I’ve been using Lumees since I discovered it a couple of years ago. Since then, the brand has become a lot bigger and other brands have been following suit (I’ve dabbled with a couple, and the Lumee still wins). Not only does it work as the most durable phone cover (it has protected my phone from endless falls), it gives you the best light on a night out. I personally have the duo, which has a light on both sides. The picture above was taken on my iPhone 7 Lumee case in dim lighting. To shop, click
Restaurant: New Shanghai at The Dubai Mall
If there is one cuisine I will always constantly crave (other than Thai food), it’s modern Chinese food. I was super excited to hear about New Shanghai having just opened a few weeks ago at The Dubai Mall – basement level, right by Eataly. A chain from Australia and Shanghai, the space is actually gorgeous, the dishes are incredibly affordable and actually really good, which is usually not the case when it comes to affordable restaurants these days. My favorite dishes included the sweet corn soup (which comes with chicken), the dumplings (they make them fresh in-house), the sweet and sour chicken, Kung pao chicken and the rainbow beef (crispy and flavorful). They could have had more of a selection when it came to dessert, but definitely heading back.
Music: Bose Soundlink Micro
When it comes to headphones and speakers, the ones I never switch up are Bose. The wireless headphones I got last year are with me whenever I’m working out or traveling. I recently got my hands on the soundlink micro to do the job when I can’t use bigger speakers, and I must say I was incredibly impressed. Comes in 3 color ways – black, navy and orange (I have that one), the speakers fit in one hand, are waterproof, have a strap you can attach to backpacks or bikes – and the highlight of it all, was the sound. The custom-designed transducer reproduces sound better than any speaker of its size.
Weekend: Check out my guide on The Huntr . I’ve joined the site as Music and nightlife editor.