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    9 Instagram accounts to follow this December

    Beauty

    by Sarah Joseph
    43 mins ago

    A curated guide of all the leading accounts to #follow this festive season.
    Dr. Barbara Sturm@drbarbarasturm
    The secret to anti-ageing!
    Alanui@alanui

    Cosy and cool for uber luxe winter dressing.
    The Attico@the_attico
    For the cool girls.
    Harry Winston@harrywinston
    The ultimate fine jewellery from the renowned NY-based brand.
    Giarité@giarite
    The party season accessories you need.
    Cheval Blanc@chevalblancofficial
    True luxury when it comes to travel.
    Azza@azzashowroom
    Multi-brand fine jewellery boutique in Bahrain curated with precision.
    RAEY@raeyofficial

    Elevated basics designed to last.
    Hôtel Lutetia@hotellutetia

    Palace Appeal in the heart of Saint Germain in Paris.
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    Dreaming of Mykonos? This boutique hotel is one to add to your bucket list

    Lifestyle

    by Olivia Morris
    1 hour ago

    We may be in the midst of winter, but that hasn’t stopped us from dreaming about a Grecian summer.
    In the vein of planning ahead, we want to whisk you away to the shores of Mykonos to give you some wanderlust inspiration for next summer.
    Hidden in the cove of the Ornos Bay area of the island lies Kalesma Mykonos, an exclusive oasis like no other. Blending seamlessly into the surroundings of the island, the look and feel of the hotel have been designed as a collection of houses to resemble a charming Mykonian village.

    Created by the Greek owners, every aspect of this hotel not only provides a truly secluded stay but also at its core ensures an authentic experience on one of the country’s most popular island getaways. Kalesma isn’t what you’d normally associate the party resort of Mykonos with, but it’s a welcomed change – and you’re just a stone’s throw away from the action.
    The Feel
    As soon as you step into this whitewashed haven, you’re overcome by a wave of relaxation. Welcome to paradise.
    Created by the Greek owners, every aspect of this hotel not only provides a truly secluded stay but also at its core ensures an authentic experience on one of the country’s most popular island getaways. Kalesma isn’t what you’d normally associate the party resort of Mykonos with, but it’s a welcomed change – and you’re just a stone’s throw away from the action.
    The Stay

    Ideal for visitors from the GCC region, Kalesma is perhaps the most exclusive resort you’ll find on the Greek island of Mykonos.
    The luxe hideaway features 12 one-bedroom villas, 13 one-bedroom suites and two larger villas accommodating up to eight guests, all of which have their own pools, giving optimum privacy on this bustling island. In fact, it’s the only hotel in Mykonos where this level of privacy is found.
    Each accommodation overlooks Ornos Bay, complete with floor-to-ceiling French doors, meaning you never miss out on any of the breathtaking views. For sun lovers, there’s also the terrace and the pool which becomes a sun trap in the morning and in the evening it becomes a golden oasis as the Grecian sunsets.
    The Food

    Back up at the main part of the hotel, by the reception, lies the hotel’s restaurant, Pere Ubu. Situated just by the hotel’s infinity pool, you’re treated to the same stunning views you’ll see from your room, but out the other side of the restaurant by the firepit, you can see through to the other side of the island, giving a 360-degree aspect to the hotel.
    The food – both breakfast and dinner – is just as impressive as the views with a number of Cycladic dishes on the menu. The seabass was definitely a winner – when in Greece!
    The Verdict
    Five-star service, paired with a five-star hotel makes for nothing short of a spectacular stay. Trust us, you won’t want to leave.
    For more information visit kalesmamykonos.com
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    This advent calendar will make the countdown to Christmas extra special

    Lifestyle

    by Team Emirates Woman
    2 hours ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: There’s nothing better than a warm cup of tea to tame the holiday stress.
    As an annual treat for fine tea lovers, Newby Teas has launched an exclusive Hotel advent calendar that is set to make your teatime a daily delight. Making it the perfect gift for your friends and family, the blends are individually wrapped for utmost freshness with 96 tea bags in total.
    So, get ready to count down the days to Christmas with 24 unique blends cossetted in mini draws to replicate a sophisticated boutique-style hotel. After first launching in 2015, this one-of-a-kind box became an instant success with its luxury high-quality fine-teas catering to a wide audience.

    If you’re looking to expand your tea horizons, the calendars have a plethora of blends to suit everyone’s needs. From Ginseng Oolong to Oriental Sencha, there’s a long list of unending rare varieties for a loaded tea-tasting month. With an array of classic blends such as Moroccan Mint, Ceylon, English Breakfast, Earl Grey and more, this box of 96 teabags taps into the unappreciated diversity of tea.
    Designed with ornate packaging, this sought-after hotel-shaped advent calendar can be repurposed for post-festive purposes. Curated with intricate Parisian designs, the box features charming accents depicting an escape in one of the most romantic destinations in the world. The black and white illustration closely portrays an attentive bell-boy, a chic woman walking her dog and a content creator capturing that perfect shot.

    This exclusive Hotel Newby advent calendar priced at Dhs1,000 is available at the Newby Teas Boutique at Park Hyatt Dubai, which is open daily from 9am to 7pm. As well as Hotel Newby, this quaint boutique has a full range of limited-edition festive gifts making it the perfect option for gifting this season.
    For more information visit newbyteas.com. 
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    7 coffee table books for a strong interiors game

    Lifestyle

    by Team Emirates Woman
    1 hour ago

    Designed for the avid traveller, minimalist and art enthusiast, coffee table books have become a decor staple in every home.
    As a visually stunning aesthetic designed to be placed on coffee tables, bedside tables, dining tables and even TV consoles, coffee table books have gained immense popularity over the years with its think glossy pages created to educate readers of all ages.
    Whether you’re looking to spruce your home or gift a memoir to your loved one, these eye-catching books can seamlessly fit into any shelf.
    With eye-pleasing artwork and carefully curated pages, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the best coffee table books to invest in.

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    Elevate your travel experience with exclusive tips from The Points Guy

    Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, knows how to work the system when it comes to collecting and maximising reward points.

    What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like, your morning routine?
    When I’m at my house in Pennsylvania, I like to have a cup of cold brew coffee with almond milk to get me going and then I like to go out and say good morning to my horses. Their energy is the best way to start the day.

    What inspired you to launch ‘The Points Guy’?
    I’ve had a good understanding of how to maximise points and miles since I was a young child. When I started working in Corporate America, I realised I could start earning a lot of points for myself through work travel. In 2010, I started The Points Guy as a blog for fun, and never in a million years did I think it would grow to what it is today. I get great satisfaction out of helping people unlock the power of points and miles. It’s the best job in the world to help people explore this amazing earth.
    What’s the best way to get started when it comes to building points for an enthusiast?
    Sign up for hotel and airline loyalty programmes as most are free and a great way to earn points when you fly and stay at ho- tels. Second, credit cards are the biggest way to earn points from not only travelling but through everyday purchases. The best way to earn lots of points sustainably is to have a multifaceted approach – earn from travel, earn from everyday spending, and book smartly.

    What are the top 3 tips you can share to get started?
    My top three tips to get started are first, it’s important to get the right credit card that rewards you for what you spend the most on. Secondly, always shop through online shopping portals for extra miles and points and lastly leverage social media and travel platforms to find the best deals such as Scott’s Cheap Flights, The Points Guy and Google Flights.
    What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
    Don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path. Some of my best trips have been to less popular destinations such as Israel and Rwanda which really open your eyes to amazing and different cultures, wildlife, and cuisines.
    What is the best thing you’ve been able to afford through the points you’ve collected?
    It’s been amazing to travel with my parents and take them on memorable trips. For example, we flew the Emirates A380 together and I made my mom take a shower to experience doing so at 40,000 feet in the sky. We also use points and miles to support an amazing nonprofit organisation called PeaceJam and visit their communities in Ghana, Liberia, South Africa and Guatemala. So, using points and miles to both giveback and travel with my parents has been my ultimate dream.
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    ‘It was really hard’: Jennifer Aniston breaks silence on infertility struggles

    Lifestyle

    by Olivia Morris
    4 hours ago

    Jennifer Aniston has opened up about her journey with IVF (In vitro fertilization) for the first time ever.
    In a new cover interview with US magazine Allure, the 53-year-old broke her silence on her infertility and struggles to get pregnant in her 30s and 40s.
    For years, Aniston was subject to tabloid speculation when it came to starting a family when she was married to both Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017.

    But the constant guesswork and reporting surrounding the subject, Aniston admits was “really hard”, particularly as her infertility struggles were unknown to many.
    “All the years and years and years of speculation … It was really hard,” she said. “I was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it. I was throwing everything at it.”
    In fact, upon reflection, the actress admits she wishes someone would have told her to freeze her eggs.
    “I would’ve given anything if someone had said to me, ‘Freeze your eggs. Do yourself a favour.’ You just don’t think it,” she explained in the interview. “So here I am today. The ship has sailed.”

    However, despite her infertility struggles, she has “zero regrets” and it’s, in fact, given her a sense of closure.
    “I have zero regrets,” she said. “I actually feel a little relief now because there is no more, ‘Can I? Maybe. Maybe. Maybe’. I don’t have to think about that anymore.”
    As for if she’d ever walk down the aisle again, the Friends star said “never say never”, but that it wasn’t on her radar.
    “I’d love a relationship. Who knows? There are moments I want to just crawl up in a ball and say, ‘I need support’,” she said. “It would be wonderful to come home and fall into somebody’s arms and say, ‘That was a tough day’.”
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    Tiffany Trump to wed Lebanese ‘billionaire heir’ fiancé this weekend

    Lifestyle

    by Olivia Morris
    4 hours ago

    Donald Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, is set to wed her fiance Michael Boulos this weekend.
    According to reports, the couple will tie the knot this weekend at the former US president’s lavish Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm West Beach Florida with over 500 guests set to attend.
    Over the weekend, the bride-to-be’s elder sister, Ivanka Trump, share a photograph with Tiffany on social media revealing they were in Florida celebrating her bridal shower.
    “Back in Florida, celebrating my beautiful, brilliant and kind sister @tiffanytrump at her bridal shower,” she said.

    Tiffany Trump’s engagement
    Tiffany and Boulos have been engaged for nearly two years. Boulos, who was born in Lebanon and raised in Nigeria, popped the question in January 2021 during former President Trump’s last week in office.

    Trump’s daughter posted a photo of herself and Boulos in the White House to announce her engagement, also showcasing her diamond ring which, according to the Daily Mail, was designed by jeweller Samer Halimeh and is worth $1.2 million (Dhs4.4 million).
    “It has been an honour to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé Michael! Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter!” she captioned the photo.
    Relationship timeline
    As for how the pair met, they were introduced to one another in Greece in the summer of 2018 at Dubai-based Lindsay Lohan’s club in Mykonos.

    The couple were then first seen publicly together at New York Fashion Week that same year.
    Who is Michael Boulos?
    Boulos is of Lebanese and French descent but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where his father, Massad runs Boulos Enterprises and is the CEO of SCOA Nigeria. The 25-year-old has been described as a “billionaire heir” by Vanity Fair.
    Boulos eventually moved from Lagos to London to complete his undergraduate degree.
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    10 countries Sheikh Hamdan has visited

    Lifestyle

    by Sarah Joseph
    5 hours ago

    With travelling back on the radar again, there’s no better source of inspiration than His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.
    From mountainous regions to adrenaline-fueled spots, Fazza’s travels around the world exude his passion for exploration and adventure.
    After digging through the archives, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the potential places to add to your bucket list from Sheikh Hamdan’s feed.
    United Kingdom

    Sheikh Hamdan has been seen in London quite a few times over the years and even recently made a visit with his twins, Rashid and Shaika, to the Godolphin stables. Having previously studied at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Fazza has a strong connection to the UK and is often seen taking a trip to one of his favourite destinations.
    Tanzania

    Exploring both nature and immersing himself in the culture, Sheikh Hamdan’s picture-perfect safari trip to Tanzania looked beyond idyllic. While being surrounded by wildlife, the thrill-seeker shared a series of clips while jumping over a large pool of water and exploring the dense forests. The trip was indeed an adventurous one with all the outdoor activities the royal was seen trying out.
    Japan

    In 2019, Sheikh Hamdan made a visit east to Japan. Regarded as a highly-trained fitness enthusiast, the Dubai royal was seen posing with bronze sculptures of rugby player Michael Leitch and sumo wrestler Tochinoshin Tsuyoshi. He was also captured taking some classes and trying some delicious food, he’s undoubtedly ticked off a host of must-visit venues on his trip to Japan. From grazing through the enchanted streets or travelling by the high-speed bullet train to Tokyo, make a note of all the must-dos on your next trip.
    South Korea

    Nearly three years ago, in 2019, Sheikh Hamdan paid a visit to Seoul in South Korea. He posted a photo of himself in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the country’s must-visit attractions. Along with his Uncle Saeed, they visited historic spots in the city, as well as enjoyed matcha milkshakes, a very popular drink of choice in East Asia.
    Estonia

    In 2018, Sheikh Hamdan took his riding skills international, participating in a 160km endurance race in Estonia. During his travels in the Eastern European country, he also shared a series of photos of him cycling in Estonia along with his friend Saeed Jabber Al Harbi.
    Uzbekistan

    There’s no doubt, that Sheikh Hamdan is always seen posing in the great outdoors. His recent trip to Uzbekistan in November 2021 consisted of all the engaging activities such as camping, falconry, exploring nature and also visiting some of the local residents in the country.
    USA

    Back in 2018, Dubai’s Crown Prince travelled to the USA visiting popular cities like Chicago and New York City.
    Denmark

    Spotted on this self-governing archipelago, which is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands is known for its picturesque coastal cliffs and gorgeous open skies. Seen taking a selfie with nature, this popular photo was all over social media.
    Canada

    Exploring the peaks of British Columbia, the royal was seen enjoying this snow-filled holiday on Canada’s ski slopes back in 2019. This stunning wintry escape is everything one looks for in the cooler months. Snowboarding, snow-cover buildings and spruce trees were some of the elements which truly made this holiday complete.
    Italy

    Seen posing in the popular frame shot with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Sheikh Hamdan visited Italy in 2017, as the snap was captured with perfect precision. From relishing some delicious pasta to walking on the cobbled steps, this beautiful destination is one to add to your list too.
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