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A blogger 'Burger - Off' at Speakeasy

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Photo courtesy Ramada Plaza JBR Speakeasy, an American themed bar located in Ramada Plaza JBR aims to reflect in the traditions of speakeasies from the prohibition era of 1920's, it offers a wide selection of drinks, burgers, grills and entertainment including theme nights, DJ, jukebox, and a darts area. So does it live up to everything it claims?    The An swer is yes! I was recently invited to a 'Bloggers Burger off' (yup I just made that up!), where were had to fight it out on the burger table and come up with our very own burger with a mix bag of ingredients. I did not win the burger off, but my friend did, and that's reason enough to celebrate, which I did by eating my own marvelous creations. I chose a veggie patty and topped it up with a combination of blue cheese and thin apple shavings, along with some olives, cheddar cheese, some chilly and mayo. The chef complimented my blue cheese and apple pairing, I clearly that as a win! Now coming dow

Mall of the Emirates Reveals the Luxurious New Expansion

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Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, has unveiled the successful delivery of its Evolution 2015 redevelopment within luxury flagship Mall of the Emirates.  Adding 36,000 sqm of retail, dining and entertainment experiences, Majid Al Futtaim’s design innovation has created an entirely new floor atop one of the world’s most successful and best-loved retail resort destinations, through an investment of more than AED 1 billion. After logging in 15 million man hours to construct two new domes, three major glass barrel roof lights, nine new bridges, and three escalators to seamlessly connect the extension to the existing mall. The new area – the size of which is the equivalent of about nine acres or eight professional football fields -- offers space for a total of 40 retail outlets including more than 20 fashion retailers, some of which are entering the region for the first time, and 12 dining outlets all on the

Review - Detox Delight

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Tiny Energy balls Being a blogger involves eating out a lot and being a dessert lover just adds extra unhealthy calories to the body. That's why detoxing is really important, not just for a blogger but for everyone who's diet involves eating unhealthy food more often than not.  Detox delight helps you bring your body back in line. I tried out the one day juice, soup and dinner delight. The entire meal is delivered early in the morning right to your doorstep in a cool box. At the very first glimpse I noticed how cute and convenient the packaging was, easy enough to carry your meals with you to the office or out and about town. Breakfast consist of two juices, first the orange, followed by the pink. You don't have to remember all of this since the bottles come neatly marked and you just have to follow the order. I started the day with the Orange, a fruit and vegetable juice that gets its orange colour from Carrots. The  Orange was followed by p

Marks and Spencer takes another step towards beauty

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Marks and Spencer Dubai Festival City store launched a selection of luxury perfumes and cosmetics recently. The new M&S beauty catalogue includes an elegant collection of fine fragrances from iconic brands like Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Escada, Paco Rabanne and Nina Ricci. Adding to this delightful offer, the cosmetic range will now feature nail products from Ciaté—the celebrity-favorite London-based nail polish brand. Here are the top picks of the fragrances now available at select M&S stores. Les Délices de Nina, the latest ­limited-edition scent from Nina Ricci, Olympéa, the latest addition to Paco Rabanne, Boss The Scent from Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera's Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Rosé and The Eau de Lacoste Jaune from Lacoste These high-end fragrances and cosmetics are now available in selected M&S stores in UAE.

Food Review - Zafran

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It's not hidden secret that I love trying out new food, but many a times I crave to get back to my roots. Its this craving that led me to Zafran, the contemporary Indian restaurant.  We were welcomed with a basket of papad and fried rice chips commonly know as 'fry yums.' Zafran has a wide menu of drinks, ranging from traditional Indian to contemporary of-course. We started off with a mango lassi (which has no added sugar) and a watermelon and mint smash for me. Both the drinks went down very well with our palate and the food (Tip - the lassi is quite heavy, so order your mains accordingly). After the cool and refreshing drinks were served if was time to bring on the hot stuff. From the vegetarian starters we tasted the   Dahee kababs , Aloo Tikkia and the vegetable chops. The Dahee (yogurt) kababs were super soft and all the flavours were incorporated into the dahee (this dish uses hung curd) and oozed out in every bite. Breaking into these kabas was