ILLUSTRADO STUFF: Lush, Seafood Nights at the Californian and Havaianas Brasil Logo


Tour of Lush at City Walk, DubaiTour of Lush at City Walk, Dubai

You know what’s better than a Lush store? A fully interactive Lush store! It’s like Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for the cosmetics-obsessed. On top of the usual Lush fare, you have the fabulous Hair Lab where you can sample a cacophony of hair care treatments. Then you have the Gorilla Gallery, dedicated to scents, essential oils, and all things deliciously olfactory. And if that’s not enough, they also have a designated private function area for parties and beauty workshops. We would say it’s “too much,” but who we kiddin? We can never get too much of Lush! Visit them at City Walk 1, Dubai.


Seafood Nights at the Californian, Dusit Thani DubaiSeafood Nights at the Californian, Dusit Thani Dubai

You can never go wrong with dinner at Dusit Thani Dubai. It’s practically foolproof. Amazing food, convenient location, rich interiors, the quintessential Thai-hospitality – it’s Dubai dining at its finest. And for Filipinos craving for sumptuous seafood, Thursday nights at the Californian is the next best thing to teleporting to Boracay. There’s even the “pa-luto” concept, where you can take your pick from a spread of the freshest fruits of the sea and have it grilled to your liking. For enquiries and reservation please call 04 317 4515.

havaianasHavaianas Brasil Logo

Tsinelas noon. Tsinelas ngayon. Tsinelas magpakailanman! You can take the Filipino out of the Philippines, but you can’t take the flip-flops off the Filipino. Winter, spring, summer, or fall – we have a tsinelas for them all. And if you’re a kabayan who places equal importance on style and value for money, chances are, you love Havaianas like we do! We particularly dig the simple and iconic Havaianas with the Bandeira do Brasil flag on a matte strap. And you can’t beat that AED120 price for a smart-looking pair of flip-flops that won’t turn into a mousepad after a few months.


keymission 170KeyMission 170

Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, dustproof, and most importantly, NIKON! The world had been wondering when Nikon would enter the action camera category – and when it finally did, it did so in great style, with 3 brand-spanking new cameras to please the planet’s most ardent adrenaline junkies. Of the KeyMission range, the KeyMission 170 is the most “familiar” in terms of action-cam specs, but it comes equipped with Nikon’s latest innovations, such as SnapBridge wireless connectivity, and 4K UHD movie recording capability. Visit to learn more!



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