The members of “Khayt,” a new crochet group that recently joined the Al Sadu Society organization, held a beautiful crochet flower bouquet competition on the evening of March 18th. The bouquets were judged by a judging panel made up of Mr. Sulaiman Al-Tarrah from 965flowers.com, Ms. Badriya Al-Hasawi from Fleur, and Ms. Mariam Nasrallah from Pretty Sheep Crochet. The winning flower bouquets will soon be available for sale at 965flowers.com. The set-up of the event was done by renowned event organizer Emad Al-Samhan.
That’s right, everyone, it’s that time of the year again! For those who don’t yet know, each year Operation HOPE offers a beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilt handcrafted quilt for Mother’s Day. As always, they will be holding a raffle drawing on Saturday the 27th of April at their Mother’s Day Tea (more info on this event coming soon!). As you can see, this year’s quilt is another work of art! This masterpiece, called “Do You See What I See”was lovingly created by Teresa Al Alban after over 100 hours of cutting, piecing and quilting. If you would like to enter for a chance to hang this magnificent quilt in your home, and give your support to Operation HOPE, please read on!
We receive many inquiries from our readers who are dying to trade their city lives for a day in a chalet along the beautiful blue Kuwaiti shores. Renting a chalet (beach house) in Kuwait can be a fun-filled experience for the whole family if it’s planned properly in advance. If spending a relaxing day, weekend, or week (if you’re lucky enough) on the beach is your thing, then here are some great resources & places to make this happen:
We had the pleasure of visiting the “Bloom” Flower Exhibition today at The Avenues Mall, and we must say it was GORGEOUS! Make sure to pay a visit and join in on the floral arrangement demo which in turn supports the Kuwait Red Crescent Society. Catch this lovely exhibition before it ends on the 20th of this month. Enjoy a few of our images below. You may also find these images, along with other event photos, on The Grapevine’s Instagram account HERE.
Standing opposite Seif Palace, Dickson House, home of the first British political envoy, stands as a symbol of the strong political ties between Kuwait and Britain. Built in the early 1900s, the house was used as the headquarters of successive British political envoys appointed to Kuwait, beginning with Colonel Knox in 1904, with the last and arguably the best known resident being Colonel Harold Dickson who left it in 1935 to work in the new headquarters at the British Embassy. After retiring, Colonel Dickson and his wife Lady Violet went back to live in the house. The colonel passed away in 1959 and his wife, known to Kuwaitis as Umm Saud, remained living there until the 1990 invasion of Kuwait when she was evacuated to Britain, where she died shortly afterwards.