Thursday, May 31, 2012

StyleME Kuwait


Do you have a natural flair for style, love fashion or want a helping hand to get on the ladder to pursue your career in the fashion industry? If this sounds like you then the place be is at Style ME Kuwait on the weekend of Friday June 1st & Saturday June 2nd. Image Factor Dubai along with Tara Sillery of PR Passion (Dubai and Kuwait) will be hosting an exclusive two day styling training course and will be on the search for Kuwait’s next top Stylist. The two day workshop will be held by International Stylist and Founder of Image Factor Marissa Woods. She will provide you with tips, tricks and styling skills to become a professional stylist. 

You will be walking out of this action packed course with the ability to:
• Create styles
• Personal styling
• How to dress clients
• Wardrobe styling and planning
• Personal shopping
• Make-up skills, hair care, and skin care
• Communication skills
• Accessories styling
• Face shapes, body shapes, hair shapes,
• Grooming and presentation and so much more….
Not only will you get trained to be a stylist, but you will also participate in a competition to become Kuwait’s Next Top Stylist judged by a panel of celebrity judges where the winner will be given a break into the fashion industry as a professional stylist and get to take home amazing prizes.

Day 1 - Friday, 1st June:

Time : 1pm
Location : Missoni Hotel, Kuwait
• Press Conference meet and greet followed by a live Q&A session between designers, the media, journalists, and bloggers. This is the perfect time for the press to interview and meet with the designers and a great opportunity for the designers to gain publicity.
• Styling course starts with trainer covering all aspects of styling. The course will run until 7pm in the prestigious surroundings of the Missoni Hotel private meeting rooms.
3 pm:
Press Conference Attendees lunch will take place. This part of the event will allow designers to be interviewed one on one with press and meet and mingle media of Kuwait.
Wrapping up the day with designer/ buyer dinner where buyers get the opportunity to meet on a one on one level with the designers, view collections and discuss future business opportunities.

Day 2 - Saturday,  2nd June:

Time : 1pm
Location : Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Gallery, Life Centre, Shuwaikh, Kuwait

• Get ready to mingle with VIP guests, designers, buyers, socialites and fashionistas in this exciting location. CAP has been chosen for the VIP invitation day as the space is in theme with the prestigious designers that are being showcased. They can also utilize the wonderful space to have beauty rooms as well as private fitting areas with tailors on hand for adjustments throughout the day. Participating designers will set up booths for your purchasing pleasure, ready to showcase their designs and prepared to place orders. We know all of that shopping & socializing can be exhausting so we want you to relax and get pampered at our make-up & nail treament areas that we have set up for you to unwind. There will also be stylishly delicious food served throughout the day. The amazing library area of the Gallery is where Day 2 of our stylist course will take place. StyleMEKuwait are bringing you designers that are not in Kuwait and have an elegant twist to their designs and collections so prepare to be blown away!
• Day two of our styling workshop will be in full swing preparing our stylists for the big challenge. Our styling competition will incorporate all of our participating designers’ for our stylists to put together that winning look.
• We are so excited that CAP have agreed for StyleME Kuwait to be hosted in their wonderful space, and can guarantee you that no other event of this sort will or has taken place in Kuwait before.

StyleME will announce the winner. The celebrity judging panel consists of a stylist judge from America’s Next Top Model, Marissa Woods founder of Image Factor Dubai, a guest blogger and famous TV personality. Between them they will pick 5 finalists to go through to stage 1 of the competition. Then stage 2 involves two out of the 5 to get chosen by the above and then it goes LIVE to public voting to choose our winner. That lucky winner then gets the title “Kuwait’s Next top Stylist” and takes home amazing stylish prizes.
Don’t miss out on this fabulous event and the first of its kind to take place in Kuwait. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Our Image Factor Website and what we do is :

The Facebook link to the event is :

Tara Sillery’s company PR Passion Page on Facebook is :

Follow Tara Sillery on Twitter : @TARASILLERY

An Amazing Last Chance Deal for Madonna Tickets 3rd & 4th June at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Madonna Live on stage 3rd and 4th of June - Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with special guest
Benny Benassi.

This is your last chance to see the queen of pop live! Limited packages still available for BOTH
days from select Abu Dhabi Rotana Hotels, starting from AED 1215* (KWD 92)  for two, 

including a night's stay and two tickets to see the Material Girl Live!

As one of the most successful touring artists of all time, fans can anticipate one of the best 

live shows in the world, so don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Book your packages now!

Participating Abu Dhabi Hotels include:
 Yas Island RotanaBeach Rotana

Park Rotana & Park Arjaan by RotanaKhalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana
Centro Al ManhalAl Maha Arjaan by RotanaAl Rawda Arjaan by Rotana
Hala Arjaan by Rotana.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fire Spreading From Play Area of Mall in Qatari Capital Kills 19, Including 13 Children

Nineteen people, including 13 children, died Monday in a fire that raged through an upscale shopping mall in Doha, Qatar’s Interior Ministry said.

The fire centered around a children’s play area in the Villaggio Mall, a collection of shops and indoor canals.

The fire started late in the morning and centered on a children’s play area in the Villaggio Mall, a glittering collection of shops and indoor canals in Doha, the capital, frequented by expatriates in the oil-rich emirate. The ministry did not immediately provide the nationalities of those killed. Local news reports said no Qatari children were among the dead, and Reuters said four of the children who died in the fire were from Spain. French media reported that one French child died in the fire.

Thick smoke could be seen pouring from the building as emergency workers moved to contain the blaze. Photos posted online showed people who appeared to be injured, rescue workers clambering across a smoke-shrouded roof and a man in shirt sleeves holding a young child whose fate was not certain.

The fire at the mall, known for pricey shops, gondoliers and an indoor ice rink, raised troubling questions about the safety of even the most opulent buildings in the booming city, where shopping centers both provide air-conditioned respite from the desert heat and serve as de facto town squares for expatriates and wealthy Qataris. The deadly blaze prompted authorities to announce the creation of a committee to monitor building safety standards.

Al Jazeera, the Doha-based satellite broadcaster, carried reports of the fire, but for hours there was little mention on state-run Qatar TV, according to residents. Frantic messages appeared on social media sites throughout the day, with some reposting messages pleading for information on children at the mall’s Gympanzee play area.

The Interior Ministry offered little information until an evening news conference, while misinformation swirled online. “All are requested not spread rumours as it will create panic among people,” the ministry said in a statement hours before the news conference. “Be responsible persons and cooperate with security departments.”

The cause of the fire, which also injured 17 people, was still under investigation, the ministry said in the evening. Many of the injured were identified as members of the civil defense team responding to the fire. Four teachers and two firefighters were among the dead, the ministry said.

“There don’t seem to have been any fire alarms or sprinklers at the mall,” a relative of a 2-year-old killed in the fire told Reuters.

Qatar, a Connecticut-size sprout of land jutting into the Persian Gulf with a native population of 225,000, is home to more than 1.5 million expatriates mostly from Europe, Asia and the United States.

LWDLIK - OMG how awful, just terrifying. My condolences to those poor parents and family members.

Strands Hair & Beauty Salon Co is Moving Location

Click pic to enlarge
The phone number stays the same 25711237/8... Open 7 days a week. 9am - 9pm

Beirut II Exhibit at The Contemporary Art Platform, Shuwaikh

Monday, May 28, 2012

Young Doctors Academy Nutrition Course Starts Today

Young Doctors Academy
Nutrition Course starting this Tuesday May 29th!

Register by texting your child's name and age on 90026059


"JUMPSTART NUTRITION!" Our Nutrition course for 7-9 year olds will start this Tuesday May 29th ending June 12th!

Join our doctor and nutritionist to learn about food and balanced meals in a fun and interactive way!

Students will
*discover food groups and their importance,
*the new USDA guidelines of MYPLATE
*know how to create a balanced breakfast and snack
*learn to visualize portion sizes
*learn about food labels and how to make choices!
Timings and Pricing:

We will meet twice a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Starting this Tuesday May 29th, ending Tuesday June 12th!
Our course is 10 hours long. We are running a discount of 65KD. (5 sessions for the price of 4)
You can register your child by texting back on 90026059 with their name and age! We are located in Jabriya.
For updates, photos and information:

Join us on FB! http://www.
Follow us on twitter and instagram @youngdoctorsq8

See you soon!


"Think & Grow Rich" A Facilitated Course Given by Life Coach Laurie Santos

The AWARE Center in cooperation with Laurie Santos will conduct a course entitled: "Think & Grow Rich," (by Napoleon Hill), a facilitated course by Certified Life Coach Laurie Santos with effect from June 18 until August 8, 2012. Course participants will be meeting every Monday from 7:00pm till 8:30pm. 

Course Objectives: 

-To identify current negative though patterns about money and wealth · To get “underneath” those negative thought patterns; find out why they exist. 
-To write a new positive “story” about how you feel about money & wealth. 
-To learn a tried-and-true way to bust through negative patterns that prevent you from acquiring abundance, prosperity and wealth in your life. 
-To learn techniques for saving money, slashing debt, earning more money and having the life you truly desire.

For more information about the course, please contact: Laurie A. Santos, MS, CTACC at 9990-6390 or log onto: or e-mail:" For registration and fees, please contact the AWARE Center at 2533-5260 (Ext.: 0/104/105) or email: Please note: PRIOR REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE.

Marine Museum, Hashemi II Tour & a Visit to a Traditional Coffee Shop

11 Jun 20125:30 pm

Museum displays twelve large model Arabic Dhows—wooden boats powered only by the wind. Adjacent to the museum is the world's largest Dhow, 'Al Hashemi-II’ and on the wall of the museum, is the authentic certificate earned in 2002; A Guinness World Record for the 'largest wooden Arabic Dhow’ The museum showcases traditional Dhow shipbuilding tools and pictures of maritime activities including seafaring expeditions, shipbuilding and pearl diving. Join AWARE for a fascinating look into the history of the Dhow and the small seaport of Kuwait. After the tour of the museum and Hashemi II Dhow, AWARE guests will visit one of the traditional coffee shops near Marina Mall. Tea / Coffee will be provided. Advance reservations required. Fee: KD 3 Contact AWARE tel. 25335280
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Markaz 21 Putting the Able in Disabled: "Modern Methods of Self-Development Capabilities for the Disabled"

 A parent/teacher/guardian workshop on  27 May, 2012 to be held by Markaz 21 and presented by three American professionals. The workshop aims to offer assistance in working and caring for handicapped adults especially with autism.
The workshop is entitled "Modern methods of self-development capabilities in the disabled" and will be at 
Al Mojel Hall in Faiha next to Adilya off 2nd ring road. From 6-9.30PM. 
Markaz (Centre) 21 was founded by a group of special need parents 2 years ago. It will have programs for disabled young adults adults as well as therapists. 

For more info they are on twitter Email: or Phone: 67080856.

WTG Ladies - Spirited Debate in Kuwait: The Absence of Women in Politics Post Arab Spring

Meet Dr. Alanoud Al Sharekh (@AAlsharekh) senior fellow for regional politics at the @IISS_org UK. She will be moderating tomorrow's forum.

Meet Shurooq Amin (@shurooqamin) Kuwaiti artist and freedom activist. Shurooq will be on ‪#GVHlive‬ panel tomorrow.

Meet Samar Badawi. In 2012 the Saudi Samar Badawi was awarded the International Women of Courage Award. She is a panelist at Global Voice Hall's PANAGAEA forum tomorrow.

At 7pm - Kuwait Graduates Society Building, adjacent to the Kuwait Society of Engineers, Bneid Al Gar, Al Soor Street.

LWDLIK - Now this sounds like an interesting debate...And my 2 cents worth [link]. I have been informed the debate can be followed on the Global Voice Hall website after 1-2 days and will be sub-titled in English. [link]. Thank you @GVHLive

Friday, May 25, 2012

Another Great Post by My New Eco Warrior Friend Abdullah

Real Madrid vs. Kuwait

Although I’m not a soccer fan I went to the game with a bunch of friends. It was great and all, they had a nice show, fireworks and everything. But that’s not what I want to focus on, I stayed around after the game and I got really upset with what happened so I took some photos and I’ll leave you to judge.
We need more concerned Kuwaitis to make a noise about this. Print the pics off and speak to your MPs, councillors, or send them to your local newspapers.  
Pics are courtesy of Abdullah at Green Geek Blog. 

It's Not Just Bad for Your Marriage: Cheating on Your Partner 'Can Also Give you a Heart Attack'

Risk: ¿sudden coital death¿ is much more common when a man was meeting his mistress than with his wife
Risk: 'Sudden coital death' is much more common when a man was meeting his mistress than with his wife
    Daily Mail - It is news likely to bring an ironic smile to the lips of many a scorned spouse – adultery is bad for the heart. A wealth of studies show that men who cheat on their wives risk not only their marriage but also their cardiac health. Liaisons away from home and with younger women are particularly dangerous.

The warnings come from Italian researchers who reviewed previous studies on the causes of infidelity and its effects.
These showed ‘sudden coital death’ to be much more common when a man was meeting his mistress than when he was with his wife.
The researchers could not be sure why but put forward a variety of reasons, including a guilty conscience.
The review’s authors, from the University of Florence, began by scouring medical literature for research papers including the words ‘unfaithfulness’, ‘extramarital affairs’, ‘infidelity’ and ‘men’.
This provided information about the type of man who is unfaithful and the potential consequences.
The analysis showed that heart attacks, including fatal ones, were relatively rare when a man was having sex with his wife at home. But when he started to play away, the dangers grew.
German studies show that most men who died during sex were having an affair and meeting away from the family home. 
Furred-up arteries were blamed for more than a third of the deaths – the physical demands of sex are said to cause the fatty plaque that has built up inside arteries to rupture.

Heart attacks were the next biggest cause of death, the Journal of Sexual Medicine reports.
The stress of wining, dining and satisfying a woman who is likely to be younger than the man’s wife may also be to blame, as can the strain of keeping an affair secret.
Researcher Dr Alessandra Fisher said: ‘Extra-marital sex may be hazardous and stressful because the lover is often younger than the primary partner and probably sex occurs more often following excessive drinking and/or eating.
‘It is possible that a secret sexual encounter in an unfamiliar setting may significantly increase blood pressure and heart rate, leading to increased oxygen demand.’
Guilt may also play a role with  some research suggesting heart problems are more common among cheats who  are still attracted to their wife. ‘Betraying this partner could punish him,’ said  Dr Fisher.
The overview also suggests that in any one year, 4 per cent of married men have an affair. Over the course of a man’s life, there is a 50-50 chance of him straying.

LWDLIK - Only 4% ???  Thank you dear F for sending me this and although we both agree that it's good news definitely better news would be if their testicles exploded. 

A Concerned Citizen's Plea to Those Who Say They Love Kuwait

Old Ships Docks

I'm pretty sure you’ve all passed by the old ships docks right before the big mosque on gulf street, it’s right in front of this building (picture below)
The ships look great and remind you of the past and how people used to live and everything.
I only have one question though, have you seen them from the other side?
This one of the many valuable places in Kuwait, it’s a treasure reminding us of our past. What happened? Seriously?
You know what’s the worst part? I was not able to breath while taking these photos. And there so much more that I wasn’t able to cover.
I really hope people think twice before throwing anything in the sea or on the roads.
Post from Green Geek Q8 blog. LWDLIK is proud to be a Green Geek. You have my support.  

Kuwait Still Suspended From London 2012 Olympics 8 Kuwaiti Athletes to Compete Independently Under Olympic Flag

The suspension came back in Jan 2010 due to alleged government interference and has not been resolved [link]. The 8 qualifying Kuwaiti athletes for London 2012 will compete under the Olympic flag [link]. How sad is that :O(

LWDLIK - Seriously? So does this mean they will not carry the Kuwaiti flag. Because that's what it sounds like. No, no, no people this is unacceptable. Why has this not been resolved? The words despair and incredibly mucked up come to mind. .

How Super Kewl is This? Hyatt Al-Fahad and Kanye West in a Movie Together

On the red carpet in Cannes. Kanye West and Hayat Al-Fahad (Queen of the Gulf Silver Screen) at Cannes film festival premiering Kanye’s new movie Cruel Summer.
Starring Kid Cudi as a car thief who falls in love with a blind Arabian princess, the clip is the project he was reportedly working on in the Middle East in February. The film's cast also includes Razane Jammal, Pusha T, Big Sean, Palestinian actor Ali Suliman, Aziz Ansari, Hayat Al-Fahad and West himself. 

LWDLIK - The Kuwaiti actress Hayat Al-Fahad is pictured above in black, getting a hug from Kanye. Such a lovely lady we had a chat once in Debenhams whilst  waiting to pay for our goods - sorry can't remember what she was buying (LOL) - but she was ever so sweet. She's one of my husband's favourites and I told her so, I think she blushed.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Musical Fund Raiser for Bayt Abdullah

That's Kuwait Medical Association Theatre next to Mubarak Hospital.
For tickets please contact 97601206 or 90098427

Hip Hop & Mixed Martial Arts at Bayt Lothan

MMA is a new type of sport that combines the art of several distinct types of martial arts for fighters to utilize. It has become a favorite worldwide. In one fight you can have the power to see fighters utilizing wrestling, judo, kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. MMA training demands dedication and self-discipline, and improves power, reaction, speed, strength, balance, and coordination. MMA also improve self esteem and respect for others.

Call Bayt Lothan, Salmiya 25755877/66 for more details.

Spanish Cinema Week


By Achero Mañas/ 2000/ 83 min/ Social drama, friendship, child abuse/4 Goya (Spanish Cinema Academy Award): best film, best new director, best new actor and best script.
El Bola (Pellet), a boy 12 years old, lives in a big city in a depressing environment. He is a victim of child abuse in his family. He feels ashamed and has difficulties to establish a normal relationship with his school mates. The arrival of a new student to his classroom opens the opportunity to discover real friendship and another kind of family life. He will grow up stronger enough to face his own situation at home.

By Benito Zambrano/1999/Drama/ 98 min/ 5 Goya awards: best new director, best new actress, best supporting actress, best original soundtrack and best script. Berlin Festival in 1999: prize of the audience.
Maria, almost forty, lives in a dull apartment in the outskirts of the town where she works as a part time domestic employee. She has no family expectations and finds some relief in drinking. Her mother, Rosa, also carries a life of solitude in her village until she decides to visit her daughter. The old woman meets Maria´s neighbour, a solitary widow who lives in company of his dog Achiles. The relation among these three outcasts opens a window of hope in their suffocating lifes thanks to Rosa´s love, patience and discretion.

By Carlos Saura/2007/Musical, documentary/ 93 min/ Goya award: best original song.
Fado is the most popular style of Portuguese song. It appeared in the suburbs of Lisbon in the 19th century as an expression of sorrow and nostalgy. Great Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura is in love with this kind of music. Following his previous films Flamenco (1995) and Tango (1998), Carlos Saura completes his trilogy about popular urban music in the Hispanic world. Some of the most important Portuguese artists together with other well-known singers from Spain (Miguel Poveda) Mexico (Lila Downs) or Brasil (Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque) perform in the studio to showcase this rich cultural heritage.

By Carlos Iglesias/ 2006/ Comedy, drama, inspired in real facts/ 105 min/ Málaga Film Festival 2006: best script, prize of the audience.
Spain 1960. Many workers are made redundant at the beginning of a phase of economic development. Martin is one of them. He decides to emigrate to Switzerland in the company of his friend Marcos. They find a new social and political reality, new friends and a well paid job (hence the original title: 1 Swiss franc equals 14 Spanish pesetas). One year after, his wife (Pilar) and son (Pablo) join Martin in Switzerland. The couple gets used to their new life bearing in mind that one day they will have to go back to Spain to accomplish their dreams. In the meantime, Pablo is growing up away from Spain and his homeland becomes an unknown country. Returning to Spain will be a new challenge for this family. 

By Alejandro Amenábar/1996/Thriller/125 min/ 8 Goya awards: best film, best new director, best actress, best new actor, best script, best production, best montage and best sound.
Astonishing first film by the worldwide successful Spanish –Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar (1972) Other movies by Amenábar:  Abre los ojos/Open your eyes (American remake: Vanilla sky) in 1997, Los otros/The others (with Nicole Kidman) in 2001, Mar adentro/Deep inside (with Javier Bardem, Oscar Academy Award for best non-English film in 2005) and Agora (with Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella) in 2009.
Angela is working on her PhD thesis about violence in the media. Her thesis director discovers a movie in the files of the Faculty and the next day he dies. Angela and her colleague Chema take and watch that movie which contains images of the torture and murder of a young woman. They have crossed a dangerous threshold: Angela might be the next victim in a “snuff-movie”.

LWDLIK - Thank you Eva x

To All My Lovely Readers a Pearly Whites Offer from Boost My Smile Dental Clinic

Just in time for summer a gleaming, gorgeous white smile to show off the new tan. Be a good idea to have a little check-up, at least, before setting off on your holidays. Click above pic to go to website. Offer of 25% discount on all treatments for June but 15% off until end of 2012.
Just go in and ask for the Ladies who do lunch in Kuwait discount (it's for my readers as there is no membership) ask for Razan if there's any confusion..


Twitter: @BoostMySmileBMS

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I Really Don't Get Why Someone Would Say This? Another Rant...

Thought I'd put this question out there and see what sort of response it gets...
What would you say to a woman who told you this. A friend of mine overheard a conversation about foreigners (British beauty salon staff) having to go for health checks every year. So the British hairdresser was moaning about it to a Kuwaiti female client who responded with a curt and  incredibly naive, " Well, you Westerners go out partying all the time here so you need to have health checks to stop Kuwaitis getting infected with anything!"
The very sweet hairdresser didn't have an answer for her but I do...
Someone needs to get real, baby! Please see how many precious local male angels fill the Bangkok flight daily. And no one's checking these guys who come home to their sweet unsuspecting wives. Ignorance is deadly! And you are downright RUDE!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For the Dog Walkers Among us

Cirque Du Soleil's Saltimbanco in Qatar from July 4th

To book tickets [link].

Kubbar Island Beach Clean-up Drive

Kuwait is a country with a beautiful coastline and a magnificent skyline. Due to the pollution caused primarily by the invasion, and the industrial movement that has taken over, the beaches and air aren't as they used to be. With the efforts of those living here and those who believe in the beauty and potential that encompasses Kuwait, all that is changing gradually. 

On his regular cruise to the Kubbar Islands, Sheikh Mishal noticed that the beach is in a very bad state due to the litter & trash left over by the visitors and needed to be cleaned up. Teaming up and taking the initiative he organized this event to mark the "EARTH DAY", they used bags to collect all the refuse dumped along the sand. Soon enough, everyone around at the beach at that time started joining in.

This video shows the exact condition of the beach before the clean-up began and how it looked after this campaign. More and more people in Kuwait are showing initiative in keeping Kuwait clean, safe, and beautiful for the future generations. This was an experience worth sharing and we encourage "one & all" to keep & maintain the heritage of Kuwait beaches.

LWDLIK - Well done people :O)


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dr. Kookie Please Explain..

Dr. Kookie Please Knock! - A sign found on our guest bathroom door
today. Needs investigating with our daughter AKA Kookie
when she gets home from school.