Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the long awaited 8th book!

By | August 1, 2016

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I’m writing this post with a head buzzing with thoughts, heart fluttering with feelings, and eyes brimming with tears as I’m in a roller coaster of emotions that’s been tumbling since I returned home from work and sat with my iBook copy of the long awaited 8th book of Harry Potter, the one with the Cursed Child.

Is it really an 8th book? A proper sequel to the battle of Hogwarts set 19 years later? I couldn’t allow myself to get too attached the the book nor let myself believe it was a “real” or “100% authentic” new Harry Potter book. I was afraid. I didn’t want to be let down by it, I know its based on a sold out play and its not only J. K. Rowling’s name on the cover, I’m not sure what to expect and I had a feeling that… well.. this story is only make belief and this Harry book is a fraud.  Read more »

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 »

My Relaxed Ramadan Ghabga

By | July 29, 2013

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It’s been a while since I’ve had friends over. I’ve been too tired lately and with all the Ramadan fasting and meal preparations I haven’t had a moment to relax. During the holy month of Ramadan people gather for a “ghabga” and there are many ghabgas going around. A ghabga is a dinner party 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 »

VIVA Telecom’s Ramdan 1434 Ghabga

By | July 24, 2013

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A few days ago I’ve seen one of the most innovative and personalised social media invitations on instagram addressed to me by Viva Telecom. A video, with scoops of melting Baskin Robbin’s Rainbow ice cream were involved, which incidentally Read more »

The Night of the Ramadan Ghabga

By | July 21, 2013

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Considering the state of deadlock traffic post-iftar in Kuwait, I’ve decided not to venture outside my door until the end of the holy month of Ramadan. However, we decided to have a dinner gathering at our friend Shaima and it was supposed to be a casual get together ghabga to welcome back our friend FourMe home. A ghabga is a gathering or party usually held between iftar and suhoor meals in the holy month of Ramadan. Read more »

Heshoo Q8’s Qerqaia’an Bags

By | July 21, 2013

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Today is the 13th day of the holy month of Ramadan and it’s official, the Qerqaia’an is here! Qerqaia’an is like a traditional Kuwaiti occasion where children dress up and go from house to house signing and getting candy in return, kinda like a Kuwaiti Halloween. It’s a happy occasion long awaited by families who prepare for it months in advance and every year it seems people of Kuwait are 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 »

Al-Farsi Kitchen Ramdan Gift

By | July 15, 2013

On the night before the arrival of holy month of Ramadan I received a big traditional box with my blog’s name on it. The box was from Al-Farsi Kitchens and sent to me as a Ramadan gift. Read more »

The Danish Bakery’s Ramadan Gift

By | July 15, 2013

On the day before the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan I received a cake from The Danish Bakery’s as a Ramadan greeting. I love everything about The Danish Bakery, from their unique shop layout where you can walk around and pick up whatever you desire to the delicious fresh sandwiches. They also have a killer Read more »

Chocolate & Macaron’s New Ramadan Flavours

By | July 11, 2013

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Many companies and restaurants in Kuwait celebrate the arrival of the Holy Month of Ramdan by releasing special or limited edition flavours for their menu items. Earlier this week a big silver box from Chocolate & Macaron decorated with a huge lime green paper flower arrived on my door step. Inside were the new Ramadan flavours of their delicious macarons with a lovely white roses and tulips flower arrangement.  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 »

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 »

The Making of Ramadan’s Samboosa

By | June 25, 2013

sbmk-003It’s time again to bring out the samboosa dough, for my Ramadan iftar table is never complete without a plate of hot bubbling baked samboosa (samoosa) in the very centre! With fourteen days to go until the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan where muslims fast all day long and break their fast at sunset. A favourite Ramadan preparation activity of mine is wrapping the Samboosa’s myself at home using my own filling mixes. Read more »

My Newest Buys at the f2o Shop

By | June 13, 2013

On f2o’s instagram account I saw that there are new summer sketches to be printed on T-Shirts and other things so I passed by, a tad too late for many of the designs were already sold out. I did manage to get me the gorgeous Afro Dude loves Sunkist T-Shirt above and Afro Dude loves KDD ice cream sandwich in black below, I think the ice cream sandwich is becoming the classic star of summer 2013 for some reason. It is that good. Read more »

Alphonso, the King of Mangoes, is BACK!

By | April 18, 2013

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It’s no secret that I’m a star-struck Alphonso mango fan. If you’ve been reading my blog for the past few years you’d know that my love for them is fierce and that I celebrate its arrival every single year. If you follow me on instagram you would have already seen me Read more »

The Night of the Burgers Marathon

By | April 10, 2013

Yesterday was the last stay for our Omani blogger friend Standy in Kuwait so we decided -for some reason- she should spend her last day in Kuwait a burger tasting tour. Please note that no burgers were devoured by me during this marathon. Our first stop was to try the sliders in the Open Flame Kitchen (OFK) in 360 Mall.  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 »

Dinner at Figs by Todd’s English in the Avenues

By | March 28, 2013

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Last week I received a very creative invitation from Figs by Todd English to attend the soft opening dinner in their newest and second branch located in the Avenues mall. The invitation was a wooden Read more »

Le Sushi Bar Japanese Tea Set

By | March 18, 2013

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I arrived home yesterday to find a big wood and leather box waiting for me on my dining table from Le Sushi Bar, the newly opened Japanese restaurant in Al-Hamra that I’ve reviewed a few weeks back (post). 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 »

Al-Rawda’s Spectacular Festive Lights

By | February 21, 2013

rcsls-012Every year during February some of the residential areas put up a few festive lights to celebrate the occasion of the National and Liberation days on 25 and 26 February consecutively. The most spectacular lights are the ones usually found in Ahmadi City but this year Ahmadi has a strong contender: The Festive Lights of Read more »

Lenôtre’s Valentines Day 2013 Cake

By | February 13, 2013

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I come home from work today to find a big purple Lenôtre’s bag waiting for me. Inside was Lenôtre’s 2013 Valentines Day cake. Lenôtre always celebrate different occasions with a special cake but this time they have outdone themselves. The cake is Read more »

Traditional Kuwaiti Thoub Party at Razza’s

By | January 2, 2013

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What better way to spend the first day of the new year with than in an outdoorsy picnic with your friends? We were invited by Razza blog to attend a “Kuwaiti Thoub Party” in Ahmadi City and come 2 PM I was there with my camera and Read more »