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Events: Foodie Tour of Global Village

Before I get into the food: ladies beware, please don’t wear shorts or skirts to Global Village as they will have you wear (itchy) leggings to abide by park rules. Also Global Village ends this season on the 9th of April 2016. 

Even though Dubai Food Festival has ended, it has extended its reach to the revamped Global Village (which now has a more modern feel). The best way to explore a place in my book is to check out the food, and what’s better than a food trail! (cue slightly evil laugh)

Starting off with a Thai fruit stand opposite the African pavilion, which stocks multiple varieties of Thai fruits (favorites being: green guava and green mango). They also had something called rose apple which tasted like a sweet cucumber which sounds odd but really is the best description.

Fresh coconuts are available too and after you’re done, don’t forget to ask them to crack it open to get to the fleshy bits! Continue reading Events: Foodie Tour of Global Village

Event: Foodies x Benjarong meetup

SAM_8397Earlier this week I was invited to a fantastic meetup at Benjarong in the Dusit Thani on Sheikh Zayed Road. Being one of the oldest hotels on SZR upholding Thai traditions neither does the Dusit Thani nor Benjarong disappoint.

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Started off with an appetizer plate: marinated beef skewer (neua rue gai satay), deep fried vegetable spring rolls (por pia savoey), deep fried shrimp cake (tord mun goong) and chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves (gai haw bai toey). Although all of these were delicious, my favorite was the succulent chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves.

A special treat was live preparations of my favorite Thai salad (som tam) with different spice levels. I ended up with a medium spicy som tam drenched in a spicy lime dressing. #hungerpangs. Continue reading Event: Foodies x Benjarong meetup

Christmas at the Eloquent Elephant!

Christmas came a bit early at Eloquent Elephant located in the Taj Dubai, Business Bay. The place was buzzing for a Wednesday night and was lit up; the dining area was quite decked out and the mini Christmas trees first caught my attention.

Virgin mojito! Minty, refreshing and very cooling! Served with corn and purple potato chips.

The first starter was the smoked salmon which had been sliced thinly and smoked to perfection, the wasabi guacamole went exceptionally well with the smoked fish. And look at that presentation :O

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The second starter was duck foie gras ballotine with fig chutney. The pate spread on the crisp bread and topped with a sweet rich fig chutney was an incredible medley of flavors. Continue reading Christmas at the Eloquent Elephant!

Fashion: Bebe’s grand reopening of the Dubai Mall branch!

Bebe, a renowned bridge fashion brand, is thrilled to debut its new international in-store design concept at The Dubai Mall store. Proudly showcasing the brands revamped new look for the very first time, the label also marks this grand moment as the commencement of its latest venture into the pedestal of high-end luxury.

The new design elevates the ambiance of luxury, femininity and sophistication. Boasting an elegant mix of Italian fixtures and midcentury silhouettes that heighten the atmosphere of the Bebe store, the label now presents a whole new pedestal of style to its clientele.

 “The Bebe woman deserves a unique shopping experience that serves all her lifestyle needs,” says Jim Wiggett, CEO of Bebe. “Whether she visits the store in search of wear-to-work styles, a cocktail dress or a more casual outfit, the redesign enhances that experience, especially when you add in great music and expert in-store stylists. We’re making it easier and more enjoyable for her to shop exactly what she’s looking for.”

Take a look at the Pre Fall 2015 Collection below:

Wrapped in the alluring lap of luxury and dream-like femininity, Bebe’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection embraces brazened folkloric elements and lavish details, in order to offer the most scintillating vision of ethnic inspired style using rustic hues such as; deep reds, corals & hints of salmon. Moreover, incorporating natively celebrated prints such as the tapestry pattern lantern and animal motifs, the brand seamlessly adapts the essence of past cultures into its thought provoking couture.

The Summer of Enchantment line beholds fashion pieces that incorporate movement and zest. The collection’s key pieces include airy shift dresses, curve hugging sheaths, romantic crop blouses and boho maxi skirts.  Whereas the assortment’s design highlights include embroidery, crochet, sheer details, dramatic wild sleeves, asymmetric hemlines and larger-than-life jacquard designs.

To compliment the new Pre-Fall assortment in style, the brand proudly introduces new high-heels and booties designed with strappy silhouettes, along with a trove of exotic statement necklaces, feathered and fringed earrings and eclectic stackable bracelets.

Following the grand launch of Bebe’s revamped boutique concept in The Dubai Mall, the following locations will also boast Bebe’s fresh new look by the end of 2015, namely; Vivocity – Singapore, Antara Mall – Mexico, to name a few.

Bebe has completed more than seven years in the UAE. And the brand is fast growing with stores in The Dubai Mall Boutique, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina Mall, Deira City Centre, Al Ghurair Centre, Mirdif City Centre, and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall, Marina Mall & World Trade Center Mall.

Events/Appliances: Recke multicooker launch

Last week we attended the launch of Recke’s new multicooker range at the Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City. Recke is a Hong Kong based brand and is renowned for it’s quality, improved energy efficiency and high levels of freshness – I can definitely vouch for those.
At the event we were treated to a live cooking demonstration by Deepti Chandak blogger at: jivewithdeepti.com (nominated for best blog at the ahlan awards yallah go vote). We got to see two demos: stuffed mushrooms with cheese, which were delicious and really easy to make and the scrumptious mud pie which was presented with berries and whipped cream.

All that cooking made us hungry and we decided to tuck into the feast awaiting us! An array of multicookers greeted us and they were brimming with food :O, the food cooked within the multicookers tasted brilliant, loved the minestrone soup, roasted potatoes and apple crumble; the butter chicken and moussaka were also great. Can’t believe all this was made in a multicooker!

As a treat we received the MC-X170 to play with, it comes with a steam container, spoon, ladle, measuring cup and yogurt cup set; it also comes with a recipe book packed with 250 recipes and has 69 programs for you to choose from. Continue reading Events/Appliances: Recke multicooker launch

5 Minutes with Nargis Fakhri

I had the pleasure of meet Ms Nargis Fakhri at the 2B launch here at Pavilion Armani Hotel Dubai. I got a photo opp and an interview with her. She’s tall, she’s gorgeous she’s Nargis Fakhri what’s not to love she was wearing a gorgeous dress by Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna. Everyone was asking the generic questions (repetition occurred) I tried a different approach read more below: Continue reading 5 Minutes with Nargis Fakhri