UKIYO Life - Jewellery, travel, life & more RSS



Dubai eats... The Maine

What a delicious dinner at The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill. To start, a dozen fresh oysters, followed by chargrilled octopus, moules marinière, and the best brussel sprouts in the world. Seriously, all you sprout haters out there, you've got to try them. The service is attentive, the cocktails interesting, and the atmosphere is buzzing. A must visit if and when in Dubai.  www.themaine.ae

Continue reading



Ibiza eats... Can Pilot

Summer is here, which means one thing... Ibiza! This year we stayed in San Rafael, a small town, almost smack bang in the middle of the wonderful white isle, and we'll be going back again - just to eat at Can Pilot. After a tip off from our taxi driver (and when a Spanish taxi driver tells you someplace is good, you go) we trekked down the hill to test it out. On our first visit, we feasted on tapas and half racions of bocerones (filleted anchovies soaked in vinegar, herbs and garlic - one of our favourite Spanish dishes and by far the best we had ever eaten), a melt in the mouth octopus stew, fried fish, salad and...

Continue reading



Holbox... You didn't hear about it here

Residents of Holbox don't like talking about Holbox. So, if anyone asks, you didn't hear about it from us. Situated in the Yucatán peninsula (but in the state of Quintana Roo), Isla Holbox is the halcyon equivalent of the now Starbucks tainted, Instagrammer haven that is Tulum. However, despite being a 2 hour drive and 20 minute boat trip from Cancun, Holbox is now at a tourist tipping point. Wanderlusters in the know are heading to this flamingo laden, endangered whale shark paradise of an island to enjoy the azure waters, absence of cars, and lack of high rise resorts - for now, at least. This beautiful island, with it's boutique hotels, handful of restaurants, and ecological reserve, also boasts...

Continue reading