Exploring Abu Dhabi with Cyacle

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” – John F Kennedy. Cycling has always been one of my favourite hobbies, and I can't agree more with JFK's quote above. While travelling the world, I love to rent a bike and explore the destination on wheels, with the wind in my hair. When … Continue reading Exploring Abu Dhabi with Cyacle

Mr. January | Meet Omar Al Busaidy

Happy new year everyone! As I am sure you are aware by now, 7 months ago I started an empowerment section of the blog, where I showcased 1 incredible woman  each month, who's story inspired and motivated me. This year, I'm opening the floor to inspiring men in our community, and to kick start 2018, I … Continue reading Mr. January | Meet Omar Al Busaidy

Reflections | 2017

I can't believe it is officially the last day of 2017 ... where has the time gone!? As I reflect back on my life in the passed 12 months, I can only smile because I have achieved some incredible milestones despite the number of challenges that knocked on my door. I find that the older … Continue reading Reflections | 2017

Christmas Around the World

Christmas is the most magical time of the year for my family and me. It is not only a time of reflection when Christ was born, but a time to recognize just how much of an impact that tiny baby has made in the world. I love to look back at traditions and appreciate how … Continue reading Christmas Around the World

Vanilice | Serbian Christmas Cookies

With my mum in town, I thought it would be a nice share her recipe for Vanilice, a traditional Serbian cookie, baked during the holidays and special events, best enjoyed with a warm cup of tea or coffee. Ingredients: 200 gr. butter 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk 4 T powdered sugar 100 gr. … Continue reading Vanilice | Serbian Christmas Cookies

Christmas special | My top 10 favourite Christmas movies

Growing up, the festive season was very special for my brother and me, particularly when I moved to boarding school. During those Christmas breaks, we spent hours watching Christmas movies, attending festive events, and of course we couldn't wait to open up our presents on that early Christmas morning! Sadly this year, my brother will … Continue reading Christmas special | My top 10 favourite Christmas movies

Expat Life | What is it really like?

The dictionary defines an expatriate as "someone who lives outside of his/her native country" - which is the most basic definition possible. But once you get past that definition and really start to look into what an expat's life is really like, you start to understand that there is so much more to it. My … Continue reading Expat Life | What is it really like?

Discover Dubai | La Mer

A few weeks ago, I wrote a feature about my favourite part of Dubai, also known as Old Dubai, which is filled with authentic souks, exotic scents and beautiful textiles. A few weekends later, I found myself exploring a more modern part of Dubai, which has automatically listed itself ALSO, as my favourite place to … Continue reading Discover Dubai | La Mer

Festive Season in Abu Dhabi

By now everyone knows how much I love the festive season, as I am sure you have been bombarded with my posts and countdowns 🙂 But why is this season so special to me?  Growing up in Nigeria as an expat kid, the holiday season was always a very special time as a lot of … Continue reading Festive Season in Abu Dhabi

National day in the UAE

Yesterday, the UAE celebrated 46 years of unity. How a country so young has managed to achieve much more than many old world countries is attributed not only to the world's 7th largest oil reserve, but more importantly to the vision of its leaders. 46 years ago, Bedouin UAE was unified by a legendary man, … Continue reading National day in the UAE

Ms. December | Meet Shaden Bolbol

It's officially the last month of 2017, I mean how did the year pass by so quickly!? I hope the past 11 months have been rewarding and enriching for you, despite all the challenges which have come up too. To end the year, I am absolutely delighted to highlight a very special lady, whom I … Continue reading Ms. December | Meet Shaden Bolbol

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara | Abu Dhabi

I consider myself to be a seasoned hotelier by now, having spent 10 years of my life working in the industry, and 4 years studying the field. As much as I despise hotels at times, there is an element which hits a soft spot, and that is the magic which we lose sight of. Growing … Continue reading Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara | Abu Dhabi

Dubai | Explore the Old City

While driving from Abu Dhabi to Dubai on the highway, for 45 minutes, you are surrounded by the calm desert landscape ... until you blink and realise there are giant skyscrapers approaching you. This upcoming dynamic scenery can be a little bit intimidating in the beginning, however after a few moments you acclimatize to this … Continue reading Dubai | Explore the Old City

Ms. November | Meet Liz Beneski

Happy November! Can you guys believe its almost the end of 2017? This month, I have an extra special treat for our Pink Corner, in the form of our Ms. November. She is a true lady, who has not only changed my perspective on life, many times, but has encouraged me to fight for myself every … Continue reading Ms. November | Meet Liz Beneski

Cruising the Mediterranean with MSC cruises

"Once a year, go some place you have never been before" - Dalai Lama My family and I have enjoyed short boat rides during seaside holidays, however never embarked on a long haul cruise before, so when my father asked us to vote between a Mediterranean cruise or trip to Singapore - our votes were … Continue reading Cruising the Mediterranean with MSC cruises

Ms. October | Meet Monica Nucera

Happy October! This month officially marks the change of season in the UAE when things really start cooling down and our lives extend to the great outdoors!  I am delighted to highlight our Ms. October, a very special lady, who came into my life only 1 year ago, yet it seems we have known each … Continue reading Ms. October | Meet Monica Nucera

Cute Cafés in Abu Dhabi

Being European, café culture runs in my veins, and we take our rendez-vouses very seriously. Whether its to snuggle up with a great book while sipping on warm tea, or spend time with friends and loved ones, cafés are homey places which bring people together. Abu Dhabi is filled with incredible concepts - international and local, … Continue reading Cute Cafés in Abu Dhabi

Discover Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is an incredible place to live, every resident will tell you that. From the easy going pace of life, to the first class healthcare, education, glitzy hotels, and countless options for dining and nightlife, it is growing on the global scene every day. The city is filled with growing possibilities, which make me … Continue reading Discover Abu Dhabi

Discover Prague

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, frozen in medieval charm. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia (today called Czech Republic), whose charms inspired an entire movement of "La Boheme" artists, writers and musicians to pursue creativity, love, peace and freedom. I visited the enchanting city with my parents … Continue reading Discover Prague

Snapshot | A summer of ice cream

My family is addicted to ice cream. No matter where in the world we are, it is like a basic need to indulge in the creamy, tasty goodness, no matter the weather. This summer, we visited Florence, the birthplace of gelato, and I am sure you can imagine just how many different varieties we indulged … Continue reading Snapshot | A summer of ice cream