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hen I was younger, I remember sitting in my bedroom with my best friend on a rainy day and making a list together. The list was basically a checklist for the type of partner we hoped to have in our lives. We kept the lists in a box under my bed and promised ourselves to look back on the list once we met someone significant. The next time I saw that list was on the day I was packing to move out to my husband’s house. I had forgotten we had ever made it and giggled to myself remembering that rainy afternoon when we thought we could plan and predict everything that would make us happy. Plot twist: my husband didn’t check all the boxes. Actually, he barely checked any at all! I sat on my bed and went over the list a dozen times, realizing that the two of us are polar opposites and wondering who was



right. Was it my younger self? Were things clearer for her to see? Or was it the new adult version who had just got hitched? I thought the answer was simple, but like marriage, it was anything but black and white. A lot of people watch my social media accounts or hear my husband and I talk about our relationship and ask how we figured it out. In short - we haven’t. At least, not everything (who has?) But we realized early on that if we were going to be happy, that in this thing called marriage (or any relationship really), we had to make sure we were fighting on the same side. Like any marriage, we’ve had our share of tough situations; some more challenging than most. There was a time when we sat across from each other and laughed thinking, ‘how are we even still together?’ and the answer was, we chose love. Whenever we had the choice to throw in the towel, we chose love instead. But

that choice was never simple. It was never easy. It was some of the hardest work either of us ever had to put in. But together, we built something beautiful, something strong.


you’re feeling distant, drop everything and schedule a date night and put away your phones. Never ever stop dating. Never forget to look each other in the eye when speaking; we miss out on so much by forgetting to look up and seeing what the other person is feeling through their expressions.

I was told during our early days of marriage by many people that the first couple of years are the hardest, and I guess they are. But between slamming doors and yelling over who’s turn it was to vacuum the living room, we found time to build or own foundation.

lMake a habit of encouraging your partner and complimenting

It worked for us and I hope it works for you too:


lWhen you’re angry, don’t speak straight away. You could say a

lot of things you may regret and can’t ever take back.


make a habit of storming out of a fight. I remember walking out and driving away only to circle the neighborhood and drive right back. There were times when he wanted to leave and I wouldn’t let him; distance would only make us bitter. What helped us was closing that door with both of us on the same side saying, ‘we’re doing this right now, we’re having this fight’ and I can’t tell you how healthy it is to work through things in your relationship head on instead of letting the bitterness pile up within you.


ever, go to sleep without talking to each other. Always find a way to say goodnight even if you are not ready to sort through what you’re feeling.


you’re ready to talk about why you’re angry or upset, always start with a hug or an ‘I love you’ first. I learnt this from my husband and at first I thought he was crazy! Why would you want to hug someone right at the moment when you’re considering ripping each other’s heads off? Because you love each other more than how angry you are, that’s why. And it does wonders. Your mind setting completely shifts from battle field to peaceful negotiations once you remind yourself and each other why you’re together in the first place.

lStart every morning with a good morning (and an emoji). It may

be cheesy, but he swears it puts him in an infinitely better mood to be able to read my affection through a tiny icon.

lDon’t hesitate to apologize and admit to your mistakes. Again,

it’s not a battle where you’re fighting against each other. Make sure you’re fighting on the same side and that you’re not keeping score.

them frequently. Remind each other of the things you value in each other. Leave a sticky note on the bathroom mirror or in their lunch bag from time to time. but possibly most importantly, give each other space! Don’t suffocate your partner and keep tabs on them all the time. Give each other space to grow and unwind on your own sometimes. It will allow you to reflect and value your time together and will give you both something to talk about when you see each other. Being each other’s shadow all the time is unhealthy (toxic, I would say). No matter how much you love each other, there are bound to be some differences in your preferences and for your relationship to be healthy and grounded, you need to feel like at least a piece of you is still your own. There are obviously many more healthy habits to follow (and toxic ones to avoid), but these are the most important to us personally, and that we feel made our marriage a solid one. In this day and age, who isn’t scrolling through one social media platform or another for the better part of the day? Most of us do, and it becomes easy to forget that most of the images we see are pure fiction, or at least a very polished up lifestyle for the world to see. No-one is going to post the ugly stuff, so you assume the couple you see cozied up on instagram won the relationship lottery. But it doesn’t work that way; like when you admire a famous painting, you saw what the artist decided to put out there, not his torn up sketches, his torched canvases or the callus on his fingers from practice. If you want your relationship to last, jump together with both feet and make a conscious choice every single day to renew that commitment. There is no such thing as the flawless relationship! I know my love story has been anything but conventional, but it’s the rollercoaster ride that gives you the thrill, the excitement and the hysterical laughter in the end for pulling through. It may not be flawless, but in its own way, it is perfect. The couples that are meant to be, are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart, and come out even stronger.





A BREATH OF FRESH AIR of 215 wind turbines with the capacity to generate power to 300,000 homes. Contrary to the alleged eyesore loathed by many, I found both the sight and size of the estate particularly impressive. The turbines vary in size, the largest being 140 metres tall. The speed of the blade tips can reach 160mph (240kph) and each turbine is capable of producing enough energy to power over 1,000 homes. So how do they work? The blades of the turbines are carefully shaped and angled to allow the wind to push them around. The air slows down as it passes through the turbine and some of the energy from the moving air is converted into electrical energy. A cable in the tower then carries the electricity from the generator to a transformer. This charges the electricity to a higher voltage before sending it to a substation. Here, the voltage is increased again before being passed to the National Grid through wires supported by pylons. From there, it travels to further substations and, finally, to our individual homes and businesses. Probably the last thing you think about when you switch on your TV or make a cup of tea!

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ike many, I’m becoming increasingly concerned about the damage we are causing to our environment. Recently, I wrote about plastic pollution and its detrimental effect on the ocean’s ecosystem. But plastic, while immensely damaging, isn’t the only cause for concern. The widespread burning of fossil fuels is not only contributing to global warming, it’s also polluting the environment. Fossil fuels, including petroleum, coal and natural gas, contain high percentages of carbon which can be destructive to the atmosphere as well as the ocean. It’s vital, therefore, that steps are taken to reduce the emissions of such gases. A round of applause, then, for the Al-Sheqaya Renewable Power Plant in Kuwait. We all know how windy it can be in Kuwait - those desert storms can be fierce – so why not take advantage of it and invest in renewable energy? The picture of the giant wind turbine standing tall in the north west of the state was a sight for sore eyes indeed. At last, a step in the right direction towards cleaner energy and renewable energy products.

Whitelee is also a popular destination for school trips. The Visitor Centre hosts regular science workshops, craft activities and exhibitions. You can stand in their wind tunnel, produce your own electricity with the spin of a wheel and get a bird’s eye view of the wind farm with a virtual reality headset. You can also take a bus tour and learn about the habitat, history and ecology of the site. Something for the team at Al-Sheqaya to aspire to, perhaps? A wind farm may not be the obvious place to look for wildlife. However, Whitelee is home to many animals, plants and birds including roe deer, owls, snakes, foxes and otters. Probably not an environment Kuwait is able to replicate but certainly proof that a wind farm can be so much more than just an energy plant. As for the turbines themselves, it was a treat to get up close and personal with these giant, modern windmills. I was dwarfed by their enormity and hypnotised by their sound; a sound I can only describe as an ‘eerie whoosh’ as the sails sliced through the air. Personally, I’m not averse to the sight of a wind farm. I think they add something mysterious and efficacious to an otherwise latent landscape. And why not take advantage of what nature provides?

During my last visit to the UK, I was keen to visit Whitelee Windfarm, the country’s largest onshore wind farm. Since its commission in 2009, the site has been the subject of much controversy. Whilst its supporters are keen to promote the various advantages of its existence, there are those who object to the blot on their otherwise picturesque landscape.

From Kuwait’s point of view, whilst oil is not necessary considered a fossil fuel, its finite supply must surely be a concern. The last thing any country should do is become over reliant on one type of electricity generation. The commitment to the development and construction of renewable energy products must therefore continue and any steps taken towards the development of renewable energy plants must be encouraged and embraced. Certainly, the efforts of Al-Sheqaya Renewable Power Plant and Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research are commendable. The desert state is the ideal location to harvest the power of winds, not only because of the vast amount of land lying idle but also the lack of neighbouring properties likely to object.

Situated in Scotland, a short drive from Glasgow, Whitelee consists

May the wind of change continue.

Renewable energy is collected from renewable resources, such as sunlight, wind, rain and waves. Solar power may seem the obvious choice for Kuwait and other Middle Eastern countries, but the efficiency of wind farms should not be underestimated.


Spread over 20 square miles and with 80 miles of internal roads, Whitelee Windfarm offers a surprising alternative for a family day out. There are 130 kilometres of trails accessible by foot, cycle or horse. There’s a designated mountain bike trail, a number of walking and running circuits varying in length, and a scenic hilltop viewing point. There’s also a picnic area (weather permitting). In fact, far from being an unsightly place to be avoided, it’s the perfect venue for a family day out. It’s also a photographer’s dream, providing an endless series of dramatic backdrops.





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ow can you attract people online? How can you increase your sales through social media, Google ads and other online platforms? Well, there are many ways to help you improve your sales through online advertising.

Firstly, any business providing a product or service needs to know its primary audience, in terms of gender, age, geographical area and income status. This narrows the target to the correct customer. In this era, social media advertising is very cost effective, with online promotion starting from $5. Once you have identified your target audience, you need to create visual content that grabs their attention. The form of the message needs to speak directly to the client and the message needs to provide value-added content. Secondly, the business owner needs to see the number of views, likes and comments as this is a helpful tool to show how they are connecting with their audience. Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites provide insights per post showing conversions, impressions etc. Lastly, social media provides promotion insights confirming whether or not the ad was effective.

tips on how to become a better digital marketer. For example, Website.grader.com will measure and invest the performance of your website online and on mobile, basically informing you how strong your website is. Spyfu.com tells you what AdWords your competitor is using, helping you to choose the correct keywords for your Google ads. In addition, there are websites that help you with your social media content such as later.com. This helps you to schedule, plan, manage and track your Instagram posts. Hootsuite.com is a Social Media Management System; a tool that helps you to keep track and manage all of your social media accounts. It helps you monitor what people are saying about your business and social media content. Also, hootsuite.com can show you which # words are trending and the history of using such # words - this is perfect for your tweets.

Finally, there any many tips and tools on websites that helps you with the daily social life of your business brand. However, it’s always important to create creative content and campaigns to grab the client’s attention. I recommend that you always read up on what’s trending in the social There are many websites to help you and to provide media world. 16





Tamara Jamal’s popularity as a digital influencer led to her dream career in fashion and TV. But how does she cope with the pressures of life in the public eye and what advice does she have for other budding presenters?


“I am a positive thinker and eliminate any negativity from certain people or situations.”







Please introduce yourself to our readers. I am Tamara Jamal, a digital influencer and TV presenter with a passion for fashion and TV. Born and raised in Dubai, I’m originally from Lebanon.

Tell us about your education. I grew up studying in an American school and pursued my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the American University, Dubai. With a focus on marketing and management, I then studied for a higher diploma in Strategic Marketing.

continuously on your communication skills. It’s a continuous work effort.

One of the most important things you need in order to be successful as a host is to keep yourself current and updated. What is your favourite way to approach this? How do you apply this to your busy schedule? I am always connected online. Social media nowadays is a massive resource of information and knowledge; whether it’s staying updated in fashion, beauty, news, TV or events. I always like reading online and being aware of everything happening around me. Being in Dubai also helps as it’s the Middle East hub for all events and grand launches.

What drew you to media and becoming a TV host? I always had a passion for TV and presenting and was constantly asking my mother to sign me up with a TV network. Back then, because I was still in school, it wasn’t possible. Luckily, I had the presenting skills and talent to get me on social media and then on to my first fashion segment episodes on MBC.

Sometimes the transition between college and a first job can be daunting. What was your first job out of college? Tell us a little bit about your time between college and where you are now. I graduated from AUD in 2011, having already applied to companies ahead of time. I got my first job just over a month later. I’ve always been an independent person and very ambitious, always looking ahead. Before I graduated, I called my dad telling him I wanted to move out of the university accommodation and get my own apartment. I also told him I was ready to fund it on my own as I was doing a part-time research job while studying and had managed to save.

Did your parents ever steer you towards other professions? My mother is a doctor in forensic medicine and always wanted one of us to study and work in medicine. However, that never interested me. Initially, I wanted to study chemical engineering and become an engineer. My parents were happy for me to do whatever interested me the most and three years later, I decided to focus fully on social media and TV.

The entertainment industry doesn’t necessarily provide consistent work. Were you ever faced with this reality? How were you able to overcome times where work was scarce? I was, and still am, fully aware of this point. It’s important to focus on your work and to get the work. Basically, no work will come through if you don’t actually work for it. Also, always plan ahead, prepare creative content and work www.cpmagazine.net


wisdom do you have for these women? Do not give up! Nothing is impossible if you have the will for it. Grow yourself internally and it will definitely reflect externally on your career, and your life as a whole. Growing up, did you have a role model you looked up to? And what is one quote you live by? I always looked up to TV personalities and actors. One quote I live by is: “Don’t let anyone tell you what you’re capable and not capable of.”

What are your hobbies? I grew up playing basketball in school and university. And I love listening to music, both English and Arabic.

What is your favourite food? I’m definitely into Italian cuisine, so pasta and pizza! My second favourite is Mexican food.

What is your favourite business tool or resource? Google and Instagram.

What is your greatest fear? Losing someone I love.

How would you describe your personal fashion style? Very diverse - both Western and Middle Eastern. It can range from elegant chic to high street style depending on the occasion and my mood.

What is the best advice you have ever received? What are the most and least exciting things about being a host? Well, it all started from my Instagram account. As an influencer who produces creative content, including videos, this opened doors to the TV industry. The most exciting thing about it is when the camera rolls and the content is presented. Watching the episodes on the TV afterwards is even more exciting; and receiving positive feedback is the greatest! There is nothing I would consider as the least exciting.

How do you stay motivated through difficult times? By nature, I am a positive thinker and eliminate any negativity from certain people or situations. I keep myself motivated by looking through all of my successful moments and watching my fan base grow. I have always been a very proud and hard working person so this drives me to always continue forward.

What struggles have you faced during your career and how did you overcome them? Everyone faces struggles in their career, or ‘bumps’ as I like to call them. These are completely normal. I always follow the theory that everything happens for a reason. I believe in God’s plan. Always stay positive and surround yourself with positive people who can lift you up.

There are many women who struggle to follow their dreams and transform them into a career. What words of 22


My father told me to always look into the eyes of a person when you want to face them or confront them. It makes a big difference.

What advice would you give to other budding presenters? Continuously work on your skills and take care of how you carry yourself around and in front of the audience.

Do you have a message for the team at CP magazine? Keep up the great work of always carrying the right message and content and highlighting key points. Thank you for this opportunity, I am so happy to be here!

I always like reading online and being aware of everything happening around me.








Photo credit Model: Alicia Ostrowski (Next Canada) Photographer: Christine Turek Makeup: @sanaaghazal @sanamakeupartist



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“When I paint, especially in public, it puts me in a zone where I become super-energized and I feel as though I have wings.”

Fumero’s obsession with art began at the tender age of three. He considers art an extension of his body and mind; just as he needs air to breathe, he needs art to feel alive. His artistic journey includes everything from stick figures and bubble letters to the illegal papering of public walls. His unique ‘grafstract’ wall art is now featured across the globe, from New York City to Kuwait.







Please introduce yourself to our readers. My name is Fumero. I am a New York artist. My style is called Fumeroism, the ‘ism’ being the Grafstract. Grafstract is the mechanics of my visual approach to fine art. Grafstract is not an artistic genre; it is my coined term to represent the evolution of the distinctive style of art that I create.

Tell us about your education. I went to the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. I was there as an undergraduate art student. It was where all the artistic stimuli I explored throughout my life came into fruition and culminated into what I do today.

How did you become interested in graffiti? I became interested in graffiti art at 5 years old. I would see the trains in the subways and the elevated trains in The Bronx, NY. Even my older sister remembers how I used to get excited about NY subway art. At 13, I began creating graffiti in my ‘black book’, a sketchbook used to practice my letter designs. I also started ‘bombing walls’, or spray painting bubble letters at that age. At 14, I created my first 4 colour piece with a 3-d perspective. A cop rolled up on me and my friend. He got caught but I ran and got away!

How old were you the first time you tagged a wall? I have been creating art since I was 3 years old. I have documented proof because my mom took a picture of me crouched down over a puddle in the sidewalk, consciously making a ‘puddle design’ with 3 branches from a bush that had yellow petals, and 4 clothes pins (red, light blue, yellow and wood coloured). At the age of 4, I began drawing on lined note paper, drawing stick and bubble figures.

Where was your first mural? Is it still available to see today? My first mural as Fumero, a professional artist, was in 2010 at Art Base, Miami. I painted a large portrait of my grandfather, ‘The Grampa.’ It no longer remains.

Is Fumero a tag name? Can you tell us a bit more? Fumero is not my tag name, it is my real name and the name I use as a professional artist. When I was a teenager writing graffiti, my tag name was Gusto.

What inspires you to keep creating? I couldn't say what inspired me to create art when I was 4, only that it is innate. What keeps me inspired is the thrill to create. I love to draw and I especially have a passion to illustrate the human anatomy. Creating art has always been in my life and is an extension of my body and mind. It is like oxygen; I need air to breathe and I need art to feel alive.

What makes your work unique and different? I use an extensive colour palette and top it off with a black contour. I love how the black outline makes all the colours fuse together and pop even though the colours are separated. The manner in which I see the real world and translate it into my reality inspires me. I love the process and my process is a thorough one. I see colours as shades. I exaggerate and abstract any person, place or thing with vivid colours that bounce and contrast against each another. This is what causes my art to stand out and be distinctive from other artists.

How has your work evolved through the years? My work has evolved from graffiti art. I abandoned the letter designs and transferred the ‘wild style’ colours into the human anatomy, landscape, or anything from the natural world. I use unnatural colours to express how I see tones of shades. Fumeroism is the embodiment of the evolution from graffiti to what I do, the Grafstract.

Do you paint with spray cans or do you use other techniques or media? I am primarily an acrylic on canvas painter. I use paint and a brush as any traditional artist would, but I execute my vision in an untraditional style. I use line, shape and colour to create movement. I love to place warm and cool colours, and light and dark colours against each other. This formula captures the viewer's eye. I also work with oil pastels, paper collage and spray paint. When I paint public murals I use mostly aerosol. I use latex paint as well to cover large areas on a wall.

Which of your artworks are you most proud of? I have a few I am proud of. The Table Series is a serious body of work on canvas and was the inspiration for my street logo, The Table Series Logo, made for New York City streets in 2006. The paintings are of my family, a lower middle class (poor) and ethnic Italian American NY family sitting around the kitchen table. The TS logo is a symbol and the message is not only about family but how ‘the table’ brings family together. That is how I grew up. The family that breaks bread together stays together is the message. It is very important for young children to grow up like this; keep your friends close but your family even closer. The Table Series Logo is not my family, it represents the universal family unit, gathered together around a table. I started ‘getting up’ this image as street art in 2006. I have murals that I am very proud of. The Grampa, my first large scale mural was painted in 2010 at Art Basel Miami in Wynwood, Miami. Also, The history of Itri, in southern Italy in 2013. I returned in the summer of 2014 to continue this 70 year long mural on Via Cescole, Itri, Italia. The city commissioned me and it is still there today. The Grampa was also painted on a six-story building in the city of Yonkers, NY. A year later I returned to Yonkers to paint my Table Series Logo, based on of the yellow circle sticker I created in 2006. That is what started it all; it represents the origins of my career as a public street artist and contemporary muralist. In 2016, I copied a Table Series painting titled Nanny's Kitchen and recreated it using aerosol during www.cpmagazine.net




Art Basel, Miami. In 2017, I painted Tru York for Black Tap inside their Lower East Side location on Ludlow Street in Manhattan. I loved it so much I recreated it on a 24 by 48 inch canvas and sold it to a Brooklyn restaurant. I am very proud of the fumeroized Dutch Masters Cigar Box that came out a couple of months ago. I redesigned the Dutch Masters logo on canvas using aerosol and acrylic paint and they loved it so much they made 55,000 boxes and called it the Fumeroism Limited Edition. These cigar boxes hold 55 individually wrapped cigars and the box looks fantastic! They are on the shelves now in stores. I love to paint walls because they are large and I love to create large scale imagery and compositions. I enjoy painting for people, bringing the culture of a gallery out into the streets and beautifying communities. Why should walls be dead and barren? That is not esthetically pleasing to the eye. I love to bring my colours to cold and barren walls, bringing them to life. Not everyone walks into galleries or museums but everyone walks the streets. This is why I paint fine art on walls. It inspires me. When I paint, especially in public, it puts me in a zone where I become super-energized and I feel as though I have wings. It takes me away to another place as though I am lifted off the ground. I do not get hungry or tired. I can paint for hours nonstop, climbing up and down ladders. Only rain or darkness can stop my flow. Give me water and a banana and I'm good to go! When I put on my respirator mask, my shades, hat and gloves, I become the ‘glartiator’; an art warrior battling the wall and the hot sun and heat, and challenging myself to go in hard and rock it out.

Have you collaborated with other artists? I have collaborated with a few artists over the years in Brazil, Miami and New York, but just for fun. 99% of time I paint alone.

Is there a dream place worldwide where you would like to create an artwork? I would love to paint in Paris. I would also like to paint in Japan and Africa. I’ve gone global every summer since 2012. I painted in Brazil, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Denmark and, more recently, in Kuwait. I’m currently painting in Dubai. I am living the dream every time I paint outside of the US.

Can you tell me what it’s like for you when you paint a wall? I have painted in some ‘shady’ places, one of which was in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I painted a large mural in an abandoned lot; a wasteland of garbage and broken beer bottles. There was a huge hole in the ground that was once a basement. It was camouflaged by the mound of garbage and I could easily have fallen 15 feet and been seriously hurt. The mural took a few days to complete. It was in November of 2013 and it was very cold; my fingers were numb even with gloves, because I was outside for hours at a time. This was the craziest mural I painted. I also painted for Black Tap in Las Vegas at The Venetian Casino Hotel. It was crazy because of the construction. There was noise and dust all around me in a tight area.

What’s the riskiest thing you’ve done as a graffiti artist? The riskiest is when I used to do wheatpaste paper art on public walls. This is not legal and a few times I was caught by the cops! My murals are always legal but getting up my paper street art risked my freedom. I would go out after dark while people were sleeping or partying. I was grinding during the NY hot and humid summer nights, climbing tall fences and using a ladder to climb onto rooftops. I put myself out there in open spots using very long extension poles, with buckets of glue or paste. I had to move very quickly because police cars come out of nowhere and appeared like a shark fin through the water's surface! I would be there for the entire night, finishing in the morning in daylight. I call it ‘art after dark productions.’

Tell us about your collaboration with Black Tap? What have you created on the walls of the newly opening branch at the 360 Mall? I began painting for Black Tap in the spring of 2016 at their first location on Broome Street in Soho, Manhattan. The second time was in the spring of 2017 at their LES (Lower East Side) location, then in Las Vegas, and now here in the Middle East (Kuwait and Dubai).

How long did it take to finish the project? What was the biggest challenge in this project? The Black Tap at 360 Mall was a challenge because of the huge wall there. The background alone took me 14 hours to complete and I did that in one day. I began Black Tap 360 on November 3rd and finished on November 11th. The challenge was not only the very large wall but also the time constraints to complete the project. My vision for Black Tap 360 Mall was to bring the Tru York theme to the Middle East. I incorporated old school New York which is what Black Tap is all about. I included my Grafstract and, on the entrance wall, I incorporated NYC iconography with Kuwait City iconography.

Where did you visit in Kuwait and what did you like the most? I didn't get a chance to see Kuwait and meet the people. I worked every day and I only experienced the hotel, the 10 minute taxi ride and 360 Mall. That is all is was able to see of Kuwait City. The people I met were very nice and pleasant.

Do you have a message for the team at CP magazine? Thanks so much for having me, Kuwait. It was a great experience to be the first NY artist to introduce what you call graffiti, but what I call Grafstract, to the ancient sands of Mesopotamia. As-Salaam-Alaikum. I live by the ‘carpe diem’ philosophy. Live each day like your last and make every day count. I am always in a NY state of grind. It is not important whether a person likes or dislikes my art, what is important is that they remember it. www.cpmagazine.net


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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strotourism is a new trend that is seeing travellers choose remote destinations in order to enjoy the beauty of the galaxy. By visiting ‘black sky’ locations, astrotourists are distributing their money and ecological footprint more evenly across the planet. Most of us can appreciate the beauty of the night sky, but there are a growing number of ‘darkness seekers’ looking for next level, celestial experiences. They hunt for places where the sky is the darkest and most clear. The desert is an ideal environment for this kind of viewing, but the mountains and oceans also lend themselves to unobstructed stargazing. With so much light pollution in cities, it’s no wonder that people are heading out into remote lands to bask in the light of the heavenly bodies. Stellar Parks, Sarlight Reserves, Sky Routes and Sky Decks are allowing amateur astronomers the chance to see the sky properly, as few can; a beautiful black void pierced by millions of brilliant heavenly bodies. We have pulled together our top five stargazing hotspots around the world. Plan your next getaway!


Six Senses Con Dao, the first five-star resort in Vietnam’s Con Dao Archipelago, offers guests the opportunity to become one with the universe as they gaze out at the stars from the resort’s private Astronomical Observatory, the first and only privately-owned celestial viewing centre in the southernmost region of Vietnam. Just a short flight from the bustling streets of Saigon lies this tranquil oasis on one of the archipelago’s 16 islands. At the heart of the observatory is a MaksutovCassegrain 127mm telescope, allowing curious minds to marvel at Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and open clusters such as Pleiades and the Beehive Cluster. Visitors can also witness dreamy nebulas and their evolving journeys as stars. The observatory is open twice weekly and up to 30 guests can participate at one time on a complimentary basis at each evening session. From conception to realisation, this imaginative project to build the observatory took a full year of planning and construction. The grand idea originated from Six Senses’ regular celebrity astronomer, Dr Parag Mahajani, an independent consultant and trainer in the fields of science and technology, and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. With 25 years’ experience under his belt, Dr Parag has been visiting all Six Senses resorts for over a decade, and in each location he delights guests with his wealth of knowledge and passion in the field of astronomy. Dr Parag is in residence at Six Senses Con Dao several times a year, during which he hosts evening slide shows at the authentic Vietnamese restaurant, By The Market, as well as talks on astronomical observations, morning solar observation sessions and exclusive zodiac dinners. Six Senses Con Dao is nestled on a curve of golden sand on the island of Con Son, looking out over the glistening South China Sea. Contemporary in its design, the resort comprises 50 private pool villas and reflects the essence of a traditional fishing village. Protected by lush forest-clad mountains on a mile-long stretch of sand, each private pool villa is designed to showcase the breathtaking natural surroundings. www.sixsenses.com



THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Where: Deplar Farm, Iceland

Due to limited light-pollution in Iceland, Deplar Farm´s impressive geo-thermally heated outdoor pool is the perfect spot from which guests can stargaze across the clear Icelandic night-sky and at certain times of the year (from October to March), even catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights. Deplar Farm is one of Eleven Experience’s most unique properties and has been transformed from a working sheep farm into the ultimate Icelandic retreat. The lodge’s extensive wellness area offers visitors a steam room, indoor/outdoor saunas and a gym. The stunning outdoor swimming pool, heated to 38 degrees from thermal springs all year-round, has its own built-in sound system and a swim-up bar. Deplar Farm offers visitors the chance to hunker down, switch off and enjoy the lodge’s luxurious spa facilities and delicious Icelandic food, whilst the more adventurous can venture outside and experience the remote landscapes surrounding the lodge. Located in the remote Troll Peninsula and surrounded by 3,000 ft peaks, guests staying at Deplar Farm have unrivalled access to over 1,500 square miles of untouched mountain terrain. Back at the lodge, the Nordic inspired interiors are cosy and stylish and Deplar Farm also offers guests a library, entertainment room with a cinema screen, and a full band set up for late night jamming sessions in addition to two helicopter pads. www.elevenexperience.com


Bawah Reserve is located between Malaysia and Borneo in the Anambas Islands, Indonesia and thanks to its remote location, each night spent at the resort promises a spectacular star show. Guests are invited to join weekly star gazing sessions on the jetty with the resort’s Head of Activities, Didi, who will help identify different constellations and stars. Guests can also enjoy stargazing from the comfort of their suites, while dining at the signature restaurant, Treetops, or using the telescope on the jetty. Guests will see constellations, shooting stars and may even witness a meteor shower, all enhanced by the reflection off the surrounding ocean. With just 35 beautifully designed beach suites and overwater bungalows, the exclusive resort offers a sensational private island experience in an un-discovered and richly diverse part of Indonesia. In addition to stargazing, Bawah offers a plethora of activities, allowing guests to get explore the 6 islands, 13 beaches and 3 lagoons that make up Bawah Reserve. These include paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, diving, boat excursions, hiking, bird watching and nature trails, while those who prefer to take it easy can unwind at the wellness centre complete with an outdoor yoga pavilion. In the evenings, guests can even watch a film under the stars in the open-air cinema. www.bawahisland.com



SPOT THE MILKY WAY FROM ZIMBABWE Where: Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe

An ideal place to take in the African night sky is Singita Pamushana, which re-opened in July 2018 following a significant design transformation, with bold new interiors which bring guests even closer to the wild. With nature as a key design informant, the new cliff-top fire pit and suspended bar with 270-degree views of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve offer the experience of being totally immersed in nature and provide the perfect location for alfresco dining, sundowners and fireside stargazing. According to Sally Tsiliyiannis, lead architect from GAPP Architects, ‘the new suspended bar deck hangs dramatically over the outermost promontory of the hilltop. Grounded by a backdrop of boulders the deck extends forward to float in the air above the dam.’ Two new two-bedroom suites have also been added to the lodge, offering 8 suites in total and an exclusive-use 5-bedroom villa. Each suite has a private pool overlooking the Malilangwe Dam and surrounding bush. While telescopes are provided to spot the game along the lake shore below and to stargaze, guests can also enjoy walking safaris, community visits, rock art site visits, fishing and sundowner cruises on the dam below the lodge. Early morning and afternoon game drives are also included, as are spot-lit night drives and guided bush walks. www.singita.com


Milaidhoo Island Maldives, set over 13 acres atop the Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is offering a new ‘Sleep Under the Stars Experience’. Hotel guests can now spend the night as castaways under the stars on their very own private sandbank. Stunningly secluded and void of any light pollution, this experience offers guests a breath-taking front row seat to admire the stars. Transformed with the luxury facilities of a Milaidhoo Villa, the sandbank is complete with a canopied four-poster bed draped in muslin and a yacht anchored by the sandbank with a dressing room and bathroom with all the amenities guests would expect to find back at the hotel. The castaway experience kicks off with a sunset dolphin cruise in a choice of a luxury yacht or a traditional Maldivian sailing boat, complete with champagne and canapés. After arriving at the sandbank, cocktails and a four-course dinner are served followed post-dinner drinks by a fire just after sunset, surrounded by candles and lanterns to maximise the glistening starlit views overhead. Maldivian-owned Milaidhoo is a small, elegant island featuring 50 spacious thatchedroof villas each with a private pool. A member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the resort has three top-class restaurants, a fitness centre and spa, yoga, and spectacular diving. www.milaidhoo.com



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Hawaii, a U.S. state, is an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific. Its islands are renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and beaches with gold, red, black and even green sands. Of the 6 main islands, Oahu has Hawaii’s biggest city and capital, Honolulu, home to crescent Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor's WWII memorials.


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Fairmont Orchid

Set on a lush 32-acre property overlooking Pauoa Bay, this upscale oceanfront resort is a 13-minute walk from Holoholokai Beach Park and 20.6 miles from Waimea-Kohala Airport.

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

This oceanfront resort is 2 miles from historic Keauhou Bay, the 1814 birthplace of King Kamehameha III, and 7 miles from Hawaiian history at the Hulihee Palace museum.

MW Honolulu Royal Kona Resort

Set in 3 oceanfront buildings, this casual resort is 5 miles from Honokōhau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park and a 12-minute walk from Hulihee Palace.

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel This beachfront hotel is adjacent to Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark and a 4-minute walk from Hulihee Palace.


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Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

At World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, home of the USS Arizona Memorial, learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II. The monument preserves and interprets the stories of the Pacific War, from the internment of Japanese Americans to the battles in the Aleutians.

Diamond Head State Monument

Hikers rejoice! Diamond Head State Monument offers breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu. In fact the view is so good, it was used by the US military as a post for preventing attacks against Honolulu.

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Ala Moana Center

Ala Moana Center, commonly known simply as Ala Moana, is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii. It is also the seventh largest shopping mall in the United States, the largest openair shopping center in the world.



Oahu Shark Dive

Venture in for a very personal, extremely up close encounter with the most feared and misunderstood predators on the planet. Immerse yourself among native Hawaiian sharks, up to three different species in nearly 300,000 gallons of tropical water.

Bon voyage!



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CP Magazine is proud to introduce its five Inspiring Men for 2018. Each year, we pay homage to those men who lead by example and inspire the next generation to achieve great things. Through hard work and perseverance, these men have followed their dreams, put aside their fears and learned from their mistakes; proving that dedication and determination are the keys to success. But none of them did it alone. Each one of our five Inspiring Men has their own story to tell, but all have benefited from the support of family, the aid of teamwork or the motivation of life’s ups and downs. Each one has been inspired by something or someone on their road to success and is now in the privileged position of being able to inspire others. Congratulations to this year’s Inspiring Men. We hope you enjoy their stories.

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Abdullah Alaskari

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. It’s the visionaries that change the world. The ones who are bold enough to chase their dreams, are the ones who shape the world.”

Abdullah Alaskari believes wholeheartedly in these words, and Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University, spoken by Eleanor Roosevelt. Abdullah is well qualified to make a difference and to lead ‘Hard work pays off the in the end,’ he says. ‘Being involved by example. in sports at a very early stage has instilled this competitive ‘Success is being happy at what you do. Success is giving drive inside of me, where giving up is really not something I back to others. Success is creating leaders as you walk your associate myself with.’ path.’ The son of Kuwaiti parents, Abdullah was born in 1974 in Abdullah admits to being both relentless and passionate Manchester, England. He was always involved in academic when it comes to his dreams but he also appreciates the sports (basketball, volleyball, track and field) and this support of his family. ‘My biggest support has been my continued through college and throughout his working beautiful wife. She has been by my side since day one. career. We’ve been through success and failure together.’ Abdullah lived, worked and studied in Richmond, Virgina He cites his father as his inspiration. ‘When I look into the for over ten years and believes his time in the U.S taught mirror, I see a person of honour, worth and integrity and I’m him many life lessons. grateful to the person who made me who I am today: my He describes himself as a health and life enthusiast; a father.’ forward thinker with an expanding vision on the health and As any great leader knows, choosing the right team is fitness industry. He is the founder and owner of Clubfit essential. However, it’s how you treat that team that counts. Gym Co. (2010), Evolve Supplements Co. (2013), Clubfit Abdullah knows the importance of empowering them to do Gourmet (2014). He is also the managing director at C Club their job to the fullest; allowing them to be creative and to Kuwait and the managing partner of Life Beam for Gym make their own decisions; and of creating a friendly working Management Co. (2015). environment. Driven by the desire to establish new concepts, Life Beam ‘I believe there has to be a time when we work together with aims to provide new types of services within Kuwait’s health the government sector to provide permanent solutions for and fitness industry. Their ultimate strategy is to create obesity and diabetes problems, especially among children. more unique facilities, away from duplications. We need to address this urgently. Myself and our group of ‘Kuwait is rated second in the world for obesity and diabetes,’ companies are ready to join hands with the government. he says. ‘Kuwait’s lifestyle tends to be lazy and dependent We can provide solutions, studies, processes and systems on services. We have therefore reached a dangerous level to be implemented in schools and educational facilities. I of obesity and diabetes among our small population. Our hope one day this will happen.’ children are, without a doubt, the first victims of the lazy He continues to be motivated by his critics, especially those lifestyle. Obesity and diabetes amongst children in Kuwait who tell him it can’t be done. As one of CP Magazine’s are rated at the top of global charts. That is concerning for Inspiring Men, he is already proving that it can. the upcoming generation.’ ‘It is great honour to be selected amongst a distinguished With a Masters in International Sports Management from group of leaders,’ he said. ‘I hope I can continue to inspire Cruyff Institute of Sport and a Bachelors in Communication and motivate as many people as possible.





Savino Leone

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. It’s the visionaries that change the world. The ones who are bold enough to chase their dreams, are the ones who shape the world.”

Sometimes dreams do come true and Savino Leone is living proof. He started his career as a chef in a small kitchen and went on to become General Manager at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa. He puts his success down to his ‘never say no’ attitude, along with energy, passion and enthusiasm.

‘Hospitality is a fascinating industry,’ says Savino. ‘You need to be committed. You either have it or you don’t. Every day is a new opportunity to make a difference to a guest or a colleague; to take a new challenge and to fix a new objective. What makes it truly fascinating is the people you work with.’

‘I was born into a humble family,’ he says. ‘My father was an Savino believes that success is a combination of four key artisan who taught me valuable lessons about respect, trust criteria: and great virtues such as simplicity and hard work.’ When asked about the importance of family support he lCreating the right environment simply says, ‘My beautiful wife.’ lDelivering the quality His real-life hero is his father and his favourite thing to do is lAchieving financial targets to spend time with his daughters. ‘I had a happy childhood and have many beautiful memories, and friends that lSupporting the community helped me create a successful path in my career.’ Savino has worked in many different countries. He particularly remembers his experience in Asmara; not only the beauty of the people but also his father’s sickness. ‘Despite him being very ill, he kept on living life normally, performing his daily routine and eating healthily. This experience taught me that there is always hope in life.’

He gives thanks to the many talented people he has met throughout his career; professional leaders that refined his personality and leadership skills. His desire to return what those people gave to him by delivering a unique, high quality experience is what drives him to be a hard-working, humble hotelier. He is also a strong believer in the well As well as opening a hotel in the war torn country of Eritrea, he known quote: has held senior management positions in InterContinental properties in Doha, Cairo, London and Dubai. He was also “Customers may forget what you said but they will never General Manager of InterContinental Osaka, in Japan and forget how you made them feel.” Crowne Plaza Doha. ‘I also believe in people who have a positive attitude and Speaking of his current role as General Manager at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, he says, ‘This is one of the most beautiful properties I have managed so far. I feel very lucky to meet guests from different backgrounds and cultures, to learn the traditions and talk to locals; they have shown me how life in Kuwait can be easy and very sociable. This drives me to come to work every day, to find ways to improve and do better on each occasion and to love it even more.’



spread happiness around them,’ he says. Savino is proud to be selected as one of CP Magazine’s Inspiring Men for 2018. ‘After twenty-three years working in several countries in five different continents and experiencing difficult situations from political unrest to economic instability, receiving this prize is a recognition for all the people who have inspired me and guided me along the way.’



Talal Al-Ajmi

“‘If you want to succeed in financial markets, you have to educate yourself first, practice and develop a clear and firm plan and strategy for trading.’”

Strong words indeed from Talal Al-Ajmi but words that he start. He wanted to be the simple person who entered lives by, nonetheless. the trading world and achieved great things. He wanted Talal graduated from Philadelphia University with a to change the concept of trading in the global markets in Bachelor’s in Information Technology. He had always the region. With this in mind, he read every article he could dreamt of running a successful business and worked in by successful entrepreneurs, sought the secrets of their many financial companies to gain experience. ‘My family success, learned their philosophy and then tried to imitate was strongly opposed to all my attempts to start trading,’ what they had achieved. ‘I love my work and always aspire he says. ‘I was born into a simple family and no-one stood to be the number one in everything I do.’ with me except my big brother. He has been the major supporter of all my attempts and source of encouragement He describes himself as ambitious, adventurous and successful. He began with a team of 3 and now employees and confidence.’ more than 150 people. ‘The trust the team puts in me, and He began his journey as an entrepreneur in 2010. He is the the goals I create, are what always inspire me.’ founder and CEO of VI Markets, one of the most prominent names in the field of trading in the Middle East. But it Talal himself is now the father of a one-year-old daughter. wasn’t an easy journey. ‘The transformation from employee His wife supports and encourages him constantly. She also to employer was the hardest and most difficult experience knows better than anyone that if Talal does something, he of my life.’ will do it amazingly, or he won’t do it at all. Talal insists that the beginning of a project determines ‘I think I was born fascinated by trade,’ he says. ‘I have been whether it is a failure or a success. He founded his own passionate about the world of business and money since company with one clear message from the beginning. childhood. I believe that everything I have provided, like Education. Achieving goals is what motivates him and his education, awareness and initiatives, represent the main hard work was rewarded when his company obtained a support for me and for my success.’ licence from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); the first Kuwaiti company to be granted such a licence. He believes Colin Powell once said, that, along with his colleagues, he has become the pioneer t is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from of trading in Kuwait. failure.” ‘Of course, ever entrepreneur is afraid of failure,’ he says. ‘I Talal Al-Ajmi is a perfect example of this philosophy and do not think this is wrong because fear leads to caution and the perfect choice for CP Magazine’s Inspiring Men awards. to take successful steps.’ ‘Thank you for choosing me. I hope to be a source of Education played a major part in Talal’s success from the inspiration for everyone.’





Abdulghaphor Hajjieh “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

For Abdulghaphor Hajjieh, that day was when he was run over by a car. The accident forced him to reevaluate his life. It was an emotional experience, as if a bolt of lightning had suddenly made everything different.

One of Abdulghaphor’s favourite things to do is to the help the people around him. This is evident in both this personal and his professional life. Along with others, he established the Youth Association of Kuwait, the first left-leaning youth organization in Kuwait. ‘I am motivated by the enduring hardship that our Kuwaiti forefathers went through for us to live this comfortable life. I believe we owe it to future generations to work hard for them to have even better opportunities than the ones we have.’

Abdulghaphor also talks about another, less traumatic, life changing experience. When his sister gifted him a Pentium 4 Compaq PC, his curiosity was awakened. ‘There was no Wikipedia page back then, you had to search the web, page by page, and piece together the information.’ Unfortunately, his obsession with his computer had a detrimental effect on his studies, resulting in low grades from Qurain High School. He puts his success down to extensive research and says, ‘There is no absolute failure, but transitional failure. Own But he doesn’t describe himself as a workaholic for nothing. your failure and invest in the knowledge you gained from it.’ He enrolled at the Public Authority for Applied Education (PAAET) and graduated with excellence, receiving an Human ingenuity is also important, he insists. ‘I read Associate Degree in Accounting. That degree enabled him somewhere that there are two tragedies in life. One is not to climb one step higher on the academic ladder and he is getting what you want and the other is getting it. It’s always currently studying for a Master’s degree at Kuwait University. good to have something to pursue in life, otherwise what’s Whilst at PAAET, he became involved in volunteer work. the point?’ ‘It made me see things from different perspectives. I also One of Abdulghaphor’s favourite quotes is “Chaos is a got to meet larger-than-life characters, aspiring politicians ladder.” His own career ladder, however, sounds far from and young activists, giving me an even bigger motivation chaotic. His first job was that of a journalist, writing unbiased to succeed.’ new reports in Arabic. He also worked at the International Abdulghaphor is an advocate for humanist causes. ‘I had a Monetary Fund (a United Nations organization) before fairly ordinary childhood,’ he says. ‘I lived with my parents turning to freelancing. When asked about his current role in an apartment building where I was exposed to different as a Marketing Consultant he says, ‘We believe in what cultures. I played cricket and developed a taste for Indian and we do. A successful marketing strategy generates steadily Syrian food. I also learned about Hinduism and Christianity rising sales, making businesses sustainable. Our success is which made me a firm believer in multiculturalism.’ directly linked to that of our clients; thus we create synergy.’ It was with his childhood friend, Abdullah Benyan, that he established a marketing agency called Qurain Studio. His story is certainly an inspirational one and he’s keen to They specialize in expanding the reach of small businesses deliver a message of hope to others. ‘It is a great honour to through online and offline channels, helping their brand be selected as one of CP Magazine’s Inspiring Men. I hope communicate with different segments. ‘We are unique in this signals to other people that there is always a second, the sense that we serve a well defined client base and bring third and even a fourth chance in life to pick yourself up and achieve great things.’ Kuwaiti market insight to our clients.’





Tarek Aleryan Tarek Aleryan has a fear of heights and is scared of snakes. One thing he’s not afraid of, however, is hard work. ‘I believe that hard work pays off,’ he says. ‘The secret of my success is hard work and being prepared.’ He also believes in looking on the bright side, as his favourite proverb illustrates: “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

would travel every summer to a different place so I was always well travelled.’ He enjoyed playing tennis from a young age and loved watching the great players compete at Wimbledon and the US Open. He once got the chance to meet and interview Roger Federer describing the opportunity as a dream come true.

Tarek is the PR and Media Director for Dasman Diabetes His love of sport instilled in him the importance of dedication Institute. He has also worked as producer and on-air talent and motivation. These days, he is motivated by continuous for Kuwait TV. ‘My earlier work in television has opened up improvement and by always trying to find better ways to many doors for me.’ do things. He also appreciates the importance of teamwork. He cites the Iraqi invasion as a life changing experience. ‘We can always get more things done as a team than we can ‘The invasion period was a difficult time for me. I was individually, so working together is what we should always always glued to the news channels and watching TV to see strive to accomplish. But always remember to take care of what was going on in my beloved Kuwait. This experience encouraged me to get involved in the media and to work yourselves and each other and to respect one another,’ he hard to achieve my goals. I had many goals in life and says. through hard work and determination they came true.’ As well as having a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Political His current role for Dasman Diabetes Institute includes raising awareness about diabetes and its related conditions. The Institute aims to alleviate the diabetes challenges facing the people of Kuwait and to continue to get the message across the country. ‘Diabetes is a real burden,’ he says.

Science and Mass Communications to his name, Tarek was chosen to present a special program recognizing H. H. The Amir as a Humanitarian Leader by the UN in 2014. He also led and directed a media campaign for H. E. Mr. Yacoub Al Sanea, for the Parliament elections in 2012 and Tarek is appreciative of the support provided by his 2013; and worked on special National and Liberation Day family. ‘They have always been a constant support to me documentaries as well as a special documentary about the throughout the years and have always provided me with 1990 invasion of Kuwait. constructive feedback and ways to improve. I think growing up watching my parents has definitely inspired me to He considers it a great honour to be selected as one of CP become the man I am today. My real-life heroes are my Magazine’s Inspiring Men for 2018. ‘I feel really humble. I parents. They continue to inspire me on a daily basis.’ always like to give back to society and I am very happy to He remembers his childhood with great fondness. ‘I was be a role model. I hope I can continue doing so by leading a constantly exposed to different cultures and people. We good and successful life that people can look up to.’







orduroy. Even the word is strange. It’s spelled strange, it looks strange and it sounds strange. But what’s even stranger is the fact that this velvety, ribbed fabric is making a comeback. When I think of corduroy, I think of stuffy, old English teachers in hacking jackets with corduroy patches on the elbows; or 1970s pop stars with flared, cord trousers; maybe even stiff school uniforms worn until they shine. So what possessed fashion designers to reintroduce this retro material? It reappeared on the autumn/winter runways in 2017 and was soon hitting high street stores (as well as designer ones) in vast numbers. Celebrities were seen wearing matching corduroy jackets and trousers, or autumnal coloured cord trousers paired with chunky knit jumpers. Even coats were made from this stiff, dated textile. But far from being a one season wonder, it’s back in the stores again. Everything from miniskirts, high waist trousers, pinafore dresses, even handbags, is made from this archaic cloth. Once associated with those of a dowdy or nerdy disposition, it was a fabric to be avoided at all costs. Now, on the other hand, it’s a wardrobe must-have for even the most fashion conscious amongst us. 52


The advantages, I’m told, include the fact that it’s hard wearing. It comes in many different weights and it gathers and hangs really well. It’s warm, so it’s a perfect autumn/ winter choice. It’s also versatile and will suit both men and women alike. But regardless of how good corduroy is claimed to be, those of us of a certain age may still struggle with the concept. In my opinion, for example, corduroy is second only to crimplene in the ‘not to be seen dead in’ category. Fashion experts, however, insist it’s here to stay (for the time being, at least). Once seemingly only available in dour shades of green or brown, it now boasts a fresh new image in bright, bold tones. How about a buttoned mini skirt in burnt orange? Perhaps a seasonal red pinafore dress, perfect for the holidays? Or maybe a mustard coloured cord shirt teamed with jeans? What better fabric to provide that all-important texture to your outfit? Vintage stores everywhere are also cashing in on the corduroy comeback. Genuine 1970s jackets and trousers are now in high demand along with shirts and dresses from a bygone era. We just can’t seem to get enough of cord. Personally, I’m still not convinced. I might succumb to a new cord cushion to jazz up my sofa, but corduroy trousers? No thanks.



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or those who really love the taste of grilled meat in different ways, the award winning restaurant ‘The Grill’ at Four Seasons Hotel, Kingdom Tower, Riyadh is launching BBQ nights, every Thursday. The spectacular location of The Grill restaurant is in the Kingdom Tower at the legendary hotel, Four Seasons, with a fresh air terrace by the pool, giving an unforgettable experience of luxury dining on the best meat in the heart of the Kingdom. The live band plays saxophone music, adding to the special feeling of this location. The BBQ dinner includes appetizing dishes of oriental mezze along 54


with freshly baked Arabic bread and a live grill where guests can enjoy watching their food being cooked and kept freshly warm. As the Hotel Manager, Tony Coveney, at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh says: ‘The open-air terrace by the poolside at The Grill is certainly a unique venue to enjoy a delicious BBQ during this cool season.’ These popular BBQ evenings will take place every Thursday and Friday from 7:00pm until midnight and with my vast experience of Riyadh dining, I can say that The Grill is one of the most highly rewarding restaurants, with excellent quality food and choices of indoor and outdoor seating, in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

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UNSHELTERED by Barbara Kingsolver

The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.



by Kate Morton

by Kim Stanley Robinson

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing, and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.

American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler.




by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

by Tade Thompson

by Stuart Turton

Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs's poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents' fascinating and disparate worlds. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling book by an insightful new literary voice.

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless—people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers.

Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others... The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.




WRONGS moviewrongs.com by: JIM WEST


Directed by Panos Cosmatos Written by Panos Cosmatos and Aaron Stewart-Ahn


ith all of the rave reviews out there, I wonder if they saw the same film I did. Sure, Nic Cage is your typical Nic Cage, but there was nothing on display that I would rave about. The director also created the story, and this story is not unique in the slightest. In fact, it borrows so heavily from other cult classics, it’s like Frankenstein; made up of parts from better films with better stories to tell.

Here come the spoilers. Red Miller (Nic Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) live in a house in the mountains; the ‘Shadow Mountains.’ Red is a lumberjack and Mandy is an artist. Both live quiet and uneventful lives. That is until the day Mandy is walking along the road and a van full of cult members drives by, their leader taking a liking to Mandy. The film at this point is already running a bit long with exposition (by at least five minutes worth of screen time), then takes a nose dive as what passes as one part Hellraiser, one part Children of the Corn, and a healthy dose of Stranger Things take over. I found myself trying hard to find a scene or sequence that was not homage to another film. I can say Evil Dead, Mad Max, and a plethora of other films can be traced to this film, but this film doesn’t do them justice at all. And don’t get me started on the blue and red obsessive lighting! Red gets tied up and has to watch his wife burn alive until he eventually gets free and goes on a revenge killing spree. He gets a crossbow named Reaper that for some reason was stored at a friend’s house with no real explanation why (other than to set up some dialogue about the cult). He then blacksmiths a fantastical 58


weapon, even though nothing prior in the film indicates he was capable of such workmanship. Then he spends an entire night killing everyone in such a cheesy way that it’s actually laughable (if it wasn’t trying too hard to pass as gory and horrific). So, how to fix this film? Well for starters, let’s break down the film as a feverish LCD trip gone bad. If that is established, we can then work that angle into this film. After the climax of the film, have Mandy drive up in a car to pick up Red, which would be different from him getting into the car and seeing Mandy (or Mandy as a ghost). When Mandy looks at him from the car she sees him with sticks in his hands - he has been crushing a piece of a tree bark as if it was the cult leader’s head. They get in the car and drive home, but the end credits show what really happened. Mandy’s friends came over and Red started to have a massive bad LSD trip and they decide to mess with him all night. We get cuts of various scenes in the film, but told from the friends’ perspective. Mandy passed out so she’s unaware what her friends were doing until she wakes up and goes to pick up Red. This would lend reason why there were so many homages to other films as the friends went along improvising ways to continue messing with Red. Red never killed anyone but they staged fights with Red with bushes and trees. Immediately the film would deserve a repeat viewing, or at least get viewers to come again and drag their friends along for the trip (pun intended). Finally, doing something as bold as this direction would give the horror fantasy genre something special to elevate this film to a true cult status, and not just a wannabe.

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A love addicted woman learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man.

Follows respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs), who has devoted his life to law enforcement. When his son is shot in a traffic stop gone awry, Coleman turns to his long-time friend, Detective Horace (John Cusack), and discovers an unchecked pattern of violence with these same cops. Betrayed by the system he swore to uphold, Coleman joins forces with another bereaved father (George Lopez), and the two men take the law into their own hands.

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.

CAST: Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, Paul James, Ellen Geer DIRECTOR: Suzi Yoonessi

DIRECTOR: Wes Miller

CAST: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, Andre Ward DIRECTOR: Steven Caple Jr.




A PRIVATE WAR In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. CAST: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci DIRECTOR: Matthew Heineman GENRES: ACTION ADVENTURE



CAST: Taye Diggs, George Lopez, Luke Hemsworth, RJ Mitte, John Cusack



Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss , who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”

A journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

CAST: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Jodi Benson, Alan Tudyk DIRECTOR: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

CAST: Willem Dafoe, Mads Mikkelsen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Amira Casar, Niels Arestrup, Oscar Isaac DIRECTOR: Julian Schnabel




THE FAVOURITE At the center of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relationship with her confidante, adviser and clandestine lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of the Duchess’s younger cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Soon the balance of power shifts between the women as they jockey for influence with the Queen and the court.

CAST: Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Rachel Weisz, Mark Gatiss DIRECTOR: Yorgos Lanthimos GENRES: DRAMA PERIOD

INSTANT FAMILY When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family.



All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a oneof-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. CAST: Misty Copeland, Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Matthew Macfadyen DIRECTOR: Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston GENRES: FAMILY ADVENTURE FANTASY

Senator Gary Hart is the frontrunner during the early stages of the 1988 race for the Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign is rocked by revelations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice. The Colorado senator then drops out of the race.



On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

CAST: Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Rose Byrne, Iliza Shlesinger, Octavia Spencer, Eve Harlow DIRECTOR: Sean Anders

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CAST: Vera Farmiga, Courtney Ford, Kaitlyn Dever, J.K. Simmons, Molly Ephraim, Ari Graynor DIRECTOR: Jason Reitman GENRES: DRAMA TRUE-STORY POLITICS

The sequel takes place in 1920s Paris, shortly after Newt Scamander’s capture of Grindelwald at the end of the first installment. Returning for the sequel are the characters Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), and Jacob (Dan Fogler). See notes below for spoilers.

CAST: Eddie Redmayne, Zoe Kravitz, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Callum Turner DIRECTOR: David Yates GENRES: ADVENTURE FAMILY FANTASY




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BenjiLock Rechargeable Fingerprint Padlock Store your personal items with total peace of mind with the BenjiLock Rechargeable Fingerprint Padlock. This lock offers the ultimate security. In fact, it only opens with a special type of key – your fingerprint. Setup is simple and takes just minutes. Once ready, the BenjiLock will only grant access to you. Whether you’re at the gym or the office or even on vacation, it safeguards all of your belongings. In addition, the sleek padlock design fits through lockers, chains, fences, and more. You need not worry about someone knowing your code. This is because your fingerprint is the key here. Additionally, the BenjiLock is rechargeable so you’ll never lose access.

Ember Ceramic Smart Coffee Mug

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Keep your brew the perfect temperature all day long with the Ember Ceramic Smart Coffee Mug. Although it looks like a typical mug, it’s far from it. Coming with a connected coaster, you can even adjust the exact temperature of your beverage. The Ceramic Mug also connects to the app on your smartphone or smartwatch. When you set the mug in place, the app will instantly alert you when it reaches your desired temperature. In addition, you can also use the app to remotely adjust the temperature to perfection. In addition, you can change between Celsius and Fahrenheit for the ultimate precision. The Ceramic Mug and app also let you save presets for all your favorite drinks. Finally, this intelligent mug holds a full ten ounces which is perfect for tea and coffee just as you like it.

Enjoy comfortable temperatures regardless of your surroundings with the Embr Wave Wearable Personal Thermostat. This wearable helps you warm up or cool down, making you feel more comfortable in any situation. By simply pressing a button, Embr Wave instantly provides you with a shot of thermal relief. It directly cools or warms the temperature-sensitive part of your wrist for efficient and immediate effects. In addition, cooling or warming a single spot can increase your comfort level without adjusting your core temperature. Just click the left side to activate a cooling session, which feels like cold water on your arm. Likewise, click the right side to feel the warming sensation of being by a cozy fire. Furthermore, you can adjust the temperature to whatever you desire. You can even wear it on either side of your wrist, depending on what’s more comfortable for you.


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Samsung Two Way Fingerprint Door Lock Effortlessly secure your home with the latest technology with the Samsung Two Way Fingerprint Door Lock. This incredibly designed door lock opens your door with a push or a pull, no more twisting door handles. Powered by eight AA batteries, the Two Way Fingerprint Door Lock can store and recognize up to 100 fingerprints. For added security, you can implement an additional 4-12-digit access code to be used after the state of the art fingerprint scanning.

Amazon Echo Wall Clock

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mpressively simple, this Alexa clock does so much more than what’s hanging on your wall. The Echo Wall Clock is complete with a ring of LED lights around the circumference. These serve to give you a visual display of any timers you’ve set. In addition, this intelligent clock also automatically updates the time according to daylight saving time. Even with this intelligence, the Echo Wall Clock sports a timeless design with elongated minute and hour hands. While a seemingly small stride in the smart home space, that’s what Amazon is all about. The subtle smart features help your everyday tasks while blending effortlessly into the background.

Say goodbye to laborious chores and hello to free time with the effie Smart Ironing Machine. This smart home device really does all the work for you when it comes to wrinkles. Effie can handle up to twelve of your garments at once. The system comes with special hangers that actually adjust in size. They’re suitable for anything from dress shirts to jeans to your bedding. Once in place, all you do is press start. Effie gets to work immediately which begins by drying your clothes. Then, it irons each garment to perfection. At the end, you easily slide out your garments and they are ready to wear. Effie collects and stores all of the excess water which you can easily pour down the drain. www.cpmagazine.net


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BY: YASMEEN AL-SALEM Here is your 2018 winter trend guide: Animal print, 70s shades of brown, slouchy boots, crystals on everything, layerings, plaids, pastel blues, jazzy jumpers, scarf prints, neons. LOEWE
























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he opening Fall/Winter 18/19 fashion season in Saudi Arabia arrived with the new born brand House of MSM in Riyadh, accompanied with a modern Jalabia Fashion Show. Present, were honored guest from Kuwait, Noha Nabil (@nohastyleicon) and two amazing digital giants from Riyadh, Sarah Alwadani (@sarah_wad3ani) and Afnan Albatel (@afnan_albatel). The clothes design blends modern luxury fabrics and traditional handmade decorations. Italian leather combines with Moroccan caftan decoration in ultra conservative style, always present in Saudi design collections However, this time we see the Arab fashion trends changing to international standards. The House of MSM presented extravagant deep decollete evening dresses in royal blue velvet, delicately trimmed with French lace. This style of clothes will not disregard any woman who knows how the luxury items should look on the body. 66


Another super classy sample of daily wear clothes, which you can wear in the Arab region and in the western world, is a black trench coat with golden edge decoration. This outfit shows us how the new born brand, House of MSM, is progressive in a modern style with flexibility of ready to wear clothes, day and night, in the Middle East and elsewhere. I feel the MSM brand is on the right, progressive way to expand modern Arab fashion all over the world. Their trendy, modest fashion with unique details of design makes the House of MSM recognizable as a brand between iconic fashionistas and Arabian fashion society. MSM calls you to see a Saudi Wonderland in your home online now at www.msm.com (as a sample) to become a part of the trendy extravagant fashion world directly from Riyadh.






Behind every GREAT MAN is a Tom Ford designer suit (or a GREAT WOMAN that chose it)


ow hold on gents, I am definitely not implying that your fashion statements are not sound and trendy, but it’s always good to have a second female opinion, don’t you think? As we women are usually escorted to the malls by our husbands for a second opinion, it goes without saying that we should share our opinion when it comes to your styles; just an extra boost in making a fashionable decision as to what’s hot and what’s not in masculine fashions and styles. We all know trends tend to change, sometimes dramatically, from season to season, so it’s always good to know what is in and what is definitely out. Knowing that allows any man to be up to date with some (if not all) of the runway shows for men’s clothing and designer lines as well as the men’s designers’ blogs; not forgetting the latest in street style and the many other fashionable links and style applications that are out there. Unfortunately, a man’s daily routine rarely involves checking up on the latest in trends on line, but women are more keen and prone to use a whole lot more fashionable links and sights. So, you gents have found a new best friend in me, because I’m going to let you know what’s in and what’s out so you can stay fashionable, trendy and stylish all year round. Fashion is a game; it has rules, restrictions and reservations. Like any other game, the rules are simple and the consequences of trial and error are usually visible (sometimes unforgettable). Thanks to selfies and other picture uploads, the whole world knows about your fashion blunder! So do be careful and take your time in choosing RIGHT. Which brings us to rule number one of the game: Take your time in selecting a killer style that never kills your style. And remember, what looks great and chic on your best mate, might look fiercely ugly on you! Keep in mind that no two bodies are the same. Secondly, don’t be afraid of colour. Yes, colour is your friend. Do use colour when you need to but don’t go over-board with it so you’ll resemble a lit Christmas tree at spring time. And remember one very important thing; choose your colour palette according to your skin tone and undertone (basic, neutral or warm or cool). Colour makes all the difference so choose accordingly. Thirdly, CLASS is everlasting. Retro/AvantGarde does not suit everyone. For example, have you ever owned a blazer or a pair of slacks that you proudly bought a couple years back and have recently worn to the office? I am sure you have (and still do!) If I had to

guess, it would be a classical style blazer or pair of off-waist pencil boot-legged jeans. Am I right? And did you ever do the unthinkable and purchase a complicated pair of low fitted slacks with a designer complex flashy T-shirt that every time you think of wearing for the second time you never do? Be honest now gents! My guess would be a very colourful pair of slacks with multi zippers and pockets and an equally unappealing T-shirt. Sometimes avant-gardism is showcased beautifully on the runways and many men do purchase an item or two. However, they can’t seem to muster the courage to actually wear them. But no worries, it happens to the best and the most fashionable of us. It is more than fashionably allowed to make a statement with wacky, unsound trends, but remember that these styles die – and die fast! They can be the successful show-stopper in one season and gone the next. So stick to the more lasting and more playful ready to wear styles and trends that you can get your hands on. Finally, AGE DOES MATTER and if someone says otherwise then they must have seen a convincing fifty-year-old gentleman, dressed like he’s in his twenties, who actually pulled it off! If so, I rest my case and withdraw my comments. But since age is not always in the heart and a gentleman in his fifties would never want, nor have, the demeanor and bearing of a much younger man, I will most definitely continue my point. Age does matter. It matters a lot. I have seen a young man and a much older man both wearing the same suit. The difference in appropriate style is 360 degrees and one thing I noticed is that men should wear the garment and never allow the garment to wear them. So dress age appropriately. If you are looking to subtract some years off your biological calendar, add a trendy belt and a solid pale or bold coloured shirt and lose that tie! By doing that, you would achieve both a mature look and a fresher, younger and trendier elegance. Try not to erase the number of glorious years from that salt and pepper Richard Gere natural hair colour by doing otherwise. It looks and feels terrible so please remember who you are as a man and what you do for a living, and never forget that with every year, you gain wisdom in your style and maturity in your looks; which is exactly what younger men are hoping to get when they reach your esteemed age. And that, dear gents, is enough said. Stay classy, definitely trendy, and stay true to who you really are - a gentleman inside and out! www.cpmagazine.net


Introducing the new Maserati Ghibli Ribelle


aserati further underlines the importance of Ghibli within its range with a new limited edition to be launched by the Trident brand from October. The new Maserati “Ghibli Ribelle”, produced in a limited edition of just 200 cars for the EMEA markets and 12 of those for the Middle East and Africa region, offers owners exclusive design and elegant interior trims sharing a common denominator: the refined, sophisticated “Nero Ribelle” mica colour, which shows off the car’s unique design to exquisite effect. This new limited edition Ghibli will be available with all of the sports saloon’s three powerplants, the 275 HP V6 turbodiesel and the two petrol options, both twin-turbo V6 delivering 350 HP and 430 HP, designed by Maserati Powertrain and built at the Ferrari plant at Maranello. At first sight, the Ghibli’s elegant silhouette acquires a new dimension thanks to the metallic tone of the “Nero Ribelle” colour. A sophisticated shade superlatively coordinated with the exclusive shiny black 19 inch Proteo alloy wheels with contrasting red laser etched details. The brake callipers are red. The interior of the “Ghibli Ribelle” features two-tone black/red dashboard, black door panels and red central armrest, black leather Sport steering wheel with tone-on-tone stitching, and steering wheel paddle shifters. The sporty seats (with 12 position memories) are in full premium leather, again two-tone in black/red with contrasting stitching, available exclusively for this limited edition. The uniqueness of the new Ghibli limited edition’s interior is further emphasised by a chromed aluminium badge bearing the legendary Trident combined with the new Ribelle logo. Located on the central console, in Black Piano finish wood, it is clearly visible to all the vehicle’s occupants to establish its unique, exclusive character. For this “Ghibli Ribelle” limited edition, Maserati also offers the optional Ribelle Plus package, providing even greater luxury with laminated privacy windows for enhanced thermal and sound insulation, full-LED Matrix adaptive headlights, Harman Kardon premium sound system and opening sunroof. The “Ghibli Ribelle” limited edition of just 200 cars will be on sale in EMEA region markets from October. 70


MG Motor unleashes the all-new MG6 in the Middle East


he all-new MG6 sedan has officially arrived in the Middle East. Now in its third generation, the new 2019 MG6 model has been upgraded with an array of premium and sporty features whilst delivering performance, efficiency and class-leading comfort.

With quality design features normally found on luxury brands, the MG6 has been given a new ‘Star Rider’ grill, carbon fibre detailing and LED headlamps - inspired by the London Eye - with progressive indicators. A large ‘MG’ badge, chrome touches and a twin-exhaust give the sporty family sedan an aggressive stance, and, completing the bold look, the new MG6 sits on 18inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres. Inside, the sporty theme continues with a cockpit packed with the latest in-car technology. A large 8-inch full-colour touch-screen infotainment system sits in the middle of the dashboard, which can be operated from the multi-function leather steering wheel. Apple CarPlay, push start button, keyless entry, digital dials, six speakers, tyre pressure monitoring system and rear parking camera are all offered as standard. The cabin – which features 22 practical stowage spaces - is trimmed in a vibrant dual-tone black and red leather upholstery which wraps around the doors and dashboard providing a cossetted feeling. The dual zone air conditioning ensures all occupants in the front and rear cabins are cool and comfortable whilst the 424-litre boot space – extendable to 1170 litres with the rear seats folded – provides ample luggage space. Powered by a 1.5L petrol engine, the new MG6 is both sporty and economical, offering a swift 0-100 kph in just seven seconds whilst providing a range of 100km in under six litres of fuel. There are four driving modes to cater for all eventualities – Eco, Normal, Sports, and Individual – as well as a class-leading 7-speed dual clutch transmission and five-star CNCAP rating; keeping the whole family travelling in style and safety. Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor’s parent company SAIC Motor Middle East, commented: “The all-new MG6 appeals to a range of customers across the region, especially younger buyers who are looking for value for money in a stylish, technologically-advanced package. This latest generation of the MG6 takes the quality and styling of our vehicle to a new level, providing the kind of features customers expect to find on premium automotive brands.” “Since SAIC Motor’s acquisition of MG Motor, and as a Global Top 500 company, we have opened a new chapter for this British-born brand. The introduction of the all-new MG6 comes hot on the heels of the launch of two SUV models earlier this year – the MG RX5 compact SUV and the MG ZS SUV – as well as the second-generation MG GS. With these models joining the existing MG 360, we now have a very competitive and appealing line-up to offer our discerning customers in the Middle East.” The MG6 is now available in MG Motor showrooms across the Middle East. www.cpmagazine.net



Vacheron Constantin presents its new FIFTYSIX® collection

Geneva’s oldest watch Manufacture still in operation, 263 years after its creation in 1755, Vacheron Constantin holds a special place in the heart of initiates and collectors. The Maison is heralding a new chapter in its history with its FIFTYSIX® collection. It represents an important new step as this original line, inspired by a historical Vacheron Constantin watch dating from 1956, instils a modern momentum capable of opening up the world of Fine Watchmaking to every enthusiasts.

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels / Zodiac Lumineux

GNTO hosts successful travel trade roadshow in Kuwait to promote ‘Destination Germany’

The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) held a successful roadshow event in partnership with Emirates Airline in Kuwait City, with the aim to promote Germany as a year-round travel destination and to highlight the latest tourism attractions for the upcoming winter season. The 4-day promotional tour concluded in Kuwait – one of Germany’s key source markets within the GCC – after making stops in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The well-attended B2B event, which targeted key travel trade, media and other stakeholders, was hosted in the German Embassy in Kuwait, where the German Ambassador H. E. Karlfried Bergner inaugurated the event with a welcome speech confirming the commitment to the local travel market. H. E. Karlfried Bergner, German Ambassador to Kuwait highlighted during his speech: „Kuwaiti travellers are very welcome in Germany. Here they find a huge variety of destinations and top quality services. This is why so many Kuwaiti visit our beautiful country and return again and again. Be part of them!”. Recognising the importance of the Kuwaiti market, Sigrid de Mazieres, Director for the Gulf countries at the German National Tourist Office (GNTO), an affiliate of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), commented: “Kuwait offers huge potential for the German tourism industry, and we are delighted to showcase an impressive line-up of leading German tourism partners to the local travel trade industry in order to facilitate business and to inspire visitors to travel to our wonderful country.”

2018 ‫"مركز سلطان يستضيف "أسبوع ا كتشف أمريكا‬ ‫قام مركز سلطان بالتعاون مع السفارة األمريكية بالكويت‬ 3 ‫ أ كتوبر إلى‬28 ‫باستضافة أسبوع "ا كتشف أمريكا" من‬ ‫ ولقد تم افتتاح هذا الحدث المخصص إلبراز‬.2018 ‫نوفمبر‬ ‫وعرض المنتوجات االمريكية الصنع بحضور سفير الواليات‬ ‫المتحدة األمريكية في الكويت سعادة لورنس سيلفرمان وكبير‬ ‫ إلى‬،‫المدراء التنفيذيين لمركز سلطان السيد عبدالسالم بدير‬ ‫ وفريــق إدارة مركز‬،‫جانب المدير التجاري السيد مكرم مالعــب‬ ‫ والشركاء الموردين وعدد من الفعاليات االجتماعية‬،‫سلطــان‬ .‫الكويتية‬

The Midnight Zodiac Lumineux watches’ spellbinding illumination has its origins in a phenomenon known as piezoelectricity. An object of study since the 18th century, it refers to the capacity of certain materials to accumulate an electric charge when subjected to mechanical constraints. Developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels, the module incorporates a piezoceramic blade whose vibration under the effect of the watch’s movement enables electrical energy to be generated mechanically. This energy is then used to supply from four to six LEDs: at the press of a button, they backlight the dial’s translucent enamel beads for about three seconds. 72


‫بعد مراسم االفتتاح قام الحضور بجولة في مركز سلطان بصحبة‬ ‫إدارة المركز والتعرف على النطاق الواسع من المنتوجات‬ .‫االمريكية المعروضة في سوق مركز سلطان‬ ‫وبعد الجولة عبر الحضور عن رضاهم عن فعالية تذوق‬ ‫المأكوالت واألنشطة األخرى التي أعدت جميعها بالتوافق مع‬ . ‫األسلوب األمريكي األصيل‬ ‫كما علق السفير األمريكي لدى الكويت سعادة لورنس‬ ‫ "تلعب الصادرات الزراعية‬:‫سيلفرمان على هذه المناسبة‬ ‫األمريكية دورا ً هاما ً في مجمل العالقات التجارية بين الواليات‬ .‫ خالل العام الماضي‬4% ‫ حيث نمت بنسبة‬،‫المتحدة والكويت‬

The Conquest V.H.P. by Longines offers new sporty models

The Conquest V.H.P. represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance. In the true essence of Conquest – the ultimate sports line – the brand now proposes chronographs that bring together all of the qualities of the Conquest V.H.P. movement. Longines’ history with quartz has been one full of technical innovations and feats. In 1954, the first quartz watch set a precision record at the Neuchâtel Observatory. It would be fitted into the legendary Chronocinégines, an instrument that became a pioneer in the history of timekeeping, as it provided judges with a film strip composed of a series of prints, allowing them to follow the athletes’ movement as they crossed the finish line. In 1969, technological mastery led Longines to reveal the Ultra-Quartz, the first quartz movement designed for wristwatches. A huge stride was made in 1984 with the quartz calibre fitted in the first Conquest V.H.P., setting a precision record for that time. As an extension of these historic milestones, the winged hourglass brand presents its new Conquest V.H.P., now also available with a chronograph calibre in various chromatic variations. The movement developed exclusively for Longines stands out for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (±5 s/yr) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field, using the GPD (Gear Position Detection) system. These attractive features are likely responsible for its status as an exceptional movement, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added.

Introducing the Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono Limited Edition

Based on the original Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono, the 2018 Limited Edition is packed with aviation features for pilots and offers a technical perspective including the ground-breaking crosswind calculator of the original. Limited to just 1,918 individually numbered pieces, the Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono Limited Edition features a robust 45 mm stainless steel case. Inside the case is the H-21-Si, the first Hamilton chronograph movement with a silicon hairspring. This material makes the movement more precise as silicon is non-magnetic and less sensitive to shocks. The former is an important feature for pilots because they often stay in environments with high magnetic fields, such as airports. In addition, the movement has been precision certified by COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) as a chronometer.

Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez A tribute to the 201 8 MotoGPTM World C hampion

CALVIN KLEIN classic too

Essential. Timeless. CALVIN KLEIN classic too. Clearcut designs and materials dedicated to functional sophistication and relaxed simplicity. Subtly designed to accentuate contemporary style, the watch echoes the characteristics upon which CALVIN KLEIN classic has built its reputation. Offered in three sizes – lady, midsize, gent – the polished stainless steel case is round and beautifully balanced. The wrist molding stainless steel bracelet is adjustable for ultimate comfort. The understated charm of the black or silver dial is enhanced by the “CALVIN KLEIN” logo at 12 o’clock for a clean yet modern style.

25-year-old Spaniard and Tissot Ambassador, Marc Marquez, is the youngest rider to win seven World Championship Titles in all classes including five World Championship Titles in the MotoGP class from just six attempts. Team colours The Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez combines the sporty body of the Tissot T-Race with design touches which are a homage to the celebrated new Tissot ambassador, Marc Marquez. The youngest ever five-time MotoGPTM World Champion, one-time Moto2 and one-time 125cc World Champion speeds to victory in his orange team colours, reflected here in pops of bright colour and in exuberant orange stitching on the sporty black rubber bracelet. A sleek watch case in black and grey PVD adds an efficient edge, hinting at the proficiency of Marc Marquez himself. Racing attributes Inspired by motorbikes, the Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez incorporates the athletic body of the Tissot T-Race Limited Edition 2018. A case encircled by a fibreglass ring, pushers engraved with start and go and tyre tread marks all succinctly depict the speed and adrenaline of the race track, while a brake-disc bezel and bracelet that resembles the racers’ suits conjure up the atmosphere of race day. Marc Marquez’s silk-printed logo is proudly displayed on the glass caseback making this limited edition, with only 4999 pieces available, very special indeed. Presented in a stylish helmet presentation box inspired by the design of Marc Marquez’s racing helmet, it will make a significant collector’s item for race fans everywhere. www.cpmagazine.net


Maserati honoured for outstanding design

PRESS RELEASES Fantasy World Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Drive As part of its ongoing community engagement which support the wellbeing of every family member, Fantasy World has dedicated its showrooms to the international month for Breast Cancer Awareness, reminding every visitor, and specifically mothers and women, of the importance of caring for their health by leading a healthy lifestyle and committing to regular medical checkups for cancer prevention. Harvey Dulku, Fantasy World’s Retail Director stresses about the importance of raising awareness on matters that affect the health and wellbeing of individuals. He said: “Fantasy World is all about family bonding and happiness. Mothers, and women in general, are at the core of families and their role in caring for children and their families simply cannot be valued. Our participation in Breast Cancer Awareness Month is our way of appreciating their importance to each one of us, and it’s only natural that we remind them to stay safe and remind their families to care for them as well.” As part of the awareness campaign the entire sales team of Fantasy World wore Pink Ribbons and Pink Roses were distributed during the weekends in 4 main locations of Fantasy World. Dulk added: “We have one message to all women. We urge you to conduct regular checkups because early detection is the best prevention.” Fantasy World’s support to the international month for Breast Cancer Awareness is also a display of gratitude for the support of women during the last two decades and since the opening of the first store. Fantasy World is committed to mothers by supporting local and international initiatives and campaigns that promote the health and wellbeing of women and mothers. The support is also a continuation of Fantasy World’s ongoing community outreach programs in education, health, environment, social awareness and public announcements in Kuwait, aiming to give back to the community in ways that benefit younger generations and the environments they live in. To discover more about Fantasy World’s on-going activities, customers are encouraged to visit any of Fantasy World’s social media platforms, Facebook (fantasyworldtoyskuwait), Instagram (fantasyworldtoys) and YouTube (fantasyworld Kuwait). You can also shop online now at www.fantasyworldtoys. com



Readers of auto motor und sport put Ghibli first The readers' choice "autonis - the best design novelty 2018" of auto motor und sport, the renowned German car magazine, is always a special indicator of the design capabilities of a car brand. During this year's prestigious vote, readers chose the Maserati Ghibli as their number 1 in its “upper-class” segment with more than 20 percent of the 11,990 votes. Overall, readers of auto motor und sport had around 90 models to choose from. The Ghibli sedan is one of the most important models within the Maserati range. The sporty four-door car has contributed significantly to the success of Maserati all over the world. Its dynamic appearance is shaped by the coupe-like silhouette and the large radiator grille derived from the legendary Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta. The Ghibli was designed at the Maserati Centro Stile in Turin. The introduction of the GranSport and GranLusso trims has made for an even more unique and individual appearance. "Design has always played a key role for Maserati. We are very pleased that the readers of auto motor und sport have confirmed this by choosing our best performer, the Ghibli", Piergiorgio Cecco, General Manager of Maserati Germany explained. He received the award last night at a ceremony in Stuttgart, emphasizing: "Maserati is a worldwide ambassador of excellent Italian design. The style of our vehicles combine an elegant aesthetic with a sporty aura and the finest craftsmanship."

Aston Martin named Luxury Brand of the Year

Aston Martin has been named ‘Luxury Brand of the Year’ at the Luxury Briefing Awards. Heralded as the ‘Oscars of the Luxury Industry’, the aim of the annual event is to reward and celebrate excellence and innovation. Presenting the award, Sir Eric Peacock described Aston Martin as a “powerful, hugely aspirational brand that is the epitome of luxury” and defied anyone in the room not to covet it. He went on to say the last 12 months have been an “Annus Magnificus” for the brand as it “soared into profit, increasing sales by an astonishing 8% in the first half of the year alone…it has been one of the fastest turnarounds and renaissances the luxury industry has ever seen”. Aston Martin Lagonda Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Sproule, was at The Savoy in central London to collect the award. He said: “It’s a great honour to be named Luxury Brand of the Year. At Aston Martin Lagonda we have a fantastic team that lives and breathes this beautiful brand, working to grow and develop our presence across the world. With each car launch, each new brand partnership or lifestyle event, we get closer to our current and future customers. At a time when the automotive industry is facing incredible challenges we are pushing constantly to make sure the Aston Martin brand, and soon the Lagonda brand, not only stands the test of time but flourishes during this period of change.” Aston Martin are also delighted that the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Charity’ was made to Aston Martin Cambridge, for the special edition Vanquish S that helped raise £1.5 million for the RAF Benevolent Fund. The raffle for ‘Red 10’, the 10th car from a limited edition run of the ‘Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows edition’ raised an astonishing £1.5 million for the RAF Benevolent Fund, which works to support the men and women of the RAF and their families. The eminent Luxury Briefing judging panel described the Aston Martin’s Red 10 raffle as “a charitable gesture that was tangible, solid and fun…a highly visible but straightforward and simple initiative that provided an excellent blueprint for other brands to imitate.” The Vanquish S Red Arrows was pioneered and commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge, whose Dealer Principal Simon Lane accepted the award, saying: “What started as an idea to pay tribute to the spectacular aviation skills of the Red Arrows, quickly became an opportunity to do some great work for charity. Nine very happy customers now own ‘Red 1’ to ‘Red 9’ and ‘Red 10’ has gone on to raise a significant sum for the RAF Benevolent Fund. The whole team at Aston Martin Cambridge is very proud of this project and delighted to accept this award.”

The highly-anticipated Bebabel is now open at The Avenues Lebanese casual chic restaurant concept, Bebabel, officially launched in Kuwait at the heart of The Avenues, marking its presence in a total of four markets in the region. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Dory Rizk, Founder and CEO of Afkar Holding Group, senior management of Alshaya Group and Afkar Holding Group, Chargé d’Affaires of Lebanon in Kuwait, Nisrine Boukaram, and esteemed media members and high dignitaries. Bebabel has been developed as a modern, chic and innovative concept with emphasis on ‘living the moment’ through shared experiences. Originating from the grandiose of the award-winning Lebanese brand ‘Babel’, Bebabel is the ‘casual chic’ version of Babel offering a delectable Lebanese all-day dining menu, within strikingly elegant surroundings inspired by the Lebanese heritage. Lebanese Architect and co-founder of Afkar Holding, Claude Abi Saad, is the creative force behind every detail in the Babel and the Bebabel concepts & designs and has been instrumental in seeing them come to life. The people of Kuwait have grown to love the concept and culture at Babel and now can complete their journey in exploring progressive Lebanese cuisine through Bebabel, which has already built a wide fan base on a regional level. Every time of the day is a perfect time at Bebabel as guests can enjoy a variety of the menu items including breakfast dishes, salads, mezzes, grills, coffee and dessert. All of which can be relished at any time of the day, while exploring Bebabel’s welcoming blend of progressive Lebanese cuisine that is globally inspired and prepared with fresh local ingredients, and served in a stylish contemporary setting. Bebabel is located at Grand Avenue at The Avenues and is open from 9am until 11pm.






1. What Irish city name means 'Blackpool'? 1




3. The eland, a large wild African (What?), is the only domesticated: Zebra, Antelope, Hippopotamus, or Wasp?



4. What nation has counties called Flintshire, Monmouthshire, and Bridgend?



5. What cooking item is named via French from Greek 'kaminos





2. An oystercatcher is a type of: Bird, Fish, Seal, or Crocodile?

Marias' (furnace of Maria)?

6. From June 2018 Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on women: Owning a business, Wearing trousers, Driving, or Using Facebook?


7. What folding furniture invented 5,000 years ago is named from use on cruise ships?

8. Named after a Dutch city what is the most consumed cheese



9. Ethereum, Dash, Omni, Ripple and Monero are: Grand National winners, Yoga positions, Harry Potter ghosts, or Cryptocurrencies?

TEST YOUR VOCABULARY “Obey your family. Do not disgrace us,” she said. In this sentence, disgrace means to:

10. Spell the full name of USA's extreme right-wing secret society KKK?

11. What style of meal is named from an 18th century sideboard and a French stool?


make strong or stronger


bring shame or dishonor upon

12. The famous musical about a Jewish family in Imperial Russia is


provide a protective covering for


put in a dangerous position

'(What?) on the Roof': Cat, Snow, Fiddler, or Up?

ANSWERS: c. Use the verb disgrace to say that someone has brought shame upon himself. Your brother might disgrace himself at the family reunion by being rude to your Uncle Bob. You probably notice that grace makes up a big part of disgrace. Combine this with the dis- prefix, meaning “the opposite of,” and you get a word that involves shame and dishonor. Think of disgrace as a kind of fall from grace — it’s what happens when you do something that causes you to lose favor or damages your reputation. You could disgrace yourself by losing your tennis match badly, or you could disgrace yourself by cheating on an exam.

13. A 'Warka Tower' is a modern air well invention that collects clean water from: Condensation, Rainfall, Evaporation, or Insects?

14. What is three-quarters divided by a half? 15. The Spanish Main historically referred to the Eastern bay coasts formed by Central: Spain, Italy, Africa, or America?

16. Traveler's Cheques were launched globally in 1891 by: The Royal


Mint, American Express, Hilton, or Boeing?

17. Which actress's personal script used in Breakfast at Tiffany's sold for a record £630k in London 2017?

GUESS THE NUMBER Which number should come in place of both question mark (?)?

(?)/81 = 144/(?)

18. In Tibetan Buddhism a dual state between death and rebirth is: Loren, Novak, Bardo, or Fonda? 19. What 50,000 years old hunting tool is considered to be the first man-made aerofoil/airfoil?

A. 108 B. 972 C. 1296 D. 11664

20. The Anglicized-French term 'coup de foudre' refers to a: Poodle haircut, Guillotine, Thunderbolt, or Cup of tea? metaphor for love at first sight, or similar)


ANSWERS: 1.Dublin, 2.Bird, 3.Antelope, 4.Wales, 5.Bain-marie (bath of Maria, thought originally a Greek reference to a Jewish alchemist), 6.Driving, 7.Deckchair, 8.Gouda, 9.Cryptocurrencies, 10.Ku Klux Klan, 11.Buffet, 12.Fiddler, 13.Condensation, 14.One-and-a-half (or 1.5), 15.America. 16.American Express, 17.Audrey Hepburn, 18.Bardo, 19.Boomerang, 20.Thunderbolt (and a






(March 21 - April 19)

(July 23 - August 22)

(November 22 - December)

Be the answer to someone's impossible dream with the new moon on November 7. A problem that never interested you could get you involved now, to everybody's benefit. Do good and feel great about it. A romantic matter makes more sense on the ninth when Venus trines Mars. Mars enters Pisces on November 15. A fantasy could take on more life. The next day, Venus goes direct and Mercury goes retrograde. Slow down and listen more closely. On the nineteenth, Mars squares Jupiter and it could be harder to be as ambitious as you want.

Family and home life look great with the new moon on the seventh. Warm your heart with a major change - or a minor change that gives you major satisfaction, totally practical and utilitarian with nothing cosmetic about it. On November 16, Venus finally goes direct as Mercury goes retrograde. Harsh feelings may soften, but it's probably too soon for softer words that won't be misunderstood. During the full moon on the twenty-second, a lot of wonderful things may call you, but the strongest urge mwight be to get away from it all, go out, and be with people. That can be valuable, too, so don't beat yourself up if you don't get much done. You can do that later. The sun enters Sagittarius today, too. The social urge is strong.

When the new moon arrives on November 7, the most productive and pleasant times might be spent in private or with one or two special intimate friends. Afterward, you could realize that a great insight has come your way. The next day, Jupiter enters Sagittarius. It might take extra effort to pace yourself and not get carried away. Be generous, within reason. On the sixteenth, Venus goes direct as Mercury goes retrograde. Give yourself more time before speaking or acting, especially about love. Love is all that matters on the November 22 full moon. Follow your heart, but not too far.




(April 20 - May 20)

(August 23 - September)

(December 22 - January 19)

On November 6, the moon conjoins Venus and people will want to be friendlier. Enjoy the bright vibes. The next day’s new moon brings you a cosmic infusion of love. It might be a fresh, new romantic interest already near and dear to your heart. You might have trouble not overreacting, but a big reaction might be appropriate. On the ninth, the Venus-Mars trine makes it reasier to love. Venus finally goes direct on November 16 as Mercury goes retrograde. A relationship may thaw, but take your time anyway.

The November 7 new moon brings neighbors and friends together. It might not be a block party, but it will still feel like one. Get cooperation and make a lot of practical connections. On the sixteenth, Venus goes direct shortly before Mercury goes retrograde. Stay organized, slow down on making decisions, and let a romantic matter settle down before celebrating. Acquaintances or co-workers could make demands of you during the November 22 full moon, but you should be able to placate them with no trouble at all. This may take a bit of time away from family or home life, but it should be nothing too severe. You can make a lot of people happy now.

You're a social magnet with the new moon on November 7. People you never considered talking to could be drawn to you and want opinions, advice, and acknowledgement. Be gracious but not gratuitous with your praise. On the eleventh, the moon-Saturn conjunction gives you a bit more authority to accomplish a lot. Act responsibly and respectfully. Venus goes direct and Mercury goes retrograde on November 16. A relationship could become more authentic, if not easier, in the next several days. Misunderstandings are still possible. During the full moon on the twenty-second, you might have a lot going on and think that your plate is already full.




(May 21 - June 20)

(September 23 - October)

(January 20 - February 18)

Take good care of yourself and don't get too carried away during the new moon on November 7. There's always more to do than there's time for. Pace yourself and focus. What you accomplish now will not need to be done again. On the ninth, the moon conjoins Mercury. Think long and deeply about something important. Mercury turns retrograde on November 16, just after Venus turns direct. Don't be in a hurry to speak before thinking, especially about love. For the full moon on the twenty-second, see elements of yourself in your partner. Be more generous. You'll be amazed by how much goodwill and affection come back to you. Now go out and be more ambitious together.

The new moon on November 7 could bring you money or something tangible of great value. It may not be measured in instant cash, but the opportunity to make it happen soon is already here. On the ninth, Venus trines Mars and love might get easier to feel, but it won’t be easier to share or express. On November 16, Venus finally turns direct shortly before Mercury turns retrograde. Speak carefully, if at all. It might be a good day to simply listen. When the full moon arrives on November 22, your mind could bounce off a few walls, but try to limit knee-jerk reactions.

Uranus retrograde reenters Aries on November 6. Get more adventurous again - in a subdued way. The new moon the next day lets you be the hero or go-to person at work or in a social setting. Tidy up a sticky situation, make it look easy, and get a lot of credit from a lot of people. On the sixteenth, Venus goes direct shortly before Mercury goes retrograde. Feel more comfortable about a romantic relationship while not needing to be outspoken about your feelings. The moon-Uranus conjunction on November 20 lets you feel spunkier for a while. Don’t fret if the full moon on the twenty-second knocks you sideways. Even you can be indecisive at times.




(June 21 - July 22)

(October 23 - November)

(February 19 - March 20)

On November 5, the sun in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces. The world gets more emotional for you, but not for everyone around you. The new moon on the seventh wants you to remember a long-forgotten heart's desire. It could be something utterly personal that revives an old, important love. Indulge yourself. On November 16, Venus goes direct shortly before Mercury goes retrograde. True love won't need to explain anything. You might be full of energy under the full moon on the twentysecond, and people could be tugging at you to fill up your time with their concerns. You won't let that happen, though. Pamper your inner child - and your deeper mind - with more quality, private peace and quiet. Let the world buzz away without you.

Go for broke with the new moon on November 7. You have power and resources that most people can't imagine and that nobody else can even see. Pick something meaningful and good and get it done. Venus trines Mars on the ninth. Love may be strong, but it’s still under wraps. On November 15, Mars enters Pisces. You might find it easier to read people now. Venus goes direct and Mercury goes retrograde the next day. Be patient with a love that might be having trouble clearly expressing itself. People could get on your nerves during the full moon on the twenty-second, but it doesn't have to be that way. You have smarts and resources that others lack, and there might be some passive-aggressive jealousy directed at you. Don't feel threatened by anything or anyone. Feel calm and secure.

The sun-Neptune trine on November 5 keeps love and dreams bright and alive. Your world gets bigger in the most fundamental of ways with the new moon on the seventh. Don't be provincial. Be more expansive and adventurous. Mars enters Pisces on the fifteenth. It might feel awkward, but sincere affection won't be denied. The next day, Venus goes direct and Mercury goes retrograde. Be organized, and don't expect romance to instantly ignite. True love is still alive even if not visible. Your home environment comes into focus during the full moon on November 22. You can easily finish a big but languishing remodel, rearrangement, or other major task. You can find helping hands, too, if you want or need. Be happier with how your space feels and looks, even if it's only after straightening your book or magazine collection.



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