Stylish Heath

Where delicious food, fashion, art and world travel are incorporated into the home with a feminine twist!

Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

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Our reporters are at the world’s eight largest Mosque that was planned by the late president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure that brought the cultural diversity of Islam with that of art and architecture.

Combining Mamluk, Ottoman and Fatimid styles this Mosque, like the design and construction of the ancient pyramids of Egypt united the world by bringing artisans and materials from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque sits majestically at the entrance to Abu Dhabi City Island and is visible from the three main bridges connecting the island to the mainland.

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Situated within the halls and foyers are seven crystal chandeliers made by Faustig from Munich, Germany. Each is made from gilded stainless steel and brass with glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals.

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The interior colors of the walls, columns and carpet are harmonious together transforming the entire Mosque into a work of skilled artistry. The glasswork, mosaics and carvings display traditional Islamic designs of symmetry and repetition. Well recognized by its pure color during the day and at night a unique lighting system was designed to reflect the phases of the moon. As the moon progresses through its rotation of the earth and becomes full so, does the light and its effect on the domes and minarets of the Mosque.

K

Taste of Summer

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My dearest friend Quy’s latest hair style {the Head Quarter or as she refers to the cut, the Pentagon}.

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Quy at the salon being elegantly coiffed for summer {the Pentagon haircut}.

Various textures, colors, places and things hold a level of inspiration for me, but when it comes to people, I am extremely selective in which mannerisms or characteristics I will appropriate into my repertoire.  I secretly enjoy people watching; viewing those who carry themselves with élan and grace, or  exude a level of sophistication, which are striking characteristics.

Personally, I never found bad taste amusing and to see women inappropriately dressed for warm weather because of lack of time, confidence or flair is simply not acceptable. Even if you do not have that creative edge to put an outfit together, turn to your friends who would love the opportunity to express their creative side.

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Nanette Lepore dress from Saks Fifth Avenue {Tyson’s Corner, VA}

Your style for summer should be easy to maintain, starting with the perfect haircut and a few fabulous dresses so, that you can be out the door in minutes looking chic and extraordinary. Isn’t that what the season is all about, the ease of elegance!

Stay stylish!
K

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