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 of Palmar

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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