29 December 2012

2012 In A Blink

It feels unreal that the end of 2012 is creeping up so fast! It was a jam packed year. 
Some of the highlights of 2012 in no particular order was:

* Traveling to Europe
* Featuring in Harper's Bazaar Arabia Magazine and Abode Magazine
* Attending the Lacoste re-opening night in Doha, 
* Meeting Cat Stevens & James Blunt
* Attending Wham at the W Doha Hotel

Element Eden has also been very supportive this year regarding keeping us up to date on their latest collections and what's hot on the trend carpet for the next season. Let's see what 2013 will hold in store for us!

Love Polli xx

23 December 2012

Lula Magazine, Cupcakes & MAC Lipstick

I had a lazy day and got stuck into one of my favourite magazines called Lula Magazine which I picked up in Barcelona on our trip in Europe. I had Frankie my cat keeping me company and giving me lots of cuddles on a sunny afternoon.

As a lover of pink I also picked the new Nicki Minaj Mac lipstick which I absolutely love. I love that she finally collaborated with MAC, and the good news is that you can grab this lipstick here for only US $15! Score :)

Love Polli xx

20 December 2012

My Happy Ever After

Today me and husband will be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. It will be our first time celebrating it in the middle east so we thought of booking a couples massage at the  West End Doha at the Saray Spa. It will be my first massage in a year and it couldn't have come at a better time to be honest. Putting a magazine together each month isn't for the faint hearted.

It's so nice to look back at all our adventures over the years. Our trip to Europe would probably be my highlight of our married adventures! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend ahead of you. Only a few days left to Christmas you know. 

 Love Polli xx

19 December 2012

Hot Pink

Collard top: Forever21
Necklace: Forever21
Floral Skirt: Forever21
Studded spikes shoes: New Look
Big candy wrapper bag: Maison Martin Margiela (H&M collaboration) c/o

Being a fashion blogger from New Zealand, I was really excited moving to Qatar as they have quite a big variety of shops from Europe and America here in Qatar, which you can't really find in New Zealand. 

Oh I also stopped over at the hairdresser this week, and got my hair trimmed up a bit, I have gone back to having it really short again. What do you think?

 Love Polli xx

18 December 2012

Twenty-Seven Names NZFW 2012

Oh good old New Zealand has such amazing fashion designers & Twenty-Seven Names probably has to be one of my favourites. Their A/W 13 Thought you'd never ask collection is really cute. I am still yet to attend my first  New Zealand Fashion week which is something to look forward to.

Love Polli xx

15 December 2012


New Zealand designer Adrian Hailwood was at New Zealand Fashion Week and I'm in love with the cute dresses, t-shirt and swanky footwear and accessories. I picked out a favourites of to share with you today. You might have seen a few of his items around Australia, USA, NZ and the UK perhaps.

 Love Polli xx

13 December 2012

A Forever Summer

After a long day at work, me & Mike decided on a snack attack and some cool lemon lime and bitters to cool us down for the day. This weekend we are looking into catching up with some friends we also also looking forward to attending Qatar National Day which will be held on the 18th of December 2012.

You can expect fireworks, grid lock traffic and flags distributed all over Doha + the odd Qatar decorated cupcake! For more information on how Qatar will celebrate their National day (which by the way is even a public holiday) check out their officail website here.

ps: I suggest putting on your backpack and parking at least a 1km away from the Corniche where all the events will take place. 

Love Polli xx

11 December 2012

Franziska Ambach

Franziska Ambach emailed me the other day about her photography and thought I would share it. I really enjoy getting emails from my readers. I even randomly bumped into a reader (vintagepoeny on Instagram) the other day which was such a nice surprise.

Blogging is such a great networking tool these days to get connected with really creative 
& awesome people.

Feel you have something cool to share with me or just want to stop by and say hi? Why not flick me an email on sonevz@gmail.com.
Love Polli xx

09 December 2012

A Dean & Deluca Day

Zara studded black blouse / Forever21 Floral skirt / Forever21 golden chain 
/ Zara studded slippers
Forever21 earings / Ray-Ban glasses

Me and Mike's weekend was spend enjoying some lovely fresh macarons from Dean & Deluca in Villagio Mall in Doha. The macarons where scrummy. All sorts of flavours where available and they had the loveliest selection of gourmet everything!

It was nice to see some of the stores in Villagio having Christmas trees and decoration on the windows. It made my realize that Christmas is around the corner and last year this time I spend it with family in South Africa. It's funny how time flies.

Love Polli xx

05 December 2012

A Trip To Dubai

Me & Mike had the opportunity to travel to Dubai recently. He played at the Dubai Sevens and we got to enjoy a bit of the hype leading up to UAE National Day. We had 3 days in Dubai which wasn't hardly enough, however we got to make the most of it. One of the highlights where the Aquarium in the Dubai Mall.

Dubai is massive, their tourism is immaculate and I would definitely love to stop over again sometime soon.  Fancy a shopping trip to Dubai?  Make sure to check out Forever21 & New Look.

We Visited:

1. Dubai Mall (this mall only closes at 3am in the morning)
2. Mall Of The Emirates (good to go skiing)
3. Visited The Burj Khalifa (the tallest man made building in the world)
4. Attended the Dubai Sevens (sports events that takes place yearly)

We Stayed At:

Golden Sands Hotel 10

ps: to see some more photo's of our trip, check out our Instagram page.

03 December 2012

It's Christmas Time

credit: danielle thompson photography

It’s that time of year again! Yes it's Christmas time, my favorite time of the year. My list of big day preparations has grown alarmingly, and now the party invitations are beginning to arrive. But is it worth the hassle of pulling out your evening dresses and doing the social rounds, or are you better off at home with a glass of mulled wine?

, predicts the majority of women are planning to attend at least one Christmas party this year, with one in three women planning on dropping into two or three parties during the season. What are your plans for this Festive season?

Love Polli blog