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 […]

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23 leading lady films to inspire you

Have you ever noticed how few films exist where women play the lead role, or revolve about something amazing a woman has achieved throughout humanity?I assure you, its minimal compared to male dominating roles. This interesting fact inspired me to compile a handy list of films where women do take centre stage, and even better, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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La Mer Dubai | Eat. Play. Unwind

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 […]

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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 […]

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Hello December!

It’s officially my favourite time of the year, that magical festive spirit! During the weekend, I found some time to put up my Christmas decorations, experiment with fairy lights and decorate my little tree. The apartment smells like a gingerbread house by now, and I am ready to accept presents! 🙂 The best present for […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Abu Dhabi | Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara

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 […]

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Dubai | Discovering 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 […]

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Bath & Body Works | Festive Collection 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Perhaps, it may seem too early to get into the Christmas spirit, however there is nothing abnormal about that in my world. And the fact that Starbucks has started selling red velvet cakes and serve drinks in festive themed cups, is proof that its never too early! […]

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Taste of Abu Dhabi

One of Abu Dhabi’s most popular annual food festivals, Taste of Abu Dhabi, hit the capital last weekend at Du Arena, Yas Island. Held from Thursday until Saturday, the 3 day event highlighted some of Abu Dhabi’s best restaurants including Flooka, Hickory’s, Leopold’s of London, Sho Cho and top notch names like Bu!, Roberto’s, Toro […]

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Hello November!

Can you believe it is exactly 52 days until Christmas!? The weather in Abu Dhabi has completely changed and we are entering that eagerly awaited period when we can wear jumpers, dine al fresco, and enjoy walks along the Corniche. While I am a summer child, I simply adore those rainy days when I can […]

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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 […]

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Toro Toro Abu Dhabi

There’s a new kid on our Abu Dhabi block, and I am absolutely in love with it! Toro Toro Abu Dhabi has officially opened a few weeks ago, and following a mega successful opening party where almost every resident in Abu Dhabi attended, I decided to check it out on a Friday night. Toro Toro […]

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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 […]

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Eat Greek Kouzina

Last weekend I enjoyed a leisurely lunch with friends at the recently opened Eat Greek Kouzina at the Galleria Mall. I love Greek food so I was very excited to try it out, not to mention I had already seen too many mouthwatering images on Instagram! *** THE RESTAURANT The restaurant is located on the […]

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Pink October in Abu Dhabi

My Pink Diary is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness month and all the strong women who have faced this terrible monster! I love how much the community gets involved in Abu Dhabi, putting on awareness events such as bake sales, free screenings and fundraising throughout the month of October. When I first moved to […]

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