*Photo compliments of Jehan
To kick off my birthday, which was October 16th :), I gathered a couple of girlfriends, Jehan from Jehan Can Cook and Alexis, for a pre-birthday brunch at Lure in Midtown. Lure has been on my list for some time and I thought brunch would be the perfect way to see what they had to offer, since we all know that I am on the hunt for great brunch offerings in the city.
In addition to visiting Lure, I also had the opportunity to test drive the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for a week. More about that after brunch…
I was so nervous about my 13-hour flight to Abu Dhabi. I had never been on a flight that long and I didn’t know what to expect. What is the food like? How comfortable will I be? What about the turbulence?! I’d heard great things about Etihad Airways, so I wanted to make sure that I share with you what you can expect in economy class on a long flight as well as some of my tips on surviving long flights for first timers. Continue reading
In addition to Abu Dhabi, we also made our way over to Dubai to check out the city. We stayed at the luxurious InterContinental Dubai Festival City which was located right on the water with amazing views of Dubai Creek. I love the InterContinental brand as it has such a modern and chic style with luxury touches. I find that every time I stay at one, it’s always updated and is full of those small details that make you feel special. Continue reading
I wanted to be sure that I shared with all of you suggestions on where to stay while in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. We flew into Abu Dhabi, so we thought it best to stay there and travel to Dubai for a day to check it out. We loved the idea of having a suite, so we went with the Staybridge Suites Yas Island Abu Dhabi which is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Yas Island Abu Dhabi, which both are under the InterContinental Hotels Group brand.
It was a no brainer for us to stay on Yas Island as we knew we wanted to check out Yas Beach. Other highlights on the island is Yas Mall, Ferrari World and Yas Water World. We were greeted by our driver who waited for us when we arrived to Abu Dhabi Airport, who then took us on a short ride to the hotel. Continue reading
I had such an amazing time in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is a dream trip and I am so blessed to have had a chance to experience it. After all of my research, there were still so many things that I did not know until I got there, so I thought I would share photos with you from my trip as well as some tips and things you should know that I wish I’d known before traveling to the country.