Author: Myla Laurel

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Rolling Roast at Jekyll and Hyde DIFC

My first taste of a classic British roast was when I visited UK and Ricky’s mum cooked me one of her signature roast. Ever since I’ve been craving for that wonderful dish with so many flavours. I was delighted when Jekyll and Hyde invited me to try their new Rolling Roast concept. Jekyll and Hyde is located in Al Fattan currency house in the DIFC area. It is a really smart venue that reminds us of a modern British pub. I was a big fan of the music they played and the smiling faces of all the staff as we arrived. When seated, we were served by the lovely Ryan who suggested that we try their signature cocktail the Jekyll martini with passion fruit and the Mango Daiquiri (this one was buy 1 get 1 as part of happy hour) both of these drinks were lovely. I love the bitter tang of the Jekyll martini and Ricky was a huge fan of the sweet Mango flavours in the daiquiri.     After a short wait Ryan arrived with our two roasts. …

Fiesta Filipino at Skye and Walker

     We were feeling adventurous on a Thursday night and decided to take up an invitation from Skye & Walker to try their Filipino Buffet night. It had been a while since we’d eaten some of my homeland cuisine – were excited for our trip to a new place and we were not disappointed! Upon arriving at S&W the first thing we noticed was the stunning interior, it is a beautiful modern style restaurant that reminded us of the sort of places you see in Bay Square or Citywalk. We were met by the lovely staff who sat us down and took our drinks orders (fruit juices). The buffet selection is in line with S&W’s principles of healthy cuisine along with some Filipino classics (especially for the Thursday promotion). We started off by sampling the salads, which were packed full of fresh and tasty ingredients. My favourites were the macaroni salad (a Filipino classic!), whilst Ricky loved the eggplant and tomato salad – which he said reminded him of the Arabic staple baba ghanouj. After …

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Things To See And Do In Italy

  A roadtrip is one of my favourite things to do when traveling. It gives you plenty of opportunities to snap pictures or to stop over whenever you feel like having a good look at some stunning views; It’s like having your own time to do your own thing. For this post I’m going to share to you how we hit the road to discover Italy outside of Rome on our recent trip. Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli   It was spitting with rain when we headed on an early morning trip to Tivoli. It took an hour to reach the town located in central Italy, about 30 kilometres north-east of Rome. We arrived to discover a lovely, quaint little town. After a brief wander around the town-centre, we ended up exploring a place called Villa Gregoriana. We were delighted to discover this massive park with pathways leading to eerie caves, and eventually a great waterfall. Villa Gregoriana is world famous for its epic waterfall created by the river Aniene. It is perfect for people who …

Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah

As you know Ricky and I enjoy exploring different emirates in the UAE and recently, we’ve been lucky to be invited to experience a “weekenders paradise” for the soft opening of the new Jannah Hotel located in Mina Al Arab. Known for it’s noble Bedouin hospitality, Jannah hotels opened their third chain in Ras Al Khaimah.   Despite the crazy weather, we arrive safely at the hotel and what a relief it was to see the smiling faces of the hotel staff known as Karims. We were escorted to a luxurious one bedroom suite with a breath-taking sea view. I love its contemporary Mediterranean-inspired theme, especially the marble tables. The kitchen and living room are massive but my favourite thing of all is their signature spa bed. It’s the comfiest bed I’ve tried! Perfect for a bed weather.   We had the opportunity to peek around the huge villas. They have a total of 22 villas with 3 bedrooms. One with a private swimming pool. It made me want to move to Ras Al Khaimah. …

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Where to go for a staycation in Ras Al Khaimah

Set amongst the stunning desert surrounding of Ras Al Khaimah, you will find nestled in the scenic coast, the beautiful Cove Rotana. This was to be our first staycation in a long time and a much deserved one and gosh it was all worth it. When the family decided for an out of the town getaway, the Cove was the first on the list! In all our time in the UAE we have always been impressed with our staycations with Rotana. Their staff are always welcoming.  Their locations always perfect whether you are looking for a stunning coastal resort (Fujairah Rotana) or a central location (Park Rotana Abu Dhabi)  So our expectations are high for this place. Upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely Miss Rowena. We were fortunate to be upgraded from an apartment to a villa suite! After checking in we were driven by a golf buggy for this remarkable resort which is almost like a living breathing coastal town. How lovely isn’t it?    via GIPHY   Our villa Our villa was located with stunning beach views it even had its …