Beauty, Fitness & Lifestyle

11 Books to Read in 2019

Books to Read in 2019

Ah, summertime, where reading gets kicked into high gear. From thrilling beach readers like Something in the Water to the black comedy and Asian nuances in Kevin Kwan’s best-selling Crazy Rich Asians trilogy to the chart-topping tales of what it’s really like to work at the NHS, a la This is Going to Hurt, here are 11 books to read in 2019… Normal People, Sally Rooney (5/5) If you loved Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine then you’ll love…

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Restaurants & Nightlife

Champagne and Caviar at Beluga, Mandarin Oriental

Beluga, Mandarin Oriental

Ever wish that your favorite Parisian spots were in Dubai? You may be off to France for Eid, but for those not willing to wait, Beluga has thankfully taken over a sleek and quixotically chic space inside the city’s newest five-star hotel, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira. It might seem incongruous to describe a fine dining restaurant as unassuming, especially one with marble walls and floors as grand and sweeping as they come, and gold fixtures that look like they’ve been borrowed…

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8 Things to Do in Bodrum

As I sit in Istanbul airport during my layover back to the desert (no, unfortunately you can’t fly direct from Dubai to Bodrum), piecing together this blog post, I realise how truly amazing this hidden gem of a coastal city is. I planned a surprise anniversary trip for Ed and I (eight years say whaaat!), and although the trek there was a bit long, it was totally, totally worth it. Ahead, 8 things to do in Bodrum, from where to…

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