FLYING CLOUD

Flying Cloud: a light breeze, a fleeting cloud whose shadow moves across the surface of the water… No other image could more accurately represent the fierce quest for freedom that propelled Gabrielle Chanel all throughout her life. She lived to free the body from all hindrances: to separate true desire from false pretense, relationships from […]

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What’s behind our fascination with jewellery, precious metals and gemstones?

From the age of goldsmiths to the days of corporate jewellery brands, our fascination and loyalty to makers of jewellery have only soared in time, suffice to say that these jewellery brands enjoy international fame and success by virtue of their innovation, consistent standards and key features.   I was invited to attend the opening […]

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“How to Be an Ironman” Qatari author, Nasser Al-Mohannadi, at FNAC Store

April 2016 – Dr. Nasser Saqer Al-Mohannadi became one of the first Qataris ever to complete a full Ironman race. He swam 3.8km, biked 180km and ran 42.2km  in port Elizabeth – South Africa,  one of the most difficult Ironman courses in the world. It was the fulfillment of a childhood dream and the climax […]

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“We eat watermelon, upcycle, recycle and relove” – Alleine Nadal Khalifa

A freelance Art Director at the Film House, a former Al Jazeera English Media Manager, wife and mother to two gorgeous little girls. All the way from Cavite- Phillipines.  Alleine  has a BA in Mass Communications and a string of other qualifications in Fine Arts and Art Directing in Film , she moved to Qatar […]

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Paper Quilling with Anum Kamran

A mother of two beautiful little girls, turns paper quilling art into something to behold. Anum Kamran hails from Karachi-Pakistan, holds a Masters degree in Microbiology, began her married life in Doha just a little over 5 years. Her choice to be a stay at home mum has allowed her to pursue and develop her […]

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Excellence, Imagination and refinement with Peter Langner at Per lei Couture

I had the pleasure of meeting The Peter Langner, at Per Lei Couture Doha, a multi brand boutique based in the Pearl Qatar. “our customer is not specifically running after fashion trends – i need to feel good, i need to feel right” Peter Langner, the designer who, at the young age of twenty-four, left […]

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Expressing your individuality with Noora Al Ansari

Papillon Jewelry is a Qatari Concept born from the passion of Noora Al Ansari, a woman who believes in the beauty that comes from the simplicity of natural elements like precious stones. Noora’s philosophy is to offer her clients jewelry that best expresses one’s personality. US: When did you first realize you wanted to pursue […]

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The shoe that tells a story – with Hissa Haddad

Over a casual coffee, I had the opportunity to get to know fellow shoe-addict and designer, Hissa Haddad. Miss Haddad is known to put her best- and most fashionable foot forward- in the world of glitz and glamour. Hissa was recently selected by the British Fashion Council to participate in the London Fashion Week, after […]

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Celebrating 15 years of delivering the finest luxury to Qatar

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2018 Young Qatari Designers initiative returns to DJWE to celebrate local talent Visitors invited to a new one-day DJWE Forum, daily industry talks, and bespoke jewellery & watches workshops More than 400 brands from over 10 countries to showcase exclusive pieces  Held under the Patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of […]

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“You gotta Nourish to Flourish!”

The North of Doha during the winter is usually well-known for setting up Winter camps, evening barbeques and hare-hunting. However, our last trip was about something a little greener. Not too far north from the capital city, we took a turn at the Um Al Amad Interchange to discover Eden Farm. This sanctuary was initially […]

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