Very, very English cups of tea Filed on August 11, 2017
Very, very English cups of tea

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

My sassy seabass syndrome
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As a Bengali, I'm supposed to love fish; alas, I don't. But there are certain kinds of fish I like - the endangered hammour, for instance, which I feel too guilty to consume. The other nice fish is the seabass that has a gentle flavour. The stylish Vogue Café has added a Mediterranean twist to the seabass, and is serving a plateful of goodness (I'm sure you know how good a Med diet is!). I can almost smell the capers and eggplants and fresh basil!
Available at: Vogue Café, Dubai Mall
Price: Dh98

A key stake in The Simpsons
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Ralph Wiggum - the eternal oddball - is one of my fave characters from The Simpsons. Look at him here! He looks real cute, right? I want this keychain that I can occasionally look at (like when I'm opening my apartment door)... and smile. I'll remember the cutesy/quirky things he's always said.
Available at: Typo
Price: Dh25

Fellowship of the ring
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With this ring... get married, get Valentined, get fashionable, get ego-centric - the list goes on. The reason why it snapped my gaze is the three-tiered format. I love broad rings that form a structure of their own instead of just looking dainty. A cousin is getting engaged shortly, she wants a ring in white gold; plan to recommend this to her!
Available at: Liali Jewellery
Price: Dh3,200

Take the blues out of the blue
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I always seek out blue - even when I've mentally tutored myself I shouldn't be getting one more blue into my wardrobe. It always makes me happy! My shopping impulses kicked in sharply when I espied this longform dress, with floral patterns. The layers give it such a frothy feel, and one could be forgiven for feeling like a princess.
Available at:
Price: Dh2,920


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.