LIFESTYLE

HIGH SOCIETY | Is The Chaumet Tiara The Ultimate Accessory?

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Royal families, aristocrats and the upper echelons of high society have always favored jewelry as the ultimate status symbol – priceless family heirlooms to pass down through generations. With their enduring links to the aforementioned ‘elite’, Chaumet has been supplying and creating exceptional jewels throughout its 240-year history. An exhibition ‘Chaumet … Continue reading HIGH SOCIETY | Is The Chaumet Tiara The Ultimate Accessory?

BUSINESS | This Aston Martin Supercar Costs $950,000 And Has No Roof Or Windshield

Elite, high –performance British cars with no roofs and ultr-high price tahs seem to be all the rage these days. McLaren, Bentley and now Aston Marin have all unveiled limited-production cars with seven figure – or very nearly seven figure – price tags and no roof whatsoever. Aston Matin’s entry in this very narrow field, … Continue reading BUSINESS | This Aston Martin Supercar Costs $950,000 And Has No Roof Or Windshield

HIGH SOCIETY | Bentley Unveils $2 Million Roofless Car With Trim Made From 5,000 Years-Old Wood

Bentley has unveiled the Mulliner Bacalar, a $2 million open-topped car with interior trim that’s made from trees that fell 5,000 years ago. Only 12 of these cars will be made, Bentley said. The company had planned to reveal the Bacalar at the Generva Motor Show, which was to open Thursday, but the event was … Continue reading HIGH SOCIETY | Bentley Unveils $2 Million Roofless Car With Trim Made From 5,000 Years-Old Wood


FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Celebrities from all over the Arab flew to Abu Dhabi for the launch of Bulgari’s new Jannah Collection. The glorious high jewelry designs unveiled at the Louvre Abu Dhabi are the results an unprecedented collaboration between the Italian house and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member  of the ruling UAE … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

FASHION | Paris To Hold Men’s Fashion Week In Virtual Format July 9-13 – Statement

PARIS| FRANCE – Paris will hold a men’s fashion week in virtual format from July 9 to July 13 for the Men Spring/Summer collection 2021, organizer said on Wednesday. ‘This event will be structured around a dedicated platform’, the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode said in a statement. ‘Each house will … Continue reading FASHION | Paris To Hold Men’s Fashion Week In Virtual Format July 9-13 – Statement

BUSINESS | Louis Vuitton Launches First Online Store In United Arab Emirates

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has launched its first-ever online store in the United Arab Emirates. The e-commerce platform, accessible on louisvuitton.ae has launched with a range of ready-to-wear for both men and women, leather goods, footwear, accessories, watches, jewelry, luggage and fragrances available to shop in both Arabic and English. The storied Parisian maison … Continue reading BUSINESS | Louis Vuitton Launches First Online Store In United Arab Emirates

BUSINESS | Hermes Launches Concierge Service In Dubai Amid Lockdown

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Shortly after the UAE announced a week-long extension of its country-wide lockdown, Parisian luxury label Hermes has decided to launch a concierge service for its customers in the Emirates. As of April 19, the French maison will be delivering its ubiquitous orange boxes straight to the doorsteps of customers in … Continue reading BUSINESS | Hermes Launches Concierge Service In Dubai Amid Lockdown

FASHION | Legendary Shoe Designer Sergio Rossi Dies From COVID-19 Complications

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Sergio Rossi has died from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. The Italian shoe designer had been hospitalized for a few days at the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy. ‘Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergiom the inspiring founder of our dream’, said Sergio Rossi CEO … Continue reading FASHION | Legendary Shoe Designer Sergio Rossi Dies From COVID-19 Complications

FASHION | Haute Couture Fashion Week Has Been Cancelled In Light Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Those hoping for a return to fashion normalcy later this year will have to wait a little longer. French fashion’s governing body, the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, has officially cancelled the upcoming men’s and couture fashion weeks. The spring/summer 2021 men’s shows were originally scheduled for … Continue reading FASHION | Haute Couture Fashion Week Has Been Cancelled In Light Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Mulan Star Liu Yifei Stuns In A Show-Stopping Elie Saab Gown

RIYADH – With every live-action remake of a Disney classic, the world gets another real-life princess. After Lily James and Noami Scott, this time is was Liu Yifei, the star of Disney’s upcoming Mulan, that dazzled on the red carpet with her fashion choices. Wearing a magnificent dress from Elie Saab’s Fall/Winter 2019 haute couture … Continue reading ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Mulan Star Liu Yifei Stuns In A Show-Stopping Elie Saab Gown

FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai

MILAN | ITALY – – Saudi-born designer, Yousef Akbar, was selected out of 170 competitors to participate in Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) 2020 edition in April, the UAE-based initiative announced. The competition, which he won, was by ‘Not Just a Label’ – a community that helps give emerging talent an easily accessible network and retailing … Continue reading FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai


HEALTH | Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied To Childhood Blood Sugar

Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar level during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle pollution could be an environmental risk factor for diabetes. The current study included 365 children in Mexico City who were exposed to average daily PM … Continue reading HEALTH | Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied To Childhood Blood Sugar

HEALTH | Rare Syndrome Tied To COVID-19 Kills Three Children In New York, Cuomo Says

NEW YORK  – – Three children in New York have died from a rare inflammatory syndrome believed to be linked to the novel coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, a development that may augur a pandemic risk of children. Cuomo had on Friday disclosed the death of a 5 – year old linked to … Continue reading HEALTH | Rare Syndrome Tied To COVID-19 Kills Three Children In New York, Cuomo Says

BEAUTY | Tips For Staying Fit While Stuck At Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Just because the gyms are closed, doesn’t mean you still can’t get fitter in time for summer. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are finding themselves working from home. At the same time, many local businesses (including gyms and fitness centers) have temporarily closed their doors, creating a situation where some may … Continue reading BEAUTY | Tips For Staying Fit While Stuck At Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

HEALTH | What Is A Lip Lift?

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – You can’t go anywhere – work a spin, a casual Instagram scroll – without coming across a textbook example of a lip fillers. It’s been years since Kyle Jenner first admitted to plumping her lips, yet the look hasn’t dissolved from cosmetic surgeons’ request lists. If you’re assuming that lip fillers … Continue reading HEALTH | What Is A Lip Lift?

HEALTH | EU Warns Against Suspension Of Children Vaccination Amid Coronavirus Crisis

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – The European Union warned on Monday that decisions by some European countries to suspend vaccination of children during the coronavirus epidemic could cause serious problems. ‘It is very clear we will get pockets of people, children, who have not been vaccinated’, Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease and … Continue reading HEALTH | EU Warns Against Suspension Of Children Vaccination Amid Coronavirus Crisis

BUSSINESS | Keeping Shoppers Safe At One Of The World’s Busiest Malls

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Dubai Mall is one of the Emirate’s leading attractions, drawing more than 80 million visitors a year to its extravagant mix of retail and entertainment, where Cartier diamond displays sit alongside a world-renowned aquarium. The mall, which holds the Guiness World Record for being the world’s biggest, was shuttered on … Continue reading BUSSINESS | Keeping Shoppers Safe At One Of The World’s Busiest Malls

HIGH LIFE | The Inside Story On The 376-Foot-Long, Hydrogen-Powered Superyacht Bill Gates Is Reportedly Buying

MILAN | ITALY – – With the multiple media outlets reporting that Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates has just pledged well over $600 million to build a 376-food-long, hydrogen-powered superyacht concept designed by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design and Lateral Naval Architects superyacht design and construction may never be quite the same again. Of course, Sinot’s … Continue reading HIGH LIFE | The Inside Story On The 376-Foot-Long, Hydrogen-Powered Superyacht Bill Gates Is Reportedly Buying

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Extend Tourist Visas For Three Month Free Of Charge

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will extend tourist visas which expired during the suspension of international flight amid the coronavirus pandemic automatically for a period of three months free of charge, according to an official statement. The Kingdom’s General Directorate of Passports announced that the General Directorate of Passport would extend the visas … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Extend Tourist Visas For Three Month Free Of Charge

ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Cancels ‘Jeddah Season’ Festival Over Coronavirus: State TV

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia canceled ‘Jeddah Season’, a weeks-long entertainment and cultural festival in the Red Sea port city, as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak, state television reported on Thursday. The event, which had been scheduled for June and July, was first run last year under efforts by Crown Prince Mohammed bin … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Cancels ‘Jeddah Season’ Festival Over Coronavirus: State TV

TRAVEL | Greece To Open To Tourists From 29 Countries From June 15

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins. The countries are: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Hungary, South Korea, Serbia, … Continue reading TRAVEL | Greece To Open To Tourists From 29 Countries From June 15

TRAVEL | Greece To Welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis In First Wave Of Visitors

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. ‘Travel will be some 20-25 countries whose nationals will be allowed to come’, a government source said, … Continue reading TRAVEL | Greece To Welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis In First Wave Of Visitors

BUSINESS | Abu Dhabi Shares Guidelines To Reopen UAE Capital’s Hotels

ABU DHABI – The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has shares detailed guidelines with the emirate’s hotels in preparation for granting approvals to reopen the establishments’ restaurants, lounges, bars, beaches, pool and gyms. Having closed due to health and safety precautionary measures imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, hotels … Continue reading BUSINESS | Abu Dhabi Shares Guidelines To Reopen UAE Capital’s Hotels

TRAVEL | EU Pushed To Reopen Borders For Summer Tourism Amidst Coronavirus

BRUSSELS – The European Union on Wednesday pushed to reopen internal borders and restart travel, although the prospects of reviving tourism ahead of the summer seasons were mixed as public fears over health and safety weight during the coronavirus pandemic. With the tourism sector, which usually accounts for about a tenth of the bloc’s economy, … Continue reading TRAVEL | EU Pushed To Reopen Borders For Summer Tourism Amidst Coronavirus

BUSINESS | Saudi Crown Prince Discusses Oil Markets Stability With Russian President On Phone

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received a phone call from President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation. During the phone conversation, they discussed the efforts being exerted to stabilize the oil markets, the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported. … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Crown Prince Discusses Oil Markets Stability With Russian President On Phone

NEWS | Saudi Arabia Confirms Virtual Donors Conference For Yemen With U.N.

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia confirmed it will host a virtual donors conference next week for Yemen together with the United Nations which said the conflict – riven nation risked being overwhelmed by the coronavirus. Millions need aid in Yemen, whose government was ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Iran – allied … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Arabia Confirms Virtual Donors Conference For Yemen With U.N.

ROYALS | Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s LA Home Is Being Inundated by Drones

JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, like many of us in the U.S., spend Memorial Day weekend taking in the sun, sitting poolside with their family, and…spotting a small drone flying just a couple feet above their head? Okay, most families didn’t have to deal with that last one, but Meghan … Continue reading ROYALS | Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s LA Home Is Being Inundated by Drones

ROYALS | Kate Middleton, Prince William Change The Name On Their Social Media Accounts

Kate Middleton and Prince William have updated the display names on their official social media accounts. The royal couple’s name on Twitter and Instagram now reads ‘Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’. It was previously ‘Kensington Palace’. The handle for both still remains @kensingtonroyal. Middleton, 38, and William, 37, had previously changed their profile photos on … Continue reading ROYALS | Kate Middleton, Prince William Change The Name On Their Social Media Accounts

ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Catch Backlash For Unveiling Their Charity Name During The Coronavirus Pandemic

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are catching some backlash after revealing the name of their new charity organization amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, which made many feel it was an insensitive time for … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Catch Backlash For Unveiling Their Charity Name During The Coronavirus Pandemic

BREAKING NEWS | Mohamed bin Zayed, King of Spain Review Global Fight Against COVID-19

ABU DHABI – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed over a phone call with King Felipe VI of Spain the global fight against COVID-19. The two leaders underlined the necessity of maintaining global channels of coordinate to curb the spread … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Mohamed bin Zayed, King of Spain Review Global Fight Against COVID-19