Shang Palace: The delightful flavours of Asian fine dining

By Shereen Shabnam My favourite destination in Dubai for Chinese cuisine is the signature restaurant for Shangri-La Hotels worldwide, Shang Palace which now has a refreshing new look and a reinvented menu with innovative twists.  After my regular workout recently at the Shangri La Dubai, I was famished and expected my usual dishes but was equally pleased with the new menu which still had my old favourites. The updated and refreshing look of the restaurant blends modern with tradition featuring warm tones of deep red offset with cooling greys to create a welcoming and relaxing dining ambience. The Chinese characters … Continue reading Shang Palace: The delightful flavours of Asian fine dining

Scenic San Francisco

By Shereen Shabnam As one of the most fascinating and eclectic cities in the world, San Francisco has always drawn me in with its charm and history each time I visit my relatives. Since San Francisco’s attractions are spread out, the best way to see the attractions is to have road trips. Luckily my base is always in Hayward with my favourite aunt and over the years, the attractions below have been the ones I love going back to. The Golden Gate Bridge  As one of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks, The Golden Gate Bridge is a must visit for … Continue reading Scenic San Francisco

Heaven on Earth – Picturesque Pakistan

By Shereen Shabnam Pakistan is blessed with abundant natural and dynamic landscapes with crystal clear rivers, arid deserts, lakes, waterfalls, springs and snowcapped mountains in abundance but I only realized how beautiful the country really is recently when I chanced upon some images online of the Hunza Valley and Gilgit. Visitors to this fascinating region describe it as heaven on earth and the stunning mountain ranges has started bringing tourists to the country in great numbers recently.  What caught my eye in the images was the spectrum of colours in the natural surroundings of the villages that leaves one truly … Continue reading Heaven on Earth – Picturesque Pakistan

Palatial Opulence – Corinthia Hotel London

By Shereen Shabnam London is always a good idea … and the place you select to stay in makes the London experience that much better and in my case, there are three hotels that I select each time, one of which is the Corinthia Hotel London, rated amongst London’s finest 5-star luxury hotels.  I love the fact that this palatial property combines traditional grandeur with modern freshness and the luxuriously redesigned Victorian destination is ideally located in the heart of London, a short walk from many of the city’s major attractions. The primary reason I selected this property was to … Continue reading Palatial Opulence – Corinthia Hotel London