The Food Byte: Fusion Sushi at Moshi, Dubai

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I'm not a fan of seafood. I used to happily consume fish and prawns as a kid but not anymore. Overtime, my preferences have...well, evolved and I tend to shy away from any form of seafood. I do like hammour and salmon; the best salmon I've had is back in London. Everyone I know gravitates towards particular seafood dishes and sushi tends to be (almost) everyone's favorite.

I have not had sushi to date and doubt I will in the future. Unless I lose a bet. Then it's a completely different story. Nonetheless, sometime ago I received an invite to feast at Moshi. I discovered the restaurant serves, as they state momos and sushi. I had no intentions of visiting the restaurant, for obvious reasons. The month before, a friend had mentioned Moshi to me but I barely registered what she said. Nonetheless, about 4 days later while checking my emails I spotted the invite appended with a document that highlighted the story of Moshi.

While reading it, I quickly discovered to my surprise that this isn't your traditional sushi serving restaurant.

Valleydez's Gorgeous Ramadan Collection

Monday, June 13, 2016

I love Ramadan for what it brings. Among other things, people tend to turn a new leaf, they abandon habits that don't benefit them (smoking is one!), the chefs in random people come to life, the kitchen is filled with goodies and of course, fashion is redefined in this month.

Local designers always tend to stay true to culture and religion whilst infusing the standard clothing with innovative elements. And international brands have taken note and strive to work towards checking off all the boxes. I appreciate and love the work of local designers. These are young empowered women who know exactly how to capture a woman's attention- be it through quirky accessories or crazy but cool handbags. And they apply the same when it comes to clothing. 

Valleydez is one of my favorite boutiques in Dubai. Previously located at Wafi Mall, the boutique is now at Galeria Mall, Al Wasl Road. The last time I was there, I picked 3 dresses in one visit because everything is so beautiful there. And so is the new collection for Ramadan. The best bit? Buy your favorites now and flaunt them during Eid. 

The Food Byte: A Dubai Iftar At Barbecue Delights

I've visited to Barbecue Delights several times and it's always a joy to have gastronomic adventures there. It's a restaurant that serves finger-licking Pakistani cuisine and has branches across the city.

It's one of those restaurants you go to with your family over the weekend. And along with your family, you invite your cousins' family as well. You consume scrumptious food, converse about anything and everything under the sun whilst Snapchatting your food adventures.

With Ramadan on-going, I was invited to try the special Iftar buffet at their Downtown Dubai branch.

A Perfect Summer With Bioderma Hydrabio Eau Soin

Sunday, June 12, 2016

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Bioderma? For me, it's always the famed Sensibio H20, the micellar water cleanser girls across several countries utilize. And why not? It's one of the best gentle eye makeup removers that we have access to. It does the job incredibly well and does not irritate the skin or gives rise to any allergic reactions.

I take a travel sized Sensibio H20 every time I'm out of the country; it's the most handy and effective cleanser. This particular product was the first I tried from Bioderma and coincidentally it was a sample. I was in absolute awe of its performance and found myself purchasing the full-size product every 3 months or so. I went on to try different Bioderma products including the Photoderm, a moisturizing sunscreen fluid with SPF (I religiously use sunscreen!) and the Hydrabio Serum. Both products did not let me down and the Hydrabio Serum is a firm favorite of mine. Suffice to say, it works like magic on my skin- hello, hydrated skin; goodbye spots of horrid dryness.

So, when news was out that Bioderma is launching the Hydrabio Eau de Soin, I was on pins and needles.

Give Tthe Gift Of Clean Water With The Body Shop

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Drink at least 8 glasses of water. It helps in keeping your body hydrated, skin supple, joints movement fluid, prevents headaches and a list of things. 

How many times have you read or heard that? I'm willing to bet it's almost every second article regardless of the content of the website/magazine. Earth constitutes of 96% of water yet about 650 million+ people don't have access to it. Let me reiterate- they don't have access to water fit for drinking. There are families with kids who resort to contaminated water and in return end up contracting diseases that are life-threatening. Receiving treatment is another obstacle for them. 

We take so many things for granted. Almost everything in our lives is of significant value (humans and objects, alike) but we only tend to devote time and attention where there's a fear of loss. When was the last time you consumed 100% of the water poured into your glass at a cafe/restaurant? We are truly blessed to have access to almost everything we wish for. Why not do your bit this Ramadan by gifting families with clean, drinkable water? 

It's made easy with The Body Shop. Do you recall last year's initiative

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