BASEL & NELLIE’S BABY BRUNCH

OC socialites, Basel and Nellie Soliman, hosted a Sunday brunch to celebrate their Baby Shower at the infamous Montage Beverly Hills Hotel. The parents to be gathered their closest friends and family for a ‘Bee’ themed party with delicious treats and social mingling. We can’t wait to see baby Nizam!

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“KITCHEN MOVES” Culinary Solutions

Few of us have the time to properly organise or prepare the elaborate dishes needed for a great event. Kitchen Moves is here to help you create the perfect day regardless of the occasion; whether it is a black tie affair, a simple luncheon, bridal shower, engagement party, business meeting, or a fun BBQ. Your event is a guaranteed success with an extensive variety of services from full event planning to creative and decorative work, experienced waiters and waitresses, chinaware, glassware, cutlery, and seating set-ups.

With Ramadan just around the corner, Kitchen Moves will be offering a unique experience of food serving. Be it a buffet iftar or sohour at your place, packed meals to go, or a dish party you’re attending, your culinary partner is at your service.

Kitchen Moves is also glad to help you with special menu options to support the vulnerable members of our community.

For orders or inquiries, e-mail orders@kitchenmoves.com

For more info, visit www.kitchenmoves.com

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Travco’s Summer Packages

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Travco Travel Egypt is offering incredible summer packages that are hard to resist. With a wide range of varieties of places to go and amazing prices, your next destination with Travco will definitely be one-of-a-kind.

Travco offers a trip to Beirut for 7 days/6 nights from 28 July or 20 August, starting from only LE 4990 at a 3-star hotel with bed and breakfast. Who could say no to that? This city has the best of both worlds, really interesting museums to visit in the morning followed by the incredible nightlife, as Beirut is known to have the best clubs in the Middle East. You also can’t leave without trying the delicious local cuisine. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=20

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If you’re looking for a more beach themed trip with incredible nightlife, then Limassol, Cyprus is your answer. The port in Limassol is to die for, and of course the nightlife is amazing. Whether you like to chill by the beach and enjoy the view or if you like to party, you’ll have a great time there. You will stay for 6 days/5 nights from 29 July or 16 August at a 3-star hotel starting from LE 5200. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=23

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The best time to visit London is during the summer, and especially in August when it’s sunny as you get to enjoy the parks and ride your bicycle everywhere without the fear of it raining on you. If you’re also interested in shopping, then London has you covered with the best stores worldwide. Enjoy Travco’s deal of 6 days/5 nights starting August 8th at a 2-star hotel starting from LE 7990. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=1020

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How mesmerising is the Far East? If you haven’t already been, then now is definitely the time to go. With the special offer of staying for 7 days/6 nights at 4-star hotels in Phuket and Bangkok starting from LE 8300, you can’t say no. It’s the perfect deal. From enjoying nature and waterfalls to riding elephants and seeing different types of animals, it is truly the exotic trip you need. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=1036

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You can go to the amazing cities of Orlando and Miami for 11 days/10 nights, 5 nights in each, for only LE 15770 at 3-star hotels. These two cities are totally different as Orlando is a more family oriented city, whereas Miami is all about the parties and having a great time. You get to experience two different worlds in one country. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=1026

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Go to Barcelona with the Mediterranean MSC Splendida cruise for 9 days/8 nights starting from LE 15900. You will stay for one night at a 4-star hotel in Barcelona where you will have a chance to visit all the historic museums and monuments as well as the chilled port with the best seafood restaurants in Spain. Then the other 7 nights on the luxurious, full board cruise ship where you will enjoy the view of the serene beach as it moves from place to place. http://travcoholidays.travel/package.aspx?id=1028

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The packages details are as following:

- Roundtrip economy airfare on regular flights, including taxes.
- Airport transfers at destinations.
- Other hotel categories are available upon request.
- Above rates are ‘starting from’ prices per person in double room per stay.
- Optional sightseeing tours at all destinations are available upon request.
- Packages exclude visa fees.

 

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“Style Me To Sparkle” at the JW Marriott

JW Marriott Cairo hosted a spectacular fashion event for the Charms JW Ladies Society members, where guest speaker Rania D’Angelo described the different shapes and styles of women and which colours and cuts fit them best. The ceremony was attended by society women where they enjoyed the fascinating ambience of the JW Mirage City Golf Club Terrace and stunning music and decoration of the runway. Also each of the attendees were surprised to receive a special kit with discounts from Al Sagheer Beauty Salon and a personal shopping day with Rania D’Angelo. The attendees were delighted with the unique Charms event and the unprecedented JW Marriott Cairo hospitality.

Charms JW Ladies Society is an exclusive club for social and cultural gathering that hosts many events and seminars, which offer exciting and new ideas about daily life for the modern woman, designed to enhance the lifestyle of the members.

In a hospitable surrounding Yasmine Sherif, Director of Marketing Communications and Sahar Khairy, Guest Relations Manager welcomed guests upon their arrival. The attendees expressed admiration for the elegant venue and taste of delicious dishes and warm hospitality.

 

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Henedy Collaborates with Yahoo Maktoob

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Yahoo Maktoob has announced the exciting launch of two new video productions that are coinciding with the FIFA world cup in Brazil. The first show, Al Captain, consisting of 30 episodes was launched on June 22nd and stars comedy star Mohamed Henedy, while Brazil La Tkalimni, starring Omar Hussein from Saudi Arabia’s UTURN, comes in 15 episodes, and will be launched on June 28th.

The main concept of Al Captain is following the popular comedy star as he makes his trip to Spain, which is where many football stars come from. He spends his time there meeting different people and discussing his passion for football, whilst reflecting on his childhood dream of becoming a football player. The web production takes us with Henedy on his journey as we live every experience with him.

Brazil La Tkalimni, on the other hand, talks about a football novice as he goes to Brazil, the host country, to try and learn more about the game and engage himself in the World Cup ambience. Hussein joins people from all around the world as they celebrate the matches. This is the perfect web production for football beginners who are eager to learn more about the most exciting sporting event of the year.

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Omneya Shohayeb & the Safi band

Omneya Shohayeb & the Safi band

For the first time, Virgin Megastores has combined two of our favourite art forms in one spectacular event. Virgin managed to give the audience a music show and a book signing event that they wouldn’t be able to see anywhere else.

Omneya Shohayeb during her book signing

Omneya Shohayeb during her book signing

Omneya Shohayeb, a Canadian based author, has launched her new book “The Life Jackets” on June 7th 2014. The book consists of short fiction stories that tackle difficult situations that everyone experiences in their day-to-day lives. The purpose of the book is to show a person that with positive energy you can get through any obstacle life throws at you. Combine that with the lively attitude and vibrant music of the Safi Band, it was a night full of positivity and laughter. It was the perfect marriage between music and the written word.

The performance

The Life Jackets' shelf at Virgin Megastores

The Life Jackets’ shelf at Virgin Megastores

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Get Fit for Summer

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We all get so caught up in our lives that we sometimes forget to take care of our bodies. Since summer is around the corner, we need to pick up the pace and start getting into shape. No one wants to spend their morning on the beach feeling like a potato. These three popular fitness programs in Egypt are designed to help us develop the body we need, while strengthening us both mentally and physically.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that focuses on power, coordination accuracy, and fitness. It tones your body and helps you reach your fitness goals.  It was founded by Rami Saleh in 2012 and has become a huge success. It consists of all kinds of training including running and lifting weights. It challenges you and gives you a fun way to be fit. You can join them anywhere you want, they train in Zamalek, Kattameya, and 6th of October.

The second most popular Fitness program is Train For Aim. Train For Aim offers its athletes a different way of discovering their fitness. Their sessions consist of running, fitness, spinning, and swimming. It usually lasts for an hour or an hour and half but it’s an intense workout, pushing everyone to their limits. It was founded by Ayman Hakky and Tino Waked, two friends who were interested in triathlons who decided to share their passion with amateurs and professionals alike. Train For Aim is for all ages and focuses on toning your body and establishing a new healthy lifestyle. You can train with them in Zamalek and Palm Hills.

The third most popular fitness program is FitSquad. FitSquad concentrates on helping its members reach their personal fitness goals as well as creating a healthy lifestyle. It was founded by Omar Abou Shakra and Ahmed El Menoufi. Its programs tend to challenge people by training them in strength, flexibility, power, speed, and flexibility. They also integrate powerlifting and high interval training. They train at Smash Club in Kattameya Residence.

Pick the closest one to you and start getting ready for summer!

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Street Style From eniGmaShopping.com

Seven different girls showed us their styling skills by collaborating with the hottest brands from eniGmaShopping.com. With their summer vibes and their colourful outfits, the girls showed us a new level of street style fashion.

With this unique shirt and flamboyant trousers from HIP, the subtle yet striking necklace by Envied, and the exclusive clutch by ZAAM, Dina Bahgat could not have impressed us more. The outfit speaks for itself, it fits all the criteria of a great summer look. Our favourite pick from the outfit is definitely the top. Diagrams and colours in one mix? Genius.

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Nadine Ayman has no problem posing with eniGma Shopping’s outfits because they suit her perfectly. She surprised us with a simple yet chic top from HIP that defines this season’s style perfectly, and throws on a statement necklace by Moccatopia. The clutch by ZAAM and the Casio watch complete the knockout look. Our favourite pick from the outfit is the necklace, it’s a breath of fresh air.

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Nurhanne Eissa wears this stylish and functional vest by Three Fifty Nine and matches it up with these incredibly intriguing trousers from HIP. The bright, cheerful clutch by MFL gives a sense of quirkiness to the outfit. The necklace by Envied and the rings by El Hieroglyph Jewellery finish off the outfit perfectly. Our favourite pick are the trousers. Stunning.

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This dress by The Dressing Room is everything summer should look like, and Radwa El Ziki knows how to flaunt it well. The clutch by ZAAM looks perfect on the outfit because it’s colourful but calm. So it complements the dress beautifully.  Ziki also did a great job with styling the dress fashionably. Our favourite pick is definitely the flawless dress.

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Who doesn’t love floral? It has summer written all over it! That’s why Yasmine Osama’s trousers from HIP are to die for. The bracelets and the ring from El Hieroglyph Jewellery are definitely on point. They say everything needed about the character who wears it. They give off a sense of independent style that is always noticeable. The sunglasses from HIP are very practical because round suits almost every face shape, and they’re super stylish. Our favourite picks from the outfit are the trousers and the ring.

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Salma Abu Deif goes tribal with this magnificent vest by Queen of Hearts. The super slick necklace by El Hieroglyph Jewellery and the boots by L.MAK bring a touch of diversity to the outfit. The bag by Haya looks vintage but also in style. Of course the watch by Casio shows off the classy side of the outfit. Our favourite pick is the necklace.

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Dalia Serour does a great job with styling this shirt by UNTY with a kimono from HIP. The jeans from HIP are the perfect shade for the summer. She colour blocks the outfit with the perfect burgundy shoes by Swims. Our favourite pick? The shoes.

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All items available at eniGmaShopping.com

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Weekend Getaway Outfit

In this hot, humid weather all you really need is a dainty outfit, a cute swimsuit, and the beach. Whether you plan on hitting Sokhna for the weekend or spending a week in Gouna, make sure you go prepared.

Since monochrome is this season’s hottest trend, you won’t hesitate to show off this sleek swimsuit from Milene, available on eniGma Shopping.

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This Three Fifty Nine dress from eniGma Shopping is the perfect outfit for a sunny, chilled day by the beach. It’ simple, chic, and will definitely complement your swimsuit.

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Don’t forget to add this yellow cross-bag and these cute white sandals from Leila Designs to complete your stylish look.
Isn’t this the perfect beach outfit? Yeah, we love it too.

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All items available on enigmashopping.com

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Qabila Second Short Film Festival is Here

 

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Qabila Second Short Film Festival is Finally Here!
Film lovers rejoice! It is time for the second Qabila Short Film Festival starting today the 4th of May till the 10th of May. This year they received 484 short films from 66 different countries made by filmmakers aged from 16-36 years old.

Qabila is an independent media project established by a group of ambitious and creative Egyptians in 2010. The competition is to showcase and encourage talented filmmakers from Egypt, the Arab region, and beyond to tell a story through their art.

The prize this year is a 70,000 EGP presented and sponsored by Mansour Foundation. The exciting opening ceremony will be held tonight at 7pm at the Midan Theatre in the Cairo Opera House.
The jury selected for fiction and documentary films is acclaimed actor Amr Waked, director Ayten Amin, and director of photography Victor Credi. The animation jury is headed by Hany El Masry.

The Awards for the festival Include:
• Best short fiction
• Best short animation
• Best short documentary
• Best Egyptian short fiction
• Best Egyptian short animation
• Best Egyptian short documentary
• In addition to Best first Egyptian work award(s)

There are also three workshops scheduled during the event including a filmmaking workshop by The Egyptian/German filmmaker Samir Nasr, sponsored by Tahrir Lounge Goethe. Filmmaking and intention workshop by the Spanish filmmaker Josecho De
Linares and a cinematography workshop by Spanish director of photography, Ivan
Romero, both sponsored by International Media Support (IMS).

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