Re-cast Architectural Photography Exhibition

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 Re-cast is an architectural photography exhibition organized by CAP and sponsored by Pace. The exhibition showcases the works of local architects who have all undergone a 5-day workshop under the guidance of Samer Yamani and Gunnar Knechtel, where buildings were documented, assessed, and manipulated to create an entirely new perspective of the architecture. Some of the works displayed were truly fascinating. I’ve always thought that nothing can capture the personality of a building like a good picture can, and this was exactly the case here.

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Tonight: Pecha Kucha #9

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Pecha Kucha is an event where creatives gather and share their ideas. 9 speakers will present random presentations in the 20×20 format; 20 photos,each photo will show for 20 seconds.

  • When: Tonight, June 26,2013 at 7:00 pm
  • Where: Amricani Cultral Center – Gulf Road

Twitter and Instagram @Pechkucha_Q8

See you there!

Mini-Gallery: Arabella

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The new restaurant-strip: Arabella, is finally open after some long wait.

The place is still in the finishing phase. Workers and construction left-overs are everywhere. And only one restaurant is open, which is Olive Garden (review coming soon!)

Arabella is located in Al-Ta’awon street, right next to the Palms.

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Gallery: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel And Spa

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The other day Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa gathered up the bloggers for a tour at Kuwait’s newest -and most photogenic- attraction. It’s worthy noting that designers behind the hotel Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are the same architects who designed Al Hamra Tower. The design’s main concept was inspired by the old Arabic word “Messil” which referred to the ground hole in which rain water from small torrents gathered. You can see numerous bodies of water enriching the place. And that pool area is just a piece of art.

Enjoy the gallery!

Jumeirah (1)The invite.

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The fountain at the main entrance.

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The room we waited in while everybody arrived. And that room’s magnificent view overlooking the whole outdoor area (below).

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The royal suite.

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The Reef hall, my favorite room in all of the hotel, from above. 3-stories high.

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The presidential suite

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Going down to the Reef hall.

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And tadaaa! Isn’t this beautiful? Walls, floors, and  ceiling all covered in mosaic. So lively.

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some of the conference rooms

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The main wedding hall. Biggest in Kuwait.

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Jumeirah (28)The corridor leading to the bridal suite overlooks the wedding hall. So the bride wouldn’t miss any moments of her wedding before she enters the hall. She can watch her guests without being visible.

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Loved that the bridal suite comes equipped with 2 salons.

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Back downstairs at the main lobby

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Tea lounge. Should try this out soon.

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Arabesque. The Arabic restaurant. Serves shisha too.

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The Garden Cafe. Has a nice outdoor seating area.

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Jumeirah (47)And the best part.. The pool area..

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Jumeirah (58)Another cafe on the beach.

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All the 12 villas were fully booked so we couldn’t have a look inside.

They’re on Instagram by the way. Follow them @JumeirahMessilahBeach


Review: Pepper Restaurant At Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel

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I finally went and checked out the newly opened Jumeirah Messilah Beach hotel last night. And after having a walk around the place my friend and I decided to have dinner at Pepper steakhouse, one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants.

From what I’ve gathered, the restaurant’s theme is the forest. Columns wrapper with trees, an illuminated lake in the center, tree log tables, and a gorgeous flower chandelier, which was my absolute favorite part! I took dozens of photos of that chandelier alone.

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Illuminated menus.

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The drinks: Sky Blue (above) and pineapple Mojito (below).

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IMG_0186 copyComplimentary appetizer: Halloumi tomatoes with pesto. This was YUM.

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While we waited for the main course, I took a look upstairs. Second floor isn’t open yet though.

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Just look how gorgeous the chandelier is upclose! The petals are covered with crystals.

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The main course: Spring chicken (above), Pumpkin risotto (below).

Yes, we go into a steakhouse and order chicken and risotto. Not usually big fans of steak. But still couldn’t resist the magnificent interiors.

The food was good. Needed some kind of a signature taste though. The service was superb. Great hospitality and very friendly staff. It also didn’t take them long to serve the appetizers or the main course afterwards.

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Pepper is located in Jumeirah Messilah beach, basement floor.

The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel Opening Date

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I’ve been hearing about how extravagant the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel is going to be once it opens and after seeing Confashion’s exclusive sneak peek gallery (Including the photo above) I think the new 5-star hotel will live right up to its early reputation. Soft opening date? 7 May 2013