Cafe Habana Brunch

As I said in my last post (here), I am a foodie.  As such, my inner (and outer) foodie cried with disappointment about this brunch.  Ok, not literally, but I walked out before dessert which is the same thing. I had spotted an offer on Groupon for Cafe Habana‘s brunch.  It’s one of those places…

Ladies Night – Tesoro, Taj Hotel

Social media is absolutely huge in Dubai.  There is no where that doesn’t have a Twitter or Instagram page, and most have a unique hashtag too.  It’s a great way of seeing what’s on, or even if the dishes from specific restaurants look worth giving a go!  We also have bloggers who selflessly go around…

Hatta Fort Hotel, United Arab Emirates

The Boy had planned a lovely day out for us on New Year’s Day, which was very sweet but also slightly worrying.  I generally have a hangover on NYD and can’t leave the couch. Thankfully, and in part no doubt to the party being incredibly tame due to the circumstances, I woke up fresh as…

New Year’s Eve

It’s highly unlikely any of you missed this, but on New Year’s Eve there was a massive fire in Dubai.  It was at The Address Downtown. I had been invited to a house party at my very good friend’s beautiful apartment which happens to be a block away from The Address.  We were all sat on the…

Christmas, Dubai Stylie!

Belated seasons greetings to you all!  I hope you had a fabulous day and that Santa overlooked your transgressions and was good to you! This was my first Dubai Christmas.  I have been living over here for nearly 5yrs, but have managed to arrange my vacation to get away over the Christmas (I like saying…

Love in a Box!

On top of a wonderful (if rather alcohol saturated) day with my best friend, (explanation here) the lovely Ian came to join us and bought me a gift from The Counter, of which he is the co-owner! Amongst (is that a real word or did I just make it up?) a whole host of amazing…

Col’Cacchio, Monte Casino, Johannesburg

For those of you that haven’t worked it out yet, I am a bit of a creature of habit.  If I like stuff, I go back.  Repeatedly. Col’Cacchio is one of my return places.  Next year however it’s going to be at the beginning of the trip, and not the day I am flying home!…

Learning Stuff!

The day after our epic food tour, my friend invited me over to his house to learn stuff!  During the course of the day, we had been discussing how I can bake certain things but others I really lack the practice and know-how. It was perfectly timed because he was making cookies in advance of…

Dinner Chez Ian

After a full afternoon of eating our way around Johannesburg, I naturally needed more food!  So, my lovely friend Ian cooked us the best nachos I’ve had in an absolute age! I think the tell of a good chef is when you can make something simple but so good.  Anyone can fancy up a dish to…

The Foundry, Parktown, Johannesburg

Our final stop of the day was at a lovely and popular restaurant called The Foundry. I really liked this one!  It reminded me of a really nice gastro pub in London that I can’t remember the name of…. only cheaper and with much friendlier staff! By this point we hadn’t eaten in about an…