SHOPPING

Bohemian Rhapsody

 While the latest Spring/Summer 2019 collection from Saint Laurent Paris oozes Anthony Vaccarello’s signature blend of rock ‘n’ roll glam, we’re particularly taken by this boho beauty. Intricate embellishment and a pretty palette make it the perfect start to spring accessorising. Visit the brand’s boutique at Mall of the Emirates...
DINING

Journey to the east

Stylish and contemporary, in both design and culinary concept, Wakame, at Sofitel Dubai Downtown, regularly features on the must-visit list for many Dubai dwellers. To truly appreciate the restaurant’s gastronomic range, the eight-course chef’s choice menu is ideal. Tuck into highlights including a crispy Japanese eggplant burrata salad, Wakame’s artful...
CULTURE

Lights, camera, action

Fans of indie cinema and foreign films are frequenting a growing number of arthouse venues and pop-up screenings as a thriving new scene takes shape in the UAE. Words by Olivia Cuthbert. The lights dim to darkness and there’s a gentle shuffle as people settle back in their seats. Heavy red...
SHOPPING

Scent of success

The first Middle East venture from haute French parfumerie Henry Jacques has opened in The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. A fitting space to explore such a legendary brand, the boutique, which was conceived and assembled in France before being packed and reassembled in Dubai, boasts an elegant lounge area peppered...
DINING

Get the party started

If you’re looking for a stylish spot to get together with friends, Flamingo Room by Tashas, in Jumeirah Al Naseem, won’t disappoint. With its pretty Insta-worthy interiors and great new cocktail menu. it’s the perfect place to get you into the festive spirit.  04 2447278...
DINING

Asian flavours

Fans of Asian cuisine should head to Sontaya to try the delicious weekend brunch. Tuck into signature dishes like the duck spring rolls, prawn and chicken dumplings and a selection of aromatic Thai curries. Every Saturday from 1 to 4pm, prices start from AED415 with house beverages as well as...
DINING

‘tis the season at Boca DIFC

While Dubai certainly isn’t short on festive menus, the seasonal offering at DIFC’s Boca makes our list, thanks to its great variety of dishes. In addition to traditional roast dishes, savour hot and cold tapas, black squid fideuà and paella roja. There are also several New Year’s Eve packages starting...
SHOPPING

‘Tis the season to be gifting

This holiday season, let Montblanc inspire the perfect gift ideas for everyone on your list, from the discerning traditionalist to the modern jet setter. Looking for the perfect present for your loved ones this festive season? Whether you’re shopping last minute or have a well-planned gift in mind, Montblanc’s latest collections...
DINING

Far Eastern flair at Ling Ling restaurant in Mykonos

Gourmet cuisine served in an idyllic setting, these are Mykonos’ must-visit restaurants and bars. Brought to you by the masters over at Hakkasan, the newly launched Ling Ling concept was designed for guests to effortlessly drift from drinking to dining to dancing the night away. A perfect fit then for Mykonos’...
ACTIVITIES

Island of plenty

It may be famed for its sun-kissed beaches and vibrant nightlife, but there’s so much more to explore in Mykonos. TIME TO SPEND. Mykonos Town is a charming spot where whitewashed houses, typical of the region’s architecture, line pretty streets. Pops of colour come from bright blue details on wooden doors,...
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