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Shakshooka Market’s Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated the second birthday of Shakshooka Market at the Secret Garden. It was an event not to be missed. It was great to see more shakshookian members in the garden after some time.  Our customers and friends were surrounding and supporting us. Great weather, perfect musicians, delucious cake, happy faces, awesome food, excellent vibe, what else do anyone need to have fun? Perfecto indeed  



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In only five days

I’m here in Cairo Egypt for a very short trip as mentioned before. What can I do in only five days? I can’t see all my family and friends. I came for my cousin’s wedding and now it’s time to see all whom I love and miss. First thing to do was going to Tarnim’s open day at the fifth district early Friday and passed by our new apartment there as well. I saw my parents at the wedding and ever since my mum became sick and can’t see her. I didn’t even get the chance to give her the makeup she asked for. I went to the club twice till now and saw some of my friends and tonight I’m meeting my school mates. We will even surprise our friend lulu with an early surprise birthday as I won’t be here to celebrate it after five days. As for tomorrow I am invited at Eman’s house for a small gathering with her sister and another friend who I didn’t see in ages. Oh I really miss our old day gatherings. However, A member of the family passed away last week and I have to go pay my condolences to his wife and children. I still need to go visit my aunt whom I didn’t get the chance to see last summer. Above all that, my kids have their outings too and I have to coordinate. My god, days run so quickly here and I didn’t accomplish all what was on the list.

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Lavicka Cafe

I know I wrote a review about Lavicka Cafe before, the one in Burj Jassem but this time it’s not a review about the regular daily menu. Oh no, it’s about their special preparation and organization for a special Birthday Party.

We surprised our friend Mai and celebrated her belated birthday there. The owner of the cafe was so nice and took care of the event from A to Z. The variety of canapés, savory, mini sandwiches, small tarts and chocolates were more than delicious and not to mention the presentation itself of course. Everything was presented in elegant sophisticated trays and stands from Tabletop which is also located in Burj Jassem. The flowers were placed in lovely colorful vases. Then the custom-made cake was just amazing and beyond expectations. All this and I haven’t told you yet that the cafe isn’t just a normal one surrounded by four walls, but it’s rather like a hanging garden with real trees and plants. We had such a great time and I truly recommend all our friends to have their parties there and they also cater outside and do showers and receptions. Thank you Lavicka for a great night.





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Surprise Birthday Party

My birthday was on the 17th and since my kids have exams I kept hinting and telling my friends that I can’t go out these two weeks. However, we woke up on Friday finding my husband insisting that we go out to the mall to buy stuff before I leave kuwait. I agreed as he kept on nagging and I told the kids what to study until we come back. We went to the avenues and kept on walking and walking and saw a lot of shops. Honestly I was not in the mood for shopping and I told him that I will come later as I still don’t know what I need. So he told me let’s go to the jewelers shops to buy me a gift. Headed there, but found most of them closed cause it was Friday. Now I really wanted to go home to see the kids studying and follow up with them. Then he told me let’s have lunch! Honestly?? I didn’t know what’s wrong with him, but he was upset when I told him no. I already cooked for the day and I was in a hurry. However, we went to eat at Olive Garden. Strange enough, he kept ordering soft drinks, salads, appetizers and then the main dish. He ate and he seemed very hungry and thirsty. What’s going on? I thought to myself, till I heard a Whatsapp notification from his mobile. Reached and read it and it said “we are ready”. Oh my god, they were preparing something at my home and he was wasting time until they finish. I asked him what were they planning but he said nothing and took the phone with a smile. He looked so innocent and pure and I loved that look. In so many years I didn’t get that feeling. Oh I love my husband. Went home, quite sure that I will find my friends cars but no trace. Went up, opened the door to find them all there waiting for me and with a Glow in the Dark theme. They were all wearing neon head bands, bracelets, earrings, lipstick, nail polish, etc… I found neon paper on the floor and the walls. They even decorated the tables and trees. It was all glowing. There were two disco balls and a loud speaker with all the songs I love. Two of my friends were sick but they came to please me. They ordered a lovely pink cake with my initial and lots of food. I got another home made cake baked by my friend and some homemade burgers by another friend. We danced all evening and I had a great night, never to be forgotten.
Both my kids too were involved and helped out. Had a perfect bday and I have to thank them all (my loving family and gorgeous friends). I love you all.




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Exams time

It’s this time of year when we all get stressed at home. The month of May is the month I worry about and I used to hate it cause my son always gave me trouble and I had to study with him but strange enough this year he’s doing great so far and I didn’t help him at all. I have no idea what he’s even studying, but the problem this year is my younger daughter. From an A student to a C and sometimes D, that’s horrifying. I will dedicate this coming two weeks to study with her and try to push her a little bit even though it’s too late, but I have to do it. My birthday is tomorrow but I don’t feel any joy and don’t even want to celebrate. A friend of mine wanted to celebrate with me but I thanked him and told him that I don’t have time to celebrate. Never mind, inshallah next year will be better and my daughter will pass this teen phase. Wish us good luck.

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My Besties Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated the birthday of my two besties in Kuwait Amal and Ghadeer. Yes they are sisters, not twins, but one was born on the 22nd and the other on 23rd. So we decided to celebrate both yesterday. Our plan was to bring all their friends and surprise them but luck wasn’t our friend this time as all their uncommon friends were out of town unfortunately. However, we weren’t a big number but it turned out perfectly. We surprised them with a limo in front of their house and they weren’t really expecting it at all. So they were thrilled when we showed up in this way. We had a tour in this really beautiful limo which was filled with balloons and juice and had a CD for birthday songs and we sang along and played games. Then we headed back to their place and continued the games and started dancing and then came the gorgeous cake. Oh everything was just perfect and we had fun and so did the birthday girls. Love you Amal and Ghadeer.

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Full week

I was having a blast last week with several birthdays and outings with friends. Now I found out that this week is a very exhausting one. I forgot to tell you that we celebrated my son’s birthday on Thursday and invited his friends as well as some of my friends too. However, I was talking with one of his close friends and found out that he has 3 quizzes and two essays for this week plus an exam. While talking with his friend, my daughter remembered that she has an essay too and a test. Oh my god! No time to rest at all this week. I cancelled my walk with my friend yesterday and I think I will have to cancel today’s also. Oh yes and some good news, I finally started a diet. It’s a weird one though but I will keep you posted after a few days when I see some results. Wish me luck.

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