I started this week off by having a wonderful dinner at my favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, on La Cienega. My friend, who is visiting from Abu Dhabi, joined me.
I spent The 4th of July in Santa Monica, at the beach, with family and dear friends.
Thursday night I had another delicious dinner at il Cielo on Burton Way. The food and ambiance are excellent! Afterwards we had tea at The Four Seasons hotel on Doheney.
Twice, this week, I lunched at Villa Blanca, in Beverly Hills, another favorite spot of mine, with a great menu.
There’s nothing better than visiting great restaurants and L.A has so many…. it’s one of my favorite things to do.
I find that sometimes the harder you try to reach a goal, the more elusive it seems. If it’s meant to be, it will be. I think we need to let God and the Universe work things out for us.
Things are really heating up here in Dubai, so it is time to cool things down for a while.
Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary emotion and never make a decision until you have to. I did make some serious wishes in the sea today and the waves were magically cool and rolling in all over me. So far, so good! Ski time :-)
What I love most about Dubai is that everyday is a new day! There is change in the air all around. Nothing is stagnant here, everything is highly dynamic.
I don’t think there is a place on Earth that has ever changed so fast, ever in history! This same magic can be applied to one’s life here as well. Just when you think you’re reality is one thing one day, it can be completely something different the very next day.
Love can be a tricky thing. As a friend once told me, “Michelle, you’re no good when you are in love!” Is this true? I hope and wish not! Love is a blessing and a curse…
All I have ever wanted is to be in love and to be loved back. Why does life have to be so complicated? Could it be that some of us are destined to just be alone all of our lives? It’s wonderful to get a taste of romance and pure bliss, but doesn’t this fleeting happiness leave us more lonely and sad, once we are disillusioned and it’s gone?
Why are people afraid of love? Some people (men) have such twisted ideas and double standards. I wish, with the bottom of my heart that I could have one night of true passionate love! It saddens me:-(
I see so many happy “normal” couples and I, of course, become jealous. Why can’t I have that. I guess the answer is that it’s not in my cards…..
ALWAYS expect the unexpected! And be careful never to jump to conclusions.
Never, ever expect anything from anyone but from yourself. Be aware of your surroundings and expect trust to be built.
Never make a quick decision, especially when you are angry or tired. When you are happy, remember these moments and cherish them.
If someone treats you badly, just remember that everyone is hungry for power. But ultimately, everyone wants love, loyalty, friendship and attention.
I’m loving the beautiful red flowers blossoming on the trees in the spring of Dubai. When I see this, my heart fills with hope, desire and love. My life has become better than any fantasy I could ever imagine. Thank you, God! I love you!
Sometimes we underestimate the importance of love.
We should all love freely and make others happy. When you love someone, you should always let them know, even if you are not sure if they love you back.
Celebrate life and embrace chance. We make friends, we love them and we confide in them. When you feel sad, as if the whole world has let you down, pick yourself up and be strong! You always have yourself…and your loved ones.
Cherish those who stand by you over the years through the good times and the bad. Their love and support, ultimately is the greatest gift we are given.
I feel so close to God when I am over here in this part of the world. The sound of the call to prayer, brings peace and comfort to my soul. There are so many religions, and the commonality is, that it is our intentions that count and it’s important that they come from a place of love.
I’ve learnt to embrace life, accept others for who they truly are and, most importantly, never judge others. Life isn’t perfect. We are not perfect. We must remember to forgive others, and, also, to forgive ourselves.
The more you have the, more you have to lose. The more you hope for, the more you can be disappointed. The more you love someone, the greater the fear you have of losing them is.
And, the more you trust and confide in someone, the more they can betray you in a greater way… but one should never stop loving, stop trusting, and always, always, should be ready to forgive.
Sometimes you just know you need to get away from it all to get a better perspective, and to see when things are and aren’t working.
When your $300,000 wedding ring is stolen from your home; when you are served a meaningless $3,000,000 civil lawsuit for something you didn’t do; when Rolex and Cartier watches are hundreds of thousands of dollars are taken from you… these devastating events are signs from above that changes need to be made.
Couple this, with gay pals claiming engagements news and running to press with untrue marriage plans and false diamond rings… it’s pretty clear that it is time to leave the old life behind.
The Universe gives us signs and it’s up to us to see them….