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Marie-Claire Accordino is a chartered accountant and fashionista with a flair for numbers and a fashion for passion and Numbers are Sexy is her attempt to fuse her love of both of these areas!

Dubai-based but a world citizen who has lived in London and Perth, in her native Australia, she will be bringing women her take on how to stay savvy in today’s times without having to break the piggy bank 🙂

Marie-Claire will also be launching a Numbers are Sexy Series, reporting on some of the innovative female business minds reshaping the Dubai landscape
Stay tuned, and stay Sexy!
Marie-Claire xox

November 26, 2016


Rigby & Peller – Lingerie Stylists

I had the pleasure to be invited to the flagship store of Rigby and Peller, the specialist lingerie fitters from London, at their store in Dubai Festival City Centre this week by the very knowledgeable and bubbly Retail Manager, Farah Hassam. However I must advise that this was no ordinary lingerie shopping experience – Rigby […]

October 26, 2016


Love Your Nails (LYN) – healthy and beautiful nails!

Like the majority of ladies in Dubai, a set  of perfectly groomed hands and feet is de rigeur in my book, which normally involves a weekly trip to the salon to keep my digits in tip-top shape. Having discovered the saviour that is Gelish like many others, it promised long-wearing and chip-free colour, as well as only a […]

September 3, 2016


48 hours in Kuwait

Kuwait may not be the usual destination choice for a weekend break but when an opportunity arises to try an undiscovered locale I cannot resist saying no! My journey began after the quick and relatively painless hour and twenty minutes flight to Kuwait International via Jazeera Airways (a return ticket from Dubai, economy class, was […]

July 31, 2016


My Ex-Wardrobe: Giving Clothes a Second Chance at Happiness!

For those of you sassy ladies who haven’t heard of My Ex-Wardrobe, you are missing out on one of Dubai’s – and the UAE’s – best kept secrets! The business, which was founded five years ago by two sisters, Sian and Tegan Rowlands, is the UAE’s premier avenue in selling your pre-loved threads as well […]

July 30, 2016


Summer 2016 holidays

Summer here in Dubai means hot and humid days… and an excuse to jet off to the sunny yet milder climes of Europe! Over the past two months, I’ve been fortunate enough to experience the glamour of Formula 1 in Monte Carlo, with the beautiful people and some even more beautiful boats, city trips to […]

June 9, 2016


A Medley Feast at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

For over a billion Muslims around the world, iftar, meaning ‘breaking of the fast’, is the meal at the end of a long day’s fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Living in a predominantly Muslim country allows non-Muslim expats such as myself to experience this tradition in the hospitality of one’s home or alternatively […]

June 3, 2016


Soma Spa: Relaxation Haven

Nestled on the seventh floor of the Pullman Dubai City Centre lies Soma Spa, a haven of relaxation which beckoned me this sunny Friday afternoon in Dubai. Only recently arrived back home from a hectic Formula One weekend in Monte Carlo and straight into a busy workweek, an hour long full body massage was exactly what […]

April 30, 2016


Mountain getaway … Alila Jabal Akhdar

I was fortunate enough to venture into the mountains of Oman for a recent weekend getaway to the stunning Alila Jabal Akhdar resort, perched high in the Hajar Mountain ranges of Oman, close to the town of Nizwa. This secluded getaway is a recent addition to the luxury hotel scene in this Gulf country, which […]

April 27, 2016


The Fashion Palais – My personalised shopping experience

For those of you unaccustomed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah’s sartorial delights, I must also confess I am somewhat of a stranger to them as well, having frequented the fabulous venue for cheeky post-work wine and cheeses at stalwart The Agency, as well as the odd function at super club Pacha or an elegant dinner at The […]

April 22, 2016


Welcome to Numbers are Sexy

Welcome to my new blog ‘Numbers are Sexy’. I have been toying with the idea of a site which merges my flair for figures with my passion for fashion, along with some anecdotes from fitness thrown in along the way. However credit is due to Janelle Malone, from Women, Money and Style who interviewed me […]


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