A toast to girl power

WKND - - W H A T ’ S H O T - 3 MARCH 2017

To pam­per women on the oc­ca­sion of In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day, the H Ho­tel has come up with an ar­ray of spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ences that are likely to make your day. A com­pli­men­tary coffee be­tween 8 pm and 6 pm, a 40 per cent dis­count on spa treat­ments and some com­pli­men­tary fit­ness ses­sions are in store for you. For more in­for­ma­tion, log on to www. h- ho­tel. com

To put the spot­light on women’s lead­er­ship, the Vi­tal Voices Lead­er­ship Net­work will be or­gan­is­ing a walk at the Dubai Polo and Eques­trian Club on March 11. Both es­tab­lished as well as emerg­ing women lead­ers in the re­gion will share per­sonal anec­dotes about their jour­ney to the top and of­fer tips to over­come daily hur­dles at work.

A touch of Spain

Spain en­joys the rep­u­ta­tion of be­ing a hub of lat­est fashion trends. Rais­ing a toast to this legacy, Global Vil­lage’s Spain pavil­ion will fea­ture premium works — from ex­quis­ite jew­ellery to hand- stitched shoes. Some of Spain’s lead­ing fashion en­trepreneurs will also be present at the venue.

The No 1 item on your wish list. To make A- TONE an in­ter­na­tional phe­nom­e­non, that makes hav­ing a fit life­style ac­ces­si­ble to all.

If you could move to any place in the world, what place would that be? Spain. Every­thing — from the culture to the lan­guage — makes it such a beau­ti­ful place to be in!

The big­gest l earn­ing point or ex­pe­ri­ence in your life. The ini­tial months when I was try­ing to launch my stu­dio. It was s o much f un draft­ing i deas, brain­storm­ing, and imag­in­ing our fin­ished prod­uct — but the ac­tual ex­e­cu­tion brought to light so many lit­tle re­quire­ments, needs and sub­tle nu­ances I hadn’t even re­alised were important. No mat­ter how much lit­er­a­ture you read about en­trepreneur­ship in any mar­ket, it’s re­ally a whole other ball game to be­gin your jour­ney in a com­pet­i­tive re­gion like ours.

If you won a mil­lion bucks to­mor­row, what would you do with the money? I have a wish list of things I want to do for my­self, my fam­ily, the stu­dio, and char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions. I would use that money to se­cure the fu­ture for my­self, my fam­ily and those around me.

What ad­vice would you give your younger self, if you could? I would tell my­self that ‘ fear of the un­known’ i s a ba­nal con­cept. There i s a say­ing t hat goes, ‘ fa­mil­iar­ity breeds con­tempt’, and both these state­ments prove how fickle hu­man un­der­stand­ing and sen­si­bil­i­ties can be. So, I have a say­ing of my own lik­ing that goes ‘ Be­yond fear lies free­dom’ — and that is my new­est tat­too.

The most in­ter­est­ing app you’ve come across to date. I’ve re­cently started us­ing Fancy — imag­ine Etsy and Pinterest join­ing forces for an app that offers amaz­ing

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