Gloss Thinks Pink

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Gloss Salon and Spa, in collaboration with Think Pink, have come together to raise awareness of breast cancer through the “Gloss Thinks Pink” event. We are honored to support this worthy cause.

Two breast cancer survivors will speak about their personal experiences and will provide valuable input on how to cope with cancer or with people you love who have cancer. The event will also include a live auction of one-of-a-kind

The “AliaApproved” Maki Launch

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We’re thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between Maki and Alia Almoayed. Alia Almoayed was approached to design her own “AliaApproved” Maki which will be a healthier maki option.

The Maki team invited Alia Almoayed for dinner at Maki to test out different maki options according to her taste. Prior to the dinner, Alia carefully selected the healthy ingredients in which she envisioned her maki to contain. After tasting various options, Alia found a winner, which she is proud to approve. The “AliaApproved” Maki will be launching on Thursday, October 3, 2013. We are planning the launch event for Alia’s closest family and friends, along with distinguished members of the press.




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KUWAIT: Nuqat has commenced the preparations for organizing this year’s Nuqat Design Conference 2013 which is done every year being the platform for the creatives in the Middle East. This year’s Kuwait conference will be held under the theme of Executing Culture Shock, to be hosted – for the second time – by Al Americani that is managed by Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya, from Nov 7 to Nov 12.

The purpose of this year’s conference is to challenge and examine the experience of cultural change and its effects 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. Therefore, here comes the theme of Executing Culture Shock for Nuqat Conference 2013.

The organizing committee also mentioned that during Nuqat conference 2013, speakers will present their own reaction to the aforesaid factors through socially conscious design, celebration of culture, social experience, dissection and intervention. They also stated that participants will then be engaged with those powerful reactions and new perspectives that may question the existing norms and invent new methods of adaptation, thus executing culture shock.

The conference speakers will display different executions, theories & ideas based on their field and the topic of Nuqat 2013 Conference. Each speaker will express a different experience and reaction in an attempt to understand and initiate progress and positive change.

The participants of the conference will also experience hands on interactive and interdisciplinary workshops conducted by professional creatives in several fields. The workshops aim to incite the participants’ reaction to the culture change in a positive innovative approach, resulting in a beneficial and effective outcome. The workshops have limited seats to ensure a productive environment and quality time with the instructors. To read more about the Nuqat Conference, you may read more here.

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A Thought Provoking Night: Pecha Kucha Night Al-Khobar

Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights. This year, on the 20th of September, 2013, Pecha Kucha Night AlKhobar is taking place while hosting some of the most inspirational speakers such as Ali Iftikhar, Mohamed Ali, and Wafa AlObaidat. In addition, Sketchbook Magazine is a proud media partner for this year’s Pecha Kucha Night AlKhobar.

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Art Dubai 2014 Announces ‘Art Dubai Modern’

Art Dubai Modern has recently been announced. It is a new programme for the 2014 edition of Art Dubai (March 19-22, 2014).

Art Dubai Modern – complementing the existing contemporary art gallery halls and Marker programme – will showcase a selection of galleries, each of which presents a solo or a two-person show, featuring influential modern masters from the Middle East or South Asia.

The eighth edition of Art Dubai takes place March 19-22, 2014. Besides the gallery halls, comprising Contemporary, Modern and Marker, the fair’s extensive not-for-profit programme includes artists’ and curators’ residencies; site-specific works and commissioned performances (Art Dubai Projects); an exhibition of works by winners of the annual The Abraaj Group Art Prize; and the critically-acclaimed Global Art Forum.

Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group and is sponsored by Cartier. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event.

Year-round, the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority is a strategic partner of Art Dubai, and supports the fair’s education programme.

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For further information on Art Dubai and the Contemporary, Modern and Marker gallery halls, you may visit here.

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Noon by Noor Spring/Summer 2014

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Noon by Noor is a fashion label by the talented Bahrainis Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa The name for the line, Noon By Noor, comes from the Arabic letter ‘N’, pronounced as ‘noon’. The label offers an array of feminine dresses, tailored blazers and statement separates that can be worn in casual sophistication by day, or in exquisite elegance by night. Noon by Noor has made a huge impact in the fashion world, with an online boutique, and the label stocks in Saks Fifth Avenue Bahrain, Saks Fifth Avenue Dubai, and Harvey Nichols Kuwait.

All eyes were on Noon by Noor’s Spring 2014 collection at Mercedez Benz Fashion Week. It was evident that the collection was inspired by the beauty of nature, which was seen through the prints, floral appliques and ornate embellishments. Each piece was feminine, yet still modern. We loved every piece and are proud of the Bahraini designers! We wish them the best of luck and we’re excited to see what the future holds for Noon by Noor!
Take a look at our favorite pieces from the Spring 2014 collection.

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Wafa AlObaidat Presents at AIESEC Ajyal Conference

On the 7th of September, 2013, Tumooh and AIESEC’s Ajyal conference hosted three guest speakers to educate young minds on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Through stories told by the same young and ambitious entrepreneurs who rode the stairs to become the giants they are today, the conference with almost a hundred attendees proved to be a very invaluable experience to all.

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The conference then went on to have a session through which the attendees were allowed to approach the guest speakers and interact with them, learning more about their lives so far.

Build Your Halloumi at McDonald’s

Celebrating the launch of the Halloumi Muffin, the latest addition to the hearty Breakfast menu, McDonald’s Bahrain invited members of the press and media as well as a selection of Bahrain’s bloggers to take an exclusive tour of the McDonald’s kitchen where they took a close look at the techniques of serving fast food the world-famous way!

The event guests were then challenged to build their own Halloumi muffins using the ingredients available in the kitchen and accessorized them using custom-made labels, later showing off their culinary skill in the “I Just Built My Halloumi” photo booth.

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