[Events] Dathra Book II Launch Party

July 12, 2012  |  Books, Events, Food, Friends, Fun

Late last evening (July 11) I was invited by the amazing Danderma to attend a special gathering geared towards the launch of Book II of the ‘Dathra’ series also known as “The Chronicles of Dathra – a dowdy girl from Kuwait” (Yawmeyat Wa7da Q8eya Dathra).  Now that the book is out from the printers edited and beautifully designed by the amazing Fatima Al Othman from F20 Designs some of ‘Dathra’s’ fans and close friends gathered to celebrate.  It also was a mini-early birthday celebration for Danderma as her birthday will take place next week.

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[Events] Zain Celebrates Chocolate Day

July 10, 2012  |  Events, Food

Earlier this week I was invited by the Zain Social Media gang (yes they are my gang now! The amount of time spent with these awesome individuals has made us more like a family now) to celebrate Chocolate Day on July 8, 2012.  The celebration took place at The Chocolate Bar in Al Bidi3 and luckily enough I was able to attend with my trusty sidekick Lujain.

Luckily for us, the invitation was Lady Bloggers only and that made the atmosphere a bit more relaxing (sorry guys you just make everything blah :P Just kidding) and it was like meeting up with the gals to sit around and have a nice conversation with some decadent chocolate.  I felt nostalgic for Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar in New York and wished I was able to transport there because their chocolate is nothing like I’ve tasted here in Kuwait but nonetheless the company was awesome.  I was able to socialize with bloggers who have become my friends and new ones who I merely just met.

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Blimpie’s Special Offer for Couch Readers

June 22, 2012  |  Deals, Food

What better way is there to thank my beloved loyal readers than by giving them an amazing offer courtesy of the yummy Blimpie Restaurant.  Seriously, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach well I say that’s the way into any person’s heart (hell it’s the way into mine!)


So what’s the offer you say? Well whenever you purchase any of their COMBO meals you will immediately get a FREE 6-inch Sub sandwich by merely mentioning that you are a “Couch Avenue” reader! Simple isn’t it? Yes it’s that simple! Simply go into Blimpie’s restaurant located at Maidan Hawally (right across the street from American International School (AIS)) and order what your heart desires.  And if you’re lazy to walk right in and you live in Maidan Hawally, Salmiya, Shaab or Jabriya then you can simply call +965 657 97114 or +965 659 22588 and place your order to have it delivered directly to your couch (yes I imagine all of you are couch potatoes!)

So hurry up and get on this crazy food bonanza!

For more info about Blimpie’s you can find them on the below channels:

Twitter: @BlimpieKWT

Instagram: Mods_IFF

FaceBook: BlimpieKWT

[Project X] The Winners

June 17, 2012  |  Events, Food

The Final Round of #ProjectX_KWT took place on Saturday Afternoon at Chef Boutique and boy was it fun! After a grueling round of cooking the winners were crowned at the end of the event at around 9:00 p.m. and everyone was able to relax and put it behind them! You are probably wondering as to who the winners were? I know I know, I have to get on with it but no, I think I will let you see for yourself who were the “Final 3”.

The Winners of Project X KWT!

(P.S. I just spent the last hour coming up with this concept, the images are stock images I purchased online)

So now that you’ve seen the image, the winners were The El Derwaza Team consisting of Fahad and Amer, with the runner ups of Triple F & UrbanQ8 Team, and in third place The Triple Sisters. What exactly happened during the competition I wasn’t exactly sure as I arrived near the end of the competition where the teams were presenting their dishes to the judges and the judges were giving them their comments.

Apparently throughout the competition EVERY SINGLE TEAM did not put any “SALT” in their dishes or rather it wasn’t the amount the judges were looking for. (Is it our fault we want to give you a good healthy bland meal! :P) But needless to say, it was indeed a very fun competition and as you all know I deliberately lost in order to give my friends a chance to win :P (Yeah right! LOL!)

To find out more about what happened be sure to check the participants blogs later on this week [Triple Sisters], [Triple F], [UrbanQ8], [ElDerwaza], [Moody’N’Cheeky], [FroyoNation], and [The Side Talk].  Not only that but I bet my buddies [7ajiDude] and [PinkGirlQ8] will probably have some behind the scenes coverage!

Thanks to Chef Boutique, Ahmed Al Hendi, Basma from 13 Cups, Victor & Olga, all the Judges especially the awesome Diet Ninja, the Filming Team and of course the awesome helpers including Owlolive, you guys were awesome thanks for this insane competition!

Best Elevated Burger in Hamra Tower

June 15, 2012  |  Events, Food

Last Wednesday (June 6th) I was invited personally by the awesome owners of Elevation Burger Kuwait (an unexpected phone call that shocked me to tell you the truth!) to attend the soft opening of their Al Hamra Tower branch located on the 1st floor right below the Cinemas.  And being a self-proclaimed huge fan of Elevation Burger I decided to grab my partner in crime Lujain and headed over there to grab my favorite Elevation Burger.

Elevation Burger Al Hamra Tower

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[Project X] The Qualified Teams

June 10, 2012  |  Events, Food

Now that the preliminary round is complete and 3 teams were selected from those who participated on June 8th and another set of 3 selected from June 9th competition we are safe to say that next Saturday June 16th will mark an interesting day.  The qualifying teams of Day 1 were: Moody & Third Sister; Triple Sisters; and Froyonation & SideTalk.  Whereas, the qualifying teams of Day 2 were: His & Hers, El Derwaza, and Triple F & UrbanQ8.

The format of the day will be interesting as it will differ slightly from the preliminary round.

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[Project X] The One Where We X’ed Out

June 10, 2012  |  Events, Food

So, Friday the 8th of June marked the beginning of the “Project X” Bloggers Cooking Competition and both Swera and I participated and unfortunately we lost, nonetheless we had a blast of a time although it took too long to finish really.  So what happened? What did we experience? Well that’s what I’m here to tell you, I’m going to narrate the story of my life, oops I mean of the competition.

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