Monday, August 31, 2015
'An American and two Kuwaiti revolutionizing your sweet tooth one bite at a time' is the quote for the ladies of @sugarrevolutionq8 (96001535) now located in Shuhada Co Op. Their grand opening was today so we decided to stop by and check it out, everyone needs a sno ball on a hot day!
I really love seeing women owned businesses in Kuwait, let's show our support by stopping by their shop.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
My friend and I stopped by the Promenade Mall to check out the @trampokuwait trampoline area and the Promenade ice skating rink. There are only a few shops open with Sultan Center opening in the past few days, most of the foot traffic is for the entertainment areas.
I learned of the history of the mall, it is actually Kuwait's first 'charity mall' and the biggest one in the Arabic and Islamic world. It is owned by the Al Othman Charity Fund, a private fund that actively supports various humanitarian projects throughout the Arab world and internationally. The fund is managed by Engineer Adnan Abdullah Al-Othman, son (I assume) of the "Great Philanthropist" Abdulla Abdullatif Al-Othman of the museum Bait Al Othman (my favorite museum in Kuwait).link
The grand opening is set for some time in September.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Everyone should start saving your change from now on!
He said this move agrees with what was mentioned in the government’s working program, to diversify the economic structure and non-oil revenues, and activate the role of the private sector in economic activities. He said the authority’s board of directors will be formed soon. The source said, the privatization of the parking meters will represent a new income source for the general budget and will create new job opportunities for inspectors.
Does that mean soon there will be job openings for 'Meter Maids'?
With the growing numbers of English speaking Muslims on the rise I can't understand why there aren't more masjids with English sermons. This particular one is in Fintas and this part of Kuwait has a large number of English speaking Muslims. I'm sure when this was built there weren't that many people in the area and that's why it's so small. There is a huge number of attendees on Friday and no room for women. Everyone has to squash inside and there is no room for overflow. I don't know who is responsible for the upkeep or expansion but I wish someone would take note of the needs of this masjid.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Burj Al Shaya- Gensler (also responsible for the Avenues III construction) project which includes 'three distinct' buildings including an office tower, hotel and podium. I found some new renderings for the project. As most people know, the build is no way being completed any time soon but when it is finished it looks pretty spectacular.
"Appointed to lead the design of this mixed-use development in Kuwait City for Alshaya Incorporated, Gensler developed its design concept around a regional architectural tradition, resulting in a contextual building that successfully represents the Four Seasons brand, as well as the local environment. Composed of three distinct buildings including an office tower, hotel tower and podium, the development is unified by a traditional Arabian carved wood latticework window treatment that offers significant solar control and air circulation. The geometry of the wood shading fins covers multiple building façades, creating a strong, visual distinction from neighboring buildings, while enhancing climatic performance for the occupied spaces. The new 250-room Four Seasons Hotel will feature two large ballrooms, an expansive pool-level terrace, three restaurants, and world-class spa and fitness facilities."
There will be 45 floors in the commercial tower and 23 floors in the hotel complex.
On a side note: Maybe Gensler should have been in on the new airport deal considering they've built several already? Maybe Al Shaya should open his own airport using that company, it might be completed before the 'new one' ever gets started.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Thanks to Grand Cinemas, certain people were given VIP passes for unlimited movies for 2 people for a year which is about the best gift I have received to date. We got it last Wednesday and previewed The man from U.N.C.L.E during the event. My son is my partner and we hit the movies yesterday and today. The cutting of the movies still bothers me though.
We went the next day and saw Mission Impossible, the first one I've ever seen, unfortunately they cut a lot of parts from the movie. I wonder if they will bring Magic Mike? Will it be a 15 minute movie?
Nice, clean theaters but the mall parking is a headache so get there early, I try to get there at least 30 min to and hour early to be safe. The following day we say Sinister 2 which was pretty good and only a few kisses were cut, my friend told me I should start doing movie reviews now that I will be going to the cinema more often.
A big thanks to the marketing group!
On a side note: I think it's messed up that some people who received their VIP card failed to show up, not cool!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Has anyone visited this restaurant? I thought it was so cute so I stopped and took a few pictures, the owner is Kuwaiti and it has been open around six months.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Dates:Aug 26, Aug 31 and Sept 2 @7 pm