Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Stay at Viceroy Maldives Resort & Spa - Part I

Opened beginning of this month.

A new resort that has just opened its doors is Viceroy Maldives Resort & Spa. We stayed there a week after its opening, sadly the water villas are still under construction and might open June-July.  Nonetheless the beach villas are magnificent.  All villas are the same, having a spacious stylish bedroom with a spacious bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, and a pool with outdoor seating.  The hotel staff were truly amazing!  The resort facilities are lovely.  Nice restaurants, lounge, and spa.  Lots of watersports available, and the resort gives intensive diving courses, in addition to various activities.
Welcome Area

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Inamo - London, UK

I was very interested with the Oriental fusion restaurant Inamo, after hearing about its interactive table menu, so one day I went to the St. James branch in Regent Street for lunch.  The restaurant uses E-Table, the world's first interactive food ordering system with overhead projection technology to give the customer complete control over their dining experience. In addition to ordering food, guests are able to choose from a range of virtual tablecloths, view the chefs working, ask for the waiter, check bill, and explore a wide range of practical services such as calling for a taxi.  The food was really good and the staff were very helpful.
You can see the dishes through the E-Table
 Creme Brulee
Address: 4-12 Regent Street
Opening Timings:
Lunch 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 - 12:30 am

Other branch in Soho: 134-136 Wardour St.
Opening Timings: check their website

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Collection 2013

Monique Lhuillier is currently and for some seasons now, is my favorite bridal designer.  Her latest 2013 spring bridal collection is perfection. I go gaga over lace and tulle when it comes to wedding dresses, so you can imagine how much I adore this collection, so much that I would really want to own one of her romantic dreamy dresses.  These are some of my favorite picks.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tom's Kitchen - London, UK

Tom's Kitchen, a brasserie by Tom Aikens, is one of those places that are fully booked on weekends, both Chelsea and Somerset House branches, for breakfast and brunch.  We had our brunch in Chelsea on a weekday.  A rustic looking place, I liked the interiors, the service, and their breakfast.
Hash browns
Blueberry pancake
Address of Chelsea branch:  27 Cale Street
Opening times:
Breakfast 8:00 - 11:00 am (Mon- Fri)
Brunch on weekends 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Lunch  12:00 - 3:00 pm (Mon- Fri)
Dinner 6:00 - 11:00 pm

Friday, April 20, 2012

Travel Advice: London Museums

In this trip to London, I went to two museums that I have always wanted to visit.  The British Museum, London's Louvre, and Victoria and Albert Museum.  Each museum took us approximately about 3:30 hours.  And I was lucky enough to visit at the time of Hajj: The Journey to the Heart of Islam in The British Museum, and an exhibtion of Queen Elizabeth II by famed photographer Cecil Beaton in Victoria and Albert Museum. Make sure to check out what exhibitions will be coming up to coincide it with your visit. 

Monday, April 16, 2012


I've been dying to visit Ubon restaurant ever since I heard it was going to open.  Just because I'm a huge fan of Thai food.  And because we have no real Thai restaurant in this country.  We were not disappointed.  For the first time ever, everyone sitting in the table like every single thing we ordered.  The calamari, green chicken curry, and the sticky rice with mango were top of my list.  I would definately go back to Ubon again and again and again.
Chicken and Beef Satay
 Pad Thai
Green Chicken Curry, Yellow Prawn Curry, Jasmine and Vegetable Rice.
Shrimp Curry Noodles
Pepper Beef Stir Fry
Chicken Cashew Stir Fry
Opening Times:  1 pm - 11 pm
Address: Al Salhiya, Ali Al Salem St., Al Jawhara Building (Emirates Airlines building)
Tel.:  22260848
No reservations