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    July/August’s – The Summer Escape Issue with Tania Santos Silva


    by Amy Sessions
    2 hours ago

    Welcome to The Summer Escape Issue.
    This issue encourages you to explore and unwind as summer unfolds.
    For our cover we champion Tania Santos Silva in The Free Spirit. A businesswoman that knows how to still leave room for the freedom that enhances her creativity, we have admired Silva’s fierce independence and vibrancy for life along with her sharp mind and quick wit. A truly incredible EW woman.
    We deliver you the best edits for summer dressing from the bucket hats bringing you a brim-full of cool this summer in The Bucket, to your very own beachwear refresh in The Swimwear Edit. Olivia von Halle redefines sleepwear classics with a sense of escape and adventure in The Silk Road and we speak to NOMAD Founder, Nesa Rassouli on creating pieces that deliver a vacation vibe all year-round in Eternal summer.
    Beauty and lifestyle wise, we look at the best ice baths in Dubai to keep you cool this summer in Real Cool and the safest way to glow this summer in Golden.

    Finally, in terms of wanderlust we take you on a virtual escape to experience Six Senses Rome as it seamlessly blends history with a modern feel in A City Gem and Il Borro takes us on a culinary journey, so you can enjoy the best of Italy even if you’re not traveling this summer in A Taste of Tuscany.
    Rest, recharge and refocus this summer. It’s time to level up…
    Swipe right to see the editor-approved guide of must-own essentials this summer.

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    Overindulged? Gut Health Specialist talks gut health and mindful eating


    by Camille Macawili
    2 hours ago

    Overindulged during the Eid festivities? Feeling bloated after a meal and don’t know where to start? We’ve got your gut covered.
    We ask the expert, Danielle Françoise, a Gut Health & Mindset Coach who works on helping clients heal from the inside out through breathwork, meditation, and gut cleansing.
    Here, Emirates Woman asks all you need to know to keep your gut health in check and why digestive issues start showing up in your 30s.
    Danielle Françoise, Gut Health & Mindset Coach | Photo: Instagram @coachedbyfrancoise
    What happens to your digestive system when you enter your 30s?
    Once we hit 30 the amount of stomach acid we produce starts to decrease more rapidly which is why around this age heartburn and acid reflux is more common and finding it harder to digest certain foods. By eliminating gluten and dairy while minimising alcohol and coffee consumption (swap out for a healthier energy boost like matcha) a lot of people see improvements pretty quickly. Being intuitive and making these adjustments as we age means we can stay in control of how good we feel – working with our bodies and not against them.
    Do debloating, probiotic, and pre-biotic supplements work? What should we be looking out for?
    The key thing here is unfortunately not all supplements are made equal. I swear by taking both pre and probiotics to produce and feed good bacteria in the gut which will improve your digestion but you need to look for clean ingredients and no bulking agents – this goes for any supplement you are buying.
    I don’t personally take or recommend any debloating pills as I believe in helping clients get to the root cause of their issues as bloating is very common but definitely not normal. It’s your body giving you a signal that your digestive system is not happy and we really shouldn’t ignore it.
    Aside from supplements, how can we look after our gut health?
    The gut needs and loves diversity.. so I always challenge my clients to work towards eating 30 different plant-based foods a week alongside their chosen protein sources – this includes fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fresh herbs. I’m also a huge fan of bone broth as it’s full of natural collagen which helps to heal and restore the gut wall lining. Start with a mug full every other morning on an empty stomach or if your gut really needs some TLC, have it every day for 2 weeks. It won’t be long until you start to feel better, it’s very powerful stuff.
    What should we be adding to our diet to reduce bloating and maintain a happy digestive system?
    Everyone is different which is why I work with clients on a 1:1 basis or create a personalised gut health plan after an in-depth online consultation, but gluten and wheat can be the devil for most, whether you get bloating symptoms or not. Especially in things like bread which just isn’t made the same as it used to be years ago and can play havoc on our digestive system. I would always encourage someone to go gluten and wheat free for a month and nearly everyone reports back on how amazing they feel – lighter, brighter, clear-headed, more energy, less or no bloating. Focusing on adding in lots of variety and colour to your diet alongside gut-loving fermented foods, live cultures, kombucha, bone broth and also making sure to actively minimise stress and do things that make you happy which is super important for a healthy thriving gut.
    Swipe through the gallery below to shop 9 of the best digestive supplements below to improve your digestion and gut health:

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    Elevate your practice with Aman Essentials’ Yoga collection this World Yoga Day


    by Camille Macawili
    57 mins ago

    Aman, the pinnacle of modern mindfulness in hospitality, extends its Aman Essentials category and launches its inaugural Yoga Collection – just in time for World Yoga Day.
    The collection range is crafted from 100 percent natural materials which span accessories and props can help you maintain your practice in barefoot luxury on the go, at home, or in one of Aman’s awe-inspiring locations.
    Whether you’ve just started to reap the benefits of yoga or have attained a higher experience level, choosing the material, texture, and durability plays an important role in your practice. The Aman Cork Yoga Mat, the core of your yoga workout, is crafted from sustainable cork and features an anti-skid surface of a thick natural black rubber foam, providing stable traction to your flow. It comes with a removable canvas strap and a pouch to store essentials should you want to squeeze in a session on a busy day.
    The additional accessories such as the Aman Yoga Block Trio comprise of the Aman Cork Block, Aman Cork Ball, and Aman Cork Cyliner support progression and safety while you carry out poses with impact. Priced from Dhs863, it’s all wise investments for your overall well-being if you ask us!
    Swipe through the gallery below to view the full collection:

    The collection is available to shop at Aman Boutiques and online on
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    Body Fwrd Founder Kenzie Burke on the importance of nourishing within

    As Kenzie Burke launches her first Body Fwrd challenge today, “The Cusp” podcast host, BRÛLÉ designer, and wellness expert shares with Emirates Woman what kickstarted her passion in wellness, overcoming challenges and the importance of “feeding” your skin.
    Tell us about the concept behind Body Fwrd.
    Body Fwrd brings forth practices around food and living in a cleansed body. Using the power of food to clear and cleanse the body to have the space to move forward, with clarity and light energy. I have committed to true transformation, doing the hard work, overcoming myself, and awakening on a spiritual level. I have created Body Fwrd to give the world tools and practices to unleash the core of who you are, transform yourself through nutritional healing, create a balanced mindset, and challenge you to be disciplined to make choices that will help you cultivate the life you truly want to live. Body Fwrd is for those who want to live an elevated life and take the journey towards becoming the very best versions of themselves. It is the home for those who are here for true transformation. Here, we show up, do the hard work, and overcome ourselves daily. As a health and wellness expert and multifaceted entrepreneur, I am here to share the life-transforming nutritional information that has grown from decades of experience, knowledge, and understanding. And no… it’s not only about food! Body Fwrd is the deep dive into the pillars of nutrition that contain the power to transform our lives entirely. What we use to fuel ourselves impacts us in every way – our physical bodies, emotional health, and spiritual balance. Your body is your home; the cleaner it is, the more space you have. Physically and mentally. I have been on a path of improvement my entire life but specifically dove into the power of nutrition, improving and evolving my ways of nourishment since 2018. It hasn’t only been about food and the more I have committed to true transformation, doing the hard work, overcoming myself, and awakening on a spiritual level, the more I have deepened my practices around food and living in a cleansed body. I created my eating method based on realizing that we are meant to clean and clear out the body and live in a cleansed state. It is our birthright to feel abundant, clear, and healthy and create an environment that can thrive. Not one that is prone to illness and disease, and we should all be proud and love the body we live in. We have normalized being sick, eating rubbish, applauding, and hopping on and off different, trendy ways of eating. But I wholeheartedly believe that we are meant to live and embody a cleansed state. We are energetic beings; what you put into your body, the energy and people you have around you, the thoughts you think – these things live inside of us. I look at my body this way: you wouldn’t leave dishes in your sink for weeks, forget to vacuum your rug, or never do your laundry. You want your physical house to be ‘clean’; otherwise, it would affect your life. Your body is no different.

    “Here, we show up, do the hard work, and overcome ourselves daily.”

    Your visuals are stunning – do you create them yourself?
    I do! I have a photographer who has worked with me through all the seasons of my entrepreneurship journey – and it is cool to see how we have evolved throughout the years. But, as far as the images that are not of me – I take them! I love visuals, a vibe, and good branding. All my visuals for Body Fwrd are the easiest for me to create. Body Fwrd is my lifestyle. Every picture and moment is taken in real time as I am about to eat, move my body, do meditation, and the list goes on. My strongest sense of Human Design is ‘taste’. I think that plays a role in creating beautiful environments, visuals, food dishes, the way I dress… I am a natural-born tastemaker.

    You previously built a business around food and wellness then left it. How did you come to a place where it felt right for you again?
    I built a business in food and wellness and then left it entirely. I resisted it. But I also resisted my own power and had (and am overcoming) an addiction to pain. I self-sabotaged and dimmed my own light quite a bit, and doing this to my old wellness business was a part of that pattern. What many people don’t know is that I went through a massive amount of pain and endured a very dark time after doing that to my business. I cut myself off from making money, I had an entire company that I had put my all into, an assistant, and a large following who supported me, and I left all of that. It was not fun. Not empowering, and it hurt. This result stemmed from my childhood — dimming my own light, not letting myself receive goodness, love, and money without pain. But launching Body Fwrd has unblocked me in more ways than any words could express. Through Body Fwrd I am freeing myself from myself. I have felt this deep sense of frustration ever since I can remember. I have embarked on ten million career journeys, travel, and moved houses, cities, and states. Yet… I would still feel it. And it frustrated me because it does not and has not felt like mine anymore, and I know I can live without it. With Body Fwrd, instead of searching for the next thing and creating something new, I have turned inward and got to the root of where this is stemming from. I have been suppressing myself, not letting myself fully step into my voice, knowledge, and potential. Anyone who has followed me for the last four years has seen the forward motion and journey I have been on of deep soul searching, career searching, etc. All along, there was a knock that would not stop. It just got louder and louder and the more I pushed it down, the more trapped I felt. The ‘body’ and nutritional healing aspect of my life is such a massive part of who I am and my life. I have reached the most embodied version of my body (through diet, cleansing, clearing the body, mind, and life choices). I know so much about the body and how to clear the vessel so we can move forward with clarity, self-love, and feeling embodied in our bodies. How did I know it was time to step back into the wellness world? First, I had to stop resisting. I had to stop the nagging. It was jaw-locking me and my life, and I want to move forward each day, freely in my work and my life.

    “…launching Body Fwrd has unblocked me in more ways than any words could express. With Body Fwrd, instead of searching for the next thing and creating something new, I have turned inward and got to the root of where this is stemming from.”

    How important is food and the way we eat it to our skin?
    I believe your internal reflects your external. Sure, you can use fancy creams, get facials, Botox, do all the things. However, nothing could compare to the sparkle in your eye from a healthy internal state. Food is a powerful tool we can use and harness to not only create how we feel but also how we look. Nourishing with hydrating fruits, colourful vegetables, good water and making that a daily priority will show on the external. I am such a ‘deep diver’, and as each year goes by, I learn more. I do deeper cleanses. I expand my knowledge and transform my ways of eating and living. With each year that goes by, my skin has been reverse ageing. And I feel that the older I get, the better I look. This is a result of how I eat, my wellness practices, and my dedication to my spiritual practices – the internal shows on the external.

    Where do you get the motivation to be consistent and are there any practices which have helped you with this?
    I have always been striving and dedicated to growth, evolution, and transformation. I have been like this ever since I could remember. Some of this is my innate personality and the other part is that I have always known the kind of life I want to live, the results I want to experience, the kind of people I want as my friends, the places I want to live in, the entrepreneur I want to be, the kind of wife and mother I hope to be. I have had to create this life for myself. I was born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin. I am the pattern breaker in my family. So, I have had to be disciplined and motivated to grow and evolve from a young age. If you want different results, you must have habits, routines, and rituals to help you create the life you want to live and embody the person you want to be. All the practices that I embody and that help me will be expressed through my sharings with Body Fwrd. I suggest you follow along because I have a lot to give!
    What do you avoid in terms of lifestyle to ensure you have the most balanced skin?
    I avoid processed food including sugar, poor sleep patterns, and stress. I avoid anything that brings me down and does not feel energizing or good to my mind, soul, or life. Life ebbs and flows, but I try my best to remain balanced because I know that how you feel internally is what shows externally.
    If you had to pick three hero products for skin, what would they be?
    Agent Nateur, Barefaced, and Standard Self Care.
    This is The Skin Issue – what does it mean to be comfortable in your own skin?
    It’s having a deep respect for yourself, which translates to self-love. The more work and effort I put into my evolution, the more comfortable I feel in my own skin. We all want to feel good not only in our skin but also in our day-to-day life. When you respect yourself and take the time and effort to nourish your body, move, sleep, meditate, expand your knowledge, work hard, apologize when you mess up, confront the hard conversations, and have compassion for the people around you, you build a strong foundation that deepens the relationship you have with yourself. Being comfortable in my own skin is extremely important to me – I want to live my life as an embodied human being, and that is my ‘why’ each and every day.
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    The most adorable Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster mother-daughter moments


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    It’s safe to say Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster are one of the coolest mother-daughter duos.
    From their matching outfits to lavish travels together, fans can’t get enough of their unbreakable bond.
    With that, Emirates Woman decided to dig into the archives to look back at some of the duo’s cutest mother-daughter moments.
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    7 inspiring Emirates flight attendants establishing new career paths


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    Today, May 31, 2023, we celebrate International Flight Attendant Day.
    Balancing two careers doesn’t come easy, but Emirates cabin crew members show us how it’s done.
    From launching their own fashion labels to jewellery brands, these talented individuals have made a mark for themselves beyond the world of aviation.
    To champion these talented cabin crew members, Emirates Woman has curated a list of flight attendants who prove that you can do both.
    Luciana Tanase

    Besides her full-time career as an Emirates cabin crew member, Luciana Tanase has also founded her own fashion label, I-LO. This Romanian-based fashion label offers an array of everyday wardrobe staples such as crop tops and partywear pieces. With a passion for travelling, she’s managed to garner a massive fan base and dedicate time to growing her fashion brand’s presence online.
    Yassmine El Kholy

    With a passion for yoga and other meditation practices such as sound healing, Yassmine Elkholy is a part-time yoga instructor and an Emirates cabin crew member. She has been part of several campaigns for brands such as Reebok and Alo Yoga, making a mark for herself in the world of fitness. With a focus on complicated poses, she has garnered a dedicated audience who are keen to learn about the practice.
    Maria Soldatova

    With over 11 years of flying experience, Maria Soldatova is a long-standing Emirates cabin crew member. With her dedicated love for travelling, Soldatova decided to launch her own jewellery brand, Zoldi Jewels, designed with all the wanderlust inspiration. The pieces consist of airplanes, seashells, a map and various countries she’s visited around the globe. The pieces are sustainably produced in a conscious environment for the workers. As an entrepreneur, she has learned the art of dedicating her efforts to both her profession and brand.

    Danai has visited over 48 countries as an Emirates flight attendant. Originally from Greece, she has established herself as a travel content creator with her pictures from around the globe. From surfing to skydiving, she’s always on a mission to try out new activities while sharing her fashion inspiration. Her loyal fan base is always keen to see where she’s off to next and what her outfits are.

    With long-haul flights and numerous hours spent on air, Margot started her own YouTube channel and is now a part-time vlogger. With all the new countries she has visited, she shares snippets of her life as a cabin crew member, her channel has reached over 51,000 subscribers.
    Hana Brvar

    This Slovenian cabin crew member has travelled to a host of countries around the world. After pursuing her law degree, she decided to become a full-time flight attendant and makes time for her hobby as a professional ski instructor. From Portugal to Sri Lanka, she has seen the world and constantly shares photos of her travel experiences.
    Olia Podvolotskaya

    Podvolotskaya wears many hats. Along with being an Emirates cabin crew, she has been a dancer for 18 years and is also a part-time English and German teacher and interpreter. In May 2022, she officially completed her training programme and is now a full-time flight attendant for Emirates.
    So, who says you can’t do two things at once?
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    Streaming soon: new HBO series to watch now that ‘Succession’ is over


    by Camille Macawili
    3 hours ago

    A painful reality we all live in nowadays is trying to fill the void when our favourite TV series ends.
    Hot off the spectacular ending of Succession, HBO is already on a roll to release its next hit drama, The Idol. From Euphoria to White Lotus to its latest hit Succession — we can’t help but get excited with the premise The Idol brings.
    The brainchild of Abel Tesfaye (formerly) known as The Weeknd, this series has been co-created with Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson and Iranian creative producer Reza Fahim. It hit its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival this year — screening the first two episodes, sparking conversations ahead of the first episode streaming which airs on June 4, 2023.

    The scandalous plot is based on “the sleaziest love story in Hollywood”, tells The Weeknd, who plays as a self-help guru and modern-day cult leader. He brainwashes Jocelyn, a troubled pop star, played by Lily Rose-Depp into a clichéd dangerous world of illegal substances and everything in between. While it’s nowhere near original nor disruptive, it is still worth watching a few more episodes for the ensembles and the vibe.
    The star-studded production also features pop singer Troye Sivan, K-pop star Jennie Ruby Jane of Blackpink, Dan Levy, Eli Roth, and more.

    Press play to watch the official teaser of HBO’s The Idol:
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    Editor’s picks: 10 candles that will transport you to your favourite summer getaways


    by Camille Macawili
    15 mins ago

    Travel from the comforts of your own space with these 10 editor-approved scented candles inspired by your favourite travel destinations – no visa required.
    If it feels like the days are slowly going by and you’re counting down until your next escape, we feel you. Here’s an antidote: snag any (or all!) of these candles, close your eyes and take a deep breath as the scent instantly transports you to favourite escapes – via your senses. Whether it’s that summer soaked feeling you’re after, longing to reminisce the outdoors, or want to journey to idyllic Italy or old town Mykonos.
    Swipe through the gallery below to shop the picks.

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