Welcome to my oasis! Formely known as ‘Mommy in Dubai’! I have recently changed my name to ‘Urban Foxes’. Why the change? Because I am now based out of the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria and I thought it was more fitting. My last name in German translates to Foxes and since we live in the city it just works ‘Urban Foxes’! Get it?
You will find a mix of posts about life in Vienna & Dubai as I am still traveling to and fro (we own a house there and visit every few weeks). In fact, I travel a lot to random places so you will find a mix of EVERYTHING because I am spontaneous like that!
My lifestyle blog has a sprinkle of heartfelt posts, detailed and honest reviews, along with first class giveaways. My goal is to make your life as a parent/parent-to-be/tourist easier in this ever growing and changing cosmopolitan World!
Most recently my parenting blog won ‘Highly Commended’ in 2016 by Time Out Dubai Kids! I was shortlisted as well for ‘Best Parent Blogger of 2014, 2015 & 2017’ by TOK. I will never forget the time I was a nominee at the Stylist Arabia Social Media Star Of The Year Awards show in 2015 too!
My articles have been in publications such as: What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, Good House Keeping Middle East, Time Out Dubai Kids, Emirates Woman, Khaleej Times, Mother Baby & Child, Gulf News and many more. In 2015, I collaborated with Yahoo and have two videos (1,2) featured on their page.
What I love:
vintage aprons, baking, sprinkles, glitter, sewing, painting, Tokyo, antiques, collecting old cameras, my Russian doll collection, thrift shopping for vintage clothes and accessories, Hello Kitty, red bean pastries, concerts, picking wild strawberries, Willy Wonka (original movie), bows, Ladurée, the ocean, wild lavender, gourmandise eats, Manatees (sea cows), pretty tea cups, bubble baths, coffee, shopping, gardening, sushi, pink, turquoise, Harajuku, pierogis, homemade pie, crafting with my Mamma, summers in Canada, green tea ice-cream, aqua marine gemstone, laying poolside, Maldives, poodle skirts, pink peonies, lilac shrubs, snail mail, gossip mags…
My children (I desperately need to update these pics!):
Ruby age 7 + Nate age 4