Spice it up with ice this summer at Icons Coffee Couture

The Innovative Ice -cream salad dressing! It’s really hot at the moment so getting news on  ICONS Coffee Couture, a German coffee franchise and healthy coffee joint, unveiling their new range of ‘Sweet & Salty’ ice creams is a welcome thought. Designed as a unique ice cream range, the collection includes not only ice cream smoothies and frappes, but also three salty ice cream dressings to make every salad deliciously sumptuous. Ice-cream enthusiast and innovator, Vasco Valenca De Sousa is the mind behind the Sweet & Salty range of Icons ice cream dreams which are only naturally sweetened with dates or … Continue reading Spice it up with ice this summer at Icons Coffee Couture

February Offers from The Address Dubai Mall

 Ever since I moved near Downtown Dubai, I’m amazed at the number of places I can indulge in the best food one can find in the region. Apart from walking across to City Walk, another venue close by, The Address Dubai Mall has some awesome offers this February: KARAT Karat Tapas Evenings: Soulful and Spirited Sumptuous and Spanish, Celebrate the Andalusian spirit with tapas and virgin sangria that inspire the palate and lift the soul. Join us every evening at Karat, as we come alive to the sights, sounds and tastes of Spain. Venue: Karat Day: Daily Time: 7 pm to 11 pm Price: AED 85 … Continue reading February Offers from The Address Dubai Mall

Explore Clumber Park

This summer, little diva got introduced to some serious nature by her paternal aunt and Uncle….at Clumber Park which is set on the old country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle and is home to beautiful avenues, plants, wildlife and an amazing picturesque trail for walking. We walked through gardens, woodlands, light forests and NJD even had a Winnie the Pooh moment throwing twigs in the river and watching them come on the other end of a bridge over a waterfall. We took photos of the chapel, a masterpiece of gothic revival, standing tall in grandeur of the past. NJD … Continue reading Explore Clumber Park

Food, Music Art….its all at Bo House Cafe

Last week I spent an evening after work at my favourite snack place, Bo House Café, the home of modern bohemians with Houri, Fadi and a couple of awesome young artists. The weather is perfect to hang out at JBR Walk anyway but what was awesome that evening was the BOZART Exhibition at Bo House in celebration of Dubai based artists. lt showcases the talented and creative work of Dubai‘s aspiring artists, Lisa Fabian, Sarah Khalil and Ishtar Al Shaybani. I had a lovely chat with Sarah and Ishtar who are as delightful as their art pieces. I loved the … Continue reading Food, Music Art….its all at Bo House Cafe

Stressing about Moon Cakes

I just received my Mandarin lessons for this week which I do every night before I sleep – that is if I am a good girl. Most nights I just keel over and the end of the week I struggle to learn all my 6 words of the week with correct pronunciation. It may sound easy to learn 6 words a week but trust me, in Mandarin, it’s a Herculean task. Moon cake月饼(yuè bing) is a Chinese baked food product…..they look very nice too. In Malaysia and Singapore, my nine years there had many of my friends trying to get … Continue reading Stressing about Moon Cakes

The Onam experience

Last week I went through memory lane as I saw signs of the Onam celebrations around me in Dubai Supermarkets, jewellery stores etc. Living in Fiji I never came across this festival and had no clue of its significance until I came to Malaysia to study. My parents, being anxious about me in a country where I didn’t know a single soul at the age of 19 arranged with family friends that I should spend some weekends at their sisters house in Subang Jaya. The family, who I still love and adore happened to be Malayali or Keralite, a community … Continue reading The Onam experience