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Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah Oman Wedding Fair & Michelin Starred Chef Event

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By Nicole Brewer Last weekend I had a delightful time attending not only the Wedding Fair and Fashion Show that the impeccable Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa hosted in the Al Bandar hotel, but I also managed to dine on a special menu that Michelin starred chef Igor Macchia offered for a limited…

Shahrazad at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort Restaurant Review with Chef Salim Al Kalbani

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By Nicole Brewer This past weekend I was invited to a press lunch preview for the newly launched menu items by Chef Salim Al Kalbani, in the award winning Moroccan restaurant, Shahrazad at Al Husn hotel, which is apart of the Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa here in Muscat, Oman.  Chef Salim’s flavorful gourmet dishes…

Creating my Destiny: One Word 365 Day Challenge

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By Nicole Brewer The objective of the One Word 365 Day Challenge is drop those new year resolutions and hold yourself accountable to manifesting your own destiny through one word that you will focus on throughout the year.  I’ve never been the type to make resolutions, as I fare well at setting goals daily achieving…

That time I was flagged to wear an Abaya at the Royal Omani Opera House!

Rocking the abaya Omani style ;-).

By Nicole Brewer Greetings Globe-Trotters and Happy Holidays! It has been a lovely, festive season for me here in the Middle East ironically enough. Friends and family back home have been surprised to see so much holiday cheer, but I am very fortunate to live in Oman where they appreciate and respect the various cultures…

Travel Reflections for 2014; Grad school abroad completion and living in 3 countries!?!?!

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By Nicole Brewer Greetings globetrotters!!! With 2014 quickly coming to an end, it was only appropriate that I reflect upon just how Amazing this year has been for me professionally and personally.  I’m still in awe of the great blessings that have been bestowed upon me.  Not only did I live and study abroad in…

Millennium Resort, Mussanah Oman Review: Paradise unbound

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By Nicole Brewer This past weekend here in Oman was a glorious one full of celebrations abound.  From the Oman National Day to the completion of my thesis, it was a time to unwind and relax. Therefore, this globe-trotter decided to trot to the Millennium Resort and Spa in Mussanah, Oman in order to destress….

It’s a Celebration!!! Oman National Day & Completion of MA Thesis!

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By Nicole Brewer Long time globetrotters!  Today was a beautiful day here in Oman.  While the official National Day is November 18th, which is His Majesty Sulatan Qaboos’ birthday, this year the holiday was celebrated the last weekend of the month. As an American in Oman, this was extra great because it coincides with Thanksgiving…