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52 AUTOMOTIVE 68. Infiniti Q60

72. Pivotal 1939 Bentley Corniche 74. Hyundai Motor’s Sonata Hybrid Makes Global Debut 75. Porsche Introduces New 911 Carrera Coupé And 911 Carrera Cabriolet

BEAUTY

48. My Weekly Routine 50. Givenchy Beauty Launches Autumn 2019 Collection

ENTERTAINMENT

10. ‘Ready Or Not’ Guarantees Terrifying Horror In This Killer Game Of Hide And Seek 59. The Hottest New Book Releases Of August 60. Writing Movie Wrongs 61. Top Music Charts 62. Movies Releasing In August

FASHION

42. Michael Kors Celebrates Qixi With New Special-Edition Capsule 46. Who Runs The World...Water 52. Summer Vacation Outfit Inspiration 54. Travel In Style

FEATURES

18. Do More With Your Gmail. 21. Drifting For Your Lil Crazy!!! 22. Fashion: Can It Be Fast And Friendly? 26. Fast Ways To Promote A Product 44. How To Pack Your Ootd's During Summer Travels

FOOD

64. Goodies: A Revolutionary Dining Experience In The Kingdom 70.

HEALTH

25. While On Vacation

INTERVIEWS 36. Paola Sakr

TECHNOLOGY 56.

TRAVEL

28. Bonus Miles - Living The Italian Way 32. Top Five For Honolulu 34. Hamburg Awaits Gulf Travellers This Summer

REGULARS 12. CP Journal 76. Homework For Grownups 78. Horoscopes


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‘Ready or Not’ Guarantees Terrifying Horror in this Killer Game of Hide and Seek The Fright Fest Starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell releases in Kuwait on the 22nd August 2019

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n Kuwait from 22nd August, American horror-thriller "Ready or Not" follows the story of a young bride who is invited on the night of her wedding by her rich and eccentric in-laws to participate in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game of survival with everyone fighting to stay alive. Ready or not, here I come. The suspenseful and gripping story revolves around Grace (Samara Weaving), who is about to marry Alex (Mark O’Brien) in the creepy mansion belonging to the groom’s rich family. The extravagant nuptials turn deadly, when Grace’s new relatives instigate a high-stakes game of Hide and Seek – apparently a wedding day tradition. Grace must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt down the terrified bride. 10

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“It’s great psychologically, because you are always second-guessing what everyone’s thinking. The theme is interesting too; for me, it’s about the question ‘How well do you really know someone and, under pressure, what choices do you make?’ Mark’s character (Grace’s husband Alex) has to decide between the love of his life and his loyalty to his family,” comments Weaving. Hiding in the mansion, as she fights for her life, it remains to be seen whether Grace can trust Becky (played by Andie MacDowell), or any other members of her new family. Also starring Mark O’Brien and Adam Brody, the film was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. “It’s my first, flat-out horror movie – and I loved it! I loved the script, which is really clever. The writers - Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy - came up with an amazing


concept about an over-the-top, wealthy family. Then, to bring in the idea of Hide and Seek to the story was so interesting. Obviously, as adults we don’t play Hide and Seek anymore, but I have visceral memories of playing the game as a child, and I remember that feeling of hiding and being looked for. It’s exciting and exhilarating!” says MacDowell. Ready or Not releases across cinemas in the Kuwait on the 22nd August 2019. Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett Screenplay by: Guy Busick & R. Christopher Murphy Produced by: Tripp Vinson, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Bradley J. Fischer Executive Produced by: Chad Villella, Tara Farney, Tracey Nyberg, Daniel Bekerman Cast: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, with Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell

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KENZO TALI BAG

PRESS RELEASES

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO PRESENTS URBAN

Inspired by the Maison’s casual-chic collections, Ferragamo Urban is a men's watch that combines refined details with a modern, incisive aesthetics. The black guillochè dial, marked by luminescent hands, features the date at 3h and the red seconds hand at 6h. On the dial, the logo at 12h and the Double Gancini underline the character of identity of this model, reaffirmed on the silicon strap by the embossed Ferragamo lettering. Perfect to complete a young, dynamic style, Ferragamo Urban is available also with stainless steel bracelet. Available from October in Salvatore Ferragamo stores, at authorised retailers, and online.

Reconnecting with the spiritual world and tapping into our intuitions, Kenzo has created a vibrant constellation of bags of varying colors and textures, using the motif of the Eye on the clasp, a universal symbol of luck in many cultures. The name of this collection, TALI, comes as a derivative of the word “talisman”, a powerful amulet to the wearer, able to possess spiritual powers and bring good fortune. Throughout the collection, KENZO integrates clean design and elegant craftsmanship to each bag.

THE HOUSE OF GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE EDEN BAG INTERCHANGEABILITY AND PERSONAL STATEMENTS ARE THE NEW BAG’S SIGNATURES First presented on the Givenchy runway for Fall-Winter 2019/20, the Eden handbag is the House’s daring and graphic new statement bag. Designed in the spirit of the lush paradise Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller celebrated in her Fall-Winter collection and in the show’s scenography, the Eden evokes temptation and desire through a mysterious alchemy of bold graphics, sinuous lines and exotic finishes. Versatility of shape and in styles of wear define the Eden, by day and by night: small and medium styles glide glamorously through the day, while a cross-body pouch with adjustable chain strap, a Nano belt bag, and a mini with a slender leather strap let their wearer venture out freely. The medium style may be personalized with a choice of removable and interchangeable straps in leather embellished with lozenges or in crocodile embossing, a feature that will be revisited in the seasons to come so that collectors may update their bag’s look in function of their mood. A feat of leather-working savoir-faire, the Eden brings soft, smooth, silky-finish skins together with crisp, geometric lines, sharp functionality and smart construction.

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JIMMY CHOO UNVEILS AUTUMN WINTER 2019 CAMPAIGN STARRING KAIA GERBER PHOTOGRAPHED BY STEVEN MEISEL

Panerai Radiomir

Military Origins Summarized in Pigment A mandatory matt look, discreet and intentionally elusive in its design. Rigorously monochrome, because it is specifically designed to merge into the surrounding background, whatever it is, blending with its shades. It is therefore strategic. Tendencies of the dark green in its most powerful and material expression, historically strategic and immediately recognised. To the extent of throwing off the most general definition of its colour and assuming the very specific definition of military green. Panerai has chosen this identifying colour for the dial of the four new Radiomir watches, reinforcing their strong historic identity.

Alyasra Fashion, the regional fashion retail leader, unveils Jimmy Choo’s Autumn Winter 2019 campaign featuring global supermodel, Kaia Gerber, for a second season. The series of captivating images celebrate modern luxury, created by world renowned fashion photographer Steven Meisel. The campaign debuts Jimmy Choo’s monogram, JC, the brand’s initials as an oversized sculpture in a succession of powerful portraits. Meisel captures Gerber’s fresh and dynamic spirit, reflecting the very essence of a modern heroine; the muse for the Autumn Winter collection. Heralding a new chapter for Jimmy Choo, the JC monogram features the brand’s initials cast in a brushed gold faceted font with a confident inter-linked silhouette. Ever-present and celebrated throughout in multiple iterations, JC is a constant reminder of the brand’s meaning and value providing an authoritative hallmark for signature styles.

Tissot Carson Automatic Urban vitality

The all new Nokia 105 – with a battery that lasts and all your everyday essentials at an unbeatable value HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the all new fourth generation of its most popular feature phone - Nokia 105. The new Nokia 105 comes with everything the Nokia 105 is known for, including a battery that lasts, allowing you to talk from sunset to sunrise with one charge. Its 1.77” colour screen is great for playing games like the classic Snake, and the island keymat makes dialling and texting easy and enjoyable. With an inherently coloured polycarbonate body, the new Nokia 105 effortlessly combines modern design with simplicity and durability in a package that offers great value. Juggling work and friends. A sense of both duty and freedom. A career on the rise yet a limited budget. With the Carson collection, Tissot reconciles the inherent contradictions of urban life. Designed to be the very first automatic watch that one buys, the Tissot Carson Lady and the Tissot Carson Gent represent an important step in the life of every young professional — a purchase that is significant, long lasting, and representative of its holder and their status. With its sleek design, self-assured taste and flattering finishings, the Carson collection is perfect for every occasion. Innovators by tradition, Tissot also brings the reputation of its name and the worldwide recognition of the quality of its Swiss Made products. The Tissot Carson Gent is presented in a rose gold PVD-coated steel case, offering all the advantages of gold — its durability, warmth and precious shine — without impacting the price. This timepiece, with a well-balanced 40-mm diameter, is equipped with a mechanical self-winding movement. The Powermatic 80 is a crown jewel of Tissot's calibres. Noble and reliable, it is a reflection of Carson itself. It boasts finishings of superior quality, including an engraved oscillating weight, visible through a transparent sapphire crystal case back. It offers 80 hours of running time, meaning the watch can, if necessary, be laid down during the weekend and picked back up in perfect working order on Monday morning. The Tissot Carson Lady is bound to seduce with its soft, classic curves, which make it an essential accessory. It fits perfectly with all styles, occasions and stages of life. Its 30-mm case is polished and mounted on a five-link steel strap that is as bright as it is comfortable. Its dial is composed of a satin-finished outer ring and a central medallion, whose pattern of fine circular lines is guaranteed to catch the light. The dial shines with the eight diamond hour markers, all of Top Wesselton-quality, the highest used in the watchmaking industry. Its self-winding movement was selected for its reliability and its high quality, and can be forgotten as easily as it can be viewed through the transparent sapphire crystal case back. www.cpmagazine.net

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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO PRESENTS VARA Born forty years ago from the creative flair of Fiamma Ferragamo, the famous Vara symbol is the emblem of timeless elegance that matches feminine design and ability to adapt to every occasion, while proposing always new models, colours and materials. The new Vara watch draws inspiration from the romantic bow with metal buckle, the shape of which is mirrored in the original design of the case. The slip-through leather strap is available in black, mink, cuir, dust rose, light green, or Ferragamo Red – a version enriched with four diamonds on the indexes.

LACOSTE INTRODUCES THE COURTLINE FW19 COLLECTION

DREAMS DO COME TRUE WITH MESSIKA'S DIAMOND CATCHER COLLECTION Legend has it that dreams cross the canvas: good dreams are directed towards the feather and get through, while the bad ones are imprisoned in the stone at the center of the dream catcher. The dream catcher is a powerful totem that banishes bad dreams. To give concrete form to this sensation of lightness, once again the Messika workshop has decided to integrate an element other than stone or metal. With a perfect continuity of stones, the detachable feather adjusts to the hollow of the neck. A feeling of weightless plumage reinforced by feather setting, the signature cut of the Maison. Play of light and reflections between the two materials, play of textures: opposites have never been so close together. The collection includes a beautiful barrette, earrings, rings, a long necklace, two choker necklaces and arm bands to honor the tribal inspiration of the collection as well as a stunning delicate tiara. True to her daring style, Valérie Messika has created an exceptional diamond bandeau necklace combined with cockerel feathers. They appear as two noble materials which resonate in contrast. Soft to touch and light to wear, the feather is delicately combined with pear-cut and marquise-cut diamonds. With a perfect continuity of stones, the detachable feather adjusts to the hollow of the neck. A feeling of weightless plumage reinforced by feather setting, signature of the Maison.

HOT COLLECTIONS OF COLD DELIGHTS MELTS AWAY SUMMER BLUES IN KUWAIT With no escape from Kuwait’s scorching heat, BURGER KING® introduced ‘Hotter is Cooler’, a first of its kind concept that makes fun in the sun. Challenging the sun to take its best shot, BURGER KING® guaranteed that as temperatures went up, the prices on its popular cold indulgences went down in REAL time. This was made possible through a dynamic algorithm that mapped the prices of its cold items to real time temperature data taken from a Weather API. Kuwait is internationally known as the hottest country on earth and as temperatures crossed 47 degrees Celsius (116°F), customers saw the prices of their favorite sundaes, milkshakes and B-Chill drinks melt away in real time. No surprise that customers eagerly stayed tuned to the daily forecast and lined-up outside every BURGER KING® restaurant in Kuwait between 24th July and 3rd August 2019. The latest campaign builds on the brand’s creative wave of transforming Kuwait’s hot summers into memorable experiences. Its simmering campaigns have created a world of surprise and anticipation in the country, leaving all to wonder, what 2020’s summer will have in-store! To watch how BURGER KING® captivated people in Kuwait this year again, please visit https://youtu. be/LufWTDsNtTw

Faithful to the brand’s tennis heritage, the Courtline is a sneaker which catches the eye with its sleek design and timeless elegance. Consisting of a classic L.12.12 sole and an upper which combines white leather and pale grey suede insets, its design makes it classic model to have in your wardrobe. A sober aesthetic style recalls the iconic sneakers seen on court in the 1980s, decorated only by a broad stripe of colour and a discretely embossed crocodile on the side. Its visual codes are reminiscent of the lines of a tennis court and contrast with the white upper of the perforated sneaker, echoing the handle of a racket. Reflecting a perfect blend of style and comfort, the Courtline is a pure expression of LACOSTE’s DNA combined with the latest trends. This sneaker is ideal for purists seeking minimalist fashion with a sporty look to meet ever more dynamic everyday needs.

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TAG HEUER’S STYLISH EID GIFTS FOR LOVED ONES – CARRERA LADY AND AUTAVIA LEAD THE WAY

Pottery Barn Kids launches new ‘Back-to-School’ collection

Celebrate the special occasion of Eid and share the love with iconic and show-stopping timepieces from TAG Heuer. The TAG Heuer Carrera Lady and Autavia men’s timepieces are sure to surprise and captivate, while making the ultimate style statement on the wrists of your loved ones.

FOR HER - CARRERA LADY

FOR HIM AUTAVIA

Panasonic Launches AW-HE42, a Full HD Integrated PTZ Camera

Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa FZE (PMMAF) has launched its latest full HD Integrated camera, the AW-HE42, boasting a wide range of interfaces including 3G-SDI/ HDMI/IP/Gen lock. This new, integrated camera offers significant improvements in lensing, stabilization and interfacing to prior Panasonic models in this class. The AWHE42, in both black and white versions, is now available in the Middle East & Africa regions. The AW-HE42 is designed to produce high-quality video and offers precise control and movement, ideal for highly demanding remote productions, and for complex IMAG applications. This full HD camera with an integrated rotating base, is equipped with 3G-SDI and a variety of other output connectors. The four types of output interfaces and the genlock function supports smooth large-scale shooting, with multiple cameras.

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Pottery Barn Kids has unveiled its ‘Back-to-School’ Collection with a creative lineup of must-have school accessories – including backpacks, lunchboxes and water bottles for the little ones. Popular collections include the ‘Disney Frozen’ collection featuring best-loved characters from the film, including Anna, Elsa, Hans and everyone’s favorite snowman Olaf. For kids looking for a slightly different style, the Mackenzie backpacks are the perfect buy for the pre-kindergarten to the pre-teen years. The backpacks come loaded with design details like ergonomic padding, side pockets and sturdy zippers – perfect for rough and tough usage. It also has a reinforced bottom and extra buckles for added convenience and safety. There are also trendy, girly designs – including glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs, shiny metallic hearts and glittery designs and details that are hard to find anywhere else. For kids looking for action-packed school gear and for those fussy about their favorite film and comic book characters, there are Avengers, Justice League, Disney•Pixar Cars & Disney•Pixar TOY STORY backpacks to choose from, with favorite characters emblazoned on the front. The perfect accompaniment to the Mackenzie backpack is the Mackenzie lunchbox which is durable and re-usable. Made of shatter-resistant plastic, it is designed to resist stain and scratches – and keeps food fresh and healthy. There is also a colorful lunch bag collection that comes in a host of colorful designs and cool patterns – so that kids will always look forward to their lunch. Pack healthy lunches & store snacks in healthy, more earth-friendly way with our durable, reusable food storage that fits in perfectly in our lunch bags. These are available in sturdy plastic and stainless steel that is BPA- free, phthalate-free and dishwasher safe. A backpack would be incomplete without a water bottle. Pottery Barn Kids has a funky collection of bottles with leak-free push up lids that are easy for little hands to use, a removable straw and a locking lid to prevent spills and leaks. The bottles are fully insulated to retain warm or cold temperatures for up to six hours.

KidZania Kuwait Welcomes Children of Autism Partnership Kuwait to an Unforgettable Day

KidZania Kuwait, the exciting kid-sized metropolis, recently organized a day of fun and entertainment for the children of Autism Partnership Kuwait (APK). The first-time event introduced children to a different entertainment environment, presenting them with an opportunity to realize their inherent potentials by exploring new things. The eventful day was well received by the children where they enjoyed activities such as face painting, and arts and crafts guaranteeing endless entertainment, coiled with an educational element in each activity. The children were entertained with astounding performances by KidZania’s six RightZkeepers: Urbano, Vita, Chika, Beebop, Bekha and Bache who promote the children’s essential rights to know, to care, to share, to create, to be and to play. Children also enjoyed memorable photo opportunities with the RightZkeepers. Eng. Ghosson Al Khaled, Co-founder and Director of Autism Partnership Kuwait said: “Every child deserves to thrive, and specifically, we believe that children with autism can achieve the greatest degree of independence and highest quality of life possible if they get the right treatment at an early age. We thank KidZania, for hosting this fun day that not only raise awareness within the society but also helps our children integrate with their peers in the community in a fun educational environment.”


Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra

Reflect ions of gold and diamonds

This year, the intense reflections of guilloché yellow gold – introduced in the Alhambra collection in 2018 – blend with the sparkle of diamonds and the gleam of gold mother-of-pearl on new jewelry and timepiece creations. The Alhambra collection is incorporating an original pendant, bracelet and long necklace designed to highlight the guilloché technique. The Maison used this traditional aesthetic in the 1910s to embellish watch dials, extending it in the 1930s to cases, powder compacts and Minaudières in which stones mingled with precious metals. Today, Van Cleef & Arpels is drawing inspiration from the evocative lines produced by this engraving technique, through radiant designs etched into yellow gold. The depth and sunbeamlike structure of the veins bestow a subtle relief on the surface of the metal, intensifying the f low of light. By alternating guilloché and diamond-paved motifs, the long necklace and the bracelet captivate the gaze with their shifting reflections suffused with warm hues. Faithful to the collection’s original aesthetic, each Alhambra motif is adorned with a delicate beaded contour and a central gold bead – finely rounded and shimmering.

Share Precious Moments with Family over a Celebratory Eid Brunch at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Share the gift of togetherness this Eid-Al Adha at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa. Indulge in an enticing culinary fare at the Eid Brunch Extravaganza- a delectable dining experience, promising a joyous celebration for all guests to make the most of the festivities. The warm and welcoming family-friendly property has unveiled an array of exceptional offerings for guests to spend precious moments together and create cherished memories during this special time of year. Treat yourself to culinary delights as Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa unveils its three-day brunch extravaganza at Garden Café where diners can enjoy a diverse feast that includes a wide variety of traditional and international dishes with live cooking stations, and a special buffet for kids. As a family destination, children are always in focus and can enjoy extensive entertainment with the distinctively designed kids’ activities. Visitors whose taste palettes crave for unique and diverse cuisines can enjoy a gourmet dinner at the award-winning Salt restaurant, voted the Most Romantic Atmosphere as well as the Luxury Seafood restaurant at the World Luxury Travel Awards. Alternatively, relax and revel in an unrivalled selection of Summer Coolers at Mint restaurant. Indulge in the ultra-luxurious facilities at the property that stands for opulence and comfort, by boarding in the spacious rooms. Visitors can look forward to incredible GCC Summer room and dining rates. The attractive promotion includes complimentary buffet breakfast along with a wide range of other benefits including complimentary high-speed WI-FI access, complimentary access to the Talise Fitness health club and swimming pools. Georges Akar, Director of Sales & Marketing, Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, said, “Eid is a joyous occasion for the entire family. We are delighted to share these exclusive offers to our customers whilst sharing in their celebrations. We look forward to the three days of Eid al-Adha and wish everyone a wonderful and blessed Eid. We are sure our exceptional brunch will appeal to every family member’s senses and preferences and invite guests to experience a unique stay at our hotel.” After brunch, rejuvenate and re-energize at the renowned award winning Talise Spa with the ultimate Summer Escape Experience and gift vouchers for loved ones during this special occasion. Begin your spa journey with some warm tea while a therapist guides you through the treatment to reveal your smoothest and most natural skin glow while soothing your mind, body and soul.


EIGHT GMAIL ADD-ONS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED DO MORE WITH YOUR GMAIL. David Nield

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mail is one of the strongest email clients currently available. But you won’t unlock its true potential until you start installing some of its add-ons: free third-party plug-ins that integrate neatly into the Gmail interface and help you do more with your messages. And with the launch of Gmail Add-ons in October, Google has added even more goodies for your inbox. These extensions primarily focus on business applications, including to-do-list managers, invoicing services, and more — you can browse the full list at the G Suite Marketplace. Click any of the big blue Install buttons to set up that utility inside your inbox on Gmail, whether for the 18

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website or for the app. More options should appear over time, so remember to check back regularly. Of the currently-available extensions, we picked out eight of our favorites, encompassing three newly-released Gmail Add-ons and five tried-and-true plug-ins. Learn more about our picks below.

New add-ons Trello


Your employer may have already introduced Trello into your life, but if you’re not already a convert, here’s how it works. This website and app provides a simple cardbased system for keeping track of just about anything. Think of it like a moveable, shareable collection of to-do lists: Many people use it to keep tabs on multiple projects at once, but it’s incredibly flexible, so you can use it for personal as well as professional purposes. You might chart your progress as you plan a vacation or wedding, arrange the week’s activities for your family, or even plot out a novel. However you use it, the Gmail add-on brings Trello right into your inbox. With it, you can quickly convert messages into cards and manage your Trello flow from inside Gmail.

QuickBooks Invoicing for Gmail If you run your own business, then a lot of your messages probably relate to dealing with clients and actually getting paid for your work. That’s where this QuickBooks plug-in can help — it lets you quickly create a professional-looking invoice right from the Gmail interface, even if you’re not a QuickBooks user (though you do need to sign up for a QuckBooks ID first). And the add-on’s abilities go beyond creating static invoices. It can also pick out contacts and details from your incoming messages and track the payment status of all your invoices from inside Gmail. Finally, the plugin offers clients an easy way to pay you instantly through Stripe or QuickBooks.

Asana Asana resembles Trello: It’s a tool built primarily for organizations that can also help personal users. At its heart, Asana is a task manager, letting you direct all the jobs on your plate in a more intuitive way. And its new Gmail add-on brings the service right into your inbox. In practice, that means you can convert emails into tasks with just a few clicks (or taps if you’re on a phone). You can also set due dates, assign tasks to yourself or to other people, and add notes to those to-dos — all without leaving the Gmail interface.

Existing plug-ins Boomerang Boomerang is one of the go-to extensions for Gmail power users. Once you install the plug-in, which works in any browser, you get control over when you send your messages: A new Send Later button will appear in the window for composing a new email, allowing you to schedule your email to be sent at some time in the future. So you can delay an outgoing message by an hour or make it arrive first thing in the morning on the following Monday. The plug-in can also ping you about emails where you haven’t heard back from the recipients, reminding you to follow up with them. In fact, that’s where the Boomerang name comes from — emails “boomerang” back if they haven’t received a response. Whether you’re working with people in other time zones or don’t want to forget

an important bill, Boomerang can help. Although the free version lets you Boomerang up to 10 emails each month, if you want to use it more frequently, you’ll have to pay at least $4.99 a month.

Todoist Todoist is one of the most popular to-do-list managers on the planet, so you know the associated browser extension for Chrome will be equally capable and polished. Essentially, the plug-in brings your lists right into your inbox for easier access and management. You can, for example, turn emails into tasks that need to be completed and receive reminders about them. The extension also lets you view your current tasks with your emails still on-screen and share task details with others. The extension, like Todoist itself, is free to use, but if you’d like extra features like location-based notifications and project tracking charts, you’ll have to pay $28.99 a year for a premium plan.

WiseStamp Don’t settle for dull-looking email signatures — WiseStamp quickly and easily adds flair to the ends of your messages. It works inside any browser, giving your emails a little edge when it comes to standing out in a crowded inbox. With this extension, you can add web links, photos, and even snippets of your social media feeds to the bottom of each message. The service is free, but for $6 per month you can get a Pro account that gives you access to premium templates, as well as the ability to create multiple signatures.

Inbox Pause The simple and useful Inbox Pause comes from the same developers behind Boomerang, and should work in any modern browser. It lets you hit a big blue Pause button to stop the flow of incoming emails. When you’re trying to avoid distractions while working on a single task, the ability to hit pause can be vital. Pauses can happen manually, or you can set them to occur on a set schedule. You can even specify certain senders who are allowed to break through the wall of silence — just in case there are important messages that you won’t want to miss. Like Boomerang, Inbox Pause costs nothing.

Password Alert Google built this free Chrome extension itself, designing Password Alert to add extra protection against any phishing emails — messages containing links designed to trick you into entering your Google account details on fraudulent websites — that might find their way into your inbox. This plug-in creates a barrier against phishing attacks: If you do enter your Google credentials into a non-Google website, it will flash a warning at you. And if that fails, and you accidentally compromise your personal information, it lets you immediately change your Google password. www.cpmagazine.net

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DRIFTING FOR YOUR LIL CRAZY!!!

fter the overwhelming success of Razor’s Crazy Cart among the kids aged around 9 years, Razor Inc. one of the most reliable and trusted brands globally has come up with a new battery operated cart for the young riders known as Razor Jr. Lil Crazy Cart. The new Jr. Lil Crazy Cart is exclusively available at Fantasy World. If your child is a young rider, aged 3 years and above and weighs max of 20kg, he/ she can truly enjoy the Jr. Lil crazy cart. When the big Crazy cart was first introduced in the Kuwait market, it created a lot of buzz not because it was like a regular Go kart, but this cart would allow you to drift, and that caught a lot of attraction. The Crazy Cart became the talk of the town among the older kids (especially boys) as they were introduced to the fun and adventurous through the world of drifting. Fantasy World in Kuwait confirmed the success of this product as they sold hundreds of Crazy Carts and termed it as one of the bestselling toys in Kuwait. Keeping the same “fun and adventure” in mind, Razor has now introduced the Jr. Lil Crazy cart for the young riders who thrive to become as good as their brothers/cousins when it comes to drifting. Jr. Crazy Cart accelerates with pedal operated engine that gives a speed of 3km/h and an excellent steering wheel that allows Drifting turns and slides ensuring the safety of the little

tots. It has 360- degree action along with up to 40 minutes of continuous operation. It also applies tricycle principle that features Polypropylene front wheel and urethane rear wheels. If you are looking for a new toy for your kids, let this be the one. This will not only help them to be active but they will also enjoy being out of the house or at least away from their iPad. Fantasy World’s known for the world’s best toys available in Kuwait. It welcomed its first customer in Kuwait on April 28, 1996. Importing some of the finest toys from Europe, the United States and The Far East and retailing them at a 1000 square meter free standing building resembling a castle at the Al Rai business district in Kuwait, the US based, Michigan designed store was the region’s first upscale toy store concept then in Kuwait. Organized as per the convenience of the customers the toys are segmented into categories such as Amazing Minds, Early Years, Boys World, Girls World, Tweens & Lifestyle, Outdoor & Sports that cover the needs of all kids from infants to twelve-yearold’s. Fantasy World boasts on its one of a kind unique online shopping facility through the website www.fantasyworldtoys. com, and an application that is operational in both iOS and Android giving convenience for the shoppers to shop from their home and have the option of either collecting the toys from the nearest store or getting it home delivered. www.cpmagazine.net

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FASHION: CAN IT BE FAST AND FRIENDLY?

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he damage we, as human beings, are causing to the environment is becoming more apparent and more concerning every year. By destroying the rain forest, we are misplacing thousands of animals, plants and birds and, in turn, threatening the world’s biodiversity. By polluting the ocean with plastic, we are sabotaging marine life as well as contaminating the food chain. And, by driving cars fuelled by petrol or diesel, we are contributing to greenhouse gases and aiding global warming. It’s a subject that has dominated headlines for some time and which requires urgent attention if we are to protect and preserve our planet. Whilst action is required by world leaders in order to tackle this global, catastrophic issue, there are certain things that we, as individuals, can do to help. Using less plastic is, of course, the obvious solution although avoiding it altogether is virtually impossible. So, where the purchase of plastic is necessary, the proper disposal of it is vital. But there are other, less obvious, things we can do to clean up our act and reduce our carbon footprint. I’m not talking about taking the bus instead of your car, or reducing the number of flights you take each year, or even fixing solar panels to your roof (although all of those things would be beneficial). I’m talking about ethical fashion. Believe it not, the fashion industry is the second largest contributor to global landfill. Thanks to the huge amount of clothes we throw out, textiles are now a key source of greenhouse gas emissions with an estimated £30 billion worth of clothing going to landfill each year. Knowing Kuwait as I do, I suspect a significant contribution comes from our very own Gulf state. So, what can we do about it? Well, buying less is the most obvious answer. How many of us have clothes in our wardrobe we have never worn, or have only worn once? Smart shopping is essential if we are to tackle this damaging throwaway attitude. We should only buy the clothes we need and approach our clothing purchases the same as we do our diet; in other words, with emphasis on natural sources. Avoid non-biodegradables such as nylon and polyester and opt for natural alternatives instead. Materials like organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, recycled polyester, linen and organic wool may be more expensive but they are less harmful to the environment. They feel good too. Study the labels before buying and, where possible, research the production processes.

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Good On You, the ethical fashion app, rates brands based on their human, animal and environmental cost, encouraging you to ‘wear the change you want to see.’ Fashion, by its very nature, changes with the seasons. The key is, therefore, to buy better. The better the quality, the longer it will last. It’s believed that by wearing one item of clothing at least thirty times, individuals are supporting a sustainable future. Fast, cheap fashion may seem the ideal solution in order to keep up with ever-changing trends, but it’s not just the financial cost that needs to be considered. The cost to our environment is far greater. Obviously, there comes a time when we must dispose of our clothes but throwing them away is not the way to do it. Donating them to charity is one way of reducing clothing landfill. Depending on the charity, they will either sell them to raise funds for good causes or donate them directly to those in need. Alternatively, you can gift them to someone less fortunate than yourself. If you prefer, you could sell the clothes. There are various on-line auction sites encouraging others to buy your unwanted clothes and, in turn, allowing you to recoup some of the original cost. Bearing in mind it takes 1,800 gallons of water to make one single pair of jeans, extending the life of your denims would certainly be prudent. There is, however, another way of prolonging the life of your clothes. Swapping them with your friends is an ideal way of avoiding their premature arrival at landfill. This increasingly popular practice is now widely considered as the perfect scenario when it comes to saving money as well as the planet. Cocktail dresses and ball gowns are the most popular items when it comes to ‘shwapping,’ a term/practice originally invented by Oxfam and M&S, designed to make it easier to give your unwanted clothes a second life. Another option to consider is rental. Whilst I’ve yet to see evidence of this in Kuwait, the number of clothing hire outlets in the UK and the US is growing rapidly. It’s understood that almost a third of UK shoppers are willing to rent their clothes in an effort to reduce clothing landfill. The increased awareness of the environmental impact of typical high street, fast fashion brands has enabled ethically minded entrepreneurs to capitalize on new attitudes and provide a positive alternative to fashion conscious, yet environmentally aware, shoppers. Let’s hope it doesn’t take too long for Kuwait to follow suit.


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WHILE ON VACATION

etting away from reality is good for the soul and escaping from the usual workout routine is good for the body. While exercising consistently is important for building endurance, conditioning your body and losing weight, there almost always comes a time when you have to take a break. You may be surprised to learn that taking a few days or a full week off from your training won't necessarily hurt the gains you've made. Many serious exercisers and athletes regularly schedule a week off every 8-12 weeks. Sometimes it's good for the average exerciser to take extra days off to get rid of every bit of fatigue in their body. The great news is, it takes a lot more than a week off to undo all of your hard work, so don't be afraid to take a break and enjoy your vacation. Taking a few days or a week off may be just what you need to get back to your workouts with more energy and enthusiasm. And remember, you don't have to be completely inactive. This may be the perfect time

to try activities you usually don't have time for. By trying something different and freeing yourself from your routine, you open your mind to new ways to move your body, have fun and keep your body fit while you're on vacation. Leave the routine and the heart-rate monitor at home and try walking on the beach, beach volleyball, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, leisurely bike rides, hiking, golf, tennis or even shopping. Okay, maybe shopping isn't the highest intensity activity but if it’s your activity of choice, make it count by walking fast or taking the stairs. The most important thing is to enjoy your time and vacation the way you want and avoid beating yourself up for not doing the regular workout and not going to the gym. “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” Robert Orben Be kind and authentic to others and to yourself. www.cpmagazine.net

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FAST WAYS TO PROMOTE A PRODUCT

Nada Al-Muzaini

Promoting a brand in the past was a challenge as the only advertising method was print advertising in newspapers and on billboards, flyers etc. Unfortunately, it was difficult to gather data or business insights from print media. However, with the help of digital marketing we can define the product marketing strategy to help us identify our ROI (return on investment) along with business insights and feedback. However, people still believe that the best marketing method is word of mouth. Whilst this might be true, people still like to see or hear about the product through various different ways. With this in mind, there are many efficient ways to promote your brand including the following:1.Influencer Marketing Influencer marketing is the best way to promote your brand to a large audience. However, there is always a risk using this particular strategy as they might have fake followers, low engagement etc. That said, some influencers work really hard to achieve a promotional visual feed with a high engagement level, particularly when it comes to lifestyle brands (makeup, clothes, travel etc).

2.Competition This is an efficient, easy method to attract your audience. Arranging a competition (e.g. free giveaways) using your social media channels and/or collaborating with other shops or groups of influencers has proved to be a successful strategy. It helps to promote your product and increase the number of followers. The use of hashtags can help with brand loyalty.

3.Digital Marketing Probably the most cost effective way to promote your brand is to use digital marketing platforms such Facebook, Instagram, Google and many more. This method is cost effective and, thanks to technology, provides business insights including patterns of customer behavior. It also allows you to identify which visual promotion has the most relevance when it comes 26

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to attraction and engagement.

4.Events Organizing an event for the launch of a new product or celebrating an occasion such as a business anniversary is the best way to create a buzz within the market. However, it’s important to invite a number of celebrities as this helps to increase brand awareness and create a fuss about the event.

5.Send Emails Email marketing is another efficient way to boost awareness of a product without spending a lot of money. For it to be successful, you need a good tag line in the subject as this is what will attract people to read the email. Similarly, email marketing is a great strategy to use to inform them about new products and sales opportunities. In conclusion, there are many ways to promote your product. Not all strategies have the same results and what is best for one product may not be the best for another. Whatever your product, you need a solid marketing plan with both short and long term goals, incorporating a number of efficient marketing methods.


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joseberrocoso Currently based in the GCC and exploring the Middle East, I have lived in three continents, four countries and have visited over 250 cities across the world. Join me in this adventure to find out more about the latest and coolest travel recommendations. ‘Embrace new cultures; be inspired; take a technological break; bring out your adventurous side; TRAVEL, it´s fun!’

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LIVING THE ITALIAN WAY Infinite are the itineraries and tours that allow visitors to explore Italy, a unique and singular country known around the world for the variety of its landscapes and terrains – a country in perfect equilibrium between the sea, mountains, hills and plains. There are a thousand ways to move around the Bel Paese and live an experience in close contact with these places and their inhabitants, discovering their warmth, friendliness and hospitality. Not to mention artisan traditions, typical tastes and tranquil environments. Thanks to the Peninsula’s temperate climate, Italy is one of the most fascinating and most welcoming places in the world, and travellers can enjoy it any time of the year. Whether you are heading to the beach or to the mountains, to the countryside or to the cities, there are endless possibilities for exciting Italian travel. There are few rivals to the antiquities of Rome, the Renaissance heritage of Florence, and the fairy-tale setting of Venice, the three cities comprising Italy’s most popular tourism triangle. But the European country offers much more.

LOVE IS THE SOUNDTRACK OF PUGLIA Where: Masseria Torre Maiza, Puglia. Set in the charming area of Savelleteri di Fasano, along the Adriatic coast and surrounded by ancient olive groves, Rocco Forte´s Masseria Torre Maiza is an original farmhouse dating back to the 16th century. The intimate 40 rooms and suites resort has been entirely renovated by Director of Design, Olga Polizzi, blending her colourful prints with local white linens and terracotta for a light and elegant feel with rustic tones. Heavy carpets and wicker furniture have been used throughout the suites, many of which have their own private patios and original fireplaces for an added touch of romance on chillier evenings. At the heart of the resort is the local cuisine, artfully interpreted by Rocco Forte’s Creative Director of Food, Maestro Fulvio Pierangelini, as if it were a grand local home using a feast of natural products from the Masseria’s own gardens and orchard. Pierangelini’s artful menus are served by candlelight in the vaulted dining room or open air, whether in the gardens or under the stone colonnade surrounding the 20 metre pool. Alongside the pretty pool (which has underwater music), there’s also a small Aveda spa with hot tub and steam room. Treatments range from olive oil-based full-body treatments to Thai massage. Other activities include cycling to a nearby burrata farm and olive oil producer, golfing, yoga and Puglian cookery classes at sister hotel Masseria Torre Coccaro. www.roccofortehotels.com

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SOUTHERN ITALY’S MOST SPECTACULAR COASTAL HOTEL Where: Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, Amalfi Coast. Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa is a former monastery that opened in May 2012, following a huge restoration undertaken by the owner, Bianca Sharma, who brought the property in 1999. Bianca caught sight of the property by chance when travelling in the area and immediately fell in love with the property, which offers one of the most dramatic locations and views in the world. After acquiring the building, she worked closely with a local team of architects, engineers and historical authorities to transform the former monastery into a luxury hotel and spa whilst maintaining the integrity of the building. Sleep in one of the hotel’s 20 suites, all of which face the sea and are named after herbs grown in the hotel’s herb garden. The vaulted ceilings and arched windows of the nun’s rooms and refectory have been carefully preserved and are cleverly linked together with en-suite bathrooms to create truly contemporary spaces. Some of the suites offer private terraces overlooking the sea, ideal for romantic breakfasts and pre-dinner drinks. Monastero’s extraordinary spa was designed to fit within the original 17th century vaulted ceilings and rustic stonewalls. Feast on Michelin star cuisine at Ristorante Il Refettorio, the hotel’s exceptional restaurant led by Executive Chef, Christoph Bob. It has original vaulted ceilings and offers cuisine from the Campania region. Menus change with the season and dishes feature fresh seafood delivered that same day by the local fishermen, locally produced olive oil, and organically grown vegetables and herbs straight from the hotel’s garden. www.monasterosantarosa.com

DISCOVER THE ITALIAN RIVIERA Where: The Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino. Housed in a beautifully restored 16th-century monastery in the rugged hills of Portofino, Belmond Hotel Splendido offers a wonderful starting point for explorations of the Italian Riviera. It’s no wonder the exquisite hillside getaway was favoured by the likes of Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. A short distance away, the sister hotel Belmond Splendido Mare offers harbour views in the iconic Piazzetta. A complimentary shuttle service connects the two properties allowing guests to easily enjoy all of the hotel facilities. Carefully designed and beautifully decorated bedrooms are bright and airy, decorated in fresh pastel colours. Rooms provide a comfortable oasis to relax in during you stay. If you're heading to Italy for the exquisite cuisine, the Splendidos Restaurants will not disappoint. There are several excellent dining experiences including the Chuflay restaurant in central Portofino, where you can dine on the terrace beside the bustling piazzetta. For authentic Italian dining head to La Terrazza, serving local produce and regional specialties, which can all be enjoyed before the spectacular view across the bay. The sapphire blue, saltwater pool is surrounded by verdant Mediterranean foliage. Take a moment to relax at the poolside to soak up the incredible scenery. Belmond Hotel Splendido’s pool is the only one in Portofino. www.belmond.com

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A TIMELESS REFUGE DEEP IN THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE Where: Belmond Castello di Casole, Tuscany Belmond Castello di Casole is one of those magical places where time stands still. Spread across 4,200 acres, this 10th-century estate is the perfect place to experience the wonders of rural Italy. While away the hours visiting local farms, spotting wildlife or hunting for rare truffles. Then retreat to a world of comfort, elegance and world-class dining. The experience begins with the arrival. Along the beautifully manicured treelined avenue, the archetypal Tuscan house appears on the horizon. The centuries-old great oak forest that borders the estate, is home to a variety of wild animals, native flora and fauna and is the inspiration for a number of new experiences Rooms and suites are spread throughout the storied buildings of what was once a bustling Tuscan village dating back to the year 998 – a limonaia, wine cellar and priest’s house have been transformed into 39 sumptuous bedrooms, each bursting with rustic charm. Warm woods, Carrara marble floors and antique mirrors define the overall aesthetic and many rooms have spacious bathrooms with roll top baths from which to admire the picture frame views of the surrounding landscapes. La Tosca, serving Tuscan cuisine with a contemporary twist, offers homemade pasta, locally-sourced meat, garden-fresh produce and is where the estate’s own brand extra virgin olive oil is best sampled. www.belmond.com

A NATURAL EXPERIENCE ON A VOLCANIC ISLAND Where: Capofaro Malvasia & Resort, Eoli Island Salina, an Aeolian island with an extinct volcano, encircled by endless clear blue sea, is the fabulous setting for the Capofaro Malvasia & Resort. Perched on a cliff top near the lighthouse, the 'faro' from which it takes its name, the hotel has amazing views over the water to the island of Panareaand the Stromboli Volcano. The architecture of the property is typically Aeolian, blending into the environment, with flat roofs, white walls and colonnaded terraces, shaded with traditional matting. Architecture, landscape and unfailingly discreet service combine to create a place where guests truly can take time out from the world. With its reassuring presence and charm of its warm glow, the Capofaro lighthouse has been standing on the promontory of Capofaro and watching over the sea since the mid nineteenth century. Beakfast at Capofaro is a chance for guests to discover Sicilian cuisine and its deep rooted traditions. The day begins with the ritual preparation of fresh ricotta cheese and yogurt while Capofaro’s celebrated bread is baking. Typical Sicilian pastries such as bombe, graffe and sfinci are baked every morning. www.capofaro.it

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TOP FIVE FOR

HONOLULU

From TV shows like Hawaii Five-O to more movies than one can name, Hawaii has long been heralded as ‘Paradise’. With year-long average temperatures between 70 and 80F, this semi-tropical island sees only about 90 days of rain a year. Whether you enjoy the busy beautiful beaches of Waikiki, trek the lush green jungles, or take a road trip to the northern side of the Island to enjoy the quiet and serene beaches up north, this place is indeed paradise. 32

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#1 the MUST see - Pearl Harbor. It is open to the public and free admission to see the USS Arizona Memorial. Currently it is closed for renovations, but will reopen in fall 2019. It is a humble reminder of the brave men and women who died to protect freedom. Be sure to get there early as the free tickets run out and are given on a first-come, firstserved basis. https://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm

#2 the MUST eat - La Mariana Sailing Club. Nestled on the shores of Keehi Lagoon

in Honolulu sits La Mariana Tiki Bar and Restaurant. La Mariana serves as a historic reminder of the old days of Hawaii and has collected from many of the beautiful and most famous tiki-themed restaurants of the past. This place is extremely busy so reservations are definitely required. http://www.lamarianasailingclub.com

#3 the MUST shop - Gift shops are everywhere, but for that special gift head right over to Royal Hawaiian Center. More than a collection of international luxury brands and

unique island boutiques, it has The Royal Grove, Waikiki’s historic coconut grove, in the heart of Royal Hawaiian Center. https://www.royalhawaiiancenter.com

#4 the MUST stay - Just one block away from Waikiki beach is the Hilton Waikiki Resort. With unobstructed ocean views, and every amenity known to man, this is a fantastic place to stay during your visit to Paradise. It received the 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and always places in top ten lists every year. Did I mention it is walking distance to almost everything? https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/hawaii/ hilton-waikiki-beach-HNLWAHF/index.html #5 the MUST do off the beaten path - With breathtaking views of Diamondhead, the ocean, and all of Honolulu is Tantalus Lookout Point. Just a short and winding drive up, you will be rewarded with spectacular views. It is free and you can drive right to the lookout point. https://www.hawaii.com/oahu/attractions/take-a-trip-up-tantalus

For more information check out https://www.gohawaii.com

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HAMBURG AWAITS GULF TRAVELLERS THIS SUMMER WITH EXCLUSIVE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES AND WATERFRONT CELEBRATIONS

For Gulf travellers, offering outstanding features from great waterfront sites, high-end shopping facilities and luxurious hotels to exquisite culinary Michelin-star restaurants. Considered as one of the top ten tourist destinations in Europe, the Hanseatic city of Hamburg continues to attract more GCC visitors marking an increase of 3.4% with 15,717 overnight stays between January and April 2019.

Elbe and Alster: Strolling along the waterline will be part of the ‘Hamburg Cruise Days’ celebration, where Hamburg harbour is transformed into Europe’s and enjoying the fresh breeze Hamburg is not just one of Germany’s greenest cities, it also has many waterfront sites which bestow the city with a maritime flair and a pleasant climate as temperatures tend to be cooler during the increasingly hot summer months in Europe. The inner-city Lake Alster with its impressive fountains and the Elbe River, which leads to the North Sea, offer a wide range of recreational and sightseeing activities. Visitors from near and far enjoy taking tours of the harbour or walks along the amazing beaches along the Elbe River while watching huge cruise liners and container ships passing by. The famous floating dock ‘Landungsbrücken’ and the well-known fish market are only a few further must-sees to consider.

prime hot-spot for cruise shipping. Taking place every two years, the ‘Hamburg Cruise Days’ event draws more than half a million visitors to the city – an amazing show which bathes Hamburg in magical blue light for four kilometres along the harbour and at its most famous landmarks.

Elegant Shopping around the Alster inner-city Lake Hamburg is the perfect destination to indulge in a shopping spree. Outstanding shopping facilities and high-end boutiques can be found in the city centre.

Alsterhaus For watersports fans, sailing and pedal boats, canoes and paddle boards are available for rent at numerous sports clubs and boat-rental venues located around Alster Lake in Hamburg’s city centre, which is famous among residents and tourists. Moreover, travellers visiting the city this September

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The elegant and luxurious Alsterhaus is Hamburg’s most famous department store. Located along the Alster Lake it is spread over five floors and offers a wide range of local and international high-quality beauty and fashion products as well as a variety of culinary choices overlooking the Alster Lake.


Inner City Alster Arcades Located close to the Alster Lake landing pier, the Alsterarkaden is one of the city’s most visited shopping areas with its Mediterranean flair and exclusive shops. The Mellin Passage, connecting the Alsterarkaden with the Neuer Wall shopping street, is the oldest shopping arcade in the city and home to flagship stores of luxurious brands such as MCM, Cartier, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Armani.

Galleria The elegant Galleria Passage awaits its guests at Hamburg’s most prominent shopping district to choose from an attractive range of fashion and lifestyle products and for them to enjoy numerous restaurants and cafes situated with a beautiful view of the canal.

Levantehaus

of ‘contemporary’, ‘proven’, ‘natural’ and ‘selfevident, the menu sets regional French accents and Asian-inspired gems. (https://hotel-jacob.de/en/ restaurants-bar/jacobs-restaurant/)

Haerlin Traditional French gourmet cuisine, awarded with two Michelin stars. Christoph Rüffer and his team present modern and innovative menus based on classic French gourmet cuisine in the prestigious Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Those who book in advance will enjoy a window table with an outstanding view of Hamburg's Inner Alster Lake. (https://hvj.de/de/restaurant-haerlin.html)

Le Canard Nouveau

In the Levantehaus, all the shopping needs of visitors are met from fashion and luxury stores to coffee shops and mouth-watering bakeries. Here, guests with unique taste will enjoy a truly remarkable experience when selecting their favourite custom-made shoes at Leila Olbrich or when letting Goldsmith H.C.Kay design their individual jewellery pieces.

The Le Canard Nouveau on the Elbchaussee is one of the best known addresses for gourmets in Germany, where the Michelin star has successfully been kept for many years. This restaurant offers a perfect culinary experience with its exquisite creations, elegant atmosphere and outstanding view of the Elbe River. (https://www.lecanard-hamburg. de)

Europapassage and Mönckebergstrasse

Das Weisse Haus (White House)

Another’s shopper’s paradise can be found at the Europa Passage with 120 stores spread on five floors offering fashion brands, restaurants and a variety of retail concepts, and which is only footsteps away from Hamburg’s major shopping high street Mönckebergstrasse, where the motto is ‘shop ‘til you drop’.

Located directly at the Övelgönne museum harbour, the White House’s appeal lies in its first-class cuisine, great ambience and genuine hanseatic flair. One of its highlights is the regular change of the seasonal menus as well as its terrace that offers exceptional views over the River Elbe and the passing container and ferry boats. https://www.das-weisse-haus.de/

Fine dining at the waterfront Foodies are welcome to explore the culinary delights and local specialties of Hamburg. The city offers a great mix of creative food and beverage concepts and an outstanding variety of Michelin-star restaurants:

The Table The latest of Hamburg´s three star-rated restaurants presents the perfect combination of exquisite cuisine, innovative space concept and classic dishes interpreted in a modern and nuanced way to all gourmet lovers. (https://thetable-hamburg.de/)

Jacobs Restaurant The refined cuisine of double-Michelin-starred chef Thomas Martin appears to be very straightforward on each plate. Divided into the categories

How to get to Hamburg and where to stay Hamburg is well connected with daily direct flights from the Gulf region. A wide choice of high-end 5-star hotels awaits travellers from the Gulf region with excellent service, exquisite culinary experiences and the highest standards of comfort. The following top rated properties have a long tradition of serving Gulf travellers and are well-acquainted with local traditions and customs: •Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg, https:// hvj.de/en/ •Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, https://www. kempinski.com/en/hamburg/hotel-atlantic/ •Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg, https://www.grandelysee.com/en/

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Talent Radar

PAOLA SAKR Words: José Berrocoso

“Little stories from different times; a selfless and ongoing collaboration with the world.”

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aola Sakr is a Beirut-based designer with a passion for photography and art. She started her studio after graduating with honors from l'Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts with a Product Design bachelor. In parallel, she worked as a product designer at PsLab before deciding to focus solely on her projects ‘There’s always the purpose of bringing a little something to the world, always trying to do a little good: whether it is environmental, social or simply something for the soul.’ Being very passionate about research and experimentation, she believes in constant innovation and simplicity. This shows in her recurrent approach to material experimentation and innovation in her projects; often turning the medium into the message. In the past few years, her projects were exhibited around the Middle East and Europe. She was awarded in September 2018 the ‘Rising Talents Award’ alongside five other Lebanese designers by Maison & Objet.

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Balance, 2013 ‘The aim of this project was to create a meaningful composition formed by three indispensable elements that are each required for the object to exist. The purpose was to develop an art installation with the same principles we follow while designing a product: each element is essential and justified, giving no room for unnecessary added elements or aesthetics.’ Material description: Dismantled engine, reassembled using live ivy instead of the original screws. Three elements being: electrical wires, metal and ivy.

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Morning Ritual, 2016 (and still ongoing) Morning Ritual is a series of biodegradable containers made of coffee grounds and newspaper waste. Inspired by Paola’s childhood memories watching her father sip on Arabic coffee while reading the newspaper, this product draws our attention to the fact that we often generate waste before our day even begins. After coffee ground waste is collected from local coffee shops, it is mixed with newspaper pulp and a natural binding agent. The mixture is delicately molded by hand, and the final colour and scent of each item are the result of the various types of coffee used. www.cpmagazine.net

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Quantum, 2018 Quantum is the fruit of Paola’s very first experimentations with pottery and the beginning of a larger collection. The idea was to explore the vast world of a very ambiguous and unpredictable material that offers infinite possibilities in terms of forms, functions and treatment. ‘My approach to clay was more architectural rather than traditional and organic. I found the combination of planned constructions with accidental reactions of the material to be very interesting. There is so much beauty in seeing a material behave and have a life of its own and most of all, accept it with all its imperfections.’ The constructions of the pieces were made progressively and in multiple steps; combining wheel turning and hand-building techniques. The repetitive modules and lines are inspired by brutalist architecture and the terracota’s raw and natural feel makes a pleasant tactile interaction with human skin. Material: baked red and white clay.

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MICHAEL KORS CELEBRATES QIXI WITH NEW SPECIAL-EDITION CAPSULE Michael Kors is pleased to announce a special product capsule in celebration of Qixi, a traditional Chinese festival celebrating romance and love, similar to Western Valentine’s Day. The capsule features the brand’s Qixi Graffiti print splashed across a wide assortment of readyto-wear, handbags, footwear, watches and jewelry. Hand-drawn hearts, stars and phrases like “XOXO,” “LOVE” and “KORS” are rendered in brushstrokes of pink, red, black and white. The bold new print nods to the nearly 2,000-year-old romantic Chinese legend on which Qixi is based while providing customers with the unique and graphic street style they love.

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Fan favorite silhouettes outfitted in the Qixi Graffiti print include: lThe Cosmo trainer, complete with a chunky, of-themoment rubber sole. lThe Tyra slide sandal, the summer’s perfect counterpart to laid-back denim and monochromatic dresses. lThe bomber jacket, featuring a relaxed fit and finished with ribbed-knit trim. lThe pleated skirt, an easy work-to-weekend staple with a polished, graphic appeal.

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HOW TO PACK YOUR OOTD'S DURING SUMMER TRAVELS

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Travelling? Super fun! Packing your suitcase? Not so much. Ladies, admit it, we all need at least 15 outfits to survive a 3-day, 2-night trip. And did I mention a selection of shoes, bags and accessories? And let’s not forget makeup and skincare supplies too. So the question still remains, how do you fit your whole closet in a 20-kilogram piece of luggage?

#3: Roll vs. Fold

“The answer is really simple. If you can’t pack light, pack smart,” says Lady Baltazar, a Dubai-based fashion and beauty influencer. “I love dressing up as much as I love travelling. And what I’ve learned after taking countless trips and hundreds of OOTD’s is to be really smart with what and how you pack.”

#4: Travel-sized everything

Getting ready for your next summer trip? Then these travel packing hints are great for you:

#1: Plan your outfits Number one, and probably the most important part, is to plan what you’re going to wear for the duration of your trip. Planning doesn’t only allow you to pack smart, it saves you time and energy on selecting your outfit one by one during your trip.

#2: Use packing cubes Packing cubes serve as your instant travel drawers while on a holiday. It helps you sort and organize your items according to type. You can easily pack your accessories, gadgets or toiletries without having to worry about forgetting where you actually placed them. Again, it saves you time and keeps your suitcase neat and tidy.

It’s an old-age debate of which is actually better for packing. The answer is roll and fold. Rolling is great for thinner pieces of clothing like shirts and dresses as it saves space and helps make the clothes wrinkle-free. However for bulkier items such as sweaters, it is best to fold them rather than to roll.

Toiletries can sometimes take a lot of space in our suitcase. The best solution? Bring travel-sized products or transfer everything you need into travelsized bottles. This way, you get to bring all your beauty essentials with you on your trip without sacrificing your favourite hand cream or hair styling cream.

#5: Wear bulkier items Another tip you can try is to actually wear heavier or bulkier items instead of packing them. Got a cute coat you really need to get that perfect OOTD (outfit of the day) shot? Wear it to the airport; it can get pretty cold anyway. How about those bulky sneakers you just can’t leave behind? Time to flaunt it! However, if it feels uncomfortable to wear, you’ll have to think twice especially if you’re taking a long-haul flight.

#6: Weigh it If you don’t want the hassle of unpacking and repacking again in the middle of the airport just because of overweight baggage, make sure to weigh your suitcase before actually checking your bags in at the airport. Can you imagine leaving a carefully planned dress behind? Definitely not!

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Who runs the world...Water

Fast fashion is drowning the planet and consumers need to make the ultimate change

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Did you know that it takes approximately 1,800 gallons of water to make a single pair of your favourite jeans? Mass market fashion brands are the biggest culprit with throwaway trends and this has led to the fashion industry contributing to 20% of global wastewater and 10% of global carbon emissions. However, consumers are the second biggest culprit, throwing away an average of 70 pounds of clothes every year, all of which can be recycled. Ultimately, the change is in our hands and what we decide to put in them. If we are asked how much water we consume daily, we often refer to our recommended eight glasses of drinking water or the water we use to have a shower or wash the dishes, but never do we consider all the water used to manufacture our clothes. Stephen Leahy, the author of ‘Your Water Footprint: The shocking facts about how much water we use to make everyday products’, proclaims some shocking truths. “The average American's daily water footprint is a whopping 2,115 gallons (8,000 litres). Since 1 litre weighs 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds), that's the weight of four cars you have to haul if you get all that water from a well”. The 2017 edition of the ‘Pulse of the Fashion industry’ by Global Fashion Agenda revealed that in 2015, the industry consumed a staggering 79 billion cubic metres of water, a figure expected to increase by 50% in 2030. One of the reasons producing seemingly simple garments greatly depletes our global water reserves is that most of these pieces are made from cotton - a famously thirsty crop. Pile on the fact that much of it is cultivated in parts of the world suffering from water stress and we have a serious problem. The rabbit hole of sustainability and inciting meaningful, powerful change to production and consumerist habits is not one easily grappled with. Yet, one thing is clear, as individuals, we must make substantial daily changes to ensure the preservation of our water resources, such as taking shorter showers, turning the water off when not in use, but also, purchasing items for long term use. The future of this planet does not lie solely in our hands, fashion houses have to take responsibility for the part they play in the depletion of our environment and take measures to try and protect it. A way this can be done is by using more eco-friendly or recyclable materials in their production practices. At Joseph & Alexander, we have a deep profound love and respect for the ocean, that is why we have decided to use fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles found in the ocean and transform them into quirky, environmentally-inspired short designs. Conceptualised to ignite curiosity within the minds of its youngest wearers, each piece is designed to spark an educational conversation around critical world issues. Championing environmental action is at the heart of the brand. Operating consciously using recycled fabric from ocean plastics, eco-friendly ink, and reusable packaging, each collection depicts awareness-raising narratives of minimising our environmental footprint and having fun whilst doing so.

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MY WEEKLY ROUTINE Sana Mrad

Foreo Luna 2

Foreo UFO

Transform your daily routine with the LUNA 2 facial cleansing brush. Indulge in a gentle two minute skincare ritual and discover brighter, softer and more radiant skin in just three days. LUNA 2 removes 99.5% of dirt, makeup residue, dead skin cells and blackheads while reducing the visibility of pores. Apply cleanser and circle LUNA 2 for one minute. Activate the Anti-Aging Mode for one minute. I use LUNA 2 twice a day.

UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device - A face mask in just 90 seconds. The latest beauty technology combining advanced facial mask treatment with Thermos/Cry/LED Light Therapy, Bluetooth and dedicated smart phone App. The 90-second face treatment works in combination with the specially invented UFO-activated masks. I use Foreo UFO once a week.

Casmara Gold Mask 2080 Revitalising and firming. A facial mask consisting of minerals and seaweed extract. This combination of active ingredients makes the Golden Mask unique. It provides a tightening effect to the face and neckline whilst aiding the intense nutrition and revitalisation obtained from the minerals at the same time. The seaweed gives the Golden Mask an intense moisturising effect. I use the Golden Mask 2080 once a week.

SOFTFIL A roller with micro-needles in high quality stainless steel will be rolled on your skin in a non-invasive and non-surgical way, without any side effects. It makes your skin look younger and fresher, helps with skin exfoliation and gives your skin a smoother look and feel. Pamper yourself at home and make time for yourself!

SILK'n ReVit Uncover your skin’s beauty with an at-home exfoliation device that uses diamond microdermabrasion technology to gently remove dead skin cells and stimulate your skin. This device restores balance to your complexion, improves skin tone, texture and elasticity. It also reduces scarring and age spots. Skin should be clean and dry before using. I use the Silk'n device once a week.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: ISABELLE PARADIS


Givenchy Beauty Launches Autumn 2019 Collection In a world focused primarily on an image’s aesthetic qualities, I offer a way to return to its source—light itself.

ESSENCE OF SHADOWS examines the presence of light within shadow.

The better part of human nature only shines out when it is contrasted with darkness. Our joys, sorrows, and life itself is nothing more than the interplay between light and dark. Living a balanced life is the only way to manage this precarious give-and-take. And if darkness does come to dominate, it only makes the good memories shine that much brighter. A solid foundation makes it possible to maintain the course and sometimes even enjoy a few happy missteps along the way. Beauty follows the exact same rules. It’s a question of balance, choice, desire, and having the right tools to see it through. My 2019 autumn collection is inspired by the desire to be. To shine. To make yourself happy. These same goals doubtless drove the first portrait photographers as well. Analogue film, which is both rigorous and flexible, provided the inspiration for this collection. It requires technical mastery, and yet is subject to the twists and turns of creativity. While digital photography makes it possible to take things further, analogue film was governed by these requirements from the very beginning. ESSENCE OF SHADOWS interprets the power of light through a series of dark prisms. 50

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PRISMISSIME - Nine-colour eyeshadow palette In a classic dark room, shadows are created with light, and light emerges from shadow. With the new generation of PRISMISSIME, which offers an easy application method and an effective way to structure your gaze, the interplay between dark and light has now reached the eyes. This eyeshadow palette is a magic square of nine colours that play with the reflection and absorption of light. Pearlescent pigments of varying sizes offer multiple levels of shine. Choose from three-dimensional matte, satin, and metallic finishes. The new PRISMISSIME formula is talc free and created through an injection and evaporation process. This light-wearing, long-lasting (12 hours*) and innovative formula delivers intense, high impact colour. As Nicolas Degennes explains, “The colour doesn’t budge!” One edition PRISMISSIME No.1 Essence of Greys features nine colours that recreate the pointillist range of greys seen in analogue film. The second PRISMISSIME No.2 Essence of Browns combines various tones of warm sepia that recall the colours used in the very first photographs. Take a tip from Nicolas Degennes and apply Essence of Browns (No. 2) atop Essence of Greys (No. 1). * Instrumental tests with 20 women

ROUGE INTERDIT VINYL - Extreme shine This autumn show off your light and dark side by sporting a non-conventional nude lipstick. Two limited-edition shades were created for the ESSENCE OF SHADOWS collection: ROUGE INTERDIT VINYL No. 20 Shadow Pink, a natural pink beige, and ROUGE INTERDIT VINYL No. 19 Shadow Purple, a pink pearlescent shade that captures light over a grey base. The result is a sheer, light, reflective and pearlescent layer of colour. Colour and light are created with a minimum amount of product that’s a cinch to apply. Whether you opt for a quick boost or a sparkling pop of colour, turn your lips into a canvas for self-expression.

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Summer Vacation Outfit Sandra Carina

You’re off to your summer vacation – yay! The flip-side to that relaxing getaway is choosing what to pack. To avoid any hassle, here are some tips and outfit inspirations.

Plan your outfits in advance Try on different outfits in advance and take pictures so you won’t forget the outfits you would like to pack.

Make a list of the essentials Create a checklist of the items that you don’t want to forget (accessories, swimsuits, sunscreen, portable charger etc).

Roll the outfits - don’t fold Tightly rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones.

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Inspiration

Wide leg pants

Easy breezy maxi dress

Elegant silk skirt

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TRAVEL IN STYLE

MY TOP 10 ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR THE HOT BEACH DAY IN AUGUST.

ONLINE SHOPPING GUIDE At this fabulous time of the year, we can relax and enjoy the hot sea. But don’t forget those essentials to make your day perfectly comfortable! Here are my essentials, carefully selected, using my daily summer beach experience!

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COOL GADGETS The coolest products curated especially for you

Neos SmartCam Full HD Smart Security Camera

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The Kettle That Waits for You to Wake Up to Start Boiling

Keep an eye on your space with the Neos SmartCam Full HD Smart Security Camera. Capturing in 1080p, this smart home device comes with 2-way audio, Auto-arming, Night Vision and free Cloud Storage. Easy to install, the Neos SmartCam’s app guides you through the entire set-up. Thanks to its flexible design, you can easily point the full HD smart security camera in any direction. Likewise, the magnetic base ensures that it stays exactly where it should. Upon detecting noise or motion, the camera automatically records a 12-second video clip. Stored for two weeks, the videos are safe in an AWS Cloud that uses end-to-end encryption. Finally, you can download clips from the Neos SmartCam straight to your smartphone and configure your alerts through the app.

Enjoy a cuppa the smarter way with the Smarter 3rd Gen iKettle Smart Electric Kettle. Connecting via Wi-Fi or 4G, this intelligent kitchen gadget has multiple modes so you can live smarter. It’s compatible with both Amazon Alexa and IFTTT for more integration than ever. For total control, you can use the app to boil your kettle from anywhere in the world. Or, in Wake Up Mode, the iKettle can wake up with you and begin to boil. When you come back after a long day, Home Mode means your hot water will be nice and ready once you step foot inside. Finally, in Formula Mode, the iKettle can expeditiously warm to the optimal temperature to feed your bundle of joy. Within the app, you can instantly view the exact temperature of the water. Finally, the iKettle has a keep warm mode that lasts 40 minutes.

Locky Smart Key Overlay

The Eight Smart Mattress

Quickly turn your key into a smart one with the Locky Smart Key Overlay. Compatible with almost every key, this device combines the features of smart locks and key trackers. You don’t have to replace your lock and virtualize the key to find out the status of your door. The minimalist key overlay simply tracks your key usage and sends the data to the app, so you always have control. For example, you’ll receive an instant unlocked door notification when you forget to lock the door while leaving the house. Similarly, Locky offers a key finder function so you can find your key in a matter of seconds. Locky also uses a real key, making it a safer option since it is impossible to hack.

Comfort meets technology in the Eight Smart Mattress Collection. The Eight Smart Mattresses provide the perfect comfort and support for any sleeper. In fact, the only thing in mind with these mattresses is your comfort. Through its app, it tells you how you are sleeping, keeps you warm at night, and wakes you up at the right time. It’s just the perfect mattress, but smart. Eight comes in three versions: Mars+, Jupiter+, and Saturn+. Each one is packed with layers upon layers of super comfortable memory foam. The layers vary in hardness to conform to your body throughout the night. They have two sets of controls — one for you and one for a partner if you’d like.

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Perseus – The World’s Smartest Mirror

Perseus is the world’s smartest mirror that has been loaded with features to help you take back control of your ‘getting ready’ experience. Whether beauty, basketball or Beyonce is your thing, this mirror is about to make those groggy 7 AM wake-ups more fun than they’ve ever been. With the video streaming feature, you can stream your favorite videos from YouTube while doing your make-up. The companion app will help you customize the mirror based on your preference. So even if you want to see the weather beside the text messages, it’s completely your choice. Not only this, you can also take selfies or a 360-degree view of your outfit with the help of the HD camera.

Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay

A hybrid instant camera, the Instax Mini LiPlay supports films the size of a credit card. This is the latest addition to the Instax instant camera series that allows users to print photos on the spot. Smallest and most lightweight in the Instax series, the camera is packed with new features such as the Sound function to convey a voice message or other audio data in the form of a QR code included in a photo print. It also has the Direct Print function to print images from the smartphone on Instax film. The camera’s Sound function is capable of recording up to 10 seconds of audio. The function converts the audio data into a QR code and adds it to a photo to be printed out together.

Canon iNSPiC S and C

H-Audio PH3

Meet Canon’s latest mini-photo printer that does more that print pictures. The iNSPiC S and C comes equipped with a 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel camera respectively. The mini-photo printers lets you capture and print every memory. The iNSPiC S also has an expandable memory of up to 256GB thanks to a dedicated memory micro SD card slot while the iNSPiC C has an LED right light on its lens and a selfie mirror beside it for your selfie needs. You can also print photos from your smartphone via the Canon Mini Print mobile app.

Designed by Filipinos for Filipinos, the latest offering from H-Audio is perfect for audiophiles and gamers. The sleek and lightweight PH3 is an active noise cancelling headphones that can mask out background noise up to 20 dB, delivering Hi-Fi stereo surround sound. Featuring the iconic colors and symbols from the Phlippine flag, the wireless headphones has a maximum battery life of up to 20 hours and connectivity range of up to 20 meters. Apart from its minimalist design, the over-ear headphones are equipped with memory foam earmuffs to ensure the comfort of the users.

HP Pavilion x360

Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

The HP Pavilion x360 is an 11-inch laptop that gives you 2-in-1 capability. The Pavilion borrows several design elements from the premium HP Spectre x360, but scales back the premium features with plastic construction and less-expensive hardware. It puts a lot of fancy features into an affordable price range, but you will give up some niceties like speedy performance and a long-lasting battery.

When you can rely on Instinct, the world can rely on you. This rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch is built to the U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters). The fiber-reinforced polymer case adds strength and durability, and the chemically-strengthened, scratch-resistant display is high-contrast enough to read in bright sunlight, so you can take it with you into the extremes you face every day. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands include two independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit and to keep you from getting caught on things. www.cpmagazine.net

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The Hottest New Book Releases of August

PROGNOSIS: A MEMOIR OF MY BRAIN by Sarah Vallance

When Sarah Vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she’s walked away unscathed. The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she’s led from work to the emergency room. By the end of the week, a neurologist delivers a devastating prognosis: Sarah suffered a traumatic brain injury that has caused her IQ to plummet, with no hope of recovery. Her brain has irrevocably changed. Afraid of judgment and deemed no longer fit for work, Sarah isolates herself from the outside world. She spends months at home, with her dogs as her only source of companionship, battling a personality she no longer recognizes and her shock and rage over losing simple functions she’d taken for granted.

CONSENT: A MEMOIR OF UNWANTED ATTENTION by Donna Freitas

"Consent is compelling and disturbing and a welcome expansion of our urgent conversation" Rebecca Traister Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a wellpublished author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on college campuses. In the other, she is a victim, a woman who suffered and suffers still because she was stalked by her graduate professor for more than two years. As a doctoral candidate, Freitas loved asking big questions, challenging established theories and sinking her teeth into sacred texts. She felt at home in the library, and safe in the book-lined offices of scholars whom she admired.

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center

Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it's an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated. The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew, even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the handsome rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around.

THE MIRACLE AND TRAGEDY OF THE DIONNE QUINTUPLETS

A DOOR IN THE EARTH by Amy Waldman

When they were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie Dionne captivated the world, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family — and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Their faces sold everything from Baby Ruth candy bars to Colgate toothpaste.

Parveen Shamsa, a college senior in search of a calling, feels pulled between her charismatic and mercurial anthropology professor and the comfortable but predictable Afghan-American community in her Northern California hometown. When she discovers a bestselling book called Mother Afghanistan, a memoir by humanitarian Gideon Crane that has become a bible for American engagement in the country, she is inspired. Galvanized by Crane's experience, Parveen travels to a remote village in the land of her birth to join the work of his charitable foundation. When she arrives, however, Crane's maternity clinic, while grandly equipped, is mostly unstaffed. The villagers do not exhibit the gratitude she expected to receive. And Crane's memoir appears to be littered with mistakes, or outright fabrications.

by Sarah Miller

THE WORLD DOESN'T REQUIRE YOU: STORIES

I'M TELLING THE TRUTH, BUT I'M LYING: ESSAYS

Established by the leaders of the country’s only successful slave revolt in the mid-nineteenth century, Cross River still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. In lyrical prose and singular dialect, a saga beats forward that echoes the fables carried down for generations—like the screecher birds who swoop down for their periodic sacrifice, and the water women who lure men to wet deaths. Among its residents—wildly spanning decades, perspectives, and species—are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God’s last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an alltoo-obedient robot who serves his Master. As the book builds to its finish with Special Topics in Loneliness Studies, a fully-realized novella, two unhinged professors grapple with hugely different ambitions, and the reader comes to appreciate the intricacy of the world Scott has created—one where fantasy and reality are eternally at war.

A deeply personal collection of essays exploring NigerianAmerican author Bassey Ikpi’s experiences navigating Bipolar II and anxiety throughout the course of her life. Bassey Ikpi was born in Nigeria in 1976. Four years later, she and her mother joined her father in Stillwater, Oklahoma —a move that would be anxiety ridden for any child, but especially for Bassey. Her early years in America would come to be defined by tension: an assimilation further complicated by bipolar II and anxiety that would go undiagnosed for decades. By the time she was in her early twenties, Bassey was a spoken word artist and traveling with HBO's Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, channeling her experiences into art. But something wasn’t right—beneath the façade of the confident performer, Bassey’s mental health was in a precipitous decline, culminating in a breakdown that resulted in hospitalization and a diagnosis of Bipolar II.

by Rion Amilcar Scott

by Bassey Ikpi

THE BELLS OF OLD TOKYO: MEDITATIONS ON TIME AND A CITY by Anna Sherman

From 1632 until 1854, Japan’s rulers restricted contact with foreign countries, a near isolation that fostered a remarkable and unique culture that endures to this day. In hypnotic prose and sensual detail, Anna Sherman describes searching for the great bells by which the inhabitants of Edo, later called Tokyo, kept the hours in the shoguns’ city. An exploration of Tokyo becomes a meditation not just on time, but on history, memory, and impermanence. Through Sherman’s journeys around the city and her friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite cafe, who elevates the making and drinking of coffee to an art-form, The Bells of Old Tokyo follows haunting voices through the labyrinth that is the Japanese capital: an old woman remembers escaping from the American firebombs of World War II. A scientist builds the most accurate clock in the world, a clock that will not lose a second in five billion years. The head of the Tokugawa shogunal house reflects on the destruction of his grandfathers’ city: “A lost thing is lost. To chase it leads to darkness.”

The Turn of the Key

by Ruth Ware From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fifth novel. When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten— by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

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Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood was her début thriller. www.cpmagazine.net

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WRONGS moviewrongs.com by: JIM WEST

Directed by Jon Watts | Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers

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ction superhero comedy is a genre that lends itself to goofball setups and often sight gags. Spiderman has long been the franchise that has kept a good balance of the goofiness of being a growing teen with superhuman abilities with a sense of moral justice torn between saving the day and protecting family and friends. Now comedy is hard. The two writers had a tall order with trying to give audiences some humour following the events of Avenger’s Endgame and Infinity War. I would like to say they did well with the comedy by only missing a few beats here and there, and overall this is a decent film. So let’s swing into the story! Here come the spoilers.

The film picks up eight months after the events of Endgame and Infinity War to what people are referring to as the ‘blip’. We quickly see that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is still heavily impacted by those events and the loss of his mentor and hero, Tony Stark. With Tony Stark gone, the world, and Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) are seeking out a new superhero to protect them. In Mexico, Nick and Maria (Cobie Smulders) discover an elemental being that gets destroyed by a new superhero, named Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), from another dimension who is seeking revenge against the elementals that destroyed his home world. I felt this was a great way to expand upon the multiverse. I would like to have seen a flashback here of his world being destroyed and the lengths he went through to track them down. This is the first misstep with Beck’s character. Marvel has been on a decent track record with humanizing their 60

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villains, but here they miss a step and it affects the entire film. This goes back to the Iron Man 3 film with the whole switcharoo on the villain plot. Granted, they stayed true to the comic’s origins, but this is where I felt they could have changed it a bit for the sake of expanding upon the multiverse. The revenge twist is not so much a twist and it just falls flat. The ending is a surprise cliff hanger with the return of a fan favourite, J Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons), announcing to the world the identity of Spiderman. Peter’s handling of grief, new responsibilities, and the truth being discovered by his love interest MJ are all handled very well throughout the film. I would like to have seen more scenes with Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and Happy (Jon Farveau). Making Peter feel uncomfortable would have created some neat comedic moments. I would have them take a surprise visit to the countries where Peter was enjoying a school trip. Perhaps Peter would see them taking a romantic gondola ride while fighting the water elemental. Or, have them strolling by the Eiffel Tower while Peter saves them without them knowing. This would explain Happy being close to keep tabs on Peter while trying to romance Aunt May. This, I felt, was a huge comedic misstep. Yet comedy in film is hard to write because not everyone may laugh at the jokes. For the most part, the film delivers a decent Spiderman film, but not a memorable one. Make us have compassion for the villain and give us more Happy Hogan and Aunt May. Thanks for reading ‘Writing Movie ‘WRONGS’.


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Demi Lovato Celebrates Her Birthday at 'Queen' Ariana Grande's Concert in London

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Demi Lovato spent the last day of being 26 at what might be her favorite place: an Ariana Grande concert. She showed full-fledged support for her fellow pop star with a series of clips from one of Grande's stops at London's O2 Arena on the Sweetener World Tour. Among Instagram story snippets of live performances including "God Is a Woman," "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored," "Side to Side," "7 Rings," "Boyfriend" and more, Lovato left comments like "ARI YOU QUEEN" and "My giiiiiiirrl I MEANNNNN." She even gave fans evidence of dancing too hard: her shoes were off her feet and on the floor. "This was too sweet not to post.... before show prayer they did this for my bday," Lovato wrote on Instagram Monday night (Aug. 19). "I’m so so proud of you @arianagrande. I love you tons." "love u so much !!! thank u for coming !!!" Grande commented on the post.

Katy Perry, Mavis Staples & Norah Jones Announced for David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert

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The David Lynch Foundation has announced the Silence the Violence benefit concert featuring appearances from Katy Perry, Mavis Staples and Norah Jones. The concert will take place at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11 and help bring Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 people in the D.C. area. “I’ll be in DC for a special acoustic set for the #SilencetheViolence Benefit Concert,” Perry wrote on Instagram today (Aug. 19). “Mavis Staples and Norah Jones will be joining me to help raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation to bring one of the most important tools I use to keep me balanced and creative with a positive mindset – transcendental meditation – to at-risk youth.” www.cpmagazine.net

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MOVIES RELEASING SOON The Angry Birds Movie 2

Where'd You Go Bernadette?

When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

Based on the runaway bestseller about Bernadette Fox, a Seattle woman who had it all - a loving husband and a brilliant daughter. When she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.

DIRECTED BY: Thurop Van Orman

DIRECTED BY: Richard Linklater

CAST: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Jones

CAST: Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Billy Crudup, Troian Bellisario, Laurence Fishburne

GENRES: Family/3D/Animation/Sequel

GENRES: Comedy/Drama/Adaptation

Them That Follow

Vita & Virginia

Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father’s church.

Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita & Virginia tells the scintillating true story of a literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of the 20th century's most celebrated writers. Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist's eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that will leave both women profoundly transformed and inspire the writing of one of Woolf's greatest works.

DIRECTED BY: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage CAST: Olivia Colman, Walton Goggins, Jim Gaffigan, Alice Englert, Thomas Mann, Lewis Pullman

GENRES: Thriller/Faith

DIRECTED BY: Chanya Button CAST: Eva Green, Gemma Arterton, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Ferdinando GENRES: Drama/Period

After the Wedding

Otherhood

Follows the director of an Indian orphanage on the verge of bankruptcy, who discovers that her organization is in contention to receive a large charitable donation from a wealthy American businesswoman, forcing her to travel to New York City, where she is confronted by a past she tried to forget.

For empty nesters, what's the difference between letting your children grow up and letting them grow distant? This year, on Mother's Day, feeling marginalized and forgotten, long time friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process, they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A journey to relate becomes a journey of rediscovery that forces these women to redefine their relationships with their children, friends, spouses and most importantly, themselves.

DIRECTED BY: Bart Freundlich CAST: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore

DIRECTED BY: Cindy Chupack CAST: Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Jake Lacy, Sinqua Walls, Jake Hoffman

GENRES: Drama/Remake

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Awake

A Score To Settle

Centers around a man who wakes up in a hospital with no recollection of who who is or how he got there. He soon discovers he is wanted by the police for multiple murders. He begins investigating with the help of his nurse, uncovering uncomfortable information about his past.

Diagnosed with a fatal condition, Frankie Carver (Nicolas Cage) is released from prison after serving 19 years of hard time. With only a short time left to live, Frankie must desperately try to make amends with the son he left behind while he plots a bloody course of revenge tracking down his old gang to make them pay one by one.

DIRECTED BY: Fedor Lyass, Aleksandr Chernyaev

DIRECTED BY: Shawn Ku

CAST: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Francesca Eastwood, Malik Yoba, William Forsythe

CAST: Nicolas Cage, Noah Le Gros, Karolina Wydra, Mohamed Karim, Benjamin Bratt

GENRES: Action/Crime/Thriller

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IN AUGUST 2019 American Bistro

Playmobil: The Movie

A heartfelt adventure about a milquetoast accountant, Medor, whose perfect life is ruined when he discovers his wife having an affair with his boss. Having lost everything, he finds refuge in his estranged, deadbeat nephew and together, they chase his old, forgotten dream: opening a restaurant.

When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla (Anya TaylorJoy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home. As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!

DIRECTED BY: Aaron Harvey CAST: Luke Grimes, Frank Grillo, Marguerite Moreau, James Badge Dale, Robert Taylor

GENRES: Comedy/Drama

DIRECTED BY: Lino Di Salvo CAST: Anya Taylor Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor GENRES: Adventure/Comedy/Family/Animation/Kids

Gwen

The Fanatic

Gwen is a young girl desperately trying to hold her home together – struggling with her mother's mysterious illness, her father's absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land. As a growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, the local community grows suspicious and turns on Gwen and her family.

A rabid movie fan stalks his favorite celebrity action hero. His obsession takes a dark turn and the movie star finds himself in danger.

DIRECTED BY: William McGregor CAST: Maxine Peake, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Mark Lewis Jones, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Richard Elfyn, Gwion Glyn GENRES: Suspense/Thriller

DIRECTED BY: Fred Durst CAST: John Travolta, Ana Golja, Devon Sawa, Jacob Grodnik, James Paxton GENRES: Horror/Thriller

Dora and the Lost City of Gold Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold. DIRECTED BY: James Bobin CAST: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Madeleine Madden, Micke Moreno, Nicholas Coombe, Adriana Barraza GENRES: Adventure/Family/Based on TV/Kids

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A REVOLUTIONARY DINING EXPERIENCE IN THE KINGDOM When you arrive in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the first question is usually where to dine. Riyadh now offers a unique experience at Goodies, with new and fresh Lebanese cuisine (the most popular cuisine in the Middle East).

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ne of the Goodies restaurants is located on Tahlia Street in the heart of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Authentic Lebanese cuisine has become a benchmark for how food should taste. Goodies use fresh organic seasonal flavours in an open kitchen. The guests can indulge in the unexpected vibrant pleasure of tasting the fabulous selection of Lebanese dishes from the most antique cuisine in the region. The dishes are listed by their principal ingredients so guests can make their selections and have their meal exactly as they wish. Particularly enjoyable is the BBQ section including kebabs from the charcoal grill, with tomato, pepper, onion, parsley and sumac - very tasty! And for regular customers, the daily fresh dishes and daily seafood catches will provide a flavoursome surprise each day. Lebanese cuisine is noted for its fabulous mezze variety of foods and flavours including pine nuts, spicy meats, beans, olive oil, peppers, herbs, salads and pitta bread (which can be a complete meal in themselves). At Goodies, the main courses are also absolutely delicious and combine Turkish, Arab and Mediterranean cuisines into the exotic earthy flavours of the Lebanese style. Desserts are an absolute dream! Creams, fruits, pastries and baklawas are all prepared from natural ingredients. Also, in the grand entrance of the restaurant, you will find a Tea and Coffee Bar. The open terrace is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast with a morning paper. Goodies is an innovation, a one-stop-shop where the sophisticated spacious restaurant blends nicely with the gourmet food retail shop, all under one roof in Central Riyadh. You will find fresh meat at the live butchery and fresh regional fish alongside fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, pickles and conserves and Palestinian olive oils everything for the perfect home cooking experience. The collection of sweets such as Lebanese kunafa and delicate French cheesecakes, are in line with the universal Goodies concept of freshness and perfection. Goodies has become a premier dining destination in Riyadh, as a remarkable dining experience, with a unique high quality of fresh food shopping and a cafĂŠ for any time of the day or night. Goodies is everything for food!

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INFINITI AL BABTAIN INVITES CUSTOMERS TO EXPERIENCE INFINITI Q60’s 3.0-LITRE V6 OPT FOR THE FIRST-EVER INFINITI TWIN-TURBO, HIGH POTENTIAL MODELS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

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bdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co. (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Infiniti vehicles in the State of Kuwait, urges its customers to explore the popular features of the INFINITI Q60 3.0-Litre V6 this special season. Known to deliver a confidence-inspiring and personalized experience behind the wheel, distinctive features that set it apart from its peers is the INFINITI Q60’s powerful elegance and striking performance. The Q60 features an aerodynamic front and rear “Zero Lift” design. It keeps the vehicle from lifting at high speeds, giving stability – even in cross-winds – and full control of one’s steering. For those who demand a performance-focused sound system, the new Bose® Performance Series with Advanced Staging Technology delivers. Thirteen high-performance speakers, including multiple new 10" and 6 x 9" woofers and a lightweight silk dome tweeter achieve “live performance” precision. Revel in a wider and more precise soundstage, where the

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acoustics are always ideal. Eye-inspired LED headlights give a provocative stare that can be seen from both the front and side. The Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) improves visibility at intersections and around curves, by sensing the steering and turning the headlights. A recent Bose® innovation, Advanced Staging Technology utilizes advanced algorithms to dynamically direct music to their ideal locations within the cabin. Instruments and vocals have exceptional clarity. So from the driver’s seat, one will feel as if they’re sitting in the front row at a concert. The 3.0-liter 2 turbocharged engine promises optimal power and efficiency, to glide forward confidently while the turbo spools quickly to produce 400hp at 6,400 rpm and outputs a stirring 350 Nm of torque. Infiniti Al Babtain encourages its customers to discover the high performance model by visiting the designated showroom located in Al Rai.


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SUMO SUSHI & BENTO HOSTS SPECIAL PRIVATE EVENT FOR CP MAGAZINE The newly opened “SUMO Sushi & Bento� at The Avenues Mall in Kuwait, kindly Japanese food which can please any palate. hosted a private dinner for City Pages founder Mr Jameel Arif and friends. Among the guests were esteemed friends like Tarek AlEryan, Esraa Blouchi , Eng. Reem The room was brightly lit by all the soft lighting and housed several modern pieces of Japanese art that gave it a whole new feeling. For starters we were served a AlEnezi and Ayesha Malik traditional Japanese Miso soup and Edamame following with Prawn Tempura, The guest enjoyed the evening which was beautifully set in a modern ambiance of Seafood Gyoza and Harumaki which is a familiar and comforting sight, taste, and Japanese design and decor as well as wide variety of the freshest and best quality smell for anyone who has eaten at a contemporary Japanese restaurant and been

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greeted warmly by shouts of "Irasshaimase!" roughly meaning "Come on in!" or "Welcome!" from the staff. During the course of the evening we were served with our main course which were Sweet Potato Crunch, Samurai Roll, Yakisoba and Chicken Katsu Curry. The whole courses looked like a homespun masterpiece with a wild array of textures. And to end the perfect evening we had deserts that were beautifully decorated and above all else very tasty. The full Japanese course meal that Sumo Sushi & Bento restaurant provided has been refined over the years to include some of the most creative and unique flavors in Japanese cuisine.

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THE MISSING LINK - MULLINER COMPLETELY RE-CREATES PIVOTAL 1939 BENTLEY CORNICHE

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entley has re-created a long-lost car from its illustrious past that provides a crucial link in the history of its most important models. The ground-up rebuild of the only 1939 Corniche ever made highlights the marque’s pedigree of design and technological innovation, the breadth of skills within Mulliner’s bespoking division, and connects the fabled Embiricos 4¼ Litre and R Type Continental. The only car of its type now in existence thanks to the skills of Mulliner, the Corniche was conceived to be a high performance version of the new MkV saloon, itself a technological advance that was due to be launched in October 1939.

As Mulliner’s first historic car project, the Corniche has demonstrated the full breadth of the division’s coachbuilding and restoration skills and capabilities.

The styling of the Corniche was a radical step forward from the traditional Bentleys of the 1920s and ‘30s, introducing ‘Streamlining’ to help deliver greater speed and performance, and heavily influenced post-war models from the R Type Continental right through to the current Continental GT.

Using only the original technical drawings and the skills of the men and women of Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house bespoke and coachbuilding division, this unique Corniche has been rebuilt in Crewe using original Corniche and MkV mechanical components and a completely re-made body, identical in every detail to the original.

The original Corniche was lost in France in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. It was extensively damaged in a traffic accident whilst undergoing road tests in France in August 1939. Sent for repairs, the chassis made it home to the Bentley plant in Derby, but the bodywork was destroyed in a bombing raid on Dieppe later in 1939 and was never seen again.

“It’s been a fantastic team effort,” said Stefan Sielaff, Design Director at Bentley and Director of Mulliner. “We have highly skilled craftsmen within Mulliner and around the rest of Bentley Motors, and they all have massive pride in what they’ve achieved with this car.”

Until now. The project was originally started several years ago by volunteers from the WO Bentley Memorial Foundation and the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, but was brought inhouse in February 2018 under the watchful eye of Chairman and Chief Executive Adrian Hallmark, who asked for it to be completed in 2019 to celebrate Bentley’s centenary. “The 1939 Corniche was a clear step in Bentley’s design language which is evident when set aside the later and now iconic R Type Continental. It is a pivotal car in the history of Bentley, demonstrating that even then, this great British marque was at the cutting edge of design and technology,” comments Hallmark. “Mulliner’s stunning recreation of the Corniche clearly demonstrates our skill in restoring the greats from Bentley’s back catalogue as well as making beautiful personalised modern Bentleys.” The project naturally fell to the Mulliner division, where since the 1970s one-off cars have been built for discerning collectors and Royalty, including two State Limousines manufactured in 2002. Today production models are adapted and built to particular customers’ exacting personal specifications.

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The Corniche will make its first public appearance at Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace in September and will join Bentley’s Heritage fleet, which already includes WO Bentley’s 8 Litre and the Birkin Team Blower, to be used and exhibited at events around the world.

Resurrecting an icon Many of the parts that had been produced to make further Corniche models were kept until the early 1970s before being sold off to specialists and enthusiasts. Then, in 2001, automotive historian and former Bentley director Ken Lea decided to try to use original parts as the basis for a recreation of the Corniche. The project was based in Derby, with volunteers gathering information and parts to assemble the chassis. In 2008, with the project out of money, Bentley Motors provided an injection of funds, and work started on the ash frame and aluminium bodywork with coachbuilders Ashley & James in Lymington, Hampshire. The body was created from the outline drawings given to the project by the family of the car’s original designer, George Paulin. The project continued to make slow progress until it was brought in-house to Mulliner at


Bentley Motors at the request of new Chairman and CEO Adrian Hallmark. The project to re-create the Corniche was overseen by a team of four: Ken Lea; Robin Peel, Head of Heritage; Ian Broomhall, Mulliner Operations Manager and Glyn Davies, Mulliner Special Projects leader. Many team members from Mulliner and across the wider Bentley Motors business dedicated their personal time to work on the Corniche, and staff from other divisions joined in. The Mulsanne body-in-white team, where panels are still hand-formed, helped with final detailed finessing of panels; the paint laboratory spent many hours producing colour samples of the main body colour of Imperial Maroon and the side flash of Heather Grey from the limited descriptions available; Head of Interior Design Darren Day and his team produced CAD designs for the seats and door trims derived from detailed historical research; and the Mulliner trim team worked from the designs to create a period-appropriate interior in typical Vanvooren style, using the correct Connolly Vaumol hide, West of England cloth and the carpet from a roll discovered stored away on site. In the Mulliner workshop, Mulliner Master Carpenter Gary Bedson devised a steam booth to allow him to bend sections of wood for the interior window surrounds, often spending over an hour wreathed in steam just to attain a few degrees more curvature. Other team members worked hard to re-create the front grille, using CAD to analyse airflow and design each individual slat, which were then hand-formed by skilled metalworkers over a period of three months. Six Mulliner apprentices, one of whom even created an authentic tool tray for the boot of the Corniche, were also involved throughout the car’s time with Mulliner. Every aspect of the project received Mulliner attention. From the special paint mixes – named Imperial Maroon and Heather Grey – to the unique interior trim, the accessories such as the tool tray and even the Mulliner tread plates on the door shuts were created from scratch.

The original 1939 Corniche In the late-1930s, Greek racer André Embiricos commissioned a sporting Bentley, based on the old 4¼ Litre chassis. It was styled by talented designer Georges Paulin, and built by French coachbuilder Pourtout. Although privately commissioned, it was much-admired and secretly encouraged among Bentley engineers and management, who were convinced that the factory should produce a more sporting version of the forthcoming MkV saloon. It was agreed that the Corniche should be built to investigate the idea. It would have a lightweight chassis, built from thinner-than-standard gauge steel, fitted with a tuned version of the MkV engine matched to an overdrive gearbox created to suit. The Corniche was built as a collaboration between Bentley and third parties such as Georges Paulin, the French car designer who designed the bodywork and Carrosserie Vanvooren in Paris who made the bodywork.

After Brooklands, the Corniche went to France for road testing, but in July 1939 it was damaged by a bus and returned to Vanvooren for repairs and body improvements. When completed, on August 8, it was collected by a Bentley test driver, who headed

The car was completed by May 1939 and tried out at Brooklands race circuit, where it achieved well over 100mph – a significant improvement on the standard MkV. Streamlining had only just started to be adopted on production cars of the period, so the smooth lines of the Corniche were ahead of their time. It had at least been recognised that the huge upright radiator of a traditional Bentley adversely affected the top speed, and the smoothed nose of the Corniche was a direct reaction to that understanding. The pillarless body, with front and rear-hinged doors was also extremely innovative for the period, and the complicated curves of the front wings and the long sweeps of the rears were a long way from the typical designs of the period. In staid 1930s Britain, this was pure fantasy-made-real.

straight for the Bentley depot at Chateauroux where the testing was based. It was as he neared the HQ that a car pulled in front of the Corniche, causing the Bentley test driver to swerve and hit a tree. The car rolled onto its side, causing extensive damage. The Corniche was due to be displayed at the Earls Court and Paris motor shows later that year, so there was no time to lose. The body was removed from the chassis, and the chassis returned to Crewe, while the body went to a local repair shop in France. The Corniche body was eventually completed in France, and transported to Dieppe to be shipped home. However, an administration error at the docks caused a delay, and while the Corniche body was stored waiting to be shipped it was destroyed when Dieppe was heavily bombed during WWII. www.cpmagazine.net

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HYUNDAI MOTOR’S SONATA HYBRID MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT

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yundai Motor launched Sonata Hybrid equipped with world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) technology and solar roof system.

The Sonata hybrid boasts hybrid exclusive design with enhanced dynamic elements. The hybrid model is equipped with unique characterizing cross hole cascading grille, rear spoiler, and alloy wheel which not only accentuate the look and feel of an eco-friendly vehicle but also provide fine-tuned aerodynamics. Hyundai Motor’s solar roof system makes its debut on the Sonata Hybrid. The system recharges the battery to increase travel distance while preventing unnecessary battery discharge. The solar roof system, with 6 hours of daily charging, is expected to increase travel distance by an extra 1,300km annually. Hyundai also applied world first ASC technology to improve the dynamic driving experience and fuel economy of the

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vehicle. ASC applies new control logic software to the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU), which then controls the electric motor to align the rotational speeds of the engine and transmission, ultimately reducing gear shift time by 30%. With the synchronization, ASC not only improves hybrid vehicle’s acceleration performance and fuel economy, but also durability of the transmission by minimizing friction during a gear shift. Sonata is equipped with Smartstream G2.0 GDi HEV engine and 6-speed hybrid transmission. The engine’s power output is 152ps and maximum torque is 19.2kgf•m. The vehicle’s electric motor delivers power output of 38kw and maximum torque of 205 Nm. Combined system power output is 195ps and vehicle also boasts combined fuel economy of 20.1km/l. Continuing from Sonata, the hybrid has latest high tech convenience features such as Digital Key.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist Sonata is fitted with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) which is capable of pedestrian detection, an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, and braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and front view camera sensors, FCA operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it assesses the nature of the collision danger and can apply increasing amounts of braking force to avoid a collision or minimize damage when a collision is unavoidable. The system is activated when a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is sensed in front of the car. Lane Follow Assist Lane Follow Assist automatically adjusts steering to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane of travel. LFA can keep the vehicle centered at speeds between 0 and 145 kilometers per hour on both highways and city streets.


PORSCHE INTRODUCES NEW 911 CARRERA COUPÉ AND 911 CARRERA CABRIOLET

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orsche is expanding its eighth-generation range with the addition of the 911 Carrera*. The new sports car is being launched as a Coupé and Cabriolet, and generates 385 hp (283 kW) from its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with biturbo charging. The Carrera is the entry-level 911 model and offers 15 hp (11 kW) more power output than its predecessor. It shares a similar range of standard features to the 911 Carrera S. These include a 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and innovative assistance systems, such as the Porsche Wet Mode that ensures even safer handling. The 911 Carrera is distinguished by smaller sized wheels, brakes and tailpipe covers on the exhaust system. As with the Carrera S model, the engine, chassis and brakes are designed for exclusive sportiness. The 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 Carrera generates power largely through the smaller wheel diameters of the turbines and compressors that feature in the new turbochargers. Power transmission is handled by the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK). This enables the 911 Carrera Coupé to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 293 km/h. The optional Sport Chrono Package shaves a further 0.2 seconds off the sprint time. The combined fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) of the Coupé is 9.0 l/100 km, while the Cabriolet records this figure as configuration features 20-inch wheels with 295/35 ZR tyres at the rear. Stopping power is provided on both axles 9.2 l/100 km. by 330-millimetre brake discs with black, four-piston monobloc fixed callipers. The driving dynamics set-up includes 235/40 ZR tyres The new Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé and 911 Carrera Cabriolet are now available for order. Price details can be on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle. The mixed tyre obtained at the nearest Porsche Centre. www.cpmagazine.net 75


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6.What word, deriving from centuries-old papal custom, refers to favouring/ favoring relatives in awarding responsibility and authority?

7.The English word Parliament derives from what foreign word-meaning: Men; Speak; Govern; or Vote?

ANSWERS: 1.HEDGE, 2.DAILY, 3.QUEASY, 4.EMBARK, 5.WISEST, 6.OUTDO

8.As at 2011 how many countries of the world criminalize homosexuality: 23; 34; 47; or 82?

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9.(Supplementary question) As at 2011 how many countries which criminalize homosexuality are in the British Commonwealth: none; one; six; or 40?

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make still, steady, or tranquil

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In what year did the UK decriminalize

homosexuality: 1816; 1882; 1909; or 1967?

11.What in Spanish what does the song-title, 'Que Sera, Sera,' mean (loosely, not grammatically correctly): Whatever you want, you want; Wherever you go, you go; Whatever will be, will be; or Whoever you are, you are?

12.The computer file format .wav ('dot-wav') is conventionally used for: Spreadsheets; Music/audio; Emails; or Telecoms?

13.Spell Amsterdam's airport: Schiphol; Skiffol; Sczivol; or Schifol? 14.John Le Carré's 1974 novel title did not include which two words: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Thief, Spy?

You can use this verb to mean pollute or contaminate: "Dumping those chemicals down the drain will eventually befoul our town's drinking water." It's also good for anything that gets gross and dirty, like when you befoul a brand new sweater by spilling mustard on it. Figuratively, befoul means "damage," the way gossip can befoul someone's reputation.

ANSWER: c. To befoul something is to make it really dirty. If you befoul your shoes in the mud, don't wear them inside the house or you'll also befoul the carpet.

15.The posting of offensive messages on the internet is informally called: or Slapping; Bugging; Monstering; or Trolling?

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17.What is the currency of Brazil: Peso; Real; Dollar; or Dinar? 18.Political and economic leaders are often described as being what, according to having aggressive or cautious views: Lions/Rabbits; Hawks/ Doves; Stags/Beavers; or Foxes/Hens?

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HOROSCOPES (March 21 - April 19)

(July 23 - August 22)

ARIES

LEO

As you enter August, Mercury is direct and a new moon, Venus and Mars in Leo are beckoning you to new adventures. You’re feeling creative, passionate, bold, spontaneous, and life is daring you to follow your heart. This could mean new romances, new creative project, and/or you could be falling back in love with life and yourself. On August 11, as Mercury re-enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct, and Uranus stations retrograde, widening horizons, awakening you to the deeper creative and financial potential in a situation, and you. As the Sun meets Venus on August 14, bringing awareness of your true desires a creative, romantic, or deeply personal situation. On August 15, the Aquarius full moon highlights your community, a social situation, friendship, and your role within it.

(April 20 - May 20)

TAURUS August begins with a Leo new moon, marking a new beginning in a domestic or family situation. And as the month progress, you’re growing in a sense of assurance, belonging, regaining inner confidence, and learning what you truly need to feel comfortable in your skin to shine your inner light. On August 11, as Mercury re-enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct, and Uranus stations retrograde–life is evolving on a deep and core level. Stay grounded. There are major changes unfolding are showing you how safe you are–emotionally, financially and within your commitments. Your innermost desires come into sharp focus, as a professional matter comes to light as the sun meets your ruler Venus on August 14; followed by the Aquarius full moon on August 15.

(May 21 - June 20)

GEMINI August begins with the Leo new moon cycle highlighting communication, your mind, perceptions, siblings and short distance travel, among other things. Your ruler Mercury is direct now, and with Venus and Mars also in your communication sector: you’re having passionate conversations and there are exciting opportunities coming your way. Dare to be bold and express your desires, partners are listening and you’re closer to a breakthrough than you realize. On August 11, as Mercury re-enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct in Sagittarius, and Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus–prepare for major forward movement in relationships, as you let go of all the subconscious resistance that prevents you from allowing someone in deeper. As the sun aligns with Venus on August 14, followed by the Aquarius full moon aligns on August 15–you’re learning the power of your mind to create your reality.

(June 21 - July 22)

CANCER August begins with Mercury direct, a new moon, Mars, and Venus in Leo. You’re entering a new cycle that sees you growing in abundance and prosperity, financially, in your commitments, sense of selfesteem, security, and confidence. You have the talents and resources to create or attract what you desire. But remember, it’s the measure of your heart, not your bank account or relationship status that determines your true worth. You have a lot to give, and love to share–your ability to give selflessly from your heart, to all you care about, and to make this world a better place is what is so precious and priceless about you. Stay true to your values and you can draw in the abundance and relationships that truly value you.

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AUGUST 2019

With a new moon, Venus, and Mars moving through your sign– you’re in your element, fired up and hopefully living life to the fullest. Expect plenty of opportunities for adventure, romance, creativity, exploring your passion, discovering desires you didn’t know you had. Above all this is a process of self-discovery and you’re nearing a breakthrough. Stay in the present, you can draw what or whom you desire to you. On August 11, as Mercury re-enters your sign, Jupiter stations direct, and Uranus move retrograde–there are unpredictable developments unfolding in a professional situation. But hopefully, you can see the huge opportunity it holds for greater (personal and creative) freedom and autonomy. Have more faith in yourself, as you follow your passion.

(August 23 - September)

VIRGO August begins with a Leo new moon, and Mars, Venus and the Sun transiting through Leo–drawing you inward for introspection, and reflection. Also, Mercury is now direct–and you’re gaining insight on the recent past–seeing the hidden layers in a situation, as well as your blind spots. Trust your intuition now and dare to acknowledge your secret and subconscious desires. On August 11, as Mercury re-enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct, and Uranus stations retrograde–There’s plenty that’s unknown but your horizons are opening up and hopefully, you realize how safe and free you are. As the Sun conjuncts Venus, on August 15, followed by the Aquarius full moon on August 16, a dream and vision are crystallizing, revealing next steps. You don’t have all the answers, but take things a day at a time. Clear space of what isn’t working, release emotional baggage, and what doesn't support your dreams and a vision.

(September 23 - October)

LIBRA August begins with a new moon, Venus and Mars in Leo marking a new beginning for your friendships, community, and social connections. Expect this to be a social time with fun and exciting invitations coming your way. You’re making connections and friendships that can greatly further your ambitions. Keep clarity on your goals, then you won’t get distracted or caught up in dramas. On August 11, as Mercury enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct in Sagittarius, and Uranus stations retrograde in Uranus–bringing you to a significant breakthrough. You’re learning information, bringing profound realizations, revealing new pathways. Something you’ve hoped and wished for is within reach. On August 14, as the sun meets your ruler Venus: bringing you clarity on your aspirations, and a social situation, and your role within it.

(October 23 - November)

SCORPIO August begins with the Leo new moon lighting up your professional sector, career, and public image. The sun is shining so to speak. Be confident as you step up and share your light. On August 11, as Mercury re-enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct, and Uranus stations retrograde–bringing are exciting opportunities arising that could expand your career and bank account. But be clear on your goals, so you don’t stray off course, or lose sight of your values. As the Sun and Venus align on August 14, followed by the Aquarius full moon on August 15, in your domestic sector. There could be a golden opportunity arising professionally, but this could trigger insecurities or mean shuffling a domestic situation to accommodate for the changes unfolding. This is a chance to clear the decks of the past, so you can create space for your expanding vision and life.

(November 22 - December)

SAGITTARIUS August begins with a new moon, Venus, and Mars in Leo, and Mercury newly direct in Cancer. Life is expanding, as is your consciousness as you grow in understanding of the opportunities beckoning. Relationships are moving forward too, after a period of back and forth. You could be signing publishing contracts, considering higher education, travelling, expanding business, and setting your sights internationally. Since Jupiter entered your sign in November last year, you’ve grown exponentially in wisdom, self-awareness, and awareness of your many gifts and talents. Jupiter has been retrograde since April, marking a phase of review, realigning with your inner compass, and entering your inner journey of self-discovery with greater awareness.

(December 22 - January 19)

CAPRICORN There are powerful changes and life-changing opportunities arising now–financially and in your intimate connections; especially in those that involve both sex and money, perhaps even inheritances. You have a lot to gain. Even if at times it seems like others hold all the cards you have a choice. This is about your values in relationships. On August 11, as Mercury re-enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct, and Uranus stations retrograde. Consciously let go of your ego, need for validation, and attachments to sex or money. What you really want is intimacy and security and you can have that. But you have to allow situations to evolve, and have faith in divine timing. Sun-Venus conjunction on August 15 followed by the Aquarius full moon on August 16, is showing you the depths of your desires and the potential in financial situation or intimate relationship.

(January 20 - February 18)

AQUARIUS August begins with Mercury’s direct station, a new moon, and Mars and Venus in Leo–your relationship sector, marking a new beginning for all your one to one relationships–passions are rising. On August 11, as Mercury re-enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct, and Uranus stations retrograde. You’ve barely scratched the surface of your potential. But as they say, it’s not what you know but whom you know. And you have partners and friends that can help you manifest a longstanding hope. On August 14, the Sun and Venus connect in Leo, followed by the full moon in your sign on August 15, igniting and fanning the flames of passion and potential–especially in creative, personal, and financial relationships.

(February 19 - March 20)

PISCES You could be starting a new job, project, health regimen, or a new routine. This is an exceptionally creative period, you’re making real progress at work and ripe for a breakthrough. Your moment arrives on August 11, as Mercury re-enters Leo, Jupiter stations direct, and Uranus stations retrograde. Professional matters that have been stalled since April are moving forward again. And hopefully, you’re breaking free of mental blocks that have prevented your progress. On August 14 a Sun-Venus conjunction, followed by the Aquarius full moon on August 15, you have an incredible creative opportunity in front of you. Still, there’s plenty that’s unknown and the lunation is drawing you inward to rest, reflect, and regroup before you move ahead. Take things a day at a time and your next steps will be revealed to you.


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