Just when I thought I would never see the light at the end of the tunnel at work (the reason for my blog hiatus), little sister Michiko (well, she’s not really little anymore) announced her spontaneous Dubai visit. So I took a couple of days off, Alex had to fly to Munich for one week anyway, and Michiko and I had time for shopping, indulging, and shopping!
Unfortunately, our time off didn’t go without problems in our house – it’s only natural that power outages and everything that comes with that only appear when Alex is away. We were three days without internet, without TV and – at the peak of all that fun – one day without AC at 48 degrees Celsius outside. At one time we had four different maintenance people and technicians in our house. We called the electricity station three times – they came three times, but couldn’t find the problem on the first two. With shorter power outages we also had fire alarms from time to time – it was like hell. But that’s Dubai. First, when you complain, they don’t believe you. Then, when they start to believe that you could really have a problem, they send someone, who doesn’t know what to do, who doesn’t understand you, and vice versa. Multiply this by three (at least) and you have the average procedure to solve a technical problem in Dubai. But let’s move on to the good stuff…
These are the Balenciagas my sister got. I had seen them before and never liked them. Also couldn’t understand the hype about them in many fashion blogs. Michiko on the other hand saw them, fell in love, tried them on and looked absolutely fabulous.
She wore them with a floral skirt, with shorts, with pants… these shoes are the icing on top of every outfit!
Of course – we had our nails done. This is my old hand painted in Dior’s Nirvana.
And we went to Ikea and bought the cats a supercool tube from the kids department. They love it.
Michiko also scored some hot tops on superhot sales at Harvey Nics, and I got a really cool top and a supercool huge white fabric bag (to be worn as a piece of clothing) by Rundholz at IF Boutique (niiiice boutique, useless sales staff as everywhere).
After all this excitement I’ve slept 15 hours non-stop last night. Michiko took off to Germany yesterday, and Alex came back home a couple of hours ago, asking how our week was. Tomorrow I have to go back to work – I just don’t know how.