Ohai ohai! The previous month has been extremely busy, you can tell that on my IG stories! Whatever I haven't published on my monthly archives, you will definitely find it here as I have decided to do a monthly round -up of events I have attended. So here you go!
International Coffee Day at Grind (October 1, 2016)
Yo! Sushi - Sushi Masterclass (October 3, 2016)
I also got invited to a sushi making masterclass from Yo! Sushi Burjuman . You guys can tell how much of a sushi lover I am (I can eat sushi almost everyday) so just imagine how hyped I am when I was at the event (jumping up and down!). Blogger friends were also there including Myla of FindMeAbreak, Nehan, and Lester of TheMetroSapiens.
We were enlightened on how fresh salmon were cut before it goes on any of the sushi plates and we were thought how you can make use of every part of the salmon's meat in making sushi. Of course we were also able to make our very own sushi roll - they even gave us a sushi making kit for us to try at home. Here's how we did it:
And tell you what, they have an on-going promotion for sushi lovers across all Yo! Sushi branches in Dubai. Just visit any of their stores every Monday and every BLUE plate on the sushi belt will only cost you AED 16 per plate, that's a lot of savings! You can also follow other promotions on their Facebook and Instagram. (Thanks Lady H for the invite, I definitely enjoyed it!
Tadaaaa! Finally learned how to make sushi today! 🍣 All thanks to @yosushi_me for inviting us over at their @itsburjuman branch.☺️ Oh and I heard a little rumor that every Monday if their plate is blue, it only cost AED 16 .😱😱😱 Save your Mondays for sushi guys! #yosushi_me #foodie #LocalGuides . . . . #food #instafood #delicious #yummy #instagood #flatlay #foodgasm #photooftheday #foodpics #foodpic #dubaifoodie #mydubai #dubailife #dubaiblogger #whiteinframe #flatlaynation #onthetable #dubaifood #dubaifoodbloggers #foodideas #dxb #foodiepicks #foodindubai #foodrecipe #instafoodies
Cath Kidston X Winnie The Pooh (October 6, 2016)
Bloggerang X Shedd App Hangout (October 15, 2016)
Got up close and personal with my favourite UAE based fashion bloggers this time, we had a hangout at Muchachas for Shedd App! I've been a registered Shedd App member since 2015 and this was the only time I got properly acquainted with the application alongside a workshop for 'selling' techniques by no other than Dee Mohamud of Street Style Savvy.
If you haven't heard about it yet, Shedd is a mobile app where you can resell your pre-loved items and buy second hand items from different people in the region. The app is available on App Store and Google Play and is very very easy to use (use it like your Instagram!). Simply take a clear and nice photo of the item that you like to sell, put a price, and describe your item the best way you could! You can also put hashtags in the description so your items can easily be found online. It's a great app for budget hunters like me (I do buy second hand too) and also good for those shoppaholics who tend to buy as many fashion items as they can until they find their closet full (haha!).
New At ACER (October 18, 2016)
#LocalGuidesDubai Meet-up (October 22, 2016)
We had a super awesome and fun meet up with the Instagram community and got to introduce to them how Google Local Guides work and we all participated on the Local Guides Challenge initiated by Google. I'm writing that on a separate post to update you on how it went but just to let you guys know, we had 73 people who attended the meet, YAY! We also made it to Khaleej Times!
Here's a shout out to Carl and Salman who helped me organise this meet and to the IgersDubai community for the support!
Divan Patisserie Opens at Dubai Mall (October 26, 2016)
One of the world's leading Turkish delight and chocolate brand Divan Patisserie opened in Dubai Mall and we were invited to their cocktail event. We got to taste their mousse cakes and macarons. The shop which is located somewhere near the Dubai Mall fountain entrance looks very intimidating but I was a bit surprised to see their macarons priced only at AED 9 per piece. You know where to go now if you're craving for one *winkwink*.
Trying out Healthy Treats at Super Natural Kitchen (October 28, 2016)
Sally of MyCustardPie introduced me to Chef Athena's creations at Super Natural Kitchen. Located at the upper deck of Galleries Lafayette, this 100% vegan, raw, and plant based restaurant is everything that a vegetarian would look for. Their food menu includes starters, salads, mains, juices, smoothies and many more. As always, the ones I have tried are those inspired by Asian dishes, a vegan California Sushi Roll and Spring Rolls, both all made up of crunchy vegetables with very unique flavors. Chef recommended their most famous juice 'Super Exotic' and I really liked it. I came from a dip in the ocean with some friends that's why I ordered refreshing and light meals. I went back 3 days after and tried their Super Natural Salad, it was UH-MAZING!