November Roster (2017)

October isn’t even close to being over yet, and it looks like I have another busy month ahead!

It’s time for me to go back to Emirates Aviation College for a few days for what we call SEP; our annual Safety and Emergency Procedures training. Cabin Crew must attend this each year in order to renew our licenses so that we may continue flying.

When I’m not preparing for this, I will be operating flights to:

  • Toronto, Canada (home!) 🇨🇦
  • Malé, Maldives (Turnaround) 🇲🇻
  • Trivandrum, India * 🇮🇳
  • Dallas, United States 🇺🇸
  • Ahmedabad, India (Turnaround) 🇮🇳

* = New destination

I also have “Business Promotions” listed on my roster. This means I will be representing Emirates in some capacity next month too.

Lastly, November 4th will officially mark my 2 years anniversary with Emirates! I’m not sure if I’ll have much time to celebrate, but I’ve accomplished a lot since being here and I’m looking forward to sharing more of these amazing experiences with you in the years to come.

Next Stop: Colombo, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

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Simply Stylist Dubai 2017

Yesterday, I participated in Simply (Dubai), an international fashion and beauty conference, as a speaker on the bloggers panel! We chatted a bit about our lifestyles and how we began blogging, offered some advice to any up-and-comers and discussed some of the challenges we faced while developing our own personal brands.

This gave me the chance to reflect on my blogging/social media journey from over the past two years. For me personally, it has been difficult to “find myself” in a market that is so oversaturated, which is partially why I chose to share more aviation and travel related photos when I first began. This as opposed to fashion, beauty etc. At the time, there weren’t a lot of people doing what I was doing, but now a lot of my colleagues have begun to start similar projects.

Moving forward, I want to share more lifestyle content with you guys. I love collaborating with like-minded individuals and am looking forward to seeing what’s next!

The event itself was wonderful. I learned a lot from the other speakers, including those on my panel: Kat Lebrasse, The Sand Gypsy, My Fash Diary, Chic Flavours and Desert Vogue!

Interestingly enough, Kat was also a flight attendant! She went on to create Lebrasse.com, a creative outlet to document what she loves most: life, travel, beauty, health, style and fashion. I enjoyed hearing how she managed to transition from international jet-setter to social media/fashion mogul. Talk about career goals!

Other speakers at the event included: Catt Sadler from E! News, international blogger Jacey Duprie, fashion blogger Karen Wazen and many more.

That being said, I have to thank Simply and the Azdef team for letting me be a part of things, as well as Deborah Henning for styling me, Ashton for doing my makeup and the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. I also want to thank my girls Brigitta, MJ and DeeDee for cheering me on in the audience, and of course, all of YOU for following me on this crazy journey. Good things happen when you surround yourself with positive, like-minded people. I’m blessed to call these girls my friends and to have all of your support!

In case you weren’t able to attend, you can check out my friend MJ’s Youtube Channel. She vlogged about the conference, and gives you a behind the scenes look at what the day was like.

Next Stop: Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬

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Simply Stylist Dubai 2017: Speaker Announcement

Photo by Christian Heger

Exciting news! –I’m pleased to share with you guys that I will be speaking at Simply Stylist, an international fashion and beauty conference that will be taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Oct.12, 2017.

Previous participants at the Dubai event include fashion blogger Amiee Song and renown YouTuber Sazan Hendrix from the U.S. This year, guests will include Catt Sadler from E! News, international blogger Jacey Duprie and many more.

Simply Stylist seeks to connect taste makers with brands, agencies, overseas networks and other like minded individuals.

I’m looking forward to sitting on a bloggers panel as a ‘travel expert’, where I will be discussing how I began blogging, the tools I used to build an audience and the collaborations I have been a part of.

If you would like to attend this event, tickets can be purchased here.

Next Stop: Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬

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Passenger stories: DXB to JNB

You just never know who you are going to meet on board! On a recent flight to Johannesburg, South Africa I met a customer who I’m going to refer to as Mae.

Mae was travelling a great distance alone (from Dublin to Dubai to Johannesburg) and was returning home from a visit with her family. It was her first time flying with us, so my colleagues and I did our best to make the trip special for her!

It turns out that Mae is an elementary school teacher, who teaches grades 3/4. She told us that she is looking forward to sharing her travel stories with her students and that she couldn’t wait to show them her Emirates souvenir- a photo that we took of her on board. I told her that I couldn’t wait to show you guys mine too!

Do you have any cool passenger stories from on board? If so, please share them with me in the comments below!

Next Stop: Casablanca, Morocco 🇲🇦 

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October Roster (2017)

Hello October! You are going to be crazy busy, but I can’t wait! This month I will be operating flights to:

  • São Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷 *
  • Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬 *
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

* = New destination!

I will also be returning to Toronto, Canada to visit friends and family for a week.

When I return to base after this short trip home, I will be speaking at an international fashion conference that will be taking place at the Kempinski Hotel in Dubai. I’m looking forward to sharing more information about this with you in the days to come!

As if that’s not exciting enough, I will be celebrating my 25th birthday AND returning to training college for a service refresher course; a new program entitled Service EKcellence. This will help Cabin Crew to learn about the latest Emirates products and service developments, giving us the chance to update our knowledge and enhance our customer service abilities.

I will also be stepping foot onto a brand new continent; SOUTH AMERICA! I couldn’t be happier to finally make it to Brazil after months of requesting these flights. As usual, travel tips are always welcomed and appreciated.

…Keep in mind that things may change again though! This month I will be sending out swaps again (requests to trade flights with my colleagues), trying to add more new destinations to my roster. I will continue to keep you guys updated as October approaches.

Update: I managed to swap my flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for new destination; Lagos, Nigeria! I also traded my London, United Kingdom flight for Colombo, Sri Lanka. The list above has been updated to reflect these changes.

Next Stop: Casablanca, Morocco 🇲🇦 

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