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The High Jump Champ with Beautiful Curls!

  Up, up she goes… not just physically but literally. Over a long horizontal bar, she keeps pushing herself to reach higher and higher records until she reached 1.82 meters so far! This amazing champ is Passent Mossad Herky; a lady of many many interests and talents. She recently won first place in High Jump…

Close Up tells you the 6 Signs when your Date is Not Worth your Time

The 21st Century woman is driven, motivated, and extremely busy. We are living in an incredible new age. And between having a fulfilling career, an active social life, and perhaps working out, we just do not have time to waste. That is why it is immensely important for us modern women to not waste our…

Fashion, Sports, Hijab and Eco-friendly: UNDER-RÂPT’s Perfect Mix!

  Aiming to conquer the every day lives of today’s women, the lifestyle brand UNDER-RÂPT breaks all stereotypes, merging religious and cultural values with influential fashion, athleisure and trends, targeting the fashion-savvy, health-conscious and modern “modest” millennials. But that’s not all, the emerging brand also engineers ecological and organic fabrics that are both kind to…

Cook Purer and Healthier with Nestle Pure Life!

Kick off the summer by making healthier lifestyle choices for yourself and your loved ones while cooking. One of the best ways for one to improve their health is through eating and drinking cleaner. That is why Nestle Pure Life dedicated their efforts  to ensure the water you are using to cook delicious meals and…

Confessions of a Power Family!

  Being blessed with a supportive family is one factor that can determine a lot in one’s future, especially with extremely ambitious women like Nardine and Dana. Between countless shoots, practices, or travels, their family bond somehow surpasses the challenges and makes it work. Fourteen-year old Dana has been playing football since she was 5.…

730 Days with Cairokee

“We thought he was a spy!”, Amir Eid tells us the minute he walked into our studio with the author Walaa Kamal who lived with Cairokee for two years documenting their lives on and off stage… The book is a must have on every shelf as it tackles hard hitting issues such as education, identity,…

How to Protect your Little Ones from Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Our children are our ultimate priority; from the moment they are born, we want to make sure they are well-protected, clothed and most importantly, well-fed. It is engrained in us to want to ensure their nutrition. And from day one of your baby’s life, you, the mother, are capable of providing them with all the…

Up-fuse: Proudly Wearing Plastic Waste

“Life is all about perception” is a phrase we often hear when motivated others try to convince us to see the full half of the glass, and not just the negatives. Two inspiring ladies not only saw an alternative perspective, but launched an entire project to turn a crisis into a utility. The two brilliant…

Marie Louis: Paving the Runway to Conscious Fashion!

Being at the vanguard of the fashion industry in Egypt since 1989, homegrown Marie Louis has been rising steeply ever since she decided to place her feet in this extremely challenging industry. She is a true Egyptian success story –and a magnificent entrepreneur– who brought a new wave of style to the modern Egyptian woman.…

Ice Skate Egypt… the Ultimate Hub for Figure Skaters

 When a mother and a daughter share the same passion, the sky is literally their limit. That’s exactly how Ice Skate Egypt, the governing body for the sport of Figure Skating in Egypt, operating as a committee in the General Egyptian Federation of Sport for All (GEFSA), started. Founder of Ice Skate Egypt and PhD…

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Law 3andak Dam…

Aiming to ease the process of blood donations in Egypt, Law 3andak Dam online service was established in 2011, connecting blood donors to patients in need of blood based on their blood type and locations. We have talked to Law 3andak Dam’s founder, the Musician and the Creative Director Hisham Kharma to know more about…

On International Women’s Day, Here are 8 Facebook Communities Helping Women Find Kindred Spirits, Support and Inspiration

Facebook groups and pages are a great hub, bringing like-minded people together to share experiences, ideas and rally for causes close to their hearts. They ultimately bond community members and shape a collective driving force for the greater good. With over 38+ million active users monthly on Facebook in Egypt, these communities can make a…

Ever felt A Twinge of Guilt after a Babyliss Session? Do you want to Experiment with Funky Hair Colors without worrying about the Damage? Dove is here to make sure Nothing Stops you!

Straight, curly, layered, pulled back in a sleek ponytail, buzz cut, or even pink! Hair is usually one of women’s favorite body parts. Why wouldn’t it be? When it’s a fabulous medium for our self-expression. Every time you decide on a new hairstyle, you are expressing yourself through your locks.   Whatever we go through…

“ENFESAM”: Sharmoofers’ Latest Take on Mental Stigma

      [fbvideo link=” Facebook cutdown share link: https://www.facebook.com/244800992280950/posts/2107110832716614?sfns=mo” width=”500″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”1″]   After 3 years of Paranoia, Sharmoofers have taken things to new mental levels with their most recent album ‘Enfesam’. While, yes, Sharmoofers have given their fans three hit singles – and even won a few awards – in the middle to…

Decoding the Ice Cream Shop in Amr Diab’s ‘Ice Cream Fi Gleem’:

    Amr Diab and Simone’s eternal cult ‘Ice Cream Fe Gleem’ was shot in Egypt’s first homegrown Ice Cream Parlor ‘Rigoletto’. The Egyptian brand was first established in 1987, back then it was named ‘Dolce Vita’. Two years later, it became the fabulous Rigoletto. Here are 5 reasons why we are obsessed with Rigoletto:…

The Quest for the Perfect Dress is Over, Thanks to La Reina!

We have all been there… all of a sudden, we remember that we have an event to attend and we still don’t have our perfect dress-to-impress. And so, the search begins for the most fabulous dress money can buy. But what if you did not want to buy a dress? What if you could go…

Heliopolis Towers Hotel Brings the Freshness of Alexandrian Seafood to the Heart of Cairo!

Heliopolis Towers Hotel recently hosted a mouthwatering event at their restaurant “Aqua e Luce”, bringing Alexandria to the heart of the Cairene capital.   Celebrating the best of the Mediterranean city, the world-renowned hotel has pulled off an unrivaled seafood day under the theme of “a piece of home”, gathering celebrities and influencers originally from…

Marriott Egypt Hotels Say Thanks during Global Customer Appreciation Week 2018

This November Marriott International Hotels all over the world celebrated Global Customer Appreciation Week (GCAW).  On that occasion, Cairo Marriott Hotel and Marriott Mena House, Cairo along with all other Marriott hotels in Egypt had their very special way to thank their customers.   The week started with a kick-off event held at Le Meridian…

JW Marriott Hotel Cairo

JW Marriott Hotel Cairo was delighted to welcome Personal Development Expert Cherif Cotta to provide insightful ways to “Emotional Health”, hosted for the exclusive Charms JW Ladies Society club. Charms  JW Ladies Society is a ladies club dedicated to enriching the lives of its members through an exciting program of events, seminars, and social gatherings.…

Lady Warriors

Hardship shapes us. It pushes mankind beyond boundaries and makes the impossible possible. We met with two strong and inspiring lady warriors, who chose life and made peace with what was in their deck of cards. May we all learn from each other.   All Eyes On Radwa   On a Saturday afternoon, the twenty-eight-year-old…

Couple Goals? Meet ‘With You, I Wander’ Bloggers

“It’s the excitement of discovering, and experiencing, new things alongside someone who’s as passionate about the same things, that’s what makes it an extraordinary experience.”   This is how Nour from the With You, I Wander travel blog, opened up to us in the couple’s interview on how they travel as a couple, their history,…

The Perfect Toy for Your Differently-Abled Kid

Each year, toy companies produce a massive number of toys so that each kid will find the toy that can be like them. Although there’s a diversity of toys in range, there are still some kids who are left behind –not finding the toy that “looks like them”. With the objective of creating a toy…

Super Younis: A Terrific Hero Has Just Landed !

Last week, we stumbled upon a Facebook page called Super Younis that immediately caught our attention. The amazing admins, Mostafa Menshawy and Reem Esmat, started this page to empower and support other parents of children with special needs. Their main inspiration to start this page was their four-year-old son, Younis, who was born with one…

Challenging Disabilities with Cookies and Love

What’s better than baking on a winter Thursday? We met up with the magicians behind “The Four Biscuits”, a baking project by five amazing bakers with Down Syndrome. These fabulous cookie bakers are Seba Ahmed (23), Mariam Adel (31), Yehia Emad (15), Sherihan Hamdy (21) and Haidy Adel along with Co-founder Sherine Salem. (Sherihan hamdy,…

Art Therapy for challenged Kids with Kiki Hadad

When dealing with Down Syndrome, there are plenty of misconceptions, which we’ve tried to clear up by talking to Christine ‘Kiki’ Haddad, Art Therapist at the Learning Resource Center.   It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Egyptian society does not know how to correctly handle Down syndrome. After all, how can they handle…

Decoding the Differently-Abled in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptians have a great history of achievements and successes: how they conquered the world, and succeeded in many fields, like agriculture, architecture, and medicine. Not only have they proved themselves in professional fields, but they also followed a well-planned hierarchy that guaranteed civil rights for all human beings, creating an integrated community for society,…

Aya Ayman: Egypt’s Paralympic Gold Fish!

Aya Ayman, an 18 year old AUC Business student, a professional Paralympic swimmer at Egypt’s Comitee for Paralympics took a deep breath and dove into giant waves when she challenged herself to become Egypt’s first and youngest Paralympic Swimming Champion.   Confident, witty and beautiful, all define Aya’s character who is also an actress at…

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Meet Intelligent Entrepreneurs at Narrative PR Summit’s 3rd Round!

With the aim of reaching a better future in Egypt, the public relations (PR) agency CC Plus created the Narrative PR Summit, the first locally-managed PR summit that gathers prominent stakeholders and significant entrepreneurs, who aim to reach a sustainable economic growth. This year, the summit is running for its third round. We couldn’t help…

Photographers Will Take Over Downtown Cairo This November!

Photopia is an independent photography school in Cairo, which is dedicated to the image industry in Egypt and the region. This November, it’s launching its first edition of the most anticipated photo festival: Cairo Photo Week. It is a week of photography education, exhibitions, studios, networking, and services. It will be held in Downtown Cairo…

The Thin Line Between Madness and Beauty

Since day one, plastic surgeries have been portrayed as women’s ultimate solution for beauty. Numerous women fell in its claws, thinking “why not some change?” But unfortunately, it’s not always a beautiful life. Countless catastrophes are being detected because of plastic surgeries, and someone had to do something to stop that. Inspired by a global…

Eleven Female Powerhouses Everyone Should Know About!

What Women Want magazine produced an inspirational video, bringing eleven powerful women under one roof. The video was powered by LUX, leading to their latest campaign #كل_بنت_حكاية , in which each successful woman talked about how success goes hand in hand with femininity, and the challenges they face in their daily job requirements. Femininity is…

Orcas New Tutoring Service Has Solved it All!

It’s back-to-school season: every mother’s nightmare, knowing that you have to force your kids to study; all the pressures of raising the clever kids with the highest grades, when all that they want to do is anything else but studying. Ocras has brought you these five magical tips for a better educational future for your…

Italian Dinner for Two Please at Maestro!

All roads lead to Rome and a rich aroma leads to Maestro, an Italian gem that was discovered by our team at Intercontinental Cairo Citystars Hotel. Delicious food, lots of lovely choices and genuine dessert are all found at this awesome restaurant.   The menu has a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes, so you’ll definitely…

Local Designers Taking GFF Red Carpet by Storm!

Fantastic local fashion talent shines on the Red Carpet where young designers participated in dressing up super stars with phenomenal couture, proudly made in Egypt! Kojak dressing up Nelly Karim and Injy El Mokkaddem    Deana Shaaban dressing up Tara Emad and Mariam El Khosht    Amina Khalil’s collaboration with Salem Alta Moda    Dazzling…

Heat up winter blues at Sofitel Legend Old Contract and Winter Palace

A winter vacation gateway should never be limited to beaches. Shake off the winter blues with a Winter Royal Escape at Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor or a Legendary Escape at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. Enjoy the south warm climate, sunny atmosphere and explore the sights and sounds of the ancient gems. The two palatial…

Hisham Kharma and Hany Adel’s collaboration ‘Yomein’ is the Talk of Town!

For the past months, people have been sharing anonymous shots of a lion and an astronaut sitting at local coffee shops, or wandering Egypt’s streets like crazy, using the hashtag #Yomein يومين#. Everyone was curious. Finally, the riddle was solved, releasing the magnificent fusion “Yomein”, combining the music of Hisham Kharma with Hany Adel’s unique…

Exceptional Cake Artistry Masterclass at JW Marriott Hotel Cairo!

On the 27th of September, 2018, JW Marriott Hotel Cairo witnessed the Exceptional Cake Artist, Chef Gelly Kalouta mastering the art of cake artistry, by engaging professional bakers and andamateur enthusiasts in an unusual masterclass. Through easy to follow steps, Chef Kalouta taught the participants her magical techniques and nuances that transform cake decoration from…

Spotted: Oka Wi Ortega Wearing Kojak!

Duo singers Oka Wi Ortega were spotted in their latest music video clip “Sorry”  wearing four different outfits designed by Kojak. Oka Wi Ortega’s exclusive custom-made pieces are a combination of both Oka Wi Ortega and Kojak’s worlds. Both true believers in diversity and expressing their thoughts through art, the pieces are a true revelation of their common goals and message.

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Relaxed Chinese Sophistication At Chinoix

Chinoix restaurant at Renaissance Cairo Mirage City is a destination to add to your ‘must try –feel good’ dining out list. You will simply be full of happiness! A true gem, Chinoix does not only present a wonderfully diverse menu with mouthwatering selection of authentic Chinese delicacies, it will blissfully indulge you with all that…

Delicious Roasted Artichoke Recipe

Ingredients: Frozen Artichoke Bag Pinch of Salt 1 Lemon Juice Less than ¼ Minced meat Tomato Juice (4 tomatoes mixed with 1 cup of water) Mozzarella Cheese 1 Garlic Clove 1 Tbsp Olive Oil   Method: Boil the artichoke first adding salt and lemon juice. Heat olive oil in a pan, then add the onions,…

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Marwan Younis rocks radio again!

After the release of the music video that everyone has been jamming to, the internet sensation Marwan Younis shows us once again that he is never out of tricks up his sleeve! The catchy tunes of Younis’ first ever Mahragan took the interwebs by storm, as all over timelines and newsfeed were about nothing but…

Enchanting Spa Experience at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski

Want a mama’s day out? Try an enchanting spa experience, and an Italian lunch at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Every mom needs a break. Last week, our team invited five amazing moms for an unforgettable treatment at Resense Spa, awarded Egypt’s Best Hotel Spa by the World Spa Awards. We took the lovely artist Reem…

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Make-up Artist Dina Rashed Reveals Some Vaseline Beauty Hacks

The perfect skin is a dream that all women pursue. That’s why Vaseline skincare offers a wide range of products that will provide you with healthy skin throughout the year. We explored Vaseline skincare products with the beautiful make-up artist Dina Rashed, revealing some of her expert Vaseline beauty hacks to rock your skin with…

Beauty Expert Dina Rashed Reviews Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

The simple makeup look, smokey eyes, winged eyeliners and shimmery highlighters –every woman has her own makeup style that defines her beauty. But with the glam comes a time we dread: the hassle of washing it all off. The marvelous beauty expert and make-up artist Dina Rashed visited our WWW Beauty Studio, to give us…

Celebrating Your New Chapter At Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel

Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel knows that it takes expert planning, access to the best quality resources, and a great deal of creative artistry to create the ultimate wedding experience. Knowing that many newly engaged couples may not have the time to source and coordinate all these important elements, the Hotel has thoughtfully designed a…

Sharmoofers new hit ZAMBA ticks all the right boxes!

Sharmoofers are here to tell a story; the story of breaking free, enjoying life and the pursuit of happiness. Zamba serves as a reminder to stop and smell the roses; don’t let the mundanities of life get you down. Imagine this: you’re sitting on your desk in Smart Village on a Sunday morning, in agony…

Get pampered in Sahel with Crave’s latest “Ready to Set” menu

Summer is all about, sun kisses, cold waters, and warm sands; Sahel is totally on fire this summer with Diplo and Marassi leading Crave’s newest set menu “The Ready To Serve”. How many times you have been enjoying these lively beach days until someone ruins them by asking “What shall we eat today?” and you…

Magic is REAL with L’Oreal Paris new invention “The Magic Retouch”

“BEAUTY” is a word that has various definitions by all women everywhere; They vary but there is always that one thing they all agree upon is that “They all want to feel BEAUTIFUL”.  A woman’s hair is her own special identification, she tends to be always keen to change it sometimes cut it, let it…

TRESemmé Guarantees That All of You Ladies Have a Fabulous Summer

With summer heat comes damaged and dry hair, spending long hours by sandy beaches and windy and humid nights definitely puts a toll on your hair. TRESemme has come to the rescue to make sure that you get salon results at home, and that your hair will look its absolute best this summer. The brand…

Tamer Hashem: “I thought that there were things that I can do as a man but if a woman does the exact same thing, that would be completely inappropriate. “

Drumming to tunes of both our happiness and misery, Cairokee’s one and only Tamer Hashem has always been our favorite drummer boy. His contributions to the band’s extraordinary use of musical instruments has added a twist to the underground experience.  In your opinion, how would you define manhood?   Manhood is about ethics that guide…

Ahmed Mourad: “I owe who I am today to all the women in my life.”

Moving past the idea that he is Egypt’s best-selling novelist, Ahmed Mourad has always managed to take us on a one way ticket to a world of his creation,  landing us in a mind-blowing plot-twist and eventually changing our paths with his thought-provoking ideas. In your opinion, how would you define manhood?  In our language the…

Ramsi Lehner: “My mother taught me to look inside of me and decide what defines my manhood instead of settling for society’s definitions.”

Whatever you think you know about Ramsi Lehner, there is always more. This hyperactive non-stereotypical artist has walked down multiple routes, eventually becoming a daring actor, quirky composer and a party-animal of a DJ.  In your opinion, how would you define manhood?  My father taught me to be independent, and my mother taught me not…

Finally! A Campaign That Encourages Women to Put Themselves First!

A brilliant campaign has been circulating on social media under the hashtag #انتي_الاول  (Enti El Awal , you first) to empower women, encourage them to put themselves first, and take some time to have a “Me Moment”. Every woman deserves to take a breath, relax, and energize to be able to put back her superwoman suite…

Retro Freak? Bambah Boutique is the answer!

Every woman has been and still is mesmerized by Faten Hamama, Souad Hosny and Shadia’s vintage fashion styles. There is something about vintage dresses that scream elegance, glamorous and femininity, that’s what Bambah Boutique is all about. Luxurious fabrics, lady-like silhouettes, striking colors, and oversized bows is what drove some of the world’s top personalities…

Finally You Can Find Trusted Babysitters in Sahel!

Orcas is the first and the best way to recruit babysitters in Egypt! This summer families will be provided with the best babysitting services, enjoying El Gouna and El Sahel’s breezy nights while a trusted and a reliable babysitter takes care of your kids. Parents will be able to book their babysitter through Orcas’ mobile…

Chic and Intimate weddings at the JW Marriott Cairo

At JW Marriott Cairo you will have a day of celebration you will never forget. It will be memorable, glamorous, fun and within your budget. We have come to refer to our wedding planners as our ‘Dream Team’. They will turn your dream into a mesmerizing reality, taking care of every detail. Our world-class chefs…

El Masyaf baby! Your Own Fantasea By M² Developments

M2 Developments is heating up the sand this summer launching El Masyaf, a new project nestled along the North Coast covering 171 acres of naturally leveled land with a beach front stretched over 1 km. This superb haven is located 75 km from Marsa Matrouh and 10 km away from Fouka Road, El Masyaf is a…

Gorgeous Gypsy! Azza Fahmy Launches her latest Collection

This summer, Head Designer Amina Ghali at Azza Fahmy dazzles us with her unique Gypsy Collection that defines beauty and flair. Mismatched floral, nomadic inspirations and beautiful earth colors that define life, soaking up a traveler’s vibe. We were invited to the private viewing of the collection and we were awe-inspired by the beautiful pieces. …

Cheer Like a Girl with Carina!

Carina Wear broke all branding stereotypes when they launched their creative World Cup Anthem earlier last month. Being in the market for over two decades, the company has been on a mission to support Egyptian women every step of the way. Unlike many brands that disregarded women’s role in cheering for the Egyptian National Team…

McDonald’s Decided to Give its eaters the Lowdown on How Their Food is Prepared

All our doubts about McDonald’s under wraps vanished, the minute we set foot in their spotless kitchen! The process of how every product is made there, was rather stunning. Let’s face it, we all crave that unique McDonald’s fries taste at some point during our hassled week. Thanks to their open-door kitchen tour you can…

Groovy Spa: The Feel Good Destination

This hidden gem, located right in front of the Baron Palace in Heliopolis, is everything you need to de-stress and unwind. Groovy Spa is an amazing gift that you can give to yourself, after a cruel deadline or a busy weekend with the kids. Our team had a blast at Groovy. The place is a…

The Thrills of Gaming and Live Entertainment at Sheraton Cairo Hotel and Casino

Sheraton Cairo has long been known to represent extravagance, style, and luxury. That reputation has endured over time as Sheraton has continued to impress, year after year with its world-class standards and exquisite taste. Cairo witnessed Sheraton Cairo Hotel’s long awaited Casino Grand Opening party, featuring special headlining guest performances from the superstar Nicole Sabaa…

Founder of Go Curlzlouly Tells Her Story

We are constantly searching for inspiring and empowering stories to share. We were approached by the fascinating Hala El Sayed, founder of @gocurlzlouly blog. She started her blog to inspire Egyptian women to start embracing their natural curls. “There is not a single girl in this country who was not teased about her curly hair…

Ahl Masr Foundation 3rd Annual Fundraising Sohour at Marriott Mena House

As part of Marriott international’s continuous initiative to support the community known as “Serve 360”: Doing good in every direction the Marriott Mena House, had the pleasure to host Ahl Masr annual sohour with the mighty Pyramids backdrop. During the event Ahl Masr announced the launch of a new initiative- Ashet El Asamy (long live…

Chocolate Mahalabiya with a Twist Powered with Almarai

Need something to sweeten up your next Iftar? Try this recipe creamy Chocolate Mahalabiya recipe. 2 cups AlMarai Milk 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder 2 tsp chocolate syrup 4 tsp cornstarch 3 large egg yolks 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp fine salt Fresh fruit for garnish   Put 1 1/2…

Enjoy a great Suhoor night without worrying about your little ones

Ramadan is all about late Suhoor nights with friends, but with kids it’s quite hard to commit to social obligations. Orcas has got you covered, they will take care of your little ones while you enjoy a fun night out. Orcas can now cover all your babysitting and tutoring needs, giving all mommies easy access…

Traditional Kabset Shish Tawook with a Twist Powered by Maggi

Add some culture to your Iftar table today and try out this delicious homemade Saudi dish with a twist. Will you be cooking Kabset Shish Tawook for Iftar?    Cooking time: 45 min        Serves: 4-6 people ½ Kg of shish Tawook 1 mix pouch of Maggi shish tawook 1 cup of yogurt 2…

Classic Delicious Banoffee Pie Powered by Nestle

Bananas, caramel, biscuit, and cream everything you need in a dessert. Try out this classic English Banoffee Pie for your Ramadan dessert table. Ingredients: 180 grams of biscuits 100 grams butter The caramel: 1 can Nestlé cream 80 grams sugar 50 grams butter 50 grams honey For garnish: Sliced bananas Whipped Cream Shredded chocolate  …

Fayrouz Apple with Tamarind lemonade Mocktail

Add a twist to some of your traditional Ramadan drinks, and try out this incredibly refreshing Fayrouz Apple with Tamarind lemonade mocktail.   2 cups of cold natural  Tamarind juice 2 cans of Fayrouz Apple ½ cup of sugar ¼ cup of lemon juice For Serving: Fresh sliced lemons Add the Tamarind juice with sugar…

Eggplant and Pesto Pizza For Suhoor Powered by Fresh

Typical to Egyptian customs, Suhoor consists of foul, eggs, and ta3meya. Break the norm and try out this healthy and mouthwatering Eggplant and Pesto Pizza for your suhoor meal. 1 eggplant, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 4 tbsp fresh pesto 2 tbsp minced garlic 3/4 cup grated mozzarella 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Basil…

4 Benefits of Drinking Barley After a Belly-warming Iftar

We all get into a hibernation mode the minute we leave the dining table, and lay on the couch to watch our favorite mosalsal. Fayrouz has come to rescue you from the guilt that comes after every Iftar meal. Here are 4 reasons why barley is the perfect drink to have after Iftar. Promotes digestion:…

Healthy and Fresh Avocado Greek Salad Powered by Domty

This quick and simple Greek Avocado Salad is so easy to make! A perfect salad to throw together for last minute Iftar appetizer. 4 large tomatoes, cut into smaller pieces 4 cucumbers, sliced 1/4 medium red onion,  sliced 2 avocados, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 200 Grams Domty Feta Plus Kalamata olives Salt & pepper Dressing: 3…

Curry Roasted Potatoes with Herbed Yogurt Dip Powered by Almarai

Add potatoes to any recipe and it will taste great. These savory curry potatoes are perfect if you want to experiment with a few  spices and flavors, for your Iftar meal. Start your experiment and try this amazingly delicious curry roasted potatoes with herbed yogurt dip. 4 potatoes 1 tsp curry 4 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp…

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Belly warming Meat Fatta with Eggplant Powered by Maggi

There are many variations of the delicious dish Fatta, but this recipe is sure to please your taste buds and satisfy you after a long day of fasting. Try out this amazing Meat Fatta and Eggplant recipe and you won’t regret it. Cooking time: 35 min        Serves: 4-6 people ½ Kg minced beef…

Cadbury and Cleobuttera Take Ramadan Desserts To Another Level

Ramadan is all about bringing new and innovative desserts to the Iftar table, it all started with Mango Konafa and continues with the Red Velvet trend. Cadbury has collaborated with the queen of desserts, the incredibly talented Foodie Cleobuttera to create new Ramadan dessert recipes. This is the first time ever Cadbury Egypt creates recipes…

Creamy Chocolate and Date Tart Powered by Nestle

Impress your guests with this decadent chocolate and date tart for special Ramadan delicious treat.   Prep time: 20 min   Cooking time: 30 min        Serves: 6 people 180 grams unsalted melted butter 150 grams brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1.75 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 cups oats…

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Flavorful Fayrouz Pineapple with Subia Mocktail

Ramadan has fallen on one of the warmest months of the year, so cool off with this fruity and refreshing Fayrouz Pineapple with Subia Mocktail. 2 cups of cold Subia juice 3 cans of Fayrouz Pineapple 1/2 cup of coconut  milk (optional) For Serving: Ice cubes 2 pineapples, sliced,  pitted and divided Add all ingredients together and mix. Refrigerate…

Easy Suhoor Recipe: Bruschetta with Tomato & Basil Powered by Fresh

Tired of having the same thing over and over again every night for suhoor? Check out this must try Bruschetta with Tomato & Basil that will keep you energized and full throughout the day. 6-7 tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tsp salt…

Easy Fried Mozzarella Cubes with Yoghurt & Mint Dip Powered by Domty

If you’re looking for an easy appetizer recipe for your Iftar table today, then try out these little mouthfuls of mozzarella cubes with a zesty mint and lemon yogurt dip. 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cornstarch 1 litre oil…

From Egypt Committed to Growing BIG & Aiming for being GREAT

“We believe that supporting and empowering local manufacturers, are a fundamental root for innovation and advancement. Similarly, striving to be your number one head-to-website for all your home, art, fashion & lifestyle needs.” How we stand out from a crowd,  is that we really give our brand personality, voice, and sincerity. Establishing a connection of trust,…

Rocca Salad with Yogurt Ranch Dressing Powered by Almarai

Get innovative with your salad dish for Iftar and try out this super delicious and healthy Rocca Salad with Yogurt Ranch dressing.   4 cups of rocca leaves 1 thinly sliced Onion ½ cup cherry tomatoes For Dressing: 1 cup Almarai Yogurt 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp chopped fresh…

Authentic Syrian Shakreya Powered by Maggi

If you are in the mood to indulge on tasty authentic Syrian food for Iftar today, then you must try this delicious authentic Shakreya recipe.   ½ Kg meat cubes 1 pack Maggi Bechamel Mix 4 pieces of crushed garlic 3 large tbsp oil 4 cups cold milk Juice of 2 lemons 2 thinly sliced…

To Die For Chocolate Molten Konafa Powered by Nestle

Konafa is the go to dessert that we stuff our faces with in throughout Ramadan. However, from time to time we tend to get bored of eating it in the same way over and over again. Which is why you should try out this to die for Chocolate Molten Konafa recipe.   ½ kg konafa…

Refreshing Fayrouz Raspberry & Hibiscus with Tamarind Mocktail

Ramadan and summer call out for a need for some refreshment! Try out this delicious Tamarind with a twist drink that not only tastes good, but will also help you remain refreshed throughout the day. 1 cup of concentrated mixed hibiscus and tamarind juices 2 cans of Fayrouz Raspberry 2 cups ice cubes 1 cup of sugar  …

Delicious Homemade Pesto Pasta for Iftar Powered by Fresh

If you can’t decide what to cook for Iftar today, we have got you covered! Try out this belly-warming Pesto Pasta recipe for Iftar. 1 pack farfalle pasta 1 garlic cloves ½ cup toasted pine nuts 2 cups fresh basil leaves, washed and stemmed ½ cup olive oil ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese ½…

Easy No Bake Blueberry Cheese Cake Powered by Domty

Who doesn’t fancy a creamy and delicious cheesecake after Iftar? This no bake cheesecake is as simple as they come, no fancy ingredients or techniques involved, it’s the perfect dessert after a satisfying Iftar. No Bake Blueberry Cheese Cake 1 1/2 cups crushed        biscuits 1/3 cup packed        brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/3 cup butter,…

Banana and Date Sohour Smoothie Powered by Almarai

Who says you can only eat your Sohour and not drink it? Dates are excellent source of potassium and magnesium for Sohour. Fibers too. Try out this super delicious and healthy Date and Banana smoothie that will keep you full and satisfied. Banana-Date Smoothie 2 medium ripe bananas 1/4 cup dates 2 cups Almarai Milk…

Why Are Business Hubs the Future of the Corporate World?

Finding work spaces, meeting rooms and conference spaces can be quite challenging in the dynamic, growing corporate world of Egypt. Innovation centers continue to be a growing trend that perfectly caters to corporate needs. Coming to you from the heart of Galleria40 in Sheikh Zayed, Edge Innovation Center is the newest business hub for all…

Upgrade your style this Ramadan with Azza Fahmy Jewelry

Ramadan is the season of oriental fashion; Kaftans, modest and flowy clothes, and to complete the look you’ll need to choose your jewelry wisely. This season we chose Azza Fahmy Jewelry for this mission, as it’s the most suitable place to excel in such occasion, according to their taste and fashion direction. So, If you…

Egypt’s First British Premier League Certified Coach! Meet Faiza Haider

Some of us may know Faiza Haidar as the captain of the female national football team,recently honored by the Egyptian president, but few know the impact her work has had on our communities or how she got to where she is today. In a distant youth center in Helwan, Faiza Haidar used to take her…

What Women Really Want… To Eat with Elmenus

Food is an essential part of our daily life routine, Whether you’re a working woman or a stay at home mama, you spend we spend hours thinking of what we are going to have for lunch. Elmenus has dedicated their 2017 insights to Egyptian women and their eating habits. We learned very interesting behaviors like…

Pacinthe Badran Reveals Why Venus Breeze Is Her Go-To Summer Item

Fashion Designer, Stylist, Blogger and Supermama Pacinthe Badran is the ultimate proof that a successful career and motherhood can definitely work together. Juggling between her fashion label, lifestyle blog and being a mother to a two year old boy, Pacinthe has found that her go to hair removal method is certainly shaving. We invited her…

As If Legends Aren’t Allowed To Age, TV Presenter Shames Naglaa Fathy

No one can argue, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Unfortunately media has been pressuring women to despise the way they look, and setting foolish beauty standards we have to follow. Yesterday a post erupted on Facebook which caused a lot of controversy, the post was shared by Kuwaiti TV Presenter Fajr Al-Saeed shaming…

Potato Gratin In 20 Minutes With The Devil Wears An Apron

She is a Social Media Team Leader by day and a fabulous foodie by night. Asmaa started her blog @the_devil_wears_an_apron after tying the knot, she made it her mission to create fast and simple recipes every newlywed and working woman can prepare. Potato Gratin recipe in less than 20 minutes  Ingredients: 1 cup cooking cream 4 large…

Orcas is More Than a Babysitting Service

Orcas is the first babysitting service in town, finally giving all mamas a break. The pioneering babysitting and tutoring startup has made it easy for every mom to find the best and coolest babysitter in town. Orcas has definitely revolutionized the concept of babysitting in Egypt. All you have to do is download the Orcas…

Alleged Facebook Pedophile threatens Egyptian Children

Yasmine Abdelazim, an Egyptian mother has just discovered that her 10 year old has been talking to a Facebook user who asks her to send nude photos of herself. When this mum went on the user’s profile, she was shocked to find over 4,500 Egyptian children on the friends list among other mutual friends of…

Hiba Hattab’s secret for delish homemade Tempura Shrimp and Noodles

Hiba Hattab food enthusiast and mother of two cooks up the best homemade version of a to die for Tempura Shrimp rice Vermicelli Noodles spicy soup. Ingredients Shrimp tempura. If not available use Steamed Shrimp or Cooked Chicken Breasts cubes. I used Shrimp tempura. 5-6  cups chicken stock 100 gm rice vermicelli. Or any kind of…

This Easter, Orcas Babysitters will be in Alex and El Gouna! - What Women Want - Babysitting -Egypt

This Easter, Orcas Babysitters will be in Alex and El Gouna!

Many people are starting to escape Cairo’s hectic and stressful life by packing up their lives and leaving to live by the beach. Most of them find themselves landing in most picturesque and peaceful place in Egypt, El Gouna. Orcas is now expanding their babysitting, language tutoring, and storytelling services to include Alexandria and El…

Quiz: What does your beach style says about you? Powered by Gillette Venus

It seems that spring has knocked on our doors early this year, so get that bathing suit out of the closet and start planning your weekend at the beach. Gillette Venus has put together some shower shaving tips to teach you how to properly shave your legs, and getting a silky smooth skin: Shave properly:If…

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Flux of Spices with India along the Nile at Semiramis InterContinental Cairo

We were invited with our group of incredible artists from the What Women Want Art Project to infuse our taste buds with rich flavors at the hottest Indian resto-bar in town, India Along the Nile at Semiramis InterContinental Cairo. When you hear Indian cuisine you automatically think extremely spicy food that will set your mouth…

Sharmoofers launch their first digital show in collaboration with Carousel

Media Powerhouse Carousel has just produced a new digital show “Anest We Sharmaft” featuring Egypt’s coolest band Sharmoofers. Anest We Sharmaft are Facebook webisodes, where Bob and Moe interview Egypt’s sweethearts and the hottest single ladies and gentlemen in town. So far they have featured Dr Alfons, the guys behind Romanseya Manseya Yaya and Safi,…

New Business Hub, Edge Innovation Center at the heart of Galleria40!

In the dynamic world of today, the dilemma of finding integrated business work spaces, meeting & conference rooms, that not only accommodates your business but also sets your business forward, is becoming a challenging quest. Edge Innovation Center is a business destination for all big and small, local and global companies and all entrepreneurs in…

Sparkling Nights and Zesty Bites at Mantis Cairo

“A new venue has opened in town!” Well, this isn’t really news. Cairo gives birth to new bars and restaurants on a monthly basis. So, what’s new? Well, something huge differentiates Mantis from our normal weekday/weekend hotspots; it’s neither a restaurant nor a bar. It’s a social venue where you can eat really creative food,…

8 most memorable female Oscar moments

Are you ready for the greatest event in showbiz? The 90th Academy Awards is just around the corner, with the #TimesUp movement making waves, get ready for a series of outstanding speeches and stand out fashion statements. Here are 8 great moments by incredible actresses that have defined the history of the Oscars.   Halle…

Cadbury’s new chocolate is driving everybody insane- What Women Want

Cadbury’s new chocolate is driving everybody insane

Falling in love with chocolate comes naturally to every woman. Chocolate doesn’t accuse you of being high maintenance and moody or even call you fat, it simply accepts you the way you are. There have been a series of videos circulating on Facebook, revealing that Cadbury’s new 5 Star chocolate helps you unwind from this…

Reem Allam shares her empowering story - What Women Want

Reem Allam trades a career in corporate for art

We are constantly searching for inspiring stories of powerful women, as part of our Real Tales campaign we asked women to share with us their inspiring stories to publish. Reem Allam shares with us her empowering story of shifting careers and becoming the Executive Manager of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), a multi-disciplinary contemporary…

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The power of cheesy pick-up lines with ‘Romanceya Manseya’

“I’m lost. Can you give me directions to your heart?” might be the corniest pick-up line you could ever hear, but believe it or not, it sometimes works. When it comes to wooing an Egyptian woman cheesy pick up lines can either work or be a total disaster, and that’s what Yaya and Safi, hosts…

Nagla A. Kinawi the Human Resources Director in Vodafone Egypt (2)

4 reasons why Vodafone is a great place to work at!

Let’s face it the closest relationship you have ever had is with your smartphone. Today you can’t go anywhere or do anything without it being your plus one. It’s an absolute nightmare when you see the words “No Signal” on your mobile screen, without a doubt Vodafone has woke us up from this nightmare several…

Filini at Radisson Blu Hotel ticks all the right boxes!

One thing that sets apart from any other Italian restaurant is it’s rich and unique flavors. Filini at Radisson Blu Hotel offers the most diverse collection of mouthwatering Italian dishes. As huge fans of Italian food, we just had to try it out for ourselves and with the first bite we dove into a sensational…

Create the perfcet romantic night at Radisson Blu this Valentine's- What Women Want

Create the perfcet romantic night at Radisson Blu this Valentine’s

Planing the perfect night for Valentin’s Day is not that easy. Everything about that day is special and Radisson Blu is your go-to place to add that extra special touch to your night. Spend with your loved one’s an unforgettable Valentine’s night at Filini restaurant, surrounded with romantic live music and delicious authentic Italian dishes for…

Dine with love at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino - What Women Want

Dine with love at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

Delicious temptation will lure lovers this Valentine’s with the promise of a night of starry-eyed affection. Enjoy an exotic meal at Torii with a Japanese twist to a dream evening with lobster and tenderloin. In the amazing Saraya Gallery and captivating Ristorante Tuscany, candlelit tables and roses set the scene for romance and exquisite cuisine, the…

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Plan a special Valentine’s night at Sheraton Cairo

Plan a unforgettable romantic getaway in the heart of the city at Sheraton Cairo hotel with the special Valentine’s package which includes a BB room, romantic 5 course set menu dinner at Giannini’s, 2 glass of sparkling wine and a Gift Box all for 2,830 LE per couple all inclusive. What is Valentine’s Day without…

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Reconnect with the first couples retreat in the Middle East!

Every couple is looking for the “healthy” relationship; with time they realize that there is no relationship free from challenges. Let’s face it, not every couple is ready to admit there is something wrong in their relationship, yet alone talk about it in counseling. What better way to detach from the stress and responsibilities of…

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Indulge in a romantic Valentine’s dinner with JW Marriott

Surround yourself with warmth and luxury, and party with passion with your partner on Valentine’s Day at the lavish ambiance of the JW Marriott Cairo. Indulge yourself with a delicious 4-course set dinner menus, served at Cucina, JW’s Steakhouse, Plateau and Lemongrass. You can also enjoy a Valentine’s dinner buffet at Mirage Café and a to die…

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From Cairo to Tanta with Love…MARAKEZ has got us hooked!

“True Mixed-Use Developers” defines the brainwaves behind MARAKEZ. Since launching three years ago, MARAKEZ has been transforming commercial retail, real estate, and the food and entertainment industry, pioneering projects like Mall of Arabia and AEON Towers. “At MARAKEZ, we strive to create developments that become the epicenter of life for our community members,” said Ahmed…

Mohamed Mamdouh:“My sisters made me the man I am today”

Mohamed Mamdouh is this giant of a man, who skillfully slides from one great role into the other, changing like a chameleon and flabbergasting us every single time a new. He is this very deep sea with a seemingly calm surface and we are surely up for a ride. In your opinion, how would you…

Ahmed Malek “My mother taught me that manhood is honesty”

Ahmed Malek is this force of nature, mastering one role after the other, while he is still in his early twenties. He reflects a new generation of men given his young age and ability to empathize with others given his deeply en-rooted acting talents, of which we only saw the tip of the iceberg. In…

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6 Places You Can Go Costume Shopping For Your Children’s Birthday

Having a birthday party with a fun theme is a great way to make your child’s day memorable. It never hurts to add some costumes into the mix to make the day exceptional. Here are 6 places you can go costume shopping for your children’s birthday, and turn it into an extra special event. Neverland…

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Celebrate a Special Valentine’s Night at Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel

Planning a special night for Valentine’s Day can be quite stressful. If you’re looking for a place with charming ambiance, delicious food and great music then Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel is your go-to place for Valentine’s. Spend with your better half an unforgettable Valentine’s night, and indulge yourselves with a scrumptious dinner buffet at…

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Foodies Share Treasured Ingredients From Their Grandmothers

There’s no competing with your granny when it comes to cooking. Many cherished family recipes have been handed down through generations by your grandmother and let’s face it no one can cook it better than her. We asked food bloggers in Egypt to share with us their favorite dish their grannies made and what secret…

What Women Want…Magazine and WED Egypt #هنفرح_بيكي_امتي

Last November, What Women Want…Magazine joined forces with WED Egypt to bring a group of successful female entrepreneurs in different fields under one roof in a full day conference.  “We started ‘Hanefrah Beeki Emta’ as an anniversary campaign in 2015 to shed light on societal pressure on women in Egypt. No matter how accomplished there is always…

Find the coolest babysitters in town!

Orcas is the first and the best way to recruit babysitters in Egypt! Just launched in El Gouna, families will be provided with the best babysitting services, enjoying Gouna’s breezy nights while trusted and reliable babysitters take care of their kids. Parents will be able to book their babysitter through our mobile application. They can view…

Aliens appear in Cairo! Will the world end in 2018?

It has only been few days post New Year’s Eve and Cairo is already shaking with some eerie news! Do Aliens exist? It seems like they might be landing here soon. Yes, you’ve read that right. There have been a series of videos circulating on social media revealing that there might be a sign of…

Book Review: The Dove’s Necklace by Raja Alem

If you are looking for a book written by an incredible female Arab author, not just a token piece, but a complex and profound work of art, then this novel is a must-read. Winning the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2011, ‘The Dove’s Necklace’ takes us on a journey through modern-day Mecca, confronting many…

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Amazing Female Powerhouses of 2017

17 is definitely a lucky number! Our team has compiled this magnificent list of powerful and brilliant women from different fields who are a league of their own.   Nour El Sherbini This great athlete retained her title by winning the Women’s World Championship making her one of Egypt’s squash ambassadors. Farida Osman Egyptian Goldfish…

“Whoever Hits You Hit Them Back?” Child Psychologist talks about the major effect of playtime on your child’s mental health!

We were very lucky to be among the attendees of Ikea’s ‘Let’s Play’ workshop where we’ve met with the amazing Child Psychologist/Parent Coach Dr. Amina Diab who gave us a super interesting seminar on the benefits of playtime. We learned that playtime is the main pillar for positive discipline, brain development, creativity and everything in…

Opening a Treasure Trove: A Recap on Azza Fahmy’s 2017 Collections

Azza Fahmy has marked herself as a creative pioneer of the Egyptian Jewelry industry for nearly half a century! Let’s revisit Azza Fahmy’s successful trail in 2017 dominating the jewelry industry locally and internationally. “The Suma Collection” Last year, Azza Fahmy dedicated a whole collection to the iconic singer Umm Kalthoum. The pieces reflected the…

Quiz: What Does Your Lipstick Says About You? Powered by L’Oreal Lip Paint

Nothing says a stellar look like matte lipstick! Statement lips are becoming more of a movement now and there is no doubt that matte lipstick plays a huge role in creating that bold and fierce look. L’Oreal has just launched its new L’Oreal Lip Paint/Matte collection, and here is why we love it: The shades…

Gold’s Gym Egypt celebrates twenty years of fabulous fitness!

This year, the leading fitness Gold’s Gym Egypt celebrates its twentieth-year anniversary supported by the platinum sponsor Core Health & Fitness. In 1997, this brand has established itself as a league of its own. Starting off with Maadi branch, this fitness hub became a safe haven for Egyptians who want to revamp and reshuffle their…

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What do your favorite beauty experts think of L’Oréal’s Pure Clay Masks?

No matter how well we cover it up with make-up, everyone’s skin has blemishes or gets oily from time to time, meaning that having a good skincare routine is something we all aspire to have. So we welcomed four of our most gorgeous beauty experts, Heba El Kaissy (@hebakc), Yasmine Ebeid (@makeup_yasmineebeid), Dina Rashed (@bydinarashed)…

Make your Wednesdays Special with Fairmont Heliopolis Aqua E Luce’s Seafood Buffet!

Alexandria is well-known for its succulent seafood dishes, made with fresh catches from the Mediterranean. Every Wednesday, Fairmont Heliopolis’ Aqua E Luce brings these fantastic world-class flavors to our happy stomachs here in Cairo. As big seafood lovers, we just had to try it out for ourselves! With the dishes marinated and cooked right in…

‘18.213’; a new haven in Maadi for embracing local brands!

Wikipedia defines a brand as: ‘a name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that differentiates one seller’s goods and services as distinct from those of other sellers’. Unfortunately, in today’s world, Wikipedia isn’t far off. We have become infatuated with these symbols, living within a corporate world that rules and controls everything from politics to…