Sometimes we miss a cold winter – like when awful weather forces you to stay home and snuggle up with a blanket all the latest books, TV series or a good movie. Summer here in the UAE is perhaps the best time to take a mini social time-out and spend some time enjoying the pleasures of staying in…

comptoir 102


Staying home doesn’t have to mean slaving in the kitchen or ordering in a greasy deep-pan pizza. Luckily these days there are lots of new, healthy dine-in options. But we’re particularly excited that our favourite French, health café, Comptoir 102, is now offering takeout service. Expect the same tasty, high-quality vegan and gluten-free food, but to go (anywhere you want)! The service will be available from 8:30am – 6pm. Visit here for more information.


Tips & Toes


Imagine this: you’re sitting at home, perfectly relaxed in you’re most comfortable sweats and bam, you break a nail and have a beauty emergency on your hands (literally). Now you have two solutions: get mall-ready  and head out or call the beauty angels at Tips & Toes and have them come to you. The latter, surely? Tips & Toes  have just introduced @Home Services for Palm Jumeirah, Dubai and Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi customers. Prices are just 20 per cent more than at the salon. For Dubai call the Palm Jumeirah branch on (04) 4220353 or Khalifa City for Abu Dhabi on (02) 5572255.


 urban brunch-hq


If you can’t bear the thought of staying home all weekend, then why not have a picnic? If you’re thinking it’s too hot to be outdoors, you’d be right, unless, of course, you were by the pool with a basket full of food and cold drinks being brought to you throughout the afternoon. 3in1 at Vida Downtown Dubai host the Urban Picnic Brunch every Friday from 1-5pm. Prices are Dhs225, inclusive of unlimited soft beverages and juices; Dhs295 inclusive of unlimited selected beverages and Dhs495 inclusive of unlimited bubbly. For more information call (04) 8883444 or email dine@vida-hotels.com


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