(Delice in the Dubai mall in Dubai)
( Nicky and I)
( sweet detail)
I've just finished packing for an overnight stay in Stellenbosch. Max has a baby-dog-sitter, and this is our first night away from him... Am feeling a bit funny about it. Am of course overcompensating by feeding him loads of treats , unpacking his special toys, and generally acting like an angst-ridden mother. And I have to get over myself, because as Jacques reminds me, 'he's just a dog'. But he is a special dog, so I allow myself to feel a bit of separation anxiety..
Anyway as I was packing my some jewellery into a small box I use for that purpose, smiled, remembering where I had originally got the box from and recalled a lovely afternoon spent with my friend Nicky when I visited her in Dubai last year. She took me to this fabulous confectioner in The Dubai Mall called Delice. The shop was drop-dead gorgeous, looked like beautiful jewellery store with all the sweets created to look like intricate jewel-like works of art. White padded leather, crystal chandeliers, glass and mirrors. Ravishing. Nicky bought me a box of four, which came wrapped as if we'd just been shopping at Graff and we shared them -half a bite each. And I can't recall if they tasted as good as they looked, in fact I'm almost sure they didn't. But they didn't have to, because the moment was sweet enough.