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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Hit List: From the Yard organic farmers' market opens, purr-fect your cat eye and more 

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Visit the new farmers market at Palm Strip Mall in Dubai every Friday from 8am to noon. Getty Images
Visit the new farmers market at Palm Strip Mall in Dubai every Friday from 8am to noon. Getty Images

Fresh and organic produce at new farmers’ market in Dubai

Organic food lovers around the Emirates will be pleased to hear there is a new farmers’ market in Dubai. The market is a collaboration with Deena Organic Farm and is being held at Palm Strip Mall on Jumeirah Road every Friday from 8am to 2pm. At ‘From the Yard’ you’ll find organic produce including seasonal fruits and vegetables, free-range eggs and home-made cheeses. There are also chefs there offering taste-testing. The adjoining Amongst Few Café also has a ‘From the Yard’ menu that includes dishes like an acai smoothie bowl, fried or scrambled eggs, and organic sausages. For a healthier start to your weekend check it out or call 04 330 8965 for more details.

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The best of Kerala at Airlines

Let’s face it, there are times when we just want a familiar face and some old fashioned comfort food. Well, if you’re in this type of mood, head down to Airlines Restaurant. This Abu Dhabi eatery specialises in Keralan food but it has been dishing out general Indian and Chinese fare since the 1980s. Head there on Friday and try the buffet: soups, salad, biryani, chicken lollipops, butter chicken and much more for just Dh35. If you’re in lunch mode, try their banana leaf thali for Dh20. Airlines Restaurant is located in Al Markaziya, close to the Al Maha Arjaan hotel on Hamdan Street.

Head to Airlines Restaurant for some comfort food. John Dennehy / The National
Head to Airlines Restaurant for some comfort food. John Dennehy / The National

Purrfect your cat-eyes

Even for those who think they’re good at doing make-up, the one thing that usually proves most challenging is the ability to do a decent cat-eye with liner. Enter The Vamp Stamp’s VaVaVoom Stamp. There are multiple beauty gurus on YouTube who prove it makes doing a standout cat-eye that is precise and matches much easier. The VaVaVoom Stamp is available in three sizes – kitten, medium and large – depending on how dramatic you want your liner to be. The make-up tool has two wing-shaped rubber stamps that you need to dip into a liner (you can either use a liquid, or a gel, whichever you prefer). Then you place it on the edge of the eye, stamp and connect it to the liner on your lid. This helpful tool takes a little time to master the technique but it will almost certainly up your cat-eye game. If you have trouble applying your liner evenly, then this could be for you. The VaVaVoom Stamp will set you back around Dh100 and is available to purchase online from www.cultbeauty.co.uk

Get perfect, dramatic eyes every time with the Vamp Stamp. Getty Images
Get perfect, dramatic eyes every time with the Vamp Stamp. Getty Images

Pick up some handy skills at TechShop’s practical classes

If you’re a self-starter and fancy doing things for yourself instead of paying an expert perhaps the classes at TechShop in Al Zeina are of interest. There are sessions you can join that focus on laser cutting, etching and 3-D printing, while others include basic metal workshops in which the first task is a bottle opener. Woodwork, electronics, ceramics, textiles and arts and crafts instruction are also available. Workshops are held throughout the month and are open to everyone. Go to www.techshop.ae or call 02 558 8624 to see what you can find to make your DIY endeavours even more impressive.

Try your hand at DIY projects at TechShop in Al Zeina. Courtesy TechShop
Try your hand at DIY projects at TechShop in Al Zeina. Courtesy TechShop