April 17, 2014

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    COSMOS COLLECTION BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

    A new chapter is opening for the CosmosTM collection, in an explosion of spring blossoms adorned with white mother-of-pearl and onyx. With their subtle blend of softness and brilliance, these jewelry creations offer fresh homage to nature and luck, two of the Maison’s most cherished sources of inspiration. Captured in all their ethereal grace, Van Cleef & Arpels’ flowers reflect the quest for movement so typical of the Maison, along with the excellence of its savoir-faire. The three-dimensional design and the angle of the petals contribute a vivid freshness to the motifs. On the corolla of a Cosmos flower, subtle variations of size and orientation make each petal…

  • AMULETTE DE CARTIER COLLECTION

    Amulette de Cartier is a strictly personal charm. A magical talisman. A dream catcher for one’s innermost wishes. This charmed piece of jewellery takes the most seductive forms. A bejewelled capsule of mother-of-pearl, onyx or diamond paving, it enchants from the first click of its clasp, and continues to mesmerise with its openwork back and a host of hidden talents. Visible At first glance it is a target, a disc of onyx, white mother-of-pearl or diamond paving with a gem at its centre. Invisible Look closer and it becomes much more, a cluster of surprises, among them the arc of solid…

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    AREEJ BEAUTY EXTRAVAGANZA

    Celebrating another year of Beauty Excellence, Areej hosts the annual and exclusive Beauty Extravaganza across all its stores from 1st April 2014. This month, customers are invited to enter the realm of beauty at Areej and discover the finest exclusive beauty offers from an array of premium fragrance, makeup and skincare brands. Receive the chance to win a 3-night stay in the Underwater Suites at Atlantis The Palm upon a spend of AED 350 and above on beauty products at Areej. The mega prize also includes complimentary breakfast, 24-hour butler service in addition to complimentary passes to Aquaventure, The Lost…

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    LE ROYAUME ENCHANTE BY RAMI KADI

    Rami Kadi’s latest collection “Le Royaume Enchanté” unfolds within the pages of a fairytale, and is inspired by story of a sleeping beauty who wakes up from an ever long sleep and finds her self within the confines of a sumptuous castle. It is with mixed feelings of surprise, and astonishment that the gracious princess walks through the aisles of the palace, and discovers a place glowing with royal opulence and yet holding an air of modernity. It is within the castle’s main ballroom that Kadi’s collection makes its debut: from the ambient pastel colors, the lace embroideries covering the…

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    HARUMI KLOSSOWSKA DE ROLA DESIGNS AN HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION FOR CHOPARD

    Harumi Klossowska de Rola first and foremost embodies a distinctive vision and an amazing imagination. She shares with Chopard a universe filled with mythological animals and populated with precious stones. After three initial creations, four new fabulously mysterious and flamboyant pieces – two snakes, a black panther and a leopard – are now slithering or striding their way across new territory. The paths of Harumi Klossowska de Rola and Caroline Scheufele, Artistic Director for Chopard, both of whom occupy an important place at the heart of jewellery design, were destined to meet. Their creations are imbued with the same inspiration…

HIGHLIGHTS

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CHANTACO BAG BY LACOSTE

Apr 15, 2014

Created in 1962, the Chantaco golf based near Saint-Jean-de-Luz is the cradle of the Lacoste family. It quickly became one of the landmarks of the Pays Basque, hosting personalities like the Prince of Wales, Clark Gable or Charlie Chaplin. Chantaco is now recognized as one of the best luxury clubs with its 18-holes course. It hosts the Lacoste Ladies Open de France, a tournament that gathers Europe’s finest female players in the fall. in 2012, Lacoste launches the L.12.12 leather goods line, a collection of shopping bags in « petit piqué » canvas. Beyond the name and the crocodile signature,…

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MICHAEL KORS INTRODUCES THE SOPHIE SATCHEL

Apr 14, 2014

This summer Michael Kors introduces Sophie large Satchel in python embossed leather.The SOPHIE Satchel is chic and simple, thus perfect for everyday use. It is lightweight with a double handle and an adjustable strap. It is complimented by MK signature print on the sides of the bag. The Sophie Satchel comes in the following colors – Navy, Mandarine, White, Black and more colors Stores available in: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon KARLIE KLOSS IN MICHAEL KORS Michael Kors is pleased to announce that Karlie Kloss was spotted carrying a sand MICHAEL Michael Kors Sophie…

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AKL DECOR PRESENTS ITS NEW BEDROOM SETS

Apr 11, 2014

Akl Decor introduces its new bedroom sets.

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NICOLI’S LUXURIOUS COLLECTION

Apr 10, 2014

If elegance was an attitude, then NICOLI has it. Producing a truly original and luxurious collection, this upmarket boutique is sure to cause a commotion all year round. Created as the perfect accessory to life’s most beautiful and magical moments, Hollywood glamour and Italian styling are at the forefront of all NICOLI designs. Their latest collection epitomises a unique style and mirrors the individuality and the personalities of the women who shop there. Encrusted with the highest-quality Swarovski crystals, these exquisite statement clutches and shoes are the ideal solution to make you shine no matter what the occasion. So whether…

NEWS & CELEBRITIES

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PAULA PATTON WEARS MIREILLE DAGHER DESIGN

Apr 16, 2014

Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton hit the red carpet at the 2014 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The 38-year-old actress showed off some cleavage through the sheer portion of her sexy red dress. Earlier in the day, Robin wore a baby blue suit while attending the 2014 Universal Music Group Showcase in Los Angeles. Paula is wearing a Mireille Dagher dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Saint Laurent bag, and David Yuman jewelry.

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VICTORIA JUSTICE IN ATELIER VERSACE

Apr 14, 2014

Victoria Justice chose to wear Atelier Versace while attending the 2014 MTV Movie Awards which took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The young actress looked beautiful in a look from the Atelier Versace Fall 2012 collection – She was simply stunning in a purple, one shoulder mini-dress with intricate Swarovski crystal details.

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ANNE HATHAWAY TRAVELS WITH SALVATORE FERRAGAMO TROLLEY SUITCASE

Apr 14, 2014

Actress Anne Hathaway while traveling with a Salvatore Ferragamo black and grey trolley suitcase while landing at JFK airport: The actress is currently in New York promoting her new film “Rio 2″.

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EMMA STONE IN ATELIER VERSACE

Apr 14, 2014

Emma stone attended the world premiere of  her new film ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro’ in London wearing Atelier Versace. The chic young actress looked stunning in a floor-length yellow pleated custom-made Atelier Versace gown, with a delicate Swarovski crystal embellished waistband and shoulders.

LAMASAT FASHION

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FUTURE MOTHER WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

During pregnancy, you will witness the miraculous expansion and growth of your body; therefore it’s necessary for you to be in the utmost state of comfort. As your body gets larger, the garments in your wardrobe will get tighter and won’t fit you properly. This is why it’s essential for you to purchase maternity garments, since they will be the only clothes you’ll wear during your whole pregnancy. Here is a list of versatile must-haves that will keep you relaxed throughout the coming months: 1- A long maxi dress, either black or colorful, will keep you feeling comfortable and stylish…

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THE REAL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Shopping online has its advantages as well as its disadvantages. It is true that you can find discounted items and items that might be unavailable locally, however, things don’t always go according to plan and the items you chose and thought they are of high quality, might turn out different than they seemed on the internet. Not only the quality can turn out to be a disappointment, but also the color might look different than the shade you had chosen. What is even more drastic is if you shop for a friend’s gift online, pay a good amount of money,…

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SAVE YOUR FAVORITE GARMENT FROM PERMANENT INK STAINS!

Did you stain your favorite piece of clothing, whether leather or not, with ink and you have no idea how to get it out? Don’t panic! First of all, place a soft towel between the front and the back of the garment, so the ink won’t bleed to the other side.  The next step would be to use hair spray on the stain to break up the ink. After you fully spray the area, wait for half an hour, and then dab it with a soft sponge. The sponge should be soaked in cold water. Another method would be to…

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HOW TO WEAR A SKIRT DURING WINTER

Do you really feel to wear a skirt, but the weather is too cold? Don’t let something small such as the weather stop you from looking fashionable! Here are some ways for you to wear your favorite skirt while staying warm: 1- Wear a skirt that goes just past your knee, and wear knee-high boots. And just for that extra sense of warmth, wear knee-high socks inside your boots. 2- If you want to stay warm while you wear a short skirt in winter, layering is the key. So, make sure that you put on a long and thick coat…

LAMASAT BEAUTY

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR HAIR COLOR LAST

The common problem among every person who dyes his or her hair, is that the color fades away in just a couple of weeks. So you would only enjoy your flawless dyed hair for a very short time. In order to keep it vibrant for a longer duration, follow these tips: 1- Avoid washing your hair with hot water; instead rinse it with cool or lukewarm water. 2- Do not shampoo your hair till after one whole day of having it dyed. It is also preferable that when you dye your hair it’s oily so the dye would stick more….

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VICTORIA’S SECRET AT ABC ACHRAFIEH, BEIRUT

The store will feature a wide assortment of the brand’s signature bras, panties and sleepwear. Bras will be merchandised by style making intimates shopping easier. The Bra Salon will feature the beautiful and feminine lingerie collections that Victoria’s Secret (VS) is known for. The full line of popular prestige fragrances such as Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, Dream Angels Heavenly and Victoria’s Secret Angel are all available along with VS Fantasies body care & PINK beauty products. The store will also feature Victoria’s Secret PINK–a collegiate-inspired collection of flirty and colorful bras, panties and loungewear targeting university-aged women. The store design takes…

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TIPS FOR A LONG LASTING MANICURE

Did you take a trip to the nail salon a day or two ago where you got a nice manicure done, but today you notice that your nails are starting to chip? Here are some tips for you to follow, to keep your nails looking pretty and make your manicure last: 1- Make sure that your nails are completely dry before applying nail polish, since polish sticks to dry nails more firmly. 2- Bring your nail polish with you to the salon, so in case your nails chip, you will have the same color available to repaint. 3- Apply nail…

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HOW TO REMOVE HAIR DYE STAINS

Almost every time you dye your hair, whether at home or at the hair salon, you get hair color stains on your skin, and you have no idea how to get rid of them. What’s even worse is having to meet up with someone right after you dye your hair. There are plenty of old wives tales about how to remove skin stains resulting from hair dye, but the effective ones that even your hairdresser will recommend you try, are: – Dab a cotton ball in olive oil, and rub the hair dye stains till the color fades. – Spray…

LAMASAT WEDDING

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HOW INVOLVED SHOULD THE GROOM BE IN THE WEDDING PLANNING

The groom’s involvement in preparing for the wedding is extremely essential, because it will let the bride know exactly how anticipated he is for the big day’s arrival. Throughout the marriage life, you will be making important decisions, so why not start training your decision making techniques in the preparations. Your wedding is a turning point in your life, so you must be involved in it as much as you can. It’s your wedding too, not just the bride’s. Being concerned with the wedding preparations is a chance for you and your bride to enhance trust and dependability between the…

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THE BEST WEDDING RECEPTION PLAYLIST

When you want to select the songs you want to include in your wedding playlist, you need to take in consideration the reception’s atmosphere. If you are aiming for a party ambiance, choose some loud and fast beat music that will make your guests stay on their feet all night long. However, if you prefer background music to allow more conversations, select some soft music, such as oldies or classic songs. You can also get a pianist or a violinist if you favor live music. This will also add a special touch to your wedding’s smooth ambiance. While selecting the…

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MOUAWAD WEDDING COLLECTION

Every woman dreams of unsurpassed elegance on her wedding day and the Mouawad Wedding collection brings this dream to life with stunning splendor. Once again the Mouawad craftsmen have excelled themselves, bringing forth a selection of sets, each one designed to find particular resonance with its wearer. Just as wedding traditions are laden with symbolic beauty, so the Mouawad Wedding Collection offers up a deeper meaning behind their shimmering reflections. The harmony of a wedded union is embodied brilliantly in each set of perfectly matching necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring, while the combination of white diamonds and white gold recalls…

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THE MAID OF HONOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The maid of honor, or the matron of honor if she was married, is the bride’s right hand, assistant, and consultant. Usually, the maid or matron of honor is the bride’s sister, relative, or best friend since the closest person to someone understands him or her the most, therefore putting less stress on the bride. Her main role is to assist the bride in the wedding preparations, and be present in almost all pre-wedding events. The maid/matron of honor other duties are to: – Help the bride address invites, choose the wedding colors. – Organize and host the bridal shower. -…

LAMASAT JEWELLERY & WATCHES

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EYJAFJALLAJOKULL EVO BY RJ ROMAIN JEROME

On April 14th 2010, the Eyjafjallajökull Icelandic volcano erupted causing the European airspace to shut down for a period of six days. This historical event marked the minds of millions of people and inspired RJ-Romain Jerome to create the Eyjafjallajökull-DNA timepiece belonging to the “Earth” collection. Conveying memories of fire and lava, swept over by powerful images of dust and winds, the Eyjafjallajökull-DNA timepiece is a true testament to Mother Earth’s temper and man’s timeless respect when faced with her strength. Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the eruption, RJ-Romain Jerome introduces the Eyjafjallajökull Evo timepiece inspired by the original legend….

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LONGINES COLUMN-WHEEL SINGLE PUSH-PIECE CHORNOGRAPH

As part of the Longines Heritage Collection, the Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph models housed the 13.33z calibre, the first chronograph movement made by Longines to equip wristwatches. The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph model houses the L788 calibre, a monopusher movement developed by ETA exclusively for Longines and which, like its illustrious predecessor, is equipped with a column-wheel and measures 13¼ lines. All the chronograph functions can be controlled by simply pressing the single push-piece. The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph comes in three versions, all with a 40 mm diameter. Their white dials are adorned with painted black…

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MAKE YOUR WEDDING SPECIAL WITH BAUME & MERCIER TIMEPIECES

Weddings constitute new beginnings and beautiful journeys and this joyous celebration must be marked with a gift that lasts a lifetime. Highlighting the significance of this special occasion and celebrating the joy of giving, Swiss watchmaker Baume &Mercier presents the ideal gifts of luxury and elegance that will surely make a lasting impression! Designed to form a pair if desired, Baume & Mercier’s new Classima Quartz timepieces come in two sizes and are the perfect accessories for special occasions in the lives of the men and women who receive them. These new Classima watches are housed in a polished steel…

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MAJID ALMUHANDIS THE NEW FACE OF MOUAWAD’S SIGNATURE MEN’S WATCH COLLECTION

Mouawad, the luxury jeweler and watchmaker, officially announced a thrilling new collaboration. The award-winning Arab singer and master-composer, Majid Almuhandis, will be the face of Grand Ellipse, the collection that marked the launch of Mouawad watches. For over 45 years, Mouawad has been creating fine timepieces for both men and women under the label of Robergé at the Mouawad-owned Swiss factories. Carrying out the company’s watch-making tradition, Mouawad’s expert designers and watchmakers excelled at crafting the very first line of watches marked with the distinct Mouawad signature, Grande Ellipse. Elegant, robust and steeped in Swiss watchmaking traditions, the Grande Ellipse…

LAMASAT DECOR

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BACCARAT CELEBRATES ITS 250TH ANNIVERSARY

Baccarat celebrated 250 years of passion and perfection, and Rizzoli was proud to present a book celebrating the 250th anniversary of Baccarat, the world’s most prestigious crystal work. The glory of the unique art de vivre à la française, intimately linked to the Baccarat signature, was showcased at the Maison: breathtaking Baccarat heritage items and special “anniversary” collections appeared in their natural setting and the crystal dream comes to life. From the Juvisy stemware set to the special commissions from the Imperial Court of Russia, Baccarat has graced the world’s finest and most prestigious tables with the excellence of its…

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THE RETREAT- ABSOLUTE AUCTION MAY 6, 2014

THE RETREAT, an extraordinary, resort-like retreat is being offered as a one-time opportunity to the highest bidder in an absolute auction. This sprawling 150+/- acre retreat is perfect for your country getaway, a corporate retreat, spa, or year-round living. Where luxury meets nature. More than a decade has been dedicated to the creation of this unique property where one can unplug from the chaos of daily life. This is a place where family and friends can gather to create memories that last a lifetime and to enjoy the peace and harmony of the outdoors. You can hunt, four-wheel, fish, horseback…

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LLADRO’S HORSES SHOW THE BRAND’S SCULPTURAL AND DECORATIVE ABILITY

A summary glance at Lladró’s catalogue is enough to reveal that horses are so intimately bound to the brand’s work. Its artists have captured the spirit of the horse in a great number of pieces modeling this beautiful creature in all shapes and forms: galloping, leaping, trotting, posing majestically or simply at rest. From the naturalness of wild steeds to highly groomed and harnessed thoroughbreds, Lladró’s horses are a tribute to creatures which are as free as creativity and as noble as porcelain. According to Juan Lladró -who runs the company together with his daughters Rosa and Ángeles-, “the horse has qualities that one…

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KOHLER INAUGURATES LARGEST AND ONLY SIGNATURE SHOWROOM IN DUBAI AND GCC

Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath design, has announced the opening of its Kitchen & Bath Gallery in Dubai – Kohler’s one and only signature showroom and its largest in the GCC. The opening of the new showroom comes as part of Kohler’s five-year strategy, which includes opening additional showrooms in the UAE and region in an effort to strengthen the customer experience and general distributor network. The signature showroom was inaugurated by David Kohler, President and Chief Operating Officer, who shed light on Kohler’s latest products introduced for the first time in the UAE and the…

CARS

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ALL-NEW 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE STEALS THE SHOW

Throngs of attendees flocked to view the all-new 2015 Escalade up-close at the Julius Baer Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2014 – which was presented by luxury auto brand Cadillac and took place on April 11-12 at the iconic SkyDive Dubai. To the delight of the crowd, the innovative vehicle was on display throughout the two-day tournament, at the event’s VIP area. Passersby were immediately impressed by the 2015 Escalade – a sophisticated luxury SUV designed to establish new benchmarks for hand-tailored craftsmanship and technology. In effect, the fourth-generation Escalade is an entirely new design yet instantly recognizable. Much of the story…

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TALENTED ARTISTS TAKE THE STAGE AT DUBAI’S GULF MUSIC FESTIVAL

On 22 March, over 500 music-lovers came together for Dubai’s first Gulf Music Festival. Organized by Brownbook – the UAE’s leading urban lifestyle guide – the full-day event was held at The Archive in Safa Park and featured incredible live performances by a plethora of renowned regional artists including Zeid Hamdan & Maii Waleed, Kamal Musallam and the Moroccan singer Oum. Musicians from Freshly Ground Sounds – a non-profit initiative designed to promote independent acoustic sounds across the UAE – also performed for the delighted crowd. Sponsored by leading luxury auto brand Cadillac and Bloomingdales, the Festival proved to be an…

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CHOPARD BECOMES THE OFFICIAL TIMING PARTNER OF PORSCHE MOTORSPORT

Chopard is proud to be the Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport. Perfectly in line with the spirit of the Superfast watch collection, this prestigious partnership is an extension of Chopard’s longstanding commitment to automotive sports. The Geneva watchmaker will thus accompany the long-awaited return of Porsche Motorsport at the LMP1 Endurance Championship, with the “24 Heures du Mans” endurance race as the highlight on June 14th and 15th. A legendary team in the world of motor-racing, Porsche Motorsport has decided to partner with Swiss watch manufacturer Chopard for its grand comeback to competition in the LMP1 Endurance World Championship…

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GHOST 2014 FROM ROLLS-ROYCE

Since its launch in 2009, the Ghost has been a vision of simplicity – taking the core values of Rolls-Royce and creating contemporary effortless luxury. While seated comfortably in the Ghost’s slightly elevated position behind the wheel, described as the authority position, drivers will now have a new IPS 10.25″ HD screen before them. This screen can be used to display the impressive 3D City View. Ghost presents a pad with the ability to scroll through function menus by turning the chrome dial and pressing down to select its functions. The inclusion of inputs by written text is an additional…

TECHNOLOGY

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DIGITAL MEDIA FORUM 2014 TO RECONGNISE THE REGION’S BEST TALENT

With a little more than three weeks to go until the third annual ‘Digital Media Forum 2014’ kicks-off in Dubai, all eyes in the Middle East’s digital media industry will soon be on this exciting two-day event. Held 23-24 April at the One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai and organized by SPOTON Media Services and Events, DFM2014 will feature a number of prominent digital media trailblazers who will speak on ‘The Digital Experience: Challenges and Dynamics’ and ‘Recognising Achievements’. For the first time, Digital Media Forum 2014 launches the ‘Digital MENA Awards’ that take place on April 23rd. Recognising success…

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INITIATIVE MENA WINS THREE ACCOUNTS IN Q1

Initiative MENA, a regional media communications network, has marked its first quarter of 2014 operations by securing three new accounts. The agency, which operates several offices throughout the Gulfand Middle East, has picked up the new accounts of SACO in Saudi Arabia, Sohar Ports in UAE and Vileda in Lebanon. Initiative MENA won the pitch for SACO – the leading hardware retail and wholesale business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – in a contest that saw them go up against seven other companies. The agency was successful in outlining a comprehensive marketing strategy to the client and has now…

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INTRODUCING G2 MINI, LG’S FIRST “COMPACT” SMARTPHONE

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its first ever “compact” Smartphone, G2 mini, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Developed as a smaller version of the award-winning LG G2, the G2 mini will intro-duce most of the G2’s premium UX features to a new global audience. User-favorite UX features found in LG’s premium G Series flagship models, such as Guest Mode and Plug & Pop, have been carried over to the G2 mini to satisfy a generation of new users. And because the global mid-tier Smartphone was designed to meet the needs of millions of customers around the…

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LG UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST 105-INCH CURVED ULTRA HD TV AT CES 2014

LG Electronics (LG) announced it will be unveiling the world’s first 21:9 aspect ratio CURVED ULTRA HD TV (Model 105UB9) at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. LG’s newest premium TV is also the company’s very first CURVED ULTRA HD model. The award winning groundbreaking 105-inch (measured diagonally) 105UB9 is officially the largest curved TV ever made. This awe-inspiring TV offers magnificent picture quality and a wide viewing angle with the ability to render the minutest detail in breathtaking clarity to create an unprecedented level of viewer immersion. The 105UB9’s cinematically proportioned 21:9 CinemaScope screen is ideal…