Are you a bookworm? Does your library of beloved reads take up most of your space? Do you like reading on the go? If you’ve ticked yes to atleast one of these questions, chances are you’ve either a) heard of and considered buying a Kindle, or b) are already a die-hard fan.

I fall into category b). My husband gifted me my very first Kindle over 2 years ago, and this ultra slim portable device literally goes everywhere I go. It is a handbag staple, and carries over 900 reads. My collection of books range from classic favorites to ones I have been recommended. I also have a few bedtime stories tucked in for my mini human. Who would have thought you could chug along an entire library in a handbag?!

What’s not to love about subscription boxes? They are the ‘from me, to me’ gift we all deserve… with an element of surprise thrown in.

Dubai beauty buffs are spoilt for choice with so many monthly subscription boxes in the market that are dedicated to makeup, skincare and general wellness. If you are looking for a makeup option, Doll Me Up is a great choice as this monthly box only caters to high-end luxury brands at very affordable rates.

Unboxing a Doll Me Up box is a treat in itself. Each box comes with 5 different products from different brands. Here’s a look at what I found in mine this month:

Jodhpur Royal Dining is one of my favorite places for Indian fine-dining in the city, and they have really upped their game this holy month with a very special Iftar menu.

The menu is divided into Veg and Non-Veg options, and consists of pre-starters, starters, main-courses, sides and desserts.

Starting off the magical culinary journey, diners get to break their fast with a dramatic selection of stuffed dates.

Pan Emirates and I go back a long time. Our living-room set was bought from their Sharjah branch almost a decade ago, and is still as cushy as ever. Their furniture range covers everything from classic to modern, and have a very quirky collection of collectible decor.

One of the UAE leading furniture and home decor stores, Pan Emirates has always been great value for money and are constantly working on enhancing the consumer experience.

Heading to the movies anytime soon? Ditch the cliche bag of popcorn and go all-out gourmet… and I’m talking Michelin Starred gourmet!

Vox Gold has introduced a brand new menu created by none other than Michelin Starred Gary Rhodes himself. I got to meet the celebrated chef at the press event at City Centre Deira last week.

His exquisite creations for Vox Gold include Barbeque Salmon Kebabs, Peppered Beef Fillet Sticks, Seared Foi Gras in a Sesame Bun, Warm Cheese Fondue, and my favorite, a very delectable Avocado tart.

It’s been yet another hectic week, and I am sooo… looking forward to the weekend! I want to stay in, slap on a face mask (probably play with the putty-like Lush Jelly Masks you might have seen on my Instagram feed), oil my hair (do read up on my hair oiling challenge) and Binge Race on Netflix!

What is Binge Racing (or ‘Binge Watching’ you ask? Yes, its a real thing! It refers to the ability (or rather, addiction) to speed though an entire show season within 24 hours of its release.

According to Netflix statistics, 8.4 million of the world population are Binge Racers!

Balloons are synonymous for happy days, a happy childhood. A helium balloon, hanging on to a string, is a little piece of magic for young children. As a little girl I always daydreamed of flying off like Mary Poppins with a bouquet of brightly colored balloons, and my heart sank whenever I lost one to the clouds.

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Last week this big, cheerful box arrived in my post and reignited childhood memories. This is the Balloonee Helium Kit, an ultra cute, ultra convenient pack that allows you to make helium balloons yourself. Wish we had these when we were kids!

One dreary workday and an hour of endless traffic later, I came home to these gorgeous blooms from A Better Florist. A beautiful bouquet is like a spiritual cheerleader on a dreary day, and these gorgeous blooms uplift even the most forgotten corner of the house.