The Weekend Edit: Poetry and Tidy Tabletops

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From Kaia Gerber reading for Loewe to Rupi Kaur performing poetry for Valentino and Heidi Afifi explaining the magic of tidying, here’s what to tune into this weekend 


Dubai-based restaurant Masti

Dreaming about the chic beachside restaurants you used to visit on the weekend? Good news, La Mer hotspot Masti — from the mind of award winning chef Hari Nayak — is now delivering to your doorstep, and this weekend there’s a thirty percent discount for all customers. Offering reinterpreted Indian cuisine, the delivery menu includes pulled tandoori chicken bao, prawn biryani and choco lotus delight, as well as Matsi’s famed mixers for creating your own mocktails. Start ordering from noon — just in time for Friday brunch on the balcony; available via Deliveroo, Zomato and ChatFood. 


Poet Rupi Kaur

Valentino has launched a new series of Instagram-streamed performances starring artists, poets and singers. For the second episode of the series — named #ChezMaisonValentino — the house is set to welcome author and poet Rupi Kaur; known for her books Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers. The live performance will take place via Instagram Stories @maisonvalentino on April 23 at 8pm (UAE time).

Tableware from Maiolica

Dubai-based home décor e-commerce platform, Maiolica, is collaborating with Heidi Afifi from the KonMari method for an Instagram talk on the magic of tidying. The masterclass will offer guidance on creating a healthy home, introducing daily routines and decluttering to regain order and balance in your life. From dressing up a space to organising the wardrobe and creating art-worthy tabletops — in time for upcoming iftars — this talk is must-watch for those who want to establish a happy home in a time of coronavirus. Saturday April 25 live on @themaiolica. 


Kaia Gerber walking for Loewe

Join Loewe’s series of live ‘Loewe En Casa’ Instagram events this weekend — from celebrating world book day to taking a studio tour with artist Josh Faught. On Thursday (April 23) at 9pm (UAE time), supermodel and literature lover, Kaia Gerber, will be and reading an extract from a Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. And on Saturday (April 25) at 9pm (UAE time), explore the art studio of San Francisco-based creative Josh Faught; the artist who  presented an exhibition of works at Casa Loewe London entitled ‘Mr. Kramer’s Dream House’. All via @loewe

Cooling cucumber and yoghurt face mask

Yes, self-care Saturdays are now thing. This weekend cocoon at home and restore some spa-like bliss into beauty regime with a DIY cucumber and yoghurt face mask from Galina Antoniuk, director of spa at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. The cooling combination has a soothing effect on skin and the natural ingredients moisturise, softens and refreshes the skin. To create the mask, simply mix 3 tablespoons of plain natural yoghurt with half a cucumber, grated; then apply to face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes; wash it off using cool water;