Meet our Fantastic Friend!

It’s very exiting to introduce you this guy. He is fun, he is happy, he is in love with what he is doing,  he is also smart so on goes….We are very happy to open his way of life and experience to our dear readers. Hope you will at least learn to find something you love and passionate about and go for it!!!

Explore him right here and don’t forget to have fun when you do.

Don’t take anything to serious in this life be happy be nice to yourself and others.

I am hospitality, PR & social media consultant under my company @TheContourage, a blogger (talalalrashed.tumblr.com) and real-estate investor living between Dubai & Kuwait.

I was born in Kuwait, 13 May 1983


I studied accounting in Kuwait University and later for career shift I studied hospitality management in Glion school in Montreux, Switzerland.


I was working for one year in a fine dining restaurant in DIFC, Dubai and from there I turned my instagram account public and people started to get to know me and enjoy my content which were mainly restaurants and dishes from various restaurants around Dubai and Istanbul.


The reason was PASSION & LOVE for good places to eat and good food, as well as beautiful spaces such as hotels.


The most difficult part of my job is working with hotels & restaurants with PR & marketing managers who are happy receiving salaries every month and do not care much about the business. Also working with people that think I am doing this for my own benefit rather than theirs. Bad weather conditions make my job difficult, pictures do not turn out as I wish. I also find it annoying to have to sit and write proposals and reports to my clients, I wish I can find someone that is good in writing them, and I just review them. Travelling a lot, having to ruin my diet and skipping reading because of socialising make me want to quit sometimes 🙂


I would choose same job in another life but much earlier in my life.


My massage to your reader, be courageous enough to quit what you do not yourself in, but find the next step first.

For more information and contact

Talal Alrashed

Director
Dubai: +971 552494581

Kuwait: +965 66662731

Istanbul: +90 5533267579
talal@contourage.com

Jardin de Cactus 

This is our free but limited  tour for you dear readers enjoy one of the amazing creations on earth!

These are just few photos of unbelievably beautiful cactuses….

We have never seen that much different kinds together…

It was full of creative ideas coming to mind in this jardin…

We just loved this place 🌵❤️🌵

Sure we recommend to see this place by yourself !!!

Spanish food

We were in Spain few weeks ago and Madrid was Reina(queen) of Spanish food for sure. But try to be peeky  because there are many tourist traps. Our recommendation is go local you will not regret any bite of it.

Here comes our first Reina we just found it around one of the corners of Madrid.

This is called spanish generosity they almost-always serve you something free but most delicat thing they have.

And this is our second Reina most delicious food with tones of smiling chef Alvaro!!!

Vinci 66 rooftop bar the best view and cocktails and drinks also the service by Sergio is fantastic experience you must try it!!!!!! Especially the coconut cocktail (look at our Instagram for more details  please)

Have some snacks in museu thuyssen cafe they have just just delicious food…

This is gourme side of the Spanish dishes amazingcious!

While you get hot in siesta time….having some fries and salad is not bad idea😋

And this is how you start your breakfast in Spain with Cava of course….cause they know you don’t have to wait for somethings in life to celebrate so celebrate while you are in the moment and while still you are breathing….. Whishing you a week and whole life better than the champagne dears!!!!

Starting the day with a surprise…

Continuing private….

Cooking from the garden rhubarbs…

Baking kadayif….

Then baklava..

The rhubarb pie is already is ready…

And another baklawa…

It was long day full of nice stuff how about to en it with good sip of coffee….and rest!

Orebro best memories 

Orebro-Sweden it’s sweet place to be there you feel you are in small cozy city. It feels you are in small village but with the feeling of small city without any stress or rush it relaxed place. Easily you can walk all around the monuments and museums, parks and the famous castle.

Enjoy few old memories from orebro and don’t forget this old but just very popular saying. See something once better to hear about it thousand times.

So live now and be present know tomorrow sometimes will newer could come.

Lots of love and peace and sorry for long time not sharing!

Atte Gemzell

Meet new person new world!

SPEND by Atte GemzellSPEND is the obvious and sensible that makes you happy!

SPEND is based on four main themes:

The handknitted part where very high quality environmentally friendly yarn is used.

The tee shirt in different shapes. Often cut and rebuilt used like building blocks.

The handmade details, such as hand painted silkscreens.

The maintheme of the collections, the Goose, the symbol of the Swedish region called Skåne, the source of inspiration for SPEND.
Atte Gemzell was born and raised in Lund in the south of Sweden. Atte studied art at the University of Lund, attended an art school in Malmö, recieved a Bachelor of Art at the university of Umeå.

Atte moved to Stockholm and studied pattern construction and fashion design. Following practice at H&M and work for theaters and movie productions. SPEND by Atte Gemzell was launched in January 2001 and since then worked mainly with Japan.

Contact her at Instagram

spend_attegemzell
My work: SPEND – Teach art …a very good combo!

My message…Live now… Be Happy!!
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