Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Soi Soie by Milia Maroun edition Trunk Show at AlOthman Boutique

AlOthman Boutique is thrilled to showcase Soi Soie by Milia Maroun edition, an award-winning Beirut-based contemporary brand.

The Milia Maroun edition of Soi Soie (Be Silk in French), is a selection of unique pieces combining lines of the Asian kimono and a middle eastern abaya. Originally commissioned by the Beirut National Museum, the Soi Soie edition was created as a unique collection of oriental-modern abayas hand-embellished on luxurious raw silk dyed in dazzling colors.

Now all the way from Beirut, you can shop Soi Soie by Milia Maroun edition at AlOthman Boutique starting from today Monday 16th to 30th June

تشكيلة عصرية ماركة سوي سوي من بيروت وستعرض اليوم في محل العثمان الى يوم 30 يونيو

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Stay at Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos, Greece

After staying in Athens for 2 night, we flew to the island of Mykonos by air via Aegean Airlines.  Our plan was to stay there for 2 nights because our hotel, Cavo Tagoo, was fully booked, and we really wanted to stay there.  I"ve been planning for this trip for a few years and Cavo Tagoo was always on top of my list, and my cousin also recommended this hotel.  We were extremely happy to have made this choice because it had the perfect location, the perfect staff and service, great pool, gorgeous room, great breakfast, and I would guess from other hotels that this might be the number one hotel in Mykonos.  Our trip was a lucky one, we first chose a standard room with a small private room, and got an upgrade upon arrival, with a fast check-in, to a 2 bedroom with a bigger pool, 3 level with a beautiful living room bedroom that was set on the top level.  The room was beautiful even though it was tiring to get to the top level of the hotel, but the views were magnificent.  There was the famous Kiku Japanese restaurant at the time of our visit, which is currently called Tagoo Restaurant, which I will be reviewing next.  The hotel is located on a main road by the sea, and is about a 10 minutes walk to the town, and less than five minutes by car.  An important point of the island is that according to our hotel concierge, there is only a few taxis in hand in the island, around 35 taxis, more or less, and it is recommended that you rent a car, or a buggy, which are plentiful, if you would prefer not waiting for more than 15 minutes to get a hold of a taxi.
اتجهنا عن طريق طائرة الآيجيان اليونانية الى جزيرة ميكونوس بعد ليلتين في أثينا وكانت خطتنا ان نقعد في الجزيرة وتحديدا في فندق كافو تاقو ليلتين فقط بسبب تأخرنا بالحجوزات ولهالسبب غرف الفندق كانت محجوزة بالكامل.  برأيي الفندق هذا هو أفضل فندق في الجزيرة من الي قرأت عنه ومن نصائح الأهل ولما وصلنا اكتشفنا ان اختيارنا للفندق كان موفق من ناحية الموقع والغرف والافطار والخدمة.  ولحسن الحظ ان قدمولنا ابقريد من غرفة صغيرة بحمام سباحة خاص صغير الى غرفة 3 أدوار بغرفتين نوم وحمامين وصالة وحمام سباحة كبير خاص وكنا جدا سعيدين بالأبقريد.  تعشينا في مطعمهم الياباني كيكو والي تغير اسمه حاليا وأصبح مطعم تاقو.  يبعد الفندق عن القرية بـ10 دقائق تقريبا مشيا وأقل من 5 دقائق بالسيارة.  نقطة ومعلومة مهمة عن الجزيرة والي قدموها لنا الفندق هي ان الجزيرة لا تملك سوى تقريبا 35 تاكسي ولهذا يصعب ايجادهم أو تفيرهم ولذا نصحونا بتأجير سيارة أو تأجير باقي والي هو متوفر بكثرة.
 Showing of Versace vintage and famous pieces in the hotel at the time of our visit
Master bedroom in the upper top level
 Second smaller bedroom in the lower level

 Chocolate millefeuille 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sightseeing in Athens, Greece

Our second and last day in Athens, Greece was spent merely on sightseeing and shopping with a quick stop at a tourist Greek restaurant.
أمضينا اليوم الثاني والأخير من رحلتنا لأثينا في اليونان في زيارة المعالم والمتاحف والتسوق بالإضافة الى تناول الغدا في مطعم بسيط للسواح وليس جيدا