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New Kuwait International Airport

15 Nov

Do u think we’ll live to see it??

BIG sis

Why, cuz Gywneth Paltrow says so!

28 Sep

I’m a fan of goop.com a website created by Gwyneth Paltrow. She started this website because of how often her friends would ask for recommendations. She lists her favorite hotels she’s stayed in, restaurants she’s eaten at, and stores she’s been to. F-U-N!

So since I had a London trip coming up I thought to myself well why not try one of her recommendations!

I chose the River Cafe. Aside from its lovely location which overlooks the Thames river, the food and the ambiance was divine!

yummmmy langoustines

this was so delicious, I don't remember the name of the dish

ravioli stuffed w/ veal

crab linguine

their famous flour-less "chocolate nemesis" - cooking time 4 hours

I would definitely go there again!

LITTLE sister

A visit to Lucy in Disguise

27 Sep

Lucy in Disguise is a vintage store owned by famed Lily Allen and her younger sister. First of all can I just mention how STRIKINGLY COOL their shop front is. You can literally spot the gold glitter a mile away!

Walking into the store I was surprised with how organized the store looked. It didn’t have that typical London vintage store feel to it – nor smell at that matter. I started going thru the clothes and quickly realized, this isn’t your everyday vintage store – this is high-fashion-couture vintage! HELLO! CHANEL. DIOR. YVES SAINT LAURENT.  In between my gasps I managed to speak with the store manager who basically told me that Lilly Allen and her good friend Karl Lagerfeld (oooh laa laa) travel the world to scout for these pieces from different collectors. And because of how rare the pieces are, some are on a rental only basis.

Vintage Dress by Christian Dior

Bow detail on Dior Dress

Vintage Chanel Accessories

The store is located near Carnaby street.

LITTLE sister

My Secret Brunch Spot in London: REVEALED

26 Sep

Tom’s Kitchen.

Yes.

Tom’s Kitchen. The drama of the above is needed for me to stress how good this place is! Not only is this place owned by Chef Tom Aikens a recipient of 2 Michelin stars, but he is also the youngest chef ever to receive the coveted Michelin star rating.

There are two locations for this restaurant, I personally prefer the one tucked away in the posh neighborhood of Chelsea.

Welcome to my most favorite brunch experience!

the menu

eggs florentine

yummmmmy

good ol' baked beans

french toast with caramelized apples, cinnamon cream and maple syrup

Brunch is severed on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.

MUST book in advance!

LITTLE sister 

Selfridges Anyone?

25 Sep

So OF COURSE my first post about my trip is going to be on one of my most favorite stores in London – Selfridges.

Did some great shopping and better window shopping since the AW11 collections were waaaaay too heavy for a girl living in Kuwait. The gorgeous furs and wools do me no good as I’m (what I like to call) a practical gal. Most of my purchases speak to me and have a task to fulfill. Some say “hey, I’m good for the office”, while others say “yo, I’m so comfy yet trendy you’ll wanna wear me for breakfast”. But then again a few do say “MUST BUY ME NOW. MUST BUY ME NOW.”

Here are the few that spoke to me:

Adorable Tee by Red Valentino

Printed blouse by ALICE by Temperley

Bold dress by DVF

Leather jacket by Tory Burch

LITTLE sister

Janet Jackson in Abu Dhabi in October

15 Sep

Opening the new season of Yas Island Show Weekends, the six-time Grammy-Award winning superstar will play at Yas Arena on October 13.

tickets priced at Dh265 for general admission; Dh365 for the grandstand; Dh665 for the fan pit.

 

BIG sister

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Feds warn of small airplane terror threats as Sept. 11 nears!

4 Sep

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 file picture, Robert Williams of Mihand Aircraft near England, Ark., places the engine cover back on his agricultural airplane after removing the battery cable. Federal officials allowed crop-spraying planes to return to the skies as long as they stayed away from commercial airports, one day after they were grounded because of security concerns after the previous week's terrorist attacks. On Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, the FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Spencer Tirey, File)

The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But they have stepped up security nationwide as a precaution.

According to a five-page law enforcement bulletin issued Friday, as recently as early this year, al-Qaida was considering ways to attack airplanes.

 

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