Cost effective tips to save energy and money!

Just received some awesome tips from MPLUS+ to GO GREEN. World Earth Day is a gentle reminder to us all to take a step back and evaluate how we are contributing towards building a sustainable future… for ourselves and our future generations!

Small and consistent measures taken at home can go a long way in realizing the dream of a sustainably developed world. Mplus+, an innovative home maintenance company with years of experience in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, brings you quick, simple and effective ecofriendly home maintenance tips that also help reduce your bills!

* Turn off the lights when you leave your home, or even a room. Simple, but saves you a lot of money! This is probably the most obvious, yet commonly overlooked step
* The same goes for electronics and appliances which tend to use up energy even when they are not switched on. Unplugging from the main source is a quick act, and an effective one. Appliances to watch out for are televisions, cell phone chargers, Kettles, computers and VCR/DVD
* Make sure your home is insulated well to help keep it cool in the hot summer months, without having to constantly run the air conditioner. You can do this by closing blinds and drapes, and making sure all doors and windows are closed, to help keep the house cool. You can do so using caulk and weather-stripping to seal leaks, and ensure drafts are covered.

* Replace old light bulbs and electronic equipment with energy saving and eco-friendly options. An easy way to know if you’re really upgrading to an energy-saving appliance or equipment is to look for the Energy Star label.

MPLUS+ provides cost and energy effective installations which include- The AIRCOSAVER, a smart control device that eliminates this excess energy consumption and upgrades the energy efficiency of existing AC systems by 15-25% thus complementing the system’s existing thermostat to deliver significant savings while maintaining comfort; The AERATER, which helps to limit the water flow through the faucet; greatly reducing and regulating the flow of water.

Green Tips for the UAE
We can leverage the months of sweltering heat that we experience in the country to be more environmentally conscious.
* One of the best ways to ‘go green’ here would be to install a solar film. Imagine all that could happen if even a small percentage of the heat is harnessed. From water heating to lights, this can also help save you hundreds of dirhams! Mplus+ can be help you install a Solar Film.

* This requires no heavy duty maintenance, but is most effective- install a clothing line outside if you live in a villa, and on your balcony if you live in an apartment. Not only is this eco-friendly and cost-efficient, it keeps your clothes fresh and smelling great!

Thanks MPLUS+ for the awesome Tips.

Go Green with MPLUS+ with tips on saving energy

Celebrating World Earth Day is a gentle reminder to us all to take a step back and evaluate how we are contributing towards building a sustainable future… for ourselves and our future generations!

Small and consistent measures taken at home can go a long way in realizing the dream of a sustainably developed world. Mplus+, an innovative home maintenance company with years of experience in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, brings you quick, simple and effective ecofriendly home maintenance tips that also help reduce your bills!

* Turn off the lights when you leave your home, or even a room. Simple, but saves you a lot of money! This is probably the most obvious, yet commonly overlooked step
* The same goes for electronics and appliances which tend to use up energy even when they are not switched on. Unplugging from the main source is a quick act, and an effective one. Appliances to watch out for are televisions, cell phone chargers, Kettles, computers and VCR/DVD
* Make sure your home is insulated well to help keep it cool in the hot summer months, without having to constantly run the air conditioner. You can do this by closing blinds and drapes, and making sure all doors and windows are closed, to help keep the house cool. You can do so using caulk and weather-stripping to seal leaks, and ensure drafts are covered.

* Replace old light bulbs and electronic equipment with energy saving and eco-friendly options. An easy way to know if you’re really upgrading to an energy-saving appliance or equipment is to look for the Energy Star label.

MPLUS+ provides cost and energy effective installations which include- The AIRCOSAVER, a smart control device that eliminates this excess energy consumption and upgrades the energy efficiency of existing AC systems by 15-25% thus complementing the system’s existing thermostat to deliver significant savings while maintaining comfort; The AERATER, which helps to limit the water flow through the faucet; greatly reducing and regulating the flow of water.

Green Tips for the UAE
We can leverage the months of sweltering heat that we experience in the country to be more environmentally conscious.
* One of the best ways to ‘go green’ here would be to install a solar film. Imagine all that could happen if even a small percentage of the heat is harnessed. From water heating to lights, this can also help save you hundreds of dirhams! Mplus+ can be help you install a Solar Film.

* This requires no heavy duty maintenance, but is most effective- install a clothing line outside if you live in a villa, and on your balcony if you live in an apartment. Not only is this eco-friendly and cost-efficient, it keeps your clothes fresh and smelling great!

Thanks MPLUS+ for the awesome Tips.

Exquisite Greek products at Mastihashop Dubai

coktail loukoum 340gr

Mastihashop is a new Dubai department store experience with a cosy Boutique Café feel combined to offer an immersive social experience. Located in Aswaaq Mall on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah 1, the Mastihashop collection reflects the modernization of traditional food remedies that include Mastiha/Mastic infused chocolates, sweets, savoury products, cosmetics and skincare, pharmaceuticals, gifts as well as exotic coffee, ice cream, desserts and milkshakes.

Mastihashop venue

Inspired and intriguedby the powerful healing qualities of Mastiha or Mastic and warm memories of his grandmother using Mastic for ailments, local entrepreneur, Mansoor Al Bastaki has embarked on a journey that has brought Mastihashop and its popular products into the UAE.

Mastihashop CoffeeMastiha/Mastic is a natural and rare tree resin, which has proven to have health benefits with its anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. Any raw Mastiha found around the world originates in only one place in Greece, in Chios Islands and Mastiha Shop is the sole supplier of the Mastiha raw resins.

Mansoor Al Bastaki

Under the creative direction of the parent brand, Mastihashop in the UAE has evolved with Mansoor Al Bastaki, Founder and Director of Mastihashop at the helm. The exotic Mastihashop collection reflects the modernization of traditional food remedies and include Mastic infused chocolates, sweets, savoury products, cosmetics and skincare, pharmaceuticals, gifts as well as exotic coffee, ice cream, desserts and milkshakes.

Mastihashop, offers clients the perfect bite, the perfect gift and a cosy hangout for coffee, is located in the Aswaaq Building in Jumeirah 1, Al Wasl Road.The outlet also offers beautiful gift hampers for all occasions and for corporate gifts that can be branded with the individual company logo.

Corporate Gifts Mastihashop

GRUSELLA BY FORMABILIO

Grusella shereen

As i love my own company (currently I’m at dinner working while checking out the pre ramadan iftar menu at the Pullman), I tend to enjoy the time I spend with myself as it is so precious after spending most of the day running around and being with people.

The one place I can just be on my own is at home so I thought of decluttering my work space and spent the last few weeks trying to detox my home every hour I get that is spare. A friend of mine keeps sending images of beautiful gardens and immaculate spaces of living rooms so I decided to check out some stuff on my own.

And I came across this really simple console that constricts as a crane – totally not my flamboyant style as my house is full of antique or Marina furniture that costs a fortune and requires an army to move.

This piece called Grusella, designed by Paolo Foglini for Formabilio, is a console that becomes a shelf, small bookcase, where you place your showpieces, characterized by neat, functional and essential lines.

Grusella, that has a shelf, secured to the wall and a base which ends with the storage tray with a contrasted color inside, is an evocative furniture element. It also characterizes the entry hall as functional and stylish, fitting perfectly in any corner of the living where you decide to put it.

Formabilio has other console in its catalogue: Metafilo with contrasting color finishing, Tconsolle that renovates with style the idea of storage furniture reminding of an easel, Iggy with “sliding compartments” that can be used vertically and horizontally.

Check them out…I like the idea of it but it will take some time for me to let go of the few thousands of books before I embrace the minimalistic lifestyle.

Check out Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hill Collection

Summer hill - shereen Shabnam

Keeping fresh and smelling nice in the summer at all times is hard work as the heat and humidity get worse so I love coming across new things that make you feel good and smell nice – the Crabtree and Evelyn’s new Summer Hill collection may just be the answer as it promises to whisk you away with its irresistible and cheerful scent.

The Summer Hill collection is touted to be light, sensuous and full of promise, capturing the warmth and glow of a May afternoon. Add a dash of summer sweetness with this new flirtatious summer must have as the accents of freshly mown grass and ripe orchard fruits mingle with the notes of fresh white florals in bloom. The effortlessly pretty scent and refreshing combination offers luxurious conditioning, cleansing and essential moisturising to cleanse, soften and leave skin scented with Summer Hill.

Shereen Shabnam- Summer Hill

We know that lazy summer days require an equally effortless beauty regime so check out the skin care range which is deliciously fragrant with its subtle scents of wildflowers, grasses and freshly plucked fruits. The collection includes body lotion, bath and shower gel, bath soap, hand cream and lasting fragrances.

Have fun experimenting and smell awesome right through the summer.