I must admit, I’m having a little bit of a crush on Dubai right now… Tiny. Minuscule. It doesn’t event count *waves hand in the air*
The endless string of fancy hotels where all the coolest bars, clubs and restaurants are situated, cheap cabs (who needs the crappy tube or bus?) to get around at all times of the day and night, more than enough shopping to suit your fancy… the list goes on.
It’s incredibly glossy and completely unreal. Although if I actually lived here, I wouldn’t be able to keep up this lifestyle 24/7, no way jose. It’s so… overkill. People come to Dubai for two reasons, a) work or b) party. No one (that I know of, at least) has plans to stay long-term, it simply isn’t that kind of place.
Which only adds to its allure, I suppose. Like when I was in Milan for the book in 2010, L and I went nuts. Thinking back, it felt like someone else was doing all those crazy things, not me. Or maybe it was, and I simply refuse to admit it.
Anyway, bottom line: Dubai is a transitional place. A place to work hard, play harder and then leave when the fun stops being fun.
God, does that sound depressing or what? Not my intention I promise - so, it was meant to be a one-liner on what I’m crushing on for Valentine’s Day and ended up being a monologue on Dubai.
Umm.. so that’s it for now.
in honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked some familiar
faces at our presentation to tell us what they’re
crushing on this week. check out their adorable answers
(and the old-school Polaroids we snapped of them) below…
Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief, Harper’s Bazaar: