We are half way through the first month of the new year, and so far we’ve been to our sticking to our good living resolutions. This weekend there are a host of fun things to do in the city, some of which are definitely going to affect our shopping resolutions…
WATCHING THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Based on the autobiographical book by Jane Hawking, this film tells the story of her relationship with Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is one of the world’s greatest minds. Early in their marriage Stephen was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS) that saw his physical abilities deteriorate until he was virtually paralysed. Their combined strength and determination enabled Stephen to continue to pursue his groundbreaking work. Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne star in this touching film for which Redmayne just won a Golden Globe for his incredible performance.
HANGING OUT AT THE MARKET OTB
Market OTB is back this year after a spectacular inaugural year last year. Part of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) the Market OTB is a platform to explore new retail concepts and up-and-coming brands. The market starts today (January 15) and will run until January 24. Located at South Ridge Park under the Burj Khalifa, the market consists of open-air stalls and refurbished shipping containers. There will be 55 vendors this year covering fashion, accessories, art, homewear and food, as well as include industry talks, performances, family entertainment. Be sure to pop passed the Hautletic activewear stand who will be hosting complimentary yoga and bootcamp classes. The market runs until 10pm every night. For more information, visit here.
GETTING COSY AT THE MAHIKI SKI CHALET
While there has been a chill in the air the last few days, many will be pining for snow-covered mountain tops and warm mugs of sweet chocolate in front of the fire. Mahiki, the Polynesian-themed cocktail bar at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has decided to keep the seasonal spirit going and have converted their ‘White Winter Wonderland’ into a magical après ski style hideaway. So pull out your earmuffs and beanie and head over this weekend. For more information, visit here.
GETTING FASHIONABLE AT SOPRITTI’S SPRING EDITION
Sopritti will be hosting their spring fashion, glamour and lifestyle exhibition at the Yasat Ballroom at the Murooj Rotana Hotel in Dubai on Saturday (January 17). A UAE based initiative, Sopritti is a showcase for sought-after international designers and this edition will feature Varun Bahl, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Rina Dhaka, Monica Bhayanna, Studio Sajid and Pakistani brand Mehreen Noorani. sopritti’s events also support a good cause, helping to raise awareness about issues including the well-being of less fortunate children in the UAE and around the world. For more information visit here.
ONE FOR THE WEEK:
KEEPING ON TRACK WITH PRET TO GO
If you’re looking for natural, healthy and convenient ready-made meals then Pret To Go is what you’re looking for. With their new outlet in DIFC, Pret offers a wide range of fresh and wholesome meal options like organic porridges, salads, soups and cold-pressed juices. With mouth-watering menu options like Asian Chicken Dumpling soup, Petit Lentils salad and Cacao Cashew juice, there is no reason to sacrifice flavour when eating healthy and nourishing food. For more information, visit here.
Image: Miss Selfridge AW14