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Sunday, June 23, 2013

New from Red Ribbon for Ramadan

للنقصة أو قرقيعان الطلب عن طريق الواتس اب فقط

Saturday, June 22, 2013

New Hotel: Aman Canal Grande Venice - Italy

Hotel opened: June 1st, 2013.

The luxury 24 suite Aman Canal Grande Venice, formerly the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli property, is located on the Canal Grande in San Paolo, the oldest part of Venice, Italy.  The property has two gardens, not a common sight in Venice.  Many of the rooms feature frescoes and have a living and dressing room.
كان فندق أمان قراند كانال الكائن على ضفة القراند كانال في أقدم جهة في فينيسيا (سان باولو) قصرا لعائلة معروفة فب القرن الـ16.  يمتللك الفندق الجديد 24 سويت وحديقتين بالإضافة الى رسمات فنية  على الجدران في العديد من الغرف.
 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Another Post on Cocomaya - London, UK

Cocomaya is my favorite bakery/tea place in London. On the last day of my trip, I went there twice, once for breakfast in the Pavilion Road branch, and once for afternoon tea at the Porchester Place chocolate shop.  We found out after arriving to the British Airways terminal, that there was a Cocomaya branch there.  I mentioned before (last year's post) that I was a fan of their lemon poppy seed cake.  Now I have more favorites, the almond croissant and the gluten/dairy free orange and almond cupcake!
كوكومايا هو المكان المفضل لدي للشاي والحلو في لندن.  في اليوم الأخير من رحلتي زرت المكان مرتين مرة للافطار ومرة للأفترنون تي.  مرة في فرع الكائن في بافيليون رود ومرة في فرع بورجيستر بليس.  ووجدنا فرع جديد في مطار هيثرو ترمينال طياران البريتيش.  ذكرت من قبل اني أحب كيكة الليمون لديهم والآن صرت أحب كرواسان اللوز وكب كيك البرتقال واللوز الرطبة 
والخالية من الغلوتين والألبان
Cocomaya Pavilion Road
Cocomaya Porchester Place
Address: 186 Pavilion Road
Other branch: 3 Porchester Place (chocolate shop)/ 12 Connaugt Street (bakery next door)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Spuntino - London, UK

Spuntino has been on my list since the London trip before the last.  Located in the Soho area, this bar seating restaurant is all about tapas and American comfort food.  We had the mini slider, mac & cheese, fried olives with fillings, shoestring fries, and the peanut butter & jelly sandwich.  The atmosphere is different than most places in London.  Very laid back and the bartenders who are the waiters themselves are really friendly.  The burger was too huge even though it was a slider but it was ok.  I especially loved and recommend their mac & cheese, the best I had yet, and their dessert.
مطعم سبونتينو الموجود في حي السوهو هو مختلف عن المطاعم الأخرى في لندن.  الأكل بكميات صغيرة أو لملقبة بالتاباز وبالأكل الأمريكي.  وطريقة القعدة بالمطعم هو على البار فقط. طلبنا السلايدر والبطاط الضعيف والزيتون المحشي المقلي والمكرونة بالجبنة وحلو سندويجت الفول السوداني والمربى.  أحلى شي كان المكرونة والحلو.
 Mac & Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Address: 61 Rupert Street
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 11:00 am - 12:00
                        Sun 11:00 am- 11::00 pm

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wahaca - London, UK

I never ate in Wahaca restaurant, but have come across reviews about it and then passed the Southbank branch (by River Thames close to the London Eye) by chance and just had to get shots of the colorful one of a kind exterior, which is entirely made up of recycled shipping containers made into two levels.  There are many other branches, the first being in Covent Garden and one of the latest is in Soho.
ما جربت مطعم وهاكا في لندن لكن مرين يمه وعجبني الديكور وكنت قاريه عنه بالنت وكتب مطاعم لندن. هذا الفرع يطل على نهر التايمز بالقرب من لندن آي. في له العديد من الأفرع
Address:  Wahaca Southbank, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
Opening Times:   Mon-Sat: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
                           Sun: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Flower Post XI

Something I made myself as a dining table centerpiece (along with other vases with similar colored flowers) for a birthday party hosted at my place. This fuscia arrangement is dominated by different shades of peonies and a few dahlia like flowers.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My Stay at The Wellesley Hotel - London, UK

One of the best hotel experience I ever had when it comes to friendliness and service was in The Wellesley Hotel in London.  A luxury boutique hotel located in Knightsbridge across from Hyde Park Corner.  What I liked most apart from its Art Deco interiors was the location, perfect, and has a bus stop just outside its doors.  The interiors is really elegant in the style of the 1920s Art Deco, think The Great Gatsby.  We got the junior suite just to get a more spacious room, which means we had our own butler.  Hermes beauty products and a complimentary Rolls Royce ride to close addresses.  Extremely helpful and friendly staff.  I would definitely stay there again.
من أحلى الفنادق الي سكنت فيها في لندن من ناحية ديكور وخدمة هو فندق ذا ويلسلي الكائن في نايتسبريدج مقابل الهايد بارك كورنر.  هو فندق بوتيك راقي ومصمم بالآرت ديكو وهو تصميم الـ1920.  الموقع ممتازوتوجد محطة باص بالضبط عند باب الفندق. اخترنا الجونيور سويت ليكون أوسع وتأتي الغرفة مع خادم خاص يلبي كل حاجاتنا.    توجد منتجات ماركة هيرميز في الحمام كما يوفر الفندق توصيل مجاني لسكان الفندق بسيارة الولز رويس لمسافات قريبة.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hawksmoor Seven Dials - London, UK

My number one steak is officially the one I had at Hawksmoor Seven Dials restaurant in London.  Its located in a huge basment of a building in one of Covent Garden's alleyways.  A place where you can have a deliciously satisfyinh British steak lunch or dinner.  I would go there again and again, maybe try the other Hawksmoor restaurants.  The steak is of extremely good quality, the sauce, the mashed potato, all was perfect. Dessert was also really good, especially the round salted caramel rolos, sweet dark chocolate pieces with a contrasting salty filling.  The service was also excellent and we had a lot of help and patience in choosing our meat and dessert.

المطعم الألذ للستيكات هو مطعم هوكسمور سيفين دايالز في منطقة كوفنت قاردن في لندن.  اللحم كان بجودة عالية والحلو عجبني خاصة حلو دوائر الرولو بالكراميل المالح.  اللي يشتغلون كانوا صبورين لطلباتنا وساعدونا وايد في اختيار اللحم والحلو وكان بالضبط مثل ما قالوا
Sticky toffee pudding
Address: 11 Langley Street
Opening hours:  Lunch Mon-Sat 12:00-3:00pm
                         Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:00-10:30pm
                                  Fri-Sat 5:00-11:00pm
                                  Sunday 12:00-9:30pm