The Six: Travel destinations Arab social media stars are visiting

For Kuwaiti architect and style influencer Fatima Al-Momen, Capri was the perfect backdrop to sport her latest fashion styles. (Instagram)
Updated 26 July 2018
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The Six: Travel destinations Arab social media stars are visiting

La vita è bella

For Kuwaiti architect and style influencer Fatima Al-Momen, Capri was the perfect backdrop to sport her latest fashion styles. An A-listers hotspot, the Italian island is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and luxury shopping. While enjoying the Mediterranean sun onboard a boat, the reality TV star donned an off-the-shoulder yellow top – the trending color for this season - paired with white trousers.  



Turkish summer delight

Lebanese ‘It Girl’ Jessica Kahawaty opted to explore Turkey’s western coast for her first trip to the country this summer. During her trip, the beauty queen visited Bodrum, Cesme and Alacati and spent most of her days enjoying “turquoise” waters and her pink flamingo float.



Greece is the feeling

Dubai-based fashion designer Tamara Al-Gabbani spent summer exploring Greece. During her trip, the style icon visited the historic Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion - one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. While in Athens, Al-Gabbani also spent time in Kifissia, an upscale district known for its designer boutiques.



Hola senorita!

A little further out than most, style blogger Nadya Hasan enjoyed the summer sun in Latin America’s Peru. The luscious green mountain drops and the ancient city of Machu Picchu made for the perfect Insta pic. Hasan – who fashioning colorful Peruvian ponchos during her trip - also “bombarded” her followers with pictures of adorable Lamas and Alpacas.


The Oriental Paris

Entrepreneur and fashion icon, Lana El-Sahely escaped to eastern Asia and enjoyed a short stay in Shanghai. The new mum travelled to China for an event with fashion label Massimo Dutti but wasted no time to explore the prosperous city. El-Sahely visited the Old City – the traditional urban core of Shanghai – and Yuyuan Garden (Garden of Happiness).


Cast away

Moroccan fashionista Saufeeya Goodson opted to trade Dubai’s scorching sun for an island getaway and hit the beaches of the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean nation, that shares the island with Haiti to the west, is a savannah with stretches of white sand and crystal blue waters. Besides enjoying the sandy beaches, a must see site for visitors is the El Limon Waterfall.  

 


All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

Updated 18 September 2018
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All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

  • The movie includes mixed live-action and animation scenes that are reminiscent of those that were cutting edge in the mid-1960s
  • “Mary Poppins Returns” is set for a pre-Christmas release in Britain and the United States

A view across the grimy rooftops of London? A nanny descending to earth with a flying umbrella? Dick Van Dyke? All are present and correct in the trailer for the “Mary Poppins” reboot that was released on Tuesday.
Julie Andrews, who won the 1965 Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the original, is replaced in “Mary Poppins Returns” by Emily Blunt as the unconventional governess who arrives as if by magic to heal a family in need of love.
In the sequel, it is 1932 and the boy, Michael Banks, has grown up and, helped by his sister Jane, is bringing up children of his own, in the absence of their mother.
The trailer gives few other clues to the plot of the musical, but showcases a stellar cast of British acting talent, including Ben Whishaw, Colin Firth and Julie Walters.
Meryl Streep also features, as does Dick Van Dyke who played the chimney sweep Bert with the so-bad-it’s-good cockney accent in the original. Now 92, the trailer shows him as lithe as ever, dancing on a table.
The Bert character — Jack in this film — is played by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the rapper and composer who created the acclaimed musical “Hamilton.”
The movie includes mixed live-action and animation scenes that are reminiscent of those that were cutting edge in the mid-1960s but have a retro-charm now.
The original movie was based on the children’s books by P.L. Travers who famously objected to Walt Disney’s embellishments to her stories. It was a huge success and became a classic.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is set for a pre-Christmas release in Britain and the United States.