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June 11, 2017

Hey Weekenders!

CONTENTS 06. Around Town...

and your mind racing!

One party at a time!

84. Fashion Diaries

58. Seasonally Yours

Anusheh Shahid styles her favourite outfits

Husnyn Mehtab and Zaid Bin Saeed’s

from Ansab Jahangir.

collaborative collection is centred around a festive theme celebrating Ramzan/Eid season. 66. #HappeningNow What to do, see, eat and repeat in the week. 68. The Designer’s Vision Team Weekend shoots a spectacular fashion spread with Nickie & Nina. 76. The Beauty Edit How to take care of your skin in the scorching summer heat by MUA Afghan Shaukat. 78. W’s Roving Eye

This week’s hottest looks! Who made the

88. The Ramzan Bucket List

All the amazing sehri and iftari places on our radar! 92. Travel & Cake The Videogrpahers take us on a mountain getaway to the North of Pakistan. 94. Weekend Scouts Our hot new talent this week is Karachi based talented Qawaal, Jawwad Raza. 98. The Dressing Room Maha Ahmad Hussain dishes on her personal style. 102. Love Struck Weekend’s editors’ picks!

style A- list? 82. The Reading Room Summer thrillers to keep your days busy Chairperson/Publishing Editor: Rameeza Majid Nizami Editor The Nation: Salim Bokhari Editor-at-Large: Amal Khan Managing Editor: Maryam Mahmood Creative Editor: Nur Zehra Qadri Contributing Editor: Minahil Batool Sherazi Sub Editor: Rana Faizan Hussain Editorial Assistant: Khizra Waqar Karachi Correspondent: Farah Vayani Creative Head: Faiz-ur-Rehman Creative Team: Talat Mahfooz, Faisal Fazal, Zeeshan Arif, Shoaib Qadir Photographer: M. Basharat Irshad GM Marketing: Bilal Mahmood For Advertising: Kherzan Zaidi - 0321 8976730, Ata-ur-Rehman - 0332 2427473, Khalid Sheikh - 0345 5130728

Would you believe we are already half way through Ramazan? Our hearts and bellies are full and we’re looking forward to Eid at the end of the month! This week we bring you the design duo Nickie & Nina in The Designer’s Vision, as temperatures soar we pare down your beauty routine in The Beauty Edit, sink your teeth into an enrapturing thriller with a selection of the four latest reads in The Reading Room, don’t let Ramazan get away without checking out the Sehri and Iftari places that made our food bucket list, and take a trip to Pakistan’s northern areas with The Videographers in Travel & Cake! Our social calendar has not slowed down and we’ve been checking out all the Eid exhibitions happening around town, and speaking of fashion, Maha Ahmad Hussain breaks down her favourite style moments in The Dressing Room and Fashion Blogger Anusheh Shahid styles her favourite Ansab Jahangir looks! For all this and much, much more, put your feet up and get reading! Sincerely, Team Weekend

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Festive Season!

Rema & Shehrbano showcased their Eid collection at their outlet in Lahore.

Nadir, Erum, Maliha & Zunaira

Rema Taseer

Farrah & Shanzay

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Nafisa & Hira

Eman Javed

Maryam Hammad

Mona Jahnzaib

Hamza Tarar

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Hina Baig

Khulood, Fatima & Zainab

Zarnish & Ayesha

Hafsa Shayan

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Ruby & Shameen




Maryam Khalid

Nafisa Khalid

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Coffee & Friends! Mocca cafe was launched at Packages Mall in Lahore.

Asad Sheikh, Jahanzeb & Hassan

Maisoon & Rima Farid

Kinza & Mahnoor

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Asifa & Farheen

Azher & Uzma



Mishal e Hira


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Nida, Hassaan & Romaisa

Amir & Amna

Shafaq & Habib

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Willa & Anum

Ayesha, Momin & Iman

Nashmia, Hammad & Rehman

Arva Aslam

Dr Farzeen Malik

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Asim & Hira

Saad & Hifsa

Murrad & Mariam

Masooma & Ayesha

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Sidra & Mahi Khan

Hassaan & Zarmisha

Salman & Sakib Chisti

Noshi & Hamza

Nadia & Taimoor

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Areeba & Anum

Upgrade Your Wardrobe! Sameen Kasuri exhibited her Eid collection at her studio in Lahore.

Zainab & Mahvish

Sameen Kasuri

Dr Faiza & Dr Almas

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Mehak Adil & Nazish Sameer

Sharia Gohar

Sehar Adnan

Amna Sheikh

Zainab Monnoo

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Zainab & Maria

Dress to Impress! Suffuse exhibited their Eid collection of luxury prĂŞt at their studio in Gulberg, Lahore.

Mehak & Huma

Nida Mansoor

Huma Bhalli & Anum Moin

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Mishal Mohsin & Mishal Tanveer

Sana Yasir

Rafia Malik

Sana Omer

Lala Rukh

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The Polish Connection! Ahmad Hasnain, Piotr Opalinski & Zulfiqar

Col. Aamir Hassan & wife

GM Sikander & Ijaz Nisar

Ayesha & Dr Abrar Pirzada

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Aneeq & Zoya

Ambassador of the Republic of Poland Mr. Piotr Opalinski and Mrs. Jalanta Opalinska hosted a dinner to introduce Mr. Ahmad Hasnain, Honorary Consul of Poland for Punjab at the Avari Hotel, Lahore.

Rafeh, Saamia, Mrs Masood & Sadia

David Miles

Rameeza Moeen

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Ahmad Muaaz & Urooba Asif

Rashid Mansoor & Samra Rashid Mansoor

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Ayesha & Shahzad Saleem

Mr & Mrs Qaiser Rasheed

Attiya & Shahid Najum

Mustafa, Sonia, Hasnain, Ibrahim & Mahnoor

Mr. & Mrs. Mahmud Sharif Janjua

Mr. & Mrs. Syed Javed Iqbal

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Eid Mania!

Maison De Lace exhibited their Eid collection at their studio in Lahore.

Fatima, Maryam, Mehreen & Daneese

Ayesha Farrukh & Muzna Danish

Seher Uzeyr & Beeno

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Shifa Imam & Amna Imam

Naila Safiq & Sania Farrukh

Gulrukh Momin

Maryam Hammad



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Aman Saqib & Fatima Saqib

Daneese Ali

Honey Rehman


Sundus Mannan

Hira Waqas

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Sania Ijaz


Meera Haroon

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Meha & Faryal

Birthday Blast!

Dubai based businessman Sajid Riaz threw a surprise birthday party for his wife Nadia at X2 cafĂŠ in Lahore.

Nadia & Sajid

Humaira & Sajjad

Ahsan & Zara

Shehryar & Ayesha

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David Miles & Reeba




Yahya & Amber

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Nazneen Tariq

New Beginnings! Amna Chaudhry launched her store in DHA, Karachi.

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Erum & Anika

Laila Hassan

Fareshteh Aslam

Kiran Haq

Maira Hashmi

Marium & Erum

Sumbul Adeel

Amna Chaudhry

Anusheh Shahid

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Getting Ready for Eid! Ansab Jahangir organised an Eid exhibition at her studio in Karachi.

Lubna, Zoha, Sana & Karishma

Ansab Jahangir

Anam Usmani

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Karishma & Sana

Mahrukh Usmani


Lubna Panjwani

Zoha Shakir

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Fakhar e Alam & Dr. Mohammad Ali Jawad

Extending a Helping Hand! R5 Aesthetics and HealthCare launched ‘R5 Foundation’ in Karachi to assist the elderly and acid burn victims.

Farheen & Ambreen

Ayesha Omer

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Mirza Ikhtiar Baig

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Dr. Amir Butt

Maryam Saleem

Frieha Altaf

Gia Ali

Tania Brohi

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Bling Bling! Sana, Javeria, Aadil, Arooba & Momina

Mahwish & Hiba


Anaam Ch

Aleena Raza

Zainab Malik

Anush Ammar

Tajwar Ch

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Mishal Asad

BTW launched its exclusive jewellery in collaboration with Esfir at their new store at Packages Mall, Lahore.

Shanzay Sheikh

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Arooba & Momina

Samia Ahmed

Marium Altaf

Erum Ahmed

Myda Malik


Zainab Abbas

Sara Sohail


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Faria Waqas

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Hifsa Saad & Rubia Moghees

Eid Essentials! Mashaal Moazzam & Aisha Imran

Mashaal Moazzam exhibited her pre-Eid and Ramazan collection at Ensemble in Mall 1, Lahore. The PR was managed by Aamir Mazhar.

Rizwana & Aayla

Aamir & Faiza Malik

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Sana Sheikh & Rima Farid

Mariam Khawaja & Shaffaq Habib



Amina Shah

Farzaal Mumtaaz

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Amani, Bushra & Amna

Sam Dada & Sakib Chisti


Neha Manka & Laraib Zahra

Faizan & Maryam

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Ayesha Saeed & Timmy



Amber Liaqat


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Eid Lovin’!

Uzma & Afsheen showcased their Eid collection at Cosa Nostra along with interiors by Aimen of Casa Bien. The PR was done by Aamir Mazhar.

Yousra, Asma Waqar & Somia Naveed

Shanzay Sheikh & Faria

Shaffaq Muzzamil & Rabia Saqib

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Rima Farid & Laraib

Uzma, Aimen, Afsheen & Shamaila

Amna Adeel Monnoo

Aamir Mazhar

Anny Shoaeb


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Bushra & Wardah

Neha Maneka & Nazia Hassan

Anila Puri & Sam Dada


Aliya & Fatima Shaheen

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Timmy & Neelo

Sundus Omer



Saira Rizwan

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Yaseen & Salman

Amna Eraj


Fakhia, Humera & Adila

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Models Yasmeen Ayub


Shirmeen Asif

Henna Baig

Seasonally yours Husnyn Mehtab and Zaid Bin Saeed present a collaborative collection of women’s wear and men’s wear, centred around a festive theme in lieu of Ramzan/Eid season. The collection boasts contemporary designs and an easy on the eyes colour palette that serves as a visual retreat in the scorching summer heat.

Photographer: |Paragon Studio Female Wardrobe: Husnyn Mehtab Male Wardrobe: Zaid Bin Saeed Models: Aimal Khan & Zara Abid Makeup & Hair styling: Emraan Sheikh & Paragon Salon. Art Director: Hassnain Awais. Husnyn mehtab 03248688000 Insta: husnynmehtabofficial Fb: husnyn mehtab Address: 527-C satellitown Grw Zaid Bin Saeed 03217122988 Insta: zaidbinsaeedcouture Fb: zaid bin saeed Address: 587-B satellitown Grw

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#Happeni #Happeni Always look your best Makeup workshop by pop studio

Zainab shiekh of popstudio is giving makeup and grooming classes from the 12th-15th June from 1-3:30 pm. Don’t miss a chance to learn some fabulous tips and tricks to look your best everyday. Only four slots per class. Contact 03009429196 for details!

It’s not hoarding if it’s makeup Hkb makeup

It’s makeup junkie heaven at HKB liberty! The store’s newly revamped beauty section is stocking all the international makeup products from Huda Beauty Lashes to Kylie Jenner Lip Kits and what not! Visit now because it’s nothing short of a candy store for adults.

Les semis by Hira Ali

Less is always more


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Contemporary fashion label “HIRA ALI STUDIOS” will be showcasing it’s Prêtà-Couture Eid collection titled “Les Semis” at Fashion Fest taking place at the PFDC Fashion Active in Mall 1 Gulberg on the 15th and 16th of June.


Lulusar is bringing its Eid Chapter to you on 12th June ‘17! The collection is perfect for the scorching weather with its trendy cuts and minimalistic designs.

Spa-rty in Ramzan lon

sa Bina khanbina khan salon

Our favourite nounced a in Karachi has an le deals for few very irresistibzan. Avail the month of ram re, orange their mint manicu ra massage pedicure, aloe Ves and makeup as well as haircut nted prices! services on discou

Perfect for summer Ayesha Khurram is exhibiting

her latest Eid luxury pret collection of easy breezy summer wear on Tuesday 13th June at 4-Z commercial area DHA Lahore. Drop by to get your hands on these pretty pieces!

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ningNow ningNow Song of the week

despatico Justin bieber

Making Pakistan proud Pakistan’s leading home couture brand, YOCA - led by architects

Bedazzled! Haroon sharif

Edgy, elegant and exquisite, Haroon Sharif rings check all the right boxes! They’re launching discount deals on rings especially for ramzan and trust us, you don’t want to miss out!

Setting trends

Sarah Najmi Bilgrami, Zayd Bilgrami and Ahsan Najmi, has won the prestigious “Silver A’ Design Award” at the A’ International Design Award and Competition 2017 for its design project “Amoeba – The Coffee Table”. A proud moment for us Pakistanis as this has enabled for ‘a made in Pakistan’ project to be acknowledged as among some of the most acclaimed brands in the world! YOCA is celebrating the award and festive season by reintroducing the new space, an exclusive sale and new product line at their showroom in Karachi on the 14th of June so mark your calendars! Follow the award winning brand on Instagram: @yocainc

Beech tree

With the first edit featuring formal Eidwear, Edit II features 24 elegant designs in luxury prét and prét in a diversity of colors such as ivory, cream, pink, corals, greys, golds with midnight blues, maroon and black for a festive feel.

exquisiteness! Rs.3450-

Prices range from Rs.6250!

16th JUNE Alina naqvi

12th JUNE Fatima khan

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this tal ery h is w e W very, v bunch a birthday! happy

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Pakistan’s leading fashion house, Sania Maskatiya has introduced the second edit of “Gardenia”: the 2017 Eid Collection that celebrates and explores feminity.

Beechtree’s new luxury pret festive edition leaves us wanting for more with its intricate embroidered designs and refined embellishments. Get ready to drape yourself in complete

The Designer’s Vision

Nickie n Nina

Nickie n Nina’s new collection is simple and minimalistic. It aims to have an on the go approach to fashion, embodying exquisite traditional handmade fabric from South Punjab. With a bright and lovely palette, it encapsulates the true essence of a tropical summer. The designers have made use of materials such as organza, silk, chiffon and embroidered fabric with a chic summer flare, giving it a fresh and contemporary outlook. “The main concept and inspiration behind ‘High Tide’ tropical forests. To them, it wasn’t just about what the collection would look like but also how it would feel”

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Afshan Shaukat @afshan_mua1 IT’S HERE, YES!! The summer is here and your skin needs your attention! During this hot weather your skin is sweating and it’s really easy for all of us to have major skin issues. If you have dry or combination skin, it gets even more dehydrated in summer. Why?! Well here are the reasons. First: when the strong sun rays hit the face directly it makes the skin dry deep inside. Second: because we sweat so much, we keep on wiping our face and that makes the thin layer of protection weak. It’s difficult for the moisture to stay locked. Makes sense, right?! Plus we sweat like crazy and we take showers more than we do in winter. But don’t worry pretty faces, here are some must haves products and tips you are going to need in this hot weather to keep your skin looking good!


COSMETICS WHITENING BASE SPF 35 This product is a gem. This is Oil-free Moisturizer. keeps your skin soft and hydrated. The formula is light weight and feels silky on skin. It has sp35 so it can also be used a sun block. It helps to reduce dark patches and uneven skin tones. And the best part is that it is a Makeup Primer. Apply it 10minutes before doing your makeup. You only need little bit or this product. It doesn’t leave any sort of cakey appearance but it really brightens up the skin. But here is the tip, don’t use it too much.

British Rose Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub Not your face but your body also needs your attention in hot summer days. Body scrubs are the perfect way to exfoliate and ensure your skin is summertime ready. The Body shop -British Rose Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub is an ultimate must have. Its essence of roses is just amazing. This is not like normal body scrubs with cream. It’s a gel based scrub which means that your skin will feel soft and gentle. Its concern is to remove Blackheads, Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Dark Spots. A little goes a long way. it really helps exfoliate away the dry skin without being rough. Definitely highly recommend to anyone with dry skin.

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Body shop

L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Night Cream This light and non greasy formula will help to reduce the appearance of pores. Apply It on clean skin and it absorbs easily without leaving any greasiness behind. It will keep your skin hydrated without leaving any white cast. The glow that this product gives is all you need. It contains vitamin E and advanced melanin block that would regulate melanin synthesis.. -Reduces the appearance of dark spots and clears blemishes. At some extent its going to make your uneven skin tone even. Just apply and let it work while you sleep.

Conatural Treat your skin with conatural’s Activated charcoal detox bar. It’s not just like any other soap. Best thing I like about this particular one that it takes away all the dirt and extra oil from your skin but keeps the moisture there. Totally free from parabens and silicones, activated charcoal bar will take any chemicals and toxins that have been absorbed into the skin. This will make your skin healthy and glowy. But if you have really very dry skin, then don’t go for it.

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Activated Charcoal Detox Bar

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W’s ROVIN ell, what’s the use of W a pair of good eyes that never rove? Weekend’s been going through our fashion files for the week

Sana Omer

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Sana looks effortless in a stripy top and culottes. The metallic silver Dior bag and crossover sandals complete the look.

Anushe Nabeel

Summer ready in an all white outfit. That candy apple red Chanel bag adds the perfect pop of color.

Sameen kasuri

Sameen looks elegant in this pastel shaded, embroidered kaftan. We’re loving those studded, strappy sandals.

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ING eye and these are the people who caught our fancy for either their style, their courage or their star power. Well played!

Tres chic in all white, accessorizing with cobalt blue Chanel bag and Manolos.

Mehak Adil

Feminine and pretty in a mint green tunic with lace and floral accents pairing it with sleek ankle bow pants and blush peep toes.

Daneese Ali

Daneese looks lovely in an over sized, leaf print tunic pairing it with matching moss green Prada tote and Valentino rockstuds kitten heels.

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Gulrukh Shafiq

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D n i a o i r h i e s Ansab Jahangir s a F @ansabjahangirstudio Muse: Anusheh Shahid

Ansab Jahangir is a Karachi based designer brand backed by sister duo, Zoha Shakir and Ansab Jahangir. Having launched in early 2015, these sisters have been quick to make their presence known in the fashion industry with a distinctive style philosophy. From mastering in bold digital prints, highlighted by strong geometric silhouettes to traditional bridals that showcase expert craftsmanship; the pair are known to offer a little something for everyone and every occasion. The brand ethos is centered around creating pieces that promote individuality amongst their fast expanding client base.

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Basil Fever This raw-silk emerald tunic is enhanced with embroidered flutter sleeves that complement the overall simplicity of the look. The knotted pants give this really that oomph, giving this understated outfit a touch of glamour, making it a great go-to option for any occasion!

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Knotted Kaftan

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A definite staple of the season, is this knotted mint green kaftan. The free-flowing cuts and refreshing color palette make it the perfect addition to your wardrobe this summer.

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Whimsical Glamour

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This blush pink peplum top that boasts Ansab Jahangir’s signature style is fully adorned with Swarovski crystals, Japanese beads and sequins that will make you feel like a princess from the moment you wear it. The light colour palette, makes the perfect look to rock at a day time wedding or a night time event!

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Pantry Good for: a quick hearty meal Where: Mall 1 on Main Boulevard Offers a wide variety of both desi meals and eggs shakshuka and omelettes. Their desi sehri platter includes crispy parathas and aloo bhujia, chanay and chicken hands served in traditional steel thallis.

Espresso Good for: breakfast with a twist Where: Mall 1 Main Boulevard and Y block DHA Good for: a light sehri with a European cafe feel june 11, 2017 | 88

Where: Mall 1 Main Boulevard

Cosa deli Cosa deli is the place to be if you want a truly European breakfast experience with breakfast pizzas and salmon crepes. There’s something for everybody and their granola is the best we’ve had! Also their desserts are to die for!

Espresso has the most scrumptious and unique breakfast options which include omelette wrap, breakfast quesadilla and bagels sandwich. They have lassi and parathas too to cater to y’all desis out there!

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Good for : hardcore desis Weekends only Where: Mehmood Kasuri Road, Hussain Chowk

Lahore social If you’re the one who associates sehris with desi food like nihari, paye, halwa poori, qourma, palak gosht and haleem; The Lahore Social is the perfect place for you to enjoy all these delectable treats and doze off into a food coma afterwards.

Sweet affairs has the yummiest variety of the perfect English breakfast including treats like eggs Benedict and baked eggs and of course their signature mushroom and cheese omelettes. Not to mention that their desserts are divine!

Good for: the perfect English breakfast. Where: 1 A/P Gulberg 2 and 4-CCA, Phase 5, DHA, Lahore.

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Sweet affairs

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Bamboo Union

Good for: A Filling Pan Asian meal

Where: 95B-D1, Main Boulevard, Gulberg 3, Lahore.


Bamboo Union offers a menu with authentic flavours. You can choose your choice of dumplings, prawns and noodles in their iftari platter. Their Ramadan platter offers a main course (beef/chicken/fish) which comes with sticky rice.


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Good for: Low-cal healthy meal for fitness freaks Where: phase 5 (home delivery) Greenhouse offers healthy and balanced meals for those of us who religiously workout. Salads, burgers, smoothies, fruits and veggies, they have it all!

Buffalo Wings

Good for: a fast food fix

Where: m.m Alam road (next to zouk) Buffalo wings offers a yummy fast food platter with options ranging between burgers, wings, curly fries and quesadillas.

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Mandarin kitchen Mandarin kitchen is where you’ll find all the Chinese you can eat - just the way we love it - chatpata.

Good for: Chinese The Paki Way Where: 23 Z block, Phase 3 Dha, Lahore

Scafa Scafa is the perfect place for a quiet, romantic, indulgent aftari. If you’re a good connoisseur who likes to try innovative delicacies then you must try this place. This weeks menu includes burrata on Mediterranean salad, honey glazed scallops and roast beef tenderloin, accompanied by the famous gooey brownies for dessert!

Good for: a splurge

Where: EFU Building Jail Road

Platter junction Good for: A Hearty meal on a budget Where: Barkat Market and Emporium Mall Platter junction is the perfect choice for aftaris and dinners for people on a budget. Their platters start at Rs. 275 and you can choose from a wide variety of options ranging from Chinese to barbecue to fast food. It’s a must try for everyone!

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They offer a complimentary iftari and end the meal with a seasonal dessert.

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Amna truly mesmerized by the beauty!

A mountain getaway ! One big, happy family

With The Videographers

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While temperatures were rising in warm Lahore, and the stormy ‘Shadi’ season was beginning to settle, The Videographers, decided to pack their bags and venture up north to cool down amidst the serenity of Pakistan’s breathtaking views. Awestruck by the picturesque mountains, the clear blue skies and the pristine white sheets of snow, the Naran Kaghan Valley was undoubtedly a photographers dream come true! The team enjoyed 3 days of Hiking and relaxation with the infamous Saif-Ul-Maluk lake as the backdrop to their vacation which was all about unwinding and strengthening the familial bond that continues to be the key to their undeniable success!

thought?! Snowy May, who would have

weekend | fashion Surreal Scenes! Aqsa and Kabeer soaking in the sunshine!

Maha & Amna capture Naran!

On top of the world!

Happiness at heights!


e beautiful view

th TVG girls take in

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That moment when you reach the top!

An energetic game of volleyball is always a good start to the day!

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Weekend Scouts jawwad raza

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Team Weekend sat down with the extraordinarily talented Qawaal, Jawwad Raza to talk about his talent at such a young age!

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How did you get into Qawwali? I used to sing Sufi songs and found that my voice could be used in a much more spiritual way – being blessed with such an experienced teamhas enabled me to begin walking along that path.

Your inspiration and why? Legends, like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, The Sabri Brothers and Amjad Sabri, are my true inspirations. Every qawali they performed was delivered with a purpose. That purpose has been marked in this world for us upcoming Qawwals to learn from, so we can carry their messages into future generations.

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What’s the journey as a qawwal been like so far? Looking for a skilled and accomplished team was a challenge along with the uncertainty of whether or not the public would accept me as a new Qawwal. But, Alhumdulillah, I’ve been blessed with a highlyexperienced team who have been playing the required instruments for over 30 years. Every day is a new lesson for me, every event teaches me so much. I’ve come to explore the different variations in my voice daily and this will hopefully continue – you are your only limit, right?

Why Qawwali as a career path? My voice is my passion and in order to support this passion I believethe most suitable way of promoting it was through Sufiyana Kalaam. Qawali comes from the word ‘kaul’ which illustrates the most precious sayings of the rightly guided ones. I saw nothing better than spreading their messages through qawwalis.

What inspired the first piece you put together? The first breakthrough for me was a very famous kalaam by Gohar Jarchvi called ‘Na Poochiye ke kya Hussain hai,’ in which we aimed to express and communicateto the world who Imam Hussain (AS) was and what he stood for; that he was not for one sect, nor one group, but stood for all of humanity.

What are your thoughts on being a Qawwal as a profession? Working as a professional in this field is a great responsibility as we not only have to spread the message of peace, love and humanity but also have to discourage and reject those who prevent the right messages and actions from being conveyed.

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The Dressing Room This week Tea m Weekend speaks with one of K arachi’s resident fashionistas,

Maha Ahmad Hussain Favourite outfit you currently own

A black Sana Safinaz dress that was specially designed for a cocktail party I hosted.

Your personal style in three words

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Cool, casual, & comforta ble.

If you had any fashion designer in the world at your command to create a complete wardrobe for you who would it be and why?

Victoria Beckha m. Every look from casual to formal of hers is gorgeous. She has clean cuts and silhouettes that I love.

A person or character whose style inspires you

Victoria Beckha m

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New Y ork! Everything a bout it is eclectic. The individuality and sense of style you see just walking down the road says it all. What has been your biggest invenstent in fashion?

It's yet to come, Insha'ALLAH

What’s your quickest go-to look for out of the house in ten minutes?

Jeans with a tee and a nice comforta ble pair of flats. But in this heat I’m sticking to the Sana SafinazMuzlin. It’s such lightweight fa bric.

Trends you think were created for you and those you wish never existed

None for me. Tulip shalwars... just NEVER liked them. Fashion items in your wish-list right now

Too many to na me he he (wink wink Sa meer)

In what way do you think your current style should change

I think I'm ok... don't really feel the need to change anything.

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A city or country that you think has great style and why

Life Fabric Paisley Dreaming Cushion www.behbudboutique.com PKR 3600

Life Fabric Lyrics Cushion

Inlier mirror @heritage.home PKR 55000

www.behbudboutique PKR 5500

Bahama Sandals

@somaintl PKR 2999

Indigo Twin Set

www.inaayaonline.com PKR 16400

Ethnic Peshawiris @milliliberty PKR 3495

Hand-knotted mirror necklace www.inaayaonline.com PKR 18000

Lov Str

Modernist Jewel Kurta

www.behbudboutique.com PKR 14,990

Tribal Truck Art Garden Tray

www.pollyandotherstories.com PKR 3500

Oriflame Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls www.just4girls.pk PKR 2499

Oriental Cranes Kurta

www.behbudboutique.com PKR 3,290

Hang woven clutch

PKR 2000 Mochari Stores

BUTTON badges

prismandpaintbrushes PKR 150 each

Gold Box Clutch @hobobyhub PKR 3990

PEarl stopper Studs www.borjan.com.pk PKR 790

Editors’ picks

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PrettyLittleThing Mirrored Lens Clear Frame Sunglasses www.asos.com £8.00

Digital print Notebook

www.khaadionline.com PKR 750

Stoneware plates & bowl

www.habitt.com PKR 200 to 400

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Horoscope, Fashion, Food, Entertainment, Showbiz,