Most of us are back from summer vacations now and reality has started to kick in. Avoid the holiday blues and inject some magic into dull and dreary September with our top post-summer picks from fab online marketplace Little Majlis (a little shopping makes us smile right mamas?).
Shenouk Hippu Paisley Tablecloth AED 225 (plus AED 10 for UAE postage)
Having spent a few summer weekends eating al fresco abroad, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors in Dubai now that the temperature is starting to fall. We are completely lusting after this gorgeous block printed paisley tablecloth handmade by artisans in Jaipur – guaranteed to make any table more beautiful. And oh that hot pink, one of our very favourite colours and a perfect match for the bougainvillea that peppers the city. Make some time for an open air breakfast or dinner and recreate summer memories mamas.
Dimensions: 150x225cm or 225x275cm
‘Betsy’ Twin hair tie set and a little piece of English countryside AED 35 (plus 10 for UAE postage – or free with another item – oh go on you know you want to!)
Ok so we are very overexcited by this little find – not only are these hair ties simply divine (we just can’t get enough of Liberty’s classic British floral fabrics) but they also come with a piece of recycled, plantable paper that will allow you to have your very own bit of English countryside right here in Dubai. Simply place in a pot with some soil, add water, sunshine and a little love and you’ll soon have a colourful spray of cottage wildflowers – amazing right?! We’ll be snapping up these sweet hair accessories to give hair some summer flair and for girlie gifts.
Buttons measure 29mm approx.
Available in 2 colours – orange or blue
Noé sunhat with straps. Handmade and pre-washed, 0-2 years AED 90 (plus AED 15 for UAE postage)
The sun has got his hat on so make sure your little boys do too with this adorable little handmade number complete with strap (which helps to gently persuade them not to take it off every 5 seconds). Little kids mean early starts so make the most of beach friendly temperatures in the morning and – as the Aussies say – ‘slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat’ and go build sandcastles. We’re brimming with love for this piece of headgear for our mini men.
2Birds Navy Leaf Dress – short, AED 200 (plus AED 20 for UAE postage)
It’s hot outside and cold in the a/c – we need a dress that will work from one to the other, from the school gates to work meetings. Cue this beautiful soft leaf print dress, perfect dressed up or down and worn solo or with jeans as a long top. Floaty, feminine and fit for all manner of occasions – we particularly love the split sleeve design, this dress will take us from summer to cooler temperatures in style.
Linen Souk Embroidered hand towel AED 70 (reduced from AED 80) Free UAE postage
Now that most mamas are back from their summer escapades and the desert heat is slowly coming down, we can start to expect the regular influx of visitors and houseguests looking for winter sun. Prepare to get your home guest-ready gorgeous with boutique hotel style embroidered hand towels in a linen and cotton mix that just gets softer over time. Almost too pretty to use but sure to get the mother-in-law stamp of approval.
70cm x 50cm
Embroidered with a floral or scroll design in gold, white, blue or green silk thread. The embroidery can be customised if monogrammed linen is your thing.
Soft Toy, CaN by Celine and Nora, AED 380 (plus AED 25 for UAE postage)
Not exactly synonymous with summer, we just had to include this product because it makes us smile every time we look at it – and that’s good enough reason for it to be part of our wishlist. Send these talented people your kiddos precious drawings or doodles and they’ll turn them into a soft toy to treasure forever – imagine that heart melting stick-person interpretation of mama in cuddly format. Adorablel. We want.