Tag Archives: Zamalek

The Road Less Travelled: Working it Out @ Body Shapers

I know there are people out there who can’t imagine travelling without finding a way to incorporate their physical activity regimen (*hands are up here*). Prior to boarding any plane/bus/train I always scout out yoga studios along with areas to get in a good run. Yet, while free outdoor activities, like walking and running, are […]

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover: Fast Food at Al Jazeera

There are plenty of places in Cairo to grab a quick bite to eat if you’re in between museums, racing to work or even coming back from yoga class. One of my friends, a fellow yogi and long time expat in Cairo, only recently introduced me to a place in Zamalek that has some of the […]

From NYC and SFO to Cairo: Blackstone Bistro

When it’s Saturday around 13:00 (the time of the day/week that is equivalent to Sunday at 11:00 in Europe and North America) and you’re craving something substantial for brunch or lunch then the only place to head is the charming American-style Blackstone Bistro. With locations (where else?) on the Manhattan-ish island of Zamalek and the suburban playground […]

When There’s Money to Burn: Villa Baboushka (Cairo)

Going on about their business down one of Zamalek’s heavily trafficked streets, is the hopelessly stylish concept boutique Villa Baboushka. The brainchild of Amir Mostafa (the man behind 69 and L2), Villa Baboushka is housed in a beautiful 1930s manor that has the feel of a chic boudoir that once belonged to some stately European aristocrat. The […]

Have Your ‘Cake’ and Eat it Too – Intolerants Redux

I like looking at pretty little things, and enjoy window shopping even if my Intolerant self is unable to indulge. That’s why I still think Cake café in Cairo is nice place to hide away when you need a time out from the big city. Even though I haven’t been able to indulge in anything other […]