Baraka by Salah Zamani’s Furniture & Home Accessories Exhibition

By | January 29, 2013

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Last week I received a distinguished invitation to attend Baraka by Salah Zamani’s 2013 Furniture & Home Accessories Exhibition to be held in 52 Degrees. A yellow tray with 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 »

52 Degrees Ramadan Exhibition & Gift

By | July 13, 2012

52 degrees sent out a lovely Ramadan gift plus Ramadan event invitation in this big nostalgic bag. Read more »

Yawmyat Wa7da Q8ya Dathra Volume II is Now on Sale

By | July 11, 2012

 

The book is FINALLY done and out for sale! This time it took almost a month from publishing date to hit the market! Woah! If you are in Kuwait you can find a copy in 52 Degrees for the time being and will be on sale in other places soon. Read more »

52 Degrees “Qraishna Embacher” Ramadan Expo

By | April 18, 2012

I was invited to attend the Ramadan Expo held by 52 Degrees. Ramadan expos mean two things for sure: Tableware and Dara3as! Given that Read more »

Celebration: Bloggers Night at Vinny’s

By | January 7, 2012

We were invited by 7aji Dude’s blog to a bloggers dinner in Vinny’s, 52 Degrees, to celebrate the participants and winners of the “Cutest Baby Picture Competition”. I didn’t participate in it 7safa since I was travelling but I was glad I got an invite as I missed my blogger friends and wanted to Read more »

Interesting New Items in 52 Degrees

By | December 9, 2011

Our friend Meshary was in 52 Degrees the other day and took some pictures of the newest items they have in stock for me. I Read more »

“Danderma” by Lamy’s Perfumes

By | October 28, 2011

I went to 52 Degrees last week to check out Danderma by Lamy’s Perfume and purchase myself several bottles as gifts 😀 Its not every day you go to a shop and find something named after you so I went with my camera to document Read more »

Announcement: Danderma’s Perfume will be Sold Tomorrow

By | October 24, 2011

Esh3endokom Tuesday?

Etha ma 3ndokom shay I highly recommend that you pass by 52 Degrees on Tuesday night. For one thing its their Blue District night with live music playing and is very nice. For another, the perfume I have designed for Lamy’s perfume and has my name on it will be launched then 😀

Yes, a Danderma’s perfume! Look at the bottle, it has my name on it! How cute and pretty! I can’t believe it, I actually have a perfume named after me! I can’t wait for Tuesday night where I will go grab myself several bottles, its not everyday that a perfume is named after you y3ni 😀

Highly recommended, after all the scents are chosen by your truly 😉

Live music, yummy dinner, shopping and buying a lovely perfume named after me! What more can I ask for? Can’t wait for Tuesday night 😀

52 Degrees First Anniversary Dinner

By | October 21, 2011


A few days ago I received a special invitation from 52 Degrees to a private dinner held in honor of their first year anniversary. The dinner was to take place Read more »

My Beautiful Yummy Acrylic Tray

By | September 19, 2011

I was in 52 Degrees to check out Ali Al-Mufeedi’s exhibit when I saw this pink acrylic serving tray with Arabian style engravings. The moment I saw it I went ‘This is Yummy!’ I grabbed it and headed to the cashier at Read more »

Ramadan Hal Ehlalah Exhibition in 52 Degrees

By | July 20, 2011

Its almost Ramadan and 52 Degrees have launched their Ramadan Hal eHlalah Exhibition yesterday. Since it was also a blue district night I thought I would go yesterday night, take a look around, and then have dinner at froobie while listening to the live music. Awal shay lazim I pass by my book, a7ebah <3

I liked those little labels for the tea, coffee, and milk pots. We ask my mother 30 times which is the coffee pot o which is the tea pot in Ramadan. This would come in handy!

The box has about 6 labels and is sold for 10 KD. It comes in black or white.

Acrylic boxes with a golden cover. I liked those a lot. I would have filled them with colorful chocolate pieces :p

A collection of decorative pillows by Bibi Al-Ghanim if you wish to revamp your living room for Ramadan.

This I don’t understand. El matress embaga3 tra :S

More items artistically displayed.

JF Scarves.

Dararee3 ashkal o alwan. There was one that I liked but it disappeared 7safa, elthaher inba3at!

I was looking around when my eyes fell on this… y7leelah!

Then there was there was the section for the Perfumes. I already shared my purchases in here (post).

As we were paying those Ramadan Gift boxes were by the cashier. Perfect gift idea for your friends in Ramadan.

3ogob ma we finished shopping it was dinner time and I was starving. So we grabbed a table at froobie.

I took my usual, small plain with raspberries and blueberries as I am continuing Fahad’s the diet ninja diet.

Butootee got the watermelon one in a parfait like cup topped with honey.

We stayed until Zak Al-Mousawi finished singing Hotel California -I sang along to my self :p- and then we went home, full and content with my purchases. It was a very nice outing indeed. Good job 52 Degrees!

The New Additions to my Arabian Perfumes Collection from 52 Degrees

By | July 20, 2011


I have an incurable addiction to Arabian perfumes and to boxed or packaged sets of anything. Yesterday when I was in 52 Degrees to check out the Ramadan Exhibition I went a bit mad and Read more »

The Guten Free Campaign Response…

By | June 23, 2011

To be frank when I posted about the Dining Gluten-Free in Kuwait Campaign (post) and emailed everyone I wasn’t very optimistic. I knew many would’t even read through the first lines of the email and won’t care. To my surprise and to my sheer joy the restaurants response was very encouraging indeed! I made a difference, WE made a difference, if I was able to have one restaurant help me out I would have called the campaign a success but so far those restaurants do offer or would offer gluten free options…

  • Chocolate & Macaroon, All the macaroons are gluten free and more gluten free options are being developed and will be provided soon. The french toast is NOT gluten free just yet sadly that was a misunderstanding.
  • Crumbs Bakery can bake gluten free cake if provided with the gluten free flour.
  • Munch BBQ can provide the BBQ grill with gluten free pizza if given a notice in advance. They have been offering that option for the past 2 years. Their pizzas are lovely by the way 😀
  • My fellow blogger Pink Girl asked Ms. Catherine the owner of the newly Organica Pasta & Pizza if they provide any gluten free dishes and she said they can provide gluten free pasta.
  • I am also waiting for updates from 3 very popular restaurants who promised me to have a print out of the gluten free items in their menu as a little gluten free menu. It should be done within this coming week and I will post about it the moment I get the confirmation.
  • Thanks to every single restaurant on the list above. God bless you!

Thanks to my fellow bloggers Frankom, Pink Girl, Um 3azooz, Chocolate & Chocolate, 3ateeja, and Froyo Nation for their support… you guys rock 😀

Thank to my fellow Tweeps for spreading the cause @Madame_Umm_C, @Inspirationsbys,  @fouz_d, @FatmahD, @chocoo0, and @Zazuu007 … thank you for the retweets :)

As for me, I am not going to stop. Every new restaurant I try I will ask them for the possibility of providing Gluten-Free dishes (like Pink Girl did). Every recipe I add I will make sure it would have a gluten-free option if possible (like Um 3azooz promised)… there is still time for change, it can be done overnight or over decades if it has to, but it will be made, and I, my fellow bloggers, readers, and tweeps, I am after that change. I will make it happen.

A Sneak Peek of the Cover of Volume II of Dathra’s Book

By | June 15, 2011

The picture above is a teeny sneak peak of what the cover of volume II of Dathra book might look like… this is what we are working on right now 😉

I know many of you didn’t like the Volume I book so let me tell you this… the book date release is set and I will announce it later on insha2 Allah, I promise you that it will be an early fall read for sure… and I am trying to think of the perfect book cover for the volume II Dathra and quite possible change the book cover of the first Dathra book. Like a version II thing.

Shraykom? Does the glimpse of the cover above look promising? and what do you think should Dathra’s cover look like?

My first interview experience…

By | June 14, 2011

Yesterday I had an appointment at 4 PM in 52 Degrees to conduct my first interview ever with Sarab Magazine…

As the clock neared 4 PM I began to freak out, don’t ask me why but i just did! There was going to be a photographer to take my picture so I guess that contributed to my being scared. At four we had a little miniature photo shoot with my book and my crazy laptop that I am about to throw out of the windown’t ecause all sounds have stopped working on it. I felt really weird and self conscios. I know, just know, that my pictures will turn out horrible and I wont be able to read el interview :(

However the friendly Samar who interviewed me was really cool and helped ease me into my talkative garga mood… also Hamad Al-Ali the vice president of 52 degrees came to check on me after he read how scared in twitter I was which I really appreciated. Thanks Samar & Hamad :)

So in the end it wasn’t bad at all… and I get to appear in a magazine! Wanasa!

Just to let you know Sarab is a newish magazine with interesting Arabic & English topics. It is also the magazine where fellow blogger Swera is publishing her monthly story “Living with a Male Roommate” (link) and its worth reading 😀

Wait for next months issue.. abi all the issues to fly off the shelves law sama7taw 3lshan if I was horrible at least you are my friends etkheshoone :p

Video of the Book Signing on the News

By | June 9, 2011

Adri athetkom bel book signing bs here is the news broadcast about the book signing yestrerday. 7safa ana mo 6al3a feeh wayed bs I was on the news for my five minutes of fame 😀

Elee yah o mashaf el akhbar ams can see it now… dawraw roo7kom :p

My book is… SOLD OUT!

By | June 9, 2011

I was almost flying with happiness when I saw this tweet yesterday! My book, my little humble book, SOLD OUT?

Thank you! For everyone who bought a copy, a real big thank you! For all of you guys who spread the word in any means, another big thank you 😀

Don’t worry… more books were brought in so it should be available by now. If you didn’t grab your copy yet you should head to 52 Degrees (map) and make sure you get one :)

A big THANK YOU!

By | June 8, 2011

To the guys of 52 Degrees for giving me the opportunity of a life time. For everyone who took the time and effort out of their lives to come and support me. To everyone who stood there and took pictures and uploaded them into a post for me. To everyone who stood in line and waited patiently while I rambled on just to get my humble signature. To everyone who couldn’t make it and bothered to apologize to me. To everyone who promised to make it and had their plans unravel at the last minute. To everyone who tweeted about the event. To everyone who posted about the event. To everyone who told others about the event. Even to everyone who totally ignored me as if I didn’t exist :)

To FourMe for enduring my rants and my DHL pickups. For Lfto72 who pushed me to write this book and believed in me. For Jacquie for her lovely invitation and the live coverage of the event on Twitter. For Pink Girl for taking care of my camera, being the 1st there, and video taping my speech. For Chirpy who was a big supporter of mine and bought almost all the Dathra books :p For Shosho526 for her support and the 2nd live feed of the event. For Wajd, Dalal, and Hamad who stuck around till the end, giving us a fabulous time. For Yours Truly who listened to my rants over and over. To May Al-Subaei and the rest of the VIVA social media term for their support and the huge flower bouquet almost as tall as me :) To the lovely couple Waleed & Shaikha for the lovely card and chocolates 😀

To my fellow bloggers Ansam, Anony & ZoweyEnt Ya, Um 3azooz, Pink Girl,Q8RainEdge of ImaginationQ8 Path, Our Family Nest, Chirpy, Feryah, Sara D., Some Contrast, Banana Q8, Q8 Blend,  Inspirations by Sara D.965 MallsFroyo NationThe Side Talk, Beet El Zain,  B&D, Bluetiful NostalgiaQ8Blend, Confashions, Swera,  Omarker, Chocolate & ChocolateGrapevine Kuwait3ateejaChill Out Kuwait, Bint El KuwaitBlog 37, Desert Blvd., and Khaleejesque,

To my fellow tweeps Dwan87, Noora2601Shayouma, Eshda3wa, BlackTulipNosaJust NoonCrowsy, ShikhaMahChillPillBoxiiEsperanza, eng3zizmutawa, Beebz98, Omniflake, bent_eldeera, iH2Omelon, Alhamad27aji DudeTrendyandfunky_, AlnouryTweets, MiYaFuSHi, Shouqi, KuwaitEvents, Swaira83, Q80Boy, Nunu_San, Zainab, AIG, ShahadAlHerz, AveDominusnox_ , Crowsy, QueenZee88, Qortuba, MeBlogging, Rayom_, halmansour ,ananyah,  uptill1, hbj68, Mariam_Alsaraji, enReem, WithSummerLove, Fajooori, Ophy80,  itsPinko, Ghada85, SamarAlbader, 79y9, M7sinAlhashem, Jariibb, Hamda_ab, Dear_Romeo_, NasserAlMutawa

And to everyone I missed, I am sorry I did bs dar rassi…

To you all, I thank you from the deepest place in the very bottom of my heart. Without you, my success is nothing.

The Book Signing Night at 52 Degrees

By | June 8, 2011

I am overwhelmed by all the love, support, kind words, and sincere wishes I have recieved yesterday. I never knew I was that popular :p I was literally spoiled!

If you follow me on twitter you would know that I had an alternative plan of bolting to Dubai yesterday. I was freaked out! What if no one showed up o enga9 wayhee? After all el nass ya finals ya flu! What if I freeze while I am supposed to talk, or rip something -I did- o atfashal? Read more »

Last post before the book signing and a past prediction…

By | June 7, 2011

Apparently in January I was watching a writer being interviewed on TV and tweeting about it as usual when my dear friend @WAlsabah sent me the very sweet tweet above. I must have laughed when I read it and said insha2 Allah, after all how many of these wishes you get everyday right?
As we were talking about the book signing a few days ago she reminded me of this tweet, of wishing me to become a writer one day and publish a book. Fawelat 3lay bel q8y as they say… sure enough she sent me the tweet and there it was in all its glory! Masha2 Allah 😀
WAlsabah da3awat.ha mostajaba apparently 😉 Thank you love for believing in me o for your lovely emfawal 😉 See you tonight insha2 Allah!
This is my last post before the book signing… akheran ra7 teftakoon men il 7anna :p If you follow Jacquies my friend she will be updating live from the events with pictures on her twitter if you cannot make it. Right now I am writing this then going to go get dressed and ready for I have to be there in exactly two hours… I have butterflies in my stomach, I cannot find my favorite KJL bracelet, my feet hurt and I am two seconds away from wearing my crocs to the books signing -why not!-, I have absolutely no Idea what to say about my book nor what to write when I sign people’s books, and I might very well grab a plane and escape to Dubai tonight at 6 PM…
Wish me luck and see you soon insha2 Allah if you are coming tonight.

Jacquies Book Signing Invitation…

By | June 7, 2011

My dear Jacquies who is a big fan of two things “Mac” and “Dathra” made me a little something in celebration of today’s book event! She redesigned the book sining invitation on her mac and emailed it to me as her RSVP 😀
I think its beautiful. Thank you Jacquies love, you are the best :*
So just in case you were too late to see the old invitation, here is a new one, if you are coming let me know 😀

Don’t Forget Today’s Event…

By | June 7, 2011

See my little Dathra book sitting there y7leelah?

Mo tensoon today, 52 Degrees, 7:00 P.M.! See you there :)

52 Degrees Map…

By | June 6, 2011

My friends in Ent Ya blog have posted about the tomorrow’s book signing event (link) and have included a precious item… the map to 52 Degrees 😀

May people have been asking about the location… now here is a detailed map via Ent Ya blog. Thank you so much !!!

Who had decided to come? I want you guys to tell me so I would know if the number if books available will be enough 😀

Also when I sign your books… shakteb? Tra madry! Any suggestions?

My Book Signing Date is Set… Mark Your Calendars!

By | June 5, 2011

I cannot believe I am finally writing this post, but here goes…

The wait is finally over, You’re cordially invited to ” Danderma’s” Book Signing. C
ome and get your signed copy of “Yawmyat Wa7da Q8ya Dathra” book otherwise known as “The Chronicles of Dathra, A Dowdy Girl from Kuwait” and meet the person behind the hilarious series.

  • Date:  Tuesday June 7th, 2011
  • Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
  • Location: 52   Degrees, Al- Tilal Mall, Shuwaikh Tel: 22255212

 

Its going to be a big event with several other authors signing their books, TV rolling, media people, and little scared me with a pen sitting at a table.

See you all there. I would appreciate it if you can RSVP so I would look out for you guys 😀

So whose coming?