Continuing from my previous post about my strawberry picking trip in Kuwait, once you overcome your awe at the sight of endless beautiful strawberry plants all around you you can turn to your left and see the packing and weighing table. Read more »
Now that I think back, I think the first time I really longed to go strawberry picking was after reading a Baby Sitter’s Club story of going strawberry picking and then having too much strawberries on their hands they had a festival or something. I read that story eons ago and ever since I’ve been looking for the chance to Read more »
In Kuwait the BBQ season starts hand in hand with the good weather season. The moment it turns cool outdoor with a light breeze we take the coals out and shake the dust off our grills. Now that the summer has suddenly and almost officially arrived, we are saying good buy to the last days of gorgeous weather. Its almost too hot to stay outdoors during midday and the AC’s are all churning back to life, therefore we decided to bid farewell to the good weather by having a tiny BBQ for two. Read more »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or something, you must have either seen, liked, favourited, or retweeted the epic Oscar selfie taken by our favourite hollywood stars and their Oscar host Ellen Degeneres. I’ve done all the above and, believe it or not, as I kept seeing it all day long -and still am- on every social media and website, I felt both happy and sad. Happy because you got to see delighted people sharing a moment of success and sad because there must be something wrong with me for being the person with the least amount of selfless on planet earth and barely any incentive to take one in the first place. Read more »
I’m loving the latest movies starring Liam Neeson. Taken, Taken 2, and Unknown are all current favourites of mine and his latest, Non-stop, could perhaps be my absolute favourite of Liam Neeson to date! Read more »
Hello March! Can you believe its been three months since the start of 2014 already? Where does the time fly to? I hope you all had a lovely national and liberation days vacation. Now lets start blogging again, shall we?
In the week before the vacation I, along with almost all the bloggers of Kuwait, had been offered the chance to try Diet Care’s lunches for one week or, to be more precise, five working days. The offer included a Read more »
Last year I posted about the extravagant festive lights in Al-Rawda area that are put up to celebrate the occasion of the National and Liberation days of Kuwait. After visiting Ahmadi City this past weekend I decided to pass by Al-Rawda area and see if the lights and decorations were any different this year. Read more »
Because the National Day of Kuwait is coming up on the 25th of February and followed by the liberation day on the 26th every where you look you’ll find the colours of the Kuwaiti flag and the box of chocolates I received from Chocolate Haven is no exception! The box itself was lovely, clear acrylic with the Kuwaiti national anthem engraved on its side then tied up with a Kuwaiti flag-like ribbon, and with a little map of Kuwait pendant on top to seal the deal. Read more »
Last weekend we were at home, a tad bored and in need of a treat to enjoy while lounging on the couch and doing absolutely nothing, a luxury we seek these days. Browsing 965flowers website which is currently my source for gift and flower giving, I decided to take a look at Chocolate Bar’s newest desserts when I saw they had a new item: a hot chocolate kit! Read more »
The first time I’ve ever heard the word “refugee” was on the 2nd of August 1990. I was standing with my distraught family in Heathrow Airport waiting to board a Kuwait Airways plane back to Kuwait after a summer vacation in Austria and London when a lady who worked in Heathrow informed us that there will be no Kuwait Airways counter, there is Read more »
When Lenôtre threw us the flowery ladies brunch a few days back each guest was given an envelope containing a gift voucher from Nagwa, the new store that is actually a rebranding of the famous and long beloved and beloved Heil w Zafaraan traditional sweets shop that’s been recently acquired by MMC Group, the mind behind Lenôtre themselves. Read more »
To my luck I missed watching American Hustle in the UK by mere days and therefore spent weeks in Kuwait waiting for its release. Unless you’ve been living under a rock or something, American Hustle has been making quite a fuss and has been depicted as the best movie of the 2013, with an award winning and star-studded cast that makes it more alluring to watch than ever. Read more »
You know February has arrived in Kuwait when everything around you is dressed up in the four colours of the Kuwaiti flag and food is no exception. We celebrate the liberation and national days in February which makes it the Read more »
Last Thursday night I was at my beloved local pizzeria Solo Pizza Napolitana planning to enjoy one bubbling hot pizza for dinner and pick up a bottle of their delicious Lulu Casa salad dressing. When I arrived there I realised that in the few weeks I’ve been away that a few new restaurants have sprung up around. My dear hungry husband decided to go exploring before we went into Solo Pizza and that is when we came upon Solo tacos door. Read more »
I went to see RoboCop, or rather the new modernised RoboCop movie the other day in the cinema and I’m sorry to say I am not going to be a fan. I don’t understand why all the new remakes of old successful movies turn out to be less enticing but then again I’ve never been much of a fan of RoboCop to start with. Read more »
Have you ever seen a Kuwaiti film before?
I’m not really sure why we have very few locally made films in Kuwait and why the ones that do exist do not make it to the big screen, I’m no filmmaker, but when I knew there was an event where local films are going to be played in an open air cinema and for a good cause, I knew I had to get my hands on a ticket and I did. Read more »
If you reside in Kuwait or frequent Kuwait often you’d know the name Lenôtre is synonym with both quality and deliciousness . I can spend days just gushing about how much I love Lenôtre and how delectable and perfect their food and services are but then a quick search in my blog for the word Lenôtre will give you my exact opinion over the past few years detailed in numerous posts. I adore Lenôtre, plain and simple, and to be invited for a special ladies breakfast by Lenôtre themselves last Saturday was an honour on its own. Read more »
Every year in Kuwait we look forward to the return of what must be described as our national flower, the Nowwair. A small yellow daisy-like little wild flower that grows on its own in the dessert, covering the sandy canvas with a gorgeous thick yellow and green blanket. This year however I noticed something else, the lovely yellow flowers spreading all over Kuwait is tinted with a new hue: purple! Could it be Lavender? Read more »
I knew from the moment I saw the trailer of Labor Day that I wanted to watch it and last week it finally arrived to theatres. It is not always the case that a movie turns out as good as promised by its trailer but it was just like that for labor day. Read more »
Its been a while since I’ve written something on my blog, the number of posts I published this past January is the lowest since 2009 and somehow something feels missing. Its not that I don’t have things to write about, I do, I have plenty. Its just that halfway through editing posts I somehow press on Save Draft and let it be, not feeling like going back and publishing it for the world to read. Read more »
Last week a salted caramel and chocolate chip stack of cookies from Magnolia Bakery arrived at home in the form of an invitation. The occasion was a ladies brunch celebrating the launch of Magnolia Bakery’s new savoury menu. Read more »
I’ve always wanted to go strawberry picking!
In the UK there are many farms where you can go and pick strawberries but somehow its been years since I’ve been to the UK during the strawberry picking season. I’ve never been myself but I’ve heard tales and seen pictures of people who did and I simply am envious! Read more »
This post was written with the intention of becoming a life long promise/oath plus a stern reminder to never, ever, EVER attempt to make cabbage rolls or -malfoof mahshi- again for as long as I live. Period.
Why? You are asking why? Imagine me Read more »
For a while now I’ve been hearing local foodies raving about the arrival of the “Cannoli” to the dessert scene in Kuwait. Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be anymore Oreo-stuffed Nutella-laden dessert combinations left to invent and sell from home, a new home business springs up with a totally different authentic dessert all the way from Sicily, Italy and the name is Cannoli. Read more »