Say hello to another new series at Cherry Cross.
Everyday, I get a truckload of emails, with news of what’s happening in the world of fashion, beauty, culinary and travel. While I would love to share a post to pass on the interesting bits of that information, it’d be an unreasonable and I’d be posting 20 times a day. And imagine getting all those posts in your inbox! Annoying, right?
Hence, News at 9. Do you remember watching (or seeing your elders watch) khabarnama at 9PM sharp? That show is my inspiration. I will share ‘headlines and excerpts’, making sure you get information that is lean and relevant.
So, let’s get started, shall we?
SOPHIE’S CAFÉ LAUNCHES GUILT FREE TREATS FOR EASTER
Sophie’s Café has launched a range of healthy Energy Balls and throughout Easter weekend (Mar 24 -27), will be selling them in the shape of Easter Energy Eggs. The gluten-free snacks, available in Chocolate Orange and Lemon Coconut flavours, are the perfect treat for those on the go, as well as a great energy hit for pre and post work outs. Priced at $5.99 for six, they are available at its café on Palm Jumeirah. In addition Sophie’s will also be offering a number of other sugar-free and/or gluten-free treats, cakes and cookies.
SUMMER OFFERS FROM INIALA BEACH HOUSE, THAILAND
Escape to a Thai paradise this summer on an indulgent holiday with all the family at the ultra-exclusive Iniala Beach House, Phuket, for half the regular price. Starting from June 4th through to September 20th 2016, this celebrity favourite is offering special rates on its accommodations, starting from $1750/night. With an enviable location right on the golden sands of Natai Beach lapped at by the calm Andaman seaand fusion architecture, it offers exclusivity and ultimate luxury as it houses 10 suites and michelin star restaurants for culinary adventures.
NEW FROYO BRAND DEBUTS AT TASTE OF DUBAI
Orange Leaf will be participating for the first time this year, with a range of delicious flavours sure to whet the appetite of the region’s foodies. Frozen yogurt aficionados will be treated to a selection of Orange Leaf’s most popular flavours including chocolate, vanilla, blueberry and Reese’s peanut butter with over 20 toppings to choose from including fresh fruit, nuts and popular candies – at stand E32, with all cups costing $8.2. It currently has two kiosks located at Magic Planet family entertainment outlets, and have planned two openings this month.
CELEBRATE SPRING AT YAS MARINA
Yas Marina has announced the return of its annual Springtime Festival to be hosted on March 25th and 26th, 2016, on the Yas Marina Promenade. The 2-day event, to be held between 1 PM and 6 PM, will put a spring in your weekend with a host of seasonally inspired activities. There will be lots of activities for families, with options to picnic and enjoy the glorious weather. There will be stations for kids to indulge in arts and craft, while you shop for new & pre loved items plus organic produce. And obviously lots of delicious food stalls to indulge in and enjoy with friends and family.
ZOMATO’S BLOGGERS’ CONFERENCE IN UAE
Zomato, a restaurant search and discovery service, will be hostings its first ever Bloggers Conference on April 2 2016, at Kempinski Hotel, Dubai. Registration will open from March 15 2016, and it’s be a great platform to discuss opportunities and challenges in the culinary arena, and network with passionate foodies. Zomato currently operates in 23 countries, and features restaurant information such as scanned menus and photos sourced by local street teams, as well as user reviews and ratings.