Eating out needn’t be unhealthy. At The Marketplace, Marriott Al Jaddaf the culinary team have created a very special vegan menu for health conscious diners.

Post a very pampering session at Saray Spa on the 7th floor, it only seemed apt that I treat myself to a vegan lunch and give the brand-new menu a try.

Last week I treated myself to some much-needed me time at Marriott Al Jaddaf. Located in a quiet, secluded spot in Downtown Dubai, this 5-star property is minutes away from the city’s main attractions including Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, and the bustling streets of Bur Dubai.

I made an appointment at Saray Spa. Located on the 7th floor of Marriott Al Jadaf, this health and wellness center caters to both men and women and has some amazing deals on offer for this festive season.

I never knew beards were so high maintenance till I met my friend Falah Ud Din Sheryar. His meticulously shaped beard requires a weekly barber’s visit, and he’s honed some insightful skills on how to blow-dry it to perfection.

Sheryar (or Sheru as we like to call him) was kind enough to give me a demo on how its done, and talked me through some daily beard-care routines.

No, I’m not planning to grow a beard! But here it is, all caught on camera for my bearded followers. Hope you enjoy it, click below!

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Sephora Middle East Fall 2019 event and spent a great deal of time at the Kat Von D Beauty stall. Love this tattoo artist turned beauty mogul! I’m a sucker for art, great packaging and surreal shades of color, and Kat seems to effortlessly dish it all out time and time again.

Kat Von D Beauty has now come out with a brand new medium-coverage foundation range, and being a brand that values inclusion of all, the range is launching with 40 shades that cover very fair to very deep shades.

The choice of lipstick shade can transform an entire look, and at Sephora we are really spoilt for choice the rainbow of options.

22nd July to 3rd August 2019 is flagged as ‘Lipstick Week’ at Sephora, and to celebrate, all online orders on Sephora.ae or Sephora.sa get a chance to spin the wheel to win either a full size Sephora Collection Lip Stain, a Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe, a cute Lippie Phone Ring, a set of Multi-branded Duo Minis or even Free Delivery. 

Are you planning to splurge on lipstick this week? Here’s a helpful list of best-selling shades to consider, available at all Sephora stores across the Middle East:

I started Week 2 with much enthusiasm after the unprecedented success of Week 1 (I lost 2 kilos in fat, by eating fat! And that too with no rigorous exercise). However, the weight loss has been very slow this week. It’s like my body’s trying to hold on to the good old lard and forcing me to go back to my Nutella smeared bagels.

But with a great deal of willpower and the positive vibes from my Keto buddy Rasha, I kept at it. Not a single gram of carb goes through my mouth unaccounted for. Not a single day does my carb intake exceed 25 grams.