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July 2017

Fashion & Lifestyle

Overcoming Infidelity


5 Steps to The Perfect Beach Body

Get Set For

Tips to Perfect Your Eye Makeup DIY Sunburn Remedies


Now at sahel Telal,The Platform



July 2017 Fashion

14 Ladybird Loves Lisa Marie Fernandez Ready-to-Wear SS 2017 Collection 20 Oh Sweet Summer!

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How to Perfect Your Eye Makeup Natural Remedies to Relieve Sunburns


36 Lighten Up Your Interiors for Summer

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40 5 Summer Energy Drainers to Beat 42 Irregular problems and Dietary Guidance 44 5 Tips for Your Best Beach Body 46 5 Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid in Summer 48 Clear, Energize & Protect Your Energy


50 Summer’s Best Refreshing smoothies


52 Rebuilding Trust After An Affair

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In Every Issue: Editor’s Letter P.10 Fashion News p.16 Trend of the Month p.17 Style Zoom in p.18 Egyptian-Made p. 22 Fashion Fact Sheet p. 23 Shopping Cart p. 24 Products We Recommend p. 30 Pieces we Love p. 34 Travel The World p. 38 Why eat this p. 47 Entertainment News p. 54 Art & Culture p. 56 Horoscope p. 58 The Best, The Top, The Must Know! p.60 Happenings p. 64 On Spot p. 66

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Amina Metwally

Makeup Artist A certified Freelance Makeup Artist from Academy Of Freelance Makeup in London “AOFM” . Amina is a Mass Communication graduate who worked in Corporate for 10 years where later she quit to pursue a childhood passion for makeup. She Work as a Makeup Instructor, teaching basics of makeup techniques and is Specialized in day, night, fashion , natural beauty and wedding makeup. for advice: instagram: aminametwally_mua FB: Amina Metwally Makeup Artist

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

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:

Contributors Pages: • 26 How to Perfect Your Eye Makeup • 36 Lighten Up Your Interior for Summer • 48 Clear, Energize & Protect Your Energy

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Zeina Kassas

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

Sarah Khaled

A Certified 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. Consult her on:

Manish Kumar

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

Contributors Pages: • 42 Irregular problems and Dietary Guidance • 52 Rebuilding Trust After An Affair • 58 Horoscope 8 | JUly 2017

Editor’s Letter

Allow Yourself to Unwind…


Life can get extremely busy and we wholeheartedly wait for Summer to break free from all the routine and stress that we undergo on daily basis. Finding time to truly relax and chill is something that we may put last at our priority list, little do we know how wrong we do ourselves when we don’t create a little room for us to breathe and break free from anything that drains and exhausts us. With the year’s most joyful season already bringing its festivities with it; now is your time to unplug. Allow yourself to loosen up from all the stress and worries that hold you back. Breathe! Try new things, explore new places, travel. Find the beauty in the small details around you, get back in touch with that friend you haven’t seen in ages or create some time for your family. Indulge, spoil yourself, and do the things you’ve always loved to do but no longer have time for them. Most importantly, learn to enjoy your own company. With Summer’s busy nights and loud parties, we sometimes lose ourselves in the crowd, without focusing much on our inner selves. So give yourself the chance to explore the hidden parts of your soul. Learn what you truly love, what you are passionate about. Discover! Heal your soul from anything that hurt you, broke you or brought you down and allow yourself to get back up again. Live, truly and wholeheartedly. Make every day of your life, your best day yet.

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Editorial Feature

Fouka Bay

Tatweer Misr Unrivaled Project In Ras El Hekma Where Every Home Is A Waterfront Beach Home!


scape to one of the most spectacular getaways in the country. An enchanting place set on the picturesque Ras El Hekma area in the North Coast. The Waterfront Beach Resort of Fouka Bay is a fascinating gem in the north coast of Egypt allowing you to luxuriate in the kilometer long stretch of natural, powdery fine beach sand where children and adults alike will surely enjoy, acquire a healthy tan, or simply unwind from sun up to sundown. The new hip resort of Fouka Bay brings to fruition a Tatweer Misr’s innovative vision of ‘ Contemporary Simplicity’ with clusters of ‘eye shaped’ Islands that are ideal for “one” and for “everyone”. Drawing on the ancient tradition where water was the sole deliverer of life, Tatweer Misr has signed its second contract with Crystal Lagoons thereby bringing idyllic beachfront living to the heart of the Fouka Bay resort effectively turning each house into a waterfront home. With this latest addition, the resort offers an abundance of waterfront living options; ranging from waterfront villas, twin houses, town houses and standalone chalets. The crystal-

clear lagoon isn’t just a pleasure to the eye; it will also add significant value to the resort by offering a range of new water sports activities such as sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming, all in a safe environment. Positioned amongst landscaped gardens, crystal clear lagoons and a mesmerizing backdrop of sea views, Fouka Bay is designed to accommodate a variety of housing options that foster community living at its best. All housing options at Fouka Bay are beautifully designed to provide you with the epitome of contemporary simplicity complimented by an idyllic lifestyle. Seamlessly nestled into floating landscapes of private lagoons and sea views, homes not only accommodate for parking spaces, but also boast wide glass facades that take in sufficient amounts of sunlight and lush garden views. All units are designed to the highest degree of luxury; a spaciously comfortable layout; and a design aesthetic that combines functional beach simplicity with true elegance.

Editorial Feature Huawei Teams up with Photographer Abdel Rahman Gabr-Koree and Fashion Designer Norine Farah for a Shoot by Huawei P10 plus


n another one of their much anticipated affiliations, Huawei team up with Photographer and Filmmaker Abdel Rahman Gabr-koree and fashion Designer Norine Farah to produce a stunning series of photographs using the Huawei P10 plus. Koree’s biggest challenge was to produce images with very high quality to be used in Huawei’s campaign, and the P10 plus camera quality proved just that! The entire shoot was taken using Huawei P10 plus with the second generation Lieca Dual Lens Camera. Each photography series mimics the stunning colors of the new smartphones which are gold, black and blue. In addition, the scenery was set amidst gorgeous and monumental areas around Cairo.

Koree chose to apply three main features of P10 Plus camera that are truly exceptional in terms of quality and innovation; Night Mode, Portrait Mode, and Monochrome. “I thought it would be a challenge to have an entire photoshoot using a smartphone camera but I was actually surprised how the camera handled different modes exceptionally well. For example, the night mode takes multiple exposures and blends it automatically, perfecting the picture with one click of a button,” explained Koree Designer Norine Farah was impressed with the photoshoots final results: “Having worked with Huawei before on previous P series devices, I was determined to design gowns with many small details because I was confident they will stand with the great camera quality, which is exactly what happened,” added Farah. With their all new P10 and P10 Plus, Huawei proves that consumers are just one touch away from delivering the perfect portrait. The Huawei P10 and P10 plus are tailor made for those with an artistic eye. With its unique camera features, the smartphone is perfect for the rising photographers of today, the Instagram influencers and the obsessed selfie addicts. It truly is a professional studio right in your pocket!


Lisa Marie Fernandez Readyto-Wear SS ‘17 Collection

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FASHION NEWS Azza Fahmy Jewellery’s Hacienda Boutique Is Open Again this Summer! This summer, Azza Fahmy Jewellery goes to the Sahel. Make sure you don’t miss the new Fashion’17 collection at their Hacienda boutique. These trendy designs by Azza Fahmy’s Head of Design, Amina Ghaly are the perfect complements for your Sahel nights out! The collection features snakes, owls, ladybirds, and hand-carved scarabs, while focusing on faceted stones in vibrant and natural colors – a continuation of a story of nature. The Fashion’17 Collection will be available from 15th July, 2017 at Azza Fahmy Jewellery’s Hacienda boutique – El Corte Mall.

House Of Select Launches Its Latest Collections House of Select, one of the oldest names in fine jewellery making in Egypt, has launched a campaign titled “Midnight” that reflects a different side to jewellery than what we’re generally used to. The campaign defies that long-standing and typical approach of the big jewellery names, depicting a mysterious and more alluring side to the pieces. House of Select is infusing a feminine flair with boldness through jewellery, adding a modern style, and making it appealing to all ages.

Futa: A Hip One Stop Towel Shop! FUTA is a new, up and rising brand for trendy towels and throws in Egypt. FUTA launched its summer collection in June 2017. Soft & light weight towels, ideal item for your summer beach bag. Made of 100% cotton of trendy colors & smart designs. Products include kid’s ponchos and modern round beach towels and cool throws. FUTA Home & kids collection launches soon inspired by the African nature and its warm colors and patterns, daring designs and statement patterns.

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Trend of the Month Ruffles



Ruffled tops are among the hottest key trends for this summer. They reflect a feminine and soft side and can make a simple outfit already pop. On pairing ruffled tops, make them your focal point in your outfit and match them with simple and plain pieces. It is also important to keep the ruffles away from your body parts that are a bit full as ruffles add volume. Minimize your accessories as well around the area of ruffles. If your ruffles are around the shoulders and bust, avoid big earrings and necklaces. If the ruffles are the bottom of the sleeves don’t wear too much bracelets.



Style zoom in By: Salma Loay

Sherine Hamdy Wearing Oriental Print Bodysuit From Zara.

Huda Shahin Wearing Blush Pink Frilly Top With Cutout Shoulders From Pull&Bear. 18 | JUly 2017

Nourhanne Eissa Wearing Black Chiffon Maxi Dress From H&M.

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Oh Sweet

Summer! This season couldn’t get any prettier thanks to new fashion lines and trends that have worked in our favor. From ruffles, summery colors to silhouette shaping apparel and swimsuits everything is to flirty and girly so don’t be shy to reveal a soft feminine side on the beach this summer.

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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.

Avalanche Instagram: avalabchefashion Facebook: avalanchefashioneg

Dima Jewellery Instagram: dimajewellery Facebook: dimajewellery Website:

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Fashion Fact Sheet T

he Beret, a hat typically associated with France, actually dates back as far as the Roman Empire, and far from being a fashion accessory, often made up part of a military uniform.


ew York’s fashion week is known for casual and sportswear, London’s for avant-garde design, Milan’s for its over-the-top, but stylish looks and Paris’ for simply haute couture.


ave you ever wondered what these small pockets in your jeans are for? They were actually designed for cowboys to keep their pocket watches. As wrist watches took over and replaced pocket watches, they have used these pockets for matches and coins.


surprising fact from Egypt is the iconic black kohl make-up. This make-up was applied not for decorative purposes, but rather to reflect the sun away from the eyes.


hoe designer, Christian Louboutin, who is famous for his red-soled footwear, released a limited edition heel with baby blue soles so that brides would have that “something blue” on their wedding day.

olour blocking is a recurring fashion trend with its roots in the 1960s. We have fashion designer, Mary Quant to thank for that! Her innovative boxyshaped dresses and her mixing of bold colours meant that her designs, even today, are recognized as iconic 60s style.

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1. Matthew Williamson Printed Silk-Chiffon Coverup Egp 9,105 2. Lisa Marie Fernandez MarieLouise Wrap Bikini Egp 5,715 3. Zimmermann Ruffled Striped Bikini Egp 3,870 4. Melissa Odabash Fruley Voile Coverup Egp 1,980 5. Eric Javits Floppy Straw Hat Egp 6,325 6. Rebecca Minkoff Straw Tote Egp 3,515 7. Stella Mccartney Eyewear Egp 4,585 8. 1. State Chevonn Slide Sandals Egp 1,605 9. Gottex Bead Print Silk Pareo Egp 4,840

Editorial Feature


Reasons Your Summer Is More Joyful with Oppo F3

Summer is the most vibrant time around the year and it is for a reason. As we welcome the long awaited season saying goodbye to the hibernating mood of winter, we make plenty of plans ahead from beach fun, friends’ gatherings, late night parties; we create memories everywhere we go. It goes without saying that photos are the best ways to make your memories live forever. For that you need the perfect phone that captures your best moments with all their details, more of a summer companion isn’t it? We’ve been giving it a thought and didn’t hesitate much to decide that Oppo F3 brings the smartphone game to a whole new level going after the selfie-loving crowd. Wondering what makes it so special? Here’s how you can bring your summer game on with Oppo F3 1. You can hit the beach light with no need for a selfie-stick. The F3 is the most powerful dual camera phone that can capture you and all of your friends in one single ‘Groupfie’ (Group + Selfie) and its secret weapon is that you can fit up to 5 people in a “groupfie” thanks to the front dual camera that captures wider higher resolution images. 2. OPPO’s F3 is equipped with a 16-MP rear camera making it easy to capture crisp, clear, vivid shots, especially in low-light. OPPO is constantly looking for new ways to make capturing your picture-perfect moments easier in nigh and in motion with ultra-high definition photos to last.

3. Enjoy summer vibes with your favorite music and tracks whether you’re on a long drive to your weekend getaway or already chilling by the beach without having to worry about your battery life. 4. Switch between your applications smoothly with F3’s outstanding performance and beautify your photos with F3 Plus application you won’t need to worry about how many photos you take anymore, Oppo has got your back with 64GB storage. 5. Beautiful inside out! In addition to its efficient and outstanding performance, F3 comes in premium design and style with sleek, metal uni-body structure comes in a matte gold look with an ultra-fine back antenna that gives the phone an edgy look.

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How to Perfect Your

Eye Makeup By: Amina Metwally 26 | JUly 2017

When it comes to makeup, eyes are always the main focus in your face. We have to perfect them to get this glamourous, natural or even bold look that we are after. There is no doubt that eye makeup is an acquired skill that definitely needs practice and takes time by using the right products & of course some patience! You will always find different point of views and schools on how to perfect your eye makeup, but there are always some tips and tricks that can get you there. Here are few steps to follow to perfect your eye makeup: 1-Clean and Prep your eyes: • Whether it’s in the morning where you just woke up with no makeup on or mid-day where you have makeup on, make sure you wash around your eyes with cool water as this area is very sensitive and delicate. If you use makeup remover make sure you wash your eyes afterwards to remove any oils or creams. Next pat your eyes dry with cotton pads. • Now it’s time to use your primer on your eyelids and the eye area, as it makes sure that the makeup goes on there smoothly and stays on all day or night. Primers

when applied before your makeup products, make your makeup more polished & flawless. There are different primers in different brands. Try different ones and use what suits you. 2-Concealing & Correcting: • Dark circles due to sleep deprivation isn’t the best thing to wear, so you will need a concealer that is 1 to 2 colors lighter than your skin tone, now in case you have obvious dark circles you will either need to use a concealer with a peachy undertone or use a corrector with peachy tone to cover then apply your concealer. • Find a concealer that includes a moisturizer which will help treat any bags under your eyes, also make sure you apply it lightly so it wouldn’t look cakey. 3-Lashes: • Make sure your curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, this is an important step that needs to be done before applying any eyeshadow, eyeliner or mascara to avoid smudging your eye makeup. • For serious eyelash curl you can warm your eyelash curler with your hairdryer,

this heat will create a more effective curl. Make sure it’s not too warm. 4-Eyeshadow: • There are several ways to apply your eyeshadow, however if it’s light and natural colors you can apply them straight away. If you are looking at bold eyeshadow then you need to stand out. If they are in different colors then you can use a white cream eyeshadow or pencil apply it on your eyelids then apply the eyeshadow color that you chose. If it’s dark (black, dark blue…etc.) then apply a black or dark brown cream eyeshadow or pencil on your eyelids then add your eyeshadow. 5-Lash line and Lashes: • Finally right before your mascara make sure at least to add brown or black smudged kohl to your lash line, this will have your lashes look thicker. • Apply your mascara from the roots in a zigzag way as if you are brushing them. For a dramatic look, apply powder then reapply another coat of mascara repeat this step twice.

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Natural Remedies

to Relieve Sunburns


Yogurt: The probiotics in yogurt help moisturize your skin as well as reduce the pain. This remedy is very simple and affective in relieving sunburn and soothing the pain. Get full-fat plain yogurt and apply it on to the affected areas and you can use a washcloth for application. Allow it to sit on your skin for 10 minutes then wash off in the shower.

Oatmeal helps treating sunburnt skin with its soothing properties that retain skin’s natural moisture and make it less irritated. For this remedy, cook oatmeal in enough water till you get a running consistency. Let it cool completely and then apply it liberally to the damaged skin. Don’t rub the oatmeal on your skin, just leave it for half an hour then rinse and shower with cool water.

Black Tea: Thanks for the antioxidants properties in black tea that makes it very effective to relieve sunburns and treating irritated skin. Black tea also helps restoring skin’s PH balance. Brew two or three tea bags and allow them to sit for a while. Remove the tea bags and allow to cool. Soak a cloth in the liquid and dab on irritated skin. Leave it to dry completely with no need to wash off. Repeat this method three to four times a day.

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Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is known for its amazing inflammatory properties in addition to soothing components that help ease and soothe the pain associated with sun burns. All you need to do is extract the gel from an aloe vera leave and put in the fridge for half an hour. Then, apply a thin layer of the gel on the affected areas. Allow the gel to dry on its own so the sunburnt skin can absorb all the medicinal properties. Repeat this method five to six times daily till your skin starts to heal.

Editorial Feature

Your Smile Says It All The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is her smile. We build first impressions on many things and your smile is one thing that can say a lot about you. We’ve had a very fruitful talk with Dr Ahmed Ezz El Din, Dentist Prosthodontist who is also Fellow Int. Congress of Oral Implantologists , USA Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry American Dental Association, to tell us how to get the perfect and most natural-looking smile 1. First, we would like to know what is Hollywood smile? First, let’s correct the misconception that Hollywood smile is just about whitening or bleaching. As a fact it is a process that includes several stages to get the perfect smile we are after. It happens that sometimes some patient don’t feel confident enough about their smiles here’s when the first question to be asked is what bothers them about their smile. Issues can vary here between color of the teeth, size, shape or gummy smiles. Here’s where the optimum treatment is discussed with the patient based on what they’re seeking. 2. Some patients can be a bit hesitant about what they want to do exactly. In your opinion what are the main factors to consider for the perfect Hollywood smile? During the first couple consultation sessions, we conduct a photo session for their smile from different angles to make an analysis of what needs to be done exactly. Here’s where a mockup plays an important role. For a patient to feel comfortable, we advise them to keep the mockup for a couple of days to decide if they are confident and comfortable with their new smile. Our inhouse lab makes the whole process a lot easier for making any changes in shorter period of time if the patient feels like they need to modify the mockup look. As soon as we reach the final design we undergo a photo session to be our guide for our final process.

3. Can veneers be enough in changing the shape of the teeth? Basically the veneers are used to change the color and design of the teeth. Unlike bleaching which its sole role is whitening .Veneers have much longer time span between 12 to 15 years, as long as you keep with regular maintenance and checkups. Veneers do not only help whitening the teeth, but can be used in changing the shape as well in cases like gaps between the teeth, rotated or tilted teeth. 4. What makes the veneers sometimes look fake? As we’ve mentioned, choosing the right colors plays a great role on how natural the veneers look. We take into consideration, eye color, skin tone, hair color and face features to match it to what suits the patient the most. The degree of translucency as well makes a lot of difference. Second factor is the design; there are certain guidelines to follow which differ between females and males. Usually female smile design is rather curved than sharp and edgy. We advise our patients with what suits them the most but also are keen on hearing their thoughts. Our mission is being on mutual grounds of understanding with our patients to be the reason behind their beautiful smile Smile Design Cosmetic Dental Center Follow us on facebook@smiledesigndental Instagram@smiledesigndental Address: 52 Gamet El Dewal EL Arabia St., EL Khalij Tower Mohandessin –Giza ,Egypt – Floor 8 Landline: +202 37614848 Mobile +201069998956 JUly 2017 | 29





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Editorial Feature


Reveals modern, contemporary interiors, refreshed public spaces and revitalized and new dining venues together with the renowned hallmark Sheraton service Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today announced the reopening of the iconic Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino, a city landmark for more than four decades. A highly anticipated reopening, the hotel emerges after extensive renovation to reveal a distinct and vibrant aesthetic with modern interiors, refreshed public spaces and innovative and revitalized dining concepts. Perched on the West Bank of the River Nile, it enjoys a prime location, in the heart of the city, just steps away from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo Opera House and the iconic 70 story Cairo Tower. With signature brand experiences and the warmth of the familiar hallmark Sheraton service that goes above and beyond to make every guest experience meaningful, the hotel is poised to quickly regain its glory of yesteryears. “Sheraton Cairo was our first Sheraton hotel in Africa and has been a local icon since it’s opening in 1971,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “The reopening of this hotel is a milestone in our journey as it not only

showcases our transformation efforts around the Sheraton brand, but also reinstates our commitment to Egypt as a strategic growth market.” The hotel’s 326 fully renovated rooms and suites feature a harmonious blend of modern design with a warm palette offering unmatched comfort and the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience. Sheraton Club rooms offer exclusive access to the Sheraton® Club Lounge, a private space located on the 26th floor providing spectacular views of the city, where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks during the day. Leisure facilities include an extensive fitness center with cutting edge equipment available 24 hours a day for in-house guests, a luxurious pool and a fully equipped wellness center Six distinctive restaurants and bars create an enriching culinary voyage and offer authentic and unique experiences. El Mawardia Depuis 1985, a social institution on the west side of the Nile for over 30 years, a place to see and be seen is back in a new avatar showcasing local cuisine paired with international favorites complemented by a thoughtfully cultivated assortment of coffees, teas, beverages as well as unique shisha flavors.

Giannini’s, the first New York Italian style restaurant in Egypt, explores the joy of communal dining as the acclaimed chef prepares special dishes that will surely electrify the most refined taste buds. Inspired by mystical voyages and the many magical lands and travels that have found their place in Egyptian heritage, Rawi features undiscovered pairings of local ingredients and regional Arabic cuisine that lend their unique flavor and distinct identity to the menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can look forward to starting the day with fresh coffee, pastries and savories served at the Bridge Café located in the hotel’s upper lobby, before moving to the Pool Bar to enjoy the fun atmosphere and eclectic mix-andmatch menu, followed by an evening of music and classic cocktails at Studio70. With more than 1400 square meters of dedicated and unparalleled meeting space, Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino features a lavishly appointed ballroom, 13 meeting rooms and a fully equipped business center, all with state-of-the-art facilities and seamless connectivity through high-speed Wi-Fi. The

hotel provides both choice and flexibility together with thoughtful and personalized services making it an exclusive option for large-scale business meetings, social events, weddings or even smaller intimate gatherings. “For over 45 years, generations upon generations of visitors have marveled at the breathtaking sights surrounding the iconic Sheraton Cairo Hotel and experienced its warm and welcoming service, “said Hans Joerg Kreitner, General Manager, Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. “We are committed to going above and beyond to relive that promise as we begin a new journey that stems from this rich and cherished legacy.” Marriott International currently operates 18 hotels in Egypt across 7 brands including JW Marriott, The Ritz Carlton, Le Méridien, Marriott Hotels, Renaissance, Sheraton and Westin. It also has two additional hotels under advanced development including Mena House and The St. Regis Cairo.

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Summer calls for reflecting from the colors of nature around you to bring in a lively atmosphere to your home.







Infuse colors of greenery and the sea in . your home accessories These color palettes make every corner in your home very look cool and peaceful yet very summery.


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Lighten up your interiors

for Summer By: hanan marwan

How to transform these neutral homes with a maximum touch of pastel colors to embrace summer joy. Changing the interior of a space or the bulky furniture laying around is definitely not a feasible option. Adding small touches 36 | JUly 2017

here and there and replacing home accessories can alter the ambience completely. Vibrant colors derived from nature is the focal point, think of the beach, forest or an open flower field when choosing your colors. Cushions, rug, plants, flowers,

duvet cover, puff, pictures frames, paintings, bathroom accessories etc. should be a reflection of the external environment. Bringing up Summer spirit to your homes shouldn’t be of a difficult thing, pick up your favorite color palette and you are all set.

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Travel the World Destination: Cape Town Agency: Travco Holidays Duration: 06 Days / 05 Nights Price: Starting from 15,990 EGP Package Includes • Roundtrip economy airfare on Ethiopian Airlines regular flights, including taxes, quoted on EGP 9000 and any increase will affect the rate. • 05 nights accommodation in Cape Town including breakfast & hotel taxes. • Roundtrip Airport transfers in Cape Town. Package Excludes • Any item not mentioned in the package. • VISA for EGP 100 per person

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Destination: Croatia Agency: Travco Holidays Duration: 09 Days / 08 Nights Prices: Starting from 24,000 EGP Package Includes • Roundtrip airport transfers in Zagreb. • 08 nights accommodation on a half board basis in 4 stars hotels and 3 stars hotel only in Dubrovnik. • Tour guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar. • Entrance fees The Plitvice Lakes National Park; Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split; St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir; St. Donatus Church in Zadar. • Air-conditioned motor coach throughout the program. Package Excludes • International flight tickets with an average cost of EGP 8,000 per ticket. • Any item not mentioned in the package. • VISA for LE 1,800 per person. Destination: Barcelona Agency: Kimidar Tours Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights Price: Starting from: 13,790 EGP Package Includes • Return flight ticket (Cairo / Barcelona / Cairo) on board Egypt Air • 06 nights stay in Barcelona • Daily breakfast at hotels • Return airport transfers (airport / hotel / airport) Package Excludes • Schengen entry visa (EGP 2,500) • Any other services not mentioned above • Euro City Tax (must be paid directly by guest at hotels • Optional Tours JUly 2017 | 39



Summer Energy drainers to beat

More often than not you may hear people complaining about fatigue in summer and you may be experiencing it as well. You are not imagining, summer fatigues does exist and the hours you spend drained with no energy to do anything are for a reason. We tend to have very busy schedules in summer, between work, friends gatherings, weekend getaways, but these are not everything, there are other factors that leave you tired all the time.

1. Sleep deprivation: This has 3. Lack of exercise: Not only that exercise become a modern age problem of many makes you look better but also feel better. Exercising people due to life stresses and duties that improves your overall health and boosts your energy. cause you to sleep less. Lack of sleep If you haven’t been following an exercising routine affects your health in different ways and start now and notice the miracle it works in beating when your body doesn’t get enough sleep fatigue. your energy levels get affected. 4. High stress levels: Stress affects your health 2. Not following a healthy in the worst ways you can imagine and can lead to diet: For some people, keeping a healthy insomnia as well as sleep deprivation which makes and balanced diet during summer can your body and mind drained. Include meditation in sometimes be difficult especially to those your routine to help lower stress levels. who lose their appetite during this time 5. Dehydration: The amount of water needed of the year. It is important to eat three for your body differs from one person to another meals a day and never skip breakfast. but generally it is important to consume a lot of Eat a healthy mix of carbohydrates like fluids and water especially if you take part in a lot of whole grains as they break down providing outdoor activities. One of the main reasons behind energy to your body. In addition to carbs, fatigue is not drinking enough water so keep yourself increase your intake of food rich in hydrated all the time vitamin B as well as lean protein.

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Irregular Periods and

By: zeina kassas To begin with, let me reassure you that most irregular periods are benign. Missed periods, too frequent periods, spotting, or bouts of heavy clotting and bleeding are usually caused by an underlying hormonal imbalance that is easily treated. I was interested in the issue mostly because I had very irregular periods and went through quite a few episodes of amenorrhea in my twenties. However, what was most perplexing to me was that all of the literature said that low body fat was to blame for the cessation of regular menstrual cycles. Well, while I wasn’t 42 | JUly 2017

fat, I definitely wasn’t sporting a sixpack back in those days. So, that made me wonder if I was just really that messed up in the head (i.e. I was far leaner than what I saw in the mirror) or was there more to this whole amenorrhea thing that simply being too lean? Was I working out too much? And is it even possible to get super lean and still have a regular cycle? There seemed to be quite a few lean girls who didn’t have the issues I did with their periods. There had to be more to it than just body fat

levels, apparently the reasons are: • Significant weight gain or loss • Over exercising • Poor nutrition • Smoking • Drug use • Caffeine • Excessive alcohol use • Eating disorders • Increased stress • Polycystic ovarian syndrome/ Estrogen dominance • Uterine abnormalities (fibroids/ cysts/polyps/endometriosis) • Hormonal imbalances related to

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perimenopause • Medications • Chemotherapy • Recent childbirth, miscarriage, or D&C • Breastfeeding So what do you do if you are currently suffering from amenorrhea? The first thing would be if you could, try and bring your calories up. Often this isn’t what an individual wants to hear because they are currently dieting and bringing calories up could translate to a weight gain, however, some of the

individuals will find that they don’t really gain much weight at all when they increase calories, some even start losing weight again. So now that we’ve addressed the issue of calories, the next dietary factor to consider is your micronutrient intake. It would be wise, even if you aren’t bringing calories up a whole lot, to really focus on certain nutrients as women suffering from this issue tend to be low. This will help to ensure that you don’t see other health problems develop on top of already having amenorrhea.These nutrients to focus

on are calcium, the B vitamins, iron and zinc. Considering usually the two main food sources to go on a diet are red meat and dairy products, which are the major contributors of calcium and iron, it isn’t all that surprising this is the situation at hand. While it’s best to get these nutrients from food, if you must choose a non-food supplemental source for the time being, this will be better than nothing. Women also might have to change their training routine and do stress relief through exercise or other relaxation techniques. JUly 2017 | 43

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5 Tips for your Best Beach Body


ho wouldn’t want to feel sexy and fit in a swimsuit? The secret to a perfect beach body lies in strength training and toning. We usually prepare for our dream beach body early in winter, but no need to worry it is never too late. If you haven’t already started with your workout routine, it’s about time to begin training now and the good news is muscles definition can be noticed as soon as four weeks. So warm up and prepare for the best summer ever!

1. Speed up your workouts: If you’re looking for toning up fast, give yourself 30-second rest maximum between sets. This way you will keep your heart rate up with no room for your body to get into a break mood and will lose calories faster. 2. Focus on core exercises: A perfect beach body will need you to work on a slimmer waist and flat abs. Add more resistance to your core exercises and include weights. Using heavy objects strengthens your core muscles and flattens your abs. 3. Work out your lower body: Besides the fact that a good lower body exercise will pay off by looking great in that bikini, these types of exercises work the most of your body muscles and the biggest group including glutes and quads. Squats and lunges will work miracles in toning your lower body and getting rid of any cellulite. 4. Work out your entire body: A perfect body isn’t only flat belly and toned legs; lean arms do sexy as well. Working out your entire body not only focuses on areas that you want to enhance but can improve your whole posture. 1. Don’t skip stretching: Don’t underestimate the power of stretching. It is important that after every workout you stretch your whole body to avoid any muscle ache and pain. Devote good five minutes of stretching and make sure to hold each stretch for 30 seconds

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4 Nutrition mistakes to avoid in summer t is the time of the year with all the fun, activities and being carefree. Think of weekends by the beach or the pool, but that is always linked to a lot of munching be it some snacks, ice creams, and sometimes a lot of sodas. We strive to keep a perfect beach body during summer and there are some mistakes that we may do that should be totally avoided in summer

1. Eating too many salty snacks: Salty snacks like chips and pretzels cause your body to bloat as a reaction of retaining all water in your body to dilute all the salt. Swap munching on unhealthy snacks with crunchy veggies and opt for low-sodium food. 2. Indulging in to many sweet treats: Apart from the fact that sweet treats are already packed with so many calories and high in fat, they also don’t keep you full and give you an energy rush followed by crash. Instead of munching on too much chocolates or candy, satisfy your sweet craving with fruits. Summer is ice-cream season, an equally delightful alternative is frozen yogurt and you can top it with your favorite fruits

3. Not drinking enough water: We usually sweat more during summer, that’s why your body tries to replace all the water it lost. If your body doesn’t get the required water intake, that’s when you will start experience symptoms of dehydration and constant fatigue. Instead of drinking too much sodas, keep a bottle of water handy to keep yourself hydrated in the heat of summer. 4. Crash dieting: Wanting to get “swimsuit ready” as fast as possible make us resort to crash dieting as a first option. The rapid reduce of calories in a very short time span can lead to fatigue and crash diets can backfire again once they’re over causing higher weight gain. Instead of a harsh diet plan, eat healthy and balanced meals that provide your body with all the required nutrients.


Why Eat This? Watermelon

• This extremely delicious and refreshing fruit is ideal for summer as it can keep you hydrated. Needless to mention how important water is for the body, surprisingly watermelon is 92% water. • Watermelon is rich in vitamin A and C which are great for glowing skin and healthy hair. Vitamin C helps your body make collagen which is important for smooth and supple skin and strong hair. Moreover vitamin A helps repair skin cells. • Watermelon reduces muscle

soreness. Drinking a glass of fresh watermelon juice prior to your workout protects you against muscle pain by its contents of amino acids and I-Citrulline. • It helps improve digestion for containing a huge amount of water and a convenient amount of fiber which are important for healthy digestion and promoting normal bowel movement. • Several nutrients in watermelons have specific benefits for heart health. The lycopene contents in watermelon help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

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• Kiwi is the powerhouse of vitamins and minerals as this fruit is loaded with vitamin A, B6 B12, E in addition to potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. • This fruit is a great source of folate (vitamin B6) which is very beneficial for pregnant women helping in the development of the fetus promoting its health. • Many studies have revealed that kiwi contains many medicinal benefits among which treating sleeping disorders for being a good source of serotonin which

Cucumber, tomato, green peppers, lettuce, and radish.

helps promote better sleep. • Kiwi is the most alkaline category for fruits meaning it has a rich supply of minerals to replace the excess of acidic foods most individuals consume. • It is suitable for diabetics for being low in glycemic index preventing your blood sugar level from rising quickly. • Kiwi is a great source of vitamin C which helps promoting a strong immunity system. Consumption of this fruit fights seasonal infections and reduces the symptoms of cold and flu.

Do you suffer from over sensitivity to the sun?

Fix with Food

It is that time of the year where we will spend a lot of time by the beach. While you will definitely need a good SPF, there are some foods that increases your skin resistance to UV rays. Beta-Carotene found in carrots, endive and spinach protects the skin against sunburn and skin damage

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Clear, Energize & Protect your Energy By: Yasmine Shahine Have you ever had a feeling that after being around certain crowds, you feel anxious, depressed or tired and you just want to go home to stay in bed looking for peace and quietness?

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If your answer is “yes”, then you need to know how to protect your positive energy from all the energy vampires around you in order to have peace and balance in your life. Unfortunately nowadays we are surrounded a lot by the so called “energy vampires”. They are called so cause this is what they actually do, they simply suck out your energy. They suck out your power, your smile, and your will to be productive and happy. Most of the people who act that way are so unhappy and uncertain with their own lives. They cannot create and shape their own life in any positive way so they start sucking others happiness and energy.

breath for a few minutes. This connects you to your power and moves away the negativity lodged inside your body. 2. Set Healthy Limits and Boundaries Control how much time you spend listening to stressful people and learn to say NO! If someone asks too much of you, politely tell them NO, it’s not always necessary to explain why. Remember “NO” is a complete sentence.

The advice we always give is to be aware of these people and to try to keep them away from your life. However energy vampires can be your spouse, a family member, close friends, or colleagues. In these cases eliminating them from your life is not even an option, but there are some ways that can help you cope and save your own energy.

3. Make your SelfAwareness a Priority Our energy is our treasure. We don't have time to feel awful and we're meant to live to our full potential, so you have to notice how you are feeling around certain people and situations and even what you see on TV. You can easily do that by watching your body’s physical reactions. The minute you find your chest tightening, breathing heavily, holding the back of your neck or even starting to have a sudden headache, this is when you need to pull yourself up to walk away even for 5 minutes.

1. Focus on your Breath If you feel that the person in front of you is sucking your energy, simply zoom out and concentrate on your

4. Learn to create your own energy bubble Train yourself to zoom out by always reminding yourself that it

is not about you, it’s about them. This is when you can still be a good listener or a good friend but without taking this negative energy inside your mind and heart. 5. Try to see the good in these people Point out any positive things you can see in that person. Energy vampires don’t only suck others energy; they do the same to themselves. By praising a negative person, he/she can reject the compliment in the beginning, but deep inside him/ her she will feel happy and positive about it. Having a strong healthy mind is the key for achieving your dreams and goals. A strong mind can cope with a weak body to help it get back up but a strong body is no use if you have a weak mind. Build a shield around your energy and guard it with your utmost power. Your life is meant to be adventurous, joyous, uplifting and constantly changing…which means you as a person are doing all those things! You have no choice but to surround yourself with positive energy and positive people who are just as committed to your growth and evolution as you are..

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Summer’s Best

Refreshing Smoothies Razzle Dazzle smoothie Ingredients:

• 1 c. frozen raspberries, plus more for garnish • 1/2 c. Frozen Mango • 1/2 c. pineapple, plus more for garnish • 1 c. coconut milk

Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. 2. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with more raspberries and pineapple.

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Green Dream Smoothie Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 c. baby spinach • 1 c. frozen mango, plus more for garnish (thawed) • 1 banana • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. 2. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with mango.

Sunshine Daydream smoothie Ingredients: • • • • •

1 c. frozen strawberries 1/2 c. frozen peaches 1 c. plain yogurt 1/2 c. coconut water 1 fresh strawberry, for garnish

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REBUILDING TRUST AFTER AN AFFAR BY: SARAH KHALED A terrible thing has happened. It is the discovery of your partner’s infidelity! It all starts with secret texting, phone calls and Internet exchanges which always lead to some kind of an emotional connection or a physical relationship with that new person. How devastating did that make you feel? Being cheated on and lied to, always lead to distrust and suspicion. So what happens now?


nfidelity is the breaking of trust that occurs when you deliberately keep intimate, meaningful secrets from your primary romantic partner. For some people, cheating means an automatic break-up, but others may still have feelings for their significant other. To repair a relationship trust, your partner must not only come clean about what he has done, he must also become rigorously honest about all other aspects of his life, both in the moment and moving forward. Rigorous honesty is not easy. Neither cheaters nor partners enjoy it. It can be emotionally painful. However, it is a necessary part of healing, and relationship trust cannot be fully restored without it. Rebuilding trust is possible. It does take a lot of work, and both partners have to be committed to healing the relationship. What cheaters fail to understand is that after months or even years of lying and secrets, it’s almost impossible for their partner to automatically trust and accept their newfound honesty. Restoring relationship trust takes time and ongoing effort. As hard as this might be to hear, it’s important to remember that there is no way to 100% guarantee that your partner will never cheat again. He has to make the choice not to cheat. “Honesty is much more than not lying and love is much more than a word.” 52 | JUly 2017

If you choose to give your relationship a second chance, how can you trust your partner again?

present moment and stop thinking about what happened in the past; in order to move on.

1) Evaluate the situation. Does he deserve this second chance? Ask yourself if he has cheated on other people in the past and if he did, why did he do it? What guarantees can he give you that it won’t happen again? How was your relationship when that happened? Does he regret what he’s done?

5) Reinvent yourself. Your partner cheated for a reason. You have to be self-conscious about what did he get from this new person that he couldn’t get from you? Why was he satisfied with the other person and not you? If you really want to keep your man, don’t let the answers for these questions affect your self-confidence. Just be honest with yourself and be ready to change.

2) Take a short break from each other. During this break, be ready with a list of questions that you need an answer for when you meet him but don’t elongate the break so that he doesn’t rebound. 3) Confront him. Be open and honest together because truth is like surgery; it hurts but cures. You need to get honest answers for your questions. If he’s not ready for this, he isn’t worth the second chance. 4) Start building a new relationship. You will feel insecure in the beginning but this will diminish by time. As his actions and body language reassure you of his loyalty and honesty, you will feel a lot more confident about your new relationship day by day. Stay in the

Last but not least, cheating does not mean your partner has no right to privacy anymore. It’s not healthy to demand that he shares his cell phone or social media passwords with you, or constantly make him prove that he is telling you the truth. What you share with each other is still a decision for each of you to make. Again, it will be your choice to trust or not trust your partner. Always remember that it takes a strong heart to love but it takes a stronger heart to continue to love after it’s been hurt. Ideally, you should be feeling way better and stable in 6 months-time. After one year, your relationship should be majorly restored. They say that time heals wounds, but I believe that it is what you do with time that heals those wounds.

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Pippa Middleton Shines As She Attends Society Wedding in Cork Pippa Middleton was all smiles as she attended a society wedding in Cork with her new husband James Matthews. Elegantly dressed in green, Pippa was glowing with her honeymoon tan, as she made her way into the church with James. The loving couples were hand-inhand as they joined the rest of the congregation for the nupitals of friends Camilla Campion-Howard and Oliver Jenkinson on Saturday.

Fans Show their Support to Adele As She Cancels Her Last couple Shows Adele has been on her sell-out worldwide but as she has already done 121 shows, she is no longer able to complete her tour with the last 2 shows. Hundreds take to Wembley Stadium to show their support. Adele shows her appreciation on her social media platforms saying “To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away” However, Adele has mentioned she has been struggling vocally both nights right before she apologizes for not being able to complete the last two shows.

Rihanna’s New Boyfriend Is The Saudi Billionaire Hassan Jameel Rihanna has been spotted with a mystery man in Ibiza and after a lot of searching and investigating from her fans’ side it turns out that this mystery guy is the Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel. Mr Jameel, a Saudi national, is deputy president and vice chairman Abdul Latif Jameel. The family-owned company is one of the largest businesses in the world. His family fortune is estimated to be approximately $1.5 billion, due in part to the company holding exclusive distribution rights for Toyota cars in Saudi Arabia and seven other countries. It is also known that Hassan has been previously dating Naomi Campbell in 2016 54 | JUly 2017

Pepsi Shines out of the box this Ramadan with a new innovative advertising campaign PepsiCo Egypt launched its new promotional Ramadan Campaign which aims to restrengthen family ties and revive the spirit of family gatherings.At the end of the commercial, Pepsi directs a message to the Egyptian Society urging them to revive the spirit of ‘family and friends’ gatherings’, which has always been one of the main highlights of the holy month of Ramadan.The new Campaign aims to create a channel of communication between different generations and to introduce a moderate, smart wise way of using modern technology. Three mobile phones must be used to grasp the idea of the ad.

Messi Marries His Childhoot Sweetheart Antonella Roccuzo The legendary football player Lionel Messi has tied the knot with the love of his life Antonella in his hometown in front of some of the biggest names in the game. About 250 guests attended the wedding of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel, including Messi’s Barcelona teammates Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, who was joined by his wife, Colombian pop star Shakira.

Burak Ozcivit and Fahriye Evcen Tie The Knot The couple have been dating for two years and after 6months of engagement they got married on 29th of June 2017. They’ve met the shooting of the popular Turkish Drama Wren (Calikusu). They were playing the lovers in this Turkish drama and eventually, they become lovers in the real life too. Burak Ozcivit and Fahriye Evcen got married in Sait Halim Pasha Mansion, Istanbul. Burak Ozcivit’s witness is producer Timur Savci and the bride’s witness is Banu Savci. The couple chose Maldives for their honeymoon.

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Movie: Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert for thousands of years. With her powers constantly evolving, Morton must now stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through the streets of London.

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Life: This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect your authentic selves. Love: You have a great ability to exactly look through and find what a lover is looking as you can read between the lines. Career: There can be more clarity or insight into business-related financial matters, valuables, or ownership. Your natural talents may be on show in some way. Fashion Tips: Long multifunctional tunics or medium length dresses with shorts on the beach and over pants when modesty is needed in conservative areas.

(21 June – 22 July) Aries


This is a time for improving your finances, whether it’s about cutting back or pushing yourself to earn more or ask for more. Love matters can be a little delicate as you may not feel as fully appreciated as you’d like.

You can be quite focused now, driven by your goals and ambitions and motivated to put problems behind. You might happily pour yourselves into a current passion.

Taurus You feel overwhelmed by work unless you focus on service to others. You love to learn and share your ideas and will go to great lengths to defend our principles and to reveal our truths.

This time is in favour of ongoing projects and activities more than new ones. It is time to say goodbye to painful associations. Opportunities exist for more positive relationships that support and sustain you.



This is a time for revising, altering, overhauling, and purging. You can experience a sense of liberation from over-attachments and situations that have been holding us back from growth.

There can be a boost to your intimate life and creative impulses This is a feel-good time if you allow yourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life.

Leo You have a chance to express your needs, passions, and desires now in effective ways. You may be recognizing your charitable, altruistic, and compassionate urges. 58 | JUly 2017


Sagittarius Your needs for pleasure, love, or entertainment may be at odds with your needs for comfort and familiarity. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit.

Capricorn This is a strong time for connecting with family and close loved ones. This also spells opportunity to grow, transform, and feel more accomplished and empowered as a result.

Aquarius This is a strong period for business or money matters, and you may very well uncover a resource you need. You find it difficult to be yourself in your personal relationships and would benefit from a creative outlet such as writing.

Pisces There can be a significant revelation in an intimate relationship. The need for support can be in strong focus. Power dynamics may need to change in your relationships, and by sharing more effectively,

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The Best The Top HOTELs

A wonderful Summer Holiday at Sheraton Sharm E Sheikh Take a break from the ordinary and run from the intense to the inspiring Sheraton Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy the majestic view of the azure blue water and gigantic mountains from the terrace of the main hotel seafront guest rooms, stroll along the 800-meter sandy beach and enjoy the warmth of the sun. Want to relax on a chaise lounge or take a plunge in the cool pool, Swim-up bar is the perfect spot for a quick bite from an assortment of delicious burgers, salads and a selection of juices and drinks. You are welcome to a new experience of fine dining, exciting water sports, lively nightlife and true relaxation. Do not miss out the special offer for summer running until the end of August; get a 50% discount on the third adult rate when booking a triple room on bed and breakfast and 30% discount for half board basis. Book a family plan including two single rooms connected to accommodate two adults and two children up to 11.99 years old and get 60 | JUly 2017

MARRIOTT REWARDS, THE RITZ-CARLTON REWARDS AND STARWOOD PREFERRED GUEST LAUNCH A COORDINATED NEW REGIONAL PROMOTION THIS SEASON In a first of its kind coordinated Regional promotion, Marriott International has launched a unified and compelling offer at nearly 200 participating hotels across 17 brands in exciting destinations throughout 30 countries in the Middle East and Africa. City or beach, history or culture, nature or adventure, wildlife or relaxation, guests can choose the experience and now enjoy up to 30% off on their hotel stay and make this season a memorable one. All guests booking between 1st May and 31st August 2017 for stays between 21st May – 9th September 2017 can enjoy 20% off on the best available rate and a 30% off on food and soft beverages at participating restaurants, bars and lounges. However, Loyalty Program members are eligible for the additional benefits of 30% off on the best available rate and a voucher for a 30% off on their next stay, valid for stay between 10th September - 31st December 2017.

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CELEBRATE THE FRUITS OF SUMMER AT THE NILE RITZ-CARLTON, CAIRO With the summer season finally in full swing, it is more important than ever to stay hydrated and nourished. This summer, discover all the fruitful dining specials and offerings at The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo’s restaurants and bars which will instantly boost your energy levels. Now that summer is truly here, it is time to keep yourself hydrated and nourished more than ever. With the sun wrecking havoc, it is easy not only to lose your cool, but also your energy. The heat can drain you more than you think, especially if you have a job that keeps you outdoors. We list out a few fruits that you should have in your bag to instantly boost your energy levels this summer... The Ultimate Watermelon Fiesta The Nile Ritz-Carlton’s Watermelon Festival brings us together to celebrate this juicy, sweet, thirst quenching, large, round, refreshing fruit that absolutely screams summer. The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo restaurants and bars are also taking the time to celebrate summer’s favorite fruit and most refreshing treat where our culinary team highlights everything we love about watermelon with unique sweet and savory watermelon dishes and themed recipes. From delicious watermelon shakes to Watermelon and Feta cheese Salad, frozen watermelon nougat to house-made Watermelon-Cucumber sorbet, a watermelon slice on the pool to a rum-infused watermelon bite and much more, the themed menu is guaranteed to quench your thirst and leave you wanting more.

Enjoying the Love of Citrus The idea of citrus, the yellow, orange and green tones, the energizing scents, the fruitful displays all sets the mood for a lively summer celebration. The Nile RitzCarlton, Cairo celebrates the Fête du Citron at Vivo; our 2 Michelin-starred managed Italian restaurant. Enliven your senses as you experience Chef Carmine’s culinary artistry at its finest as he presents an assortment of exquisite citrus masterpieces composed of modern creations and delectable Italian dishes featuring fresh citrus ingredients, seasonal and carefully selected lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges. Treat your palate as you indulge in a healthy tasting menu balancing nutrition and flavors. Don’t miss chef Carmine’s weekly specials throughout the month of July. For more information and reservations, please contact 002 (02) 25778899. JUly 2017 | 61


Sports Adidas Football Launches Nemeziz, a Boot for the Agile Creator

Hyundai Motor Sport Team Take to Podium after Tense Sardinia Rally On the tense final day of Rally Italia Sardegna, racing drivers Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul added another podium result to Hyundai Motorsport’s mounting total of wins. Finishing in third and picking up two additional Power Stage points, the Belgian duo are advancing on Championship leader Sébastien Ogier, the gap between them has narrowed to 18 points. Despite its podium, Hyundai Motorsport have seen an increase in the gap to M-Sport in the Manufacturers’ Championship. Team Principal Michel Nandan offered an honest assessment of the rally. Next on the calendar is Rally Poland, where Hyundai Motorsport have scored podiums twice before.

To create the future means taking inspiration from the past. To design the ultimate tool for the agile football player, adidas tapped into a common ritual in ancient battle, in dance and in sport: the use of taping for increased physical and mental strength. The result is Nemeziz, the latest boot from adidas Football; designed for unprecedented agility for the game’s most fluid players. Each element of Nemeziz has been designed to suit players whose agility helps them dominate. For these players to be at their best they need boots to deliver security, support and adaptability and Nemeziz is built with these requirements at the fore.


Food & Beverages Lychee Launches Salads made with ChemicalFree, Fresh Local HydroFarm Produce Lychee Fruit Bar is taking its healthy mind-set philosophy to new heights with the launch of its fresh salads. Made with hydroponically grown greens that don’t touch soil, Lychee’s salads are chemical-free. With a 24-hour policy, salad vegetables are freshly picked from the farm and transported to Lychee’s factory where they are washed and sorted, and sent to Lychee’s branches on the same day. A strict 5-stage chemicalfree washing and sorting process ensures that vegetables maintain freshness, crispness, and nutritional benefits. 62 | JUly 2017

Al-Futtaim Opens Homeworks in Cairo Festival City Homewords is Egypt’s First Home Improvement & Lifestyle offering an “open house” concept, where customers will find everything they look for under one roof. With world renowned and exclusive brands, Homeworks closes an existing market gap by offering inspirational home life solutions through diverse product offerings including Kitchenware, home improvement, hardware, top-of-the-line electrical home appliances in addition to a dedicated gardening and outdoor furniture area. Homeworks moments of inspirations come to life through its dedicated hubs around the store, where customers have the opportunity to experience the products before buying. Not only does Homeworks bring a gallery of creative home solutions and ideas, it also taps into a growing interest in DIY (Do It Yourself) projects. Product experts and store associates are trained to assist customers during their store visits to ensure a rewarding shopping experience; while families with children will appreciate the dedicated kids’ area, where they can leave their children to play as they shop.


Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will be available to buy in Egypt Beautifully crafted Nokia smartphone range delivering the latest pure Android experience will be available to buy in store and online. HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, can now announce that its first Nokia smartphone range – comprising of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – will be available to buy at all retailers. Unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features with a pure Android experience, giving you the ability to use your phone, your way. Ahmed AbouOuf, Egypt Country Lead at HMD Global, stated, “HMD Global is the new home of Nokia phones and we are looking forward to a new chapter for one of the world’s most loved and trusted mobile brands. Our strategy is to offer an authentic, differentiating and reliable experience to our fans in Egypt.” With all Nokia smartphones you will always have the latest pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience. And with the latest Android come the latest features including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia smartphones. “Nokia smart phones are designed to be gadgets that meet the consumers’ needs with affordable prices. Our strategy is to focus on providing high specs devices and reaching out to all consumer segments and ages alike. We are always keen on being up to date with the latest software and security measures. We are on high demand and that’s why our main goal is satisfying the consumers’ needs. We are confident that Nokia Smart phones will highly place itself in the Egyptian market.” Added Maroune Cherif Nokia GM in North Africa JUly 2017 | 63

Hero MEA hosted an event for Sohour to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan at Nile Maxim Boat in Zamalek. INJAZ Egypt celebrates young entrepreneurs of the Company Program for Private Schools. Tamer Refaat Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing For InterContinental Hotels Group Citystars.

Park Inn by Radisson opens in the holy city of Makkah.

AMAN for E-Payments hosted an event for Sohour to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan at Novotel Hotel El Borg.

CFCM brings family and friends together with a rundown of weekly Ramadan activities designed to offer something for everyone.

Emirates NBD Group launches Corporate Social Responsibility Framework in Egypt.

Overcoming Mobile Biometric Challenges: Mastercard and University of Oxford Collaborate on New Research Initiative.

AccorHotels hosted an event for Iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan at Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel. 64 | JUly 2017

The Grand Nile Tower Hotel hosted a group of media representatives over a memorable Sohour evening in “El Khedewy Tent”.

Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers hosted its annual Iftar for the embassies key figures at Al Dabke.

Ramses Hilton hosted its annual Sohour at its newly-renovated restaurant “Breezes” attended by key media representatives, renowned lifestyle influencers and VIP guests.

Lars Pursche Appointed New General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay.

The Cairo Marriott Hotel contributes to 57357 Hospital at Their annual Iftar.

Sheraton Montazah family has recently gathered to an Iftar Party marking the 35th party at Tabia Ballroom attending their annual staff get together.

Artists Fathy Salama & RC to share stage with Masar Egbari, Sharmoofers, Dina El Wadidi and Nathalie Saga at Fête de la Musique The pair to also release English/Arabic popular song “Hawastini”.

Jaz Collection and Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts Egypt arranged their annual charity Iftar by inviting more than hundred orphans from Mabarrat Al Mara’a.

SODIC hosted its annual media Iftar at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.

InterContinental Hotels Group Citystars Human Resources Team receives IMEA HR Learning Event Award for the year 2017.

Tarek Zaher appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing of Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino Cairo.

Careem Joins Forces with Baheya to Collect Donations for Breast Cancer Patients.

Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) hosted its Iftar event at the Nile Ritz Carlton Hotel attended by key society and media key figures.

The Four Fat Ladies Bakery have whisked their way to Sheikh Zayed and Maadi, marking their newest expansions across Cairo. For the second year in a row, Nile Radio Productions hosted their annual iftar at The Cairo Marriott Hotel at the historic Aida Ballroom.

Emirates Offers Egyptian Travellers Special Fare and Free Visa to Dubai.

Aly Hassan Allam Appointed as Executive Assistant Manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis. JUly 2017 | 65

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The New OPPO F3 Selfie Expert, Is Here to Capture all of Your Friends in One Single ‘Groupfie’ OPPO just unveiled the newest Selfie Expert family member. The F3 is the first phone in history to have a dual selfie camera that can capture you and all of your friends in one single ‘Groupfie’ (Group + Selfie).

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Somabay Revives Ramadan’s Authentic Spirit with Its Annual Iftar Gathering Somabay hosted its annual Iftar gathering at Katameya Heights Clubhouse to bring together its close family of partners and friends in a memorable Ramadan event planned to capture the true spirit of the holy month.

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Marriott Egypt Celebrate a Spectacular Sohour Marriott Egypt hotels celebrated a unique Customer sohour this Ramadan at the JW Marriott Cairo’s driving range by inviting the top corporate accounts, travel agents, media and public figures. The night started with operette “El Leila El Kebira” performed by Fabrica Team Followed by Ahmed Essam’s firework show and ending the night the famous singer “Mahmoud El Esseily”

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Afandina Fe Mirage at Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel Renaissance Cairo Mirage City hotel shined bright for the opening of new Ramadan venue, Afandina Fe Mirage; hosting city’s social butterflies, media and artists. This exclusive night also featured a live performance of the famous singer Ahmed Adaweya coupled with a tanoura performance bringing the whole crowd to their feet.

RADA Research & Public Relations Co Iftar RADA Research & Public Relations Co. organized a business roundtable & Iftar event hosting H.E Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation as the distinguished guest speaker The Iftar Took place at Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo the Distinguished Key Partners for this Event were SCCT, TCI SANMAR & CIB 70 | JUly 2017

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Nissan Celebrates Ramadan & UCL finals with the Presence of Public Figures and Media Representatives In a very cheerful atmosphere and in accordance with the UEFA Champions league final, Nissan Motor Egypt recently celebrated its annual Sohour event with the presence of public figures and specialized media representatives in the automotive sector. The event was held at the Si Omar tent at the Fairmont hotel where there was a screening of the final.

Launch of Welad El Zawaat at the Clubhouse Terrace at the JW Marriot Cairo A perfect Ramadan season made complete with the fabulous opening of Welad El Zawat Ramadan venue at JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Where some of the city’s sparkliest joined for a delicious sohour overlooking the beautiful golf course with flavored shisha while enjoying Ramadan whirlwind of classic Arabic music with the authentic takht while watching Ramadan series. JUly 2017 | 71

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Mindsalike Event At Tavolino Mindsalike hosted an event sponsored by Chivas Regal to connect entrepreneurs who are like minded. The attendees included some of the most impactful entrepreneurs in Egypt, the most connected investor/entrepreneurship networks and leading corporate heavy weights.

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 Solana Restaurant to sample Conrad Cairo’s oriental Iftar specialties and Ramadan offerings.

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SoFit by the Nile; A wonderland! Sofitel El Gezirah held a very special celebration, with the revamp of their Fitness center “SoFit” after full renovation and new equipment welcoming the new SPA Manager Olga Veklich coming from Pullman Marrakesh Resort & SPA and ended the celebration with a Farewell cake to say goodbye to our previous SPA Manager Geraldine Merendet and wishing her best of luck.

Al-Futtaim Opens Homeworks in Cairo Festival City In an enchanting evening, Cairo’s Elite community and the media gathered to celebrate the official inauguration of Egypt’s first Homeworks store, Al-Futtaim’s newest home improvement and lifestyle brand.

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Mall of Egypt Hosts a Splendid Sohour with a Great Performance by The Star Nicole Saba

Media and Press Iftar at InterContinental Cairo Citystars

InterContinental Cairo Citystars hosted the annual media Iftar at Al Khal Egyptian restaurant and Fayruz Lebanese restaurant. Iftar was followed by Shisha, Ramadan drinks and pastries by the pool. All the invitees expressed their admiration for the warm welcome and the great service.

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A look at Cairo Festival City Mall’s Enab Beirut’s Sohour night CFCM hosted media and influencers to the ultimate Ramadan night at Enab Beirut with a night of Sohour with great food, good music and entertainment .Invitees got to enjoy the food while listening to a ‘TakhtSharky’ to set the Ramadan mood, a Caricature artist that documented the night for everyone in a fun way, as well as a sand artist who made customized art for everyone.

IKEA Egypt Hosts Media Iftar with a Twist In a festive Ramadan atmosphere, IKEA Egypt hosted media friends to a lavish Iftar in its restaurant, which was especially dressed-up for the occasion. Invitees enjoyed the enchanting evening listening to the unique rhythmic sounds of the Handpan; a steel drum played with the hands, creating many layers of sound and ethereal effects.

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Si Omar’s Magical Grand opening at Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers In a Moroccan style inspired ambience, Cairo’s socialites, Social Media butterflies and media gurus were invited to an unforgettable evening at Si Omar where they relished in an unforgettable experience with the traditional Oriental delicacies and flavorful shisha Additionally they enjoyed their night out with all their Ramadan favorites on the big screens, played backgammon, cards and board games.

Mercedes Iftar at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski

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