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
Malta, a picture-perfect island country in the central Mediterranean Sea, is actually an archipelago of three islands comprising Malta, Gozo and Comino nestling between Sicily and the North African Coast. Hence, you could also take a boat across to Sicily and combine it with your trip to Malta. There is so much to see and do on this island, but there are some things that … Continue reading Hideaway island paradise
While hordes of tourists from around the world are flocking to the sandy shores of Goa this time of year, what a treat it is to get it right at your doorstep. Restaurant maverick AD Singh’s newest eatery Lady Baga is a slice of Goa’s shack culture bang in the middle of Mumbai. Interiors Expect plenty of flower-power, The Beatles, free love and peace out, … Continue reading A Goan rhapsody
This art exhibition on the genius of Erte´ is one you simply cannot miss! So, who exactly is Erte´ and why is he considered one of the most important artists in the world? Romain de Tirtoff (aka Erte´) is the godfather of Art Deco and one of the 20th century’s most influential artists and designers – be it in fashion, theatre or even the movies. … Continue reading The godfather of Art Deco
In a city like Mumbai where restaurants go up and down as quickly as the Stock Exchange, AD Singh’s Olive Bar & Kitchen has stood the test of time firmly and devotedly with its clientele, several of whom include movie stars and celebrities. Now, as part of their 17th year anniversary, they’ve decided to roll out a whole new drinks menu by beverage manager John … Continue reading The 17 year itch!
No visit to Porto (north west of Portugal) is complete without a detour to the Douro Valley which is exactly what I did on my recent sojourn in September, incidentally weather-wise a great month to visit. This area has been long devoted to vineyards producing Port wine and table wines. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. The River Douro extends from Northern Spain … Continue reading Breathtaking vineyards of Douro Valley
TARQ, a relatively new Mumbai contemporary art gallery, recently exhibited for the first time in London as part of Camden Kala (an annual arts programme). The idea of the exhibition This Burning Land Belongs To You was to show works that both a UK and Indian audience could relate to and hence, the initiative to promote three young artists: Soghra Khurasani, Rithika Merchant and Ronny … Continue reading An artistic journey