In Jeans Lately

I took Little C out for lunch today and we also met a very good girlfriend M. She was around our area practicing with her band. She wanted to know more of the website selling music software she heard me recommend to our other mutual friend. Eeryone’s been imprssed with the quick response of the website staying true to Mail your order today!

Anyway, M teased me because I was wearing skinny jeans and the two days ago when we accidentally ran into each other, I was in boyfriend jeans. She knows I don’t wear them unless I am boarding an airplane. For reasons beyond me, I find myself reaching for them on the closet rack. Or maybe I am too preoccupied nowadays to think of anything decent to wear.

Maybe too it started last week when I met my former classmate. I had to dress down as I didn’t want to put off his companions. I wore my 70s inspired flared jeans and walking around, boy it felt good for a change! I don’t know how long will this jeans rekindling last but I’m having fun and that is all that matters for now.

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Discover ‘The Pearl of the Danube’ This Eid!

The luxurious Corinthia Hotel Budapest invites GCC travellers to visit Budapest, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, this Eid for an unforgettable stay exploring Hungary’s rich history, culture and stunning natural landscape.

Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube, is well known for its healing thermal water springs, historic spas and stunning architecture. The city boasts an extensive repertoire of World Heritage Sites such as the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue and of course the banks of the Danube.

The history of the Danube is intricately interwoven with that of Budapest and Hungary. True understanding of the country’s culture and history isn’t complete without exploring the historic Danube Bend. Corinthia Hotel Budapest has designed a special package allowing guests to visit the three most beautiful cities in the Danube Bend: Esztergom, Visegrad and Szentendre.

The full day tour along the “Blue Danube” leaves Budapest and stops first at Visegrád where guests can marvel at the 750 year-old stones of the formal Royal Residence, learn about life in the middle ages and enjoy the fascinating panorama on the Danube valley. Next stop is Esztergom, the Northern gate of Budapest where guests can visit the largest cathedral in Hungary – the burial place of famous cardinals of Hungary, including Primate József Mindszenty.

On the way back, guests will stop off in the artist’s village of Szentendre, a small baroque city at the gate of the Danube Bend. Situated at the meeting place of the river Danube and the Pilis Mountains, in a beautiful natural environment, it is a stunning place to visit. Visitors can stroll through the baroque settlement, built on medieval ruins and explore the narrow streets en route to the panorama point for fabulous views of the Danube.

‘Danube Bend Tour’ Package:

The package starts from €529 (excluding VAT & City Tax) for a minimum stay of three nights and includes accommodation for two in a Superior room and a delicious buffet breakfast. The full day Danube Bend tour to Esztergom, Visegrad and Szentendre includes a boat tour back to Budapest.

The package is valid until 30 September 2014 and is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.

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Celebrate Summer! Dine for a Free Stay in Radisson All Over UAE

Raise your hand if you are looking for a hotel staycation this summer. For all of us left here in UAE to endure the 45 degrees Celsius heat, the next best thing is lounging by the pool reading French Relations by Fiona Walker while sipping peach margarita. What if I say, your next hotel staycation can be yours all for free?

Radisson Blu is celebrating The Big Sumnmer Getaway. Simply spend AED500 in in any of the participating hotel restaurants below and you get a scratch card for a complimentary stay in any Radisson property accross UAE.

Participating hotel restaurants are as follows:

The offer is valid for stays from 1st of July to 31st of August 2014.

The whole family is excited to join the promo. Radisson is one American hotel chain we have yet to experience. We have been a longtime supporter of their Box Appeal program and whenever we go out for holidays, we try to check  if there is a Radisson property nearby. We almost got the chance to stay with them in Bangkok but it was peak season the hotel was running high occupancy.

Hopefully, this summer, we get to celebrate with them. But first I must go make reservation at Breeze Restaurant in Radisson Blu Fujairah. We are going for a road trip over the weekend towards the coast. It will be nice to break our journey with a leisurely lunch overlooking the Arabian sea. Our neighbors went there last month and she can’t stop gushing about the expansive buffet spread!

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