Fashion & Lifestyle
BODY CONTOURING EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
GLAMMING UP THE LATEST JEWELRY COLLECTIONS FROM TOP DESIGNERS
WHY SELF-LOVE IS THE KEY TO FINDING
TRUE LOVE ROMANTIC GETAWAYS
WHERE TO IGNITE THE SPARK THIS VALENTINEâ€™S DAY
THE INVINCIBLE WONDER WOMAN
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Ladybird Loves Paco Rabanne Ready-toWear Spring 2018 Glamming Up for Valentineâ€™s Day
18 Natural Remedies to Whiten Your Teeth 22 Everything You Need to Know about Body Contouring
WELLNESS 34 5 Signs Your Body Is Crying for Vitamin D 35 Why You Need to Start Pole Dancing for Fitness 36 6 More Reasons to Love Coffee 38 Time to Fall in Love with Yourself!
RELATIONSHIPS 42 Put Yourself First: Why Self-love Is The Key to True Love
40 Healthy Dinner for Late Night Cravings
24 Yasmine Ghaith: A Journey of Hope, Faith, and Invincibility
30 Ways to Maximize Space with Room Dividers
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COVER & PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS: MUA: Mai Ayman Photographer: Eman EL Hawary Lighting Assistant: Mohammed Moselhy
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A Relationship Mentor & Writer An innovative thinker & a writer. By combining all of her passions together Sarah became an author, a relationship coach & a relentless marketer for luxury hotels. Embarking on a fruitful mentoring journey with her mentee is her ultimate destination. Email: sarahkhaled.coaching@ gmail.com
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ON VALENTINE’S DAY WE CELEBRATE SELF-LOVE
ith every day that brings us closer to Valentine’s Day, love fills the air and the most dominant talk among people is around candlelit dinners and rekindling the sparks of romance. You switch on your TV and all the movies are about couples celebrating their love, and this has left me thinking where does this leave the single ladies on the day were everyone celebrates with their significant other. Love is a universal language, and nothing beats the feeling of being loved, desired, and appreciated. But is it only through relationships that we can feel loved?
My life philosophy has always been summed up in self-love; it is simply the key to everything. And for this exact reason, this Valentine’s issue is dedicated to every single woman who’s in search for love. It is about time every woman takes this day as an opportunity to celebrate her self-worth, to dig deeper in her soul and appreciate the beauty within and to heal herself emotionally. Love yourself enough to give a deaf ear to all the self-sabotaging negative talk that overwhelms your mind. Stop setting all the blame on yourself for being single, stop thinking it is all your fault that you are on your own. You are simply single because you haven’t met the man who’s fascinated by who you are, even with all your flaws and imperfections. On Valentine’s Day, promise yourself not to settle for less. Never allow your flaws to scare you of being on your own till you find the man who appreciates you for who you are; or I’d rather say till he finds his way to your heart! Don’t settle to fill the emptiness, cherish your own company and trust me, you’ll be surprised by the many things you yet have to discover in yourself. Celebrate who you are, appreciate who you are, and before you dedicate all the love and energy to the wrong person, better dedicate this love to you. It all begins and ends with self-love. Only when you love yourself truly and deeply enough, will everything else fall in place.
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n the middle of all this fashion hustle and bustle going on in our country, only few has managed to leave a mark with their creativity and passion. So we decided to shed the light on those who successfully stood out with their hard work and authentic talents; in an attempt to support our local community and encourage such inspiring figures, who help put Egypt on the fashion map.
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FASHION NEWS Carolina Herrera Launches CH L’Eau, a Splash of Romance. CH L’eau, Carolina Herrera’s Latest release, embodies the happiness and romantic beauty of a summer holiday. For the Creative Director of Carolina Herrera Fragrances, Carolina Herrera de Baez, perfume is primarily an olfactory journey intrinsically linked to oneself. With the luxury brand’s latest release, she conceives the scent of life in full romance. Carolina Herrera de Baez invites us to sit and reconnect with happiness through CH L’Eau. “It is the fragrance of a summertime flirt; it evokes the feeling of being in love,” she says. A light and bright, breezy juice that encapsulates the freshness, and crispness of a new summer day. For the creation of this new product, Carolina Herrera de Baez works with Perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou to develop a fragrance with the weightless presence and luminosity of romance meeting freshness. The result is an uplifting aroma with surprising tenacity, beautiful diffusion, and great radiance; filling the air with the most intense energy.
Huwa Launches Two Limited Edition Capsule Pieces For Valentine’s The emerging contemporary fine accessories brand, HUWA, has just launched two limited edition capsule pieces designed especially for Valentine’s which will be available for purchase on their e-store the coming few weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. Naturally, the two pieces were designed with romantic connotations in mind. The first piece features the organ of the heart embellished with red rubies, the second features cupids’ arrow and the quote “Passion kills” in Arabic. Both available in gold and platinum plated silver. The brand takes pride in being hand-made in Egypt of 100% 925 sterling silver that’s either platinum, or gold plated, and often times embellished with precious and semi-precious stones.
Jude Benhalim Launches Her Latest Collection ‘Digital Citizen’ The new high-end jewelry collection by jewelry designer Jude Benhalim aims to bring about a recurring theme of our time; the intersection of human interaction with technology resulting into an era of ‘digital citizens’. Tangled wires, spirals and hoops, are all fused with the jewelry to become an artistic statement about the hold technology has over the human race. The collection features an array of 925 sterling silver and gold-plated brass pieces. From chokers, to earrings, to earcuffs and neck cuff-like necklaces, all pieces make a bold statement with cutout detailing and intertwined designs that complement the feminine colors in resin stone inserts. FEBRUARY 2018 | 13
Style ZOOM IN BY: SALMA LOAY
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NADA HUSSAM WEARING LOONEY TUNES PATCH T-SHIRT FROM PULL&BEAR
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FARAH GALAL WEARING CROPPED SWEATER WITH FAUX PEARLS FROM ZARA
TREND OF THE MONTH PEARL EMBELLISHMENT
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The long known classic and precious embellishment of pearls is taking an edgier look in literally every garment. Apart from jewelry and accessories, pearls are sewn to every garment, from casual sweaters to jeans, and even bomber jackets. Whether you prefer simple embellishments or pearls all over, get your hands on a couple of these trendy garments to strike an outstanding sense of style.
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NATURAL REMEDIES TO WHITEN YOUR TEETH Baking Soda & Lemon This is known as one of the most effective remedies that can give amazing results. The chemical reaction of these two ingredients together work miracles in whitening your teeth naturally. Mix a couple of teaspoons of baking soda and add to them a sufficient amount of lemon juice till you form a paste. With a good amount of the mixture on the toothbrush, apply and brush as you normally do and leave for one minute. Use this remedy only once a month as frequent use can affect your teeth enamel.
A very simple method to whiten your teeth and is totally hassle free. Charcoal is an absorbent substance that removes all the toxins that leave your teeth yellowish. Just dab a wet toothbrush on charcoal powder. Brush your teeth slightly and gently without rubbing or scratching hard. Leave the charcoal on your teeth for three minutes then brush clean and watch your teeth getting instantly whiter.
Don’t let that yellow color of turmeric scare you away, because surprisingly it will whiten your teeth. The good thing about turmeric is it being too gentle on your teeth and doesn’t cause any damage to your teeth enamel. All you’ll need is a quarter teaspoon of turmeric and mix it with few drops of water to make a paste. Brush your teeth gently and leave for about five minutes. Wash your teeth thoroughly to make sure there are no turmeric grains stuck between your teeth.
Coconut Oil Oil pulling has been recently known as an effective method that effectively whitens your teeth. It is as basic as swishing oil in your mouth to get rid of any plaque or bacteria in your mouth. Coconut oil also helps in reducing inflammation and treats bleeding gum. Warm a teaspoon of coconut oil – incase solidified- until it liquefies. Swish the oil in your mouth for 15 minutes then wash and brush your teeth normally. Repeat this remedy every day preferably in the morning. 18 | FEBRUARY 2018
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Everything You Need To Know About
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BY: DR. OMAR SOLIMAN
aving the ideal body has always been everyoneâ€™s target over centuries; one that is healthy, radiant and fit. Diet and exercise, supported with proper sleep, are still the most reliable and sustainable choices to attain that goal. Sometimes, even with religious calorie counting, people can have pesky areas of stubborn fat. Love handles, muffin tops or the thigh gaps are all areas of frustration and major concerns for many. This is what has led to the vastly increasing high demand for body contouring procedures.
Back in the days, solutions for these irritating concerns about the body figure meant paying a visit to the plastic surgeon for a surgical intervention for fat reduction such as liposuction.
workout after the procedure for the best outcomes. Again, multiple sessions maybe needed and the results are observed 3 - 4 months after.
LOW LEVEL LASER TREATMENTS: Today, science has a lot to offer to help melt that fat away. New modalities like Radio frequency, Cryotherapy and laser treatments have proven themselves to be reliable and efficient in treating excess fat with noninvasive, zero downtime procedures. How most of these different techniques work, depends on some basic facts about the fat under your skin or subcutaneous adipose tissue. Adipocytes, or fat cells, are temperature sensitive, at least more sensitive than all of the surrounding tissue. Targeting that specific layer of fat with an energy delivering device will result in visible fat loss. The energy delivered must be precise and controlled for the best results.
CRYOLYPOLYSIS: This technique relies on freezing the fat causing their destruction. The process involves having well selected applicators creating a vacuum for the fat freezing it for 30 to 60 minutes. It will feel cold in the beginning but after a while the area is numbed resulting in painless procedures. This must be followed by massaging the treated area and the patient is encouraged to massage at home. Patients will typically notice results after 3 months bearing in mind that multiple sessions may be needed.
“Applicator selection and placement is paramount to success” RADIOFREQUENCY: This energy modality has been used for many purposes over the last 75 years. Radiofrequency depends on heat to destroy the fat cells. Deeper penetrating devices will result in better fat loss. It has a very high safety profile and sessions can last anywhere between 15 minutes to 90 minutes. The procedure feels like a massage with intense heat and no pain should be felt. People continue their day normally. In our practice, we encourage a good
Lasers can also be used for fat reduction! Lasers rely on heat like radiofrequency to target the fat. Wavelengths of light between 532 nm and 635 nm have been shown to improve fat directly and indirectly by altering the expression of the appetite hormone, leptin. Multiple sessions might be needed and the results will show in a few months.
MESOTHERAPY: This is a controversial treatment modality largely because it is difficult to identify what is being injected. This technique involves having multiple injections into the problematic fat with the target of destroying the fat cells and/or rupture of the membrane. Approved injections contain the materials “Phosphatidylcholine” and “Deoxycholate” (PPC/DC). There might be some pain associated with the series of injections in the areas that need to be treated and multiple sessions are required.
There is no substitute to sensible eating and leading a healthy lifestyle. Noninvasive modalities typically require multiple treatment sessions and the final results will appear after 2 - 4 months. Side effects include redness of the area that can last a few hours at most, slight discomfort and uneven fat reduction. Always ask what is being injected in your body in cases of mesotherapy. People who have unrealistic expectations about the outcomes of these procedures are not good candidates for them, neither are patients who think that noninvasive fat reduction treatments are an alternative to a good diet. There is no “Best Treatment” when it comes to body contouring. People will invariably respond to different treatments in different time frames if at all. Have realistic expectations and talk to your certified doctor about which option works best for you!
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A Journey of Hope, Faith, and Invincibility
ack in the days when we were young, we used to hear stories about superheroes. We watched them in movies, we admired their strength and bravery, but in the back of our heads and as we matured up, we began to tell ourselves “this is only a fiction, those heroes don’t exist in our reality”. But today’s story isn’t about a fictional super hero; this is a story of a woman, a fighter, a warrior of hope and faith. A woman who began her career teaching kids and little did she know that her life will carry a powerful message to teach to adults as well. Through her spontaneity and genuineness, Yasmine Ghaith captures the hearts, setting an inspirational role model for every woman. Driven by hope and faith, she chose to take control of the turn of events instead of being controlled by them, just to prove to the world that miracles happen, and yes, super heroes exist for real.
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1.FIRST, WE’D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INSPIRATIONAL STRONG WOMAN YOU ARE AS YOU’VE CAPTURED HEARTS OF EGYPTIANS WITH YOUR ROLE IN ‘HALAWET EL DONIA’? Let me begin by telling you that I have never considered or planned to start acting at any point in my life. I’ve graduated from Faculty of Mass Communications; however I didn’t work in the field of Media. I was a teacher for eight years and at some point I created my own fashion line. My life was totally away from the spotlights of fame, until one day my life took a totally unexpected turn, and that’s when I’ve found out that I was diagnosed with cancer. It is strange how things change in the instant, the mere instant; yet at the end of the day it’s your choice how you can make use of that change. We don’t have control over our destiny, but we are the only ones who can control how to respond to it. That’s why I decided to blog about my journey and here’s where the story has begun. 2.SO, HOW DID YOU GET THIS ROLE AND WHAT WAS YOUR TAKE ON ACCEPTING IT, ESPECIALLY THAT IT TELLS YOUR STORY AGAINST CANCER? It was a mere coincidence. When I began blogging my experience, every word sincerely reflected how I felt deep within and this is why my words were heartfelt by many people. Day by day, my posts on Facebook were massively shared. Then one day, I received a phone call from Mohamed Mashish, the producrer of ‘Halawet el Donia’ proposing the idea of taking the role of Heba and in his own words he told me “The positive message you are sending is reaching thousands of people, and it is about time it reaches
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millions”. Even though I had no acting experience, never had I for a moment hesitated to accept the role. It was a dream that my story would reach millions of people to help inspire, support, and make a difference in peoples’ lives, even if it was just one person. My secret formula was using positive affirmations on daily basis to give myself confidence telling myself “I’ll be a confident actress; I’ll be a really good one” I even recorded them and listened to them day and night. When I first stood in front of the camera, I felt tensed and nervous, then suddenly as we began to shoot, everything flowed so smoothly and spontaneously. It just felt so right and was the best distraction that kept my spirit up during my treatment. 3.WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BLOG ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE? Well, I’ve watched a documentary for Louise Hay, a motivational speaker and author. A strong woman who has struggled throughout her life, emotionally and physically, and has undergone many hardships that would break any human being, yet in the middle of this all, she fought bravely and has turned her life to a healing lesson to many people. It did inspire me then that I want to be like this woman. I want to share my story, I want to make a change in people’s life, I want to spread positivity. I took it from there and ever since, I’ve never stopped writing. 4.THROUGH ALL THE HARD TIMES WHAT WAS YOUR SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND SUPPORT THAT KEPT YOU GOING? When I first knew I was diagnosed 26 | FEBRUARY 2018
with breast cancer I was overwhelmed by feelings of despair and hopelessness, even anger. It did hit me so hard how my whole life has changed in just three days. Amid those feeling of despair; fear takes over one’s mind and heart. But just as strong as those feelings were, one thing has always remained stronger and more superior; the survival instinct. I looked at my son, who was only four years old then, and I was just twenty-nine and I thought; I want to live, for myself, for my son. I got a hold on myself and I decided to fight this battle, with hope, faith and strength. I began to seek support and help from a life coach, and I read more
about breast cancer, because I also wanted to spread awareness on it. 5.WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST PARENTING CHALLENGE? The biggest challenge was in trying to explain all this to my son; especially he was too young to grasp what’s happening. Before I began with my treatments, we sat down and talked then I told him “Mommy is a bit sick and not feeling well. I’ll be better but my doctor told me that my medicine will be your hugs and kisses and telling me that you love me” and ever since this moment he is showering me with his love. It was hard to explain to him many things,
especially when my hear began to lose my hair. I started to show him pictures of celebrities in short haircuts suggesting having a similar one but again because he was too young to understand he wasn’t fine. I began to walk around the house with a beanie and by time he began to adapt with the whole situation. 6.HOW DID THIS WHOLE JOURNEY CHANGE YOU? People say everything happens for a reason, but sometimes when it comes to a real tough battle, your mind at the beginning may not comprehend the real reason why. There have been moments when I’ve thought to myself why me? Why me at this very young age? I felt that all the odds were against me and couldn’t believe that any good can come out of this. I knew there’s no choice but to accept the situation and to make peace with destiny. When life gives you a real tough test, you begin to discover new things about yourself. The pain I went through, be it physical, emotional or psychological has drained me at times but it also made me the strong person I am today. I learned what it means to have faith, and to appreciate the smaller and simpler things in life, and most importantly you get to feel the love and support of your family and close friends. I have asked myself many times, if it’s real that everything happens for a reason, what is the reason behind this tough lesson? But my strong faith gave me the answer, and that is to keep sending a message of hope and faith to everyone who’s fighting their own battles differently. 7.WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU ARE TRULY PASSIONATE ABOUT? I love all forms of arts. It began by
drawing at a very young age, then I discovered a passion for fashion designing as well as vwriting. Then here I am now, discovering a new passion for acting and planning to continue with it.
will it mean you will forget about the important people in your life. But do yourself a favor and create some quality time for yourself, live and enjoy life with all your heart. Be happy no matter what.
8.SINCE YOU PLAN TO CARRY ON WITH ACTING, TELL US ABOUT A ROLE YOU’D LIKE TO PLAY? Without a second thought, I’d love to play the biography of Louise Hay.
10.IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEND A MESSAGE TO WOMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD WHAT WOULD IT BE? Hope! Never underestimate the power of hope. No matter how hard life gets, and how tough the battle you’re fighting, it is through hope that miracles happen.
9.DEFINE SELF-LOVE FROM YOUR OWN PERSPECTIVE It is confidence, faith, and deciding you deserve to live happily. It is ok to be selfish at times, it is fine to keep everything aside for a while and focus on yourself, and never
11.AND FINALLY, WHAT IS THE MOTTO YOU LIKE TO LIVE BY? Be happy! Live your life to the fullest. FEBRUARY 2018 | 27
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Ways To Maximize Space With Room Dividers
BY: HANAN MARWAN
ividers preserve the essence of an open space plan while enjoying a fair share of privacy. When talking about room dividers, people usually picture a huge space divided by curtains or screens. When in fact, they can serve in dividing rooms use to maximize space and maintain flexibility with a sense of openness. In compressed spaces, a freestanding closet can act as a divider between the living room and the bedroom for example.
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Just imagine living in a rental; you are likely unable to make permanent structural changes to your space or don’t want to spend that much on a temporary living space. In this case, nothing is more appealing than dividers, to carve out designated areas that function differently. Especially since they add a sense of decor to the space. After all, it’s not a bare solid wall.
Let go of traditional solutions and invent your own. Create your own folding screens out of weathered wooden doors and windows. Fix a mirror against a narrow thin wall to give the illusion of a freestanding one; or create a pony wall if your confident with your DIY skills. Your bed’s headboard, a largely spread bookshelf, or sliding doors are all perfect divider ideas. A divider wall can be made of a various set of materials, hence can be of different forms. FEBRUARY 2018 | 31
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• Roundtrip economy airfare on board Emirates Airlines, including taxes. • 5 - nights accommodation in Seychelles including breakfast and taxes. • Roundtrip airport transfers in Seychelles. • A special compliment to our honeymooners, including: Flowers for greeting upon arrival to the city, fruit baskets served in the hotel room and a local SIM card to be given to you at your destination. Package Excludes • Any item not mentioned in the package details above.
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SIGNS YOUR BODY IS CRYING FOR VITAMIN D
whenever we notice any health issues, we link them to various reasons usually overlooking vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D plays a vital role in our body’s several systems and if your intake isn’t sufficient for your body you’ll begin to notice several health problems.
What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency? • Hair Loss: Despite the fact that hair loss can be a cause of various issues like stress or anemia, Vitamin D deficiency has been one of the main causes linked to hair loss. • Bone Weakness: Vitamin D plays a vital role in calcium absorption and bone density. Deficiency in Vitamin D can increase the risk of fractures and bone pain. • High blood pressure: Vitamin D is important for heart health as it helps regulate the blood pressure so individuals who have a lack in Vitamin D are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure. • Depression: Researches have found that vitamin D affects the level of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is responsible for the happiness feelings. • Fatigue: Among many people who suffer from fatigue and tiredness, a very few can link it to vitamin D deficiency and it is usually overlooked. If you complain of daytime fatigue consult your doctor on taking vitamin D supplements.
3 Ways to beat Vitamin D deficiency
One way to avoid Vitamin D Deficiency is to take Vitamin D supplements but make sure to check your blood pressure and to consult your doctor.
ORANGE JUICE AND MILK
Orange juice contains a good amount of Vitamin D that will benefit the body. Dairy products and especially the milk is a good source of vitamin D.
Direct exposure to sunlight can actually help in increasing the amount of vitamin D entering the body, but make sure not to spend so much time in direct sunlight as this can cause skin cancer.
WHY YOU NEED TO START POLE DANCING FOR FITNESS If you’ve tried many fitness programs but have failed to commit, maybe it’s about time you try something more fun. Not only does pole dance combine strength and beauty, it is optimum for those who want to enhance their fitness levels but are also looking for something that is more fun, empowering, and steers away from other sport workouts. Pole dancing though believed as one of the sexiest forms of dancing, this transformative type of fitness has numerous health benefits. Here are reasons why you need to enroll in the nearest class:
dancing work miracles on your flexibility 1. You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic and back strength. to start pole dancing. Literally anyone 4. It works wonders in improving your blood can start learning pole dancing reflow and promotes a healthy heart. If you gardless of their physical strength or are the type of a woman who spends long body weight. As a fact the more you hours behind the desk at work or spends a practice the faster you progress and lot of time in front of the TV, pole dancthe stronger your core becomes. So ing will make that up for you and will forget about your sit ups and crunches help improving your blood circulation. now. 5. Pole dancing is an excellent stress reliever. 2. Pole dancing helps you lose many Unlike many sports, pole dancing is a lot calories. Since it works on all your more fun and doesn’t really feel like exerbody muscles, pole dancing will help cise. With every move your body releases you lose weight and the various moveany stress and anxiety leaving place for ments will work on toning your legs, endorphins to take over and you’ll actuabs, arms shoulders; you’ll notice how ally feel happier. your whole body has transformed to 6. The more you get hooked on pole dancbeing lean and strong. ing, the more confident you feel about 3. Pole dancing is great for your bones yourself. As awkward you may feel in the and joints. As you exercise, not only first couple of classes, later on and as you will you strengthen the muscles but get more familiar you begin to feel more also you will increase the joints’ empowered, confident in your own skin, mobility. Needless to say how pole and beautiful inside-out FEBRUARY 2018 | 35
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MORE REASONS TO LOVE COFFEE
“Hold on, let me have my coffee first” How many times have you heard this sentences from people around especially in morning time? Many people don’t find it easy to begin their daily task before they get their dose of caffeine. But coffee-lovers have reasons going far beyond just caffeine craving, rather to them coffee is a dose of happiness in a cup. In addition to the rich aroma and the comforting feeling of coffee, there are many health benefits you can gain if you drink three to four cups a day. Here are other reasons to add up to your love for coffee:
1. Coffee helps burning fat. Caffeine is one of the main substances advised for people who want to lose weight. It has been proven that caffeine effectively aid in burning fat by up to 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean individuals. 2. It promotes heart health and lowers the risk of strokes. It is claimed that caffeine can increase blood pressure but this is only applicable on higher doses of caffeine. Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of heart diseases. 3. Coffee improves your physical performance. Caffeine increases adrenalin level in the blood and boosts energy level getting you ready for high intensity physical exercises. You can replace pre-work out caf-
feine supplements by a cup of coffee and watch the beast mode getting hyped. 4. Coffee can reduce the risk of type II diabetes. A recently conducted research has proven that a cup of coffee can reduce your risk of type II diabetes by 9% while decaf coffee can reduce the risk by 7% per cup. 5. Regular consumption of coffee can protect you against liver disease. The beneficial properties are not linked to the caffeine content, as drinking decaf coffee can lower liver enzymes level and can lower cirrhosis of the liver for alcohol drinkers. 6. It goes without saying; coffee actually fights against depression and elevates your mood. A Harvard study stated that women who drank four cups of coffee are less likely to suffer from depression.
Eat This? Dark Chocolate
• Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants which makes it an effective skin detoxifier. It fights early signs of aging like wrinkles and appearance of dark spots, makes your skin glow in addition to protecting it from UV Damage. • Dark chocolate work miracles with your hair and offers numeral benefits. It promotes blood circulation in the scalp. This helps reducing hair loss, and boosts hair growth and volume making your locks glossy and bouncy. • It can improve brain function as cocoa contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine that stimulate cognitive functions and improves verbal fluency. • Strange as it may sound,
dark chocolate helps balancing blood sugar level as the amount of sugar in dark chocolate doesn’t affect your body since its glycemic index is low. • Recent studies have proven that regular consumption of dark chocolate lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, lowers the LDL the bad cholesterol – in the blood as well as lowering the risk having calcified plaque in the arteries. • Needless to mention dark chocolate is an excellent mood booster as it helps in the production of endorphins, chemicals produced by the brain that elevate the mood and create a feeling of happiness.
Super Food... Sweet Potato • In addition to the sweet delicious taste of sweet potato, the fiber content of it aids in digestions and prevents constipation. • Sweet potato is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B complex as well as iron. This makes it a very effective immunity system booster and defends your body against various conditions. • It helps regulating blood sugar level in addition to being low on glycemic index scale. This prevents spikes of sugar level that cause fatigue and weight gain. • The high content of potassium in sweet potato helps lowering blood pressure in addition to regulating heartbeat and protecting the activities of the kidney. • Sweet potato is rich in magnesium which helps stabilizing the appetite and also plays a great role as a relaxing and anti-stress mineral.
What are the best brain foods that boost memory and focus? Avocados, sunflower seeds, peanuts, berries, and whole grain.
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Time To Fall In Love With Yourself ! BY: JULIE-ANN ODELL
n the month of Valentine’s, start treating yourself like someone you love.
The number one relationship that determines the quality of all other relationships in your life is the one you have with yourself, and yet many people cannot understand the concept of self-love. They seem to believe that they are not allowed to put themselves first for fear of being labeled selfish. However, whether you want to land your dream job, or find your soul mate, it all comes down to self-love; as what you want from the outside world you have to be first from the inside.
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Loving yourself is a continual process that is not always easy. Some days you might feel like you are your own best champion. Other days, the self-love journey can feel nonexistent, and negative ideas can pop up out of nowhere. This is when it’s time to send away the voice of the inner critic and start removing self-sabotaging behaviors. Somewhere along life’s journey we started doubting ourselves and chose to believe the negative stories we were told growing up. Somebody should pull us all aside at about age 25 and tell us that we don’t have to keep replaying the old thought patterns. Instead, we can rewire our thoughts to be
loving, positive and empowering and send the negative self-talk away. Our brains are one of the most powerful tools on the planet. When you know that you have the power to manage and change every thought, you can retrain your mind to think in ways that foster positive emotions. Become aware of your choices and see how you allow your mind to perform acts of self-sabotage: Self-Doubt says, “I won’t get that job. Why would they hire me?” Self-Love says, “You’ve earned this job. You’re passionate about it and you can bring something unique to the team.” Both are talking to you, it just depends on
who you choose to hear. Over time, as you make positive, mindful choices in your day to day life, the neural pathways in your brain actually physically rewire and form new patterns. This is the foundation for all your happiness, as now a recording of self-love starts playing and this influences whom you pick for a mate and how well you take care of your health, etc. The more love you have for yourself, the more you will attract people and circumstances to support your wellbeing. However, it isn’t something you can buy in a beauty makeover. Or, get by reading something inspirational. Or, bring into your life with a new relationship. Although they all feel gratifying, you can’t grow in self-love through these types of extrinsic experiences. Loving oneself intrinsically takes dedication and effort. So, let’s take a look at some steps in the right direction: Think Self-Love: Meditate and practice daily, positive affirmations. Be mindful and listen to your self-talk, so that you can lower the volume of your inner critic until it disappears. Choose to be your own best friend and stop punishing yourself for being imperfect. Remember you learn and grow from your mistakes. Practice Self-Love: Nourish yourself daily through healthy activities, like spending time in nature, eating healthy meals, regular exercise, proper sleep, and healthy social interactions. Create an organized and pleasing home environment. Schedule regular health check-ups. Make time for leisure activities and learn to say “no” to avoid over-committing. Absorb Self-Love: Invest in your education and gift yourself
with knowledge. Treat yourself to the wisdom gained from travel. Limited funds? Consider volunteer work or pooling resources with friends. Feel Self-Love: Book regular, relaxing massages. Release stress by taking a hot bath. Moisturize your skin and treat yourself to spa treatments. Know you are worth extraordinary care. Attract Self-Love: Bring the right people into your life. Get rid of “frenemies” and surround
yourself with people who inspire you and accept you for who you are. One of our greatest life lessons is learning how to fully accept and love ourselves, for only when we are truly aligned with our unique spirit, can we completely give and receive real love. It’s time! Take a vow and promise to love yourself each and every day, so that you can start celebrating your awesomeness.
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HEALTHY DINNER FOR LATE NIGHT CRAVINGS GREEK STUFFED CHICKEN Ingredients • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 1 tbsp. lemon juice • 1 tbsp. chopped dill, plus more for garnish • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley, plus more for garnish • 2 cloves garlic, minced • kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts • 1 zucchini, halved and thinly sliced • 2 medium tomatoes, halved • 1/2 red onion, sliced into half moons • 2 lemons, thinly sliced • 1 c. crumbled feta • 1 c. shredded mozzarella Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400º. Place chicken on a cutting board and make 5 slits in each breast, being careful not to cut through completely. Transfer to a small baking sheet. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, dill, parsley and garlic. Drizzle over chicken breasts, making sure olive oil mixture gets in the slits. Season with salt and pepper. 3. Stuff each chicken breast with zucchini, tomatoes, red onion and lemons. Sprinkle crumbled feta and mozzarella on top. 4. Bake until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, about 25 minutes. Garnish with more dill and parsley. Serve warm. 40 | FEBRUARY 2018
TACO ZUCCHINI LASAGNA Ingredients: • • • • • • • • •
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. chili powder kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 lb. ground beef 3/4 c. ricotta 1/2 c. sour cream, plus more for drizzling • 1 large egg • 1/3 c. salsa • 3 large zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise • 2 c. shredded Cheddar • 2 c. Shredded Monterey Jack • Fresh cilantro, for garnish Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until tender, 5 minutes. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 8 minutes more. Drain fat. 2. In a small bowl, stir together ricotta, sour cream, and egg. Season with salt and pepper. 3. In a large baking or casserole dish, spread a thin layer of salsa. Top with a layer of zucchini noodles, sour cream mixture, ground beef, cheddar, and Monterey Jack. Repeat until all ingredients are used up, ending with zucchini noodles. 4. Bake until noodles are tender and cheese is bubbly, 25 minutes. 5. Drizzle with sour cream, garnish with cilantro, and serve.
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PUT YOURSELF FIRST! WHY SELFLOVE IS THE KEY TO FINDING TRUE LOVE
BY: SARAH KHALED
e or she is the most wonderful person you have met. Everything seems perfect, nearly too good to be true. You are truly happy. All of your friends love this new person in your life, aside from one or two who are always doubtful about this whole relationship. Time passes and everything is starting to plateau, even decline. Over time, the thoughts of those doubtful friends begin to resonate even more deeply. Still, something in you is crying for you to hold on, and not to give up just yet. Now you’ve realized that your whole existence is identified by your partner. It’s time to wake up!
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person you want to be. Self-love is quite sexy; it leads to thorough self-awareness and more realistic aspirations of desires in a significant other. Create the opportunity to control what makes you happy and manage your personal contentment. By increasing your own self-love, you simultaneously strengthen your ability to connect with others. BETWEEN SELF-LOVE AND EGO Although it’s very easy to confuse self-love with ego, these two aren’t very different in their meanings either. Self-love is the respect you have for yourself, while ego is your understanding of your own importance. Self-love comes first when you believe in yourself and then comes your ego, which helps you realize just how important and special you are.
WHERE IS YOUR SELFLOVE? Healthy relationships occur between two people who are comfortable with themselves, in addition to one another. Love only develops after making your own happiness a top priority. Most of the people I meet are so scared to accept their flaws that they often fall in love for the wrong reasons. Be it battling loneliness or settling down to ease away pain, happiness means much more when it’s obtained as a result of working toward becoming the
THE SECRET POTION IN RELATIONSHIPS Do you know that feeling when you meet somebody and feel the chemistry right away? That instant, magnetic connection that’s overwhelming and difficult to ignore? You actually attract what you are. If you are awesome, you will attract awesomeness. If you are a mess, you will attract a mess. Work on your issues to become self-aware about where you have room for improvement. Strive to be in a relationship in which both parties have discovered themselves independently. Trying to find this clarity from someone else will lead to a downward spiral of inconsistent contentment. The status of “in a relationship” should not reflect a dependency on someone else, but rather, the power of togetherness. Be careful and picky with whoever has the honor to hold your heart. Make
your destiny a destination of choice, not a chance. Happiness is an individual state of mind that is in your possession. Hold the key to the lock of life, beware of love and do not allow access to unworthy individuals. NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND FOR YOUR SELFLOVE… 1. It takes time. What you need to do first is make up your mind and prepare yourself to become a new person. If it takes losing a few people who don’t respect you, so be it. 2. Be ready for vengeance. The people who strike back at your changes are always the people who were manipulating you and using you which led to your low self-esteem in the first place. Anyone who truly cares about you would be happy to see the new you. 3. Put your foot down. The easiest way for someone to use you or take you for granted is by testing you and asking for small favors, which get bigger and bigger with time. Don’t let others test your boundaries. Learn to say no to people who try to use you, even if it’s something insignificant. 4. Your importance. Do you really give yourself the same importance as you give your partner or your friends? You need to start focusing on your own happiness first. 5. Believe in yourself. Low self-love starts when you start doubting yourself and your capabilities. Improve on what you perceive as flaws about yourself and bring that confidence back into your life. Always remember; find out who you are. Don’t look for someone else to do it for you and this when you will find love. It’s never too late. FEBRUARY 2018 | 43
KATTY PERRY REVEALS THE PLASTIC SURGERIES THAT SHE HAD DONE There were rumors coming around that Katty Perry has done a lot of plastic surgeries recentely. in her interview with Refinery 29. She said exactly what she had done. Perry said that had done laser for her skin and she got filler injections under her eyes for the hollowing. Perry added that she used to have bad skin in her 20s.
AHMED FAHMI FACES HARSH CRITICISM AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITH HIS SPOUSE There had been a wide controversy in the past days in the social media because of Ahmed Fahmi’s comments on TV. Ahmed Fahmi’s wife Amira Farrag had been interviewed in Ana w ana TV show ,hosted by Samar Yousry. Amira explained the personal side of Ahmed. She further elaborated that her husband is a very jealous and controlling man. During her interview, she explained that she gave up on her singing career when she married him. During Ahmed’s appearance on Ana w ana show, Fahmi explained that a woman must have a roof to her ambition and she must have constraints to her dreams which have raised very harsh criticism against the renowned actor and singer.
CAMILLA LUDDINGTON GOT ENGAGED TO MATTHEW ALAN Camilla Luddington announced last Wednesday on Instagram that she got engaged to Matthew Alan . Camilia posted a photo her baby girl holding her hand that has a solitaire diamond ring engament ring . Luddington is famous for play the role of Dr Jo Wilson on Grey’s anatomy series.
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LIFETIME PLANS TO CREATE TV MOVIE ABOUT PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S LOVE STORY Lifetime plans to create a TV movie called “The Royal Love Story”. The movie will be about the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The movie will give details of their relationship starting from how they met untill their engagment announcement. Lifetime network had also released a movie in 2011 about Prince William and Kate Middleton.
MILEY CYRUS AND LIAM HEMSWORTH “NOT OFFICIALLY MARRIED’ Chris Hemswoth clarifies that his brother Liam Hemsworth isn’t officially married tto Miley Cyrus. This comes after ‘Now to Love’ has resported that Miley cyrus and Liam Hemsworth tied the knot during their vacation in Byron Bay in southwales while celebrating the New years’ eve.
MONICA POTTER IS EXPECTING THE FOURTH BABY SOON The famous Parenthood star Monica Potter is pregnant with her forth baby .On Wednesday the owner of Monica’s house wrote on Instagram a caption :’I have something to share “,along with sharing a picture of Monica’s baby bump .This is her second child from Daniel Allison .Monica has two other sons from her marriage to Tom Potter.
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ARTS CULTURE ARTWORK
Karim Abd Elmalak
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MOVIE: Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop.
BOOK: In a light and cheerful style, The Book of Awesome focuses on the beauty of the small little things in love that we usually overlook. The Author, Neil Pasricha, urges people to look for the beautiful simple things in life and to appreciate them. The Book of Awesome is the kind of book to grab whenever thing around you seems blue and you’ll just find yourself smiling and rejoicing the little things in life.
1. Ed Sheeran ft. Beyonce – Perfect 2. Selena Gomez ft. Marshmello – Wolves 3. Liam Payne, Rita Ora – For you 4. Nick Jonas – Find you 5. Carole Samaha – Ensa Hmoumak
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Michelin Star Chefs in Town Date:16th - 17th February Place: Le Deck, Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah For booking call: 01141100012
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HOROSCOPE BY: MANISH KUMAR ARORA
Life: You’re attracted to the unusual, the zany, the weird, and you want to explore the parts of yourself that make you unique. You may come across as more independent, rebellious, or distant. Love: You’re serious and intense, wanting love that has depth and passion and try to strengthen the bonds with your partner physically and emotionally. Career: You feel most like yourself when you’re working toward a goal, focused and disciplined, experiencing success, and feel as though you’re getting somewhere in life. Fashion Tip: Palazzo pants are so chic, they’ll make you look sophisticated the minute you put them on. Long cardigans and sweaters make an ideal outfit for winters.
(20 January – 18 February) ARIES You’re driven to pursue what you feel makes you an individual, what sets you apart from other people, embracing this part of yourself and trying to do more with it.
TAURUS This is a good time to renew a business partnership, revisit the terms of a financial agreement, and repay money you owe, or revamp something old. Some of you can see the return of an old lover at this time as well.
GEMINI You may come across as more imaginative, compassionate, or spiritual. You may be more emotional with your partner, and have to give them more of your support.
CANCER You can come up with big ideas, though you may not follow through on much. You crave comfort, support, and encouragement from your loved ones, and will give it right back to them 48 | FEBRUARY 2018
LEO You can come across as more gregarious, adventurous, and optimistic. If single, you want someone supportive and sensitive. If in a relationship, you try to improve the emotional connection.
VIRGO This is a great time to release baggage and let go of stuff that’s been holding you back for some time. Subconscious issues can become more obvious to you, and working on them is a good thing.
LIBRA You can make an impact bigger than you think you can, reaching more people, and enjoy doing so. You can find more opportunities through friends or groups you belong to.
SCORPIO You’re excited about your future, and you want to make it now. You can work on making your routine and daily life more streamlined,
and it’s a great time for giving up a bad habit once and for all.
SAGITTARIUS You want more and more of everything, and focus on having more things of value. You want to be with loved ones, and you feel that relationships are important to you and can benefit you in many ways.
CAPRICORN You can come up with a new dream for your future, have the opportunity to get closer to achieving a dream you have, be more hopeful and idealistic, and look at your future with a positive attitude.
PISCES You can focus on the direction your life is taking, and work on making sure the foundation for your life and future is solid and secure. You may come across as more ambitious, responsible, or mature.
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THE BEST THE TOP VALENTINE’S
CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE BY THE SPARKLING RED SEA SHORES IN SOMA BAY
CELEBRATE A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY AT RAMSES HILTON Express your affection this Valentine’s and dine with your sweetheart OPIA Lounge & Bar on Wednesday 14 February & Thursday 15 February from 8 to 11 pm. Treat yourself to a handcrafted Candlelit Romantic Dinner with our sumptuous 4 course set menu and much more with two glasses of wine or two nonalcoholic drinks, special homemade chocolate giveaway box, signature Valentine’s drink and personalized flower upon arrival. Club & Dance all night from 11 pm to 2 am on an upbeat live music with our resident DJ playing the best tunes along with percussion and violinist. Enjoy our Valentine’s Day romantic room package with a spacious Nile view room, breakfast and VIP amenities For reservations please call: 010 222 89 77 For room reservations please call: Tel: 2394 7070 50 | FEBRUARY 2018
Ignite the spark of love with a heavenly dreamy stay by the alluring Red Sea and surrounded by the picturesque landscape. The team geared up to set the perfect mood for unforgettable magical moments and attend to every detail. Create a memory that will last for a lifetime with a private dinner by the beach. Tantalise your senses with an exquisite stay and unique romantic experience alongside the alluring shores of the Red Sea with the magnificent mountains as your backdrop. Romantic Delights offer includes: •Your choice of luxury accommodation •Limousine transfer from and to Hurghada International Airport •Early check-in from 10:00 and late check-out until 16:00 •Bed of roses upon arrival •Strawberry cake upon arrival •Daily breakfast buffet at The View Restaurant •Romantic aroma bath – arranged once per stay •In-room breakfast – once per stay •Romantic dinner – once per stay To book Romantic Delights special offer, please visit kempinski.com/en/ soma-bay/hotel-soma-bay/special-offers/romantic-delights.
A VALENTINE’S DATE CRAFTED WITH PASSION. Rekindle the flames of your love and party with passion with your partner at the lavish ambiance of the JW Marriott Cairo. We present our guests magical ‘feel good’ experiences with passion. This February 14, our culinary professionals will curate engaging 4-course set dinner menus, served at Cucina, JW’s Steakhouse, Plateau and Lemongrass. Savour a Valentine’s dinner buffet at Mirage Café. La Patisserie is featuring heart shaped tarts to add to the delicious drama of the day. Add a little delight to your Valentine’s Day by indulging in our special Valentine’s offer valid throughout the month of February at Mandara Spa. Enjoy 90 minute Aroma Stone Massage with full access to the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation area; nourishing both mind and body.
THE MUST KNOW! LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT SEMIRAMIS INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO
INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO CITYSTARS, HOLIDAY INN CAIRO CITYSTARS AND STAYBRIDGE SUITES CELEBRATES LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY Valentine’s Day promises love and tenderness, wine and roses, chocolate and strawberries ... and here at InterContinental Cairo Citystars we help those promises come true. Gaze into each other’s eyes while enjoying a Valentine cocktail at Bellini Cocktail Lounge and dine from the à la carte menu on an evening exclusively for couples. A four course set menu add to the attraction at Maestro with a signature Valentine’s dessert. As love floats through Esplanade Restaurant, featuring a live buffet, and Esplanade Lounge, give in to temptation at My Bakery with chocolates and strawberries, heartshaped cakes and Valentine’s cupcakes. Enjoy a night of traditional Egyptian Valentine’s celebrations at Al Khal, or add an exotic touch to your romantic evening at Fayruz with a four course Lebanese set menu, live band and belly dancer from 10pm till 11pm. Teppanyaki and Sushi will definitely add to the atmosphere at Shogun, while love songs encourage a loving mood at Pool Bar, The Arcade and The Lounge. Lime Lounge features an exclusive Valentine’s set menu for couples while ladies can be sure to enjoy the presentation of a red rose when they dine at Indira which prepared Valentine’s set menu including one complimentary glass of sparkling wine. For a more intimate Valentine’s Day, celebrate at Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars.
Celebrate this international day of love with your loved ones and choose amidst an array of options. Join us on February 14th with an exclusive fun-filled night of romance with Cairo’s premier crooner Ahmed Harfoush at Teeba Ballroom. Our signature restobar and lounge, India along the Nile, brings you an unmatched romantic experience in a contemporary and modern setting. Serenaded by the trio band; come to The Grill’s fabulous Valentine’s Gala dinner and relish in a five-course dinner. At Birdcage, our tranquil waters, serene settings & creative Thai chefs bring out a special ambiance this Valentine’s Day. Experience authentic Lebanese hospitality as Chef Baz arranges à la carte menus on Valentine’s Day at Sabaya. Dance along to your favourite jazz tunes and enjoy our Italian Valentine’s set dinner at Pane Vino. Café Corniche and the Tea Garden are offering a scrumptious selection of heart-shaped Valentine’s goodies that are undoubtedly to-die-for! For a lighthearted evening, enjoy music by the Trio Band at the Tea Garden and live Piano Tunes by Iman Shaker as you indulge in your favourite treat. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy listening to the piano tunes of Omneya, as she plays your favourite classic love songs of all time. Sit back, relax and enjoy a scrumptious dinner at the Ambassador Club
CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S EVE AT HILTON ZAMALEK Celebrate Valentine’s Eve at the “Time lounge” with spectacular view of the Nile, and treat your loved one in a romantic candle light dinner with our lavish 4 courses menu and Chef ’s sweet surprise, while enjoying the romantic live entertainment, for only EGP995 per couple “all inclusive”. Continue your romantic night and ask about our special room and suite package. FEBRUARY 2018 | 51
CELEBRATE WITH YOUR VALENTINE AT RENAISSANCE CAIRO MIRAGE CITY HOTEL Spoil your loved one on Valentine’s Day at Cairo’s hidden gem Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel. Indulge your better half in a charming ambiance with a scrumptious dinner buffet at Citron, or Chinoix our Chinese restaurant with its inspired set menu complemented with live entertainment. We are passionate to present a Valentine’s Party filled with divine romance at Vintage Bar & Lounge and don’t forget to surprise your partner by gifting them one of our delicious Valentine’s Day cakes from En Passant.
VALENTINE’S GETAWAY AT SHERATON SHARM EL SHEIKH Spend an unforgettable dream holiday with your beloved one in an oasis of peace and tranquility. We offer a special accommodation package for couples. Enjoy our Romance package that includes an upgrade to corner suite, VIP amenities, candlelight set menu dinner at Portofino Italian restaurant on Valentine’s Day. We love to pamper our couples by serving breakfast in their rooms on the following day, in addition to early check-in and late check-out. Couples can experience the relaxing ambiance of the resort whilst nourishing their body and mind in Sheraton Sharm distinguished spa, where each detail is designed to guarantee absolute privacy, and supreme style allowing all treatments to be administered in a quiet and peaceful ambience inspired by indigenous natural treasures that ensure the ultimate spa experience. 52 | FEBRUARY 2018
VALENTINE’S DAY AT SHERATON CAIRO Get The romantic getaway you need in the heart of the city at Sheraton Cairo hotel with our valentine’s package for couples that includes a BB room, romantic dinner at Giannini’s and a Gift Box all for 2,830 all inclusive. What is a valentine’s day without a memorable romantic dinner? at Giannini’s couples can enjoy a romantic dinner of a 5 course set menu, 2 glass of sparkling wine and a gift box all for 900 ++
HOW WILL YOU SAY “I LOVE YOU” THIS VALENTINE’S DAY AT SONESTA HOTEL, TOWER & CASINOM, CAIRO Come & spend a memorable night with your valentine at “La Gondola” with a charming candle-lit dinner while enjoying a selection of gourmet Italian choices in a truly romantic atmosphere with our house band playing your favorite tunes. If you want it Lebanese style, our Chef invites you to taste his Lebanese creations at “Baalbak” with live entertainment & Belly dancer. To heat the night up and add some beats to it, “Sindbad’ discotheque is having a special night on Valentine’s Day, with special music, special Menu and Special Décor. Spoil your better half by booking Valentine’s Day package that includes one night accommodation in a double room with breakfast, a superb relaxing massage treatment and a dinner at “La Gondola”. For reservations or more information please call: 2264.1111 ext. (255/254) or email us on: reservations@ sonestacairo.com
A DREAM VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION AT THE NILE RITZ-CARLTON, CAIRO The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo is offering packages that will help you create fairytales and memories that last forever with your loved one. Give your Valentine’s dinner a vintage and elegant twist by finding inspiration in the fabulous 40s at Vivo The prix fixe 5 course dinner unfolds a luxurious setting as couples will dine and dance 1940s style, in black and white. At Nox, DJ Sam will be spinning the best soul and Motown love songs inspired by the 80s. The private dining rooftop venue has been transformed into a breathtaking romantic wonderland. The experience begins with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne, followed by an exquisite five-course dinner in addition to professional photographer capturing the best moments and the dreamy performance of Malak El Husseiny. The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo is offering romance in the clouds luxury packages and spa pampering. For more information, please call +202 25778899 Ext: 2002, or email email@example.com.
SURPRISE YOUR VALENTINE WITH EXCEPTIONAL ROMANTIC DINNER AT GRAND NILE TOWER Wish to surprise your Valentine!! Grand Nile Tower invites you to the most spectacular and highest restaurant in the Middle East, the Revolving Restaurant, where you can enjoy a memorable candle lit dinner with overwhelming atmosphere of romance, while the music melodies will make it an exceptional romantic night. This entire exquisite experience with an astonishing 360-degree panorama of the Nile and city of Cairo makes the Revolving Restaurant Cairo’s most romantic meeting place this Valentine. Marquise yacht serves up an intimate dinner with live entertainment while cruising the Nile. Make it an unforgettable night and book a luxurious Nile View room and enjoy the ultimate Valentine experience.
MAGNIFIQUE ROMANCE AT SOFITEL CAIRO NILE EL GEZIRAH Enjoy magical moments during Valentine’s Day at Sofitel El Gezirah. Love is in the air… it’s Valentine’s Day. Share special time together… savor intimate dinners…take sunset strolls and moonlight walks in our Promenade. Delight in the luminous glow at Le Duplex bar & Manipuri Indian restaurant, explore the Moroccan delights at La Palmeraie or relax near the soothing Jacuzzi with 1 hour massage for 2 at SO SPA. Discover our Magnifique Valentines packages at Le Deck or Casa Mia Italian restaurant and experience Sofitel’s perfect setting for romantic memories that will last forever. FEBRUARY 2018 | 53
CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT CONRAD CAIRO
VALENTINE’S DAT AT LE MERIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT Spark romance and savor the moment this valentine at EVOO, pamper your significant other with a romantic buffet dinner to give your better half a heart-warming experience to remember. The single ladies can Escape all the romance this valentine as Live Sports Bar is celebrating those charming single ladies, gather your friends and Party the night away with live performance of Hisham Tiba and enjoy a complementary welcome drink specially prepared for single ladies. For more info and reservations: +20 2 22659600
Celebrate the day of romance and love at Conrad Cairo where Cupid is preparing special festivities at your favourite venues. The Kamala Restaurant is hosting five Chefs from far-away China who have prepared a multiple course Chinese set menu. The set-menu includes a complimentary glass of local sparkling wine or a sparkling mocktail accompanied by Ghada on the Pan-Pipes. The Oak Grill will offer an authentic modern Lebanese set menu while enjoying tunes by guitarist Sherif and a complementary glass of local sparkling wine or a sparkling mocktail. Get ready for a special Valentine’s party night at Stage One with live entertainment provid-ed by Mazhar & Band, DJ Sarry, Violinist Azmy and Belly Dancer Linda! Conrad Cairo offers Special Valentine’s accommodation packages. For restaurant reservation: Tel +20 2 2580 8481 or WhatsApp 01013713177 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org For accommodation reservations: Tel 0225808000 or www. conradcairo.com
ORGANIZATIONS DABUR AMLA KIDS HAIR OIL
Seeking to meet the growing demand for natural products that are specifically designed for children, Dabur Egypt Ltd., the leading health and personal care company in Egypt, has launched Dabur Amla Kids hair oil to offer effective solutions for the treatment, nourishment, and protection of children’s hair. Dabur Amla Kids hair oil is 100 per cent natural and completely free of paraffins. Dabur Amla Kids hair oil contains amla oil, which penetrates the scalp and nourishes the hair from the roots; olive oil, which keeps the hair follicles strong; and almond oil, which softens the hair follicles, keeps the hair shiny, and prevents puffy tresses. It is easy to use and wash, and has a nice smell that lasts for a long time. 54 | FEBRUARY 2018
HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT BANK SIGNS A PROTOCOL WITH AHL -MASR FOUNDATION TO CONTRIBUTE IN BUILDING AHL MASR NON-PROFIT BURN HOSPITAL Housing & Development Bank has announced recently that it has signed a protocol with Ahl-Masr Foundation, to fund an Intensive Care Unit at Ahl Masr non-profit Burn Hospital. This protocol comprises a donation by the Bank to fund an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital; being one of the most important elements for the burn victims, since the victim spends on average around 40 days in an ICU.
CARS MERCEDES-BENZ IN 2017: THE NUMBER 1 PREMIUM BRAND Mercedes-Benz achieved its most successful year of all time in 2017, increasing its unit sales by 9.9% to 2,289,344 vehicles. The car division’s growth last year was driven in particular by the new E-Class Saloon and Estate and the SUVs. As a result of its success in all three core regions, Mercedes-Benz was the best-selling premium brand in the automobile industry for the second consecutive year. No other German automobile brand in the premium segment posted as strong growth as the Stuttgartbased company with the three-pointed star in 2017.
TATWEER MISR AND LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP
ARDIC LAUNCHES ITS NEWEST AND DISTINCTIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN ENTITLED “EL GIRAN WALLA EL MAKAN” In consonance with its determined strategies of lucratively completing 1807 residential units by 2020, ARDIC for Real Estate Development and Investment announces selling more than 55% of Zizinia Al Mostakbal units. Subsequently, the company’s startling announcement came right after the launch of its newest creative marketing campaign that mainly highlighted the subliminal dichotomy of “El Giran walla El Makan” when taking a purchasing decision and ensuring that they are positively correlated with clients’ needs, plans and ambitions.
Tatweer Misr has announced a partnership with Liverpool Football Club (LFC) that will see them become the Club’s Official Real Estate Partner in Egypt. The partnership, which was launched at a press conference in Cairo, will see Tatweer Misr benefit from a range of LFC social media and marketing assets to support their developments across Egypt and their expansion into new markets across Europe – starting with the United Kingdom this spring. Through the partnership Tatweer Misr will also create special opportunities for their clients including visits to Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club and giveaways of signed LFC merchandise. Dr. Ahmed Shalaby, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Tatweer Misr, said: “Our strategy is to expand our sales efforts into new global markets; we’ve historically relied on the Egyptian market, which we will maintain, but we also want to expand our reach into new markets thereby increasing international brand recognition and in turn boosting International sales. FEBRUARY 2018 | 55
CONRAD CAIRO HELD AN ELEGANT CIGAR NIGHT AT STAGE ONE LOUNGE FOR THE CIGAR LOVERS. AL BORG LABORATORIES HAS IDENTIFIED THE MOST IMPORTANT SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN THE HUMAN BODY IN A RECENT MEDICAL REPORT. KHALAF AHMAD AL HABTOOR WELCOMES WORLD-RENOWNED EGYPTIAN HEART SURGEON PROFESSOR SIR MAGDI YACOUB. BMW CELEBRATES LOCAL GRASSROOTS SUCCESS AT THE INTERCULTURAL INNOVATION AWARD BRITISH AIRWAYS INVESTS IN SUBSTANTIAL NEW CATERING FOR WORLD TRAVELLER CUSTOMERS. DP WORLD SOKHNA WELCOMES LARGEST PIL VESSEL ON ASIA-RED SEA ROUTE. GROHE IS PARTNERING WITH THE GERMAN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2017.
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GROHE CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF THE AWARDWINNING “BLUE HOME”
SEMIRAMIS INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO IN COLLABORATION WITH PICASSO EAST ART GALLERY, HOSTED A VERNISSAGE DISPLAYING THE ARTWORKS OF EGYPTIAN ARTISTS, MAHMOUD MAREI AND TAMER RAGAB.
QUEEN RANIA FOUNDATION LAUNCHES MOBILE APPLICATION TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. IBM BREAKS RECORDS TO TOP U.S. PATENT LIST FOR 25TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR. EU DELEGATION HONOURS WINNERS OF ITS 10TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND EXHIBITS TOP 30 PHOTOS AT TOWNHOUSE GALLERY.
EMAAR MISR SIGNS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS WORTH EGP 2 BILLION FOR PHASE ONE OF MARASSI MARINA PROJECT.
CONRAD CAIRO PREPARED A SPLENDID FRIDAY BRUNCH WITH AN INDIAN TASTE FEATURING A SELECTION OF INDIAN FLAVOURS AT CONRAD CAIRO’S SOLANA RESTAURANT.
HILTON RECOGNIZES GENERAL MANAGER SOHA EL TORGOMAN WITH THE 2017 MEA PRESIDENT’S AWARD.
PORTO GROUP HOLDING ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF “VILLAGIO”, A NEW PHASE IN THE GOLF PORTO MARINA PROJECT, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE NORTH COAST AND THE NEW ALAMIN CITY.
SHERATON SOMA BAY ASSIGNS CHEF SAAD MOHAMED AS THE NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF FOR SHERATON SOMA BAY. PLACE AT “OPIA” LOUNGE & BAR. ALLIANZ EGYPT SIGNS AN AGREEMENT WITH THE EGYPTIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE.
OXFORD BUSINESS GROUP PREPARES TO PUBLISH 2018 REPORT AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITH TAREK KABIL, THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE.
IFTAH YA SIMSIM PARTNERS WITH YOUTUBE’S CREATORS FOR CHANGE TO AMPLIFY VOICES OF TOLERANCE AND EMPATHY. NEW EMIRATES AIRLINE FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE INITIATIVE FOR EGYPTIAN STUDENTS ANNOUNCED.
UBER EATS TO ADD CAIRO AND RIYADH TO ITS MENU.
BRP’S 2018 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS WILL BE HOSTED IN BRAZIL. JAZ COLLECTION IS CONTINUING ITS COURSE OF EXPANSION AROUND EGYPT.
ALAA AKEL TO TAKE OVER AS CEO OF JAZ COLLECTION EGYPT.
QNET LAUNCHES ELIXA, A REVOLUTIONARY SKINCARE RANGE. WADI DEGLA CLUBS HONORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER RANEEM EL WELILY AND ALI FARAG, THE US OPEN SQUASH CHAMPION.
SONESTA MIDDLE EAST HOTELS AND RESORTS MANAGEMENT, LLC ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF ERIK HUYER AS GENERAL MANAGER OF SONESTA HOTEL, TOWERS & CASINO CAIRO.
PORTO GROUP HOLDING ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF “VILLAGIO”, A NEW PHASE IN THE GOLF PORTO MARINA PROJECT, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE NORTH COAST AND THE NEW ALAMIN CITY. IFTAH YA SIMSIM PARTNERS WITH YOUTUBE’S CREATORS FOR CHANGE TO AMPLIFY VOICES OF TOLERANCE AND EMPATHY. FEBRUARY 2018 | 57
Yassin Harraz Verissage at Semiramis InterContinental Cairo As part of the hotelâ€™s commitment to promoting the arts as well as Egyptian culture and heritage, the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo in collaboration with Picasso East art gallery, hosted a vernissage displaying the artworks of renowned Egyptian artist, Yassin Harraz.
Christman Tree Lighting at The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa
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Award Winning Ahmad Tea Takes a Trip back in Time with an Exclusive Collection of Flavours Representatives from Ahmad Teaâ€™s Head Office in the UK, including Amir Bagheri, Head of Strategic Marketing, and Dominic Marriott, Tea Taste hosted a colonial themed tea tasting party at Villa Belle Ă‰poque in Maadi. The invitees relived the comfort and elegance of a bygone era while enjoying unforgettable moments with the unique tastes offered by Ahmad Tea.
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NEO Lounge & Bar Opening at Hilton Alexandria Corniche Hilton Alexandria Corniche has kicked off the festive season with the opening of NEO Lounge & Bar, the celebration was honored by the attendance of Elite Alexandrian Society figures, corporate customers, long term guests, Cairo social media influencers, press & public media figures who praised the quality and great atmosphere.
OPPO Kicks off 2018 with the F5 6GB Red Edition and F5 Youth OPPO the selfie expert and leader launched the F5 series late 2017 â€“ a phone that features A.I. Beauty recognition Technology for natural selfies with 6â€? Full-screen display for an immersive visual experience. Since its release, the F5 managed to be the talk of the town, due to its A.I. technology, performance, and more importantly, its price and sleek design. The exquisite launch event took place at SASS Restaurant & Bar.
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The Sheraton Cairo Hotel hosts the annual celebration of the Cairo Nile Lions Club
Headed by Samir Sabry, the ceremony took place in the Ivory ballroom at the newly opened hotel and was attended by an assembly of Celebrities who were honored at the event. Dr. Mahmoud El Maghraby The ruler of the Lionâ€™s region explained the unified charity project for all Lions clubs in serving the community for the upcoming year. The concert included a dinner and a musical performance by Nostalgia band of the great star Sherif Mounir.
Charms Bazaar at The JW Marriott Cairo! JW Marriott Hotel Cairo staged the fourth annual exclusive Bazaar for Charms JW Ladies Society members to conclude another year of exciting activities to shop for a wide range of items organized by Bazarna. Enhancing the festivities was a delicious lunch presented by the hotelâ€™s talented culinary team and a spirited selection of beats curated by the live DJ.
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with this decadently rich SHRIMPS IN THE WOK
• Madinaty • Chillout Mall • Sodic (westown hub) • Lpassage (Alexandria) • Court yard Maadi • Heliopolis • Cairo Festival City Mall • Tivoli Dome Heliopolis & Zayed • Maadi • Zamalek • Mall of Arabia FEBRUARY 2018 | 63
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Egypt Announces its 2017 Achievements and its Ambitious Plans for the Year Ahead
On the occasion of its Annual Press Conference, FCA Egypt shed light on its most significant achievements and results during 2017, as well as its ambitious plans for 2018. This year’s conference is of special importance as it comes after encountering the most difficult/challenging year throughout the automotive history in the Egyptian market.
Tatweer Misr Hosts a Gala Dinner to Celebrate Partnership with Liverpool FC In a night to remember where guests indulged in an exquisite festive atmosphere, Tatweer Misr, the Egyptian real estate developer, celebrated celebrate its 3-year partnership with the Premier League’s Liverpool FC at a lavish Gala Dinner at Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel. The spectacular night hosted a line-up of the society’s elite, public figures, and celebrities.
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