The New Zealand Lodge The Queen Stays At

Huka Lodge, Taupo, Luxury, Hotel, New Zealand, Travel Blogger, Relais & Chateaux

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!

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A Dream Auckland Road Trip

Travel, Food, Roadtrip, Piha, Auckland, New Zealand, Blogger

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.

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Tomato And Burrata Salad

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.

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Summer Lamb with Homemade Ice Tea

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,

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The Most Luxurious Baby Moon


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.

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How To Have Your Best Workout Ever

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,

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Strawberry, Raspberry and Feta Salad

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,

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Destination: Milan

Milan is a gorgeous cosmopolitan city in northern Italy with everything you could want; stunning facades and historical buildings, the crossroads of business and innovation, designer shopping galore (get your VAT back!) and of course, another Michelin rated restaurant with unrivaled views. Milan was the final stop of out Italian road trip,

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