Weekly A to Z, April 23rd.
The one in between.
The edit is finished! For my (second) first draft of 2021, I was delighted to send the manuscript off to my publisher. I’m taking a short break (Seychelles!), and when I’m back, I’ll get to work on a final draft of a sequel to one of my 2020 releases.
While I didn’t intend to have a busy week, it was steady. On Monday, the Bookers met up at Shop Retold for some sustainable fashion and literary chat. Did we order Pitfire Pizza? Yes. Did I also find some cute new tops? I did.
On Wednesday, I was back to Time Out Market Dubai to film a promo for folly workshop by interviewing Chef Gerard and trying some of the delicious dishes (#collab). I’ll let you know when it’s live. If you haven’t been yet, just go — there are so many wonderful restaurants to check out, and the prices are very reasonable!
On Thursday, I was invited to Caesars Bluewaters by the talented Zahra (of Zahra’s Kitchen), and it was lovely to catch up with so many incredibly talented women. Catch Zahra’s menu during Ramadan at the Roman Lounge, there’s plenty to enjoy.
Finally, a kind note to PRs: when sending items through to my residence, please work with delivery companies who a) call or arrange first b) do not deliver after 10 PM, and c) have some indication of what the campaign is about/who the product is from.
Also filed under ‘frustrating things this week,’ I am 0-2 when it comes to hairdressers, as I substantially overpaid for average services. This is probably what I deserve after stepping out on my regular salon. #brownhairdocare
Need a COVID vaccination? Head to the Maldives. Robb Report
When your food is low res. Twitter
Just dreaming of treehouses. Conde Nast Traveller
An excellent ask at Vogue. Vogue
What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten on a plane? (I had a beautiful curry on Royal Silk Class, Thai Airways in 2019). The Takeout
The influence of Black culture on American food. Eater/Netflix
Loved this campaign from Haute Sauce. Instagram
Chefs explain why menus are different now. Food and Wine
I need these candles in my life. Hotel Lobby
You had me at ‘grown-up Spaghetti-Os.’ The Kitchn
A Bourdain travel guide, without Anthony Bourdain. New York Times
Who invented frozen margaritas? Texas Monthly
I’ll take one of each. Jet Set Candy
Would you try lobster ice cream? Gastro Obscura
A museum that explores the relationship between glass and wine. Food and Wine
What is hospitality these days? New York Times
Fancy Feast-inspired cookbook. Mental Floss
This commercial is…something. Twitter
The Bookers are having a bonus session this weekend on The Boat by Address. Needless to say, we are excited about the experience. Keep an eye on our socials for the fun.
And this time next week, I’ll be sending you the newsletter from the sunny Seychelles. Will I be perusing Le Clos before departure? You bet. I’m ready to get back into all my old travel traditions.
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