August 2016 | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Aug 29, 2016

Carnival by Tresind: A Showcase of Postmodern Indian Cuisine in Dubai

Chic presentation, whimsical colors and state-of-the-art food theatrics made me a serial stalker of Carnival by Tresind on social media. The restaurant has not opened its doors yet, but already gained quite a number of excited fans. That includes me! And - surprise, surprise - I got to have a sneak peek before the restaurant officially welcomes Dubai's foodie population on the 3rd of September! 

Here's what to expect at the highly-anticipated Carnival by Tresind. 

Carnival by Tresind Dubai

Aug 24, 2016

Rasa Sayang: Malaysian Restaurant in Dubai

Food has always been a part of our weekend conversations, especially when we're stuck at home without a scheduled activity and with an empty fridge. While having the usual talk last weekend, Malaysian food came in to the picture.  

Ed and I have heard about this Malaysian restaurant called Rasa Sayang in Oud Metha a couple of years ago. We were interested back then, but because it is located quite far from the metro station, we totally forgot about it.

Since we had the time in our hands last Friday, we finally decided to go on a Malaysian food hunt. 

Rasa Sayang restaurant Dubai

Aug 22, 2016

Amazing Street Art in Karama

Ed and I were residents of Karama for the longest time before we decided to relocate in Deira last year. If not for the convenience of living near my new workplace, we could still be in K-town (as my blogger friend Ken Surat fondly calls Karama neighborhood).

Karama grew so much on us. Hence, we are always ecstatic every time we hear developments in the district we previously called home; like the opening of Carrefour, Vox Cinema and Jollibee (Hahah!) in a shopping mall nearby! 

Recently, we were surprised with the unveiling of the street art installation in Karama Souk! I have to admit, the souk area is not my favorite in the neighborhood. But the impressive murals made me want to revisit the narrow alleys of fake designer bags and clothes. So, off we went!   

Street Art in Karama

Aug 18, 2016

A Gastronomic Journey at Fairmont Ajman's Friday Brunch

Ed and I frequently visit Ajman because of the beach. The smallest Emirate has the best shoreline in the country! But last weekend, I came to know that I have another reason to spend my weekend in Ajman.

We traveled all the way from Dubai to experience the enhanced Friday Brunch at Spectrum in Fairmont Ajman. The brunch concept "Eat, Drink and Take a Journey" got me! I absolutely love gastronomic journeys!

Friday Brunch at Fairmont Ajman

Aug 15, 2016

Travel Video: Sweet Escapes in the Philippines 2016

So, our YouTube channel has been on a hiatus for three long months! Sorry for that. But, today, we're making a comeback with a new travel video. And it's not just another video, it's a special one! We are happy to finally share the videos that we took during our homecoming in the Philippines last March. Yay! 

Philippines Travel Video

Aug 11, 2016

4th Blogversary Giveaway: Your Next Dinner Date Could Be On Us!

It's our 4th Blogversary!

Because you are the reason why Lady and her Sweet Escapes still exists, here is my little way of saying THANK YOU. I'm giving away three meal vouchers for two courtesy of Danat Hotels and Resorts. Yay! Three lucky blog readers will get to experience what Ed and I truly love...

Lunch or Dinner Date in a Danat property! :) 

4th Blogversary Giveaway

Aug 10, 2016

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

On August 11, 2016, my little pink blog will celebrate its 4th year! Yey! ** confetti *** Hahah! Before the celebration, let me tell you a little secret. 

I started Lady and her Sweet Escapes wrongly. And it was not a walk in the park in the last four years! Yes, blogging is not that easy!

To celebrate the journey, let me share something precious - some lessons that I think can help those who are planning to start their own blogs. Because for a blog to grow, there are several important things to keep in mind.

Things I wish I knew before I started Blogging

Aug 7, 2016

YaSalam! Fresh Foodie Find in JLT

Last weekend, Ed and I went to Jumeirah Lake Towers to try something fresh! We heard a casual Middle Eastern restaurant that is originally from Bahrain is now in the UAE. Since I'm always excited to discover new flavors, we ventured out to a neighborhood miles away from ours and searched for YaSalam!

Yasalam restaurant Dubai

Aug 4, 2016

Downtown Dubai Do-It-Yourself Tour

Downtown Dubai is the most vibrant district of the fast-growing megacity! Aptly called "The Centre of Now", it is a tourist and commercial hub dotted with marvelous attractions. If Old Dubai showcases the city's humble past, Downtown Dubai flaunts its awe-inspiring present and promising future!

Downtown Dubai DIY Tour

Aug 2, 2016

10 Places To Visit In Oman Beyond Muscat

I have always considered Oman as a perfect destination for a spontaneous out of the country getaway. It's only a bus ride away from Dubai and Filipinos with UAE Residence Visa can obtain an Oman Tourist Visa on arrival. I have been there twice, and still, I'm on the look out for more long weekends when I can squeeze a trip to the fascinating Sultanate.  

There are so many things to do in Oman. One can start exploring in the laid-back capital and if time permits, a day or two can be spent in the outskirts! The country has a lot of surprises; from rocky mountains to golden desert to quaint villages!

With the help of my blogger/instagrammer friends who are based in Oman, I have compiled 10 places to visit in Oman beyond Muscat. So, if ever you find yourself in the "jewel of the Arabian Gulf", here are the attractions to keep in mind.

Must-see attractions in Oman outside the Capital
Must-see attractions in Oman outside the Capital