The Food Byte: Brunch At Boulevard Kitchen, Manzil Downtown Dubai

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Of late, I've come to appreciate brunches in Dubai. I despise having to wake up before the afternoons on my day off (especially when its the weekend, because let's face it- on weekdays, we are all up when the sun is rising). But brunches have a special place in my heart.

I'm grateful that there are some quality brunches in Dubai along with impeccable service and zero parking hassles. One such brunch that comes to mind is the one I went to on a Friday afternoon at the Boulevard Kitchen.

The Food Byte: Seattle's Best Coffee New Menu

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Seattle's Best Coffee is one of those places I'd frequent right before a client meeting. Usually, I'd get to the venue ahead of time and make a beeline for the cafe. The venue would always have a distinct aroma wafting through the air- the unmistakable trademark whiff of freshly baked cinnabons. I would resist buying those warm, melt-in-your-mouth gooey desserts because they are to be enjoyed not during a client meeting, but while watching the full season of Stranger Things 2 on Netflix (what a show, eh?).

So, when the cafe invited me to review their new menu, I had flashbacks of client meetings, sipping on warm Chai Latte and of course, cinnabons!

As I walked into the cafe in the evening, I was greeted by the familiar sweetness of cinnabons. Their new menu definitely intends to keep people at the venue longer than just for coffee/tea.

#TRESMakeover: A Beauty & Style Session With TRESemme

Friday, October 13, 2017

I quite love sessions with the beauty and haircare industry thought leaders. You know you are going to walk out of that session empowered with tricks of the trade and secrets that make you go, "Why didn't I think of that?".

It's always enlightening to listen to experts converse about how a particular trend initiated on the global runways, would work in the region or how you could emulate Victoria Beckham's gorgeous choppier bob and still look glam despite not having her cheekbones. Haircare expert, TRESemme launched the #TRESMakeover campaign, showcased some beautiful hairstyles that can be easily replicated for occasions and invited me to be part of a session to witness a live makeover. Hairstylist Georges El Mendelek, fashion designer Alanoud Badr and makeup artist Sarah Al Wadaani dished out some interesting tricks and trends.

Have you ever used a hair mask and witnessed that it weighs down your hair? How about trying to put on false eyelashes? I have to raise my hand because I can't put on falsies. I just can't, no matter how much I try. Kudos to the girls who actually apply it in seconds!

The Key To Beautiful Skin With Bioderma

Monday, October 9, 2017

I'm so grateful to the Bioderma team who developed the famed Sensibio H2O. They've made makeup removal a breeze. It's also one of my travel essentials and I always have a bottle sitting on my makeup table. The French brand plays host to several skincare gems and every product I used/use delivers what it claims. From cleansers to sunscreens and everything in between, Bioderma never disappoints.

It's one of the few French brands I blindly trust, truly love and one that impresses me time and time again. Bioderma took the brilliant initiative to set up a Skin Academy and impart all the secrets to beautiful skin. It almost sounds like a secret society made for beauty enthusiasts! At the Academy, we were made aware of how our skin is affected by extreme temperatures, exposure to the harsh sun and tricks of the trade when it comes to maintaining beautiful, supple skin.

Centrepoint Launches Its Autumn/Winter'17 Collection

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Winter is my favorite season. While in this region, we don't have months and months of this wonderful season, the moment it arrives we tend to bust out the beautiful winter wardrobe (for me, it's my trusty leather jacket and a couple of other things).

And since winter will dawn upon us any week now, Centrepoint is all prepped when they launched their Autumn/Winter'17 collection in Dubai, UAE.

Catering to men, women and kids, the collection features some of my favorite color palettes and texture on clothing.

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