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A Family Staycation at Four Seasons Hotel Doha

June 18 2017
Family-Staycation-at-Four-Seasons

With Eid holidays around the corner, Anthony and I would typically pack our bags for an extended weekend getaway. This year is a little different as we are knee deep in getting our new house sorted; all that planning and research for our holiday was the last thing on our minds! However, it doesn’t mean […]






MEDINA CENTRALE – A LITTLE SLICE OF EUROPE IN QATAR

December 6 2016
The Pearl Qatar Medina Centrale

Imagine this. You are enjoying a walk in December along a cobbled path amidst the trees and colorful buildings. You sit at an outdoor café whist people watching. Children are riding their scooters and women window-shopping. Sounds like La Rambla in Barcelona? Nope, it’s here in Doha at The-Pearl Qatar’s Medina Centrale. Medina Centrale is […]






UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

October 9 2016
UCI Road World Championships

The UCI Road World Championships caused quite a stir among The Pearl-Qatar residents particularly when it was announced that the roads are being blocked for an extended period of time over the course of nine days. It caused us a bit of panic at first and thoughts like ‘What if there’s an emergency and we […]






BABY MOON

February 4 2016
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

‘Baby Moon’ (baby honeymoon) is a recently coined term to possibly fuel the booming baby industry. Much like the wedding industry, I find that soon to be (especially) first time parents, fall prey into the ‘you must get the best for your baby’ marketing brainwash. Admittedly, I am a victim of this seeing that my […]






MY ULTIMATE PACKING LIST

September 16 2015
Packing-List

From our detailed itinerary and packing strategy, it should come as no surprise that I also have a very detailed packing list. This packing list is a culmination of years of traveling and forgetting something on the trip (like a nail clipper). I can’t function without it and use it every time I travel, whether […]






BATTLE POST HOLIDAY BLUES

August 25 2015
Battle-Post-Holiday-Blues

Bad news ladies: summer vacation is over. When I came back from my holiday, I was certainly glad to have fresh clothes and be in the comfort of my own house but I immediately dreaded the fact of going back to work and well, going back to reality. Not only are my work clothes slightly […]






CANNES TRAVEL GUIDE

August 20 2015
Cannes Travel Guide

South of France is my first point of entry to France. I’ve been to Cannes for both work and personal almost every year and I joke that I know the place more than my in-laws. I did have a wonderful introduction to the city when my in-laws showed me around and took me to their […]






HAVANA TRAVEL GUIDE

July 28 2015
Clumsy Chic Havana Travel Guide

Download Clumsy Chic 5-day Havana Travel Itinerary We travelled to different parts of Cuba and Havana was an easy favorite. Although, the time spent at the beach was wonderful, there’s nothing quite like feeling the pulsating energy of Havana. It’s a treat for the senses. For photography enthusiasts like Anthony and I, we found ourselves […]






IN-FLIGHT TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

July 9 2015
In-Flight Travel Essentials

I’m not a frequent flyer but I like to be super prepared when I do fly to feel comfortable especially during a long-haul flight. With our recent trip to Cuba, I was dreading our 14-hour flight to Montreal plus a 4-hour flight to Cuba from Montreal. To keep myself sane, I made sure I pack […]






TRINIDAD, CUBA PHOTO DIARY

July 7 2015
Trinidad, Cuba

Anthony and I arrived in Trinidad,Cuba after a 4-hour journey from Varadero. We were greeted by the rural charm of the city and felt like time stood still the moment we stepped out of the bus. A family member of the casa we were staying picked us up from the bus station. We made our […]