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 »

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 »

PinkGirl’s Birthday Surprise in The Chocolate Bar

By | April 14, 2013

Today is my dear Pink Girl‘s birthday and to celebrate the occasion we decided to throw a little birthday surprise for her. We wanted to throw her off-course completely so we thought the surprise should take place on Friday night, two days before her actual birthday.  Read more »

A Lovely Dinner Gathering at Silver Bling Black’s

By | April 3, 2013

Dear Silver Bling Black invited us over to a dinner gathering at her house yesterday. Its been a while since I’ve been to a gathering at home, the last gathering I remember was in January. It was good to get dressed up and go have fun with a fun and easygoing group of girls, your 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 »

Magnolia Bakery’s Opening in Kuwait

By | December 27, 2012

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Last week I posted about the softest yummiest invite I got from Magnolia Bakery Kuwait for their opening (post). Yesterday was the opening in Al-Hamra night and I have to say it was a night of wicked temptation indeed. What’s a girl on a diet to do when Read more »

Zain’s BBQ Night

By | December 17, 2012

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Last week I received the cutest invitation ever to attend Zain’s BBQ night. A small bag filled with tiny ketchup, tabasco sauce, and mustard tied around a spatula! The BBQ, as expected, was Read more »

The Moments of Laughter in 2012

By | December 12, 2012

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Its December already and 2012 is all but gone already. 2012 wasn’t an easy year for me, I didn’t like the way it started at all but now that’s its about to wrap up the show I’m looking back and thinking to myself “Not Bad!”. There are two monumental things I remember about Read more »

Event: Lenôtre Celebrates Preston Bailey

By | September 16, 2012

Yesterday night we were invited by Lenôtre Kuwait to attend an event celebrating Preston Bailey who is in Kuwait for the upcoming and much anticipated Celebrate Expo. Preston Bailey, if you don’t know him already, is a Read more »

Saturday’s Dinner Party…

By | September 11, 2012

My dear friend FourMe is in Kuwait for a while so I’ve decided to throw a dinner party to celebrate her arrival. Since the guests on the invitation list are all girls I thought we Read more »

Recipe: The Popcorn Salad

By | September 9, 2012

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I had a dinner party yesterday and I’ve decided to make the salads myself. I was leafing through my cookbooks when I saw a recipe for a salad with popcorn as an ingredient. At first I was like, really? popcorn? Then I thought to myself why not? The salad recipe I found had plain popcorn and radishes with veggies and wasn’t that interesting so I decided to make my own version of a popcorn salad. After all, flavored popcorn have officially become a craze in Kuwait these days so how bad can it turn out really? Read more »

The First Ramadan Ghabga

By | July 26, 2012

Yesterday we hosted the first Ramadan ghabga in our new apartment and we had so much fun! There is nothing better than a cosey home gathering with good food, good company, and laughter. The best thing is that it didn’t take much effort at all, just place Read more »

The Dathra Book Launch 80s Party – Part II

By | July 16, 2012

Continuing here from Part I of the Dathra Book Launch 80’s Party (post), for drinks we had soft drinks, Se77a bottled water (may 9e77a), sunkist -which was very popular-. Read more »

The Dathra Book Launch Party – Part I

By | July 15, 2012

For some reason wordpress is eating up my Party post. I’ve written it three times already!!! It could be because its too long so I’ll have to sadly break it down and re-post it :(

I bet everyone with an instagram had already seen -and felt like being invited to- the Dathra Book party I had at home :) Let me show you the party from the party planner’s point of view… how I chose and put everything together in about 3 days time! The theme Read more »

Preparations for the Dathra Party

By | July 14, 2012

I didn’t want the launch of my 2nd book to be a quiet affair but I had no hopes of a book signing given that the timing is not right at all (summer, Ramadan, etc.) so I thought why not throw a cosey dinner party at my place? The decision to throw a Read more »

Aaya Perfumes Gift Set from Zafaf Magazine

By | May 10, 2012

We got a knock on the door, and there was a black bag with a “Saja Perfumes” embossed in gold on it. I was puzzled, who would send me Read more »

A Dinner Party…

By | April 19, 2012

We had guests over for dinner yesterday and I had a very short notice to prepare for it. I usually like to have 10+ days in order to pour over the menu and make my selection and purchase whatever is necessary. However, the food business is established in a way that you can have a feast on your table without leaving your seat and I did just that!

So lets see, there were of course fresh flowers arranged around the vases in the apartment.

Setting the table. Place mats, table runner, napkin holder.

Arrange the plates.

Wrap the utensils up.

Voila, the table is set!

Add some table decoration, candles and flowers.

Condiments i.e. Salt, Pepper, and Red Chili flakes grinders.

A bread basket with freshly bought and sliced bread is a must!

Drinks. Frosty cold drinks.

Salads.

The balls are breaded goat cheese over greens.

Some of the appetizers.

Next the main dishes.

Dinner is served.

We took our time eating dinner, talking and laughing and enjoying our meal. I love dinner gatherings and sitting to a table full of good food and good company. After we were done it was desserts time!

It didn’t go all smoothly as planned. My salads were missing the extra ingredients I had ordered. The trifles had fallen down during the commute and were ruined -they weren’t the ones I ordered in the first place-. The finger food order was a bit messed up but in the end I think it all came together fine! Phew!

We had a blast yesterday at home! I love dinner parties <3

It’s Tea Time!

By | April 11, 2012

Yesterday I had my dear Pink Girl over for tea. Blogging is so ingrained into us by now we cannot even have a simple tea together without taking Read more »

Celebrating Kuwait’s Festivities in Kansas State University

By | February 28, 2012

The Kuwaiti Student Organization at Kansas State University held a National & Liberation Days event on the 25th of February on campus in Manhattan, Kansas. The event was attended by the Kuwaiti students at Kansas State University as well as students and faculty from all around the world.

The guests gathered around to celebrate.

Chatting to the guests.

Faculty members showing the Kuwaiti spirit. Wanasa y7leelhom!

The guests being shown around the gallery showcasing Kuwait the past, present, and the future.

Even kids were celebrating :)

Students joining in!

Many booth’s were set up around the room which included taking photos of the guests in the Kuwaiti clothing, writing their names in Arabic and Kuwaiti girls drew henna patterns on the female guests hands.

Shabab el Kuwait in traditional dishdasha’s.

Of course no Kuwaiti event is complete without serving Kuwaiti snacks and desserts throughout the event and concluding with a Lamb machboos dinner that everyone enjoyed. I wonder who cooked that though? Do you guys know how to cook machboos?

Kuwaiti students who participated in the festivities.

The executive committee of the Kuwaiti Student Organization.

Gawakom Allah shabab o banat ma ga9artaw. Insha2 Allah kilha chan senna o you are back bel shahada to celebrate with your families back home :)

Thank you Yousef Al Sharif :)

Happy Birthday Bu Tootee

By | February 28, 2012

My Bu Tootee’s birthday falls right before the National Day & Liberation Day celebrations. This year however he wanted me to bake him a cake but since we still have no kitchen he refused to have a cake from any where else! Nevertheless I wasn’t going to let his birthday pass without anything so I got him a cookie -he cannot resist cookies and biscuits- and a box of mini cupcakes decorated like Kuwaiti Flags from little treats. Its not only his birthday we are celebrating after all!

Maskeen when he saw the cupcakes and the cookies he was so happy! No birthday is a birthday without some sort of cake! The candle I used was supposed to be letting sparks out but it failed and barely a spark was there :(

Happy birthday my Bu Tootee o 3oqbal 100000 senna :*

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 :)

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 »

What would you be dressed as in Halloween?

By | October 31, 2011

Hypothetically, lets say you were invited to a Halloween party tonight -or throwing one and you were going to dress up in a custom this year, what would you choose?

The answer came to me naturally: Um Khammas! I adore Um Khammas, a7ebha! A7eb her sense of humor, a7eb her long tongue o short fuse, she reminds me of myself shwaya. I would made a perfect Um Khammas! Sadly all I have from her outfit is her milas :p

I’m curious, what would you choose to dressed as in Halloween? Um Khammas is taken so hands off!

The Cancer Kids Party Gifts we got…

By | September 29, 2011

The first toys donation I knew about was from Dhari Al-Huwail, the guy behind Nuttella Darrio Pizza in Read more »

The opening of Taco Bell Abu 7laifa’s Branch

By | September 24, 2011

We went yesterday to the opening of Taco Bell’s new branch in Abu Hulaifa Area. A big fan of Taco Bell I Read more »