Beauty, Fitness & Lifestyle

4 Books to Read in 2019

New year, new reading list. From the black comedy and Asian nuances in Kevin Kwan’s best-selling Crazy Rich Asians trilogy to the chart-topping tales of what it’s really like to work at the NHS, a la This is Going to Hurt, here are four books to read in 2019… Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng (3.5/5) A story that delves into race, class, privilege, motherhood and morals, Little Fires Everywhere came highly recommended, and whilst it was good, it didn’t totally blow…

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Travel

8 Reasons to Stay at Mauritius’ Most Sustainable Hotel, SALT

Mauritius' Most Sustainable Hotel, SALT of Palmar

Since my last visit 10 years ago, Mauritius has become so much more than a hot bed for honeymooners and tourists alike; the tropical island has evolved into an eco-friendly paradise. Following what the locals call ‘Black Saturday’, a fateful day in April 2013 when it rained for five hours, but because all the sewers had been used as a dumping ground, with every pipe, tube and channel full to the brim with discarded plastic, there was no working drainage…

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Restaurants & Nightlife

4 Vegan Restaurants in Dubai to Try

Bounty Beets, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Whether you’re making a confounded pilgrimage into Veganuary, you’re a veteran of plant-based dishes, or you’re just a carnivorous foodie on the hunt for new haunts, here’s my insider guide to the best vegan restaurants in Dubai. Comptoir 102, Jumeirah Beach Road Housed inside a stylish boho boutique on Beach Road, the menu at Comptoir 102 is awash with vegan, gluten-free and low-cal dishes, all made with organic and raw produce. Whilst it’s not strictly vegan (I had scrambled eggs…

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