It’s been a while since my last blog post, forgive me, I’ve been busy working hard to make 2017 a great year! With all the meetings and shoots I have been having these past few weeks, I knew It was time for some me time.
This past weekend, I decided to take a stay-cation, and I wanted to discover a new address. So I checked myself into the Vida Downtown Dubai, a place where I have been many times before as it is home to Dubai’s renowned La Serre restaurant, but never truly experienced the pure essence of it which is its hotel. VIDA Downtown Dubai has quickly become the new destination for Dubai’s urban travelers, known for its fresh eclectic look and sleek, modern décor that embodies the young, cosmopolitan scene it attracts. The hotels interiors, designed by LW Design Group LLC, are full of chic minimalism, using muted color palates and funky design elements that capture both the vibrant life of Downtown Dubai and the understated cool that VIDA Downtown Dubai attracts.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I need a vacation to recover from my vacation”? This is exactly what I told myself after a back-to-back traveling schedule this summer. I needed somewhere where I could disconnect from the world, and connect with myself again. It was one of the best trips of my life, and one of the best birthdays I have ever celebrated (what better reason to go to the Maldives than when It’s your birthday, am I right?).
I just came back from my second US trip of the summer, and though my body is in complete exhaustion, it was so worth it! I went to New York for a few nights before making my way over to Las Vegas. Now New York is very familiar territory for me, so when my travel agent suggested that I stay somewhere new for a change, I was hesitant. He promised me that it would be an experience that I would never forget, and though it was on the pricier side, an experience it was.
This past weekend, I decided to go on a much needed stay-cation, a mini vacation in the UAE to help me recover from my 1 month vacation in the US. Now the requirements of a stay-cation to me are the following:
So what Is the first thing one is to do when touching down in Istanbul? Well other than going to the hotel and having a hot shower, It’s to go and get yourself induced into a food coma at the one and only Nusret. Now any one that knows me will tell you that I’m a major foodie, I’m a firm believer in the good food means good life mantra. Going to Nusret in Dubai is an experience on it’s own, but visiting Nusret in Istanbul is on a whole other level.