Browsing All posts tagged under »tori loves«

milk & HONEY = chic & unique

July 14, 2011


milk & HONEY, as many in Dubai will already know, is a fabulous gourmet grocer and nothing short of frightfully chic and utterly unique. Nestled on the Palm and quietly taking Dubai by storm with its divine collection of the world’s best loved organic products, the pristine shelves are weighed down with rows and rows […]

I’ve been NAB’ed

July 10, 2011


I have to confess that I am terrible at drinking water. I need to force myself to stay hydrated, even now during Dubai’s hot summer. This, combined with my going cold turkey on fizzy drinks, means that I’m always on the lookout for alternative great tasting fruit drinks.  There is certainly no shortage on the […]

Real rocks

May 23, 2011


The last time I paid a visit to Real Pilates, I fell in love. My post Time to get Real said it all. Fast forward a few months and I returned this evening, this time to check out the reformer classes. Different class, different instructor, same results; I fell in love all over again. Here’s […]

Silver Saturday

May 22, 2011


A normal Saturday evening in Tori world is spent either tapping away at my key board, preparing for the week ahead, collapsed in a heap post a hot and sweaty run or perhaps even across the road at Caribou catching up on the weekend gossip with a girlfriend. Not this Saturday though. This Saturday I […]

From bud to bloom

May 7, 2011


A fabulous pool party last night meant I woke up without the usual spring in my step, raring to run and eager to expend energy. Instead I felt in dire need of an injection of therapy in a more luxurious setting and an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Enter my destination for the day […]

Hypoxi hype or cellulite solution?

April 23, 2011


This morning, I rocked up at Bodysmart’s studio at Hayya! in the Meadows for my power plate session but instead decided to give Hypoxi a go. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about as it’s widely touted as the best treatment for cellulite and Bodysmart has women coming in and out all […]

Decadence in Deira

April 10, 2011


Reviewed for Spa Genie …. tough assignment! Ever have the feeling that you’re stuck in a rut?  Weighed down by the pressures of every day life and lacking in energy and vitality to treat every day as your last? Then you need The Spice of Life treatment at the Taj Palace. You will be cleansed […]

Beauty from Budapest

April 7, 2011


Having fallen in love with Budapest during my trip to Hungary last month, to run the 200km Balaton Supermarathon and then to enjoy the city in all it’s glory with my mum, it seemed only natural that I check out Elche …. Hungary’s finest import in Dubai, in the form of an award-winning beauty salon […]

Peeling oranges

April 1, 2011


The temperatures are rising which can only mean one thing; summer is fast approaching and before we know it we’ll be packing away our winter woollies (aka light wraps for us Dubai divas) and spending way more time hanging out in our bikinis. So then, the ideal opportunity to work on breaking down that dreaded […]

Faking it

March 31, 2011


I love the sunshine … and despite living in a place where the sun shines about 360 days a year, I still have the rather ‘Scottish’ mentality of feeling like I ought to be out ‘playing in the sun’ when it’s shining instead of working indoors. This I suppose explains my unofficial office being Costa […]

Feeling subLIME

March 27, 2011


Trialled and reviewed for LIME Spa at Desert Palm was the destination. Utterly subLIME was how I felt when I left. Desert Palm was Dubai’s first boutique hotel and is a delightful antithesis to the bright lights and skyscrapers of the city. Low rise and understated yet effortlessly elegant, the place oozes sophistication and […]

Diamonds in the rough

March 25, 2011


Sometimes finding a great masseur, and specifically a great sports masseur, is like finding a diamond in the rough. Finding Angelique then, equates to finding the quintessential rock in the perfect cut and clarity, presented in that iconic blue box. The Tiffany’s of sports masseurs. I arrived back from Budapest late last night following a […]

No pain, all gain with Sotai

March 3, 2011


The lovely Richard Bull made me an appointment for Sotai Therapy in KTM earlier this week. He thought it might be beneficial for my knackered knee. ‘Some swear by it’ he said so off I went in search of a random back street in Pulchowk to find a little enclave of treatment rooms off a […]

tori loves slim spa

January 26, 2011


Cellulite, that cottage cheese-like spread that all too often appears on our thighs, bum and elsewhere is truly the devils work. And even though we all suffer from it to some degree, even the likes of Jen and Angelina, I’m still not best pleased when I catch a glimpse of my rear view demonstrating said […]

A winning way to start your day …

January 16, 2011


with a Recipe from Regime Fitness Start with a lush green lawn at Dubai Marina Yacht Club and the stunning backdrop of Dubai Marina Take one great new company called Regime Fitness and their innovative group ex product; The Regime Add two lovely trainers; delightful Dan and the ever so alluring Adam One by one, […]

tori loves akaru

January 15, 2011


Anyone who knows me well, knows that I have a penchant for being pampered, a lust for being a lush. So … last Thursday, the final day of yet another hectic week in the life of Tori, full of work, play, study, running and my newfound obsession with Zumba, I decided to pack myself off […]