#GapSummerSquad: Why is a tank top called a tank top?

As a generally curious person, I always try to figure out how articles of clothing assume their names. With this inquisitiveness, I’ve always found fashion a near infinite source of entertainment when it comes to naming things. Let’s take the season’s style staple, the tank, as an example.

Lexus RC F: A perfect blend of luxury and performance

In a region where pretty much every other car is a Lexus, seeing one is nothing special. I mean, we have local teenagers here getting Abu Shaghara LS 400s from the 90s for their first car. It’s the prevalence of these cars that has built the brand’s reputation – a respected luxury automaker that produces … Continue Reading

Rixos Bab Al Bahr: All inclusive, all exclusive

Far from its early origins as a mere novelty, the concept of a “staycation” has officially become a legitimate option when it comes to holiday planning. The idea of going on a vacation while staying within the country’s borders has its perks after all. You don’t have to worry about the usual list of hassles … Continue Reading

Summer style highlight: Wooden sunglasses

Nothing says Summer better than wooden sunnies. Imagine walking on the beach with your feet in the water or just chilling on a sunbed – wearing a pair of organic glares just really completes your water-bound look. It’s kind of like part of the entire proper swim attire. In the same way that you’re not … Continue Reading

Watch of the Week: Ebel Wave Gent

Ebel may not be playing with the big boys – the Pateks and the Vacherons of the horological world – but it sure has created a design language strong enough to differentiate itself from the super brands of the industry and garner a cult following among the more sensible subset of luxury timepiece collectors.

The new ironic animal print

Hear the phrase “animal print” and you’ll immediately think of a spotted feline hide of some sort, perhaps a cheetah or a leopard. The earliest recollection I have of the look, and of myself having a strong distaste for it, dates back to when I would watch The Nanny as a child, when my own … Continue Reading

Jaguar lets out its wild side with the F-Type

There are only two kinds of people in the world. Those who think of Jaguar as an old man’s car, and those who respect the British marque’s racing pedigree. Sure, the brand did come up with cars like the remarkably geriatric S-Type, but it’s the same automaker who gave petrol heads such as myself great … Continue Reading

City Lights

What do you do when you’re stressed? Take the next flight to the Maldives and go on a beach holiday? Drink your face off at a nearby pub? While those are very valid options, this is what I do: Find a quiet place on a nice evening and just enjoy staring at the city lights … Continue Reading