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hap•pi•ness: a state of well-being and contentment : JOY Merriam - Webster Dictionary What is happiness to you? Is it a goal? A place? A person? So many different happiness ‘gurus’ are claiming that they can teach you how to find it, but the funny thing about happiness is everyone is hustling and chasing it and not many people seem to understand what it is in the first place. When people meet you they ask you things like, ‘Are you married? Do you have a job? Do you have a house?’, as if life is some list you need to tick off. But what nobody asks is, ‘Are you happy?’ Some people spend their whole lives working themselves to the point of burnout thinking that the big paycheck will deliver their idea of happiness. Some chase the idea of the perfect partner, house or body. But will any of those things actually bring you joy? There’s no doubt that having a comfortable income, someone by your side or a healthy body, will bring you some level of contentment - but is it everything? And will
the satisfaction last? If the answer was yes, we wouldn’t be hearing about millionaires hanging themselves in their apartments, leaving behind loved ones. We wouldn’t be seeing celebrities struggle with substance abuse and anxiety. After all, they seem to have everything most of us are hustling after, don’t they? Is it even fair for us to place the burden of happiness on something else or someone else other than ourselves? And what would that say about our control over our lives? If we spend our lives waiting for something or someone to deliver us happiness, guess what we will be unraveling instead? A long life of disappointment and frustration. I know a girl who spent years struggling with obesity and she was miserable because she thought if she had enough money to get a gastric bypass she would finally be happy and confident. Well, one day she got the money, and she got the surgery, and she lost all the weight that she once thought was the source of her misery. Is she happy? Is
she confident? Six years after she lost all the weight, she is still the same miserable self conscious woman she was the day before she was wheeled into the operating room. The way she perceived herself never changed. People seem to be really talented when it comes to listing all the reasons they may have not to be happy. ‘My kids are exhausting me’ ‘My partner and I are fighting’ ‘My job is stressing me out’ ‘My mother is ill’ ‘My car broke down’ The list goes on and on about all the unfortunate things they have fallen victim to. Alternatives: ‘I am grateful I have the ability to bear children who are happy and active’ ‘I am grateful that my partner and I still have the willingness to work things out’ ‘I am grateful I have a job that puts a roof over my head’ ‘I am grateful that I am able to take care of my mother and make her comfortable’ ‘I am grateful I can afford private transportation’ Saying you are grateful does not cancel out the negative situations life throws your way, but it pivots the focus of your energy away from them. If you focus on why you can’t feel happy, you never will. The reason is, feeling happy or unhappy is never an external thing. It is completely internal. No matter what life blesses you with, if you don’t have the right mindset configured from within you, nothing will every bring you joy. If you wait for your partner, your boss or circumstance to make you happy, you will never have true control over your life and how you really feel. It’s the same with anger. So many people are quick to blame others or situations for making them angry and acting out. Truth is, things happen, and they continue to happen all the time to everyone. Whether they are pleasant or unpleasant things, you choose how to react to them. Nobody else can make you feel or act a certain way. I was very miserable at my job. I would reach the office every single morning and complain about everything that was wrong with the unpleasant situation I was in. Mostly, I was miserable because my effort was not being recognized. It ate away at my energy, it made me bitter, literally made me ill and I can’t imagine that I was a ray of sunshine to anyone who stopped by. One day I got sick of it. I got sick of the heaviness of the air I had learnt to breathe in every morning. Quitting my job was not a practical solution at the time and I realized that if I didn’t change my mindset I would continue to feel this way no matter where I worked. So I asked myself how to bring happiness in this situation. I realized that I had placed my idea of happiness as a goal to be reached when my boss would finally recognize my hard work, and that was unfair to me. I was working hard anyway wasn’t I? And what if our
bosses have their own issues and don’t know how to express gratitude? Maybe they have insecurities about hardworking subordinates (believe me, that’s a thing) or a million other reasons why we may never get the reaction we are looking for from the person we have burdened with ‘making us happy’. So I decided that I wasn’t going to work towards having my boss express anything or reward me with anything. I decided to work to satisfy myself and to congratulate myself when I had done a good job. I decided to switch off the negative air and try to create a ripple effect within my own department. I began something I called ‘Happy Sunday’. Everyone hates the first day of the week, so instead of coming in and expressing how we all wished we were somewhere else, I decided to make Sundays something to look forward to. It wasn’t a big deal really. A co-worker and I started off by printing positive quotes and taping them on water bottles or pinning them on donuts and giving them out every Sunday morning. Every week we would do something simple like that and, at first, co-workers thought we were silly and that we were wasting our time. But guess what? People started to look forward to Sundays. If I wasn’t there on a Sunday people would notice and start asking about their missing treats. It brought us joy from a very simple thing; and we didn’t do it because we were looking for anything external to bring us satisfaction. A few months afterwards, we were called in to the office of our big boss. We were intimidated and worried. Why was the general manager asking to see us in person? He sat us down, pulled something out of his drawer and placed it on the table. To our surprise it was a water bottle with one of our quotes on it. He told us he noticed a shift in the staff and asked around and then found some of the things we had made. He was so impressed by the positive effect it had that he decided to take on the cost of any ideas we had to make employees happy. The point of this story is, when you shift your focus from waiting for someone to give you happiness, to focusing instead on bringing out the happiness within you, things you want start falling into place on their own. Happiness is not a thing. It is not a fast car or a shiny ring. It is not a purse or a piece of birthday cake. Happiness is an emotion. One you choose to look for. It is the way we can choose to experience things. Try writing five things you are grateful for every morning and every night. Keep doing it and notice the change within you. Choose to look for joy and love in any situation and watch how your life shifts. If you think that only sunshine can bring you happiness, then you have obviously never danced in the rain. “Keep choosing happiness daily, and happiness will keep choosing you back.” - Fawn Weaver
ANYONE FOR GOLF?
must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of golf. It’s not that I dislike the game per se, it’s just that I can’t seem to get excited about it. Of course, I’m familiar with the big names; those players who have constantly dominated the leader boards in recent years. The likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. Other names though, I’m less aware of. At the mention of Tommy Fleetwood, for example, I might say, ‘Is that the guy with the long hair?’ I was, of course, aware of the Ryder Cup taking place in Paris last month but my laid back ‘take it or leave it’ attitude towards the age-old sport remained unchanged. My husband, on the other hand, was behaving like a child in the run up to Christmas. He was literally counting the days (and hours) until the first fourball emerged from the club house on that crisp, sunny Friday morning. His excitement was palpable. I tried to mirror his shameless enthusiasm but being forced out of bed at 6.30am in time for the first tee-off didn’t exactly enamour me to his cause. Neither did it help when I asked him to explain the difference between a fourball and a foursome. His look of incredulity was priceless. I left him to it and went to make breakfast. I still don’t know the answer. But it wasn’t just my husband who had turned into a golfobsessed, couch potato overnight. The whole world, it seemed, had gone Ryder Cup mad! So what was it about this bi-annual 14
tournament to ignite such a response? The very first Ryder Cup took place in 1927 between Great Britain and Ireland and the United States. The British team was extended to include Europe in 1979, mainly thanks to the late, great, Seve Ballesteros, who wanted a slice of the action. The competition is named after Samuel Ryder, an English businessman who donated the trophy. I doubt he ever imagined the euphoria that winning his humble trophy would evoke. Particularly as there is no prize money involved. Yes, believe it or not, those competing for the Ryder Cup do it entirely for bragging rights with no financial incentive whatsoever. Apparently. Team USA got off to a flying start in Friday’s fourballs giving themselves a 3-1 advantage. The afternoon’s foursomes, however, turned things around for Europe who ended the day with a 5-3 lead. (What IS the difference between a fourball and a foursome?) Listening to my husband’s accounts of the day’s action, I found myself more interested than usual in his golfing tales. I was particularly surprised to learn that Tiger Woods and his partner, Patrick Reed, had lost their opening match against Europe’s Tommy Fleetwood (Is that the guy with the long hair?) and Francesco Molinari (Who?). ‘Didn’t Tiger Woods just win the Tour Championship in Atlanta?’ I asked, keen to show off my
(limited) golfing knowledge. ‘Yes, but he’s got a bad back,’ came the reply. Must be all that money he carries around. I may not have known much about ‘Moliwood’ (as Europe’s winning duo, Molinari and Fleetwood, were now known), but I did know at least one player in each of the other foursome teams. Garcia, McIlroy and Rose were names I’d come across countless times before and I surprised myself by whooping with delight at the news of their wins. ‘Are you getting excited about golf?’ my husband asked, with at least one raised eyebrow. Surely not. The next morning I was a little less reluctant to ride the Ryder Cup wave (well, if you can’t beat them...), so I took my place on the sofa ready to be enthralled. I’d already witnessed the crowd’s boisterous behaviour on the opening day with cries of ‘Get in the hole!’ a regular accompaniment to each tee shot, but I was somewhat taken aback by the actions of the players themselves. What happened to etiquette? The ridiculous snobbery associated with golf is one of the reasons I don’t watch it. Or play it. Although I did take lessons many years ago, before coming to the conclusion that there are better things to do than hit a ball with a stick for five hours (or more, in my case) at a time. Watching Saturday morning’s fourballs, however, was astonishing. Gone were the discreet nods of thanks to an appreciative audience, or the lifting of a cap in humble response. Instead, the players were punching the air with joy, high-fiving their partner, even chestbumping on the greens! Clearly, this trophy meant more to them than the average PGA tournament. But why? Since 1979, Europe has won the Ryder Cup eleven times. The USA emerged victorious eight times. Only one year (1989), resulted in a tie. It’s the most important team tournament in the golfing calendar and competition for selection is fierce. Each captain must select twelve players to represent his team. The USA captain (Jim Furyk) was selected by the PGA of America and Europe’s captain (Denmark’s Thomas Bjørn) was chosen by the European Tour. Team Europe is determined as follows: -The top four players from the European points list -The four highest-ranking players on the World points list (excluding those already qualified above) -Four ‘captain’s picks’ The American team is determined slightly differently in that the top eight players are selected from the American points list plus four of the captain’s own selections. In other words, if you don’t make the grade from the necessary lists, you’d better hope that the captain likes you. So, having made the team, donned their colours and pumped up the spectators to fever pitch, the players were clearly ready for another day of competitive fairway action. Now this was my kind of golf! The morning’s fourballs saw Europe win 3-1. The afternoon’s foursomes were a tie at 2-2. (Remind me what the difference is again?) This meant Europe would be going into the final day with a 10-6 lead.
The match between Casey and Koepka was all square and the Fleetwood (Is that the guy with the long hair?) and Finau contest resulted in a win for the US. The European crowd were beginning to fidget. Up next came Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson. I had no recollection of seeing Johnson before, despite him being the world’s number one golfer (until being knocked off his perch by Justin Rose). Clearly, Johnson was having a bad day and found the water more times than he’ll care to remember. The match saw a passionate Poulter finishing 2 up. By this time, Thorbjorn Olesen had already beaten Jordan Spieth 5&4, so Poulter’s win took Europe’s points tally to 13.5. They needed 14.5 to win. Up stepped Francesco Molinari. After three days of watching this Italian golfing talent, I no longer needed to ask ‘Who?’ He’d already secured maximum points from the first two days of the tournament and was on course for a Ryder Cup whitewash. Fitting then, that he should be the one to wrap up proceedings for a European victory. Sadly, it didn’t come from a cool 20ft putt. Neither did it come from a masterful chip. It came from a disastrous tee shot from his opponent, Phil Mickelson, who, having stuck his ball in the water at the 16th, promptly conceded the match. Not that it mattered. However it ended, Molinari became the first European ever to score five points in Ryder Cup history. Bravo! The scenes that followed ranged from emotional (some players hugged, kissed and cried) to euphoric (others ran laps around the green with their arms in the air). Wives ran from their positions in the crowd to congratulate their husbands (and everyone else’s) and champagne was sprayed and drank in equal quantities. As news of the victory spread, so too did the volume. However, four matches were still being played. I pitied those players unable to celebrate but admired their composure as they continued their games, securing another 3 points for Europe. Henrik Stenson won his match against Bubba Watson, Alex Noren beat Bryson DeChambeau and, more importantly, Sergio Garcia defeated Rickie Fowler, thus seeing him overtake Nick Faldo as Europe’s all-time leading points scorer in the Ryder Cup with 25.5 points. Not bad for a ‘wild card’ selection.
By now, the party was in full swing. Paris, it seemed, was getting used to victory celebrations and this one could rival any of those seen after France’s World Cup victory in July. The scene in my own lounge was pretty jubilant too as I joined my husband running rings around the sofa and, once more (this time, unreservedly) whooping in delight. Who would’ve thought that a game of golf could induce such merriment? In fact, who would’ve predicted that Tommy Fleetwood (you know, the guy with the long hair) could be my new hero? And who would’ve known that a shy, little known (in my world, anyway) Italian called Francesco, could break American hearts? I still may not be prepared to waste an entire day trying to coax a tiny ball into an equally tiny hole but I may be slightly more willing to watch a game or two on the TV, particularly if ‘Moliwood’ are making an appearance. As for the Ryder Cup, roll on Whistling Straights. Wherever that is.
Sunday was singles day, the rules of which, thankfully, I did understand. Rory McIlroy was up first against American’s Justin Thomas. Well, that’s one in the bag for Europe, I thought to myself. Lesson number one - never be overconfident. Rory had an absolute nightmare at the 18th. Not only did his ball land in the bunker (twice), he then found the water with this third shot. A horrible end to his Ryder Cup tournament and a gifted point to the US. Europe’s Justin Rose didn’t have it easy either, losing 3&2 to Simpson. (3&2, in case you’re wondering, means Simpson was leading by 3 holes and there were only 2 holes left, making it impossible for Rose to either win or draw). Bearing in mind that Justin Rose had, only eight days earlier, won a $10million bonus for being the highest scoring golfer on the PGA tour, it was a disappointing and somewhat surprising result. Equally surprising was Tiger Wood’s defeat at the hands of Jon Rahm (Who?). In fact, Tiger’s defeat meant he’d failed to win a point at the 2018 Ryder Cup and lost his singles match for the first time in 21 years. Sunday’s results were proving to be far from predictable. www.cpmagazine.net
Noëlle El Saadany
“It is extremely rewarding to be part of someone’s journey and to be able to witness positive changes.” Think you don’t need a life coach? Think again! Noëlle El Saadany explains why even the most successful people are turning to coaching.
On the cover: Noëlle El Saadany (@changewithnoelle) Photography: Silvia Pirosca @silviapirosca Hair and makeup: Heba Shelbaya @hebashelbayamakeup Production: Not a clichè @notaclicheconsultancy
Would you please introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Noëlle. I am a corporate wellness strategist, life coach and neuro-linguistic programming practitioner. A third culture kid, I was born and raised in France. My father is Egyptian, my mother is Tunisian and I made Dubai my home many years back.
Tell us about your education.
I worked for nearly 10 years in the Arts and Culture sector, supervising a wide range of cultural projects and managing international events. I have a master’s degree in international affairs with a focus on cultural diplomacy. Following a series of life altering events, I found a new passion in positive psychology and self help and decided to study life coaching, neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis.
What made you decide to become a life coach? And did you ever imagine you would be one?
A few years ago while enduring difficult circumstances, I came across the world of coaching and it literally changed my life. I wanted to make sure I could learn all I could about this field to be able to take it forward.
Does a coach sort out my life for me? What’s their role exactly?
In a way, yes. But a coach doesn’t sort out your life for you, only you can do that. However, part of coach’s responsibility is to support behavioral modifications and personal growth which will in turn help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
What’s the difference between coaching and counseling?
Both approaches are quite different and complementary at the same time. In general, counseling focuses on identifying the causes of past problems and addresses long term personal issues in depth. Whereas coaching focuses on solving issues at the present time and setting goals for the future.
What are the biggest misconceptions about life coaching?
In my view the biggest misconception is that life coaching is only for people who have problems or can’t succeed on their own. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The majority of top performers, athletes and successful people are using coaching to navigate towards more success. Think of it as your secret weapon to help you smash your goals!
Can you tell us the top 5 reasons you might approach a coach?
You have these incredible goals but you don’t know where to start lAnxiety and stress are recurring themes in your life lYou get easily side tracked and can’t follow through lYour finances, health, relationships need refocusing lYou feel that the passion you once had for life or projects is gone l
What’s the first thing you say to a new client?
Welcome to your best life yet!
Tell us about your approach to life coaching and your specialist area?
My approach is very simple. To me, happiness is a choice. We are limitless individuals and the faster we accept this as our reality, the closer we get to our dreams. I specialize in corporate wellness, making sure that employees reach their full potential in terms of workplace happiness, productivity and personal wellbeing, which will in turn drive company performance. www.cpmagazine.net
What are some of the tools that you use during your coaching sessions?
Depending on the challenges faced I use neuro-linguistic programming tools mostly, but also time line therapy, visualization exercises and hypnosis.
What is the best thing you have ever heard from a client?
‘I didn’t think it was possible.’
What do you love the most about your profession?
It is extremely rewarding to be part of someone’s journey and to be able to witness positive changes. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
What’s been the most important moment in your career so far?
Definitely the day I decided to make a move from a fulfilling career in the cultural sector to setting up my own company offering corporate wellness programmes and life coaching.
What advice would you give about finding the right life coach?
Research, research and research! Check qualifications, experience and certifications. Once you find someone you would like to work with, go with your instinct and your gut feelings. It is important that you feel comfortable with your coach, as the two of you will be spending a lot of time together fulfilling your goals.
What’s next for Noëlle? What are you currently working on?
I am developing a series of coaching programmes and free tools that will be available both online on my website and offline through workshops and training. Also a very exciting project involving collaborations but I can’t discuss it now so stay tuned!
What are some of your hobbies?
I can never be in the same place for too long, I have a passion for travelling. I make it a point to discover at least three new places every year. Apart from my travelling bug, I enjoy yoga, playing with essential oils and water sports.
What is your work/life balance mantra?
Find purpose in what you do and you will never work a day in your life.
What would you advise people who suffer from stress?
Realistically, we can’t fully avoid stress but we can definitely control it. A few tricks here and there can keep our daily stressors in check. What I usually recommend is to set a powerful morning routine. For example waking up 10 to 15 minutes earlier using a sunlight alarm clock as opposed to a scary snooze button. Then, while still laying in bed, visualise your ‘perfect day’. As the day goes by, use breathing exercises to deflate any anxiety that may have accumulated.
Do you have a final piece of advice or insight for our readers?
We tend to be very harsh on ourselves. Take a minute to acknowledge everything you have surpassed and how far you have come. Well done you!
Your message for us at CP Magazine?
Thank you CP for the wonderful editorials and all your hard work. Thank you for giving me a platform to share my story and thank you for spreading your passion for people. 20
s much as I love Kuwait, I do get frustrated by the traffic. Endless queues, impatient drivers and soaring temperatures all add up to uncomfortable journeys on the state’s roads. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve wished for an alternative mode of transport; like the Metro, for example. Visitors to Europe or the U.S. know only too well how efficient the underground rail system is. It’s reliable and cheap and gets you from A to B surprising quickly. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to have such a system in Kuwait? A method of transport that avoids lengthy queues of traffic, irate drivers and the blistering summer heat. Or would it? During a recent trip to London, I was a frequent user of the underground. When faced with the question of how to get from one area of the city to another, it was the obvious choice. A taxi would cost a small fortune and, despite being able to use bus lanes, would still get caught up in the usual traffic chaos. Buses, whilst inexpensive, never get anywhere fast; the constant stopping and starting simply adding to the already sluggish journey. Driving my own car wasn’t an option. The congestion charges alone would’ve have forced me to declare myself bankrupt very quickly. Of course, I could have walked. However, not knowing the streets of London particularly well and not wishing to arrive at my destination looking either beetroot red from the city heat or dripping wet from an impromptu shower, I chose not to take this particular path. So, the tube it was. The first thing that hit me was the heat. It felt like I was being blasted by a giant, turbo-charged hairdryer. There was no escaping this Sirocco-type wind either in the tunnels or on the platform. I certainly needn’t have bothered doing my hair that morning! Once on the train, the temperature plummeted. The air conditioning, whilst necessary, was numbing. Having peeled off my outer layer of clothing whilst waiting to embark, I was forced to display my poor contortion skills as I attempted to re-dress. Not an easy
task when forced to stand in a high-speed carriage. In a matter of minutes, the train was packed. As the number of passengers rose, so too did the temperatures and, once again, I was unzipping, detangling and overheating. With the crowds, came the discomfort. There is no such thing as personal space on the underground. Wherever I turned, I was faced with someone else’s arm pit. Sadly, not all of them had bothered to deodorize that morning. But body odour wasn’t the only stomach-churner. Many passengers were using the carriage as a dining room, filling the train with the not-so-delicious aroma of cheap coffee, greasy burgers and sickly donuts. My own breakfast threatened to re-introduce itself, two hours after being consumed. Thankfully, many people disembarked at King’s Cross and I was able to find a seat; but not before having to sweep away the remnants of someone else’s picnic. All too soon the carriage once more began to fill up and my smidgen of space around me was newly invaded. This time, I was eyelevel with a number of alien posteriors. I closed my eyes – and my nostrils – and counted the stations until the last stop. The first thing I needed to do when leaving the station was find a toilet. But it wasn’t the bursting desire to use the toilet itself that forced me to search for a public convenience, it was the need to wash my hands after holding the germridden grip handles and poles. I could only imagine the bacterium, disease and viruses clinging to these aids and had no desire to have them breeding on my skin for a moment longer. Returning to Kuwait, sitting in a tedious, stifling, traffic jam (albeit in a comfortable, cool, spacious vehicle), I was forced to ask myself if an underground rail system would be preferable to this annoyingly familiar, road disarray. And the answer? Probably not.
EYELINER ART Some pictures of my work using EYELINER GEL (credit Christine Turek photography)
Different types of eyeliners: -Liquid eyeliners with brush applicator -Felt-tip eyeliner (also called art liner) -Gel or cream eyeliner -Kohl pencil eyeliner -Kajal eyeliner -Regular pencil eyeliner -Mechanical twist-up eyeliner -Eyeshadow used as eyeliner
Some of my favourite brands: *BOBBI BROWN long-wear gel eyeliner *MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL extra long lasting waterproof eye pencil *URBAN DECAY Cosmetics 24/7 glide-on eye pencil *STILA STAY ALL DAY waterproof liquid eyeliner * CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rock 'n' Kohl iconic liquid eyeliner pencil *KAT VON D TATTOO liner
MY BLUSHING BRIDE …the sequel
t is always discussed, often disputed, how to prepare the bridal venue, how to choose the best makeup artist and the best dress designer for that wedding gown. If I remember correctly, the importance of hair dos and don’ts are also widely debated plus a host of other really important stuff such as the menu, seating arrangements and selection of flowers; not forgetting the invitations. But as I re-read my article again just to spell check, I realized that in order to be spot on and have a truly picture-perfect bride and a memorable wedding day, one has to get prepared; and I mean seriously prepared. Because not only are all these preparations necessary, they give you that boost of beauty and that much needed self confidence that all brides-to-be need before the big day. And in order to achieve that au naturel high through un-natural ways, I’m spilling the beans and the worst kept secrets now. So get ready, this will be epic! Being beautiful is one thing, but feeling that you are the most beautiful girl in the world at your wedding is a must. Since we live in the era of clinics, treatments and all that is artificially enhanced to make us younger and more beautiful, why not use all these services to come to the rescue and serve us with the right dose at our time of need? What I’m really saying is there is no harm in a bit of Botox if it serves the common good of our beauty. Let’s call it a facial freshen-up, a booster for our beauty and confidence. As for how much is needed and where, leave this to the clinics you trust to advise you, and do listen
to their advice because they do know best. You must be able to look and feel naturally perfected after any procedure, plus it’s very important to follow any kind of protocol that might be given to you by your doctor afterwards. For example, if you are a smoker, do stay away from nicotine and its accomplices if you want your filler to set at the right place on your face. Furthermore, Botox results look much better in a week’s time if you avoid sleeping on your side. Remember that the doctor’s orders are there to help achieve the maximum result and without any future facial regrets. As for body and face peeling, which is on trend at the moment, try to schedule your sessions at least two or three months prior to your big day. If you make that mistake and peel away a month before the wedding date, your future husband might not appreciate all that reptilian scaly skin (even if he does love you to bits) plus you won’t be able to enjoy the beach or the sun in a bathing suit on your honeymoon; not to mention that honeymoon lingerie you picked out for the occasion! Being and looking beautiful is hard work so for all those lucky ladies that wake up gorgeous, I salute you. Keep it going ladies! For the most and rest of us that need some extra help here and there, beauty is hard work. But the more you are at it, the better you get at it! So Kudos for us ladies too! Until next month, stay beautiful, stay true to yourself and stay fashionable.
Yassarina since 2010
MILAN FASHION WEEK MILAN FASHION WEEK OPENS WITH NEW DESIGNER NAMES
he Fashion Launch and Trunk Show in the heart of Milan, ‘Something A La Mode’, presents the Bailiss Atelier Collection. Fashion curator, Veronica Sheynina, takes us directly to the world of the exclusive Studio Bailiss. The Russian brand is showcasing the new pieces of its SS19 collection and some of the most popular looks named ‘must-have’ by the European press. Being there gives me a feeling of modest elegancy, combining modern clothes and flexibility with original emphasis on the lines of the cut, accentuated by the machine embroidery. Coats of cashmere become the protagonists of the collection presented in Milan. Here, the embroidery comes to the fore, making each coat a unique art piece. Up to 35 different colours and only natural fabrics, will give special pleasure to the wearer. The Bailiss Studio consists not only of projects of co-creation with customers, but also in providing a unique experience. From the concept discussions to the drawings, to samples, to their final decorations and the production, to mixing complex machining with manual embroidery; this has now become the calling card for the brand. Milan, as the capital of the Italian fashion industry, gives us new names and in this season MFW SS19, I am going to choose Bailiss Atelier Studio as my ‘day & night’ flexible wardrobe!
FALL/WINTER 18/19 TRENDS
with Carla & Marie
ashion weeks have mesmerized us over the past month so we have taken our own stance defining our top Fall/Winter 18/19 fashion trends and musthaves. Be ready to discover the coolest trends for the cooler months!
Animal prints, oh yeah!
Have you heard the saying ‘Go wild or go home’? This trend is all about animal prints, from leopard to zebra, tiger or cow. You can give it a softer touch by choosing unexpected colour palettes such as red or pink. How do you like our choice of leopard print? Tips to styling animal prints: lAdd animal prints to your everyday neutrals, as either one piece of your overall look or as an accessory. lFor the adventurous types, try clashing animal prints. Take a zebra top and a leopard skirt; but bear in mind to keep the same colour scheme to both pieces and you won’t get it wrong. lGo all the way by wearing the same animal print from head to toe. Why not?
Give me that cape!
Have you seen anything more chic than a cape to keep you warm in the winter months? We are so glad to have seen this elegant garment on the catwalk of all major fashion capitals. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embrace this divine and elegant trend that works perfectly whether with jeans, trousers or a skirt.
The comfort of knitwear
There is nothing cozier than knit in the winter months, wouldn't you agree? But when comfort goes hand in hand with a fashion trend, then it is going straight up to the top of our wardrobe picks for the cooler months. Knitwear is coming in all shapes and forms, from maxi pullovers to wool coats and from the finest knits to hand-made ones. Just pick one and you can't get it wrong with this trend.
Checks are here to stay!
Check prints have been a trend since 2017 and its strength hasn't faded; not one bit! We are going to continue seeing this fabulous print for all of the winter months. They come in all shapes and forms, from coats to trousers, skirts, blouses, even shoes! We are certainly falling head over heels for this all times favourite trend. Tips to styling check prints: lInvest in a matching check jacket and trousers or skirt - you won’t regret it! lA check jacket can easily be combined with denim or leather trousers. lCombine your checks with some of the season’s trends such as wide leg trousers, statement sleeves or a pop of colour. Let’s get creative!
Wardrobe: Maje|IG @majeofficiel Photographer: Arsan Hassan|IG @arsan_photography Stylists: Carla Otero & Marie Auffret|IG: @thestylistes Location: Marina Mall, Dubai
Think Pink with Marks & Spencer PAUL STANLEY ROCKS THE SUEDE FOR ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Celebrating Both Icons Rock Star Status in Culture
Marks & Spencer moves into Autumn Winter 18, with a sense of confidence and simplicity; celebrating style and championing quality. Throughout the overall season, there is a subtle synergy, presenting collections that are cohesive and versatile, and tailored to her everchanging needs. Autumn sees the arrival of Poetic, as top to toe colour takes a new feminine direction. A palette of pinks set the tone; from soft blush and rose, to rich burgundy and fuchsia. Luxurious textures enhance the mood, from chunky knitwear to plush corduroy; creating a richness of finish. Sartorial sees classic shapes and chic tailoring reworked through a sports luxe lens, as emerald green and cobalt blue update the aesthetic. Classic check separates meet quilting and wool blends for a strong fabric direction. Arriving in Winter, Soft Heritage explores sumptuous layers of animal print and caramel tones, with a hint of lilac lifting the overall mood. Onyx offers a contemporary take on the party spirit. Hero dresses and statement pieces, are elegantly pared back, for a modern interpretation of the season. A rich colour palette of teal and ochre, are punctuated by dramatic accessories, to depict luxury with an edge. Standout pieces are key in Occasionwear, with sparkly dresses and figure hugging jumpsuits coming in an array of eye-catching fabrics and flattering styles. Simply get dressed, head out and prepare to wow!
Rock music’s enduring influence on fashion makes a comeback for the Suede’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Global sports brand PUMA proudly teams up with Rock Icon and member of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, KISS front man Paul Stanley to pay homage to both his legendary multi-hyphenated career and the iconic Suede’s legacy with the release of the Suede 50 x Paul Stanley sneakers. Exploding onto the music scene in the early 1970s, KISS began their 45-year run as a Rock music and pop culture phenomenon in no short due to Paul’s creative and musical vision for the vast majority of their most popular songs, trendsetting stages, album covers and costumes. With an unstoppable “Can Do” attitude, his influence continues in fashion trends and music across generations. In addition to 100 million recording sales with KISS, other successes include a New York Times best-selling autobiography, ”Face The Music,” which has been translated into 6 languages, and a passion for painting which has amassed sales of over 10 million dollars. A visionary and trendsetter #ForAllTime, it all comes roaring to life in this special iteration of the Suede. Drawing inspiration from both the black and white makeup that is synonymous with his signature stage persona and KISS’s multi platinum album Animalize, the Suede base material is debossed with zebra print and silver leather Formstrip. Rendered with red leather heel tab and offwhite outsole, these sneakers are sure to define those who make tracks whethersome punk with Paul Stanley lace hoops. The Suede 50 x Paul Stanley sneakers are now available exclusively in Kuwait at Footlocker store. Follow @PUMASportstyle for all Suede 50 updates and check #ForAllTime to keep up with the conversation. 34
Debenhams hosts Pret-A-CoverTM Buyer’s Lane in Kuwait for the first time
AUTUMN /WINTER 2018 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION- RIVER ISLAND
An exciting choice of new modest wear designer collections will be on show at Debenhams, The Avenues, this month thanks to an exclusive-to-Kuwait collaboration with Pret-A-CoverTM Buyer’s Lane (PACBL), the revolutionary modest fashion and design programme from The Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC). As part of the Debenhams Modest Fashion Week in Kuwait, running from September 12th to 22nd, customers will be able to discover and buy collections from six of the Middle East’s most promising modest fashion designers, and enjoy an in-store modest fashion show on September 14th. The selected designers; ZAW Fashion, PhiCasa, Talabaya, Nasrin, Natasha Kamal and Whyte by Nishat have had their careers catapulted onto the global stage by being chosen for the Pret-A-CoverTM Buyers Lane program by the IFDC selection committee. Debenhams is delighted to recognise and showcase these talented Middle East designers and introduce them to Kuwait for the first time. "We're excited by the opportunity to partner with Pret-A-CoverTM Buyers Lane (PACBL) to support these talented designers as part of our Modest Fashion Week event. Since the opening of our flagship Debenhams store at The Avenues, Kuwait earlier this year, we have seen great demand for modest wear brands and are delighted to bring this exclusive offer to our customers”, said Mark Ashman, Vice President of Debenhams Middle East. Modest wear fashion brands are a fast growing fashion segment in the Middle East. The modest fashion movement has evolved over time as women look for day-to-day fashion inspiration, which meets their amazing fashion sense, whilst not compromising on their modesty requirements.
For Autumn Winter, River Island has something for everyone, unique and directional trends lead the high street with touches of glam rock, vintage chic and street cool. Fit for any occasion, sophisticated or lowkey, radiant fabrics and elaborate textures will wow day or night. Versatile separates mixed with a dynamic array of colours, ambiguous prints and RI statement embellishment will empower every woman to be the best version of themselves. 80s stands to attention with vivid tones and monochromatic graphics. The vibrant colour palette of intense oranges and bright blues are styled with a powerful mix of sultry animal and chain prints. Faux fur, studs and patent are at the forefront, tipped with ruffles, frills and bows. Statement accessories are key with oversized baker boy hats, supersized disc earrings and dazzling leather gloves completing the collection. Structured checks and impressive faux fur combine to create HERITAGE. Warm tan, browns and muted beiges are revamped into suit dressing with added pops of colour, patent textures in utility brown and transparent plastics. Modern maxi skirts and leather trousers have been given a vintage spin with classic paper-bag waistlines and vintage checks. BIJOU brings a melange of contrasting prints and textures for AW18, bringing with it dark tropical prints and rich colours. Sumptuous velvets and super soft faux fur are incorporated in to the collection, styling deep magenta bow-knotted headscarves with exotic clashing printed outerwear to create a raw modern take on antique patterns. Victoriana style shirts are reconstructed to add lace and mesh fabrics, whilst pastel pink feathers have been used to update blouses. Deep emeralds, claret and golds are encrusted in to chandelier earrings and mini chain clutch bags for added opulence. 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!’
YOUR NEXT PEACEFUL TRIP AWAITS
ometimes we all want to get away for some peace and quiet. No office, no noisy families beside the pool, no boisterous reps trying to sell us excursions. Just a quiet holiday in a peaceful destination. So where should you head? As people increasingly try to escape the stresses of modern life, some hotels make a special point of offering peace and quiet to their guests. We’ve hand-picked the best places around the globe, from Southern Europe to the Gulf of Oman, Morocco and the Caribbean shores, where you’re guaranteed peace and quiet. It’s time to join the cult of quiet.
SLOW LIVING IN PORTUGAL
Where: Sublime Comporta, Portugal Nestled on a stunning 17-hectare estate, surrounded by undulating umbrella pines and cork trees, sand dunes, vineyards, rice fields and over 60km of pristine, white-sand beaches is Sublime Comporta. Here, a breath taking natural environment comes together with the elegance of contemporary architecture and décor and achieves the perfect balance between design, comfort and respect for nature and its surroundings. Absolutely unique in its offer, this is the place where one is able to experience all that is still authentic and genuine in Portugal - living with the locals and feeling the rhythm of ‘slow living’. Just one hour from Lisbon, the perfect fusion between the beauty of natural surroundings and the simplicity of its architecture, Sublime Comporta pays homage to the best of Portugal. Here you will rediscover the magic of time as it stands still, lose yourself in all its nuances and revere in the magnificence of simplicity. A seasonal cuisine of communion and respect for nature is practiced. The chef uses regional products, working with local fisherman, giving precedence to fresh, organic produce whenever possible. Activities in the surrounding areas include horse-back riding on the sand dunes, rice fields and beaches of Comporta, picnics on a deserted beach or on a private lagoon, excursions to one of Europe’s unique artisanal fishing ports where you can go out with a local fisherman or, if you choose, you can just relax and read a book, enjoying the slow rhythm of this beautiful area of Portugal. www.sublimecomporta.pt
STUNNING ECO-LODGE OVERLOOKING THE GULF OF OMAN Where: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The arid island landscape, water, air and wildlife create an awe-inspiring encounter at Kalba on the east coast of Sharjah in the UAE. Set on this piece of heaven enveloped by the Gulf of Oman is Kingfisher Lodge by Mantis. The beauty of the pristine beach is matched perfectly by refined interiors in soft beiges, blues and desert browns. A boutique hotel featuring 20 luxuriously appointed tents, each has its very own private pool encircled by unrivaled tranquil surroundings. Its views overlook the Indian Ocean, whilst the neighboring mangroves are home to a turtle breeding area and many rare species of birds. Embracing its Arabian heritage and culture, each room has been designed with your every need in mind. Chic and comfortable they feature all modern amenities, with a calming colour palette designed to allow full relaxation. Different to any other hotel in the UAE, you feel like you are on safari ready for your next big adventure. For those seeking a little bit of adventure, the mangroves are home to a whole host of activities. Kayak or paddle board through the water, looking from the sky to the sea to experience the spirit of Kalba’s vast animal life. Be on the lookout for the many species, in particular, the sea turtles and rare species of birds that include the White Collared Kingfisher and Sykes’s Warbler. Pick up the pace by heading to the surrounding mountains, where you can hike down to the marshes, or even try your hand at archery at the Kalba Absolute Adventure Camp. www.SharjahCollection.ae/Kingfisher-Lodge
DREAM DESTINATION FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS Where: La Ceiba, Honduras
Pico Bonito National Park is another safeguarded space of high ridges within hiking distance of Caribbean shores. The park lurks in the north of Honduras, reaching a top elevation of 2,480 metres in the ‘beautiful peak’ which gives it its name. Part of its purpose is to protect the rainforest that lies within its boundaries, although it is also open to active tourism. Visitors can go walking, kayaking or rafting within its 217 lush square miles. It also offers surprising levels of luxury in the form of the Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, an eco-retreat where intrepid travellers can escape from the world. The lodge is a boutique hotel with 400 acres of tropical wilderness, set on the edge of Honduras’ second largest National Park, three miles from the city of La Ceiba. The property encompasses eight distinct ecosystems, each with their own resident and migrant bird species. Guests will find two rushing rivers on the grounds, a tiled swimming pool set in verdant gardens filled with old cacao groves, an extensive self-guided interpretive maintained trail system and spectacular waterfalls. From the towers, tropical birds such as parrots, parakeets, tanagers, the endangered Honduran emerald hummingbird and the prized bright-blue feathered cotinga, favourite of the Mayans, are visible. www.picobonito.com
OASIS IN THE HEART OF THE MEDINA Where: Marrakech, Morocco
This palatial riad is in one of the oldest and grandest parts of the medina of Marrakech. Built by a wealthy Moroccan family in the 17th century, the riad has been authentically renovated by Belgian architect Quentin Wilbaux. Warm red and ochre carpets and furnishings contrast beautifully with the riad’s cool whitewashed walls. Traditional architectural elements, from original cedarbeamed ceilings to galleries of archways and fine hanging lamps give a sense of an enchanted palace frozen in time. Five spacious guest rooms give onto the lush garden, the heart of this traditional Moroccan family home and a highly prized asset in city with little private green space. Light lunches and afternoon tea are served in the shade of luxuriant banana, orange and olive trees, while the small bathing pool at the centre of the courtyard is the perfect spot for a refreshing post-medina dip. Everything on the menu is produced from scratch in its organic kitchen, from fragrant couscous suppers to abundant breakfasts of crepes, pastries and homemade jam. Both cuisine and décor evoke Morocco at its most authentic, creating an atmosphere redolent of romance, elegance and relaxation. www.leriadberbere.com
A SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE IN THE CANARY ISLANDS Where: Gran Canaria Island, Spain
Everything in Salobre Hotel Resort and Serenity is aimed to provide pleasure, relaxation, calmness and wellbeing; from its exclusive location in a natural environment with privileged views to the Atlantic Ocean and the golf course, to every single detail. Guests enjoy the desert hotel concept, where the power of wild nature merges on the horizon with the blue of the sea. Stone, the tone of ochre from the south of the island’s Ayagaures, is used in the exterior to reflects the area’s volcanic landscape. Potted cacti and wicker furniture give the interiors a tropical feel. The hotel has 313 rooms and suites, all with a private balcony and views to either the desert or the ocean, perfect to enjoy the calmness and serenity of the environment. In outdoor areas there are seven swimming pools at different levels, as well as a large zone dedicated to gastronomy where guest are able to taste the best local cuisine and other flavours of the world. Aloe Wellness Centre is another of its attractions. This is an area designed to take care of your body, mind and soul thanks to its exclusive offer of facial and corporal treatments: scented steam baths, oxygen therapy, dry sauna, ice fountain, contrast showers, therapeutic streams, thermal circuits, and massages. Salobre Hotel Resort and Serenity is also the destination of golf enthusiasts as it is the only hotel in the Canary Islands that offers two golf courses that have more than 18 holes each. www.salobrehotel.com
THE CITY GUIDE
WHERE TO DINE Bullen Två Krögare
Malmo is a coastal city in southern Sweden. It lies at the eastern end of the striking Oresund Bridge, a long road and railway bridge-tunnel running to Copenhagen, Denmark. In the city center, Lilla Torg is a cobblestone square with cafes, half-timbered houses and shops selling local handicrafts. Malmo Castle, a 16th-century fortress built by King Christian III of Denmark, houses nature, history and art exhibits.
WHERE TO STAY
Bloom in the Park
Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmo
Set in the vibrant business district, this modern upscale hotel is an 8-minute walk from Malmö Central train station and 2.6 km from the landmark Turning Torso skyscraper.
Elite Plaza Hotel
This elegant hotel is an 11-minute walk from Malmö C train station and a 14-minute walk from Malmö Castle.
Årstiderna Scandic Triangle
Located in the city's bustling center, this snazzy, glass-front hotel is a 3 minutes' walk from the nearest bus stop, 2.4 km from Malmö Castle, built circa 1530, and 3 km from the iconic twisted skyscraper, Turning Torso.
Mayfair Hotel Tunneln
Set in a late-Gothic building that was once the Malmö governor's residence, this stately hotel is 2 km from the Turning Torso skyscraper, 1 km from Malmö Castle and a 4-minute walk from trains at Malmö Centralstation.
THINGS TO DO
The Knotted Gun
is a bronze sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd of an oversized Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver with a knotted barrel and the muzzle pointing upwards. Reuterswärd made this sculpture after singersongwriter and peace activist John Lennon was murdered
Founded in 1841, the Malmö Art Museum is one of the leading art museums in Scandinavia. The museum building, built in 1937, is located in the Malmö Castle complex in Malmö, Scania, in southern Sweden. The museum is governed by the City of Malmö.
Surf Shack Malmö
Form Design Center
Museum featuring rotating exhibits related to modern design, patterns & architecture, plus a cafe.
HSB Turning Torso
Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden and the tallest building in Scandinavia. Located in Malmö on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, it was built and is owned by Swedish cooperative association HSB. It is regarded as the first twisted skyscraper in the world.
2018 Ford Escape now available at Ford Alghanim The Ford Escape is an integral part of Ford’s lineup of world-class SUVs, and builds on the blue oval’s history of leadership in the popular utility category. It is one of Ford’s best-selling SUVs due to its reputation for great fuel economy, versatility, and user-friendly technology. The 2018 Escape is a technologically advanced, refined, and affordable sports utility vehicle (SUV), making driving simpler, safer, more enjoyable – even resistible – for the ever-growing number of SUV customers in one of the most competitive segments in the Middle East. The vehicle offers Ford’s sophisticated SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, innovative driver assistance technologies, an ergonomic interior, and powerful and efficient engines including Ford’s twinscroll turbocharged, direct-injected 2.0 liter four cylinder EcoBoost® engine, which produces 245 horsepower and 372 Nm of torque. A 2.5 liter iVCT Duratec automatic petrol engine with 168 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque is also available, with each engine variant mated to a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Ford Escape Helps Drivers Stay Connected, Comfortable, Safe, and Stylish on the Road
Photography: Hamad AlAinati @7mdphotography Creative Directions: Jameel Arif @jameelarif Models: Aisha AlSanad (@aishasanad88) and Sarah AlShaban (@sarr1tta_feels)
Stylish Escape The 2018 Escape features Ford’s latest design language for a bold and sporty look. A large upper trapezoidal grille and a smaller lower grille are flanked by sleek headlamps incorporating LED daytime running lights and complimented by stylish fog lamps. Tasteful LED tail lights complete the sporty look, while a range of 17 and 18 inch alloy wheel designs are also available to complete the look of the vehicle. A power-operated retractable tow bar automatically stores itself out of sight below the rear bumper when not in use to retain the Escape’s sporty appearance. The Escape’s meticulously crafted interior offers an ergonomic, stylish, and comfortable experience for occupants. Its sculpted bonnet features a wide, uninterrupted central dome that not only serves to compliment the vehicle’s sporty looks, but also incorporates a structural design that closely controls deformability and flexibility of the bonnet, improving pedestrian protection in an accident. The bonnet and rear lift gate also help mitigate damage to more expensive-toreplace components following a collision. Leather seats are available on the Escape Titanium as well as a panoramic Vista Roof in order to brighten and ventilate the interior of the vehicle, giving front-seat passengers a power moonroof while rear-seat passengers get their own personal skylight.
Sophisticated Technology The Escape offers advanced Ford Technologies such as Ford’s Intelligent All Wheel Drive, which adjusts the amount of torque sent to each wheel, optimizing handling and traction especially in slippery conditions. It also features Torque Vectoring Control, which enhances the driving experience by applying a small amount of braking to the inner wheels to assist with traction and stability when cornering. Convenience features make the Escape even more userfriendly! An electronic parking brake is effortless to operate and frees room for improved storage in a center console that also includes a storage area capable of accommodating a variety of bottles and cups, a USB connection point for integrating and charging mobile devices; and ambient lighting with multi-color LEDs that users can change to set the mood for the drive. A door lock indicator also notifies drivers at a glance whether the doors are locked or not. The Escape also offers a Hands-Free lift gate that can be opened or closed using a kicking motion beneath the rear bumper. The technology helps drivers access the boot when returning to their vehicles while both their hands are occupied by shopping or grocery bags! The steering wheel and air-conditioning controls are also intuitive and feature a couple of easily distinguishable buttons and switches, making the controls easy to recognize and navigate. The latest generation Ford MyKey technology allows Escape owners to program a key for younger drivers that can inhibit incoming phone calls; restrict top speed; prevent deactivation of driver assistance and safety features; reduce audio system maximum volume, and disable the audio system’s 9 speakers altogether if occupants are not using safety belts. The enhanced MyKey system offers a great number of choices in both the speed limiter and speed minder settings. 44
Seamlessly Connected with SYNC 3 For the third-generation system, Ford has drawn more than 22,000 comments and insights gained from research clinics and surveys to ensure the new version is the most customer-centric designed system. Simplifying user experience by putting the audio and phone options customers use most at their fingertips, SYNC 3 has been further improved through increased processing power and a reduction in the number of steps required for a command. For the first time, Ford’s SYNC 3 offers Arabic language capability – both text and voice activation – enabling simpler control for drivers! With pinch-to-zoom and swipe gestures, SYNC 3 provides customers with a high definition experience of the eight-inch touch screen that is similar to smartphone screens, thus making it easier and more intuitive to use. Navigation also sees a greatly-improved system with SYNC 3, including 3D support with landmarks, a Mecca compass, and enhanced junction view providing detailed lane visuals and guidance. Navigation also auto zooms out when the next maneuver is more than three kilometers away to make it easier to see the full route. Smartphone integration has been stepped up with several fantastic new features, including Apple CarPlay™, which allows iPhone users to make phone calls, access music, and send/receive text messages via voice control while the driver’s eyes stay focused on the road. The system also incorporates compatible with Siri Eyes Free which allows for easy access to Siri with iPhone connected via Bluetooth. Android users will be able to activate Android Auto™, which makes the platform’s apps and services such as Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Play Music accessible in a safe and seamless manner through SYNC 3.
To further explore the 2018 Ford Escape, please visit Ford Alghanim’s showroom in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area, opposite from the Classical Car Museum and Sirbb Circuit, where visitors are welcome from Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Friday 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Visitors can also visit Ford Alghanim’s New Vehicle Showroom located in Fahaheel, Dabbous Street, from Saturday to Thursday 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM, and Friday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. For more information, please call Ford Alghanim’s customer care center at 1898900; visit www.fordalghanim. com; or contact @FordAlghanim on social media platforms.
ENDING THE LONDON TOUR WITH AN EXQUISITE AFTERNOON TEA.
ondon is a fabulous place to visit during any To have the experience of exquisite afternoon tea in London, season. However, tourists usually forget to have you might just spoil yourself visiting the finest hotels in afternoon tea. the city. For example, the Connaught Hotel, located in the Afternoon tea is an English tradition, started in heart of London, provides a beautiful setting for afternoon the 1800s by Ms. Anna, Duchess of Bedford. tea in terms of food, service and atmosphere. The JeanMs. Anna was a great friend of Queen Victoria and was a Georges afternoon tea at the Connaught, gives you a stylish well-known lady within the society. If the Duchess had an experience. It is located in the terrace room of the hotel, event in the evening, she would have cravings during the overlooking Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most glamourous neighborhood. afternoon. Therefore, she asked for a plate of cake, bread Once you order, the friendly staff prepare your table and and butter served with tea. This became the norm for the then bring your tea and sandwiches. The most interesting Duchess since it helped to satisfy her hunger. She began part is when the staff explain the art behind the food. inviting her friends to cherish this moment with her. Lastly, it is followed by scones and pastries that are simply The treat became a social event for the upper-class ladies, delicious. which today is a UK tradition shared throughout the world. The afternoon tea involves tea, a collection of delicious If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t experienced afternoon tea in London yet, I sandwiches, scones with creams and jams and a variety highly recommend you to do so with your loved ones. You of cakes and pastries. Nowadays, people go to different will never forget such a fabulous experience with impeccable service, delicious food and tea and amazing atmosphere. places to experience afternoon tea.
LETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GO SOMEWHERE SPECIAL !
would like to take you on a journey, almost a secret journey, because most people do not know of the place we are going to! This is for sun, for sea, for fresh fish, and for exploration into a changing territory.
We often fly through Istanbul, and onwards, with the same airline. After a bus journey, we arrive on the shores of the Sea of Azov, a vast shallow sea, set mystically to the north of the Black Sea which joins together the range of countries from Georgia, to Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania, with Turkey to the south. Our destination city is Berdyansk, home to a fishing port, spectacular local produce markets, new and delicious restaurants, seafront fairs and fun for all of the family; not forgetting the nightlife on the beach fronts and a variety of hugely differing styles of beach which you will not find in any other single resort. Here, the language spoken is predominantly Russian, alongside the similar Ukrainian. Increasingly, English is also used for essential words. The sand beaches, with the temperature over 30 degrees most days, are the places to be. Choose between the open natural bay or the long finger shaped island which stretches 20 kilometres into the sea. Here can be found beach bars, entertainment and seafront restaurants. Back in the town, away from the bustle of the seafront, are the meat, fish, vegetable and general markets. Markets are morning places. Head there at dawn for the best deals and an extravaganza of foods, people, noises and smells. Fish is a local specialty, always brought fresh from the Sea of Azov. One of the most favoured fish is the unusually named Flat Fish. This fish really is flat with two eyes looking upwards; not so surprising when you think of the very shallow sea!
For the long cold winters, historically, fish has to be stored. This is done, and enjoyed all year, by sun-drying the fish with salt, itself dried from the sea on the flat lands. Some bars will serve a small salt-dried fish with every drink. Winter is another local specialty. The temperature drops to minus 20 or colder most winters, with the amazing facility of then being able to walk on the frozen sea! Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go back to the summer sea, for a new experience, the mud bath! On the northern side of the city the land levels almost to the sea, with inlets of still water just a few centimetres deep. Here develops soft, warm sea mud, a thick dark substance therapeutic for many ailments. Walking in this slippery mud up to knee depth is slow, while more enthusiastic people fully wallow in the mud, which then slowly dries on the skin while minerals are absorbed. People will be seen walking in various styles of mud to eventually rinse in the open sea. Visiting this city is a relief and relaxation away from the fast pace of our lives. Jump into this amazing sea, or take the winter option, and walk on the sea instead!
WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;VE GONE GLOBAL! Rock House Sliders is the first Kuwaiti restaurant to open in California.
That's right, we've officially launched in Los Angeles! From Kuwait to Los Angeles, underlining its commitment to sharing the distinctive Rock House Sliders experience around the world, RHS has officially hopped across the Atlantic, announcing the opening of its first international location in Los Angeles, California in July 2018.
One small step for RHS, one giant leap for Kuwait. Aiming to shake up the LA burger scene after great success in Kuwait, with the establishment of 11 restaurants across the country, the new location marks the first step for the Marafie Works Group's international expansion strategy, as well as having the honour of being the first Kuwaiti restaurant to be opened in the state of California. With RHS's first-ever location in the United States set to be on the famed Sunset Strip, the outlook is bright with the new contemporary space reflecting this with lots of natural light and a view overlooking the boulevard and Hollywood Hills above. Committed to the highest food safety standards, with RHS sliders, there are endless taste combinations between spice levels, meat choices, sauces, and more. Flavour jumping is encouraged, so change it up, whatever your mood or desire. Supersize is so last year, so why tame your hunger with one big burger, when you can enjoy a collection of flavours? “We are proud to launch the first Rock House Sliders in Los Angeles. A fastcasual concept born and bred in Kuwait, offering an off-the-hook menu that takes the traditional burger and adds taste influences from all over the globe. We couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter,” says Rock House Sliders CEO and Co-founder, Mishari Marafie. "The official launch is in sync with our commitment to expand our international footprint, and serve our awesome sliders with great customer service," Marafie added. If you’re visiting Los Angeles, Rock House Sliders is located at 7950 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, Suite 103, USA, and is ready to serve customers from 11am - 11pm.
KEEP IN TOUCH!
To keep up with everything RHS, follow the brand on Instagram and Facebook @rockhousesliderskuwait, or visit www. rockhousesliders.com.
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OCTOBER2018 AUGUST 2018
Best Books of the Month
WHAT IF IT'S US
THE LIBRARY BOOK
by Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
by Sally Field
The much-anticipated new novel from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of 1Q84 and Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Killing Commendatore is an epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, “Once that first stack got going, it was Goodbye, Charlie.” The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. Investigators descended on the scene, but over thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?
A SPARK OF LIGHT
HEAVY: AN AMERICAN MEMOIR
by Jodi Picoult
by Kiese Laymon
by John Grisham
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.
Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been.
Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's favorite son--a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.
by Haruki Murakami
WRONGS moviewrongs.com by: JIM WEST
Directed by Rubin Fleischer | Written by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, and Kelly Marcel
enom has long been a favourite anti-hero in the Marvel Universe. Fans were very disappointed at the rushed treatment given to the character in the largely panned Spiderman 3 film starring Topher Grace in the role of Eddie Brock. With three writers on this film, one would hold hope they could pull off a gritty and dark film for fans who have patiently waited for Venom to truly hit the big screen. Sadly I must report those fans will have to keep waiting.
Here come the spoilers. Eddie Brock, played to some near perfection by Tom Hardy, is an investigative reporter who has had some issues going after the big guys who he knows are evil and corrupt. On the one hand, he is respected for his willingness to chase the truth, but gets chastised when he can’t reveal sources due to wanting to protect the unethical ways he received the information. In this film’s case, he snooped on his fiancée’s laptop who just happens to be a lawyer working for the legal firm that represents the big tech company Life Foundation. Life Foundation is revealed to be sending rockets to space to retrieve life forms they refer to as symbiotes. These symbiotes cannot survive in our environment without a host to live in. The CEO of Life Foundation, Carlton Drake, played by Riz Ahmed, wants to bridge humans with these symbiotes as a way to live in space as he believes that life on earth is doomed to overpopulation and resource exhaustion. What is missing is any backstory to prove the CEO’s convictions. In another Marvel film Avengers Infinity War, those writers deliver on the villain’s conviction very well in how they portray Thanos, but in this film, it seems to be merely some dialogue and nothing to show us what brought him to this conviction in his life. The risks and measures he takes as a man of science tread upon being a madman and wanting to be a God, as some dialogue actually touches upon that idea. So conviction has been thrown out the window. The villain is nothing more than mad and this is essentially what fails this film. Ton Hardy is just about the only redeemable part of this film showing decent interactions with the symbiote, Venom, and the struggle to get along and protect each other. There are some decent one liners, 60
but let me be honest here, this needed to be an ‘R rated’ film in the same vein as Deadpool. I actually think, what is so misleading from the trailers, is you feel as if you are getting a dark gritty film, but instead the action sequences are just dark (dark as in lighting, and shot at night). CGI cannot make up for poor writing and trying to shove in a lost love story angle while in the midst of world destruction from an alien race is just weak writing. So, how to fix this film? Well, for starters, show Carlton visiting India as a young man and seeing firsthand the effects of overpopulation in the slums. Perhaps he lost family members due to starvation there. This would root his conviction in something he is purposefully passionate about and give him some backstory to show what drove him to create scientific breakthroughs for the world. Once you firm up the villain’s conviction, you can now focus back to Venom. Venom needs to experience more of life through Eddie’s eyes and there simply needs to be more time to grow an appreciation of life on earth. Just the one scene on top of a media news corporation tower is not convincing. Set up a scene where Venom sees crime and the bad sides of people, but then sees good people doing the right thing. He can have great conversations with Eddie to ask why strangers would get involved in helping other strangers. Like when there is a fire in a building, or when people stand up to gang members. Just city lights isn’t enough, in my opinion, to change a symbiote’s mind. This is just lazy writing. The climax and resolution can play out from here once you fix these two major story issues, and with perhaps an ‘R rating’ you can take the action and mood and set a darker tone. That would give the fans of Venom what they want, and not just what the studio wants to play it safe for the sake of wider viewership. Deadpool and Logan both proved beyond a doubt that R rated comic book films can have great success at the box office. Venom could easily have had similar success, but they were too afraid to take the risk and played this chance at a franchise too safe. Safe to a character like Venom, is simply just boring.
Thanks for reading ‘Writing Movie ‘WRONGS’.
MUSIC TOP MUSIC CHARTS 1
Girls Like You
Let It Fly
Maroon 5 & Cardi B
Lil Wayne & Travis Scott
6ix9ine, Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz
Machine Gun Kelly
Meant To Be Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
Wake Up In The Sky
Lil Wayne & Kendrick Lamar
Benny Blanco, Khalid & Halsey
Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars & Kodak Black
Dark Side Of The Moon
Eminem & Joyner Lucas
Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj
6ix9ine & Anuel AA
Tyga & Offset
In My Feelings
Drip Too Hard
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
Lil Baby & Gunna
Lil Wayne & XXXTentacion
Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign
Love Lies Khalid & Normani
Dedicate Lil Wayne
I Like It
Can't Be Broken
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
Nio Garcia, Casper, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna
Summer Games Drake
I Love It
What About Me
Kanye West & Lil Pump
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
DJ Snake, Ozuna, Selena Gomez & Cardi B
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
A STAR IS BORN
Follows a Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a country music star who is on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Stefani Germanotta). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
A parasite attaches itself to a host via a sticky substance that then gives the host special powers.
CAST: Bradley Cooper, Stefani (Lady Gaga) Germanotta, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle DIRECTOR: Bradley Cooper
CAST: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Miles Robbins, Virginia Gardner, Will Patton
CAST: Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, Method Man
DIRECTOR: David Gordon Green
DIRECTOR: Ruben Fleischer
GENRES: DRAMA MUSICAL RE-MAKE
GENRES: THRILLER HORROR SEQUEL SUSPENSE
GENRES: ACTION ADVENTURE SUPERHERO
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Follows Lisa Spinelli, a teacher who grows more and more numb each day in her mundane Staten Island life. When she discovers what may be a prodigious five-year old poet in her class, she becomes obsessed with the child and his talent— risking her career, family, and freedom.
Roy (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water) is a heavydrinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Elle Fanning, The Beguiled), a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to outrun the demons from his and Rocky’s pasts.
CAST: Bruce Willis, Ye Liu, Adrien Brody, Rumer Willis DIRECTOR: Xiao Feng
CAST: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, Anna Baryshnikov, Daisy Tahan DIRECTOR: Sara Colangelo
CAST: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Beau Bridges, Maria Valverde, Adepero Oduye, Lili Reinhart DIRECTOR: Mélanie Laurent
GENRES: ACTION ADVENTURE
GENRES: DRAMA RE-MAKE
GENRES: THRILLER ADAPTATION
Bruce Willis headlines this pulse-pounding epic about the courage of China's citizens during WWII. As a U.S. Army colonel (Willis) trains Chinese aviators to battle Japanese fighters, a hotheaded pilot begins to fly a powerful bomber that would stop the attacks. Meanwhile, a team of spies and refugees must carry a game-changing decoder device through the war-torn countryside.
INDIVISIBLE Based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family, and country. Fresh from seminary and basic training, Chaplain Turner and his family arrive at Fort Stewart. Yet before the Turners can even unpack their new house, Darren is deployed to Iraq. Heather is left taking care of their three young children alone … as well as serving the families of the other deployed soldiers.
JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN
The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the secret service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.
GOOSEBUMPS: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN Expected to focus on characters and storylines featured in the “Goosebumps” series.
CAST: Justin Bruening, Sarah Drew, Jason George, Tia Mowry, Michael O’Neill, Eric Close DIRECTOR: David G. Evans
CAST: Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Jake Lacy, Ben Miller, Miranda Hennessy, David Mumeni DIRECTOR: David Kerr
CAST: Jack Black, Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wendi McLendonCovey DIRECTOR: Ari Sandel
GENRES: DRAMA FAITH
GENRES: ACTION ADVENTURE COMEDY SEQUEL
GENRES: ADVENTURE COMEDY SEQUEL
THE HATE U GIVE MOVIE
Loving Pablo chronicles the rise and fall of the world’s most feared drug lord, Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem), and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist, Virginia Vallejo (Penélope Cruz), throughout his reign of terror that tore a country apart.
In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, banned from competing, and she changed her name to "Janae". This film follows Janae as she attempts to find her place in society.
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.
CAST: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard DIRECTOR: Fernando León de Aranoa
CAST: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Lamar Johnson, Common, Issa Rae
DIRECTOR: Michael Del Monte
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr.
GENRES: DRAMA TEEN ADAPTATION
COOL GADGETS TECHNOLOGY
The coolest products curated especially for you
TESLA Coil USB Rechargeable Lighter Freehawk 7-In-1 Keychain Multitool You never know when you're going to need a tool to get the job done, but carrying around a tool bag with you everywhere you go is both impractical and unfashionable. That’s why the Freehawk keychain multitool is one of the most useful gadgets on our list. It comes with a built-in LED flashlight, a bottle opener, two screwdrivers, a knife, and can even be one of your most useful kitchen gadgets.
Need a light? Electric lighters like this one put a whole new spin on old-school designs. Fluid lighters can be messy and can run out of fuel quickly - the famous Zippo, while an all-American classic, is notorious for this - not to mention that lighter fluid and butane canisters are an extra expense. The Tesla Coil arc lighter, on the other hand, uses an internal rechargeable battery to project a windproof electric arc that is produced instead of a flame. The design is environmentally friendly and delivers up to 300 lights on a single charge.
Pokemon Noise-Isolating Earbuds A good pair of earbuds are invaluable if you’re frequently on the move and don’t want to be without your music and other entertainment, but they don’t have to be boring. These Pokemon-themed earphones let you enjoy your tunes like a true Pokemon master with their distinct black-and-white color scheme and Pokeball-style carrying bag
Marsboy Mini Bluetooth Speaker Wireless speakers are arguably the most popular implementation of Bluetooth technology today, allowing you to take your music virtually anywhere. Most of these speakers won’t easily fit in your pocket, but this one from Marsboy is an exception. This tiny, cool tech cube packs a 12-hour battery life, delivering great sound from a package that fits in the palm of your hand. It doesn’t have a smart A.I. inside it like the Echo Dot or Google Home speakers, but it’s a pretty darn good unit for its size and low price.
Roost Battery At a convenient price, the smart battery is 9V and designed to last five years. When coupled with the Roost app, will notify users if power is low or if smoke has been detected. Users can simply chose commands from a range of features on the app, even alerting family, friends and neighbours of danger.
Tophome Cord Organizer Earbuds are great to have on you, but having the cable become a tangled mess in your bag or pocket is no fun to deal with (and it always seems to happen no matter how neatly you tuck them away). The Tophome cord organizer, made of thick genuine leather, ensures you never have to deal with that hassle again. At $7 from Amazon, it’s a no-brainer - and if black leather is more your style, you can grab that type here for the same price.
Streamlight 73001 Nano Keychain Flashlight
Anker Powercore+ Mini Power Bank
Many of us have flashlights on our phones, but they aren’t always convenient to use or the best option. This nano torch from Streamlight, one of the best flashlight makers around, is the perfect addition to any keychain. This powerful and compact flashlight is perfect for navigating small, dimly lit spaces or just providing LED light where it’s needed the most.
The Anker PowerCore+ Mini power bank takes this portability to the next level with its pocket-friendly size and 3,350mAh internal battery. Anker’s PowerIQ technology also automatically detects the proper voltage for your device to deliver faster charging on the go. Although the pocket-sized PowerCore+ Mini power bank won’t fully charge your smart devices multiple times over, the 3,350mAh battery is sufficient for full or nearfull charges for most smartphones.
Mevo Capturing live events and occurrences is becoming more and more popular and necessary nowadays. The Mevo camera allows users to record anything they wish in stunning 4k quality, and it can be directed straight to an iPhone for live-editing.
Jelly Comb Folding Bluetooth Keyboard These folding keyboards are nothing new, but most of them - even fairly compact models - aren’t very pocket-friendly gear. This folding wireless keyboard from Jelly Comb is the perfect solution, giving you a miniature set of QWERTY keys that folds down to roughly the size of a large smartphone for easy storage. Its metal and polymer construction is both durable and light, weighing in at just over 10 ounces.
THE PORSCHE 911 SPEEDSTER WILL GO INTO PRODUCTION
he concept study, presented during the 70th birthday of the sports car manufacturer, will be produced as a limited special edition: Porsche has decided to start producing the purist Porsche 911 Speedster in the first half of 2019. Exactly 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater will be built. The number reminisces the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that received its operating license on June, 8 back in 1948. In Paris, Porsche presented this year’s second Speedster Concept study. Its Guards Red paintwork is a reference to the 1988 911 Speedster of the G-Model generation. The new cross-spoke 21-inch wheels in cross spoke and the black leather interior create a tasteful and sporty appearance. Dream becomes reality: The driveable 911 Speedster Concept, initially presented on June 8 in 2018 in Zuffenhausen as a “Heritage” version, will go into production in 2019. The car was developed at Porsche Motorsport in Weissach in cooperation with Style Porsche and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The future 911 Speedster, based on the 991 range, will be the first car to be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages. This exclusive accessory line by Porsche Exclusive allows for an even higher degree of personalization for the 911. In addition to the eye-catching paintwork, 21-inch center lock wheels are another visual highlight of this latest concept study presented in Paris. Their cross-spoke wheel design is similar to that of Porsche racing cars such as the 911 RSR and the GT3 R. The tinted day-time running lights were also inspired by racing. Matching the study’s paintwork, they are kept in red. The two “Talbot”-shaped exterior mirrors as well as the fuel tank cap – centrally positioned on the bonnet – shine in black-chrome and platinum. In contrast to the previously shown “Heritage” version, the interior is using partly perforated black leather upgraded with red highlights. All body components as well as the entire technology of both the 911 Speedster Concept cars are identical. This includes the shortened window frames with their lowered cowl top panels and the smaller side windows as well as the carbon-fibre rear bonnet with the double-bubble cover behind the seats. Both cars come with a lightweight Tonneau cover, fitted by Tenax buttons, instead of a convertible soft top. The concept cars’ body is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The fenders, as well as the front and rear bonnet are made from lightweight carbon fibre composite while the chassis was taken from the 911 GT3. Furthermore, the GT development department provided the exhaust system with its titanium tailpipes and the drivetrain including the manually operated six-speed gearbox. The same goes for the centrepiece of the limited special edition: The Speedster Concept is powered by a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine developing more than 500 hp and capable of engine speeds up to 9,000 rpm.
VOLKSWAGEN’S FLAGSHIP VEHICLE THE ALL-NEW TOUAREG – ARRIVES IN SHOWROOMS IN KUWAIT
olkswagen Middle East is welcoming the completely redeveloped Touareg to the region’s showrooms. The much awaited luxury SUV, encompasses cutting-edge technologies, connectivity, comfort and a state-ofthe-art infotainment system, pointing the way to the
future. Worldwide sales of the previous two generations amount to nearly one million units, and this new and exclusive SUV charges up its market segment with pure dynamism. The all-new Touareg – as comfortable as it is dynamic – is the most technically advanced Volkswagen of its era, the potential to enthuse technology and design engaging savvy drivers of premium class models, reaching new target groups. Andrew Savvas, Brand Director Volkswagen Middle East said: “This car represents where Volkswagen as a brand is heading in terms of technology and innovations. We are extremely excited to receive the car here in this region, as luxury, quality, technology and safety are all crucial factors for our customers and our market place. This really is a showcase car for Volkswagen – you have to see it first hand to understand, so we are delighted to have them in all Volkswagen showrooms in the GCC.” Volkswagen is presenting the fully digitalised Innovision Cockpit for the first time in the new Touareg. The digital cockpit consists of merging a high definition 15 inch touch screen to another 12.3 inch screen that replaces traditional analogue gauges, both which can be fully personalized to the driver’s preferences. The Touareg provides the blueprint for tomorrow’s digital interior today. Touareg is available in four trim levels – a Trendline with a 2.0L engine, and a 3.6L in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. www.cpmagazine.net
THE FERRARI MONZA SP1 AND SP2 UNVEILED – THE FIRST MODELS IN A NEW CONCEPT OF LIMITEDEDITION SPECIAL SERIES CALLED ‘ICONA’
he new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have been unveiled in occasion of the company’s Capital Market’s Day at the factory in Maranello. These limited-edition special-series cars are the first in a new segment called ‘Icona’ and draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and feature the most advanced sports car technology available today. Aimed at dedicated clients and collectors, the Monza SP1 and SP2 reference the iconic Ferrari racing barchettas of the past, not least the 1948 166 MM, which originally inspired the name ‘barchetta’, and the 750 Monza and 860 Monza. Designed with the sole aim of winning, these uncompromising models helped build the Ferrari legend in the 1950s by delivering numerous victories in the World Sports Car Championship. The Ferrari Monza SP1 was designed as an uncompromising singleseat road car that offers a truly unique experience behind the wheel. The second configuration, the Monza SP2, thanks to the elimination of the tonneau cover and the addition of a second protective screen and a second roll-bar, is instead a two-seater enabling the passenger to share the same driving sensations. The Monza SP1 and SP2 feature a unique design, the best weight-topower ratio of any barchetta, thanks to the extensive use of carbonfibre in construction, and distinctive details, such as head-and taillights, wheels and interior, which further enhance the cars’ exclusivity. Equipped with the most powerful engine Maranello has ever built, a 810 cv V12, they can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 7.9 seconds. The architecture of the two cars is based on a monolithic form with an aerodynamic wing profile where the complete absence of a roof and windscreen gave the designers the freedom to create unique proportions that would not have been possible on a traditional spider. The result is the feeling of blistering speed normally only experienced by Formula 1 drivers, which derives from the concept of a cockpit carved from the car’s very volume that wraps around the driver. The Ferrari Design Centre has sought to create a very pure design, as though born of a single pencil stroke, to convey an ideal of timeless elegance, minimalist form and refined detail. Visually complex solutions, such as those seen on recent racing cars, have been avoided, giving way to a more understated formal design language. Never has a model expressed such a narrative power, highlighting its appeal as a driver’s car where the link between man and automobile becomes symbiotic. A radical choice was made for the design of the cars’ compact doors which open upwards. Equally important is the all-carbon-fibre one-
piece bonnet-wing assembly which is hinged at the front to showcase the imposing V12 engine once open. As with racing models, the bodyshell of both cars is made entirely from lightweight carbon-fibre. The entire interior is trimmed in the same material with a natural finish to enhance the sporty impact of the design. Weight reduction and the ‘barchetta’ configuration guarantee unique vehicle dynamics: perfectly balanced with no roll whatsoever for pure, uncompromising sports-car handling. Because these are authentic “en plein air” sports cars, one of the greatest challenges in their design was managing the aerodynamic flows inside the cockpit in the absence of a windscreen. The solution was the innovative patented “Virtual Wind Shield” which has been incorporated into the fairing ahead of the instrument panel and the steering wheel. The “Virtual Wind Shield” deviates a part of the air flow to maintain driving comfort. Especially for Monza SP1 and SP2 owners Ferrari, in collaboration with two leading luxury brands, Loro Piana and Berluti, has created elegant gentlemen-driver-inspired apparel and accessories. The driver’s selection includes racing overalls, jersey, helmet, gloves, scarf and driving shoes. These feature a number of technical solutions to guarantee a comfortable fit and ensure freedom of movement while driving.
CP-HONDA YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2018
NESPRESSO INAUGURATES A THIRD BOUTIQUE IN KUWAIT
AND REVEALS THE NEW MASTER ORIGIN RANGE, SHOWING THE BRAND’S AMBITION TO EXPAND AND SERVE ALL COFFEE LOVERS IN THE COUNTRY Nespresso, the pioneer in premium-portioned coffee, has opened an additional Nespresso Boutique in Al Kout Mall. The official inauguration event took place in the boutique itself. Opening its doors earlier this year to the public, the new Nespresso Boutique offers its guests and all coffee aficionados the opportunity to immerse into a complete journey from the wide range of twenty-five different coffees to the multiple coffee machine solutions, passing by the stylish accessories collections that make every coffee moment a pure pleasure. Julien Mario, Regional Business Development Manager for Middle East & Africa at Nespresso, said: “We are extremely proud that the brand continues to expand in Kuwait as this is a reflection of our great relationship with our Members here and the demand for our products. This third boutique comes in response to this growing demand and allows us to be more accessible in new areas where weren’t physically present yet.” Located on the Ground Floor Level of the mall and spanning 107.7 sqm in total, the new boutique is a true celebration of coffee and its origins. And the origins of coffee were also celebrated at the inauguration with the new and unique range, Master Origin, surprising and delighting all coffee aficionados. Each of the Master Origin coffees has been on a unique journey of discovery. The Nespresso coffee experts scoured the world to discover the finest coffee sourcing regions, from the forested mountains of Sumatra through to the highland vales of Nicaragua. Within each selected region, Nespresso formed a partnership with the local farming experts and embarked on a mission to test innovative and demanding farming practices, all with the goal of crafting incredible new coffee aromas and tastes.
IndiGo marks entry into Kuwait effective October
THE NEW FRAGRANC E
Carat, the new fragrance by Cartier, brings together the seven colours of the rainbow in a single, clear and pure white scent akin to the fire of a diamond. A floral rainbow with an olfactory spectrum that infinitely diffuses. Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red are represented here by violet, iris, hyacinth, ylang, daf fodil, honeysuckle and tulip. Floral tones create a rainbow of colours in a layering of olfactory hues. Cartier inverts the fractal order in dazzling colour with Mathilde Laurent ’s original, unusual and imaginative interpretation. From excess to refinement, from the multitude to the unique, Car tier Carat Eau de Par fum is diamond fi re transposed to the olfactory realm. DIAMOND BOTTLE It captures the light, diffracting all the colours of the prism and mirroring the multiple reflections of its clean-cut glass facets. An Art Deco faceted bottle updated by Cartier with modern, cleancut square edges. In a structure as pure and simple as the scent itself, it evolves from clear white to rainbow hues, a holographic projection of colourful vibrations. Pared down to the essentials: the fire of diamond and the surprise of a crystalline cap that clicks open with one hand.
Re-establishing the importance of enhancing air connectivity between India-Middle East markets, India’s largest low cost carrier, IndiGo is all set to enter Kuwait effective October 2018. IndiGo announced Kuwait as its 10th international destination and will operate the first flight 6E-1752 from Kuwait to Chennai on 15th October. Additionally, the low cost airline will provide daily non-stop services between Kuwait-Ahmedabad and KuwaitKochi effective November 2018. The new flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travellers who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options. Customers who wish to plan their travel can book tickets via our official website www.goindigo. in. The introduction of these flights will provide connectivity between Kuwait-Chennai, Kuwait-Ahmedabad and KuwaitKochi with all-inclusive fares starting from 37.000 KWD (On way fares). Mr William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo, said, “We are pleased to launch Kuwait as our 10th international destination effective October 2018. IndiGo has completed 12 years of successful operations in the India market as a low cost carrier, and adding Kuwait to its network will further augment the regional connectivity that we aspire to provide to our customers. With these non-stop flights between Kuwait and India, IndiGo operates 63 daily non-stop flights between the Middle East and India.” Mr Boulter further added, “Kuwait holds immense potential for IndiGo, and this launch is part of organic expansion within the Gulf for us, as we complement our domestic network with international connectivity. IndiGo will continue to provide an on-time, courteous and hassle free service, and affordable fares to our customers, as always.”
Burgan Bank concludes "Decision Making Skills" workshop in cooperation with "Knowledge Club" Burgan Bank recently participated in the ‘Decision Mojo’ workshop by leading knowledge transfer platform, Knowledge Club, as part of its longterm commitment to employee development and strengthening of skills and methods to make the right decisions in their respective fields. Attended by bank’s staff from different departments in coordination with the Learning and Development Center of the Human Resources Department, the workshop shed light on the essential components that enable consistency in making high-quality decisions to ensure seamless business operations. Held on 7-8 October 2018, the two-day workshop, one of the most important crucial workshops within the comprehensive program of a wide variety of seminars and conferences, the workshop had received a notable turnout and appreciation by the bank’s staff. They were pleased to have benefited from various resourceful educational tools that have developed their practical skills and which will now be reflected on their work performance. Globally renowned speakers, authors
and trainers conduct the workshops, as part of Burgan Bank’s one-year sponsorship agreement with the Founder of Knowledge Club - Vigor Events. Recognized as one of the foremost learning experiences, Decision Mojo workshop outlined key organizational and personal decision-making challenges, anticipatory situations, and emerging decision-making models. Any situation that is challenging and demands organizational or personal decision-making skills offers vast learning experiences and insures them from future problems. Each employee through the workshop’s application of eight disciples of decision acumen will now be adept at designing protective, highly proficient, proactive decision-making strategies to apply effectively in the most fitting situations. The ‘Decision Mojo’ workshop was conducted by James Van Der Westhuizen, a trusted adviser to many prominent companies and leading executives, who is also a managing member of Know House – a globally respected organizational development and change consultancy active in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
ALYASRA FASHION LAUNCHES “O” AT THE AVENUES MALL
Alyasra Fashion, leading regional fashion retailer and partner of choice with a world-class portfolio of over 60 high-end, internationally renowned fashion, footwear and accessories brand has launched its latest concept store O at Grand Avenue, The Avenues. O is a multibrand lifestyle accessories concept, born in Kuwait with a global outlook. The name, based on the letter “O”, represents a never ending infinite world of possibilities, simplicity in its voice and unity, where East meets West. O’s vision is to inspire women’s imagination, placing them at the epicenter of the brand from curation to design. We scout the world’s most exciting designers bringing their collections to one destination. Alyasra Fashion’s values of commitment, ambition and passion empowers the brand to deliver unique experiences in all that we do, representing confident, ambitious and eclectic women from around the world. Commenting on the launch, Asil Attar, Chief Executive Officer of Alyasra Fashion said: “Alyasra Fashion is delighted to have created such a beautiful concept, that’s brings together a world class retail and brand experience. Every element is considered and the attention to detail is unprecedented, from our unique store design, exceptional teams that deliver an outstanding service, curated collections and everything in between, we are proud to launch O, to the region and beyond. We are passionate about representing emerging designers and constantly scout regional and international talent using O as a platform to showcase and promote their collections. Our objective is to open eight stores in total across the region within the next two years as part of our expansion plans for the brand bringing this concept to all our customers”.
Tissot Seastar 1000 Gent Automatic Dive into design
Seamlessly marrying style and performance, the Tissot Seastar 1000 Gent Automatic is an elegant watch for watersport lovers. Its sporty look is subtle enough to make this the ultimate choice for both day and night, with superb accuracy assured thanks to the Powermatic 80 movement which offers 80 hours of power reserve. In the water, the performance doesn’t falter - reassuringly robust, it can handle pressure up to 30 bar (1000ft), a feat reflected in the name of the watch itself. Fit for deep water Underwater explorers take note: the Tissot Seastar 1000 Professional has all the features you may need to discover another world. Easy readability is a must, and luminescent hands, which even have a luminescent dot on the seconds’ hand, make telling the time quickly effortless. A scale typical for divers, with every minute until 20 marked, and then every five minutes indicated, is a useful safety feature, while a screwed down case and crown will prevent the watch itself being damaged. The water theme continues in the watch’s appearance, with one model even showcasing a gradient dark blue dial, seemingly as deep as the ocean itself. Practical sportsmen will appreciate pairing this sea-faring piece with a rubber strap, while those planning on wearing it both in and out the ocean will enjoy a steel bracelet with stylish butterfly clasp.
AAW Opens Doors to the First ASICS Store in Kuwait
Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW), a leading distributor of athletic apparel and footwear in Kuwait, today celebrated the launch of the first ASICS brand store in the Middle East during an interactive digital in-store event themed #IMOVEME #IMOVEKUWAIT held at the store’s new location in Phase 4 - Electra at Kuwait's largest retail destination - the Avenues. ASICS, the true sport performance brand, has launched its first brand store in Kuwait, offering customers 160m2 of ASICS’ latest performance collections across running, tennis and other core performance sports alongside the ASICSTIGER lifestyle range. In line with the brand’s platform, I MOVE ME, the I MOVE KUWAIT in-store event featured an exclusive ASICS themed laser showcase and encouraged visitors to get moving through interactive activities and games including LED arm wrestling and a Wii Fitness Station. Further encouraging visitors to find their fit and get moving, customers were invited to test out the brand’s MOTION ID technology station to determine the best running shoe for their athletic needs. The event was attended by the Ambassador of Japan to the State of Kuwait H.E. Takashi ASHIKI, AAW CEO and Chairman Faisal Al Mutawa, AAW Deputy CEO Khalid Al Mutawa, and AAW and ASICS’ brand teams in addition to the local community. Hosts of the evening included athletic social media sensation Nathalie Basma (@natbasma) and health advocate Fahad Alyahya (@thedietninja) who encouraged guests to get moving. The ASICS’ MOTION ID technology station uses state-of-the-art scientific equipment to simultaneously recorded four measurements to determine an individual's optimum running shoe. The measurements taken include: PRONATION EXCURSION which measures your rear foot motion and helps define proper medical support, PRONATION VELOCITY which is the speed at which the foot pronates and helps define the optimal stiffness of support for your ankle joint, COLLISION G-FORCE which correlates with the ground impact and helps define the optimal cushioning for your running style, and SMOOTHNESS which estimates the efficiency of your running style.
Discover the Perfect Blend between comfort and high performance on the road with the Renault Talisman Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co., the authorized agent of Renault in the State of Kuwait is pleased to announce its latest offer on the Renault TALISMAN, known for its sporty edge and flare for luxurious rides. Designed to fulfil customers drive for the perfect blend between comfort and high performance on the road, the dynamic saloon car offers a 10 year warranty and comes with a starting price of KD 4,999. Offering well-balanced, generous volumes, the TALISMAN serves as the right fit for customers seeking optimal practicality, enjoyment and premium led experiences through its electronic damper control for outstanding on-road dynamics, a classleading energy TCe 190 turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine, with 190hp on tap, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of as low as 17 km/liter and 139 g/km respectively. www.cpmagazine.net
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3.What ancient rulers wore a double-crown symbolizing their joined upper and lower lands?
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4.What type of lens bends parallel rays inwards: convex or concave? 5.Mumps can spread, rarely, where in adult males, with permanent procreational effect?
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7.What mineral caused the founding of S Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Johannesburg in
ANSWERS: 1.PRUNE, 2.FLEET, 3.REBUKE, 4.CHERUB, 5.MOROSE, 6.ENACT
8.In the greeenhouse effect ultraviolet light is reradiated and absorbed as what invisible energy?
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9.What obscure metal element (Hf) is named from Latin for Copenhagen, where it was discovered?
10.The Cyclades are an eastern island group of which nation?
11.Which band headlined the opening/rebranding of the London a.
Dome/O2, June 2007?
12.What the note is at the 12th fret of the 1st and 6th strings of a standard-tuned 6-string guitar?
ANSWERS: d. Danger! Hazardous! Do not eat! These are just some of the warnings you'll see on toxic substances - meaning stuff that's poisonous and even deadly.
13.What part of Manhattan is named after a Dutch city famous for its
Cobra bites, wild mystery mushrooms and strong chemicals are all toxic. So are certain people, if they have particularly mean personalities. Toxic is related to the word toxin, which is a kind of poison. It comes from the ancient Greek word toxikon, which means "poison for arrows." Some toxic arrows could come in handy for those toxic personalities...
14.What chemical element (Cu) is named after Cyprus? 15.Insurgents of what nation took part in the Easter Rising of 1916?
16.What Greek mythological horse sprang from the blood of Medusa?
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Take out the wrong number from the given series. 3, 4, 9, 33, 136, 685, 4116
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19.The French railway (train of great speed) abbreviation TGV mean what in French?
20.Refraction concerns a changed direction of sound, radiation, a river or a missile?
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Venus goes retrograde on October 5. True love won't go away. In fact, it might get stronger and more serious. Play extra nice with other people's hearts. On the new moon of the eighth, romance may come looking for you. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not interested or already in a pleasing relationship, be willing to be flattered. Be gracious about the attention. The Venus-Mars square on October 10 could trigger an argument waiting to happen. You don't have to go there. Don't aggresively push your own agenda right now. The moon conjoins Mars on the eighteenth. Be at your strongest and best for the next few days. Do something good with it. It will come in handy when Mercury squares Mars the next day.
On October 5, Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio. Love won't shut down, but it could get more secretive and stubborn. Let your friends and neighbors take care of you when the moon is new on the eighth. They may not feed you and tuck you in at night, but they can entertain you and make minor decisions that save you time and energy. The sun squares Pluto on October 11. If anything crazy comes out of nowhere, you can roll with the punches. This, too, shall pass. The sun leaves Libra, enters Scorpio, and opposes Uranus on the twenty-third. Social activities might become less elegant as well as less unpredictable. Have a good time either way.
Venus goes retrograde on October 5. Love gets more serious and perhaps a bit cooler, but real affection and devotion aren't going anywhere. You can reevaluate a relationship now. For the new moon on the eighth, get out of the house and get more socially active. This is no time to play at being a hermit, and it's not natural for you anyway. Mix with a bigger crowd and maybe make an influential friend. The moon conjoins Jupiter on October 11. Something small could break your way and turn out later to be something big.
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On October 5, Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio. Love may get more exciting (if not kinky). It's the season for romantic secrets. Avoid major relationship commitments until the retrograde ends on November 16. Do you need someone to take care of you, or are you the caregiver? On the new moon of the eighth, someone might want to take care of you, however slightly. It's a show of love, not a power play. Romance will come to the rescue with the full moon on October 24. Even if you crave something peculiar or out of the ordinary, your partner will be happy to oblige. If looking for love, it's right around the corner.
Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio on October 5. Love may become a bit more serious and less silly, which is fine by you. During the new moon on the eighth, put your money into your own well-being. Join a gym or subscribe to have produce delivered from a local farm. Think more blueberries and fewer chocolate chips (not none, just fewer). On October 9, Mercury leaves Libra and enters Scorpio. If you feel partied out, you can slow down now. Mercury and Venus conjoin on the fifteenth. Relax a bit and talk about subjects that were hard to approach a few days earlier.
On October 5, Venus goes stationary retrograde in Scorpio. Love gets more serious and less demonstrative, which suits you fine. Explore the depths of a relationship, but postpone any firm commitments until after Venus goes direct on November 16. The new moon on the eighth could bring you a career or social opportunity that makes your life much better. It can be of big benefit to others, too. Believe in yourself, be realistic (as usual), and do what you can. You can do a lot now. The moon conjoins Saturn on October 14. Have more authority and take charge of a matter that has been floundering.
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Mercury squares Pluto. You might come up against a problem that has no answer, at least not yet. Be patient and don't get rattled. Venus goes retrograde on the fifth. Love might slow down, but that can be a good thing. You have more time to think things through. Your head and heart both want to be pampered during the new moon on October 8. Do what's fun and interesting. Get more creative and playful without getting too daring or reckless. Mercury leaves Libra and enters Scorpio on the ninth. Get more serious about how you spend time with others.
On October 5, Venus goes retrograde. Get serious about love and look beneath the surface of words and actions. Go deep. Avoid commitments until after Venus goes direct again on November 16. Place yourself first during the new moon on the eighth. Do what encourages and nourishes your spirit. Of course, sometimes taking care of someone else is what helps you the most. Money or a financial opportunity could find you on the full moon of the twenty-fourth. If pursuing a project or funding, it should be easy to talk and be heard. Someone surprising may be open to your presentation.
Venus goes stationary retrograde on October 5. Enjoy a clearer view of a romance. Put off formal commitments until November 16, if you can. With the new moon on the eighth, you might want to cling to a cherished or imagined necessary idea, place, or thing, but you'll be limiting yourself. Why keep your world small? Challenge a concept or long-held belief and learn a lot. The sun opposes Uranus on October 23. If you feel constrained, this just gives you more time to perfect your approach and technique. Don't get frustrated.
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On October 2, the fourth-quarter moon in Cancer trines Venus. Complete something that you genuinely love, or spend more time with a special friend or partner. Venus goes retrograde on the fifth. It might seem like people are less emotionally connected, but that's not true. Feelings are more under wraps now, that's all. With the new moon on October 8, you could have answers to a family member's questions. Let them ask for advice first. If they don't, enjoy the comfort food and keep the conversation light. Mercury conjoins Venus on the fifteenth. It might be easier for someone to find a nice way to talk about how they really feel.
Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio on October 5. Love gets even more serious, secretive, and deep. You might want to jump into a relationship, but hold off on formal commitments until after November 16. Personal quiet time matters a lot during the new moon on the eighth. Get back in touch with your own deep inner thoughts and impressions. No matter how busy you are, schedule in more personal downtime. On October 10, Mercury opposes Uranus. Your intuition functions just fine without knowing everything ahead of time. The sun squares Pluto the next day. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re entitled to a few self-doubts. Don't freeze up. Instead, make a few changes and improvements.
Venus goes stationary retrograde on October 5. Love gets intense in quieter, deeper, less obvious ways. Examine and cultivate a relationship, but postpone any formal commitments until after November 16. Think what you like on the new moon of the eighth, but the truth will become obvious. Acknowledge the reality of a situation and watch a conflict or injury turn around and heal itself. The moon conjoins Neptune on October 20. Good friends and good conversations could trigger a new dream. This alone improves morale. Sometimes it's good to dream. The world is a beautiful place during the full moon on the twentyfourth. Your pleasure will be contagious, and people will be able to see more of the beauty in you. Relax, be popular, and enjoy the excitement and fun.
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