Attending a Baby Shower for the First Time!

By | December 29, 2015

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Last week, I attended my very first baby shower ever!

Ee wallah, I swear, first ever!

I grew up in Kuwait during the time when new mothers held their receptions at home, I don’t know about you but in my time a new baby meant the new mother stayed at her parents place in  ground floor room and people arrived bearing gifts day in and day out for forty days straight, the Nifas period as its called in the Middle East. Then by the time my peers started becoming mummies, the baby reception was for a day or two at most in a private hospital or after the Nifas period in a baby-less celebration where the lady is all dressed up as a yummy-mummy and in either case, women arrive bearing gifts. Read more »

Meet the Kiwi Berry!

By | October 6, 2015

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How incredibly cute are those little green olive-like berries?

They don’t look like much now, do they? I myself wouldn’t have given them a second glance, they don’t strike me as that interesting or boring but this is one very fact-affirming moment in life where the inside is what indeed that matter and not the visible cover. Once you cut those little berries in half you will find a little teeny kiwi inside! Yes, kiwi, complete with miniature little black seeds and all! Don’t believe me? Look! This is the grape sized olive-like little green berry… Read more »

Days Boutique Artisan Bakery

By | March 1, 2015

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In the very last days of January I had the chance to get a sneak peek inside the location of a new bakery in Kuwait City that was due to open very soon. The name is Days Boutique, an artisan desserts bakery located in Dar Al-Awadhi right next door to the famous Karak Gholam. The decor of the coming-soon Days Boutique is quite lovely, modern with a huge studded revolving door, patterned tiles, and endless gorgeous light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Read more »

Tasting Dinner at Nutri Restaurant

By | February 17, 2015

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The other day I was invited for a tasting dinner in Nutri, one of Kuwait City’s newest restaurants located in Dar Al-Awadhi and specialising in providing light and healthy meals in a restaurant setting. Don’t you wish there were more health-oriented restaurants around in the land of 1001 restaurants? Please let it be the next trend, we are so tired of burger joints! 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 »

Dallah Bakery’s Elba and Sukary Cups

By | July 20, 2013

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Elba’s traditional Kuwaiti bakery brought back their famous Elba with the start of the holy month of Ramadan. I’ve missed their elba, but they only make it in Ramadan and so on the very first week they sent me one cold pot of saffron-y elba, Dallah’s way of a Ramadan greeting. 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 »

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 »

Lunch at Véranda of Harvey Nichols in the Avenues

By | May 30, 2013

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The best part of Thursday starts the moment you’re done with your work and you begin feeling all free to begin enjoying your weekend. I love having lunch outside on Thursdays and one of my favourite dining spots recently is in Véranda of Harvey Nichols. I cannot get enough of the place! keep going back for the great food, the calm yet bubbly atmosphere, and the excellent location overlooking all the action in the grand Avenues yet undisturbed by the crowds while you are dining.  Read more »

Afternoon Tea at Véranda of Harvey Nichols in the Avenues

By | April 29, 2013

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Ever since Véranda’s opening in March 2013 I’ve been there several times for different occasions and each and every time I’ve had a lip-smacking meal and an excellent time. The last time I was there was last Thursday with my friends. People were just out of work starting their weekend, the Avenues was filling up fast with people so we chose to go to Véranda: overlooking the weekend hubbub from the balcony but not bothered by the crowds. Read more »

Breakfast at Brown Tomato

By | March 24, 2013

Brown Tomato restaurant in Al-Hamra Tower were kind enough to invite us to taste their breakfast and brunch menu last weekend. I love Brown Tomato and I enjoy dining there so when I heard they are serving breakfast I couldn’t wait to see what they had to offer. Read more »

What Can You Buy with a 10 Fils Coin?

By | March 12, 2013

IMG_0793-1A year or so ago when I did the “What can you buy with a 5 fils coin” (post) I thought that the 5 fils were the only coins you couldn’t use on their own to purchase something in Kuwait and you had to at least have 10 fils to buy something. Then I went looking around for something to buy for 10 fils and here is a list of things you can buy with a 10 fils Read more »

Dinner at Véranda of Harvey Nichols in the Avenues

By | March 11, 2013

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I was invited to try the soon to be opened Véranda restaurant in Harvey Nichols yesterday. The invitation was set for 7 P.M. and on 7 P.M. on the dot I was standing outside of Harvey Nichols in the Grand Avenues. Véranda’s entrance is through an elevator/staircase at the rightmost section of Harvey from the outside.  Read more »

Espressamente illy Cafe’s Tiramisu

By | February 13, 2013

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A few months back when Al-Hamra mall opened I began hearing -and seeing pictures- of a very delicious, if not the most delicious, Tiramisu in Kuwait served in the newly opened Espressamente cafe. Read more »

Good Morning… Good Breakfast

By | January 20, 2013

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What better way to start a new week than to reflect on a memorable outdoorsy breakfast we’ve had at home a while ago in the cold weather? We had Bo Throos visit for the day and it was cold yet Read more »

BBQ Dinner at Home…

By | November 29, 2012

A while ago as the weather was getting finer I knew it was time to have a BBQ gathering. If you’ve been following my bloga while you’d know about my friend and fellow blogger FourMe who had recently beat cancer after a vicious battle. Her 2nd year Cancer-Free Remission anniversary was coming up so it was the perfect opportunity to gather the girls for BBQ dinner at Read more »

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles…

By | November 22, 2012

I don’t know what came over me but for quite sometime now I’ve been obsessed with trying to take a good picture of a blown bubble. You know the kind? Comes in a Read more »

Breathtaking Sunset in Kuwait

By | November 22, 2012

Yesterday evening as I was about to shut the curtains I saw a hint of pink in the sky so I took out my camera and snapped shots of Read more »

New Delicious Winter Goods from Dallah Bakery

By | November 19, 2012

If you are a follower of my blog -and instagram account- you might recognize my adoration of Dallah’s local bakery (post). Everything they make: the coffee, the Elba, the Ghraiba, etc. is a favorite of mine and I keep going back for more and would serve their products for my guests at my own gatherings (post) (post). Last weekend I tried not one but two of Dallah’s new and very delicious Read more »

Khaleejesque’s People Issue

By | November 19, 2012

Khaleejesque magazine, one of the first and prominent Khaleeji lifestyle magazine, sent me a bag with their name on it the 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 »

Pizzetta and Prime & Toast’s Advantage Card

By | November 13, 2012

Well, apparently some wishes do come true! I’ve been wishing that we have more advantage and loyalty cards for various shops and restaurants in Kuwait (post) (post) and a few days ago my wish came true in the form of a Read more »

Sneak Preview: The Gathering Bistro

By | November 13, 2012

We were invited the other day to a preview tasting of the newest eatry in K-Town, The Gathering Bistro. Located in Salhiya area right opposite Salhiya mall. Read more »

Ayar Perfumes Eid Gift Tray

By | November 12, 2012

A few days before Eid Al-Adha I came home to find a heavy cream and gold bag waiting for me from Ayar Perfume containing their Read more »

A Sneak Preview of the Opening-Soon Sections in the Avenues Mall

By | November 12, 2012

We were invited by the Avenues to a sneak preview of the soon to be opened new sections of the Avenues: The Prestige Section, The Old Souk Section, and The Soku District section. So on Friday afternoon we were all gathered up in the Grand Avenue and at Read more »