The thing about the UAE is… well we don’t really have 4 seasons. We have: hot, chilly, humid, dry, wet and sandstorms. My obsession with Autumn has been an almost 10 year long affair since I lived in Switzerland and witnessed the magical transformation of the earth’s colours. As much as I love summer, I also love putting on cozy jumpers, wrapping a warm blanket, and jumping in puddles when it rains.

It has been a very long and intense summer in Abu Dhabi, and I am thrilled that the weather has finally started to cool down. I have spent more time enjoying refreshing walks on the Corniche, having my weekend breakfast al fresco, and sleeping with the AC turned off.

It’s that time of the year when I get crazy about Bath & Body Works home fragrances (candles and wallflowers), and I can’t wait to create that warm fuzzy ambiance at home. Some of my favourites include: vanilla pumpkin marshmallow, sweet cinnamon pumpkin, sea salt & maple popcorn, and pumpkin pecan waffles.  I mean if the names don’t lure you, their scents certainly will!

Credit: Bath & Body Works

A change of season, also means a change of colour – and for me that means my choice of nail polish. I sported some pretty vibrant pinks and aquas this summer, but for the next few months, I’m all about Essie’s  fabulous nude shades and burgundy tones. Check out this rocking rewind to the 90’s!

Credit: Essie Envy

And finally, Starbucks  … bring on those Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolates (yes, you read it correctly because coffee for me is a no no.) Starbucks also offers a host of themed treats like pumpkin cheesecake, and while its still too early – I am already dreaming of that legendary red velvet cake!

Credit: Starbucks

What are you looking forward to most this season?






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