Creative Inspiration for your home with Next Home Furnishing

This February 14th, NEXT introduces their Home Collection that comes to life in hues of frosted metallics, greys and soft earthy tones.

The Home collection from NEXT inspires ideas that fuse modern trends with traditional elements. Style your space with flowing curtains in gorgeous hues and prints, and match them with bed sets and pillow cases, or browse around and discover the latest trends in finishes and textures perfect for your interiors.

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Inject colour, warmth and excitement into your living areas with the latest collections of rugs and table accessories. Make a cosy addition to your favourite seating area and dress your sofas and beds in patterned or plain cushions. Gorgeous bed covers, fitted sheets and warm duvets in will transform your bedroom in their vibrant shades of florals, blush and teals.

Balance utility and style with elegant bathroom accessories that can be coordinated for a beautiful update to your bathroom. Choose from pretty toothbrush holders and beautiful soap dispensers, or opt from NEXT’s range of soft bathroom towels to ensure an elegant finish to your bathroom. 

Whatever your style, space or scheme, you can explore the most recent home furnishing accessories and decor at NEXT. 

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The NEXT Home Collection will be available at The Avenues (Phase 1) in Kuwait, Mall of the Emirates -Dubai, Yas Mall - Abu Dhabi, Sahara Center - Riyadh, and Doha Festival City - Qatar.

Whether shopping the latest home accessories or the trendiest styles, customers can use their PRIVILEGES CLUB card or app at NEXT stores in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar and have a chance to win entries into the Monthly or quarterly Super Draw.[...]

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Alshaya Restaurants Scoop Over 15 Culinary Awards at 2019 HORECA

Kuwait’s Annual Culinary Contest Highlights Alshaya’s Commitment to Deliver Outstanding Customer Experiences

Kuwait’s popular dining destinations operated by the Alshaya Group including Asha’s, Bouchon Bakery, Café Coco, Veranda, and 400 Gradi, won over 15 awards and a number of merit certificates at Kuwait’s leading food and beverage competition, Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Awards (HORECA), hosted this month.

The three-day show, held at Kuwait International Fair, hosted a number of exciting competitions to highlight chefs’ talent, hospitality professionals and culinary students.

 Alshaya Restaurants Scoop Over 15 Culinary Awards at 2019 HORECA

Asha’s signature flair won them one gold, five silver, and three bronze medals in the Asian and Mystery Basket categories, while Bouchon Bakery won two silver and two bronze competing in the Best Burger Challenge and Best Éclair category. Gold, silver and bronze medals were jointly awarded to Veranda, Café Coco and Bouchon Bakery for their winning entries in the Mystery Basket, Kuwait Dessert and newly introduced Jack Creek Steak Challenge.

Over 320 participants from Kuwait and other countries took part in this year’s exhibition, competing in 21 competitions. From the best bread creation and Mystery Basket Competition to the best burger, Kuwait dessert and Asian cuisine, the competitions were judged by experts and heads of chef unions from a number of European, Arab and Asian countries.

Alshaya Restaurants Scoop Over 15 Culinary Awards at 2019 HORECA

“Congratulations to all of our chefs who have again performed so well this year. We’re proud of their ongoing commitment to deliver outstanding service and quality to all our customers. The hard work and the spirit of our teams mirror Alshaya’s belief in always scaling greater heights and ensuring a memorable dining experience,” said Mathew Holgate, President of Alshaya’s Food Division.

Alshaya offers customers a choice of more than 25 food brands across the Middle East – including Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, Shake Shack, IHOP, Babel, Raising Cane’s and Pizza Express.[...]

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Alshaya Celebrates PRIVILEGES CLUB Super Draw Winners

Nine Alshaya customers take home over KD 60,000 in the quarterly prize draw

“Winning with Alshaya’s PRIVILEGES CLUB is the best way to start the year. It’s just amazing,” exclaimed one of the nine PRIVILEGES CLUB members who has just won a prize in Alshaya’s latest PRIVILEGES CLUB Super Draw that totaled more than KD 60,000.

One lucky winner walked away with KD15,000 in 2018’s winter Super Draw, with three people winning KD7,500 each and five winners receiving KD5,000 each, all payable in Alshaya Gift Cards. In addition, the December Monthly Draw saw 20 club members win prizes worth KD11,000 in total. Names of all winners can be found at www.alshaya.com/privileges-club.

Alshaya Celebrates PRIVILEGES CLUB Super Draw Winners

The PRIVILEGES CLUB rewards members across Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain through prize draws, and keeps them up to date with great offers from Alshaya. For every KD5 spent at any of Alshaya’s stores, cafes and restaurants, members earn an entry into the monthly prize draw. The Super Draw, held each quarter, is open to members who spend more than KD1,000 in the previous three months

PRIVILEGES CLUB members earn entries when they spend at any of Alshaya’s shopping, dining and leisure brands including H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, Victoria’s Secret, Harvey Nichols, M.A.C., Bath & Body Works, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. With nearly 90 brands to choose from there are plenty of opportunities to collect prize draw entries.

Starbucks customers in Kuwait who are members of My Starbucks Rewards (MSR), can earn entries into the prize draws if their MSR registered phone number is the same as their PRIVILEGES CLUB number.

The next Super Draw winners will be announced in April 2019, based on spending in January, February and March.

Details of all Alshaya’s brands, plus monthly and quarterly winners, are published on the PRIVILEGES CLUB app and on www.alshaya.com/Privilegesclub. Customers can also connect with the programme on www.facebook.com/ThePrivilegesClub/ and www.instagram.com/theprivilegesclub/.[...]

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Savour the authentic flavours of Kuwait at Amiti Noura

Classic Kuwaiti home recipes served in a contemporary setting at The Avenues

Amiti Noura, a contemporary dining destination offering a culinary journey into the traditional Kuwaiti kitchen and home, has opened its doors at The Souk, The Avenues, inviting diners to enjoy a taste of classic Kuwaiti home flavours.

Developed and operated by Alshaya Group, Amiti Noura, which translates to ‘Aunt Noura’, pays homage to authentic local recipes and Kuwait’s spirit of hospitality. Inspired by these traditions, guests at Amiti Noura are promised a journey that captures this generosity. Warm Kuwaiti hospitality is paired with a contemporary and chic ambience, to create a dining destination that nourishes the soul. 

Savour the authentic flavours of Kuwait at Amiti Noura

Amiti Noura brings friends and families together for heart-warming meals that reflect the comfort and traditions of a Kuwaiti home kitchen. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests will discover a wide choice of classic home-style dishes that are defined by family recipes and offer a unique combination of distinct flavors and spices.

Breakfast specials are served with Tanoor and Regag bread while classic staples like Hamsat and Sambusa are served all day long. Lunch and dinner options feature a wide selection of chicken, meat and seafood dishes, while the delicious range of desserts includes classics like Sab Al Gafsha and Lgaimat.

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The modern welcoming ambiance of Amiti Noura is created through a soft fusion of subtle and earthy tones and distinct decor that captures Kuwait’s heritage.

Amiti Noura is located at The Souk at The Avenues and welcomes guests between 9:00AM and 11:30PM on week days and until 12 midnight on weekends. Follow @AmitiNoura on Instagram for the authentic Kuwaiti culinary experience and updates.[...]

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Amiti Noura

Inspired by the cooking of everyone’s favourite aunt and the traditions of Kuwait, a meal at Amiti Noura is a window into the legacy of authentic Kuwaiti cuisine, brought alive in an array of dishes that are defined by family recipes and a unique combination of distinct flavors and spices. Classic heritage meets originality throughout the Amiti Noura experience, where one can relish home-cooked Kuwaiti hospitality with a mild hint of modernity, in a contemporary and warm setting.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Amiti Noura brings friends and families together for heart-warming meals through a culinary experience that carries the comfort and tradition of a Kuwaiti home kitchen.

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KidZania Kuwait is recognized with the Best Metropolis Award 2018

KidZania Kuwait received the 2018 Best Metropolis Award during a gala dinner recently attended by representatives from several KidZania States, the Central Government of KidZania and the Institute for Ztandards Observance (I.Z.O.).

Abdelkouddous (AK) Al-Hasani, KidZania Kuwait´s Business Alliance Manager, received the recognition on behalf of the thirteenth KidZania facility that opened in June 16th , 2013; A Metropolis is characterized by having collaborators from over twenty nationalities and a steady operation.

KidZania Kuwait is recognized with the Best Metropolis Award 2018

Proudly speaking about the award, Vice President of Leisure and Entertainment Department at Alshaya Group, Fernando Medroa, said “We are very honored to receive the accolade during this year which also coincides with our fifth anniversary in Kuwait. This award not only recognizes KidZania Kuwait as the best among the facilities that were eligible this year but also represents the work, effort and passion that everyone at KidZania Kuwait puts every day in assuring that our facility offers the best experience as well as ignites the hearts and minds of the children, empowering them to get ready for a better world!”.

The Best Metropolis Award acknowledges leadership, strategic planning, talent management, customer satisfaction, corporate social responsibility, compliance, operations and outstanding performance during 2017.

KidZania Kuwait is recognized with the Best Metropolis Award 2018

During the same Top Management´s Zummit 2018´s gala dinner, KidZania Kuwait also received the 2018 IZO:K Certification. The I.Z.O:K Certification recognizes the KidZania Facilities with a remarkable achievement in leadership, strategic planning, talent management, customer satisfaction, corporate social responsibility, operations and performance that comply in at least with 80% of I.Z.O.’s Ztandards over a year.[...]

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Bath & Body Works launches exclusive e-commerce website in the United Arab Emirates

Bath & Body Works, the ultimate personal care and home fragrance lifestyle brand, launched their e-commerce website in the United Arab Emirates.

The new Bath & Body Works online boutique will allow customers in the UAE to explore an extensive array of the best home fragrance, gifts, body & bath products. From fun and flirty scents to sophisticated and exotic fragrances, Bath & Body Works offers a wide range of world-class fragrances to suit every personality and occasion. Their product range includes fragrances Signature Collection Body Care, Bath & Body Works and White Barn Home Fragrance, Bath & Body Works Hand Soap & Sanitizers and Aromatherapy. 

Bath & Body Works launches exclusive e-commerce website  in the United Arab Emirates

With easy navigation and the choice of shopping in both English and Arabic, the website gives customers the freedom to discover, explore and shop the latest trends as well as the newest, freshest fragrances for body, hand and home, at their convenience. 

Customers also have the flexibility to shop and pay at their convenience through features like ‘Cash on Delivery’ and ‘Click and Collect’, where products purchased online can be collected from a store of the customer’s choice. Online payments are facilitated via a secure and fast payment gateway.

Bath & Body Works will also be launching online shopping in KSA and Kuwait over the coming months.

Bath & Body Works launches exclusive e-commerce website  in the United Arab Emirates

 

For more than 25 years, customers have looked to Bath & Body Works for quality, on-trend products and the newest, freshest fragrances. Today the brand’s portfolio includes more than 200 different private label scents, including the iconic Dark Kiss, Japanese Cherry Blossom, award-winning A Thousand Wishes and soothing Eucalyptus Spearmint. Customers are sure to find the fragrances that suit them best, and will likely be met with a surprise and delight along the way.
For the holiday season, Bath & Body Works will present over 300 new products that celebrate some of the season's newest and most iconic fragrances.

Shop all your favourites on https://www.bathandbodyworks.ae/[...]

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TOPSHOP BEAUTY IS BACK

What’s the deal?

Topshop Beauty is putting experimentation back into makeup. No more instructions, no more guidelines; just easy-to-use products to scribble, smudge and swipe, creating any look.

In response to feedback from customers and industry experts, Topshop Beauty favourites have been reworked and revamped. As well as bringing back cult classics, the range also introduces entirely new lines and updated long-lasting formulas to suit all skin types. Packaging has grown up; with the signature squiggles and dots being replaced with sleek, matte and metallic chrome casing.

Topshop Beauty back in stores

All textures and colours used throughout the beauty range have been inspired by Topshop’s fashion collections; from futuristic metallic eyeshadows to channel your inner Blade Runner, to smoky, smudgy eyeliners that promise to keep everyone’s obsession with ‘90s grunge alive.

And, what about the products?

We don’t need to tell you how to do your makeup, but we have created a line to satisfy everyone’s beauty needs; from brushes to glosses we’ve got you covered. And, of course, all of our products are certified as cruelty-free under the Leaping Bunny programme – the ‘gold standard’ for no animal testing.

Base
We’ve gone back to basics and created a fool-proof range of hardworking, long-lasting makeup staples. Whether you want a full face of foundation or just a dab of concealer, our newly formulated range has got all bases covered. Start with a primer (choose from mattifying or illuminating) then choose one of our liquid concealers and foundations, or opt for powder – we’ve got three available (invisible, matte and pressed). Our favourite? The textural glosses – choose either matte or gloss to transform the finish and take your complexion to the next level.

Face
Are you a blusher or bronzer devotee? Do you contour or just highlight? Prefer a subtle shimmer or serious sparkle? Whatever makeup vibe you’re feeling, all of our face powders can be easily buffed and blended to tone your look up or down. Our infamous glow pots and highlighters built up a loyal fan base over the years, so they are back and haven’t changed at all!

Topshop Beauty back in stores

Eyes
With six different eyeshadow finishes – from matte to metallic, satin to sparkly and chrome to crayon; you can bare, bold and everything in between. There are still eyeliners galore (kohl, Kajal, pens and waterproof, to name a few) as well as smudge-proof brow products, intensifying mascara and a strong-hold primer to boost all eyeshadows.

Lips
From barely-there balms to bold liquid lips, we’ve got 83 shades and textures including the return of the best-selling, zingy red, Rio Rio.

Nails
To complete the look we’ve got 15 nail polishes to choose from for your next home mani/pedi.

Tools
Swirl, glide, swish, smudge – how do you apply your makeup? We’ve got 10 brushes to help you buff and blend the entire Topshop Beauty range.[...]

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H&M PRESENTS RELAXED, EASY GLAMOUR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

There’s no mistaking that festive thrill in the air: this holiday season, H&M invites you to revel in the myriad joys of the season at the fictional Hotel Mauritz. A six-episode mini-series, directed by Matt Piedmont, all based in an irresistibly cosy alpine lodge filled with an extraordinary cast of stars, this is our mood-setting introduction to the wonder of winter.

And whether its after-dark designs – filled with luxurious flourishes and seductive flashes – or comfortable, homespun wardrobe delights you’re seeking as the holiday season gets under way, there’s plenty to dazzle in stores and online.

H&M presents Holiday Season Collection

Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Design Director, says: “H&M’s holiday collection is all about effortless sophistication. Our womenswear fashion is a particular highlight for me this year, with numerous cool, relaxed pieces that will take the panic out of party-dressing. As for menswear, the collection is full of sleek tailoring, and our childrenswear is truly fantastic, full of fairy-tale accents. From luxurious statement pieces to homespun treats, it’s about catering to the magical seasonal atmosphere.”

For women, the focus is on effortlessly elegant pieces that semaphore relaxed glamour. Liquid tailoring in slick monochrome offers endless desk-to-disco possibilities, whether via a sleek tuxedo coat or a sophisticated pyjama combination. Romantic and intricately decorated knitwear sprinkled with pearls and beads turns show-stopping with a simple pair of coated skinny trousers. And lingerie elements add a sensual spin to supple satins and second-skin dresses.

H&M presents Holiday Season Collection

Menswear has a refined, suave theme. Suiting is cut lean and designed to flatter, in smart charcoal and inky black. Shirting is another key focus, elevated with unique prints, while knitwear is rendered in a palette of classic, rusty reds and autumnal chestnuts.

Childrenswear has a fairy-tale aspect inspired by an enchanted forest. Filled with fantastic creatures and shimmering metallics, with hero pieces including the endlessly captivating tulle princess skirts for girls and graphic printed knits for boys, it’s a playful take on a magical season of style.

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The highly-anticipated Bebabel is now open at The Avenues - Kuwait

Successful debut in the region continues with Bebabel Kuwait

Lebanese casual chic restaurant concept, Bebabel, officially launched in Kuwait at the heart of The Avenues, marking its presence in a total of four markets in the region.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Dory Rizk, Founder and CEO of Afkar Holding Group, senior management of Alshaya Group and Afkar Holding Group, Chargé d’Affaires of Lebanon in Kuwait, Nisrine Boukaram, and esteemed media members and high dignitaries.

Bebabel opens at The Avenues - Kuwait

Bebabel has been developed as a modern, chic and innovative concept with emphasis on ‘living the moment’ through shared experiences. Originating from the grandiose of the award-winning Lebanese brand ‘Babel’, Bebabel is the ‘casual chic’ version of Babel offering a delectable Lebanese all-day dining menu, within strikingly elegant surroundings inspired by the Lebanese heritage.

Lebanese Architect and co-founder of Afkar Holding, Claude Abi Saad, is the creative force behind every detail in the Babel and the Bebabel concepts & designs and has been instrumental in seeing them come to life.

The people of Kuwait have grown to love the concept and culture at Babel and now can complete their journey in exploring progressive Lebanese cuisine through Bebabel, which has already built a wide fan base on a regional level.

Bebabel opens at The Avenues - Kuwait

Every time of the day is a perfect time at Bebabel as guests can enjoy a variety of the menu items including breakfast dishes, salads, mezzes, grills, coffee and dessert. All of which can be relished at any time of the day, while exploring Bebabel’s welcoming blend of progressive Lebanese cuisine that is globally inspired and prepared with fresh local ingredients, and served in a stylish contemporary setting.

Bebabel is located at Grand Avenue - The Avenues and is open from 9am until 11pm.[...]

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