20 Entertaining Essentials: must-haves at your Dinner Party

The festive season is upon us! Christmas, New Year, and an abundance of celebrations means one thing: parties! As a host, you want to stand out from the crowd. You want to present the most delicious food and drinks, and make it a party to remember; however with so much on your plate (pun intended!) it’s a little hard to keep on top of everything you need in order to fulfil your hosting duties.

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Something Blue – 17 Wedding gift ideas

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
The tradition for the bride to add these 4 objects to her wedding attire or carries them with her on her Wedding day comes from this Old English rhyme. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity.

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Fabulous Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

With Mother’s day around the corner, our gift advisors have picked some gifts that will be sure to wow your mothers and show them how much you love them!

Any way you look at it, iPad mini from Ashraf Electronics is just incredible. And the stunning Retina display is only the beginning. With a new A7 chip, advanced wireless, and powerful apps — all beautifully integrated with iOS 7 — iPad mini with Retina display lets you do more than you ever imagined. 

Ipad from Ashraf Electronics

This beautiful Noir De Mars painting from Objects and Elementsis the perfect addition to any living room

Noir De Mars Paining from Objects and Elements

A thoughtful gift! Surprise your mother with Florentines in a unique arrangement from Lazurd. Choose among a large assortment of delicious florentines available in Lazurd Showroom: Pistacho with mint, Zaatar, Sunflower seeds, peanut, sesame, white chocolate with dried fruit.

Lazurd Florentines UAE

Treat your mother to a Signature SensAsia Hot Stone Massage followed by a 60 minute Elemis facial – Heavenly!

Hot Stone Massage from Sensasia

Be your own barista with the Lattissima Pump Espresso Machinefrom Galeries Lafayette. It’s easy to create authentic Italian drinks with Nespresso’s patented coffee capsule technology

Lattissima Pump Espresso Machine from Galeries Lafayette

We love this beautiful bouquet of pink flowersfrom April Flowers 

pink flowers from April Flowers

This horizontal ceramic vasefrom D.Tales is perfect for making your own creative flower arrangements, whether it’s bringing home those beautiful flowers from the store or simply picking some in your garden or in the field.

Horizontal Ceramic Vase from D.Tales

Treat your mum to a mother’s day picnic with this beautiful picnic basketfrom Harvest Home 

Picnic Basket from Harvest Home

The Versailles Tea Set by Roy Kirkham from Tavola features full blooming pink roses. With a comfortable round shape and no gold trim, this bone china Tea for One includes the 14 oz. teapot, cup and saucer. A lovely gift that is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Versailles Tea Set by Roy Kirkham

Physical fitness and health is the most important part of any mother’s life. Urban Fitness has a variety of packages available that are conducted fitness instructors in the comfort of your home or in a location of your choice. Instructors provide all needed equipment and will conduct fitness assessment and measurements if needed to monitor progress.

Personnel Training from Urban Fitness

If making a family meal each Saturday is getting slightly tedious, why not try something new and involve the whole family at Top Chef’s ‘Saturday Lunch Fever’ class!This workshop is designed to get both parents and children working together to create a delicious feast. Afterwards, sit together, relax and eat!

Saturday Lunch Top Chef Class

Instead of the “formal” portraits in school, treat mum to an outdoor casual family photo shoot from Ugly Duckling Photography. Locations can include the park, beach, or famous Dubai landmarks.

Ugly Duckling Family Photo Session

Beautiful Mug by Emma Bridgewater, Pink Hearts CollectionfromHarvest Home

Mummy Mug by Emma Bridgewater

We love this Alessi La Rosa stylish fruit holder from Tavola. Perfect for any home!  

Alessi La Rosa stylish fruit holder

We love these fabulous IVV Multicolor ice cream bowls from Tavola. The perfect gift as the weather is starting to get warmer

IVV Multicolor ice cream bowls from Tavola

Classic gift. This floral fragrance with hints of roses and jasmine from Galeries Lafayette is the perfect refreshing and feminine perfume.

J'Adore Perfume from Galeries Lafayette

Beautiful Marc Jacobs Clutch handbag by Galeries Lafayette

Marc Jacobs Clutch handbag by Galeries Lafayette

Delight your mum with this elegant Bamboo Serving Boat by L’Objet, from Galeries Lafayette

Bamboo Serving Boat by L’Objet,  from Galeries Lafayette

Beautiful Mother’s Day Silver Plated Tray with cup and glass available in O de Rose.

O de Rose Mother's day Tray

A beautifully modern addition for any mother’s jewelry collection. Sahara bracelet from Pastiche  in IP rose gold and stainless steel with T bar.

Sahara Bracelet Pastiche