Saturday, 11 July 2009

Oh, holidays!!!

For many, Dubai is a dream holiday destination, but we couldn't wait to leave it for a couple weeks. So, for next 3 weeks we're hanging around through the Asia - see you in August!! Till then, please enjoy my older posts.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Design Dubai: Kitsch cupcakes

Kitsch cupcakes is a nice little place on Jumeirah Road (on right hand side going in Mercato direction) where you can sample cupcakes which are not only lovely decorated ,but delicious as well. Selection is big enough to make you wonder which one to buy. My favourite is red muffin topped with white cheese cream. Price: 14 Dhs per one.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Design Dubai: 50° at Souk Al Bahar

50° - is another great place with funny gadgets, some clothes, bags and some interesting furniture (yes, this is again armchair from Noel Duigan), like by Ibride (eg. ostrich table). But I think that location is not very convenient, because I noticed that usually there are very few people hanging around.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Design Dubai: XVA

XVA - cafe, gallery and boutique hotel, is one of my favourite places in Dubai. Everything is beautifuly arranged around the courtyard, and adjacent small rooms offer some surprises like window tower room with comfy sofas, shop, and gallery spaces. You can stop here for a coffee and delicious vegetarian lunch or you can just browse around. Upstairs there is a hotel.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Design Dubai: S*uce

S*uce is one of not many independent boutiques in Dubai. If you are fed up of chain shops selling the same clothes all over the world then this is your stop (but rather expensive...). Another thing I like about S*uce (pronunciation: Sauce) is interior of their shops. Make sure you visit their branch in Dubai Mall to see bath tube-transfered-into-quirky-sofa and lights made of vintage tea cups (as seen here ).

Friday, 3 July 2009

Design Dubai: Lime Tree Cafe

Today's Friday, so chill out and relax, especially when it's so hot outside. Make your trip to Lime Tree Cafe on Jumeirah Road, order some mint cooler or nice smoothie, pick out some great looking food (great choice, mostly vegetarian) and take your time, after all - it's Friday!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Design Dubai: O! Concept

New great place on Dubai's scene - O! Concept - concept shop and cafe with loft feel, located on Jumeirah Road (close to Jumeirah mosque, at the back of The One building). There is a great selection of quirky interior products and some clothes and shoes, too. They stock Noel Duigan's gergeous chairs and armchairs (, Nora Badanian's paintings, Thorsten van Elten, Lazyoaf and many more. Must go and see.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Design Dubai: Carluccio's

What can be better than good, simple italian food? At Carluccio's you can both dine and then buy some italian delicatessen.Interior is nice and airy, and you can also choose to seat outside where you'll have a great view of Dubai fountain. Just remember that the bread basket and olives will be added to your bill (22Dhs+18Dhs).