Tempted by rock shrimp tempura
Editor's Picks: Five objects of desire that we thought we should pick up/try out right away - in case stores run out of them!
The first time I heard of The Eloquent Elephant at the Taj Dubai, I was piqued no end by its name Now, I'm in love with its food. Which is why I've been itching to pay a visit ever since some new offerings were introduced earlier this month. The top item on my wish-list is the Rock Shrimp Tempura - bites of shrimp dipped in a light tempura batter and pan-fried. And served with chilli mayo. I've had various versions of it all around, but this one could take the cake!
Where: The Eloquent Elephant (Taj Hotel, Business Bay,Dubai). Price: Dh65
Nightmare on my own street
Halloween is coming, and I have a Scream outfit stashed away somewhere, which I may don to scare the living daylights out of the kids when they come trick or treating. Other than that, I've also settled for this COOL skeleton dangler - since I have half a mind to throw a creepy Halloween party. Even if I don't, it'll be a fun thing to flash to white-livered friends on a weekend Fright Night when we're doing a movie marathon of scary movies. Yes, I'm a sadist!
Available at: Daiso
How many times have you wished your face wouldn't shine so much when you're posing for that impromptu shot at the coffee shop (especially if the flash is on!) - which will soon be posted on social media? While you're trying to add up the numbers, Wet n Wild has come out with a 'photofocus' pressed powder that promises to give you a perfectly 'composed' photo, with a lovely matte effect. It uses a light-adjusting technology to ensure that whatever may be the occasion for a snap, you'll always be the best in show!
Available at: Carrefour, Lulu, and Virgin Megastore
Charmed by Minnie
I'm a huge fan of Pandora bracelet charms and, over the years, have built up quite a collection. I usually go for delicate designs, floral pastiches or ethnic motifs. This one I am going for because it's irresistibly cutesy! Imagine wearing Minne Mouse on my wrist alongside the desert camel and the coffee cup!
Available at: Pandora/Price: Dh195
I'm not skirting the issue
I have been on the lookout for a boho skirt. Just a regular one that boasts a nice neutral-ish colour (hint: can be mixed and matched with any top), that's long, flowy and comfy, one I can lounge around in or go to a party in, but would be somewhat form-fitted... and will look good day or night. Surely that's not asking for the moon, right? But believe me when I say I've been failing to snag one! So when I saw this piece, complete with a tassle-y sash, I muttered, "Bull's eye".
Available at: Guess by Marciano