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Fashion & Lifestyle

TREND ALERT: RAFFIA BAGS DREAMY COASTAL HOMES IDEAS INTERVIEW WITH>>

PROLONG YOUR HOLIDAY TAN BREAK YOUR BAD HABITS

Hiba Tawaji


CONTENTS

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FASHION 10

WELLNESS

Marchesa Spring/ 36 How to Have the Summer 2018 Perfect Smile 12 Chanel Spring/Summer 2018 38 7 Benefits of Stretching 14 Into the Blue 40 6 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism GLAMOUR 20 5 Tricks to Make Your 48 Break Your Bad Habits Tan Last Longer

INTERVIEW

24 In-depth with The Enchanting Star Hiba Tawaji

INTERVIEW & COVER CREDITS

Photographer: Nader Moussally 2 | JUNE 2018

COOKING

44 4 Pasta Recipes You Won’t Get Enough of

RELATIONSHIPS

46 Secrets Revealed: The Power of Intimacy in Relationships


L A DY B I R D TEAM

Owner/Founder ZEYAD SOROUR Editor-in-Chief ISMAIL MARZOUK Managing Editor RANA HAMDY Sales & PR Director NAIRA EL LAMEI Marketing & Project Director SAMAR ZAKI Art Director EMAN SALAMA Senior Graphic Designer YARA EL BEHAIRY Financial Director HAITHAM HAMOUDA Distribution AHMED ABOU EL ELA, AHMED FAWZY, MOHAMED ABD EL NASSER & ALAA HUSSEIN

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IN EVERY ISSUE: In Every Issue Editor’s Letter P.8 Trend of the Month P.15 Egyptian-Made P.16 Shopping Cart P.17 Style Zoom in P.18 Fashion News P.19 Products We Recommend P.22 Pieces we Love P.28 Travel the World P.32 Why Eat This P.41 Entertainment News P.48 Art & Culture P.50 Horoscope P.52 Happenings P.54 The Best, The Top, The Must Know! P.56


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CONTRIBUTORS

Sara Khaled Yasmine Shahine Life Coach An Associate Certified Life Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). At the begining of her coaching career, she engaged herself in ONE on ONE coaching and through the years she developed her own tailor-made coaching programs for people and companies to develop their potentials and awareness. Email: yshahine@whycoachegypt.com Facebook:YasmineShahineLifeCoaching YouTube:YasmineSLifeCoaching

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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 6 | JUNE 2018

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

Hanan Marwan

Freelance Interior Designer An aspiring passionate interior designer certified from Career Gates, MSA School for Training and Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. After 8 years of corporate life she started to follow her passion for interior designing. She thinks in colors and patterns to create her own work of art. Email: info@undici-designs.com


Editor’s Letter

It’s Time For A Break…

The most anticipated time of the year is finally here... it’s summer time! Time moves by so fast and it felt not long ago that we were counting down for the new year, then here we are now midway through it. There’s always so much happening around, between our hectically busy work schedules, the numerous errands we need to run, and the appointments we need to catch. I only shudder to think how is it possible for anyone to find themselves some little time in between just to sit, relax, and take a deep breath. We always count down for summer to knock our doors so we can take a little break from all the hustle and bustle happening around us. So before you get too busy with your holiday packing for a long-awaited getaway, allow yourself some quality time to chill and unwind. Find the time for yourself to just sit back and enjoy the beauty of doing nothing. Awaken your senses and contemplate on the beautiful simple things around you. Find yourselves new reasons to smile genuinely from the heart, and keep yourself away from all the things that stress you, allow yourself this momentarily pleasure while it lasts. Sometimes we get so hard on ourselves; we deny ourselves the right to shut ourselves out from everything that is happening around us. Maybe it is a high sense of responsibility, or wanting to be in control of things, but no matter what it is that keeps you busy… just take a break!

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LADYBIRD LOVES 10 | JUNE 2018

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CHANEL SPRING/SUMMER

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Orange Placed on top of Mobile Operator Ramadan Ads With “Gary Ya Gary” Song With Participation Of Many Celebrities

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ack in the days, Ramadan was always a time where families, friends and neighbours gather over generous and warm Iftar and joyful sohour. This year, Orange created a nostalgic mood in a light and delightful manner that got us all longing for this neighbourhood spirit. With “Gary Ya Gary” song that got everyone’s attention, Orange’s TV commercial outperformed the ads by the other telecommunications operators in Ramadan 2018, beating them in views and interaction on the social media. The music of the song along with its pleasant words reflected on the connections between neighbours presented through Egypt’s deeply rooted traditions. Since its very first day, Orange’s ad has taken the scene by the storm, not only as a TV commercial, but it has also flooded the social media platforms reaching 1 million views on Facebook. The creative ad has also succeeded in creating a state of satirical comedy on social media through memes and comics that were shared and spread by numerous people right after the ad. Each one of us has a story or two with a neighbour that we don’t seem to forget, through good and bad times. This was clearly presented in the ad that includes a group of top celebrities. The ad starts with the appearance of superstar Donia Samir Ghanem, then Hend Sabry and Dhafer L’Abdine, followed by Nicole Saba and the football player Hossam Ghaly, and then the ad ends with Mohamed Mounir. While each of them meets his/her neighbour and begins to share their story together, we can’t help but relate to at least one of these stories. Orange’s main purpose and objective is to hover around the concept of relationships between neighbours. Due to the very fast pace of life, one barely finds to connect with people and especially neighbours; though they are the closest to us, yet the furthest as friends. In its breakthrough campaign,

Orange sends a purposeful and deep message calling out all Egyptians to bring back these long forgotten ties between neighbours in an atmosphere of love and tenderness. Over the past years, Orange has been coming up with creative and innovative campaigns that leave an impact with a powerful message. In this context Orange has massively succeeded to create a spirit of joy and happiness through its latest Ramadan campaign and remarkable song “Gary Ya Gary”, that has urged us to mingle once again with our beloved neighbours.

LET US REVIVE THE GOOD MEMORIES AND CELEBRATE THE “NEIGHBOURS DAY” ON THE 15TH OF RAMADAN IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF LOVE AND JOY. JUNE 2018 | 13


Fashion DALYDRESS DARE

H&M

INTO THE BLUE

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mbrace the summer spirit and the splashing waves of the sea with a little bit of blue here and there. Since dusty blue is already among this season’s top trending colors, why not then include that color with all its different hues in your summer wardrobe?

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Fashion

TREND OF THE MONTH RAFFIA BAGS

There are very specific items that we link to the vacation and summer mood. From Wedge sandals, colorful morning and beach dresses, to embellished swimsuit; this summer we are betting big on raffia bags and basket bags. While earlier we might have thought that straw bags only belong to the beach, it seems like we’ll be daring enough to carry them with confidence in the urban spots too. Coming in different styles and shapes, find your favorite pick from ones that are truly styled up and others that intentionally resemble picnic baskets, and don’t you worry they’re the next big thing.

CULT GAIA ROUND TOTE

CULT GAIA ARK BAG

FRENCH CONNECTION RAFFIA ROUND BAG

MIU MIU WOVEN RAFFIA LEATHER BAG

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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.

STITCHES INSTAGRAM: STITCHES.EG WEBSITE: WWW.STITCHES-EG.COM

ASTI.EG FB: HL DESIGNS OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM: HL DESIGNS OFFICIAL

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Fashion

*All prices are subject to change. Available at www.polyvore.com www.net-a-porter.com / www.farfetch.com

ISABELLA ROSE BANDEAU BIKINI EGP 1,420

JOHN ROBSHAW CANVAS TOTE EGP 2,400

LYGIA & NANNY SWIMSUIT EGP 4,147

ISABELLA ROSE SCARF TIE BIKINI BOTTOM EGP 1,113

TOM FORD SQUARE SUNGLASSES EGP 10,550

STELLA MCCARTNEY EMBELLISHED DIANE VON FRUSTENBERY WRAP BIKINI EGP MAXI DRESS COVER UP 3,160 EGP 5,718

EUGEINA KIM SEQUINED WOVEN SUNHAT EGP 11,818 MUCHE ET MUCHETTE FLORENTINA JUMPSUIT COVER UP EGP 1,707

SURF GYPSY STRIP TASSEL COVER UP TUNIC EGP 1,151

SURF GYPSY TASSLED COLD SHOULDER COVER UP EGP 1,303

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Fashion

Style ZOOM IN DEENA ELKHATTAM WEARING PRINTED JUMPSUIT FROM ZARA.

BERNA IBRAHIM WEARING PRINTED JUMPSUIT WITH LAPEL COLLAR FROM ZARA.

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YASMINE KENAWI WEARING WHITE STRIPE COLD SHOULDER SHIRT FROM RIVER ISLAND


FASHION NEWS FLARE FASH ART SS’18 Trend Watch: A Portrait of Egyptian Design Cairo based International Fashion Public Relations agency, FLARE PR, launches the third edition of its on-going series of all Egyptian multi-brand collaborative shoots. The main aim of this series of projects is to present featured brands and talents through an authentic production that is up to par with its global counterparts, shedding light on emerging Egyptian designers and talents in an effort to secure a place for them on the global fashion map. The shoot took place at Cairo’s leading Arts-Mart Gallery. Designers included are Lou By Hebatullah, O Random, Zakhrafa, Amina K, Azwak, MGMP, Misura, Jayda Hany, Omni’s, Gamila, Indira, and finally Egyptian Eyewear Boutique Posh Shades which is a concept eyewear boutique offering carefully curated international eye wear by Egyptian Yasmine Sarwat.

Reem Jano Unveils her Latest Collection: Connect To The Source REEM JANO jewellery launches its SS’18 collection, Connect to the Source, inspired from the true nature of humanity and the connection with one’s inner-self, spirituality, and everlasting bliss. ‘Connect to the Source’ expresses the most precious emotions and experiences as it invites you to experience the artistic yet spiritual world of the designer. The lively designs bring out qualities of the source of the energy, which in return, gives life and maintains harmony and order in the universe. The collection features an array of 22 sterling silver and 18k gold pieces, all of which make a bold statement complimented by rich space colors including shades of blue, black, green and orange.

DareXTara: A new and exciting collaboration El Shamsi group, the leading textile and garments manufacturer, distributor, and retailer in Egypt launched their third fashion brand, Dalydress Dare with a dazzling and exclusive collaboration with Egyptian actress and model Tara Emad. On top of that, Dalydress Dare and Tara Emad dared not to use Photoshop to enhance or change Tara’s physical traits; a daring move to inspire Egyptian young women and men to Dare and be their real selves. Tara Emad, who will be collaborating with Dalydress Dare for two seasons, celebrated the launch of their SS18 collaboration with a special meet and greet at their City Stars store; which is Tara’s first meet and greet in Cairo. JUNE 2018 | 19


Glamour

5 tricks to Make Your Tan Last Longer

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veryone is escaping the big city now for a getaway by the beach and one thing we won’t go back home without, or at least most of the ladies as well, is a bronze tan. Let’s admit everything looks better with bronze skin, from your makeup to your clothes. While a lot of people may think that the tanning process starts and ends only at the beach, there’s a lot more into it than just baking yourself in the sun. Let’s take a look on the rules to follow to get your dream bronze skin.

1.SCRUB UP If there’s a key factor that contributes to an amazing tan, exfoliating it is! It is important to get rid of any dead skin cells before tanning as they may block the sun rays. If you don’t exfoliate before tanning you will end up with uneven tan and dull looking skin and the result will be your skin flaking off too fast. 2.MOISTURIZE ALL THE WAY A rule of thumb here to prolong your tan and make it last, is to make sure your skin is always hydrated and moisturized. When your skin is dry, it is very likely you’ll undergo an annoying phase of skin irritation and also you will risk your skin peeling off too quickly and as a result, you will end up with uneven skin tone patches. 3.PROTECT YOUR SKIN Many people have adopted a misconception that using sunscreen may prevent you from reaching the tanning level you want. Allow us to correct you, this won’t stop you from getting that bronze skin you desire, rather it will protect your skin from getting 20 | JUNE 2018

burnt. When you skip protection your skin will peel off quicker than expected as a result of skin burns. 4.TAN LIKE A PRO One thing you should know is that your skin has a cut-off time where it can no longer produce melanin. So instead of staying on your sunbed from sunrise to sunset, it is better to take frequent dips in the pool or the sea and then repeat applying the tanning oil again. Dividing your tanning process into sessions throughout the day can give you better results. 5.FLAUNT YOUR TAN Now that your skin is beautifully sun kissed, you might as well want to show off all the effort you’ve put into getting that skin to be so bronzed. There are several dry body oils as well as body lotions with gold pigments that help enhance the tan and make your tan more glowing. Don’t hesitate to add these products to your shopping list, they’re not only summer must-haves but all year round essentials too.


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Interview

IN-DEPTH WITH THE ENCHANTING STAR

Hiba Tawaji

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ith an enchanting voice and a remarkable talent, Hiba Tawaji, has made her way to the art scene not only in the Middle East, but also on an international level. Through her hard work, persistence and resilience, Hiba Tiwaji continues to explore new paths to take in her road to international fame.

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1.AS A FAMOUS SINGER WHO’S ALREADY RECOGNIZED BY A BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND KNOWN FOR PLAYING THE MAIN ROLE IN RAHBANI’S TOP MUSICALS, WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VOICE? I participated in The Voice around three years ago, and the fact is that my singing and musical path has begun way back before that; we can say it was eight years ago. To begin with, I like to say that I’m very happy and satisfied with the success I’ve achieved even before I joined The Voice and it was on different levels between theater, singing, and acting. At some point I felt it was about time I expand my horizons, and gain bigger exposure. I’ve always aspired for my stardom to reach far beyond the Middle East region, and to get my name known in the western side of the world, especially that I love western music genres, whether in English or French. Three years ago, I received a phone call from the casting team of The Voice in France proposing the idea of participating in their upcoming season. Honestly speaking I was hesitant at that time, but when I gave it a second thought, I realized it’s an opportunity I have to seize, especially if I’m seeking expansion and to reach out to more audience. I was twenty-six years by then and I realized that this is the time to take risks, to try, and to take different paths. Participating in The Voice and reaching semifinals has been proved to be a very successful experience that opened the doors to many fruitful opportunities. One of the biggest opportunities that I’ve gained from this experience is being the main role singer in the musical play ‘Notre Dame De Paris’ which gave me the international exposure I was always after. 2.YOU HAVE A MASSIVE POPULARITY AND AMIABILITY HERE IN EGYPT, WHICH SPOT AROUND THE WORLD IS NEXT FOR YOU? My next destination is Morocco for a concert in Mawazine Festival on the 23rd of June followed by two concerts in Tunisia happening in July. Later I’ll be on a massive tour in Canada for the musical play ‘Notre Dame De Paris’ from August till Occtober.

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3.BESIDES YOUR VERY STRONG VOICE AND GENUINE STYLE, WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER AS FACTORS BEHIND YOUR SUCCESS? It is kind of tricky for anyone to assess his/her own top qualities, but to give it a good thought; I can say it is definitely hard work. I truly believe that it is only through hard work, persistence and resilience that one can reach their aims and goals.

4.WHAT WERE THE CHALLENGES YOU’VE FACED ALONG YOUR WAY TO BECOME WHO YOU ARE TODAY? There weren’t really major challenges and obstacles, but one thing has always been very important to me; and that is to always keep my identity. Nothing is worse than being a follower, or to lose your identity for the sake of reaching a certain objective. This is why I am always keen on genuinely being who I am and to keep my identity. This is what Oussama Rahbani and I worked on all the way; being unique in what we do reflecting our musical concepts. I have to admit it isn’t easy at all because the musical genre we both chose isn’t in any way traditional or commercial, but I believe that this uniqueness is what helped us through our way. 5.GROWING UP WITH A TALENT, WHO INSPIRED YOU THE MOST? This is one of the question I consider difficult to answer because my sources of inspirations were numerous, whether people or previous experiences . I believe that there’s a lot that happens around us, one experience following the other, lesson after lesson, even a beautiful painting or memorable song or performance; and this all affects our inspiration in one way or another. This is just to name a few I think this is something you can’t just list down. 26 | JUNE 2018

Photographer: Nader Moussally 6.WHEN HAVE YOU FELT MOST ACCOMPLISHED AND SATISFIED IN YOUR LIFE? I don’t think it is easy for creative people to reach a point of ultimate satisfaction or accomplishment. Of course I’m content and happy with where I’ve reached, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop there. The further I reach, the higher I aim; and with every accomplishment I feel there’s still more I need to do. 7.WHAT MAKES YOU REALLY HAPPY? Being on stage performing and singing in front of my audience, also the hours we spend preparing at the studio. Simple things make me happy; a couple of hours with people who make me smile and laugh from the heart, quality time spent with your family in a warm ambiance, these are the things that make me happy. It is the small simple details that make our lives worthwhile. 8.WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? There are two things actually, losing someone I love, and being misunderstood. 9.HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP YOUR LIFE PHILOSOPHY? No matter how tough the days can get, always stay positive and optimistic. After the rain, there’s always sunshine.


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E V O L e w S E C PIE

SHOP THE LOOK AT SALONI

ZARA HOME FLORAL DESIGN COVER

ZARA CYLINDRICAL CANDLE

SALONI ARMCHAIR

ZARA HOME BLUE PETAL NAPKIN RING 28 | JUNE 2018

ZARA HOME VELVET COTTON TOWEL WITH TASSLES


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HOME CENTER STORAGE OTTOMAN

BLEND FURNITURE ARMCHAIR AND SEATER

SALONI COFFEE TABLE ZARA HOME PRINT LINEN CUSHION COVER

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Interior

COASTAL HOMES BY: HANAN MARWAN

Have you ever wondered why we love coastal homes so much? Maybe because it reminds us of our time away from our busy lives. The beach the sun the fresh air no one can ever say no to that. Coastal homes have their special interior design. Bright and breezy are the key words we’re aiming for to balance the hot season. Always think of elements that embrace seaside living and complement the natural environment outdoor. Recreate the beach sensation in your design. If you’re a person who loves to sleep by the beach thinking of it as a relaxing spot, then these ideas are for you.

LIGHT Light is one of the most important elements of a beach house. Think of it when was the last time you entered a dim beach house and how fast you wanted to flee the scene if so? Try removing the barriers while saving sufficient privacy. Accomplishing that won’t be so hard if you consider big glass windows or skylines that are covered up by shades later during the day. if that isn’t doable then opt for items to diffuse light. Nothing would serve that purpose better than mirrors.

COLORS We all know those beachy color schemes aqua, seafoam and blues. Nothing’s wrong with being traditional having the sea side inspire you, but how about bringing comfort and warmth to those cool colors. Pick any washed- out pastel color or typical neutral hues. To diffuse light even further white goes all the way. The trick lies in choosing soothing colors whites, greys, and sandy tones.

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FURNITURE Stick to a simple layout when arranging your furniture in a given room. Coastal homes should be clean, bright, minimal ,and breezy. It is also better to opt for furniture that is easy and comfortable to move arund the house. Every piece of furniture should be designed to handle sand and salty water, look out for light weathered wood.

FLOORING Living along the coast means your flooring choices should ideally be water resistance, easy to clean, and have a strong wear layer that will hold up to sand. Opening up the windows, allowing the salty air and humidity in is part of coastal living. Want that hard wood look use High pressure laminate, stone (marble, granite, travertine etc.) and of course if your looking for a cheaper option ceramic tiles also serves the purpose.

ACCESSORIES In a beach house fabrics are simple. Linen and cotton whether in plain white or floral prints will help you keeping it clean and bright. Avoid to many glossy items as though not to lose the cozy feel. Include plenty of plush cushions, throw pillows and light blankets to make the space more welcoming. Put final coastal touches with fewer accent pieces with hint of beachy nostalgia.

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Travel

Travel the world

Nice, France

DESTINATION: Nice, France AGENCY: Travco Holidays DURATION: 7 Days, 6 Nights PRICE: Starting from EGP 21,550 PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Roundtrip economy airfare on Royal Air Maroc regular flights, including taxes. • 6 - nights accommodation in Nice including breakfast & hotel taxes. • Roundtrip Airport transfers in Nice. PACKAGE EXCLUDES: • Any item not mentioned in the “Package Includes” section. • VISA for LE 2500 per person

DESTINATION: Malaga, Spain AGENCY: Travco Holidays DURATION: 7 Days, 6 Nights PRICE: Starting from EGP 21,990 PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Roundtrip economy airfare on Air Maroc regular flights, including taxes. • 6 - nights accommodation in Malaga including breakfast. • Roundtrip airport transfers in Malaga. • Tour leader with the group. PACKAGE EXCLUDES: • City taxes and any item not mentioned in the “Package Includes” section. • Local hotel taxes. • VISA for LE 2500 per person

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Interview

SOHA EL TORGOMAN,

Cluster General Manager of Ramses Hilton and Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residences, Defying the Stigma of Working Women

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n an inspiring talk with Soha El Torgoman, Cluster General Manager of Ramses Hilton and Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residences, she shares with us pearls of wisdom behind her impressively successful career. Boasting a worthwhile career with Hilton back in 1981, she has risen through success following the other where she began as a room clerk flourishing to have become a prime example for every woman to follow. Recognized as the First Egyptian Female General Manager by the U.N. World Tourism Organization on the World Tourism Day back in 2007; Soha El Torgoman is the perfect role model that demonstrates women’s capabilities in becoming inspiring leaders. 34 | JUNE 2018

1. HAVING RISEN THROUGH THE RANKS WHERE YOU STARTED AS FRONT OFFICE AGENT TO BECOMING CLUSTER GENERAL MANAGER OF RAMSES HILTON AND HILTON CAIRO WORLD TRADE CENTER RESIDENCES, WHAT IS THE SECRET BEHIND THIS SUCCESS? If there’s one thing that majorly contributes to being successful, it is to love what you are doing. I’ve always loved hospitality and hotel industry in specific. In my opinion this is a very rich industry where you can create an experience, and leave an impression on your guests; and let’s be honest for any tourist or guest, the first thing that will leave an impression is how their stay was and how warmly they were welcomed. I began my career at a travel agency before I joined the hotel industry, I later went back to a travel agency, but that time I realized that this isn’t where I belong. I realized then that I’m fond of hospitality and that this is the career path I want to pursue. Another key factor to reach success in this industry is your perception of it. To me a hotel is like a big mansion, you have to make it warm and welcoming and always new; and it is my responsibility to be fully in charge and involved in everything. It is the way you run it that determines how it stands out. When you offer something new to the guests, the market, and the team; you succeed at making the entity remarkable and unique. 2. HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IS A FIERCE ONE AND IT REQUIRES A LOT OF TIME and DEDICATION. HOW DO YOU SEE THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THIS INDUSTRY? Frankly speaking, it is a very demanding industry. As I mentioned earlier that a hotel is like a big house, and in my opinion being a woman is what makes the role of running it easier. Needless to mention women know how to multitask, they have high endurance level, and they add an aesthetic


touch to everything around them. To be completely honest, I can’t say it is easy to begin with; it requires a lot of support, understanding and appreciation from all parties, especially the family. I consider myself a very lucky woman to have a son who is proud of what I am doing, and a very understanding husband who is always supporting me to flourish. The most challenging aspect for every woman to master is to know when to put on the hat of the leader and when to take it off to become the wife, the mother, or the friend. 3. WHAT IS THE STRATEGY THAT YOU FOLLOW TO CREATE UNSURPASSED BRAND STANDARDS? Hilton has its own brand standards that all our hotels comply with and abide by, but it is through very small details that we can create an unmatched experience for our guests. We are keen on being creative and innovative in reviving the overall ambiance of the hotel. Monotony is fatal, and it is crucial that every time the guests step in the hotel; they feel there’s something new for them to experience. I like to think outside the box and that reminds me of an event that we held earlier. It was during a time of hotel renovations that we were arranging for a cocktail party upon my appointment, to meet with all our business partners. We came up with an idea back then to host this party at our dining venue, Windows on the World, which was under renovation at that time and we’ve planned an ‘under construction theme’. I think it is through these very creative ideas

that you stand out. In my opinion it’s not only the effort you put within the hotel that makes it stand out, but also how you give back to the community. It is a big part of our responsibility as a company to give back to the community where we work, live & travel, and this is the role of our Travel with Purpose committee. We make sure we better utilize our resources. For instance we send the untouched food prepared at our kitchens from the buffet to the Egyptian Food Bank while any leftovers are sent to animal shelters. Acts of giving are one of our fundamental pillars. 4. WHAT ARE THE THREE MAIN VALUES THAT YOU ARE KEEN ON INTEGRATING IN YOUR TEAM? Integrity, working as a family, and commitment. 5. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE ANY WOMAN WHO ASPIRES FOR SUCCESS IN THIS INDUSTRY? Work with passion, dedication, and commitment; you have to really love what you’re doing. Believe in yourself and never believe that your gender is an obstacle in your way to rise up and shine. Work for a company like Hilton that majorly focuses on developing female talent that is committed to an inclusive workforce, that supports women in leadership and that places the programs & tools that enable its team members to thrive. It’s a women’s era and there’s absolutely no field that women wouldn’t be able to manage. JUNE 2018 | 35


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How To Have The Perfect

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he best thing a girl can wear is a beautiful smile. Your smile can be the first thing that people notice about you; and having a healthy smile isn’t something that you can get overnight. Your dental health can be one of the main reasons, if not the first on the list, behind a beautiful smile and an irresistible sheen. Here are useful tips to look after your dental Health.

BRUSH YOUR TEETH THE RIGHT WAY: We all know that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and especially never to skip brushing your teeth before going to bed. One thing that is as equally important as the frequency of brushing your teeth is the technique. Not brushing your teeth the right way can be as harmful as not brushing your teeth at all. Take enough time to allow the bristles to clean your teeth thoroughly and completely in gentle circular motions. Pay a lot of attention to the back of your teeth as this is where it is most likely to for plaque to build and later leading to calculus buildup.

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DON’T SKIP FLOSSING: Though not the most enjoyable task, flossing is as important as brushing your teeth. It is preferable that you do your flossing routine at night time right before going to bed. This helps to remove any food or plaque that has been formed throughout your day in spots that you can’t access with the tooth brush. To floss properly wrap the floss around your tooth and create forward and backwards movement of “C” shape. If you begin to notice any bleeding, then you need to consult your doctor on any gum-related diseases. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MOUTHWASH? • Fights gum diseases. • Helps reducing cavity. • Prevents bad breath. • Soothes any soreness. • Removes any food particles between your teeth.


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hink about it, what do you do after a workout? If the answer is grabbing your stuff, take a shower and just walk straight out of the gym, then you need to do some changes. Stretching is considered among the most overlooked aspects related to exercising. So many people underestimate the importance of stretching and think that the workout is all that matters. As a matter of fact stretching can benefit you in several ways and should be part of a balanced workout routine. So why is it so important?

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1. Stretching significantly improves your blood circulation. During a workout, your body pumps blood faster for your heart, so when you stretch your body cools down and brings your blood flow to its normal pace. 2. When you stretch, you help your body to slow down gradually. After performing an intense workout, you tend to feel drained, so by stretching and following breathing techniques you help your body rest and relax. 3. It will ease any stiffness or muscle soreness, especially after a hard workout. The muscles contracts during tough workouts and this is why you may experience muscle soreness. When you stretch your 38 | JUNE 2018

muscle you help it regain its normal shape. 4. Stretching helps eliminating lactic acid which your body begins to produce as you work out. When you stretch after a workout, you eliminate any excess lactic acid that can cause muscle soreness. 5. One of the most known benefits of stretching is increasing the flexibility. It helps enhancing the flexibility of every muscle group as well as releasing contracted muscles back to their normal state. With constant stretching you’ll find it easier for you to perform several moves. 6. Stretching can significantly improve your general body posture and will promote a straight back, chest and shoulders. 7. There are further benefits of stretching that go beyond the physical ones. Stretching helps create a harmonious connection between the mind and the body. It will give you mental clarity, help you relax, and release the stress.


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Bulletins/Nutrition

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Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Never skip breakfast, no matter how much on a rush you are. This is considered as your most important meal. When you skip breakfast, your body begins to freak out and your metabolism slows down to conserve energy.

Include protein in every meal. Not only does protein help increase the metabolic rate by 15-30%, but it also helps you feel full for longer hours as your body tends to digest protein slower than fat and carbs. Protein also helps in building muscles.

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You may think you’re stuck with the slow metabolism you’ve inherited from your parents’ but it’s ok don’t blame it on your genes anymore. Researches and studies have proven that there are several ways where you can trick your body to burn more calories and to improve your metabolism. Having high metabolism isn’t only helpful in losing weight, but you will begin to notice your energy levels are getting higher as well as feeling better. Take a look a at these nutritional tips that will boost your metabolism.

Drink plenty of water, especially cold water as the body uses more energy to heat it up to body temperature. Moreover, people who drink water instead of fizzy drinks and sugary drinks are more successful at losing weight.

Drinking green tea has proven to be of great help in boosting your metabolism. Green tea helps converting some of the stored fat in your body into free fatty acids which can increase fat burning.

Avoid nonorganic food as much as possible. Food that is grown on pesticides can block your metabolism by interfering with your thyroid and exposing it to toxins. It is healthier to go for organic fruits and vegetables instead.


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• Grapes are rich in Vitamin C, which makes them very helpful in boosting immunity and lessens the chances of catching common colds as well as other health issues. • They have very effective antibacterial and antiviral properties and studies have shown that grapes can also detect and tackle infections in the gut and other systems. • For people who suffer from kidney disorders, regular consumption of grapes is vital due to their high water content and this means reduction of acidity caused by uric acid.

• Grapes are a great source of iron which is essential for those suffering from anemia as well as fatigue. Drinking grapes juice can give an energy boost. • Grapes are classified as laxative food and are very effective in overcoming constipation and relieving indigestion. • It is advisable for people who undergo migraines to drink a glass of grape juice in the morning without being mixed with water. This significantly helps in reducing migranes.

Super Food... Ginger: • Throughout the ages, ginger has been used as a remedy against nausea, sea sickness and morning sickness. It has been proved that ginger is very helpful for pregnant women as it significantly reduces the symptoms of nausea. • Several studies have proved that ginger can prevent the formation of stomach ulcers by decreasing the levels of inflammatory proteins and blocking any activity of enzymes that develop ulcers. • Another great benefit of ginger is its effectiveness at reducing menstrual pain which makes it a good alternative to pain killers. • Ginger can lower blood sugar levels as it has antidiabetic properties and can improve heart diseases risk factors. • Ginger can add a very unique flavor and scent to your food and can be used fresh, dried, or powdered.

What are the best five foods to fight anemia? Lean meat, spinach, seafood, kidney beans, and molasses.

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Wellness

Break Your Bad Habits

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BY: YASMINE SHAHINE

ll of the habits that we have right now, good or bad, are in our life for a reason. They are the result of a pattern of behaviors, that when repeated over and over become like second nature to us in many ways. But we are the ones who allow ourselves to build good & bad ones as well! Ask yourself that question now! Do you have at least one bad habit that you really wish to break?? Are you wondering why did you allow it to be a habit in the first place? 42 | JUNE 2018

Most of the time, bad habits are simply a way of dealing with stress and boredom. Everything from biting your nails to overspending on shopping to wasting time on the Internet can be a simple response to stress and boredom. However, about 70% of smokers say they would like to quit. Many of us have unhealthy excess weight that we could lose if only we would eat right and exercise more. So why is it so hard for us to do it? If we know something’s bad for us, why can’t we just stop? Because we fall in the trap that we can simply break our bad habits! While the truth is we don’t


ingrained that we don’t even notice why we do them. Developing that awareness will help you pinpoint what is going on to prompt your habit. • You don’t need to be someone else, you just need to return to the old you. So often we think that to break our bad habits, we need to become an entirely new person. The truth is that you already have it in you to be someone without your bad habits. In fact, it’s very unlikely that you had these bad habits all of your life. You don’t need to quit smoking, you just need to return to being a non– smoker. You don’t need to transform into a healthy person, you just need to return to being healthy. Even if it was years ago, you have already lived without this bad habit, which means you can most definitely do it again. • Surround yourself with people who live the way you want to live. You don’t need to ditch your old friends, but don’t underestimate the power of finding some new ones. • Visualize yourself succeeding. See yourself throwing away the cigarettes or buying healthy food or waking up early. Whatever the bad habit is that you are looking to break, visualize yourself crushing it, smiling, and enjoying your success. See yourself building a new identity.

eliminate a bad habit, We replace it.. Some researches say that it takes 21 days to build a habit, while others claim it takes up to 66 days. The truth is that the length of time really varies from person to person and habit to habit. You’ll find that some habits are easy to build while others require more effort. My advice is to commit to a specific habit for the next 30 days (or a month to keep it simple). Here are some tips for creating new habits and making them stick: • To determine the most effective way to break a habit, you need to determine first the context that triggers the habit. This can help you understand what “rewards” your brain is looking for. For example, for many people smoking provides a relief from stress. Often, habits have become so

• Stay kind to yourself. Telling yourself you can’t do something is a bad habit by itself that will reinforce your belief that you can’t. Remember: being harsh on yourself for having a hard time or lapsing isn’t helpful to you, and it can make bad habits worse. Add the word “but” and follow it up with a positive statement, e.g. “I’m overweight and out of shape, but I could be in shape a few months from now.” • Don’t suppress thoughts about the habit. If you try not thinking about something, ironically, you will start to see it everywhere and become overwhelmed. Trying not to think about smoking, for example, could result in you becoming hypersensitive to anything that reminds you of smoking. You are much better off to recognize your craving and the situations that promote it, and deal with these issues head-on. Always keep in mind that the first real step in replacing a bad habit is developing a true desire for doing soo and committing to changing your life. JUNE 2018 | 43


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PASTA RECIPES YOU WON’T GETENOUGH OF CAPRESE CHICKEN PASTA: INGREDIENTS: • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar • 1/4 c. sugar • 2 tbsp. honey • 11 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning, divided • 1 tsp. garlic powder • kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided • 12 oz. cooked short pasta noodles (such as penne or spiral) • 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved • 2 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced DIRECTIONS: 1. Make balsamic glaze: In a medium saucepan, add balsamic vinegar, sugar, and honey and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half. Remove from heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl to cool. 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add chicken and cook until warm. Remove from skillet and set aside. 3. Add cooked pasta to skillet and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season with remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and salt and pepper and stir to combine. Stir in tomatoes and cook until pasta is hot throughout and tomatoes are tender, 2 to 4 minutes. 4. Add chicken and mozzarella, then cover and cook until cheese is melty. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.

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BUGATINI WITH CRISPY SALAMI & TOMATOES INGREDIENTS: 1. kosher salt • 1 lb. bucatini • 1/4 lb. thick-cut salami, cut into matchsticks • 1 clove garlic, grated • 2 c. crushed tomatoes

• Freshly ground black pepper • 12 oz. bocconcini (mini mozzarella balls), torn in half DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, less 2 minutes. Drain, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, and return to pot. 2. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, cook salami until crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer salami to a small plate and set aside. Cook garlic in remaining oil, about 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes and season with salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes. 3. Add tomato sauce, half the bocconcini, half the salami, and reserved pasta water to pot and mix until combined. Transfer back to skillet and top with remaining bocconcini. Bake until cheese is melty and pasta heated through, 15 minutes. 4. Garnish with remaining salami and basil before serving.

TUSCAN MAC & CHEESE INGREDIENTS: kosher salt • 8 oz. Macaroni • 2 tbsp. butter • 3 tsp. minced garlic • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour • 2 1/2 c. heavy cream (or half-and-half) • Freshly ground black pepper • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning • 1/2 c. shredded Italian blend cheese • 1 12-oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped • 1 c. packed baby spinach leaves • 1/3 c. diced mushrooms DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to pot. 2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Stir in garlic until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle flour over butter and stir until thickened. Gradually whisk in heavy cream (or half-and-half) until smooth. 3. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Stir in shredded cheese until melted, then add pasta to skillet and stir to combine. 4. .Add roasted red peppers, spinach leaves, and mushrooms. Stir until spinach is tender. Add salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately.

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Relationships

SECRETS REVEALED:

THE POWER OF INTIMACY IN RELATIONSHIPS

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BY: SARAH KHALED

ow does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and ill-tempered all the time? I am a believer in the fact that most divorces can be prevented if couples put enough work into staying together. No matter how terrible the state of a marriage is, frequent intimate encounters can bring it back from the teetering edge of collapse. It’s about focusing on the couples’ difficulties from an emotional angle and addressing them exclusively as sexual problems. Once you identify these problems, it’s easy to release all the tension.Sex alone cannot be 46 | JUNE 2018

the foundation of a marriage. Nevertheless, when it’s going well, there’s no doubt that it’s a powerful glue that bonds a couple together and builds real strength into the relationship which makes a great sex life something worth fighting for. Men often choose a woman based upon the sex (or the prospect of it), and end up falling in love; while women generally choose a man based upon the love they feel, and end up enjoying sex. I know that “all” is a total generalization, but men tend to focus on sex and women tend to focus on love. We do know that a healthy sex life is one of the most commonly cited traits among happy couples


when asked how they make it work. These couples have managed to maintain intimacy for years, still enjoying their bond and maintaining the fondness they have for one another. It’s all about a deep and powerful form of intimacy. It bonds and connects two people in ways that few other things can. It’s beyond the mind. It’s beyond the body, too. There is a deep energetic connection that bonds two people when they make love. We all know how close we feel to someone after that special rush of intimacy. This doesn’t mean it’s the magical elixir for all that might be off in a relationship, but it sure helps bring us together and closer. If you’ve had a tough day with your partner, try going to bed with them. The chances are that you will soften towards them and feel closer after making love. In short, everything becomes easier. The little things just fall to the wayside. The big things are more easily handled.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS THAT COULD BE FIXED BY GETTING INTIMATE? 1) You’re not spending much time with each other: People have busy schedules, and sometimes it’s hard to make time to hang out with your partner. Scheduling a physical get together does not sound sexy at all, but it should be done in the worst case scenario. Make a date night by putting yourselves in a tempting ambience, conducive to an intimate time will help. 2) You feel cold and distant from your partner: This is the most common issue that all long term relationships face. Make love; otherwise, you will end up risking your sex drive altogether and you’ll be getting crazily resentful. 3) When you’re not talking to each other: Physical intimacy makes you open up to your partner so if you feel that you’re not talking anymore; you need to fit in some quality time together. It’s a great way to lift the layers of conflict that can stand between you during these super honest moments. 4) When you need to hit the reset button: Making love can get boring even in the best relationships, and sometimes this lack of satisfaction is the main problem for couples. If that sounds familiar, you need to break the routine. You need to get creative with your approach! 5) Any time you need to make up after any fight: Make-up sex is the best way to say sorry. It is so charged because we get into it, fully aware of the emotional content of our conflicts that we need to resolve. So when you find yourselves battling each other, get intimate, and then talk about your problems like grown-ups to work things out. This makes it a little easier to admit you’re wrong sometimes. To sum up, always be a passion inflator; fulfillment in relationships depends on many factors, of which the physical nature of the interaction is the most critical. It keeps you united by bridging the gaps even if there is a temporary setback. The physical basis for a couple’s interactions with each other will always play a surprisingly strong and powerful role. It makes you feel happy and a lot more relaxed. It’s actually a pill that can give you a bigger boost of happiness than anything money can ever buy.

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ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS

ASSALA TO PERFORM IN SAUDI ARABIA WOMENONLY CONCERT Syrian singer Assala Nasri started promoting her Saudi Arabia’s concert to celebrate Eid Al Fitr on her social media pages. The concert will be for women only and will be held on the 20th of June in King Fahed Cultural Centre in Riyadh. She added “The first concert for me in my lovely Riyadh, Lets meet there to renew the happiness”

JANET JACKSON CALLS POLICE TO CHECK ON 1-YEAROLD SON’S WELFARE Janet Jackson called the police on Saturday night over concern for her 1-year-old child, Eissa Al Mana. A watch commander reports that police responded to a call shortly before 10 p.m. at the Nobu Hotel, where they were called to check on the welfare of Jackson’s son, who was with his father, Wissam Al Mana. Jackson was not on the scene at the time. After reaching out to Jackson’s brother, musician Randy Jackson, regarding the police call. He tells that his sister called 911 after being contacted by a nanny who was helping Al Mana care for the child at the time. According to Randy, the nanny became frightened by Al Mana’s behavior which she believed was aggressive saying she was “terrified by his behavior and locked herself in a bathroom, so she could contact Janet.” DUCHESS MEGHAN’S ‘SUITS’ CO-STARS STILL ‘AMAZED’ BY HER ROYAL WEDDING Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s former ‘Suits’ co-stars are still “amazed” by the royal wedding. The 36-year-old former actress - who was known as Meghan Markle before her wedding - tied the knot with Prince Harry last month and became an official member of the royal family, and her former co-stars who were invited to the event still haven’t gotten over how beautiful the ceremony was. Gabriel Macht, who plays Harvey Specter in the legal drama, said: “It was surprising to see Elton John play ‘I’m Still Standing’. He’s still standing, he was incredible and that was an incredible moment. Whilst Sarah Rafferty, who plays Gabriel’s on-screen confidant Donna Paulson, said she was proud to watch her pal say “I do” to the flame-haired prince.

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RIHANNA REPORTEDLY SPLITS WITH BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND HASSAN JAMEEL FOR BRUTAL REASONS Rihanna has reportedly split with her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel. The ‘Diamonds’ singer kept their relationship very private since news emerged about them dating last year. owever according to Media Take Out, Rihanna has now ended their relationship because she “gets tired of men sometimes”. “Rihanna and him were together for a while,” a source told the publication. “It was a good relationship, but now it’s over. Of course Rihanna broke his heart. That’s what she does: break[s] men’s hearts.” Interestingly, the source claimed that RiRi didn’t end the relationship on bad terms, she simply “got tired of him.”

‘OCEAN’S 8’ PREMIERE: RIHANNA, SANDRA BULLOCK & MORE CRIMINALLY STYLISH STARS The leading ladies of the new female-led Ocean’s eleven reboot turned heads at the heist film’s premiere at Alice Tully Hall in New York on Tuesday night, in extravagant and fashion-forward ensembles. Sandra Bullock glamorously commanded attention, exudes elegance in a custom greige silk chiffon Elie Saab Haute Couture gown embroidered in crystals and with a plunging neckline. Ostrich feathers lined the neck and the open back of the gown, adding an extra dose of sophistication. The Oscar winner kept her beauty look minimal with a smoky brown eye and nude lip, her tousled hair pulled back to show off her dangling Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings.

SCOTT DISICK AND SOFIA RICHIE REPORTEDLY SPLIT The 35-year-old reality star and the 19-year-old model have broken up, according to multiple reports. People reports that Richie ended the relationship, and quotes a source who alleges Disick cheated on her. The report comes after Disick was spotted hugging a woman at Kanye West’s album release party on Thursday night in Wyoming. “Scott has been off the rails recently and is not in a good place,” the source tells the outlet. “He goes in waves of partying really hard and then will have his good days and it’s just very toxic behavior. It’s very up and down.” JUNE 2018 | 49


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LADYBIRD RECOMMENDS

OUR PLAYLIST

MOVIES: Millie is a hardworking, tough and protective Los Angeles single mother with affection for homeless children. Her neighbor Obie is the local loose cannon -- and the only white man -- in an area largely inhabited by African-Americans, Latinos and Koreans. With racial tensions running high, Millie and Obie appear to be unlikely allies. But following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, the two of them must navigate the gathering chaos in the city

BOOK: Better Than Before In ‘Better Than Before’ Gretchen Rubin enables the readers to better understand the formation of habits and tackles several approaches that actually work to whether drop a habit or adopt a new one. Rubin reveals secrets to changing habits drawing on cutting-edge science related to habits in an eye-opener book that will get you to change even before you finish reading it.

1. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry 2. Imagine Dragons – Next to Me 3. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood 4. The Weeknd – Call out My Name 5. Charlie Puth & G-Eazy Sober

MARK YOUR CALENDAR • Ghalia Ben Ali Concert • Date: June 8th 2018 • Venue: Cairo Opera House

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HOROSCOPE BY: MANISH KUMAR ARORA

Gemini (21 May – 20 June )

ARIES Your mind is more active, and you could start learning something new or pick up lots of new information. You could get some news that you’ve been waiting on. This can be a good time to study the metaphysical, and try to learn through your intuition.

TAURUS You may make some plans, tackle some projects, and feel like expressing yourself verbally or through writing. You could form a new partnership or relationship, strengthen an existing relationship, have an opportunity come up for a partner, or for you through a partner.

CANCER You’re more compromising, charming, and want to keep the peace. You may also think more about your values, what’s important to you, and what makes you feel good about yourself.

LEO You may find you have a stronger drive for work, much stronger than usual. You can focus on tasks and have the energy to get them done. This is a time for you to let loose and not be so stiff. You may seem more gregarious, warm and 52 | JUNE 2018

Life:This could be an easier period for dealing with subconscious issues, clearing the clutter in your life, and ending things. Your energy will be geared towards your finances, getting them in order, creating a sound budget, or making more money. Love:Love relationships would get smoother and better. Retreats, getaways, and any form of formal or informal sabbatical are appropriate now if they’re possible. Singles would have the opportunity to get hooked on. Career:Career, money and the desire to learn and grow will shape the first half of the month. You want to shine in your professional life or to move out of your comfort zone and take a few risks this month. Fashion:Lightweight clothing that you can layer is best during this hot season. Wide-brimmed hat and a sweat band would not go amiss to keep sweat out of your eyes. proud. changes of image may be an important theme for some. If you look different, you can feel different.

VIRGO This is a good time to get rid of whatever you don’t need any more. You can also get in touch with your spiritual side, and start doing research into spiritual subjects or the metaphysical. You’re overall more fair-minded as well, and compromising.

LIBRA New interests projects or practices may fascinate you and will point you in a different professional direction. You feel a call to move away from current involvements or alter your direction. Romantic or creative aspirations bring a change of direction.

SCORPIO Your energy may shift towards being focused on more serious aspects of life. You seem to have more depth than usual, and you think more about life questions. You want to know more about subjects and people, and dig deeper into them.

SAGITTARIUS This month marks a new phase in

your life, when you will take your appearance much more seriously, and begin working as hard as possible. New relationships, career changes, financial revamps and health concerns are in for this month.

CAPRICORN You feel most like yourself when you’re financially stable, and you want to indulge in your senses. You may be more procrastinating, take things slower, and are more hardworking. You’re more researching, and can dig into anything to get to the core.

AQUARIUS You feel most like yourself when you’re getting work done, focusing on the details, and may demand more of yourself. You also come across as more romantic, charming, and attractive, and people gravitate to you without realizing it.

PISCES You may become more interested in original ideas and thinkers, unconventional methods, and take an innovative approach to solutions, trying to think outside of the box. You’re more gregarious, outspoken, friendly, optimistic and boastful.


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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS UNIFIED LOYALTY PROGRAMS WITH ONE SET OF BENEFITS.

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP CAIRO CITYSTARS DONATES FOOD SUPPLIES TO ARAB SARAB VILLAGE IN SHABRAMENT. AFTER ITS SUCCESS IN EGYPT, GROHE ROLLS OUT ‘TURN WATER INTO FOOD’ PROGRAM IN JORDAN.

MULA” SIMPLE AND ELEGANT STYLE IS REVIVED AGAIN.

SEMIRAMIS INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO AWARDED “BEST BUSINESS HOTEL IN CAIRO” AT BUSINESS TRAVELLER MIDDLE EAST AWARDS 2018.


ORANGE EGYPT ANNOUNCES ITS EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SUPERSTAR MOHAMED HAMAKI.

AXA EGYPT & HASSAN ALLAM PROPERTIES, OFFER THE FIRST INSURED PROPERTIES SCHEME IN EGYPT, IN “HAPTOWN’’ MOSTAKBAL CITY.

SODIC WELCOMES RAMADAN WITH ITS VALUED MEDIA PARTNERS MASTERCARD HOSTS THE REGION’S TOP MARKETERS AT CMO FORUM TO DISCUSS MAJOR TRENDS DRIVING A NEW ERA OF CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT. “JAZ COLLECTION” EXPANDS ITS PORTFOLIO WITH 3 NEW PROPERTIES IN THE RED SEA. SAMSUNG REITERATES ITS COMMITMENT TO OFFERING UNRIVALLED AFTER-SALE EXPERIENCE TO CONSUMERS.

ASMA’A EL HADARY PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MANAGER AT STAYBRIDGE SUITES CAIRO CITYSTARS. UBER EATS LAUNCHES IN CAIRO WITH 100 RESTAURANTS.

WADI FOOD EVOO WINS PRESTIGIOUS GOLD AWARD IN GLOBAL COMPETITION.

RAMSES HILTON HAS ORGANIZED CHRISTOPHE GUILLARME’S FASHION SHOW.

RENAULT EGYPT TEAM HONORED FOR UNPRECEDENTED SALES PERFORMANCE.

SOFITEL EL GEZIRAH ORGANIZED “GAMBA DAY” FOR THE EXECUTIVES AND THE HOTEL TEAM. GAMBA DAY IS A JAPANESE TRADITION MEANS LIVING IN ANOTHER PERSON’S SHOES.

NOKIA 7 PLUS, NOKIA 6.1, NOKIA 1 AND NOKIA 8110 4G ARRIVE TO EGYPT.

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THE BEST THE TOP CARS

BAVARIAN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LEADS A REVOLUTION OF LUXURY, ELECTRIC CARS IN EGYPT Aiming to preserve its leadership of luxury car market in Egypt, Mr. Farid El Tobgy,, CEO of Bavarian Auto Group [BAG], which is the sole assembler and distributor of BMW, MINI cars in Egypt announced the launch of BMW Group’s BMW i brand in the country. In 2016 , [BAG] started the studies required for the launch of the BMWi and trained competent engineers in Germany to be able to provide the highest levels of service and safety for the customers of the company with the beginning of the launch of this brand’s cars this year. Moreover, the company has already pumped investment to equip the necessary maintenance service centers for electric cars of BMW i brand in Egypt. The BMW i family now includes the all-new BMW i3, the BMW i8 and the BMW i8 Roadster, and more models will soon be released. 56 | JUNE 2018

THE ALL-NEW MINI 3 DOOR, 5 DOOR AND CABRIO: REFINED MODELS WITH CUTTING-EDGE FEATURES Bavarian Auto Group, the sole MINI importer in Egypt, has recently introduced the all-new 2019 editions of the MINI 3 DOOR, 5 DOOR and CABRIO. All these models will leverage from design updates and technological enhancements, amongst other improvements. With a new doubleclutch, 7-speed Steptronic automatic transmission provides impressive shift dynamics for enhanced driving fun, while including all the comfort features of an automatic gearbox, the all-new MINI models are standing out above the crowd. In all probability, the sexiest members of MINI’s line-up models are far pleasant and refined machines than their predecessors, and they are still equipped with the reliable three-cylinder, turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. MINI’s new 3 DOOR, 5 DOOR and CABRIO editions are targeting young and affluent buyers.


THE MUST KNOW! EID GETAWAYS

EXPERIENCE A FESTIVE EID-ELFITR HOLIDAY AT THE NILE RITZ-CARLTON, CAIRO After the Holy Month of Ramadan, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate Eid El Fitr holiday at The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo with family and friends. The Hotel has created an array of memorable activities to ensure a joyful experience, filled with relaxation and exceptional dining and entertainment options suitable for everyone. Culina, the all-day dining restaurant invites you to an extravagant “Farm to table” Eid brunch; a seasonal open-air dining with live music. Brunch is paired with “All you can drink” local and organic bloody mary, mimosa, sangria or martini. A lively

family atmosphere from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm. with a live jazz band children are invited to the kids’ corner for some Eid celebrations. Eid al-Fitr Brunch is priced at LE 590++ per person. Experience an idyllic family setting in with a luxury pool cabana, complete with an outstanding outdoor pool, and live ‘all-you-can-eat’ barbecue stations for a family of four (2 adults + 2 children). When making individual booking, guests can enjoy a day-use on the pool with ‘all you can eat’ barbecue or delight in delicious summer bites from our ala carte menu at Aqua. Enjoy with kids entertainment and a live DJ. Cabana package LE 3,999 All-inclusive per person. This Eid, the Hotel’s younger guests are invited to participate in the exciting Kids program, which features arts and crafts, cinema hours, and many more– set exclusively for the little ones. The kids program is complimentary for Eid al-Fitr Brunch guests. Guests are invited to dance the night away at Nox rooftop party on the first and second day of Eid with inhouse DJ and special entertainment. Special summer cocktails have been prepared to keep you refreshed all night long. Party starts at LE 750 +++ For more information and reservations, please contact 002 (02) 25778899.

SEMIRAMIS INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO EID AL FITR HIGHLIGHTS Add an oriental twist to your seasonal festivities this Eid at Haroun El Rashid with spectacular performances by belly dancing star Dina with Super Stars band who also join famous star singers Essam Karika and Abdel Basset Hammouda. Enjoy our live duet every night from 10:30 PM to 2:00 AM and on weekends at Nile Terrace. Relax, unwind and soak up the sun at our Poolside and enjoy delicious lunch a la carte and exquisite barbecue specialties. Gather with family and friends at Night & Day and indulge in delicious oriental favourites at our eid lunch buffet for le 390++. Open for lunch and dinner; enjoy authentic and delicious Lebanese cuisine at Sabaya with Chef Walid Baz’s. Indulge in your favourite Thai dishes at Birdcage for lunch and dinner and enjoy our delicious Bento Menu for only LE 250++. Enjoy Chef Giovanni’s famous risotto as well as an array of traditional Italian favourites at Pane Vino restaurant or, relax and unwind at the Pane Vino Terrace. Indulge in the country’s flavourful cuisine with a signature twist by Chef Harish Tiwari at India Along The Nile. Enjoy an array of exquisite selections for lunch or dinner. Looking for more of a lounge ambience? Stop by our trendy lounge and bar area and sample unmatched Indian street food, everyday starting 10 PM. JUNE 2018 | 57


SPORTS

ADIDAS FOOTBALL REVEALS ENERGY MODE NEMEZIZ 17+ 360 AGILITY adidas Football has today released the Energy Mode NEMEZIZ 17+ 360 AGILITY, part of the new Energy Mode pack. Coming in a new electric orange colourway the boot will be worn on pitch by some of adidas’ biggest players at this summer’s FIFA World Cup. Designed to enhance the performance of the game’s most agile players, the latest NEMEZIZ colourway includes an AGILITYBANDAGE with TORSIONTAPES technology, providing ultimate lockdown of the foot. A dual-lock collar secures the ankle and allows for explosive change of direction while an AGILITYKNIT 2.0 interlocking yarn structure provides a soft direct touch and a lightweight feel. Players who will be premiering the latest NEMEZIZ colourway this summer are Alvaro Morata, Jesse Lingard and Robert Firmino.

HOME APPLIANCES

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION UNVEILS ALL-NEW INNOVATIVE KITCHEN PRODUCTS FOR ITS ARISTON BRAND Continuing its commitment to simplifying lives through innovation, Whirlpool Corporation, the leading global home appliance manufacturer, has unveiled an allnew innovative kitchen concept for its Ariston brand. The unveiling took place at an exclusive event held in Bodrum, Turkey, which was attended by Ariston partners in the Middle East and Africa region. The event theme was a celebration of cooking through a new experience of flavor in the Ariston kitchen with chefs Daniele Paralovo from Italy and Deema Hajjawi from Jordan who took guests on a sensational culinary tour using Ariston cooking products, during the breathtaking gala dinner organized at the event. As part of the event, three new hero products were unveiled – a cutting edge dishwasher, a gentle steam oven, and a Natis washerdryer, geared to bring superior performance, impeccable results and personal preference in to your kitchen.

ENTERTAINMENT NETFLIX ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT LOST IN SPACE WILL RETURN FOR A SECOND SEASON. Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination. 58 | JUNE 2018


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Ahl Masr Launches #‫ عاشت_االسامي‬Initiative at Its third Annual Charity Sohour At a night to remember, with the authentic “El Leyla El Kebira” theme, over 1600 people shared with Ahl Masr the launch of its new initiative # ‫ عاشت_االسامي‬during their Annual Charity Sohour. The initiative is about encouraging people to buy an engraved brick with their name or the name of the ones they chose that will last foreverThe event was attended by a number of ministers, government officials, celebrities and prominent businessman. The initiative was supported by numerous attendees, where each bought an engraved brick in order to support Ahl Masr Nonprofit Trauma Burn Hospital Building.

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Afandina Fe Mirage at Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel Renaissance Cairo Mirage City hotel shined bright for the second year in a row at the opening of Afandina. Media identities, artists, and many of Cairo’s most popular social butterflies gathered at the vibrant venue after sundown to enjoy an exquisite Ottomanic Sohour. This exclusive night also featured a live performance of the famous singer Mostafa Hagag coupled with an oriental takht performance bringing the whole crowd to their feet.

Mercedes-Benz Egypt hosts its annual exclusive sohoor In occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, Mercedes-Benz Egypt chose to celebrate an exceptional Ramadan night with their media partners over an elegant Sohoor at the Nile Ritz Carlton, where Mercedes-Benz is one of the sponsors of their famous Ramadan tent. The gathering was hosted by Thomas Zorn, CEO, Mercedes-Benz Egypt and Marie Zarif, Senior Manager Marketing & PR.

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Lesaffre Officially Opens A New Baking Center™ In Egypt In the presence of HE. M. Stéphane Romatet – The French Ambassador to Egypt, Eng Ahmed Ibrahim Mohamed – Head of Sheikh Zaeid Municipality, Mr. Antoine Baule,- CEO of Lesaffre and Walid Nasef - General Manager of Lesaffre Egypt, Lesaffre officially opens the new Baking Center™ in Cairo.

La Vie En Rose 10th Anniversary La Vie En Rose celebrates its 10th anniversary with a live window display with beautiful models. Guests were dolled up by the makeup guru Reham Khalifa and were able to personalize all their purchases on the spot with a stitching machine that stitches any design or initial on all products.

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Launch Of Welad El Zawat At Jw Marriott Cairo’s Club House Terrace Welad El Zawat Ramadan venue has kicked off for its third successive year at JW Marriott Cairo, inviting the city’s favorite socialites to attend a lavish Sohour as part of the launch of the reputable Ramadan venue.The Sohour comprised a delicious assortment of Lebanese dishes, a wide selection of sumptuous desserts and an extensive range of shisha flavors. Guests also enjoyed the authentic live oriental takht and other forms of entertainment complemented by friendly ambiance and the exceptional JW Marriott service.

Arabisque Ramadan Tent Grand Opening At Hilton Zamalek Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences held an elegant Sohour party celebrating the opening of Arabisque Ramadan tent located on the banks of the Nile. The event was attended by a number of invitees including hotel customers, celebrities, media sectors, influencers and bloggers. The guests were welcomed by Tarek Zaki, Hotel Manager at Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences.

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Avéne Celebrates 10 Years in Egypt Dermatologists have been trusting Avéne for 10 years and They joined us last Monday The 30th of April to share their experiences with us and give us a skincare crash course as we approach the summer. Event was attended by major influencing figures in the world of fashion & Social media gurus to celebrate with us 10 years of skin miracle making of Avéne.

Conrad Cairo Hosted Its Media Partners For an Early Ramadan Offering Experience Conrad Cairo held an exclusive dining event for its media & press partners at El Lama El Helwa at Jayda Nile Terrace to sample Conrad Cairo’s oriental Iftar and Sohour specialties and Ramadan offeringsThe oriental takht, the coffee fortune teller and the Tanoura Show also provided a perfect atmosphere to enjoy a Ramadan social evening in style. JUNE 2018 | 63


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World Gym Second Year Anniversary “On the occasion of their second year anniversary World Gym Egypt has chosen to celebrate in the most unique way as they hosted fitness enthusiasts and gurus under the starry skies of the Giza Plateau and in-front of one of the greatest wonders of the world.

China Red, Le Meridiean Cairo Airport

Le Meridien Cairo Airport hosted an exceptional celebration marking the launch of China Red new menu. Foodies, local media and influencers were invited to reveal the distinctive flavors of the newly launched menu by unlocking color, aroma and taste of Shanghai Cuisine through an authentic culinary experience presented by Chef Zhu. While enjoying the delights of the new menu, guests were treated to Hisham Tiba soothing jazzy tunes and Chinese dragon show.

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DareXTara: A new and exciting collaboration El Shamsi group, the leading textile and garments manufacturer, distributor, and retailer in Egypt launched their third fashion brand, Dalydress Dare with a dazzling and exclusive collaboration with Egyptian actress and model Tara Emad. Tara Emad, who will be collaborating with Dalydress Dare for two seasons, celebrated the launch of their SS18 collaboration with a special meet and greet at their City Stars store; which is Tara’s first meet and greet in Cairo.

Share the Meal at Cairo Marriott As part of Marriott International’s continuous initiatives to support the community known as “Serve 360”: Doing good in every direction, over a hundred of guests, shared their iftar together at Salon Vert. The aim of the event was to increase awareness about Ramadan campaign; Sharek Iftarek (Share your Iftar) and ShareTheMeal mobile application by World Food Program. The event was organized in collaboration with MBC Hope and World Food Program (WFP). JUNE 2018 | 65


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Nawaret El Qasr Legendary Sohour at the Cairo Marriott It is this time of the year when Cairo Marriott is pleased to welcome its loyal guests at the Palace for a legendary sohour. This year a hidden Gem was revealed introducing the stunning Pool Deck with the Palace view as a backdrop. Receiving guests was General Manager of the hotel Mr. Khaled Al Jamal with Sales and Marketing leaders and team.

Porto Cairo Mall Sohour

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Fatafeet el Sokar Ramadan Lounge at Sheraton Cairo The iconic Sheraton Cairo celebrated the grand opening of one of the biggest Ramadan Lounges in town “Fatfeet El Sokkar” With the great Ramadan vibes and the amazing oriental atmosphere, the hotel welcomed stars, guests and public figures like the king Mohamed Mounire, the super star Ellham Shahien and TV Presenter Possy Shalaby. The night was a blend of the town’s renowned stars get together and an entertainment haven for the rest of the crowd.

Media and Press Iftar at InterContinental Cairo Citystars To thank all key journalists and media partners for their unlimited support and effort throughout the year, InterContinental Cairo Citystars hosted the annual media Iftar at Al Khal Egyptian restaurant, Iftar was followed by Shisha Ramadan drinks and pastries. All the invitees expressed their admiration for the warm welcome and the great service. JUNE 2018 | 67


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Grand Nile Tower hosted its media partners for Sohour gathering Grand Nile Tower held a charming Sohour evening for its press & media partners at Marquise Boat where they enjoyed the Ramadan lovely atmosphere and the delicious Sohour specialties, at the moon deck Terrace at Marquise Boat overlooking the Nile and the oriental takht which provided a perfect setting to enjoy Ramadan social evenings.

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