Party Camel…decor

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

When I first moved to Dubai I remember thinking that it needed more places to purchase unique and trendy items and I am pleased to say this is definitely beginning to happen.  The creative scene in Dubai is certainly taking on a whole new shape and form.  Throwing stylish parties with trendy decor is no longer…

Vanila Wedding Boutique

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by Carolyn No Comments

Wearing a veil on my wedding day made me feel feminine, beautiful and ready to walk down the isle.  I remember choosing it after searching for the perfect one.  I wanted one that was soft, floaty and timeless.  It also needed to compliment my wedding dress perfectly without taking away from the details.  There is…

Tips on baby shower gifts…

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by Carolyn No Comments

We have teamed up with to bring you some of the cutest and trendiest baby shower gifts from our favourite stores in Dubai.  All these items are available to you via their online gift registry.  For me, there is nothing better than whites and creams for a new little bundle and sticking with this…

Little Luxuries Part2

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

To ensure you are able to enjoy the images taken by Maria Sundin at Little Luxuries, I have decided to feature two articles instead of one.  I can`t help dreaming of how stunning a bridal shower or baby shower would look if it included some of these items.  Just enjoying a cup of tea from a beautiful floral tea cup would be…

Little Luxuries

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

After moving to Dubai, my mum and I spent lots of time finding new and interesting places to visit.  These usually included somewhere where they served a cup of coffee for my mum and a cute little shop for us to browse through.  It was during one of these excursions that we came across Little Luxuries….

Part 2… D.tales shoot

Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

Some stores are simply wonderful enough to `live in` and D.tales is one of those stores I want to live in.  Yes I would easily be able to move in and call it my home and I know you feel the same too!  Imagine living in an `industrial style`, not to mention being surrounded by…

Creative Box

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

Any type of stationery should always tell a story…themed invitations set the tone of the event and guests are able to envisage what the event might be like.  This creates excitement and anticipation without giving too much away.  There is nothing more exciting than receiving a carefully designed invitation in the post.  However, your themed…


Posted on: June 9th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

What an incredible experience it was, when I walked into D.tales. I realized it was something completely different and inspirational. This ” industrial style” concept store houses some of the most stylish and unique products available in the UAE.  I have now been made more aware of just how well Scandinavian design combines beauty with…

Love Notes

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
7. Popular Gifts - A note from your wife - low res

When I sit down to write a post it usually takes me a lot longer than it should as I find myself browsing through a variety of blogs and social media on the hunt for beautiful things and inspiration.  It was during one of these mornings, that I came across Love Notes and I immediately…

Win a competition with Love Notes

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
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Here at `i am captivated` we cherish mothers and with Mother`s Day just around the corner we are delighted to be able to express our gratitude to these amazing ladies with a give-away competition from Love Notes.  See the details of the prize below:   The gift wrapped prize includes: (valued more than 240 AED)…