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 »

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 »

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 »

Things 2 Do in London: The Tea House

By | December 11, 2012

One of the places I enjoy shopping at in London is a small creaky shop in Covent Garden called “The Tea House”. Read more »

Winter in Kuwait Means: Dowwa and Chai Faham

By | December 4, 2012

 

When the desert winter arrives in Kuwait, it seems to seep inside the very core of your bones. The cold becomes unbearable and you know its time to bring out the dowwa “coal burner” and the Read more »

A Tour in the Newly Reopened Dean & Deluca – Part I

By | September 27, 2012

Yesterday I was invited by Al-Shayaa company to rediscover the recently re-opened Dean & Deluca store in the Avenues. Being a fan of D&D who missed the place badly when they closed down for renovation meant I Read more »

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 »

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 »

Ramadan 2012 Lgaymat Day

By | August 7, 2012

Ramadan does not feel like Ramadan until the Lgaymat day arrives. Lgaymat day is the day when you have the most amazing most delicious Lgaymat ever delivered to you and you eat them first thing at futoor and want to 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 »

Shaikha’s Ramadan Gift

By | July 24, 2012

My friend Shaikha had a surprise for me two days before Ramadan. She sent me a white bag filled with 3 things that made Read more »

A Cosey Dinner with a Friend…

By | June 24, 2012

Last week one of my dear friends came over for dinner. I was really excited given that I had a few things I wanted to try out and let me say it must have been the easiest dinner I’ve ever put together! The first thing I put out is, of course, flowers. Read more »

Things 2 Get 4m London: F&M Christmas Blend Tea

By | December 13, 2010

If you are going to London during the Christmas Holidays you must pass by Fortnum & Mason and grab yourselves a red tin of their special Xmas Blend tea! It has a whiff of orange and cinnamon and some other herbs that i cannot place but the resulting aroma and taste is just too good to miss! Imagine sitting in front of the dowwa with your tea pot making chai fa7am with Read more »

Recommended: Milka's Raspberry Jelly ChocoJaffa

By | December 12, 2010

I found this very promising looking box of Jaffa cake like biscuits from Milka in the International Mill… there was a chocolate one and a raspberry one, so i grabbed my self the raspberry one and planned to Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Afternoon Tea at Camellia's Tea House!

By | December 8, 2010

On my last day in London I planned to meet with FourMe for a good bye chat in the evening. We decided to meet in Carnaby Street since both of us were in that area… Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Afternoon Tea at Ladurée

By | December 6, 2010

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Good Morning… I am back in Q8 but i still have TONS of London posts to share… did you have your breakfast yet?! You might want to wait after this post to order some…

Although i am not a fan of Harrods or Ladurée… i ended up there one day with my camera Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Afternoon Tea in Bea's of Bloomsbury 's

By | November 30, 2010

Tucked away in a little street just after New Oxford Street…the is a little cosy bakery called Bea’s of Read more »

Tetley Tea will be availabe in TSC Q8 by May!!!

By | March 30, 2009

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According to a comment made by one of our readers, Rana, Tetley Tea will be available in TSC by May!!!!! Thanks Rana… and…

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If you know me, you will know that i drink Tetley Tea only. I bring packs upon packs of tea bags to Q8. When i open a pack i stash them in my Cheewey Geewy Mark n Nat Cookie Jar Read more »