SHOPPING

Van Cleef & Arpels: tales of fortune

As Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates another collection milestone, we talk to Alessandro Maffi, managing director of the Middle East and India, about the maison’s illustrious heritage. A name synonymous with luxury, Van Cleef & Arpels has created a legacy encompassing exceptional craftsmanship. Championing designs that are bold, daring and oh-so-extravagant, it’s little wonder the French maison has long been considered the jeweller of choice to society’s elite. “This year is significant for Van Cleef & Arpels as we celebrate Alhambra’s 50th anniversary” - Alessandro Maffi,Van Cleef & Arpels managing director...
SHOPPING

Think outside the box

It might be the mega malls that make all the headlines, but the UAE is also home to an alternative shopping scene for those in search of a different retail experience. Think of the things that the UAE is famous for, and chances are that shopping will appear pretty high up on that list. The region is world-renowned for its retail scene. The Dubai Mall, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, boasts around 1,200 stores (not to mention an ice rink and a record-breaking aquarium), while Yas Mall is...
DINING

Restaurant review: Jason Atherton’s Marina Social at InterContinental Dubai Marina

Michelin-starred celebrity chef Jason Atherton reminds us why Dubai favourite Marina Social is always such a treat, especially when he’s in town. Over the last decade, Jason Atherton has been a very busy man. Within the first six months of his flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social opening in London, the British celebrity chef was awarded his first Michelin star. Clearly not one to rest on his laurels, Atherton has, over the years, successfully expanded his social dining concept across the globe, from New York to Sydney. Fast forward to the present...
DINING

Island vibes at Key West

Boasting a vibrant menu bursting with tropical flavours, served overlooking a gorgeous palm-fringed beach, Key West feels like a slice of the Caribbean right here in Dubai. Located at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, it’s a beautiful restaurant and the only place in the UAE where you can enjoy authentic Floridian cuisine. Heading up the kitchen is chef de cuisine Olivier Hilton, who hails from Saint Lucia, and brings a fearlessly creative approach to the resort. Olivier Hilton, chef de cuisine at Key West, chats to Concierge about his food...
DINING

Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi

The chic French dining destination Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi has finally made its Middle East debut with the opening of a glamorous new outlet at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. With an Asian-inspired culinary concept, feast on the tropical flavours of the Pacific Rim menu or sample treats from the  sushi bar, cevicheria or robata grill, along with imaginative cocktails. 02 4988888...
WHAT'S NEW

Up to the minute

The latest collection of exceptional timepieces from Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the maison's storied past, artistic flair and visionary attitude. Inspired by the iconic Memovox Polaris watch from 1968, Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed a new collection sure to appeal to the modern-day gent. Boasting a chronograph, a chronograph world time, a three-hand automatic timepiece as well as the Polaris Date and Polaris Memovox, each timepiece has a distinctly sporty and undeniably sophisticated feel. A definite highlight is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox. Limited to 1,000 pieces, this model features the same alarm function made...
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Rock stars

Sculpted, striking and in a palette of ravishing shades, Bulgari’s latest collection of jewellery echoes the house’s signature design codes while still appearing fresh and fun. Creative director Lucia Silvestri tells us more. “Designing this collection has been an absolute joy, there are colourful balloons, cakes and even ice cream”. - Lucia Silvestri, Bulgari’s creative director. The tales involving the love affair some have had with Bulgari jewellery are as colourful and captivating as the jewels themselves. From the famed fixation shared by screen and stage icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and Ingrid...
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Beloved by connoisseurs

Beloved by horological connoisseurs the world over, each collection from Breguet proudly presents a range of timepieces that champion inspiring craftsmanship skills and a truly elegant aesthetic. Discover more about the Swiss watchmaker’s latest novelties at the Rivoli Prestige boutiques in Mall of the Emirates 04 3413122 and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island 02 6432204....
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