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Launch of Dr Vranjes in Dubai Mall and short review!

Luxury Home Fragrance Brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze Opens doors at The Dubai Mall!

Dr Vranjes media event

Dr Vranjes

Dr Vranjes

Bringing their exclusive artisan range of perfumed accessories to UAE, Italian Luxury Home Fragrance brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze opened its second Middle East store at The Dubai Mall in an event that attended by officials from Dr. Vranjes Firenze and members of the media.

Created by Dr. Paolo Vranjes and his wife Anna Maria, the brand is inspired by his artistic home city of Florence and the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany in Italy. Founded in Italy in 1983, Dr. Vranjes Firenze is the result of Dr. Paolo Vranjes’ quest to create the finest fragrances, which stimulate the senses and emotions and add warmth to any household.

Dr Vranjes media event

Located on the first floor of the Mall, the store welcomes customers with its elegant interiors, which showcase a bespoke selection of over 18 home fragrances and candles carefully selected to appeal to Middle East preferences. Highlighting elements of musk, oud, light florals and warm spicy notes, the collection includes best-selling choices such as Oud Nobile and Rosso Nobile to name a few.

The opening also marked the global launch of Milano – a spicy, loungy, sophisticated fragrance, where the intense notes of patchouli are reinvigorated by pepper and sandalwood to give energy to living spaces.

Dr Vranjes Milano

Dr. Vranjes Firenze artfully blends pure natural ingredients with the world’s finest essential oils to create stimulating and evocative fragrances for every room. Each ‘Scented Décor’ is a unique creation. Customers are encouraged to ‘decorate’ their rooms with the right scent, based on room size, sunlight, and furniture, as well as the properties contained in the natural oils of Dr.Vranjes home fragrances, and the emotions which they evoke.

“Selecting a home fragrance is an exercise in self-reflection. The important thing is finding something that gives customers a sense of well-being, whatever that means to them as an individual. Objectively there are no bad olfactory notes; the art is in finding a balance between them. The final goal is harmony,” explains Dr. Vranjes.

Finished in glass bottles for optimum decadence, Dr. Vranjes Firenze home fragrances are the perfect answer to modern living. All Dr. Vranjes fragrances are packaged in beautiful glass bottles and are available in the following sizes: 100ml, 250 ml, 500 ml, 1250 ml, 1.5 liters, 2.5 liters and 5 liters. Each bottle comes with diffusion sticks. Refills are available in 500 ml and 2.5 liters with diffusion sticks, as well as Lamparfum refills.

Dr Vranjes media event

I got this set of reed diffuser as a gift, in the scent Ginger Lime. It’s so refreshing and delightful!. I had a lovely time at the event. The ambiance in the store is one of being tranquil and quite a treat to our olfactory nerve!.. Dr Vranjes is a quality, luxurious product you should consider gifting to a loved one or buy as a way to treat yourself to something special..

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Review : Iftar at Nando’s, Jumeirah!

Hey guys!

I’m back with another Iftar review. This was at Nando’s in Jumeirah Lakes, Dubai. It’s a really gorgeous place, with lots of greenery, beautiful landscaping and a fountain. It really has got a good vibe going there. Pair it with good food and you have got a perfect evening!

I love Nando’s. I’ve been there several times but it’s my first time being in this particular branch located in Jumeirah. Here is the Nando’s building and it’s entrance :

Nandos

Late afternoon & evening pix

Nandos

The interior is pretty special and has a welcoming atmosphere. The contemporary and beautiful South African art is definitely eye catching. The seating is comfy. The lights are beautiful ☺. Instant relaxation mood is set, once you enter there.

Paintings

I arrived pretty early before Iftar time (since I like to get my pix when not many people are around). My 3 year old was getting restless by then. Nando’s staff are always so friendly and thoughtful. They got him crayons & a paper with pictures in it to color in. That instantly got his attention and he was doodling away with joy 😊. They also gave him a balloon.

Coloring

Not part of the Iftar menu, but the staff got my son a kiddie chicken burger, fries and mildly spicy rice to keep him happy & fed. They are just so amazing!

Chicken burger

The Nando’s Iftar will start diners off with dates and water to break the fast, followed by Hummus and pita bread, rounded off with a delicious, flame-grilled PERi-PERi full chicken, chicken Espetada, four chicken wings, served with Mediterranean salad, PERi-PERi chips, PERi-PERi wedges, spicy rice and coleslaw. This is a meal for 4 persons, at just AED 199.

Nandos menu

They are also offering a delicious meal deal for two to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan. Diners can break their fast with water and dates, Hummus and pita bread, full chicken, PERi chips, rice and coleslaw for the extra special price of just AED 119.

Nandos chicken

Extremely yummy, melting-in-your-mouth marinated, flame-grilled chicken 😋

Espetada

Espetada, which has five pretty big and filling pieces of grilled chicken.

Overall, the Iftar menu is yummy and filling. I had one issue though and I need to say it here. The restaurant was packed by Iftar time. There wasn’t a single seat that was unoccupied. I think there were 3 serving staff. Once the time came to break fast, there was such a rush to serve people.

They seemed like they were unprepared for that many people to come in. I got my food a cool 25 mins after the time to break fast 😐. But, I actually felt bad for the staff. I’m not even kidding, they were literally flying across the room trying to serve soo many people. This was a media event that I was a part of. Maybe that’s why there were so many people. But with my previous experiences at Nando’s, I’d say the wait time isn’t that much and the staff are as always friendly and attentive. Please read my review of a dinner at Nando’s. That was in Al Qasba, Sharjah, which happens to be my favorite Nando’s branch.

Nando’s always so thoughtfully gives a goodie bag when going there for a review. They never fail to surprise. This time, I got a Peri-Peri garlic sauce, a PERInaise (which is a mayonnaise) & an adorable Nando’s chicken shaped USB. Love it!. I’ve been adding the sauce and mayo to my home cooked chicken ever since. They are such a great addition to just about anything. The mayonnaise squeezy bottle has this leak proof kinda lock and it’s just so convenient & mess free to use it!.

Goodies

If you love Nando’s, do check their Iftar out. The menu is designed to be pretty affordable. If you try it out, let me know how you liked it, dearies 😊

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Note : I was not paid to do this review. However, myself and my family were given free entry in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.