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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – For Her

And now, on to the ladies! I’ve tried to pick out a few different items here in a 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for her, that should cater to most tastes. A quick look on the websites featured should also reveal a host of other options for Christmas gifts, so do not hesitate to delve a […]

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La Gourmandizes at the At.Mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa

I’ve been a little busy lately. My mum came to visit all the way from New Zealand, so we decided to do a few special things. One of those was high tea. After tossing up between the Burj Al Arab Afternoon Tea and the various events on offer up the Burj Khalifa, we opted for […]

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What Gear to Take to Iceland

You would assume this would be logical. Iceland is a bit cold. You wear warm clothes. However, I saw some very interesting outfits there. Thin leggings as pants. Plastic ponchos. A girl in a tutu. Numerous people in $600USD hiking boots that had obviously never seen the outdoors before. While we didn’t do any hardcore […]

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Tong Thai at the JW Marriott Marquis

When we first moved to Dubai, someone in our building pointed out the JW Marriott Marquis to us. They said that the hotel was so nice, they had been for a staycation there. Down the road. A five minute drive. There obviously was something in that hotel that was just a little bit special. We […]

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Reform Social & Grill

Sometimes in Dubai, you just want to see a little bit of greenery. No, I don’t mean those sad little patches of grass that have sprung up next to lots of the metro stations. I mean some real grass, albeit replanted and over-watered. A few weeks back, we took a drive out to The Lakes, […]

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Home and Living – Product Round Up

I’m not exactly a style guru. However, I am a prolific window shopper (or an online window shopper, I guess?). I might not buy much, but I do tend to find a few nice things. I thought that every now and then, I’d collate them up and share with the world. Voila – here is my […]

Gourmet

Gourmet by KCal

Gourmet by Kcal is one of those hidden Dubai treasures. It’s tucked away down the side of the lobby of the Le Meridian Mina Seyahi, and it’s the sort of place you would wander right past, if you didn’t know it was there. However, it offers delicious, healthy food in a beautiful setting – overlooking […]

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Common Grounds at Mall of the Emirates

I can’t believe I haven’t written a post on Common Grounds yet. Situated in the Mall of the Emirates, Common Grounds was the first cafe we visited the day we arrived in Dubai. It has delivered us tasty comfort food ever since. Run by the ubiquitous Bull&Roo, a company well known throughout Dubai for its […]

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Marimekko Cafe at BOXPARK

Yesterday, I just really wanted to get out of the house. Despite it being 46 degrees outside, sometimes, it’s good to do something. Those of you experiencing the Dubai summer will understand. Our choice of activities is rather limited at the moment…. should we eat, drink, or go to the mall? Eating won. We decided […]

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Dairy Free Dubai

When living in a foreign country, it’s always hard dealing with a food intolerance. I was recently advised to cut dairy out of my diet, to see if my health would improve. While cutting dairy out didn’t really work for me – darn – I did manage to accumulate a list of  products that I thought […]

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