Month: June 2017

SEVILLA: For Lovers, Foodies & Dancers

Contributed with love and cojones by Angela Vilches: Sevillana to the core turned Chilanga (person from Mexico City) by coincidence. Lead the corporate life for 9 years until she decided that men desperately needed to improve the situation in their pants: in 2016 she launched Mr. U, an ultra-cool, design line of delicious, affordable, men’s underwear. The best and only way to start the day in Sevilla… The first thing you need to know about Sevilla is that everything – and I mean everything – is done on foot. It’s an absolute no no if you even think about taking a taxi anywhere.Now that that’s out of the way – we eat! Having churros for breakfast in Sevilla is a must and it’s the most Spanish thing, so too bad if you don’t have a sweet tooth. My favorite and the most traditional churreria, full of azulejos and locals, is on the corner of Parque de los Principes and it’s open from 7 am onwards. Order like a local – “calentitos” and hot chocolate. Just the right digestive walk… My favorite walk actually begins at …

DUBAI: 24 hrs of Arty Wanderlust

Contributed with love and just for you, by Noura Al-Maashouq – who is an Artist Liaison at Blain|Southern in London, and serves on the committee of Unicef’s NEXTGeneration. She loves art, travel, and food, but not nearly as much as she loves Beyoncé. When I wake up and I desperately need food in my belly –  Whenever I’m in Dubai I love to go to Zaroob to pig out – it’s super caj, cheap and easy and they serve Levantine street food. Everything from the décor, waiters’ outfits, to the menu is Middle Eastern themed, which is a bit cheesy but also, why not… My favorite is the Manoushe, or baked bread, mmm, carbs and fresh lemonade with mint. A walk to digest my breakfast – I love walking around the DIFC art galleries, they are all so close to one another and the whole complex is beautifully designed. There are great restaurants in the area, so art is like the amuse-bouche. My latest museum obsession – I love the Salsali Private Museum, and also Ayyam Gallery where I’m constantly discovering new Middle Eastern artists. I love Ayyam’s …