Re-discovery

Have you been to the same place for lunch more than twice?

Have you visited the same attraction, event or city more than twice?

In re-visiting a restaurant, attraction and annual event, I have learned new things, seen new people and tasted adventures anew.

See how much you can discover through re-discovery and revisits. The FUN continues…

Aloha,

Denise

What does friendship look like?

If you want to know what friendship looks like, the notice who you spend your extra time with. Who are you with over the weekends? Who brings you soup/food when you’re not feeling your best? Who “likes” your status updates and photos? Who loves you at your best and at your worst? Who invites you to go on a yacht just for fun?

I live an extraordinary life; and am blessed with generous, FUN and adventurous friends. To me,  friendship looks like: happiness, fun-in-the-sun, singing off key, specially made foods, quiet times and boisterous times.

Look at your calendar ~ make sure you’re spending your valuable time with people who deserve you….I know I do.

Aloha,

Denise

Friendship looks like this!
Friendship looks like this!

Fun weekend in two Emirates

This Valentine’s Day weekend in Abu Dhabi was sunny, crisp and filled with love, roses, breakfast in bed and sushi for dinner.

On Sunday, our road trip was to Dubai to see our daughter perform with her school classmates and students from five other schools in the region. They were awesome! Talent, beauty & brains filled the theatre in Dubai.

Beginning a new week filled with presentations, meetings, parties and International Day. Great fun in the Gulf!

How was your weekend? Remember: have fun everyday!

Aloha,

Denise

To my Mark

I’d like to take this moment to publicly acknowledge and celebrate my husband,  Mark Schnitzer.

Mark, you are the most amazing, generous, loving, hilarious, extraordinary husband,  partner, friend, and father! I hit the jackpot! I am filled with joy and gratitude for this life we continue to create together and how lucky I am to be married to YOU! You are my Hero! I love you!

Happy Valentine’s Day! 29 years ago today I said, “Yes! I’d love to marry you!” Hee hee….this life has been way FUN!

Love and aloha,

Denise

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Tips for travel to Dubai

To see the lovely emirate of Dubai, via public transportation, you need a bus ticket and a metro pass. I’ll make it easy: buy the 25AED bus ticket at the green central bus station, behind Al Wahda mall, for a one-way seat on the comfortable red striped bus. Then, exit at the Ibn Battuta stop and purchase a silver, refillable, user-friendly Nol card. This card is the entry for Dubai buses and metro and can only be purchased in Dubai.

Use the metro (above ground rail) to get all around the spread out city of Dubai. Enjoy the malls, the Marina area, hotels and restaurants.

Happy travels!

Aloha,

Denise

Dubai metro
Dubai metro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dubai route map
Dubai route map

 

 

 

 

 

Dazzling Dubai
Dazzling Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark & me along the Dubai Marina
Mark & me along the Dubai Marina