Local Designers, Style & Shopping

A Guide For Summer Abayas

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Here are five tips and tricks for wearing abayas in the brutal summer months without melting like a popsicle. Wearing an extra layer of clothing isn’t easy especially when the weather is 35 °C, but there is a way to maintain fashion sense and keeping cool while rocking your abaya.


  • Cotton & Linen

If you’re going out to run errands or meeting friends for brunch choose simple cotton abayas. Set aside the fancy silky and satin intricate designs for more formal outings. The heat is real out there.

lasunaLaSuna
Instagram: lasunaclothing
Email: Lasunaorders@gmail.com  world wide shipping.

3abaella3abaella
Tel
: +966-545030565
Instagram: 3abaella
Email: 3abaella@gmail.com world wide shipping

  • Light Colors

For those of us less inclined in the physics field, there is one rule we should always remember.  Dark objects absorb all wavelengths of light and convert them into heat making the object warmer.  Choose pastels (blues and pinks) that REFLECT sunlight and not absorb it.

mnSimsim Designs
Location: Homegrown Market, 1st Floor DOMVS
Instagram: simsim_designs 

  • Keep It Loose

Opt for loose and baggy abayas that are more breathable. Tight fitted abayas will be more constricting and attract more heat.

nouf-fetaihiNouf Fetaihi
Tel: +966-543634023
Instagram:nouffetaihi_abayas, worldwide shipping,
Email: n.fetaihi@gmail.com

  • Stripes vs. Solids

To avoid any embarrassing sweat marks, pick quirky abayas with patterns instead of solid colored abayas. Get creative and bold with your fashion choices – summer is meant to be fun!

bakarah-abayaBakarah Abaya
Location: Tribes boutique, Hilmi Kutbi Street
Tel: +966-549655533
Instagram: bakarahabayas

  • Crepe

No, not nutella crepes (which are the dream). You may have never heard of this fabric, but believe me when I say you’ve definitely seen or worn it before. Alongside cotton, crepe is one of the most breathable fabrics perfect for the summer heat.  

f91e452756935939fb145ccd7bca8a66Nasiba Hafiz
WhatsApp: +966-507725151
Instagram: nasibahafiz

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Community, Interview, Parenting

Suaad “Super Mom” Gandeel

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Meet the super mom improving quality of life, one room at a time.


Standing at the Khorafi Center for kids in Kuwait, Suaad Gandeel stood teary-eyed reflecting on her journey to winning “The Super Mom for Kids with Disabilities” award. After 37 years of strife, Gandeel was recognized for her efforts and her positive impact on Saudi moms. Gandeel is a businesswoman, psychologist, and philanthropist but above all she is a mother. The ventures she’s endured and paths she’s taken all lead back to Basma, her daughter.

Gandeel was awarded for her work in Unaiza (Qassim) for leading the conference “Psychological Rehabilitation for Families after the Diagnosis of Disability.” She was set apart from the crowd, because she was a mother with real experience and not a doctor or an outsider.

Gandeel is a mother to Basma Al Nahdi, 37, and Amr Al Nahdi, 34. Basma suffers from Tuberous sclerosis (TS) a rare multisystem genetic disease that leads to seizures, intellectual disability, behavioral problems, and complications in the organs.

With a master’s degree in applied behavioral science, Gandeel never realized how much her education would be implemented in her daily life, at work and with her daughter.

In order to ensure a productive and fruitful home environment for Basma, Gandeel created the smart room. She explains,

“I have a vision as a mom; instead of telling kids to do something, I want to make their lives more organized for them to be more functional.”

Gandeel has created smart rooms that are multifunctional for her daughter. Large clocks and calendars adorn the room to assist Basma with her short-term memory problems. Each aspect of the room is catered to Basma’s likes, dislikes, and needs. The small potted plant and the karaoke machine all give Basma a role and responsibility within the room. A self-esteem wall decorated with Basma’s trophies and awards is hung in the room to remind her of her achievements and improve her self-esteem.

Then Came Super Nanny

When Gandeel realized the positive influence of the smart room on Basma’s life, she developed Super Nanny in 2012. Super Nanny is an interior design business aimed at improving one’s quality of life.

Using all IKEA furniture, Gandeel helps her clients create smart rooms using the “Four Rs” method. The individual’s roles in the room and life, the rules regulated in the room, the rules the person lives by, and rights the person can enjoy. Each aspect of a person’s identity such as gender, faith, career, are elements implemented within the design on the room.

Blood Bank: Rafed

Gandeel co-founded Rafed, a blood bank that caters to orphans and disabled. The need for such a service was realized on one of her darkest days in 2007. Her daughter Basma was admitted to the hospital for internal bleeding, yet another side effect of TS.

Desperate and afraid, Gandeel sent a text using her battered up Nokia phone to each of her contacts pleading for blood donors. Gandeel was overwhelmed with the love and support from her friends, orphans she volunteered with, and even her plumber.

I’m one of those people who believes God doesn’t make mistakes and nothing comes on a silver tray,” said Gandeel.

She has overcome severe hardships by being separated from her kids for over seven years. Gandeel is a matriarch and warrior, fighting to improve her childrens’ lives and making a difference in society.

Mob: +966-504609808

Email: info@supernanny.life

Web: supernanny.life

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Arts & Music, Music, Offbeat, Ramadan

A Trip Down Memory Lane this Ramadan

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Take a trip down memory lane with Mobily’s new Ramadan ad. The ad is centered on the bittersweet idea that time brings change; it gives a glimpse into past Ramadan nights in the GCC and how they have evolved.


The telecommunication company has outdone themselves this time. Reknowned Arabic singer Majjid Al Mohandas sings the jingle for the commercial, “Everything has changed except for you, except for us.” and ” Ramadan will always be in our hearts.” The lyrics are heartfelt and catchy. The ad also stars several celebrities including Fayez Malki, Mohd Bazaid, and Adwa al Dakheel.

If you weren’t alive to experience the early days of Tash Ma Tash or running into the town center to buy ful and tamiz, it’s not too late. Its nostalgia at it’s finest, you will picture your parents, uncles, cousins living their lives this way. You will be nostalgic for a past that isn’t your own. You will crack a smile or shed a tear. Times are changing but the spirit of Ramadan and family is eternal.

 

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Food, Food News, Ramadan

25 #Ramadan2017 Futoor Deals You Don’t Want to Miss!

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Ramadan is here and we all know what that means, Futoor Offers! Here are a few that we could find!


  1. FireGrill

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Photo Credit: jeddahfood.com

Price: FireGrills special iftar offer will satisfy your cravings for a refreshing Mexican-style meal. The offer is for SR 39 per person!
Location: Malik Rd., Al Zahra Dist.

  1.  Big Chefs

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Photo Credit: bigchefs.com.tr

Price: SR 145 per person. Iftar is free for kids below 5 years of age and SR 80 for ages 5 – 12.
Reservations open after 2 p.m.
Location: Al Khayat Center
Tel.: +966-12-6110166

  1. Bay La Sun

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Photo Credit: baylasunhotel.com

Price: SR 145 per person.
Location: King Abdullah Economic City
Tel.: +966-12-5106400

  1. Rosewood Hotel

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Photo Credit: rosewoodhotels.com

Price: SR 320 per person. Up to 200 people at Habsburg and 120 at Soleil.
Location: Corniche Rd., Al Shatie Dist.
Tel: +966-12-2607111

  1. Wagamama

wagamama-firecrackerPrice: SR 95 per person.
Location: Hail St., Rawdah Dist.

  1. Fratelli La Bufala

Photo Credit: jeddahfood.com

Photo Credit: jeddahfood.com

Price: SR 120 per person.
Location: Stars Avenue Mall, Zahra Dist.

  1. Kalila

c-eyr2ouwaa5y9lPrice: SR 120 per person.
Location: The Courtyard City, Khaldia Dist.
Tel: +966-12-6061723

  1. Margherita

optimized-margarita-pizza-6-jpeg-copyPrice: SR 130 per person.
Location: Prince Saud Al Faisal St., Khaldia Dist.
Tel: +966-12-6061100

  1. Semsom

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Photo Credit: twitter.com/fakhiaarif

Price: SR 135 per person.
Location: The Courtyard City, Khaldia Dist.
Tel: +966-12-6068600

  1. Aseil

dfdfPrice: SR 135 per person.
Location: The Courtyard City, Khaldia Dist.
Tel: +966-12-6062349

  1. Ruby Tuesday

ruby-tuesdayBook Now and enjoy 31% discount on Ramadan Special Buffet at Ruby Tuesday Jeddah. Discount only valid on online and phone based reservations.
Price: SR 89 now (SR 129 before)
Location: Andalus Street Branch, Ameer Sultan Street Branch
Tel:
+966-558496881 +966-558539411
Instagram: rubytuesdayjeddah

  1. Ghanouj Lebanese Cuisine

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Price: SR 155, SR 80 for kids under 12
Location: North Corniche
Tel: +966-12-2899836, +966-581017315
Instagram: ghanouj_leb

  1. The Sandwich Gallery

sandwichOffer includes: Set menu including a choice of any of their sandwiches
Price: SR 75
Group and Early Booking Will Get Special Rates
Location: U Shape Centre, Al Rawdah Street, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966-544222234
Instagram: thesandwichgallery

  1. Movenpick

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Photo Credit: al-press.com

Price: buffet suhour 139 riyals per person/ SR 199 Buffet Iftar Per Person
Location: Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Rd, adjacent to Mohammed Al-Taweel St.

Tel: +966-12-6676655

  1. Oasis Lebanese Restaurant

oasisPrice: SR 125 per person, SR 80 for take out
Location: Abdul Maksoud Khoja Street
Tel: +966-12-2630857, +966-558270097
Instagram: oasislebaneserestaurant

  1. Turkuoise- Turkish Gourmet

turkuoisePrice: SR 75 per person
Location: Boulevard Building, Prince Saud Al Faisal St., Al-Rawda district
Tel: +966-12-6832128
Instagram: turkuoiseksa

  1. Swisshouse

ramadandfPrice: SR 69 per person
Location: Prince Sultan Street – Al Nahda neighborhood next to Samba Bank
Tel: +966-12-6221922
Instagram: swiss_house

  1. MODO

untitledPrice:
1 – buffet SR 100 riyals in the following branches (Modu Jeddah Square _ Modu Marina dreams _ Modu Corniche_ Modo Hotel Ibis Yanbu)
2 – Buffet at SR 70 riyals in our branch at Park Hyatt, KAEC
3 – Set Menu SR 60 riyals in the following branches (Red Sea Mall_ Tahlia_ Modu beach Modu La Sun King Abdullah Economic City

Location: Red Sea Mall- Moda La Sun King Abdullah Economic City KAEC_ Dana Mall)
Tel: +966-534660099
Instagram: modocafesa

  1. Caribbean Catch

caribbeanSet Menu
Price: SR 49
Location: Hira Street,As Shati، Ash Shati
Tel: +966-594641327
Instagram: ccatchrest

  1. Casper and Gambini’s

casperPrice: SR 180
Location: Tahlia, Ha’il Street 2221, Jeddah
Tel: +966-12-6637979
Instagram: casperandgambinisksa

  1. Crowne Plaza Hotel

37098058Iftaar Buffet
Price: SR 350
Location: Hussain Ba Salamah 2307, Jeddah
Tel: +966-12-661-1000
Instagram: cpjeddah

  1. Maison De Zaid

zaidSet Menu
Price: SR 220 – 280
Location:
 Asha Taghlib, AR Rawdah District, Behind Jarir, Jeddah
Tel:
+966-543745284
Instagram: maisondezaid

  1. Chopsticks

shobakSet Menu
Price: SR 99 for Adults , SR 49 for kids
Locations: 1- Latera Center (
Hamal Ibn Malik, Al-Zahra’a, Jeddah 23521), Prince Sultan Street
2-
Al Hamra Branch, Falasteen Street
Tel: +966-12-6907575 (Latera Center), +966-12-2612345
Instagram: Chopsticksksa

  1. Break Time

untitled-1Open Buffet
Price: SR 129 ( Family section),  SR 109 (Men’s Section only available in Tahlia Street)
Kids under 5 eat for free and kids 6-12 years eat for 50% off
Locations:
1- Yamama street from Prince Sultan Street, eastern entrance of Ghassan Pharaon Hospital.
2-Tahlia Street, Behind Centrepoint Solidaire
Tel: Prince Sultan location: 
+966-12-2893987 – : +966-597320692
Tahlia: 
+966-12-2631822 – : +966-555767242
Instagram: breaktimeksa

  1. Uptown 966

13708296_1856962041198928_4098097424327018711_oFatoor Set Menu and Suhoor Set Menu
Price: SR 159 per person, SR 85 for children there is a special menu
Location:
 7448 Al Andalus, Al-Hamra’a, Jeddah
Tel: +966-12-6672020
Instagram: uptown966

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