A to the R to the T (Am so Ridiculously Talented) competition This S*uce initiative aims to support children’s artistic creativity. Kids aged four to 15 are invited to draw their families and submit the artwork to email@example.com. The entries will then be featured in a series of gift hampers to be sold at the DXB store at Sikka Art Fair, Design Days and Art Dubai. Ongoing. S*uce Gifts at Al Wasl Square, and DXB store at Art Dubai, Design Days and Sikka Art Fair, www.shopatsauce.com/art (no number).
Fashion Through The Ages at Vogue Café Dubai From Saturday March 16, Level Shoe District’s stylish eatery (scheduled to open any day now) is exhibiting beautiful Vogue magazine image archives illustrating the journey of fashion from past to present. Until April 10. Vogue Café, Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall (no number).
Souk Al Manzil weekend market This new Downtown market is now open, offering art, vintage fashion, handmade jewellery, eco-products, organic bread, flowers, antiques, household items, sunglasses and more. Thu-Sat 10am-5pm. Until April 6. Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New stores & collections
Daiso now open at The Dubai Mall This Japanese shop is inviting bargain-seekers to its flagship store now stocked to the max in the mega mall. Browse the treasure trove of low-priced items to find quirky homewares, novelty Japanese snacks and more. Daiso, The Dubai Mall (04 388 2902.).
Offers and deals
Discounts on second-hand designer goods at Lovin My Bags Luxury handbags, shoes belts and accessories from big-name brands including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu have been slashed by up to 70 percent. The sale is running until April, but we’d suggest you put some pep in your step and get down there to snap up the best deals. Until April 30. Lovin My Bags Boutique, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 386 6081).
Mother’s Day cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery If you’re lucky enough to have your mum living nearby, buy her an edible treat on Thursday March 21. From Sunday March 17, NYC import Magnolia Bakery is selling special limited-edition cupcakes in celebration of Mother’s Day, with buttercream icing in pastel colours. They’re decorated with vintage pics of mums baking and are tied with a ribbon. Dhs16 per box. Magnolia Bakery, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5440).
Pampering deals at Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mirdif City Centre Need to wind down after all that shopping? Every Monday, this ladies-only salon offers a free L’Oréal hair treatment with every cut and blow-dry, and a free back massage with every spa mani and pedi. 10am-2pm. Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mirdif City Centre (04 284 3554).
Win a pair of Charlotte Olympia shoes Harvey Nichols will this week unveil British shoe designer Charlotte Olympia’s La Vie En Rose collection. From Thursday March 14, fans of Harvey Nichols’ Facebook page are invited to vote for their favourite Charlotte Olympia shoe for the chance to win a pair. Until March 21. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, www.facebook.com/HNDubai (04 409 8888).
Promotions at Lamcy Plaza This Oud Metha stalwart is offering shoppers a range of deals in several of its outlets, including buy one get three free at Ted Lapidus, and three pairs of knickers for Dhs119 at La Senza. Until March 18. Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha (04 335 9999).
Spring/summer fashion promotion at Mirdif City Centre and Deira City Centre Spend Dhs300 at MCC or DCC in March and you’ll have the chance to win weekly shopping sprees of Dhs25,000, with a total of Dhs100,000 worth of prizes being dished out during the month. Purchases at fashion stores double your entry to win, plus shoppers will also receive a ‘fashion voucher’ for the chance to win a gold-plated 64GB iPhone 5. Until March 31. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422); Deira City Centre (04 295 6688).
The Dubai Mall Walk Want to get a free breakfast and T-shirt? Fitness First leads mall walks every Sunday at 7.30am. Visitors are welcomed with a warm-up session, which includes a free breakfast from Tim Hortons. Register at the guest service centre desks at The Dubai Mall or head to Fitness First’s Al Manzil Club. Free. Until March 31. The Dubai Mall (04 437 0576).