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Abla: Where parts are greater than the sum 

When you ask for directions to Kerdasa, buried deep in the outskirts of Giza, the answer can fill two pages of a notebook. “You drive along one side of the Nile Corniche, go over a bridge, turn right, go up and up along a single-track road” and after several kilometres think, “where is this place?” …

Mohamed Samir

Hubert de Givenchy bids his final farewell at the age of 91

In the 1960s, the decisiveness of black took over the wardrobes of many women around the globe. After remaining loyal to the dreamy shades of pastel, one significant debut on the silver screen convinced many women to embrace the contemporary aesthetic of fashion. Audrey Hepburn, supported by her fashion soulmate Hubert de Givenchy, changed the …

Daily News Egypt

Azwak makes diversity a trend

Egyptians are firm believers that diversity of taste is the greatest assurance for contradicting aesthetics to coexist. While trends often lead to identical troops of loyal followers, few still seek to remain true to their personal preferences. In a time when even the biggest fashion names are willing to take detours in order to float …

Nayera Yasser

Tavola restaurant: Mix of modern, old Italian cooking

Spring is just around the corner in Cairo. Nothing compares to a sunset lunch over the Nile. Spending the weekend, enjoying the softest of breezes coming off the Nile with a surrounding Nile background just complements the joy of your day off. At Nile Point, one of Maadi’s venues where a series of Cairo’s finest …

Daily News Egypt

Sandbox declares Specks a jewellery staple 

Influenced by the smooth specks of sand, which represent an element that often surrounds the everyday life of Egyptians in the most subtle way, Suhayla Al Sheikh has decided to put it under the magnifying glass in her own personal way. The founder of Sandbox drifted away from her previous inspiration by resorting to the …

Daily News Egypt

Ammanii unites women with one ‘Sa’maa’

“Whether you are in the east or the west, you are still covered by the same sky. You do not get an extra piece because you come from a different background or believe in a different religion or have a different skin colour,” says the designer 

Nayera Yasser

Eden Park brings the rugby aesthetic to Egypt

It is not extraordinary to find the hallways of Egypt’s shopping malls bustling with eager shoppers. Their frantic eyes move rapidly between illuminating banners while their hands gravitate towards their favorite tags. While the past year has irrupted a number of conflicting opinions regarding the fashion industry, a certain French brand decided to go against …

Nayera Yasser

Lana El-Sahely lands in Egypt with a capsule collection

With an airplane for a weekly mean of transportation and thousands of digital fans for daily companions, her days are marked with a structured feed of posts. As the world hides away from the snowy cold on February mornings, she struts in the streets of Paris between the star-studded runway shows of haute couture. Meanwhile, …

Nayera Yasser

Dina Shaker deconstructs classics, reassesses industry 

Like a surgeon, a trench coat absorbs the spotlight ahead and interacts with her frantic hands, dissecting and reassembling a design that many women know by heart. Her trained eyes can seemingly spot the unexpected similarities between a sleeve and a belt. Sooner or later, a shirt obediently follows her instructions to morph into a …

Nayera Yasser

Vasari: The renaissance of slogan t-shirts 

Some walk into museums to learn about art, while others capitalise on the power of the internet to stay up to date with today’s forms of expression. However, only a niche group can see the thin lines between two opposing worlds. Those few can fancy a world where paintings come to life; not to talk …

Nayera Yasser

N By Natalie: A lifetime with the right top

Along with a charismatic white shirt, she walks into the room nonchalantly. Her collar is straight and her heart is accessorised with a dramatic bow. While the world has caught the digital fever and replaced conversations with chat boxes, her relentless fingers have never ceased to tap at the sight of rich fabrics. Others might …

Nayera Yasser

Seaduction: the irresistible temptation of signature dining by the sea

When I first noticed it, I thought the name was genius. Seaduction owes its name to the temptation of the sea, yet the taste is nothing but original. Boasting a signature ingredient and unique touch to each dish, the Dahab-based restaurant/café provides the most distinguished and classy-yet-simple fine dining experience, the best—and arguably the only—such …

Yosra El-Zoghby

The archives series: a visual walk down memory lane 

More than seven years ago, an ambitious designer held her breath as she observed how a crowd of strangers reacted to the debut of her emblems of self-assurance and confidence. Her tokens of strength spoke in calligraphy and swayed with the colour of silver. It was not long until her stories of capable women, who …

Nayera Yasser

2017 has introduced new clientele to local fashion scene: Farida Temraz

Inspired by the gracious tales of her ancestors, she dives into history and surfaces back with daring silhouettes and intricate embroidery. The fashion historian is on a mission to bring back the victories of the past through a new medium. Her creations are stark glimpses of a glorious past and ambitious future. Surrounded by her …

Nayera Yasser

Places to stay in Egypt

Egypt is a traveller’s delight as it brims with a treasure trove of sights with historical relevance. We look at some of the favourite hotels among the visitors.

Forbes Middle East

The Republic: a different steak and pasta experience

Cairo’s Mohandeseen neighbourhood has been a hub for some of the finest high-end restaurants. The Republic is the latest to open its doors to those who love pasta and steak, seeking a different experience with a varied menu which satisfies people’s different tastes and cravings. The black and white retro design is the place’s main …

Nada Deyaa’

Amr Saad salutes the gentlemen with his first jewellery collection

A quick flip through the month’s regional fashion magazines would most likely end with a long pause in front of a geometrical creation of statement eyewear. With silver frames and unexpected silhouettes, the handmade piece of accessory is worthy of being categorised as an independent trend. From silver-screen celebrities to regional fashion experts, the memorable …

Nayera Yasser

Dima Jewellery introduces the future’s classics

While the room bustles with frantic movement and an entanglement of noises, her posture remains unchanged; with her back hunched in a protective method, her eyes squinted in concentration and her fingers moving rapidly amid shades of stones and masses of chains. For more than a decade, her name has been associated with timeless hammered …

Nayera Yasser

Petit Palmyra: hidden, cosy jewel in Korba

Petit Palmyra is a restaurant that dates back more than sixty years and is a remarkable Heliopolis landmark. The place is a popular destination for people looking for fine cuisine and an elegant, cosy setting. Once you walk through the restaurant’s wooden entrance, it takes you to a corridor separating the restaurant into two sections. …

Daily News Egypt

Jazzy celebrates the past year with Tawasol

As the year rolls into a speedy end and a new year starts to promise fulfilled wishes and better beginnings, few would find themselves drawn to further understand various causes with the intention of being a part of the anticipated upcoming change. Shopping is an old ritual associated with holidays and new beginnings. However, with …

Daily News Egypt

Il Mulino: little piece of Italy in Cairo’s Maadi

Located in the heart of Cairo’s affluent and leafy suburb of Maadi is a blissful destination, were heavenly aromas exist. As soon as you walk inside, the aromas and warm, welcoming atmosphere will instantly win you over. And that’s before you even try Il Mulino’s fantastic, wide-ranging Italian menu. Opened in 2011, Il Mulino has …

Daily News Egypt

Uncovered legends of El-Khalifa street 

El Sayeda Zeinab is one of Cairo’s districts with numerous local historic and religious stories to discover. A walk in El-Khalifa street will allow you to indulge yourself in a remarkable experience of Islamic Egypt; the street hosts the Ahmad ibn Tulun mosque, one of Cairo’s oldest and most well preserved mosques. According to religious …

Passant Mohamed