Flying into Sharjah? A stay at Centro Sharjah might be just what you are looking for.


The stylishly contemporary lifestyle business hotel is a stone’s throw away from Sharjah International Airport (we could even see the airport from our window!), and my family and I had the pleasure of being invited to try it out for ourselves last weekend.


We were invited to the launch of Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant last Wednesday 5th August. The name gave away the predominant cuisine on offer; Egyptian ofcourse! However, the actual look and feel of the restaurant far exceeded my expectations.Pharaoh Cafe and restaurant launch arabian courtyard egyptian fine dining dubai review (4)

Located on the Mezzanine floor of Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa (the award-winning hotel located in the heart of Bur Dubai) Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant is the latest addition to their culinary offerings and recreates Egyptian classics as well as Mediterranean favorites in a suave fusion of style and hospitality.

I love boho. There’s something magical about the play of colors and ethnic prints, and how it all effortlessly comes together with the suave simplicity of a Western silhouette.

When I saw this Stella Jean dress on the Moda Operandi site, I couldn’t resist putting it together with Steve Madden’s knee-high gladiator sandals, and recreate a look of my own.

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Although he is a qualified engineer, Chef Richard followed his parents’ footsteps and entered the famous Filipino kitchens of Max’s Restaurant.

Richard or Chai, to his friends, has a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Civil Engineering. He is a graduate of the Technological Institute in the Philippines.chef richard max restaurant filipino

Combining a love for cooking with the practicality of science, Chai’s career has seen him win a number of accolades across his decade-long career with Max’s restaurant including a special award for food safety. However, his greatest moment of pride was when his dish won over the finickiest of critics; his 6 year-old daughter!

When Max’s was brought to the UAE, Chai was chosen to help the team in maintaining the high quality standards of the food. For him, bringing Max’s to UAE was like planting the Philippine flag in the UAE culinary map. Chai believes that Max’s UAE has brought Filipinos closer to home.

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There are many under-eye products out there, most claiming to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. However, it has been pretty challenging to find an under-eye treatment that is designed to combat dark circles.

When I heard of Kiehl’s Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate, I knew I had to try it. I am a huge fan of Kiehl’s and their breakthrough skincare lines, and given the number of late nights I’ve been having these past few weeks, I thought it would be the perfect time to put this product up for trial.