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Bazza Cafe Breakfast Experience

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A couple of days ago, I went with my family to try the new menu of Cafe Bazza. As you all know, my first experience 2 years ago wasn’t perfect so this time I hoped it will be better and it was. Many people told me that their breakfast is amazing but I didn’t listen because of my first experience.

Last Tuesday, my father, brother, his wife & I went to Cafe Bazza West Mishref branch around 9am. It wasn’t that crowded but around 9:30am and mashallah the place got jammed in no time. We  chose the table next to the window because i love the sunlight <3 We ordered various dishes from the new breakfast menu such as; Dasman Breakfast, Fereej Breakfast, Eggs with Creamy Cheese, Eggs with Truffles, and Truffles Hamsa. The best were Truffles Hamsa, Dasman Breakfast, and the Eggs with Creamy Cheese. I  loved their Labna and Falalafel, amazing. But the Chicken Kidneys weren’t that cooked, that was the only thing that we didn’t like. But everything was so delicious.

Their Karak and Milk with Cardamom were superb. Loved the whole thing.

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Mezzo Experience-Kipco Tower

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1st day of Eid, we have lunch at my grandparents’ house, but on the 2nd day we go out. This time we wanted somewhere away from the crowd, somewhere quiet where we can enjoy lunch. We picked @Mezzo_Kw (instagram) which is located in Kipco Tower. I love Kipco because it’s in the city, quiet and away from everyone especially now it’s a public holiday so even employees aren’t there. All for us.

We booked a table for 3 persons because they didn’t have baby chairs which was very annoying :/ This is my only complain about the place, they must baby chairs for kids. Many families were struggling with their toddlers when we arrived there, I was one of them. It’s hard to keep a 2 year old on a regular chair.

I love restaurants that welcome their guests with complimentary food. They offered us Mushroom Cappuccino Soup (even for Juju) and some kind of Nachos with 3 kids of dressings to enjoy. They were really delicious. Now, I’ll leave you with the pictures and the dishes we ordered:

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Complimentary nachos with dressings and Mushroom cappuccino

Verdict: yum yum

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Jalapeño Almond Glazed Shrimp Salad

Verdict: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This is one of the best salads I’ve ever tasted. I thought it’s going to be spicy but it wasn’t at all. I loved the texture of almond and I think there was a lil bit of honey. Yummy.

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Beef Brisket Sandwich

Verdict: So delicious and messy. Note that when you want to eat this dish, you’re gonna mess the whole place :P but it’s worth it.

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Prawn Green Curry

Verdict: This dish was ok, nothing special about it and it was very spicy, didn’t eat that much.

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Mushroom Tartufo Pasta

Verdict: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Very creamy, juicy, moist and delicious. We enjoyed eating this dish a lot, full of delicious and fresh mushrooms.

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Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Jana

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Having a healthy beautiful child is an amazing blessing from Allah. Baby Jana is the best thing that has ever happened to me after I’ve lost my dear mother 9 years ago. Everyday I wake up thanking god for what I have. I’m trying to be the best mother for Jana and I want to make her happy all the time. Whether to take her out, buy her new clothes or toys, playing with her or even telling her bed time stories. And giving her the best birthdays ever.

This year, her birthday was 3 days earlier because of Eid and people travelling so we had to make it on Thursday 2nd of October but her actual birthday is on the 5th. This year’s theme was Sofia The First. She became attached to this Disney princess so much that she keeps saying her name all the time “Sopeya,,,Sopeya” :P So it wasn’t that difficult to think of the theme but the preparation was very tiring and the weather became so nasty :/

I ordered Sofia The First Party decorations from a website and they were delivered within 10 days, then I got to think of the setting. I chose my grandparents yard which is huge and a good location for taking pictures. After that I got to prepare the setting of the tables. I went to Caramel and ordered and 2 tiers special cake that matched the theme of Sofia and cake pops and cookies from Luscious. I went to Hawalli to get other kinds of decorations and purple fabric to cover the tables.

On the day of the party, we started getting the yard ready for the celebration. Everything screamed Sofia <3 I’m in love with this elegant and feminine princess. Lanterns, balloons, confetti and so many things hanging on the ceiling.  The DJ people came to set their stuff and everything was ready by 5:30 pm. Imagine working from 11 am tip 5 pm in a very humid weather. I couldn’t breath after the party finished but i didm’t feel a thing while the kids were dancing and having fun.

People started arriving around 5:30 pm and the fun started immediately. All the girls wore Disney princesses and they looked so adorable <3 They loved and enjoyed everything even though the wether wasn’t helping. my dear Juju was enjoying her day to the max, dancing and playing around. She wasn’t keen on playing games with the other girls, maybe because she’s too young to understand winning competitions and games but she loved playing with Sofia stuff that were every where.

The time came for Juju to blow her 2nd birthday’s candles. Everybody was singing Happy Birthday but Jujus was in another place, eating her marshmallow pop and smiling :P The cake was so delicious yum yum. All red velvet and dark chocolate.

My sweet Baby Jana, I hope one day I’ll see a grown up woman full of beauty inside and outside. Successful and smart. Married and have beautiful kids. Amazing career and life. I love you mama and I wish you all the best.

P.S. Everything has been arranged with the help of @eventful_kw <3

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Sweet Twins 2 Official Opening

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Last week, I was invited to attend the official opening of Sweet Twins 2 chocolate shop by the sweet Amira Al-Shaalan. The chocolate boutique has opened in Omnia mall just next to Little Treats. The opening was really nice and somehow quiet unlike other openings which I liked very much because I’m not all-media person so this one suited me.

We were introduce to all their kinds of chocolate but I got to try only 3 of them because you can’t have a lot of chocolate at once. All the samples i tried were so good, specially the ones with marshmallows and caramel, yummy. The interior of the place from the inside was so rural and vintage with all the beautiful flowers surrounding you and seating area was so calming to the eyes and mind. Loved everything about the place and will be heading there soon nshallah.

Oh and I took Juju with me to this event and she rocked the red carpet hehe :P she went saying hi to the people there, taking photos with others and even trying the chocolate herself ;)

Wish you all the best <3

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Sultan Centre Gift Basket

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A couple of weeks ago, I received a huge basket from Sultan Centre through Chaliah Technology that was filled with lots of delicious and healthy goodies. Almost everything inside the basket was organic. If not organic, it was healthy in a way or so, like dark chocolate and products with less sugar in them. The basket was really huge and heavy, I was wondering what was inside it and it didm’t take me that long to open it :D

So many things to try and decide what’s good and what’s not (if there’s something not good which I doubt). I tried the Acai smoothie which was amazing, you think it’s small but it fills your tummy and makes you full. I also tried the dark chocolate bar, not my thing but it was good, marshmallows were also good, made them as pops for Juju’s birthday ;) The corn ships was really good, i’d finish any normal chips bag in a minute but this one is still full, why? because it makes me full fast :P I tried the pasta good which turned out to be good but needed salt which I added while cooking.

I’m looking forward to trying the other stuff specially the organic white bean, soon nshallah.

Thank you Sultan Centre & Chaliah Technology <3

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Night Out in Omorfia Salon

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The owners of Omorfia Salon arranged for a night out in their place for me and my friends (Pinkgirl & Danderma). As we arrived, we saw a beautiful door coloured in blue. And when we entered, the whole place is decorated as if you are in Mykonos, a Greek Island. All white & blue with a lil bit of pink. The owner welcomed us to her salon, she showed us the way around the place and what they offer or do in the salon. They’re still working on other treatments which will be added soon.

We drank our blueish welcome drinks and then we started our hair treatment. Mine was with collagen with gave my hair some texture & it looked really nice. Then we had a manicure, I chose lavender & 6yob chose ice cream, both smelled really nice and we enjoyed the treatment very much.

The food and drinks kept coming tip the very end of the night and we loved everything about the food and the place. I wish you all the best dear Abrar & we’ll be seeing you soon nshallah.

Omorfia is located in Jabriya, the same building as Alkindy Pharmacy and this is their instagram account @OmorfiaKW

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Hong Kong Round 2

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The last stop in our one month trip was in Hong Kong. Because we were flying with Cathay Pacific, our regular transit would be in Hong Kong. My husband suggested that we stay a couple of nights there but I wasn’t keen on it but I said yes because he wanted it. The reason i didn’t want to stay there because I was so broke, beyond poor and didn’t have any money to spend after leaving California :P So why stay in a city where you can’t spend some money, right? And the weather in the city isn’t for walking or doing outdoors adventures, the humidity was so overwhelming that sometimes I felt I couldn’t breath :/

But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t get to try something new. Well, there was this French Cafe/Restaurant that has recently opened in Harbour City which is just few steps away from our hotel. I’ve always wanted to try the flower ice cream but of course I have to travel to France first. Not in Hong Kong because France was there :P We searched for the cafe and it wasn’t that difficult to find in this huge mall. It’s called Le Cafe de Joel Rebuchon (Too difficult to memorise). And I got my flowery ice cream :D

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The Grove-Los Angeles

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One of the last places we visited in Los Angeles was an open mall called The Grove. It’s an open area with lots of greens and a fountain facing most of the cafes and restaurants. It has a mini park where you can see some people doing some stunts or moves or whatever you want to call them. When we were there, we saw 2 Chinese men throwing lemons and cutting them in the air with a sword. The audience enjoyed it, they were cheering and clapping for them. Also you can find a very beautiful and fancy store called The American Girl. I’ve actually haven’t heard about it before until I saw the the place, went inside and explored it. It’s actually a dolls store that has a cafe, beauty salon and furniture shop, all for the American Dolls. There are lots of American characters; Julie, Samantha, Sage etc. All were so beautiful and real. Girls inside the store were having so much fun, I was only wishing that Juju was old enough to see this stuff and enjoy it as the girls in the store, but i think she’ll be old enough without me noticing it anytime soon :P

At the end or maybe at the beginning of the market there’s a Farmer’s Market, this one is really huge not as the one you see on the streets that happened once a month. This one is there and it doesn’t closes. Whatever you want you can find it there. We weren’t very hungry so we didn’t get to try anything from the place we enjoyed walking around the place and exploring the mini stores. Check it out, it’s fun :)

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Driving Around Malibu-Los Angeles

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After we settled in Calabasas, we wanted to visit Malibu, go around it and explore the area. We wrote down the places we wanted to visit and off we went. The first place was Malibu Creek Park, we went up and down the hill trying to find the place but with no luck, the GPS said that we were in the area but all we saw was forests, hills and lots of trees. We spent 30 minutes going around the same place looking for an entrance but with no luck. As we were heading out of the road to the main road, we saw people park at the beginning of the road and going down the hill, then we realised that we were in the right place but there was no actual entrance, you just park and move your legs. Of course we weren’t ready for such an adventure so we skipped this place and to the pier we went.

I was the one driving the car and husband was giving me directions from the GPS. The road was fine on the mountain but then it started shrinking and it became really small and we were going up, I was actually looking down the mountain from my left and it was so scary, we were very high, almost reached the sky :P I became really nervous as we went up and the road shrinker more and more. Husband asked me to park on the right so he can take over but it was too risky to do so. I continued driving nervously until the road became bigger and we were descending to the ocean side, then I became relaxed and I enjoyed the road.

There was nothing to do in the pier, it was very windy but very beautiful at the same time. We had fresh juices in one of the restaurants. They thought we wanted to have lunch but all we had were juices, and I thought they they didn’t like us sitting for juices only but it wasn’t crowded so they didn’t say anything but I kinda felt it :P

Then we headed to Point Dume. A very high area in Malibu, all fancy houses and villas, fancy cars and atmosphere. It was very easy to reach the place, we parked our car and we headed to the stairs taking us down the beach. As we saw how deep down it was, we almost had a heart attack :/ it was really deep. My husband didn’t want to go down because it would take all your energy literally. I mean going down is easy but going up,,,Oh boy. I went down to take some nice pictures. And when I went up :S I couldn’t feel my legs, and it actually took me 15 minutes to reach our car but it was worth it as you can see from the pictures :)

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The Commons-Calabasas

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It’s just across the street from our hotel, what a location :)

A small open air complex that has a cinema, shops, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and Barnes & Noble :) As if i was living in heaven :D The whole place was so clean and beautiful, a lot of greens which we rarely see in our area. Beautiful clean breeze to breath every morning and every night. We loved taking a walk around the place, just going and coming back. Even walking in the parking lot was so much fun with those tall huge trees covering the area.

We enjoyed our nights going to the cinema, choosing from a very small variety of movies but we didn’t mind it at all. The movies didn’t have anyone working there except the guy who we bought the tickets from and the one selling us popcorns and snacks. We entered without anyone asking us about our tickets, and we headed to our hall without being directed there. Also when we got inside the hall, no one asked us for our tickets, we seated ourselves and that was it. People there trust the people of Calabasas. No one would ever dare to cross the line which we liked and respected very much.

My mornings in this city were very beautiful. Why? Because I had to spend them in Barnes & Noble, a huge bookstore that we don’t have in Kuwait and I don’t think we’ll ever get to see one. Every day, I’d wake up around 9 am, take the car and head to The Commons, park in front of the bookstore, order my coffee and choose my table. To my surprise, it was really crowded. I didn’t think i’d see a lot of people in the place because I thought they might be at work, but actually many of them were doing their work in the coffee shop of Barnes & Noble.

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The Anza Hotel Experience-Calabasas

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At the end of our trip, we decided to get some quality time and relaxation away from the city, tours and places to visit. We just wanted to relax, breath healthy air and enjoy our free time doing nothing. We thought why not Calabasas? It’s a luxurious city, many celebrities reside in it and it’s so healthy that you won’t see anything with plastic in it :D

We booked 5 nights in The Anza Hotel, which is the best one in town. The hotel looked really good, though it was small but everything was brand new and clean. What we didn’t like was their service. They rarely changed the towels, we had to call them more than once to ask for clean towels. And they charged us $10 parking per day, why not offer free parking spaces for your residence? Our hotel in Anaheim did that and so Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. That made us frustrated because the rate per night wasn’t cheap at all.

I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy it, I did and the room was very spacious. I enjoyed waking up in the morning, preparing breakfast for husband and I and watching the cars pass by on the highway.

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Dinner By The Pool

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Last weekend was one of the busiest weekends I’ve ever had yet it was also one of the best. My sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and we named her Noura <3 On the day that she gave birth, we were very tired after all the hassle, going up and down in the hospital, feeding the baby, helping my sister with stuff and so on. We really needed and break and we had a very beautiful one.

At night, we were invited to my aunt’s friends house that has a huge outdoor area with a beautiful relaxing pool and Jacuzzi. As we entered the house, we said Hi and immediately jumped in the pool. What I enjoyed the most was watching Juju swim from the Jacuzzi to the pool and back to the Jacuzzi. She had a fantastic time, she didn’t want to leave the pool at all, we had to pull her out with lots of screaming and crying :P

Then we had a very delicious light dinner by the pool. The atmosphere was a killer. What was missing a romantic movie and it would have been the perfect night. But anyways, it was the perfect night because we had lots of fun. Around 10:30pm we got out of the pool, changed Juju and off to our house. Juju didn’t say a word when I put her in her bed, she just hugged her lizard and fell in a deep sleep :)

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