Shiny and bright things on our seasonal hot list.
M is all about: wonderful winter delights
We love winter dressing, which is a bit of a shame considering we never get to wear our cashmere coats and furry stoles in the UAE. But when it comes to shoes, we have to put our foot down! We save this pair for the coldest day of the year and wear them with as much confidence as we can muster. These red-soled beauties look their best when combined with a prim dress and bare legs.
Dh11,290, Christian Louboutin, Mall of the Emirates, 04 399 0998; Dubai Mall, 04 325 3935
Made using the finest cotton and velvet, this ballet inspired eye mask is filled with lavender to soothe you and fragrance the air. Part of a limited edition collection, you can choose from a rainbow of pastel colours and quirky designs such as Festival Fan, Bathing Belle and Yogi Retreater. Plus, with total black-out guaranteed, you'll be dreaming of a winter wonderland in no time at all.
Dh234, available online at www.holisticsilk.com
Raw steel, brass and gold-plated chains with rough rock crystal stones, the description alone is making us salivate over this divine Gemma Redux Caroline necklace. The brain child of American designer Rachel Dooley, her vintage and industrial materials collection has adorned the necks of the fabulously fashionable elite such as Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively and Jessica Alba. A truly spectacular addition to the eclectic and discerning jewellery box.
Dh1,630, Gemma Redux Caroline Necklace, www.boticca.com
Dress your drawers
Struggling to find new and interesting gifts? Why not opt for these shimmering drawer liners scented with organic essential oils. Made of 100 per cent recycled paper and printed with gold soy ink, you can jazz up a boring cupboard and have lovely smelling clothes at the same time. A stylish present for someone who's got it all.
Dh92, Chevron Drawer Liners available online at www.hammocksandhightea.com
A white Christmas
Selfridges is known for its annual Christmas madness, with London's finest window displays and a great selection of exclusive gifts. This Givenchy tote bag may look quite clean and simple, but common it is not. This version of the popular "Antigona" bag is available at Selfridges for only a limited time; all you have to do is order yours over the phone and it will be delivered to your doorstep. Then you'll be one of the few who own the bag, ensuring mad fashion kudos.
Approximately Dh7,950, Selfridges, +44 113 369 8040
Set the holiday mood with these warming candles from Diptyque. If only this picture were scratch and sniff, because the image doesn't quite do justice to their amazing spicy pine scent (even when unlit). Heavenly.
Dh398, Diptyque Mini Candles Set, Bloomingdale's Home, Dubai Mall, 04 350 5333
Who can resist a classic? For elegant and wonderfully whimsical winter greetings cards, head to Harvest Home. Their new Prey collection is made by a charming company in Bath, UK which also designs mugs, soaps and tea towels in festive patterns and colours.
Prey greetings cards, Dh14, Harvest Home, Jumeirah Centre, 04 342 0225