{FEATURED STORE} Les Nereides comes to Dubai

Bonjour lovely people of the Sheikhland!
 
Yes … yours truly is in Parisian moods. Thanks to this new luxury costume jewellery brand that has hit the Sheikhland all the way from Paris.
 
Les Nereides recently opened its first ever store in Middle East in Dubai in CityWalk.
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Pascale and Enzo, along with their children create handmade luxury costume jewellery under this label.
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The jewellery is inspired by seasons, animals, travel, fairy tales, flowers, fruit and the beauty of it is that every piece of jewellery they create is unique as it is all handmade.
 
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Handmade and such intricate details … sigh!
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My favourite piece was this pair of earrings with flamingos. Now isn’t that reeeeally pretty?
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Oh wait … well I also loved this pumpkin ring with a little sparkly Cindrella shoe in it.
 
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Well well well …. how can I not love this gorgeous ballerina pendent?
 
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So, if you too are mad about jewellery like me and like it to be unique, you cannot afford to miss checking out Les Nereides in City Walk.
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Leaving you with their Facebook page link – https://www.facebook.com/lesnereidesdxb/
 
Until I see you next,

{FOOD} Spice & Ice – A Review

When it comes to food, the Sheikhland ensures you have a zillion options to explore. But what is amazing is that there are some hidden gems in the city, which are always a delight to discover.
Spice and Ice in JLT is one such restaurant that I happened to explore recently and was impressed with their creative take on the Indian food with regards to some dishes that I tried.
The ambience is not amazingly lavish but pleasant. I tried their mocktail called – ‘Sundown’ with passion fruit and quite liked it. Was refreshing but not overloaded with sugar.
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The dishes I tried were:
* Cocktail paneer (AED 36) – Loved the presentation of this dish in a martini glass. I had never had the combination of paneer, curry leaves and raddish. Tasted delicious!
 
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* Parmesan Broccolli (AED 40) – I wish this dish tasted as good as it looked. It was too cheesy for my liking.
 
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*Bhatti Paneer (AED 62) – This dish was pretty yum and rich with cashew nut gravy.
 
* Crispy Vegetable Envelope (AED 62) – This was just their star dish according to me. It looks amazing with so many different colours on your plate. It is pickled veggies wrapped in filo pastry served with couscous and mango moilee. It just tasted ahhhmazing. I have never had something like that before and so full marks for creativity here.
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* Dal Makhani (AED 30) – Loved the dal – was light, not too oily or creamy and very yummy.
I was vegetarian for the day but the chicken kebabs looked pretty tempting.
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So, the good thing about this place is that whether you are a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, there are loads of options for either.
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Now for the desserts, I absolutely loved the Mango shrikhand (AED 48). The Gulkand Kulfi was quite nice with the rose after taste.
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So, all in all, Spice and ice is totally worth a try They are running a lot of promotions too at the minute. You can also make use of Entertainer vouchers here.
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Until I see you with yet another post,
 
Toodles

{EVENT} Cath Kidston Flagship Store Launch

Polka dots, floral prints, pretty little things – I was in heaven when I visited the Cath Kidston Store in the Mall of the Emirates for the inauguration by Mr. Alastair Long (Her Majesty’s Deputy Consul General). The event also marked the launch of its Spring Summer 2016 Collection called ‘Blooming lovely’.
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It is one store that I wanted to buy every single thing from.
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Well who can not love such a whole lot of prettiness?
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Known for the signature nostalgic floral patterns, Cath Kidston Store is a stop shop for homeware, clothes, bags, shoes and even has a kids line.
 
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There are many lovely gift items available too in the store.
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Being a candle-hoarder, I could not stop getting some of this floral printed candles. Now isn’t it simple beautiful?
 
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And look at this super-adorable floral mug.
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So, do explore this lovely store if you too are a fan of pretty things. It’s at Level 2 in the Mall of the emirates.
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Until I see you next,
 
 
 

{Event} Toms Store Opens at The Dubai Mall

Hey all you shoe-lovers out there in the Sheikhland!
Yours truly has got some awesome news for you if you like me are always on the look out for cool yet comfy shoes.
And today it’s not just going to be about shoes but about bringing smiles to the less privileged too.
Well, the big news is that we now have a Toms Store in the Sheikhland.
Yes … you heard it right. The famous shoe brand Toms has opened a store in the Dubai Mall.
Toms’ business model has been referred to as the “one for one concept” business model, referring to the company’s promise to deliver a pair of free, new shoes to a child in need for every sale of their retail product. The countries to which the free products are sent have included Argentina, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United States.
Now isn’t that so cool!
Toms are known to be super-comfy but I figured out another reason to love them for and that’s their cute canvas prints.
Toms also do eyewear.
So, I am sure you can’t wait to check this store out and so here is a sneak peek from the launch just for you.

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{BEAUTY EVENT} Glambox x Givenchy@Fortnum & Mason Dubai

Hello lovelies!
 
All excited to share with you about the fabulous afternoon tea with Glambox and luxury beauty brand Givenchy that I had the pleasure to attend.
 
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The venue was the lovely Fortnum and Mason in Downtown Dubai.
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And when Glambox, Givenchy, Girls and a whole lot of Pinkness came together in that space along with some scrumptious high tea delights, it rather became a special afternoon.
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I also got to try the Givenchy make-up and interact with the lovely team behind the brand.
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The event also marked the launch of Givenchy’s new fragrance ‘Live Irresistable’, which is a mesmerising perfume with notes of pineapple, rose, pepper, amber and musk.
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Until I see you next,
 
Stay Pink! Stay Pretty!

{Chandni Reviews} – YouGotaGift.com

Just imagine a world without the ‘gift-gesture’. How boring, unexciting that would be!

Like any other girl, I love receiving and giving gifts. Though I got to admit that many a times I find myself struggling with choosing that perfect gift for someone, something that would fit in my budget and would also make the other person happy.

With a week that revolves around meeting tight deadlines and a weekend that mostly vanishes in the blink of an eye, I find myself lost, helpless to go out and do gift-hunting as I am someone who believes in giving gifts that are not just kept aside but are used with a big smile.

I am sure that many of you can relate to me on this. Isn’t it?

And those of you, who are saying ‘yes’, yours truly is just about to make your life very simple by introducing you to ‘Yougotagift.com’ – An online mall of Gift cards.

With the festive season here, I guess I was approached just at the right time to review ‘Yougotagift.com’.

So, in a nutshell, the whole process of receiving and giving gifts is a super easy process of few clicks explained in the pictures below.

How I received my gift card –

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How I can give a gift card –

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So, from a whole lot of choices available, you can choose and pay for what gift card you wish to go for – all in a few clicks – Easy peasy!!!!

The collection of the gift by the receiver is also hassle -free. It just took me 5 minutes to present my gift card to Woojoh (the store I had to use my gift card in), get it verified by the staff and just pick my choice of stuff using it.

Needless to say, I walked out of the store all happy and smiling with a gift that I had the liberty to choose for myself and ofcourse the giver of the gift card to thank for it.

So, in case you also want to simplify the whole process of gifting for yourself and ensure you make the receiver of the gift all happy, I would say ‘Yougotagift.com’ is absolutely worth a check out.

Direct link to the website -https://yougotagift.com/

Happy gifting peeps! 🙂

And if you end up giving it a try, do not forget to tell me all about your experience. You know I love to hear from you.

Until I see you next,

Toodles!

Chandni

https://yougotagift.com/ref/blogger/chandniatsheikhaland

A ‘Max-style’ Monochrome Evening!

Hello peeps!

How is the Sunday coming along?

For me, it is one on which I am finding it hard to figure out what to blog about first – with the past couple of weeks being all about some amazing events happening in the Sheikhland and also with me having tried some fabulous beauty/make up products, trust me there is so much I have to share with you all in this space in this week!

So, today let me tell you the tale of the most unique event I was invited to last week.

Now, when you talk about a fashion collection launch, what comes to your mind first? A ramp, models, catwalk … am I right?

I can see you nodding your pretty heads.

But imagine a fashion collection launch in a private ski chalet overlooking Ski Dubai in the popular Kempinski Hotel, the Mall of Emirates climaxing with a close encounter with Penguins …. real Penguins.

Are you smiling at the imagination? Well, then you can guess how big my smile would have been being at the Monochrome Evening of fashion and fun to preview the new Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection by the Sheikhland’s homegrown brand – Max Fashions.

My favourites from the collection were the pastel sweaters, printed sweat-shirts and paisley-print jackets. .

As for the accessories, here are my favourite picks for the bags.

A glimpse of the men’s collection –

There was a showcase of the kids’ wear and the homeware too.

I particularly liked the mugs in the monochrome theme.

The atmosphere at the event was all cosy, relaxed and fashionable all at the same time. It was great to meet and interact with the Max team including the Deputy GM Design Ankur Srivastava who gave a brief on the whole collection.

Well, the best part of the event was yet to come and kudos to the Max team for this awesome treat to the invitees. Ladies and gentlemen! Feel free to feel jealous but yours truly got an opportunity with the very cute Penguins in the Ski Dubai. It will be such a treasured memory for me and the experience made the whole evening rather an event to cherish for years to come.

So, watch out for your nearest Max Stores for their new AW collection. Living upto the Max-style, it is pocket-friendly – more fashion, more value – as the Max caption goes.

So, signing out for now. Hope you enjoyed reading my evening of some Max-fun.

Until we speak next,

Toodles

Chandni

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