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My January Favorites ❄️

Here's what I've been liking this month.
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Here’s what I’ve been liking this month…

Destination of the Month

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#antartica

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Going to Antartica has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.

I’ve been thinking about it more lately and that it’s time to start planning.

The thought of crossing the Drake Passage however is quite daunting.

But, I want to visit the incredible beauty.

Have you visited Antartica?

Hotel of the Month

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"You can't get to where today needs to take you if you're holding on to yesterday." – Toni Sorenson⠀ ⠀ #2019 was a big year of change for me that very aptly closed out the end of a big decade.⠀ ⠀ I've changed the work I do, the country I live in and my outlook on life.⠀ ⠀ I'm anticipating a bright future as I let go of the past.⠀ ⠀ As humans, it can be hard to let go of our past experiences because it feels like we are letting go of a part of ourselves.⠀ ⠀ But only by letting go of the past year can we welcome the New Year fully. ⠀ ⠀ All of our past experiences have led to who we are today.⠀ ⠀ And who we are today is who we take into the future as we continue to grow.⠀ ⠀ Happy New Year 🎇⠀ ⠀ #newyear #happynewyear #newyearseve #newyears #party #happy #love #celebration #goals #travel #celebrate #newyearsday #bye #holiday #family #foodblogger #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #homemade #food #homemade #foodie #instafood #amman #jordan #chef #cheftariq #palestine

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My hotel of the month has to be the amazingly serene The Chedi Muscat.

My wife and I visited last month to celebrate our 1 year anniversary.

I wrote a whole review of our experience there.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to escape.

Their peaceful and expansive hotel grounds and gardens are a joy to meander around.

They also have an incredible restaurant situated on the beach, which was perfect for a romantic evening.

Restaurant of the Month

We were in London for 2 nights on our way to the States and we stopped at one of our all-time favorite restaurants.

Sticks’n’Sushi.

Particularly the Covent Garden branch.

If you like sushi, this is one you don’t want to miss.

It’s more than your average sushi meal.

Founded by Japanese-Danish brothers, there’s a subtle fusion that adds an interesting twist to traditional sushi.

When we lived in London, we would eat here frequently and have rarely had a bad meal.

Book of the Month

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Sunday rituals #willwriteforfood

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I’ve been working the last few months on a cookbook and this book has been invaluable.

Dianne Jacob really knows what she’s talking about.

Following her advice, I’ll be reaching out to agents this month to pitch them my idea.

Wish me luck!

You can buy yours on Amazon for $17.99.

Kitchen Gadget of the Month

Over the holiday period, I was making a lot of homemade sweets and candy, and this thermometer saved me!

It’s a necessity if you’re trying to make something like the Sponge Candy I put out last month.

You can get yours here on Amazon for $17.99.

Travel Accessory of the Month

When I used to travel for work, I would always rely on my Tumi.

It was perfect for those kind of trips.

But now I travel for pleasure, I find it bulky and I really don’t need that much space.

So I got myself a North Face backpack and it’s fantastic.

Deceptively small, there is designated space for everything you would normally carry.

It’s really comfortable to carry as well.

I find with some backpacks they can make you feel sticky on your back but the way this is designed prevents that.

You can buy yours at North Face for $89.

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Hello! I’m Chef Tariq.

I’m a food, travel & lifestyle blogger who is passionate about creating recipes from my Arab American background. I love to travel and share my experiences and top tips along the way.