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Thursday, 15 January 2015

miss b loves ..........welcoming the New Year in Dubai.

Happy New Year to you all! I'm finally getting back into a routine! It was such a treat to be able to escape the cold and wet weather in England to enjoy sunshine and blue skies .....

En route to Dubai
on Boxing Day

We were greeted with so many festive touches especially at The Beach with a giant Christmas tree, huge candy canes and baubles which shimmered next to the palm trees .....

The 'snowmen' on the sand were particularly cute and popular for photos too!

We had heard about the Winter Wonderland at Galeries Lafayette and there was such a variety of impressive Christmas trees but this one was definitely a favourite ......

We were curious about the snow .....

Then, sure enough, it started to snow ....in fact it snows every fifteen minutes in Winter Wonderland!

Outside though it was 25 degrees and I spotted the perfect shorts for a festive swim.....

reindeer swimshorts

New Year's Eve was spent at Sapori di Bice, one of our favourite Italian restaurants ...

So many gorgeous desserts ....it was impossible to make a decision. In the end, the Manager chose a selection for us!

As the clock was about to strike twelve we headed to the beach to watch the firework display over at Atlantis, The Palm .....

New Year's Day seemed like the perfect time to watch the Burj Khalifa record-breaking light show. 70,000 LED light bulbs produced a spectacular display.....

At one point the world's tallest building was illuminated in the colours of the national flag.

A New Year message too ........memorable!

It's never too late for a cupcake and even though it was almost closing time, the staff at Magnolia Bakery were happy to ice a rose cupcake for me ......so clever!

A work of art!

Our final day had to involve one last stroll along the beach taking in the last rays of sunshine before returning to the cold! 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too and I wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2015!

A sweet start to the New Year
with cupcakes from Hey Sugar!

PS I now have an Instagram account... missbbobochic....you can find me here


  1. The Burj Khalifa New Year Light Show was really impressive! Just got home from The Beach today. I will truly miss Dubai.

  2. Love the shots especially the one on the plane, dear! Happy 2015! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

  3. Je te souhaite une très belle année, beaucoup des belles choses et santé!!
    Quel magnifique voyage tu as réalisé ! J'aime beaucoup de sapin de noël en sable ! Génial!
    Par ici, les températures sont en chute libre donc voir tes photos ça fait beaucoup du bien.
    Ps: Je veux voir ton compte instagram tout de suite ;)

  4. By the time it was already 2015 in Dubai, I was watching on the tv in Bucharest the fireworks and the Burj Khalifa light show. I think it was 1-2 hours till midnight. So, lucky you to have been able to see this with your own eyes! I have never celebrated Christmas or NYE at a warm place and I am sure it's very interesting! What a lovely cupcake they have made for you! I followed you on IG, happy to find you there! :)

    1. Yes it is very different celebrating New Year in a warm place and I was so pleased to be able to see the spectacular light show. Thank you for following on Instagram.

  5. Hello Miss B! Must have been so magical spend the new year's eve there, I wish one day I went to Dubai too!:) The Burj Khalifa light show is impressive, I can imagine see it from real! But the snow effect at the Galeries Lafayette caugth my eyes, really outstanding. Mmm, the dessert selection is appealing, as well as the cupcakes, too adorable!:) Many hugs! xo

  6. Dear Miss B! First I want to thank you for your good wishes and wish you also a happy and especially healthy New Year. New Year in Dubai sounds and looks simply amazing! I can really imagine this is a totally other kind of New Year and thank you so much for sharing your as usual beautiful and perfect pictures <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  7. Happy New Year to you! How lovely that you got to ring in 2015 in Dubai. It's fascinating to see how the new year is celebrated in other countries. The Burj Khalifa light show looks truly magnificent.

  8. The light show looks super impressive! I really hope that I can visit Dubai either this or next year... www.LUXESSED.com

  9. Warm wishes for an amazing New Year miss b!!! What a wonderful experience to be in the hot and sunny Dubai these days !!! Photos and descriptions are really wonderful and make such a contrast with maybe the coldest winter in Europe that I can remember !!! And, all the sweets look so beautiful and yummy !!! Wish you a beautiful creative year !!!

  10. What an incredible PLACE, MISS B! It seems like such a richly developed land of incredible scenery, tastes, textures and cultural experience. WONDERFUL! And how kind of you to come to visit me. Yes, I will no longer be posting for a while, but I am leaving my blog up and continuing to visit. Enjoy 2015 in peace, safety and LOVE! Anita

  11. Such an incredible light show, wow! Your photos are always wonderful and that cupcake.........oh my;) I think I 'd forget the cake and go straight for the frosting! Wishing you the BEST year ahead sweet friend! xxleslie

  12. loved seeing ny in dubai! it looked so beautiful!!

  13. Gorgeous photos Miss B! Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog, look forward to keeping in touch via our new website:)

  14. happy new year miss b! what a blast! i love those candy canes and snowmen out on the beach. the christmas trees throughout were so beautifully decorated. i love that rose cupcake! definitely a piece of edible art. they are so talented. fabulous fireworks and happy new year! what a great experience.

  15. Happy New Year Miss B. You had a blast there in Dubai. I like the snowmen in the sand. So clever! The people by the Beach lounge looked so fashionable. Looks so festive!

  16. Hi Miss B. What a wonderful way to ring in the new year . Love your pics and everything looks to be so festive and colorful on the beach and more.
    I loved seeing the camel and that rose cupcake is a work of art.
    Gorgeous trees too. Thank you for sharing your adventures. So much to learn and e inspired with from you!
    Have a nice weekend. Hugs

  17. Everything is on such a huge scale over in Dubai and makes for a wonderful experience, it seems! The cakes look delicious and the view from your plane window is incredible - the terrain is breathtaking :)



  18. Wow looks like you had an awesome time in Dubai :)

  19. Hi Miss b, Thank you for your comment on my blog. It is fun to relive the Christmas and new year season again. I'm awed by the lightshow on the building. Must have been really spectacular. The desserts look delectable and how skilful of the guy to ice a rose on your cupcake. Dubai is a great place to spend the new year from what I can see. It is great to bask in warmth and sunshine while you can. As I'm typing this, my hubby is on the plane to London to attend a conference and he would be there for 1 week. I hope that he would be able to brace the cold as I've read from many sources that the winter in London this year is really harsh.

    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

    1. It wasn't too cold in the weeks before Christmas but we do seem to be having a cold spell at the moment. Plenty of layers needed!

  20. Happy New Year again! Thanks for your message miss b. And thank you for following me back on Instagram. I'm loving your photos :) I think staycation will be the theme this year. I won't be back in Dubai for a while, so I'll be visiting vicariously through you. My sister celebrated New Year's there with my family. I haven't welcomed the new year yet in Dubai. Hoping to do that one day. Thank you for sharing your trip! Have a good week ahead.

  21. Dubai is such an interesting place of luxury and culture.
    The snowmen on the sand looks fabulous
    and I think I haven't seen anything like it yet
    it is such a cool idea.
    And having snow not only in the cold countries
    is pretty rad.
    Your pics are always amazing and even though
    the holidays are over this post of yours made me wish
    that the holidays are longer.

  22. Happy New Year to you as well miss b. You were much missed, I'm happy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your holidays. The capture of the sky and clouds are amazing. A wonderful way indeed to bring in the new year. Dubai is definitely on our list again, and your recommendations will be used. xx/Madison
    Weekend Brunch

    1. I'm so pleased that you will one day be able to make use of my recommendastions, Madison. Thank you!

  23. Oh miss b, your trips to Dubai are so interesting and full of life! What a better way to start the new year off. That camel in the sand is so sweet just sitting there in the sand. And it snowed there, how wonderful. Oh, how I wish it would snow here. That pink rose cupcake IS a work of art. And the tall buildings are dazzling with color, so pretty. Thanks for taking me along with you on your trips. Come by tomorrow if you get a chance to see my "bring lovely back" post. I think you may like it, as you are one of the most lovely women here in blogland.


    1. I shall definitely pop over to read your new post tomorrow and thank you very much Sheri for your kind words!
      It did snow in Dubai but it was actually a snow machine in Winter Wonderland but it was still fun!

  24. Oh my goodness Miss B. If I didn't like you i'd negatively envy you ha ha. This is so truly stunning and it has always been on my things to do list to be somewhere over the festive period that is 20 degrees plus. Well I thought I'd seen it all until the photo of the snowmen and Christmas tree on the beach - that is beyond cool and that light show must have been (well it looks it) spectacular! Oooh they have Magnolia Bakery - I thought that was only in New York, I didn't realise it was a chain yum yum - weren't you a luck girl.

    I wondered why you were not on Instagram - with your travels you'd have a very interesting account. I will come and find you.

  25. Glad you had such a good time, I wish I could run away from the cold, too, but...
    Dubai seems to be really a unique place.

    Have a healthy & blessed New Year!

  26. It definitely looks like you have been having a great time!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  27. Gorgeous pictures as always, I hope the beginning of 2015 has been amazing for you.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog
    @MeghanSSilva on Instagram

  28. It looks amazing, will be in Dubai in March :-)

  29. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I hope that you enjoyed welcoming the New Year too.

  30. oh my gosh, that photo from the plane is unreal. and those beds on the beach look like the most relaxing, luxurious things in the world!

  31. Happy new year as well my lovely miss B ! Thanks forntaking the time to comment . You look really bussy as well i can see! Always i enjoy with your photos and your troubles, your pictures always tolk to me, maybe more than i can understand, (because i am spanish and is no realky good my inglish) but always always enjoy too much all your post!
    Have a very HAPPY DAY!

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    1. Thank you Luisa for this very kind comment. I'm so pleased that you enjoy my photos and posts! I always appreciate your visits here!


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