La Vinoteca Barcelona – Spanish Brunch Like No Other!

Saturday Brunch at one of the island's only upscale Spanish restaurants, La Vinoteca Barcelona! What can I say...Delicious! The food was gorgeous and plentiful and the drinks kept flowing. The idea of eating squid and calamari for the first time was fascinating (even though in the beginning I was slightly fearful). Great place for spending a Saturday afternoon with your friends … Continue reading La Vinoteca Barcelona – Spanish Brunch Like No Other!

Photography – Food on Wood

As my appreciation and interest in food photography began to grow, I looked for ways to get better. One thing I realized was how important the presentation of the entire picture was. Aged wood backgrounds really bring character to a food photograph. They seem to have an incredibly weathered look that’s capable of taking an … Continue reading Photography – Food on Wood

Manuka Bahrain – Making life a little leafier and a little sweeter

My 7th visit to a bakery store, (and a Botanical Salad Bar this time around) at Manuka Bahrain and it is better than ever. In fact, I ate one of my best sweet treats in 2017 so far. Manuka's head chef Dilli and his merry band have put the bakery and salad bar in a great spot and I … Continue reading Manuka Bahrain – Making life a little leafier and a little sweeter

Café Amsterdam – Enjoying the Summer Sunshine in Bahrain

Located in Adliya alongside its sister restaurant La Vinoteca Barcelona, Café Amsterdam is based in a cozy and cute Dutch canal-style building reminiscent of the back streets of Amsterdam. The european architecture shouldn’t mislead you, this restaurant is located in the bohemian neighborhood in Manama, Bahrain. In the heart of Bahrain's fine dining neighbourhood, Café Amsterdam's … Continue reading Café Amsterdam – Enjoying the Summer Sunshine in Bahrain

Instagram Famous – Get Reposted by Big Brands

One of the fastest ways to grow your Instagram following is to be reposted or tagged in photos posted by brands or accounts with lots of followers. While there isn’t exactly a go-to “recipe” for getting reposted, there are plenty of things you can do that aren’t too time-consuming to improve your chances! Follow these … Continue reading Instagram Famous – Get Reposted by Big Brands

Fond of Fondant

"Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories." - Buddy Valastro  Last week I went to a wonderful cake decorating workshop at Cakes and Bakes. I was invited to join my super talented baker friend Lamia. This workshop was created specially to teach the … Continue reading Fond of Fondant

Aarvi’s Five Star Half-Birthday Staycation!

We have just returned home after celebrating our baby, Aarvi's Half Birthday and a 3-day vacation at The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa. The 5-star Radisson Blu is located in Manama’s prestigious diplomatic area, just 5 minutes’ drive from Bahrain International Airport. It was one week after Eid and the celebration planned was the kind that comes out of … Continue reading Aarvi’s Five Star Half-Birthday Staycation!