The return of The Simpsons! Filed on July 21, 2017
The return of The Simpsons!

Not a phone cover person at all, but Bart and Homer Simpson have me mixed up. Thought long and hard, and then decided I'm going to buy 'em in any case and keep them in storage for later (awesome gifts they'd make!). Other than remind me of one of my favourite shows of all time, I love how quirky these silicone covers look! Maybe I will become a phone cover person after all. "Cool, I broke your brain!" I can tell Bart as I fit my phone behind his head.
Available at: Typo, Dubai Mall
Price: Dh59 each

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Veg out with a vengeance
Think kebab platter and you think meats and more meats. That's why I'm intrigued at the prospect of a veg kebab platter - appropriately called 'Vegetarian Feast' -  featuring Tandoori Khumb, Broccoli and Aloo Ki Tikki, Saudhee Aloo, Punjabi Paneer Tikka and Tandoori Salad. Yummy! Feeds my new resolve to eat mostly vegetarian. There are non-veg options too, so carnivores will be more than welcome to join me.
Available at: Zafran Indian Bistro, Mirdif City Center
Price: Dh119

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Birdie num num
I'm not a bird-watcher, but I couldn't take my eyes off this one! I'm sure it's a lovebird, and I get the distinct feeling that it's watching me... closely. A lotion dispenser, no less. I'm thinking of the stock of boring bottled lotions I have, and itching to pour the contents into this happy birdie, and then spritzing away to moisturisation.
Available at: Lifestyle
Price: Dh34

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A charm that's a friend for life
Friendship Day is around the corner - on July 30 - and I have a yen to buy suitable gifts for a couple of my closest pals. Pandora has just come out with its new collection of probables for the big day, and I am hearting these two. Can't think of a better - and more elegant - way to say "I'll be there for you".
Available at: Pandora
Price: Fabric cord bracelet Dh195/ Hearts of Friendship sparkling dangle charm Dh295

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Guardian of the Galaxy
I remain a BlackBerry devotee, but one of my fave - and smartest - family members told me he needs a new smartphone, and I've decided to gift him the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro. Seems perfect: metal body, full HD super AMOLED screen, 3GB RAM and a super-cool camera. Looks pretty amazing too, very sleek and handy... real neat package for the price!
Available at:  Any Samsung retailer
Price: Dh1,049


Sushmita Bose

Sushmita, who came to Dubai in September 2008 on a whim and swore to leave in a year's time (but then obviously didn't), edits wknd., the KT lifestyle mag, and writes the Freewheeling column on the Oped page every Friday. Before joining Khaleej Times, she'd worked for papers like Hindustan Times and Business Standard in New Delhi, and a now-defunct news magazine called Sunday in Calcutta. She likes meeting people, making friends, and Facebooking. And even though she can be spotted hanging out in Dubai's 'new town', she harbours a secret crush on the old quarters, and loves being 'ghetto-ised' in Bur Dubai where she is currently domiciled.


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