

Dubai UAE

Global Village Dubai

shopping around Global Village

things to do in Dubai Global Village

Each country is represented by a pavilion where they showcase the nations culture, environment and products. Some of the pavilions included are Turkey, Egypt, China, Jordan, Africa, Italy….the list goes on to a total of 31 different pavilions. Personally Africa was definitely the highlight of my visit! As I walked in I could hear reggae music playing on the background, loved the colorful handmade purses and hats, wooden bowls and hundreds of other unique products.

Africa in Global Village

China in the Global Village

colorful days in Dubai

Visit Global Village Dubai

Before making the drive to Global Village I made sure to read on the parking situation, hours of operation and reviews. Like everything else it had positive and negative reviews but I decided I had to at least go once and make my own conclusions. For those who are visiting Dubai and have some extra time I will definitely suggest visiting Global Village at least once, the bright colors and unique shopping experience make for a fun afternoon away from the massive, high-end brand malls.

One of my favorite parts of blogging is reading all the comments left behind on the site and social media channels. Readings comments like, ” wow you make me want to travel to Dubai” or ” it looks so amazing I wish I could be there,” are comments that make me smile. I hope to inspire all of you to travel and visit new places you have not yet been to and inspire you to always add a little “flavour” to your everyday style. Thank you so much for reading and hope everyone has a great weekend. Below are a few of my favorite pictures…

Dubai Global Village

I ask him f I could borrow his balloons for a picture. He was quick to respond and tell me, ” balloons go up, you pay me.” Even though he didn’t seem to excited about the idea of a picture…

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I certainly was! hahah

All these amazing pictures by: Jovana Obradovic, Location: Global Village Dubai

zinke skirt

white midi zinke skirt

white midi skirt

white midi skirt

dubai miracle garden

Skirt/Falda: Zinke c/0 or here,  Shoes/Zapatos: Jimmy Choo (similar here), Scarf/Bufanda: Hermes, Shirt/Camisa: ZARA (similar here)

How fabulous is this skirt? I was first introduced to Zinke during NYFW last fall and absolutely loved all their flirty and colorful swimsuits and coverups. This skirt can easily be styled for a date night with heels like seen above or perhaps with a cute crop top for a casual lunch date or dress down for the beach. I purposely bought this classic striped button down a size up, I love the baggy feel to it and tying it up-front. I added a little “flavour” to this outfit by tying this beautiful and colorful Hermes scarf in what’s known as the “pirate style.” Honestly I have way too many scarfs and  every time I want to wear one I end up doing a Google search on “how to tie a scarf around my head” haha. I was surprised by how much I liked this style compare to this one ( on a previous post).  Hope these picture make you dream of summer and provide a winter escape to those who have had a crazy snowy week. Thank you so much for reading and look forward to reading your comments!!

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No les encanta esta falda? La primera vez que escuche de la marza Zinke fue durante La Semana de Moda el Septiembre pasado y me enamore de los trajes de banos y falda que tienen. Esta falda se puede usar con tacones para un look mas serio como el mío, o con un crop top, o un look mas playero con sandalias. Combine la falda con esta camisa clasica de rayas y estos tacones color hueso. Para darle un poco de “flavour” al look le agregue esta bufanda Hermes, la verdad es que lo pense dos veces antes usarla la bufanda tipo “pirata” pero me sorprendio lo mucho que gusto. Se que alguno de ustedes han tenido tremenda semana con el invierno así que espero que estas fotos les alegre un poco el día. Gracias por leer y espero leer sus comentarios.

Pictures by: Jovana Obradovic, Location: Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden

forever21 blue maxi dress

forever21 maxi dress

printed blue maxi dress

Dress/Vestido: Forever21 pretty obsessed with this maxi dress,  Shoes/Zapatos: Jimmy Choo  similar here,  Hat/Sombrero: NastyGal, Bracelet/Purlsera: BaubleBar similar here

Happy Monday Amigos! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I have to say I might have found one of my favorite places in Dubai. It’s not the famous Burj Khalifa or the Burj Al Arab but the Dubai Miracle Garden. With over 45 million flowers, the Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest natural garden in the world! All that being said, I just love all the bright colors and different exhibitions. While walking the garden I wore this comfortable and lightweight maxi dress, which happens to be a new addition to my growing collection of maxi dresses.I love the fact I know I can wear this dress many different ways; a fashion forward look like seen below or perhaps a more beach and pool look with sandals or for with a white jacket for a cooler fall night. What do you guys think? I mean how cute are the sleeves? And did I say the dress is under $35.00? haha yes! Thanks for reading and hope you like these pictures as mush as I do!

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Les cuento que creo que conseguí mi lugar preferido en Dubai! No es el famoso Burj Khalifa o el Burj Al Arab pero el Dubia Miracle Garden, unos de los jardines naturales mas grandes del mundo con alrededor de 45 millones de flores. Mientras exploraba el jardín use este vestido super comodo de Forever 21. Me creerian si les digo que el vestido vale menos de $35.00? El vestido es super versatil y se puede usar para un look mas chic como en las fotos o para la playa y la piscina con sandalias o hasta con una chaqueta para los días mas fríos. Que les parece les gusta el look? Que les parecen las fotos con en el jardín? Muchas gracias por leer y espero leer sus comentarios.

Pictures by: Jovana Obradovic, Location: Dubai Miracle Garden

H&M Home

H&M home collection

H&M home collection for the UAE

hm home collection

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Earlier this week I was invited to preview the new H&M Spring Home Collection and let me tell you it is pretty amazing.  For my readers back in the U.S this might be a new concept; H&M first launched their home collection back in 2009 and now has made its way for the first time to the UAE. The collection is inspired by nature and bringing fashion to your home. Which is easily reflected in all the different colors and cushion cases they offer, I mean one can never have enough pillows right? haha I can totally see myself adding some household and decorative H&M pieces to our new apartment which still needs some major work. I can’t believe its only been a month since we moved in.  Which picture is your favorite? For those in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi area you can expect the H&M collection to hit stores early March! Thank you so much for reading and hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Hace unos dias tuve la oportunidad de ver la nueva colección de H&M home. Se que para alguno de ustedes esto es algo nuevo pero la marca H&M tiene su propia coleccion para cosas de hogar como almohadas, cosas de cocina, sabanas y mucho mas. H&M Home comenzó en el 2009 y ahora su nueva coleccion va a estar disponible en los Emiratos Arabes. Unos de los beneficios de vivir en este lado del mundo no creen? haha Se que voy a estar comprando varias de sus cosas para decor nuestra apartamento ya que apenas nos mudamos have un mes…pueden creer? Para aquellos que están en Dubai o Abu Dhabi pueden esperar que la colección este disponible en Marzo. Muchas gracias por leer y espero que todos tengan un buen fin de semana.

 

 

red midi dress

red midi dress

red dress and leopard shoes

sam edelman leopard heels

red asos midi dress

Dress/Vestido: ASOS,  Belt/Correa: BCBG,  Shoes/Zapatos: Sam Edelman also love these,  Purse/Cartera: Rebecca Minkoff 

Hello Amigos and greetings from beautiful and sunny Dubai. If I counted what type of garment I had the most in my closet without a doubt it would be…dresses. Not jeans or skirts but all different types of dresses. While I’m in the UAE I tend to wear longer more conservative dresses but always adding a little “flavour” to my outfit. This ASOS dress is the perfect example, the midi length keeps this outfit classic and the bright red and full pleated skirt adds some edge to the look. I could have paired up the dress with black or nude pumps but wanted to create some contrast and added these Sam Edelman leopard print shoes. Let me tell you, I’ve been on the hunt for leopard pumps for sometime now; they are a guarantee way to spice up any outfit. With an overwhelm variety of leopard pumps in the market and different prices I’m so happy to have found these classic and affordable pumps. The last pop of color? This Rebecca Minkoff clutch! Seriously I am obsess with all the different colors Rebecca Minkoff offers, absolutely love this color and this one. Thank you so much for reading and look forward to reading your comments!

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Hola Amigos, saludos desde de Dubai. Si contaría que tipo de ropa tengo mas en mi closet, les cuento que mis vestidos ganarían. No tengo tantos jeans o faldas como tengo vestidos. Especialmente ahoria en los Emiratos Arabes siempre uso vestidos, un poco mas conservadores que antes y siempre agregándole un poco de “flavour” al atuendo. Este vestido de ASOS es el ejemplo perfecto. El vestido es suficientemente largo y el color y el movimiento de la falda la da el toque perfecto. Combine el look con estos tacones de leopardo para darle un poco mas de contraste al atuendo. Les cuento que llevaba un tiempo buscando este tipo de tacones pero al fin conseguí unos cómodos y en un precio razonable. Finalmente le agregue esta cartera de Rebeca Minkoff, la verdad es que me encantan todos los colores que ofrecen como este y este. Muchas gracias por leer y espero leer sus comentarios.

Pictures by: Jovana Obradovic, Location: Dubai Miracle Garden

casual winter look

open front cardigan

black winter scarf

gap styldby outfit

furla black purse

furla piper black leather purse

winter outfit inspiration

Sweater/Sueter: Gap,  Scarf/Bufanda: Gap, Boots/Botas: Vince Camuto c/o, Purse/Cartera: Furla, Sunglasses/Lentes: RayBan or here, Shirt/Camisa: Gap

Feliz Monday Amigos!! Gap has always been my go-to place whenever I’m looking for comfortable cozy and affordable winter clothes. This open cardigan from Gap is extremely warm and easy to dress down or up. I can easily wear it out for a lunch meeting or wear it around my apartment…and how fun is the pattern? I added this must-have black neck warmer and these beautiful Vince Camuto Boots for an overall casual yet fashion forward winter outfit. Making a debut on the blog is this perfect black Furla purse. This bag is everything I was looking for, durable, spacious ( fits my laptop), has a long wide strap ( easy to carry when its a bit heavier) and actually has a zipper, so when traveling I know nothing will tilt over. Thank you so much for reading and I can’t wait to hear what you think about this outfit.

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Hola a todos! Espero que hayan pasado un buen fin de semana. Cuando estoy buscando ropa comoda para el invierno se que siempre puedo conseguir algo en la tienda Gap. Este sueter de Gap es super comoda y caliente, tambien se puede usar para una cita o para simplemente ester en la casa. Combine el look con esta bufanda que fue sumamente necesaria mientras estaba en Chicago y estas botas negras de Vince Camuto. Hoy mi cartera Furla esta hacienda su debut en el blog, esta cartera es perfecta para viajar. Ya que cabe lo necesario como mi laptop, tambien tiene su tira larga y el rache, para que nada se salga. Que les parece el look? Casual y comodo no? Dejenme saber en los comentarios!

Location: Chicago, IL

clouds printed skirt

Kate Spade clouds skirt

winter outfit ideas

Kate Spade dusk clouds print skirt

Furla babylon citron clutch

Kate Spade cloud print skirt

Skirt/Falda: Kate Spade (and here) also love the dress version,  Top/Camisa: ZARA,  Clutch/Cartera: Furla, Shoes/Zapatos: Steve Madden, Sunglasses/Lentes: RayBan

Fancyyyy…don’t you think? I wore this absolutely gorgeous and feminine skirt out to dinner with my older brother. The midi length of this skirt makes it one of the most elegant pieces in my closet. I paired it up with black tights and a black turtleneck for the cold weather in Chicago. I can totally see myself wearing this skirt with open toe shoes and a colorful green or white top for the warmer days. I added a slight pop of color with this chic and bright envelope clutch from Furla. I love the unique color and the fact I can actually fit all the necessary things in this small but spacious bag. After spending almost ten days in Chicago I’m flying back to Dubai later today, make sure to follow all my travels and adventures on my Instagram. Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to reading your comments.

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Que les parece esta falda? La verdad es que es unas de las cosas mas elegantes que tengo en mi closet. Combine la falda con estas medias negras y esta camisa cuello tortuga por el frío en Chicago. Me veo usando la falda con sandalias y camisas de color verde o blanca para los días de verano. Le di un poco de “flavour” al look con esta cartera de Furla. Es super espaciosa y me encanta el color. Les cuento que hoy en la noche voy saliendo para Dubai, pueden seguir mis viajes aquí. Muchas gracias por leer y espero leer sus comentarios!

 

grey trench coat

karen miller grey trench coat

pom pom hat

black leggings

grey winter trench coat

Coat/Chaqueta: Karen Millen (similar, similar),  Pants/Pantalones: Madewell (similar),  Shoes/Zapatos: Via Spiaga (similar), Purse/Cartera: H&M, Sunglasses/Lentes: RayBan, Hat/Sombrero: BCBG

Happy Monday Amigos! If you’ve been following Chic Flavours for some time now you now this blog is all about adding a little “flavour” to your outfit, usually by adding a pop of color. Grey would have never been my first choice  for an outfit but I was surprised by how much I actually loved this color. This grey trench coat is classy, timeless  and pretty much goes with anything in my closet. I added a pop of color color by wearing these must-have Ray Ban mirror aviators.  On a personal note I’m getting ready to travel back to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and even though I love Chicago I definitely look forward to some warmer weather. Thank you so much for reading and look forward to reading your comments, what do you think of this cute pom pom hat?

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Hola Amigos! Si llevan siguiendo este blog deben saber que se trata sobre como darle un poco de “flavour” a tu atuendo. La verdad es que muy poco uso el color gris pero realmente me sorprendió lo mucho que me gusto este look. El abrigo is sumamente elegante y moderno. Le agregue un poco de “flavour” al look con estos lentes de Ray Ban y este sombrerito con un “pom pom” arriba. Les cuento que el Miercoles en la noche salgo de regreso para Abu Dhabi y aunque me encanta estar en Chicago me hace falta el calor. Muchas gracias por leer y espero leer sus comentarios.

Location: Chicago, IL

wool cape wrap

white skinny jeans in the winter

winter poncho wrap

wool poncho wrap

winter outfit ideas

winter cape wrap

 Poncho: Club Monaco (also love this one),  Jeans: J.Brand Sweater/Sueter: Forever21 (old),  Hat/Sombrero: Club Monaco (similarsimilar),  Purse/Cartera: Rebecca Minkoff ( also love this one),  Boots/Botas: Tory Burch (old), Sunglasses/Lentes: RayBan

You can call it a cape, a poncho, or a blanket whichever name you prefer…the truth is this oversize wrap has been the must-have item this winter season. This wool poncho from Club Monaco is extremely warm and elegant. I wore it with a simple grey sweater and yes, white skinny jeans. I can easily see myself wearing this poncho with jeans, black trousers or over a black dress. On the other hand I can happily say I found the perfect pair of white jeans, these J.Brand are comfortable, chic and easy to pair up with pretty much anything in my closet. I added a little “flavour” to the look with this hot orange purse from Rebecca Minkoff. I’m a huge fan of Rebecca Minkoff purses and love all the different colors they offer; always a fun and easy way to add a pop of color to any outfit. What do you think? Are you loving the cape/poncho trend?

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Lo pueden llaman un poncho, una savana larga, o un chal pero la verdad es que como quieras llamarlo este poncho se ha convertido en uno de los accesorios mas populares este invierno. Este poncho de lana de la marca Club Monaco es sumamente elegante y caliente. Me encanta el movimiento que hacia con el viento. El poncho se puede combinar con pantalones negros, jeans azules o hasta un vestido negro. Lo combine on un suéter super sencillo y estos jeans blanco de la marca J.Brand. La verdad es que estos jeans son unos de los pares mas cómodos que tengo en mi closet. Le di un poco de “flavour” al look con esta cartera de Rebecca Minkoff; siempre me han gusto estas carteras y todos los colores que ofrecen. Que les parece? Les gusta la tendencia de los ponchos?

Location: Chicago, IL

recap

Aruba one happy island

coconut water

the beaches of Aruba

In early December I left Dubai and flew to Aruba to spend Christmas with my family. For a lot of people Aruba is a wedding or honeymoon destination but for me Aruba has become a second home. My hometown ( Venezuela) is a short 45 minute flight from Aruba so I grew up visiting the island. I love the crystal clear beaches, the white sand, picturesque streets and warm weather.  Below are some of my favorites pictures…

beaches in Aruba

one happy island Aruba

to do in Aruba

After spending ten days in Aruba we flew to NYC for a night where we walked around Little Italy and saw the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

walking the streets of New York

colorful building in New York City

Little Italy in New York City

We left the warm and sunny island of Aruba to spent New Years Eve in the beautiful and snowy Jackson Hole, WY. Even though I’ve been to Jackson many times before I have never seen so much snow like this…You can see some more beautiful pictures of Jackson here.

jackson hole wyoming

hot tub during the winter

snow in jackson hole wyoming

And after almost three weeks of traveling I’m back in the city that makes my heart flutter, the city which I called home for almost 7 years…Chicago. All the traveling has really changed my sleeping schedule and I keep waking up at random hours. On Sunday I was up by  5:00am and headed out to explore the city. I was amaze by how quite it was; I had the entire Bean to myself…pretty surreal. You can see more of my travels and adventures on my Instagram. Thank you so much for reading and hope everyone is having a great week so far.

the bean at millennium park

the bean chicago il

 

 

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