Our Social Mornings are held every Tuesday from 9.30 am – 12.00 noon, in Birdies Bar, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. New members and guests are always welcome!
RL Tuesday Social Morning
25 February 2020: Victory Heights Coffee
RL will have our usual social morning in Liz’s beautiful villa garden in Victory Heights. Meet from 9.30am and join us for a buffet including delicious freshly baked breakfast goods, hot smoked salmon pancakes, frittata, granola, teas and coffee. This is an informal opportunity to chat and enjoy the lovely weather in a relaxed setting. We can arrange some lift shares for those who need it.
We need to know numbers in advance so please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along and if transport is an issue in your confirmation email.
The more the merrier
Upcoming Social Occasions
01 March 2020: Boho Restaurant
RL has been invited for Sunday lunch by BoHo restaurant in Studio One Hotel on Sunday 1st March.
For 99 dhs per person enjoy a special tasting menu of BoHo favourites off the eclectic menu with a free drink. The BoHo chef will create special sharing platters and set a quiz to identify the ingredients in one of his dishes.
If you would like to join RL for this special occasion please email Sara on email@example.com to confirm your place
Previous Social Mornings
18 February 2020: StudioOne Hotel
RL Social morning at Larte in Studio One Hotel proved extremely popular with 37 women enjoying delicious Italian coffee and fresh pastries for 35 Dhs. A great new venue!
RL Fashion Show: 10 February 2020
The RL Ladies In Red Fashion Show was presented in collaboration with L’Arte and Studio One Hotel in Studio City on Monday night from 7.30pm.
This was a wonderful evening attended by 90 guests who were treated to unlimited pizza and 2 free drinks at L’Arte restaurant and a marvellous fashion show
Oasis Fashion, House of Colour, and Abati exhibited their beautiful clothes and Hayet Zerelli accessorised the outfits with her jewellery. l’Atelier Salon did the amazing hair styles and everyone looked incredible
11 February 2020: Informal Coffee Morning
RL has a new home at Birdie’s Bar at Arabian Ranches Golf Club due to changes to the Baker Finch room.
We met as usual from 9.30am and the Golf Club offered a hot beverage and croissant for 25 dhs.
4 February: Yvette Judge
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Yvette Judge, Education and Children’s Programme Advisor for the Festival, spoke to us about The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature which is taking place last week and entertained us with news about the guest speakers, the workshops and the presentations. It is not easy running such a prestigious event and we are very grateful to Yvette for sparing us the time to let is in on the backstage secrets
The 7th International Dubai Quilt Show
We were also joined by Aish from Classic Quilts to tell us about the 7th International Quilt Show Dubai Quilt Exhibition on 27th, 28th and 29th of February 2020 at the Roda Al Murooj Hotel, Downtown Dubai. Entry is free so come along to the workshops, displays, stalls and competitions or just marvel at the amazing quilts.
Everyone is welcome as other crafts are represented this year and you will have shopping opportunities galore
28 January 2020: Dr Jennifer Kasirsky
RL was thrilled to welcome back Dr Jennifer Kasirsky from Parkview Mediclinic Hospital.
Dr Jennifer gave her presentation to a full house with her informative, balanced but humorous guidance on the menopause and HRT. Her straight forward advice is very welcome.
Thank you Dr Jennifer
14 January 2020: Annual General Meeting
An extraordinary AGM was held on 14th January 2020 and we are extremely grateful to everyone who came along to support us. Over 50 RL members joined Mr Sayeed and Mr Musaid from the Community Development Authority and we received approval for the legal changes we have made to our board. Thank you very much for your support and for making the effort to help us. We are very grateful.
It is with great pleasure that we announce we now have a new President, Vice President and Treasurer. Hayet Zerelli has been our loyal and hard working Vice President for many years but we have at last persuaded her to take the big job and RL is delighted to announce her as our new President. Right beside her we have Julia Handley who is taking on the role of Vice President but will be working very closely in partnership with Hayet and the committee as a unified team. Anne Archibald, also a longstanding busy committee member, has been appointed as treasurer. Welcome to you all.
18 December 2019: Scottish Dancing Circle’s Festive Garden Party
The Scottish Dancing Circle held a fundraising garden party on 18 December in Carole’s beautiful garden and helped to raise 2000 for RL’s fundraising. Thank you Anne, Eleanor, Carole and all the dancers for a delightful morning. We had a lovely time.
26 November 2019: Andreea Stefanescu
The School of Manners
Last Tuesday we welcomed Andreea Stefanescu from The School of Manners to talk about Hostessing and Dining Touches. Andreea was extremely knowledgeable about etiquette and manners and was able to use her many years of experience to teach us about how to be the perfect hostess
Learn more about Andreea’s work on her website at: www.theschoolofmanners.com
The Festive Bazaar was last Tuesday and was a triumph. Thank you to Hayet, her team of helpers, all our wonderful stallholders and the generous attendees who came in their droves to support Ranches Ladies and to celebrate the state of the festive season with us.
We had a full house of contributors to the Bazaar including our own Art Circle leader Elizabeth Bruce, the RL Quilters, Oasis Fashion, UOwnCalmness, Joanna Low, Tamara Noori, Anna D, Fashion Rebel, RockNStyle and KumKum Ramchandani to name but a few. See our Festive Bazaar page and our events page on FB to see their profiles and pictures from the day itself.
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.
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 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!
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