As you may have read in “A Very Versace Weekend – Pt.1“, I had an absolutely splendid day by the East Wing pool and then brunch at Giardino. It was so good that I had a serious need to try out their other pool and lunch experience!
Thanks to the Entertainer’s fabulous 241 offers and The Boy’s willingness to try anything at any time, even on a moment’s notice, we headed back to the Palazzo Versace at 9am on Saturday morning. The offer this time was pool time in the West Wing, followed by a buffet lunch at Amalfi restaurant.
One thing I am always super aware of when I am going anywhere with people is that just because I have been before doesn’t mean they have, and as such, Continue reading
I’m an Aunty again! My wonderful sister had her third child on Wednesday and he is utterly divine! Naturally this had to be celebrated, and so we celebrated in expat style… with a brunch!
There are so many on offer at the moment that it was a tough choice, but after reading Lil One Of The Ashes review on Giardino it became a lot easier. A brunch with pool access is combining two of my favourite things… even more so when The Entertainer’s monthly offers has a 241 voucher!
6am Friday morning I was up and fretting though. What do you wear to the Palazzo Versace when you’re not even a plus size model shape? (Plus size? They are a UK12. That’s called human. Grr!)
The answer came to me in a blinding flash of inspiration: Continue reading
Sounds like a great idea to me! Sadly “the World” consisted only of Singapore, the UAE, the UK and the US. That was a great start though, unlike the start of this post which I think is weak.
What am I banging on about, I hear you wonder? Well, part of this year’s Dubai Food Festival was a street food market called Eat The World! It was held in Burj Park (Downtown) and the idea was that you would wonder about and eat a bunch of stuff from a host of different places.
Let me get the negative out of the way first… Continue reading
I would like to give a shout out to Claw in Souk Al Bahar, which is consistently good. So few places are anymore. From the food to the team; there is no bad here as far as I can tell.
I had a bit of a rubbish day so to cheer me up The Boy took me to lunch. He knows that Claw will always work instantly. They have pork ribs. I am so easy to please.
This time though I decided to be different. Check me being all brave and darey!! Continue reading
If you see a new restaurant or a cafe that looks amaze, and you really want to try it, do. As soon as possible. Don’t wait a few years to get around to it. Because when you do it might completely suck and then you’ve wasted a few years waiting for the right time to treat yourself.
Yes, this really can happen. Today proved that completely.
I have been walking past Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar for the last few years. Self preservation has always kept me as far away from it as possible. I mean, a whole cafe dedicated to chocolate?! Amaze and sooooo dangerous. Continue reading
I am a food fan, in case you’ve not guessed. I love pretty much all foods – except anything with those pesky nuts in! When a friend of mine offered me a trip out to the local organic farmers market, I jumped at the chance!
I was slightly more prepared this time however. I had been to the one at Zabeel Park a couple of years back so knew it wasn’t going to be an amazing Farmers Market situation going on. Always good to know that in advance so I didn’t feel the crushing disappointment again!
The Ripe Markets have grown since then and now have two locations in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi. I was thankful we were trying out the Al Barsha Pond Park market because I knew what a nightmare parking was at Zabeel Park. Continue reading
On 8th September 1997, I broke my first ever pair of ice skates. I hadn’t used them in a couple of years and hadn’t stored them with any kind of care and attention because I was an unappreciative asshole as a teenager. As I was doing a lap of Guildford Spectrum’s ice, the ankle padding gave way in one of them. It was my 18th birthday and thankfully nearly the end of the session. Luckily I could still skate very well and no trauma ensued.
The next time I was on the ice was in March of 2012. I had just been laid off at work and decided to take myself to Dubai Mall and try out their ice. I had a blissful time (which you can read about here) but despite saying I would be back in the following days, I never was. Knowing me, I was too lazy to leave the Marina and travel all the way to the mall.
Fast forward nearly 5 years and I have a really good excuse to go back. Continue reading