Back by popular demand, UberTREES is spreading the spirit of Christmas around the city of Dubai with real, living Christmas trees!
Forget the faux plastic tree that’s obviously in need of some dusting since last season, and fill your festive living space with the scent of fresh pine. 

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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.

Rewind a few years ago, and I would have never thought I could carry off blonde hair with my tanned complexion. And then the whole balayage revolution takes over, the two-toned hair coloring technique that makes you look like you live on an exotic beach. The upper portion remains darker (great for lazy bums like me as we don’t have to scoot to the salon for retouches), and from midway down its a whole load of artsy strokes of blonde!

Balayage is a work of art, and I wouldn’t trust any hairdresser to get it right. My hair was done for the second time by the very talented Roger from Station 10 Beauty Salon in Ramada Jumeirah hotel, and I am absolutely loving it! I’ve gone a little lighter on the blonde from last time as you can see below, and I hope to keep it that way for as long as possible.

What’s not to love about Lush? This British natural beauty brand is an icon in its own right. Apart from their gorgeous range (which you can sniff down a mile away!), I love Lush for their philanthropic stance.

Lush has always gone the extra mile to showcase their love for the environment. From urging customers to recycle their famous Lush pots (take 5 empty pots back and get a free fresh face mask!) and their very artistically done up interiors made of reclaimed eco-friendly material (click here for more on that), I have always loved the concept of the Lush wraps.

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The month of love is upon us, and the media is sure to inundate you with a whole lot of fluff, pink hearts and drool-worthy diamonds. Being a full-time marketeer myself, I too fall into this cliche drill, but this time round I thought of creating a lineup of gifting ideas that take the meaning of ‘love’ beyond the cliche fluff and romance.

There is a great deal of love that needs to go around in the world today, and what better way to show it than spend your money on brands that go the extra mile to give back to the community? From beauty, fashion and beyond, there are so many great options to consider.