I love the mesmerizing blend of East with West. A touch of ethnic charm on a Western silhouette is boho-glam redefined, and Naeem Khan’s latest collection has me spellbound.



Although the UAE offers a plethora of dining options from across the globe, Greek cuisine seems to be missing from the list. Being a fan of Greek food and an avid Moussaka lover, I was therefore thrilled to discover ‘Eat Greek Kouzina’ at The Beach, JBR.

Set by the beach with views of the sea, the interiors have been beautifully modeled to replicate the charms of rustic Mediterranean dining. Distressed wooden floors and tables laid out with gingham napkins. An open kitchen bustling with activity, and dainty fairy lights on birdcage chandeliers. This soulfully beautiful backdrop transports the senses to a magical setting in faraway Greece.

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Image taken from fredericvardon.com

I had the pleasure of having a chat with Michelin star Chef Frederic Vardon.

Raised on a farm in suburban France, Frederic was exposed to the freshest of ingredients at a tender age and there stemmed his love for the kitchen.

His humble upbringing did not deter him from being awarded a Michelin star for his signature restaurant in France, Le 39V.

Humble as he is talented, Chef Vardon does not consider this award a game changer as he continues to insist on the power of hard work and perseverance.

Millennium Plaza Hotel is conveniently located at the heart of Dubai’s business district on Sheikh Zayed Road. Furthermore, the metro station is just a few steps away, and a 5 minute ride can take you to Dubai Mall and the iconic Burj Khalifa.

Apart from the hotel being a great destination for travelers on business, or for tourists wanting easy access to the metro service for exploring the city, UAE residents like us can take advantage of Millennium Plaza Hotel’s scrumptious Iftar fare at at the aptly named Metro restaurant.


We were invited to the Media Iftar at Metro, Millennium Plaza Hotel last night, and had a wonderful evening.

Our social calendar has been flooded with Iftar invites this month, and last night took us to The Shores restaurant at Ramada Plaza JBR.

The Shores is the Ramada Plaza JBR’s all-day dining concept, and the menu for Iftar has been revamped to accommodate the more traditional fare for Ramadan.

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Apart from being nutritionally dense, oats have been used for beauty treatments for centuries. Using beauty products loaded with oats is believed to have many skin-enhancing qualities including skin hydration, soothing itchiness and keeping the overall complexion youthfully supple.

If you’ve been reading my beauty posts, you already know I am a huge fan of Lush. I’ve recently been treating myself to two of Lush’s oat-based beauty products; the Ceridwen’s Cauldron and the Dream Cream.

Lush Ceridwin's Cauldrom and Dream Cream review