Switzerland, out of this world

Among all the countries I’ve visited, for which I have so much appreciation and respect, Switzerland is my favorite! As a traveled through Zurich, Bern, Lausanne and Lucerne, I found each of these cities had something special to offer.

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Rara’s Maldivian getaway in Abu Dhabi

For my husband and I’s sixth wedding anniversary, we wanted a staycation in the city we love: Abu Dhabi. Because we’re December weds, we like celebrating our wedding anniversary in Abu Dhabi just because the weather is perfect during this time of year and the city has a lot to offer. So when we discovered a beautiful new hotel has opened in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Royal M Hotel, we booked a weekend stay without hesitation.

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Sweet potato pie

Who else loves baking a pie in the winter? Even though it’s not really winter in the UAE, we try to make the most out of the cooler weather, and find any excuse to bake our sweet potato pie. Even though it’s a time consuming dessert, you will enjoy preparing it, and especially indulging in it! 

This pie recipe is inspired by the talented Martha Stewart.

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It’s okay not to be positive…

We’ve noticed a trend lately, whenever we talk about something that’s bothering us, or something that is making us sad or angry, we keep hearing the same responses from people around us: “think positively”, “don’t think negatively”, “remember the law of attraction”… There’s truth in these words, and merit in noticing your thought patterns and changing them in order to change your reality. However, this advice is being offered left and right, and is causing people to feel like they’re not being heard. If you feel the same way, this is an article for you.

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Nutella and Lotus French Toast Roll-Ups

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Spending more time at home means more time in the kitchen, as we love to spoil ourselves with delicious homemade treats! French Toast is one of our favorite breakfast foods and we always make them sweet to go perfectly well with our coffee in the morning.

These French Toast rolls are stuffed with Nutella, lotus spread and mixed berries. These definitely aren’t low-cal but they’re totally worth it on a cheat day!

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One piece of Bosnia in Abu Dhabi!

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What we love about living in Abu Dhabi is that although we still belong to the Arab world, we are surrounded by diversity and culture! And what better way to learn about a culture than through its art and fashion.

We’re always seeking out emerging brands that have a story to tell. Authentic, real brands that inspire us and that we can learn from everyday. That’s why we were delighted when we discovered a hidden gem in Abu Dhabi’s ever growing world of fashion: One Piece Concept – the first Bosnian concept store in the UAE, and probably in the world too!

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Baked Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

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Working full-time means less time spent in the kitchen. We know how important it is to  have wholesome meals during the week, because takeout just isn’t healthy or sustainable, and we need to make sure we’re getting the right nutrients on a daily basis to keep our energy levels high. This is why we look for quick and easy recipes that are both healthy and delicious.

This is a low-carb dinner recipe perfect for our hubbies who are always asking for protein-based meals! If you’re looking for a light protein-based dinner, you can’t go wrong with either chicken or steak with your choice of vegetables on the side.

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Goat Cheese and Fig Toastie

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After the summer holiday, when you’ve put on a summer pouch, you tend to lean towards healthier meals at home – or at least you try to! And when you want to eat right, you need to start the day off with the right bite!

This goat cheese and fig toastie is a delicious, healthy and fulfilling breakfast. We’re huge fig lovers, but you can choose any other fruit to indulge in. And guess what? It is so easy to prepare whether you’re eating alone or sharing it with a friend.

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