Orient 499 in Kuwait

Beirut-based boutique Orient 499, known as the extravagant hub for all modern ethno-chic fashion, jewellery, furniture and home accessories with middle eastern twist, hosted an exhibition last week at Dar Al Funoon in Kuwait City with Iwan Maktabi. Exhibitions like these make me miss Beirut so much! I think the last time I've been there was like 5 or 6 years ago. I miss the sunny beaches and chilly mountains, walking around Saifi village to go have breakfast with my sister in law, and savoring the warm baked goodies in preparation for a busy day ahead.  Oh well, I hope I'll be able to visit Beirut soon. So last week I settled for the next best thing, visiting  Orient 499's exhibition. I went to check out their caftans collections and have a look at their home accessories. Of course the one caftan that I really liked had to cost KD 900+!! Whyyyy!! But according to the sales lady, that was a special piece and and took them 2-3 months to create mainly because there was copper hand-embellished details all over the caftans. So I decided to check out the home accessories and fell in love with wooden and mother-of-pearl nestling tables. The decorative wall items with arabic calligraphy stole the show. The smaller sized ones were priced at KD 100 only! A very good price I must say, I honestly thought they were more expensive than that. Here's a quick look of what I liked the most. 


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