Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink bites from Dubai October 13

Food and Drink bites from Dubai October 13

The second edition of my food and drink bites is a little cafe focused. With the kids back at school, I’m finally permitted a little me-time, and I’ve been Jumeirah Jane-ing myself once again. Lunches dahhlings…. Cafes and Casual: Bystro: 8.5/10 I’ve eaten here several times now, and it’s quickly […]

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink bites from Dubai Sep 29

Food and Drink bites from Dubai Sep 29

I have a plan…. I’m getting sick of my family rolling my eyes every time I take an SLR to a restaurant and get embarrassingly snap-happy. I’m also tired of editing photos for hour upon hour, because it’s near impossible to get a good photo without flash (too intrusive) and […]

 

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 […]

 

Recent activities

Covent Garden Real Food Market

Covent Garden Real Food Market

From Day One of the Sassy and Lulu hit London trip…. Covent Garden Real Food Market Activity Style: Market/street food Size: Small. 20+ stalls Price: From £4 for a substantial sandwich, around £12 for drink, lunch and a sweet ending. Facilities: Chairs are in short supply – sit on the […]

 

Culinary Travel

Provenance Restaurant, Beechworth

Provenance Restaurant, Beechworth

prov·e·nance ˈprävənəns noun the place of origin or earliest known history of something. the history of ownership of a valued object or work of art or literature It’s one of those words we don’t really use anymore. Perhaps because it’s a word that refers to something that we have lost […]

Culinary Travel

Agios Sostis

Mykonos fun for families and foodies

Paradise… Super Paradise… Cavo Paradiso… Many think that Mykonos is just a petite party planet. True, it IS paradise, but not all about the raucous beaches that have taken that name. I’ve just spent a glorious 6 days on the island, and although I thought I might be a little […]

 

Recently Pressed

Wine O'Clock

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 […]

October 26, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel

Provenance Restaurant, Beechworth

Provenance Restaurant, Beechworth

prov·e·nance ˈprävənəns noun the place of origin or earliest known history of something. the history of ownership of a valued object or work of art or literature It’s one of those words we don’t really use anymore. Perhaps because it’s a word that refers to something that we have lost […]

October 21, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink bites from Dubai October 13

Food and Drink bites from Dubai October 13

The second edition of my food and drink bites is a little cafe focused. With the kids back at school, I’m finally permitted a little me-time, and I’ve been Jumeirah Jane-ing myself once again. Lunches dahhlings…. Cafes and Casual: Bystro: 8.5/10 I’ve eaten here several times now, and it’s quickly […]

October 13, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink bites from Dubai Sep 29

Food and Drink bites from Dubai Sep 29

I have a plan…. I’m getting sick of my family rolling my eyes every time I take an SLR to a restaurant and get embarrassingly snap-happy. I’m also tired of editing photos for hour upon hour, because it’s near impossible to get a good photo without flash (too intrusive) and […]

September 23, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides

Agios Sostis

Mykonos fun for families and foodies

Paradise… Super Paradise… Cavo Paradiso… Many think that Mykonos is just a petite party planet. True, it IS paradise, but not all about the raucous beaches that have taken that name. I’ve just spent a glorious 6 days on the island, and although I thought I might be a little […]

September 17, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel

Breakfast in Istanbul

Breakfast in Istanbul

I’m quite famished. Sally and I are hovering around one of the oldest mosques in Istanbul, obscured by the trade of food and coffee, canopies littered with branches and leaves of ancient trees that have resisted the pollution and pushes of the Beyoğlu neighbourhood, and somehow find themselves taller than the […]

July 30, 2014 ×

Featured Deal

Blu Skies

Blu Skies

It’s summer deal time. While I’m in Australia, chilled to my bones, I’m going to share a little warmth with you all, and this year my post goes out to Radisson Blu. This is partially because I was wandering around Ortaköy last month, and stumbled across the perfectly positioned Blu […]

July 24, 2014 ×

Activities, reviews

Covent Garden Real Food Market

Covent Garden Real Food Market

From Day One of the Sassy and Lulu hit London trip…. Covent Garden Real Food Market Activity Style: Market/street food Size: Small. 20+ stalls Price: From £4 for a substantial sandwich, around £12 for drink, lunch and a sweet ending. Facilities: Chairs are in short supply – sit on the […]

July 15, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu and the offending oyster

Sassy and Lulu and the offending oyster

Lulu has been silly enough to commit to working while she is over here (not very hard, or with great efficiency I would imagine), and this left me at a loose end for the morning. I’ve been given a task by my youngest to go and take a photo of […]

June 23, 2014 ×