The Little Gingham Ruffle Dress
I have another not-so-easy-post to write.
As you probably noticed (did you, right?!), I haven’t been so active in the last three weeks. But I had to face a lot of changes that happened in my life – most of them I’m still facing to!
Ok, I’m gonna hold my breath and say it quickly and loudly: I left Qatar. Omg, saying that loudly – or better – writing down your thoughts is even harder than what I thought.
And where did I move to? I moved to Dubai!
Before explaining everything, I need to start by saying that, if you read my blog often, you probably remember this post, when I wrote about what happened in Qatar and the crisis in Middle East. Well, my move is not related to the crisis at all! I didn’t leave Qatar because we were running out of food, it isn’t safe anymore or for any other fake news that you can read on the website. The decision was taken many months before.
Ok, so basically, Massimo, who is an engineer (when he doesn’t work with me on Bonjour Chiara lol) was moved to Dubai last February. We waited a little bit before deciding that I would have moved as well because we wanted to be sure that he was confirmed on the project he’s working on. And honestly, I also tried to postpone that moment as long as possible, because I was, I AM, sooooo sad to leave Qatar!
I spent four years in Qatar and they were amazing! Every single day spent in Qatar is unforgettable. I felt at home, I found a group of friends that I could call family. I started Bonjour Chiara, which brought me so many adventures and satisfactions. Especially for Bonjour Chiara, I think that everything happened related to the blog, was possible only because I was in Qatar!
So, thank you Doha. Thank you Qatar. I consider these last 4 years a precious gift.
Now, talking about Dubai…I’ll be honest with you, guys. As much as I’m sad to leave Qatar, I’m super excited for this new chapter of my life. Dubai is fantastic. I loved it before when I used to visit it for short getaways or for business, so I’m sure I’m gonna love it even more now that I can explore it as a resident.
Obviously, this is not the best moment of the year to arrive in Dubai. The summer is a hell, like in Qatar, so I can’t really go out or visit the city as much as I want. But, honestly, at the moment I’m spending my days trying to put the house together. A house that I totally felt in love with!!! Now I have a garden, a walking-in closet and a studio for Bonjour Chiara HQ!! If this is not happiness, I don’t know how to call this feeling 🙂
I can’t hide the fact, that I’m also a bit scared of Dubai. Dubai is huge!!! I’m feeling like a tiny ant in a big city, ahahah. But I have already a long list of Instagram friends that I can finally meet personally. I have some plans for the next months that are pretty exciting. So, I can’t really wait to see what Dubai will bring in my life.
Plus, my goodbye to Qatar is not a real goodbye. And I think this is also the reason why I haven’t said nothing until now. I’ll go back and forth to Doha, because I still have a lot of projects to bring on. Events to attend. Friends to visit. So I guess that this new chapter is bringing an even more busy and hectic life than before, for my husband’s happiness!
Just few more words, but I can’t end this post without saying something about this cute gingham ruffle dress that I’m wearing! I spotted the gingham ruffle dress online and then I finally found it the other day at the Dubai Mall. It’s in cotton, super fresh for the summer. I think I can already declare it one of my summer staple.
What it’s gonne be my new staple for sure is this shoulder strap, that I found at Cath Kidston (Mall of Emirates – as you can notice, I’m already visiting all the malls in town, doing A LOT OF shopping!). I already used it with three of my designer bags, and they all looked fabulous!!