Our Social Mornings are held every Tuesday from 9.30 am – 12.00 noon, in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. New members and guests are always welcome!
RL Tuesday Social Morning
19 November 2019: The Festive Bazaar
The Festive Bazaar is next Tuesday, 19 November. Our annual Winter Bazaar marks the start of the Festive Season. Lots of stalls to find seasonal gifts, yuletide music and tasty nibbles will put you in the mood for the party season.
We have a full house of contributors to the Bazaar including our own Quilters, Oasis Fashion, UOwnCalmness, Joanna Low, Tamara Noori, Anna D, Fashion Rebel, RockNStyle and KumKum Ramchandani to name but a few.
Tell all your friends to come along to Arabian Ranches Golf Club from 9.30am to share in the festive fun.
Festive Raffle Gifts
We need gifts for the festive raffle at the RL Winter Bazaar on 19 November
Please give us any unused, unopened gifts you are happy to share which will be raffled. All proceeds will be offered to those who need it.
Please email Hayet on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange to collect them from you.
Arabian Ranches Golf Club Restaurant
All day during the Bazaar the golf club restaurant is offering a special discounted menu to all attendees. Please visit the restaurant and enjoy their delicious breakfast and lunch choices.
Last Week’s Programme
12 November 2019: Federica Mele
At RL Social Morning on Tuesday 12 November Federica Mele spoke in detail about Time Management
We discussed the meaning and the benefits of time management, 5 steps to stretch our time, discover what really matters to us, how to be in control to perform at our peak and the power of your positive mental state. Thank you Federica for an informative presentation
5 November 2019: Victoria Hassani
Women’s Health Connector
Victoria is co-founder of the Women’s Health Connector, an online, collaborative platform dedicated to education, information and peer sharing of women’s health topics for an underserved market segment, namely women in the 35-65+ age group.
Tuesday’s talk highlighted the origin and initiatives underway by the group and how each of us can participate. In addition, we discussed how to advocate for your own health and a short introduction to the “Happiness Curve”, or why life gets better after 50.
29 October 2019: President’s Talk
Living with Breast Cancer
RL was privileged to hear Beth Beggs, RL President, talk so candidly about her breast cancer. Beth’s superb talk covered her discovery of her lump through to her treatment and a general discussion of cancer treatment in the UAE and breast cancer generally.
Thank you Beth for your vivid, informative and immensely uplifting presentation
22 October 2019: Nithya Rajkumar Photography
The Art Of Seeing (a photographer’s perspective)
Thank very much to Nithya Rajkumar for her wonderful talk at RL Social Morning today.
Nithya is a professional photographer and is offering 15% discount to RL members who want to book a classic portrait session or take up a group photography workshop in November.
15 October 2019: Kyra Van Den Berg
“Energy Vampires” was the fascinating topic at RL Social Morning last Tuesday by Kyra van den Berg. She told us about situations, people and places we all recognised! And gave us strategies to cope with them.
Thank you very much Kyra for a great presentation.
8 October 2019: The Big Circles Morning
RL Big Circles Morning was a Big success. Lots of new members and many sign ups to our wonderful selection of Circles. Come along every Tuesday to our RL Social mornings from 9.30am and keep up to date with everything that’s going on.
1 October 2019: Spirals Beauty Salon
Quick Styles Workshop
The Team from Spirals Beauty Salon hosted a hands on, interactive workshop at RL Tuesday Social Morning to demonstrate a selection of “On the Run” hairstyles showing simple styling techniques on a willing volunteer. RL members then formed groups to practice the styles on each other with the guidance of a Spirals’ team member! This was a fun programme .
May 21st 2019: Flormar Cosmetics
and the Art Circles Exhibition
RL Social Morning today hosted a team from Flormar Cosmetics who gave us a wonderful Make Up Masterclass with RL member Mandy as their lovely model. The results are superb.
In addition to a wonderful morning watching a true make up artist at work, thank you Eileen, all guests received a complimentary Flormar bag and 30% discount voucher for Flormar products.
RL Social Morning presented an Art Exhibition by the extremely talented art circle members, led by their fantastic teacher Elizabeth Bruce.
RL members had the opportunity to choose their favourite pictures from the exhibition and the unanimous winner was Nazareen with her beautiful painting of the market seller surrounded by fruit. Runners up were Eleanor with her giraffe and Sana with her collage of a lady in a headscarf. Wonderful works.
May 14th 2019: Hayet Zerelli
This week at the RL Tuesday social morning we welcomed back Hayet, our RL vice president and successful jewellery maker. Hayet fixed broken jewellery and her particular talent is to adapt and re-imagine your existing jewellery to give it a new lease of life. She brought along a selection of her own magnificent jewellery for us to admire. You can find Hayet at Arte Market in Times Square Mall every 1st and 3rd Friday and at Mercato Mall on the 2nd and 4th Fridays.
May 7th 2019: Rachna Salon
This week at the RL Tuesday social morning we welcomed the talented team from Rachna Salon who applied free henna designs to the Ranches Ladies. Their artistry is incredible and we also discovered some of the history of this beautiful tradition and marvelled at their gorgeous designs. Rachna has become a recognized henna and beauty brand with over 70 locations across the region but find them nearby at Motor City near Spinneys.
April 30th 2019: Yvonne Stoop
This week at the RL Tuesday social morning we welcomed Yvonne Stoop, the national title holder of the 2018 Goldwell Hairstylist Competition. Yvonne has been working at the high end Dubai Institution ‘Salon Ink’ based in Umm Sequeim 2 for almost 7 years. Yvonne talked to us about the current trends in hairdressing, especially in colouring. Thank you very much Yvonne.
April 23rd 2019: AGM
and TransformBody Ladies Centre
Today was our 2019 Ranches Ladies AGM. Most of us would be lost without the circles, outings, entertainment and friendships all made possible by membership of Ranches Ladies. Connie celebrated her 1st year as President and this year is ending on a high note with great membership numbers, thriving circles and activities and a lot of very happy members. Thank you to Connie for all her hard work and great leadership.
Also joining us for a morning of beauty and giveaways were the ladies from Transform Body Ladies Centre in Motor City. During the morning they offered nail polish change, head and shoulders massage and mini Dermalogica facials. Each lady left with a Dermalogica free sample and some lucky members received vouchers.
April 16th 2019: Sonja from Grit Girls!!
On Tuesday 16th April we had an exciting programme at RL social morning! Sonia from Grit Girls talked to us about her passion for dirt bikes and her quest to get more women involved in this exhilarating sport, to release our inner grit and determination alongside the best of the best. Could dirt biking could be your new weekend pastime? A number of RL members think it could and have signed up for one of Grit Girls upcoming taster sessions. Find them on FB.
April 9th 2019: Two Wise Women
On Tuesday 9th April 2 Wise Women Loraine and Becks presented a lovely talk on how their life stories have shaped their lives and encouraged them to spread the message on living a chemical free lifestyle and you can reap the benefits of yoga to support us in our daily lives. They offer yoga workshops, breathing techniques, meditation, chakra balancing and natural products to help you lead a healthier and more mindful life.
April 2nd 2019: Nada Ahmed
A Speech about Tolerance in the Year of Tolerance 2019
2019 is the UAE Year of Tolerance! Nada discussed with us the concept of diversity in the UAE and shared the benefits of tolerance and diversity in our community of Dubai. We loved meeting Nada and sharing her thoughts on this interesting topic.
March 26th 2019: Dr Jennifer Kasirsky MD
The HPV Virus
Dr Kasirsky is a doctor specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the new Mediclinic Parkview Hospital. She spoke to us about the hugely important subject of teen health and specifically the HPV virus and the need for vaccinations. Thank you, Dr Jennifer, for giving us a wake up call today about HPV vaccinations. No woman needs to die of cervical cancer. By vaccinating our young teens and with regular pap smear tests we can all be safe.
It was a really inspirational talk and she gave us a great goodie bag too!
March 19th 2019: Maria Isabel Beykovsky
Style in the Sand
Maria is a personal stylist and colour consultant whose mission is to enable us to make the best of our wardrobes by choosing the right colors and styles that truly reflect our personalities. Maria considered the impact of colour on our appearance and how to work with colours to gain the best effects. She directed us to current trends and how to update our wardrobes without breaking the bank!
She also gave us the incredible insight that people are judged on their appearance within 7 seconds of meeting someone, and rarely completely positively! But it is entirely within our power to enhance the way we look.
Maria offers a range of packages and is offering a discount on her colour assessment for RL members. Look at her FB page #styleinthesand for more information
March 12th 2019: Ana Caragea
4 Rhythms of Feminine Energy
On Tuesday 12th March Ana Caragea talked to RL on a topic entitled 4 Rhythms of Feminine Energy and discussed practical ways of using this awareness in our daily life. Ana is a leadership coach and her focus is to introduce the concept that as women we function in a different way to men and by becoming aware of ourselves we can use this understanding to better plan and activate our daily routines. Thank you Ana.
March 5th 2019: Suz McDonald
Holistic Wellbeing Specialist
Suz is the founder and owner of Sourceful a life style and events consultancy specialising in holistic wellbeing through meditation, yoga, ThetaHealing, Reiki, mindfulness and art therapy. Suz led us in a mandala art workshop and spoke to us about using art therapy as a therapeutic tool.
February 26th 2019 Talk: Dedra Stevenson
Dedra is an author and film producer based in UAE. She has published a number of books and is soon releasing a series of children’s books, a crime novel and the prequel to her The Hakima’s Tale trilogy. She is also receiving acclaim for her film Lemonade about bringing up a child with autism. Ranches Ladies thank Dedra for her fascinating talk about her road from Alabama to UAE and the impetus that pushed into writing. Dedra recommends her book Desert Magnolia as the best introduction to her writing.
February 19th 2019 Talk: Safi Roshdy
Upscaling and Sustainability
Safi, our Arabic Conversation Circle leader, is the founder of Ahlanwasahlan Organisation and is fascinated by transforming useless unwanted objects into more durable and useful, and often unique, alternative items. She will teach us about the different possibilities and products available here, and around the world, from upcycled shopping bags to furniture.
Also joining us on Tuesday morning is Gaelin, who leads our Leather jewellery Circle, who is an expert at using unlikely materials in her jewellery making.
February 12th 2019 Talk: Claudia Cabrales, Interior Designer
How to create Striking Interiors
Claudia gave us a great presentation about the interior styling trends for 2019. She offers 2 packages for her clients based on their personal design requirements and most enjoys working with the accessories and furniture you already own. Come and get design tips from an expert!
Also joining us on Tuesday morning was My Quality and Convenience online grocery store. Voula told us about their fantastic delivery services of farm fresh produce at wholesale prices and gave fruit and vegetable hampers to attendees. Take a look at their website http://www.myqandc.com. She offered great discounts to RL members too.