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St. Regis Dubai, downtown elegance.

St. Regis Dubai, downtown elegance.

I’m beginning a bit of a love affair with this brand, am I not?  This is my third visit to the luxury SPG category this year, with visits to the spa at St. Regis Al Habtoor Polo & Resort Club and the forget your wallet St. Regis […]

Toro + Ko Dubai: Terrific Tapas.

Toro + Ko Dubai: Terrific Tapas.

When a restaurant is so good that your foodie friend from Boston alerts you to the fact that a branch is opening in your city, you take notice.  Thus, I was intrigued by Toro + Ko before I had even entered the venue.  Located in […]

Weekend links.

Weekend links.

A busy week, but I (almost) achieved (some) amount of balance!  At least I’ve got absolutely NOTHING on for Friday/Saturday and I couldn’t be more excited.  Also, I’m going to be published in the Khaleej Times WKND, so be on the look out for my article. […]

St. Regis Dubai Afternoon Tea, Sidra.

St. Regis Dubai Afternoon Tea, Sidra.

Having already experienced an impressive afternoon tea ceremony at the sister property, St. Regis Al Habtoor Polo & Resort Club, I was excited to see how the St. Regis Dubai would approach this classic event.  At Sidra, my friend and I chose a table on […]

Hakkasan Brunch: Among the worst restaurant experiences in Dubai.

Hakkasan Brunch: Among the worst restaurant experiences in Dubai.

I have fond memories of visiting the Hakkasan in both Doha and Abu Dhabi, as well as the Emirates Towers (fun fact: my first job in Dubai was on the 42nd floor in September 2007!).  Thus, when an invitation to try the brunch at Hakksan […]

Manzil Downtown Staycation.

Manzil Downtown Staycation.

The Manzil Downtown in Downtown Dubai has been a favorite hotel of mine for many years (yes, I can remember before it was reconfigured and when it was called the Al Manzil).  In fact, it has been my go-to property to recommend to visitors from […]

Weekend links.

Weekend links.

Currently posting from the St. Regis Dubai…  I’ll be reviewing soon! Know anyone who wants to give me a seat on an around the world private jet trip? My love of Sailor Moon meets my love of food. Meet the chef who has made 143 […]

Galvin: Steps and miles away from Citywalk.

Galvin: Steps and miles away from Citywalk.

Having visited Demoiselle by Galvin earlier in the year (and generally impressed with their offers), I was delighted to give nearby Galvin a try.  To start, upon arrival, the interior is an absolute knockout.  It’s everything the closed up Ivy (RIP) wanted to be.  Sophisticated and […]

What’s Cooking UAE: Delecto.

What’s Cooking UAE: Delecto.

Thought you might enjoy viewing one of my episodes with What’s Cooking, UAE.  Feel free to visit their YouTube channel to enjoy other episodes. Are there any venues you think we should visit next?


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