Trying to Prepare a Glass of Coffee Marble

By | December 3, 2013

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This is not a recipe per say, its more of a trial, but it all started when I came upon a hashtag on instagram by the title #CoffeeMarble and the pictures I saw there made me want to have a coffee marble so bad! I was in the middle of sorting my new book fair books and sorting out the ones I was going to take to Q8books but I dropped everything, mid sorting, and went to the kitchen to try my hand at preparing the coffee marble.  Read more »

Breakfast at Jones the Grocer in Dubai

By | August 28, 2013

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For a while now I kept hearing raving reviews about a Jones the Grocer, an Australian franchise restaurant/deli/gourmet grocery shop that’s recently opened up in Dubai. I’ve seen pictures and read the reviews and could tell it was an excellent popular place that I’d love to visit. Therefore when I was in Dubai I made sure I head over for breakfast and go early, I’ve heard they are always busy with eager diners. Read more »

The Lotus Biscuit & Biscuit Spread Weekend

By | June 23, 2013

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Earlier last week I received a big brown box from Abdul Aziz Alghanim General Trading company, the distributors of the much beloved and very popular Lotus caramelised biscuits in Kuwait. So popular in fact that the company recently opened a Lotus Corner cafe serving Lotus caramelised biscuit products in Souk Sharq! Read more »

Breakfast at Véranda of Harvey Nichols in The Avenues

By | June 19, 2013

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Back again at one of my current favourite restaurants in Kuwait, but this time I’m trying it for breakfast for I’ve seen pictures and the pictures beckoned me over to the Grand Avenues and up the Elevator of Harvey Nichols. When I went it was a weekend morning, and I was there at 9 A.M. expecting to see an empty restaurant -and an empty Avenues- but to my surprise the Avenues was bustling with activity and Véranda had Read more »

What’s Inside a Nespresso Capsule?

By | June 17, 2013

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Ever wondered how the contents of the Nespresso capsule brings you joy every morning by producing your coffee fix? I had very few limited edition Dark Chocolate Nespresso capsules left in my possesion and I was being very stingy with them. One day the inevitable happened and my machine chewed up the capsule somehow and wouldn’t produce any coffee. I replaced the Read more »

Breakfast at Fauchon Cafe in the Avenues

By | June 12, 2013

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The count down to the holy month of Ramadan has started and I cannot wait for that special time of year to be here, but I know for sure that the one thing I will miss most is having breakfast in the morning. Hence, I’m trying to have a lavish breakfast whenever the occasion rises. One lavish, extremely delicious breakfast I’ve had recently was in the newest branch of Fauchon Cafe located in the Avenues. Read more »

Things to do in London: The Espresso Room

By | June 5, 2013

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Ever since their opening and winning of Time Out’s best new coffee shop in 2010, I’ve wanted to try the coffee served in The Espresso Room. I never had the chance to do so until recently when I had an hour to kill before an exhibition I was going to in The British Museum so I walked over to the nearby Espresso Room to try, and I’m glad I did. Read more »

My Freaky Little Doomed Skull Glass

By | April 30, 2013

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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 »

Breakfast at Figs by Todd English in the Avenues

By | April 21, 2013

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Ever since Figs by Todd’s English opened up in 360 Mall they served breakfast and judging by the pictures of diners I saw on instagram, it was a breakfast that I really wanted to try. However, I’m not much of a fan of Figs in 360, for one thing the seating area bears too much resemblance to the food court next door. I saw the pictures, got hungry, yet knew I’d never drag myself up from bed during the weekend to go to their 360 branch. Read more »

The Taken for Granted Breakfast

By | April 2, 2013

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These are a Few of my Favourite Things…

By | March 17, 2013

mmw-1The one thing I miss most on those dreadful Sunday mornings are my quiet Friday afternoons. I rarely go out on Friday before evening, if at all. I like to stay in and take a day off the face of the earth. After breakfast and the Friday prayers and rituals, I do a bit of housework, order in some lunch while watching something I like on TV. Then when all the hoopla is over its time its time for my favourite things to come together…  Read more »

Breakfast at the Cheesecake Factory

By | March 3, 2013

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I’ve been wanting to try The Cheesecake Factory’s breakfast ever since their opening in November 2012. Their breakfast is served every Saturday though so whenever Saturday came something would come up and I wouldn’t be able to go. However, last Read more »

Byalah Cafe in The Avenues Souk

By | February 28, 2013

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Sometimes when you are shopping and tired all you want to do is take a break and sit down. Sometimes you might even think to yourself that a cup of tea would be nice but you don’t want to go into a cafe and stand in line and order and and etc. Last week while shopping in the Avenues I was in the traditional Souk section when suddenly I had Read more »

A Picnic in the Gorgeous Weather

By | December 12, 2012

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Its not everyday in Kuwait that you wake up to a perfectly cool weather so my friends and I decided to take our spread and go have a picnic in the park. The one we chose is next to Fatima Mosque, a famous monumnet in Al-Dhahiya area overlooking a lovely Read more »

The Variation 2012 Nespresso Coffee Flavors are Here

By | November 18, 2012

Last weekend I passed by Nespresso’s Store in 360 Mall to see if they have anything new and they did! They have the new Coffee Variations for 2012 with three new limited edition flavors: Macademia Nut, Hazenult, and Coconut! Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Monmouth Coffee

By | November 11, 2012

 

Some might argue that Monmouth Coffee sells the best coffee in London but I believe that’s hard to establish given that people’s tastes differ all the time. What I’m sure of is that you cannot walk through the Read more »

Picture of the Week: a Time of Day

By | October 1, 2012

My favorite time of day usually falls between very late evening just before dusk and up until the sunset. Usually the house is calm, you are out of work and done having lunch, the dreaded morning rituals are behind you. The nightfall hadn’t set yet and its still light with a tint of bluish orangeness or pink outside.

My favorite thing to do is to grab a hot cup of steaming coffee, sit on the couch, gaze out the window while having an incense burner blowing gusts of smoke besides me. If there is something good on TV I would switch it on but if there isn’t, I switch it off and enjoy the serenity.

What’s your favorite time of day?

Things 2 Do in London: Selfridges Daylesford Rooftop Cafe & Golf

By | September 13, 2012

If you are going to be in London before the 30th of September then you are in for a treat, for Selfridges department store had transformed its roof into the “Daylesford Organic Cafe & Golf”. A perfect place to hideout 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 »

A Delicious Elba from Bent Eldeera

By | September 3, 2012


My dear friend and fellow blogger Bent Eldeera contacted me the night I was due to fly out of Kuwait for my vacation letting me know that she had made me one of my favorite dessert dishes, the Elba. An Elba is like a Read more »

I Love Suzani’s Surprise

By | August 13, 2012

A few months back as I was preparing for Ramadan I have scouted a very busy exhibition and snatched, literally snatched, a black ma6ara -flask- with tea written on it. I planned to have it as part of a black and white set for Ramadan. The white Arabian coffee ma6ara is Read more »

Picture of the Week: I Miss You!

By | July 30, 2012

Masha2 Allah one third of Ramadan is gone come today! Days do fly fast 7safa 3leeh. Before you know it it will be Eid and we will be pining for Ramadan’s days and its arrival. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to realize that we are indeed in Read more »

Zain’s Chocolate Day Celebration

By | July 11, 2012

I can’t believe its been a year already but masha2 Allah times flies so fast and last Sunday Zain invited us to the celebrate Chocolate Day again (post) in Chocolate Bar Al-Bidaa. Read more »

Naora, Summer 2012 limited Edition Coffee from Nespresso

By | June 11, 2012

Guess who got herself a new treat? Nespresso have a new limited edition coffee tablet for the summer and the name is Naora! Read more »

Things 2 Get 4m London: Nespresso’s Orange Dolcetti Biscuits

By | January 23, 2012

When I am in London I make sure to stock up on two types of biscuits for my Nespresso coffee: The mini Almond biscotti and the Dolcetti Read more »