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 »

Ayar Perfumes Ramadan 2013 Gift Box

By | July 1, 2013

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With one week to go until the start of the holy month of Ramadan people are starting to distribute Ramadan gifts to their loved ones. If you are still not sure what to give out as a gift or still searching, you may want to continue reading this post for the first early Ramadan gift I’ve received was from Ayar Perfumes and is quite a fine one indeed.  Read more »

My Summer 2013 Reads

By | May 30, 2013

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I haven’t had much time to read recently and I miss grabbing a book and losing myself in words dressed up in ink and dancing between the pages. This summer three of my favourite authors had new novels out and I know, I just know, that a nice reading  hibernation period is just around the corner.

I read a chapter from 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 »

Dinner at Cavalli Caffè in the Grand Avenues

By | April 9, 2013

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The Proud to be Kuwaiti Village Sneak Peek Tour

By | March 4, 2013

Proud to be Kuwait, also known as P2BK, is a yearly exhibition of Kuwaiti businesses and talents that started six years ago in 2007. Ever since its begging, it began the trend of “exhibitions” in Kuwait and redefined it. Now on its sixth year, they’ve built an Read more »

Sneak Preview: The Dark Room Restaurant

By | February 7, 2013

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We’ve been invited to a sneak preview of Kuwait’s newest restaurant, The Dark Room. You might have already heard about it or tried it from your travels abroad in London or NYC, but in case you didn’t, The Dark Room is a restaurant where you dine in total darkness with absolutely nothing to see which in turn should enhance your other senses including your taste one and allow you Read more »

Magnolia Bakery’s Invitation

By | December 13, 2012

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If you thought the cupcake craze was dwindling you might want to hold that thought for a new cupcake bakery in Kuwait is opening its doors next week. Not any cupcake store, mind you, it’s the cupcake bakery, the one is thought responsible for starting the cupcake hoopla in the first place, Magnolia’s Bakery. Read more »

Sneak Preview: The Gathering Bistro

By | November 13, 2012

We were invited the other day to a preview tasting of the newest eatry in K-Town, The Gathering Bistro. Located in Salhiya area right opposite Salhiya mall. Read more »

A Sneak Preview of the Opening-Soon Sections in the Avenues Mall

By | November 12, 2012

We were invited by the Avenues to a sneak preview of the soon to be opened new sections of the Avenues: The Prestige Section, The Old Souk Section, and The Soku District section. So on Friday afternoon we were all gathered up in the Grand Avenue and at Read more »

A Tour in the New Grand Avenues

By | November 6, 2012

We were invited by M. H. Al-Shaya Company yesterday to attend the bloggers & media tour of the newly opened Grand Avenue, or what else is known as the Avenues Phase III extention. The tour was due to begin an hour before the official opening of the Read more »

f2o’s Mahbooba Cartoon

By | July 24, 2012

Its no secret that I am a big fan of Fatima Al-Othman and her amazing designs “f2o Designs“. I love them so much I’ve had her illustrate my cherished Dathra and her two -and insha2 Allah third- book covers (post). Most of us have seen Read more »

The New 52 Degrees and their Ramadan Exhibition

By | July 17, 2012

Last week I received a Ramadan gift and an invitation to attend 52 Degree’s Ramadan exhibition for home accessories and dara’as (post). What I didn’t expect though is Read more »

Ayar Perfumes Ramadan 2012 Gift Box

By | July 14, 2012

Ayar Perfumes is a new business by young Kuwaitis. For Ramadan they are providing a very nice, sleek, acrylic box with Mbarak 3lekom Elshahar engraved on it. I received one myself last week. Read more »

Teaser: Guess Who? The Name Begins With a D… ;)

By | May 20, 2012

Its… Dathra! Shraykom feha? Still a little shy and won’t come out completely. I promised that by mid May I’d have an announcement regarding Dathra. Well, look at the picture above? Guess who that is :p

Yes, Dathra fans, the book is coming out so soon. Now I have a Dathra I can gaze at thanks to the talented f2o who is also a Dathra fan! However, I cannot maintain a blog + finish out the book in time for the summer holidays therefore I will be on hiatus for around a week to ten days. I have scheduled some posts for those ten days but I will not be able to approve/reply on all comments or emails or post about new things as I am putting all my energy into Dathra’s book 2 release.

Stay tuned… ma boga shay! See you soon insha2 Allah :)

Fearless Encounters Premier in Cinescape

By | May 9, 2012

I was invited yesterday to attend an exclusive preview of one of Kuwait’s most recent movies “Fearless Encounters”, directed by Mr. Talal Showaish-Salem. Fearless Encounters is a 55 minute documentary honoring the Kuwaiti Oil Firefighting Team.

In case you haven’t heard about the Kuwaiti Oil Fires, they were set a light when the Sadam Hussein ordered them to be burnt before the liberation during the Iraqi invation of Kuwait in 1990, resulting in one of the biggest crimes against nature and turning Kuwait’s sky black for a long time.

The footage from this film were shot 20 years ago by the Kuwaiti filmmaker, Talal Showaish-Salem, who spent 6 weeks with the team in the horrific inferno. Telling the inside untold story of the Kuwaiti oil firefighters’ heroic Fearless Encounters. A great thing to watch given that I personally can’t remember much regarding that matter. I do remember an woman engineer, Sarah Akbar, being in the papers back then, that’s all.

I was really looking forward to go, unfortunately by night fall I was feeling so ill I couldn’t get off my couch so sadly I had to stay home. However, I cannot wait to see the movie. I love documentaries, specifically local ones where people work together to do good for the country. It fills me with an amazing sense of pride and I cannot help but supress my tears. It reminds me that there is still hope, wel deniya lel7een ebkhair.

Fearless encounters will be shown in Cinescape theaters across Kuwait starting Thursday 10 May 2012. I can’t wait to go see it. I urge you to go, so you can see, you can feel, you can think, and you can teach the new generation of a past that must not be forgotten.

Thank you Talal Showaish-Salem for the invitation o qawwak Allah.

Fortune Cookie Boutique’s Invitation… Zoo’3a!

By | May 9, 2012

I wasn’t having a good day yesterday, I wasn’t that feeling well. However my spirits were lifted and my mood transfored BIG TIME when I saw this on my coffee Read more »

Blast from the Past: The Circus on MSX

By | April 18, 2012

One of my favorite games on my MSX was The Circus! This little cheery clown jumping through hoops of flames or balancing over a rope with a smile on his face! My dream was to reach the ending of Read more »

Ramadan: A 100 days and Counting…

By | April 11, 2012

Someone who obviously loves Ramadan very much has made the world know today that Ramadan is only a 100 days away! Horray!

I love Ramadan. I think its the best time of year. I love the fatoosh on futoor table, the tea estekanas after futoor sleeping on the couch with the droopy eye lids. I love our pre-futoor ritual of watching the IT Ramadan show and commenting on it on Twitter. Even though this year we might watch it via Instagram etha Allah 3a6ana 3omor o 9a7a o 3afiya insha2 Allah.

Ya rab et3oodna ya rab. This year its going to be on 19 July! 2 days after my birthday which I suppose I can disguise as a friendly graish 😉 I was actually born in 5 Ramadan in the year 1980 so next year insah2 Allah my birthday will be during Ramadan. I wonder if it will be on the fifth 3ad? Allah y36ena 3omor o y3oodna!

Are you excited? I am. I truly am. I think I will start fasting now just to start living the Ramadan atmosphere.

Please Welcome My New Sponsors: Event Mania

By | January 19, 2012

Please join me in welcoming Event Mania as my newest blog sponsors.

Event Mania is an event management company specializing in bringing live events to the region. They are going to bring the amazing “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” show to Kuwait on January 26th till January 28th where monsters will be seen playing music! The fun & furry musicians from Sesame Street will arrive in Kuwait City to entertain children of all ages!

Tickets for the event go on sale on the 10th of January and are available at select VIVA outlets. For more information about the pricing, ticking, and availability please click (here).

Event Mania, welcome to my blog :)

Announcement: Gloria Jeans Coffee Making Course and Competition

By | January 19, 2012

Remember my Coffee post yesterday when I said I was setting the mood for an announcement (post)?

As part of my new year’s resolutions since 2011 was attending a coffee course that I’ve learned about in Dubai. It was a course held on Saturday for a few hours where you learn about proper coffee making. More of a crash course.

At the beginning of this year I was contacted by Gloria Jean’s Coffee Company offering me a proper coffee making course! Five days long, one hour per session where I learn all about coffee from the beginning. How awesome is that? Needless to say I lunged at the opportunity and I, Danderma the coffee-holic, am going to be learning all about coffee starting next Sunday 😀

Now this is going to be fun for both me and you, my dear readers! First, every day after my course I will post about it PLUS post about a question for a grand quiz. Interested readers will answer that question. Five days and five questions later I will be having a “graduation” day where I will be able to invite people to and prepare them their drinks myself!!! Of course then I will be a trained coffee maker! Plus, the winner of the quiz will be announced then :)

Thank you Gloria Jeans coffee for such a unique opportunity! We need to have more similar courses and activities here in Kuwait! Can’t wait for Sunday to arrive now.

Stay tuned my dear readers. Coffee-holics, you are in for a coffee filled ride! Keep an eye on my blog or on Gloria Jean’s Facebook page (link) and see 😉

Competitions: Win a Philips Lamea

By | December 7, 2011

Two years ago as I was browsing Boots aisles in the UK I stumbled upon a new product called “Philips Lumea”. A compact handheld light emitting device that can be used at home to remove excess hair once and for all.

At first I was skeptic. It must be a sham or something like it. Could it be? A laser like hair removal at home? It was simply too good to be true. The price tag of Read more »

Please Welcome my New Sponsors: Upper Crust Pizzeria & The Exhibition

By | September 30, 2011

Please join me in welcoming Upper Crust Pizzeria & The Exhibition as a new addition to my blog sponsors.

Upper Crust Pizzeria is an award winning Pizzeria which is going to open in popular hangout The Village this October. My husband has been waiting for their opening like a hawk awaiting its prey. I am looking forward to trying their pizzas Insha2 Allah when it opens soon :)

As for The Exhibition, well, we will have to wait until Monday 3 October to see what they have to offer, don’t we 😉 I like their air of mystery.

Welcome, Upper Crust Pizzeria and the Exhibition. Wishing you both the best of luck 😀

Store Opening: Butterfly Sweets

By | September 12, 2011

I remember when I reviewed Butterfly sweets around a year and a half ago on my blog (post). It was a small home business with a lot of taste and big prospects. You can then imagine my happiness when I got an email from the owner informing me that their little home business has grown successfully Masha2 Allah into a store whose opening today at four PM in Al-Nokhitha mall in Aqaila.

I love success stories and I’m Read more »

Review: B Villa, Al Bida’a

By | August 11, 2011

Remember my post about the soft opening of B Villa (post)?

Well I went to the opening with my dear friend Pink Girl. It is located right Read more »