Eating up Dubai

Bringing home my own chef

Bringing home my own chef

You see what full time work has done to me? I never cook any more. I can’t remember the last time I posted a recipe. I suppose I could look it up, but I don’t have time (and I don’t want to disappoint myself). It was my birthday. A lovely […]

Eating up Dubai

Brunch at Tower of the Arab

Brunch at Tower of the Arab

When I had never been to Dubai, there were three things that came to mind when someone spoke it’s name. Sand, gold, and The Burj. At that stage, it was still simply ‘The Burj’, in the times before there were so many burjs in the city that it was eventually […]

 

Hotel Reviews

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

I kept on deferring, it was just too far away. Three and a half hours, with the kids in the car. Then a ferry. Just for a weekend? It took me five years to get over myself and do it. Now I just want to go again. Photo story, review follows […]

 

Wine

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

As an aftermath of International Champagne Day (Oct 24 2014), I’ve decided to share a little of my experience with one of my favourite wines. There are plenty of sites out there that will tell you the difference between a brut and an extra brut, a blanc de blanc and […]

 

Destination Guides

Bewitching Salzburg

Bewitching Salzburg

  This article first appeared in Global Citizen Magazine. Issue embedded at the end of the post. Everyone knows Austria is beautiful. There is Vienna, the squeaky-clean, palace-filled city of roses and dancing horses. Then there are the Alps, populated with crisp snowy peaks, Christmas trees and candy-coloured communes. There […]

 

Culinary Travel

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

I never realised the kids would love it quite so much. This little side jaunt from our skiing trip was for me, not them, and yet, I discovered that putting children into a michelin starred kitchen to learn how to make traditional Bolognese peasant food is actually a very clever […]

 

Recently Pressed

Activities, Attractions, Hotel Reviews, reviews

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

I kept on deferring, it was just too far away. Three and a half hours, with the kids in the car. Then a ferry. Just for a weekend? It took me five years to get over myself and do it. Now I just want to go again. Photo story, review follows […]

June 12, 2015 ×

Eating up Dubai

Bringing home my own chef

Bringing home my own chef

You see what full time work has done to me? I never cook any more. I can’t remember the last time I posted a recipe. I suppose I could look it up, but I don’t have time (and I don’t want to disappoint myself). It was my birthday. A lovely […]

June 5, 2015 ×

Eating up Dubai

Brunch at Tower of the Arab

Brunch at Tower of the Arab

When I had never been to Dubai, there were three things that came to mind when someone spoke it’s name. Sand, gold, and The Burj. At that stage, it was still simply ‘The Burj’, in the times before there were so many burjs in the city that it was eventually […]

May 8, 2015 ×

Destination Guides

Bewitching Salzburg

Bewitching Salzburg

  This article first appeared in Global Citizen Magazine. Issue embedded at the end of the post. Everyone knows Austria is beautiful. There is Vienna, the squeaky-clean, palace-filled city of roses and dancing horses. Then there are the Alps, populated with crisp snowy peaks, Christmas trees and candy-coloured communes. There […]

February 11, 2015 ×

Eating up Dubai

2015 Food trends to look for in Dubai and further afield

2015 Food trends to look for in Dubai and further afield

Granted, I’m a little bit late this year, but I’d like to say I’ve used the time to assess the lie of the industry a little. Most of the predictions I made last year, are in full swing, with a lack of Peruvian influx as guessed (only Coya opened and […]

February 6, 2015 ×

Culinary Travel

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

I never realised the kids would love it quite so much. This little side jaunt from our skiing trip was for me, not them, and yet, I discovered that putting children into a michelin starred kitchen to learn how to make traditional Bolognese peasant food is actually a very clever […]

January 6, 2015 ×

New Year resolutions

2015 – Food and Travel Resolutions

2015 – Food and Travel Resolutions

1. Curb my addiction to pasta. Everyone knows that you shouldn’t eat so many carbs. They make you sluggish, choke your digestive system, wreak havoc with your blood sugar and basically just make you fat unless you are a marathon runner. But my favourite meal is still plain old spaghetti […]

January 4, 2015 ×

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Holy Moly, it’s been crazy. I meant to get this out two weeks ago, but I’ve been too busy partying. But, I suppose if you have any respect for your own social life, you’re probably too busy to read it anyway. Here’s the latest hedonistic tales and opinions on eating […]

December 15, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market

Frost crawled over the windows, lights glinted in the trees, steam rose in fragrant vapour from cups of gluhwein. The darkness came at four each day, meaning dinner came early, and sundowners earlier still. Angels and stars, nativity scenes and spice pomanders filled the shelves. Candles under twirling silver decorations […]

December 1, 2014 ×