Dubai Airshow 2017: In Review

Wow! What an exciting week for Emirates at the 2017 edition of the Dubai Airshow. This five day exhibition brought together some of the biggest names in aviation to showcase the latest products, services and technologies that the industry had to offer.

Emirates had its largest ever showing. We unveiled our enhanced Boeing 777-300ER with fully enclosed First Class Suits (an industry first), placed an order for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, flew two of our wide-bodied aircraft in formation with the Al Fursan team, launched our new advertising campaign with Jeremy Clarkson, opened the Emirates Flight Training Academy and signed several agreements; for six new flight training devices, for the next generation inflight broadband connectivity and for developing new global e-commerce solutions. We also shared our cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for aircraft cabins.

Emirates hosted a total of 27,000 people on our static aircraft that included our 100th Emirates Airbus A380, our newest Boeing 777-300ER, our Airbus A319 Executive Jet and Cirrus SR22 training aircraft.

I was thrilled to have taken part in this exciting event as an Emirates Social Media Broadcaster alongside my colleagues: Jarad, Elizabethe and Doyle. This opportunity gave me the chance to take in these magical moments firsthand; witnessing the innovative thinking that has made us who we are today- industry leaders. I can’t wait to see what’s next for us!

Next stop: Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

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December Roster (2017)

December is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! Three new destinations, two new countries AND I get to go home for Christmas! Take a look:

  • Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦🎄
  • Manila, Philippines * 🇵🇭
  • Brussels, Belgium * 🇧🇪
  • Copenhagen, Denmark * 🇩🇰
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • Karachi, Pakistan (Turnaround) 🇵🇰
  • Medina, Saudi Arabia (Turnaround) 🇸🇦

* New destinations

I’m going to try to swap a few flights to try and get another new destination. I’ll update the blog if anything changes!

Next stop: Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

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Layover Life: São Paulo, Brazil

It’s official! I have now been to six continents; North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Two years ago I never thought this would be possible, yet here I stand in country #46, Brazil!

I’ve been meaning to share this post with you for a while now, but unfortunately I couldn’t find the time to do so. Please bare with me as the next couple weeks are going to be busy too and I won’t be online as much as I usually am. That being said, here we go!

We arrived at GRU (São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport) in the evening and decided to go straight to the restaurant in our hotel for some food. As much as the crew wanted to try some traditional Brazilian eats outside of where we were staying, most of us didn’t have the energy to do so after a 15 hour flight. With the entire day ahead of us tomorrow, we turned in for the night shortly after.

The following day nine of us met up in the morning to tour the city. We started off at the São Paulo Cathedral and continued onwards from there to Ibirapuera Park. I love nature and being able to take in the greenery and fresh air there was one of the highlights of the entire layover for me!

Of course, a trip to Brazil isn’t complete without a quick stop at Havianas. (It’s a typical “crew thing” to do, because they are a Brazilian brand and are expensive to purchase in Dubai). I ended up grabbing a black pair and adding a Brazilian flag to them as a souvenir. You can always use a pair of flip-flops right?

Shortly after, my stomach began to growl so I decided to pop into a small restaurant next door for a quick bite to eat. The place was called Chez Astro. It was very laid back and resembled a library. They even had books for sale too.

Our last stop on our tour was Beco do Batman where we finally got the perfect photos for the ‘gram! This area is where three alleys meet. It became a haven for street art after a single Batman appeared there in the 80s. Since then, new designs have popped up and old ones have disappeared as new artists from all over the world pass through.

Before turning in for a quick nap prior to our evening departure, three of us decided to try Brazilian BBQ after the tour. We went to Churrascaria Boizao Grill and enjoyed a variety of local meats, salads and cheeses. Delicious!

Just when I thought I exhausted myself out enough for a nap, I couldn’t sleep before the flight! Thankfully, the flight time was closer to 14 hours this time around and I managed to sleep on my break.

Overall Brazil was a lot of fun and I hope to be back soon. Scheduling Gods, if you happen to read this, please send a Rio flight my way next!

Next Stop: Business Promotions Event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates! 🇦🇪

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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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