Happy as a clam

The culinary world is truly your oyster when you sit down to dine from the new clam and mussels menu at Sukhothai, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre. Throughout October beloved Thai dishes such as glass noodle salad and panang curry get a mollusc makeover – or you can simply savour the crustaceans steamed or stir-fried in authentic Thai condiments such as chilli paste and sweet basil. Go on, come out of your shell! From Dh57. Visit www.sukhothai-dubai.com.

Evergreen style

Turn the fashionistas around you (emerald) green with envy in this gorgeous skirt by Simona Corsellini. We’re lusting after this lustrous number as the Italian designer keeps it short, sweet and satin – ticking off all the A/W15 trend boxes. The billowy silhouette flatters all body shapes and will take you from classy dinners to grungy night-outs effortlessly. Dh850, Bloomingdale’s.

Stay En Vogue

You’ve seen and coveted designs by Masaba Gupta, Anushree Reddy and Hema Kaul on Bollywood stars and in the pages of glossy fashion magazines. Now meet them and browse through their creations at the eighth En Vogue by AAJK exhibition on October 10. Actress Padmini Kolhapure will also be there to launch her Indo-Western label Padmasitaa featuring ethereal hand-embellished sarees, tunics and lehengas showcasing the best of vintage Indian embroidery. From 10am-9pm, Al Yasat Ballroom, Murooj Rotana Hotel. Call 04 372 2222 or email envoguedxb@gmail.com.

Thrill of the grill

As the summer sun simmers down it’s time to fire up the barbie. But don’t bother flipping burgers yourself (far too much like hard work!). Instead head to beachfront Italian eatery Plaj’s sizzling BBQ evenings, complete with soothing sea views and varieties of juicy surf, turf and cluck-steaks (chicken to you and me!), and lobsters with sides of rice, potatoes or salads, plus a starter and dessert of your choosing. Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Dh280 per person. Call 04 453 0444.

Pardon our Frunch

We’re prolific brunch-goers who’ve seen and eaten it all, so very rarely does a Friday brunch’s inventiveness knock our socks off, like the Icon Lounge’s ‘Frunch’ at Radisson Blu has done. Portmanteau for Friday Brunch, this clever European buffet throws in a unique mixture of pub grub like bangers and mash, Yorkshire pudding and dedicated waffle section with scrumptious mains (roast lamb leg), moreish antipasti (octopus potato salad), soups, pizzas, cheeses and cold cuts. Don’t forget to visit the ‘candy shop’ dessert counter loaded with cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding, marshmallow BBQ and more. Kids are kept entertained with popcorn and pizza classes. From Dh249, 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Call 04 366 9163 or email certo.mediacity.dubai@radissonblu.com.

Scarf down

Chanel and Fendi honcho Karl Lagerfeld’s personal accessories style has always been avant-garde and a little out of our depth– think high-neck collars, finger-less gloves and immovable sunglasses. Now at last there’s a Lagerfeld accessory we can carry with panache – this brushstroke print scarf from the genius couturier’s A/W 15 collection. Blending fluid monochromatic material with orange splotches, knot this up as a standout neckpiece to infuse your fall apparel with some Karl kool. Price on request at Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall.