Is it the weekend yet? Because we are in a mood for a modern staycation, a day at the spa and some delicious sweet treats either at home or at a chic cafe.

Two for one

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown has got a unique staycation offer for residents where you can either grab your besties and book two rooms for the price of one and enjoy a night stay with 30 per cent off food and drinks, or you can indulge in a two-night stay in one room with the same deal on dining. Prices start at Dhs699, book by emailing h7492@sofitel.com, calling +971 4 503 6666 or online at http://www.sofitel-dubai-downtown.com/offers/stay-2-pay-1/.

Fresh feels

 

 

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Our favourite plant-based eatery in Dubai has launched a brand new summer menu filled with all kinds of delicious goodies. Wild & The Moonhas worked on a selection of drinks, dips, super bowls, and desserts that celebrate summer flavours. Try the Wild Burger made up of jackfruit, smoky BBQ sauce, topped with tomatoes, lettuce and caramelized onions and served with a gluten-free bun and a side of wild coleslaw; Summer Protein Bowl consisting of quinoa, cucumber and seaweed tossed in ginger-sesame sauce; Drive Me Mango Smoothie with mango, passionfruit, coconut tapioca pearls and cardamom; and Wild Tiramisu put together with cashews, applesauce, cold brew and vanilla. How can you resist?

Dine like the French

 

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Treat your sweet tooth to some chic desserts at  L’Occitane Café. It will be hard choosing the one when you’re faced with an indulgent selection including black forest, fraisier, cheesecake gourmet, carrot cake and a lavender sponge cake just to name a few. All the recipes can also be entirely customized upon request so feel free to add your personal touch and creativity. With every cake order placed via the MUSE mobile application, a will receive a fabulous L’Occitane candle so you can enjoy your sugary delicacy in style.

Extra TLC

 

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You don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone, and this is exactly how we felt when the spas had to temporarily close for safety reasons. Luckily, our personal sanctuaries of relaxation are back in business, including Anantara Dubai Spa at the Anantara The Palm resort. To welcome back the guests, the Thai-inspired retreat is adding an additional 30-minutes to a 60-minute treatment for free. To keep guests safe, the spa only offers massages and facials at present while the steam rooms, saunas, inhalation rooms, ice rooms, Jacuzzis, hot bath, Moroccan bath and the luxury Turkish hammam are on hold.

Hippy sweet

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Over the last few months, we have all missed something – or someone. The past weeks also proved that the tie-dye trend is here to stay for the summer so mini dessert makers Sugargram have decided to put the two together. The result? Miss You Tie Dye box with a brand new flavour inspired by music legend David Bowie. The tiny and delicious ‘David Rainbow’ cupcakes feature tie dye colours and a yammy vanilla flavour. It also comes with cute little note where you have to complete a sentence  ‘Miss you more than I Miss…’ The box of 25 bite-size cupcakes with the Miss You box is priced at Dhs125 and can be ordered online through ChatFood or Deliveroo. The cupcakes are also available in a small box of 5 flavours priced at Dhs30.

Chic eats

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No Parisian kitchen is complete without a handful of cupboard staples and one of the top French dining spots in Dubai is helping us stock up on the best. La Serre has launched a luxury gourmet line of products including a selection of premium olive oils, jams and spreads, honeys and salts. The olive oil selection is as refined as the restaurant, all you have to do is decide whether you want to go for Huile d’olive au Piment (red chilli olive oil with garlic & thyme), Huile d’olive à l’ail (garlic olive oil), and Huile d’olive aux Herbes de Provence (Provencal herbs olive oil with thyme, rosemary, sage, tarragon, fennel seeds, and garlic). Perfect for slathering on warm, toasted bread in the morning is the Pâte à Tartiner Maison (homemade hazelnut & milk chocolate spread), or the Confiture de Fruits Rouge (berry jam). To accompany your next cup of tea, grab a generous swirl of Miel au Citron et Thym (lemon and thyme honey) or Miel a la Lavande (lavender honey).

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