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Vacation Mode ON

It’s been a day in Lebanon and I feel so chilled and fresh. Despite the humidity and the country as a whole you can always enjoy the small things that this surviving country has. I recommend for those who haven’t visited Beirut yet then you must make sure it’s on your travel plan this year.  

The Cheesecake Factory…

Yesterday I had the chance to dine at cheesecake factory without waiting in the horrible queue . I decided to sit at the bar area although not all food was served there. However having a burger from them is always great! I tried their macaroni and cheese burger which was good. You can’t leave them without trying their cheesecake, so the recommendation fell on their ultimate red velvet cheesecake which was killing. It was so rich and heavy at the same time. I don’t know how many calories I ate but it was worth it. Moreover, their staff were amazing with their approach and customer service. Most of them are americans that they bring for a short period to support the restaurant in their launch.

I recommend everyone to try it but not during rush hours you can go for an early breakfast or lunch around 2pm.

The Grand Avenues…

Too much hype recently going on regarding the opening of Avenues Phase 3 which will be tomorrow morning at 10am. The new phase is going to be huge in space and retails outlets brought in. Reviewing few blogs about the opening was really impressing to see the brands that Al Shayea is bringing to Kuwait. Apparently no need to shop outside Kuwait when everything is here. Some of the major stores opening are Harvey Nichols, COS, PINK, JO Malone, Cheesecake factory, Red Lobster…and much more. I think I will be able to go next week only just to avoid the massive crowd that will invade the new avenues.

Sprinkles Cupcakes coming soon…

Hollywood’s favorite cupcakes are heading to the Middle East this year following the signing of a franchise agreement between Sprinkles Cupcakes and M.H. Alshaya Co. M.H. Alshaya is a leading international retail franchise operator of over 55 brands, including Starbucks, P.F. Changs, H&M, Cheesecake Factory, Pinkberry, Shake Shack and Pottery Barn. This partnership will expand the Sprinkles brand into ten countries across the region, including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) and The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”).

Based in Beverly Hills, Sprinkles Cupcakes launched in 2005 as the first cupcakes-only bakery and is widely recognized as the originator of the gourmet cupcake trend. The brand has since expanded and today operates ten outlets across the United States, including New York, Chicago and Washington, DC. Its partnership with Alshaya supports its international expansion plans with the first Middle East Sprinkles store expected to open in Kuwait in December.

Astra with LOVE…

Tonight I went with friends to Astra Lounge since it’s very relaxing and chilling there.The best thing about Astra is simply the atmosphere, nothing more.The outdoor seating is not your typical restaurant seating but much more of a lounge, hence, the name I suppose. There is not much of a view, unless you call watching others a view, that is, when there are others to watch. The trendy lounge music enhances the atmosphere,also with the good food and service they have.
I recommend you guys to give it a try!

Blimpie SUBS…

I tried tonight Blimpie sandwiches and it was really good. It’s the same concept like Subway but I found blimpie more healthier and cleaner. They are owned by Villa Fairouz and their place is located in Midan Hawalli near AIS school.

I’m Back…

I was in Beirut for a short visit and came back to Kuwait. In these 4 days my favorite hangout spot was Zaytouna Bay. Literally you can spend hours there without being bored. I loved it and would visit more often!