Shakshooka Pop-up Market is Back!

By | September 25, 2013


Back in June I managed to visit the very last Shakshooka pop-up farmers market before the start of summer and I fell in love with everything shakshooka! The concept, the carefree spirit, the mystery of waiting for the next market and not knowing where it’s going to be until just before it happens, and most importantly the food items you could buy: all organic, healthy, natural, and delicious! Then summer came and went and fall arrived, bringing the Shakshooka market back! Read more »

Visiting Dubai’s Ramadan Night Market

By | September 11, 2013


I’ve always heard that the exhibitions that are held in the UAE were spectacular and amount of effort that goes into those expos was unparalleled. I’ve never had the chance to go to an expo in Dubai before but while I was visiting this past Eid holiday I learned from the instagram account of fellow blogger Karamillah from the Abu Dhabi, that her cookie business, K’s Cookies, will be participating in a Ramadan Night Market expo in Dubai and I knew I had to pass by and check it out. Read more »

The Avenues Summer Carnival

By | September 2, 2013


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 »

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 »

Ayar Perfumes Ramadan 2013 Gift Box

By | July 1, 2013


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 »

Home Baked Pizza with HomeSlice Ready Pizza Dough

By | June 18, 2013


There is nothing I adore more than baking pizza at home. It reminds me of my childhood, when I used to sneak to the kitchen and grab handfuls of grated mozzarella cheese while the pizza was being prepared. I usually almost always have pizza ingredients Read more »

The New Westfield Stratford City Mall

By | June 17, 2013


Westfield Stratford City isn’t new per-say, Europe’s largest shopping mall was opened in September 2011, but I’ve never had the chance to actually make the trip before. When I finally did taking the Jubilee line, I realised it is indeed very huge, complete with a Holiday Inn hotel next door. 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 »

The Silence Room at Selfridges of London

By | June 12, 2013

one reason why I consider Selfridges to be my favourite department store ever is the fact that you never know what to find the next time you pass by! The last time I’ve been in Selfridges I was in the lower ground lever floor I heading towards the little yellow cafe when I saw the sign for “The Silence Room”! Read more »

Print your Photographs on Metal with Metal Fusion

By | June 11, 2013


I was shopping in Life Center in Shuwaikh the other day when I saw a store with lots of hanging photographs at the basement next to the car park and I decided to check it out. The colours on those photographs were really vibrant and they stood out lively on the white walls of the shop. If you have pictures you want to print, why not upgrade from the good old canvas and print them on shiny metal instead? Metal Fusion will print it for you. Read more »

Shakshooka Pop-up Farmers Market

By | June 9, 2013


Last Thursday I had an opportunity to pass by Shakshooka Pop-up Farmers Market which I came to know about by chance from instagram a couple of weeks back. The moment I realised what it was, a pop-up farmers market with delicious-looking good natural food sold by serious Read more »

Philosophy’s Radiant & Defined Anti-aging Kit

By | June 2, 2013


One of my personality traits is my inability to resist any beauty product that comes with with an anti-aging or anti-wrinkle label. I’m bordering on obsession really, I have tried many products in an attempt to stop ageing signs since I refuse to acknowledge that I’m grown up and -gulp- middle aged. I also am obsessed with Read more »

Madam Sucre Vintage Dessert Boutique

By | June 2, 2013


I always feel a warm sensation in my heart when a small home-based Kuwaiti business grows and opens up a shop, especially if it’s a distinguished and different business like Madame Sucre and who doesn’t love Madame Sucre gorgeously wrapped succulent desserts?  Read more »

Habba Alert: Acrylic Box Clutches

By | May 6, 2013


See-through clear bags are not new per say, they’ve come and gone on the fashion scene several times before. I remember sporting a big see-through blue on my first day of college back in 1998. These days everyone is Read more »

Someday Cafe Launches Their Retail Corner

By | May 1, 2013


Someday Cafe opened earlier in January 2013 and ever since their opening I’ve heard good stuff about their food and their presentation. They’ve sent me a cute invitation before (post) and I’ve had the pleasure of dining there once. Their hot chocolate, sandwiches, tiny pancakes, atmosphere, and overall branding are very impressive. Read more »

My Freaky Little Doomed Skull Glass

By | April 30, 2013


Ever since I set foot in Frotune Cookie EmChakNam last week (post) I’ve been thinking about the Fred‘s little skull shot glass. I have a thing for Fred‘s merchandise, I like almost every single one of them as they cater to my wacky taste (post) therefore couldn’t resist anymore and went back and got me one and made it into my newest and current favourite espresso cup!  Read more »

Sneak Peek: Fortune Cookie New EmChaknam Boutique in the Avenues

By | April 23, 2013


We were dining yesterday in the Souk district of the Avenues when we were joined by Areej Al-Kharafi, the creative mind behind Fortune Cookie Boutique. In case you haven’t been to Fortune Cookie Boutique before, it’s a wacky store in Olympia mall with unique and colourful modernised Kuwaiti interior and branding selling everything from Fred’s items to perfumes and home accessories to hip and stylish clothes. Areej then granted us a sneak peek and took us inside Fortune Cookie 2, which is her newest branch located in the Souk district of the Avenues mall as well. 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 »

Lush Cosmetics Store in the Avenues

By | March 24, 2013

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’d know I’m in love with British cosmetics brand Lush. I’ve posted about them more than once before and I always make sure I come back from the UK laden with their fresh handmade, vegetarian, natural, ethical, colourful, fun, and deliciously fragrant products. Read more »

The Last Day for P2BK Village

By | March 20, 2013

Today is the last day for the Proud to be Kuwaiti village exhibition and if you haven’t been there already you should. For the past two weeks the village was a popular destination to many people in Kuwait and though the expo is ending but the good news is that the village will not be torn down and will stay for other exhibitions throughout the year. Here Read more »

Waitrose Products in The Sultan Center

By | March 19, 2013

wrniitsc-032-2I TSC’s latest newsletter sent via email they stated that have started stocking items from the UK’s supermarket Waitrose in Sultan Center of Kuwait. Usually when I travel to London I bring back some non-perishable food products to use and perishable food items to consume during the first week of my return therefore I passed by TSC to check Read more »

New finds in P2BK Village…

By | March 11, 2013


If February was the month of festivities in Kuwait, then March is the month of exhibitions! All I’m doing these days is going Read more »

Review: Capital District’s Store

By | March 10, 2013

cdfsfoiam-044-1Last weekend I went to have breakfast in the Avenues Mall and when I was done I walked around for a bit of shopping. To my delight, I found that the Kuwaiti brand “Capital District” had opened their first branch in the Avenues Souk. I love Capital Read more »

Sprinkles Bakery in the Grand Avenues

By | February 19, 2013


Sprinkles Bakery, The Sprinkles Bakery of Beverly Hills, USA, opened its first branch in Kuwait earlier today! I know it was supposed to open a while ago and Read more »

Magnolia Bakery’s Valentine Box

By | February 14, 2013


Magnolia Bakery sent me a tin box filled with their Valentine goodies all wrapped up in a pretty pink ribbon. Read more »