Both innovation and tradition inspire high teas in Dubai, where cake stands vary from timeless tiered porcelain plates to miniature bookshelves. The origins of this light repast are hotly disputed. Commonly credited are the mid-afternoon hunger pangs of the seventh Duchess of Bedford. Known to partake in tea, cake and sandwiches every day at 5pm, Lady Anna Russell surely helped the trend catch on in the 1800s, but historians have uncovered references to taking tea that date back as far 1600s France. From thé de cinq heures to a time-honoured English institution, the ceremony has been adopted all around the world and today Dubai offers some of the finest spreads around. Skyview Afternoon Tea, Skyview Lounge, Burj Al Arab You need an excuse to visit Burj Al Arab and Skyview Lounge’s afternoon tea is a delicious one. Armed with a booking reference number, you can cross the entry bridge to the sail-shaped landmark. Stop to marvel at the hotel’s world-famous … [Read more...] about 14 fabulous afternoon teas in grand Dubai hotels
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Singapore is a fascinating blend of cultures from all over Asia. This tiny city-state, half the size of metropolitan London, packs in an unbelievable amount of creativity and commerce while keeping its history and heritage alive. Colourful Peranakan shophouses sit next to ultra-modern architecture, and vintage stores go hand in hand with trendy boutiques. You can treat yourself to a Michelin-star meal for under a fiver or pay hundreds to swim in the world's highest infinity pool. Whatever your preference, Singapore has it covered. Saturday 9 am - The traditional bite Start your day with a coffee and kueh at HarriAnns. Considered one of Singapore’s most acclaimed cafés, this family-run business has been serving authentic Peranakan delicacies since the 1940s. From rainbow-coloured cakes to nut cookies, there is plenty of bite-sized food on offer including all-day breakfast sets. For a heartier meal, try their signature laksa or nonya curry chicken made with fresh … [Read more...] about How to spend the perfect 48 hours in Singapore
[email protected] The pickle shops in Turkey are like candy stores for the ones who have a savory palate rather than a sweet tooth. The multi-colored pickle jars filled with shades of green, red, orange, yellow, purple vegetables and fruits are a delight for the eye, as well as a treat for salt-thirsty appetites. Dark green gherkins and unripe baby melons, pale green snake cucumbers, long and thin green peppers, purple stuffed baby eggplants, coral red peppers, pale yellow cabbages, magenta beet slices, ivory cauliflower florets, orange carrot sticks; they all shine in the most tempting way in the pickle shop window. And that intoxicating smell of briny fermentation, even if you try to look away from the pickle shop, that seductive sniff of pickle captures you instantly; I can never walk past one without stopping in for a quick shot of pickle juice. And yes, in Turkey we eat our pickles and drink its juice too. The generic name for pickles in Turkish is turşu that comes from … [Read more...] about Time is ticking for pickling!
The Plymouth Live Happy List is back and better than ever before. The list is packed with inspirational people from our city who go above and beyond in their respected fields, or carry out random acts of kindness to spread cheer to others. There are so many people who deserve recognition and whilst it is impossible to name them all, we have pulled together a list of 119 inspirational, hardworking and kind people. From local mums, hair stylists, and charity workers, to multi-million pound business owners, Olympic athletes and war heroes - they embody everything that is great about our city - and they deserve to be celebrated. That's why today we have chosen to shine a light on all of those who we feel YOU need to know about. This list is in no particular order, because none of these remarkable people are more important than any other. Cuz Cussen Cuz Cussen has pulled in £100,563 through his annual live Rockfest music event since 2009. The event has actually been running … [Read more...] about Happy List 2019: 119 Plymouth people who make us proud
In contrast to her famous husband, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner was largely overlooked in her lifetime. A new exhibition puts her work in the spotlight. By Holly Williams 4 June 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email “Change is life.” So said Lee Krasner, in an interview in 1972 – in doing so, the artist captured a truth about her work as well an essential fact of human existence. As an artist, she never stayed still; unlike many of the other Abstract Expressionists she’s sometimes grouped with, Krasner never developed a signature style, but instead remained restlessly reinventive. She played with scale, with colour, with material: to look … [Read more...] about The wild artist who brought colour to dazzling life