Monday, February 13, 2012

Pierchic Valentine Lunch Date

Its the love! Love! Love! for the month of February. Although, its not a tradition for us to celebrate Valentine's day. I made some reservation just for the heck of it. Besides, I want to have some time off from our busy life. One of my colleagues recommended a nice restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah and before Far-ouT knew it, we were booked for lunch date. The lady who took my details was very accommodating and after she got all the information she needs, I received this from my mobile. Very efficient.

Everything about the place was very detailed, stylish and fabulous. Only downside for me is when you wish to seat on their outside table, the breeze was so strong so make sure you have some protection from cold breeze, but you know what? even this was well planned. They have shawls to offer as well.

To start off, here is our starters

Sea Food Salad

Marinated vegetable, tomato caviar, aioli.

Tuna Carpaccio

King crab panacotta, asparagus, soft quail egg

I wasn't able to taste what Far-ouT ordered, simply because I didn't like look of the green salad, not the usual lettuce so I just nibbled on mine. I liked it, although the piece was very thin.

For intermediates

Gratinated Pumpkin Polenta
 Balik salmon, toasted almonds

Truffle and cauliflower Soup

Beef shortrib rilette

Far-ouT was beginning to realized he was not very lucky with his choices. I gave a small piece from his order a try and I was feeling lucky when I tasted mine. Far-ouT is not a picky eater so he was fine with his meal anyway.

Main course

Pan Fried Sea Bass

Braised savoy cabbage, veal bacon, sweet corn puree

Black Tiger Prawns

Garlic mashed potato, green beans, beurre noisette

I was already expecting the absence of the rice but of course from the minute I opened the menu, I was still wishing there would be. But the Black Tiger Prawns was to die for!  I so love it. Delicious up to the last bite. Far-ouT's main wasn't that bad as well. I'm sure he liked it too because fish is his favorite dish.

Desserts time!


Moist marmalade cake, mandarin compote, lemongrass brulee

Red Fruits

Blackcurrant jelly, strawberrymousse, raspberry sponge

I like the look of it than the taste of it. Well, I like Far-ouT's more than I like mine. But the ice cream has bit of sweet and sour combination, which is something pleasing to taste.

The Drinks

Our server offered a lot of alcoholic beverage, I wasn't up to it but Far-ouT ordered

Bacardi 8 years Rasberry Mojito.

 Premium Cuban  Rum mixed with mint, fresh limes, and raspberries

Mine was mint mocktail

Fresh lemon juice blended with mint and sugar, served with sparling water

It wasn't that bad but I should have ordered alcoholic beverage instead of a mocktail.

The table set-up was elegant

Avoid wearing clothes with the same colors as theirs though. Isn't my Starfish ring neat handling the menu. It's as if it is there for a reason.

If you are the romantic type and you want to surprise the love of your life, this is the best place to make it happen, just like the table beside us. The guy surprised his fiance with red petals shaped in a heart which was arrange by the staff prior to the couple's arrival.

Pierchic is love

Enjoy your date.

All the best,

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Aldo Fedora Hat

Before Dubai Shopping Festival, I already saw this in the store but it was expensive at that time and although I was almost tempted to buy it, I didn't. And then I saw it again on sale! Yes! My Aldo Fedora Hat.

"A fedora hat is a men's felt hat. The term is generic, describing any men's hat that does not already have another name.

The hat is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and "pinched" in the front on both sides, though the creasing does not define the hat. Fedoras can also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, center dents, and others, and the positioning of pinches can vary. The typical crown height is 4.5 inches (11.4 centimeters).

The brim is usually approximately 2.5 inches (6.3 centimeters) wide, but may be wider, can be left "raw edged" (left as cut), finished with a sewn overwelt or underwelt, or bound with a trim-ribbon. A trilby hat, as a contrary example, has a slightly narrower brim than a typical fedora; the trilby's is thus more sharply upturned in back and downturned in front than one sees in a typical larger fedora.

The term fedora was in use as early as 1891. Its popularity soared, and eventually it eclipsed the similar-looking Homburg (which is also a type of fedora). Fedoras can be found in nearly any color, but black, grey, tan ("fawn"), and dark brown are the most popular." (Source: Wikipedia)

Please excuse me for taking photos of myself wearing my hat. I just can't help it. I so love it.

Front view of the hat.

Side view of the hat.

Anyway, I consider this item my top favorite because this was my birthday gift to myself. Hahaha!

All the best,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nine West black High Heels shoes

I'm feeling so happy and lucky these past few days because I get to buy things that I love at a cheaper price. Shallow, right? Well, I don't really like spending too much for personal things as I prefer buying stuff for my daughter. So when I see items that I really like at  a cheaper price, I'm not having second thoughts anymore, I just go ahead and indulge once in a while.

I realized how much I desire (high heels) shoes when I bought my first ever floral printed high heels, and from then, I get to be more confident and at ease wearing shoes now.

Just recently, I found another love! love! love! item from brands for less. Mind you, this is Nine West

Black shoes with 3 inch heels.

I love the fit of these pair.  Comfy.

Yes, its genuine. You know why? During one of our recent window shopping, I saw the same shoes on sale at Nine West.

What's even more surprising was, I bought the shoes much cheaper than the sale price! Imagine my happiness when I compared the amount.

And I was able to wear them already on our next Fab Thursday.

I wore my feather necklace, white blouse and jeans with it.

All the best,