Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Buzzingtales was swept off its feet by UAE’s number one wedding event, BRIDE Dubai. The BRIDE show Dubai took place from the 25th- 28th March 2015 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. Due to popular demand the esteemed Young Designers Award Initiative was re-launching.
Brides- to-be in the UAE were given a chance to plan their big day with ease at BRIDE Dubai, with all the finest bridal necessities available under one roof. There is a lot to consider when picking the perfect wedding location. Depending on personal preference, weddings can take place outdoors, in ballrooms, by the beach, or even in the desert.BRIDE Dubai showcased some of the very best five star hotels in the UAE, such as: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa Abu Dhabi ,Conrad Dubai, Crowne Plaza Deira, Desert Palm A Per Aquum Retreat and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. Al Rais Tours and Holidays, one of the largest independent travel agencies in the UAE, are the sponsors for the Explore and Experience Feature, one of the thrilling main highlights at BRIDE Dubai.
A conspicuous event on yearly calendars for upcoming designers from prestigious fashion colleges in and around the Middle East, the initiative provides an exclusive platform for aspiring young talent to make their break into the world of fashion. The show came to a glamorous conclusion on 29th March, with the announcement of the Young Designers Award 2015 winner. Fatema Merchant who studies at Capital Training Institute was chosen from the ten finalists by the esteemed judging panel including, Exhibition Director Daphne Cota, Founder of the Female Network Shereen Mitwali and fashion guru Rosemin Manji. The newly introduced People’s Choice Award also crowned Fatema as the winner.
All in all, a hugely successful event for 2015 with brides to be and their families entertained across four spectacular days by exclusive fashion shows, hair and beauty demonstrations, celebrity makeup artists, enlightening Q & A sessions and expert talks from the who’s who in the wedding and lifestyle industry.
Opening the fashion shows on day one was Zari O Breesam, followed by Dressalicious, Nayala Couture, exquisite jewelry by Amwaj, Zarena Haute Couture and closing the show, stunning abayas by Tahani. The Bridal and Beauty Theatre saw engaging make-up sessions by Dolce & Gabbana, tips on honeymoon destinations by Explore and Experience sponsor Al Rais Tours and Holidays and further makeup tutorials by Gulnaz.
Day two commenced with Amina Aljassim opening the fashion shows, followed by Zayoon Trading, stunning wedding dresses by SKS Fashion Design, Point Glamour Fashion and closing the show was Passarel. Sarah Feyling of Couture Events presented ‘Brides in the UAE’ in the Bridal and Beauty Theatre and Neetu Ramchandani of Mywishlist.ae delivered an inspiring talk on gifting trends for 2015.
An exciting day three saw Hania open the show with a beautiful range of abayas, followed by Sponsa. Amwaj took to the catwalk once again, thereafter guests saw Maqbool Ziauddin and closing was Hayla Couture. Friday’s Bridal and Beauty Theatre saw renowned celebrity makeup artist Daniel Bauer showcase a stunning makeover demonstration as well as the fascinating Bridal Panel Discussion with wonderful host Shereen Mitwali, discussing all things wedding with guests Priti Malik of Virgin Radio and Bloomingdales head buyer Clair Seffeen.
The final day of the show saw N&M Boutique take to the catwalk, followed by SH Collection and Stephanie Jayne. The hugely popular Daniel Bauer once again shared his makeup expertise and to finish a fantastic wedding planner’s panel discussion by Shereen Mitwali, Myfarah.com and Carousel Weddings.
Representatives from the tourism board of Vienna, Philippines, Malaysia, Munich, Thailand, Ireland, Oman, Korea, Hamburg, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Seychelles were on hand to offer advice on each country. No matter what the couple were looking for, they were spoilt for choice.
Friday, March 27, 2015
The new range of clothing for free spirited women of today was launched exclusively at the Fashion Trunk Show in collaboration with Aara Fashions, Dubai, March, 2015.
A fine showcase of Indian craftsmanship, intricate nakkashi embroidery, meenakari work, zardozi work and Swarovski embellishments whilst experimenting with a cocktail of colors, are the mainstays of the brand Jaya Misra. Her old-meets-new aesthetic makes her creations an easy favourite for a bridal trousseau. Jaya Misra’s exquisite ensembles are an ideal reflection of her respect for India’s heritage. Replete with rich fabrics, intricate detailing, luscious jewel tones and outstanding craftsmanship, each Jaya Misra creation is a work of art and a result of dedicated passion.
Shaping dreams for the brides was one thing which never lost focus or faded away from the mind of this very talented and diva herself Designer Jaya Misra. She is an ardent believer of the seven vows of marriage and believes in dreams coming true. Since childhood, she has admired and observed the femininity that surrounds and inspired her, each of her creations glorifies a dazzling femininity through the magnificence of noble materials and impeccable cuts.
“My label’s boho-chic aesthetic is best suited for the confident and free-spirited woman who is not afraid to stand out in a crowd. The beauty of nature also heavily inspires me. This can be seen in the earthy color palette and floral motifs I often turn to and have emerged as a signature of my brand too,” Jaya Misra states.
Jaya Misra is one of the most sought after and internationally acclaimed fashion designers in the Indian sub-continent, now in UAE (exclusively retailed at Aara fashions). Her eponymous label, Jaya Misra India was launched in 2005 and has garnered a stellar reputation for being distinctive, opulent and a unique go-to for the free-spirited and stylish Indian woman of today. Designer Jaya Misra brings to you stylish designs that are bold, yet flattering in a palette of subtle shades and colours.
The designer is most famously known for her outstanding handcrafted bridal wear, which is also the USP of the brand. The exquisite collection inspired by the wardrobes of Maharajas, boasts of everything from floor length anarkalis and cocktail saris to experimental silhouettes and flared lehengas — traditional ensembles for the contemporary Indian woman, all finished with a signature Jaya Misra luxe spin. The designer’s ‘ethnic-innovative’ collection also comprises of a regal range of menswear and breezy resort-wear line. While the feminine boho-chic resort wear is all about fun, flirty and flowy pieces primarily in neon greens, canary yellows and ink blues, the sharp menswear collection, Nawaz, includes smart, aesthetically appealing sherwanis, bandis and kurta pajama sets which have been specifically designed to flawlessly fuse the conventional with the contemporary.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
What comes to your mind at the mention of Shopping Malls? Shopping obviously! It’s time to ditch those stereotypical thoughts. On 19th March, 2015 Buzzingtales was invited to the press preview of a 10 days of scintillating 'International street theater and comedy fair’ - Dub Fest- unfolding right at the heart of Al Ghurair Center. The world class acts and festive ambience coupled with the wonderful weather charmed and mesmerized the visitors.
The Al Ghurair Centre’s Dub Fest International Street Theatre and Comedy fair is a free 10 day event showcasing the talents of over 35 international acts from over 17 different countries.
From 19th to 28th March, artists such as fire-eaters, crystal ball jugglers, acrobat clowns and outlandish comedians will perform on the inner streets of Al Ghurair Centre in Deira, whilst for the first time a live circus school will take place in the Central Atrium.
Mr.David Thurling the VP of Al Ghurair Center stated that the mall is among the oldest shopping centers in Dubai. In the recent times it has been facing competition from newer and bigger malls. He was unpretentious about the fact that like most malls Al Ghurair Center wants a steady stream of customers. However he emphasized that Al Ghurair Center also strives to provide an enriching and complete shopping experience for its customer. They do not want to remain tagged as just concrete structures of opulence but rather endeavor to make Al Ghurair Center a great cultural hub, with vibrant street arts, performances and interactive acts that engage & entertain people. Through the conscious effort to integrate mall cultures with elevating cultural encounter Al Ghurair Centre also wants to attract more tourists to Dubai.
The Al Ghurair Centre secured the rights to host the event last year, having previously been held at Marina Mall. Over 500,000 people attended the Street Con Festival held last year as Al Ghurair Centre became known for its series of urban streetscape events focusing on music and art.
A brand new element is also being introduced to this year’s street theatre event. Al Ghurair Centre’s Dub Fest will welcome a circus workshop with eight dedicated stations including a tight wire, walking globe, trapeze, aerial ring, rola bola, stilts, unicycle and pedal go. There are additional areas for soft play, plate spinning and more. Experienced trainers will teach children all their favorite circus acts daily between 3pm and 9pm on the weekdays and 2pm – 9pm at the weekends.
Buzzingtales got to preview a few stupendous and thrilling acts. We rolled on the floor laughing at the grand fiesta with Paul Morocco & Ole. The madcap trio mixed ingenious slapstick mariachi guitar playing & wildfire comedy to stir up an entertaining act.
Thelmo Parole’s emotive act, groovy moves, comic timing and childlike yet provocative humor blew us away. The Dutchmen are the true rolling stones of street performance. Their immaculate freewheeling stunts, fantastic effortless juggling, stunning unicycle tricks topped with unabashed comedy just left the audience asking for more.
Doctor Bucketman a musician, drummer, composer, artist and creator conjures a show with universal appeal that presents an approach to the world of rhythm and drumming from an original and totally different perspective.
Spandy Andy left everyone bewildered with his zany dance moves, quirky personality and vibrant spandex outfits. Boombox on his shoulders; blasting party music, Spandy Andy loves to celebrate life.
The Checkerboard Guy deftly manipulates clubs, balls, axes, machetes, and stinky shoes, while riding a giraffe unicycle, or making balloon origami, David Aiken, aka The Checkerboard Guy, will make you question the laws of physics. The playful nature of his show is one part inspired insanity, one part interactive game, one part skillful demonstration, and 100% infectious fun.
Victor Rubilar isn’t just another regular performer. He is a true international football freestyle star. With 18 international awards under his belt, 5 Guinness World Records and shows in 52 countries, he will not only entertain you but he will also amaze you with jaw-dropping world-class tricks.
So get ready to be dazzled!!!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Buzzingtales got to preview the extremely alluring world of feminine sophistication and distinct fashionable styles of iconic French fashion brand Morgan De Toi. Morgan De Toi UAE unveiled its new line up of SS15 Collection at Laduree at The Beach, Dubai on 4th March 2015. The legendary French Brand of Morgan De Toi armed with its signature captivating Parisian appeal spun it’s magic with uber cool & chic yet classy collection that every urbane femme aspires to have in their wardrobe.
The SS15 Collection featured at the event presented a cultural couture that resurrected the hip Parisian life right from the streets & offices to posh night venues. There were attires for casual yet stylish coffee-shop or day time look to thrilling night apparel, all saturated with global inspiration.
My personal favorite was a dress with Japanese inspired theme representing trendy, fun and innovative fantasy that reinterpreted kimono pattern to graceful integrate Parisian fashion ensuing in urbane & yet classy silhouettes .
A multitude of accessories from ultra chic shoes to little clutch bags to elaborate jewelry combined to raise the glam quotient.
So I am ready for my steal at the Morgan De Toi store in Al Ghurair Center! What’s more? This Ultra Chic Fashion Label is all set to open in Yas Mall & Al Hamra Mall Soon!!
About Morgan De Toi:
In just over 40 years, the Parisian brand has forged itself a real identity in the world of prêt-à-porter. Created in 1968 by two passionate sisters in le Sentier - an area of Paris renowned for its expertise in textiles – the family company has been transformed into an iconic brand. The Parisian brand is aimed at all women who are imbued with a desire for freedom and seduction. With its easily identifiable 'Parisian chic' style, MORGAN offers exclusive collections full of glamour, creativity and perfectly in tune with the spirit of the times, designed to enhance women, reveal their personality, and capture attention.
The vibrant, lively and yet chic mood & ambiance inside was quiet apparent from the title board of blue background setting out the illuminated letters announcing “Rosa Mexicano”. The festive mood was accentuated by its decor in signature hues of purples, pinks, reds & oranges and in the dramatic architectural designs featuring cascading water walls.
I entered to the warming sight of two chubby kids helped by a waiter to don the “Sombrero” (Spanish for "Hat") hats set out on a table. Clearly Rosa Mexicano was in celebratory mood for its “Irresistible Tacos Festival” from February 15th- March 15th, 2015.
It was a pleasure to witness the Guacamole en Molcajete come alive right in front of my eyes as it got prepared on fresh table-side in a lava-rock mortar. The avocados, freshly chopped reds of tomato, greens of jalapeno & chilies combined together to transform into one of the most delicious dips I have tasted. Undoubtedly the award winning dishes, Guacamole as well as the Frozen Pomegranate Margarita deserved a big bow.
Clearly Rosa Mexicano keeps customer satisfaction at top of the heap because it had dining options both for vegetarian as well as vegan diners. Vegetarians can try out the rich and cheesy Taco De Queso (Cheese Taco) or the crispy and flavorful Mixed Vegetarian Tacos. The Non-Vegetarians are spoilt for choice and can even go for sea food tacos like Taco de Camarones (Shrimp Tacos), or Taco De Pollo (Chicken Taco) and Taco De Crana Asada (Braised Short Ribs Tacos). All the dishes tried out were anchored in the culture and traditions of Mexico, while incorporating modern innovation and regional accents.
Having food outside is no longer about satisfying your basic need, i.e. to eat food and douse hunger. Eating out is all about the dining experience and if that is not a wholesome piece of goodness one doesn't want to repeat the experience. Rosa Mexicano scores brownie points on many accounts, from ambiance, to service, to quality food and comes across as a place one would like to repeat and revisit their eating experience.
About ROSA MEXICANO:
Founded in 1984 by chef Josefina Howard, with currently 15 locations across the USA, and internationally in Panama City, Puerto Rico and Dubai (one at the Mirdif City Centre and the second in the Dubai Mall opened in July 2013), Rosa Mexicano has set a new standard for Mexican cuisine ever since it opened its first restaurant in New York Rcosa Mexicano continues its commitment to serving authentic Mexican flavors, using socially responsible ingredients.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Buzzingtales is all about exploration of the various enriching facets of life. Hence it was a pleasure to be invited to view the around 20 master pieces by master sculptor Alfred Basbous Dubai. Women have often been the muses of many artists but Basbous’s sculptures are starkly different in their depiction and portrayal. Basbous sculpted voluptuous and feminine forms which are unusually modern for their time. His work glorifies women in all stages of life: single or coupled, from birth to motherhood. In a pure and modern style, this exhibition will present Alfred Basbous Bronze master pieces. What is more intriguing is the master sculptors childhood, which was far sacrosanct than his choice of profession.
These inspiring works are displayed at ARTSPACE Gallery, from March 1 to 5, 2015. Organized in collaboration with Basbous Foundation, the exhibition will present 20 artworks from the master.
The curator, Fadi Alfred Basbous stated: “In 1998, we showcased the creations of Alfred Basbous at Abu Dhabi Cultural Center drawing an overwhelming crowd to celebrate the artist exceptional talent. Fifteen years later in 2013 we held the first show of the bronze collection in Abu Dhabi (MCBC) and in 2014 in Dubai DIFC. This significant success will definitely be revived this year thanks to the genuine and passionate support of the ARTSPACE gallery owners and team.”
“Alfred Basbous believes that the aim of art is to discover the shape; therefore he must overcome thought and imaging to detect the shape up to the ultimate expression. He refuses to give attention to direct expression and in the best conditions, he rejects the external movement. He believes that his role is not in finding solutions and answering questions but in presenting these issues and asking new questions or even raising old questions in a new language,” said C.N, a historian.
About Alfred Basbous:
Born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1924, three years following the birth of his brother Michel, Alfred Basbous had a peripatetic childhood. His family moved around, living among different communities, as his father was a parish priest. Alfred worked with stone early on, and began carving works in wood and metal too, primarily to represent animals and female nudes. In 1960, he received a scholarship from the French government and became a pupil of the sculptor René Collamarini at L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1961, his works were included in the International Sculpture Exhibition at the Musée Rodin, Paris. Returning home, Alfred drew inspiration from the Modernism of Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore and Jean Arp, as well as the nature of Lebanon, reflected in his work on the human body and feminine curves.
For more information about the artist, please contact ARTSPACE at 04 323 0820 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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As part of a holding company with 20 years in business of Knowledge management and its concomitant services INNOVABIA has twelve offices spanning from Casablanca to Dubai. Starting as the first dedicated Innovation service company in the Middle East, INNOVABIA, headquartered at (UAE), Dubai, Knowledge Village, has grown into the finest entrepreneurship and innovation expert in MENA region. It serves economies through entrepreneurship and Innovation. INNOVABIA helps organizations attain optimum potential by providing machinery for “Systematic Innovation”.
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Monday, February 16, 2015
One thing I have come to admire as a resident of UAE is that the sense of duty towards environment and future is imbibed in the children right at the school level. Though the clean up drives the kids not only understand the importance of protecting the environment, but they gain the satisfaction of actually participating in it's betterment. Apart from various clean up drives in Dubai taking place periodically as part of school initiative,BUZZINGTALES came to know of Students and divers collecting waste from Al Mamzar Beach area as part of SMD’s ‘Because We Care’ initiative .
Students from schools across Sharjah swapped their textbooks for garbage bags and gloves today and collected litter from the shoreline around Al Mamzar Beach.
They were joined by two teams of divers from Sharjah Police Rescue Unit and Sharjah Aquarium who gathered discarded waste from the seabed during the Marine Environment Clean-Up, organised by the Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) as part of its Because We Care social responsibility initiative.
The annual beach clean-up aims to highlight the importance of protecting Sharjah’s marine environment by highlighting the amount and types of waste people discard around the coast-line.
“It’s amazing just how much waste we find each year, and it really shows that we need to change the public’s mentality,” said Rashid Al Shamsi, SMD’s Acting Curator of Sharjah Aquarium. “Today’s beach clean-up is about educating the next generation that it’s wrong to use our precious coastline as a place to discard of garbage and unwanted items.
“Our hope is that they take away with them an understanding of how harmful all this waste is to the marine environment, and spread the word by talking to their friends and families.”
About 120 students, supervised by a small team of community volunteers, took part in the clean-up. As they scoured the shoreline, divers from Sharjah Aquarium and Sharjah Police Rescue Unit searched the seabed.
A crane was on hand to help the diving teams lift any particularly heavy submerged items. In previous years, they have recovered objects including sofas, chairs and even an abandoned boat.
All the waste collected during today’s search will be weighed and sent for recycling or disposal by Bee’ah, the waste management company. Last year’s clean-up uncovered an incredible five tons and 150 kilograms of waste from the area around Kalba Port.
The students also got the chance to take part in recycling workshops and an educational ‘Awareness Gallery’ hosted on-site.
The Marine Environment Clean-Up was organised by SMD and Sharjah Aquarium in cooperation with several partners including the Ministry of Environment and Water, the Sharjah Environment and Natural Reserves Authority, Sharjah Educational Zone and the ‘Happiest Nation’ Volunteering Team, Sharjah Police, Sharjah Civil Defense and Emirates Diving Centre.
Manal Ataya, Director General of the SMD, said: “We are proud to once again be working with our partners to provide this successful event promoting a responsible attitude toward the marine eco-system.
“At the Sharjah Museums Department, we believe our role as guardians of Sharjah’s heritage starts with preserving our natural environment.
“Education is part of the solution, and through our Because We Care campaign we try to foster a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility among citizens, particularly younger members of the community.
“Since launching Because We Care in 2009, we have staged almost 200 events and projects aimed at promoting responsible citizenship.”
About the Sharjah Museums Department:
His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah established the Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) in 2006. SMD manages more than 16 sites in the Emirate, covering most types of art, Islamic culture, archaeology, heritage, sciences, aquaculture and the history of the emirate of Sharjah and the region.
SMD aims to provide the highest standards of museum services through its museums, galleries, educational and research programmes, social communication programmes for Sharjah ‘s residents and visitors from the region. The vision of the department is to improve understanding, appreciation and respect for Sharjah‘s identity and the value of its cultural and natural heritage locally and internationally.
|Rashid Al Shamsi- Sharjah Aquarium Curator|
Monday, February 9, 2015
Buzzingtales felt great to be invited to the French pavilion during the Gulfood 2015 which is on from 8th-12th.
United Arab Emirates; February 2015 - A hundred French companies, spread over two French Pavilions on a total area of nearly 1,300 square meters, will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2015. The 20th edition of the world's biggest annual food and hospitality show will be held from 8 to 12 February 2015, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center. The French offer will be divided into two sectors: Food Service & Catering Equipment (Za'abeel Hall) with 28 French companies, Food and Drinks with 72 French companies (Trade Centre Arena / Sheikh Saeed Hall 1).
Prior to the opening of the exhibition, France, represented by Business France, will be the only European country to participate in the press conference of February 3, 2015, organized by Dubai World Trade Centre.
For the 14th consecutive year, Business France (formerly UBIFRANCE & IFA) is organizing the French Pavilion dedicated to Food Service & Catering Equipment. 28 French companies will present their flagship product and their latest innovation, in a total exhibition area of 460 square meters. Visitors will find in Za'abeel Hall amongst others: professional cooking equipment, appliances and professional tools (food preparation, cooking, molds, cutlery, etc.), bakery and pastry equipment, laundry equipment, uniforms, disposable tableware, food packaging, signs and display, thermometers, etc.
France Information Stand: Z-H36.
Also organized by Business France, the French Pavilion for Food and Drinks will occupy a total exhibition area of 834 square meters. 72 French companies will showcase quality food products, from all regions of France (particularly in Brittany, Burgundy and Franche-Comté). Visitors will find at the Trade Centre Arena / Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, amongst others: dairy products, eggs and cheese, sauces and condiments, baked goods and desserts pastry, meat and ready meals, processed fruits, soft drinks, etc.
France Information Stand: S1-A26.
France is one of the leaders in widely consumed poultry. In addition to that, France is leader in farm poultry.
The quality of the French products is highly appreciated, especially in the Middle East where the hospitality sector is experiencing an unprecedented development.
In the United Arab Emirates, the French exports of food & beverage products increased by 95 % in 5 years (between 2009 and 2013).
At global level, France is the 5th largest exporter of food & beverage products since 2011, with 63.4 billion USD in 2013 (increase by 5.94% compared to 2012).
France is also very active on all G.C.C markets. For instance, Saudi Arabia is considered as the largest export market for French companies in the food & beverage products, with 937 million USD in 2013 (increase by 21.04% compared to 2012).
France is the 6th for the export of equipment in the food industry. In 2013, they amounted around 763 million USD (increase by 3.16 % compared to 2012).
(Source of data: Business France, from COM TRADE-French Customs)
In 2013, France exported a value about 350 millions € of agro-food products (an upward variation of + 78 % comparing to 2010). The exported products are essentially drinks, food’s cans / dry grocer's shop, dairy products, the poultry, fruits (apples-kiwis) …
(Source of data: Business France, 2014)
About Business France:
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.
Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.
For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr