The Avenues Summer Carnival

By | September 2, 2013

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When I first set foot on the Grand Avenues during the Avenues construction site visit, I could almost imagine a European like walkway lined with cafes and international shops. Then when the Avenues did finally open and became the place to be in Kuwait, it did feel like you were travelling every time you walk down it’s vast corridors. Last week, Read more »

The Gelato Marathon

By | August 17, 2013

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Since the holy month of Ramadan and Eid days are now over I’m trying to get into my normal daily life routine, plus going on a diet to control my appetite after the daily feasts of the past few weeks. I have been doing very good, only my friends who I haven’t been out with in forever were craving gelato and one thing led to another and we found ourselves having a mini gelato marathon in the Avenues. 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 »

Ben’s Cookies Ramadan Gift

By | July 27, 2013

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A few days ago I received a small red tin from Ben’s Cookies branch in Kuwait. Naturally, I found several different types of cookies inside, all freshly baked and melt in your mouth soft. The tag on the tin box said “please use within four days”.  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 »

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 »

My Freaky Little Doomed Skull Glass

By | April 30, 2013

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Ever since I set foot in Frotune Cookie EmChakNam last week (post) I’ve been thinking about the Fred‘s little skull shot glass. I have a thing for Fred‘s merchandise, I like almost every single one of them as they cater to my wacky taste (post) therefore couldn’t resist anymore and went back and got me one and made it into my newest and current favourite espresso cup!  Read more »

Afternoon Tea at Véranda of Harvey Nichols in the Avenues

By | April 29, 2013

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Ever since Véranda’s opening in March 2013 I’ve been there several times for different occasions and each and every time I’ve had a lip-smacking meal and an excellent time. The last time I was there was last Thursday with my friends. People were just out of work starting their weekend, the Avenues was filling up fast with people so we chose to go to Véranda: overlooking the weekend hubbub from the balcony but not bothered by the crowds. Read more »

Dinner at C-Omar in the Avenues

By | April 23, 2013

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A while ago I’ve been walking in the Souk district of the Avenues mall when I saw a boarded up coming soon restaurant under the name of “C-Omar”. C is a word used in Egypt for mister and if I’m not mistaken there is a black and white movie by the name of C-Omar.  Therefore C-Omar was clearly a new Egyptian restaurant and judging by the modern looking design and my love for Egyptian food, I knew I will keep an eye out for its opening.  Read more »

DeBrand Chocolatier’s Opening in the Avenues

By | April 8, 2013

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Back in June I posted about a big box of chocolates I received from a new chocolatier in Kuwait, DeBrand (post). The chocolate variety I received was vast and very delicious and needless to say nothing lasted a long time at all. Back then I was told that DeBrand’s first branch will be opening in the new Avenues mall sections which were still under construction. Yesterday, and after a long 10 months wait, DeBrand’s first branch was opened in the Avenues. Read more »

Turkish Breakfast at Emirgan Sütis in the Avenues

By | April 6, 2013

I learned from the Avenues Instagram account that a new Turkish Restaurant, Emirgan Sütis, had opened and was serving breakfast last Thursday morning. I knew rightaway I wanted to try it. I want something new and delicious for breakfast and I have seen pictures of breakfast in Turkey online therefore, on Friday morning I woke up super early and headed for the Avenues souk district to have breakfast. Read more »

Review: Chiquita Fruit Bar

By | March 31, 2013

New stores and restaurants keep opening in the different new districts of the Avenues and one of the latest ones to open is the Chiquita Fruit Bar. It’s located in the Souk district of 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 »

Breakfast at Cafe Bazza in the Avenues

By | March 12, 2013

bicb-003-1One of the places I’ve been waiting to try for breakfast is the Avenues branch of Cafe Bazza. I’m already a fan of their food/theme/atmosphere and I’ve tried them for dinner/lunch/breakfast many times but I’ve never been to the Avenues branch which is located in the traditional Souk section. Whenever I arrive there at 10 or 9:30 A.M. I find it pretty crowded and the outdoors tables are all taken so last week I made it there at 9:20 A.M. and to my Read more »

OSIM Message Equipments Store

By | March 10, 2013

Another weekend shopping stop of mine was one at the very end of the Grand Avenues walkway, the recently opened OSIM shop. I’ve seen OSIM message and relaxation products once in a commercial booth in 360 Mall and my husband wanted to try them while I stood by, skeptic and totally not interested but finally caved in and when I did, not only did we leave with a Read more »

Giolitti’s Gelato in Kuwait

By | March 5, 2013

ggfrr-015-1A while ago I was dining in The Cheesecake factory when I looked up and saw a gleaming little cafe with crystal chandeliers and bright silver chairs on the first floor overlooking the entrance of the Grand Avenues. I squinted, and could make the Read more »

Sprinkles Bakery in the Grand Avenues

By | February 19, 2013

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Sprinkles Bakery, The Sprinkles Bakery of Beverly Hills, USA, opened its first branch in Kuwait earlier today! I know it was supposed to open a while ago and Read more »

Breakfast at IHOP Kuwait

By | February 16, 2013

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When I learned from The Avenues’s instagram page that IHOP’s branch in Kuwait was opening today, Saturday, at 8 A.M. I knew exactly where I was going to have breakfast. We made it there at around 10 A.M. and even though Read more »

Espressamente illy Cafe’s Tiramisu

By | February 13, 2013

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A few months back when Al-Hamra mall opened I began hearing -and seeing pictures- of a very delicious, if not the most delicious, Tiramisu in Kuwait served in the newly opened Espressamente cafe. Read more »

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The New Avenues Before & After Pictures – Part 4

By | February 7, 2013

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Now we come to part four and current last Avenues Mall before & after construction pictures post. For part 1 click (here) and 2 (here). and 3 (here).

This time the before pictures are borrowed from my dear friends bloggers Swera and Pink Girl because I originally wanted to match their pictures to my after pictures but it was impossible. Dear girls, thank you for letting me use your pictures <3 You can click on the images for bigger sized ones with more details. Read more »

The New Avenues Before & After Pictures – Part 3

By | February 6, 2013

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This is part three of the Avenues Mall before & after construction pictures. For part one you can click here (link) and for part two you can click here (link). There is one more part that I’m going to post tomorrow. You can click on the images for bigger sized ones with more details. Read more »

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The New Avenues Before & After Pictures – Part 2

By | February 5, 2013


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This is part two of the Avenues Mall before & after construction pictures. For part one you can click here (link). There are two more parts to go that I’m going to post them tomorrow and after tomorrow. Check them out, you can click on the images for bigger Read more »

The New Avenues Before & After Pictures

By | February 4, 2013

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I’ve always been fascinated by how things in life looked before and after. If I ever come across a picture of that nature, especially historical one, I’d be poring over it forever, looking at details and imagining the work and time it had Read more »

Review: DeBrand Chocolatier

By | June 24, 2012

Just before I was about to leave for Dubai last week there was a knock on the door and a big white bag was delivered to me. The name on the bag? DeBrand Chocolatier. Read more »

Ne’emah Perfumes New Perfume

By | May 24, 2012

Last week as I was walking in the Avenues I saw a makeshift stand for one of my favorite  Kuwaiti perfume makers, Ne’emah perfumes.

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