I have a friend who, on Valentine’s Day every year, treats herself to a manicure and a single red rose. Awesome, right! But, why?SELF LOVE!
I’ve turned the tables on things this year by organizing Valentines Day for my husband and I because regardless of your relationship status come February 14 (a day often reserved for couples),
Tis the season to entertain, and so brings with it a bit of stress around hosting. Dubai is notorious for its restaurants and bars, but not many people tend to entertain at home. I partnered with Lindsay Trivers of The Tasting Class to share her key entertaining tips to throw the kind of soirée your guests will be talking about for weeks afterwards.
Fahim and I spent the most wonderful long weekend at Huka Lodge in Taupo. It was incredible to take some time for ourselves to unwind and switch off, outside of the city during our December visit to New Zealand and just spend time together. Huka Lodge has attracted the likes of HM Queen Elizabeth and The Queen Mother!
Auckland is the city I was born in and alongside Dubai, I’ll always call it home. It’s got the best balance of water front living, a cosmopolitan make up and gorgeous natural beauty and because it’s a relatively small city compared with other parts of the world, you can go from city to beach just like that.
After this summer’s Italian road trip I am totally in love with Medditeranian flavours, and this tomato and burrito salad takes me right back to La Dolce Vita. Bursts of tangy tomato coated in creamy burrata and just the right amount of tartness from the olive oil and onions are perfect for a light summer salad at midday or entree to dinner.
Summer temperatures have me in the mood for bright fruits, sticky glazes and satisfying meals, without the heaviness. Hapi bone broth is the secret ingredient in this dish; filled with nutrient rich vitamins and minerals and packed full of flavour that will have you, and you guests saying wow.
I’ve also got a bit of an affinity at the moment with ice tea,
Where in the Maldives can you combine a baby moon, a surf trip and a 30th birthday? The answer is the Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa. Just under a half hour speedboat ride from Malé, the island is one of a kind with a marine rehabilitation centre, sand bar spa and the annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy.
It’s a double edged sword staying fit while you’re pregnant; I’ve had no morning sickness or pregnancy related ailments to slow me down so continuing with exercising was pretty seamless, but as the kids grow I am finding it hard to find workout gear that fits me and the bump!
The team at 2XU,
The summer heat in Dubai can be unrelenting, so I thought I would jazz things up a bit by creating some fun mocktails at home. They are perfect to pair with a dinner or canapés and if your guests want to add some extra ingredients (wink wink), then they totally can.
With an indulgent trip eating my way across Italy earlier this month, I’ve come back falling in love with food and cooking again and also a bit of a desire to eat healthy while also satisfying the growing bump! While I probably would have been classed as healthier than the average person before getting pregnant,