October 2012 | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Oct 30, 2012

Hearty Breakfast at Cafe Kranzler

After a morning swim at the beach and a walk on the shore, we're back at Cafe Kranzler for a hearty breakfast. Just like our dinner, the buffet breakfast was a part of the deal we purchased at Cobone. At 9am, Cafe Kranzler was full, we never felt unattended though. Since we had our dinner in the terrace, we requested for a table inside the restaurant for a change of view. The manager asked us to wait in the lobby, and in less than 2 minutes we were escorted to a table near the buffet.

Breakfast choices were of large variety, mostly were breakfast staples. Everything were served simple, except for the yogurt in fancy glasses (which I totally adored by the way). 
Cafe Kranzler Morning Buffet
the wide-spread buffet

Oct 27, 2012

Dusk & Dawn at UAE's Best Private Beach

"Immerse yourself in the waves of the Arabian Gulf or take a romantic stroll on the gorgeous white sand. Unforgettable moments only a few steps away from your room."  

-quoted from Kempinski Hotel Ajman's Website-

Prior our overnight stay,  I checked Kempinski Hotel Ajman's website to know more about the leisure facilities. I saw that description I quoted and a line which says "Best Private Beach in the UAE". I said to myself, "for real? hmmm, marketing strategy perhaps!" 
The day of our getaway at Kempinski came. We were assisted to our room, and while in the hallway, the lady told us that we will be staying in a nice sea view room. I didn't care about what she said. The moment we went inside the room, I took a peek at the glassdoor. For a moment, I was in a state of shock... a good kind of shock! 
Preview of UAE's best private beach

Oct 24, 2012

Dining Under the Stars at Kempinski

Before anything else, I got a confession to make. I love food and dining out, but I can honestly say that food blogging is my weakness. I can tell you how beautiful the restaurant looks and how lovely the food is presented. When it comes to taste description, I can only give the basics, nothing like the complex description food bloggers can give! Anyway, I just want to share my wonderful dining experience the best way I could.

Moving on, here's something special on our weekend at Kempinski Hotel Ajman: a romantic dinner at Cafe Kranzler.

Oct 22, 2012

Romantic Break at Kempinski

I have seen promotions of Kempinski Hotel Ajman in different deal websites since last year. Though the offers were good, I hesitated to purchase one because of the hotel's mixed reviews at Trip Advisor. Recently, I stumbled upon another offer at Cobone, my favorite daily-deal website. It was a deal I couldn't ignore. For only 500AED, the offer included an overnight stay, buffet dinner and buffet breakfast for two. I finally gave in! Kempinski's tempting promotion was perfectly in time for our 1st year wedding anniversary.

Kempinski hotel Ajman
Kempinski Hotel's grand lobby

Oct 20, 2012

Coming Soon: The Ajman Series

I got another series coming up! 

This time, the spotlight is on UAE's smallest Emirate: Ajman.

-- luxurious overnight stay at Kempinski --
-- sunset and sunrise at UAE's best private beach --
-- fine dining at Cafe Kranzler --
-- journey through UAE's history at Ajman Museum --

Oct 18, 2012

Insta-Pic of the Week: Red Velvet

The Cupcake Monster (that's me) discovered something cheap and delicious!

Spinney's Red Velvet Cupcakes


Oct 16, 2012

Hello again, Carino's!

One weekend, Ed and I had a boring night at home. We went window-shopping at Burjuman Centre to console ourselves. Then, out of the blue, we decided to have our dinner at Carino's. It's been over a year since we had our meal at the Italian grill. We love Carino's, but we often forget that the restaurant exists at Burjuman due to its hidden location. Carino's Italian Grill is at the junction of the business center and the shopping mall, away from the retail shops, secretly waiting to be discovered!

Ed and Lady in Carinos

Oct 14, 2012

I am a BC Blogger!

I am a newbie blogger, but in a span of two short months, I have known wonderful people in the Blog world. One of them is Kristine also known as Mami Pie in her blog. She is a fellow Negrense who led me to the doors of a community called BC Bloggers. 

Oct 12, 2012

Asian Delights at The Noodle House

Out of all the Asian Restaurants in Dubai, The Noodle House at Burjuman Centre is on top of my list. It is very close to my heart, not just because they serve cuisines from South East Asia (where I am from), but also because I had memorable times spent at the restaurant. 

Whenever we dine at  The Noodle House, I can't help but reminisce Ed's first day in Dubai 3 years ago and my Parent's first day of vacation 2 years ago. I can still remember how Ed was raving about the roasted duck the first time he tasted it. We even asked for another set of duck pancakes and hoisin sauce. I remember my parents' happy faces during our family lunch, though they were on jet lag. I'm not sure if those smiles were caused by our reunion or by the delicious lunch we devoured. 

Oct 11, 2012

Insta-Pic of the Week: Asian

I got two Instagram photos for today!
These two have something to do with my post tomorrow. 
Any guesses?

clue #1: LAKSA

Oct 10, 2012

Seafood Night at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

Thirty! Oh my, I just turned Thirty! 

Some said I don't look like one. Actually, I barely feel like one. I guess I'm still trapped in a body and mind of a girl in her early twenties. I'm still waiting for the feeling of being 30 to sink in, but I am ready to make more mature decisions now. I am ready to accept whatever life brings, including the wrinkled skin and body fat that comes with ageing. 

On the day I turned 30, my husband took me to Petals Restaurant at Rose Rayhaan for a dinner buffet. Though I'm trying to lose few inches in my belly, special occasions have been my  excuse to eat more and forget about dieting (for a moment). That night, I didn't care about the calories. All that matter was I am celebrating my special day with my special someone, with delicious seafood waiting for me at the buffet table! 

Oct 8, 2012

Journey to Forever

I am down the memory lane...

Forgive me for this cheesy and sentimental blog post, but I just couldn't keep the joy to myself. Today, Ed and I are celebrating 5 years of love and friendship, and a year of blissful marriage. Until now, I can't find the words to describe how I felt on our wedding day. Whenever I browse through the photos, I can clearly see the happiness and the glow of love from within that words cannot express. 

Let me show you our journey to forever through photographs. They perfectly tell our tale even without captions. 

Oct 7, 2012

Yas Island Trip Tips

I have been posting about our getaway at Yas Island for 2 weeks. To end the series, I want to share some tips which I haven't mentioned on my previous posts. Yes, I've been saving the best for last.

Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
Yas Island: Abu Dhabi's Leisure Zone

Oct 6, 2012

Super Breakfast at Assymetri

One of the best things during our weekend at Radisson Blu was the breakfast at Assymetri. Named as the Super Breakfast Buffet, it was indeed fantastic, marvelous, superb! 

Caution: Food-porn ahead
(photos may cause excessive drooling and tummy grumbling)

Assymetri Restaurant in Raddison Blu Hotel Yas Island Abu Dhabi
Assymetri, a restaurant at Radisson Blu, Yas Island
 that serves a wide-spread, sumptuous buffet 

Oct 4, 2012

Insta-Pic of the Week: 30

I turned 30 today! 
My birthday wish of swimming with the sharks at Atlantis was not granted. But there's no reason for me to weep, for I know I am swimming in a sea of love and blessings for 30 years. 

I can't think of a better way to start my 30th
than saying a morning prayer at St. Mary's.

 Ed and I would like to thank everyone who voted for our entry at the Atlantis Photo Competition. We may not have won the prize, but we got over 500 votes... that is truly overwhelming. Having 500+ people who care is grandest prize of all.    

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Oct 2, 2012

Deliziosa Cena at Filini

Ed stayed in Italy for a year, I think that turned him into an Italian by heart. He loves the cuisine and can speak the language. For his love of Italian food, we had a "Delicious Dinner at Filini" on his birthday. 

When I was web-searching for good restaurants at Yas Island, Filini at Radisson Blu came first with excellent reviews. Since we stayed at Radisson for a night, we didn't want to miss the chance of dining at the famous contemporary Italian restaurant.

Ed and Lady in Filini Restaurant, Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island Abu Dhabi