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What About Some Warm Weather Fun with the Kids?

When the sun shines, we, as adults, are so happy and excited to go back to our summer activities, so just imagine how your kids will feel. They have been studying all year long and the least you can do for them is treat them to some outdoor fun. With temperatures rising, you have to let them enjoy the beautiful weather before it gets too hot. With this in mind, we have come up with a list of activities that will definitely make this season as enjoyable as it could be.

  • While the temperature is still bearable, the first activity that comes to mind is a hiking trip in nature, or a day spent in the desert. So don’t forget to prepare some snacks, just in case the kids get hungry!
  • The second idea would be to let your kids enjoy the outdoor space of your house. But before they do so, make sure they are wearing some old clothes because it can get really messy out there.
  • If your outdoor is big enough, bring some old sheets, ropes and wood batons and help your kid learn how to build a tent to which they can invite their friends.
  • Since the summer is not in full swing yet, you can always find some time where it’s a bit windy; so take this opportunity to take your kids to the beach and let them fly some kites. Believe us, this will definitely trigger their sense of exploration, so prepare yourself for some questions!
  • If you feel like your children like to cook, let them enjoy preparing some homemade ice cream, sorbets or popsicles with their favorite fruits. This will allow them to enjoy a healthy, refreshing snack.
  • Biking, roller-skating and playing football are always options that allow your children to have fun and enjoy the nice weather and the sun.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Books We Love - Franca: Chaos & Creation

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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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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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Books We Love – American Fashion Designers at Home

By Rima Suqi

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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.

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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!

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