Wasl Square in Dubai

By | September 4, 2013

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Last time I was in Dubai I wanted to see the Gift ATM that sells gifts 24 hours in S*uce Gifts shop. The address said ‘Wasl Square’ a place I’ve never been before but when I did go I kept going back. Wasl Square is a cosey modern residential project located at the intersection of Wasl Road and Safa Park, with an open space that hosts cafes with outdoors seating and open plus a nice collection of stores and restaurants. 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 »

Visiting Bait Al-Outhman Museum – Part 1

By | May 6, 2013

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A year ago I’ve been driving in Hawalli when I saw a big old house with men wearing traditional guards costumes standing outside. As I got closer, I could make out the sign over the door, “Bait Al-Outhman Museum” it said in Arabic! I wanted to go inside but back then it was still not open to the public. A year later and finally my lovely friend Pink Girl passed by and reported back to me that it was open indeed and it was breathtaking. I adore everything historical therefore I wasted no time grabbing my camera and visiting the museum to check it out.  Read more »

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 »

Discovering Haya House

By | February 11, 2013

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When I received an invitation to an afternoon tea at “Haya House” I thought I was in for another store opening with a few pretty items and a caterer providing tea treats. I didn’t expect that I’d stumble into a little shopping/design haven in the middle of 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 »

Upper Crust Pizzeria’s Second Branch Opening in United Tower

By | September 15, 2012

One day last week an invitation arrived in a form of a miniature pizza box. It was an invitation for the opening of the second branch of Upper Crust Pizzeria in United Tower Kuwait City. Upper Crust, if you didn’t 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 »

Picture of the Week: Indoors

By | April 23, 2012

The best thing about Beit 7 (post) is the indoors tree they have inside extending towards the ceiling. I love its mere existence. I wonder how long has it been there, whether or not it had stood witness to lives past, how it grew up there, who planted it, and whether or not it was stroked with love or sat underneath to drink a small cup of tea.

I think its magnificent. I wish that one day when I have a house of my own that I will be able to plant a similar tree indoors and watch it as it grows into the skylight! You never know, it may be possible :)

The run down police station…

By | April 15, 2012

If you follow my blog you might remember the post regarding the old run down police station in Bneid Al-Qar that I saw last year and was Read more »

My Picture Won in the Arch of Kuwait Challenge

By | April 5, 2012

ArchofKuwait account on Instagram has a challenge where instagrammers in Kuwait shoot pictures of places in Kuwait and use the hash tag #ArchOfKuwait to enter those pictures into the challenge. Arch of Kuwait then chooses from the best pictures entered and announce them as winners on their Instagram account plus they print them out and hang them in Solo Pizza’s wall!

Guess who was chosen this week? Yes, yours truly! A picture I’ve taken inside Beit 7 while having breakfast there last Saturday!

Thank you ArchofKuwait! You totally made my week for sure! I can’t wait to go to Solo’s and look at my picture of the wall!

You can follow Arch of Kuwait on Instagram on @archofkuwait or view the winners on their website (link).

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 »

What would you want in your own Boudoir?

By | January 3, 2012

If someone came up to you and gave you the opportunity to have your own “bodouir”. That is, a room for you and you only to do whatever you want to do in it on your own. They also said you can design it whatever way you want, however size your want, and decorate it as you like. What would you do?

I was watching SATC movie the other day when Carrie got her dream closet and I thought to myself that I really really really want my very own boudoir! I want a room with a lot of sunlight streaming in and lots of floor to ceiling windows, a skylight perhaps as well, with a comfortable couch/bed and my own tv and DVDs. An entire wall lined with books on built in well lit shelf. A BOSE music system built into the room where my favorite music would be playing all day long. A little kitchenette for my coffee supplies. Plenty of fluffy pillows and warm blankets all around for me to keep warm and comfortable.

The most important feature of my own boudoir is a triple lock on the door to keep intruders out. I absolutely want no human being inside my little haven on earth that is all mine and no one else’s.

What would you do if you got the chance to design and have your own boudoir?

London Xmas Lights 2011: Covent Garden

By | December 26, 2011

One word: Magical! Can’t say anything to describe it. Pictures will tell. Enjoy! Read more »

Amricani Cultural Center… A Place to be Proud of in Kuwait

By | November 30, 2011

I was invited by the media team of Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya (DAI) to attend a special blogger’s night held in the historic Amricani Cultural Center, once known as the Amricani hospital, which has recently transformed by DAI to become a cultural and exhibition space and is Read more »

Lovely Modern Houses: Grey & Glass in Notting Hill Gate

By | September 22, 2011

Recently I have been mesmerized by modern houses. Whenever I find one I take a moment to stand back and take a good long look at the building. This, or shall I say these, modern houses are located in Notting Hill area of London. Lovely mo? So tiny though but still lovely. I wonder how sitting in the second story would feel like with the sunlight streaming in through all that glass?

Event: 9ura.com Website & Photography Competition Launch

By | August 25, 2011

This post is waaaaay overdue but I’ve been having a hard time posting on time recently. I am glad I got my posting mojo back on track though :p

We were invited to attend the official launch of the 9ura.com website and photography competition by a few days back. The event was held in FA Gallery on Read more »

Guess who performed in Kuwait in 1977?

By | June 29, 2011

Yesterday I was in 360 Cinescape when I saw an exhibition of the Cinema’s History and artifacts in Kuwait. It is so worth a visit and I enjoyed it very much. What caught my attention however is the stars who once sang in cinema Al Andalus. I knew Abdul halim, fairuz,om Kalthom sang there in the golden ages of Kuwait. I didn’t know that bands like Boney M did too! O someone who looks like the Opera’s Pavarotti but I am not sure and that guy who screams in Rocky Movie and sings living in America -dunno his name-!

I am trying to imagine Kuwaiti men i the 70’s, big hair or long hair with Charleston trousers filing in to Al Andalus cinema and dancing to Daddy Cool and No Woman No Cry! What happened? Why do we have to board a plane to Dubai and Abu Dhabi to listen to good music? In the SIXTIES and SEVENTIES of the past CENTURY we had bands playing in our country… why can’t we have the same in the 2nd decade of the 21st century? He who wants to listen can go listen, he who doesn’t want to can stay at home. Live and let live!

I want to see Ballet, Swan Lake, Lord of the Dance, Opera, Fairuz, something… anything in my own country. It’s not my fault I was born too late in the 80’s y3ni!

The mysterious house is a… Restaurant!

By | June 19, 2011

FINALLY! We have been wondering -and frankly secretly agonizing- about what this building was going to be for YEARS! Yes years on end… I marvelled at the beauty of the modern design of the building, I imagined it a funky house, a stylish Villa Moda like store, a fruniture store, a catering store, a haunted house. It was a shame to see its beauty go to waste by standing there empty for years…

And today, finally, we saw a sign. It says some kind of five star Eastern restarutant? I hope for the building’s sake its more Le Notre and B+F than Dawwat. At least now we can breath a sigh of relief,  its about time our curiosity’s flame has been extinguished, 9ej Legafa bs shinsawee b3d.

Have you been passing by this house and wondering as well? Do you know why it has been standing there all these years?

Picture of the Week: Horus’s Eye!

By | May 30, 2011

Isn’t it magnificent?! The perfect place to have a cup of coffee!

Farewell, the Avenues Phase II Fountain. You will be missed :(

By | May 13, 2011

May seems to be the month of good byes! First the KDD ice creams of our childhood were gone, next the old frappucinos of Starbux are changed, and now the phase II fountain in the Avenues is gone as well.

I love this fountain! I loved sitting in Casper & Gambini’s and having breakfast there, or sitting in Starbucks and sipping a good frappucino while watching the beautiful colourful fountain display. I love being mesmerised by the sparkling coloured droplets of water dancing up and down, dissolving all my stress and worry with their movement. The last time I was there took the pictures shown above.

I am really sad to see it go but I guess they are paving the entrance to the Avenues Phase III. If only the fountain didn’t have to be destroyed. Such a painful sight :'(