Add your touch of summer into your days. I started setting up summer music and dividing albums in my car and studio. Album 'Love is stronger than pride' by Sade contains very island and tropical music background that soothes my summer nights right away. While Elissa's 02' 'Ayshalak' album had its hold on a very summer Arabian beat, looking tanned herself on the album cover, achieving the feel. Having listening her album's tracks on the Syrian Radios when road tripping to Tartus. One that never fails to deliver sun-kissed days, Stevie Nicks' 81' 'Bella Donna' album brings the gypsy into your heated days. Riding around with the right effects will guarantee you a much-felt, unforgettable summer days.
Albums I'm favoring this summer:
Up left; Sade 'Love is Stronger than pride' album, 1988, containing single hit 'Paradise'. The whole album is set to be island music. Right; Elissa's 'Ayshalak' album were the album to have in 2002. Whose song where shot in a summery Paris. The album was produced by one Lebanese Urban Jean Marie Riachi. Under, left; Stevie Nicks' 'Bella Donna' brings back days of bohemian footloose. Music that suits the mood of sun kissed days.
One for the road: Don't spend your summer days, door-sheltered in the house, but opt for a more interesting adventure that sets your wild side free. For me, wearing a side-striped Speedo in Rainbow Street was as liberating as the pictures do appeal. I had my share of adventure that day, waving for the Egyptian guys who were opening the supermarket right across the street, (and being tormented by the owner for being slackers). Having an old hijabi lady giving me snarky looks when passing by! Photographer and designer Ala'a, was freaked out by the whole experience (as he confesses on page 10), but whatever we presented as a guideline, it flouted through one of the most sustained photo-shoot ever done in a-some-how-typical country, for present time and hopefully beyond. I show you a side of adventure, a city getaway, and you show me yours. What's your adventure for this summer going to be?
Sky-High: Pimp your sun care by shielding your skin with Estee Lauder's Sheer Tint Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15, that gives you even toned glow. Complete your nights with polished bronzed skin by using Nuxe Soleil Prodigieux beautifying self-tanning face cream. Coconut-scented, this smooth cream is subtly tinted to give an instant glow. Anything looks glamours next to summer's clean skin.
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