Grosvernor House Dubai. A 15 second teaser of my film for Starwood Resorts and some final thoughts on Dubai…
1) Dubai. Wow. Exceeded every expectation. It’s the Las Vegas of the Middle East, but with more culture, class, and clothes.
2) Speaking of clothes, as a western woman traveling alone, I was curious how I’d be received in an Islamic country. Not only was I treated with the utmost respect, but I felt more safe in Dubai than in parts of D.C. All hail those harsh penalties! (provided you’re not the offender)
3) Grosvernor House Dubai. I love you. I’m sad I had to leave you. Not only are you beautiful inside and out, but your staff made me feel like an Arabian princess. From finding my lost tripod to arranging a last-minute shoot on a private rooftop terrace, thank you for making my work feel like a vacation. And that nightlife? Let’s just say I look forward to taking full advantage of your evening exploits when I don’t have to be up for a sunrise shoot.
Now back to China, where I only have 48 hours to film in Shanghai alongside Tropical Storm Fung-Wong.