Clear your calendars, as there is plenty to shop, see and sip this week. Award-winning musical, Hamilton, makes its debut in the region (with tickets selling fast) while Maisons announce eco-friendly collections, beauty bundles and details about upcoming presentations. Catch up on the news you may have missed below.
Song & Dance
The multi award-winning musical, Hamilton, makes its debut in Abu Dhabi on 17 January, kicking off a limited season of shows. The musical is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography and was translated for Broadway by Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2015; it tells the story of America’s past through a modern lens. With 11 Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Grammy Award, tickets are selling fast so secure yours as soon as possible if you don’t want to miss out. Book now
Take A Chance
Combat winter dryness the chic way with the limited-edition Chance hand creams by Chanel Beauty. The pretty pastel set contains three creams infused with three fragrances – Chance, Chance Eau Fraïche and Chance Eau Tendre – that can amplify your existing Chance fragrance routine. The best part? The pocket-sized tubes are perfect for a pick-me-up while on the go. Shop now
Sound of Serenity
The Spa at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi has announced a wellness series hosted by world-renowned practitioners to banish those back-to-work blues. From 25 January to 3 February, holistic practitioner and founder of the Sukkasart Institute of Healing Arts in Thailand, Dr. Buathon Thienarrom, will be hosting a variety of sessions. Sharing her expertise in Taoism, sound healing, Tibetan medicine and mind training, sessions include ZenNaTai, a tension-releasing practice; an Energy Enhancing treatment utilising sound healing techniques; and Mind Transformation, which promotes emotional wellbeing. Book now
Miu Miu debuts its fourth limited-edition Miu Miu Upcycled collection, this time with a focus on denim and patch bags. Utilising pre-2000s denim sourced from global denim specialists, each piece has been selected for their uniqueness, the wear and tear symbolic of their story. The process of reimagining the garment takes place by hand, transforming discards into wide-legged jeans, outerwear, separates and accessories and made all the more Miu Miu with haute couture-inspired embroidery. Miu Miu Upcycled also features a bag for the first time; the patch bag uses leather remnants from previous designs. Shop now
Anastasia Beverly Hills can be credited with transforming every makeup enthusiast’s brow routine. A pioneer of the sculpted HD brow, the celebrity-loved brow expert has unveiled the latest game-changer: The Brow Freeze Gel. The lightweight wax-gel formula offers a laminated look in a tube thanks to a dual-ended applicator; simply brush brows up using the long-bristle edge to shape, then lock in and laminate with the short-bristle edge. With no flakiness or stiffness and the promise of humidity-resistant brows that last all day, this is a sure-fire makeup routine staple. Shop now
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Homegrown furniture brand Custom No.9 has released a cosy collection of nostalgic pieces dubbed Nana’s Atelier. The nostalgic collection draws inspiration from Nana’s living room, utilising elements inspired by the 50s and 60s from rich colourways and wave details to sumptuous fabrics. Nana’s Atelier features cosy dining sofas, armchairs and statement pieces all made-to-order, as well as the brand’s first outdoor set. Shop now
Wake Up Call
The perfect remote working space is hard to come by; it should be peaceful enough to focus yet not lacking atmosphere, with great coffee to keep you going and a delicious menu that doesn’t feel like an afterthought. Enter: Toby’s Estate. The latest café in Jumeirah, it ticks all the boxes and then some. The inviting interiors spill out into a peaceful garden, while brews are inventive and feature limited-edition blends. Learn more
Empire State of Mind
Dior will unveil its pre-fall 2024 collection in the Brooklyn Museum in New York in a demonstration of the Maison’s ties to the United States and its connection to France itself – the Statue of Liberty was gifted by the French to America, after all. The buzzing metropolis had long been a source of inspiration for Christian Dior and creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri continues to celebrate the founding couturier’s passion for the city.
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