All roads lead to Rome

sushmitha@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 4, 2017
All roads lead to Rome

Five objects of desire that we thought we should pick up/try out right away - in case stores run out of them!

Anything Italian has me dewy-eyed, so when I heard of Bvlgari's new fragrance Goldea, The Roman Night, I was like "bellissimo" (little wonder Bella Hadid is the 'muse' ). It has a "chypre floral musk scent", and I could be queen of the night. Besides, I'd been scouting for a 'night perfume'. Just what I needed!
Available at: Sephora UAE
Price: 75 ml for Dh500/50 ml for Dh415

A plate-ful of food I love
Bombay Brasserie is lovely... and now, I'm loving it a little bit more - ever since I heard about the new lunch thali BRUNCH! How's that for innovation? It's available every day between 12.30pm to 3.00pm, and since I'm quite tired of brunch buffets, a thali would be right up my gastronomic street. Sarson Maach (Scottish salmon with mustard), Dahi Pakodi (lentil dumplings with dry mango and melon seed relish) and more goodies - here I come!
Available at: Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai, Business Bay
Price: Dh95 per lunch thali

From couch potato to chair potato
Just like you have statement neckpieces, you have statement chairs... you know, that one piece of furniture that's a standout? Well, it should be a chair because you can sit on it, and feel it, instead of just gazing longingly at some antique bookshelf. This monarch accent chair looks stunning, amazing colours... I'd have liked a pair of arm rests - those that hug you, in case you doze off - but what swings its case is the price point. Unbeatable! I can make a statement without my bank statement looking depleted.  
Available at: Homes r Us, Price: Dh395

I'll be happy to wash my hands
Okay people, this is a lotion dispenser, but I'm going to use it as a handwash dispenser. This is what I needed on my bathroom dresser to make me feel happy - love the yellow and the ear-to-ear beam! Imagine being in hot pursuit of happiness first thing in the morning: as you wake up and head straight to the bathroom to brush your teeth, Mr Smiley gives you the good morning vibe.  
Available at: Lifestyle, Price: Dh79

A no-tangles clean-up drive
A few years ago, I owned a vacuum cleaner. Every time I used it (once a week), I'd get tangled in the wire. I started hating it, and junked it (my cleaner took it away, happily). Panasonic has now come out with a cordless cleaner that's supposed to be very efficient (has dust sensors even). It only needs to be charged, and from then on it'll be like I'm playing golf. Time for some hoovering?
Available at: Plug Ins-DFC, Ace Hardware-DFC Price: Dh2,199

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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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