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My Little Black Book: Kristin Nystrom, Founder Gardner and the gang

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There’s nothing like discovering the best of your city through the eyes of the people who live there. Our Little Black Book series will share a little inspo from those in the know.

Kristin Nystrom is a mama and founder of fabulous fashion label Gardener and the gang, the coolest, quirky clothing for kids and adults too. Printed on organic cotton, her pieces feature fun characters and designs that we are completely obsessed with! Kristin has lived and worked around the world, this is her second stint in the Middle East and this is her little black book.

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Describe your perfect Friday in Dubai

Friday tends to be a work day for me since I have most of my business outside of the UAE. I try to get most work done in the morning and then in the afternoon around 4 we love a little Beach session and a Salt burger 😉

Most beautiful spot in/around the city

Something that I have always been drawn to in the desert or desert areas is that whitish pink light at sundown. It is magical! Even when I left the middle east and west to far east asia for nearly 10 years I was still reminiscing about the LIGHT. I truly love it.

Something on your bucket list that you haven’t yet got round to doing

Safari in Botswana. I WILL do it one day! But in Dubai, I would like to try a desert camping trip as I have never done it.

Tom & Serg

Best cup of coffee

I LOVE Tom & Serg.

Read more: Cafes and Coffee Shops: The Best Family Friendly Java Joints In Dubai 

Favourite restaurants

I love Coya but for something slightly more casual I really really love going to Comptoir for their juices, Tom & Serg for their coffee and great play area, Black Tap for their burgers, Salt for the same (did you figure out I like hamburgers ;), Tashas for their barley salad (perfection)

Read more: 11 Of The Best Burger Joints In Dubai

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Hidden gem

The garden at Life n one

Read More: 18 Of Dubai’s Best Hidden Gems

If you need a party outfit you’ll go to…

Boutique 1

And where do you go to kit out your kids (other than gardener and the gang of course!)

Level kids

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Where do you get fit and get pampered?

I train with the best PT Claire Falconer. She is amazing. And have manicures at N bar or any of the nailbars.

Read More: The Best Nail Salons In Dubai

Best thing you’ve done in Dubai to date?

The first Desert safari I did back in 2002 when I first moved here was magical.

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