Since alice + olivia first landed in Dubai, the women of the UAE have been inspiring with their unique take on what it is to be an alice + olivia girl. Now, with two alice + olivia stores and a major presence at the premiere department stores, Stacey made a much anticipated visit! Follow along with Stace as she spends two very full days taking in the City of Gold but be prepared for a healthy dose of camels, at least 20 look changes and even some time on the golf course! #AOinDubai

We arrive in Dubai and head directly to the hotel. Though, hotel is a wild understatement when describing the grandiose universe that is the One & Only Mirage! Rest up -- 5:30 am call time for an Elle shoot in the morning!

DAY 1: 6:00 am Off to the desert! As evidenced by the beautiful bird paintings in our Bryant Park store or by our Secret Garden Clutch, I’m a fan of our feathered friends. However, today’s Elle Arabia photoshoot provided a new level of closeness as part of the mandate was having a real, live Falcon on my arm! The shoot was at the Conservation Reserve in the Marghan Desert and it wasn’t all work as we had a chance to interact with camels and take in the exceptional scenery. If you’re following us on snapchat (aliceandolivia), you’ll know that I also got what my makeup artist, Michael Anthony, and I refer to as a desert exfoliation facial!

DAY 2 9:00 am: Today is jam packed with interviews. It’s always such a pleasure to meet journalists and editors around the world! If you’re going to be answering a lot of questions about the nickname #StaceyPants, you might as well be wearing some really special ones! Also, there may have been a quick nap break on the beautifully manicured putting green.

Noon: Lunch break with Bloomingdales at Nikki Beach Dubai!

7:00 Now, we celebrate! We brought gritty, late 70s New York City to modern Dubai with an event for all of our new friends! Mia Moretti and Margot of the group, The Dolls, performed as we showcased the Fall 16 collection. And back to the States we head! Until next time, Dubai!