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Mar 23, 2017

Friday Brunch at Bamboo Lagoon


Over the weekend, I was at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai for brunch. But it wasn't just the usual Friday brunch. It was an Instameet, a photography workshop, a feast and a gathering of some of the most brilliant minds in social media all rolled into one!

The event was hosted by Illustrado (a lifestyle magazine dedicated to the thriving Filipino expat community in the Middle East) and Nikon Middle East and Africa. Ed and I are Nikon users ever since we took blogging seriously and I'm an avid Illustrado reader; hence I was so thrilled to be there!

At the workshop, we were introduced to Nikon D3400; a new entry level DSLR equipped with Snapbridge. The latter is a handy feature that automatically transfers photos from camera to smartphone; perfect for Bloggers and Instagrammers who like to share photos in instant while on the go.

And when brunch time came, we were ushered to JW Marriott Hotel Dubai's Bamboo Lagoon! 

Friday Brunch in Bamboo Lagoon Dubai

Mar 17, 2017

The Enchanted Riverland in Dubai


In a land far far away lies a quaint little town nestled on the banks of a winding river. It is a picturesque medieval village with adorable houses and cobblestone streets. Wizards roam. Puppet animals talk. Princesses sing. 

No, this is not a fairy tale. 

I'm talking about Riverland in Dubai Parks and Resorts. 


Riverland Dubai

Mar 13, 2017

Spanish Dinner and Drinks at Espana Lounge Bar


For date nights, Ed and I often go to restaurants where we can peacefully talk about sweet nothings. But on a few occasions, we are keen on trying out lounge bars where we can chill, dine, listen to good music and have a drink or two.

So, a few days ago, Ed and I found ourselves in Dubai's newest Spanish nightspot - Espana Lounge Bar. And it wowed us in all possible ways!

Espana Lounge Bar Dubai

Mar 7, 2017

Daycation Brunch in Lapita Hotel


Immaculate and exotic, Polynesia is a place that never fails to catch my attention in travel websites and magazines. Whenever I see a photo, I can almost hear the turquoise waters calling out my name, but I have never imagined stepping foot in one of the islands. I heard it's expensive and it's miles away from where I live now.

But then, I live in a city where nothing is impossible. I may not able to go to Polynesia, but surprise surprise, Polynesia came to me in the form of Lapita! 

Daycation in Lapita Hotel

Mar 1, 2017

Authentic Japanese Lunch in Miyako


A few months ago, I received a private message from a male blog reader. He was asking for an advice on where to take the love of his life on a date. He specifically wants a nice but affordable restaurant; I bet a restaurant that can impress his date but wouldn't leave a hole in his pocket.

I gave a few recommendations, mainly casual dining spots in the mall. Little did I know, there is one restaurant in a 5-star hotel that perfectly meets his specifications!

I came across Miyako - an authentic Japanese restaurant in Hyatt Regency Dubai - last weekend. If only I knew about it before he asked, it could have been my top recommendation. 

Here's why.  

Miyako Japanese Restaurant in Dubai

Feb 27, 2017

Overnight in Remington Hotel Manila


Location is one of things that matters to me whenever I search for a hotel room. It is a major plus point if the hotel is within walking distance to the places I intend to visit. If not, then at least it should be accessible by public transportation. But for long lay-overs, I opt to stay in a hotel near the airport; just like what happened during our last vacation in the Philippines.

Before heading back to Dubai last December, we spent a night in Manila. Our 24-hour stay mainly evolved in the airport - arrival in the morning, send-off relatives who are also in transit in the afternoon, and departure the next day - hence, I decided to book a room in a hotel within a stone's throw from NAIA Terminal 3.

The string of hotels in Resorts World Manila ticked the number one box on my checklist. They are not just located opposite T3, but offer free airport shuttle service as well. A big plus for convenience! The rest on my checklist - amenities, good rating and affordable price - were all ticked off by Remington Hotel.  

Resorts World Manila Hotel