April 2014 | Issue # 181 www.bazaar-magazine.com
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I think April is probably my favorite month of the year here in Kuwait. All the national and religious holidays and breaks that interrupt the smooth flow of work, and make the months way too short are finally over, and one can focus on work without the distraction and dilemma of deciding whether to travel or not every time there is a long weekend. It’s always such an internal struggle, especially for us expats who live in Kuwait. Somehow we are programmed (brainwashed?) into thinking that every time there is a break, no matter how short, we need to book a flight, pack a bag, hop on a plane and head to Sharm, Dubai, Beirut, Oman, Goa, or some other exotic destination in the vicinity. Between finding the right destination, coming up with the money for the tickets and the actual trip, and then coming back to Kuwait exhausted, broke, and vaguely depressed (who wouldn’t be when you arrive home at midnight, and have to head to work the next day at 7 am while facing the inglorious traffic jams?). Another reason I love April in Kuwait is the amazing weather. It is perfect for sitting outside ‘al fresco’ and the number of options is overwhelming. Marina Crescent, Arabella, Souq Sharq, Al Arjan Strip in Al Beda, Menus and many other locations all have outdoor seating perfect for whiling away the day while sipping on a refreshing non-intoxicating beverage and planning the next trip.
The bazaar team...
Whoever says there is not much to do in Kuwait clearly hasn’t been here in early spring. We are excited to introduce some of our features this month and with Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, the bazaar team doesn’t only talk the talk (or write the right) we walk the walk…and did so during a Beach Clean-up with K’s PATH one Friday last month. You should also check out our other eco-friendly features including the stunning new Conscious Exclusive Collection from H&M featured on 100% recycled paper, easy on the eye, and the environment. You can even show our little, yet glorious, planet some more love by exploring its natural riches. We show you the way by taking you to Oman’s highest summit, Jebel Shams, and through Lebanon’s stunning hiking trails.
Sarah O. Wali
Don’t put this issue down without reading about acclaimed artist/photographer Hassan Hajjaj, the talent behind this month’s cover artwork. His creative and inspiring pieces showcase his fused background and embody the joyful, strong and independent spirit of Marrakesh’s women bikers. We get up close and personal with Kuwaiti Abdullah Boushahri, the multi award-winning documentary-filmmaker, helping Kuwait’s film industry grow locally and internationally. We also uncovered some really unique dining treasures this month. From the stylish café, Society, a trendy new eatery by the same people who brought us Café Supreme, to Torero in Arabella, that is serving up delicious Spanish tapas in a charming atmosphere that takes you straight to old Marbella town. For those of you who crave traditional Lebanese cuisine with a twist, then you must also check out our review of the classy and sophisticated Semsom.
Syndicates and Sources
LA Times MCT International MIT Review Fast Company The Japan News Tribune Media Services USA Today Slate Washington Post Variety News Service
Operations Rebecca Sweetman
Business Development Ihab Mokalled
Design Padmini Chandrasekaran
Staff Writer/Social Media Yasmine El Charif
British Industries for Printing and Packaging
Staff Writer/Online Media Staff Writer/Online Media
Communications Hala Y. Sharara
Editor A. Al-Duaij
w w w. b p aw w. c o m The views expressed in bazaar magazine are those of the respective contributors and not necessarily shared by the magazine or its staff (but sometimes they are). No one likes to be dumped;
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And lastly, join us in celebrating 50 years of that classic, legendary and iconic American car the Ford Mustang. Take a gander at their beautiful new 2015 Mustang. If this is anything to go by, and with their combination of style, performance and affordability we are looking forward to seeing what they can produce in the next half century.
Happy cruising and happy reading!
Padmini Chandrasekaran Sarah O. Wali
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INDEX APRIL '14
WE CARE: K’S PATH KUWAIT
THE LEGENDARY MUSTANG
K’s PATH has been cleaning up Kuwait’s beaches for four years. Their efforts have cleared around 17,000 kilograms of terrestrial marine waste through more than 70 clean-ups. Check out how the bazaar team gets their hands dirty with the group in a fun filled and rewarding Friday morning at the Sulaibakhat mangrove beach.
This month in up close and personal, we introduce a Kuwaiti filmmaker whose work has paved the way for Kuwaiti students to study cinema, opened doors to film festivals and put him on the filmmaker map as a visual effects specialist. From Miami to Kuwait, Abdullah Boushahri’s passion for storytelling is making a mark.
The legendary Mustang turns 50, and in this month’s bazaar goes cruising, we take you on the journey of one of the few cars to become a pop culture icon. See where the muscle car is today, and how it was able to become the newest member of the exclusive club – vehicles in production for 50 years.
London lovers, Paris fiends and Rome dreamers rejoice! Society by Supreme is bringing all your favorite European classics to the Levels Food complex. Enjoy a real scone, savory mille feuille or fresh lasagna (they even make their own pasta!). Check out our review for some of bazaar’s favorite dishes.
Chelsea Clinton’s speech about global health blows the room away. Her pragmatic plans with the Clinton Foundation have created change-agents around the world that work for a better global tomorrow. In this month’s ‘night out with’, we take you to the US Chapter of the bazaar diwaniya, for a look at her visions for the future.
THE ROAD TO JEBEL SHAMS
Earth day is coming up on April 22, and we partnered with en.v Kuwait to give you the most important statistics on the country’s biggest environmental issues. Find out how much waste we produce, what our ecological footstep is and how healthy our oceans are in this month’s infographic.
Five women from Kuwait’s latest women’s fitness center, Bfit Kuwait, and adventure guru Ali Husain, trek to Oman’s highest mountain. Read our in depth feature as we speak to the adventurers about the challenges they faced and how they prepared for the journey of a lifetime.
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Acclaimed artist and photographer Hassan Hajjaj revisits bazaar’s cover and pages with yet another riveting series of portraits entitled Kesh Angels. Check out our interview with the man of many talents, as he tells us more about the awesome bike culture enjoyed by the women of Marrakesh.
Indulge in a Spanish escapade to Marbella’s old town at Torero: Spanish restaurant and Churreria. Take a break from those burgers and go for a hearty Paella prepared by one of Valencia’s most renowned Paella masters, or choose a coffee and a delectable chocolate churro prepared by one of Marbella’s best Churreros.
Get to know the incredibly talented Palestinian poet, producer and director Hind Shoufani as she discusses her latest film, Trip Along Exodus. Through her work in poetry and film, Hind dispels the stigmas that surround the modern Arab woman, and powerfully evokes a vision for a secular and free Palestine.
Every year, H&M constantly amazes by showing us how fashion can be sustainable. Our special conscious feature, printed on recycled paper, celebrates the launch of the latest H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection. Don’t forget to also check out our interview with the Head of Fashion and Sustainability Communication at H&M, Catarina Midby.
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