2 weeks ago, we were invited to the opening of the new Costa Coffee branch which has opened in Miral (After Hilton Mangaf). The event was exclusive and Camel milk was being served only in this store as a change and trying new things. To be frank, I was hesitant because i’ve never tried it before but I’m always ready for new things. And it turned out to be very sugary. They also served dessert from Magnolia Bakery.
There was a band playing old songs, Photo Booth and dinner was served later on in Mayas restaurant. I loved the whole event. The new decoration of Costa Coffee which was modern chic and the atmosphere was lovely even though it was crowded but I didn’t mind that.
Thank you Costa Coffee Kuwait <3
Last week, Vapiano celebrated its 12 anniversary and we were asked to join them and celebrate it with them. Husband and Juju accompanied me. We arrived there around 7pm. The place was filled with white and red balloons which made the whole atmosphere exciting. Juju went nuts over the balloons :P
They gave us our card, and there was a special menu on our table. We chose some delicious dishes. I gotta admit some were very difficult to pronounce :P We enjoyed eating our food, having a nice chat and enjoying the beautiful music. Juju was dancing and eating at the same time and she didn’t want to leave the place.
I loved my creamy mushroom pasta with chicken and the red pasta with shrimp (as you can see in the pictures) was more than amazing, loved it more than the creamy mushroom one. The Strawberry Mascarpone dessert was heavenly. But didn’t like the tiramisu that much.
Thank you Vapiano and wish you all the best <3
A couple of weeks ago, i received a lovely package that had small cups designed in a very beautiful and attractive way. I loved the packaging a lot. And the design on those cups was really cools (9awerni chennek matadri) which means “Take a picture of me as if you don’t know” :P
I was wondering what was inside those elegant cups. Delicious chocolate cake with nuts. The texture of the cake was really delicious and yummy. It melts easily in your mouth and if gives you the feeling of heaven. I had black coffee after having half a cup and that was one of the best snack i’ve ever had.
You can order from their account on instagram @shayn_zain
I got this love package from @DallahKuwait that had delicious stuff inside it. And guess what? Pistachio Ghuraibah, yummy. I honestly love their stuff. They offer old Kuwaiti food yet modern. They have their special touch in every dish and that’s why they keep experimenting and bringing us delicious desserts.
The dish was big, full of mini ghuraibahs topped with pistachios. It;s very small that you can’t feel yourself eating it. I assure you that once you open that box, it will be open in not time. it’s flu of cardamom which I like almost in everything.
Of course I had to add my special touch :P I got my Hershey’s Choco Spread and dipped the mini ghuraibah in it and it was beyond yumminess. Imagine ghuraiba+pistachio+chocolate=???? You tell me the word :D
Thank you Dallah and wish you all the best :)
Last week, I came to know that Burger Fuel is about to open in Kuwait. And few days later I received an invitation to the grand opening. I was very excited because I tried their burger last year in Dubai Mall and fell in love with it. So imagine the whole chain coming to my home town *dances*
We went there around 6pm and we were greeted by Stewart from South Africa & Stacy from New Zealand which is the hometown for Burger Fuel. They introduced us to the place and explained what they have on the menu. I asked about the special burgers, they said that they wouldn’t be available now but they’d be coming after a month or so.
We ordered The Monster, BackFire, Pumpkin Balls and Fries. The Monster was heavenly delicious and the pumpkin balls were very yummy and mushy, you have to try them. I admit the burgers were really heavy but it was my cheat day and they were totally worth it :)
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.
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:
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
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
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
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 :)
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.