A Peruvian lunch date @ Coya Dubai

Coya, colourful Coya. Much love and thought has been put into the interior design, and I’ll dare say the same for their food.

Early last week, I met up with blogger friend C from AtoZaatar.com for lunch. I have been to their Members’ Club Lounge early this year, and as we left the venue I had a peek at the rest of the restaurant and thought – this looks pretty, probably very expensive?

Months passed and Coya has been thrown into conversation various times with friends – and let’s just say it’s not been very positive , summarized to “tiny portions” and “very expensive”. So when C mentioned that they do a lunch deal of AED 130 for three dishes (click here, linked directly to Coya’s menu) – I thought, that’s not too bad. At least I know what I’m paying for and would not get a surprise at the end of the meal.

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An Italian evening brunch @ Al Grissino, DIFC

It’s been awhile since we’ve gone to brunch with friends.

Out came the handy Entertainer app and ‘Al Grissino’ popped up. I jumped onto social media to see if anyone else has been and saw this from fellow blogger Foodie with Suitcase , and decided – yep, we’re going. Their website had a few more offers and the Thursday evening brunch deal worked better for everyone’s schedule. More importantly, the restaurant was fine (surprisingly!) with having prams (two, actually!) – so it was a done deal. A 241 brunch, somewhere we’ve never been before, a really pretty-looking bar I want to check out, and supposedly good food = an evening to look forward to 🙂

So, how was it? Is Al Grissino just another pretty looking restaurant with a gorgeous bar in the DIFC? Here are our thoughts of their Thursday evening brunch.  Continue reading An Italian evening brunch @ Al Grissino, DIFC

Ladies Night With a View @ Vault, JW Marriott Marquis

This is one ladies night that a good friend of mine and I have been planning to go for awhile now – Vault, located on the 71st and 72nd floor of the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay. G and I have walked through here to ‘have a look’ during our staycation at the Marquis when it first opened its doors back in 2013 (click here to have a read). A little far from home, we never really had an excuse to head back. And then, ladies nights launched🙂

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Our weekend away @ Al Qasr with a baby

First “holiday” away from our apartment last weekend. Social media has been driving me a little nuts lately with photos of everyone on their summer holiday (insert sulk face) . So after a lot of research on the newly launched Isme Elite app, we decided that it was pretty worth it, went ahead – bought it, and booked ourselves on a holiday just fifteen minutes down the road. Exciting. 

Everyone who lives in Dubai must’ve been to Madinat Jumeirah at least once, or…ten times. The abra, the view of the Burj, the waterways. We maxed out our Sirius points few months ago and stayed at Dar Al Masyaf pre-popping (click here for my thoughts on it). Figured it would be appropriate to come back with the little girl and experience Madinat through the eyes of ‘new parents’.

Thoughts of our stay, including what you’ll get with the Isme Elite membership : Continue reading Our weekend away @ Al Qasr with a baby

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