Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ftoor Time

Just rememberd Last year's Octium Event, and thought I'd share it again with you.
Imagining ftoor time to be something like this.

مبارك عليكم الشهر

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Friend's Home

Interior of the week.
One of the first homes to be shown in my blog is here.  My friend, I'll call her Mrs FA loves to rework interiors.  Her first project is her sister's living room.  She gets things from Cairo, Egypt and Turkey.  When I'm there I just want to sit by the window and have a cuppa coffee, its so cozy.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lime Green Dreams

Amina Ghali of JewelryCentric wearing Chiswa Kaftan and Azza Fahmy Jewelry @ Octium.

My Kaftans Day 2

Having a casual conversation as we wear Chiswa Kaftans and Azza Fahmy Jewelry

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Kaftans @ Octium

Me Blogging just posted about Octium's pre-ramadan event with beautiful pics of Azza Fahmy pieces and the custom made dazzah boxes.
But wait, all the pictures above are my kaftans.  Me blogging makes me want to post about my stuff !  
She takes great pictures, and she snapped one of me without me even knowing ;)

all images via meblogging

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

أم خماس

So, Um Khammas, Alfereej character is a cake lol.
بدال لا تاكلك بالكلام إهيا تنوكل
Um Khammas cake by Glase @ 50077878

Monday, July 25, 2011

Octium's the host

Octium Boutique invites you to their pre ramadan event, held on the 27-28-29th of July 2011,
where they will be presenting jewelry by Azza Fahmy and Chiswa Kaftans.

Octium @360 opens from 10am to 10pm

I would wear this..

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ramadan's Best Non Alcoholic Drink

 I bet every household in the Middle East is stacking up on Vimto as we speak.  The sweetest fruity (artificially so i think) drink in town, Vimto consists of blackcurrant and raspberry concentrate.  For best results add 100ml of Vimto to 500ml of iced cold water. 
Et Voila,

"Stirred, not Shaken" ....yet James Bond would have it othewise. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

H&M and UNICEF's all for children

H&M and UNICEF's Ad campaign which launches in September says 25% of sales from the All for Children collection will be donated to UNICEF's projects to promote children's rights to education and protection among vulnerable communities.

Beautiful Calligraphy

"وأنه هو أضحك وأبكى"
A script from the Quran painted by my dear friend Reem
Isn't it fantastic?

'مشاء الله'
I love her work, every painting she does inspires me.
Truely an upcoming artist

Monday, July 18, 2011

The cutest little CAFE in Kuwait

10 .Oh. 8 is the name of the newest cafe in Kuwait City.  It is located just around Dasman round about.  I had breakfast there and just fell in Love with the place.  It is so small and cozy, which is refreshing since (blushing, I live in malls... not by choice , not by choice!)  Back to 10.oh.8.   I love thier food which is a mix of the owners' favorite dishes from around the globe. I should go there now.  This is my new hang out! 
You guys should try it out too.  

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Your phone is your key

 How cool is this, replacing your house keys with your phone!
The kit for this is called Lockitron
It works by sending signals from your phone through the company servers and then to a small device that plugs into your internet router. This allows your door to lock or unlock
I guess smart phones are the key to everything these days.
You can find this @ Lockitron

Image via freshome

Friday, July 15, 2011

Great Lemon Bars

It's not that difficult to make lemon bars,
 and you won't go wrong
when you follow recipes by the barefoot contessa.
So I got the recipe from the food network, and voila, home made lemon squares. 

(I added a little double cream on the side for my serving) 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dining Room

I'm excited to share some elements of our dining room.  I'm going to post more pictures of our home soon, and I can't wait till my friends are back from their summer holidays to show you a glimpse of their homes as well. 

Can you tell we love greys and white?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's Napket time

Napket restaurant launched an exhibition this week to support and encourage the work of young Kuwaiti photographers. The exhibition under the name "Camera is Ready...Prepare the Flash" is part of the restaurant's social responsibility plans. Napket is seeking to empower Kuwaiti youth by providing a powerful platform for expression through creativity and art. The restaurant's chic and busy location is ideal for providing exposure for the young photographers and turning the spotlight on their work. The exhibition includes eight rising stars of Kuwait's contemporary photography scene and will continue for two weeks.

Beautiful Glass Installation

My find of the day.
I love this glass installation by Caroline Swift

Saturday, July 9, 2011

One of a Kind

 I was having coffee @ starbucks and I spotted THESE candy bubbly thongs! 
I couldn't resist, I wanted to share
So, I asked the girl if she minds me taking a picture, and she didn't.
Literally what a sweet sole!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Let Heston drive you Mad

our kitchen table a mess with ingredients for our lunch
the book

Heston's pizza dough

Heston's tomato sauce!
My hubby's take on Heston's recipe ( its pizza au saumon)

Pizza with pesto,goat cheese, mashroom and truffles mm....

Once my husband picks up Heston Blumenthal's cook book, In Search of Perfection, I know I'm in for a treat.  So, we are having pizza.  But this is no ordinary pizza, this is Heston's pizza, and for that we buy a pressure cooker just to make 'the' tomato sauce.  The pizza dough is half done over night.  Can't share more details since I ain't the cookI just eat what is being cooked.
The verdict: excellent pizza