Diana Faaberg

Swept Away in SIWA!

  Living in Cairo could be very toxic, taking time to get some fresh air, peace and quiet is always a good idea!  Siwa is one of the most beautiful places in Egypt, and its still not commercialized or popular which makes it the go to place for some peace of mind!   The best…

4 Yoga Poses for Wheelchair Users!

As I have said time and time again, yoga is for everyone, regardless of your body type, your age or your abilities. Being in a wheelchair should not stop you from doing yoga; it has many health benefits for mind and body that we should all be able to profit from.  Here are some simple…

The Amazing Similarities between Yoga and Islam

Being a Muslim practicing yoga, it didn’t take long for me to notice many similarities between the two. Although yoga is not a religion, it still has many spiritual practices that are meant to calm you and help you reach a more elevated state of mind. The Mala and the Prayer Beads In Islam, we…

There’s No Such Thing as a “Yoga Body”

After being a yoga instructor for a few years now, I frequently come across students telling me that they are not fit enough, flexible enough, over weight, too masculine, and the list goes on. My answer is always: yoga doesn’t call for certain types of bodies; it can easily be modified to suit almost anyone.…

Bedtime yoga after a long day- What Women Want

Get rid of back-pain now with bedtime yoga!

Whether you’re a stay at home mom, stuck at a desk for over eight hours a day or always on your feet, we all suffer from some kind of back pain at the end of the day. Yoga has been a cure for back pain for over decades and is always one of the first…

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Good Reasons Why Yoga is Essential for Every Working Girl!

Yoga is essential to enhance our lifestyle and survive our stressful lives.  Here are some simple Yoga poses to get those creative juices flowing again! Child’s Pose  This is one of the simpler poses, with your forehead resting on the mat and arms stretching forward this pose is meant to somewhat isolate you from the…

Peeing in Public Bathrooms 101

We all have to pee in at public toilet every now and then. Some bathrooms, of course, are cleaner than others. Still, there’s nothing like your home sweet home’s toilet. Here are five hacks to pee, comfortably in any toilet, without the fear of catching an infectious disease and awkward moments. Squat Perfect your squats,…

The Downside of being a Vegetarian No One Tells you About

  Whenever people hear about vegetarians, they think they must be super healthy and happy. Well, I am a vegetarian, and sadly, the reality is that it’s not always that shiny. Here are the downsides of being a vegetarian that you will slowly start discovering yourself. It’s not green and happy all the time.  …

Pack Light! 6 must haves on your Eid Trip!

With Eid just around the corner we now have an excuse to shop! When Eid and Summer come together you know you have to hit the beach! Here are some Eid must haves that you can simply order online! Colorful Beach Bag by Tawasol We can’t possibly travel without a beach bag. This beach bag…

Crazy Thoughts we all have at the End of each Ramadan!

  The end of Ramadan is near, that comes with some thoughts and concerns that we all share. We’re torn between being unable to let go of the Ramadan things we got so used to, and honestly wanting it to be over with because we’re exhausted and dehydrated beyond repair. That ended Quickly! This happens…

Meet the Fierce Talents behind Grand Hotel!

   Grand Hotel is one of the most talked about series this Ramadan. From the casting, the décor and, of course, the whole 50’s feel we get from it, there are so many reasons why we love Grand Hotel! Being a thriller, a drama and a romance, it has captured the attention of so many…

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Giving Back from your Own Couch!

Ramadan being a Holy Month, we try to do as many good deeds as possible. Ramadan starts, you get really busy and before you know it the month is over and you feel like you haven’t done any charity work or helped out those in need. Here is a list of very simple charity work you…

Norshek “I watch mosalsalat on my iPad while running on the treadmill”

A working mother of 2 and a fitness freak! With Ramadan comes Mosalsalat and dessert, how does she keep it all together during Ramadan; we find out!   How do you juggle Mosalsalat, working out and your kids? I watch Mosalsalat on my ipad while running on the treadmill. What’s your guilty pleasure during Ramadan?…

7 Times you almost broke your Fast!

  Fasting isn’t easy, especially during the summer! With Ramadan hitting us June through July, the temptations to almost break your fast become more and more frequent. Here are 7 times we almost did…   When Traffic gets the Best of you Traffic is bad enough as is, but for some reason it gets worse…

Ramadan Trends we officially hate!

  There is so much we love about Ramadan; traditions, the atmosphere and the food of course. However, then there are many emerging Ramadan trends that we simply hate! Here are Ramadan trends we believe should come to an end! Over-priced Kheyam Kheyam have become increasingly popular and so have their prices. You basically get…

If Joey had to Fast in Ramadan!

  When we think of Joey from F.R.I.E.N.D.S we instantly think of food; from the time he stole his date’s chocolate cake to when he wouldn’t share grapes with Emma! In spirit of Ramadan, here are our favorite Joey food moments. We all go through some of these moments especially during Ramadan!  Just like Joey;…

Spoiled Egyptians! 6 Things Egyptians take for granted!

  As hard as the lives of Egyptians are, we still have our perks and spoiled moments. Here are a few things we Egyptians take for granted and only realize their true worth when we leave Egypt!   The Infamous Sabat This is a very simple invention that has been around Egyptian households for as…

When Girls hit the Road! #Stradivariusroadtrip

  Girls just want to have fun! Stradivarius invited us on a road trip around the Red Sea, El Gouna, Hurghada and Marsa Alam, all of which were simply heavenly! The trip was all about beaches, dancing and a bunch of girls! “It was like a bachelorette, except no one was getting married!”    …

6 Tasks you should never give your Nanny!

With the rising of the “have it all” woman comes the rise of depending on nannies. There’s nothing wrong with having a nanny to help out, but there are certain tasks that should be done by the parents; things that a child will remember and will definitely affect the parents’ relationship with their child.  …

From Stopping a Taxi to Wearing Heels! 8 Easy Tasks made Difficult in Egypt!

Living in Egypt isn’t the easiest thing. Even some of the simplest tasks can become a hassle. From going to the supermarket to walking in heels! Here are 8 easy tasks made difficult in Egypt!   Grocery Shopping This sounds quite simple, but it isn’t! you will almost never find everything you need in the same…

10 Places to get Vegetarian Food in Cairo

Being a vegetarian is not an easy thing in Egypt, meals are never really complete until there is a type of meat on the plate, unless you’re willing to eat koshari everyday. Here are a list of places in Cairo that have Vegetarian food! Eatery Eatery is one of the few places with a vegetarian menu.…

6 Reasons Why Norine Farah is the Next Big Thing!

Young Egyptian designer Norine Farah who is known for her quirky, unique designs is quickly making her way the fashion scene! We believe Norine is the next big thing and here are the reasons why.   She made it all the Way to New York! Norine was the first Egyptian designer to make it to…

Don’t turn Away! 6 Clever Ways to react to a Harasser!

  Living in Egypt, we know that there is not the simplest errand you could run or place you could go without getting harassed in the process. To avoid a scene,, and sometimes out of worry, we simply look away and keep walking. We should look away anymore! Here are 6 clever things you can…

90’s Fashion Items we’re Glad didn’t make it back!

  We’ve noticed that there are many fashion items coming back from the 80’s and the 90’s and we just love it! We’re even gladder, or more like relieved, that some items didn’t make it back. Here are 10 items we are glad stayed in the 90’s!   Stirrup Pants These were very big in…

7 things a non Egyptian Parent will teach you well!

  Other than having a foreign passport and being able to travel without visa, having a foreign parent has its perks! There are some life lessons that only a foreign parent will teach you whether your Egyptian parent likes it or not! Here are 10 things a non Egyptian parent will teach you well! “my…

5 Modest Fashion Icons with Exceptional Style!

Being modest doesn’t mean you can’t have great style! These 5 women prove just that. From feminine and lady-like to dark and quirky, they do it all! Hoda Ismail – Co founder of Earth Gallery Being one of the founders of Earth Gallery it only makes sense that we would love her style! Earth Gallery…

Having your First Baby before 25, Worth it or Living Hell?

  The decision to have a baby is a very big one, let alone making this decision before turning 25! We talk to real women who turned into moms before hitting 25 to learn all about the blessings, the sleepless nights and, of course, a piece of advice for those about to embark on this…

Potty Training Tried and Tested: From Real Mums to You!

Potty training is a hard time for everyone! It is a time when poop, quite literally sometimes, hits the fan. Here are a few trips to make the process a little more fun and a whole lot easier.   Frequent Trips to the Toilet When you feel like your child is ready, start taking them…

Print Pattern Brand Logos are No Longer “Cool”!

  It seems like designer stores are in trouble because people don’t like their logo infested products anymore. People go for the more subtle products, showing that it’s really the quality that they are after, not something to show off their bank accounts. “Maybe walking down the street and reaching into your L.E 10,000 bag…

Real Fur no more! Armani Says Yes!

  We can finally say that the world is beginning to get a sense of right and wrong when it comes to animal rights. Starting with sea world’s announcement that they will stop captivating, breeding and creating shows with whales, and now the latest update on animal welfare, Armani has decided that it will not…

12 Glorious Moments that Only a Working Woman will Understand!

  As we get older and busier, we realize that our goals in life become very simple and that we were taking things for granted in our past! Things like…   Shower, AC and a Warm Bed After a long day of work and errands, you go home, take a shower and jump into bed.…

A Modern Mommy’s Entourage; The Mommy Club!

  A support system, constant companion through thick and thin and lots of fun; it’s The Mommy Club! The Mommy Club is a hub for mommies to vent, ask for advice, give advice and support each other! We talk to the founders of The Mommy Club, Heba Abou El Eid and Haidy Wafik about everything…

E7ky Ya Shahrazad: Helping Women in Prison through Fashion!

  Fashion designer Heba Fares, known for her brand Naomi Hanem, collaborated with NGO Masr El Kheer to start an initiative that brings together fashion, charity and most importantly, a story to tell! Heba ‘s new collection named ‘E7ky Ya Shahrazad’ is all about helping out Gharimat. Gharimat are women who are imprisoned because of…

Paint your Dog and Save Hundreds of Stray Ones!

Walking in the street we see a group of dogs running out, wagging their tails, and we know we must be in the right place! There, we meet Miriam Hathout, an Egyptian artist who recently came up with an idea of helping stray dogs using her painting talent. We sit down with her in her studio,…

My Husband doesn’t Flirt with me Anymore!

Featured Image: Shutterstock/ Annette Shaff   With so many people of this generation getting married, people are starting to get more insight into what happens behind closed doors. Something we all hear a lot is women complaining that their husbands aren’t as attentive at they used to be when they were dating or engaged. This…

7 Ways to become the Coolest Stepmom!

  Being a stepmom is never easy, trying to get on the children’s good side, while still retaining their respect isn’t a simple task. There’s a thin line between making them hate or love you. Here are a few tips to become a cool stepmom! Don’t Ask them to Call you Mom! This is the…

All Babies are Photogenique!

We all see these adorable baby pictures and wonder who takes them. Here in Egypt, a baby photoshoot is a recent concept, but who wouldn’t want an album documenting their baby’s first days in the cutest way? Heidi Fathy, founder of Photogenique talks to us all about it! The name “Photogenique” comes from that fact…

Do you want to Ignite the Nile? Here’s How to do it!

A weekend well spent, a mix of culture, history, fitness and fun! We joined Ignite on a weekend getaway to Luxor, the perfect excuse to leave the city and the perfect opportunity to get fit. With views of the beautiful Nile and great weather, it was something everyone enjoyed. Staying at the Sofitel Winter Palace…

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Things Get Hairy! 7 Embarrassing Moments during the First Year of Marriage

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dating, getting married and actually living together is another story. The first year in particular is filled with embarrassing moments. Here are some of the most common embarrassing moments that we face in our first year of marriage.   Showing your True Colors When you are dating it’s…

Skimp on Your Travel Spending and Splurge on Your Safety

Travelling abroad is one of the most absolutely delightful experiences people can partake in, but it is not always sunshine and rainbows. Planning a trip, making sure everything goes according to plan and being safe abroad, all while having a blast, is very hard. With these few travel tips, you can ensure your safety, fun,…

10 Sanitary Items You Need When Going on a Safari Trip!

  When going on a safari trip you don’t always get the luxury of bathrooms, running water and things of the sort. Here are some items you need to keep your hygiene intact. You can thank us later!   Mini Toothbrush and Toothpaste These are obvious ones but if you forget them you would be…

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A Trend or an Investment; Giving Birth in the US!

It has been a largely growing trend that young Egyptian mothers go to the US to give birth. Is it for the nationality, safety and convenience or maybe future plans? We talk to some real women who have been through this to find out the inside scoop! Sarah El Guindy “All I was thinking about…

Envy! An Egyptian Woman’s Worst Fear

Envy is something that has been woven in Egyptian culture for generations. It’s understandable, of course, but sometimes people go overboard with it. In some cases, it seems to be affecting friendships, relationships and a person’s lifestyle in general. Women have taken it to the next level, keeping their whole life a secret! Here are…

A Woman Behind the Wheel! An Egyptian Female Driver’s Story

Hala Sobhy is a regular Egyptian woman. The thing that sets her apart from the crowd is her decision to take on a job not taken by many women. She is one of the few female Uber drivers in Egypt! People usually get into the car and expect to see a man, but to their surprise,…

Tips and Tricks for Peeing outside your home!

We all have to pee in at public toilet every now and then. Some bathrooms, of course, are cleaner than others. Still, there’s nothing like your home sweet home’s toilet. Here are five hacks to pee, comfortably in any toilet, without the fear of catching an infectious disease and awkward moments. Squat Perfect your squats,…

Hotel Zaatari: Helping Syrian Refugees with Art

Hotel Zaatari is a campaign that aims to help the Syrian refugees at Zaatari camp which is located at the Jordanian/Syrian border, they do so by using photography to really change perceptions about the refugees. The photography for this campaign was done by artists Anthony Dawton and Jim McFarlane. The project introduces the refugee, emotionally…

9 Creative ways to get rid of El 3arees!

There are very few things in life more annoying than when your mother tells you she brought you a “3arees”. This will happen to any Egyptian girl, despite the fact that they have probably said they don’t want to commit now, or even if you have a boyfriend! Your mother’s 3ersaan will still come rolling…

Dear Egyptian Girls, Tampons Won’t Take Your Virginity!

Growing up, your mother probably warned you to never use tampons until you’re married. It was one of the biggest no no’s! This is because one of the biggest myths about tampons is that it takes your virginity. Which brings us to another, equally important, point; your virginity is not just taken with the breaking…

Food to the Rescue! Best Restaurants to Order from at the Office

It’s winter and that means we get hungry much faster. Of course, this includes working hours. So we are giving you a list of the best things to order while at the office.   For an Oriental Breakfast, Order Zooba For delicious Foul and Ta’meya sandwiches order Zooba. They also have a variety of cheese…

Warm up your Winter with Wow by Wojooh!

Wojooh have launched their new collection “Wow by Wojooh” is bound to give you that sophisticated look that every woman wants! Instead of sticking to gloomy, dark colors, add a splash of brightness to your winter look. You will be surprised at how much it warms things up! Bright Lips! The collection is filled with…

Dubai is Getting a Fit New Addition with Flat 6 Labs!

A mother, a fitness influencer and co founder of The Wellness Log, Norshek and her team have collaborated with Flat 6 Labs in the UAE to help influence more people into the fitness wave. We ask Norshek about this collaboration along with some handy fitness questions.   Tell us about your collaboration with Flat 6…

We Wish You a Healthy Christmas! #اخترت صحتي

With Christmas just around the corner, we are all looking forward to that big Christmas family dinner! And since holiday weight and the guilt you feel after aren’t the best, we thought of a few ways to make your delicious Christmas dinner a little healthier! Turkey When cooking your turkey, try to avoid using butter…

Deliciously Talented Female Food Entrepreneurs!

Food has got to be one of the most fun businesses to run. We almost envy those talented female entrepreneurs for their yummy businesses. Yet it all comes down to how grateful – and proud – we are of their existence. Here are our favorite deliciously talented female entrepreneurs whose restaurants and bakeries had us…

8 Creatives who Master the Bohemian Style

  Pulling off the bohemian style is quite easy as long as you have the carefree soul to go with it! The key here is to be fashion-forward and unique, while staying comfortable. Here are some of our favorite women who master it in all the right ways.   Deana Shaaban, Fashion Designer Definitely one…

8 Fairyland locations you can visit!

There are generations and generations of Disney fans, we don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to see Disney locations come to life. Here is a list of real places that inspired Disney classics that you can actually visit. It’s a treat for the whole family! Aladdin – Taj Mahal As little girls, we have all…

5 NGO’s Defending Animal Rights That You Need To Know About

Although everyone seems to have it tough here in Egypt, animals seem to be having it even worse than the humans. Whether they’re the poor donkeys dragging heavy carts all day, puppies left out on the streets because their owners decided they don’t want a pet after they got it used to living a sheltered…

Women Eat Kebda Too! The Cleanest Places to Eat Street Food in Cairo

This should no longer come as a surprise to men, that us women like to eat kebda too! Delicious street food is something that we always long for every time we pass by a delicious-smelling kebda sandwich cart. And we hear all sorts of stories from the guys about how they had the “best kebda”…

10 Desserts in Cairo that are better than Sex!

Sex is great and everything, but it’s no match to a really, really good dessert! Like sex, there’s a dessert for everyone, and here’s a list of the very  best, sexiest desserts in Cairo.     Chocolate Heaven – Batter Half & Co This is basically a chocolate-filled jar, need we say more? It’s Batter…

Creatives who wrote their first film before 30!

Allow us to take a moment to give attention to the bright, talented men in this country. We have some very gifted and creative scriptwriters out there that deserve some recognition! Now, writing a script is not easy, let alone getting to do it before you turn 30. It is not just about having a…

Getting the Best of Vitamin Sea at Almaza Bay!

We took an early weekend last week and kicked it off by getting away from the city. As we all know, there is no better way to escape than to go to the beach. We went to Almaza Bay, a resort on the coast of the crystal-clear Mediterranean, 37 KM east of the city of…

Single Moms in Egypt… It’s Too Damn Hard!

Being a single mom is one of the hardest jobs, trying to be the good cop and the bad cop at the same time, making enough money to support yourself and your children, and of course making difficult decisions for your family. Being a single mom in Egypt is even harder, whether these hardships come…

Keeping it Local! Egyptian Actresses who support Local Brands

We have been keeping an eye on the changing style of local stars and have noticed that many of them are supporting local designers and brands. It’s time locals start supporting each other. And what better way to do it than to actually wear those designs and rock them while loving it? Here are seven…

Egyptian Comic Artists Worth Your Attention

Comics, until very recently, were considered a 90’s relic, but we are so glad that they seem to have come back! The revolution is part of the reason why they became so popular again – as part of the cultural awareness that was kicked off with Jan 25. We love that they are back in…

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Behind the Sex Scenes! If Movie Sex Scenes were Realistic

We see so many unrealistic scenes in movies; people jumping off a burning building at the last minute or skydiving with cars. The sex scenes are also guilty of the crime of being unrealistic. The logistics don’t add up, and the locations are plain wrong, plus the dialogue is one of the least realistic things…

Power Women of an Islamic Golden Age

Islam is one of the biggest supporters of gender equality and women empowerment.History proves that there are many iconic Muslim super women with extraordinary stories of power, strength and wisdom. Chapter 4, Verse 1 from the Quran states, “People, be mindful of your Lord, who created you from a single soul, and from it created…

Published before 30!

It’s time we shed some light on Egyptian writers who were able to publish their first book before tuning 30. That’s a great accomplishment for many reasons; the fact that they defeated procrastination in such a way being one of them. Many of us always say “I want to write a book”, but most of…

Rofayda: When Gynocology And Yoga Mix!

Rofayda is a health park that offers almost everything a new mother would want and need. They have a very large campus located in Sheikh Zayed – 6th of October city. “Rofayda” is named after the first nurse in the Arab world, that cared for people during the war, this beyond doubt gives you an…

7 Egyptian female Artists you Need to know about

Egyptian female artists have been underappreciated and suppressed in the past, but when they came out they did so with a roar! Considering some dedicate their whole lives to this passion, here is a shout out to some Egyptian female artists you should be aware of! Farahzada ElShihy     “Colors can make people happy”…

Gifted with Style! 6 Egyptian Female Stylists to Keep an Eye on

Standing out as a stylist isn’t easy, but these six stylists have made it. Each one of them is unique in her own way. We have no doubt that we’ll keep seeing them in the scene.   Reem El Adl After getting into the field of costume design for a few years she decided to…

Subspace: The 10th Planet of Entertainment

Subspace is a new production label directed by Aly and Teknyk. Subspace targets young musicians with high potential. It just recently launched in December of 2012, and in this short period of time already signed three impressively talented artists. We met with the space boys at their sleek, cool studio to chat about their records…

Pin the Romance with these Honeymoon Destinations!

Honeymoons are always about moonlight walks, romantic dinners in fresh air and making love in a romantic city. It’s always a bit difficult to decide on where to go on your honeymoon with all those endless suggestions from family and friends versus what you really want.In this issue,we’ll try to make it easier for you.…

The Workshops: The Passion Playground!

Cairo’s high pace lifestyle could be very exhausting, and before you know it you never have the time or the place to practice your hobbies or passions. ‘The workshops’ offer almost 50 different workshops, giving you the best instruction at reasonable prices, some workshops are even free!   The Workshops have been operating since October…

Yalla Yoga

A stress-free Spectrum What’s a better way to get rid of all your negative energy than yoga? Yoga makes you have total awareness of your emotions, be more centered, gain confidence, set goals and achieve them. These are just the mental benefits; there are physical ones, such as flexibility, strength and balance. Do you need…