Sunday, February 9, 2014

{Inspiration} Party Dresses

We are really excited to have Sarah Derrig guest blog for us today. Sarah is the creator of Lady Sadie’s Emporium, a lifestyle blog. She has hunted out the best girls party dresses in Doha! 

I love children’s birthday parties, the joy of seeing those little faces get so excited over games, face painting, dancing and the cutting of the cake. One of the rituals I love most with my daughter is each year going and picking out a special dress for her to wear to her birthday party. I think it’s safe to say that most little girls love a good party frock to make them feel special on their special day.

This week I went on a mission to find the best party dresses available in Doha. Next, Monsoon, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren have an amazing range of dresses at the moment that are available in store and online.

Top Row (L-R) Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Next, Monsoon,   Bottom Row (L-R) Monsoon, Christian Dior, Next, Ralph Lauren.

Zara Kids also have some fantastic dresses, ranging from pretty florals to rock chick glam.

Whatever your little lady decides to wear on the day, there is plenty of dresses available in Doha to suit all styles and budgets.

You can visit Sarah's blog Lady Sadie's Emporium here and you can find her on Face book here.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

{Inspiration} Pretty It Up!

Take something simple and pretty it up! It is often easy to make something look pretty and festive just by thinking about it a little before you launch into it. Take these regular chocolate cupcakes they look ready for an occasion by simply baking them in fancy cup cake cases and presenting them on a cupcake stand. 

When buying a cupcake stand make sure you chose one that will cover lots of different occasions. This can often mean going for a simpler one that is more versatile than some of the lovely ornate ones available. In Qatar they have nice selections at The One, Tasmen and Magnolia Bakery. Pretty cupcake cases are harder to find. You can sometimes get nice ones at Tavola or Lakeland (very close to each other in City Centre). 

So next time you are baking for an occasion think about it before you launch in and try and pretty it up just a little.