On the lobster trail
Five objects of desire that we thought we should pick up/try out right away - in case stores run out of them!
Someone said east is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet (Rudyard Kipling, if I remember correctly), but Lobster & Burger is turning that on its head. A new dish, Lobster Tikka, packs the flavours of north Indian street food in the posh lobster. Served with sides of garnished cumin rice and brioche bread. Promises to be finger-licking good!
Available at: Lobster & Burger, DIFC, Dubai
Ironing out the blips
The hair dryer is a girl's best friend when she's travelling; but, often, she forgets about her other pal: the travel iron. How many times have you had to pay prohibitively for laundry services at hotels because you forgot to pack in an iron? I have, many times. Hopefully, not anymore. I have my eyes set on this feather-weight Black + Decker (I also love their toasters!) travel mate. No more creases, only sleek lines.
Available at: ACE
Bose is always music to my ears
This shares my family name. Bose. I'm obviously proud, no end, of its 'heritage'. These days, a full-scale music system seems to be a bit out of place since music can be availed of so easily, anywhere, anytime. The Bose SoundLink Mini is a bluetooth speaker that delivers full, natural sound with dramatically deeper bass than you'd expect from an ultra-compact speaker (it also features a built-in microphone for taking calls, and makes easy wireless connections). And the perfect size: I can lug it around anywhere, anytime!
Available at: Jumbo Electronics; Price: Dh899
Being a barista
Nothing like a great cup of coffee... at all odd hours. The Upphetta coffee maker is compact, effective - plus cheap and cheerful! I don't have to be terrified of breaking it and feeling miserable over pouring hot water on my coffee-making plans. So, here's what I need to be a barista now: Pour hot water over ground coffee beans, push down the
strainer and serve straight up. Some cream and sugar, please. Easy peasy. Here's to the cuppa that cheers.
Available at: IKEA
Mirror, mirror, on my bag...
Call me a true-blue desi girl, I love subcontinental ethnic flourishes. This Star Mela tote will just be such a stand-out in the midst of a handbags' clutter with its lovely mirrorwork, motifs and pops of colour. Maybe not suitable for work, but this will work wonders at an evening out or a laidback brunch.