Shop of the month

Good (UAE) - - THE GOOD LIFE - Build­ing 6, Dubai De­sign Dis­trict (D3), Dubai, daily 8am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 4226024. Taxi: D3. the­light­house.ae

THE LIGHT­HOUSE

We love a de­sign shop al­most as much as we love a great eatery, so any open­ing that prom­ises to com­bine both is bound to get us ex­cited – and the fact that new D3 con­cept space The Light­house takes its in­spi­ra­tion from the sem­i­nal Virginia Woolf novel of the same name earns it ex­tra credit as far as we’re con­cerned.

De­signed by Anne and Alexan­dra Can­tacuzene from lo­cal firm AAC In­te­ri­ors, the stylish and light in­door/out­door café space boasts an in-house bak­ery and a mezze bar, while the evening nu-disco playlist and live DJ are sure to at­tract a stylish af­ter-work crowd.

For shop­pers, the chic edit of gifts and home­wares brings to­gether items from more than 30 in­ter­na­tional de­sign houses, in­clud­ing Italy’s renowned Al­carol, Ja­pan’s SIWA, the USA’s famed MoMA de­sign store and Swedish glass­ware brand Skogs­berg & Smart. There’s even ar­ti­san choco­late range from Brook­lyn’s Mast, in­spired by the work of Jack­son Pol­lock no less. Stylish, smart and a lit­tle in­tel­lec­tual, The Light­house is al­ready prov­ing a hit with the city’s chicest crowd. We, mean­while, are just try­ing hard to look cool enough to fre­quent it…

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