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CONTRIBUTORS

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ED’S LETTER

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JOIN THE CLUB

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08 EDGARS HOSPITAL CASH PLAN 12 MARKETING DESK 13 CLUB VOUCHER 14

CLUB MEMBERS ALERT

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EDGARS NEWS

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Shop Smart

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18 THE GUIDE 20 THE FUTURE OF FASHION 21 BEAU MONDE 22

SHAY FACTOR AFRIQUE

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PRINCECHARM

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LOCAL DESIGNERS

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MAKEOVER COMPETITION

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EDITORIAL

Group Editor Tsitsi Mutendi Publisher: DanTs Media

CONTRIBUTORS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Photography Optimass Art Creative Director Daniel Mutendi Make-Up Artist Phillipa Nyawo Hair Stylist Pamela Nyamupfukudza (0773390251) Administration Nastacia Matthews Graphics Ruvimbo Nyakudya Jewellery supplied by Deekawzee

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Look Smart 64

LOOK SMART

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THE BEAUTY BUZZ

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SUMMER SKIN

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FIT ESSENTIALS

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VERSATILE EGGS

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SWEET TREATS

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NOTE BOOK

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LIVE HEALTHY

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ASWAN, EGYPT

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THE RIGHT DOOR

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CRAMMER

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TEENS AND EXAMS

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Marketing Executive Rumbie Dzimba Stylist Marshall Malikula Communications Liaison Farirai J Macheka Financial Services Bright Ndlovu

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For magazine-related queries, contact DanTs Media 17 Mold Crescent, Harare, admin@jewelmagazine.co.zw All prices and online versions of Edgars Club magazine are correct at the time of publishing. This issue features products which will be in stores in July2019.

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Any person(s) using information contained in this publication does so at his/her own risk and such person hereby waives any right to action against Edgars, its employees, agents, sub-contractors and suppliers against any claims for loss, damage to person or property, injury, liabilities, claims, sickness or death, which may result from the use of such information or from any other cause whatsoever suffered either by such person or by any third party. Edgars Club magazine is published on behalf of Edgars Zimbabwe by DanTs Media. The content of this magazine is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without permission. The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of DanTs Media, Edgars, or its agents. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of its content, neither Edgars nor DanTs Media, can be held responsible for any omissions or errors: or for any misfortune, injury or damages which may arise therefrom. All rights reserved. Copyright 2019, DanTs Media. DISCLAIMER: All prices are correct at the time of publishing. Edgars and it’s partners will not be responsible for any changes that might occur.

For any Edgars Club and Edgars product related queries (including subscription ) text or whatsapp: 0782780780 email: theclub@ edgars.co.zw

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Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Newt

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Gingrich he story of ages is a story of carrying on even after the zest and stamina has burnt away and all that is left is the work in front of us. Welcome to October Ladies and Gentlemen. The hottest month of the year for Zimbabweans. My number one tip is to stay hydrated and find comfort in the long days and short nights. And ensure you have good reading materials like The Club during those hot sleepless nights.

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their family, friends and loved ones especially. Go well Baba. nsure you find out more about the Edgars Hospital Cash Plan and the MiLife Plan. These products enable you to support your loved ones and those who depend on you, should the worst happen in life.

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f you get a moment to drop in-store, find out more about the Mi-Life funeral product that’s available at Edgars. The product is geared to assist you in the unfortunate event of the passing on of a loved one. Please sign up all your dependents onto the Edgars Hospital Cash Plan and Edgars Mi-Life plan. Please take time to read the information we place in the magazine and if you have any enquiries, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. As always, flip through and give me some feedback by inboxing me at theclub@edgars.co.zw

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will take this moment to remember September 2019. 6th September 2019 will go down in history in our nation as the day we lost one of our founding fathers. Robert Gabriel Mugabe passed on at the age of 95. I join the nation in mourning the loss of a man who formed an integral part of our history and will forever be etched in our future because of it. The passing of any person is a hardness that falls on

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REMEMBER! EDGARS CLUB BENEFITS CAN ONLY BE USED IF YOUR EDGARS ACCOUNT IS UP TO DATE. For more details visit www.edgarsstores.co.zw or email theclub@edgars.co.zw

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Your Health Cash payout of $500 for each day spent in hospital when admitted for more than 48 hours. • A maximum payout per claim of up to $9 000 per event and $18 000 per year. • Immediate cover for • accident-caused admissions and 3 months’ waiting period for hospitalisation due to illness and 6 months’ waiting period for surgeries. • Claims paid within 5 working days when

Your family all claim-supporting documentation is submitted. Edgars Account debt relief or credit of $500 for hospitalisation of 7 days and above. • Edgars Account holder debt relief or credit of $500 for • hospitalisation of 7 days and above for an Edgars account holder. Debt relief of the whole amount outstanding if the principal account holder dies. Edgars Club @ 5 years


The Edgars Club Subscriber can also add dependents. The following conditions apply: • Cash payout of up to $500 for an adult dependent and $250 for a child dependent for each day spent in hospital when admitted for more than 48 hours from premiums as low as $8 per adult and $4.50 per child. A maximum payout per claim of up to $9 000 for an adult dependent per event and $4 500 for a child dependent to $18 000 and $9 000 per year respectively.

• Immediate cover for accident-caused admissions and 3 months’ waiting period for hospitalisation due to illness and 6 months’ waiting period for surgeries. • Claims paid within 5 working days when all claim-supporting documentation is submitted.

Your savings • Discount/Savings Vouchers. • Exclusive monthly competition giveaways • Monthly Accounts

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Your life payout • Beauty Hampers • Club Discount on Sale merchandise • Health issues discussed • Holiday Getaway destinations • Edgars Education Bursary

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Your style • Free Edgars Club Magazine • Trend News, Fashion Advice & Fashion Catalogue • Celebrity News and profiling

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EDGARS CLUB MEMBER BENEFITS To claim Edgars Death benefit – account pay off, Edgars Club payments must be up to date at time of death, and you must have been an Edgars Club member for at least 3 months. The claim must be submitted within 30 (thirty days) of the date of death and all legal documentation must be submitted with the claim, as per insurance industry norms.

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EDGARS HOSPITAL CASH PLAN The Edgars Hospital Cash Plan is not medical aid but a perfect cover against loss of income in the event of a family member being hospitalised formore than 48hrs. A member’s policlub

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Join The Edgars Club, Sign up for the Edgars Hospital Cash Plan and enjoy great benefits. cy will be able to cover a spouse, the children and any other relative they wish to be added to the policy. The Edgars Hospital Cash Plan gives you peace of mind and comfort in times of difficulty due to hospitalisation of either yourself or a family member. At a rate of up to $500 and $250 per day that you are admitted in hospital for an adult and a child respectively, it is a good deal to cover you against loss of income. BENEFITS OF THE EDGARS HOSPITAL CASH BACK PLAN * A cash payout of up to $500 for each day for an adult and $250 for a Edgars Club @ 5 years


financial services advertorial child for each day spent in hospital when admitted for more than 48 hours. The maximum payout per claim is $9,000 for adults per event and $4,500 for children and $12,000 and $9,000 per year respectively. * Dreaded disease benefit/Chronic ailments cover e.g. cancer * Immediate accident cover and three months’ waiting period for illness * Premiums are payable a month in advance by the 5th of every month * No medical examinations are required FOR THE ACCOUNT HOLDERS ONLY:* up to $500 Account credit relief for over 7days in hospital. * Death benefit of account balance clearance. ***NB: Membership is automatic for the account holder. All other beneficiaries MUST BE added by the account holder by coming in-store.

BIGGEST ADVANTAGES FOR YOU * Use the cash in any way you wish to e.g paying school fees, utility bills etc * Cash payouts of up to $500 and $250 for adults and kids respectively * Pays up to $9,000 and $4,500 for adults and kids per event if you are in hospital (after 48 hours) * Add as many dependents as you wish * Pre-existing conditions/ailments covered (including HIV/Aids) * Should you be diagnosed with HIV/Aids or any chronic ailment after the commencement of your policy, you will be covered * Immediate accident cover and three months’ waiting period for illness *** EDGARS ACCOUNT HOLDERS WHO ARE CLUB MEMBERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY COVERED

A plan that covers you and your loved ones

OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT NOW WITH EDGARS CLUB Please note all EHCP claims MUST be made within 30 days of patient being discharged from the hospital. Please ensure notification of hospitalization is sent to EHCP team 7 days within hospitalization. This is exclusive to club members only. Please app Edgars Club Customer Care line if you are unsure about the product and would like more information. This product is underwritten by FBC Insurance Company Limited (a member of the FBC Group). Edgars Club @ 5 years

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OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT NOW WITH EDGARS CLUB Please note all EHCP claims MUST be made within 30 days of patient being discharged from the hospital. Please ensure notification of hospitalization is sent to EHCP team 7 days within hospitalization. This is exclusive to club members only. Please app Edgars Club Customer Care line if you are unsure about the product and would like more information. This product is underwritten by FBC Insurance Company Limited (a member of the FBC Group). Edgars Club @ 5 years

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“Behind The Scenes at our Summer Campaign photoshoot”

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ctober already – how time flies! The year is now in its last quarter and one can’t help but reflect on what they have achieved in the past 9 months. Well, we are excited about achievement – having run with The Edgars Local Designclub

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ers Initiative since 2016. This year we unveil 3 very talented young designers whose ranges are showcased in this edition. We are proud of the hard work and dedication shown by the class of 2019. They bring the number of

young designers who have embarked on this program to 12. We hope to see you shopping for the limited edition ranges instore this month. October is an important month for Edgars as we also take time to spread awareness about Breast Cancer through partnering The Cancer AssoEdgars Club @ 5 years


ciation of Zimbabwe. We will be selling tees across all our stores, with all proceeds going towards spreading awareness about Breast Cancer in Zimbabwe. Our hope is to raise enough funding to get more people involved in the fight against breast cancer. #Fashionforward officially kicks off this month, this is our brand campaign were we celebrate the new season and usher in new product, amazing styles, unique fabrication and great design. #Fashionforward is

Launching: Fashion Forward

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about celebrating the individualism of you our customers – we look forward to sharing the new styling trends on all our platforms instore and on social media. Please do take time to come instore and discuss the new Edgars Hospital Cash Plan. There are some exciting prizes to be won for existing members who upgrade their plans and for new members who join. The catch is to add at least 3 dependants to qualify to win a car, TVs, Fridges or one of our amazing consola-

tion prizes. The Edgars Hospital Cash Plan has been revamped to give you better value and choice and most importantly cover you and your loved ones in the unfortunate event of hospitalization. We would love to hear from you about your instore experiences and the new look magazine, drop us a line at theclub@edgars.co.zw. Edgars Marketing Team

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Club members are now required to notify Edgars within 72 hours of their hospital admission for their claims to be valid. Members should provide the following details: * Edgars account number * Full name of the member hospitalised, * Name of hospital, * Date and time of hospitalization. Club members should email finserv@edgars.co.zw; sms/ whatsapp/call +263782711734 and leave the required details.

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Edgars Customer draws winner while MC Jefferson Muserera and Marvin Matia looks on

EDGARS HANDOVER CAR KEYS TO COMPETITION WINNER

customers who participated in the recent Kalose competition held in collaboration with Edgars Stores Zimbabwe. Jonathan Betah We all want to be rolling in from Kwekwe walked away with a the latest ride. We definitely grand prize of a Honda Fit valued know someone who is taking at ZWL$30 000 while the second his wheels for a spin, or maybe prize winner, Simpson Zibwowa, the car is still parked in the clinched an all-expense paid trip garage, or at a car wash‌. for two to the famed Suncity ReThen there is this one persort, South Africa son who taken a vacay and is The competition, which was open lounging by the beach side to all Edgars stores customers Want to know who they are, nationwide, ran from the 23rd of read on will let you in our latApril to the 31st of July 2019. est scoop.. The entry process involved cusThe tides turned in for two lucky tomers buying any Kalose Perfume club

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which expressed their individuality, unhibited style and personality to stand a chance of winning a car or a holiday get way for two (2). The winners were announced at a grand draw that was held on the 7th of September 2019 in Harare. Mr Betah who could not believe his lucky stars was clearly shocked when he was informed about the good news – he was convinced that it was a prank In keeping with true Edgars culture, Jonathan and Simpson were not the only ones smiling. To add an oomph factor to the grand draw, there were lots of exciting instore competitions and lucky shoppers walked away with hooEdgars Club @ 5 years

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vers, t-shirts, caps and shopping vouchers. Edgars officials handed over the car keys to the Grand Prize winner of the Honda Fit, Mr. Betah on the 21st of September 2019, during a handover ceremony held at Edgars Stores, Kwekwe Branch. As Edgars we play an indispensable role, we do more than sell trendy clothes, we ensure that we make our customer`s shopping journey is a memorable one through exciting promotions Congratulations to all the winners and for taking part in the Kalose Promotion.

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TRIPES :Bold stripes are all the rage in 2019. Timeless stripes are back in mostly a vertical orientation. Head to toe stripes are easy to pull off; think striped jumpsuit and dresses which require minimal effort but give maximum impact. If head to toe stripes is too much for you try subtle combos – striped tops and shirts to add excitement to your skinnies. To smarten up your stripes for the office throw a fitted blazer over. Earn and wear your stripes this season – this is a must have trend!

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ARTANS & PLAIDS : Nothing beats the good old classics but we are a generation that questions everything and always our own twist into things. If you are a stickler for the classic tartan that’s alright, however for the faithful trendsetters it’s time to update your plaids to bolder and less traditional colours. Traditionally tartans were worn by royals, commonly worn as Scottish kilts, scarves and coats and so

guide SS19 SUMMER TRENDS Written by Marshall Malikula

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on. For summer 2019 try out plaids in different trendy shades and shapes. For example wear a plaid 80s inspired dress ruffled or top instead of plain or even better a biker.

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be dressed up and down. EO GOTH: On days when you want to take it to the dark side chanel Goth vibes by predominantly wearing black. This trend is easy to pull off but you also have the attitude and personality for it. To pull it off make sure you cleverly put together all black on trend pieces in textured fabric. To finish the look wear a dark red or black lipstick.

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INIATURE BAGS Every season has its must have bag. The “it” bag is defined by shape and its size is what sets it apart from the rest. The new miniature bag is worn around the waist or across the torso and has been shrunk to fit no more than a phone and lipstick. The Fanny pack, Waist bag or Belt bag makes a return from the 90s. In the 90s the waist bag was a huge street wear staple but now has morphed into a Bucket contemporary piece that can Hats Edgars Club @ 5 years

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HE FUTURE OF FASHION…. New season, New Crop of designs to add in to your wardrobe. Their stars are rising and they show no sign of waning any time soon. From menswear to womenswear, the Local designers’ class of 2019 are bringing a new wave of classics to your closet. Want to add some fresh stylish finds to your wardrobe? Well Tendai Farai-Kunaka, David Charuma and Prince Mpopoma are the emerging brands to watch out for this season. club

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OLOUR, FABRICATION, STYLE The upcoming designers have several unique gems that you definitely need to add to your wardrobe. The designs celebrate various silhouettes in an apologetic way. If you have not embraced risqué fashion, the time is now. Where women`s designs reign supreme they have broken the mould with

edgy collections for men from Kitenge mixed media ensembles catering for both sexes to sheer dresses. Their unique play on unexpected details from sheer to Kitenge has us waiting for more. They have pushed their designs to the next level. The Young Designers inject life to muted hues with mixed media designs. These designs are guaranteed to become a fashion favourite on the style scene. Here is your opportunity to meet the designers who have invaded the fashion streets with a bang. Edgars Club @ 5 years


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DESIGNERS Edgars is inviting local designers to submit portfolios and stand a chance to be trained at Carousel factory (A member of the Edgars Group). You will also have your clothing line stocked and sold in selected Stores.

How to Enter:

Submit a business proposal after including • Mood board/s and sketches of a fashion line/ range to be stocked Sept/ Oct 2020 • A maximum of 3 samples of your best work • A detailed Curriculum Vitae • Any other documentation to support your entry

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TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY

• Internship at Carousel from February 2020 (Edgars Zimbabwe manufacturing factory based in Bulawayo) for 3 to 4 months. In this period you will be taught about the design & production process and be able to come up with a fashion line/ range that will be stocked in Edgars September – Oct 2020 • Access to fabric, trims and other material resources to be able to come up with the fashion line • Access to machinery to be able to come up with the fashion line • A monthly sustenance allowance paid out to you during the internship period. Drop entries at: Harare - Edgars Group Marketing Offices 2nd Floor Edgars store Cnr Robert Mugabe/Angwa Bulawayo – Edgars Stores Limited Head Office – Cnr Herbert Chitepo/9th Avenue Other towns – Drop your entry at your nearest Edgars or Jet store Package your entries neatly and address to Edgars Group Marketing Department (Local Designers 2020)

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Designers EDITION Get women’s fashion tips and style advice daily from the experts at Edgars. Includes all the latest fashion trends, news and guides for 2019.

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ong-sleeved, lightweight and often featuring a roll neck, this versatile trend will carry you spring and into the summer months. We’ll smother it in layers while it’s still cold—think open shirts, V-neck jumpers and boiler suits, then when spring arrives, we’ll tuck it into high-waisted tailored trousers and throw on a light blazer. Coming in a range of funky colours and prints— from florals to leopard—this is no ordinary base-layer, this is base-layer in party mode. Whatever hue you choose, you can guarantee it’ll add reams of personality to any ensemble. Edgars Club @ 5 years

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rincecharm clothing brand is the Dream: A luxury brand that is distinguished by its stylistic originality combined with the superior sartorial content of its creations. The strong identity of the Princecharm Clothing brand has evolved over the years while always remaining faithful to its inherent standards. An unmistakable style, the expression of unconventional luxury which, season after season, combines strong innovation with the powerful Mediterranean flavor of its origins. A brand whose essence lies in its contrasting features. Inspiration My Range is inspired by the everyday man personified by the character Gwinyai. Gwinyai is a simple guy who is carefree, outgoing and confident about what he wears. The Fit The Gwinyai Range is all about the fit. The measurements are tailored to the needs of the current man on the streets today. His fit makes the outfit more relatable to his personality. Fabrication • 100% cotton • Shirting • Twill • T-shirting • Denim • Tweed Suiting • Suede Prince Mpopoma club

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hay Factor Afrique is just as deep and colorful as the continent itself. It`s deep-rooted in the traditions and rich culture of a given locality, intertwined by Africa`s diversity. The brand caters for the young urbanite, mature and the young at heart. My range is inspired and tailor-made for the African woman`s silhouette. It’s also inspired by the African Continent, its diversity, people and food. The colors are navy, black, white and diverse prints which gives colour to the range. The design consists of button details and mixed media. The collection features fit pleated waist pants for men, double breasted shirts and Jackets. The Afrique Range has tailored, ground-breaking African lines for men and women who are tying the knot (The Lobola Issue). The breathtaking masterpieces are made from a combination of fabrics that range from • Scuba • Denim • Cotton Knits • Kitenge • Cotton Shirting • Suede David Charuma

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othingBasic, a range inspired by the Beau Monde;Nina Nina is modern African woman with a sense of style that oozes simple elegance. Her perspective on fashion is revolutionary balanced, blending her African heritage with her global exposure. She invests in the right pieces therefore is always well dressed for any occasion. She maintains a fresh dynamic capsule collection that speaks to her love for vibrancy and fun! She creates her own cool. The #NothingBasic range is an eclectic mix of multi-functional pieces that compliment a woman who has effortless style like Nina. The pieces in this collection are easily dressed up or 52 down. Every woman will find something that flatters her figure. The colours for this collection range from cool midnight blues and blacks to the burst of color that is Ankara. The mixed print blocking adds a touch of celebrating African Heritage. From the cool midnight blues and blacks to the burst of color – mixed print blocking – that is Ankara, this collection range truly celebrates the African Heritage. The Fabrication is a medley of soft suiting, chiffons, Satin Yo-yo light metallic knits, Ankara, lace and sheer mesh – all chosen for their wearability and complimentary enhancement of the female form, accentuating all the curves to perfection. club

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Like Nina, every woman will find everything to love about the #NothingBasic collection Beau Monde - Clothes you can live in! Tendai Farai-Kunaka Edgars Club @ 5 years


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WIN A MAKEOVER

Enter our competition and stand a chance to win a brand new look!

Let our creative stylist Marshall Malikula treat you to a brand new head-to-toe makeover. You will win a new look courtesy of Edgars Stores Zimbabwe, as well as a professional photoshoot that will appear in the next edition of The Edgars Club Magazine. To enter you must be an active club account holder and you must email us: 1. Your picture and 2. A 200 word motivation as to why you deserve to receive a makeover. Send your email to theclub@edgars.co.zw

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Marshall Malikula

Stylist & Grooming Consultant: Marshall Malikula is a Professional Stylist and Image consultant with a proven track record, for internationally acclaimed fashion brands across Southern Africa. Fashion and all things visual are his second nature. He has a vast wealth of experience in styling fashion shows, photo shoots, beauty pageants, corporate and personal grooming. More recently he started styling for a popular music programme on ZTV. His wide array of knowledge of fashion has seen him write for The Newsday, Zimbabwe Standard, Echo newspaper a weekly in Botswana as well as contributions to the Jet, Zimbabwe blog. Naturally, Marshall finds great joy and pride in transforming people, work and living spaces. His mantra is “No matter how you feel. Get up, Dress up, Show up and never give up!� club

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SHARON MATIYA

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y name is Sharon Matiya. I would be grateful if I receive a makeover from Edgars because that would help me regain my confidence and build self esteem.In my early 20’s I had so much confidence,competed for peagents and went as far to be Miss Tourism Zimbabwe finalist.Late 20’s I made a career a shift from Tourism to Construction industry and the motivation for makeover dropped.I no longer felt the urge to look presentable as my colleagues wore helmets and work suits.

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BEAUTY Best Skincare, Fragrance

Every day, natural makeup should be effortless, quick and easy, but achieving it requires skill and the ability to recognise what colours and tones suit your skin. club

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An authentic jewel of rare beauty is unveiled in Yellow Diamond, a fresh and vivid floral perfume by Versace. Like a burst of light, the fragrance gleams and glistens as it opens with notes of bright citron, a fresh pear sorbet, sparkling bergamot, and an accent of neroli. As its heart emerges, the rare elegance of orange blossom shines through the light of freesia and mimosa with the natural transparency of nymphea. 67

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ESTEE LAUDER Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Toning Lotion Transform your skin with this revitalizing 2-in-1 toning lotion plus exfoliator. Its gentle cushioning formula works as a toner to condition and balance skin. And as a refiner, it removes dry, dull skin cells. The multi-action formula works without drying. Reveals a brighter, smoother complexion.

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CLARINS SATINSMOOTH BODY LOTION A concentrated, age-defying treatment—with silkening Sorbier Bud extract that infuses skin with a satinsmooth luminosity and a fresh, healthy-looking glow. Clarins’ exclusive Katafay extract and Hyaluronic acid improve skin’s texture and elasticity, smoothing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. September 2019

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Dermatologist guide to

Summer Skin

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hree dermatologists offer their best tips to care for your skin this summer. Dermatologists spend summers underneath the same sun as the rest of us, but somehow their skin manages to stay clear and glowing all season long. Sure, it’s part of the job description, but even the

professionals have to work a bit harder to prevent breakouts and minimize sun damage during the summer months. Warm weather brings a whole slew of skin-care challenges and questions like, “Do I really have to moisturize even if it’s 100 degrees out and my face feels oily?” (Spoiler alert: Edgars Club @ 5 years


look smart beauty Yes.) Luckily, the experts know exactly how to face summer — pun intended — head on. “A solid routine should be applicable to all seasons and all climates. “With that said, there are a couple of changes one might consider when transitioning from winter to summer.” Ahead, we asked three dermatologists for their best summer skin-care advice. Consider this your definitive road map to healthy-looking skin all season long. Meet our experts, then keep scrolling for their favorite summer skin-care hacks and yes, one final reminder to wear broadspectrum SPF.

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. LIGHTEN UP YOUR SKIN-CARE ROUTINE. If you’re not wearing a winter coat, why should your skin? “In the summer, I generally remind patients that just like their wardrobe, their skin-care routine may need to be a little more lightweight,” says Ibrahim. The heat and humidity of summer means you can swap out a heavier Edgars Club @ 5 years

cleanser (think cream or oil cleanser) in favor of a gentle, foaming option.

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. ADOPT A DUAL-PURPOSE MOISTURIZER. To help lighten things up, Ibrahim recommends switching to a combination moisturizer and sunscreen during the summer. “A lightweight moisturizer with SPF of 30 or higher may be plenty for most people,” he says. In fact, Ibrahim notes that thicker moisturizers can lead to clogged pores, inflammation, and acne. Especially if you have acne-prone or oily skin, losing one skin-care step with a combination moisturizer/SPF can help keep skin clear.

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. BUT DON’T STOP MOISTURIZING COMPLETELY. That extra layer of sweat on your face does not count as a moisturizer. “Despite the weather being hot and humid, you still need to moisturize. Even if your skin already feels oily, you should always follow cleansing with a

moisturizer. Moisturizers reestablish the stratum corneum, your outermost layer of the skin, which protects from harmful pollutants and chemicals and prevents further irritation or dryness. This is where that combination moisturizer/SPF comes in: A lightweight texture will help keep that outer layer nourished without feeling too heavy on your skin.

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. INVEST IN A SOLID VITAMIN C SERUM. “Vitamin C is great year-round, but all the more important in the summer,” says Ibrahim. Vitamin C helps prevent hyperpigmentation, improve the appearance of fine lines, and can help with collagen production. Layer a few drops on your skin between cleansing and moisturizer.

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you have oily skin, Ostad suggests incorporating “more exfoliation” into your skin-care routine. That doesn’t mean a daily dose of all your favorite acids, but try slowly increasing the amount of days you exfoliate per week. Ostad recommends alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) pads to “open up blocked pores and remove oils that result in acne.” Plus they feel nice and soothing on stressed-out summer skin.

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Take a close look at your makeup product labels and only keep those that are non-comedogenic. That’s a fancy word for a product formulated without pore-clogging ingredients. Especially over the summer, wear makeup that is not going to occlude your skin.” That might include options like a powder sunscreen, an oil-free primer, or a lightweight foundation.

. CUT DOWN YOUR TUB TIME. Between workouts, beach days, and plain old summer sweat, many of us shower more than once a day during the summer. Ibrahim recommends keeping showers short, around four to five minutes. Over-showering, or showering in water that is too hot, can lead to over-drying your skin, leading to inflammation and even summertime eczema.

Also, when it comes to makeup during summer months, go minimal. That’s because your skin needs to breathe when the weather is super hot and humid. If you absolutely cannot do without your foundation, go for a tinted moisturizer with SPF and layer it with face powder to avoid any patchy spots. Do not forget your lips. Instead of lipsticks, use tinted lip balms with SPF. Avoid heavy eye makeup. Stick to a simple kajal instead.

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. STAY IN THE SHADE. All our experts recommend their patients

wear sun-protective clothing, wide-brim hats, and sunglasses in the sun. We don’t expect you to wear a long-sleeve shirt every single moment you’re on the beach, but be mindful to expose as little of your body as possible to direct sunlight. That might mean sitting underneath an umbrella, wearing an extra-large hat, or avoiding the midday sun.

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. DON’T FORGET TO HYDRATE. “Hydration is always important for our skin, but even more so in the summer,” says Ostad. Aim for eight glasses of water a day, which Ostad promises will have “great results” when it comes to your skin. Hydration can also help skin recover after a sunburn — but we know you’re all too smart to get those in the first place.

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. SPF, SPF, SPF. We saved the most important, fundamental, don’t-leave-homewithout-it tip for last: Wear sunscreen. Each of our experts recommends Edgars Club @ 5 years


a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on all exposed skin. Don’t forget about hands, feet, ears, and lips. “It is also important to note that sunscreen needs to be reapplied every couple of hours, so make sure to pack extra sunscreen for longer summer days outdoors,” says Ibrahim. Pro tip: Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to reapply.

clarifying mask. For acne-prone areas: You want to soothe these inflamed and irritated areas. Try a calming and soothing mask full of antiinflammatories. For dry areas: Gel-based masks full of B vitamins and hyaluronic acid

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are your BFF for these parched areas. For scars and hyperpigmentation: In these areas, it’s crucial to focus on skin cell regeneration. Chose a mask packed with vitamins C and A for healthy results.

MULTI-MASKING Most estheticians and dermatologists will tell you that layering mask after mask isn’t actually helpful for your skin. Too many masks with too many ingredients can leave your skin feeling convoluted and even irritated. Ingredients lose their potency when combined with ones that aren’t conducive. Instead, try multi-masking! One mask can’t heal all, so focus on the different areas and concerns of your face.

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WHY NUTRITION FROM EATING WELL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF FITNESS

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he food we eat plays a vital role in how we look and feel. Regular exercise is important but according to research, nutrition has the largest impact on our fitness. Using food as our medicine has become a popular theme for health improvement.

food intake as the most important part of our fitness programs. Some physicians are teaching healthy eating habits and lifestyle as a way to improve overall health by reducing obesity and related disease.

The trend is now to focus on healthy food intake as a primary fitness goal. When healthy eating habits become a lifestyle, we are healthier and happier. Eating right allows us to reduce body fat, lose a few pounds, feel more confident and reduce our risk of illness. Frequent studies are indicating healthy

dense foods, or “superfoods,� include lean proteins, healthy carbohydrates, and fats essential to our health. Superfoods are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Antioxidants are shown to reduce inflammation in our body helping us fight disease and illness. Inflammation

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is said to be the leading cause of many diseases. Powerful antioxidants in leafy greens and vegetables, for example, help detoxify the body removing harmful chemicals. Some superfoods contain compounds that increase our metabolism for more efficient fat burning. Red peppers contain a molecule called capsaicin shown to enhance the rate we burn body fat. Tip: Eating healthy food helps improve health, and can also enable us to reach fitness goals.

How Do Quercetin Rich Foods Help? Quercetin is a powerful

antioxidant naturally occurring in a wide variety of plant foods. In fact, quercetin research indicates it to be one of the most potent antioxidants with numerous health benefits. Many athletes supplement with quercetin to reduce muscle inflammation caused by intense workouts. According to a study published in the International Journal of Preventative Medicine, quercetinsupplementation significantly improved athletic performance, increased metabolic rate and lean mass among athletes. The following foods are a rich source of quercetin: • Apples • Onions • Broccoli • Berries

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foods containing certain compounds. We can increase the rate we burn fat naturally according to nutrition research. Eating foods that stimulate and enhance the fat burning process will help us reduce fat more effectively. Adding metabolism boosting foods will be a great supplement to your existing workout and nutrition program. The following foods are shown to increase our metabolism: • Hot peppers (active component capsaicin) • Green tea (active component caffeine) • Black coffee (active component caffeine) • Cold water (500 ml of water daily increased metabolic rate by 30%) • Whole grains (aiding component fiber and iron) • Yogurt (aiding component calcium and probiotics) • Apples (aiding component fiber) • Nuts and seeds (aiding component essential fatty acids) • Fatty fish (aiding component Omega-3 fatty acids)

Peanut Butter Is a Superfood

Peanut butter just so happens to be the number one sports nutrition superfood. It contains healthy fat, is nutrient-dense and shown to provide long-lasting energy for optimal athletic performance. Selecting natural or organic peanut butter is recommended to avoid added sugar and preservatives. Peanut butter contains quality nutrientsand supplies lasting energy at 90 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. It also contains 7 grams of protein per ounce compared September 2019

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to other nuts only supplying 4 grams. Adequate protein intake is essential for muscle growth. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol making it a heart-healthy food. Research indicates consuming 1.5 ounces of peanut butter per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. Tip: Peanut butter is high in fiber and an excellent source of plant protein. It also contains niacin, folate, vitamin E and other essential nutrients and minerals.

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The term fitness food is interchangeable with superfoods. Eating a diet rich in fitness foods is essential to our health. Incorporating healthy nutrition and knowing what that means is vital to achieving a lean and healthy body. The following is a list of foods favored by fitness enthusiasts: • Oats (high in fiber, improves digestion/ increases metabolism) • Eggs (protein source, muscle building) • Greens (antioxidants, reduces inflammation) • Apples (antioxidants, reduces inflammation/increases metabolism) • Lean meats/fish (amino acids, protein source, muscle building)

Is Coffee Healthy or Not?

Should we drink coffee? This is a popular question and although not the best drink for some, overall studies show coffee as beneficial to our health and fitness. Coffee contains antioxidants but also caffeine. Caffeine is a natural stimulant shown to increase our metabolic rate. club

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Many athletes are using coffee as a preworkout drink to benefit from this effect. Low to moderate doses (1-2 cups) of coffee are shown to significantly improve athletic performance. Drinking black coffee 30 minutes prior to exercise is said to have the best ergogenic results. It’s shown to improve our endurance and enable us to exercise longer. Coffee is also indicated to improve our mental focus and increase energy levels. Clearer thinking promotes a more productive and effective workout. Coffee is also shown to reduce exercise-induced muscle pain. Coffee also contains powerful antioxidants shown to reduce chronic disease and illness. Studies have shown it helps individuals suffering from Parkinson’s disease and to reduce the incidence of gallstones. Because caffeine is a stimulant, consult your physician prior to drinking coffee if you are hypertensive, pregnant, breastfeeding, or have high blood pressure or diagnosed heart disease.

Eat Superfoods Daily

Superfoods play an important part in achieving and maintaining a healthy body. Nutritionists may vary in their lists of which foods are best but agree they’re all essential. Eating a wide variety of superfoods daily will satisfy nutrient requirements for optimal body functioning. Start with the following top superfoods for improved health and fitness: • Oats •Blueberries • Apples • Green tea • Flaxseed • Broccoli • Yogurt • Olive oil •Beans •Cinnamon Edgars Club @ 5 years


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here really isn’t a more versatile ingredient to always have on hand in the refrigerator than eggs. Eggs help us start our days off right and give our baked goods moisture and structure. They’re also inexpensive, full of protein, and a lifesaver at dinner when you need to throw a quick meal together. Edgars Club @ 5 years

But eggs at dinner can be just more than just scrambled eggs; they can truly be the star! Whether they’re stirred into soups, baked with veggies or lentils, or fried on top of polenta or greens, here are 30 delicious ways to eat eggs for dinner tonight.

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EASY EGG CURRY Tender eggs are smothered in a super rich curry sauce with a tomato and coconut base. The recipe shows you how to cook a tasty curry using minimal ingredients, making it a perfect dish for a busy weekday dinner. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 servings Calories: 425kcal INGREDIENTS: 6 large Eggs 1 tablespoon butter (or vegetable oil) 1 white onion , minced 4 cloves garlic , minced 1 tablespoon ginger , minced 4 tablespoons curry powder (or 3 tablespoons for a less spicy dish) (*Footnote 1) 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 can (14 oz / 400g) tomatoes , diced 1 can (14 oz / 400g) full-fat unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock)

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1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari sauce for gluten-free) Salt to taste Chopped cilantro leaves for garnish (Optional) INSTRUCTIONS Boil the egg To boil the eggs, heat a pot of water (enough to cover all the eggs, but not including the eggs yeover high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat. Carefully place the eggs into the pot using a ladle, to prevent the shells from cracking. Boil 6 minutes for runny yolks, 8 minutes for medium soft-boiled, or 10 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. While cooking the eggs, prepare an ice bath by combining ice and tap water in a big bowl. Once the eggs are cooked, immediately transfer them to the ice bath to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. If you don’t have ice on hand, simply run cool tap water over the eggs for a couple minutes until they cool down. If you plan to serve the curry as soon as the sauce is done, peel the eggs and set them aside. If you’re making the curry ahead and serving it later, store the eggs in the fridge for up to 4 days and peel them when you’re ready to serve. Cook the curry Add butter or oil to a 4-quart / 3.78-liter dutch oven (or a medium-sized nonstick skilleand heat over medium heat until hot. Add onions. Cook and stir until soft and lightly golden, 8 minutes or so. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook and stir for 1 minute to release the fragrance. Edgars Club @ 5 years

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Add the curry powder, cumin powder, and ground black pepper. Stir and cook to mix well, 1 minute or so. Add the canned tomatoes and coconut milk. Stir and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken stock or vegetable stock and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Turn to medium-low heat. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, or until the curry thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt if necessary. Turn off heat and remove the pot from the stove. Add the eggs when you’re ready to serve, especially for the runny yolk / soft boiled eggs, so they stay soft. Serve hot over steamed rice garnished with cilantro (if desireas a main dish.

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* I used packaged curry powder mix in this recipe. The mild Madras curry powder will work well, too. * Boiled Egg Tip: Once the eggs have cooked, immediately place them in a ice water bath to stop them from cooking and maintain your perfect texture. Eggs cooked between 12-14 minutes are perfect for all hard boiled eggs recipes, such as my egg salad, avocado egg salad, classic potato salad and deviled eggs. For soft boiled eggs, I love a good 6 1/2 minute egg, but my parents prefer 7 minute eggs. It’s all just personal preference, so find the time that works best for you. September 2019

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Shakshuka (Egg Poached In Sauce) Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 people Calories: 170kcal

1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 4 eggs chopped fresh parsley or basil

Reduce heat to mediumlow. Cover. Let the eggs poach in the tomato sauce until white are set but yolks are still runny. This can take 8 to 12 minutes. INGREDIENTS (10 minutes is the sweet 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin INSTRUCTIONS spot for me but it varies 1/4 white or yellow onion On the stove saute your depending on the stove, diced diced onion in olive oil pan, and how securely the 2 tsp minced garlic on medium heat until the cover sits on the pan.) 28 oz crushed tomatoes onion softens and becomes Sprinkle chopped fresh from a can translucent (about 3 to 5 parsley or basil over your 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos minutes). eggs and sauce. Spoon the 1/2 tsp salt Add the garlic. Stir egg and sauce over toast, 1/2 tsp paprika frequently for about 2 potatoes, or veggies for a 1/2 tsp ground cumin minutes until garlic has a filling meal! club

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Spicy White Bean Eggs Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:35 minutes Total Time:45 minutes Servings: 6 Calories: 231kcal INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil 1 small sweet onion thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp paprika pinch cinnamon 1 can whole peeled tomatoes pureed in a blender 2 tbsp chopped parsley divided 2 cups cooked white beans or 1 can, drained and rinsed 6 whole eggs cracked into individual small bowls sea or kosher salt to taste cracked black pepper to taste 1/4 c shredded parmesan cheese INSTRUCTIONS Heat a 12� skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the oil, and heat until it shimmers. Add the onion and saute, stirring frequently, until translucent, 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and saute, stirring continuously, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the red pepper flakes, oregano, Edgars Club @ 5 years

cinnamon, and paprika to the onions and garlic. Stir to coat the onions in the spices and sautĂŠ until the spices are toasted and fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low. Add the pureed tomatoes, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir to combine and simmer 10 minutes. Taste the sauce for seasoning and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Add the white beans, stir to combine, and simmer an additional 5 minutes. Make a well in the tomato sauce using

the back of a wooden spoon. Gently an egg into the well, pouring as much of the whites first as possible. Spoon some of the sauce over the whites to partially bury them. Repeat with the remaining eggs, then season each egg with salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium. Simmer until the whites are set, but the yolks are still runny, 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Sprinkle the dish with the remaining tablespoon of parsley, and garnish with shredded parmesan cheese. September 2019

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Pot Egg Biryani Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 15 minutes (highly recommend This flavorful egg biryani this brand) is absolutely delicious 2 tablespoons oil or ghee and easy to make: you Whole Spices: can cook the eggs and rice 5 cardamom pods together all in one pot! 4 whole cloves club

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1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon garam masala ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon cayenne, adjust to taste ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon turmeric 1 cup water 6 eggs Cilantro leaves, chopped Mint leaves, chopped INSTRUCTIONS Soak the basmati rice in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain, rinse and set aside. Press the sauté button and add the oil to the pot. Allow it a minute to heat up, then add the whole spices and stir. Once the cumin seeds brown, add the onions. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown.Add the garlic, ginger, ground spices and stir, then add the tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until it softens a bit. Add rice and water to the pot, then place a steamer basket into the pot (on top of the rice). Place the eggs in the steamer basket. Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure. Quick release pressure. Remove the steamer basket and the eggs Edgars Club @ 5 years

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from the pot. Place the eggs into a bowl of ice cold water for 5 minutes. Peel the eggs. Optional step: at this point, you can fry the eggs in a pan on the stovetop to give the eggs a bit more flavor and color. To do this, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the eggs and sprinkle a pinch of paprika, cayenne, turmeric and salt on the eggs. Place the peeled eggs back into the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with cilantro, mint and ghee-coated cashews and raisins if using.

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To make the optional ghee-coated cashews and raisins, melt 2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan over low-medium heat on the stovetop. Add ⅓ cup of halved cashews and 2 tablespoons of golden raisins to the pan and stir-fry until the cashews begin to turn golden. You can also scramble an egg and add it to the rice for more protein/egg flavor if you’d like! I would do this in a separate pan and then add it to the rice at the end. Most Indians grow up knowing to eat around the whole spices once a dish is served, however if you or your guests are not used to this, you can remove them prior to serving. I absolutely love this brand of basmati rice – it is very different (in my opinion) than other brands of basmati rice. September 2019

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Caramel Apple Cake

This Caramel Apple Cake is a showstopper and the perfect cake for any occasion and the upcoming holiday season. Soft apple cake layers filled with apple cinnamon filling, frosted with caramel buttercream and topped with caramel sauce. INGREDIENTS Caramel Sauce 1 cup butter (226g) club

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1 cup brown sugar (200g) 1 cup cream (240ml) 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp honey (15ml)

Apple Filling 2+1/2 cups peeled and diced apples (1 lbs / 453g) 1/2 cup granulated white sugar (100g) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (15ml) 2 tbsp butter (28g) apple cake

3 cups cake flour (360g) 1 tbsp baking powder 1+1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt 1 cup oil (240ml) 1 cup brown sugar (200g) 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (191g) 2 tsp pure vanilla essence 3 large eggs

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1 cup butter, room temperature (226g) 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted (240g) 2 tsp pure vanilla essence 1/2 cup caramel sauce (160g) 1-2 apples for decoration if desired INSTRUCTIONS Apples: Toss peeled & diced apples in 1 Tbsp light brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Set aside. Apple Spice Cake: Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour three 6� cake rounds, line with parchment. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine vegetable oil and sugars. Beat until well combined (2 mins). Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture in 3 parts. Fold in apples. Spread batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for 45-50 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly Edgars Club @ 5 years

clean. Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely. Caramel: Place sugar and water into a medium pot, stir to combine, but to not stir from this point forward. Cook over high heat, washing down the sides of the pot with a pastry brush dipped in water as needed to prevent crystals. Cook until desired color of caramel is reached (amber) and immediately remove from heat. Very slowly pour in heavy cream while whisking quickly. The mixture will bubble up (a lot) and boil. Add butter, return to heat, and bring back to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes whisking constantly. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a container and place in fridge to thicken.* Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream: Place egg whites and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk until combined.**

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Place bowl over a hot water bath on the stove and whisk constantly until the mixture reads 160F on a candy thermometer and is no longer grainy to the touch (approx. 3mins). Place bowl on your stand mixer and whip on medhigh until the meringue is stiff and cooled (the bowl is no longer warm to the touch (approx. 5-10mins)). Switch to paddle attachment. Slowly add cubed butter and mix until smooth. Add cooled caramel and whip until smooth.*** Assembly: Trim cake layers if needed. Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with 2/3 cup of frosting, spread evenly. Repeat with remaining layers. Frost and smooth the outside with a thin crumb coat. Chill for 20mins. Using a small spoon, place dollops of caramel around the top edges of the cooled cake, allowing some to drip down. Fill in the top of the cake with more caramel and spread evenly with an offset spatula.**** September 2019

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The October Notebook

What to see, do and experience in the month of October 2019

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For Equality to commemorate Women’s Equality Day on August 26 under the “Sculpted for Equal Rights” initiative by prominent Australian artists Tererai Trent Author, Scholar Gillie and Marc visited her village. She Schattner. has since achieved The husband and wife duo her dreams of getting said they realized that there a masters and a were fewer statues of women doctorate. -- less than 3% in New York -- compared to men, so they set Her inspirational story caught the attention out to give more recognition of Oprah Winfrey to women who have made an who gave Trent $1.5 impact in society. Trent, 54, was kept out of school million in donations to rebuild her elementary for most of her childhood school in Zimbabwe in because of of her gender, but partnership with Save she taught herself how to read the Children in 2011. and write while living with her The subjects of the parents in rural Zimbabwe. She relocated to the US in 1998 statues were chosen by a public vote and after she was discovered by were unveiled on the an American non-profit that anniversary of women getting the right to @EdgarsZW @EdgarsZW vote.

ererai Trent stands tall alongside Oprah as New York statue unveiled A life-size statue of 10 women including media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett was unveiled in New York Monday. Among them is a Zimbabwean scholar who was denied education growing up because of her gender. The women were honored for their work championing gender equality by Statues

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MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 18 October 2019 (USA) Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora. Together, they must face new allies and enemies in a bid to protect the magical lands which they share.

LIZZO ‘Cuz I Love You’ Lizzo drops Cuz I Love You on the edge of turning 31. It’s a flawless major-label after the debut, album she grabbed ears with her indie gems. No filler here — just 33 minutes of twerk-core, hip-hop self-love anthems, torchy soul ballads, plus the occasional moment where she busts out her inner Tull to play flute hero. Lizzo’s woodwind muse, Sasha Flute, has its own Instagram, becoming the most iconic axe to rock the hit parade.

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TV-MA | 5h 30min | Drama, History,Thriller | TV Mini-Series (2019) Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the April 1986 nuclear plant disaster which occurred in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Soviet Union), telling the stories of the people who caused the disaster and those who responded to it. The series depicts some of the lesser known stories of the disaster, including the efforts of the firefighters who were the first responders on the scene, volunteers, and teams of miners tasked with digging a critical tunnel. Edgars Club @ 5 years

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ASCORBIC ACID Ascorbic Acid Don’t get tripped up by the fancy name; ascorbic acid is actually just vitamin C! (Well, technically, vitamin C is L-ascorbic acid.) Vitamin C/ ascorbic acid is a wonderful antioxidant that reduces fine lines and fights freeradicals as well as acting as a brightening agent that fades dark spots. Ascorbic acid is great for all skin types, so it’s time to get yourself a vitamin C serum no matter who you are.

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Mushrooms are classified as vegetables in the food world, but they are not technically plants.They belong to the fungi kingdom. 1.Mushrooms endowed with natural proteins, ample amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.2. They contain vitamin B-12 in sufficient quantities which otherwise lacking in any plant produces.3.Despite of their high quality nutritional composition, they relatively low in calories, and fats and contain zero cholesterol.4. Additionally, mushrooms carry natural anti-oxidants such as ergothinene, phenolic pigments etc.5. They indeed are excellent sources of essential minerals like manganese, selenium, zinc, copper, iodine, and molybdenum.6. Furthermore, mushrooms are modest sources of vitamin-D (ergo-calciferol).Vitamin D plays a vital role in the calcium and phosphate metabolism. club

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GOOD HAIR VITAMINS Your hair needs vitamin A to stay moisturized and grow. Good sources include sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, kale and some animal foods. B-vitamins help carry oxygen and nutrients to your scalp, which aids in hair growth. Whole grains, meat, seafood and dark, leafy greens are all good sources of B-vitamins. Vitamin C is needed to make collagen and can help prevent hair from aging. Good sources include peppers, citrus fruits and strawberries.Vitamin D’s actual role in hair growth is not understood, but one form of hair loss is linked to deficiencies. You can increase vitamin D levels through sun exposure. KNOW ABOUT GINGIVITIS Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gingiva, the part of your gum around the base of your teeth. The most common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene. Good oral health habits, such as brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily and getting regular dental checkups, can help prevent and reverse gingivitis. Healthy gums are firm and pale pink and fitted tightly around the teeth. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include: Swollen or puffy gums, Dusky red or dark red gums, Gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss, Bad breath, Receding. Edgars Club @ 5 years

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What are the best things to do in Aswan? From the Nubian Museum to the High Dam temples of and Abu Simbel and Philae to the romantic islands in the Nile and shopping in things to do in Aswan that made me fall in love with this Egyptian t

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swan is a warm, welcoming and relaxing city, full of incredible things to see and do. After the hectic time we had exploring Cairo for three days, Aswan came as a wonderful surprise – the weather was stifling hot even in March, but the traffic and street hassle were far less compared to Cairo, and we immediately felt at ease. Egypt is an amazing country, full of history, traditions and culture – and given that Aswan is located in the south of the country, hours away from places like Cairo and Luxor, many travellers may be tempted to leave it out of their Egypt itinerary.

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In my opinion, you can’t miss it! Not only can you learn about Ancient Egypt in Aswan, with lots of historical and archaeological sights in the city or just outside, you’ll also find peaceful Nubian villages and beautiful views of the Nile, the perfect antidote to super urbanised Cairo. Sailing the mighty river you’ll also find some peaceful islands where you can spend a day surrounded by nature, and a few hours away you’ll find the temples of Abu Simbel and Philae, which are definitely worth mentioning among Aswan’s main things to do.

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. Visit the Spice Market – Best Shopping in Aswan! The spice market in Aswan was by far my favourite in the whole of Egypt. Every night, after spending the day touring Aswan’s many sights and attractions, we crossed the Nile by boat and spent some time browsing Sharia alSouq, the market of Aswan, shopping for cinnamon, saffron, karkade, cloves, bergamot, pepper and nutmeg.

Located in the centre of the town, just a stone’s throw from the train station and the banks of the Nile, the Aswan spice market is the ideal place to hunt for souvenirs – its stalls are full of spices, traditional galebeyas (robes) and fabrics, silverware and treasures of all kinds. It is a fun place to explore, and in general sellers are friendlier and less aggressive than in other markets around the country. It’s worth shopping for perfumes, which in Aswan are said to be especially good. Nubian embroideries also make for a wonderful, unique gift, since they’re hard to find elsewhere in Egypt. If you like karkade, the cool hibiscus drink found everywhere in Egypt, you will September 2019

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be spoiled for choice among the huge buckets of dark red hibiscus petals that you can buy to recreate the drink at home! Truly the best place for shopping in Aswan!

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main Nubian village, located on the Eastern bank. Here are 6 of the best places to stay in Aswan! Sofitel Legend Old Cataract – colonial-style hotel on the West bank of the Nile views and wonderful gardens Pyramisa Isis Corniche Aswan Resort – modern hotel on the Aswan Corniche, offering great value for money, ideal for those who want to be near the city!

There are lots of hotels and guesthouses to stay in Aswan – whether you’re after a luxury, midrange or budget stay, you’re sure to find something of your liking. If you prefer large hotels with all mod-cons, opt to stay on the Western bank of the Nile, where the centre of Aswan is located. For something more ‘local’ and relaxed, stay Aswan Museum in the Aswan’s

Mövenpick Resort Aswan – unique location on Elephantine island, surrounded by nature, silence and lots of historic sites nearby Anakato – guesthouses in colourful Nubian houses, with three locations in the Nubian village in Aswan Nubian Holiday House – in a secluded location in the Nubian village in Aswan, this guesthouse run by friendly Habibi has a spectacular rooftop with Nile views Ekadolli Nubian Guesthouse – another solid guesthouse option in the Nubian village near Aswan

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. Learn about Nubian History and Culture at the Nubian Museum After spending an entire afternoon exploring the magical Egyptian Museum in Cairo, we couldn’t miss

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the Nubian Museum, the best thing to do in Aswan according to Lonely Planet! If you are interested in the culture and history of the Kingdom of Kush (ancient Nubia) this museum is a must. It documents and showcases a culture that has been more or less wiped out with the construction of the Aswan Dam, which flooded much of the original valley. On display there are also many wonderful black and white photos of the incredible project put in place to save the Philae and Abu Simbel temples from the rising waters of the dam, along with extensive photographs of other monuments that are now lost forever under the waters of the lake. In addition to fully explaining the history of Nubia and its people, the ethnographic section shows beautiful Nubian handicrafts and folk art. Do not miss the mud brick mausoleums of the Fatimid cemetery, just behind the museum. The cemetery keepers are happy to take visitors on a tour and can show you the most interesting mausoleums, but do not forget to leave them a small tip (they will definitely remind you!) Edgars Club @ 5 years

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. Escape the Traffic at Elephantine Island

Aswan may be chilled out in Egyptian terms, but it is still a busy city. If you want to escape some of the bustle but still explore some Ancient Egypt in Aswan, your best bet is heading to Elephantine Island, the largest island in the Nile just opposite the city of Aswan. Part of the island houses the Mövenpick Resort Aswan, one of the top luxury hotels in the city, and a solid accommodation choice if you’re after a hasslefree stay. The island is a delightful place for a walk, wandering the quiet, dusty streets of the traditional Nubian villages of Koti and Siou, with their brightly-painted houses. Koti and Siou are inhabited by the descendants of the ancient population that inhabits the region comprised between Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan. Nubian villages are known for their bright wall paintings – you’ll also notice that life happens in the street, with children running around and playing, and groups of locals chatting on their doorsteps and courtyard. The Nubian villages of Elephantine Island are a

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. See the Nilometer and Aswan Museum

At the southern tip of Elephantine Island you’ll also find the ruins of Abu, the oldest settlement in Aswan, including the ancient Temple of the Kingdom of Khnum and the Temple of Satet. Nearby there is also the Aswan Museum – however, the main section, housed in the villa of Sir William Willcocks, is currently closed for restoration. You can only visit the modern annex, but the artefacts it contains are very similar to those found in the Nubian Museum. Down a flight of stairs on the southern tip of the island you’ll also find the famous nilometer, one of the most famous things to see in Aswan, and an example the engineering skills and sophistication of ancient Egyptians. The ancient Egyptians used the nilometer to measure the river level, the times September 2019

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when the water lowered and when it rose, allowing them to estimate the height of the yearly floods, and then to predict the success of the harvest. Elephantine Island is an interesting place to get to know local life, and it will only cost you 2 LE (Egyptian pounds) to reach it by boat from the Aswan pier. Some boatmen will try to charge you more claiming that 2 LE is ‘Nubian price’, but please stand firm and refuse to pay any more.

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. Have a Drink at the Old Cataract Hotel Confession time – I LOVE historic hotels, the kind of place where you can retreat to for a drink or to sit in a shaded garden, following the footsteps of legendary travellers. One of such places is the Old Cataract Hotel, a former British colonial property now managed by Sofitel. After being closed for a lengthy restoration, the hotel is now back in business – inside you’ll find crimson chandeliers, Moorish club

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domes, Persian carpets, and a timeless decadent feel throughout. The walls of the lobby are adorned with the photos of former guests like Lady Diana, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie, who also used the hotel as a setting for her novel Death on the Nile. Rooms with Nile view can be had for about €250, which is a steal considering that the hotel is absolutely stunning. Otherwise, you can still experience the atmosphere visiting the panoramic terrace with views over the Nile and Elephantine for a cup of tea or karkade.

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. Go Wow Again at the Unfinished Obelisk During the times of ancient Egypt, many temples and

Unfinished Obelisk monuments were built with granite coming from the quarries in the vicinity of Aswan, said to be the best in the country. The Northern Quarry near Aswan still houses what was going to be the world’s tallest obelisk – the Unfinished Obelisk, a mammoth slab of granite 42 meters high, 10 more than the Lateran Obelisk in Rome, the tallest standing one in existence. Not much is known about the Unfinished Obelisk – who commissioned it, where it was going to be placed and when. It is assumed that its construction was abandoned due to large cracks in the rock that rendered it unstable. It’s definitely one of the most interesting things to do in Edgars Club @ 5 years


Aswan, and a great place to learn about Ancient Egypt in Aswan – you can still see original worker’s marks, providing an insight into the construction techniques of the time of the Pharaohs.

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many species of palms and other native flora – including rare palm trees such as the Royal Palm, Sabal Palm, and the Phonic Pam tree. The island is very popular with the locals for picnics or just for afternoon walks, and

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people are indigenous of Southern Egypt and traditionally they live in houses painted in bright, vivid colours. The floors are made of sand, and not all rooms have a roof, because it rarely rains in Aswan. You can see some traditional Nubian villages in Aswan – there are some on Elephantine Island, or just make your way across to the Eastern bank of the Nile, where you’ll find more Nubian villages, including some guesthouses. Historically, the Nubians lived in the

. Wander the Botanical Gardens in Kitchener Island If you love nature, one of the most unforgettable things to do in Aswan is exploring El Nabatat Island, also known Botanical Gardens, Kitchener as Kitchener Island, located right next to Elephantine Island on the Nile. This island was once owned by Lord Kitchener who turned it into a verdant garden of exotic plants from Asia and The-Temple-Philae-Aswan-Egypt Africa – after his death, the island passed into it can easily be reached by Nile valley south of Aswan. the hands of the Egyptian motorboat or felucca from However, the flooding government, who was used the Aswan Pier. caused by the construction as a research station and of the High Dam submerged turned it into a botanical . Experience Local many villages, forcing people Life in the Nubian garden. to move closer to the city. Villages near Aswan As we South of Aswan, there’s a mentioned before, Nubian The island’s gardens house pretty Nubian village

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that is often visited during felucca excursions, but the atmosphere is somewhat manufactured. We recommend staying at the Nubian Holiday House just across the Nile, and explore the surrounds and the villages on Elephantine independently.

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Two words of warning about visiting Nubian villages in Aswan. Please avoid giving sweets or tips to children in exchange for photos, and only take pictures if you can ask an adult for permission. Also, some families keep crocodiles in their houses to show tourists – these crocodiles are usually kept in dire conditions, so don’t reinforce this practice by taking pictures or paying to see them.

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. Enjoy the View at the Tombs of the Nobles The Tombs of the Nobles, located on the Eastern bank of the Nile not far from the Nubian village, are mainly tombs of Egyptian princes dating back to the Old Kingdom, but there are some that belong to the Middle and the New Kingdom. Inside, the tombs have marvellous paintings showing scenes of everyday life, but many of the tombs are closed due to club

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maintenance work. However, you might find some ‘guardians’ offering to open them up for you – for a fee, of course! The most recognisable tomb is Qubbet el-Hawa, also known as ‘the wind dome’, located on the top of the sand hill. Inside, there is nothing to see, but the hike to the top is worthwhile, with excellent views of the entire Nile valley, as well as Aswan and the nearby Nubian villages. The hike is very sandy it’s very hot year round, but in summer the heat becomes truly unbearable. Try to go there early in the morning, or towards sunset!

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. Check Out the Aga Khan Mausoleum This is definitely one of the most off the beaten track things to do in Aswan. The Aga Khan Mausoleum stands out imposingly and austere on the top of a hill overlooking the Nile, close to the villa where the Aga Khan used to spend part of the winter all throughout his life. The Aga Khan was the 48th Imam of the Shiite Ismaili Muslims, a sect that was mostly developed in India. He died in 1957 and a pink limestone mausoleum was built not far from his villa, in

the style of Fatimid tombs. After the Aga Khan’s death, his surviving widow continued to leave a red rose on his white marble tomb in Carrara. The custom continues, and every day a red rose is still placed on the sarcophagus.

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.Visit Philae Temple Another not to be missed thing to do in Aswan, Philae Temple is located on an island in the middle of the Nile, so you’ll have to hire a boatman in Aswan to take you or join a tour. Yet, that’s why this temple is so special – reaching it requires a bit of planning (or fierce negotiating with felucca captains), and few people make the effort. You might even have the place to yourself, if you visit later in the day. Dedicated to the deity Isis, the main temple was transferred by UNESCO to the neighbouring island of Agilkia, after the site was partly flooded by the construction of the Aswan dam. The ruins of a Christian church have been found within the temple grounds. It is believed that these early Christians are responsible for the damage inflicted on the hieroglyphics on the left side of the temple. Edgars Club @ 5 years


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uilding a new home, remodeling a room or simply replacing an old or damaged interior door? Your bedroom, closet, bathroom, hallway, living room and office doors make a huge statement in your home. Make sure they make the right impression by picking the interior doors that match your vision. Read on to find out more about the various options available for interior doors. We’ll help you choose the door style, material and finish that match your personality and add to the existing charm of your home.

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flush, bi-fold, French, sliding, pocket, and other styles. Here’s a description of the most popular door styles, so you can be familiar with your options.

Panel Doors Panel doors are the most

commonly used interior doors for residential buildings. They have square or rectangular patterns that can range from a single large panel, to eight or more small panels. The patterns can also include rounded tops and decorative finishes, as well as glass inserts to add extra glamour. Selecting a door from this category simply comes down to personal taste. Interior doors styles that are currently trending in new homes include: the three panel mission, five panel equal and standard whole panel door.

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Flush Doors Flush interior doors offer a clean and classic option for your home. The door is completely flat and offers an affordable price tag for most home owners.

Bifold Doors Bifold doors are a set of

interior doors hinged together that fold into each other and are mounted and hung from a track. Bifold interior doors are most commonly found in areas like bedroom closets, laundry rooms and the kitchen pantry. Consider using this type of door in small spaces, or in areas where you’re hesitant to dedicate a full swinging door footprint.

French Doors French doors add a dramatic touch to any entryway. This door configuration contains two hingehung doors mounted on either side of the opening that swing towards one another. French doors commonly use glass inserts or decorative panels to add glamour to your space. These interior doors are commonly used in areas meant to put a room of your home on display, like music rooms, home offices, living rooms, master bedrooms, etc. Sliding Doors Sliding doors are a less

commonly used door configured by hanging two or more interior doors mounted to a track. They do not swing, so are useful in areas without available floor space, but, do require space to either the right or left of each door to ensure the doors can slide freely back and forth to provide a wide enough entry into the door’s room. While not Edgars Club @ 5 years

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extremely common, these interior doors can be used to provide a unique option for rooms that may originally have been constructed for a French door opening.

Pocket Doors Pocket doors are an ‘old

school’ style that has recently come back with a bang. These interior doors slide similarly to a sliding door, but generally are just a single door mounted to a rolling overhead track that slides into a prepared space within the wall. New versions of the pocket door allow double doors to be stored in spaces on either side of the doorway. An added benefit to the pocket door is that the wall basically hides any door part, making it a great option for rooms where the door rarely needs to be closed. Pocket doors are great to use in small spaces like toilet rooms, passages where it would make sense to end a room, closets, music rooms, etc.

Interior Door Material

Selecting a door material usually comes down to two factors: taste and budget. We suggest going in to a local door shop to feel the difference between opening solid wood, solid core and hollow core interior doors, before you submit your order.

Solid Wood Doors

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Solid wood interior doors also offer great insulation and provide a natural sound barrier.

Solid-Core Doors

Solid-core doors are made from plywood or molded composite exterior, with a filled-wood-fiber interior. Solid-core doors generally look and feel similar to that of a solid wood door, maintaining the same quality or ‘expensive’ feel. Again, they offer good insulation and offer a quality sound barrier between rooms. These doors, like solid wood are heavy and may contract with heat and moisture levels, which may cause issues if extreme weather conditions are a factor in your home.

Hollow-Core Doors

100 Generally the least expensive of the three materials, hollow-core doors are constructed from a wood frame, plywood or hardwood surface and filled with rigid cardboard to maintain their shape. While lighter and less expensive than solid wood or solid-core doors, hollow-core are not as durable or fire-resistant. The sound barrier is also weaker due to the door’s composition. If heat and humidity changes in your home are of concern, hollow-core doors provide a great option, as they do not warp from these conditions.

Stain Finishes Wood stain is a popular way to finish new interior doors. The stain gives the doors a warm, classic look that adds to a traditional or bungalow atmosphere. Stains are most popular for solid wood doors, as it emphasizes the wood grain. Stains are also available in a variety of colors. Depending on the type of door material you have selected, you’ll want to ask your door manufacturer/salesman to offer recommendations on appropriate stains for that material. Make sure to consider your trim colors if those are also being stained.

Paint Finishes

A simple paint finish is a great way to add color or charm to existing or new interior doors. Homeowners most often paint their interior doors when hoping for a contemporary feel or to better match existing trim or wall colors.

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ARID AND SEMI ARID ENVIRONMENTS The causes and distribution of deserts After studying this section you should be able to understand: • the causes of aridity • the distribution of arid and semi-arid areas 102 102 around the world Aridity Aridity is a lack of water and generally it can be classified by mean annual rainfall. Temperature also has an effect as it can determine evapotranspiration. Surprisingly many areas with similar rainfall regimes to Great Britain, may be classified as arid due to other factors at work. The ‘rainfall definition’ of aridity • 250 – 500 Semi-Arid club

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Sparse vegetation such as grassland, few trees grow • 25 – 250 Arid Plants only appear along river courses • < 25 mm/yr Extremely Arid Plant growth only after rainfall

world is classified as arid, semi-arid and/or dry. Sand covers 20% of the Earth’s surface. Over 50% of this area is deflated desert pavements. See diagram 1

These classifications cover one-third of the world The causes of aridity Pressure Deserts are found in 60+ countries of the world between 10° and 30° N and S. About one-third of the land surface of the

Cold ocean currents Cold air present above such currents ensures that there is little moisture available to cool and form clouds. The coasts of Western, North and South America and Africa display such conditions.

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DIAGRAM 2 Both continents have west coast deserts just a little inland.

The majority of the world’s most arid areas lie between 15° and 30° North or South of the Rainshadow and equator (see map diagram continentality 2). Air descending from Desert conditions and mountainous areas warms plant adaptations and dries by compression, After studying this section little rainfall forms and you should be able to aridity is the result. understand that: Central areas of continents • plants have to adapt are dry because air moving to survive in the desert over landmasses does not environment absorb large amounts of • soils have a unique water vapour. During the appearance and last ice age, conversion composition in desert of water to ice resulted areas in larger continental Many plants in the arid areas. This extreme realm are physiologically continentality is thought specialised, adapted to have facilitated the in form and structure. spread of deserts during Within the desert there the ice age. are innumerable niche locations for plants World wide distribution of even though the soil is deserts susceptible, skeletal, saline Edgars Club @ 5 years

and immature. Adaptations of plants These include: • a degree of ephemeralism, remaining dormant in the soil as fruits or seeds • unique dispersal systems, i.e. barbs and bristles • xerophytic, waterseeking • root adaptations, tap roots or heavy lateral branching • small leaves, with sunken or restricted openings • pale, reflective, leaves • hairs, spines or thick waxy–walled leaves, evolved to replace what might nominally exist see diagram 3

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Caliche is a reddishbrown to white layer found in many desert 104 soils. Caliche commonly occurs as nodules or as coatings on mineral grains formed by the complicated interaction between water and carbon dioxide released by plant roots or by decaying organic material. CASE STUDY: The Sonoran Desert in southwestern America which experiences high temperatures and low rainfall. This hot desert has a surprising amount of vegetation, but it is still a harsh environment for life. The Sonoran Desert is club

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channels, called arroyos or wadis, can quickly fill after rain,and flash floods make these channels dangerous. However, the evolution of arid landforms is often affected by events that occurred long ago. Past climatological conditions, reflected in many desert landforms, began to develop during pluvial periods several thousand years ago.

DIAGRAM 3 prevented from receiving moisture by the coastal mountains to the west. Clouds rarely form and the dry air sucks moisture out of the landscape. Plants here adapt to the harsh conditions by storing water and becoming tolerant to drought condition.

More people drown in deserts than die of thirst! Channels which were once part of a perennial drainage system now receive the run-off from torrential storms, unhindered by vegetation, leaving deep alluvial debris over the wadi floor, though wind deflation may later remove much fine surface material.

Features produced by Water in Deserts Rain does fall occasionally in deserts, and desert storms are often violent. A record 44 mm of rain once fell within 3 hours in the Sahara. Large Saharan storms may deliver up to 1 mm/minute. Normally dry stream

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alluvial fans. In some the fans have coalesced to form a mass of material known as a bajada. Some of the material from the bajada washes forward over the pediment levelling the landscape with unconsolidated deposits. Water can also dissect

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where detached outliers form mesas, buttes and pinnacles.See diagram 4 In the USA 32% of arid landforms relate to the action of water in deserts See diagram 5 CASE STUDY - Lake Bonneville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a playa within a desert Lake Bonneville is the relic of

The highest salt water lake in the world is in the Qaidam Depression, 105 China. Ground speed records are commonly established on Bonneville speedway. The space shuttle lands on Rogers Lake Playa, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Equifinality

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though it probably has an origin from 50 000 years ago. It was some 52 000 km2 almost 300 m deep and was 1525 m above sea level. Climatic change caused the lake to fall below the lowest outlet. When the water evaporated it left an arid depression composed of billions of tonnes of salt and other minerals. The remnants of Lake Bonneville include Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and Sevier Lake.

a large lake that existed during the last ice age (12 000 years ago),

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WORRYING ABOUT EXAMS The best way to teach is through specifically designed impulse control activities for teens.

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xam stress can affect anyone. You might be worried about doing enough revision, getting the grades you need or feel pressure from your school or family.

your own can often make the stress worse. So it can really help to talk.

DEALING WITH EXAM STRESS

There are lots of ways to make exam stress easier: Watch for the signs of stress: It can seem scary to talk Stress can be good about stress or anxiety. You might feel like nobody sometimes, it can help you to work harder and focus. else is feeling this way. But it can also have a big But bottling up stress and effect on you and make it trying to deal with it on club

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hard to cope. Stress might be affecting you if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re: struggling to sleep *having negative thoughts about the future getting *headaches or feeling unwell a lot not eating because of how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling

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not able to enjoy things anymore.

Stress affects everyone differently, but if you’re worried, you don’t have to cope alone. Asking an adult you trust for help can help you find new ways to cope. 1. Talk about what is happening Talking about how you’re feeling can reduce the pressure and help you to feel more in control. Or it can help someone realise that they might be putting too much pressure on you. Why not try: . talking to an adult you trust . asking a friend for support . getting advice from other young people . speaking to a school counsellor.

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Find ways to relax and take breaks No matter how much work you have to do, it’s important to take regular breaks and find ways to relax. Taking a break can leave you feeling more able to cope, and even make it easier to concentrate when you start working again. Edgars Club @ 5 years

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There are lots of things you can do to take a break and relax: Set a timer to take a 20 minute break every hour so you don’t forget. Give yourself something to look forward to, like a treat or an activity you enjoy. Plan when you’re going to start and finish your revision so you know when to stop. Stay healthy It can be tough trying to stay healthy when you’ve got a lot of work to do. But there are small things you can do every day to help you cope: Eat healthily Make sure you don’t skip meals and try to eat healthy meals. Exercise Exercising can clear your mind and give you more energy, you could play sports, go for a run or do some yoga. Get more advice on sport and exercise Self-care Taking care means finding things that help you to feel calm and relaxed, this could mean taking a short break or getting some rest.

Look at our advice on taking care of yourself Get enough sleep Getting enough sleep can help you to concentrate more and feel less stressed. It might be tempting to stay up late revising, but sometimes this can make you feel even more stressed. When you’re revising in the evening, remember: Decide when you’re going to stop revising and don’t push yourself to stay up later. Avoid caffeine, especially in the evening. Give yourself time to relax after you stop revising. 107 Eat early in the evening. Don’t stay up in bed with your phone.

COPING WITH PRESSURE

Exams can feel like a lot of pressure. You might need certain grades for a course or job. Or your parents, carers or teachers might be putting pressure on you. You might be putting lots of pressure on yourself as well. No matter where the pressure is coming from, there are ways to help you cope: September 2019

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Think positively When we feel anxious, we can start thinking things like ‘I can’t do this’ and ‘I’m going to fail’. It can be difficult, but try to replace these with positive thoughts such as: ‘this is just anxiety, it can’t harm me’ and, ‘relax, concentrate - it’s going to be okay’.

feel like you’re not good enough, especially on social media. Try keeping a list of the revision you’ve done so you can see how much you’re achieving. Don’t Overanalyse After the exam, don’t hang around with others

doing a ‘post mortem’ of the experience. Get out and draw a line under what has happened. It will possibly just make you more anxious if you feel that you have made errors, and affect any future examinations you have.

Be honest about how you feel Sometimes people can put pressure on you without even realising and sometimes it can 108 help to talk about how it makes you feel. Talking about things can help you to think about other ways they can support you in the future. If you’re worried about telling someone, you can always talk to us. Don’t compare yourself to your friends Competing with your friends can help to keep you motivated. But it can also make you club

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KIDS CORNER

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BrainTeasers

Quick! Count the number of times that the letter F appears in the following sentence: “Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.” — How many did you find? Solution: Most people say three. Why? We often don’t correctly process the word “OF” for two reasons. First, the letter F usually makes the “f” sound, like in “fox”. However, in the word “of”, it makes 110 a “v” sound. Second, you have probably read the word “of” so many times in your life that you process it as one unit, overlooking the second letter/ sound.

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VISUAL ILLUSIONS

CAN YOU PUT THE FISH IN THE FISHBOWL? STARE AT THE YELLOW STRIPE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FISH IN THE PICTURE BELOW FOR ABOUT 10–20 SEC. THEN MOVE YOUR GAZE TO THE FISH BOWL.

ARE THE HORIZONTAL LINES STRAIGHT OR CROOKED? HOW MANY LEGS DOES THIS ELEPHANT HAVE?

ARE THE SQUARES INSIDE THE BLUE AND YELLOW SQUARES ALL THE SAME COLOR?

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SUPPLIES: Socks Elastics Googly Eyes Pipe Cleaner Stuffing – Stuffing from an old pillow works well!

DIRECTIONS Make sure the socks are long enough that you can make a good sized worm. Before you go out and buy stuffing, check around the house for an old and flat pillow that no one uses anymore. Just make a small cut at one end of the pillow and you have easy and completely FREE stuffing! . You can use any type of small elastic to hold it all together.

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Sock Worms the way to the toe. inch the sock tightly around the ball of stuffing and stretch an elastic over top. You want to make sure everything is held together snuggly. Keep adding balls of stuffing into the sock and then stretch elastics over the sock to hold everything in place.

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add more balls of stuffing to fill 111 up the sock right to the end if you need to. Place a 12 inch long pipe cleaner under the head of recommend organizing the worm as shown in the your stuffing first. Pull out photo. Wrap the pipe cleaner 5 balls of stuffing – the over the elastic then twist it a head should be slightly few times to keep it in place. bigger and the tail should Pinch the ends of the pipe be slightly smaller. You’ll cleaner and roll them down want the balls to be large to make a spiral shape for enough that you end up the antennae. Choose some filling the whole sock, right googly eyes and attach them to the end. Add a final elastic to the front of the worm using If you have flattened over the very end of a glue gun. It looks best if the pillow stuffing, stretch the sock. eyes are placed right over it out first to fluff it up, I find it looks best if the top of the seam for the toe then roll it into a ball. worm (caterpillar?) has of the sock. And your no-sew Stretch open the end of the 5 sections, but it might sock worm is complete! How sock and work the largest depend on the length of easy was that?! stuffing ball into the sock, all your sock. Feel free to

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