On April 13th I proposed to my girlfriend Emily at the restaurant where we had our first date. I told her I was running late, had the restaurant opened just for her, and set up hidden cameras all around her. When she sat down at the table, there was a TV in front of her set to take her on a journey that would lead to the proposal of a lifetime. This is what happened…
Denim is synonymous with style and comfort and continues to reign as the most versatile fashion staple. Transcending the boundaries of season and occasion everyone needs those jeans that perfectly fit and feel; a classic and essential must have. November 6th marked the opening of Denim Room in Kuwait. The new retailer located in Shuwaikh Market offers consumers over 20 leading international designers. A Closet Candy Concept that naturally follows the fantastic response and success of Closet Candy, owner Dana Al Khobaizi wanted to expand the offering of established and new fashion brands to the Kuwait market.
Denim Room brings Kuwaiti consumers the highest quality denim and shirts while showcasing the incredible talent of the next generation. From New York City to London and LA, Denim Room brings together a rich and dynamic collection of what are called the “basics”; the essential and versatile ‘must have’ pieces. Brands include the likes of Victoria Beckham Denim, J Brand, Joe’s Jeans, Siwy Denim, Paige, and PRPS t name a few.
The launch party was exquisite, and the crowd was exceptionally stylish, rocking alot of denim pieces and just the right accessories to match.
If you are a fan of denim and basics, this is your next ‘must visit’ boutique. Who isn’t anyway?! Follow Denim Room on instagram @Denimroom and stay updated with their new pieces, designers, and style.
The Body Shop launches tantalizing floriental fragrance White Musk Smoky Rose, the new addition to the brand’s iconic cruelty-free White Musk range. This addictive scent opens with an elegant fusion of bergamot, pink pepper and blackcurrant before rising to a floral-musky heart. Here, a beguiling bouquet of bitter-sweet tobacco flower and a unique black smoky rose accord is tempered by delicate orange flower. This melts into a sophisticated blend of cruelty-free musks, immortelle flower and olibanum to create a daring fragrance like no other. Just perfect for the cold season.
Bakchic just launched a capsule collection of ready-to-wear sweatshirts for guys and girls celebrating the Arabic Calligraphy through a selection of beautiful letters, and the Arabic word “Inshallah” in a sporty chic style. The Collection is available to order online on their website bakchic.com.
Misrepresented, maligned, and misunderstood, The Great White Shark is an iconic predator, the beast we love to fear. This film explores the Great White’s place in our imaginations and in our fears, to find the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, Jaws. This film aims to reveal the strength and beauty of this animal, how it evolved, and the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. If you’re still wondering what to do on the holidays, you might want to check this out.
The purpose of this year’s conference is to challenge and examine the experience of cultural change and its effect on artists and designers. It will also assess the role of creatives in executing change within a transforming culture through the exploration of its transitional levels. It will be taking place at Al Americani, Kuwait City, on November 7th – 12th, 2013. For more info, visit Nuqat’s website, here.
COMO Hotels and Resorts, which owns the Bhutanese lodges Uma by COMO, Paro and Punakha, Bhutan, has launched an exclusive seven-night adventure with flights to and from the Kingdom via private jet. The ‘Luxury Himalayan Escape’ is being offered in partnership with global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn – the only private charter broker with permission to fly in and out of Bhutan. As a result the package is the only of its kind. Chapman Freeborn is recognised worldwide as the leading provider of private air charter and is loved by VIPs for its attentive service and complete discretion.
The all-inclusive, seven-night experience begins with arrival to Bhutan’s Paro airport via private jet. Depending on the departure point, guests are able to charter anything from a Cessna Citation light jet to a long range Gulfstream G450. The aircrafts are available with VIP configuration, the larger varieties offering luxurious bedroom and dining areas as well as cutting-edge in-flight entertainment.
A travel cost for two in a mid-size jet chartered by Chapman Freeborn from Abu Dhabi, costs from USD 94,000 and from Dubai is USD 92,000. The cost is inclusive of the Luxury Himalayan Escape in a Como Villa for double occupancy.
After a fast-track priority check-in, guests will spend four nights at Como’s Uma Paro lodge in the Paro Valley followed by three nights at Uma Punakha, further north in the Punakha Valley. Both properties feature breathtaking mountainside locations, interiors filled with Bhutanese artisanship and Como Shambhala Retreats for massages and other wellness treatments.
The trip features full-board accommodation at both lodges as well as six-and-a-half days of privately guided hiking and day excursions to cultural landmarks such as the Punakha Dzong and the capital, Thimphu. All excursions will be accompanied by professional English-speaking Bhutanese guides and a personal butler at both hotels. Whitewater rafting on the Mo Chu river, a private conversation about Buddhism with local monks, and traditional Bhutanese welcome gifts and dances are also included, as well as a COMO Shambhala Massage and a Bhutanese hot stone bath for two. Guests can enjoy private yoga with a COMO Shambhala expert, and on their last night, a romantic fire-lit, four-course dinner for two with Champagne in the courtyard at Uma Paro.
For more information and booking, please visit the following website, here, or contact:
telephone : +971 (0)4 206 7300
Three and a half years after the last collection was created for Topshop, Kate Moss is confirmed to return to the brand to deliver a new take on her style inspirations and unrivalled position as the true British fashion icon.
The Kate Moss Collection for Spring Summer 14 will be sold globally via Topshop stores in 40 countries. The collection is currently in the design process.
From BB to CC here’s a breakdown to help you determine which option is best for you.
Focusing on skincare benefits, BB cream (short for beauty balm) is an all-in-one serum, moisturizer, primer, SPF and foundation that first gained popularity in Asia. It is convenient, natural-looking, and has skin-boosting benefits.
Short for color correction, CC creams contain all of the BB benefits, plus color correcting ingredients like Vitamin C, to brighten dark spots and improve overall skin tone. Some even have different colored undertones to help counteract redness in skin. These creams tend to offer more coverage, and they’re especially great for people who have dark spots, acne, or unevenness.
BB Cream Picks: Maybelline Dream Fresh BB; Kiehl’s BB Cream; Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm, Dior skin Nude BB Creme SPF 10, MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35, No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream, La Roche Posay Hydreane BB Cream.
CC Cream Picks: L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift CC Cream, Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector, Olay Regenerist CC cream, Max Factor CC Cream, L’Oreal Nude Magique CC Cream.
How to Choose
Keep in mind that every BB and CC cream has unique benefits, but in general, reach for a CC Cream over a BB Cream if you want fuller, foundation-like coverage. Either option is a great multi-tasking product that will make room in your makeup bag!
Stay gorgeous! xx