Project X @Chef Boutique

Im sure most of you have read about Project X on other blogs (coz I’ve been so busy with 2 projects and a baby and didn’t get to post about it 😦 ) If not, lets introduce you to what it is! Its basically a fun bloggers version of the Master Chef series! And because King and I are the royalty of cooking (major joke) we are participating!!!! *YAAAY*

The project is being hosted by Chef Boutique and is created by them and the masterminds Ahmad Al Hindi from Food Maestros and Basma Al Musalam from the blog 13 Cups.

Yesterday they invited us in for an orientation at Chef Boutique and that made us even more excited about the event! The orientation was soooo much fun, we got to learn how to operate a few of their cooking toys so we know our way around as well as the wonderful Chef Paul teaching us some cutting techniques which I realized I really suck at ;p

I was actually very impressed with the layout of Chef Boutique especially it being our first time in the place, they offer top notch cooking accessories and all you need to get to be familiarized with basics cooking and more.

Also you could sign up with daily cooking methods and techniques with their daily/weekly cooking learning classes.To sign up contact Chef Boutique at http://chefboutique.com.kw/

Judges of Project X:

Basil Al-Salem (Owner of OFK, Slider Station, Cocoa Room, etc)

Fahad Al Yahya (TryingToBeFahad.com)

Jumana Al Othman (Founder of Breakfast and Brunch)

Chef Mongkon from Chef Boutique

Ziad Al Obaid

The Team Behind “Project X” are the following:

Victor & Olga (Chef Boutique)
Ahmed Alhendi (Food Maestros)
Basma 13Cups.com

Filming Crew, Editor & Director: Tareq Al-Askar & Salma Alyaseen

At the end we would like to send out special thanks to you Chef Boutique, Chef Paul and everyone working on Project X, we’re so so soooo excited and can’t wait for the day of the competition! WISH us LUCK !

Tara’s Favorite App!

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I love singing songs to Tara and one of our favorite nursery songs is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I found the cutest video on YouTube for the song with a baby owl and a star! She loves the video and interacts with it a lot. A few days ago I found out the makers of the video, Super Simple Learning, had an IPhone App so I immediately installed it.

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The App includes the Music Video with the choice of an adult or a child’s voice ( I personally LOVE the child’s voice! Specially when he says li’lil star!!)
There’s also a story inspired by the song. You could either let the pre recorded voice read it, you could read it to your baby or, which I got so excited about, you could record your voice!! Perfect for busy mummies that want to read to their babies but don’t have the time (god bless you if your that type of mum! You are a superhero)

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If you touch the characters in the story they move and make sounds! Great to teach babies how to interact.
The animation is wonderful and in high resolution and the voices chosen are excellent.

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For older babies there is a counting stars game to help teach them about numbers. Tara now just likes touching them and smiles at the sounds they make :p

If you get a chance to download it let us know what you think.
This is the link to the App TwinkleTwinkle

God Bless the children of the world.
Xox

Eden Salon Spa

If you follow me on instagram you would’ve heard about the day I dyed my hair Blue! :p I woke up on one day last month with the urge to dip dye my hair blue, called King he gave me his blessing, so I did some google searching and found out that Eden does it! Booked an appointment with Mez and the results?! LOVE!

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This wasn’t my first experience with Eden, actually Sabah their top make up artist did my make up for my wedding back in 2009 and her work was amazing!

I got bored of my hair and it almost washed off anyway so I booked an appointment with Mez again to sort it out. She took her time to discuss options with me which is what I love about her and is so rare in salons in Kuwait. She’s honest and everything she says would happen turns out to be exact. And she’s so smart! Mixed up a couple of colors to neutralize the green in my hair and the result? I got a color that matches my hair and low lights perfectly! You would never believe that I had a crazy color to begin with!
After the coloring the sweet lady washing my hair suggested I go for the Macademia hair treatment and she explained how amazing it is. At first I was dubious coz every salon tries to sell its clients more products/treatments but I went for it and I’m so glad I did!!!!

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My hair ended up smelling amazing, so so so soft (but not sticky) and shiiiny! 🙂
Definitely going back for more.

I also bought me some fly ties for my hair and I love that they’re so gentle and don’t have any snag/tug effect.

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I got some hair products as well but I didn’t try them yet so I can’t tell you my opinion.

I need to go try their mani/pedi’s coz I’ve seen some really stylish nail polish designs on their instagram page. They’re mashala always busy and fully booked so I have to try to remember to book and appointment a while before.
All pictures (except my hair one) are courtesy of Eden Salon. I needed to get back to Tara quickly so I didn’t have time to snap some 😦 maybe next time!

Check out Eden Salon and Spa on:
Facebook
Website
Or follow them on twitter and instagram @edensalonspakw

Mothercare is now online!

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Did you know that you can shop online from mothercare in Kuwait! I was shopping there with King the other day and one of the employees handed me a pamphlet about their online shopping site!
Congratulations to all the mummies and mummies to be in Kuwait! Now you can get what you want from your couch 🙂
Thank you alshayaa!!

Lunch at Ubon

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After nagging Rashed a fellow colleague at Uni who’s one of the owners of the new soon to be hottest place in town Ubon Thai, on their opening date, he was kind enough to invite me and King over to try their food. King and I love Thai food and we always wondered why we didn’t have any Thai restaurants in Kuwait. Our favorite is Busaba in London which we go to like a thousand times whenever we’re in London.
As soon as I walked into the place it was so obvious that it was designed by Rashed and his partner Dawoud that are both Architects. The place is so well designed it just makes u feel so comfortable.
We sat down and chatted with Rashed then we were ready to dig in!

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We started of with their Jumbo shrimps, banana-leaf chicken and fresh salad.

King LOVED the jumbo shrimps, and for a person that doesn’t like shrimps a lot, I also loved it!
The banana-leaf chicken on the other hand was heaven in my mouth! And the whole experience of unwrapping them and dipping them in the sauce added more fun to my taste buds!

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King had their Tom Yum soup and he thought it was the best he ever had! I only took a sip of it and it burnt my tongue cause he ordered it super spicy so I didn’t really form an opinion :p

Now the reason why King and I love Thai food!! The curries!!! *YUM*

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We had the green chicken curry and red meat curry with jasmine and garlic rice.
Compared to Busaba, this is even better! So fragrant, so fresh and so flavorful! It really made us very happy!

I had to force myself to stop eating so I could leave some room for dessert and I’m so glad I did.

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We had fried bananas with a honey dip and Thai iced coffee. The fried bananas were so light and their texture was the right mix of crispy and tender. The iced coffee is another story! I think as soon as the open I would be passing there every morning for it.

Ubon is located in Kuwait City and set to open soon, Rashed please hurry up or I’ll be demanding another visit :p
Follow them on twitter @ubonkw to find out exactly when they open.

Chai Al Dhaha at The Sadu House

I passed by The Sadu House for Chai Al Dhaha with my sister today and I must say that I’m so proud to have such a beautiful place that still hold and preserves our heritage. The Sadu house had a lot of interesting things as well as interesting people. We met the very pretty and very sweet Bibi Al Sabah the chair member of the Sadu House and she was kind enough to take us around and explain to us what they do.

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We saw textiles and clothing items done by both the traditional inhouse weavers and Ms Nuha Al Mansour

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Furniture and household items that are traditional with a modern spirit.

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And at last I met the beautiful Ms Samah Oueslati which I heard so much about from my sister. She is even more kind and sweet than I imagined and so inspiring. She even signed her book “Why I choose Kuwait” for Tara!

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Her book is available at That Al Salasil in Avenues, The Sadu House and also at Breakfast and Brunch. I encourage everyone to read it as it will remind us all just how great Kuwait is.
Thank you Sadu House for the wonderful day at make sure you visit them every Monday for Chai Al Dhaha!

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