Celebrating A Year in the Life of Gilmore Girls #GilmoreGirlsRevival

By | December 2, 2016

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At this moment I’m sitting by the open window, a dark cloud is looming in the horizon and thunder has been rumbling on loudly for about ten minutes now. I’m the dictionary definition of a pluviohile, I literally open my eyes wide and begin to operate on an entirely different level when it rains, rain charges my soul the way Superman charges by the sun, hence this post that has been playing around again again in my mind.

I’ve also decided that perhaps I should have pursued a career in book-publishing. Why didn’t I? I don’t know, perhaps because it doesn’t pay too well? Perhaps I’m going to one day but until then I will stick to writing whatever comes to my mind in my little blog and you, my readers, will be the lucky ones to suffer through :p Read more »

Breakfast at Karak Gholam

By | October 23, 2013

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My friend and fellow blogger Ansam has been busy lately. A couple of weeks ago she  finally was going to share her love of food with the rest of us with the launch of “Karak Gholam”, Kuwait’s newest Karak cafe where Ansam is a co-owner. Karak is a drink that’s basically tea, milk, sugar, and Indian spices cooked together. Rather, its the equivalent of a spiced chai latte and I’m not sure if Karak is the official Indian name for it but its been forever popular in neighbouring GCC countries like Qatar and the UAE and is currently taking Kuwait by storm.  Read more »

Lunch at GIA Mediterranean Cafe

By | October 21, 2013

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I think it was back during the holy month of Ramadan when I first started following the instagram account of GIA cafe. They were testing their dishes and I knew by looking at what they had to offer that I wanted to try them out, really wanted to, for they reminded me of Ottelenghi’s in London. After a long wait, they finally opened their doors yesterday afternoon and I wasted no time heading over to GIA’s for some lunch.  Read more »

Salad Boutique’s New Office Meal Box

By | October 1, 2013

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I’m a big fan of Salad Boutique, always been and always will. I’ve ordered their salads on many occasions before, either to take with me for a gathering or to simplify salad making for gatherings held at my place. I don’t usually order them for my own meals though since the portion is too big and it takes me several days to finish one salad which ends up old and wilted, and wilted salads are not that fun per-say. I always wondered why they don’t introduce individual portion salads suitable for one person and they didn’t until last week when they launched their new corporate solution menu.  Read more »

The Playground’s Ordeal

By | September 11, 2013

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Dreading the moment the coach calls out to them to spilt into teams, she fidgeted in her wake, not exactly sure what to do with her hands. What was she doing with her hands a moment ago? When she wasn’t so aware of the fact that the time has come for the ultimate popularity battle? Read more »

Tasting Chocolateness’s New Menu

By | September 3, 2013

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Last Sunday I had the pleasure of dining in Chocolateness new Avenues branch and trying out the new items on their menu which will be introduced on their opening day this upcoming Thursday. It all started last week when I received a chocolate-y invitation for the opening night of Chocolateness.  Read more »

O’ de Rose, a Dazzling Boutique in Dubai

By | August 20, 2013

odrsid-004Whenever I am in Dubai I make sure to visit Gallery Lafayette’s home section and spend a few hours lost between the quirky merchandise they have on display. One particular section that I adore is a little corner with trendy Arabian and Middle Eastern furniture and home accessories with a modern twist. This past visit I was admiring a tea flask and asking the sales lady if it came in any other colour when she said they might have some in their original store! They have an original store? Read more »

Things to Do in Dubai: Dine in Wafi Gourmet

By | August 15, 2013

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Whenever I am in Dubai I have a last day before boarding the plane ritual. It involves checking out of the hotel, driving to Dubai Mall, ending up our shopping and then grabbing some lunch in Wafi Gourmet before heading to the airport. Wafi Gourmet is a Lebanese restaurant chain in Dubai that sells a lot of Lebanese delicatessen items and is also a restaurant. Read more »

Beautiful Dubai During Ramadan & Eid

By | August 15, 2013

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This post is to remember the very last day of Ramadan 1434 and the first days of eid I’ve spend in Dubai in 2013. Dubai was quite busy as usual, hot and humid during August for sure, but the festive mood was indeed in the air with Ramadan decorations and eid celebrations.  Read more »

Our Very Own Qerqaia’an

By | July 28, 2013

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One sure way to get rid of all the qerqaia’an candy lying around the house beckoning for you to come over and feast on it is to give it away on the spot with your very own qerqaia’an! There will be children knocking on your door anyway and they want candy! In my version of the qerqaia’an there are not nuts, lots of chocolates that I personally would eat plus lollipops and candies, and I also add a few bubble maker bottles for the children to play with. Read more »

Happy Birthday to Me… My 30 Things List

By | July 17, 2013

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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 and forever and I have to say being in your 30’s is not bad at all. If anything, somehow it feels better than being in your 20’s. You are much wiser, more accomplished, more confident, less awkward, and people take you more seriously plus you don’t look that old. Read more »

Ramadan Mubarak :)

By | July 9, 2013

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It’s official, the long awaited holy month of Ramadan will start tomorrow! On this blessed occasion, I would like to wish all my blog readers, my family, my friends, my loved ones, and  everyone I’ve met and dealt with through the blog a very blessed Ramadan. Mbarak 3leekom el shahar o 3sakom min 3owaddah insha2 Allah :)

I also would like to point out that I will try to make my “food” posts here and on instagram start by 5 P.M. during Ramadan and I will try to make them healthy and beneficial. Plus, I have a special Twitter Dewaniya announcement: we will start tomorrow dewaniya girls, I’ve missed you and I look forward to tweeting during Ramadan with you since I barely tweet anymore -too much politics-.

Mbarak 3leekom el Shahar once more, I cannot wait for tomorrow <3

Mishref Co-op Ramadan Gift Box 2013

By | July 3, 2013

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The holy month of Ramadan is almost here and for the past three or four years we’ve gotten used to receiving a big box chockfull of Ramadan supplies from Mishref Co-op where my husband has an account. I arrived home yesterday to a big fat colourful box tied with a pink ribbon, so heavy you couldn’t lift it on your own. At first I thought someone had sent me a gift box but looking closely I realised it had the Mishref Co-op logo on it! Never before have I seen a local Co-op distribute such a beautiful and well thought of gift before! Read more »

Good Bye Alphonso Mangoes :(

By | June 26, 2013

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The time has come to bid my favourite fruit ever, the Alphonso Mangoes, adieu. After an exceptionally long season where I’ve devoured every single golden mango that passed through my threshold, at last I can sit back and wave good bye for the imported cartons of mangoes. There are still a alphonso mangoes around but the taste has changed a bit, you know it’s time to let go. I’m also not interested in any other kind of mango, for once you taste the Alphonsos then that’s that. Read more »

The Old Amiri Hospital is Being Preserved

By | June 25, 2013

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While I was walking on foot after parking my car to get into Tijariya tower under the scorching June summer sun, I passed by a very spooky and run down building that looks like it was a hospital. I thought this might be the infamous old Amiri hospital where numerous photographers had taken gorgeous yet sad pictures inside, but I’m not 100% sure since there is another site overlooking Gulf Road that I always thought was the Amiri Hospital. Read more »

Arabella Restaurants Complex is now Open

By | June 23, 2013

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Erecting big restaurant complexes with outdoors seating is the latest it trend or habba in Kuwait. I’m not complaining, more places to hang out and eat out for us, and the latest of which is the just opened Arabella complex in Al-Bidaa. Read more »

Home Baked Pizza with HomeSlice Ready Pizza Dough

By | June 18, 2013

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There is nothing I adore more than baking pizza at home. It reminds me of my childhood, when I used to sneak to the kitchen and grab handfuls of grated mozzarella cheese while the pizza was being prepared. I usually almost always have pizza ingredients Read more »

What’s Inside a Nespresso Capsule?

By | June 17, 2013

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Ever wondered how the contents of the Nespresso capsule brings you joy every morning by producing your coffee fix? I had very few limited edition Dark Chocolate Nespresso capsules left in my possesion and I was being very stingy with them. One day the inevitable happened and my machine chewed up the capsule somehow and wouldn’t produce any coffee. I replaced the Read more »

Elements Guilt-Free Bakery

By | June 17, 2013

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A while back I was browsing different instagram profiles when I came upon a mouth-watering picture of a white sponge fruit cake. I’m a sucker for a good food picture, it can do wonders to my cravings so I checked out the rest of the pictures in that instagram profile. Not only were the pictures good, they also were about desserts from a healthy and low-calorie bakery called Elements! I knew it was a matter of time until I placed my order. Read more »

Breakfast at C-Omar in the Avenues

By | June 16, 2013


Growing up in the 80’s meant watching a lot of Egyptian movies and TV serieses. Whenever I was watching and they had breakfast, I’d wish I was joining them at the table and eating from their breakfast, always plates laden with food and people sharing. Therefore when I knew that the modernised Egyptian-themed restaurant C-omar began to serve breakfast, I wanted to go and see what they had to offer.  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 »

Breakfast at Fauchon Cafe in the Avenues

By | June 12, 2013

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The count down to the holy month of Ramadan has started and I cannot wait for that special time of year to be here, but I know for sure that the one thing I will miss most is having breakfast in the morning. Hence, I’m trying to have a lavish breakfast whenever the occasion rises. One lavish, extremely delicious breakfast I’ve had recently was in the newest branch of Fauchon Cafe located in the Avenues. Read more »

The Food Prejudice

By | June 11, 2013

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One of my life’s greatest regrets is when I have a childhood prejudice against a certain food items which becomes delicious obsessions to me when I try it as an Adult. One such example is my misconception regarding the taste of KDD’s ice cream sandwich. Growing up, I avoided it like the plaque. If it was Read more »

The WH Smith – That Al-Salasil in the Airport

By | June 10, 2013

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Last May I was in Kuwait International Airport for the first time in many months, perhaps since October 2012, when I noticed a familiar white W and H on a blue background near passport control. I had to blink, for I thought I saw WH Smith’s logo on a bookshop in the airport and then it registered: it is WH Smith! It used to be That Al-Salasil bookshop only, but now its WH Smith as well. Read more »

Jamrat Ghadha’s Tea Cups Stand

By | June 10, 2013

I have a confession to make, I’m an estekana addict! Estekana in Kuwaiti means little cups used to drink tea, and I would take any excuse for getting myself a new set of estekanat that take my breath away. One very good excuse for buying a Read more »