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Hot Stuff: August 2

tabloid!’s weekly round up of what’s hot and new in the UAE this week

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1 covet!

Palestyle handbags

Help improve the lives of Palestinian refugees with this cute box bag from Palestyle, the label which donates a portion of sales to social projects and job creation for women in Palestine. The Italian leather handbags are designed by Ahmad and Zeina Abou Chaaban, and feature Arabic calligraphy and Palestinian embroidery. Dh2,800, now at Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall.


2 home!

Good Earth in Dubai

Top Indian homewear and clothing brand Good Earth is bringing its pieces to Dubai Ladies Club this weekend only. We love the Indian-chic porcelain tea sets, while the sherbet glasses are super-popular in the UAE. The exhibition, Urban Yogi, is on daily 8pm-1am until Saturday. Works by local artists Ayesha Khan, Qinza Najm and Abdul Rauf are also featured.


3 chill!

Bloomie’s Ice Cream flavour of the month

Head to the The Dubai Mall department store in August for a taste of raspberry sorbet. It packs a punch, for Dh13 (small). Medium is Dh22 and a large (go on, it’s sorbet!) is Dh27.


4 pack!

Sephora’s travel minis

Time to fly away? Don’t lose precious clothes space in your suitcase by lugging big shampoo bottles and cosmetics. Sephora’s new travel range includes mini versions of their innovative cosmetics, including triple action cleansing water, which removes make-up and mascara and the Exfoliating Face Disc, with silicone bristles to remove dead skin cells. There are 50ml versions of body lotions, dry shampoo and body wash to get you through security, and if you really can’t part with your favourites, they also sell empties into which you can decant just enough for that week away.


5 style!

Valencia Shoes

The multi-brand designer footwear store — with a focus on Italian brands such as Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Missoni, Emilio Pucci, Casadei, and Loriblu, Fabi & Iceberg — is back with a bang at Deira City Centre Level 2. The concept store, the largest of the chain, has reopened after its refurbishment with a lighter, sleeker interior designed by the renowned Italian interior design firm, Mapa architetti associati. Kick off your shopping with these chunky, colourful heels from Loriblu, Dh1,850.