Actor, author and mother Nabila Khashoggi spends her time balancing multiple activities, from securing financing for entertainment and industrial projects, to running Nabila K, the luxury beauty and home ambiance line.
Nabila K came to fruition in 2010 after years of preparation and research. With no formal background in the cosmetics industry other than a life long passion for beauty products, Nabila assembled the best team possible to help create her vision of a bubble bath line, made from naturally derived ingredients. She was inspired to duplicate the opulent scents that she encountered on her travels around the world. The company has since expanded, now supplying luxury candles and high quality stationery.
When her eldest son Spartan was a toddler, Nabila told him stories about a boy called Spartan who travels the world in a live green egg (that happens to be an alien from another planet). The idea of a children’s comic book series was born. Spartan and The Green Egg, Book 1: A Trip to the Rainforest, the first in a series of ten books, was created. Her intention was to introduce children to environmental and cultural issues around the world, in a fun and entertaining way.
What Brings You Happiness?
Sometimes, the simple realization of looking at something from another perspective - and suddenly it makes sense - is so uplifting that it can make my day. In terms of pure joy, jumping into clean sheets after a lovely bubble bath and watching a movie with my baby boy, Layth, is hard to beat. I am amazed, proud and very happy when I listen to my talented older son, Spartan, playing the piano. Being on the ocean surrounded by all its sensations is euphoric. The list for happiness is endless… Being creative and productive, watching people in my life succeeding and overcoming their obstacles, laughter, riveting books and wonderful entertainment, hearty vegetable soup, good health, catching up with close friends, spending time with my family.
What Would You Change (If You Could) To Make Our World
A Better Place?
I have aligned myself with wonderful groups that have made a difference and continue to do so, like The Children for Peace (ONLUS), an NGO founded in Italy that helps children in need across the world (Ethiopia, Palestine, Syria, Central America and Mali among others) through housing, food, education and anything that is needed. Part of the proceeds from Nabila K and Spartan and the Green Egg products are donated to them. I also support Rescued Animals Transport Inc., an organization that helps to save the lives of at-risk pets by safely transporting them to their new forever homes, or to reputable foster homes or rescue organizations.