Picnic Brunch at Iris (PS – Mother’s Day Tip!)

Suddenly, picnic brunches are all the rage and while it sounds nice, it usually isn’t a picnic (pun intended). To me, the central elements that make a picnic are not simply baskets and red and white checkered tablecloths. What I enjoy most is that they’re usually outdoors, away…

5 Kid-free Days in Langkawi

I couldn’t close the door. It was 11:30 PM and the house was asleep – except for the husband and I, tiptoeing out the front door, suitcase in tow. Suitcase. Singular. One bag for two people. This hasn’t happened in four years: were were going…

Escape the Minivan: Chevy Traverse

A big family means you need big cars. Having a large, cool-looking SUV seems to be Abu Dhabi’s standard, regardless of family size – look at all that empty cargo space behind the single, young driver! But when your family grows to two adults, two children, and a baby – that is…