The finest luxurious indulgences are on our hot list this week.
M is all about: luxury
A fabulous At.mosphere
If you haven't already got the date in your diary, then please put it in immediately: Wednesday nights are ladies nights at the world's tallest building and simply put, it is the place to be seen. The über-chic At.mosphere restaurant and lounge on Level 122 of the Burj Khalifa will provide the live music, drinks and canapés as you lounge around looking out at the Dubai sunset. Plus, ladies get two free glasses of bubbly on arrival. We'll see you there.
Ladies night at At.mosphere lounge, every Wednesday from 6-9pm, Burj Khalifa, 04 888 3828
A girl can never have enough shoes - although when they cost more than a staggering Dh812,000, making them the most expensive in the world, we might have to pause for thought. The brain child of British jewellery designer Christopher Michael Shellis, these oh-so fabulous heels are handcrafted from solid gold and then encrusted with more than 2,000 brilliant cut diamonds. If that wasn't bling enough, there's also an extravagant Dh870,800 clutch bag or a Dh162,550 compact mirror to accessorise the look. What more could you want?
Eternal Borgezie Diamond Stiletto, Dh812,730, available online at www.borgezie.com
The super-hip Anna Dello Russo, fashion royalty and editor at large for Vogue Japan, is going to be visiting our very own Dubai. The fashion world's queen of crazy (since Gaga decided to tone it down and all), Dello Russo is the poster girl for fashion excess - and we mean that in the best possible way. She's going to visit Symphony boutique in Dubai Mall tomorrow between 11am and 1pm. You can meet the icon, buy her perfume, Beyond, get an autograph and have your photo taken with her.
Symphony, Dubai Mall, 04 330 8050, www.symphony.ae
Wondering what to wear on your winter holiday to St Tropez? This exquisite Fabergé egg pendant, of course. Bejewelled, superbly crafted and steeped in a sense of Russian history, this couture golden egg with spiralling lines of diamonds celebrates joy and new life. Paying homage to the legendary Imperial Eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé from 1885 to 1917, the collection boasts more than 60 designs in a dazzling choice of precious metals and gemstones. You'll feel like a Russian empress in no time.
Oeuf Spirale or Jaune, Dh81,912, available at www.faberge.com
The new Damier
Most of you are already familiar with Louis Vuitton's classic brown/camel or grey/white canvas Damier bags - some of you might even own one. But this men's holdall is in a league of its own. It's the first leather Damier, the bright tomato colour is original and the style premiered in its A/W 2011-2012 runway collection. And it's extremely versatile: If you're going away for a long weekend without your man, you could easily borrow it and pass it off as your own. One for the Christmas present list...
Dh9,900, Louis Vuitton, Marina Mall, 02 681 2166; Dubai Mall, 04 330 8060 and elsewhere
All about the bling
Any new launch from Damas, the gorgeous gold and silver jewellery and intricate watches maker, is reason to rejoice. These limited edition gold-plated iPhone 4 and iPad 2 devices have us grinning from ear to ear, not to mention almost blinded by their shininess. Made from 24kt gold, there are only 250 pieces per design - so perhaps it's time to put in a call to the offshore bank account and grab one quick.
Limited edition 24-carat iPhone 4, Dh13,495; the iPad 2, Dh19,995 available from Contours by Damas, www.damasjewel.com