Design & Dine

Ever on the look out for something new to try, when Mandy suggested a girls painting night, I didn’t ask any questions. I just said yes! Design & Dine were hosting an evening at Pure Sky Lounge at the Hilton Jumeirah Beach. For AED300 you could paint yourself a “legend”, have unlimited drinks and some…

Movies under the stars

As I have said a hundred times before, one of my favourite things about being an expat is meeting people from all different backgrounds. Dubai is a great place for that. It’s a literal melting pot of every single nationality there is I think. This week was the Omani’s turn to shine! And shine he…

DIY Dining!

This was an absolutely random find, but possibly one of my favorites ever! A restaurant that lets you play with your food! I know this isn’t a new concept but it is indeed a great one that I need more fun with. As you all know, I like exploring and I will basically try any…

Corona Chronicles – Week 3 Round-up

I can’t believe another week has gone by so quickly. I didn’t think it would really. I imagined it would drag by and be hugely painful. I’m lucky I guess that isn’t the case. I think my medication helps that but also because this week I decided to be more productive.

National Day Celebrations

Although I was away for the actual day of UAE National Day, I was lucky enough to witness some of the celebrations! Emeratis, in my experience, are good people and National Day shines a light on that. I love how much national pride, inclusiveness (is that an actual word?!) and kindness come bursting out of…

RIP, Gary

Many moons ago, when I was still new to Dubai, I worked with a charity. Whatever It Takes was the brainchild of Charlotte di Vita, MBE. She worked out that by getting celebrities to do a quick drawing, you could licence it out to get put onto a multitude of items and make a lot…

Cipriani, DIFC

Not to be mixed up with Cipollini (who is a bike riding superstar, and very tasty to look at), Cipriani is a very snooty but tasty Italian restaurant in DIFC. I’ve only been once before because it’s really quite expensive, and it was such a treat! I didn’t think I would really have the opportunity…

The Dubai Frame

I’m not sure how many words I’m going to have for this. The overwhelming feeling is “ok, I’ve done that now”. Not the most inspiring statement. As the name would suggest, or maybe it doesn’t unless you live here and know about it, The Dubai Frame is a giant photo frame built in Dubai. If…

Mica Paris sings Aretha Franklin

When Dubai Opera announced that Mica Paris was coming to sing Aretha Franklin songs, I have to admit that it wasn’t on my top 10 list of things to do. I don’t mind Aretha songs but I could only name you one. I also couldn’t tell you anything more about Mica Paris aside from she…

Celeb Date Night!

Restarting my blog this week has already made it look like I’m a bit celebrity obsessed. Two of three posts with a famous chef. This is about to make it look even more true, when acutally I’ve generally not got a clue who anyone is. I mean, you’re talking to the girl who walked straight…