Cinnamon Buns at The Nordic Bakery

By | April 16, 2014

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Do you ever have this feeling that you are caged and just want to be let free? Put somewhere on earth that you love and just want to wander around, aimlessly, until your feet are too tired to take another step, and then crash into the nearest chair and stay there, gazing at the world go by until the throbbing in your feet is somehow lessened? Read more »

Trying Starbucks New Hazelnut Macchiato

By | April 14, 2014

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Its been a while since I’ve stepped foot inside a Starbucks, especially after the enforcement of the very annoying customer name taking policy. However, there are days when you need something familiar to ground you and a Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks anywhere on the planet is just the thing. My current favourite Read more »

Personalizing my Very Own m&ms

By | April 13, 2014

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I’ve been to the m&ms store in London several times ever since its opening in 2011. However, after the third visit it somehow loses the novelty and you begin to avoid the doorway packed with screaming children and hassled tourists like the plaque. This year however a friend asked Read more »

Mama’s Eat & Glow Healthy Basket

By | April 13, 2014

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The first time I came upon Mama’s Eat & Glow products was back when I first began to frequent the weekly Shakshooka Market. If you follow their instagram account you’d fall in love with the gorgeous pictures they post of their Read more »

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon

By | April 8, 2014

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Its been a while since I’ve posted something on the blog and if you follow me on Instagram you’d probably know the reason why. I’ve spent the past two weeks wandering the streets of my beloved London, enjoying the Spring weather and all good things London Read more »

Do You Introduce Friends to Each Other in Public?

By | March 20, 2014

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In a normal scenario the answer to the question of the post’s title should be quite simple. Two groups of people meet, the ones who know each other -friends, colleagues, family- say hello and proceed to introduce whomever in their company, easy no? Read more »

Tea in Becarre Gallery’s Rooftop Garden

By | March 19, 2014

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For a while now I’ve been hearing raving reviews about Becarre Gallery, a design and furniture showroom in old Salmiya. I’ve seen pictures, and more pictures, and some more blog posts, each more stunning than the next, but never been there in person myself, frankly because the trip to old Salmiya and Read more »

Munchos Crisps are Back!

By | March 18, 2014

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I was almost falling asleep last night as I was browsing Instagram just before bedtime when my eyes fell on a very familiar red and white bag with a big blue smiley that started my heart racing and my blood pumping! Munchos! Munchos were very popular potato crisps made in Kuwait and are long discontinued for god knows what reason. They were my favourite crisps as a child and a teenager and I missed them terribly. The startled jump I felt in my heart as I saw the picture of Read more »

A light “Calorie Burning” Dinner

By | March 17, 2014

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Eating dinner is always a dilemma for me. I’m a breakfast person, period. I’d rather eat my entire daily calorie intake for my breakfast meal and usually couldn’t care less about dinner. In my teenage years dinner was something Read more »

A lovely Pink Picnic

By | March 17, 2014

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It was during the last National day holiday that I was invited to join my friend and fellow blogger Pink Girl with her friends in a garden picnic. I knew she had the picnic setup by a specialised picnic service but I didn’t expect the amount of work and detail that had gone into setting it up.  Read more »

The Alphonso Mangoes ARE BACK!

By | March 16, 2014

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Just in case you didn’t get your fix already, I wanted to let you know that one of my favourite seasons is finally here and that’s the season for the one, the only, the best, the king of all mangoes, the alphonso mango season!

God I love alphonsos! There is nothing that I love more than its fragrance, it Read more »

Can you Turn Film Negatives into Digital Photos?

By | March 16, 2014

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I was cleaning out some old boxes during the weekend when I came upon a box chockfull of old photo negatives. Those little see-through strips are rarely seen these days and I suspect there is an entire generation of people who’ve never seen or used them before, thanks to the increasing usage of Digital cameras that began taking over with the start of the new millennium. In the 90′s I’ve always fantasised about having my own little darkroom where I could learn how to develop negatives and perhaps that’s why I have quite a few envelopes of negatives Read more »

Lunch in Nino Arabella’s Beach Terrace

By | March 13, 2014

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Nino restaurant is a timeless classic. Restaurants come and go, rise and fall, but Nino has secured a permanent spot on my top five favourite restaurants in Kuwait. When it first opened in Kuwait back in Read more »

It means something to me…

By | March 13, 2014

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Last Saturday while I was in the Taste of Boubyan for Autism Carnival waiting for my brioche to be prepared by Maria Rustica’s a cute girl was helping out at the booth who totally made my day and actually put a smile on my face. She told me that the first time she prepared French Toast herself was after reading my recipe post for French Toast from 2009 which is almost four years ago!  Read more »

Taste of Boubyan for Autism Carnival

By | March 12, 2014

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Last Saturday we had the pleasure of attending a very special carnival, the Taste of Boubyan, with amazing food cooked by Kuwaiti chefs for a great cause. The carnival is organised by Boubyan Bank and Kuwait Concierge and was held in the garden of the Regency hotel in bida’a with the aim of raising funds for the autistic children of the Applied Behaviour Center of Kuwait (ABC). ABC offers Read more »

The Ten No-no’s of Farmers Markets

By | March 12, 2014

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1- The first and most important, and actually trivial point is not to Read more »

Picking Strawberries in Kuwait – Part 2

By | March 10, 2014

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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 »

Picking Strawberries in Kuwait – Part 1

By | March 10, 2014

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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 »

The Last BBQ of this Winter

By | March 5, 2014

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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 »

On the Subject of Selfies, or the lack of them

By | March 4, 2014

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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 »

Movie Review: Non-Stop

By | March 3, 2014

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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 »

My Week of Trying Diet Care’s Lunches

By | March 3, 2014

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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 »

Al-Rawda National Day Festival

By | February 24, 2014

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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 »

Chocolate Haven National Day Chocolates

By | February 20, 2014

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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 »

Trying Chocolate Bar’s Hot Chocolate at Home

By | February 20, 2014

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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 »