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We’ve all been having a hectic week, so here’s a very happy video from Kuwait.

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Hang in there, it could be worse!

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Everyone knows diamonds (or crystals in this case) are a girls best friend. This BEAUTIFUL online jewelry store is full of different customizable pieces that can be tailored to everyones taste.

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Everything is gold plated with exceptional pieces of Swarovski jewels that are to die for. Anything you can think of, they’ll be sure to deliver! Prices are so reasonable, there are tons of limited addition pieces and absolutely EVERYTHING is handmade.

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They deliver worldwide so it doesn’t matter where you are or where you want to send these goodies, they’ll find a way!

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If you’d like to see all their products for yourself, there are several different platforms you can visit for more samples. They will also be participating at the “Laha” or “For her” exhibition taking place this weekend at Costa Del Sol Hotel in Shaab block 8.

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If you weren’t sure what to get your mom  for Mother’s Day, you’re welcome!

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You can make your orders through whatsapp on +965 96012700

Facebook page is Beroea handmade accessories and the official Instagram page is Beroea_handmade

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I recently came across a gorgeous little boutique called Second Ring Road. Their dresses are tailored perfectly for all the trendy fashionistas in the region.

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Second Ring Road is a small boutique established by young Kuwaiti girls in 2011 to introduce new and exciting evening dresses and gowns. Their mission is to provide the customer with a product that has significant class and elegance with very good quality and price.

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They make efforts to travel to international fashion shows to find the best designers around the world and deal with them. All their products are extremely beautiful and on trend.

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I’m going to be purchasing a couple hundred dresses from there very VERY soon- as soon as I make up my mind on which ones I like the most.

You can find their stuff on their website www.secondringroad.com. You’ll thank me later!

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During the past week I was invited to the newest venue for the Stonegrill franchise in Abu Halifa. I’ve been hearing a lot about the restaurant and was FINALLY able to try it first hand.

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The atmosphere is very cosy, and the lighting is dim-which might not appeal to everyone, but we had a great time and I will definitely be back again!

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The concept of the restaurant is that you get to grill your own food, regardless of if it’s chicken, steak, or shrimp. Each person gets an extremely hot stone where they put their food on it and cook it to their preference. You are given a bib for safety reasons as well as not to make your clothes smell like food.

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Overall, it was an amazing experience and an even more amazing concept. You can visit Stonegrill either in Omniya Center in Salmiya, or Abu Halifa in Menus mall.

 

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If you have been to Second Cup or Coffee Republic recently, you may have seen an exciting new innovation in Kuwait. Boloro Tap and Pay is a new payments service where Viva and Zain customers can use their mobile balance to pay for purchases.

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Making a payment is easy – just tap your sticker at the Point of Sale at a Boloro Merchant and you will receive an SMS asking you to enter your secret PIN to authorize the transaction. Reply to the SMS with your PIN and the transaction is approved.

Boloro is fast, convenient and secure and you never have to share your personal financial information online or in stores. To pay with Boloro, all you need is a mobile phone and the Boloro sticker. Boloro works with all types of phones and since it is not an app, no internet access is required to use it. The Boloro sticker uses NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, which means that a simple tap at the retailer initiates the transaction directly from your mobile. To pay online, you simply have to input your mobile number and authorize the transaction via SMS.

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To get started, you just need to activate Boloro once – get a Boloro sticker from your Mobile Network Operator (Viva or Zain), or a participating Merchant (Second Cup or Coffee Republic) and SMS the 16-digit sticker code to 281. Once activated, you will receive a 4-digit security PIN, which you must not share with anyone. Your 4-digit PIN is used to approve all transactions through Boloro.

This hip and fun new way to pay is currently available to Viva prepaid and post-paid and Zain prepaid customers in Kuwait. Boloro is available at several retailers and merchants throughout Kuwait. Last year, Boloro announced a successful pilot with KPTC and CityBus, where customers used Boloro Tap and Go to ride the bus. Presently, you can use it at Second Cup and Coffee Republic outlets, as well as to top up your CashU balance online. Soon it will be expanding to more retailers and websites in the region.

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Boloro has been launched by Boloro Kuwait, the first of its kind regional mobile payment company based in Kuwait City. Its aim is to improve the lives of people in the MENA region by fueling online and point of purchase commerce by offering secure and convenient payment alternatives to mobile phone customers, through the Boloro Mobile Payments Platform.

If you need more information, you can watch this video from facebook!

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For further information visit www.boloro.com/kuwait and https://www.facebook.com/bolorokuwait

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Incase you missed the event that took place earlier this year in January, here’s the official video for the event. A lot of these cars might look super familiar, and you’ve probably seen them roaming around the streets of Kuwait! Enjoy :)

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So, the 86th Academy Awards were held yesterday and Jennifer Lawrence tripped. Again. She didn’t even make it to the red carpet before she made her stumble.

Allow me to take you step by step through her throughly embarrassing, yet adorable mishap.

1. The wave

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2.The fall

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3.The fall continued

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4. And finally, the laugh

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She’s the cutest! Moving on, poor Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t get an Oscar this year either. This man has recently become the joke of the internet. Here is his reaction at the exact moment at the Oscars, up until he found that he didn’t win anything.

First he sees his name up on screen, and is super super excited.

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Yay me, might actually win something this year.

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And theeeeen, Jennifer Lawrence announced that Mathew McConaughey for his role in Dallas Buyer’s Club.

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Then the awkward-it-was-supposed-to-be-mine-hug with Mathew

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It’s so sad it’s funny. I feel like such a horrible person, but I can’t help but laugh at all the jokes everywhere. Here are my top 3!

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Enough with Leo and the jokes, here are the winners for the 2014 Oscars!

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer’s Club
Achievement in Best Costume: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot
Animated Feature Film: Frozen
Achievement in Visual Effects: Gravity
Live Action Short Film: Helium
Best Documentary Short Subject: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: The Great Beauty, Italy
Achievement in Sound Mixing: Gravity
Achievement in Sound Editing: Gravity
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Achievement in Cinematography: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Achievement in Film Editing: Gravity
Achievement in Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Original Score: GravityStephen Price
Best Original Song: “Let It Go,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez; Frozen
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Achievement in Directing: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

What were your thoughts on the Oscars? Who deserved their win? Who didn’t?

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Arch.ive is a publication developed as a means of showcasing the studio works of the students at the College of Architecture, Kuwait University.
Arch.ive will be launching the first issue of the publication this upcoming Wednesday, March 5th, 7:00-9:30pm.
Everyone is more than welcome to attend this event and witness all the local architectural talent in Kuwait!
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