Author: Staff Writer

How I got here: Dr. Easa Saleh Al Gurg – A symbol of women’s empowerment in the Arab world

The managing director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group talks to Pleasures Magazine about her new autobiography and the growing influence of women in the Emirates. In a large room on the 16th floor of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group head offices in Dubai, where I am meeting managing director Raja Al Gurg to discuss her autobiography, there are a number of photographs in silver frames perched on shelves and tables. In one of them, Al Gurg leans in to hear what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is saying. In another, Al Gurg and Prince Harry share a...

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TIME TO STEP UP! How entrepreneur went from ‘rock bottom’ to million-dollar boss

Yemi penn was left homeless after her parents kicked her out for getting pregnant – now she run three businesses making £900k a year When Yemi Penn told her parents she was 12 weeks pregnant, she was ordered to “pack her bags and never come back”. But the single mum-of-two, now 37, was determined to make a success of herself – and is now the proud owner of three businesses making £900,000-a-year. Yemi, from Brixton, South London, spent months sofa surfing, in rat-infested hostels with addicts, and even sleeping on the streets, only getting her own place four weeks...

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Miracle of Love: Charming Chapel Wedding in Maryland

Miracle and Garvin first met byway of mutual friends. For Garvin, it was love at first sight, in his words, he felt “there was a sense of calmness, happiness and peace in his soul” when meeting her. Over time, Miracle would prove to be the miracle of his life, and it wasn’t long before Garvin was planning their perfect proposal. It was after Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and close friends, when Garvin asked Miracle to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife… Read all about Miracle & Garvin’s love story, proposal, and experiences in their...

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A Perfect Match: Daphne & Shaun’s Lovely Lakeside Manor Wedding

It was while attending a wedding when Daphne first became aware of Shaun through his brother who was dating her friend. During discussion they thought Daphne and Shaun would make the perfect couple, and so passed along Daphne’s contact information. Shaun reached out the following day and soon they were on their way to a first date. It wasn’t before they began to realize how perfect of a match they truly are… Read all about Daphne & Shaun’s love story, proposal, and experiences in their intimate lakeside manor wedding – featuring Officiant services by Dr. Lesly of Wedding Bliss...

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We Are On a Mission To Redefine Interior Design – Omolara Joseph

Omolara Joseph-Hunvenu is a professional interior designer and the Managing Director of Spring Interiors Limited – a leading interior design brand that provides bespoke interior design solutions and a one stop furniture showroom based in Abuja. With a strong passion for creating comfortable homes through luxury, she chats with PLEASURES Magazine on her entrepreneurial journey, passion for luxury in interior design amongst others. Please, who is Mrs. Lara? I am a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur, and am so proud of all I am doing. How was your growing up like? Can we know about it? Growing up was...

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