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November 2016


Fashion & Lifestyle

tips for a cozier home this winter

Trend alert: Peep-toe booties are a must-have for this fall!

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Fall/Winter makeup trends that you need to know

Get rid of under eye dark circles

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Ladybird Loves Anthony Vaccarello’s Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection Ladybird Loves Chloe’s Fall 2016 Ready-toWear Collection Flavors that speak your character. Powered by Sunbites Create your own style out of every trend Dress to impress

Photo shoot

30 When comfortable meets sexy


36 Fall/winter makeup trends that you need to know 38 Natural remedies for a glowing skin in cold


44 6 tips for a cozier home this winter

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50 Where should you extend your beach fun this fall?


52 Get rid of under eye dark circles 54 The detox diet, is it the new magic? 56 Helpful workout tips for beginners 58 6 Foods that help banish bloating 60 Are you afraid of change?


62 6 Recipes for a better metabolism

relationships 66 A painting of gardened words


74 Get inspired

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Contributors Contributors Pages: • 36 Fall/winter makeup trends that you need to know • 50 Where should you extend your beach fun this fall? • 60 Are you afraid of change? • 66 A painting of gardened words

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: Facebook:YasmineShahineLifeCoaching YouTube:YasmineSLifeCoaching

Lauren K. Clark

Writer A graduate student at the American University in Cairo, from Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies at Spelman College. Her areas include anywhere from fashion, beauty, women's studies, travel, and multiple others. For advice, please contact: Email:

Amina Metwally

Makeup Artist A certified Makeup Artist from Academy Of Freelance Makeup in London “AOFM. “Worked in Corporate for 10 years, quit to pursue a childhood passion. Specialized in Day, Night , Fashion , Natural Beauty and Wedding makeup. Worked with the makeup team on The Maison Yeya fashion show, and currently worka as a Makeup Instructor, teaching basics of makeup techniques.

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George Farid

Traveler Farid is an avid traveller. The kind of guy who’d quit his job to travel the world and eat spiders, swim with sharks, and walk some 350 kms. He is a freelancer on travel appetites; his GoPro material. A yogi and a firm believer that love and peace connects our pieces in this world.

Contributors Pages: • 44 6 tips for a cozier home this winter • 54 The detox diet, is it the new magic? • 76 Horoscope

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.

Rana Abdel Naby Nutritionist A holder of BS in Business Administration from The American University in Cairo. After four years of working for corporations, mainly in the consultancy field, she quit to pursue a passionate career in Nutrition. She studied Fitness Nutrition at the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Inspired to elevate people’s quality of lives through optimal nutrition, with a one size fits one approach. For nutrition advice, please contact: rana_ibrahim@aucegypt. edu

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

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Editor’s Letter

Self-love isn’t selfish


“You can’t pour from an empty cup” … I came across this saying once and I thought to myself; why weren’t we ever taught to take care of ourselves before taking care of others? Why don’t we make ourselves happy first? Why do we always have to please others and seek their validations on who we are? I realized then; that out of all the math, science, and geography we learned at school, we were never taught how to love ourselves. Self-love; we hear that word and all we link it to is selfishness and vanity. The fact is, it’s far away from that, not even relevant. Self-love doesn’t consist in making believe that you’re the best there is. It is to understand you are not perfect, that you have your own flaws, yet you embrace who you are and you’re never ashamed. It’s to feel confident in your own skin, it is acceptance! Self-love is to know that the strength of your relationships goes hand in hand with the love you have for you self because simply, you cannot give what you don’t possess. You can’t fall for someone and expect them to love you back, if you don’t love who you are. It is the secret behind your every success story, the key to everything! We often put ourselves last on the list; our needs, thoughts, interests, and feelings. We end up feeling frustrated, consumed, with nothing left to give. We give our all to others and then we start to realize we didn’t spare a bit of that love for ourselves. Drained and exhausted; we drive everyone around us away and we lose touch with who we are. We start to wonder why and keep looking for answers, little do we know, the answer is within ourselves! This isn’t a call out for you to be selfish; it isn’t a call out to neglect the people you love. It is to do yourself a favor and make your happiness a priority. It is to stop the negative self-talk; praise yourself for your accomplishments, and motivate yourself after every failure. Fall in love with yourself first and everything else will fall in line. Don’t be a follower, have your own identity. Stand out! Shine! Dare to be you in a world that constantly forces you to be someone else.

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Ediotrial Features

Orange has become the first Mobile Operator to acquire a 4G License in Egypt


range Egypt signed with Egypt’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) a 4G license agreement and was availed 2 x 10 MHz of spectrum, as previously requested. This spectrum will enable Orange to offer the Egyptian customers the excellent quality 4G service that they deserve and that complies with International Standards.

Orange Egypt extends its appreciation to the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, and all officials who contributed with massive efforts to provide the regulatory framework for the 4G license, first of which the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Orange has invested more than EGP 32 billion in Egypt and confirms its willingness to continue

investing in the country. With its experience of 4G in 16 countries, Orange Egypt promises its customers that it will announce the launch date of the 4G services soon. In the meantime, Orange invites its customers with 4G compatible smartphones to come and visit an Orange shop to get their free 4G SIM card and be ready for the launch of Orange 4G services.

In the presence of the Minister of Communication and Information Technology Eng. Yasser El Kady, Eng. Mostafa Abdel El Wahed NTRA acting CEO and Mr. Jean-Marc Harion, Orange Egypt CEO during signing the 4G license agreement



Anthony Vaccarello’s Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection


nthony Vaccarello’s look in this fall collection is precisely described as sharp and seductive. He freed the collection from theme restrictions as he said “ There’s no theme, it’s my vision of freedom”. The emphasis on asymmetrical cuts is for the woman with innate confidence. The variation of T-shirts and fur jackets come in as sporty. Of the soft yet sexy choice of flowers Vaccarello said “ I really wanted to have something happy and positive.”

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Chloé’s Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection


hloé’s Clare Waight Keller gets the inspiration behind fall collection 2016 from her heroine AnneFrance Dautheville, a beautiful – looking French woman who traveled across Europe and the Middle East on a motorcycle. Clare’s choice of dusty colors, romantic ruffled lace and silk blouses along with leather worked like an absolute charm. Ponchos and knitwear featured in the collection are more of nomadic. This collection is for the free-spirited daring girl who doesn’t let her boyish musings outshine her femininity.

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I’m a practical person. My time is precious, that’s why I love to plan things ahead. My work is my life! I work around the clock most of the time, but it pays off when I see the results of my accomplishments. I get into meetings all the time, phone calls, emails and I have to multitask while still focused. In the middle of it all, a midday snack with Sunbites Cheese and Herbs ‫سناك_يبسطك‬# in your long awaited lunch break. You can call me restless! I bounce from work to gym to meeting friends and I never get enough! Sometimes I wish the day was more than 24 hours to fit my endless activities. I’m full of passion and energy. My social circles are endless and I like to meet new people. I love taking risks and get challenged easily. Sunbites Sweet Chilli Pepper ‫سناك_يبسطك‬# and spices up your life.

To be honest, I’m really hesitant. My hair, better curly or straight? Should I call him?... or wait for him to call!? Ok let’s go to the movies, or maybe let’s go out for dinner! It gets difficult to decide on anyrhing, except for my midday snack. It’s always Sunbites Tomato and Herbs ‫سناك_يبسطك‬# till you try and decide on plans for the night. I’m pretty traditional and I love everything basic. I’m all about simplicity. Unlike my friends, my activities are more relaxed. I go to Yoga classes and I love meditation. So, while all my friends are out and about, nothings keep my company better than Sunbites. My happiest part is when I chill with Sunbites Butter and Spices, ‫سناك_يبسطك‬# while you snuggle on the couch watching a good movie.

I change my look, let’s say, every other week! I love to look different from time to time. Redhead, blond, brunette, short hair, long hair, boy cut… a new look always makes a difference. I’m crazy about fashion, I create my own style and I pull off any trend just great! I get invited to a lot of fashion shows and I always have to turn heads. I watch over for my body weight, when I crave a midday snake; Sunbites it is! My flavor is Olives and Oregano; ‫سناك_يبسطك‬# with its lightness and deliciousness.

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FASHION NEWS Laila Youssef spices up Fall 2016 with her new collection The desires for sentiment and intensity have inspired a trendy Fall 2016 extravagant look designed by the Fashion stylist Laila Youssef. Siding with the distinct warmth of earth tones, plenteous beams of radiant colors stands throughout her collection. On the contrary of the usual predicted colors for such an intimate cozy season; Laila imbedded vivacious radiant colors in her collection reflecting a playful, flirty yet well-constructed appearance departing from the dull norms. The collection’s palette contemplates different inspiration according to each and every color. The overwhelming lucent orange reflects the warmth of fall leaves, Red tones invites the feeling of confidence and stability and the hot mustard yellow behold a pinch of the exotic. Regarding the style of the collection, an obvious statement of trend is seen to fit within the modern tropical fashion arena while bringing back a glimpse of the vintage stellar. Exemplified within the high waisted shorts, simple sorted streamline jackets and glam rock platform shoes; the collection stands out with its uniqueness and playfulness.

Amina K creates FW’16 ‘The Alternating collection’ using left over fabrics for a cause “The clothing industry in the second largest polluter in the world” Fast Fashion has led to more seasons, more collections, and more waste. In reaction, many in the fashion industry are constantly trying to evolve and change production methods to make better use of the waste created. Amin K’s strong believe for such movement inspired her to create a collection out of left over fabrics of previous seasons. Key pieces such as vests, jackets sweatshirts, and shirts were interpreted and revamped into statement pieces. Due to fabric constraints, quantities are limited and color variation will be released throughout the season. 20 | november 2016




Ever faced some shoe dilemma towards fall season where you feel it's a bit late for sandals and a bit too early for boots? Well, problem solved! The sexy peeptoe booties trend is exactly what you need. They're just so versatile; you can dress them any way you want. They pair perfectly with cropped pants, jeans, skirts, dresses... you name it! Check out our favorite picks that will glam up all your outfits.



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Style zoom in By: Salma Loay

Deema Alasadi @DeemaAlasadi Holding East West Tote Runway Bag From Christian Dior

Suzie ElRemouzy @suzieelremouzy Wearing Yellow Sports Trousers With Side bands From Zara 22 | november 2016

Noha ElSherbiny @ satisfashionbysn Wearing Blue Long Tunic With Slits From Zara

Sarah Abul Ela @ sabulela Wearing BlackWhite Dress With Contrast Neck And Hem From Zara , Shirt From Mango And Women’s Chuck Taylor Sneakers from converse

Menna ElTouny @ menna_eltouny Wearing Floral Print Kimono Top From Zara

Farah Galal @ farahgalal1 Wearing Black Sequined Patches Bodysuit From Zara

Nour AbulEla @ lovebyn Wearing Rose Print Keyhole Midi Dress From Topshop.

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Create your own out of every trend T

he versatile trends of this fall come down in favor of creating your own style. Mix and match between items and colors to create your own look. Get as creative and bald as you can, because this fall has no restrictions and gives you a plenty of room to be different.

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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.

Menna Khalil Facebook: Menna Khalil MK / Instagram: mennakhalil

Moguib Gallery 01001622509/502 Facebook: Moguib Gallery / Instagram: Moguib Gallery

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Fashion Fact Sheet T

here’s nothing as classy and timeless as pencil skirts and A line skirts. It was Christian Dior who introduced the first pencil skirt in late 1940s.


elieve it or not, It wasn’t acceptable for women to wear shorts in public until World War II.


alentino Garavani, the Italian fashion designer’s red dresses have gained him so much popularity that he has earned the nickname “Valentino Red”. He made red dresses just as famous as Coco Chanel’s Little Black Dress.

trange as it sounds, Marc Jacobs was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton He has held this post from 1997 till 2014.


ackie Kennedy made her first official appearance as the First Lady in the Inaugural Ball in 1961. When Jackie first came to the White House, she was already widely recognized for her sense of fashion. Jackie wore a white gown and cape that she designed herself in collaboration with Bergdorf Goodman’s Ethan Frankau. Her choice of a pale color was to make sure it would look good in black and white.


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Dress to impress Most of us spend a decent amount of money on our clothes and how we look. Not to mention the time we spend digging through store racks, or online best deals. Who wouldn’t want to dress to impress! Yet caring for our clothes and most expensive fabrics is becoming a tough job with our tight daily schedules. We often resort to quick wins and life hacks thinking that we are making the best of our time and money.

Well let me tell you, out of experience, you have the opportunity to become your own dry cleaner at minimal effort and time provided that you find a washing machine with the right specs. With the help of research & development, household appliances companies were able to produce automatic washing machines that respects your busy schedule, giving you the freedom to choose the washing duration depending

on how stained your fabrics are. These automatic washing machines also provide you with a variety of washing programs that offer you intensive to light washing cycles with different time intervals. So you will have the flexibility to set your washing time according to your schedule and at the same time clean every delicate fabric that you have. For Ultimate fabric care, you should definitely go for the Front loader since it is gentler on the clothes. It consumes less water, less detergent and it has higher spin speeds which means they get more water out of your clothes so it maintains its quality and good looks for longer time. In addition to being energy efficient and best for small storage places, as it is more likely to fit most under a counter or a bench. We do not recommend the top loaders though as it uses more water and with slow spin speeds, it leaves your clothes soaked which is not good for your fabrics on the long run and calls for manual squeezing; such a tiring and difficult task for people whose day is full of all sort of challenges. When you finally invest in your perfect washing machine, you will be able to provide professional care for your clothes feeling like a fashionista on the go and you will have the quality time you need with your beloved ones. You will be able to save time, money and you will have one less thing to worry about, and like it was once said before “If you can do Laundry you can do anything “.

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fter the curtains have fallen on Fashion Week for another season, if there is anything that can best describe the beauty scene it will be BOLD & DARING. From arty liner, all that glitter, bold lips, to all natural glowing looks. Christian Dior, Oscar De La Renta, Elie Saab, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, and all the rest of the legendary designers have set the way for 2016/2017 Winter/Fall makeup trends. 2016 is all about individuality and being unique, having the sexiness of a female and strength of a male which was clear within Fashion Week. Here are some of the looks for Fall/Winter that you can choose from.

Truly Red: Red lipstick is the classic makeup look that has been sticking around for a few years now. It is also one of the top fall 2016 makeup trends. Get your favorite red lipsticks out with all their variations and use them especially cherry red tones. It appears that red lipstick is here to stay, so you can definitely invest in some nice shades of red.

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The Dark Gothic Side:

Fall/Winter 2016/2017 make up trends are bringing us to the gothic look. You can wear it softly or harshly for a more intense look. Dior and Louis Vuitton are among the houses to choose the dark side giving character to models. Colors used were black or plum, matte or glossy to create sassy look with a killer pout

Arty Liner & Glitter: Graphic eyeliner & glitter are of the biggest statements that made it to the runway this year. Oscar de la Renta went for a very precise eyeliner look with a natural lip color. Burberry, on the other hand, went FOR a tint of glitter. So fetch your gel eyeliners and glitter and get creative with them.

Glowing Natural look: Ralph Lauren’s natural yet sophisticated look is to inspire women and dare them to be themselves effortlessly.

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Natural Remedies

for glowing skin in cold weather 1. Milk and almond face pack: Take 1 tablespoon of almond powder and mix it with 2 tablespoons of raw milk. Make a paste and apply it on your face. Keep it for 10 minutes. Massage gently and wash off with water. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E and milk is a wonderful moisturizer for the skin. Using this face pack will reduce skin dryness and make your skin softer.

2. Coconut oil with banana: This effective face mask treats a variety of skin problems faced during Winter. You need to smash banana and get a spoon of coconut oil. Mix both the ingredients really well and apply it over your face and skin. Keep this for 20 minutes and wash it away with cold water.

3. Honey & rose water face pack: Take 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of rose water and mix them well. Now apply this pack on the face. Wash the face after 10 minutes. Honey is a natural moisturizer for the skin. Rose water tones the skin. This face pack is good to treat Winter dry skin.

4. Oatmeal mask: You will need oatmeal, milk, and water. Take ½ spoon of oatmeal, sufficient amount of milk and water. Mix all the ingredients and soak it for some time, then apply it on your face. Let it stay for 15 minutes then rinse it with cold water. Oatmeal mask makes the skin glowing and soft.

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6 Tips for a cozier home this WINTER By: HANAN MARWAN


s temperature starts to plunge, the normal switch in your wardrobe from light cotton fabrics to warm cashmere sweaters should be reflected in your personal space. It is about attracting all senses, smelling winter scents, seeing rich cozy colors and feeling warm cozy fabrics. Learn simple tips and tricks that bring in warmth

1. Blankets and Throws: Blankets and throws come in all kinds of fabrics and prints; let us not forget the traditional tartan pattern. Choosing fabrics like flannel, fleece, fur, knits, and velveteen brings in warmth. Just drape your favorite throw on the sofa, or maybe your favorite reading chair and your living room will feel cozier. Bedding layers complimented with a couple of new cushions is what your bedroom needs to welcome winter. 44 | november 2016

3. Fireplace: Nothing beats the ambience and beauty of a fireplace. Now, you can create that mesmerizing atmosphere with indoor electric fireplaces and bio ethanol fireplaces. Not only do they complement your room dĂŠcor, they also heat it up. They are portable enough that you can put them away in summer.

5. Candles: Candles of different heights and colors spread a warm glow transforming your home with the exquisite winter incense of rare woods, sandal woods, wood smoke, oranges, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, vanilla, patchouli cedar and the list goes on.

2. Wood: It is undeniable that wood generates natural warmth in closed spaces. For a relaxing cozy atmosphere, incorporate wooden accessories. Try a natural wooden coffee table, a new accent chair, a vintage wooden chest of drawers in an empty corner, or maybe make use of African ritual and ceremonial masks if you are into infusing different culture tastes into your home dĂŠcor.

4. Colors: This winter trends are leaning towards richer color scheme like midnight blues, rich green, burgundy and ink colors. You can include winter morning greys and icy white as long as you can balance them with warm shades of creams and mochas. Pine cones in a wooden basket, wooden log side tables and cream chunky knit blanket such accessories play an important role when pursuing this look. Mixing icy colors with rich hues is also doable.

6.Rugs: Those cold winter nights can get harsh at times. Cover up those bare wooden or tile floors with area rugs and runners for hallways. Keep in mind that rugs are the effortless way of redecorating. Swap light bright colored summer rugs for shaggy faux fur, chunky knit, woven or wool ones. Placing floor mats in bathrooms can partly assist in locking the cold out. november 2016 | 45



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Where should you extend your beach fun this fall?

W By: George farid

we, middle easterners, are accustomed to two main seasons; we burn in scorching suns and chill in freezing winters. Our springs and autumns are rather extended summers and winters. When flowers blossom, it is already summer. When leaves fall, we welcome winter. We get clothes for two seasons and that’s how our year is divided.

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Have you ever given it a thought to extend your summer? A daydream everyone looks for. Have you still got vacation in your annual balance that you want to make use of ? How’s it like to have a summer vacation in Christmas? Wouldn’t you love to leave your coats in the closet and pack your swimsuits for a trip in December? We’re often adapted to spend winter vacations in ice cold places, where the truth is, many travelers chose their favorite season and decide chasing it all year long. So they travel across the hemispheres and enjoy a summer or winter that extends all year. Same goes for a small post season vacation.

Where should you go? Split the world horizontally into 3 quarters; Americas, Europe and Africa together, then Asia. Now look below the equator. And you got yourself at least 60+ countries to explore. This is the result of the tilt of the Earth’s rotation relative to the Sun. That provides a December to March summer in what we call, the “Southern Hemisphere”. Let’s summarize your summer destinations. Your options run a variety, from adventure to tranquility destinations. Apart from the Red Sea, 71% of the world’s water surfaces run through oceans, immense and enormous ones.

For the Indian Ocean beaches, these countries deserve a visit: Philippines, India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Australia (South-East Coast), Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman. For the Atlantic Ocean, these ones stand up: The Caribbean’s, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa (Cape Town Coast) and the Canary Islands. Simply put, the destinations are endless. In the meantime, don’t unpack your swimsuits and start planning your post summer vacation. Remember, the world isn’t only about your home street, your neighborhood. Not even just your city and your country. It is full if mysteries and wonderful places. You’ve got to move around, roam, and wander! Take a vacation, explore the unknown and make more memories.




ark circles go far beyond lack of sleep and fatigue. The causes most of the time can be internal. As annoying as it can get, first, you need to address the causes in order to find the right treatment.

So what are the causes of dark circles? • Fluid retention. • Stress. • Excessive salt in the diet. • Sun exposure with no protection. • Allergies. • Iron and minerals deficiency. • Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen – common as you age – can make the reddish blue vessels under your eyes more obvious.

Remember, it all starts from within. Don't forget to treat the causes and not just conceal them.

Here is how to treat it: • • • •

Get your beauty sleep. Follow a healthy, balanced diet. Drink a lot of water, reduce salt intake. Regular use of natural remedies such as teabag compress and cucumber slices can help minimize the appearance of dark circle. • Yoga and meditation are essential to relieve stress as well as calming your mind. • Cosmetic procedures and professional help are advised in serious cases.

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The Detox diet, is it the new magic?


I’m going on a three-day detox” is a sentence that you’ve probably heard from people around you. Some people believe it’s a great way to cleanse your body, and some even think it’s a shortcut to losing weight. But, what exactly is a detox diet? You’re probably asking yourself these questions; is it good for me? What should I expect out of it? What are the benefits of going on a detox diet?

What is a juicing/ detox diet? This type of diet replaces all of your meals in a typical day with smoothies. You’ll basically be drinking your meals, instead of eating them.

How does it work? Typically, a detox diet comprises mainly of naturally occurring foods; Fruits, vegetables, along with some nuts and seeds; basically the sort of food Mother Nature provides us with. Any sort of processed foods isn’t a part of the diet. During a detox diet, your body gets filled up with antioxidants and phytochemicals, which work to boost your metabolism, refresh your body and strengthen your immune

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system. It’s like you’re giving your body a break from all the processed sugar, caffeine, preservatives, and unhealthy ingredients, which work to slow down your metabolism, day by day.

Should I go on a detox diet? Is it for me? The answer is; it depends. Most people would benefit from a detox diet. Some may even consider it a spiritual experience. However, before you go on a detox diet, you need to consider your current life style and the duration of the cleanse process. For instance, you certainly don’t want to go on a detox on the day you’re running

your first half marathon, your body would need more than a bunch of smoothies. However, most people with sedentary and lightly active life styles would find a 2-day detox relatively easy to follow. Athletes may find a typical detox diet challenging to their bodies, as it would not be sufficient to meet their daily nutritional needs. No worries athletes, you can still get the same experience by detoxing for a day!

Bottom line is, whether you work out or not, a detox diet should last between one and three days. If you continue beyond that, your body may start developing deficiencies in essential nutrients, which would mess with your energy levels, and that would beat the whole point of going on a cleanse.

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Helpful workout tips for beginners

Do... • • • • • •

Find a fitness buddy. Always dress comfortably. Start out easy on yourself. Stay hydrated and eat healthy. Warm up before workouts. Use your workout equipment correctly. • Mix your workout routine. • Set new goals. • Choose great workout music.


• Skip breakfast. Eating breakfast will jump start your metabolism. • Skimp on sleep. • Limit yourself to the gym, run or walk in fresh air. • Skip stretching. • Over train. Your body needs time to recover in between workouts. • Set unrealistic expectations. • Compare your success or failures to others. Everyone is different, what works for some may not work for others. • Forget to reward yourself.

What should you eat before workout? • • • •

Brown rice with black beans. Banana with almond butter. Oatmeal with berries. Apple and walnuts.

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6 Foods that help banish bloating


his is for the days you're struggling to fasten your jeans...

• Avocado: You can chop it up on salad, spread it on toast, or make some guacamole out of it. No matter how you choose to eat avocado, the monounsaturated fats you’ll get from it will help keep you full without a bloated belly.

• Brown rice: As it is complex carbs, it takes longer to digest and will make you feel full for longer than white rice does. Make sure to swap white rice for brown rice in your next meal.

• Watermelon: Not only is it a refreshing fruit, it is also a high-water-content one. Watermelon will make you feel full without having that awful weighed down feeling.

• Lemon water: Start each day with lemon water. Lemon when paired with warm water reduces water retention as it also flushes toxins and excess fluids from the body.

• Bananas: Bananas are rich in potassium which helps combat bloating caused by salty food. Potassium controls sodium’s role in retaining water in the body.

• Yogurt: Unlike all dairy products like cheese and milk that can cause your stomach to puff up, especially if you’re lactose intolerant, yogurt helps slim you down


Why Eat This? Almonds...

• Nutrition: Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium and a significant source of protein and fiber. • Heart health: According to the FDA, eating 1.5 ounce a day of nuts like almond, reduces the risk of heart diseases, and controls hypertension. • Weight maintenance: The fiber and protein contents of almond help feeling full. It only takes a handful to stop the urge of overeating. Almonds are also proven to support a healthy metabolism. • Healthy brain function: Almonds

Super Food...

Sweet Potatoes

• They are a good source of vitamin B6 which helps reduce homocysteine in our bodies; a chemical linked with degenerative diseases such as heart attacks. • Sweet potatoes are of high fiber contents that promote a healthy digestive tract and prevent constipation. • Rich in iron and vitamin C, sweet potatoes boost your immunity system. • The potassium content regulates blood pressure, relaxes muscle contraction and protects activities of the kidney. • Full of carotenoids; a powerful antioxidant that

wards off cancer, maintains skin’s elasticity and protects against the effects of aging. • Sweet Potatoes are a good source of Choline which helps with sleep, muscle movement, and helps tame reducing inflammation. • As they fall low on the glycemic index, sweet potatoes provide you with hydrates that don’t induce sugar crash and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. • Enjoy the delicious taste of sweet potatoes in various ways. Try them grilled, backed, puréed or roasted. You can also add them to smoothies.

are food for the brain. They contain key nutrients that increase brain capacity and intellectual ability. • Maintain skin health: The antioxidants and vitamin E reduce signs of aging in addition to nourishing and hydrating the skin. • Assist in controlling cholesterol and blood sugar levels: Almonds lowers the risk of diabetes through managing blood sugar and preventing insulin resistance. They lower the levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) in the blood.

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What are the best foods to boost your immunity? Citrus fruits, garlic, mushrooms, red bell peppers and Ginger

Do you suffer from mood swings?

Fix with Food

A lot of people tend to have the blues and feel down during seasonal change, especially now that we are approaching winter. It is important to be selective with your choices of food that fight mood swings without adopting harmful eating habits. Fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries contain nutrients that reduce stress. Lean protein like salmon, is packed with omega-3s known for fighting mood swings. Low levels of B12 are one of the causes of depression, so it is important to fit B12 into your diet through oysters, crab, egg, and cottage cheese. november 2016 | 59


Are You Afraid Of Change? By: yasmine shahine

Have you ever noticed that Change is the only constant thing in our lives? Lots of people really freak out on the idea that any change might happen in their lives. The fact is, if you really think about it, you’ll see that we all experience different forms of change in our daily lives. Think about it for a second! We grow up every single day, move from school to college, get into relationships, our status changes which will eventually lead to changing homes! If you have kids for example, your whole life style will change. You may sometimes lose someone you love…..the list is really endless here! So if it’s really that simple, why do we fear any change and how can we shift our mindsets to transform these fears to opportunities?

• Fear of Criticism and what others might think The fear of what others might say and think about your decisions can really stop you from believing in yourself and from accepting

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any change. On the contrary, believing that you do have the confidence to take action in the face of fear not only provides you with a sense of control, it will also provide you with a life full of purpose and joy. Isn’t that really what we’re all trying to achieve?

• Your brain is convincing you that you’re glued or handcuffed to a certain place. Focusing too much on the external world can lead us to handcuff ourselves to certain places or situations just because we fear that we will lose something. You might stay in a job that you hate just because you are afraid that you might lose the vacation days you haven’t taken yet! Think about it. When you’re 80 years old, are you going to be happy that you wasted your life for a few weeks of vacation? It’s limiting thoughts like these that keep us trapped in situations we don’t want to be in.

• We forget that we always have options and we

will always have a choice.Sometimes when you’re trying to make a big decision, you can force yourself out of fear that you don’t have a choice rather than accepting a current situation which is ruining your whole life. You can stay in a relationship where you are really unhappy and even being abused just out of the fear of not having another choice or option. It only takes a little brainstorming, self-belief, and confidence to come up with many options that can help you overcome that fear of change.

• Fear of the Unknown The fear of the unknown is what stops most people from making any positive changes in their lives.Your imagination, most of the times, automatically dreams and makes up endless scenarios of terrible things that could happen. But let’s think about it. You have the ability to imagine the worst thing that could happen and in the same manner, you also have the skill to use your energy to imagine the best thing that could happen too . It’s a matter of focus. So why do you waste

so much time and energy imagining the worst when you can direct this exact energy to see the best that could happen as well?

• Doubting yourself and your capabilities How many times have you asked yourself these questions? • What if I make a mistake? • What if it’s worse than what I have now? • What if I fail? If you want to achieve great things in your life or even just achieve inner peace sometimes, you will have to step out of your comfort zone and try something totally new. Even if you only end up learning that you don’t like it, you’ve learned more about yourself and where you want to go in your life.

Always remember, if you don’t like where you are now, MOVE! You are not a tree! Start Slowly. Celebrate every small Achievement. Eventually you will stand above your fears and start living a better life

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Recipes for a better METABOLISM

Butterflied Grilled Chicken with a Chile-Lime Rub:

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons chile powder 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest 3 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Pinch of ground cinnamon 1 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken

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Directions: 1. Combine chile powder (or paprika) and oil in a small bowl with lime zest and juice, garlic, coriander, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper and cinnamon to form a wet paste. 2. Using kitchen shears, cut the chicken down one side of the backbone, through the ribs. Make an identical cut on the opposite side to remove the backbone completely; discard (or reserve it for stock). Place the chicken cut-side down and flatten with the heel of your hand. Generously smear the spice rub under and over the skin and on the interior of the bird. Place in a nonreactive baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours. 3. Preheat half the grill to mediumhigh (or build a medium-high heat fire on one side of a charcoal grill); leave the other half unheated. Have a squirt bottle of water ready by the grill. 4. Leave all the spice rub on the chicken. Place the chicken skinside down over the heat and grill until the skin begins to color and char marks form, about 5 minutes. (Extinguish any flare-ups with the squirt bottle.) Flip over and grill 5 minutes more. Move the chicken to the unheated side. Close the lid and cook, making sure the chicken is flat against the grate, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh without touching bone registers 165 °F, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a platter and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before carving.

Zucchini Chile- Cheddar Mash: Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 11/4 pounds zucchini (2-3 medium), halved lengthwise and sliced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles, drained 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions: 1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and onion; stir to coat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft and lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in Chiles and salt; cook until heated through, 1 minute more. 2. Transfer to a medium bowl. Mash with a potato masher until chunky, not completely smooth. Stir in cheese and serve immediately.

South Pacific Shrimp: Directions: 1. Combine Coconut milk, chiles, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Drain well, reserving marinade. 2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, turning once, until barely pink, about 30 seconds per side; transfer to a plate. Add tomato and spinach to the pan; cook, stirring, until the spinach starts to wilt, about 30 seconds. Add the reserved marinade; simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the pan; heat through

Ingredients: 1/3 cup “lite� coconut milk 2 jalapeno peppers, preferably red, seeded and minced 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup lime juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup diced seeded tomato

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Paprika & Red Pepper Soup with Pistachio Puree:

Southwestern Breakfast Burrito:

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, stemmed, seeded and diced 1-2 fresh green Thai chiles, stemmed and coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons sweet Hungarian paprika 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 cup unsalted shelled pistachios 2 cups vegetable broth or water 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 2 tablespoons whipping cream 1/4 cup finely chopped fres Directions: h cilantro or basil 1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over mediumhigh heat. Add onion, bell peppers and chile to taste. are fork-tender, 20 to 25 Cook, stirring, until the minutes. Remove from the heat; vegetables release some of let cool 5 minutes. their juices and the onion 3. Transfer the soup to a blender is lightly brown around the (in batches if necessary) and edges, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle puree until smooth. (Use the vegetables with paprika, caution when pureeing hot salt and cardamom and cook, liquids.) Return the soup to the stirring, until the spices are very pan. fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. 4. Whisk buttermilk and cream 2. Add pistachios and broth (or in a bowl; stir into the soup. water). Stir and bring to a boil. Gently warm over low heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low Serve sprinkled with cilantro and simmer, covered, stirring (or basil). occasionally, until the peppers 64 | november 2016

Ingredients: 4 high-fiber whole grain sandwich wraps 4 egg whites 2 eggs 1 cup no-salt-added canned black beans, rinsed and drained ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped ½ small red onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp pickled jalapeño chile pepper rings, chopped 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 3 tbsp jarred spicy salsa Directions: 1. Wrap the sandwich wraps in aluminum foil and cook for 5 to 7 minutes in a toaster oven on medium. 2. Place the egg whites, eggs, and beans in a medium bowl and whisk until just combined. 3. Heat a larger skillet over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the egg mixture. Cook for 1 minute then stir with a spatula. 4. Sprinkle the top of the eggs with the green and red bell peppers, onion, chile pepper rings, and cheese. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for 1 minute longer. 5. Set out the sandwich wraps. Place a quarter of the mixture on each wrap, and divide the salsa among the wraps evenly. Fold in the 2 sides of each wrap to close.

Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Basil & Cashews: Ingredients: 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil, divided 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 small fresh red chiles, thinly sliced (optional) 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 large zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced into 1/2inch pieces 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 teaspoons lime juice 2 teaspoons molasses 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 cup toasted cashews 1/4 cup slivered fresh basil, preferably Thai Directions: 1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. 2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, scallions and chiles (if using); cook, stirring, until the scallions start to soften, about 30 seconds. Add garlic and zucchini and cook, stirring, until the zucchini is just tender, about 3 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, whisk fish sauce, lime juice, molasses and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir the sauce and the chicken (along with any accumulated juice) into the pan; cook, gently stirring, until the sauce is bubbling and thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in cashews and basil.


Bluberries, Salmon,Spinach and Turkey are also metabolism boosting foods


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A Painting of Gardened Words The Art of Communication in the Realm of Love By: Lauren K. Clark


he power of the tongue has its place since the beginning of time all the way back to the word. It is the word which creates life and it is the word that can take it away. Words create those loving feelings we yearn from our family, friends, and lovers. Words also break hearts, dreams, and relationships. For behind every word, there is a color, shape, texture, style, flair, design, and emotion. We hear it over and over again. So much that it has been tuned into auto play in the magic of our psyche. Communication! Communication.

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Communication. Communication. It’s one thing to talk with your partner. It’s another thing to converse. Yes. Converse. The magic of having an intimate conversation, where you are able to capture the feelings, existence, and depth of your partner’s being. Through words, one is able to feel her/his partner’s energy. In the Gardens of communication, there is wisdom and most importantly, there is love. However, it is power in the spoken word, which can grow or dispel a garden. Words can be velvet-smooth, delicate, while igniting the flames of love. Then, there are those words, which are potent vapors, and literally have

the potential to leave the Garden. . .breathless, sucking the very life from its haven. Communication is nothing more than the drawing and painting of words and mutual understanding. Both man and woman have to work hand in hand to create their masterpiece. They need to ask themselves as they observe their craft. Is the painting pleasing? Does it express a harmony in their bond? Is there a display of understanding, affection, and the care for each other’s? It is, without a doubt, a must for couples that their souls are bare! For in being bare, the two of you are able to convey every emotion and allure of your existence. Truth is

celebrated! Truth is painted! Even discomfort becomes natural! Like the rhythm of the brush it is a smooth caress, bringing forth a revelation of your partner’s needswhat they desire, their fears, and their perception of. . .you. If the painting is bare, one not only learns about their partner, but the portrait of both souls together. Painting until it becomes a visual image on the palette When doing any task, it’s always important to be attentive to the work and detail that goes in completion of the

project. The same goes for communication . While painting your conversation, are the two of you paying attention? Are you seeing the movement of your partner? Their body language? The grimaces of their face? Hints of pain or discomfort? Laughter? And. . . .do you hear the color of their words? The rhythm? The strokes of their brush? Because truth be told, fixing an ugly painting means nothing if a couple cannot trace the rhythm or pattern of the final work. Then, of course, there is the interaction during the painting.

Touch is a vital factor That supports the words the two of you choose to paint. Touching each other during the conversation is not only a therapeutic endeavor; it is also a way to keep the painting. It is something that empowers life within words. As the two of you stand to leave the Garden, you examine reflections of the masterpiece. Whether you are pleased with the fruits of your labor is another issue. Yet, at least you can see the energy of your words and seek improvement in your painted ballad, you always return back to the origin of. . .your words.

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Editorial feature Introducing a fresh concept of Wellbeing through our insightful talk with Mr. Eben NEl GM of The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes

2. What are the strategies and the vision you have for The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes?

1. You have a rich experience in the hospitality industry, even prior to being GM of The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes; could you please tell us more about it? After graduation and travelling the world, I went to do a traineeship program at a hotel owned by a friend of my father. I started in the banqueting department and as the boss left, I ran the banqueting department for two years in a small hotel. I worked my way up as I joined The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City and held various positions , Banquet Manager , Snr Assistant Food and Beverage Manager , Food and Beverage Manager of The Palace of The Lost City , a leading Hotel of the World. Later, I was fortunate enough to move to Cape Town in 2007 as Director of Food & Beverage at The Westin Cape Town and five years later I got promoted as Hotel Manager at The Westin Cape Town. It is an exciting brand to be with, and when the opportunity came along for Cairo, I decided to take up the challenge. 68 | november 2016

Westin is a fresh and energetic lifestyle brand that is enjoying great momentum due to its unique wellness positioning. The vision we have for Westin Cairo is to introduce a new level of wellbeing into Cairo. The world is seeing a global trend towards a healthy lifestyle and our focus is to bring that to life at the hotel and inspire our guests towards wellbeing before, during and after their stay. The Westin strategy is not to only focus on one market; which is perceived as the weekend market, but rather cater to different ones. We are a hotel that can focus on the corporate customer, the day use customer, business meetings, corporate events, and the weddings which; is a big thing in Egypt. We serve the weekdays and weekends clientele alike. Westin is a holistic package, and that’s what makes it unique.

3. Does the current situation of tourism in Egypt make it difficult to implement this strategy? Egypt is a country with a very rich history, it is very vibrant. I believe there is a very big future for Egypt as well as an equally big opportunity for the Westin here. This is our second Westin in Egypt after Westin Soma Bay. There’s a great focus on the local market and our local customers. We are focusing our energy positively on the opportunity we have to position this hotel as to be a special place; a unique sanctuary in Egypt. Let’s also not forget that there’s a lot of business in Egypt and people will always be coming from different parts of the world; and we as a hotel are keen on sending a positive message globally through our international customers and loyal guests.

4. In this very competitive market, how do you make The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes stand out? Westin is bringing something different; it’s a young and fresh lifestyle brand with a mission of being a part of our guest’s wellbeing. Westin is focused on the Six Pillars of wellbeing; Feel Well, Work Well, Play Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Move Well. These pillars are the touch points through which we bring the brand to life across every guest experience. The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes features an idyllic, naturally-lit indoor plunge pool as well as a sprawling, heated outdoor pool located at the center of the resort. Additionally, the 3000 square meter Heavenly Spa by Westin boasts 10 therapy rooms and two couple suites as well as state-of-the-art facilities, including a high-tech steam room, “Rain Shower” and sauna – all designed to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body, and enrich the mind.The hotel also offers the renowned RunWestin program with three- and five-mile jogging routes through the residential neighborhood, as well as a WestinWorkout fitness studio with state-of-the-art exercise equipment from world-class brands in an open, airy and well-designed space. There’s the renowned Heavenly Bed which transforms the sleep experience for our guests and ensures a restful sleep.

5. Success can’t be achieved without a productive teamwork, how do you inspire and motivate the team of The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes to set a benchmark, and mark a strong positioning in the hospitality field? It is very important that the brand; our wellbeing concept is also lived by our associates. We encourage them to follow a healthy lifestyle. Our Service Culture Training program isn’t only to educate them about hospitality; we focus on educating them on how to live the Westin brand so they become able to deliver it. We run ongoing Brand Activation Day for our associates so they experience every part of the Westin and have a very good understanding about every operation being run at the hotel. We make sure to meet our associates’ needs while offering them the opportunity of a healthy lifestyle.

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Justin Bieber gets really blunt with his fans in England Justin Bieber stops in the middle of his performance in England to make a request, first of its kind. He asked his fans stop screaming as he said “I appreciate all the love, it's amazing, but can you show it in a different way? The screaming is just so obnoxious”. His fans, as a reaction booed and didn't stop screaming. Well, it's not the first time he shuts off his fan, but that one was bad!

Lindsay Lohan enhances Syrian Refugees’ energy with supplies of “Mintanine” At a recent time, the “Mean Girls” starlet paid a humanitarian visit to Turkey in order to meet the affected refugees of the war in Aleppo city. The 30-year-old actress collaborated with German energy drink company Mintanine to produce high energy beverages to be sent to Syrian refugees as an initiation for help. Lohan showed real passion with her mission where she interacted with the kids, sympathized with their stories and got inspired by their strong will all at once.

Brad Pitt’s Reunion with son Maddox Jolie Pitt after a month apart The international 52 year-old actor reunited with his son Maddox for the first time in a month. After the alleged physical encounter on their private jet, the Department of Child and Family Services delayed their meeting in order to guarantee that the timing is appropriate and not disruptive. The couple’s oldest child seemed to take Angie’s side and in favor for taking full custody of the children whereas Brad has denied to give up and decided to exert quite an effort to restore his exemplary relationship with the kids. 70 | november 2016

Diva Najwa Karam takes her tour to Europe After delaying the release of her new album to add a couple of tracks, “The Diva” decided to extend her concerts to Europe which includes Germany, Sweden and France for the New Year. Hand in hand alongside the Egyptian composer Tarek Akef and maestro Eli Al-Olya, Karam exerted lots of effort to add the two tracks that she worked on for months to her album. The release of the album has not been decided yet; however, it should be finalized within a month. As for the concerts and the wrapping of 2016, the first concert will be held in the Stockholm, on Dec. 23, while the other will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany on Dec. 25.

Olivia Wilde gets cozy in cuddling up with new baby girl Daisy The 32 year-old actress and model announced the arrival of her new baby born Daisy last week on Saturday, October 15. On cloud nine, the second time mum said “There goes the neighborhood. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis. Born, like a boss, on #internationaldayofthegirl,” Wilde expressed her prominent delight through taking a few selfies with her baby that she shared later on social media.

Natalie Portman Portrays Jackie Kennedy Natalie Portman stars in a biographical drama about Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of her husband. She describes taking this role as scary. Pablo Larrain, the movie director said that he wouldn't have made this movie with anyone other than Natalie Portman as he says” It was a combination of elegance, sophistication, intelligence, and fragility”

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Get Inspired Mariam Yehia,

The Passion behind MRS. KEEPA 1.Could you tell us more about the moment you decided to be a fashion designer and your experience prior to that? I started my fashion career 3 years ago; the idea of having my own fashion line was a dream I had since I was 10 as I come from a family of fashion where design and styling runs in the blood. My mother uniquely designed and made all of my clothes, a talent she has taken after from her mother, my sister is also a renowned Bridal Designer. I started with a different career in advertising and marketing but the dream never stopped chasing me throughout my 12-year media journey. Then, it was this one day, in my honeymoon; I was walking with my husband in the streets of Florence and I noticed a big shop of fabrics with a beautiful vitrine display of different colorful fabrics that I literally felt it was looking at me saying “Create me into a design!” This moment has never departed my mind for almost 2 days which revived all dreams and passion for fashion. I couldn’t stop talking about it to my husband who looked at me with a BIG smile saying “Mariam, it is about time you follow your dream, I believe you were born for fashion.” I woke up the next day emailing my company with my resignation and shortly after, I enrolled in Esmod Dubai to learn all about the technicalities of the fashion industry. As soon as i finished my studies, i opened my own atelier and workshop and started working on my own pret -a -porter line labeled MRS. KEEPA which was launched in Dubai earlier this year in May 2016 74 | november 2016

2.MRS. KEEPA; your fashion label, what was it named after? The Brand was named after my husband’s Bassel Nickname KEEPA; he was a professional goal keeper in his teenage years and his friends called him KEEPA. Bassel has always been my main support throughout the career shift journey. Actually, naming my brand after him was the least I could do to show appreciation, needless to say how much I love the name

3.Being half-French Half-Egyptian living in Dubai, which makes you more of a global citizen, how does that reflect on your designs? Honestly, there wouldn’t be a better place than Dubai for my brand to see the light. Dubai has brought us the world in one city, which is the perfect market for MRS. KEEPA. My

brand addresses exposed women with open-minded and edgy character. My mixed roots have majorly influenced my personality in general and that was reflected in so many aspects in my life including my designs. My collection is clearly inspired by the Parisian woman’s simplicity and elegance with an oriental twist of color mixing and styling.

4.We really loved the ultra-chic 50s look in your show at Fashion Forward Dubai, what inspired you into that look and color choice? My new collection is indeed inspired by the 50s Era with a 21st century twist. You would find the 50s in the clothes details especially the stiff or rounded collars. I appreciate the fashion from the old eras; it is so rich with details and glamour that fashion lacks nowadays. Mixing the before and now creates an interesting mix that the MRS. KEEPA brand is known for.

5.What is the style that best describes MRS. KEEPA designs? I love the mix of cultural prints, embroidery and clashing colors. MRS. KEEPA is a mix of a Boohoo luxe and sport chic. A direction that it instantly gives a feeling of laid back freedom, youth and a kind of roaming gypsy life which I guess is something we all long for at some point. An escape from the stressful fast pace lives we all live.

6.In this fast growing fashion industry, what are your plans for expanding your label? OHH!! The plans I have for MRS. KEEPA is so big that I wouldn’t even know from where to start. For now, i am finalizing deals with international department stores which I will be disclosing very soon .

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Life: You are quietly making headway and reaching out to unexplored territory and new people will serve you well. Unusual opportunities towards the advancement of your goals may come. Love: Loyalty and sensitivity in your relationships are more important to you now. This month presents a calming influence and time for simple pleasures. Career: You may begin a new, long-term initiative; perhaps a project or business venture that will benefit you in the months to come. Fashion Tip: Warm colors, modest designs and feminine styles are the keys to chicness and elegance.


(October 23 – November 21) Aries You are mentally alert and this month will bring opportunities to widen your social circle, update your skills, communicate more effectively, and attain more knowledge.

Taurus You’ll find that you’re losing some of your skepticism, cautiousness and fear of taking risks. Life seems to speed up, as if it’s allowing you to take a few risks, make changes, and blaze new paths.

Gemini You have been experiencing a shift in the way you view your connections with others. Freedom of expression is a driving need and you can expect it to, affect and changes your routine.

Cancer Your energy and confidence increase significantly. Much focus will be on striking a balance between your career and social life. Excitement and change are in store for you with regards to close personal relationships. 76 | november 2016

Leo Opportunities that allow you to expand your personal influence will pop up. You’re getting your act together, and you convey an almost tangible aura of responsibility and dignity.

Virgo It’s wise to hold off on signing on the dotted line or making major decisions during this period and you may feel the need to buckle down. .Power struggles are very possible in the arena of close personal relationships.

Libra You are restless, somewhat abrupt, and in need to feel that you’re becoming more independent this month. Close relationships; including marriage or long-term partnerships, as well as business partnerships, can be tricky.

Sagittarius It could be an excellent month for investments, as long as it’s within

reason and you use strategic thinking. Self-improvement is the name of the game and you stand to really get yourself together.

Capricorn You are apt to make important contacts that can boost your career as well as personal life. You can make positive changes on the domestic front that make life more interesting and fresh.

Aquarius This is an excellent period for giving of yourself on a charitable level as you will derive much pleasure from doing so. You will find satisfaction expanding your psychic energy and expressing your boundless imagination creatively.

Pisces Stimulating changes to your routine stem from a desire for a bit more freedom in broadening your life experiences. Make your presentations get active and promote yourself in some way or another.


• Madinaty • 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 november 2016 | 77

The Best The Top Hotels

Marriott & Starwood Egypt’s General Managers celebrate the “World’s largest & best hotel company” Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch Resort & Spa Wins Global Award for Best Design Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch Resort & Spa was recently named the best designed “Hotel over 200 Rooms” in the global category at the 2016 International Hotel & Property Awards.This award is considered a world-renowned mark of excellence. The hotel offers 199 modern rooms, including 20 suites and 21 executive rooms, all designed with comfort and convenience in mind to provide a place to relax and unwind or to catch up on work. The hotel also features Egypt’s first Premedion Spa which is the first Spa and Prevention Centre in the Middle-East. Its 6,000 square meters comprises an experience pool, sound-and-light system floatation pool, male and female wet areas, a rehabilitation center, diagnostics center, medical beauty center, male and female spa areas, a hammam and a VIP spa suite. 78 | november 2016

Marriott International, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest and best hotel company. Marriott now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of brands including leading lifestyle brands, a significant global footprint, and leadership in the luxury and select-service tiers as well as the convention and resort segment.In Egypt , Where Marriott International now operates 17 properties across 7 brands, with around 7,400 rooms , Marriott and Starwood General Managers got together at The Mena house hotel last week to celebrate this historical event.

RENAISSANCE MIRAGE CITY HOTEL CAIRO WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT PACKAGES Celebrate your “happily ever after” in spectacular style by booking a bespoke wedding experience at Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel this season. Renaissance Mirage City Hotel Cairo is skilled at creating warm, intimate weddings and beautiful engagement parties that will exceed your expectations in every possible way. Heighten the exquisiteness of your special event with customizable venue spaces, professional wedding planning services, impeccable catering options, and stylish accommodations.

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Wine and Dine Promotion at La Gondola WESTIN HOTELS & RESORTS DEBUTS IN CAIRO, SETTING A NEW STANDARD FOR WELL-BEING IN EGYPT’S CAPITAL CITY Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), announced the opening of Egypt’s best kept secret, The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes. Owned by New Cairo for Real Estate Investment Company, the resort and spa is located in the prestigious, residential community of Katameya Dunes, anchored by a 27-hole championship golf course designed by world-renowned Nick Faldo and Brian Curley. With Westin’s signature wellness initiatives offered for global travelers and local residents alike, the hotel is poised to set a new standard for well-being in Cairo. “The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes provides a restorative retreat in the heart of the bustling city with genuine service, complemented with the Westin signature well-being offerings that fuel and energize our guests’ every move,” Eben Nel, General Manager, The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & spa Katameya Dunes added.

Now and till the end of November you can join us for Lunch or Dinner at “La Gondola” Italian restaurant; located in Sonesta Hotel Tower & Casino – Cairo, to enjoy an authentic taste of Italian dishes and receive a complimentary glass of (red / white) wine with your meal. Offer ends 30 November 2016

For reservations or more information please call: 02.2264.1111

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TAKE YOUR PLACE AMONG THE ELITE Exclusive and elite; LakeHouse The Club is truly exceptional in every respect, a select community where membership is the passport to join the privileged few. LakeHouse The Club draws on the legendary five star excellence and experience of the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo, which is located alongside, and nestles on the edge of the premium and secluded LakeView compound. Membership of LakeHouse The Club opens a masterpiece of gourmet cuisine, indulgence and health and fitness options for families and their children, couples, individuals and corporate clients. All of this in a captivating landscaped setting of gardens, greenery and patios where warm breezes rustle the palms while cabanas and loungers offer a tempting escape from the cares of city life. LakeHouse The Club has become Cairo's own oasis, a world of its own that answers every conceivable need or desire. Three restaurants, O CafĂŠ, Puff and Energia. Gym with up-to-the-minute equipment and a team of professional trainers. Facilities for squash, tennis, soccer and two swimming pools including one that is Olympic sized. All that is just part of the story of this 80 | november 2016


exclusive and luxurious environment. LakeHouse membership brings many benefits, including: • Exclusive access to pools, the kids' recreation area, poolside cabanas and restaurants. • Free access to the Gym and free usage of lockers. • Privileged discount rates to the tennis and soccer sports academies. • Special rates to be pampered in the Dusit's magical Deverana Spa. • Enter the world of LakeHouse the Club and you will never want to leave ... that is our promise. And for the kids ... Soon to open is the Kids' Recreational Area for three to eight year-olds, a professionally-staffed expansive play zone which means excitement and thrills for the children and total relaxation for parents, able to enjoy the Body Temple facilities or a quiet lunch by the pool while the children play. Bumper cars, slides, arts and crafts and video games will keep them happy and they can refuel with tasty snacks from their own food court. Also on The LakeHouse horizon is a Water Park to complete their fun-filled world. november 2016 | 81


Braun Busts Beauty Myths in Egypt Braun, the world’s most trusted epilation brand, reveals the truth on hair removal myths for smooth and radiant skin.Dermatologists across the region counter myths surrounding the effects of epilation as a source of hair removal for women in the Middle East due to their skin tones and thick hair roots. Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa, brings together two treatments: a new exfoliation brush and state-of-the-art epilation to provide the ultimate beauty solution for gorgeous non-stop smooth skin and to achieve ultimate skin confidence.It is more efficient than waxing on short hairs through tweezers technology catching hairs as small as a grain of sand (0.5 mm). The product is 100% waterproof; which can be easily cleaned under running water and comfortably used in the bath or shower for extra comfort. For best results, the product includes a special facial brush for pore deep cleansing or a facial epilator for precise epilation. Braun is encouraging Egyptian women to be confident with radiant skin.

entertainment Cairo Festival City Mall opens its longawaited Cinema Complex, featuring impressive 20 cinema screens The wait is finally over as Cairo Festival City Mall has unveiled their master-piece; the long-awaited first escape cinema in Egypt “Galaxy Cinema Complex”. Introducing the best and latest screen quality in Egypt through more than 3,000 seats, the complex provides the perfect gateway for all the die-hard movie buffs out there. Cairo Festival City Mall has already launched the first phase of the Cineplex which is comprised of 4 VIP complexes as well as 4 normal complexes that are all now open. In the second phase, Escape Cinema; a new concept which Cairo Festival City Mall are introducing to the Egyptian market, will be unveiled. Phase 2 which will become fully operational in early 2017, will also see the addition of a Dbox cinema. 82 | november 2016


The Mercedes-Benz Egypt team strongly competes at the world final The MercedesTrophy World Final 2016 witnessed unprecedented excitement on the golf course. Egypt team which included 3 players, Zaki Khaled, Hany Abou Hussein and Khaled Serafy performed well throughout this year’s final tournament with a total score of 119 points and ranking in at the 18th position out of the 32 particpating national teams. The Egyptian team who qualified to play at the world final is made up from the winners of the MercedesTrophy Egypt tournament. This tournament takes place over the course of 3 month, where many Egyptian golfers compete throughout several qualifying rounds up to the MercedesTrophy Egypt national final. This year’s national final took place at the Somabay Cascades Golf course on the 21st and 22nd of May.

Hyundai Motor Global Brand Value Continues to Grow Hyundai Motor is the world’s 35th biggest brand according to the latest rankings published by global brand specialists Interbrand, overtaking four other renowned brands in the past year. Despite yet another challenging year for the automotive industry, Hyundai Motor’s global brand value increased 11.1% to reach $12.55bn, securing its place among the biggest brands on the planet. The Korean company also moved up one place to 6th in the global automotive industry top 10 brands, ahead of Audi, Volkswagen, Nissan and Porsche and is the 4th most valuable high-volume automotive brand.


Novo Nordisk launches Tresiba® a new generation of basal insulin in Egypt with ultralong diabetes treatment beyond 42 hours In a major step toward helping people with diabetes live more normal lives, Novo Nordisk, the leading global insulin manufacturer, has launched Tresiba® in Egypt, the new generation of insulin for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The launch of Tresiba® in Egypt is a scientific breakthrough in diabetes treatments in the country, which ranks 8th globally in terms of the number of people with diabetes as it can improve the lives of millions of patients. Due to its ability to control blood glucose levels for 42 hours, Tresiba® allows flexibility in day-to-day dosing time without any constraints to meals schedule. It has received regulatory approval from renowned scientific authorities such as EMA in 2013 and the FDA in 2015.

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Spa Rejuvenate and get pampered at Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Nile City In our fast-paced life we undergo a lot of pressure and we often seek any given opportunity to unwind and restore our energy. Me-time is precious and doesn’t come easy, that’s why you need to spend it the right way. For that, you need to find the perfect spot, a soothing place where you can chill, slow down and leave your daily stressors behind. Located at Fairmont Nile City, on the banks of Nile River, the luxurious and sophisticated Willow Stream Spa is the place to be. A sanctuary and a place to escape offering an outstanding spa experience. From the moment you pass the doors, serenity takes over. You’ll forget about the hustle and bustle of busy Cairo and step into paradise. Honoring the authenticity of its location, the Spa’s experience combines the natural beauty secrets of early Egypt with the expertise and effectiveness of Willow Stream Spa The Sophisticated designs of earthly tone colors inspired by the natural energy of the desert, along with the infusion of aromatic ambiance will help you take a deep breath and relax. Massage rooms are set in the perfect lighting and temperature that make you forget the world around you. The beauty of chill music along with the exotic blend of massage oils will definitely free your mind and soul. Willow Stream Spa also offers a relaxing lounge, sauna, and luxurious couple treatment suites, everything that will make you leave glowing and revived. The Spa also features separate Ladies and Gentleman’s area offering a private Hammam experience, Energized Rain and Ice Mist Shower, Desert Star Steam Rooms and refreshing ice fountains. It’s guaranteed you’ll recharge your inner energy and get pampered by a team of professionals. So, leave all your worries behind and indulge in a stress relief massage, because Willow Stream Spa will take care of it.

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Jennyfer’s third store in Egypt opens in Cairo Festival City The French brand celebrated its newest branch addition in Cairo Festival City with some festivities. Jennyfer offers the trendiest styles for every fashion-forward girl. With about 400 stores worldwide, Jennyfer provides every season’s key styles, ranging from casualwear, beachwear, sportswear and wardrobe essentials, in affordable prices. The store is the third to open in Egypt this year. Jennyfer can also be found in Maadi City Centre and City Centre Alexandria.


OPPO Launches Stunning Selfie Expert F1s OPPO has announced the local launch of its photography focused F1s at an event held at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski, Cairo. As well as launching the stylish new device, OPPO also announced its ambitions to grow the brand locally through the establishment of a dedicated marketing center for the Middle East and North African (MENA) markets. 86 | november 2016


Mo Bistro Finally Celebrates Their Long Awaited Grand Opening Introduceing Upscale Dining To The Capital Mo Bistro celebrated its official grand opening at the Mohandseen flagship store. The event was hosted by Mr. Mohamed Abdel Hak, the owner and creator of one of Cairo’s former trendiest locations, Cafe Mo. A pioneering concept, Mo Bistro brings a twist on upscale casual dining guaranteed to make your experience memorable. “When I thought of making a comeback for Mo Bistro, I wanted to gather harmonious items that people love from around the world into one truly unique concept. I want to introduce a different approach to upscale comfort food” - Mohamed Abdel Hak, Creator and Founder at Mo Bistro. Guests can also enjoy Shisha in Mo Bistro’s ‘Dine & Shisha’ Located on the second floor of the restaurant. Mo Bistro encompasses a holistic approach to Cairo’s ever booming dining scene, setting the bar for culinary innovation and customer satisfaction.

NOX, THE GODDESS OF THE NILE Nox, the capital’s newest nightlife destination, has finally opened its doors to welcome Egypt's top movers and shakers. Nox, located on the top floor of the historical Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, offers guests unparalleled views and an unforgettable experience that brings together good music, food and company. The first-of-its-kind restaurant, lounge and bar in the capital offers a cosmopolitan dining experience that is tailored to satisfy gastronomes as well as socialites. During the day, Nox brings together different moods and aesthetics: it caters to an eclectic crowd seeking a relaxed lounge, sophisticated restaurant or vibrant bar.A select team of chefs have created a dining experience that features an abundance of culinary masterpieces, complemented by an elegant setting and impeccable service.

Sail across Egypt’s Food Culture at Zitouni Restaurant Step into the magnificent 18th century Cairo, with all its grandeur etched on the walls of Zitouni restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. With interior décor inspired by Fatimid Cairo, intricate calligraphic designs overlapping on the walls, highlighted by large windows overlooking the colorful hues of the sunset, and an endless panoramic view of the Nile and Cairo’s skyline to watch all through the night. Whether you opt to feast on the lavish buffet that orchestrates dishes from every corner in Egypt, or decide to make a specific order a-la-carte; you’re bound to have a culinary experience that will take you all over Egypt and back in one night. Zitouni restaurant gives Egyptian dining the grandeur it deserves, right at the heart of the city that never sleeps. november 2016 | 87

Barclays Bank PLC and Attijariwafa Bank announced that they have signed an agreement whereby Attijariwafa Bank will acquire 100% of the share capital of Barclays Bank Egypt from Barclays Bank PLC. General Motors Egypt witnesses a busy month with two key successful events; “Technical Excellence Centers” and “The Global Safety Week”. Emirates and Google join hands to launch “Celebrating Arabic Reading” an Initiative that encourages millions to read.

Inertia, a prominent real estate company that provides high quality has sponsored Omar Khairat’s first concert at dubai. 88 | november 2016


The sixth season of the famous “Cross Egypt Challenge” rally promoting tourism in egypt.

adidas reveals its latest global brand campaign starring Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and his journey back Old Trafford. GROHE the world renowned leader in sanitary fittings sustains its momentum in Benin with its GCP Program.

EFG Hermes Inaugurates Al Makhzan Village in Qena, Providing Access to Housing, Healthcare, Sanitation and Education.

World Famous Crockfords Club Launches at The Nile RitzCarlton, Cairo.

InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars Celebrate IHG Foundation Week, an event that aims to raise awareness and funds for IHG® Foundation.

Medhat Samir the General Manager of Hilton Zamalek and Mohamed Tarek the Associate Director of Sales visiting His Excellency Mohamed Saleh Al Zuwaikh the new Ambassador of Kuwait in Cairo to welcome him at his second home Egypt.

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has signed a new multi-year agreement with East West Travel group, a leading, Egypt-based travel agency. Head & Shoulders announces that Amina Khalil is the New face of their latest female product; Smooth and silky.

Courtesy of American Chamber and Cairo Marriott, U.S. press was here to #Activ8Egypt. YouTube launches Batala, a hub for Arab female creators that will feature more than 100 female creators from across mena.

Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay hosts Star Celebrity Thomas Anders – The Voice of Modern Talking - and Egyptian Star Celebrities. Madaar’s Azha Launches New Village ANKA Offering State-OfThe-Art Lagoon Front Chalets.

IWAN Designs launches design workshops with Dubai Design District.

SEMIRAMIS INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH ITS #SEMIRAMISGOESPINK CAMPAIGN. Cape Breton University of Canada Grants Honorary Doctorate to Omar Khairat, Heba El-Sweidy on Their Charitable Efforts. Sheraton Miramar organizes a cocktail reception hosting a number of the VIP and repeated guests as a sincere appreciation for their ongoing support. TETRA PAK RESUMES DELIVERING INNOVATION, VALUE AND LEADERSHIP TO ITS CUSTOMERS AT THE EIGHTH INNOVATION DAY 2016.

Oxford International AQA Examinations Launches Globally Relevant Qualifications for International Schools in Egypt. Cairo among top 5 destination cities in Middle East and Africa in Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2016. Major Economic and Tourist Organizations Sponsor the International Star Michael Bolton’s Concert in Egypt. IHG Academy at InterContinental Hotels Cairo Citystars Celebrates the Graduation of its Fourth Generation of Professional Hoteliers.

Air Arabia ranked 3rd among top 50 airlines in the world.

Philips Lighting Expands Regional Footprint with appointing Tamer Abol Ghar as the Market Leader Africa and Mohamed Abo El-Azayem as the Country Manager North & East Africa. november 2016 | 89

On Spot

Conrad Cairo Officially Opens the Doors to Oak Grill by Joa Barza Conrad Cairo celebrated the re-opening of Oak Grill after being joined by the acclaimed Lebanese chef, Joe Barza. The restaurant is introducing creative, modern Lebanese cuisine to those seeking to enjoy a delectable meal in one of Cairo’s leading F&B outlets. The celebration was attended by esteemed guests including Mr. Antoine Azzam, the Lebanese ambassador to Egypt, the Lebanese actress Tatiana, the Egyptian actor Sherif El Agamy, the prominent businessman Mansour El Gamal, the famous hairdresser Mohamed El Saghir, and the well-known radio presenter Osama Mounir.

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LE MERIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT HOTEL BRINGS OKTOBERFEST ALL THE WAY TO EGYPT The Hotel Celebrated the second year of LM Oktoberfest at Live Sports Bar with a non-stop supply of beer, authentic German cuisine, live entertainment (Bavarian folk band ‘Die Steirer Buam & Jassy’), drinking games and competitions. Le Meridien Cairo Airport invited distinguished guests, platinum SPG members and media figures to celebrate this unique annual festival in style.

Le Meridien Cairo Airport inaugurates its new Chinese restaurant “China Red” A big party was thrown for the inauguration of “China Red”. Atef Wilson, the general Manager invited distinguished guests, Top platinum SPG members and media figures to this chines party with Live cooking and live Entertainment to celebrate this new Chinese venue in style. The new restaurant is designed with a taste of red color all over the place and is specialized in fine Chinese cuisine.

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Sandra Shama Kaur organizes ‘The Path to Happiness’ workshop in Mövenpick ElSokhna Around 25 media executives attended the workshop and participated in group exercises on stress, communication and mastering the mind. Wellness activities also included a healing session; and a special session on food and its impact on our moods, creativity and overall wellness and happiness.

The Grand opening of “Alexandrina” Convention Center Alexandria city witnessed the grand opening of “Alexandrina” convention center, which is part of Radisson Blu Hotel, Alexandria and presenting Alex West development plan in a fabled ceremony on the melodies of the Lebanese super star Wael Jassar and attended by statesmen, ambassadors, business men, media & art representatives.

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A luxurious event in celebration of Chevas Regal 18 years old Chivas Regal hosted its exquisite 85 flavor dinner to explore the 85 flavors of Chivas Regal 18 years old. This exquisite event was hosted in pier 88 and was attended by the who is who of the Egyptian society. Ken Lindsay Chivas Regal Brand Ambassador had flown in to Cairo especially for that occasion to savour the 18 course menu served, developed in cooperation with Michelin starred Chef Giorgio Diana.

ABSOLUT VODKA SPONSORS DINA EL MISSIRY’S ART-TO-WEAR COLLECTION Dina El Missiry brought art to life in a fabulous art meets fashion cocktail evening by Absolut at Art Talks Gallery in Zamalek. The refreshments were as enthralling as watching the artist’s paintings sprint out of their frames and come to life for her latest ‘Art-To-Wear’ collection.

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Avon Selects Pink Warriors and Diana Richy as its “Beauty for Purpose” Ambassadors in Egypt Avon Egypt announced their Beauty for Purpose ambassadors for Egypt: the Pink Warriors, Egypt’s first American female football team with their defense captain Sarah Sharbassy and makeup artist Diana Richy. This initiative is sparking imaginations and starting conversations all around the world that inspire women and move each other to action.

Ramses Hilton Opens ‘Breezes’, its Newly Renovated Poolside Lounge Ramses Hilton hosted a lavish celebration for the opening of Breezes, the newly refurbished poolside lounge & grill. With breathtaking views of the Nile River, Breezes is the perfect spot to unwind while enjoying the delectable oriental dishes, signature cocktails and shisha the hotel is famous for.

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Somabay revives a golden era of Pop as well as Egypt’s tourism industry Soma Bay witnessed the greatest Pop concert of the year hosting legendary bands Ace Of Base and Modern Talking in Somabay on the Red Sea’s Riviera. The Red Sea’s Governor, General Ahmed Abdullah attended the event to support the resort’s on-going initiatives aimed at promoting international tourism in Egypt.

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OPPO Launches Its Stunning Selfie Expert F1s Camera Phone

In a spectacular celebration at the Royal Maxim Kempinski hotel in Cairo, OPPO celebrated the launch of its latest addition to its F series, the photography focused OPPO F1s. The mega celebration was attended by glamorous guests and public figures, OPPO officials headed by their Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business, Sky Li, as well as a number of regional and local press and media personalities.

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