Author Archives: danderma
We noticed one yesterday, a lone greyish brown thing walking right past my couch as I was lounging in peace. In an instant the invading cricket was crushed underneath a pair of nearby crocs. I was astonished, where on earth did he come from exactly? Before I had the time to process that
One of the local home businesses that I truly admire is Cake Story. Their desserts are amazing, their packaging is gorgeous, and their service is friendly and reliable. Last week I received a box of their special edition Ramadan desserts, and the box itself was telling an Arabian love story!
Cafe Bazza sent me a different and quite useful Ramadan gift a few months ago. I love everything about Cafe Bazza, from the branding to the traditional Kuwaiti food with a modern twist, and their gift is no different.
Since we are in the holy month of Ramadan many restaurants and cafes have produced their own limited edition Ramadan menu items. Versus Caffé have a new dessert on the menu for Ramadan, a cardamom and dates cheesecake that is very rich and smooth. The cake arrived at my door in a huge and eye-catching […]
I was born in Ramadan 1430 in the hijri, or lunar calendar. The lunar year is now 1434 and today is my birthday again and the first birthday to coincide with my Lunar birth month as well, which is something that occurs once every 33 years only! Happy birthday to me, I’m 19 once more […]
A few days ago I received an invitation to attend The 6th White Expo, one of Ramadan’s most anticipated exhibitions in Kuwait. This year the exhibition is held from 16 – 20 July in 360 Mall’s exhibition hall and since it can get pretty busy with shoppers I made sure I was there early to […]
With the start of the holy month of Ramadan I got a knock on my door, a big black and white Fauchon bag with golden tissue paper was handed to me. It was quite heavy and peeking from the golden sheets of paper was a fuchsia pink box decorated with stars and a crescent moon.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are home on your own, ready to have some precious me quality time, only a pest in the name of brai39i -dessert lizard- decides to intrude and crash your party of one. The slimy, greyish pest with round probing eyes will zoom on the wall where […]
My friend and estranged blogger eshda3wa dropped by my place on the second day of Ramadan in keeping up with her tradition of giving away Ramdan noqsa’s, a noqsa is the name we call the gifts in Kuwait by the way. This year, eshda3wa’s gift was also traditional with a wicker tray and five mini […]
Many local cookbook authors time their new releases with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, given that for 30 nights people have to provide iftar, ghabga, and suhoor meals and they are always on the lookout for something new. This year I had my fair share of Ramadan cookbooks, four in total, each […]
On the night before Ramdan I big fat white box made it to my door from Party Land. Inside, was a big styrofoam crescent and a star, all golden and glittery with the traditional Ramadan greeting of Mubarak Alaikum El Shahar written on the crescent and my instagram/twitter nickname on the star.
I received a lovely pink plexi box filled with nail and hand pampering goodies from Dashing Diva nail salon as a Ramadan Gift.
Many companies and restaurants in Kuwait celebrate the arrival of the Holy Month of Ramdan by releasing special or limited edition flavours for their menu items. Earlier this week a big silver box from Chocolate & Macaron decorated with a huge lime green paper flower arrived on my door step. Inside were the new Ramadan […]
To celebrate the arrival of the Holy month of Ramadan, the quirky Fortune Cookie boutique held a special event to celebrate the release of their Ramadan collection. The theme was “After School” or as we call in Kuwait “Hadda” complete with school chairs and a KDD ice cream cart. The invitation itself is a replica […]
I’m still setting up and preparing for the holy month of Ramadan which will be starting next week by god’s will. One of the things many people prepare for, sometimes months in advance, is the Qerqaia’an giveaways. Qerqaia’an is an occasion that falls on the nights of 13, 14, and 15 of Ramadan where children […]