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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

miss b loves......Bloomsbury's cupcakes....and another lovely award

Regular readers will know that I can never resist a pretty looking cupcake so when I read about the new Bloomsbury's boutique café in the Dubai Mall when we were in Dubai three weeks ago, I thought it would be worth a visit. 

I was immediately impressed with the cute menus featuring boutique cupcakes......and luxury cupcakes........






Familiar and well-known flavours were there but it was good to see the use of local ingredients too.......dates, saffron, pistachio and rosewater (a cupcake called A Kiss from a Rose!)
Eventually (yet another very patient waitress!) we opted for A Date to Remember....sticky date sponge filled with caramel..... 



Strawberries and Cream....their take on Victoria sponge.....


Cookies and Cream...........

and Pistachio Passion....



........and we weren't disappointed .......cupcakes which tasted as good as they looked (which isn't always the case!) They even cater for special dietary requirements including Diabetic Dream, Choco Vegan and Guiltless Chocolate!  

Stylish décor.....


and they do take-away....these pretty little shoe labels caught my eye...... 



P.S. We didn't eat two cupcakes each.....there were four of us...........honestly! 

Finally.......
I would like to thank Pamela from The Style and Travel Journals for nominating me for another **Liebster Award. It certainly made my day receiving it from someone whose blog I enjoy so much.

So here are my answers......

1.My favourite Christmas song is 'Driving Home for Christmas' by Chris Rea. You can listen to it here

2.There are so many places I love to travel to...everywhere in France, Hong Kong and we return regularly to Dubai as it seems to have changed every time we visit (which keeps us interested) but it's difficult to choose an absolute favourite. I love so many places for different reasons.

3. The one place I would love to visit is The Taj Mahal, India but there are many other places still on my list!

4.Perfect bliss for me is.....just relaxing and having nothing at all to worry about...

5.My passions are Travel and all things French (that was an easy queston!)I started to learn French when I was seven at school, spent some of my holidays at my penfriend's, lived near Bordeaux for a year when I was twenty....and I was hooked on France for ever! In more recent years I've tried to see the rest of the world..... 

6.One trait I admire in a person is kindness.

7.One trait I dislike is dishonesty and negativity (oops!-that's two!)

8. My fashion style........classic neutrals....with a modern twist ....often updated with accessories ..... a mix of designer and high street.... hopefully with a touch of bobochic (see the definition at the top right of the blog!)

9.My heritage....English. My grandparents and great-grandparents were English but I would love to trace my family tree further back....there are suggestions that my Mum's side was Scottish.

10. One thing I would love to learn is how to make perfect macarons. 

11. My advice to new bloggers is to keep going....at first you wonder if anyone is reading and if anyone will ever leave a comment....connect with other bloggers by being genuinely interested in what they have to say.


My nominations are.........


Congratulations to all the nominees!

 Please pop over to these lovely blogs
(some of which I've only recently discovered!)


I have just six questions for them........


1.Which films have you watched more than once? (I'm curious because the only film I've watched a few times is Bridget Jones's Diary - I don't usually like to watch something again)

2.What is your perfect meal?

3.Which place in the world would you most like to visit? 

4.Which foreign languages do you speak? 

5.What's your perfect holiday? 

6.Which person do you admire the most?


**Please visit Pamela's blog here for more details about the Liebster Award 




52 comments:

  1. OMG those cupcakes look simply delicious!! And teh place is beautiful too!! Congrats for the award!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  2. First, Félicitations, for another Liebster Award, miss b. It was fun reading your answers to the questions. I always suspected you were a francophile at heart-- now I know why :-) As for these cupcakes, I will be honest with you. I am not a cupcake (or a macaron) fan. "[I am] Plus salée que sucrée," you might say. It was still interesting to see how much work goes into the cupcakes you found at the Bloomsbury Boutique Café... Creative names, and pretty designs. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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    1. Merci, Véronique! There is no doubt at all that I'm 'Plus sucrée que salée!' I too was impressed with the creative names.

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  3. That cupcake place looks wonderful, both the cupcakes and the interior!

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  4. I would love one now with a cup of tea in front of the fire but I would swap for the sun of dubai

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  5. Wow, Miss B. I enjoyed reading your answers and knowing more about you. I love France too and I'm forever learning to speak French. Those cupcakes must be delicious and too beautiful to eat. Thank you for your answers, for your comments on my blog. I enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks again for the award, Pamela!

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  6. These cupcakes look so delicious! I would have had two without feeling guilty ;)

    LUXESSED

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  7. Wao!! I'm honored! Thank you so much for the nomination! You are so sweet. And it was very fun getting to know a little more about you. ANd I will tell you one answer now to your questions...I can never tire of watching Pride and Prejudice ....I can watch it over and over.....Oh that Mr. Darcy!!

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    1. You deserve it! Pride and Prejudice is another very good film but I think I've only watched it once!

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  8. I would love to go to that place! All these cupacakes seems delicious! Btw I really love knowing for things about you! Xoxo

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  9. Great pictures and wonderful answers! Congrats on your award! I feel like I learned more about you! :)

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  10. It's ok if you ate all 4 of the cupcakes...I don't judge! They look absolutely divine!! Congrats on another award! It's always fun to read answers.

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  11. Oh I am so honoured to receive this award from you! Love your blog and shop. Will answer the questions and post over the weekend! Have a lovely Thursday! xo Caroline

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    1. You're welcome! Looking forward to reading your answers!

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  12. The cupcakes at Bloomsbury's look absolutely divine! And the idea of sticky date sponge filled with caramel has me practically salivating :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  13. Those cupcakes really look to die for, especially the cookies & cream one seemed to speak to me and said "eat me. Now!".

    I am totally with you with Bridget Jones. I don't know how many times I watched it, but I guess a few more since I am often able to speak the words ha ha (I know, I am pathetic)!

    Congratulations on your award! That is awesome!

    Love,
    Svenja

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  14. Wow! So nice of you to think of me for the nomination! I'm very very flattered. You've made my day :)
    Loved reading your answers and look forward to completing mine over the weekend.

    PS- Those cupcakes look sensational!
    x Rigel

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    1. I always enjoy popping over to your blog - looking forward to your answers!

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  15. I don't like sugary and sweet stuff so much but I have to say that these cupcakes look very very tempting.
    Congratulation for your blog award / nomination :-)
    Bizzz,
    Anne (Playing with Scarves)

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  16. Those cupcakes are to die for! Dubai is moving fast to the top of my future destinations list. Great, refreshing post! :)

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  17. OMG how yummy do they look!!
    Love your blog by the way!

    SSSx

    http://www.stylestreetstalker.com/

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  18. Ces cupcakes sont magnifiques ! Et en plus tu dis qu'ils étaient délicieux....Je n'ai jamais mangé de bons cupcakes alors j'espère pouvoir en goûter un jour d'aussi bons !

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  19. Oh yum yum yum! Those cupcakes have made me so hungry! Congrats on the award and thanks so much for the nomination! I loved reading more about you!

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    1. Thank you. Your nomination is well-deserved (I always enjoy your varied posts!)

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  20. The little menu is darling and I think I'd have to have the top one with the sprinkles :) Such creative names.. I have never seen a date on a cupcake! You've had some amazing food in Dubai!

    Hope you've been enjoying your week and have a fun weekend ahead!

    leslie

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  21. isn't it funny how something like a cute menu can make such an impact? and then the food is good, too...that's always a plus!

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  22. The cupcakes look so lovely!

    ♥ Franka

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  23. those look so wonderful! yum. and the seating there looks really lovely and cozy too.

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  24. OhMyGoodness! So many delicious flavors to try! I would go crazy. I would really love to taste the 'Kiss From a Rose'. Really fun to read more about you! Xx

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  25. What a lovely shop, and the cupcakes look so delicious!

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  26. Those cupcakes look so delish, I haven't had a cupcake for so long, in Italy and Turkey they are not so popular and easily found around. If I saw this place in Dubai Mall, I would have visited definitely. Congratulations for the award, we have many things in common : ) Have a nice weekend : )

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  27. I love cupcakes too! they are so mouthwatering! I'd love to taste the one with the cookie! Congrats on the awards, nice reading your answers! Kisses! xo

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  28. Oh my goodness! Cupcakes are one of my (many) dessert favorites! YUM!
    Thanks again for commenting on my blog, Hun!!!
    xoxo

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  29. The menu is clever and adorable. Those sweet cupcakes are so pretty! Congrats on the lovely award!

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  30. I am in cupcake heaven, please mail some to me *winks*
    Congrats only our award sweety, was interesting learning more about you

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  31. Gosh, dates always do it for me! I wonder if its anything like my mother's sticky date toffee pudding...

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  32. Oh yummy! I like your answers too :)

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  33. Thank you for leaving a kind comment on my blog! I'll gladly follow you from Finland! Please remember to join my bracelet commpetition: http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/2012/12/live-daringly-boldly-fearlessly-taste.html!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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    1. A lovely surprise to see that you are following my blog - thank you.

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  34. miss b, i am in CUPCAKE HEAVEN! hahaha those look deliciously divine :) they are perfect! surrrrrre there were 4 others! hahahahaha just kidding. congratulations on your award. you are so deserving. one of the nicest bloggers in the blogosphere. i love your answers. i dislike dishonesty too. there's no need for it. have a wonderful week doll. i haven't heard from them regarding the gifts. it probably takes awhile. i hope they say something! hahaha i don't like asking someone if they got the gift. hahahaha
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. That's such a kind comment. Thanks, Kim. I'm sure your friends will let you know as soon as the gifts arrive - international takes a little longer at this time of year but hopefully they will receive them in the next couple of days.

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  35. I wish I had those cupcake menus in front of me right this second! x

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  36. I cannot resist a pretty cupcake:) Hope you are having a good week:)
    ~Anne

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  37. Hi,
    I really love your blog. And --
    I have nominated it for an award over at my place :-)

    http://svenja-happybluebird.blogspot.de/2012/12/award.html

    Love,
    Svenja
    xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Svenja - I shall pop over to your blog right now!

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  38. Wow, cupcake heaven. I would be so tempted. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. It must have been a luxurious experience! To have delicious food in a beautiful setting nourishes the mind too! I enjoyed very much reading your answers, I share with you the love for kindness. With love, Coco

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