European meets Kuwaiti. The most amazing combination.
Another new (not so new) creation from Dallah. It never crossed my mind to have pistachio ghuraiba covered with Swiss chocolate but oh well, Dallah has done :)
I have to say it’s kind of heavy, I mean one piece is enough, the 2nd piece with have you full. Loved it.
I received an invitation from Crumbs cafe to visit their newly opened branch in Murouj Sahara & try their menu. Now, we all know that Crumbs are famous for their delicious cakes and desserts creations, we’ve never though they’d open a cafe, but they did.
We went there for lunch and mashallah it was almost full house. The place was crowded. We started our day with smoothies/Juices. I ordered the Pina colada which was really good and refreshing and my husband got the Snapchat cocktail which he liked.
Then we tried the Chicken Caesar Salad, it was good. And after that the dishes started coming. Everything was good and yummy, but are they suitable for lunch or dinner? Yes, if you’re planning to have a light dish. But if you’re hungry and want to have a decent meal, then the meals on the menu won’t satisfy your tummy.
I loved the Portabello Mushroom with Goat Cheese, it was really amazing. Highly recommended. Also the Sweet Potato Cubes. Everything turned out to be good.
Oh and the Grilled Salmon, beyond amazing (good for those who are on diet).
The end was with the Strawberry Trifle, Arabic Coffee and Chocolate Balls *yum yum*
Thank you Crumbs Cafe and wish you all the best :)
As always, and as forever and ever. Dallah are one of the masters of desserts creation here in Kuwait. Whatever they create, be sure it’s going to blow your mind and taste buds.
Their latest, well not latest latest. I’ve received this delicious box from our friends Dallah I believe 2 months ago and it was really good. It’s crunchy and chewy. Deliciousness in mini bites.
I know I should have written about this event 2 months ago, but I was really busy with work and Life.
I was invited by Costa Coffee to attend the launch of their new drink called Frostino. From the name you can guess what is it about. It comes in 3 flavours; Strawberry Pavlova (my fav),Ginger Shortbread (if i’m not mistaken and chocolate.
The event included music and a nice competition where we create our own Frostino and then we have judges tasting our drinks and deciding which one is the best. I didn’t win hehe but I got out with a lovely gift from Costa Coffee Team and I’m more than thankful <3
Try their drinks before it gets really cold in winter :D
I honestly can’t believe that Cecelia Ahern wrote a book like this! I’ve wasted my time on a pointless book.
I loved all the books I’ve read for Cecelia Ahern. She is a brilliant author. But in this book, she failed to capture my attention or taste.
The book starts with a great beginning. I mean really great, it captures your attention from the very beginning. But then, I felt bored reading the book and finding nothing to that great story related to the 100 names. In fact there was no story at all, I kept on reading and reading hoping there will be something WOW. And when we get to know that the main character Kitty finally finds out the link between the 100 names, guess what? Again there’s nothing :/
Pointless and I’m really disappointed.
I’ve been waiting for this book for a very long time and couldn’t believe it when I saw it on a bookstore shelf before its official worldwide release, I bought and started reading it. Now, I’m going to comment first on why people were so upset with this book? I really thought I was going to read an awfully written sequence but it was the opposite. And actually, you can’t call it a sequence but more like a CLOSURE to Lou’s life. This book gives a reasonable ending to Lou’s life. To be honest, Lou wasn’t going to have a REAL life with Will because of his disability, even if she loved him and remained loving him, he had to die in the first book so Lou can have a normal life. It was tragic yes, but very reasonable.
Moving on to After You. As I said this book is a closure to Lou’s life after Will. We see her dealing with his loss in a very messy way, being scared of new feelings and dealing with Will’s problems even after his death. Which I feel it was irrelevant to the story. Why give Will a daughter he didn’t know about and make Lou deal with his and her mess?! That I couldn’t understand and kind of didn’t like.
I loved Sam’s character all, I actually fell in love with him too (can’t wait to see this book as a movie). Donna his partner is such an entertaining character. Lou herself is still witty and funny even though she can be a little frustrating with all her sadness and so but that’s a normal thing.
I loved this book. It made me laugh, be angry, and happy at the end :)
I’ve managed to finish all Gillian Flynn’s books which came as a set that I found on amazing and found very easy and light to read but of course my opinion differs from one book to another, so here are my reviews of the 3 books.
Brilliant. Just brilliant! I’ve never read a book that had such a twisted character that you enjoy reading about and trying to figure out why is the character like that and why is the character doing all of these things! I loved how the writer made you think of something and then turned the whole thing upside down. How she built the characters and how they’ve changed through out the events of the story.
The ending …. what was that about? I don’t want to have spoilers here but are you thinking what I’m thinking? Did she even do it?
I have to admit I didn’t see that ending coming but felt something was weird with Ben (the brother who’s supposed to be the killer). I didn’t like it that much, it was going really slow not like Gone Girl beside i couldn’t feel anything towards the main characters neither Libby nor Ben. But it was a decent read!
I honestly was expecting something really good and strong just as Gone Girl but this one wasn’t strong enough. Neither the characters nor the plot were strong enough to get into the reader’s mind and feelings. Couldn’t feel attached to the main character nor to the mother, couldn’t sympathise at all. I admit the story is somehow good, but it lacked the ability to reach out to the readers. It started really slow and boring but the last4 chapters were good enough to give it 3 stars.
A couple of months ago, I was invited to tasting event at Ubon’s new branch which has opened recently in Murouj Sahara (just close to our house) and I’ve never heard of this place before but I said let’s go explore the place and taste new food.
The place isn’t that huge but it’s decent and I loved how it felt, just like when I was in Calabasas (last year) so quiet and serene with lots of greens and water. It’s going to be really crowded this winter, and I’m sure I’ll be spending my time there a lot :)
Now, let’s talk Thai food. I’ve written about Ubon before on my blog when it first opened in Kuwait City Read Here. This time, I was invited to try the food and not the service because it’s a tasting event. I’ve visited the place on a busy weekend and the service was really good.
The new place is bigger and wider than the one in Kuwait City, for sure this is my favourite branch. The variety of their dishes has expanded and became more and more delicious *yum*. Everything my sister and I have tasted was really good but we had some winners of course. Let’s check the pictures:
Lemon Minty Juice
Spicy Papaya Salad
Verdict: It was okay, but it had a lot of ginger.
Delicious yummy sticky prawns
Verdict: yum yum
Tom Yum Soup
A WINNER. My favourite dish
Verdict: A WINNER. You must try this dish
This one was good but wait …
Don’t leave the place without trying this amazing dish :D
A couple of months ago, I received a nice metal box filled with deliciousness. Huge cookies filled the black metal box and the variety of flavours was just overwhelming. I immediately picked up the red one and it was a red velvet cookie stuffed with kinder chocolate in the inside. So moist and chewy, the kinder chocolate melts in your mouth and you’re on the 9th cloud.
Check their instagram @cookiedoughq8 they have really delicious cookies.
Jana has completed 3 years of happiness, craziness, screaming, shouting and beautiful moments in our life. I can’t believe how time goes by so fast. Last time I remember she was so tiny and can barely drink milk and now look at her.
This year my sister and I decided to make one birthday party for our daughters. Her baby girl turned 1 year on 25th of Sept. so agreed on the 2nd of October Friday evening to be the date of the party. Jana’s birthday is on the 5th of Oct.
The whole party was organised and decorated by @PartyOasis (instagram) which caused KD150 and we also had to spend an amount of money to buy food for the kids and guests and thank you gifts for the kids. Party Oasis did the balloons decorations, popcorn machine, 2 characters (Micky & Minnie), competitions with gifts, Dj and a huge banner with Jana & Noura’s pictures.
The cake was super amazing this year from @Gardenia_Bakery designed as Minnie Mouse in 3 pieces. I loved the flavours of the cakes, the pumpkin and the vanilla with fresh berries sauce were really good. Amazzzing.
Cake pops were also designed as Minnie Mouse from my dear @Bakerista. She’s the best in town in designing customised cake pops and they are really delicious.
Enjoy the pictures of the Birthday.
Categories: Birthday, kuwait
Last month, I heard about a place that has opened recently and has activities for the kids at The Avenues. I like exploring new places, especially the ones made for kids because I like to take Juju and put a smile on her face.
Live Sketch Book is located at The Avenues-Grand Avenue Exit 20 just next to MUJI. From the pictures on instagram, I thought the place was big but it wasn’t and it has limited activities but at the time it’s lots of fun. The ticket was KD10/- for Jana which is overrated for such a small place but the good thing about it is that it’s valid for the whole day, kids can come and go for the whole day.
They have live sketch drawing where kids paint an animal and then send it to the huge screen and play with it. Creating their own animal character and having fun with it on a huge tv screen. They also have 3D drawing which Jana didn’t enjoy coz it’s not for her age, some drawing on white paper and the live mirror where you stand on a certain spot and an elephant or lion will appear. Of course Jana got scared lol
My friend and I were at The Gate Mall and we wanted to have late lunch at one of the restaurants above the cinema. The choices were a lot and it was hard to decide but one place was so seductive with its decoration, lights, and tables. It was Zufa Restaurant. A lebanese one. Nothing new about the dishes, we all know what Lebanese food is but the taste was really really good. Everything was delicious and yummy. Cooked in the perfect way. From presentation to quality and quantity. We all loved the food.
I’d go again soon nshallah to try other dishes.
If you are in The Gate Mall and in the mood for some Lebanese food, then try Zufa <3