Voted as “What’s On” award 2014’s Favourite Thai Restaurant below Dhs400, The Royal Budha has built an unmatched reputation around their scrumptious Thai cuisine. At 4.5 out of 5, the restaurant also has one of the highest ratings I’ve seen till date on Zomato.

Located in Holiday Inn (Barsha) just minutes away from Mall of the Emirates, we found ourselves at The Royal Budha last Friday for dinner and have been raving about the food ever since.

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Mochi, Japan’s beloved sweet treat, is a rice cake made of glutinous sticky rice. The cake is traditionally stuffed with a sweetened red-bean paste, and has an entire festival dedicated to its making. Mochitsuki is the Japanese festival where glutinous rice is communally pounded in preparation for making mochis for New Year. Edo Café plays on tradition, and has as many as 15 varieties of the traditional mochi. edo cafe citywalk dubai

Deadly Companions is a stylishly edgy fashion label from Australia.

Deadly Companions

It was created by Sydney design duo Isabelle Guillemot and Lucina Mason, and has been creating waves in the fashion world.

Lucida & Isabelle
Lucida & Isabelle

Isabelle was in Dubai a couple of weeks back, and I had the pleasure of having a chitchat with her. She shared her experiences as a designer, and listed invaluable fashion tips every girl should know. Read on for details.

As beauty buffs, we spend a fortune on facial products. We also splurge on an ever-growing market for body-care, but tend to neglect the delicate area connecting the two; the neck and décolletage.

For those of you not familiar with the term décolletage, this refers to the area of skin exposed above a low-cut neckline. It comprises of the neck, shoulders, back and upper chest.

beauty tips for the neck and decolletage

Tucked away by a scenic lake is a quintessentially English tavern, an unlikely find within the urban jungle of Dubai.

Reform Social & Grill is located in The Lakes Club, a treasured secret among the Emirates Hills dwellers.

reform social & grill dubai

Do you remember the ‘Reform Club of London’ from Jules Verne’s classic novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days’? This was where the main protagonist, Phileas Fogg, started off his epic journey. Reform Social & Grill is named after this fabled club.

Al Ghurair Centre is a landmark in the UAE shopping scene. It was the very first mall in Dubai, built on an empty plot of land that is now the heart of a bustling Deira city, Dubai.

Over the years, Al Ghurair Centre has been overshadowed by the bigger, newer malls in its vicinity. However, in the recent past, Al Ghurair Centre has taken on a new persona with its tagline ‘Soul of the City’.

The mall went through a major reconstruction last year, with an expansion that brought in many new fashion labels, some debuting for the first time in the UAE market.

Tea tree oil is one of those bathroom cabinet essentials I cannot do without. It’s a multi-tasking gift from Mother Nature thanks to its naturally occurring antiseptic properties.

tea tree oil use uae

This “jack of all trades” essential oil has been used for numerous beauty, health and household uses. Today’s post explores the brief history behind tea tree oil, and lists a number of examples where tea tree oil can be your savior.