I know its only mid November, but its never too early to plan out that special Christmas dinner. Whether its a family affair or an official corporate gathering, our wonderful foodie city of Dubai has endless options for ringing in the festive cheer.
Keep revisiting this list. I’ll be updating it with more options through the month 🙂
Calling out to all makeup addicts out there… bring out the child in you at Sephora Middle East’s limited edition #GiftBeautyParks
Located in the hub of CityWalk 2, this stand-alone Sephora structure gives retro carnivals a beauty makeover with age-old favorite games including Toss a Ring, Buzz Wire, Claw Machine and more.
I’m a major Lushie, and I love how this eco-friendly beauty brand comes up with limited-edition festive goodies every Christmas.
Here’s a look at four of my favorite festive limited edition Lush goodies; these would also make great Christmas stocking-stuffers!
I met the absolutely delightful Melanie Smith, Global Pastry Chef at FFI (Food Fund International) at the Pink Truffle Making Class at The Meat Co (read all about it here).
Chef Melanie arguably has the sweetest job in the world! As the Global Pastry Chef for all the restaurant brands under the FFI umbrella, Melanie has a tightly packed schedule involving travelling countries and cooking up dessert masterpieces with her team.
Read on about Chef Melanie’s enviably sweet journey (and she has even shared a very special recipe for Mulled Wine with us for Christmas!).
Kiehl’s, the leading skincare brand hailing from New York, has had a long-standing affiliation with the artist community. Each year, the brand revamps the packaging of its most-loved products into limited editions based on the works of noted artists. Past partnerships include the likes of Jeff Koons, Kenny Scharf, Eric Haze and Craig & Karl.
This year, Kiehl’s has collaborated with sixties pop artist Peter Max. Inspired by the art legend’s acclaimed work “The Cosmic Runner” this season’s limited-edition packaging perfectly embodies Kiehl’s energetic spirit, and make for uniquely beautiful holiday gifting.
Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai’s friendly neighborhood gastro-pub, lives up to the eloquence of its name. Designed to look like a vintage gentleman’s nook, my vivid imagination pictured a Rudyard Kipling look-alike at a table here, sitting over drinks with his croons and twitching his hefty mouche.
Christmas is just around the corner. Beat the festive rush, and shop online. They say the best gifts come in the smallest packages, and everyone (including men, although they won’t admit it!) loves a beautiful piece of keepsake jewelry.
Tateossian is a London-based contemporary jewelry brand that caters to both genders. Check out their website to view and shop their gorgeous collection.
This Thursday, you can shop online at Tateossian and help Syrian refugees through the winter. Imagine a severe winter without a coat. This is the fate of millions of Syrians trapped on the Lebanese border.
Hello darlings! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and had your fill of all the festive delights.
At Christmas time, I usually feel quite home-sick. I miss a good old Kiwi Christmas and all its trimmings.
However, I got lucky this year! My good friend Hema and I go back a long time. She used to live in New Zealand too, and unlike me, has a major passion for cooking. When she heard of my yearning for a Kiwi Christmas, she made it her mission to recreate one right here in the UAE. How blessed am I with a friend like Hema!
And lucky you… Hema has agreed to share some of her prized recipes here. Read on!
Here’s wishing you all a very merry, blessed Christmas…
I wrote about the intriguing history of Fortnum & Mason in my earlier post. This iconic British brand has been adding the festive cheer to Christmas since 1707.
If you are looking for a Christmas hamper for someone who enjoys traditional Christmas treats, Fortnum & Mason is the place to go.