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December Hotlist: SHOP, DO, EAT, GIFT!

December 9, 2014

We’re loving the holiday season in Dubai, not just for the gorgeous weather but for all the amazing new places to eat, shop and explore. Here’s is the ultimate list of things to do in the month of December- Be sure check them off!

Indulge at the Eclarium:
The holiday season is incomplete without a visit to the brand new Eclarium – a specialty boutique set up exclusively to offer every imaginable flavor of the French delicacy – The Éclair! From the exotic Japanese Green Matcha Tea to the signature Gold glazed Salted Caramel, the flavors aim to surprise and delight the senses.

Holiday cheer: Eclair, JLT Dubai

Holiday cheer: Eclair, JLT Dubai

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Originating in the 19th century from noble ranks, the delicate éclair pastry has been re-imagined by the team behind the boutique style café, ‘Éclair’. Headed by the master executive chef behind the stylish new brand is French native pâtissier, Bertrand Espouy. Under his direction, each éclair is carefully handcrafted, with the team utilizing pure fruit pulp for the fruity flavors, which include raspberry, lemon and blackcurrant and violet.  The other more traditional flavours such as vanilla are made using Tahitian vanilla beans, while the coffee flavoured éclair is made with pure Arabica coffee beans. Eclair sources its milk chocolate from Ghana, while dark chocolate is sourced from Valrhona.

Eclair offers its desserts in two sizes – a bite sized mini edition and a 13 inch, regular sized version so it’s really upto you to indulge or experiment! Pay a visit at the stylish boutique café, Éclair, At Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster Y, Dubai.  Find out more on their Facebook page HERE.

After Eight eclair: Must try, at JLT Dubai

After Eight eclair: Must try, at JLT Dubai

Gift a Glambox:
If you can’t think of a brilliant, beautiful holiday gift for your friends, here’s an idea – Why not gift a subscription to Glambox for either3 months, 6 months or the entire year? The receiver will have a pretty pink box delivered to her doorstep, packed with beauty goodies and vouchers from top beauty brands, new organic brands and her favorite salons in Dubai. And think of it this way- each time she unboxes her Glambox, she’ll think of thanking you for the best holiday gift throughout the year! Now that’s a gift with immense recall value.

Gift a Glambox subscription this holiday!

Gift a Glambox subscription this holiday!

Last month, Glambox teamed up with The FaceShop UAE, a beauty product line that is made from all-natural ingredients. I’m simply loving their face masks and cosmetic range!

Sign up for the Glambox or gift one HERE.

Shop at the new C Wonder Store @The Beach Dubai:
The very stylish C Wonder store has just opened its doors at one of my favorite hang outs in the city- The Beach, JBR! Filled with lots of surprises, gift ideas, monogrammed goodies and a very eclectic fashion and accessories collection, C Wonder takes the spotlight this month. I picked up a very pretty monogrammed necklace and earring set with the letter ‘P’! I also loved their festive collection in home décor. A lot of holiday bling is on display and I’m loving the vibe at C Wonder @The Beach! Don’t miss it when you’re in this side of town.

The C wonder store launch at The Beach, JBR

The C wonder store launch at The Beach, JBR

Figs & Rouge Lip balm:
This is no ordinary lip balm.  Firstly, I cannot get over the delicious flavors and the texture of the 100% natural balm! It’s perfect for the dry winters in more ways than one-
Apart from dry and chapped lips, the Figs & Rouge lip balm can be used to remedy dry ankles, elbows and knees. It can also be used to groom your eyebrows, cast a sexy, protective film  over your legs and even keep your hair in place by zapping stray fly-aways with a small swipe of the balm.  Oh, and did I mention the pretty vintage-inspired tinbox they come in? Multi-talented and extremely useful, this one’s definitely a keeper.

Figs & Rouge Lip Balms: Cant get better than this!

Figs & Rouge Lip Balms: Cant get better than this!

Hot tip: You can mix n’ match to create your own lipstick colors by using a small amount of the balm as base. Mix old lipstick colours and pigments from your previous powder makeup or pigment creams to come up with signature shades of lippies.  Since it has a thicker formula than petroleum jelly, it will glide on as a lipstick should and stay put for longer!

The Figs & Rouge multi-tasking lip and body balms retail for AED 30 at outlets including Boots the Pharmacy, Organic Foods & Café, The Change Initiative and Make-Up Etc.

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