“If you tiptoe into cold water, you're missing out on the rush of plunging in headfirst.”
―Simone Elkeles, Return to Paradise
We understand fearing the unknown, second-guessing steps or, perhaps, being unwilling to take the plunge because that ever-present voice in the background keeps saying, "What if". After all, we are humans, too.
But, how about responding, "Why not", every time that voice surfaces.
Some of us are naturally cautious, always wanting to predict the outcome before even taking the first step. The drawback, however, is that we miss out on truly experiencing the moment.
So, how about we stop tiptoeing and plunge headfirst into the "cold water", enjoying the rush of it all? Let’s do it together! Even if the outcome is not one that's desired, we would've learnt a lesson or two from it. As always, we at Out and About Magazine will be right there with you!
Features and highlights
In this issue, we bring you a double dose of inspiration with our Behind the Brand feature, sharing the stories of not one but two individuals making their marks in Dubai.
Dr Sayed Ali, the Wheels that turn the Michael Cinco brand, talks about being an employee to founding a fashion brand, while Natalia Freys shares what has influenced her literal curation of PAPA Dubai.
This issue is chock-full of inspiring stories. In Voices, Global eCommerce Manager at Caterpillar Inc Irma Khan drops some gems as a woman in STEM. Then, in our Talent Pool feature, president and chairman of Quinn Studios Entertainment Valentina Castellani talks filmmaking and working on "Polo".
In Fashion, we give you our picks of The 12 Greatest Fashion Icons of All Time and 5 Fashion Pieces Worth the Investment.
We are cognizant of the ongoing Quest for the Perfect Pout so, in our Beauty section, we explore The Rise of Lip Fillers.
For our Lifestyle features, we bring you 8 Feng Shui Tips to Welcome Love into the Bedroom and a thought-provoking piece, Choosing Contentment over Complacency: Could this be the key to happiness?, that will definitely trigger some introspection.
Of course, there is more. Check out The Reality of Movies vs the Magic of Real Life; in Food, we look at Foods to Fight Acid Reflux and round-up the Lifestyle section with a Fitness feature on Exercises that improve your mood.
In the section, Travel & Experiences, we are keeping you in the know about DESEO, the restaurant that gives you a piece of South America in the heart of Dubai, giving you the inside titbits for where UAE visitors can feast on the best of global cuisine in The World on your Plate, and detailing what an Escape to Mauritius would be like.
In For the Culture, be sure to read Living in our Narrative and our Shelf Life pick is Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?: And other Provocations by Seth Godin.
Don't miss out on the rush of plunging in headfirst
Just do it and enjoy the ride!
Out and About Magazine, with the team that made this Edition possible, is always here to give you that needed nudge to be your greatest self while savouring every experience on this journey called life.
Lots of Love