Temperatures have hit 40 degrees here in Dubai and it only seems to be escalating here on till Eid! Well, we do have the malls where it is freezing cold all year round! So all I am left to do is ramble around the malls waiting for something to catch my interest, and indeed they did......here are a few “Funk Finds”….
All alone and feeling a little rejected stood this Lil Iron Pot! What a gr8 find I thought, people would think I travelled the seven seas meandering crowded streets to find this Lil Iron Pot….. and HEY IT WAS ONLY 13 DIRHAMS! I love a bargain …. Easy on the eyes and Eeasyyy on my pocket!
Now this Lil Iron Pot definitely desired a companion and I found the perfect one. A GUZMANIA an indoor plant that bore a red flower, apparently the Guzmania unlike any of us here in Dubai (at least I can speak for the Indian’s) thrive on high temperatures & humidity. So this duo appealed to me in every sense… Damn even the red and green color combination on the color wheel states they are “COMPLIMENTARY”. What better companion for my Lil Iron pot than this Guzmania to hold its hand through the scorching summer heat!
Play a little dress up game, I used bows and ties from my collection of saved bows from gifts I received in the past. What a great hostess gift this would make!
This tea light candleholder put me in a very festive mood. I adore the aged look of this one. It sits atop my coffee table book’s, this is one case where I do not recommend the amalgamation of aesthetics & functionality, just because like I never read my coffee table books I would NEVER light this candle!
Ok now for the fun finds….
I gasped a “WoW I Want ” when I laid eyes on it…. My husband gave me a queer look, as he knows my usual reaction to slimy creatures and it didn’t involve a screech that could blow his eardrums or a leap into his arms. But to my defense this one didn’t jump and nor did it carry any slime! Yes, it's a bottle-opener!!!
For the longest time I was looking for a cheap Popsicle maker as I had never made one and I wasn’t sure I would continue making them. So I was ecstatic when I found this. Here is one for all the newbie lolly makers of the world. And considering I am a health freak I couldn’t resist sharing a healthy recipe from my very talented school friend Ankita aka Kajal’s food blog http://bit.ly/Lh4YhO , you can substitute the nectarines for mangoes or frozen berries .....Enjoy! Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds!
Like they say "Rome wasn’t built in a day". It takes time to build a characterful home….. so take your time….. add pieces that interest you from your journey and travels through life as at different phases of your life different things may appeal to you……keep evolving…….….. so till then STAY FUNKY!
"All Images courtesy my husband Keigan Soans"