Where to eat in Delhi’s Shahpurjat? Les Parisiennes, perhaps?

Nearly every time I go to Shahpurjat, which is usually to see my friend the designer Sonam Dubal, we end up at the charming cafe-boutique “Les Parisiennes”.   A delightful space, elegantly and quirkily furnished, selling a mix of vintage and retro must-haves (think dresses, jewellery, accessories), and serving typical …

Zaitoni Lebanese & Armenian restaurant, Dubai Mall

Another day, another serious mall-trawling session in Dubai, and we decided to try another Lebanese restaurant in the Dubai Mall. After leaving Wafi the previous day, we had then walked past Zaitoni, which was jam-packed.  And with locals, which is always a good sign. Yet again, we opted for a …

A good shopping & eating combo in Leh, India

I mentioned in a review posted earlier today of a restaurant called “Bon Appétit” in Ladakh’s capital Leh, that this little city’s eating and shopping profile has changed hugely over the 4 years since my previous visit. Another great discovery on my trip earlier this month was the Open Hand …