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CONTENTS AUGUST 2017 FASHION 10 20

Ladybird Loves Marchesa SS’ 17 Collection 50 Shades of Yellow

GLAMOUR

26 The Secrets to Bouncy Defined Curls 28 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Black Heads

WELLNESS

42 What Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You about Your Health 44 Keeping Your Belly Flat for The Sahel Season 46 The Importance of Cooling Down after A Workout 48 7 Ways to Beat Sugar Cravings 50 Accepting vs. Expecting

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COOKING

52 Pops and Puffs: How to Throw A Treats Party

RELATIONSHIPS

54 Relationship Status: Unknown. Silent Signals You Are in A Rebound


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L A DY B I R D Owner/Founder ZEYAD SOROUR Editor-in-Chief ISMAIL MARZOUK Managing Editor RANA HAMDY Editor AYA RAGHEB Sales & PR Director NAIRA EL LAMEI Marketing & Project Director SAMAR ZAKI Art Director EMAN SALAMA Graphic Designer NADA AL AZZEH & INGY SALAH ELDIN Financial Director HAITHAM HAMOUDA Distribution AHMED ABOU EL ELA, AHMED FAWZY, MOHAMED ABD EL NASSER & ALAA HUSSEIN

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IN EVERY ISSUE: Editor’s Letter P.8 Fashion News P.14 Trend of the Month P.16 Egyptian-Made P.18 Style Zoom In P.22 Shopping Cart P.24 Products We Recommend P.30 Pieces we Love P.34 Travel the World P.38 Why Eat This P.49 Entertainment News P.56 Art & Culture P.58 Horoscope P.60 The Best, The Top, The Must Know! P.62 Happenings P.72 On Spot P.74


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CONTRIBUTORS Manish Kumar Astrologer “Manish Kumar Arora is a renowned KP Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Reader & Vastu Consultant. He has been rendering professional advice to clients with a reasonable degree of success. He has been conferred with the title of ‘Jyotish Varahamihir’ and ‘Jyotish Aryabhatt.’ For advice, please contact manish@manishastrologer.com

Zeina Kassas

Sports Nutrition Specialist Certified from the International Sports Sciences Association U.S. (ISSA), Coach, and Sports Nutritionist at Athletics for Life Egypt Sports nutrition is not only about losing weight, it helps you attain the better version of you! Whether you’re aiming to get stronger, fitter, or more muscular, a healthy lifestyle all starts with your dinner plate! Email: Zeina.kassas@gmail.com Instagram: bigzee_cf

Sara Khaled

A Relationship Mentor & Writer An innovative thinker & a writer. By combining all of her passions together Sarah became an author, a relationship coach & a relentless marketer for luxury hotels. Embarking on a fruitful mentoring journey with her mentee is her ultimate destination. Email: sarahkhaled.coaching@gmail.com

Azza Abdel Aziz

Azza Abdel Aziz a certified life coach Azza is certified from (IFCNLP) international federation for coaching and NLP started her career in coaching three years ago and got her master degree in NLP December 2016. She has the passion to influence and inspire others to find their real purpose and passion in life. She also worked in several business sectors like, banking, HR, marketing and administration.

Contributors Pages: • 44 Keeping Your Belly Flat for The Sahel Season • 50 Accepting vs. Expecting • 54 Relationship Status: Unknown. Silent Signals You Are in A Rebound • 60 Horoscope 6 | AUGUST 2017


Editor’s Letter

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WE ARE YEARS YOUNG!

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Just as I’ve come to think that this is our 10th anniversary all that came to my mind is wow that is a whole decade! Ever since the bringing up of our little baby Ladybird, we’ve been committed to grow while always being young at heart. Year after year, we’ve paved our way to the top and strived to leave a mark everywhere we go. Every challenge that came our way made us stronger, and every success we’ve made has left us with a commitment to accomplish more. We’ve had our days of laughter and joy but we also had those days of stress, pressure, and long nights of overwhelming brainstorming yet through this all, we always stood out, iconic, fierce, and strong-willed. We made our vows since the very beginning to always meet our readers’ expectations, even exceed their expectations and to never let them down. We’ve kept our eyes on everything new and extravagant as to always place ourselves as pioneers in the line of fashion and lifestyle. Our team is keen on providing our readers with the best in terms of rich content and outstanding designs. We work hard as to position ourselves as a valuable guide to the latest in fashion and beauty, wellness and relationship tips, in addition to being your own eyes on what’s buzzing in Egypt, all with a fresher take on things and matters. On our special 10th anniversary we would like to take it as an opportunity to thank all our readers for their confidence in us. Thanks for being a big part of our success and for this we promise with a lot more to offer, a lot more to give, to always set ourselves apart unique and different from everybody else and most importantly to always be fresher and young at heart.

Rana Hamdy 8 | AUGUST 2017


LADYBIRD LOVES 10 | AUGUST 2017

MARCHESA SS’17

COLLECTION


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FASHION NEWS Launching of “Precious” by Djewelled This summer Djewelled is introducing its new line “Precious,” featuring polished precious and semi-precious stones, as well as diamonds and black diamonds. The new, on-going line mirrors the brand’s stance on fashion, offering fresh modern designs that make a statement. The new line is ready to cement Djewelled’s standpoint as a simple and dainty jewelry brand. Fusing 18K gold, diamonds and vibrant precious and semi-precious stones, the pieces, which include rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, combine classic finesse with a more modern twist. The main inspiration for the brand’s new line is geometric shapes. This was manifested through pieces, such as a bar ring featuring colored sapphires, emeralds and rubies and pyramid-like, cubical earrings featuring blue topaz.

Les Miniatures: Small things make big differences Les Miniatures is an Egyptian brand founded by Farah Yasser and Hanna Hazem. Les Miniatures are snippets of inspirations that translate different stories, and deliver little tales in a bag that you will now be able to carry forever and ever till the end of time. The brand focuses on constantly portraying different stories, transforming them into wearable art, hence igniting the fantasy of a dream. The Egyptian authenticity of the brand is eternally maintained, while carefully manufacturing miniatures with nothing but the highest quality. Wherever a Miniature travels around the world, it will remain a marvelous piece that will forever make outfits shine brighter than all others at the biggest events and fashion weeks.

Cicatrix: Finding the beauty behind the scars When it comes to the concept of beauty, there’s no surprise that people tend to hold a certain view of it. For Sandbox, beauty goes beyond this view. The conceptual jewelry brand recently collaborated with the Ahl Masr Foundation to create its newest capsule collection, Cicatrix -“the scar of a healed wound”. Sandbox founder and designer Suhayla Al Sheikh was inspired by the scars of survivors of burn incidents. She sat down with four women, who suffered from burns and got to listen to their stories and know them on an intimate level. “It was very important for me to communicate to these women that the pain that left a physical scar is actually part of who they are, and it’s beautiful,” Al Sheikh said. Like most of the brand’s pieces and collections, this collection is there to empower all women who have suffered for any reason, especially those who have suffered from any physical or psychological scar. 14 | AUGUST 2017


Fashion

TREND OF THE MONTH DENIM ON DENIM

GRLFRND CINDY FLORAL The first thing that may have come to your mind when EMBROIDERED DENIM you heard denim on denim is that we are back to the 90s. Despite the fact that this trend has been seen earlier around that exact time, but let us tell you this; Double D is back to the fashion scene but with a fresher look and with more chicness. If you feel confused about how to pull of that look, the secret is how to match the pieces together. Important tip is not to wear two embroidered pieces together, and if you choose to wear all plain DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY DENIM PANEL denim, you can accentuate your look with nice colored sandals or sneakers. Leather bags in camel and red can CROSS BODY BAG also bring out your look big time.

ULLA JOHNSON BOW DENIM TOP GUCCI EMBROIDERED FLPWER PANTS 16 | AUGUST 2017

VICTORIA BECKHAM PATCHWORK DENIM MINI SKIRT

MSGM FLARED JEANS


Fashion

EGYPTIAN-MADE!

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n the middle of all this fashion hustle and bustle going on in our country, only few has managed to leave a mark with their creativity and passion. So we decided to shed the light on those who successfully stood out with their hard work and authentic talents; in an attempt to support our local community and encourage such inspiring figures, who help put Egypt on the fashion map.

ELIA INSTAGRAM: ELIA_EG / MOBILE: +201229187689

SAIA INSTAGRAM: SAIACLOTHING

ZHIVAGO INSTAGRAM: ZHIVAGO.EG / FACEBOOK: ZHIVAGOEGYPT / WEBSITE: WWW.ZHIVAGOEG.COM

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Fashion

50 Shades of Yellow There’s nothing better to reflect the summer spirit in your outfit more than yellow. Not only is it a vibrant and eye-catchy color but the sunny shades of yellow are proven to reflect on your mood and make you feel more cheerful and happy. It has been noticed on the runway that many designers have already marked yellow as a signature color for summer 2017. So bring in summer vibes to your wardrobe and accentuate your outfits with this joyful shade

BERSHKA DRESS

OYSHO SWIMWEAR

H&M OFF THE SHOULDER TOP

H&M FRILLED DRESS

H&M COTTON TOP WITH EMBROIDERY STRADIVARIUS CROPPED T-SHIRT 20 | AUGUST 2017

MANGO RUFFLE T-SHIRT


Fashion

Style ZOOM IN BY: SALMA LOAY

BERNA IBRAHIM WEARING WRAP DRESS FROM H&M

SARAH ABULELA WEARING OFF THE SHOULDER PINK FLOYD TOP FROM STRADIVARIUS.

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NADA HUSSAM WEARING JERSEY BODYSUIT FROM H&M.


FARAH GALAL WEARING FLORAL PRINT CROSSOVER DRESS FROM ZARA.

FATMA KAMEL WEARING TOP WITH SHOULDER BUCKLE TRIM FROM STRADIVARIUS.

SARAH ABULELA WEARING BEAD EMBROIDERY DRESS FROM MANGO.

NOHA ELSHERBINY WEARING PINK FRILLED DRESS FROM ZARA. AUGUST 2017 | 23


Fashion

*All prices are subject to change. Available at www.polyvore.com

ALEXIS BITTAR CHOKER EGP 3,585

DEPLOZO SHAWL BLOUSE EGP 52,120

DOLCE & GABBANA STRETCH SILK LACE SKIRT EGP 11,780

MIU MIU SCENIQUE EVOLUTION MIRRORED SQUARE SUNGLASSES EGP 8,760

VALENTINO MY ROCKSTUF LEATHER SHOULDER BAG EGP 25,455 24 | AUGUST 2017

CAROLINE CONSTAS CHECKED OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE EGP 7,010

VALENTINO ROCKSTUD LEATHER CAGED PUMP EGP 19,080

OSCAR DE LA RENTA TWOTONE TWIL DRESS EGP 13,720


Editorial Feature

THE LURE OF OPPO F3

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BLACK

othing speaks more of elegance and luring more than the color black. No wonder when women want to make quite an appearance they always opt for the little black dress. Preparing for an elegant and lavish party takes some effort into planning that picture perfect look you have in mind. From the choice of your dress to your fragrance down to the small details like accessories and most importantly a phone that captures your very special moments and most glamorous looks. Thinking of a phone that could compliment the lure of the color black, we were sure nothing would do it better than Oppo F3 in black.

HERE IS WHY IT IS THE ULTIMATE CHOICE TO MATCH YOUR GLAM: 1. A reflection of beauty inside out. In addition to its outstanding performance, Oppo F3 Black comes in a very sleek and elegant design in a perfect body structure that reflects glamour and chicness. 2. Oppo F3 black comes with 16MP + 8MP front-facing dual camera and a one-of-a-kind wide-angled camera that will help you capture your most glamorous moments with its finest details and will be easy to capture clear vivid shots especially in low light. Oppo F3 Black helps you enjoy a groupfie that fits many people in one picture. 3. You won’t worry about missing a single moment of glam throughout the night. Thanks to 3200 mAh built-in battery gives the F3 an endurane of very long hours and it will charge a lot faster than standard batteries.

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Glamour

THE SECRETS TO BOUNCY

DEFINED CURLS

Taking care of your curly hair takes time and a dedicated routine. You may have had this time in your life where you’ve experienced millions of products, changed your hair care routine to have perfect frizz-free curls. Maybe you haven’t found out the secrets to maintain perfect curls but once you get to know them, you’ll realize that taking care of your curls is a piece of cake. So what do you need to do? 26 | AUGUST 2017


MOISTURIZING: The road to Frizz-free curls. Imagine that you just wake up; you pass by a mirror only to see a gigantic set of rebellious curls! Well, just like every problem has a solution, so does your hair. In order to keep your hair in shape and control the frizz, your curls need to be moisturized. With that said, you need to deep condition it at least once or twice a week. Use any deep conditioning, apply it to your hair and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes maximum. Make sure to put a shower cap during the deep conditioning process so that your curls absorb the conditioner. After 15 minutes, wash your hair with cold water because cold water helps in decreasing the frizz. WARM AND COLD WATER CONCEPT Warm water opens the cuticle letting shampoo and conditioner in. Cold water closes the hair cuticle and seals in moisture leading to healthier hair. So wash your hair with warm water at first but at the end, rinse your hair with cold water. LEARN MORE ABOUT POROSITY: Porosity is your hair’s capacity to absorb moisture.

Low/high porosity test AVOID HARSH CHEMICALS Have you recently heard about curly heads going natural? Well, the road to healthy curls is going back to using products with natural ingredients. In order to do that, one should pick their shampoo and conditioner really carefully and actually read the ingredients. Most of the shampoos and conditioners contain harsh chemicals that strip your hair from its natural oils. Hence, you need to avoid certain harsh chemicals such as sulfates.

• Wash your hair with shampoo (so you can clean it one last time) • Take several strands from your hair • Put the strands in a glass of water (room temperature) • Wait for 5 minutes and see how your hair reacts.

Low Porosity: If your strands float Low porosity hair means that your cuticles are tight and that your hair

resists water and moisture. Build ups from products are likely to happen to low porosity hair since it doesn’t absorb moisture. If your hair falls in the low porosity category, then you need to use products without proteins. Shea butter, coconut and jojoba oil will also be good to this type of hair. As for leave-in, aim for light products that won’t build up on your hair.

High Porosity: If your strands sink High porosity hair means that your hair absorbs too much moisture. It looks dull and dry probably from heat damage and harsh chemicals. So make sure to use leave-in conditioners, moisturizers and sealers. This way, you will seal moisture in your hair and preserve healthy soft curls. HOW TO ENSURE HEALTHY DEFINED CURLS? Every curly head is looking for defined but healthy curls. To achieve this goal, there are so many routines that you should try to see what your hair likes the most. After knowing your hair type, choose your leave in accordingly. Below are some of the tips to protect your curls. • Only comb your hair when it’s soaking wet with a wide-tooth comb or detangle it with your fingers. • Use microfiber towels: they protect your curls and let it dry faster without causing frizz. • Apply your products when your hair is soaking wet and then scrunch. • Avoid brushes. • Wait until your curls are fully dry before you touch them. You don’t want to ruin the curl pattern. • Sleep on a silk pillowcase (other materials strip your hair from its natural oils). AUGUST 2017 | 27


Glamour

NATURAL REMEDIES TO GET RID OF BLACKHEADS

1. BAKING SODA & WATER Baking soda and water are effective for treating blackheads as well as acne. Baking soda also helps in cleaning your face from dirt and impurities. Mix 2 tsp of baking soda with water until it becomes thick. Apply the paste on the affected area while massaging. Let it sit on your face for a couple of minutes before washing it off with temperature room water. You can use this treatment from one to two times a week.

2. OATMEAL Cook the oatmeal and let it cool off then use 2 tsp and mix it with 1 tsp of honey. Scrub your face with the paste and leave it until it dries out before rinsing it off. For better results, repeat this remedy one time a day for several days.

3. LEMON JUICE Blend 1 tsp of honey along with 1 tsp of lemon juice. Scrub the mask on your face while massaging and wait for 10 minutes. Rinse it off and repeat it once or twice every week. For more exfoliation, follow the same steps but add a small amount of sugar.

4. CINNAMON Cinnamon is a magical ingredient that removes blackheads and prevents them from reappearing. Mix 1 tsp of cinnamon powder and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Apply it on areas with blackheads. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off. You can also mix one tsp of cinnamon powder and two tsp of honey instead of lemon juice for a thicker paste. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water.

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Glamour

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Editorial Feature

AWAKEN YOUR SENSES AT THE HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN

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t The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa - Katameya Dunes, every aspect of your stay is designed to ensure that you leave feeling better than when you arrived. Located inside “Katameya Dunes Compound”, the city’s high end residential compound. A sanctuary of wellbeing amidst bustling Cairo tucked away in this fast emerging, upscale, integrated lifestyle enclave in New Cairo, where “people in the know” escape to discover a “Better You”. Away from the city’s hustle and bustle, chill back and rejuvenate in The Heavenly Spa by Westin and break free from your daily stress in a moment to find serenity and tranquility. The moment you step foot in, you will feel it’s heaven on earth, a sanctuary where you can unplug and reconnect with your inner self. With Westin’s brand 34 | AUGUST 2017

mission to be part of their guests’ wellbeing, it is guaranteed you will have on of a kind pampering experience with plenty of services that include treatment rooms, whirl pool, sauna, steam room and much more. The 3000 sqm Heavenly Spa’s interior is designed and set to ooze out

serenity in from every corner, a place where not only you’ll relax physically but to uplift your spirit. The colors of the interiors are inspired by Mother Nature with soothing shades of beige and sand hues with a lot of greenery. Another great aspect about the Heavenly Spa is that you can


enjoy a swim in the indoor pool while still feel the sunray’s on your skin from see through ceilings and walls. Speaking of the treatment rooms; the 8 beautiful single therapy rooms, 2 Thai suites and 2 Couple room suites are designed to create a feeling of bliss. Each treatment room features unique landscaping and personal shower, allowing you to be connected to the nature during your treatment. Stateof-the-art modern spa facilities are also in the Heavenly Spa, including a high-tech steam room, “Rain Shower”, heated swimming pool and whirlpool . Experience innovative treatments designed to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body, and enrich the mind. You can choose from a wide array of wellness treatments from Asia, such as techniques from traditional Chinese Medicine and

Thai massage, classical Swedish, Aroma massage, Restorative deep tissue, and also using local organic products for body scrubs and wraps. Guests also can indulge to an ultimate pampering experience The Westin way with glow facials, manicures and pedicures for both

men and wimen in addition to waxing treatment. It is without a doubt that The Heavenly Spa by Westin is the place to be when you seek some quality time to relax, revive and indulge this will be the perfect retreat for sheer wellness.

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Travel

Travel the World Destination: Morocco Agency: Travco Holidays Duration: 06 Days / 05 Nights Price: Starting from 14,500 EGP PACKAGE INCLUDES • Roundtrip economy airfare on board regular flights, including taxes. • 03- nights accommodation in Agadir hotel on a half board basis including taxes. • 03- nights accommodation in Marrakech hotel on a half board basis including taxes. • All transfers between cities PACKAGE EXCLUDES • Any item not mentioned in the package. • All personal items such; beverages, room service, laundry, telephone calls, etc... • VISA for LE 625.

Destination: Georgia Agency: Travco Holidays Duration: 06 Days / 05 Nights Prices: Starting from 10,900 EGP PACKAGE INCLUDES • Roundtrip economy airfare on board regular flight, Air Cairo, from Hurghada airport including taxes. • 05 nights accommodation in Tbilisi including breakfast and taxes. • Airport transfers in Tbilisi. PACKAGE EXCLUDES • Transfer From Cairo/ Hurghada. • Any item not mentioned in the package. • VISA for LE 700 per person. 36 | AUGUST 2017


Destination: Italy Agency: Kimidar Duration: 10 Days /09 Nights Prices: Starting from 21,190 EGP PACKAGE INCLUDES • Return flight ticket (Cairo / Milan Rome / Cairo) on board Egypt Air • Accommodation at mentioned hotels below or similar • 02 nights stay in Milan • 02 nights stay in Venice • 02 nights stay in Florence • 03 nights stay in Rome • Daily breakfast at hotels • Return airport transfers (airport / hotel / airport) • All ground transportation among cities by modern bus • Sightseeing tours mentioned below marked as "Free of Charge" PACKAGE EXCLUDES • Schengen entry visa (EGP 2,500) • Any other services not mentioned above • Euro City Tax (must be paid directly by guest at hotels • Tours marked as "Optional"

Destination: Paris Agency: Kimidar Tours Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights Price: Starting from: 12,990 EGP PACKAGE INCLUDES • Return flight ticket (Cairo / Paris / Cairo) on board Egypt Air • 06 nights stay in Paris • Daily breakfast at hotels • Return airport transfers (airport / hotel / airport) PACKAGE EXCLUDES • Schengen entry visa (EGP 2,500) • Any other services not mentioned above • Euro City Tax (must be paid directly by guest at hotels • Optional Tours AUGUST 2017 | 37


Editorial Feature

THE BEST OF THE NORTH COAST IS NOW HERE; Phase One of Marseilia Beach 4 has Arrived!

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ocated along the pure white sands and untouched turquoise sea of Sidi Adbel Rahman Bay; lies Marseilia Beach 4, a stunning mixed use second home resort, which brings together the best of North Coast life. Sprawling over an area of 130 acres, and nestled among lush landscaping and greenery that focuses on spacious open spaces with stunning water features, large lakes and fountains and it’s all finally here!

Marseilia Group is no stranger to success, with a slew of successful vacation resorts already under their belt and now; Marseilia Beach 4, strategically located on the Sidi Adbel Rahman Bay and at km 124.5 of north coast road with seafront homes and a swimming pool in each of the resorts residential villages; phase one of the project promises to be everything that couples, families and singles and looking for and more! A home away from home which you will never want to leave Marseilia Beach 4 offers the perfect blend of fun, relaxation and recreation for the whole family. Whether you’re into sports on land or in the sea, Marseilia Beach 4 offers it all; from playground courts to jet and water skiing, there is something for everyone who wants to stay active. Want to relax and get away from it all? Then why not drop your kids off at the Adventure Valley kids club, or enroll them in the scouts club, so you can shop till you drop at our shopping mall or enjoy the perfect dining experience at anyone of our international renowned restaurants. Enjoy the seafront view, catch the latest movie at the cinema or pamper yourself at the luxury Swiss Bell Hotel that will open on phase 2. 38 | AUGUST 2017

But that’s not all Marseilia Beach 4 owners have to look forward to, now that phase one is complete. With a range of residential units tailored to the specific needs of you and your family, Marseilia Beach 4 seamlessly combines a mix of chalets and villas boasting understated luxurious modern architecture, with elegant European finishes, all with stunning garden or sea views. As a special treat for their new residents, Beach 4 is launching Marseilia Beach Arena; the perfect excuse to have fun this summer with parties and concerts every weekend throughout the season and of course front seats for Marseilia Beach 4 owners. But if you’re not a homeowner at Marseilia; which you should definitely consider, then you can still enjoy all the summer fun as a guest. The arena which was kicked off with a bang, when Egyptian singer Mahmoud El Essily took to the stage for an exclusive show for residents, was just the beginning because they have a line of the Middle East’s biggest and best bands and singers. Feel like you are missing out? Don’t worry Marseilia Group will be opening their new sales phase soon, with options tailor made for you and your families’ needs.


Interview

ASFOUR CRYSTAL

Stands Out in The International Market An interview with Eng. Mohamed Abdel Karim Managing Director of Asfour Crystal on its positioning in the Egyptian and International market 1. FIRST, WHAT IS THE STRATEGY OF ASFOUR CRYSTAL GROUP ON BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVELS? We have a clear strategy for Asfour Crystal as to expand its presence both in Egypt and abroad. We also have a plan to develop products and introduce unique designs with reasonable prices that can be affordable to different segments alike. Take for instance the modern chandelier; we produce high-end quality products in very reasonable prices as to be suitable with the current situation of consumer behavior regarding purchases yet still sustaining quality. We also aim at introducing crystal applications in some other decorative industries. We have carried out many decorative lighting projects for mosques, churches and international hotel chains inside and outside Egypt. We are aiming to provide products that can artistically accentuate every corner of houses and other venues. 2. WHAT SETS ASFOUR CRYSTAL APART FROM ITS COMPETITORS? Actually we don’t really have direct competitors. Asfour Crystal is the pioneer of the crystal industry as we are the only ones in Egypt, the Arab world and Africa who produce crystal and export it to the biggest factories in Europe and America. Crystal has many different applications, and many manufacturers outside Egypt make the best use of Asfour Crystal in their products to add a distinctive artistic touch to them. Based on our latest market research; for more than 50 years Asfour has been standing out among other brands in the local market and the Gulf and we continuously export our products to the largest exhibitions and factories in the world. We expect to double the volume of production during the next three years.

3. WHAT ABOUT EXPORTS? Export represents 75-80% of production, and Asfour Crystal is available with all products in 80 countries in the world. 4. HOW DOES THE FLOATING OF EGYPTIAN THE POUND AND RISING DOLLAR PRICES AFFECT YOUR PRODUCTS? The floating of the pound has led to an expected increase in prices, but the floating of the pound has become necessary in the system of reforming the Egyptian economy despite the obstacles that result from it. This step works for the benefit of the Egyptian economy and industry at the macro level The effect of floating on the macro level of our product prices is not really big. As for the local market, we wanted to make sure that increase in prices would be reasonable and affordable and just to compensate for the cost, but on the other hand we reduced our profits in the Egyptian market to serve customers’ economic and industrial reform in Egypt to replace Asfour Crystal products as an alternative to imported products.

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Bulletins/Health

WHAT YOUR TONGUE IS TRYING TO TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR HEALTH Your tongue can tell you a lot about your body health and reveals a lot about what is happening internally. No wonder why general practitioners ask their patients to stick out their tongues during medical checkups as to get some indicators. That’s because your tongue is like a barometer to your body’s health and performance. The color, texture, and coating can indicate digestive issues and body imbalances. A healthy and normal tongue is pink in color with a light white coating while being proportional in size to your mouth.

SO WHEN DOES IT GET ALARMING? Check your tongue on daily basis while you brush your teeth. Whenever you notice any changes in your tongue take a closer look try to read what it tells you. If you notice any lumps, sores, or discoloration you should get yourself checked by a physician. Red Tongue: This could be a sign of vitamin deficiency like vitamin B-12 and folic acid. It can also indicate fever or hormonal imbalances that lead to temperature changes. White Tongue: A thin coating is normal, but if you notice white patches

on your tongue can indicate a yeast infection. That means you need pay more attention to your oral hygiene and consider brushing your tongue more regularly. Sores and Bumps: This can be due to smoking as it irritates your tongue and can cause soreness. It is not always very alarming as you can notice sores or bumps if you accidentally bite your tongue but if you notice a lump that won’t go away within two weeks then you should visit your doctor. TIP: Keeping your tongue healthy starts from within. Pay close attention to your overall health, follow a healthy diet and maintain a regular oral hygiene. It is also important to keep hydrated as to avoid problems like bad breath.


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Wellness

KEEPING YOUR BELLY FLAT FOR THE

SAHEL SEASON BY: ZEINA KASSAS

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It’s holiday time and the sun is out, the Sahel is calling! Suddenly thoughts turn to belly rolls and how to avoid them while you’re on the beach! The holidays and family vacations are a particular problem. Junk food, desserts and sweets, it seems, will appear after every lunch and dinner, and you’re not particularly good at saying no when everyone else is partaking. But wait, you still can save yourself and maintain the flat tummy that you’ve been working on all year long by easily doing the following:

DON’T STOP TRAINING:

Twenty minutes every other day will keep the tire at bay. You’re not going to lose weight on a leisure trip, especially one focused on food, but you can come close to breaking even. Set aside 20 minutes every other morning, either in the gym or outside, to run, speed walk, do HIIT, yoga, etc. I won’t suggest every day since that’s an unrealistic goal given early morning departures or tours. And once you miss a few, discouragement sets it. Setting a goal to train every other day is achievable. Before breakfast, in the time it takes to scroll Facebook and post a few Instagram pictures you can have your limbs flexed and your heart rate pumping. You’ll feel better throughout the day, and eat healthier. When we feel bad or lethargic, we reach for the comfort of a chocolate croissant. Feeling energized, you are more likely to order a green juice with a side of fruit.

ALLOW YOURSELF A SPLURGE MEAL: Just about anywhere you go on the planet; you

can find indulgent local delicacies. And truly, you should get an opportunity to enjoy these things. One of the greatest things about a vacation is immersing yourself in local culture. Just don’t overdo it. Pick one meal, or one day, when you are going to allow yourself to splurge. Consider this splurge to be the 20 percent element of the 80/20 rule. If you are healthy 80 percent of the time, you can make room for an indulgence.

WATER, WATER, WATER! It is important to bring water with you when you head out for the day. Staying hydrated will help keep your metabolism humming but it can also prevent you from overeating. Dehydration often masks itself as hunger, leading you to eat when you don’t really need to. Besides, if you are spending your time in a sunny, warm climate, water will help you avoid the vacation ruining side effects of heat exhaustion!

STAY ACTIVE:

Forget the hotel elevator! Burn extra calories by taking the stairs instead; take your regular yoga practice to the sand. Even a long walk on the beach or through a beautiful park will inspire you to keep on going!

ENJOY YOURSELF: No matter what you do or where you are going, enjoy yourself. High levels of stress produce belly fat so make sure you take this opportunity to unwind and recharge. If you slip up a little, remember that everyone makes mistakes. It’s all good. Brush yourself off and get back to it.

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Bulletins/Fitness

THE IMPORTANCE OF

COOLING DOWN AFTER A WORKOUT

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ome people may believe that cooling down or stretching is just a waste of time, little do they know that cooling down can be as important as the exercises you do. The ideal workout should consist of a warm up, exercise, and cooling down. A proper cool down can benefit your body in various ways and learning about those benefits will help you find out what those extra minutes after exercising are all about.

WHAT EXACTLY IS COOLING DOWN? Cooling down means that your body is still moving, but at a slower rate. So if you are running, biking, or stair stepping; it means you should slow down below the rate of exercising.

HOW LONG SHOULD COOLING DOWN TAKE? If you are walking or jogging, 5 minutes of cool down should be enough. If you are performing more intense exercises including hard intervals, a longer cool down will be beneficial. It is also important to monitor your heart rate while cooling down, once it is below 120 beats per minute you can stop

SO WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? 1. One of the most important functions of post-exercise cool down is that you slow down your heart rate gradually. During exercise your heart is beating harder than the normal. If you stop immediately you can experience dizziness and feeling sick 2. Stretching can be considered a form of cooling down as well. Stretching is usually encouraged as a way of reducing the risks of injury. It is important that you stretch all the muscles that were used during an exercise and to do it gently and slowly. 3. Cooling down helps reducing muscle soreness and lowering lactic acids levels in the muscles that are produced during exercising as a byproduct. Lactic acid raises the PH level in the muscle which causes the feeling of burning.


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Bulletins/Nutrition

7

WAYS TO BEAT SUGAR CRAVINGS

A lot of us may struggle with sugar cravings and there are reasons behind it. Sugar cravings may be caused by lack of certain nutrients in the body but can also be a reason of some emotional reasons. To beat sugar cravings you need to focus on healthy eating and nourishing your body with all the essential nutrients and find alternatives to everything unhealthy. When sugar consumption is related to mood swings or depression it is better to focus on things you love to do instead of using food as a way to reduce stress.

HERE ARE 7 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE YOUR SUGAR CRAVINGS: 1. Feast on fresh fruits. Instead of munching on some candy or chocolate bars swap with something healthier like a bowl of fruit salads or opt for some crunchy fruits like apples. 2. Eat foods high in mineral magnesium such as dark leafy greens, raw cocoa, nuts and seeds, and brown rice. The sugar craving you feel sometimes can be a result of magnesium deficiency 3. Spice up your meals with cinnamon or cardamom. These spices will not only add a rich taste to your meals

but will also help balance your blood sugar. 4. Keep hydrated with water and herbal teas. Dehydration is one of the main reasons behind food cravings. Keeping yourself hydrated will better control those unhealthy cravings. 5. Get your supplement of amino acid L-glutamine as it helps reduces or even eliminate sugar cravings in addition to supporting your immune system 6. Consume healthy fats with your meals found in avocado, coconut, extra virgin olive oils they help keep your blood sugar stable. 7. Get enough sleep, exercise and manage stress. Sugar cravings can be at many times a result of stress or lack of exercises.


Nutrition

Why Eat This? Dates

• Sunflower seeds are rich in healthy fats and high in oil contents and that makes them a source of polysaturated and monosaturated fats. These fats are both great for overall health. • They are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and antioxidants which are all important nutrients that lower the risk of any cardiovascular diseases in addition to reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood. • Sunflower seeds contain good amount of magnesium that soothes the nerves and eases stress and migraines, thereby relax your mind.

The trytophan and choline contents help combating depression and anxiety. • Another essential nutrient in sunflower seeds is zinc which helps maintiaing a healthy immune system. Zinc is also very helpful in healing wounds in addition to strengthening the sense of smell and taste. • Sunflower seeds promotes a healthy glowing skin as they help preventing the skin from damage and fight against early signs of aging and the appearing of wrinkles and fine lines.

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Cucumber, watermelon, blueberries, tomatoes and beetroot.

Avocado:

• Avocados are packed with carotenoids a great source of lutein which work as an antioxidant and helps protect against eye diseases. • They can help your lose weight as half an avocado contains 3.4 grams of fiber including soluble and insoluble which booth your body needs to keep your digestive running smoothly and help making you feel full for longer. • Not only are avocados very tasty and rich but also can help stabilize blood sugar. This creamy

fruit is packed with monosaturated fats which helps in slowing down the digestion process and keeps the blood sugar level from spiking after a meal. • Avocados may help protect against cancer . One study showed that this fruit can inhibit the growth of cancerous cells. • They contain more potassium than banana which is beneficial to various body functions. Avocados are very rich in this content 100 grams of avocados contain 14% of the RDA

Do you suffer from thinning hair?

Fix with Food

If you are facing a problem with dull weak or thin strands, you should take a look what you are putting in your plate. For dull hair, salmon is of great help as it is packed with omega-3 fatty acids that feed the oil grand around the follicle and restores the hair its shine again. If your hair keeps breaking your body needs vitamin C and strawberries are a fruit very rich of this nutrient content. One cup of strawberry is packed with 113% of your daily allowance. You can also get vitamin C from other fruits and vegetables like bell peppers, guavas, and all citrus fruits.

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Wellness

Accepting vs. Expecting BY: AZZA ABDEL AZIZ

“Always keep your expectations low so you won’t get disappointed”; a well-known phrase that we always say to each other and sometimes to our own selves just so we make believe that if we adopt this concept we won’t get disappointed or hurt. Well, I hate to tell you this but after all these years we’ve been comprehending this concept the wrong way. Have you ever thought about expectations in a different way? Ok, when you start building expectations what actually happen is that you simply limit your infinite possibilities out there while in fact there can be much more satisfying to you other than those expectations or this “best case scenario” you have in mind. So when we keep our expectations low, we are actually not compromising or settling for less as we always tell ourselves. On the contrary we are setting ourselves free from our own limiting beliefs. Take for instance when you through tough times like having financial problems or facing some obstacles in your career when you start to build expectations regarding these problems and how they might end especially if you have some negative expectations, you fail to find more than one solution or way out and your minds will be set to resolve the issue in one way. By this our mind is unconsciously crossing out all the infinite solutions that might occur, unfortunately you will miss out on them and will not be able to see them even if they are crystal clear in front of you. We need to try to accept the facts as they happen first, this will allow us to observe the whole picture clearly without resisting the happenings. Acceptance doesn’t mean we are giving up or settling for something we don’t want, on the contrary it is the place where you get to break free of all the limitation by choosing to see all the available standards that you might have not known they even exist. It is when you decide to take a step backward and see through a wider perception. It is not only realizing that everything happens for a reason, but also that every reason is happening for your own good. Dare to accept and see it all with its good and the bad side, because it is not only the good that adds to you, without the bad you will not be able to learn and choose the good and cherish it. Accept to choose, accept the unknown, accept infinite 48 | AUGUST 2017

doors and ways, accept unexpected love, unexpected turns and accept unexpected talents, potentials and faces of your own self that you never knew about before. Embrace and do not resist let life flow through you with all its possibilities. Accept the unexpected.


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Cooking

POPS AND PUFFS: HOW TO THROW A TREATS PARTY STRAWBERRY CREAM PUFFS YIELD: 12 PUFFS INGREDIENTS: 1 cup grams flour 3.5 ounces milk 3.5 ounces water 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter 4 eggs 2 cups heavy cream 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Fresh strawberries cut into slices DIRECTIONS: In a saucepan, boil the milk, water, sugar, salt, and butter. Remove from heat and add flour instantly and mix briskly with a wooden spoon until smooth. Return the saucepan over low heat and stir gently to avoid the dough from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Transfer batter to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the eggs one at a time, and carefully mix the batter using a stand mixer to create a homogenous batter. Fit a pastry bag with a large 1 cm round tip and pipe the dough into 3ÂŹ4 cm circles on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Bake for 25ÂŹ-30 minutes until browned and puffed. Allow to cool on the wire rack. In a large bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer and blend in the sugar and vanilla extract. Split the cream puffs in half and spread the cream mixture then top with the strawberry slices followed by the puff half. Sprinkle powdered sugar and serve.

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BROWNIE NUTTY POPSICLES YIELD: 8-10 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS: Brownies: 1 cup butter 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups walnuts, chopped 1 teaspoon large-flake sea salt 4 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder Dipping chocolate: Colored candy melts Dark chocolate candy melts Coconut oil Sprinkles for garnish DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and line an 11x17-inch cake pan with parchment paper. In a small pot set over low heat, melt butter and stir in cocoa powder until smoothly blended. Set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, flour, walnuts, and salt. And in a different bowl, whisk eggs and add the cocoa mixture while stirring

slowly. Add vanilla and espresso powder, then the flour mixture and blend gently. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely then chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator. To make the popsicles, spread a 3x2-inch popsicle-shaped cookie cutter to cut out popsicles. Insert a popsicle stick coated in melted candy melts into each popsicle. Place in the freezer for about 15 minutes to set. In heatproof bowls set over pots of boiling water, melt the dark chocolate candy melts and candy

BLUEBERRY CRUSTED PIE YIELD: 6 PIECES INGREDIENTS: 3 eggs, separated 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups blueberries 1 (12-ounce) container ricotta 2 tablespoons whole milk Zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and

melts in your choice of colors. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil per cup of candy melts to thin the mixture. When the candy melts ribbon off of a spoon, they’ve reached a good dipping consistency. Pour the melted candy melts into wide heatproof jars and dip the chilled brownie pops into the mixture. Lay the pops on a silicone baking mat or a piece of parchment paper to set. Once the colored chocolate has set, garnish with dark chocolate candy melt drips and coat with sprinkles of your choice.

spray the bottoms and sides of six 5-inch pie pans with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, whip the egg whites. And in another medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and milk. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and egg yolks. Combine the flour mixture, and then fold in the whites, followed by the vanilla. Divide batter between the prepared tins. Sprinkle sugar and blueberries the on top of the custards. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine ricotta and milk in a bowl and blend until smooth. Add lemon zest, juice, and vanilla. Spoon onto pies and serve warm. AUGUST 2017 | 51


Relationships

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: UNKNOWN

SILENT SIGNALS YOU ARE IN A

Rebound… BY: SARAH KHALED

We’ve all been there: You emerge from a tragic breakup, when suddenly, after one week you meet your soulmate. What are the chances! Back to reality: Of course you’re not in love, you’re on a rebound. After a big breakup, there is a deep black hole in the center of your emotional well-being. You’ve suddenly lost the support of your partner, something that your mind and your emotions have taken for granted. Days are suddenly so long and life is so boring. 52 | AUGUST 2017


“Every time I end a relationship, I tell myself that this time will be different—this time I’ll use all my new-found freedom to get more stuff done and learn something new. But instead, there’s an immediate need for connection and support, so I just shut my eyes and blindly walk into a new relationship, anything to avoid being alone with my thoughts.” After the trauma of a breakup, entering into a new relationship is always based on weakness where you are prone to an increased emotional dependency and psychological manipulation. There are two types of rebounds. Type one, is the “Traditional Rebound”, where you immediately start dating after a breakup like you just replace a random person into the space that your ex used to occupy in your life. Type two, is what I call the “Fury Rebound,” which is when you basically run as far as you can in the opposite direction of “serious” and just get intimate at a very early stage. The funny thing about a classic rebound is that, often, everyone can see that you’re rebounding—except you. WARNING SIGNS OF A REBOUND RELATIONSHIP 1. Determine if the breakup was recent. If the breakup was just a few days or weeks ago, consider the length of the relationship, and ensure that the grieving period is similar in length. The longer the relationship, the more time you'll likely need to recover. 2. See if your friends and family are shocked about your new relationship. If your closest friends and family can’t grasp it, it’s probably a sign you’ve moved on fairly quickly. 3. Ask yourself if love is coming too easily. Do you feel like you skipped the “like-stage” of the relationship? If you feel like you’re in love with

your new partner after only a date or two, that’s a rebound alert. 4. Slow your drive of intimacy. If the attraction is primarily intimate, it’s a possible sign of a rebound. Intimacy is often used as a distraction method to get over a breakup. 5. Watch how you act towards your ex. If you’re going out of your way to make sure you show your ex how happy you are in your new relationship, you might still have unresolved emotional baggage. 6. Make a list of common interests. Successful relationships should have multiple common interests between partners. You may not have everything in common, but you can’t have completely dissimilar interests. 7. Check your moodiness. If you are constantly hot and cold, it could be a sign of lingering feelings for your past relationship, so constant attitude changes, points towards a possible avoidance of emotional connection 8. Dating your best friend. Jumping straight out of a breakup into dating your best friend is not the best solution; it's just the easiest, so stay away from this direction to avoid losing a dear person to your heart. 9. Calls Partner When Lonely. This happens when someone calls the new partner mostly when feeling empty and forgetting all about him when happy. This relationship is an emotional convenience that is based on the need, rather than the want. ALWAYS STAY IN CONTROL The easy rule of thumb is that the longer you wait, the less likely it is to be a rebound relationship. A rebound lasts for weeks; a real relationship lasts for more than a year. Getting over the pain of your last failed relationship and trying to replace the comfort, intimacy, and happiness that you lost when your last relationship fell apart isn’t the solution. Just never allow loneliness to drive you into the arms of someone you know you don’t belong with. AUGUST 2017 | 53


ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS

GEORGE CLOONEY IS A FATHER The famous couple George and Amal Clooney has just welcomed Alexander and Ella Clooney to the family. The twins are healthy and doing great. Amal’s pregnancy was first announced last February after TV anchor Julie Chen bore the news on the talk Show.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: EMMA ROBERTS COMES BACK Emma Roberts returns to the famous series American Horror Story for the upcoming season “Cult”. The good news spread on Tuesday after the show’s creator Ryan Murphy posted a photo on Instagram while posing with the actress. However, there are no further details about the role she will be playing or the number of scenes.

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ANNIVERSARY! One year has passed since Prince Harry and Suits star Meghan Markle started their relationship. Around that time last year, they started dating. They kept it discrete for the first months but it didn’t take long for the media to know the news. We wish them a happy anniversary.

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LITTLE MIX UPCOMING MOVIE Jesy Nelson, one of the band members, has just revealed that a Little Mix film will be getting out and they are extremely excited for it. Little Mix is a British band composed of Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall.

KRISTEN STEWART AND STELLA MAXWELL CRASH A WEDDING Twilight star Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell crashed a wedding in Canada. Kirsten and Kayleigh Jennings were getting married when the Hollywood actress crashed their wedding and they couldn’t be happier! The wedding was held in the backyard of one of the newlyweds’ family member.

SCOOP WITH RAYA IS BACK After the show stopped airing for a while, Scoop with Raya is finally back on the screens going full-time on doing exclusive interviews and meeting up with Hollywood celebrities! Raya Abirached, the show’s host, weekly updates the audience about entertainment and celebs news as well as behind the scenes exclusives, only on MBC. AUGUST 2017 | 55


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ARTS CULTURE ARTWORK

Sara Ahmed Raafat

Emma Hussein

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LADYBIRD RECOMMENDS

MOVIE: Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.

OUR PLAYLIST

1. Nancy Ajram – Hassa Beek 2. Calvin Harris ft. Katy Perry , Pharrell Williams – Feels 3. David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber – 2U 4. Burak Yeter ft Daniella Sandoval – Tuesday 5. London Grammar – Non Believer

MARK YOUR CALENDAR BOOK: Learn what your friend, your lover, your boss are really saying to you—in the language that everybody uses but nobody speaks—body language! From the renowned founder of The Negotiation Institute Gerard Nierenberg comes this easy to use guide to improving your ability to communicate with other people.

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HOROSCOPE BY: MANISH KUMAR ARORA

Leo

Life - You will have a chance to measure and estimate how successful your efforts in any direction have been by the level of acceptance or acclaim that you gain. Love - You've been stricken by wanderlust, and you'll be happiest if you feed your hunger for new scenery and best of all, new experiences. If you're attached, expect to be proud of your choice. Career - Your career horizons will expand quickly if you'd rather just get on with the day-to-day tasks of building your business and career. You find yourself drawn into massive bouts of networking Fashion Tips - Lightweight clothing that you can layer is best…then you can dress up or down according to the weather. A little cropped top can be a nice choice for summer as well.

( 23 July – 22 August ) ARIES

VIRGO

CAPRICORN

Life seems to speed up, as if it’s allowing you to take few risks, make changes, and blaze new paths that you haven’t considered before.

You divest yourself of old arrangements before you move on to the new. The investments may be an appealing prospect for some, but all of you will want your money to work for you.

There will be rewards as past efforts are recognized by an increase in status. You’ll unearth new dimensions in your relationship with a special someone.

Juggling career and home life are issues that occupy your attention this month. A good attitude towards the work you do will help you to attract these opportunities and potential windfalls.

LIBRA

AQUARIUS

You become aware of the need to move forward on a professional level. You have a solid opportunity to pick up new skills or brush up on existing ones.

This is a time of widening horizons, but keeps an eye on the waistline. This month offers fortune and opportune change, but can also lead to indulgence if you are not careful.

GEMINI

SCORPIO

This will be an active month, with communications and social interaction on the agenda. For some there will be business ideas in abundance and a busy working environment.

Your professional goals become more realistic. Although personal relationships may have some restricting moments, you learn more about how far you can go, and you come out stronger.

CANCER

SAGITTARIUS

This month will bring an enrichment of current direction. You may decide to study or increase the dimension of your knowledge as you move from one level of wisdom to the next.

It is time to plunge yourself into your career, going after what you want. Your visions are richer than ever, and you experience a magical opportunity to tap into your intuition and imagination.

TAURUS

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PISCES It’s a great time to educate yourself or update your skills. It may be a time when you express yourself more imaginatively on the job. Changed work patterns will become the norm.


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THE BEST THE TOP SPORTS

CARS

TOYOTA UNVEILS ALL-NEW FORTUNER WITH REFINED STYLE AND COMFORT TO ADD TO ITS IMPRESSIVE OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY

ADIDAS REVEALS ULTRABOOST X IN NEW, STRIKING MYSTERY BLUE COLOURWAY Adidas Running has added an eyecatching mystery blue colourway to its UltraBOOST X collection for FW17, giving female runners a fresh new way to stand out on the streets. Launched earlier this year, UltraBOOST X is adidas’ pinnacle performance shoe, tailored to the unique shape of the female foot and designed to make women greater every run. The unique design of UltraBOOST X reflects the female foot’s natural running silhouette for an enhanced performance with every step. The shoe’s distinctive Dynamic Arch works alongside a sculpted midfoot and Primeknit upper to adapt effortlessly to the changing shape of the female foot, delivering superior comfort and support.

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Toyota today announced the launch of the 2018 Fortuner in Egypt to unveil a second-generation model, which builds on its heritage of being a durable sport utility vehicle (SUV) with impressive off-road capabilities. With the new Fortuner, Toyota has focused on creating a more distinctive, sleek, and powerful design while improving performance and adding a wide variety of features to increase convenience, safety, and ride comfort. The new Fortuner is assembled in Egypt applying the highest quality and technology standards of Toyota Japan, CEO of Toyota Egypt, Ahmed Monsef, said. He added that 47 percent of the parts assembled are made in Egypt.

HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT CELEBRATES SIXTH WRC WIN WITH 1-2 IN RALLY POLAND Hyundai Motorsport has registered its third victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon securing the team’s first 1-2 finish in WRC since the Rallye Deutschland 2014. Dani Sordo completed the rally in fourth place overall, making it the most successful combined result for Hyundai Motorsport in the team’s history. Neuville’s win represents the sixth overall WRC victory for Hyundai Motorsport since 2014, as well as the seventh double podium for the team. Highlighting the strength of the team’s performance in Poland this weekend, 12 wins out of the 22 contested stages represents the greatest number of stage wins in a single event for Hyundai Motorsport.


THE MUST KNOW! HOME APPLIANCES

AQUASYMPHONY BY GROHE – THIS MAY BE THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHOWER IN THE WORLD AquaSymphony embodies ultimate relaxation. Being the perfect fusion between latest SPA technologies and digital innovations, it transforms the present concept of showering into the ultimate luxury SPA experience. AquaSymphony blends the most exclusive natural and man-made SPA environments into one holistic shower experience for all the senses. With its impressive size of the 1016mm x 762mm, it creates interplay of water that exhilarates and renews you.

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS USHERS IN A NEW ERA IN HOME ENTERTAINMENT WITH QLED TV Samsung Electronics, today launched its new QLED TV series Q8, and Q7 in Egypt, further demonstrating Samsung’s leadership in defining the future of home entertainment with advanced cutting-edge technology. “We are thrilled to be ushering in the era of QLED in Egypt” said Jaehwan Lee, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics Egypt. “Today, we are showcasing the most true-to-life picture on screen with the advent of QLED TV. We have listened to our customers and implemented new technologies and innovations that address their pain points when it comes to the viewing experience, while simultaneously redefining the fundamental value of TV.”

GETAWAYS

SPEND THE BLISSFUL EID AL ADHA HOLIDAY AT KEMPINSKI HOTEL SOMA BAY As the Eid Al Adha holiday is approaching, you deserve some time out at Soma Bay hideaway before you head back to your busy life schedule amongst the city’s hustle and bustle. Indulge in a delightful atmosphere and discover a haven showcasing nature’s eternal beauty with magnificent scenery by the sun-kissed glittering water along the stunning golden sandy beaches of the Red Sea at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay. Whilst your little ones enjoy our fun games and activities at the beach and at Kimo Kids’ Club, you can experience an extra dimension of enjoyment with our glass boat trips, banana boat rides, wakeboard sessions, parasailing adventure, or by simply unwinding and relaxing by the beach. Rejuvenate your body and soul and enjoy the free access to the Fitness Centre. We have prepared delicious dining experiences to build up your appetite, and an astounding range of captivating entertaining nights. Escape to the charming world of Soma Bay, where there are absolutely no boundaries between you and the alluring Red Sea with its dazzling crystal-clear blue water and golden sandy beaches. AUGUST 2017 | 61


GETAWAYS CABANA ESCAPE AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ALEXANDRIA SAN STEFANO This year, take summer to a whole new level at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano! Escape the privacy of your own cabana, right on the shores of the Mediterranean and capture the essence of the glamorous Alexandrian summer in one of our cabanas. Exclusive Offer 20% Off Rate Sit back and relax where the world-renowned Four Seasons hospitality and the magical Alexandrian summer days and nights meet. Give yourself, family and friends an unforgettable summer experience. For reservations, please call the Hotel directly at (+2)03-581 8222 Email: alx.reservations@fourseasons.com

HILTON CAIRO ZAMALEK RESIDENCE ANNOUNCES SUMMER WEEKEND PACKAGE Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences, part of Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio of more than 570 properties worldwide, today announced a summer weekend package. Weekend package includes buffet breakfast and dinner and is valid until 30 September 2017. Room rates starting at EGP1400 for two persons including taxes, this offer valid for Egyptians & Foreign Residents only

SOMABAY UNVEILS VERY ATTRACTIVE PACKAGES FOR EID Somabay, the luxurious destination on the Red Sea, is delighted to unveil very tempting packages to spend your Eid. There’s no better place to spend your Eid than at one of the Somabay’s five hotels; The Kempinski Soma bay, Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa, The Breakers Diving & Surf Lodge, The Sheraton Hotel Soma Bay and the Robinson Club Soma Bay. Somabay is delighted to unveil its latest addition; the Somasplash Waterpark. Perfect for adults and kids alike. If Somasplash isn’t enough to float your boat, then the Gary Player designed Championship Golf Course and the panoramic views over the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea are sure to enchant. Active families will also love Somabay; the destination is home to some of the best kite-surfing and wind-surfing conditions in the world, while there is also the chance to explore the destination’s vibrant underwater world. For those parents hoping for a few moments of peace, then the Cascades Spa & Thalasso, the largest thalasso spa in the region, offers an oasis away from the excitement and babble of the kids. For more info please contact our hotline 16390 62 | AUGUST 2017


SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA ONLY AT ROYAL MAXIM PALACE KEMPINSKI Join Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski this summer for exclusive offers of endless fun, relaxation, and outstanding European service. Get ready for the Summer Staycation package to beat the Cairo heat. Reserve a double room with breakfast, a snack by the pool consisting of 2 pizzas and soft drinks, late checkout until 4:00 pm, and a 15% discount on the summer dinner signature menus at Romanov, Yana, or Lucca. In addition, if you book the “Summer Styacation” you can receive a discount at Resense Spa during your stay. New dinner signature menus are ready to infuse your taste buds at Royal Maxim’s signature restaurants. Try a Thai fusion at Yana, or an escape to Tuscany, Italy at Lucca, or maybe an amorous evening of fine grills at Romanov. Each outlet is serving a unique 3-course classical menu of exquisite flavor. For reservations or inquiries call +20 2 2389 9000.

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ALEXANDRIA AT SAN STEFANO 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Celebrate with us, we celebrate with you! Whether it’s a simple engagement or lavish wedding event, outdoor on the beach or a royal set-up in the ballroom, our “Dream Team” will look after all the details for your Offer Includes: • An elegant buffet menu • Open non-alcoholic beverages throughout the event • Creative cake • Complimentary accommodation for one night including breakfast and VIP amenities • Complimentary dinner invitation for the bride and groom • Complimentary parking for the bride and groom • 20% discount on cooking fees and buffet enhancements • 10% of the total number of guests will be served seated for VIP guests • Special accommodation rates to invitees on the event night • Minimum number 60 persons Price LE 600* per person Inclusive of service charge and taxes *Conditions apply For inquiries, please contact the catering department at +2 03-581 8000 or alx.catering@fourseasons.com AUGUST 2017 | 63


THE RITZ-CARLTON TAKES TO THE SEA FIRST LUXURY HOTEL BRAND TO OFFER BESPOKE YACHT EXPERIENCES The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The RitzCarlton will provide luxury hospitality service under a long-term operating agreement. Named The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture represents a unique foray into the cruise industry for a luxury hotel operator. The first of three lavish cruising yachts in this series is scheduled to take to sea in the fourth quarter of 2019, and distinguishes Marriott International as the only provider of luxury accommodations both on land and at sea.

RESTAURANTS SAVOR AUTHENTIC FLAVORS OF THE EAST AT KAMALA RESTAURANT IN CONRAD Experience a culinary journey through SouthEast Asia at Kamala restaurant offers Pan- Asian inspired menu featuring more than 50 dishes from some of South East Asia’s finest destinations by expert Asian chefs. The menu harmoniously combines rich flavors from Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam, amongst others, to offer guests an opportunity to taste an array of dishes including dim sum, sashimi, sushi and charcoal grills. The stylish oriental décor and sophisticated mood lighting makes this beautiful Cairo restaurant the perfect escape from city life.

VIVO’S GOURMET PIZZA INTRODUCES NEW GOURMET MENU AT THE NILE RITZ-CARLTON, CAIRO With the trend for ultra-pizzas spreading like wildfire throughout Cairo,, Vivo’s celebrated Chef Carmine is pushing that the boundaries as he strives the make the best quality pizza there can be inspired by 2-Michelin starred Chef Oliver Glowig and his home town Rome.. Starting 1st August 2017, The Nile Ritz-Carlton’s resident Italian restaurant, ‘Vivo’, will invite guests to experience an exciting, unique and creative gourmet pizza menu consisting of a varied selection of innovative gourmet topping combinations such as Pizza Delizia, offering pizza lovers that extra special culinary journey. With an extensive range of options to sample, diners are sure to find something to tingle their taste buds. For Italians, a good meal is not solely about delectable dishes. Taste goes hand in hand with creating the right setting to indulge in both. The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo offers the perfect place to share special moments with friends and family overlooking endless views of the Nile. For more information and reservations, please contact 002 (02) 25778899. 64 | AUGUST 2017


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ENJOY OUR NEW SUMMER DRINKS! • Chillout Mall • Sodic (westown hub) • Lpassage (Alexandria) • Court yard Maadi • New Cairo • Cairo Festival City Mall • Tivoli Dome Heliopolis & Zayed • Maadi • Zamalek • Mall of Arabia • Heliopolis AUGUST 2017 | 65


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n our search for an authentic experience of tantalizing Italian taste, we had our thoughts and senses going for a truly genuine Italian restaurant, Casa Mia at Sofitel El Gezira. Of all the cuisines in the world the Italian will always be one of the top favorites around the world and we’ve had a very interesting talk with Chef Carlo Frusciante to know what makes it so special.

1. Could you tell us more about your culinary career and how did it all unfold? Basically, the reason I’ve become a chef is that it runs in my blood. My whole family is in this same industry. Upon finishing high school I decided to pursue this career. The fact that the love of culinary industry runs in the family doesn’t mean I do it with lack of interest or because I grew up finding everyone around me in this industry. I was raised up to a concept that whatever you choose to do, you have to do it with a deep interest. I started then to follow this career professionally and to do it at my best. In addition to being a chef in my home country, I’ve run operations in Ireland, Singapore, Shanghai, India and many more countries. 2. Other than the cooking part, what qualities make a successful chef ? A chef is like the director of an orchestra that all work in harmony for the final artistic musical piece. Same is with chefs; a smooth operation at the kitchen is a very important factor that makes a chef successful. Quality

is about everything being tuned all together and to run the whole operation in the kitchen with the technical eye to the details. It is not only about the food, as a matter of fact, food that you serve to your guests is the final step of many procedures to reach that high quality dining experience. Actually a chef ’s job isn’t all about the cooking; it is about taking care of the many aspects of the whole operation run by the staff in the kitchen between the ingredients, taste, consistency and more till you achieve the final result of your dish. This is when you realize that final result is an outcome of a harmonious smooth operation within your orchestra. 3. What is the meaning of Casa Mia and what’s the concept behind this restaurant? Casa Mia in Italian means ‘my home’ and that is exactly the concept and idea behind this restaurant. What we want to do here is to make our guests experience the spirit of Italian hospitality. For us Italians, hospitality is about simplicity and authenticity. We want Casa Mia to be a place where you can dine in a chilled and relaxed atmosphere and indulge to a tantalizing dish with rich taste. The whole idea is about enjoying the beauty and the simplest things in life. 4. What are the efforts taken from your side to make Casa Mia different than any other Italian restaurant?

We aim at being on common ground where authenticity meets local request. Maintaining the authenticity of the taste is a very important factor for every chef regards himself as ambassador of his own country and its cuisine. When you get familiar with local guests’ taste and preferences that’s when you can introduce something that is authentic Italian, a new selection to them, yet at the same time appealing to their taste senses. That is what we focus on; fine taste, authenticity and introducing something new and different.


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Exquisite Fine Dining at Raj by Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers Indian cuisine is famous for its exotic ingredients and rich flavors that get your taste buds tingling. From fragrant curries to tandoorigrilled dishes you will find yourself enjoying the taste till the very last bite. A good thing about Indian cuisine is that whether you are a vegetarian or a meat lover, you will find an array of dishes that will become your all-time-favorite that are perfectly seasoned and marinated to indulge your senses. On our search to savor on truly authentic Indian dishes, we’ve found that Raj in Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers is the place to be. Located in the lobby of the splendid Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers, Raj is the perfect dining venue where you can enjoy the luxurious ambiance while you savor the most flavorsome dishes. As we got seated we were welcomed with glasses of mango lassi along with papdum and three different mouthwatering dips. Moving swiftly to our appetizers, we’ve found a huge varieties and selection with a great share for vegetarians with a lot to choose between. For appetizers our choices went for Dal Makhni; a dish of butter black lentils and red kidney beans and we’ve had it with Nan garlic bread for an ultimate rich taste. As we’ve indulged our taste buds with the appetizers we got to the part where we were immersed with authentic Indian dishes. From tandoori to biryani and a lot more we couldn’t help but totally fall in love with the lamb biryani cooked to perfection making it a perfect choice for the main course. 68 | AUGUST 2017

We were delighted to know that Raj is introducing special dishes in their menu in celebration of India’s Independence Day starting August the 15th and till the end of the month. You don’t also want to miss trying Shrimp Tandoori Grill and Chicken Roll; two special dishes included in the menu. Raj will also launch a new menu in November in celebration in Diwali, and we can’t be more excited. What makes the whole dining experience at Raj really brilliant isn’t only the atmosphere or the authentic taste of Indian Cuisine, but also the very fine selection of ingredients. All the dishes at Raj are served artistically with very fine imported ingredients needless to mention in very good portions as well. We call all Indian food lovers out there; this is one dining experience you don’t want to miss.


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THE AUTHENTIC TASTE OF EGYPT AT AL KHAL BY INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO CITYSTARS

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nterContinental Cairo Citystars has confidently lined up against the competition to attract lovers of truly authentic Egyptian cuisine with the recent opening of Al Khal. By the pool and so with the al fresco option, the main restaurant is well air-conned against the heat. Al Khal boasts cool tiled floors, shades of red, blue and gold upholstery set against table arrangements separated by attractive drapes hanging from the beamed ceiling.

No worries, there is plenty to explore and satisfy. Soups include Shourbet Lissan Asfour (pastina with clear meat broth and spices); there are five salads, plus cold appetizers featuring Gebna Adima (farm-aged cottage cheese with tomato and sesame) and hot appetizers. There’s assorted Mahshi, of course, Koushary and succulent Kebda Iskandaerani (stir fried veal liver) and Rokak bel Lahma with ground beef sandwiched between crispy layers of dough.

The meal began with sipping Kassab (from a drinks menu of hot and cold beverages, mocktails and cocktails) and then a pleasing touch for an appetizer, ‘Dokka’ served with bread rounds brought soft, fresh and warm straight from the oven. Taste buds and romantic notions equally stimulated; it was time to sample from the menu which will soon be extended with even more classic Egyptian dishes. As executive Sous Chef Ahmed Shaaban, emphasized: “We offer truly traditional Egyptian food, dishes from different regions of the country, dishes that are special to families in the Delta, in Upper Egypt and other parts of Egypt … Port Said, Ismailaya; we pull together the favourites from around the country.”

Tagens and main dishes include creations revolving around seafood, huge marinated shrimps, cubed lamb and lamb shanks, braised oxtail and pigeon, all with the perfectly matched herbs and spices to tease out the maximum flavour. And if you choose one of the three varieties of molokheya, expect to see the impressive Chef Nadia; the ‘mother of the kitchen’ emerge to cast an eye over diners appreciating her particular speciality. Just another touch, reassuring that you are truly eating from one of Egypt’s traditional kitchens.

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JAZ COLLECTION PROPERTIES RECOGNIZED AS THE WORLD’S SAFEST AND RECEIVED THE CRISTAL AWARD.

BAHRI ADDS NEW DIRECT PORT CALL IN EGYPT TO ITS NORTH AMERICAN SERVICE.

EMIRATES HIGHLIGHTS FEMALE ROLE MODELS IN AVIATION WITH SIMULATOR CHALLENGE. ADIDAS FOOTBALL REVEALS NEW YELLOW AND BLUE JUVENTUS AWAY KIT FOR 2017/18 SEASON.

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP EGYPT TURNS RAMADAN IFTAR DINING EXPERIENCE TO A FANTASTIC FAMILY GETAWAY TO DUBAI BY RAFFLE PROMOTION. 70 | AUGUST 2017

ORANGE EGYPT IN COLLABORATION WITH GRIFFINWORX ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE “ORANGE STARTUP CUP” FOR EMERGING BUSINESSES.

THE SUPERVISORY BOARD OF STEIGENBERGER HOTELS AG HAS ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF THOMAS WILLMS AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND HE PAYS SPECIAL, VISIT TO STEIGENBERGER ALCAZAR. CAREEM CELEBRATES 5 YEARS OF MOVING THE REGION TOWARD BETTER LIVING.

IN CELEBRATION OF THE U.S. INDEPENDENCE DAY, FAIRMONT HELIOPOLIS & TOWERS PROVIDES UPSCALE CATERING SERVICES FOR THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN CAIRO.

EL GOUNA FILM FESTIVAL CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS OF PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT TO CINEGOUNA SPRINGBOARD.

BRITISH AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WHITE COMPANY.

FAIRMONT HELIOPOLIS & TOWERS HOSTS FIBA U19 BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2017 NATIONAL TEAMS.

THE CAIRO MARRIOTT HOTEL HOSTED SOCCER LEGEND RONADINHO FOR THE TOUR N’ CURE CAMPAIGN TO HELP CURE VIRUS C PATIENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.


JUHAYNA SPONSORS ENACTUS NATIONAL CLOSING CEREMONY TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CONGRATULATES CAIRO UNIVERSITY TEAM FOR WINNING. EMIRATES NBD EGYPT WINS TWO EMEA PROJECT FINANCE AWARDS 2016 FOR BEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEALS IN AFRICA.

HILTON LUXOR RESORT & SPA AWARDED GRANT TO DELIVER ENGLISH LANGUAGE LESSONS TO SUNSHINE ORPHANAGE. INJAZ EGYPT LAUNCHES 7 NEW BUSINESSES AT START UP EGYPT COMPETITION 2017.

JUMIA HIGHLIGHTED THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT THEY CAN PLAY IN E-COMMERCE TO EMPOWER SME’S; ACCOUNTING FOR 80% OF GDP.

CAIRO FESTIVAL CITY MALL TEAM UP WITH RESALA TO FEED 200,000 PEOPLE. MASTERCARD AND THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME ANNOUNCE 100 MILLION MEALS COMMITMENT.

THE NILE RITZ-CARLTON, CAIRO APPOINTS JOE GHAYAD AS THE NEW GENERAL MANAGER FOR ITS ICONIC PROPERTY.

FAIRMONT NILE CITY AND ITS RESTAURANTS SWEEP TRIPADVISOR AND HOLIDAYCHECK CERTIFICATES.

HILTON ALEXANDRIA CORNICHE APPOINTS EXECUTIVE CHEF BURC TUNCEL AND LEBANESE RESTAURANT SOUS CHEF FARES CHAHINE. UBER AND AXA UNITE TO PROMOTE SAFETY IN THE NORTH COAST THIS SUMMER 30% DISCOUNT ON ALL RIDES FOR THE LONG WEEKEND. UNILEVER MASHREQ AND MISR EL KHEIR FOUNDATION TO DONATE HOME APPLIANCES FOR 50 EGYPTIAN BRIDES IN UPPER EGYPT.

ELECTROLUX REVEALS THE NEW PREMIUM AEG COOKER MANUFACTURED FOR EXPORTS ON SWEDEN NATIONAL DAY.

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SEMIRAMIS INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO MEDIA SOHOUR Semiramis InterContinental Cairo hosted its Ramadan media sohour at its picturesque Ramadan venue, Fawanees by Nile Terrace. The event was attended by various media personalities, bloggers and influencers who enjoyed the delicious sohour dishes, prepared by Lebanese Chef Baz and the Semiramis culinary team, while humming along to the unique tunes of the Oriental RipOff Band.

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Tayarah World’s Sohour at Almaz! The Cairo Marriott Hotel hosted Tayarah World’s Sohour at the Nile-view Almaz last Ramadan and everyone’s still a bit starstrucked! The extensive guest list was a reflection of how Tayarah World really is and included plenty of amazing figures like Hend Sabry, Sherine Hamdy, Heba Serag Eldin, Hana El Awadi, Sherif Nouredin and Tara Emad; talk about some name dropping!

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Hilton Appoints Mohab Ghali to position of Vice President Operations for Egypt and North Africa Hilton, , has announced the appointment of Mohab Ghali as vice president operations for Egypt and North Africa. Ghali is responsible for regional strategy development and well as overseeing operations for 19 hotels and 14 pipeline hotels in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

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FRUITFUL CELEBRATION AT THE NILE RITZ-CARLTON, CAIRO The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo restaurants and bars celebrated summer’s favorite fruit where the hotel’s skilled culinary team presented unique, sweet and savory watermelon dishes in an exclusive tasting tour. On the other hand, Chef Carmine treated invitees to a healthy tasting menu balancing nutrition and flavors at Vivo.

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OPPO sponsors special celebration Egypt’s football legends As part of its support of major sporting events around the world, leading mobile phone company OPPO collaborated with Al Ahly for Real Estate Development “Sabbour” to sponsor a friendly match with Egyptian football stars and legends in a special celebration which received a great reaction from the crowd at Amwaj North Coast.

Oppo Celebrates F3’S Black Edition With A Black Shadow Party Egypt’s top celebrities and influencers all gathered at Martin’s Beach Club at Sahel’s Bo Islands to celebrate OPPO’s new F3 limited ‘Black Edition’. On this day, Martin’s Beach Club that was once known for its all-white theme got covered in black to reflect the elegance and sophistication of the F3 black edition. 78 | AUGUST 2017


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Porto Marina Resort & Spa Redefines Leisure With an exceptional Celebration at the New “White Paradise Island “ Porto Marina Resort & Spa celebrated the launch of its new beach “White Paradise Island” offering a new definition of leisure. The launching event took place on the 7th of July 2017 entitled ‘the 777 event’ introducing the hotel new entertainment vision through a non-matching cruise with exceptional amusements discovering its ‘7 wonders’ .

Unilever Mashreq launches latest technology for dry and damaged hair in the Egyptian market In an extraordinary event, Unilever Mashreq, the leading personal care company - represented in Dove products - launches a new hair care range of products celebratin the real beauty of Egyptian women and honored a group of female models who have enriched Egyptian society in different forms. AUGUST 2017 | 79


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Toyota Unveils All-New Fortuner Toyota announced the launch of the 2018 Fortuner in Egypt to unveil a second-generation model, which builds on its heritage of being a durable sport utility vehicle (SUV) with impressive off-road capabilities, refined style and comfort.

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