Sunday, July 26, 2020

Seaside restaurants Update

After Al Shaya bought up most of the restaurants along Gulf Road here a few updates. Below is the old McDonald's which has been turned into a Burger King / Pizza Hut. The change baffles me as I don't think BK is as popular as McD's especially after they changed their fries, I haven't eaten there since. I wonder if they will close down the BK/Pizza Hut currently on the beach in Salmiya? It's really old and gross.
 The old sheesha/restaurant is now Villa Fayrouz
 The old Le Notre is now Dean & Deluca / Aisha's and is now open for business, well take away business.
There was a group of restaurants located beside the Towers, those are now under construction as well. I remember when they first opened and were so nice and expensive. There was no indication on what it will be turned into.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Msheireb perfume from Fueguia 1833

I have so much respect for the Al Thani rulers of Qatar so when I saw this limited edition perfume from Fueguia 1833 I had to get one. I wasn't real sure of the fragrance so I played it safe with the smaller bottle as it is a very expensive product. When it arrived it was amazing and I wish I had bought the bigger one. I ordered this one from Italy after seeing a post on Sheikha AlMayassa's IG account.  

 'The perfume you are about to experience was made to celebrate #QatarCreates 2020. Msheireb, a downtown regeneration project, was conceived and developed by my mother HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser as Doha's new design, fashion, art and culture destination'
 Sheikha AlMayassa reposted my IG spost on her story line...I'm such a fan girl so I was like OMG
I posted another picture and Fueguia 1883 reposted
And once again on Sheikha AlMayasa's story line
The smell is just amazing, the perfume is limited to 800 bottles, mine was 007, awesome number. I found out the following week it was being sold in Qatar in the museum, A friend of mine contacted me asking where I got mine because it was all sold out in Qatar. You can fin more about the perfume here. The company was nice enough to let me choose two sample fragrances for free. I had never heard of the Italian perfume company until this fragrance came out, they are definitely selling upscale and exquisite scents.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Wed on Web

Can't get married in real life? You can get virtually married online with Wed on Web.

It's a fun concept during this

Monday, July 13, 2020

Ice skating rink in Kuwait City - Update

Everyone knows the ice skating rink in the city has been demolished to make way for a new Al Shaheed park addition and supposedly a new ice skating rink that will most definitely be really expensive to use compared to the 3KD entry fee that was charged in the old one, here's a post from last year. I took my kids there to visit for the first and last time before it was torn down.

Here's what the site looks like now, the Discovery Mall is left standing but is not in use as I'm guessing they will include the building in the new park design.

 At the time of these pictures only the walls and bleachers were left out in the sun

I could only find these two pictures of what the park might look like.

Is there anything left of the past?

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Aqua Park Kuwait Demolished

I never knew there were plans to totally demolish Aqua Park but sadly it is gone. Another landmark, another activity for families torn down with no plans of replacing it with anything. Shaab Park, Entertainment City, The Ice Skating Rink and Bayt Lothan all historical places with many memories gone and left as empty dirt lots. 

All the slides have been demolished, no more pools and now a dirt lot is left. The construction of McDonald's that replaced Ruby Tuesday is ongoing and won't be done for some time. The go kart track is still there in the back and I think the paintball area is still open. I couldn't handle the heat and humidity to go and check, it was really bad today.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Good bye Arby's Kuwait, Hello Johnny Rockets

Sad to see Arby's gone again, I guess second time isn't the charm. I tried the menu and it was good, cookies were awesome but the price was a little high with so much competition out there it's a difficult market. People' are picky, if their friends don't like it and it's not popular among the popular people it won't last. I did notice the branch is open but I spotted a Johnny Rockets menu on the chair and the employees wearing the white outfits so I'm assuming it will transition into a tiny JR branch.

Surprisingly Raising Cane's next door is always busy and it only serves chicken sandwiches and chicken fingers but it's always busy in Jabriya. I remember when this Arby's first opened link in 2017. I'm waiting to see how long Wendy's and Slim Chickens last.

I still want In-N-Out and Chick-fil-A!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Mahboula Survivor T-Shirt on Amazon

Here's a shirt that's proving popular on Amazon. It was the idea of an Egyptian expat, Mr. M Hassan who came to Kuwait in 2010. My sister had brought it to my attention and I thought it was a clever idea. Kuwait Times article link

I saw that Kuwait Times had posted the shirt on their IG story with 'unknown source' and
I asked my sister to contact him so I could also mention his story and was given the article he had sent to Kuwait Times. In it he mentioned his work experience, and that he left Kuwait on June 29 after a difficult four months. He said ' I designed a T-shirt for fun for people in Mahboula and called themselves 'Mahboulians' as the people who live in Mahboula' After being notified of his shirt being shared by Kuwait Times he contacted the newspaper with his story. If any 'Mahboulians' are interested in purchasing one here's the link

Due to demand he has added Farwaniya and Jleeb

Get yours now, lol

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Old Kuwaiti house in Kuwait City

I try my best to find every old Kuwaiti house I can to take pictures of before they are all gone. This one is just beautiful with its original brass hand shaped knockers which are a sought after collectors item and I would LOVE to have these examples. I couldn't make my way inside and I think there's someone actually living there. 

 My obsession with doors

 Someone removed the hand shaped knocker from this door

I could see this house from where I used to work and it looked like there was a big yard in the middle with palm trees. I will keep trying to make my way in lol

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Cheesecake from Camellia Kuwait

For my birthday today my bestie surprised me with this beautiful cheesecake and flowers from @camellia_kw_ and it was amazing!

This is definitely on my recommend list for cheesecakes.You can reach them on IG or 51588717