Yes, you can be all things to all people. All mindful people, anyway. And that's exactly what our favourite Beach Road jaunt, Comptoir 102 has just proved, not only being a Gallic-owned go-to for bohemian, thinking-woman's brands (Isabel Marant, Jerome Dreyfuss, Sensi Studio, Mesdemoiselles), but a homeware hub providing #interiorsinspo for days, a healthy cafe whose reputation for gluten-free buckwheat pancakes precedes it, and now a purveyor of all-natural beauty bits and pieces. We know. Overachieving.
Curated to within an inch of its life (not a bad thing, FYI. We like a tight edit), the beauty offering is in line with the boutique's overall organic, sustainable philosophy. They've "scouted the globe to source a collection of beauty products with the majority being exclusive to Comptoir 102 in the UAE," and we are fully on board.
We'll be stocking up on NOTO Botanics; a unisex, multiuse cosmetics line crafted with vegan and cruelty-free natural ingredients (also of note: the amazing packaging), Odacite Skincare, created by Valerie Grandury who went on a mission to heal after being diagnosed with cancer, therefore injecting her product line with zero toxins or nasties, and Icelandic brand Root Science, who believe in the gifts of nature above those of science. Those that start as a root, not in a test tube, to be more precise.
We'll see you there for a Chai Latte, a scoop of turmeric ice-cream and a beauty haul!