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Make It a Beautiful Ramadan Night with These Home Gifts

Cover Photo Courtesy of Versace

As the Holy Month of Ramadan kicks off, your calendar starts getting filled with Iftar invitations. Although it’s such a great joy to join family or friends for a wonderful meal, you can’t go empty-handed. With this in mind, offering them a gift would be a great way to show how much you appreciate their hospitality and care.

We know how hard choosing the perfect gift might be, especially if you’re not into personal gifts or if you’re not so close to the person who has invited you. So in this case, a little something for their beautiful home would be an ideal way to make this task a whole lot easier. You might choose a vase, a tray, a backgammon set, a table light, or anything that could find a place in their house to remind them of your taste, but one thing’s for sure, you should always make sure that your gift is top notch!

And if it was the first time you visit their home sweet home, ensure that the gift you choose for them goes with any décor style.

To help you achieve this task successfully, here’s our list of objects that would be a great way to thank them for having you over on this beautiful Ramadan night!

Lalique, Palme vase
Available at Tanagra
 
Versace, Medusa Rhapsody service plate
 
Assouline, Mosques book
 
Dolce & Gabbana, Incenso candle
 
Bernardaud, Jardin Indien tea set
Available at Tanagra
 
Silsal, Majestic arabic coffee set
 
ANNA by RabLabs bosque bowl
Available at Tanagra
 
Dior, New Bond Street set
 
RITUALS, The Ritual of Yalda fragrance sticks
 
Versace, Medusa Rhapsody tea cups set
 
Dolce & Gabbana, Neroli candle
 
Baccarat, Blossom set
Available at Tanagra
 
Silsal, Majestic tissue box

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Books We Love - Franca: Chaos & Creation

Cover Photo Courtesy of Assouline

Some people leave an everlasting mark in the fashion industry and Franca Sozzani is definitely one of them. During her 30 years at Vogue Italia, this editor-in-chief tackled subjects that others would avoid at the time, bringing an unparalleled energy and audacity to Fashion journalism.

Comprising photos by industry pioneers like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindberg and Bruce Weber from both the magazine’s archives and Ms. Sozzani’s personal collection, as well as texts on every facet of her life – from her work with couture and models to her family – and notes from her dearest friends, this book brings together fashion’s greatest works and talents to pay tribute to this great woman and her achievements. This is not all, because behind this book lies a cause; the sale proceeds fund the Franca Sozzani Chair in Preventive Genomics at Harvard Medical School which aims to transform medicine from reactive sick care to proactive health preservation.

 

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F is for Fashion… or Furniture

Cover Photo Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Luxury is not only for fashion. Luxury is a lifestyle – or at least this is what some of our favorite fashion houses in the world have proved to us. Expanding their wings into the world of décor and furniture, every one of them has their own take on interior design, further expressing their spirit and design values through items that fill your home space with sophistication.

Feeding your hunger for a complete luxurious lifestyle experience is an extensive list of styles, each packing its own statement through an aesthetic that is pretty much true to the house’s codes and uses the label’s signature motifs. With 14 fashion houses on the list until now, the flock is still growing – promising a bright future in the world of luxury interior design.

Now what would designer furniture look like, you might ask? As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. With this in mind, we’ve rounded-up a list of interior design images created by some of the fashion industry’s pioneers. From Gucci who recently joined the pack to Elie Saab – who announced his collaboration with Emaar Properties, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Fendi Casa, Missoni Home, Dior Maison, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani/Casa and many more, below is our curated selection. Are you ready to get blown away?

 

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Gucci Décor
 
Armani/Casa
 
Fendi Casa
 
Louis Vuitton
 
Dior Maison
 
Missoni Home
 
Versace Home
 
Hermès Home
 
Loewe
 
Dolce & Gabbana
 
Marni Home
 
Elie Saab x Emaar Properties
 
Ralph Lauren Home
 
Peter Pilotto's exclusive home ware collection for Matchesfashion.com
 
Gucci Décor
 
Armani/Casa
 
Fendi Casa
 
Louis Vuitton
 
Dior Maison
 
Missoni Home
 
Versace Home
 
Hermès Home
 
Loewe
 
Dolce & Gabbana
 
Marni Home

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Prep Your Little Ones for Their School Comeback

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Summer is over and you and your kids are more than ready for school after months of fun and excitement. But wait! Did you prep the little ones for a fancy start? In order to be a supermom, we suggest you go back in time and remember how happy you were when your mom used to supply you with the coolest accessories at the start of the new school year. Now that you understand how your little ones feel about having the nicest stationery, here’s what you gotta do!

First, take into consideration the class and age of your child. Do they need a lunch box or a sandwich is enough to get them through the day? These kinds of questions will help you figure out what they need for school and make the task easier on you. Once you got all of this figured out, you might want to give your kids the chance to choose what they want – which makes you more of a supermom!

Below is a list of items that might inspire you. Check them out and get ready for a shopping spree that will get your kid extremely excited to kick off yet another successful school year!

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Typo, Harry Potter Dealthy Hollows notebook
 
House of Holland pencil set
Available at Virgin Megastore
 
Bonpoint pencil case
Via Melijoe.com
 
Liewood, Anker water bottle
Via Liewood.com
ban.do, Have Fun Be Nice Work Hard medium planner
Available at Virgin Megastore
 
Jeune Premier pencil case
Via Melijoe.com
 
Yumbox lunch box 
Via Yumboxlunch.com
 
Typo, Speckled Bailey pencil case 
Via Namshi.com
 
Ted Baker, Colour By Numbers bullet pen
Available at Virgin Megastore
 
Liewood, Estella water bottle
Via Liewood.com
 
OmieBox, Pink Berry lunch box 
Available at Virgin Megastore
 
Typo notebooks pack of 3 
Via Namshi.com

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Books We Love – American Fashion Designers at Home

By Rima Suqi

Cover Photo Courtesy of Assouline

They’re the reason behind every trend seen on the runways. Yes, we’re talking about fashion designers! Don’t you wonder sometimes what these creative minds return to after weeks and weeks of hard work and fashion shows? Well, this book will tell you all about that while focusing on American fashion designers.

Entitled “American Fashion Designers at Home”, this release offers you an intimate look into the private spaces of more than 100 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, such as Diane Von Furstenburg and Derek Lam.

Vivid images will immerse you in their domiciles, which range in design and style from minimal chic to bold and exotic, and allow you to discover their domestic interpretation of their own taste in fashion. Discover Carolina Herrera’s classic elegance taking shape into her Louis XV-inspired New York apartment and Tommy Hilfiger’s take on comfortable and relaxing spaces through a preppy aesthetical style, as well as Donna Karan’s tranquil, zen-inpired villa in the Turks and Caicos Islands with its eco-friendly architecture and yoga pavilion.

In a nutshell, this book shows you how American fashion designers let their creativity run wild equally at work and home.

 

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Spend Your Adha Holiday in a European Hidden Gem

Adha is fast approaching and you’re probably wondering about where you and your family should head to for Eid celebrations. So if you’re looking for new experiences, Europe is full of treasures, and we have the perfect list for you.

Menton, France
Located on the charming French Riviera, this medieval old town will offer you many must-visit sites, such as the Jean Cocteau Museum which displays works by this poet, the Val Rahmeh – Menton Botanical Garden, the Serre de la Madonne and the 18th-century bell tower, among others.
Cavtat, Croatia
While Croatia is known for Dubrovnik, this town on the country’s Adriatic will catch your attention with many magical places to visit. From its beaches to the Rector’s Palace which is a renaissance mansion that showcases the manuscript collection of 19th-century scientist Baltazar Bogišić and many other sites to see, you will certainly spend some memorable days there.
Silves, Portugal
Besides being the former capital of the Algarve in Southern Portugal, Silves is of great historical importance. One of its main attractions is the Castle of Silves, which will take you on a journey to ancient times in the most charming of ways.
Cuenca, Spain
Set on the mountains of east-central Spain, the charm of this city lies in its Historic Walled Town, steep cobbled streets and medieval castle ruins. In addition to the hanging houses that it is known for, the Museum of Abstract Art invites you to discover a stunning collection of mid-20th-century Spanish art.
Bergen, Norway
The KODE Art Museum and the Bergen Aquarium are just a few places to visit in this city on Norway’s southwestern coast. In addition to the colorful wooden houses on the old wharf, the Bergen City Museum features diverse heritage sites such as Old Bergen.
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Located on the east of Prague, this city invites you to the Czech Museum of Silver which encompasses the Gothic Stone House and Tyl House – the home of Czech dramatist Josef KajetánTyl. On another note, the Italian Court museum exhibits more art nouveau paintings.
Saxony, Germany
Somewhere in eastern Germany, this state charms you with its castles and palaces, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. In addition to the historic buildings rebuilt after WWII in Dresden, the late-Gothic Albrechtsburg Castle and the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, this place will take you on an exploration journey like no other.
Positano, Italy
Finding its place on the Amalfi Coast, this magical place might not be as renowned as Capri, but it certainly has its own captivating touristic offerings. From the Path of Gods to Via Fornillo and the Amalfi Drive – to name a few, it’s definitely worth the visit. 
 
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Around the World with Your Little Ones

Kids can be so different, but there is one thing they all have in common: they all like to have fun! After a year full of school duties and a summer they spent behaving very well, a treat is well deserved and by that, we mean a vacation in a magical place.

Taking into consideration your little ones’ interests and hobbies, here are a few destinations you should consider visiting with them for you to become the mom of the year – if not for a lifetime!

Disneyland

Whether you choose to travel to the California, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo or any other Disney haven of the 12 available worldwide, this magical place is the dream of almost every little angel in the world.

Legoland

Located next to the Lego Factory in Denmark and more specifically in Billund, a lot of fun and excitement await your kids with more than 50 rides and plenty of events.

Monkey Forest

For the kids who love animals, especially monkeys, Ubud in Bali welcomes you and your family to have some fun with monkeys in this wonderful natural reserve.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Studios in Orlando welcomes you into a magical world of fun and thrill inspired by the Harry Potter film series and novels, where the HogwartsTM castle and the Forbidden Forest will make their adventure even more exciting.

Georgia Aquarium

Located in Atlanta, this expansive aquarium will immerse your children in the world of the sea and allow them to discover its wonders and creatures.

Cité des Sciences et de L'Industrie

Inside this huge metallic ball lies an obligatory planetarium, a submarine and galleries dedicated to kids and teenagers for all those who are fond of science.

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