Amazing Italian Gelato at Cioccolatitaliani The Avenues

By | November 21, 2013

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A few weeks back a new Italian chocolatier and gelateria from Milano, Italy opened up in the Grand Avenues right next door to The Cheesecake Factory. The name is Cioccolatitaliani and I’ve been there numerous times ever since its opening. Each and every time I try something new and each and every time I fall in love a little bit more with the place.  Read more »

Lunch at Joe’s Cafe Kuwait

By | November 20, 2013

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The long awaited Joe’s cafe finally arrived to the Prestige district of the Avenues mall and opened its doors to eager diners a week ago. Personally, I am not a fan of the Joe’s cafe in London given that I avoid restaurants with more than one table of Arabs like the plague when I travel but passing by the big floor-to-ceiling windows cafe in Kuwait I had to, just had to try it especially since everyone was making plans to go and dine there. Plus, it was a rainy day and rain reminds me of London and what better way to dine on a rainy day than in a cafe all the way from London? 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 »

The Gelato Marathon

By | August 17, 2013

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Since the holy month of Ramadan and Eid days are now over I’m trying to get into my normal daily life routine, plus going on a diet to control my appetite after the daily feasts of the past few weeks. I have been doing very good, only my friends who I haven’t been out with in forever were craving gelato and one thing led to another and we found ourselves having a mini gelato marathon in the Avenues. Read more »

Lunch at Vapiano in Dubai Mall

By | August 13, 2013

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For the past Eid holiday I’ve been to Dubai for a miniature summer break and change of scenery. One of the restaurants I look forward to dining in when in Dubai is Vapiano. I’m not sure where the franchise Read more »

Ben’s Cookies Ramadan Gift

By | July 27, 2013

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A few days ago I received a small red tin from Ben’s Cookies branch in Kuwait. Naturally, I found several different types of cookies inside, all freshly baked and melt in your mouth soft. The tag on the tin box said “please use within four days”.  Read more »

A Few of my Favourite Things: Scented Candles

By | April 22, 2013

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I love to surround myself with beautiful things and one of my favourite things are scented candles. I adore scented candles, they are whimsical, romantic, smell nice, and add a warm glow to every corner of my home. Whenever I travel I always take a travel sized candle with me to make my hotel room feel a little bit more like home. I’m always on Read more »

Lunch at Fauchon Café in the Avenues

By | April 16, 2013

Last week I was shopping in the Prestige district of the Avenues mall when I passed by the newly opened Fauchon café. It was buzzing with diners and suddenly I was hit by the strongest craving for their cheese club sandwich, which is excellent by the way. It was night time and Prestige district is always too dark for my liking so I decided to come by the next day to have my club sandwich for lunch and I’m glad I did. 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 »

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 »

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The New Avenues Before & After Pictures – Part 4

By | February 7, 2013

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Now we come to part four and current last Avenues Mall before & after construction pictures post. For part 1 click (here) and 2 (here). and 3 (here).

This time the before pictures are borrowed from my dear friends bloggers Swera and Pink Girl because I originally wanted to match their pictures to my after pictures but it was impossible. Dear girls, thank you for letting me use your pictures <3 You can click on the images for bigger sized ones with more details. Read more »

The New Avenues Before & After Pictures – Part 3

By | February 6, 2013

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This is part three of the Avenues Mall before & after construction pictures. For part one you can click here (link) and for part two you can click here (link). There is one more part that I’m going to post tomorrow. You can click on the images for bigger sized ones with more details. Read more »

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The New Avenues Before & After Pictures – Part 2

By | February 5, 2013


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This is part two of the Avenues Mall before & after construction pictures. For part one you can click here (link). There are two more parts to go that I’m going to post them tomorrow and after tomorrow. Check them out, you can click on the images for bigger Read more »

The New Avenues Before & After Pictures

By | February 4, 2013

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I’ve always been fascinated by how things in life looked before and after. If I ever come across a picture of that nature, especially historical one, I’d be poring over it forever, looking at details and imagining the work and time it had Read more »

A Tour in the New Grand Avenues

By | November 6, 2012

We were invited by M. H. Al-Shaya Company yesterday to attend the bloggers & media tour of the newly opened Grand Avenue, or what else is known as the Avenues Phase III extention. The tour was due to begin an hour before the official opening of the Read more »