How to spend it Arabic in May: sophisticated art and surprising elegance

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Elaf van Beirut: As for the May 2022 issue of Modern Luxury Magazine, it has been published How to spend it Arabic And it has become accessible to every reader, here is a brief summary of the interesting topics it presents. The guest of this Arab edition is Laila Musa, the Lebanese-born Saudi designer, who brings glory from two sides: the mantles of the Hijaz and the Aghabany of the Levant.


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In an interview he had with Ahmed Al-Ayyad, Laila Moussa explains her excellent way of addressing the cloth, “as if it had been torn from itself.” She does not exchange anything new, but rather creates her own novelty, and she believes that the abaya enhances the elegance and prestige of the modern woman, so she appeals to her to stick to it, and she also launches a special appeal to the craft that is dying out, and with her death the cultures of people die.

Layla Moussa has many talents: she is a designer of clothes, coats and caftans, collector of antiques, critic and magnate in interior design, and owner of the Layla Moussa Designs brand, which she describes by saying: “It stems from antiques times, brought to life with modern characteristics, and thus carry an innovation for every woman who is distinguished by her Women .. for every woman who has proved her presence in this world .. and for every modern woman who looks like me. ”


Saudi designer Laila Musa

According to Samar Abdel-Malik, editor-in-chief at How to spend it ArabicIn her opening statement to this issue, Moussa looks at the men’s dress with a modern vision, saying it has the characteristics of the man here and the values ​​he cherishes. The dedication to the dress is an indication of the collective attachment of heritage and history, as if it were made of desert sand, and its thread was spun into one of its oases.


One of Laila Moussa’s designs is inspired by Oriental heritage

This month’s guest in the “gourmet” section is artist Cynthia Nixon, who elaborates on jewelry she doesn’t take off, including a necklace that wraps around her neck and makes her feel safe and strong; She also talks about the toffee filling her fridge with avocado and quinoa, and about actress and producer Christine Baransky, her friend and fashion icon. Her hobby is collecting teapots from around the world, and she owns a large collection of them, some of which she inherited from her mother and grandmother.

There is a third guest who appears in this issue, with the issue of sexual education. It’s model Anja Rubik who finds the way to prevent unwanted pregnancies is through sex education and no other way. She began her research by collecting data and talking to sexologists and psychologists, and discovered that what was hidden in this issue was the biggest: lack of knowledge, difficulty obtaining contraceptives, high incidence of sexually transmitted disease infections and a large number of teen pregnancies. The conclusion for her is: “It is too ridiculous for young people not to learn the basics of safe sex, consensual relationships, not to know their own bodies.” … No sex education means no healthy, tolerant and equal society, it is a formula that must be maintained.


American actress Cinita Nixoa

This is the water from which every living thing is made. In Tides, Isabel Kontour shows us the most beautiful views of the water, while James Aubrey offers his vision of another life on the banks of the Thames. Elsewhere, “The Shape of Water,” Francesca Gavin asks, “Why does water art sweep our world?” Water, as you say, transcends one life. It has been a constant theme for decades in the drawings of Alex Katz, an American painter in the mid-1990s, who considers himself an attractive subject because of his ability to transform and transform. It is the water itself that is different in the works of the British painter Patrick H. Jones: “in his paintings he embodies fish in angry and distressed waters,” as he describes it, and his works are inspired by his personal relationship with sadness . and sad.

The latest research for this issue is “My Beautiful Lisbon”. This investigation accompanies her on a tasting tour with chef Nuno Mendes, as few chefs have left such a shocking impact on the capital’s restaurant scene as he. He helped establish East London as a culinary destination. Mendes is also known for nurturing talent and striving for others, and has made Portuguese food advocacy his profession.


The Polish model Anja Rubik

In this issue’s Moods, the fleece bra has a special place in today’s fashion, it’s virtually “sleeveless and interesting” … a trend that has been proven to last because it’s here to stay, with this season ‘s trendy bras by Gucci, Erdem and others big. trademark Moderol. Most importantly, it remains committed to the men’s side, unlike the wristwatch, which in the “women’s watch” becomes alienated from the rules of men’s elegance and withdraws from the wrists of beautiful women … And what beautiful women! Those who prop up on the red carpet at the most important social events and the most elegant. Times have changed, and Chopard watches seem avant-garde in this field as we see their watches on the wrists of celebrities at the Oscars and other ceremonies.

Matthew Williamson reveals his happy start with “John Lewis”. All colors are present except beige, so “Did you know the color?” He says of the collection, which includes tapestries, mirrors, lighting, candles, towels and beds: “I was constantly painting, the walls of my villa are all covered with what I paint. It’s a small problem, especially because I have the honor to do what I do, and I can not wait for the reaction. “


American painter Alex Katz

Shopping there is a constant call to go back to the roots, to reclaim the wild side of man with a safari from the 1970s, prepared from the ground up: from the belt to the bag.

In an interesting tour of the best cafes in the world, a book FT With testimonies counting against them: Here we drink our coffee, and for this reason we see that this particular place is the best in this world. Different flavors differ, but the goal is the same: a dose of caffeine that is worth talking about.

At the fixed monthly doors, Laila Gohar offers a sumptuous feast with a bowl of potatoes. Johar writes in her column this month that she has decided to host a Sunday afternoon party with a rich texture Spanish tortilla. “Two similar but different textures on one plate make for interesting food,” she says. “I then decided to toss mashed potatoes around the tortilla and then generously add caviar to each slice. I also made a garlic sauce to serve with chips. Love the mixed moment, nothing more expressive of mixing than potatoes, onions, eggs and caviar. “

From desert to deep blue, the “Travelista” door offers four sun-drenched harbors for a fun spring-summer vacation: Syros Island and the Aristide Hotel; the small Caribbean country of Dominica, where it is possible to swim with giant sperm whales; the Homestead Modern Lodge in the California desert; and the sea villas at Eriksberg Hotel and Reserve on the southern Swedish coast, or at Villa Neris on the northeast coast of Corfu. It is up to you, O Sinbad, to choose a good position for yourself.

As for the “Tech Oasis” section, it showcases the best technology used in the journey between home and work: two small headphones for clearer and more attractive sound; Perfect cup of coffee with milk, keep it warm for six hours, or ice cold for 24 hours; Mini black connector to sync phone with music device in car without wires; An indispensable backpack.

Finally … “How do you enjoy your time in Berlin?”, And florist Robbie Barber has the sure news. Berlin is her hometown, and Berliners know her people better, so she’s easily talking about beautifully designed gardens, pastries and shops, which is her studio located in Am Lockdepot, a real estate project located right next to the train tracks. Next to the professional is the restaurant “Lock6”, where the food is seasonal and elegant; “Chef Julia, with whom I collaborate on various projects, creates dishes inspired by nature, such as baked apple with blueberries, pecans and vanilla custard.”

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