Abu Dhabi’s cultural gem: The Louvre

Abu Dhabi has long been the less glitzy, next door neighbour of Dubai, but now with the stunning new Louvre which opened in November last year it is bringing in visitors by the droves. This billion dollar museum, a collaboration between the French and UAE government, has taken ten years to complete. The aim being to put Abu Dhabi firmly on the cultural map. Architect … Continue reading Abu Dhabi’s cultural gem: The Louvre

Where a MasterChef judge plays jazz

This striking art deco and opulent venue in the heart of London is a perfect way to spend a Sunday evening or any evening for that matter, located just moments away from Piccadilly Circus. Crazy Coqs is an intimate venue where you can get seats right by the stage like being in your own large living room, which makes the whole experience all the more … Continue reading Where a MasterChef judge plays jazz

A mouthful of happiness

Kofuku, which means ‘happiness’ in Japanese, is a restaurant that is a testament to the power of word of mouth. Having opened in Mumbai several years back, this Japanese eatery has been doing brisk business with expats and celebrities alike – with no advertising whatsoever. In fact even when they launched, they did so quietly without the whole PR shebang that is nowadays so common. … Continue reading A mouthful of happiness

A new Japanese indulgence!

Eleven years later, this fantastic little hole in the wall and basement Japanese Izakaya eatery based in Marylebone and still there, has also opened its doors in a flashy new location. Run by four ex-Nobu colleagues, Dinings SW3 recently opened on Walton Street, Chelsea. Interiors The restaurant has been transformed from an artist’s studio in a Grade I listed building with beautiful arched windows, high … Continue reading A new Japanese indulgence!

A South Indian feast

Mumbai finally got what it had needed amidst all the overpriced “health food” restaurants and trendy dining eateries shooting up every other day – an authentic, nicely done up South Indian restaurant. Madras Diaries by restaurateurs Neeti Goel and Farhan Azmi offers an extensive range of long-forgotten recipes from the culinary landscape of Chennai along with some new-age combinations, with several of the ingredients and … Continue reading A South Indian feast

Art beyond borders!

Lahore-born London-based artist Faiza Butt recently opened her exhibition of new paintings and ceramics entitled Brave New World at the Grosvenor Gallery in Mayfair, London. She is immensely talented and her works show ingenuity, with top collectors in the art world known to follow her work closely. Her pieces are created by images from current media and advertising, with an aim to capture and connect … Continue reading Art beyond borders!