Original gifts for Eid at Cities

Cities Shereen Shabnam

There is loads of fun stuff happening near my home with City Walk, Galleria, Al Wasl Vita and Box Park buzzing at night. During my walks I enjoy browsing through the Cities Boutique at Galleria Mall – its has an ideal selection of one-of-a-kind gifting ideas that will be cherished by your loved ones which is just perfect for the upcoming Eid.

Visitors to the shop can choose from endless innovative and eclectic pieces for all ages and tastes. Cities is best known for its dynamic approach to home décor. Each and every piece, unique and eye-catching, was hand-picked from Cities around the world, by boutique owner Hazem Aljesr.

Appealing to the diverse residents of the UAE, the collection includes works by a variety of local and international talent, providing an exceptional collection of art, lifestyle and design pieces under one roof.

Cities offers beautiful and original gifts for everyone, from handcrafted traditional backgammon set made in Lebanon by Nada Debs, to sophisticated chic Abaya’s designed by Orient 499 and DINA JSR. From high-end porcelain tea set handmade by Serge Nicole in France, to stunning, traditional Arabesque lanterns handmade by Lifestyle in Holland. The extensive selection even includes lush pet beds designed by Lord Lou for your furry friends.

With so many treasures to choose from, check the Cities outlet out for your gifting destination this Eid season….i know exactly what I will be getting for little diva this Eid.


Traders Hotel Shereen Shabnam

Food lovers in Abu Dhabi can now head to Traders Hotel to experience culinary delights by Ricky Rimenda Agustiana, the new Executive Sous Chef who brings more than seventeen years of varied culinary experience to the capital from across the globe.
Prior to the appointment he was at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, at the award-winning Pearls and Caviar. With previous Shangri-La experience Ricky knows the standard that has to be upheld throughout the company and outlets.
Ricky comes to Abu Dhabi with five years of experience from Dubai, UAE, where he worked in a luxury 5-star resort and excelled in his role. Before relocating to the Middle East, Ricky worked in Asia and the USA where he gained invaluable culinary experience. Ricky started his career in Singapore and Indonesia, before relocating to New York. Following two years in the Big Apple, Ricky was promoted to Chef de Partie in the sister company in Florida. Let me know what you thought of his culinary creations.