Qatar Food Trends 2018 – the Good, the Bad and the…please just stop

There is no doubt about it….Qatar loves a food trend. Remember when elaborate cupcakes popped up like wildflowers? Then cookies filled with all manner of sweet fillings…2018 is no different. Here’s my tongue-in-cheek look at the best and the…worst food trends of 2018. Peruvian Food: Yep, with the opening of La Mar and Manko, this …

Doha’s Hidden Restaurant Gems – Inginuity at Radisson Blu

Back in the old days, when my hair was as red as my wine, THE place to go for a quiet and romantic night out was Maxims at Radisson Blu. It was old school fun, a secret elevator whisked you its hushed and plush interior and the menu included classics like Dover sole, crepes suzette…

Life on the Veg – Seven Vegan and Vegetarian Dining Options in Doha

No…I’m not going veggie on you. This is a response to the many requests I get from readers and followers about vegetarian and vegan offerings in Doha. So, I ditched the meat, cheese and seafood and headed out to scour the sweltering city for our veggie loving friends – and found some tasty and moderately-priced…

Five Reasons Why Colombo Makes the Perfect City Break

Sri Lanka is a hot destination for many travelers right now and for good reason – with lush mountain retreats and pristine beaches, it really is a paradise. But there is more to this country than its picture postcard reputation. Its’ charming capital Colombo also makes for a great city break as I discovered recently….

Three Places for Iftar This Ramadan in Doha That Are Not in a Hotel

Ramadan got off to a slow start for me thanks to some travel and a brush with a deuteronomy-inspired tummy bug. But now, I’m in full Ramadan-mode. I have to be honest, while I love the lavish Ramadan tents around town (and this year there are some corkers), sometimes you want something a little different…