Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.
Bluthner Hall in Raffles the Palm reminds me of the grand halls in fairytale castles. If you cleared the furniture, this is where you will find Beauty and the Beast doing their final dance. It’s where you’ll be forgiven if you put on the nicest cocktail dress, just to have a cup of tea with […]
Easter falls on Sunday 9th of April 2023 this year. For many of us, it’s right at the end of school term break. It’s also one of the very few times in recent years where it falls right in the middle of Ramadan. A lot of us must be wondering – are Easter brunches still […]
Although STK has been opened in JBR since 2017, this would be my very first time checking out this famous party spot. Every Friday they do an evening brunch called Rare Dinner Party. It’s R&B music and you are guaranteed a fun evening out. It was also our dear friend’s birthday – what’s a better […]
One of our most memorable staycations was at the Address Beach Resort two years ago. I remember floating around in their infinity pool – mesmerised by the spectacular views from the 77th floor. Wouldn’t it be nice, to sit in a restaurant all afternoon – come winter or summer, and have that view? Well, hats […]
This year, Ramadan will likely fall on the evening of March 23nd, subjected to the sighting of the crescent moon. As always, there will be iftars organised by restaurants and hotels all over the city. It’s a really nice time to get together with family and friends, whether or not you are fasting. Coincidentally, the […]
Raffles the Palm have recently appointed three highly experienced chefs who have worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan. The team have since introduced a new offer, know as ‘Sushi and Soul,’ – a very unique date night experience combining authentic japanese culinary dishes in Matagi, with an evening of jazz in Sola Jazz Lounge. We […]
Ciaran Fox summed up the evening quite well, ” Imagine that we’re in an old New York jazz club in the 1950’s, and I’ll sing you some jazz. ” What a fabulous evening we had, at Sola Jazz Lounge – when we were there late February.
The weather is heating up, isn’t it? Good time to do a brunch with pool access, don’t you think? Doubletree Hilton in JBR have recently relaunched their much loved Gastro Kitchen brunch. We returned one Saturday late February with the family to spend the day there. If you’re looking for a family-friendly brunch in JBR, […]
Luigia in JBR have relaunched a family brunch every Saturday and Sunday – calling it ” Il Brunch di nonna Luigia.” According to Google (I have a lot of skills, Italian isn’t one of them) – this translates as Grandma Luigia’s Brunch. If this is wrong, feel free to let me (and Google) know 🙂 […]
Did you know that there is an Anantara in the World Islands? Did you know you could spend a day there, without having to stay a night? We had the opportunity to do a daycation at the Anantara World Islands Dubai with the family early February, when the weather was just bliss. Here’s what to […]
Right on the Bluewater Wharf sits Virgin Izakaya, an extension of the very popular bar in Ukraine. This is their fourth venue – and where else best to do it but in the heart of Dubai itself. Every Saturday they do a ‘Wild Izakaya Brunch’. We went over early February to review it – just […]
Having spent a lot of time in Rixos the Palm, we were so excited for a staycation in their sister property located in Abu Dhabi : Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island. Similar in concept, Rixos Premium Saadiyat is also all-inclusive and very much family friendly. We packed our bags and drove down to Saadiyat Island one […]
The beach area next to Jones the Grocer was under construction for a very long time. We were wondering – what’s going on? Say hello to Zing, Hilton Palm Jumeirah’s own Beach Bar, to add to a number of other restaurants in its property. We went over to the Hilton end of January to review […]
We are possibly one of the last people in Dubai to dine in Ce La Vi. I am sure you have a photo on that swing – possibly a Dubai bucket list, isn’t it? Though we haven’t done their famous business lunch as yet, we did have the opportunity to review Ce La Vi’s Saturday […]
Well well – Valentine’s Day is coming up very soon. As parents with children – be it babies, toddlers or older kids, hopefully – hopefully, you will find some time for a romantic night out. It doesn’t have to be on Valentine’s Day itself but hey – if you are keen to do something on […]
Have you been to Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Dubai with the family? Such a delicate, pristine property, isn’t it? Beluga, its beachside restaurant has been revamped and reopened mid 2022, as Villamore. We went over early January to review the venue with the little people. Here’s what to expect at Villamore Kempinski Palm Jumeirah.
Why haven’t we been to Raffles the Palm before this? What an exquisite property – the interior, the landscaping, their gardens – just beautiful. As we walked into the lobby, we were in awe – the sparkling christmas tree right in the middle and a giant chandelier right above. We have entered a castle, haha. […]
Are you staying in Dubai again, for Chinese New Year, this year? With restrictions fully eased in Dubai, there will hopefully be lots of events, activities and dining offers for families to mark the start of Chinese New Year. This year, Chinese New Years starts on Sunday 22nd of January. To help the many Chinese […]
9th January 2023 Update : We have consequently managed to find the owner of the website and got in touch with him. All republished articles have since been removed from their website and they have agreed not to republish subsequent articles. Happy days.. Original article below There is an online magazine that has been republishing […]
Social media went into a little frenzy of its own when Mert Turkmen, a Dubai restaurateur shared a screenshot of a bill from his restaurant Gal from New Year’s Eve. It was a whopping 620,926.61 AED for 21 guests. Even if the decimal points were mistakenly placed, making it 60k AED – this is beyond what […]