The New Westfield Stratford City Mall

By | June 17, 2013

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Westfield Stratford City isn’t new per-say, Europe’s largest shopping mall was opened in September 2011, but I’ve never had the chance to actually make the trip before. When I finally did taking the Jubilee line, I realised it is indeed very huge, complete with a Holiday Inn hotel next door. Read more »

The Silence Room at Selfridges of London

By | June 12, 2013

one reason why I consider Selfridges to be my favourite department store ever is the fact that you never know what to find the next time you pass by! The last time I’ve been in Selfridges I was in the lower ground lever floor I heading towards the little yellow cafe when I saw the sign for “The Silence Room”! Read more »

Things to do in London: The Espresso Room

By | June 5, 2013

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Ever since their opening and winning of Time Out’s best new coffee shop in 2010, I’ve wanted to try the coffee served in The Espresso Room. I never had the chance to do so until recently when I had an hour to kill before an exhibition I was going to in The British Museum so I walked over to the nearby Espresso Room to try, and I’m glad I did. Read more »

Lush Cosmetics Store in the Avenues

By | March 24, 2013

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’d know I’m in love with British cosmetics brand Lush. I’ve posted about them more than once before and I always make sure I come back from the UK laden with their fresh handmade, vegetarian, natural, ethical, colourful, fun, and deliciously fragrant products. Read more »

Things to Do in London: Cantina Laredo

By | February 12, 2013

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In my never ending search for a Mexican restaurant with great tasting Mexican food, I stumbled one cold winter night into Cantina Laredo, a US-Chain Mexican restaurant sporting the slogan “Gourmet Mexican Food” with menu prices to match that slogan. The restaurant was very busy, softly lit and buzzing with diner’s chatter and Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Neal’s Yard

By | January 30, 2013

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One of my favorite spots in London has to be Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. Its a little secluded courtyard accessible by a narrow alley with only a barrel on top of the entrance to guide you in. Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Union Jacks by Jamie Oliver & Chris Bianco

By | January 21, 2013

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It was a cold afternoon in London, we’ve been walking for hours on end, shopping and taking pictures, when we finally reached Covent Garden and decided to stop there for some lunch. We were heading in the direction of Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: The Tea House

By | December 11, 2012

One of the places I enjoy shopping at in London is a small creaky shop in Covent Garden called “The Tea House”. Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: The Cinema Store

By | November 18, 2012

There is this quirky little shop in London I frequent whenever I’m there called the Cinema Store. From its name you’d know what its all about: stocking everything Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Take The Harry Potter Studio Tour – Part 2

By | November 14, 2012

Continuing from Part One of the post (post), when you are finally done with the outdoors Harry Potter set, you walk into the makeup room where you see masks used in Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: The Lomography Gallery Store

By | November 13, 2012

Last year I was walking in Carnaby Street during Xmas day when I saw the “Lomography Gallery Store” which intrigued me and I wrote about the lomographic effect being a growing trend (post). I didn’t have the chance to actually visit the store again until last month when Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Monmouth Coffee

By | November 11, 2012

 

Some might argue that Monmouth Coffee sells the best coffee in London but I believe that’s hard to establish given that people’s tastes differ all the time. What I’m sure of is that you cannot walk through the Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Scribller Cards & More

By | November 8, 2012

I’ve always had a thing for greeting cards and stationary stores. One of my sheer joys when going abroad is spending an hour or so in stationary stores, looking at different quirky greeting cards and gift wrapping supplies. I always stock up when Read more »

Halloween 2012 in the London

By | November 1, 2012

I’ve been away from my beloved blog so long I feel like I’m about to dust cobwebs off the wordpress panel. I am putting together this post now while watching Halloween III and with the rain pounding on the window. The mood couldn’t have been any creepier I suppose so Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Selfridges Daylesford Rooftop Cafe & Golf

By | September 13, 2012

If you are going to be in London before the 30th of September then you are in for a treat, for Selfridges department store had transformed its roof into the “Daylesford Organic Cafe & Golf”. A perfect place to hideout Read more »

Picture of the Week: Street Signs Magnets

By | September 10, 2012

Whenever I’m abroad specifically in London I try to purchase a few magnets bearing the signs of my favorite streets. I hang them everywhere, my fridge, my work cubicle cupboards, my home office. What I enjoy most is the little reality break they provide for me. I’d be immersed in my work and suddenly I’d lift my eyes and I’d see the street sign magnet and right there and then I’m transferred there in an instant.

Today it happened, I was working at home and suddenly I saw the Carnaby street sign. I was momentarily back in the hustling and bustling street, just stepped out from Liberty to be hit with a croissant smell from Pret on my right, the sound of the guitar playing on my left from the street performers, and the lights dancing in the distance from all the decoration while people are milling below and all along the street. I so wish to be there right now.

So I grabbed my camera and took a shot of this street sign, capturing the essence of my wish. Whenever I look at it I remember my day dream and wish for an escape. I can’t wait to be back there.

If you, at this moment, can be wherever you want to be in the world. Where would you be?

London Summer 2012

By | September 2, 2012

That’s why the blog was neglected, I was in my favorite city in the world for two weeks. I thought I’d share some of my favorite summer 2012 London trip pictures during which the Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Tibits Restaurant by Hiltil

By | March 22, 2012

One thing I can find in Switzerland and I cannot find in the UK is their super fresh salad platters. Salads in the UK are usually a bit meh in comparison. One of my favorite restaurants in Switzerland is Read more »

Shino ‘3adakom Elyoom?

By | March 15, 2012

Thursday is here and the weekend is about to start! What are you planning for lunch? Eating in the office? Bel zwara? At home? Skipping lunch?

Many people I know are in London right now having lunch in its many lip smacking restaurants. Last Thursday I had a warm and very delicious bree and chevre cheese souffle over a bed of greens and grilled vegetables. It was cooked to perfection and totally scrumptious and I am craving it badly right now :(

I wonder if I can make a similar souffle? I would need a killer recipe to do so though. Anyways I will have to do something about it. What about you? Shino ‘3adakom elyoom?

Things 2 Do in London: Gelupo’s Gelato

By | March 14, 2012

Gelupo, a newly opened gelateria in London, is hailed as the place that hosts the best gelato in town. Gelato, best, and London meant that I must try it for myself and Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Cyber Candy Store

By | March 12, 2012

On instagram I have posted a picture of a new type of m&ms I had gotten: Raspberry and Dark Chocolate m&ms! A lot have asked about it. It came from one of my favorite London shops: Cyber Candy. Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Hummus Bros

By | January 24, 2012

Nestling in Soho’s busy streets there is a red sign with the name “Hummus Bros”. If you are hungry and on the go, get inside for a good non pretentious Read more »

Thing 2 Do in London: One New Change

By | January 18, 2012

There is a brand new mall in London called One New Change! It is more of a small shopping arcade than a mall and not as big as Westfield. But it is worth visiting for three things… Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Masala Zone Restaurant

By | January 17, 2012

I know that most Kuwaitis adore Amaya and consider it the best Indian restaurant ever. However I am not a big fan of the are plus their dress code is smart casual. So after a long day of shopping or walking around what is better than stopping at one of Amaya’s sister restaurants from the same company, the casual Masala Zone? Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Scoop Gelato

By | January 15, 2012

Tucked away in the alleys of seven dials in Covent Garden sits a tiny yet highly rated gelateria. If you explore the area of Seven Dials you will find a Crocs store on Short Gardens street. If you stand by the sign below, look to your right and Read more »