Charities: Help a home today

My friend Fatmah from F.Scribbles along with a group of her friends are independently collecting donations to help out as many people in need as possible. The donations will be shared, regardless of race, citizenship and religion.

Last year they managed to give out 100 bags of food. You can help out by giving food or getting discounts, boxes, or even helping them deliver.

Donations will be accepted until 9th June 2012.

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Video: Food Revolution Day message by Jamie Oliver

A message by one of my favorite celebrity chefs, Jamie Oliver, about Food Revolution Day on May 19th.

If you want to be part of it, follow the Kuwait team on twitter @foodrevkuwait  and stay tuned for updates on their website Kuwait Food Revolution.

Ligne Roset: the table accessories

And now we come to the final installment of Ligne Roset – Kuwait series and also my favorite! For previous posts, click here and here.

Today, I’ll feature some of their accessories for the dining table. Continuing with the quirky design philosophy, these rings, which are used under hot serving plates, can put all together like shown below.

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Ligne Roset: the plates, the bowls and the placemats

If you missed my first feature on Ligne Roset – Kuwait, then click here.

From the cups and pots, we now move on to their tableware. Ligne Roset’s store in Kuwait offers a variety of choices of placemats, from cotton, leather to ceramic. Below is one of their cotton placemat option with white tableware.

Did you notice the detail under the sauce bowl? How cute is that! Under the dinner plate, there is also the same detail. Continue reading

Ligne Roset: the cups, the pots and the decanters

So now that I’m free, I have more time to explore and check out new places and stores, or places that I’ve always wanted to go to but never have. One of these store is Ligne Roset at the Creative Design Center, formerly known as the Seven Zones, in Shuwaikh. (Click here for map)

Nestled in a quiet corner in the center, Ligne Roset, who I thought only made furniture,  surprises you with a full home-ware selection from decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and of course their furniture collection. They are also quite known for their artful collaborations with both established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design.

What caught my attention, besides the beautiful furniture and super cool lightings, is their dining and kitchen accessories. To do this place justice, I’ve divided this post into 3 different parts. There’s also a surprise my lovely readers at the end of this post, so scroll down.

Today, I’ll show you a glimpse of their cups, mugs, pots and the lovely decanters/jugs collection.

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@Tatami_Kuwait introduces Brunch with a Japanese twist

All of last week, I was impatiently waiting for Friday morning to arrive to go to the launch of Tatami’s new breakfast and brunch weekend menu. Now I know what you might be thinking, a Japanese restaurant that serves breakfast? How?

Well let me tell you, the menu consists of traditional breakfast items with Japanese-inspired ingredients. The only Japanese item they have on the menu is the okonomiyaki, and I highly recommend you give it a try.

We arrived at Tatami at around 10:30 in the morning, and I quickly noticed the beautifully arranged flowers in tin mugs decorating the restaurant.

Aren’t they beautiful! The leaves of one of the flowers look like lettuce leaves which was so appropriate. The entire arrangement looks like a salad and I just want to eat it up.  Continue reading

@Khaleejesque’s first print issue launch event

Khaleejesque celebrated their first print issue in true style at 360 mall from 5-6 February 2012.
Their booth had large panels of highlight spreads from the magazine. I visited them on their second day at noon with my mother, who was by the way, beyond impressed by the magazine and the amazing Khaleejesque team.

The pictures below were taken by my friend HS on the first night.

Before leaving, we each got a bag full of goodies: Khaleejesque’sfirst print issue with the breathtaking cover, a beautifully designed planner and a m&ms cookies from Nestle Toll House! We couldn’t be more happier.

Now lets go support local initiatives and go grab your own copy. Click here to find out where you can find them.