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Instamania Bazaar


Instamania, a bazaar showcasing instapreneurs, was held on Friday, the 13th of October, from 5 pm to 11 pm. It took place at Arbab Al Heraf which is located on Yamamah Street, near Cup and Couch cafe.

Arbab Al Heraf (Master of Crafts) is a cafe/movement launched by a group of youngsters making an effort to preserve and spread the beauty of art and music in Saudi Arabia. The gallery organises music events, workshops, and other events related to showcasing artistic talents.

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Vintage items by The Retro Shop

The bazaar was organised by Trendsetters. Trendsetters is an online clothing brand set up by Areeb Younus, a budding young man with a creative side.

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Edibles by Rina’s Food

Brands like Glamour Beauty Jeddah, Asterix Art, Retro Shop Jeddah, Rina’s Food and more were given an opportunity to market themselves and sell their products.

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Artwork by Asterix Art

Apart from that, the event featured a spellbinding show of live painting by the artist known as Asterix Art.

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Joint stall of Trendsetters and Glamour Beauty Jeddah

The bazaar set up consisted of paintings, customised lettering, posters, bookmarks, abaayas, customised t-shirts, mugs and other unique items. More than fifty people from across Jeddah visited the bazaar.

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Art collection from Zendisa

The aim is to host more such events in order to shine light on the hidden gems of Jeddah. Any artist or business looking to set up a booth in future events can reach out to Trendsetters, or Areeb Younus himself on Instagram.

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Customised artwork by Anjali Ranjan

 

In addition to the hyperlinks above, click here to follow Daliaa Ashour and Elite Club Jeddah on Instagram.

Written by Abeer Mahadi.
Pictures courtesy Hamza Taher.

 

An Evening with IEF: Enhancing Yourself Spiritually


A talk on ‘Enhancing Yourself Spiritually’ by Dr. Lamya Shahin at the IEF.

IEF invites you all to an evening
On Sunday, July 7th, 2013
Where you and your soul can both shop!

The following programme is scheduled for the evening

A thought provoking talk by Dr. Lamya Shahin
‘ENHANCING YOURSELF SPIRITUALLY
From 6:00 -7:00 p.m

On the 1st floor, enjoy the IEF’s beneficial ‘Ramadhan/EID Bazaar
Ranging from best selling Abayas, embroided thawbes, scarves to Indian Eid clothing
The Bazaar will also have stalls with a variety of continental / Arabic food
That you can purchase for the month of Ramadan! 🙂

Also an Arabic lecture by a cheerful female Scholar!
‘THE VIRTUES OF RAMADAN
From 7:30 – 8:30 p.m
 (Attendees of Dr. Lamya’s lecture are also welcome to this talk)
Both lectures will be held in the IEF auditorium, 2nd Floor

Girls above the age of 9 are welcome!
Please confirm your seat by emailing admin@islamic-efls.org by Friday night!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Copyright © 2013 IEF Center, All rights reserved.

Manna Hair Salon


Your hairdresser is almost your best friend. She sees you when you are not at your best, she hides your imperfections and highlights the positives. A good hairdresser knows your hair better than you do, and once you find ‘the one’ you won’t want to experiment with any others. There are a few great hair salons in Jeddah, and Manna Center in Rawdah is considered to be one of them. Our mystery shopper visits the salon and reports back on her experience.

After visiting the Manna Hairdressing Salon last year, and coming away with such a great haircut, I was determined to go back again this week. I knew I would be well taken care of, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the amazing new salon they have constructed and I was blown away by the sheer professionalism and outstanding customer service being given in Manna.

Not only was I lucky to find Nawal, the same lady who expertly cut my hair last time (and did an amazing job yet again), but from the first moment I walked into the salon I began to feel pampered and relaxed. Once you check in at reception, your abaaya is taken and you are handed a white coat to wear on top of your regular clothes. You then walk past glass trickling water giving a wonderful cooling effect in this hot weather, and pass by the most interesting innovation I’ve seen recently – a cafe within the salon! It makes absolute perfect sense and I wonder why I haven’t seen anything like it before. A trip to the salon usually requires a certain period of waiting, and what a perfect way to fill the time, than with coffee, cupcakes, croissants or sandwiches. Even better if you’re spending time there with friends. It’s also quite common here to be waiting for a family member or a driver to collect you from the salon, but this time was not difficult to pass in their lovely environment.

So after waiting for the colour to sink in, you are taken to the sink to have your hair washed – pretty normal, right? Well, not in this salon ! You take a seat next to the sink and instead of having to awkwardly tip your head back to be washed, the seat lifts you up and back so that you are pretty much horizontal and very comfortable. The icing on the cake is that the chair you are sitting in is a massage chair. So all the while the ladies are checking the colour, giving it 5 minutes more, shampooing your hair you are receiving this spectacular massage from lower to upper back. Just when you think it can’t get any better, the shampoo lady gives you the most relaxing scalp massage with hair conditioner washing away any tiredness or tension from your day.

It goes without saying that Nawal gave me a clean and efficient cut in no time. After paying the cashier, your receipt and white coat is exchanged with the abaaya lady, who returns your abaaya, leaving you free to head home after a most relaxing and pampered evening.

Manna is situation on Aba Al Khail Street in Rawdah District. Travelling West on Rawdah St. turn right after the Danube, take a u-turn and then a second-right turning. Expect to pay around SR150 for a haircut, SR300-400 on highlights. Complete beauty treatments available eg manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, party and bridal makeup.

Phone: 012 6066627 –  6066628 – 6061917

Opening timings: 10am-10pm

Location: Aba al Khail Street, Al Khalidiyah District.

Abaayas


https://jeddahblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/abaya2bcouture2bimage2b3.jpgAs residents are already well-aware, and new residents are quick to find out, abaayas are an important part of one’s wardrobe here in Jeddah, and it is an absolute must to wear when one goes out. There are huge areas in souks dedicated to abaaya shops and one can find a multitude of designs and fabrics in very affordable prices.

If you’re looking for a more unique design, there are ladies who operate abaaya designing businesses from their homes. They usually bring in new designs every couple of months and will even adjust sizes for you.

One reader discloses to us:

I discovered a lady last year who designs exquisite abaayas using the lightest material and delicate embroidery. She gives a very personalised service at her home and I went back to her yesterday to choose a new abaaya for myself. I tried on all available samples, and they were all beautiful, which made the job at hand that much harder. I finally short-listed the abaayas and then made a final decision. After a couple of length adjustments, it will be ready for me to collect next week. I’m looking forward to it.

We’d like to hear from our readers – where is your favourite place to buy your abaaya and why? Drop us a comment and let us know.

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